Annual Leadership Speaker Series

ALT 2017 by Mr. Salil Ravindran

The 9th edition of Annual Leadership Talk (ALT) was delivered by Mr. Salil Ravindran, CFO, Marlabs, on Tuesday, February 14, 2016 in SDMIMD Auditorium. Mr. Ravindran with his immense experience and functional exposure with cross border Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) focused his talk on Mergers & Acquisitions and key challenges involved in it. 
 
The speaker said that even though it’s a well planned process there are cultural, financial and legal constraints involved when organisations undergo M&A. One of the key aspects he stressed was how organisations need to operate and develop their outlook during M&A process, which can help them to add value. During the talk, Mr. Ravindran quoted the example of IGATE and his contributions in adding value to it; subsequent acquisition of Patni Computer Systems by IGATE Corp; and, acquisition of IGATE Corp by Capgemini. Some of the famous mergers and acquisition was also discussed during the talk. 
 
The talk concluded with insights about career opportunities in the domain of Investment banking and Corporate Finance to the young managers. This was followed by Q & A session. The program coordinator Dr. Jayakrishnan, Faculty – Marketing; Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director of the Institute; Faculty members, students, corporates from Mysore and invites were present. 

Annual Leadership Talk 2015

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News Clips:

  1. The Hindu 
  2. City Today

‘India is a hotspot for startups. But one in every two startup shuts down within a year of its inception, because they lack customer perspective’ said Mr. Sid Mookerji, Global CEO and Co- Founder, Software Paradigms International Group LLP (SPI) in the Annual Leadership Talk delivered at the Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD) on September 10, 2015. Mr. Mookerji listed the keys to be a successful entrepreneur - clearly defined and easily articulated strategy,  a world class team to work with, and high personal qualities in the leader.
Mr. Mookerji briefly outlined the step-by-step way in which he has led SPI into a truly international and professional organization. The individual needs to have an out-of-box thinking that should be conveyed in an effective manner. A sense of ownership towards the mission of the company and being continuous learner with a sense of integrity. The talk was attended by a number of corporate executives and academics in and around Mysore, apart from the students and faculty of SDMIMD.

Annual Leadership Series (ALS 2014) talk

“The challenge of inclusive innovation is to deliver high quality products, processes and services at an affordable price for poor people, from mobile to medicines. Such innovations should not just be affordable but extremely affordable”, thus spoke Dr. R.A. Mashelkar, well-known for both his pioneering scientific research as well as his inspirational science leadership as Director General of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), at the Annual Leadership Series (ALS) 2014 talk organized by Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD), Mysore. Dr. Mashelkar stressed on use of 'inclusive innovation', which can provide equal access to millions of poor people despite income inequality, something that is implicit in Gandhian thinking, in his talk “Inclusive Innovation: the Global Game Changer”.
 

Annual Leadership Series (ALS 2013) talk

News Clips : Deccan Herald  |  Indian Express

 

Mysore Jan 28th: "Rise in Love for a cause and you will be the leader" thus said Mr. Anil Sachdev, while addressing a large gathering comprising Management Students, Academicians, Industrialists and other Professionals at Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute Management Development Mysore. Mr Anil Sachdev Founder and CEO, Grow Talent Company Limited and School of Inspired Leadership (SOIL) Gurgaon Haryana, was the invited speaker  on the occasion of Institute's annual leadership series (ALS 2013). Adding to his highly inspirational talk, he said that the today's youth are intelligent and ethical. 

We elders look at them as "useless". In fact, youth are "used less". Youth's flair to "facebook"  does not mean that they are not concerned with the societal issues. Elders of today should throw light on the past Gurukul system of education which prevailed in ancient India and how the same has been  distorted by Macaulay's education system. He said that youth should know their immense potential and also know the difference between pleasure and joy. It is always "pleasure" to receive benefits for ourselves, but it is the "joy" that brings you happiness when you are concerned about others. By transforming pleasure to joy, one can become leader. Getting on to spirituality, he said know who you are and the purpose of your existence. Know the people around you and then ask yourself a question - do you love them? Quoting aphorisms form Patanjali's Yoga sutra he said, strange things can happen to you once you start understanding your inner powers. Adding values to his inspirational talk he called upon youth to be prepared for the Fire walk and learn to overcome four types of fear - fear of failure, fear of criticism, fear of ambiguity and fear of lack of time and resources.
Earlier, Dr. Neetu Ganapathy, Chairperson-PGDM of the Institute welcomed the guest. Dr N.R. Parasuraman and his faculty colleagues were present.

Annual Leadership Speaker Series 2012

On the evening of 8th February, 2012, SDMIMD was a part of an enriching and insightful session by Dr. R. Balasubramaniam, Founder, Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement, Mysore, who delivered the talk on “Leadership and Anti Corruption Movement" at the SDMIMD Auditorium.

Annual Leadership Speaker Series 2008

mc Dr. Michael A. Cusumano, Sloan Management Review Distinguished Professor of Management, Cambridge, USA, who delivered the talk on “Managing technological innovation and entrepreneurship – a lesson from MIT " at the SDMIMD Auditorium.

Annual Leadership Speaker Series - Padmashree Dr. H. Sudarshan

sudarshan On the evening of 11th February, 2011, SDMIMD was a part of an enriching and insightful session by Padmashree Dr. H. Sudarshan, Honorary Secretary, Karuna trust, who delivered the talk on “Leadership for Nation Building" at the SDMIMD Auditorium.