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Foundation Day Lecture 2018

 
 
'The focus, clarity of intuit and putting the organizations above everything else are the hallmarks of a leader' thus said Mr. B. Muthuraman, Former Vice Chairman of Tata Steel, while delivering the Foundation Day Lecture of Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD). 
 
The Foundation Day started with a formal lighting the lamp ceremony. Dr. M R Suresh, Professor - Marketing, SDMIMD, Mysore, delivered the Welcome speech. Dr. Suresh presented the significance of the day and recalled the leadership lessons shared by various speakers who have graced the occasion in the previous years. Dr Suresh concluded by saying how those speakers influenced the student community at SDMIMD by their wisdom and professional excellence. 
 
In his lecture, the Chief Guest of the event Mr. Muthuraman took examples from his professional and personal life to elucidate the tenets of managing an organization and its people. He emphasised the concepts of human values, personal skills and people management in an organization. His first example was about how TATA Steel was able to make a rational choice about adopting a technology. At this juncture, he appreciated the visionary ideas of Mr. JRD Tata and his unique styles of management. 
 
Sri. Muthuraman took anecdotes from his long and illustrious career to stress the importance of leadership caliber. He narrated examples where apparently conflicting deviations had to be taken and sometimes involving discomfort and distress to a certain section of employees. He opined that the focus, clarity of intuit and putting the organizations above everything else are the hallmarks of a leader. Further, he said in many cases, if a right decision has to be made, the leader should seek to implement this as fast as possible. Sri Muthuraman stressed the importance of an HR approach in a leader. 
 
Finally, through his third example, he explained the personal qualities of a leader. Mr. Muthuraman highlighted the need to make rational decisions and be empathetic in the process for a leader.   
 
Several questions emanated from the audience and Sri. Muthuraman answered them in his typical clear style.  He answered questions from the student community related to his professional life and gave insightful ideas about the management styles at various levels in an organization.

International Finance Conference 2018

 
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SDMIMD organized the 7th edition of the International Finance Conference - Emerging Trends in Finance, Accounting and Banking on September 7 and 8, 2018. The conference discussed and deliberated on the theme Global Recovery- India at the crossroads. Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director and Professor- Finance, SDMIMD, inaugurated the conference and delivered the inaugural address on the conference theme. Earlier, Dr. M. Sriram, Conference Chair and Assistant Professor- Finance, welcomed the gathering and introduced the theme of the conference. 

The keynote address was delivered by Dr. Prasanna Chandra, Director, Centre for Financial Management, Bengaluru. Dr. Chandra focused the keynote on ‘Behavioural Finance’ and its relevance in the context of research in capital markets. 
 
The conference included a mix of technical talks and paper presentations from India and abroad. Sri. Girinarayan, Partner, Your HR Buddy, spoke on Leadership Beyond Finance. Sri. Bharath Ram, Managing Director, Lokkur Investment Advisors Pvt Ltd highlighted on Current Trends in Indian Capital Market. Lt. Col. L. Harsha, Secretary, Project Management Institute, Bengaluru Chapter, presented the invited talk on ‘the importance of project management in the context of infrastructure finance’. 
 
The distinguished speaker during the valedictory programme was Sri. V.S. Manimaran, Chairman and Managing Director, Visskan Aviation Pvt Ltd. The valedictory address focused on the trends in aviation sector with special reference to ground handling and importance of financial management and administrative aspects in aviation industry. The CFO of Visskan Logistics Pvt Ltd, Sri. Gautam Srinivasan was present on the occasion.
 
The conference attracted 60+ papers on the conference theme and attracted more than 100 participants both from India and abroad.

Address on ‘Trends in Aviation Industry’

Sri. V.S. Manimaran, Chairman and Managing Director, Visskan Aviation Pvt Ltd, delivered the Valedictory Addressed of the 7th International Finance Conference on Emerging Trends in Finance and Accounts on September 8, 2018. Sri. Manimaran focused on the trends in the aviation sector with special reference to ground handling and introduced the audience on key aspects of financial management and administrative aspects in the aviation industry. 

Technical Session on Infrastructure Finance

Lt. Col. L. Harsha, Secretary, Project Management Institute, Bengaluru Chapter, presented the invited talk on ‘the importance of project management in the context of infrastructure finance’ during one of the Technical Session of the 7th International Finance Conference on Emerging Trends in Finance and Accounts held during September 7 and 8, 2018 at SDMIMD. 

Trends in Capital Market – Invited Talk

Sri. Bharath Ram, Managing Director, Lokkur Investment Advisors Pvt Ltd, delivered invited talk on Current Trends in Indian Capital Market on September 7, 2018. The technical session talk was well received both by the participants of 7th International Finance Conference on Emerging Trends in Finance and PGDM 2017-2019 Batch. 

Talk on ‘Leadership Beyond Finance’ by Sri. Girinarayan

Sri. Girinarayan, Partner, Your HR Buddy, addressed SDMites and conference participants of 7th International Finance Conference on Emerging Trends in Finance and Accounts on September 7, 2018 on the topic of Leadership Beyond Finance.