Conference

4th International Conference on Economic Growth and Sustainable Development

 
The 4th International Conference on “Economic Growth and Sustainable Development: Emerging Trends” was organised by SDMIMD on November 23-24, 2018. The conference was inaugurated by Dr. R Balasubramaniam, Founder & Chairman, GRAAM, Mysore. In his keynote address, he drew up the threats and challenges to sustainable development and opined that, ecological crisis, societal crisis and crisis of self are the barriers to inclusive sustainability. He strongly argued that sustainable development cannot be achieved only with economic development. According to him, development should not be defined only from the growth of GDP, rather it has to be looked from the perspective of human capital. SDMIMD Director, Dr.N.R.Parasuraman elucidated the brewing economic turmoil and inconsistent growth across the world. He also expressed his concerns on under development of financial instruments in the Indian market like derivatives, hedge equities which has led to under development of the economy. Dr.B. Venkatraja, Conference Chairperson briefed on the theme and delivered the vote of thanks. 
 
The two days event had four technical sessions by expert speakers. Mr. Maheshwer Peri, Chairman, Career360, delivered talk on India’s demographic dividend. Ms.Lekshmi Bhargavi, Vice President-HR, Fusion Microfinance, threw light on the challenges of talent acquisition in the microfinance sector. Mr. Easwara Narayanan, former Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Future Generali India Insurance Company Ltd delivered a talk on the trends and predicted future of general insurance industry in India. Mr.R.C.Jagadesh, Director- Director- Global Industry Team, Klueber Lubrication India Pvt. Ltd emphasised that cultural sustainability is the key to organisational sustainability, and environmental sustainability is the key to sustainable development.  
 
Dr.Ashly Pinnington, Dean-Research, British University Dubai, in his talk as the Distinguished Speaker to the Valedictory session reflected on the challenges of achieving and maintaining consensus on soft regulation developed in contexts that have important social and environmental implications for economic growth and sustainability. Dr.M.S.Sriram, Visiting Professor-IIM Bangalore & Distinguished Fellow at IDRBT- RBI was the Valedictory Speaker to the conference. In his valedictory address, Dr.Sriram raised concern over the widening wealth gap in the society, which is the major threat to the major threat to the growth sustainability. The valedictory session was presided over by Dr.R.Jagadeesh, Professor, SDMIMD. Dr.B. Venkatraja, Conference Chairperson delivered the vote of thanks.
 
The conference deliberated on 157 research papers relating to various emerging trends of growth and sustainability across two days. The conference was attended by more than 200 delegates from India and abroad.  

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.

ACBSP Region 10 Conference

SDMIMD was given the privilege of hosting the Region 10 annual conference of ACBSP on November 15th & 16th 2017 at the Institute campus.  Mr. Jeffrey Alderman, President / CEO, ACBSP, USA. Dr. Steve Parscale, Chief Accreditation Officer, ACBSP, USA graced the occasion with their presence. There were a number of delegates from various countries representing Region 10. Dr. Rajesh Khajuria Chair of Regiona 10, Dr. R.Nandagopal and Prof. Pramod Thevannoor, senior spreads in Region 10 were present. The full report is shown in the link below.

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International HR Conference focus on Macro Talent Management

 
Macro Talent Management (MTM) was among the prominent themes discussed during the 6th International Conference on “Managing Human Resources at the workplace” on December 8 & 9, 2017 held at SDMIMD. 
 
Dr Ashly Pinnington Dean-Research British University in Dubai who delivered the  keynote address for the conference said ‘Macro Talent Management (MTM) involves intervention of expertise from Government and HR Professionals from Global arena, with a view to strengthen Talent.  MTM is a paradigm shift from Traditional Talent Management where the latter is restricted to Organizational level only.  MTM, also offers wide opportunities for Research activities.’ 
 
The Conference witnessed high quality deliberations and the several among the 150 odd papers presented covered diverse topics on the practical side of HR.  The papers were from countries, such as Poland, Kuwait, Bahrain, Nigeria, Indonesia, and India.
 
There were two panel discussions on the first day of the conference. Mr. Sandesh Murchy, Sr. HR Business Partner, Oracle India Pvt. Ltd, Bengaluru; Mr. Anantha Gowda, GM- HR & Admin., Jubilant Generics Ltd., Mysuru; Cmdr. S. Manjunatha, Head – Technical Training, Larsen & Toubro Limited, Mysuru; Mr. B G V Kiran Kumar, Consultant, Confluence Consulting Circle, Mysuru; Mr. Pavan Kumar, Senior HR Business Partner, Wipro Ltd.; Dr. Madhumita Chatterji, Formerly CEO and Board Member of Ants Consulting and Services Bengaluru; Ms. Anitha Aiyappa, HR Head, Theorem India Pvt Ltd, Mysuru; Dr. Teresa Kupczyk, Professor, University of Business in Wroclaw, Poland; Ms. Geetha Parameswaran, Senior HR Business Partner, SAP Labs India, Bengaluru; Ms. Vismaya MN, Senior Digital Planning Manager at Brave New World Communications Pvt. Ltd, Bengaluru; Dr. Joanna Kubicka, Professor, University of Business in Wroclaw, Poland, participated in the panels.
 
On the second day, Dr. Guru Prasad, Former VP and Global Head – L &D, TCS BPO, Bengaluru; and, Mr. Praveen Kamath, General Manager & HR Head - Technology Practice Units at Wipro Limited delivered the invited talk. 
 
Mr. Prasad Iyengar, Program Director-Talent Acquisition, Mindtree Ltd., Bengaluru, delivered the valedictory address held on December 9, 2017. 

3rd International Economics Conference

 
SDMIMD organised two-day International Conference on “Economic Growth and Sustainable Development: Emerging Trends” on November 10-11, 2017 at SDMIMD campus. Sri.S. Chandrasekhar, Managing Director, Bhoruka Power Corporation Limited inaugurated the conference. In his keynote address, Mr.Chandrasekhar raised concerns overs poor productivity, jobless growth and rising unhedged loans which impede economic growth in India. He believes that sustainable development could be achieved only through sustainable energy. Energy security has been considered as lynchpin of sustained economic growth. Dr.N.R.Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD emphasised on the urgent need for intensive research in the field of risk management to sustain the growth of corporate firms.        
 
Dr.Doug Gilbert, Staff Faculty, School of Business, University of Phoenix, USA, Dr.Anand Srinivasan, Associate Professor-Finance, National University of Singapore, Singapore and Sri.K.P.Aggarwal, Business Head- HDFC Ltd. were the prominent Distinguished Speakers deliberated upon the various dimensions of growth and sustainability. Prof.K.K.Ramesh, Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode delivered valedictory address on November 11, 2017.
 
During the course of two days, 198 selected academic research papers were presented and deliberated. The conference had more than 250 delegates participating from several countries including USA, Singapore, Mauritius, Iran, Nigeria, Yemen, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Egypt. 
 
The conference was coordinated by Dr.B.Venkatraja, Assistant Professor-Economics at SDMIMD.

International Conference on Marketing

‘In the midst of ever-changing digital advances ‘marketing’ of product or services has become more complicated and throws up new opportunities and challenges. The shift from traditional to digital marketing has witnessed more gain and insights about the customers and to understand, reach and helped them to connect with them in a more precise manner. The perfect blend of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Digital Marketing can help in managing contacts, leads, opportunities and campaigns’ thus opined B.C. Rao, Managing Director, Kennametal India Ltd, Bangalore, during the keynote delivered at the 2-Day International Marketing Conference organized by SDM Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD), on October 26-27, 2017.
 
The two day conference provided platform for the industry experts, marketing practitioners and academia to share their knowledge and experiences of marketing in the digital milieu. 
 
Mr. Venguswamy Ramaswamy, Global Head, iON, Tata Consultancy Services and Mr. N. Ravi Shankar, CEO, Aim High Consulting; will be delivering invited talks during the conference. Research papers, concept notes and case studies will be presented by the participants from across India, during the technical sessions of the conference.
 
Valedictory chief guest Dr. Bhimaraya Metri, Director, IIM Trichy, stressed on how technology is changing and its impact on businesses. Dr. Metri also provided insights about global restructuring, how nations are reshaping itself due to the changing socio and economic conditions.
 
Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director of the institute; Dr. H. Gayathri, Deputy Director; and Prof. Jayakrishnan, Conference Chair; Dr. R. Sugant, Professor – Marketing and Chairman; and faculty members graced the occasion.