Conference

Paris Conference 2016

The Third European Academic Research Conference on Global Business, Economics, Finance and Banking was organized at Paris, France during July 1-3, 2016 jointly by SDMIMD, Mysore and J.A. Alpha Business Research & Publishers. The theme of the conference ‘Tackling and Avoiding Recessio - Navigating the Future’ attracted academic and corporate nominations across the globe. 
 
Prof. Paul GARDINER, Professor of Project Management, SKEMA Business School, France, inaugurated the conference at Mercure Paris Porte de Versailles Expo Hotel, Paris, France and delivered the keynote address.

5th International Finance Conference

         
‘The increasing penetration level of internet and digital revolution is going to alter the way banking transactions was done from the point of view of customers and banks’ thus opined Ms. Priti Parekh, COO, Clutch Group, Bengaluru, during the keynote address at the inauguration of the two-day International Finance Conference on ‘Emerging Trends in Finance, Accounting and Banking’ at SDMIMD Mysuru. Ms. Priti Parekh highlighted on how the growth of intermediaries such as Investment managers, brokers and Advisors has disrupted the role of traditional banking in India, in her address. 
 
The 5th edition of this international conference series witnessed more than 50 paper presentations by delegates from across India and representation from China, Nigeria, UAE and France on the theme of the conference. 
 
The invited talks during the technical session were delivered by Dr. Fabrice Galia, Professor, Burgundy School of Business, France on ‘Innovation and Obstacles (including finance obstacles)’; Dr. Elango Rengasamy, Head – Banking & Finance Program, The British University in Dubai, Dubai, UAE on ‘Shifting Paradigms in Global Trade- Are we gearing up ourselves to the Emerging Challenges?’; and, Mr. Raj Singh, Associate Director, Enterprise and Fraud Risk Management, KPMG Advisory Services Pvt Ltd, Mumbai, on ‘Necessity and Challenges in Implementing Basel II/III solutions to Banking Industry’. 
 
The valedictory session schedule on August 20, 2016 had Dr. Prasanna Chandra, Director, Centre for Financial Management (CFM), India and Former Professor- Finance, IIM Bangalore, as the Chief Guest. Dr. Chandra delivered the valedictory address on ‘Rational Market Hypothesis and the Behavioural Challenge’ during the session. 
 
Earlier Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD delivered the Welcome address and presented the theme of the conference. Dr. M. Sriram, Conference Chair and Professor of Finance, delivered the vote of thanks. 

Fourth Middle East Conference on Global Business, Economics, Finance and Social Sciences

The Fourth Middle East Conference on Global Business, Economics, Finance and Social Sciences was organized at Dubai, UAE during May 13-15, 2016 jointly by SDMIMD, Mysore and J.A. Alpha Business Research & Publishers. The theme of the conference ‘Asia and the Financial Crisis - Rethinking the International Financial System’ attracted academic and corporate nominations across the globe. Mr. Horst Simon, CEO, Dubai Centre for Enterprise Risk Management/Risk Culture Builder, Dubai, UAE, inaugurated the conference at Al Murooj Rotana Hotel and delivered the keynote address.

Second International Academic Research Conference on Marketing & Tourism

The Second International Academic Research Conference on Marketing & Tourism was organized at Dubai, UAE during May 13-15, 2016 jointly by SDMIMD, Mysore and J.A. Alpha Business Research & Publishers. The theme of the conference ‘Cloud Marketing’ – For improved sales performance! attracted academic and corporate nominations across the globe.

Fifth International Conference on Global Business, Economics, Finance and Social Sciences

SDMIMD, Mysore and J.A. Alpha Business Research & Publishers jointly organized the Fifth International Conference on Global Business, Economics, Finance and Social Sciences during April 1-3, 2016 at Hotel Royal Regency, Chennai-India on the theme Monetary and Financial Stability in Asia! The Way Forward.
 
Prof. Antony Paulraj, Chair in Operations and Supply Chain Management, Management Sciences and Marketing Department, The University of Manchester, UK, delivered the Keynote Address on “Promoting Excellence in Research” during the inaugural session of the Conference.
 
One of the faculty from SDMIMD - Dr. Venkatraja B presented a research paper titled "Impact of Central Explicit Subsidies on Fiscal Deficit in India: An Empirical Study", the paper was well received.

ICOMAR 2016

  
‘Big data and the knowledge extracted from it provide considerable potential for social and economic benefits to the citizens, and the businesses of countries to exploit the possibilities. Countries with well-trained data scientists will be best positioned to take advantage of opportunities for data-driven innovation’ thus said Dr. Randy L. Carter, Professor Emeritus, University at Buffalo, in his keynote address delivered during the inauguration of International Conference in Operations Management and Research (ICOMAR 2016), on January 21, 2015, at Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD), Mysore. 
 
Dr. Carter said that US is facing a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with deep analytical skills and 1.5 million analysts and managers to analyse big data. Analysts who are able to mine big data with extremely diverse set of skills like deep business insights, data visualization, statistics, machine learning, and computer programming, have greater opportunities in the near future. 
 
The guest of honor for the event Mr. Rajiv Rajpal, Chief Executive Officer, Gear Business Group, Triveni Engineering & Industries Ltd, spoke about how an engineering industry could reach global standards by investing in technology, people and of course relationship with all the stakeholders. He elaborated this based on his experience in building up Triveni Engineering. 
 
Earlier, Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD, welcoming the delegates and dignitaries highlighted the importance of studies on quality & value to aid decision making. 
 
Dr. R. Jagadeesh, Conference Chair, presented the background note of the conference and the conference theme “Towards Operational Excellence”. 
 
Mr. Sadashiva Baligar, Vice President – Manufacturing, Toyota Kirloskar Auto Parts Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore, was the invited speaker for the technical session scheduled on the second day of the conference. Mr. Baligar spoke on “Lean Manufacturing Principles of Toyota Production System (TPS)”. He shared the success story of Toyota in standardizing the operations and waste minimization in their entire manufacturing and non-manufacturing functions to increase productivity and efficiency. The talk illustrated the principles of ethical manufacturing followed by the Toyota Company, and described how the culture of lean practices has been spread across the entire organization.
 
Mr. Mahesh Jambardi, Chief Operating Officer, Excelsoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Mysore, was the Chief Guest for the Valedictory session on January 22, 2016. In his valedictory address, Mr. Jambardi stressed upon the improvement in the skills of the students using technology. He expressed his views on the digital content development pertaining to primary and higher education. 
 
Mr. Mahesh Jambardi distributed the certificates to the participants.
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ICOMAR 2016

‘Big data and the knowledge extracted from it provide considerable potential for social and economic benefits to the citizens, and the businesses of countries to exploit the possibilities. Countries with well-trained data scientists will be best positioned to take advantage of opportunities for data-driven innovation’ thus said Dr. Randy L. Carter, Professor Emeritus, University at Buffalo, in his keynote address delivered during the inauguration of International Conference in Operations Management and Research (ICOMAR 2016), on January 21, 2015, at SDMIMD, Mysore. Read More>