Guest Lecture 1617

Alumnus speaks on 'Institute to Industry'

Mr. Jacob Thomas, an alumnus of SDMIMD addressed the first year PGDM students on the topic “Institute to Industry”, held on February 11,2017. During the course of his lecture he highlighted the expectations of the Industry. Mr Jacob asked the students to Innovate, Ideate and optimize the existing process. Mr. Jacob also emphasised on the fact that the students must Identify Value in businesses. 
 
Mr. Jacob Thomas dedicated the session to late Dr Mihir Mahapatra, Professor in Economics.

Talk on 'Changing Management' by Dr. Alexandra Benz

Dr. Alexandra Benz, Professor of HR and HR Consultant, conducted session on 'Changing Management' to the PGDM 2016-18 students on January 27 & 28, 2017. Dr Alexandra covered topics like Data management, Consumer Behaviour Marketing, Human resource management, Globalization, Diversification.

Corporate Speaker on Campus - Mr. Nagi Rao of SysInformation

Mr. Nagi Rao, Founder and Principal - SI Holdings, Sysinformation Healthcare India Pvt Ltd., Mysuru, was the invited speaker for the talk on Healthcare Industry, organized on January 12, 2017. Mr. Rao presented the status report of healthcare industry in US and presented its future scope in India. He shared shared his views on statistics pertaining to outsourcing jobs, IT security, data center options, etc.
 
The discussions about the impact of US election and its results on stock market and industry growth, in general, and healthcare industry, in particular, was key focus during the talk. 

Guest talk by Mr. Sukumar Rangachari

Mr. Sukumar Rangachari addressed the first year students on 11 January 2017 on the topic “What do you need to become an entrepreneur?” In the course of his address he gave several examples of Indian entrepreneurs and their brief history about them. Mr Sukumar also highlighted the traits that an entrepreneur should and should not possess and the core attributes that an entrepreneur needs to succeed. Apart from this Mr Sukumar also shared his experiences as an entrepreneur.

Course by Dr. Julian Gaspar, Texas A&M University

Dr. Julian Gaspar, Clinical Professor of Finance and Executive Director, Center for International Business Studies, Mays Business School @ Texas A&M University has delivered an elective course to the SDMIMD Finance students of second year on Contemporary Issues in International Business and Finance. The lecture covered different aspects of globalization, international business, regional economic integration, balance of international payments and exchange rate systems.

Alumnus on Campus - Mr. Rajanikanth Urs M.C

'Organization strategy should be taken forward with a focus on using technology as enabler. This should be the core in all aspects of management. We should explore ways as to how Internet of Things (IoT), Social Media, to put it succinctly, the concept of 'Digital Marketing' can help us in product management, product marketing, customer feedback, and  research & innovation' thus said Rajanikanth Urs M.C., SDMite of PGDM 1998-2000; and, Regional Category Manager, Asia Pacific & Japan, HPE FlexNetwork and Aruba Switching, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company. 
 
The talk that focused on 'Product Marketing and Management' was scheduled on December 20, 2016 at our Institute Auditorium.

Guest talk by Mr. Manjunath C.S

Mr. Manjunath C.S., an alumnus of SDMIMD and currently working as a Regional manager at L&T Australia addressed the first year PGDM students and shared his experiences. He adviced to students based on his 17 years of rich experience as a business leader. He spoke about how working in Australia amidst different cross cultures, helped him to have a global perspective and he also emphasised students to explore and carefully evaluate the opportunities that they come across before making a decision.