Guest Lecture 1819

Invited talk on IPR by Dr. Bheemesh

Dr. M N Bheemesh, NIALS and Senior Advisor, ALMT Legal, Advocates and Solicitors, Bangalore, was invited to deliver talk on ‘An overview of Intellectual Property Rights’ on December 17, 2018 to the PGDM 2018-20 Batch and PGPM 18-19 Batch. The main aim of the session was to sensitize the students about the intellectual property rights and its significance in the management industry.
 
Dr. Bheemesh began the session by giving a brief idea of what intellectual property rights are and how it can be related to the developments in the field of management. The speaker cited the noteworthy contributions made by Arogyaswami Paulraj, Sumita Mitra, Dr. Raghunath Mashelkar who are the beneficiaries of the valuable patents for their innovations in their respective fields of expertise. He then stated that it is innovation that distinguishes between a leader and a follower and mentioned that, ideas are not patentable unless it is developed into a working model. He also highlighted about the politics of Artificial Intelligence and opined that, today the nation is ruled by financialization, globalization and digitization.
 
The session was concluded with a question and answer session wherein all the students took an active part.

Technical Session on Technology in Education Transformation

Mr. Amit Agnihotri, Founder and CEO, MBA Universe.com, Noida, was the invited speaker for the technical session scheduled on Day-2 of the conference scheduled on December 15, 2018. The topics revolved mainly around technology’s impact in transforming the education and transportation systems in the Indian context.
 
Mr. Agnihotri focused the session on advent of technology in human resources and jobs. He also touched upon how some industries like Insurance, Retail, Energy and Media are going to face drastic changes in the future due to the onset of the technological advancement. To substantiate his views, he cited examples such as OYO becoming the largest company in the hospitality industry and Driverless cars being the future of automobiles. 
 
Mr. Agnihotri emphasised on Industry 4.0, threat to traditional jobs, Rule-based automation and the impact and importance of innovation and creativity in the future. He opined that human being is unique, the innovation and creativity can’t be replaced by AI or automation. Furthermore, he supported his views by explaining them through the Knowing, Doing and Being framework by Srikant M Datar and ended his insightful talk. Dr. S.N. Prasad, Professor – OB/HR, SDMIMD, Mysore, chaired the session. 

Values for Work Life Balance – by Prof. Ravichandran

Prof. N. Ravichandran, former Professor, Indian Institute of Management – Ahmedabad (IIM A) and former Director, IIM Indore was the speaker for the 2nd Technical Session scheduled in the International HR Conference 2018 edition. Prof. Ravidhandran with his rich expertise and experience in the theme of the conference – Managing HR at the Workplace, gave very insightful thoughts. The talk was humorous at the same time. Prof Ravichandran shared selected stories from Panchatantra while explaining the core values for work life balance. He emphasised on several core values and life lessons that must be inculcated to lead a balanced life. He also spoke about specific virtues in the organizational context. Dr. R. Jagadeesh, Professor – Operations, SDMIMD, chaired the technical session.

Technical Session on Leadership at HR Conference

Mr. Mahalingam C, Managing Director, Lead Theatre Consulting, Bangalore, the technical session speaker the first session of the International HR Conference 2018 held on December 14, 2018. Mr. Mahalingam started his speech by stating that “Leadership is all about continuous purification and not glorification”. He said organisations need to reinvent themselves every decade or as and when required to thrive and remain relevant. He mentioned that agility, resilience, bold action and integrative thinking are imperative in today’s digital world. Mr. Mahalingam concluded the session by explaining how digitalization is altering business models and how it is necessary for organizations to reinvent themselves. Dr. M.R. Suresh, Professor – Marketing, SDMIMD, chaired the session. 

Valedictory Address to IEC 2018 by Dr.M.S.Sriram

Dr. M.S.Sriram, Visiting Professor-IIM Bangalore & Distinguished Fellow at IDRBT- RBI delivered valedictory address to the 4th International Conference on “Economic Growth and Sustainable Development: Emerging Trends” on November 24, 2018.  Dr.Sriram raised concern over the widening wealth gap in the society in the reform era, which is the major threat to the major threat to the growth sustainability. He strongly argued that, the faster the growth rate, the greater are the chances of taking something away from the future. He opined that, sustainability is all about extracting as much as we can replenish. Dr. Sriram also highlighted on how growth is always moving us towards exclusion from. The talk emphasised on the need for striking a balance between growth and sustainable development for the overall development of national economies.