Guest Lecture 1920

Invited talk on ‘Career in Sales & Marketing’

Mr. Ashwani Khanna, Head of Marketing, FunderMax India, delivered an invited talk organized for PGDM 2018-20 Batch on September 11, 2019 at SDMIMD.
 
Mr. Ashwani gave insights into the sales profession and the opportunities available to build a career. He emphasised the importance of sales in an organization as it generates revenue to the organization and the performance results are measurable as it is linked to targets. These challenges create opportunities, which in turn help in professional growth. At the end of the day results in job satisfaction.
 
The talk concluded with the interactive session with the speaker. 

Technical Session by Mr Sameer Parekh

Mr Sameer Parekh, Founder and Director, Greshma Shares and Stocks Ltd., delivered invited talk during the technical session of the 8th International Finance Conference on ‘Emerging Trends in Finance and Accounts’ held on September 6, 2019. Mr Parekh focused his talk on the myths of the equity market.
 
Mr Parekh opined that, for the past 1.5 years, the equity markets have been witnessing record highs and record lows. Due to the devaluation of Indian Rupee, the Financial Institutional Investments have been pulled out from the Indian market. The current situation of the market can teach us humility as they are uncertain. He concluded his address by mentioned the multiple opportunities in the capital market field.

Session on ‘R’ Language by Dr Venkatesh

Dr K.A. Venkatesh, Professor at Myanmar Institute of Information Technology, delivered a session on ‘R’ during the Pre-Conference Workshop on Empirical Research in Finance held on September 5, 2019, at SDMIMD. Dr Venkatesh demonstrated the use of R language in Data envelopment Analysis and packages in software for Various analysis methods by providing practical training for the participants. 

Session on Publication of Papers in F & A Journals

Dr P. Janaki Ramudu, Professor – Finance, and Dean - Academics at IMT Nagpur delivered the session on ‘Publication of Papers in Finance and Accounting Journals’ to the participants of Pre-Conference Workshop on Empirical Research in Finance held on September 5, 2019. Dr Ramudu discussed the need for publications and the expectations of editors from journals. While discussing the gap between the industry and academics, Dr Ramudu said ‘the research knowledge of academicians is not fully used by the industry. The industry still does not believe in the solutions from academics owing to the lack of knowledge about the industrial applications.’ Further, he detailed the traditional and emerging areas of research in Finance and the opportunities in the emerging areas.

Entrepreneur Experience by Pavan G Ranga

Mr Pavan G Ranga, Chairman, Rangsons Schuster Technologies Pvt. Ltd (RST) and CEO, Rangsons Electronics; the third -generation of the N Ranga Rao family that runs the NR group of companies and Member of Governing Board of SDMIMD addressed the PGDM 2019-21 Batch on August 12, 2019. SDMites had a chance to interact with the young entrepreneur who has transformed the Rangsons Schuster Technologies as a globally focused EMS provider. 
 
In his address, Mr Pavan gave insights on his journey as an entrepreneur and emphasised on “Nothing is wrong or right. Choose a thing and make it right”. Mr Pavan called upon the young managers to follow their passion and choose a career of their choice. The interaction on the different facets of the entrepreneurship with students made the speaker to detail the success journey on how he made RST a globally focused EMS provider.