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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. 

Workshop on HR Analytics

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A one-day pre-conference workshop on HR Analytics was held on December 13, 2018. The workshop was aimed at discussing the latest trends in Human Resource Management and application of analytics. Inaugurating the workshop, Director, SDMIMD, Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, enunciated the importance of the best practices in leadership and culture in the context of modern HRM. He highlighted on practical aspects of HR management and how conventional theories did not sometimes hold good, in his session.
 
Resource persons, Dr. Mousumi Sengupta elaborated the concept of analytics in Human Recourse Management with case applications. Prof. M. Minhaj explained the use of Analytics in business. Dr. Nilanjan Sengupta shared his thoughts on linking Human Resources to business as a strategic business partner to maximize the stakeholder value.  Faculty members, research scholars and students from various academic institutions in Karnataka and  other states participated in the workshop. 

2-Day FDP on Teaching Methodology

 
A 2-Day Faculty Development Program (FDP) on 'Teaching Methodology' was organized during December 6 & 7, 2018 at MDP Hall, SDMIMD. The sessions were planned for the faculty members from undergraduates and post-graduate colleges. The program was inaugurated by Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD, on December 6, 2018, at MDP Hall, SDMIMD. 
 
The 2-Day program commenced with the session on 'Course Outlines and Planning for Sessions' by Dr. R. Jagadeesh, Professor - Operations, SDMIMD; followed by the session on 'Teaching Marketing' delivered by Dr. H. Gayathri, Dean Academics and Professor - Marketing, SDMIMD.
 
The post-lunch session by Dr. Neetu Ganapathy, Faculty - Communication and Systems, presented the session on 'Teaching Business Communication'; the approach to teaching finance was presented by Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director and Professor - Finance, during the session 'Know Finance'; the 'Case Method Teaching and Analysis' was deliberated by Prof. Rajendra Todalbagi, Faculty - Operations, SDMIMD. 
 
The Day-2 commenced with the session by Prof. M. Minhaj, Faculty - Systems, SDMIMD on Introduction to Analytics and Use of Technology in Teaching'; this was followed by the session by Dr. Mousumi Sengupta and Dr. Nilanjan Sengupta, Professor(s) in the area of HR / OB, on 'Teaching HRM'. The post-lunch session commenced with the art of 'Teaching Strategy with a Case Study' approach by Dr. (Lt.Col). S.N. Prasad, Professor - Strategy and General Management, SDMIMD; the concluding session on 'Teaching Quantitative Techniques' was presented by Dr. Srilakshminarayana, Faculty - Statistics, SDMIMD.