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Invited talk on 'Financial Statements'

Dr. Durga Prasad Samantaray, Professor-Finance, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia, was the invited speaker to deliver talk on 'Financial Statements' to PGDM 2016-18 on Friday, August 18, 2017. Dr. Prasad explained the Financial statements through a case study of a Saudi Arabian Company. Further, the speaker touched upon certain aspects of Valuation during his lecture.​

Technical Session Speaker – Mr. Pawan Kumar Kopparam

The technical session speaker of International Finance Conference 2017 on Day-2, August 19, 2017 Mr. Pawan Kumar Kopparam, Associate Vice-President, Investment Advisory, explained the global financial crisis; and presented the role of – Government, Banks and Borrowers with various Infographics which helped them understand the Global financial crisis better. Mr. Pawan Kumar shared the lessons learnt from this crisis. 

Technical Session Speaker – Mr Swaminathan Santhanam

Mr Swaminathan Santhanam, Independent IT Solutions Consultant, the technical session speaker on the Day-One of the International Finance Conference 2017 on August 18, 2017, talked about the start of the internet giving an example of escape browser as well as the evolution of digital age from Analogue-Digital-Connected (internet)-Social media to Smartphones on today’s date. Mr. Santhanam opined that almost 50 to 60% businesses are not prepared for the digital age in India the digital age is going to disrupt these unprepared businesses. Further he said, ‘In today’s digital age the average lifespan of a company has come down to 10 to 15 years from 60 years in the 80s and 90s.’ In order to sustain, should adapt to digital age’s changes and focus on advanced data analysis, RPA, cloud and SaaS’.

Technical Session Speaker – Mr Manoj Pasangha

The technical session speaker Mr Manoj Pasangha, Senior Vice President, Bharat Financial Inclusion Limited, Hyderabad, emphasised about the growth and importance of microfinance industries in India. Speaking on the Day-One of the International Finance Conference 2017 on August 18, 2017, shared his views on the development in technology which is leveraged to make the banking procedure more efficient and effective. Mr Manoj shared the success story about SKS Finance, biggest microfinance organisation in the country and its strategic reforms in the rural areas of India. Further, he discussed on how the organisation was successful in empowering women during demonetisation by enabling them to adopt technology in their monetary transactions. 

Pre Conference Workshop On Contemporary Issues in Finance, Accounting and Banking

Mr. S.N. Ananthasubramaniam, Past President, ICSI, New Delhi and Senior Partner in M/S Ananthasubramaniam & Co, inaugurated the One-day Pre-Conference Workshop on Contemporary Issues in Finance, Accounting and Banking on 17th August, 2017. The inaugural session by Mr. Ananthasubramaniam focussed on nuances of Corporate Governance norms and its mechanism in companies listed in stock exchanges. 
 
The workshop sessions by Dr. Krishna Prasanna, Associate Professor, Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, introduced research issues in Fixed Income Securities Market; the session by Mr. Rajat Singh, Chief Operating Officer, Ujjivan Small Finance Bank, discussed on the opportunities and challenges for Micro-finance Institutions. Further explained how micro-finance has gone through implementing financial inclusion of the Government. 
 
The panel discussion on ‘Empirical Research in Finance- Topics, Analysis and Models’ was spearheaded by Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director and Professor-Finance, SDMIMD; and Mr. B. Shivakumar, Chartered Accountant, Dr .Krishna Prasanna, IIT Madras; Dr. Durga Prasad Samantaray, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia; were the members. The panel discussion addressed various facets of teaching, research and publications in Finance. 
 
Earlier, Dr. M. Sriram, Conference Chair, welcomed the gathering and presented the theme of the workshop.
 

71st Independence Day Celebration

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Dr. G. Srilakshminarayana, Faculty, SDMIMD, hoisted the Tri-Colour during the 71st Independence Day Celebration and addressed the gathering. Dr. Srilakshminarayana recalled the sacrifices of freedom fighters and shared the dreams they have for future India. Quoting from the published source he said “a nation or society can be built if the citizens are built with right virtues” and called upon SDMites to achieve the same and march to build a bright society, which can be gifted to the future generations. Further, he appealed to the gathering to carry the virtues that were sown by the great leaders, teachers, parents and move forward to achieve the success to the heights but with depth in wisdom. Faculty & Staff Members and Students, joined the celebration. The celebration concluded with the distribution of sweets and community breakfast.

Sports Talk Series – Talk by Mr Arjun Goutham

‘Sport is always considered being second to academics in this country, slowly but surely things have been changing and sport is heading in the right direction’ thus opined Mr.  Arjun Goutham, Mind Coach, during the Sports Talk delivered to students of Sports Management Course on August 12, 2017. Mr. Arjun speaking on the topic ‘Taking a Stand for the Future of Indian Sports’ gave light to aspiring sports management students about the power of the mind and its' utilisation in the field of sports. He called upon the students to make the recommendations based on their experience to change the face of sports and take a stand to create a difference for the coming generations. The interactive talk gave an insight about how clear and progressive thought process could bring about a revolution in sports in this country.