2019

Prerana Alumni Lecture Series 2019

 
On 19th January 2019, SDMites organized Technical Session by Prerana – SDMIMD Alumni Association, for the first year PGDM students. SDMIMD Alumnus Mr. Niranjan Naik, National Sales Head, Bosch, and Secretary, Prerana, delivered talk on ‘Strategic Management’ and Mr. Abhijith M.K., VP, Reliceli Bangalore, delivered the session on ‘Sales and Marketing as a career - with relevance to Industry 4.0’.
 
Mr. Niranjan Naik, in his speech gave a brief about Bosch’s energy and building solutions. Mr. Naik emphasised on the market oriented strategic planning which is a significant managerial process of developing and maintaining a viable fit between an organisational objective or skills, resources, and its changing market opportunities. He also focused on the strategic planning action areas which includes managing companies or businesses as an investment portfolio; assessing each business activity by considering market’s growth rate and company’s position and fit in that market; developing a strategy (game plan) to achieve long run objectives. He also highlighted that four levels in a strategic planning viz. the corporate level, division level, business level and product service level. He then elucidated the difference between a strategic plan and a business plan in terms of their respective objectives, tenure and focal points. Further, he enunciated the different components of a strategic plan and a business plan.
 
Mr. Abhijith M K in his speech, shared his experiences in the field of sales and marketing, He narrated the challenges he had faced at the threshold of his career in the field of sales. Mr. Abhijith stated that, the students should be ready to face challenges and mange it well when they take up a career in the field of sales and marketing. He opined that, different industries and markets follow the same concepts but adopt different methodologies. He also requested students to have a firm conviction and never give up during turbulent times. He further added that, in order to be successful in this career, it is essential to do things differently and tap every opportunity that comes by. Mr. Abhijith concluded his speech by enlightening the students about the business with relevance to the industry 4.0
 
The session was concluded with a question and answer forum wherein the students took an active part.

Annual Leadership Talk 2019

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SDMIMD organized the 11th edition of Annual Leadership Talk (ALT) on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. The event is known as a platform for eminent leaders to share their success stories, this year the talk will be delivered by Mr. Krishnakumar Natarajan, Executive Chairman, Mindtree, delivered the talk on the topic 'Future of Work-Creating Possibilities - Using Workplace Digitization'.

 
In his speech, Mr. Krishna Kumar Natarajan opined that big data and artificial intelligence will fundamentally change the way our body and mind work. He emphasized on the three pillars of organizing digital workplace, which included engaging employees, making physical workplace effective and considering health, safety and wellness for a better workplace. He also highlighted that beyond these three pillars, an organization needs to see how to manage the diverse workforce. 
 
Mr. Krishna Kumar Natarajan also emphasized on BOTs and its relevance in the era of digitization. He also expressed his views on creating a personalised experience for customers as a crucial factor for the success of the business. He stated that before a company goes for digitization, certain important factors need to be analysed, significant among them being deploying of artificial intelligence reviewer, architect BOT and which are the requirements that can be automated. The session was concluded with an interesting question and answer forum.
 
Earlier Prof. Rajendra Todalbagi, Associate Professor – Operations, welcomed the gathering and gave a brief note on the significance and value addition created by the Annual Leadership Talks held year after year for both the academicians as well as the student community.
 
Director of the institute Dr. N.R. Parasurman, faculty members, invites from corporate, students and alumni present. 

International Symposium 2019

 
On January 7, 2019, SDMIMD organized an International Symposium for the faculty and students from the Mays Business School, Texas A&M University. The symposium inaugural talk was delivered by Dr. Julian Gaspar, Clinical Professor and the Head of the Centre for International Business Studies at the Texas A & M University as the distinguished Chief Guest. In his opening remarks, Dr. Julian Gaspar expressed his views on the changing face of international business which is an aftermath of Brexit and the political risks which potentially every nation has been facing. 
 
The program commenced with Dr. Neetu Ganapathy, Associate Professor, SDMIMD, Mysuru, providing an overview of the program. Dr. N. R. Parasuraman, Director SDMIMD, Mysuru delivered the welcome address and spoke about the changes around the world which are impacting international business.
 
The second session saw the knowledge of students from Mays Business School being put to test with a business quiz. This was followed by a series of games aimed at team building. In the afternoon session, Kalanubhav, the cultural wing of SDMIMD, showcased the best of Indian culture to the visiting team. The students of Texas University also used this platform to exhibit their talent. The program concluded with a ceremony to felicitate the visitors. 

MDP on Interpersonal Communication

A one day MDP on Effective Interpersonal Communication was held on January 4, 2019 at SDMIMD. The MDP focused on barriers to interpersonal communication and the concept of communication with the self as being vital for effective interpersonal communication. Emotional Intelligence, verbal and non-verbal communication, empathy, perception, listening and giving and receiving feedback were some of the topics that were emphasised. Sixteen participants from Automotive Axles Pvt. Ltd. and Meritor HVS India Ltd. attended the MDP. Dr. Neetu Ganapathy, Faculty, SDMIMD, was the resource person.

24th Annual SDMIMD Convocation

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On completion of the two-year learning process, the students of Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) of Batch 2017-19 will be receiving the degree during the 24th Annual Convocation. This dream day will be on Saturday, March 30, 2019. Shri. Kamal Bali, Managing Director of Volvo India, Volvo Buses India Private Limited, will be the Chief Guest of this academic grandeur and will deliver the Keynote Address. Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade, Chairman, SDMIMD will preside over the function. Eminent personalities from academic and corporate world are going to be invited to join the SDMIMD family in honouring the student in this awarding ceremony.
 
About the Chief Guest:
 
Mr. Kamal Bali has been the Managing Director of Volvo India at Volvo Buses India Private Limited since April 2014. Mr. Bali served as the President at LeeBoy India Construction Equipment Private Limited; Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Escorts Construction Equipment Ltd; and, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Same Deutz-Fahr India; since January 2007.  Earlier he has served as an Executive Director of Escorts Construction Equipment Ltd. Mr. Bali has 28 years of Chief Executive industry experience. He is an engineering graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT).

ALT 2019 by Mr. Krishnakumar Natarajan of Mindtree

Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD) is organizing the 11th edition of Annual Leadership Talk (ALT) on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 in SDMIMD Auditorium. This year the talk will be delivered by Mr. Krishnakumar Natarajan, Executive Chairman, Mindtree. 
 
The event, which has been held since 2008, has had speakers who are luminaries from various fields like Dr. Michael A. Consumano (Professor, MIT Sloan School), Dr. V. Prakash (Former Director, CFTRI, Mysore), Dr. H. Sudarshan (Hony. Secretary, Karuna Trust), Dr. R Balasubramaniam (Founder, Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement, Mysore); Mr. Anil Sachdev, Founder and CEO of Grow Talent Company Ltd; Dr. R.A. Mashelkar, The President, Global Research Alliance; Prof. Gita Gopinath, Professor in Economics, Harvard University; Mr. Sid Mookerji, Global CEO and Co- Founder, Software Paradigms International Group LLP (SPI); Mr. Salil Ravindran, CFO, Marlabs; and last year Dr Stefan Wilms, Dean of the faculty of Economics and Transport, Heilbronn University, Germany, delivered the 10th edition of Annual Leadership Talk. 
 
For more information please visit the event webpage available at www.sdmimd.ac.in/alt or call 2429722 / 2429161.
About the Speaker of ALT 2019
A leading authority in the global IT sector, Krishnakumar Natarajan co-founded Mindtree in 1999 and has played key roles in building the company’s innovative approach to delivering IT services and solutions to global 2000 enterprises. Natarajan was instrumental in setting up Mindtree’s U.S. operations, driving expansion in Europe and Asia Pacific regions, and transforming Mindtree’s IT services business. Today, his mission as Executive Chairman is to focus on leadership development and ensure a high quality of governance. He also actively mentors different business groups within the company and works closely with the start-up ecosystem to bring in innovative models of business transformation for clients.
 
In his prior role as CEO and Managing Director, Natarajan was responsible for making Mindtree a global IT player. Natarajan’s efforts as a business leader have been recognized worldwide, winning him several laurels. He was ranked amongst the most valuable CEOs in India by Businessworld & Forbes in 2016. He won Bloomberg UTV’s award as the CEO of the Year in 2010, Business Today CEO of the year award in 2014 and was recognized by Chief Executive Magazine’s as one of the twelve global leaders of tomorrow. EY honoured him with Entrepreneur of the year 2015 in Services.
 
A 35-year IT industry veteran, Natarajan held several key positions at Wipro before co-founding Mindtree. During this time, he launched and grew the ecommerce division of Wipro, served as Group Vice President of human resources, and was Chief Marketing Officer for Wipro’s IT business. In 2013, Natarajan served as Chairman of the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM), where he worked to strengthen the Indian IT industry to be a globally competitive ecosystem comprised of both established and emerging companies.
 
Natarajan is an active member of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). He is also a regular speaker at international IT industry conferences and a faculty member at management schools around the world. He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the College of Engineering, Chennai, India, and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Xavier Institute, Jamshedpur, India.