Guest Lecture 1315

Guest lecture by Mr. C.A. Manohar

The students of the course Six Sigma and Lean Management had an opportunity to interact with practitioner and trainer in the field of quality management. Mr. C.A. Manohar, Manager – Quality Assurance, L&T Construction Equipment Limited, Bangalore, shared his experience in many quality improvement project under “Kaizen” initiative, which has contributed towards the ultimate objective of  “Zero Defects”.

Interaction with Mr. Sandeep Pai

It was a great opportunity for the students of Business Marketing course to interact with their Alumnus Mr. Sandeep Pai from Volvo on July 13, 2013. The session was anchored by Prof. Rangan Mohan to make the students understand the practical aspects of B2B markets while linking it to the theoretical learning of the class. The session mainly covered discussion and inputs on career opportunities in Sales and Marketing.

Guest Lecture by Mr. Tom Delbrook

Mr. Tom Delbrook, Global Chief Financial Officer and Head of Legal Services, Software Paradigm International (SPI), Mysore, delivered a talk on "Private equity investment"   on July 11, 2013 at the SDMIMD.

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Talk on Strategic Planning and Execution – Ring side view from the industry

Mr. Ashraf Peeran, VP, Xerox Corp (USA), was invited to address students of second year on June 18, 2013. Mr Ashraf Peeran spoke on the topic “Strategic Planning and Execution – Ring side view from the industry” at the Institute auditorium.

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Guest Lecture by Mr. Ram Mohan C

Young leaders should possess traits of camaraderie so that they can build better teams. Thus spoke Mr. Ram Mohan C, Sr. VP and Head of Infrastructure Management & Tech Support MindTree Consulting, Bangalore, while delivering talk on "Industries expectation from young leaders". The talk was part of the Orientation Program for the PGDM 2013-15 Batch on June 10, 2013 at the Institute's auditorium. Mr Ram Mohan also gave inputs on soft skill development which was well received by students.

Talk on “Toyota Way” by Mr. T.R. Parasuraman

As a part of orientation programme, students of PGDM batch 2013-15 had the privilege of hearing T R Parasuraman, Senior VP, Toyota Kirloskar Auto Parts, Bangalore, on 08 June 2013. Mr. Parasuraman talked about the "Toyota way" for Continuous Improvement (Kaizen) and Respect for people. He opined that continuous improvement is a result of establishing long term vision, working on challenges, continuous innovation and going to the source of the issue (Genchi Genbutsu); and, respect for people calls for respecting knowledge, position and giving people a sense of purpose. He advised the students to develop the key traits which will take them places. In fielding the questions, he stressed more on development of attitude than skills as skills can be taught. After all, one hires for attitude and trains for skills.

Talk by SDMIMD Alumnus

Ms. Shilpashree, Head – Marketing & Communications Terex, Bangalore, addressed the PGDM 2013-15 batch on the topic “From Me to We” on Saturday, June 08, 2013.