Guest Lecture 1415

Swayam's invited talk by Alumnus

Mr. Vijay Kumar A.S. alumnus of SDMIMD and independent Investment Advisory & Wealth Management; and, Principle Associate for ING Financial Services, visited the campus upon the invitation by Swayam - the entrepreneurial cell of SDMites on Sunday, November 16, 2014. The invited talk focused on the preparation and presentation of Business Plan (B-Plan). In his talk Mr. Vijay touched upon the intricacies of  a B-Plan and explained its impact on business, taking examples from his experience. Corporate profiling, Investment Life Cycle of a Business, importance of valuation, entrepreneurial approaches & resource requirements, were some of the few other topics covered by speaker​.

Talk on "ERP Journey at the Multinational"

Mr. Venkatesh S. Rao a Business Consultant delivered an invited talk on "ERP Journey at a Multinational" on November 15, 2014. The success stories shared by Mr. Venkatesh during his talk were very inspiring.

Agony of progeny when India failed Bhopal

The guest talk on October 14, 2014 by Mr. Satinath Sarangi (Sathyu) was an eye opener for the young managers at SDMIMD on how to think the concept ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ sensibly. The talk was scheduled after the play “Agony of progeny: when India failed Bhopal” featured on the 30 year old Bhopal Gas tragedy, which was one of the world's worst industrial disasters. The student interaction triggered the discourse on the issues in Bhopal, corporate accountability and environmental justice. Mr. Sathyu, is a prominent activist and leader of the campaign for justice for the Bhopal victim, has been engaged with the health care of the gas and water affected survivors of Bhopal Gas Tragedy.

Guest lecture by Mr. Pramod Grama

Mr. Pramod Grama, Founder & Executive Vice President, SPAN System was the invited speaker on October 11, 2014. He spoke on Entrepreneurship. In his talk, Mr. Pramod shared the success story of SPAN from its humble beginning to its present international stature. The essential characteristics of entrepreneurs were brought out with the personal experience and anecdotes from the speaker.  An interactive session followed the talk. 

Guest lecture by Dr. Anil K. Ramshesh

An invited talk by Dr. Anil K. Ramshesh, on "Product Development" was organized on October 11, 2014 for SDMites. In his talk, Dr. Anil  stressed on the need for integrative approach in product development. He opined that 'there will not be any need to revisit the product concept after the reaching prototype stage in integrative approach'. The Q & A session of the talk discussed the different dimensions of product development. 

Talk on Importance of Entrepreneurs in Emerging Economy

​Mr. Sukumar Rangachari, Director, Pointcross.com Pvt. Ltd., was the invited speaker for the special lecture organized by E-Cell Swayam – the entrepreneurial cell of SDMIMD on September 20, 2014. Mr. Sukumar addressed the young managers on the topic “Structuring and developing a management team for a start-up and the way of fundraising”. In his talk, he stressed on the importance of entrepreneurship for an emerging economy and illustrated with live examples from the industry. The achievement of Delivery, a food delivery business that has sprung up in New Delhi, was introduced in his talk. Earlier Prof. M.R. Suresh welcomed and introduced the speaker. 

Guest lecture by Dr. T. Kanti Srikantaiah

Dr. T. Kanti Srikantaiah is currently a professor from Maryland University and brings with him his 20 years of experience earlier working for the World Bank in Washington D.C., USA. He delivered a guest lecture on “Managing knowledge in project environment” at Institute’s Auditorium on August 04, 2014. The talk was well received by the students.