Guest Lecture 1617

Alumnus on Campus – Mr. Chandrasekhar Kalubandi

'Workforce Transformation' was the invited talk presented during the technical session at the 5th International HR Conference, scheduled on Saturday, December 10, 2016. Mr. Chandrasekhar Kalubandi, Vice President, NTT Data, Bangalore, the invited speaker and alumnus of SDMIMD, shared his views on how the focus of the workforce has shifted from 'factor driven growth' to 'innovation driven growth'. The discussion on how workforce transformation helps in employee motivation with the audience was interesting. 

Talk on Talent Transformation

Mr. Praveen Kamath, Global Head, Talent Transformation, Wipro, was the invited speaker for the technical session of 5th International HR Conference scheduled on Saturday, December 10, 2016. Speaking on the topic 'Talent Transformation', Mr. Praveen focused his presentation on talent acquisition, talent leadership, engagement, talent optimization, talent recognition, reward management and Talent analysis.

Invited talk by Prof. Umesh Chandrasekhar

Prof. Umesh Chandrasekhar, PSG Institute, Coimbatore, was the invited speaker for the first technical session for the 5th International HR Conference held on Friday, December 9, 2016. Prof. Umesh addressed the gathering on 'Employer Branding'. Speaking on the topic Prof. Umesh discussed the internal & external branding, and explained the reasons for failure of employee branding.  He said that the core of the brand is the Employee value Proposition (EVP).

Corporate Connect - Interaction on ERP

Mr. Sanjai K, Vice President - Product Management S/4HANA, SAP, was at SDMIMD on November 26, 2016. Mr. Sanjai interacted with the SDMites on 'Emerging Trends in the ERP Space'. The interaction created a platform to the speaker to share his insights on ERP on the cloud, big data analytics and the future of ERP with the students. Dr. Neetu Ganapathy, Course Instructor of ERP elective moderated the discussion. 

Talk by Dr. Stuart Locke of Waikato University

Dr. Stuart Locke, Professor of Finance, Waikato University, New Zealand, delivered valedictory speech of the 2nd International Economics Conference 2016 on November 19, 2016. In his valedictory speech Dr. Stuart Locke analysed the empirical results reflecting how environmental factors, social factors and corporate governance would impact financial performance of the corporate organisations

Talk on Success Story of RSETI

“Role of Rural Self Employment Training Institutes (RSETIs) in Inclusive Economic Growth & Sustainable Development” was the topic of the talk for technical session in the 2nd International Economics Conference 2016 held on November 19, 2016. Shri. K.N Janardhana, National Director of RSETI presented the journey of RSETI in meeting the objectives of inclusive growth. 

‘Green Banking in Nigeria: The first steps’ – Dr. Aro-Gordon

The technical session on “Green Banking in Nigeria: The first steps” was organized as a part of the 2nd International Economics Conference 2016 on November 19, 2016. Dr. Stephen Aro-Gordon, Professor of Finance, Baze University, Nigeria, the speaker of session highlighted the global context and imperatives for Nigeria, Nigerian sustainable banking principles and stressed on the need to eliminate poverty and to address the people at the lowest level of pyramid. Dr Stephen Aro-Gordon also provided insight on ramifications of green banking, green patterns and the need for green banking in agriculture in Nigeria. 

Technical Session by CSR Expert

Mr. Abhishek Ranjan, Global Head-CSR and Sustainability, Brillio Technology, delivered the talk on “Sustainability for Business: an insight” during the technical session of the 2nd International Economics Conference 2016 on November 18, 2016. Mr. Abhishek said ‘CSR is the mechanism towards sustainability and such practices should be implemented in all business processes which would help enhance operational efficiency, labour satisfaction, create a brand value and recognition and create a greener supply chain’.

Invited talk by Mr. Ashok Balaram of SysInformation

Mr. Ashok Balaram, Senior Vice President, SysInformation, delivered talk ‘Inclusive Economic Growth and Sustainable Development’ during the technical session on November 18, 2016, as part of the 2nd International Economics Conference 2016. The talk focused on Indian healthcare system as alternate medicine as a case study on the topic of deliberation.