Guest Lecture 1617

‘Innovation is Core’ - Prof. Fabrice Galia

Prof. Fabrice Galia, Professor, Burgundy School of Business, France, addressed SDMites on August 20, 2016 in his address to the audience focused on innovation and mentioned that no field can survive without innovation, that applies to the field of finance also. Prof. Galia stated that both product and service innovations are required to create value. Innovation, he stated that, derives a push from the demand as well the technological developments. The innovation at the organizational level as well the personal level play major role in improving the business and economy.  Prof. Galia opined that all the business activities including the support activities have to be innovative to add value to the customers. His conclusion was to build the innovation culture across the entire organization be it government or private, to stay competitive in the market.

CEO on Campus - Mr. Balagopal

SDMIMD students got the opportunity to hear Mr. C. Balagopal , a beaurocrat turned entrepreneur . In his special lecture organized on August 8, 2016, he gave several interesting tips to the students. Mr. Balagopal mentioned about the strengths and weaknesses of the present educational system, and asked the students not to be afraid to make mistakes. He suggested that students should try something new and involve in trial and error experience. This would enable new ventures and new products. Mr. Balagopal also asked to learn about conveying bad news, particularly in an organization when reporting to the higher ups. His advice was to keep trying and then succeed. The session was very useful to the students.

Guest talk by Mr. Kalyan Chakarvarthy

Mr. Chakravarthy Kalyan, Senior Manager, N. Ranga Rao & Sons Pvt Ltd. visited SDMIMD on 8 August 2016.  He shared his experiences in Marketing with 2nd year students. He spoke about his journey in Ranga Rao & Sons Pvt Ltd since 1999 and the lessons he learnt while working in the Sales vertical. He stressed upon the importance of understanding the retail dynamics to be successful. Being the alumnus of SDMIMD, he advised the students to be passionate about their chosen field and work hard to achieve the goals.

Talk on Digital Marketing, Big Data and Analytics

Mr. Bhaskar Kalale, Senior Vice President, India Operations, Theorem Inc., and his associate, Mr. Ashok Srinivas, delivered invited talk on topic Digital Marketing, Big Data and Analytics, on August 2, 2016. The talk pointed out the differences between the traditional channels and the digital channels of analytics. The speakers emphasised on - big data, being Volume, Velocity, Veracity, and Variety.

Interactive Session on HR Strategies

It was an experiential sharing for an HR Professional and great learning for HR specialization SDMites of PGDM 2015-17 batch on Saturday, July 30, 2016. The interactive session on ‘HR Strategies’ lead by Mr. Praveen Kamath, General Manager - Human Resources, Wipro Limited. The discussion covered recruitment career options for HR, Succession planning, Role of an OD practitioner, Changing Performance Culture, Organizational dynamics in the context of emerging countries.  The session concluded with Q&A and discussions on the topics covered.

Webinar on Marketing by Alumnus

Ms. Ranjani Madhavan, Marketing Excellence Leader, 3M, Switzerland and alumna of the institute addressed the marketing students of the institute through Skype on July 20, 2016. 
 
After illustrating the value creation from marketing with help of some international cases, Ms. Ranjani helped the participants understand the different job profiles related to marketing domain. She also shared many tips with the students regarding how to prepare for a marketing career.