Guest Lecture 1819

Curtain Raiser on Launch of Start-up Support Initiative

Mr. Sid Mookerji, Silicon Rd Ideation Labs Pvt. Ltd., Mysore, was all praise for SDMIMD for having given the right platform to young managers by inculcating entrepreneurship into its formal course and helping to foster ideas and thoughts through e-Cell ‘Swayam’. Mr. Mookerji presented the journey of an entrepreneur which is hard with tough challenges. The Curtain Raiser on Launch of Start-up supports Initiative was scheduled on July 4, 2018. In the session, Mr. Mookerji shared statistics about start-ups in India. He mentioned that only 3% of the Start-up would be able to make it until five years. He stressed the need for hard work and focus to make start-ups work. 
 
A brief introduction was given to the students on the proposed arrangement involving SDMIMD and a few other Mysore-based institutes for continuous orientation on entrepreneurship-related activities
 

Invited talk on Trends in Business Analytics

Dr. Mathirajan, Faculty, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, was the invited speaker for the Business Landscape Program session scheduled on June 11, 2018 at SDMIMD Auditorium. The talk introduced PGDM 2017-19 Batch to various aspects of business analytics and trends in descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analysis.
 
The speaker demonstrated how linear programming and various other algorithms including solver, lindo and lingo programs helps managers to solve day-to-day problems faced by the organizations.
 
Dr. Mathirajan shared experience in the project carried out for Bangalore Mahanagara Transport Corporation (BMTC) on location planning and routing of various depos and bus stops for profit maximisation.