Guest Lecture 1819

Talk on Art of Writing Papers

Prof. S.R. Viswanath, Professor and Head, School of Management and Entrepreneurship, Shiv Nadar University, New Delhi, discussed on the art of writing papers in major finance journals which are indexed in ABDC and SCOPUS, during the Pre-Conference workshop on Emerging Trends in Finance and Accounting, held on September 6, 2018. 

Invited talk by SKDRDP initiative Head

Dr. Manjunath from Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala Rural Development Project (SKDRDP) addressed PGDM 2018-2020 batch on September 4, 2018. Dr. Manjunath gave an overview on the Micro-Finance initiatives of Dharmasthala – SKDRDP and its achievements. Further, he introduced the plethora of career opportunities to the youngsters to shape their careers in Micro-Finance. 
Highlighting the socially responsible initiatives by Dharmasthala, he emphasized the achievement of Shuddhaganga project, a unique community effort to produce pure drinking water in the villages by purifying the drinking water at source by a process called “reverse osmosis”.  
Dr. Manjunath invited SDMites to join hands with SKDRDP Project to make a career with contributing to society. 

Invited talk on Information Assurance

Dr. H. R. Rao, Professor, Computer Science, AT&T Chair Professor of ISCS, College of Business, the University of Texas at San Antonio, USA, delivered invited talk on Information Assurance on August 14, 2018, to the System Specialization students of PGDM 2017-19. Dr. Rao focused the talk on beyond confidentiality, integrity, availability - social and behavioural approaches to Information Assurance. 

Talk on ‘Solution Selling in B to B industry’

‘Whatever it was caught you where you are today is not sufficient to keep you there’ said Mr SVN Raju Marella, Marketing Head, Integrated Solutions of Sartorius Stedim, during the invited talk ‘Solution Selling in B to B industry’ delivered on August 7, 2018, to SDMites. The talk focused on ‘market’ from the - buyer's perspective, seller's perspective, and ‘buying influences’ from the perspectives of – organization, user, technical, economics. Mr Raju opined that ‘solution offering can include a combination of one or several product/services delivering a value which is unique and more than the sum of individual components’. The talk concluded with the discussion on the relationship – discussing the organization to organization, which is managed to add value; and, interpersonal - individual, how to behave with each other.

Invited talk by alumnus

Ms. Vekariya Helly Ramesh, the alumnus of PGDM 2009-11, was the invited speaker for the talk delivered on July 12, 2018. Ms. Helly spoke about the importance of personal finance and financial discipline in life.