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Webinar on Impact of COVID-19 on Consumer Behaviour

A webinar on the topic ‘Impact of COVID-19 on Consumer Behaviour’ was delivered by Dr. H. Gayathri, Deputy Director & Professor – Marketing, SDMIMD, on July 23, 2020. The webinar organized for the PGDM 2020-2022 Batch introduced was an eyeopener session, sharing a few interesting perspectives from the – Life Simplifiers Consumers, who want to eat less and buy less; Degrowth Activists, feel that too much time and effort are going into consuming; Climate Activists, who worry about the harm and risk that consumers are causing to the planet; Food Choosers, who people who have turned into vegetarians and vegans; and, Conservation Activists, who request not to destroy existing goods but to reuse, repair. 

Invited talk by Prof. Sheb True

Prof Sheb True from Kennesaw University, Atlanta was the invited speaker for the webinar series talk on ‘Strategy’ organized during July 20 to 22, 2020, to the PGDM 2019-21 Batch. Prof. Sheb True discussed about strategy as a continuum with adequacy at one end and leadership at the other end. Further he opined that companies need to decide where they should be in strategic continuum considering 3 dimensions of product positioning viz., brand, price, and performance.

Webinar by Mr. Asif K.A, Our Alumni

Mr Asif K.A., Second Vice-President, Northern Trust; and alumnus of SDMIMD’s PGDM 2007-09 Batch, was the speaker for the Webinar on topic ‘The New Normal - Making Sense in The VUCA World’ scheduled on July 18, 2020. The session covered different component of VUCA (Vision, Understanding, Clarity, Agility) and how Northern Trust has successfully managed with VUCA 2.0. Mr Asif emphasised the importance of “Agility” for organisations & individuals; and, explained the ‘Learning Agility Framework’. 

Invited talk by Mr. A.G. Vikram

Swayam - the e-Cell of SDMIMD organized invited talk by Mr A.G. Vikram the Doctoral Researcher of SDM RCMS on July 18, 2020. The talk delivered on webinar mode to the SDMites focused on the Start-up environment, definition of Start-ups and issues faced by Start-ups. Mr Vikram also outlined examples of successful but not well-known start-ups in different sectors in Bangalore. Mr. Vikram highlighted pitfalls to be avoided by budding entrepreneurs and aspects that venture capitalists would investigate while examining proposals for funding. It was an interactive session with a quiz for the participants. 

MDP on Corporate Finance

The 2-Day MDP on 'Corporate Finance - A Primer' was organized on July 17 & 18, 2020, through online mode. The program exposed the participants to the various facets of financing decision and the process of linking financial decisions with maximising shareholders value. Further, the importance of time value of money in corporate financial decisions and the tools used in corporate finance decisions were introduced through a hands-on session. 
 
The faculty resources from the Finance area from the Institute - Dr M. Sriram, Associate Professor and Prof S. Kannadas, Assistant Professor; delivered the sessions. Dr N.R. Parasuraman, Director & Professor, delivered the concluding remarks and gave an overview of the role of Finance in decision-making.   

Webinar on Stress Management

‘Stress Management’ the focused topic in the corporate and academic domain in this pandemic situation. The awareness about the stress, cause, different variants and how to manage it in this difficulty time is a as important as have awareness about COVID-19. Keeping this in mind SDMIMD organized webinar on ‘Stress Management’ to the first-year students of the incoming PGDM 2020-2022 on July 16, 2020 by Dr. Mousumi Sengupta, Professor – OB & HR, SDMIMD. During Q&A session, Dr. Mousumi introduced various aspects of managing stress for enhanced performance. 

Webinar on Marketing of Tech Products

Mr Jaganathan Chelliah, Director – Marketing, Western Digital (India), was the invited speaker for the webinar session on ‘Marketing of Tech Products’ on July 11, 2020 for the PGDM 2019-2021. Mr. Jaganathan spoke about the importance of value mapping - specifically value migration, value disruption, value consolidation and value selling – in the context of marketing of technology products.

MDP on Gaining Consumer Insight for Effective Marketing Strategy

SDM Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD) organised one-day Management Development Program (MDP) on 'Gaining consumer insight for effective marketing strategy' on July 10, 2020. 
 
The Online MDP attracted participants from both industry and institutions. The program covered the importance of consumer insights and its different applications for developing an effective market strategy. 
 
The faculty resource of the program Dr S. Jayakrishnan, Assistant Professor - Marketing, SDMIMD, Mysuru, with some simple research approaches and relevant case studies helped the participants to gain hands-on experience about different methods for gaining consumer insights which will help them to redefine their marketing approach.