Guest lecture by Mr. Vikram Sampat

Indian Institute of Management Kashipur welcomed Mr. Vikram Sampat, Vice President, Reliance Industries limited. The topic of discussion was ‘Driving excellence in refining & petrochemicals and India’s energy challenges’. Mr. Sampat discussed the deamand trends over the past century and different types of petrochemicals produced by Reliance Industry and their market share. He also shared his valuable expereince from the industry.IMG_3303 IMG_3307 IMG_3320 IMG_3325 IMG_3328 IMG_3329

Guest Lecture by Mr. Devendra Raghav

IIM Kashipur welcomed Mr. Davendra Raghav, former Director UBS – AG. The topic of discussion was money laundering. Mr. Raghav shared his experience in the banking industry. Different types of money laundering techniques, International standards to fight money laundering, black money and Hawala were some of the key issues discussed.

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SEBI Financial Awareness Workshop

IIM Kashipur welcomed Mr. Jubin Mehta, AGM SEBI and Mr. Prashant Saini, AGM SEBI. A financial awareness workshop was organised to discuss investor awareness and how investment will lead to the growth of the economy. Mr. Mehta shared his experience with SEBI and how SEBI acts as a regulator whose first priority is looking after the interests of the investor.

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Guest Lecture by Mr. Hirak Kayal

The students of IIM Kashipur had the privilege of listening to the guest lecture by Mr. Hirak Kayal , the Vice President of Applications Outbound Product Management at Oracle India. His prime responsibility is to drive Applications success and particularly Fusion Application adoption in India. He holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from IIT Kharagpur and did his post-graduate studies in Business Management from IIM Calcutta.

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The agenda of the seminar was to discuss the emerging trends in technology and introduce the students to the latest business reality of SMAC, an acronym for social media, mobile, analytics and cloud. The convergence of the said four is considered to be the next huge disruptor in business technology since the evolution of internet.

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The paradigm shift from the ‘buying’ model to ‘subscription’ model and its impact on business was discussed. The rise of social media, with over 1 billion subscribers, offers a great opportunity for companies to market their product. Approximately 83% of the internet users can be found on social media. The emergence of Facebook, twitter and LinkedIn has led to more targeted and innovative methods of marketing. But it has also come with its own share of problems. A customer is connected virtually to a large network of people who are further connected to other networks. In such a scenario, the information flow is quick and any negative or positive comment about a company can reach far more number of people than earlier. A popular example of the ‘united breaks guitar’ was also talked about in the seminar to give an idea about the ramifications of this connectivity and the power of a single customer in current market.

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The emergence of smart phones has also had an impact on industry. The seminar briefly touched upon the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy followed in industry. With the continuously increasing subscribers of mobile, it is imperative for the industry to cater to customers through this channel efficiently. The emergence of social media and internet usage on mobile led to the collection of a large amount of data. This data, which was initially not utilised to the fullest, is now an input to analytics that transforms this data into useful information using powerful tools. Data about the history of a customer shopping pattern, to know his preferences, helps in providing a customized service.

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The recent emergence of cloud computing is a game changer. The various services that are offered are software as a service, platform as a service and infrastructure as a service. The seminar also gave insight about the various models like private, public and hybrid cloud. The consumerization of cloud services was also explained to the students.

Mr. Alvis Lazarus A from Flipkart @IIM Kashipur

IIM Kashipur students got the opportunity to interact with Mr. Alvis Lazarus A, India Head – Distribution Centre & Line Haul Operations, Flipkart.com. Though his presentation, he explained the importance of “Mix of Supply Chain, Lean and Six Sigma”.

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Guest Lecture: Mr. Nagaraju KB, COO at TVS Logistics Services Limited

IIM Kashipur welcomed Mr. Nagaraju KB, COO at TVS Logistics Services Limited. He is an IIM Calcutta alumni and had previously he has worked with Lenovo India Pvt Ltd and Transmart India Pvt Limited. Currently he is on sabbatical and working with an NGO. Coming from Operations field, Mr Nagaraju explained the students about “The Triple-A Supply Chain- Agility, Adaptability and Alignment”. He shared his experience in supply chain dictating the fact that Supply chain is a backbone to meet customer expectations. Along with arranging for logistics, supply chain very evidently includes planning and manufacturing. From his experience he compared the current scenario of industry with that in early 2000s. He said that the current industry is very demanding and the customers want product at their doorsteps at their preferred time. To achieve this managers have to necessarily go for a steep learning curve.

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Mr Nagaraju explained the AAA supply chain model through experiences of his operations career in companies like Compaq India, Tata Motors, Lenovo, etc. He stressed upon the importance of localization of supply chain in order to achieve immediate demand of customized products by the consumers. He also very promptly answered queries of the students regarding supply chain and logistics. IIM Kashipur thanks him for his presence at the campus.

Guest Lecture: Dr. Mahru Sultana, Senior Talent Acquisition / Management Consultant, Korn Ferry

DR. MAHRU SULTANA, Senior Talent Acquisition / Management Consultant, Korn Ferry, Canada interacted with students and explained HR Opportunities in Canada. She also resolved various queries of students regarding talent acquisition, appraisal and other HR roles in current industry scenario.

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Guest Lecture: Ms V N Saroja, CEO- Agriwatch.com, Co-founder Infoedge.com (Naukri.com), Jeevansathi.com

Today’s business world has umpteen examples of successful entrepreneurs. One such great example is of Naukri.com (Infoedge.com) co-founder Ms V N Saroja. Also the co-founder of Jeevansathi.com, Ms. Saroja led the students of IIM Kashipur through her journey from Indian Institute of Management Ahmadabad to being the CEO of Agriwatch.com and beyond. Starting with comparing the life and career options in early 1990s and today, she said she was fortunate to get an opportunity from big multinational organization to publish a status paper at the age of 22. She explained that starting a new venture is not easy. It took her partners and her six years to grow Naukri.com to where it stands today. They had to do all kind of jobs like editing and rewriting resumes of clients themselves and sitting for hours on a computer to upload those resumes on the internet.

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Ms Saroja emphasised that the world is full of opportunities and a person has to be present at the right place at the right time to avail them. The only requirement is to find passion within you. One should be willing to take calculated risks, identify what went wrong, rectify it and move forward. Also, have confidence that your ideas will survive, irrespective of other external factors.

 

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She also shared her experience of working in small villages in and around Delhi and converting them into some of the most respectable and fashionable areas. She said that the business world is changing at a very fast pace and people new to this world should be ready to expand their views to grasp the slightest of opportunities. The students of IIM Kashipur were thrilled to listen to such inspiring words.

Guest Lecture: Mr. Shubham Narayan, Goldman Sachs

IIM Kashipur welcomed Mr Shubham Narayan, Analyst at Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division to provide insights on portfolio management. Students were highly engaged in the discussion on investments and the value of shareholders in an organization.
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Guest Lecture: Mr. Kamal Singh, National HRD Network @ IIM Kashipur

IIM Kashipur students got an opportunity to attend a guest lecture by Mr. Kamal Singh, Director General, National HRD Network who spoke about “ Emerging Trends in Global Business; Industry Expectation from MBA’s ”. He gave us the insights of what the industry expects from us.

IIM Kashipur students got an opportunity to attend a guest lecture by Mr. Kamal Singh, Director General, National HRD Network who spoke about “ Emerging Trends in Global Business; Industry Expectation from MBA’s ”. He gave us the insights of what the industry expects from us.

 

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Mr Kamal has recently launched a new initiative Management Aptitude Test Skills Test (MAST). Winner of several accolades & awards in the past, he has recently been awarded by Top Rankers for Management Excellence and also received Indian Achiever’s Award by Indian Achievers Forum.

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