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SAT
17
Saturday, October 17 @16:00
Event: Webisodes
Topic: Analytics Consultant - The Artist, The Translator & The Champion
Speaker: Ms. Minu Philip

Abstract

Analytics is a highly useful tool to solve pressing problems like diminishing quality standards of food, predicting and mitigating disasters, and helping in medical aid. In organizations, analytics enables the workforce and the leadership to convert extensive data into powerful insights, ultimately making efficient decisions. Ms. Philip will take us through her experience and will guide the students on the road ahead to become an analytics consultant.

Ms. Minu Philip is the Associate VP, Analytics Consulting, at Tiger Analytics. An outstanding professional with a work experience of more than 11years across domains like marketing optimization, credit risk analysis, and web analytics with specializations in predictive modeling and complex data analytics. Throughout these years, Ms. Philip has worked in multiple industries, ranging from banking, hospitality, healthcare, and technology. Ms. Philip will share her insights on the topic, 'Analytics Consultant- The Artist, The Translator & The Champion' on the 34th episode of Webisodes.

SUN
04
Sunday, October 4 @11:00
Event: Webisodes
Topic: Pandemic & Risk to Financial Freedom
Speaker: Pravin Kumar Dwivedi, President, Awoke India

Abstract

The recent pandemic's economic shock has caused unprecedented strife and has disarrayed everyone's finances, be it Multi-National Corporates or the common man. In this state of turmoil, everyone is looking for guidance to secure their financial future and gain stability. With this prevailing scenario in the background, Mr. Pravin Kumar Dwivedi, President - AWOKE India Group, will impart his wisdom on the topic: "Pandemic & Risk to Financial Freedom" in the 32nd episode of Webisodes.

Mr. Pravin Kumar Dwivedi, President - AWOKE India Group, is a veteran banker with experience of over 30 years in the financial services industry across Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Lucknow, and Kanpur. He worked in MNC & Private Banks at senior levels with the last role as Senior Vice President with HSBC Bank based out of Kolkata.
Mr. Pravin is PGDBM – NMIMS, Mumbai, Law Graduate and Post Graduate in Economics. He holds a Diploma in Financial Services (DFS) & CAIIB from the Indian Institute of Bankers, CFP from Securities Institute, Sydney besides other financial industry certifications. He is a CIEL Certified Retirement readiness expert & AIMA Life member since 1997 and currently Senior Vice President – Lucknow Management Association (LMA). He is Chairman – Banking & Finance Committee, Indian Industries Association (IIA), Lucknow.
Mr. Dwivedi's views on financial matters are regularly aired on All India Radio and Doordarshan. His venture AWOKE India Group, a financial literacy, training, education & consulting outfit, was set up in 2012.

SUN
27
Sunday, September 27 @17:00
Event: Prabandhan Keynote
Topic: Technology and Leadership
Speaker: Ms. Komolika Peres, Director, Google Cloud India

Abstract

In this keynote session, the speaker will talk about the initiatives that Google India takes to make customer experiences better. She will guide students on how we can align ourselves with technology and devise business strategies that will impact millions of customers. She is also a great leader and values authentic leadership, which again is a crucial trait for students to understand and practice to make them a better leader in the future.

"Ms. Kamolika Peres is the Director at Google Cloud India, Google. An Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology alumni, Ms. Kamolika Peres is a business leader and technologist with strong beliefs in authentic leadership and diversity of thoughts. A true interlocutor, emphatically believing in having an eclectic team to approach any business problem, stands the veracity of one of the great business leaders Ms. Peres epitomizes."

SUN
27
Sunday, September 27 @10:30
Event: Prabandhan Keynote
Topic: Design Thinking and Innovation
Speaker: Ms. Seema Singh, Senior Director, Oracle

Abstract

"Simply put, design thinking is a methodology of problem-solving that relies heavily on human empathy and is a creative mindset. It combines divergent and convergent thinking to enable innovative solutions. As a core strategy for changes, design thinking is an innovation method that can be applied to design and re-model products, services, processes and systems. Companies use design thinking to achieve human-centered solutions to generate value for customers, employees, stakeholders, and users. The speaker will explain to students the art of adding innovation to your thinking process to achieve the best outcomes."

"Ms. Seema Singh is the Senior Director at Oracle. Ms. Singh is an Outstanding Leader with 20+ years of experience in building enterprise applications and with a strong focus on reliable, scalable, and extendable enterprise-level applications. Her out of the box thinking and innovative approaches towards a problem truly are the assets embellishing her as a great industry leader."

SAT
26
Saturday, September 26 @16:00 Onwards
Event: Reflexions - Panel Discussion
Topic: Self Reliant India
Speaker: Arul Shanmugasundram, Chief, Innovation and Business Collaboration, Tata Power
Suparna Mitra, CEO-Watches and Wearables, Titan
Jayant Menghani, CFO and Board Member, DHL Supply chain
Rudra Shankar Roy, General Manager - Process Automation,RPA,Cognitive Process Re-engineering & Strategy Consulting leader, IBM
Puneet Jain, Managing Director, IHS Markit
Dr. Anoop Singh, Professor, DIME, IIT Kanpur

Abstract

"On May 12, 2020, in his address to the nation, Indian prime minister, Mr. Narendra Modi, coined the term ""Atmanirbhar Bharat"" or ""Self-Reliant India"" and emphasized that it was time for India to commit to our local products and make them global. As the world struggles with the pandemic, India is attempting to salvage this crisis and turn it into an opportunity. This has led to a strong pull for Indian innovators to meet nationwide demand for high quality and affordable solutions, whether in healthcare, agriculture, education, or infrastructure. It is no secret that India as a country is technologically behind nations such as the US, China, and European Nations who have a massive head start and insurmountable domain leadership. The independent capabilities in electric and fuel cell vehicles, power storage systems, solar cells and modules, aircraft including UAVs, AI, robotics and automation, biotechnology/pharmaceuticals, and others, however, are well within India’s grasp. The importance of this movement cannot be denied, but there are some worrying questions. Is this movement dynamic in encapsulating all the variables in the picture? Will it remain static for years post this current predicament? The success of this movement depends on how we handle these questions, and it will be important to see how businesses and industries plan to contribute to this movement."

"Dr. Arul Shanmugasundram, chief of innovation and business collaboration at Tata Power. Dr. Shanmugasundaram, a mechanical engineer from IIT Madras, completed his master's and Ph.D in System Design and Controls from Cornell University, New York.
Dr. Arul Shanmugasundram has more than a decade of rich experience in the power sector. In tata power, he was a part of a team that had increased the company’s profitable growth by 3 times in revenues. He has led the entire EPC activity and has several award-winning projects under his belt.
Mr. Arul also has 15+ years of experience in system design and process control at Applied materials. He secured the first customer for thin-film manufacturing globally in India, and secured contracts worth 500M USD in three years as senior director/general manager. He had presented in various forums organised by Asian band development, powerlines, renewable congress, etc."

"Ms. Suparna Mitra - Chief Executive Officer, Watches, and Wearables Division, at Titan Company Limited.
Having graduated as an electrical engineer from Jadavpur University, she did her masters from IIM Calcutta. Ms. Mitra started her career as a management trainee in Hindustan Lever Limited and has worked in several organizations like Arvind Brands, Talisma Corp, Titan Company Limited, to name a few. At Titan, she handled important portfolios, including Regional Business head -South and Global Marketing Head, before escalating to the rank of CEO for Watches and Wearables.
Recently, she has been promoting digital payments using Titan Pay powered by YONO SBI. Apart from her work, she is also an avid reader and takes great interest in traveling."

"Mr. Jayant Menghani, Chief Finance Officer, DHL Supply chain India Pvt Ltd.
Mr. Menghani has more than 26 years of national and international experience in the finance & accounting domain across diverse sectors ranging from Pharmaceutical, FMCG, Advertising & Media.
Mr. Menghani has previously held affiliations with Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, Publicis Groupe, Aspen, and Lonza before his current DHL role. At DHL, he leads the finance functions and drives the organizational strategy as the Chief Finance Officer along with the responsibility of Whole Time Director, Country Compliance Officer, and Company Secretary.
Mr. Menghani's path breaking initiatives and performance earned him a place in the Top 20 CFOs in India at CFO Leadership Summit 2018, Mumbai."

"Mr. Rudra Roy- General Manager, Thought Leader Industrial Products and Supply Chain SME from IBM GBS – CIC. Mr. Rudra Roy is an alumnus of St. Xavier’s College in Kolkata and the prestigious IIEST, formerly known as BENGAL ENGINEERING and SCIENCE University, SHIBPUR Mr. Roy has more than 22 years of extensive experience working with global clients across Banking, Industrial Products, CPG, Financial Services, Airlines. He has led 300+ high profile consulting & transformation engagement globally and applied Supply Chain Management, Operations Strategy, Lean Six Sigma, TOM & Process Automation across the industries, and geographies. Mr.Roy also has experience setting up a start-up, from laying the internal processes and systems to getting the organization certified in the industry standards like ISO 9001:2008, QS 9000, Quality Management System, and eSCM."

Mr Jain is an IIT Madras, University of Notre Dame and ISB graduate with global work experience across different industries.
While working at IHS Markit, Mr. Jain took charge of large transformation projects and led high performing teams across multiple disciplines, including IT, Big Data, RPA, Consulting, Corporate Strategy, Operations, Marketing, Finance and HR.. Mr. Jain has an overall experience of over two decades in setting up and scaling large Global Capability Centers (GCC) for several Fortune 500 companies.
As the Chairman of Indo-American Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Jain promoted a number of US-India bilateral trade initiatives while working closely with the US Consulate and Department of Commerce.
Mr. Jain is one of the members of the IT Panel of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). He has been actively promoting partnership between the industry and government while driving the IT adoption among MSME’s in India.

FRI
25
Friday, September 25 @10:30
Event: Prabandhan Keynote
Topic: Lessons In Life And Career
Speaker: Nishant Saxena, CEO-International, Cipla

Abstract

It is important to understand your values and to reconcile them with your career. Your values give you a sense of purpose and guide you to what suits you best. If you work in a role or organization that does not fit well with your values, your "symptoms" can vary from mild to severe. On the mild side, you may experience a general feeling of discomfort or a lack of connection to your situation. A feeling of lack of motivation and a constant desire to take a day off are further indications that there might be a mismatch. In extreme cases, a discrepancy between your career and your values could make you completely unhappy, cause depression, or even make you physically ill. The speaker for this session dives deep into these intricacies to make students aware of this imperative concept.

"Mr. Nishant Saxena, is the CEO-International at Cipla. Mr. Saxena has proved himself an Outstanding Leader in a short duration of time, achieving numerous accolades like Young CFO Of the Year and Best-in-class High-Performance Team. He is Leading International Business at Cipla, one of the top 15 Generic Medicine companies globally, and is responsible for Important Geographies like Latin America, Europe, North Africa, Asia, and Australia."

SUN
13
Sunday, September 13 @11:00 AM
Event: Webisodes
Topic: The Emergence of CIO Function Post COVID CRISIS - Role of IT Strategy & Analytics
SPEAKER: Dr. Avnish Kshatriya, Global Head & Principal Consultant, Wipro

Abstract

Dr. Avnish showed us some key and valuable measures and initiatives that Wipro took to circumnavigate the current pandemic, such as setting up a ‘Work from anywhere’ model to benefit their employees. Leveraging data to tap revenue streams that were in a sorry state for the entire ecosystem was one of the key measures taken to keep the vigour of the business from running out. Improved Scalability, ‘Intrapreneurship’, and Expenditures were some of the points Dr. Avnish delineated, from which we gained an insight into how the CIO wing of a giant IT company functions. According to Dr. Avnish, factors like ‘People, Process, and Technology’ are of paramount importance.

Dr. Avnish Kshatriya has 20+ years of industry experience predominantly in the domain of Strategy & Transformation. He is currently the Global Head & Principal Consultant of Transformation & Advisory function within the CIO Organization of Wipro Limited. His charter is focused on designing & operationalizing strategic initiatives aimed at the digital transformation of CIO function.
Dr. Avnish has played a wide variety of specialist & leadership roles in a spectrum of technologies, domains & geographies. He has driven initiatives for most functions of an enterprise and has a track record of instituting practices to incubate new-age technologies, and helping customers actualize potential in their Digital & Analytics journey.
Beyond his profession, Dr. Avnish has keen interest in intrapreneurship, philosophy, academics & mentoring. He has a bachelor’s degree from the prestigious Delhi College of Engineering, an executive MBA from IIM-Bangalore, and a Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Science (IISC). Dr. Avnish is a volunteer counselor with the Mitr Foundation at Wipro, and was conferred the Best People Manager Award by Mr. Azim Premji in 2014.

SAT
12
Saturday, September 12, 2020 @11:00 AM
Event: Webisodes
Topic: Emerging role of Anlaytics and Tech & Cracking Corporate Case Competitions
Speaker: Vikas Patel, Manager - Strategy & Design, Deloitte

Abstract

Mr. Vikas began the session by talking about the right ‘ingredients’ needed to solve a corporate case. Mr. Vikas mentioned how important it is to ask the right questions in the right context. Delving into the dynamics of a case study, Mr. Vikas then talked about different frameworks, that he developed as an MBA student to understand and solve a case better and also used to build and develop the story of data.

Mr. Vikas then encouraged participants to solve a case along with him in real-time and to discuss the trending applications of analytics in various domains. Mr. Vikas kept the audience engaged throughout the session by encouraging questions and giving fulfilling answers. Mr. Vikas ended the webinar by reminding us to be proactive, to acquire a holistic mix of skills, and to keep a perspective despite these uncertain and trying times.

Mr. Vikas is the youngest manager with the Strategy and Design wing of a leading management consulting firm.
He has successfully cracked 14 Corporate Case Study competitions during his two years MBA. His consulting experience spread across 15+ clients, 8+ industries, and 9+ core and enabling functions in 3 different continents.

TUE
08
Tuesday, September 08 @3:30 PM
Event: Webisodes
Topic: Agile & Continuous Performance Management
Speaker: Amit Jain, Associate VP -HR and Training, People Strong

Abstract

In this data-driven world where turnaround times are getting lesser than usual, agility and quick decision making is turning out to be game-changers especially in performance management and related areas. Much like Lean, the Agile methodology is being adapted worldwide to solve problems in workforce management, employee engagements, performance management, and so on.

MBA, IIT Kanpur proudly welcomes Mr. Amit Jain, Associate Vice President, HR and Training, PeopleStrong, to shed some light on the topic “Agile and Continuous Performance Management”

Mr. Amit Jain, Associate Vice President – Human Resources and Training, PeopleStrong, is a vibrant HR Professional with over 14 years of experience in IT, Telecom, and the HR industry with expertise in effective formulation and deployment of Global HR Systems.
Post his MBA; he has worked with Artech Information Systems, Aricent, and Tata Communications Ltd before joining PeopleStrong in the year 2013.
He has an impeccable track record of building HR from scratch and scaling them up, specializing in areas like Performance Management, Design & Delivery for HR Processes and Policies, Compensation & Benefits, and Workforce Management. Over time Mr. Jain has also developed a propensity towards HR Analytics and Blockchain.

SUN
06
Sunday, September 06 @11:30 AM
Event: Webisodes
Topic: How to Unleash the Power of Data and Automation for Business
Speaker: Manish Shetty, CIO, Diageo

Abstract

In today's competitive and fast-paced business world, organizations must innovate to keep pace. Continuously improving business efficiency is the key to realizing a competitive advantage. One such vital way to achieve a competitive advantage is to harness the value of all that data and automation that improve efficiency to reduce cost and increase revenue.

Mr. Manish Shetty, Chief Information Officer at Diageo India, has over 24 years of international experience in driving digital transformation and architecting future-ready technology solutions to advance the company. He was formerly CIO, India, and South Asia, at Sanofi and Global Director - IT of Tata Consumer Products Ltd (formerly called Tata Global Beverages Ltd).

SAT
05
Saturday, September 05 @11:00 AM
Event: Webisodes
Topic: Building Career in Credit Risk
Speaker: Swetha Kasthurirangan, Vice President - Consumer Credit Risk, Wells Fargo

Abstract

Credit Risk is perhaps the most fundamental risk that financial service organizations face. Although this risk has existed for hundreds of years, the current environment has led to ever-increasing pressure to ensure that credit risk management practices provide frictionless customer experience, maximum efficiency, and clear evidence of compliance with institutional credit standards and regulatory expectations. Vigilance is expected while extrapolating the risk management practices to avoid steering off the precipice towards any unwanted denouement. There is more to it than meets the eye when one decides to have a vocation to be in the Credit Risk domain.

Ms. Swetha Kasthurirangan, Vice President - Consumer Credit Risk, Wells Fargo

THU
27
Thursday, August 27 @11:00 AM
Event: Webisodes
Topic: Jumpstarting India's Automotive Sector: The Challenges and the opportunities
Speaker: Ashutosh Varma, Hero, National Sales Head

Abstract

Mr. Ashutosh delineated the challenges and hiccups that the auto industry is facing right now and also how the COVID-19 pandemic has worsened things even further.

He talked about how the auto sector, especially the two-wheeler arena has been able to keep its head above the water with newer sales regime and unique customer engagement programs and how it has already started to surf the tide.

Mr. Ashutosh Varma, National Sales Head, Adobe

SUN
23
Sunday, August 23 @11:00 AM
Event: Webisodes
Topic: Three Shifts that marketing could make
Speaker: Sunder Madakshira, Head of Marketing

Abstract

Mr. Sunder delivered a session on the topic “The three shifts that marketing could make”. He rightly pointed out - “Marketers tell stories” and he himself started the webinar with some interesting anecdotes of his life as a marketer.

He talked about the pandemic and what exactly has changed in the world of marketing.

Mr. Sunder Madakshira, Head of Marketing, Adobe India

SAT
22
Saturday, August 22 @1:00 PM
Event: Webisodes
Topic: Mortgage Lending - Risk Management Strategies & the COVID Impact
Speaker: Vishal Vivek Jacob, Assistant Vice President, Barclays

Abstract

Mr. Jacob addressed the students on the topic of "Mortgage Lending - Risk Management Strategies & the COVID Impact". Mr. Jacob introduced the batch to the various instruments in financial lending, wherein he explained the secured, unsecured, and revolving credit instruments. He dived into the economic, social, geopolitical, and technological impacts brought about by the pandemic and the way the banks are approaching them.

Mr. Vishal Vivek Jacob, AVP, Credit Risk at Barclays

SUN
16
Sunday, August 16 @11:00 AM
Event: Webisodes
Topic: Diversity and Inclusion
Speaker: Gaurav Makhija, Director IB Sales, Service & Tech Support

Abstract

Mr. Makhija addressed the students on the topic, 'Diversity and Inclusion.' He shared his vast experience working with different organizations in varied roles over the years all the while encouraging students to ask questions about his role, transitions, and journey. Mr. Makhija enquired students to identify the key responsibilities, challenges, and opportunities that come with a leadership position. The session highlighted key aspects of diversity and made us self-reflect about our inherent biases when it comes to making a more inclusive choice. With this highly interactive session, the students have gained many profound thoughts for brainstorming.

Mr Makhija is the Director - Aftermarket Sales, Service & Tech Support at Videojet Technologies, part of the Danaher Corp, a Fortune 500 Company

FRI
14
Friday, August 14 @12:15 PM
Event: Webisodes
Topic: Marketing during COVID disruption
Speaker: Dhiraj Tripathi, Regional Head, Videojet Technologies

Abstract

Mr Dhiraj Tripathi shared his profound experience working with Hero MotoCorp and detailed on the business framework, including dealer network, sales network, & marketing initiatives. Mr. Tripathi delved into businesses in an international scenario and how they are addressing the operations.

Mr Dhiraj Tripathi is the Regional Head - Africa & Middle East at Hero MotoCorp Ltd. Mr Tripathi has a robust leadership experience of 20+ years in diverse automotive consumer segments with expertise in spearheading B2B and B2C sales operations, global business development, P&L management, revenue enhancement and strategic alliances. Lead profit centres, startup enterprises, double digit market growth, account management and large cross functional teams for recording ROI intensification. Drive divergent roles in emerging markets of India, Africa and Middle-East whilst establishing sturdy liaison with global, strategic and regional partners.

SUN
09
Sunday, August 09 @11:00 AM
Event: Webisodes
Topic: Business Impact, Transformations, and Mitigation Strategy Post COVID
Speaker: Ruchi Tushir, Director, AI,IOT, Microsoft

Abstract

Ms. Tushir addressed the students on the topic, 'Business Impact, Transformations, and Mitigation Strategy Post COVID.' She talked about the influx of technology and its increased presence in our day to day lives. The new normal has brought about a tectonic shift in consumer behavior, purchase pathways, and business models. Ms. Tushir also stressed on the AI and IoT driven device-specific analytics increasingly being used to transform the healthcare infrastructure. She detailed the pathways to transformation through specific business scenarios and creating a vision to build upon digital capabilities. The webinar concluded with an insightful Q&A session.

Ms Ruchi Tushir is the Director - Data, Artificial Intelligence (AI) & IoT Business Group, Microsoft. She has expertise in building business cases to justify benefits of process improvements in corporate function by developing exhaustive financial models, cost-benefit analysis leveraging industry benchmarks and best practices. She has provided consulting services to clients in India and US in the areas of business process re engineering and led independent functional stream in end to end transformational projects.

SUN
09
Sunday, August 09 @4:00 PM
Event: Webisodes
Topic: Paradigm shift of leadership in this knowledge and information age
Speaker: Farhat Umar, Sr. Vice President, Mankind Group

Abstract

Mr Umar elaborated on the topic “Paradigm shift of leadership in this knowledge and information age”. Mr Umar also offered insights on the qualities desired in a new-age leader and the need to never stop the journey of learning at any point in life.

Mr Farhat Umar is Sr VIce President-Group HR Head at MANKIND PHARMA LTD. Mr Umar has exposure in Corporate Training for Talent management including 360 degree feedback Process, Induction, Recruitment,Training & Development, Behavioral interventions (OD), Content Development, Change management, Coaching & Mentoring, Learner Centric Facilitation Skills, Reward Management and Succession planning. Along with exposure in GMP, Safety Training and good documentation practices for the success of regulatory audits. Successful exposure in TEVA, WHO, MHRA,TGA,USFDA and many more.

SAT
08
Saturday, August 08 @4:00 PM
Event: Webisodes
Topic: High Growth Strategies of Global Companies
Speaker: Puneet Jain, Managing Director, IHS Markit

Abstract

Mr. Jain addressed the students on the topic, 'High Growth Strategies of Global Companies.' He initiated the conversation by introducing us to the concept of Business growth and its two types, i.e., organic and inorganic growth. He delved into the popularity of merger & acquisition strategies and how firms use M&A strategies to create value for all stakeholders.
Mr. Jain detailed the types of acquisitions, such as horizontal, vertical, and related acquisitions. He highlighted the role of acquisitions in increasing market power and the challenges associated with acquisition success. The webinar concluded with an interactive Q&A session.

Mr Jain is an IIT, University of Notre Dame and ISB graduate with global work experience across different industries. Puneet has over two decades of experience in setting up and scaling large Global Capability Centers (GCC) for several Fortune 500 companies. As Chairman of Indo - American Chamber of Commerce, he undertook several initiatives to promote trade between India and US. He is also on the IT Panel of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

SAT
01
Saturday, August 01 @11:45 AM
Event: Webisodes
Topic: Building Software Products for Business Problems and Keys to Success of New Products
Speaker: Abhishek Trigunait, CTO and Principal, ZS

Abstract

Mr. Trigunait addressed the students on the topic, 'Building Software Products for Business Problems and Keys to Success of New Products.' He delved into the capabilities and expertise of ZS in bringing together consulting and product software. He detailed the productization of services by automation and standardization and shared its benefits, including scalability, value creation, and non-linear revenue.
Mr. Trigunait highlighted the instances where the combination of product software and technology has created a huge multiplier effect. He then shared the best practices and considerations from the product ideation until the launch phase. The webinar concluded with an insightful Q&A session.

Mr. Abhishek Trigunait is the Chief Technology Officer and principal at ZS. He leads the Product & Technology group at ZS. Creating market differentiation by spearheading technology innovations and leading product strategy, he manages global product and services teams, including group P&L and team engagement, to deliver multiple product lines from prototype to production. Mr. Trigunait also leads global Innovation programs like Quest, strategic vendor relationships and major technology initiatives helping shape the future of the firm.

SAT
01
Saturday, August 01 @4:00 PM
Event: Webisodes
Topic: The Art of Staying Relevant
Speaker: Amitabh Ray, Managing Director, Ericsson

Abstract

Mr. Ray addressed the students on the topic, 'The Art of Staying Relevant.' He talked about the exponential nature of technology, yet change will never be as slow as today. He also highlighted the aspects of job scenarios that will become obsolete or are changing so rapidly, that it is challenging to keep pace.
Mr. Ray shared the evolution of #Industry40 in the face of #COVID19 and that disruptions have always been there. Therefore, we must escape old ideas and look forward to new opportunities.

Mr. Amitabh Ray is the managing director of Ericsson Global Services India and head of Global service centre India. He currently manages operations in R & D, product development, pre-sales & sales support, services delivery, and a number of global shared support functions. Global Services India operation represents an ICT operation working towards more than 130 countries. Before this Mr. Ray worked as the head of the Strategy & Portfolio function of Ericsson’s Global Services Business unit. Before joining Ericsson, Mr. Ray worked as Vice President in IBM where his key responsibilities were managing the growth of the delivery centers across the world.

SAT
25
Saturday, July 25 @4:00 PM
Event: Webisodes
Topic: Data analytics for successful marketing strategy
Speaker: Sudipta Ghosh, Partner, PWC

Abstract

Mr. Ghosh addressed the students on the topic 'Data Analytics for Successful Marketing Strategy'. He initiated the discussion by highlighting the role of data analytics in Marketing & Sales function and how a customer-centric approach is being driven through data. He also stressed the crucial role of identifying markets, pricing strategies, and overall customer experience for building a successful market strategy.
Mr. Ghosh also detailed the areas critical to leveraging analytics such as channel selection, sales force, and customer segmentation & targeting. The webinar concluded with an interactive Q&A session.

Mr. Sudipta Ghodh is a partner at PWC. He has completed his B.Tech in electrical from IIT Kharagpur and then pursued MBA in finance from IIM Calcutta.

SUN
19
Saturday, July 19 @2:00 PM
Event: Webisodes
Topic: Supply Chain Warehouse & Logistics Strategy
Speaker: Sathish Narayanan, Head Supply Chain/operations, Coca Cola

Abstract

Mr. Narayan addressed the students on the topic ‘Supply chain warehouse and logistics strategy.’ He started the discussion by explaining the problems in supply chain and logistics because of the COVID-19. Then he explained the importance of facts and real-time data. He also explained how we could use this data and facts to strategize inventory management. Mr. Narayan interacted with us on Go-To-Market, RTM, its scope, and RTM deliverables. Then he moved on the discussion to Distribution Models and RTM Roadmap. The webinar concluded with Q & A session from a live audience.

Mr. Sathish Narayan is the head of supply chain/operations at Coca-cola. He has over 21+ years of experience from Supply chain & Outsourcing/Shared Services. His leadership efforts have led to measurable Lean Six Sigma business results through process effectiveness and efficiency, unparalleled customer satisfaction and superior market performance. His ability to leverage his deep expertise in project management, outstanding collaboration skills, and a bias for results have yielded millions of dollars of benefits to his clients' bottom line. Mr. Sathish made his footprints across 6 continents, 30 Cities & 17 Countries.

SAT
18
Saturday, July 18 @11:30 AM
Event: Webisodes
Topic: Creating Business Impact with AI
Speaker: Sandeep Dutta, Chief Practice Officer, Fractal

Abstract

From making headlines to causing panic, researchers and personalities in the industry have gotten into an endless discourse of the benefits and possible perils of #ArtificialIntelligence (AI). Although one cannot deny the influence AI has had on people's lives, it will be interesting to see how this technology transforms the future of billions of people.
In the current situation, we already see businesses making the best use of this technology in supporting there needs. But such powerful technologies demand great responsibility as well. Will companies make sure that there is still emotional intelligence around to offset the perils that might arise due to artificial intelligence? If yes, how can businesses ensure this?

Mr. Sandeep Dutta, Chief Practice Officer - ASIA PAC, at Fractal Analytics

SUN
12
Saturday, July 12 @1:00 PM
Event: Webisodes
Topic: Consulting Options During COVID19
Speaker: Abhishek Shekhar, Associate Director, Deloitte

Abstract

Mr. Abhishek Shekhar’s session focused on what are the significant restructuring and change in approach required in sectors like Consulting, with uncertainty looming in the economy owing to the pandemic.

Abhishek Shekhar - Associate Director at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP

SAT
11
Saturday, July 11 @4:30 PM
Event: Webisodes
Topic: Aligining Talent & Business in Work from Home Culture
Speaker: Asha Subramanian, Senior Director- Human Resources, Goibibo

Abstract

Ms. Asha Subramanian, Senior Director- HR, ibibo Group threw light on the issue of the practical constraints faced by the Work From Home culture and discussed about how to align the talent with Business in this new work culture.

Ms. Asha Subramanian, Senior Director- HR, ibibo Group

SAT
11
Saturday, July 11 @2:00 PM
Event: Webisodes
Topic: Adapting Marketing to the NEW Economy
Speaker: Prabhakar Tiwari, Chief Marketing Officer, Angel Broking

Abstract

Mr. Prabhakar Tiwari’s session started by highlighting the disruptions in the economy we face today. Then he shed some light upon how the continuous evolving taste of customers push the Marketers to adapt through this Metamorphosis.

Mr. Prabhakar Tiwari, Chief Marketing Officer, Angel Broking. An award-winning Marketer and IIM Bangalore Gold Medalist

SUN
05
Sunday, July 05 @4:30 PM
Event: Webisodes
Topic: Ideal Go To Market Strategy for Business in India - Post COVID Perspective
Speaker: Sudiip Goswami, Director and GM, South India, DELL

Abstract

Mr. Goswami addressed the students on the topic, 'Ideal Market Strategies for Business in India- Post Covid Perspective.' He stressed the magnitude with which economies and businesses are hit because of #Covid19. He also delved into specific sectors that have benefited and the value proposition they came up with to gain this success.

Sudiip K Goswami - Director & GM - South India at Dell

SUN
05
Sunday, July 05 @11:00 AM
Event: Webisodes
Topic: An Open House Session
Speaker: Krishnan Chatterjee, Cheif Customer Officer and Head of Marketing, Indian Subcontinent, SAP

Abstract

Mr. Krishnan briefed the batch about the latest developments in SAP in terms of the ambitious Global Bharat program which aims to tap the MSME sector of India.

Krishnan Chatterjee - Chief Customer Officer and Head of Marketing , Indian Subcontinent at SAP. He is a multi-disciplinary strategic marketer with experience straddling consumer goods (B2C) and technology(B2B) industries in domestic (India) and global markets.

SAT
04
Saturday, July 04 @2:00 PM
Event: Webisodes
Topic: Banking and its various Functions and Verticals
Speaker: Kunal Tijoriwala, Vice President, West Head, Institutional Client Segment, DBS Bank India Ltd.

Abstract

"Mr. Tijoriwala addressed the students on the topic 'Banking and its various Functions and Verticals'. He delved into the different career aspects in banking and highlighted the significant interest areas that one can look forward to while aspiring for a career in banking.
The session saw discussions around banking functions such as Operations & Technology, Sales, Treasury & Markets, Custody Services, and Investment banking. He stressed on the relevant skills and divulged into the changing landscape of the banking sector."

Mr. Kunal Tijoriwala is VP Regional Head West - Institutional Liabilities, DBS Bank India Ltd. Mr. Kunal has done MBA in Marketing and Finance from IIT Kanpur

SUN
28
Sunday, June 28 @1:00 PM
Event: Webisodes
Topic: How #COVID19 has impacted the talent pool and industry's perspective towards the talent
Speaker: Harjeet Khanduja, Vice President HR, Reliance Jio

Abstract

"Mr. Khanduja addressed the topic 'How #COVID19 has impacted the talent pool and industry's perspective towards the talent' in his unique storytelling style. He broke down the complex subject and made it his own in a compelling, relatable, and entertaining way.
Mr. Khanduja also delved into the changes with perspective to COVID in the current talent dictionary and stressed the shift in talent and owners' dynamics. He profoundly explained about getting into the right talent pools, honing skills, and building on different opportunities.
The session ended with an interactive and insightful Q&A session."

Mr. Harjeet Khanduja is currently V.P. HR at Reliance Jio. Mr. Harjeet is a TEDx speaker and speaks on variety of topics including HR, Leadership, Technology, Economics and Entrepreneurship.

SAT
27
Saturday, June 27 @5:00 PM
Event: Webisodes
Topic: Career in Product Management
Speaker: Sourabh Sharma, Product Director, Media Products, Dunnhumby

Abstract

"Mr. Sharma addressed the students on the topic 'Career in Product Management.' He initiated the subject by taking us through his journey and how hatting multiple roles has benefitted him to take on his current position.
The session also highlighted conversations around the critical skills that are crucial for the role of product manager. Mr. Sharma shared that a product manager should strive for empathy, organizational skills, and at the same time, they must be good storytellers. He also picked instances from his own experiences to stress on the relevancy on these skills and addressed the changing expectations of companies from product managers. The session concluded with an insightful and rigorous Q&A session."

Mr. Sourabh Sharma is currently Product Director - Media Products at dunnhumby. Mr. Sourabh has done his MBA from IIM Lucknow. His areas of expertise include Product management and business analytics

SAT
27
Saturday, June 27 @1:00 PM
Event: Webisodes
Topic: India boasted of Highest Fintech Adoption Rate Globally during Pre-COVID Times, a change of mechanics in this equation may be on the cards.Will the Fintech Industry still be the game-changer for recovering Economies?
Speaker: Rahul Nijhawan, Vice President, Goldman Sachs

Abstract

Mr. Rahul addressed the topic "India boasted of Highest Fintech Adoption Rate Globally during Pre-COVID Times, a change of mechanics in this equation may be on the cards.Will the Fintech Industry still be the game-changer for recovering Economies?" The session had been very informative and interactive with a fruitful Q&A session at the end.

Mr. Rahul Nijhawan is currently V.P. at Goldman Sachs. Mr. Rahul did his PGP from Indian School of Business Finance, Strategy and Leadership. Risk and Portfolia management are one of his top skills

SUN
21
Sunday, June 21 @1:00 PM
Event: Webisodes
Topic: How Startups will Change After Covid19
Speaker: Nitin Jain, Co-Founder, Ofbusiness

Abstract

Mr. Jain addressed the students on the topic 'How Startups will Change After Covid19'. He spoke about the sectors in which startups have taken great strides despite the current upheaval. The session also saw at length discussions and some general and specific queries raised by the students on the current disposition of the startup ecosystem.

Mr. Nitin Jain is IIT Delhi graduate and a Co-Founder, OfBusiness

SAT
20
Saturday, June 20 @5:00 PM
Event: Webisodes
Topic: Consumer Internet Business
Speaker: Amit Kumar Singh, Business Head, Commercial, Real Estate, 99 Acres

Abstract

Mr. Kumar addressed the students on the topic 'Consumer Internet Business'. He spoke on length about the recent disruptions and initiatives in the consumer internet space. In this highly interactive session, students clarified their doubts which Mr. Kumar answered by providing his perceptive take on the subject matter.

Mr. Amit is an IIT and IIM alumnus, bestowed with Distinguished Alumni Award from IIT – Kanpur NCR Charter, Amit has more than 19 years of experience in the Product Management domain.

SAT
20
Saturday, June 20 @1:00 PM
Event: Webisodes
Topic: Design Thinking
Speaker: Sameer Mathur, Sr. Principal, Accenture Strategy and Consunlting

Abstract

Mr. Mathur addressed the students at MBA, IIT Kanpur on the topic "Design Thinking" wherein he covered the nuances and assessment of ambiguous or peripheral factors related to Design Thinking.

"Mr. Sameer Mathur is a Senior Principal at Accenture Strategy & Consulting with diverse experience across management consulting, transformational change management, customer and employee experience management, business performance management, talent & organization functional roles. Mr. Mathur has operational leadership experience across large transformation assignments driven by technology and external events. He is also a data and analytics expert, integrating data analytics with organization effectiveness/resilience/design initiatives.
Mr. Mathur is a Design Thinking trainer and Public Speaker at industry and academic panels on Business Strategy, Analytics, Digital Transformation, Innovation and HR related topics. He has also coached business leaders/ consulting professionals in Design Thinking methodology,
Mr. Mathur is a C-level, global engagement exposure , well versed with global delivery models and team management while being culturally adept and adaptable."

SUN
14
Sunday, June 14 @1:00 PM
Event: Webisodes
Topic: ECOM Grocery: The Present and The Way Forward
Speaker: Sulabh Vij, Associate Director, Grofers

Abstract

"Mr. Vij addressed the students on the topic 'ECOM Grocery: The Present and The Way Forward.' He initiated the subject by introducing the major players in the e-com grocery market, such as Bigbasket, Amazon, Flipkart, and Jiomart, with regards to their current positioning in the market.
The session also highlighted conversations around the inventory led model where major e-com grocery companies now operate with their warehouses, and sales are driven via marketing. He shared the journey of Grofers moving forward through three essential phases of marketplace business model expansion, supply-chain build-up, and scaling-up of user experience.
Mr. Vij also addressed the current trends in e-com grocery, wherein they witnessed panic buying, followed by the gradual increase in consumer spending. He walked us through the challenges of last-mile delivery and brand availability during the lockdown period. The session concluded with a rigorous Q&A session. "

Mr. Vij is an Associate Director in packaged foods category at Grofers Ltd. Mr. Vij is an IIFT alumni with an industry experience of more than 7years in sales and marketing across Telecom, FMCG, Ecom industries. Recently, Mr. Vij has been recognized as the Economic Times Young Leader for year 2019.

SUN
07
Sunday, June 07 @5:00 PM
Event: Webisodes
Topic: Resilience in the face of global crisis
Speaker: Saurabh Kumar, Co-Founder, Ziffy Homes

Abstract

This was the very first episode of the webisodes series at MBA, IIT Kanpur. Mr. Kumar addressed the students on topic "Resilience in the face of global crisis". Then he shed some light on what is the future going to be and what changes are here to stay is a moot point well to mull over. He also covered the impacts of the global pandemic on the real-estate industry and how the business strategies change with evolving times.

Mr. Kumar is the co-founder of Ziffy Homes and our very alumni of MBA, IIT Kanpur. Mr. Kumar has a reach experience of 15years in Real-estate, Investment Banking sectors. He aslo provides with various consultation and coaching services in career development, leadership development, public speaking, and team building to name a few.