International Conference- 2023 on “ Innovations, Agility and Sustainability in Global Business Environment”.
I.T.S Ghaziabad organized International Conference- 2023 on the theme of “ Innovations, Agility and Sustainability in Global Business Environment” on 28th and 29th April 2023.
The conference had an enlightening inaugural session followed by four technical session and two online Plenary session accompanied by global eminent speakers from France, Philippines, USA, Peru & UK. It was organized on two subsequent days, i.e. on 28- 29 April, 2023.
The event commenced with the virtual invocation of Goddess Saraswati. Prof. (Dr.) V.N. Bajpai, Director- I.T.S Ghaziabad warmly welcomed all the eminent speakers and shared his valuable insights on the focal theme with the audience. An overview of the conference and introduction of the theme was given by Conference Convener, Dr. Manoj Kumar Jha.
The inaugural session was graced by honorable Chief Guest Lt Gen A. K. Singh, PVSM, AVSM, SM, VSM (Retd),Former Lt Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Additional Administration of Puducherry) Sainik Farms, Delhi. He deliberated on the unique aspects of leadership in a VUCA world. HE alluded that corporartes could benefit from employing a model that focuses on life and death decisions without limiting itself to simple profit and loss evaluations.
Guest of Honor Prof. S. K. Jain, Former Vice Chancellor, Sri Mata Vaishno Devi , University , Jammu, traced the development of innovation ni various fields, pointing out how the decreasing life cycles are having major implications for companies as well as consumers and & Dr. Ravi Shankar, Professor, IIT Delhi invoked the concept of Triple Bottom Line stressing on the need to achieve the parallel objectives of economic growth, social benefit and environmental protection.
During the Panel Session-1, participants got enriched on the theme “Sustainability of Business in Volatile global Business Environment” by professors from IIM-A, IIM-I, IIM-K,IIM-Kashipur & others . The conference witnessed international Panel Session-2 on theme “Innovations , Agility and Sustainability in Global Business Environment” with academic luminaries from the USA, England, Vietnam, Romania and Peru.
For Panel- Session-1 , following were the expert speakers :
1. Dr. V. K. Gupta, Professor (Finance), IIM Indore
2. Dr. G. Sridhar, Professor (Marketing), IIM Kozikode
3. Dr. K M Baharul Islam,Professor and Area Chair (Communication)Chair, Centre of Excellence in Public Policy and Government, IIM Kashipur
4. Dr. Piyush Sinha, Professor,IIM Ahmedabad
5. Sh. Ravi Ranjan Mishra, Director,(Advisory Services),IFCI Government of India, N Delhi
6. Dr. Suman Pathak, Professor, MATS Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Banglore
The session was moderated by Sh. Ravi Ranjan Mishra, Director( Advisiory Services) , Govt. of India.
For Panel Session-2, following renowned Experts deliberated on the given theme-
· Prof. Justin Paul, Professor, University of PR, San Jaun, PR, USA, Distinguished Scholar,IIM Kerala,Editor in Chief- International Journal of Consumer Studies, Editor- EMR, AE-EMJ & Top Journals
· Dr Tran Thi Hong Ngoc,Head of Department of Natural Resources and Environment Management, An Giang University, Vietnam,
· Prof. Alex Tabarrok, George Mension University, Fairfax, Virginia
· David Wittenberg,ISME College of Management and Entrepreneurship, Mumbai, Visiting Professor at USA, UK and South East Asian Countries
· Adriana Burlea-Schiopoiu, Professor, University of Craiova, Romania
· Prof. Ivan Ivan Muniz Rothgiesser, Director ACCEDU, Universidad Andres Bell, Peru
· Dr. Nikkie Grover, CEO NG EDUWISER PVT LTD, India, Dubai, Singapore, Canada
The International Conference witnessed 4 tracks of presentation for 2 subsequent days. The heartening feature of the conference was substantial participation and presentation of academicians, researchers and business professionals with thought provoking concepts and ideas on the Focal theme in diverse areas of Management and Information Technology.
The International Conference-2023 was thus concluded with the Valedictory session presided by eminent guest Sh. Bhagirath Singh, Vice Chancellor Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay, Shekhawati Univ, Sikar, Rajasthan and declaration of best paper award of all tracks and felicitation to awardees with certificate and trophy. Prof. (Dr.) V N Bajpai presented virtual plaques to all the eminent guests as a token of gratitude.
Institute of Technology and Science and I.T.S School of Management, Ghaziabad organised Entrepreneurship Summit on theme of “Changing Dimensions of Entrepreneurship, Innovation: Technology: Startups” on 21stApril, 2023.
The event began with the auspicious lamp lighting ceremony and invocation of Goddess Saraswati. The program commenced with the welcome address of the Director Dr. V.N. Bajpai as he welcomed all the dignitaries and deliberated upon the India’s growing entrepreneurial ecosystem and the role of students in taking the nation ahead through it.
Honorable Chief Guest of the inaugural session Mr.PankajKankar,CTPO - AJIO, Reliance Retail , Former CTO, Lenskart.com emphasised on the power of belief to face failures and importance of Social Entrepreneurship (ESG), Democratisation, AI, GIG economy.
Ms.Sonal Mehta, Sr. Vice President, Resurgent India Ltd as the Guest of Honour briefed on 3 main pillars of startup preparation: JOSH, HOSH, ZID. She also talked about digital transformation for startups; leveraging technology and innovation.
Mr. Shiv Kumar,Sr. Director (IT) / Scientist, Head of Division- Bio-Technology & Central Information Commission as Guest of Honour, spoke about how Innovation, Technology, Startup, and Entrepreneurship are interconnected.
Keynote Speaker Mr.NeelabhPathak, Program Manager, Startup and Incubation Cell-IIT Kanpurmotivated the students to not stop just because of one failure rather keep planning, implementing, and working hard.
The inaugural session was followed by a power pack panel discussion on “Entrepreneurship, Growth, and Competitiveness comprising of:
Sr. Prof. CK Sabharwal, Managing Director ISK Biosciences India Pvt. Ltdas the moderator of the session initiated the discussion by sharing some of his work experiences working with different institutions and ministries. He emphasized on understanding entrepreneurship with a combination of science, art, attitude, hard work, passion, and mindset.
Mr. SantoshSrivastava, founder & CEO KSKT Agromartshared some real-life examples on Entrepreneurship about mind set and attitude. He advised participants for taking a calculated risk, having perseverance and putting blood and sweat into the idea.
Mr. Ravinder PS Bakshi, Chef Entrepreneur & Founder The Art Cullnaire, suggested students not to be scared of failures as to succeed you must fail, fail fast and restart. He suggested students to learn from failures, be humble, be honest and be fast.
Mr. Sacheen Gandhi, Founder & CEO Healthceopia Wellness Pvt Ltd., emphasized upon getting a brand value. His ideas about strong entrepreneurship are to always remain in touch with the network and not to change the track.
Ms. NituMohanka,Founder -WE rise,emphasized on 4 value systems-Goals, Belief System, Purpose and Strategy which are core for any entrepreneur’s success. She also discussed that learning process is continuous and it is important to connect with the purpose behind the solution of the problem.
Mr. Amar deep Bajpai, Founder Webicom Group talked about at never giving up, trying hard and win with regular attempts. He advised students to focus on health by taking the example of Steve Jobs.
The beauty of the summit was evident from the way the audience kept peppering the sessions with different questions to the panellists and the speakers enlightening remarks on the same. The sessions were highly interactive and participants appreciated the ideas delivered by the speakers.To give students a platform to experience realistic and practical dimension of entrepreneurships the summit was then followed by Business Plan competition in the post lunch session.
At the end of the event, Dr. V.N Bajpai presented Plaque to all the honorable speakers as a token of remembrance and gratitude.
I.T.S School of Management, Ghaziabad organised 7th edition of Business Summit-2023 on theme “Rethinking and Reimagining Business for Circular Economy” on 11th February 2023. The summit witnessed a huge participation from industry and academia from International & National Arena, along with the students.
The summit commenced with the address by Shri Arpit Chadha, Honourable Vice Chairman, I.T.S - The Education Group. He warmly welcomed all the eminent speakers and shared his valuable insights on the focal theme with audience. He emphasized participants to take maximum learning from the vast experience and expertise of corporate veterans.
Honorable Chief Guest of the inaugural session Mr. Amit Sharma, Managing Director & CEO of Satin Housing Finance Ltd. spoke about the importance of preservation of environment and he quoted It with “Jaan Hai to Jahan Hai”.
Dr. Mahesh Uppal, Director, Com First, Delhi as Guest of Honour, addressed the issue of profit- making business culture, which essentially runs on a philosophy of Take, Make and Waste.
Mr. Nitin Gupta, Chief Financial Officer, Info Edge Venture as second Guest of Honour focused about difficulties for business to survive individually. He highlighted that sustainability is very important for all and for the circular economy all must adopt the strategy of use waste to make resources.
Dr. Prerna Kumar, Head of Public Policy Convergent; the Keynote Speaker, spoke about what are the challenges economy is facing and who are the ones who are majorly facing the brunt. She advised to focus on developing solutions such as inclusive- technology, creating sustainable business processes and compassionate leadership
Panel Session–I on theme ‘Innovative Business Models to Redesign the Future’ was moderated by Ms. Arti Khosla Founder and CEO Centre of Assessment for Excellence. She mentioned about increased complexities in the corporate world and businesses and also discussed about the implications of National Education Policy (NEP 2020) for rural areas.
Mr. Akash Sharma, President Finance - Bajaj Group brought in light the recent incidents happening in the corporate world by discussing the Hinderberg’s report and its impact on Adani group. According to him the report may affect the share price of the company in the short run.
Mr. Gaurav Malik, Chief Strategy Officer - Successive Technologies shared his thoughts about Cloud Computing and apprised the audience that cloud computing is a 40 years old technology which has gained momentum in the recent past.
Mr. Ambrish Ranjan, Executive Director - Asort talked about how offline retail stores will be affected by the growth of E-commerce and how helpful E-commerce is for both the customers and businesses. He also mentioned about Co-commerce i.e. community commerce where companies are aggregating with the local merchants and reducing the order receiving to delivery time.
Mr. Rajat Jain, Regional Sales Director - Dell International Services India Pvt. Ltd. talked about how Dell has improved its service quality and maintained better delivery to the customers. He also discussed about meeting the needs of their customers and the importance of service delivery in today’s era for businesses.
Online Panel Session-II on theme ‘Rethinking Opportunity: Payments and Circular Economy’ witnessed stimulating discussions from the international panelists, Mr. Punit Mehrotra Senior On boarding Manager Group International - HSBC Hong Kong addressed the gathering on issues like Digital payment and banking systems which are critical components in any economy, that allow real-time access to transactions.
Mr. Amit Kumar Pandey, Director, Technical Program, Walmart Global Tech California, United States was the second speaker who focused on the issues of 50 million digital waste of which only 20% is recycled.
Dr. Ajay Sharma, Founder and CEO-ASR Ventures & Regional Director, Dimitra Technology, South Holland, Netherlands, the third panelist spoke on Hydrogen energy being the most recyclable energy and circular agriculture economy.
Prof. Roy Sembel, Co-Founder, Proud Media Group, Professor - IPMI International Business School Jakarta, Indonesia addressed on Blue Economy and its features like Inspired by the nature, good impact on the world economy, and sustainability.
Mr. Sunish Sinha, Relationship Manager, Doha Bank, Doha discussed state efforts on circular economy in Qatar. In Qatar government is concerned about a circular economy and ensuring the same, successfully organized FIFA world cup.
The beauty of the summit was evident from the way the audience kept peppering the sessions with different questions to the panelists, speakers and their responses for the same. The conveners of Business Summit - 2023 presented plaques to all the eminent guests as a token of gratitude.
I.T.S School of Management, Ghaziabad organized HR Conclave 2022 on the theme “HR Transformation in Agile Business Environment” in association with HR Sampark on Saturday, 5th November, 2022.
The distinguished guests for the inaugural session included, Shri Arpit Chadha, Patron and Vice Chairman, I.T.S The Education Group, Dr. Aquil Busrai, CEO, Busrai Consulting as Chief Guest and Mr Rajnish Julka, Head of Corporate Affairs, PT. Panca Amara Utama, Jakarta as Guest of Honour.
The session began with the address of Shri Arpit Chadha, Patron and Vice Chairman, I.T.S The Education Group wherein he said that change is constant and; therefore adaptability and innovation are key to success. He also laid emphasis on active learning and active listening as important skills for students to develop. Brightened up the environment of auditorium with his words, providing a spark to the students by telling them to get the best of the best, and to give values to life books and experience.
In his keynote address, Dr. Aquil Busrai took the opportunity to build on the foundation provided by plucking out examples from his own career tracing out the path ahead.
Mr Rajnish Julka, addressed the forum as he broke down the concept of agility while tracing out the evolution of HR in a world that was rapidly adopting newer technologies.
In his address, Director (PR) Shri Surinder Sood stressed on the new vistas opening before the students and why they needed to grasp this opportunity right at the outset.
In her welcome address by Dr. Timira Shukla, Director where she outlined the role played by HR in the a changing environment and why agility was a virtue in this context. Prof. Durba Roy, Associate Vice President, CRC, gave the overview of the programme, urging all to understand the necessity for greater agility.
It was a very productive and energising start to the day’s proceedings with the students looking forward to unearthing more pearls of wisdom in the forthcoming sessions.
Session 1 of HR conclave had Dr. Runa Maitra, Founder and Director, People Talent International, as the moderator.The other discussants were Ms. Rashmi Chauhan, Director and Head -Talent Acquisition, Rategain; Ms Parul Arora, HR Manager,Innodata Inc; Mr Akshay Bhargava, Regional HR Manager, Dabur Ltd.; and Mr Atul Tiwari, CHRO, Spice Money.
The panel discussion was based on the topic of “Leadership and Culture in an Agile Business Environment”:
· Dr. Maitra set the tone for the discussion to and emphasized on the paradigm changes in leadership and culture.
· Ms. Chauhan talked about adaptability, flexibility and 3C’s i.e collaboration, commitment and communication.
· Mr Tiwari shared his opinion on how to know and show the way in this agile business environment.
· Ms Arora linked up the survival in a business environment with family, sports and learning, which she referred to using the acronym FSL. She also spoke about how to sustain in the agile business environment.
· Mr Bharghav opined about how to develop leadership qualities among the students.
· Last but not the least, Mr Sukrit summarised the mantra of life as Be Aware. He also shared his views on investment, attendance and comfort.
Session II was moderated by Mr. Neeraj Narang, Director – HCM Product Strategy, with the other distinguished speakers being Mr. Amit Raj, HR Lead APAC, CBRE; Mr. Pranay Chaturvedi, Head IR and Administration, NWS Pvt Ltd.; Mr. Amit Pareenja, Director Global Learning, Tata Communications; Mr. Varinder Singh, Manager, HR Fortum; and Mr. Nandan Singh, Regional Manager Business Development, National Stock Exchange of India Limited
The panel discussion was based on the topic of “Digitalization of HR in Agile Business Environment”:
· Mr. Narang summarised by speaking about the importance of two way communication.
· Mr Pareenja referred to the role played by technology in HR. He provided example of the role played by organisations like Microsoft.
· Mr. Chaturvedi concentrated on issues in digitilisation in terms of transition from manual system.
· Mr. Amit Raj dealt with various technological issues in decision making.
· Mr. Virinder held forth on the STAR model.
· Mr. Nandan talked about how pandemic necessitate the usage of digital platforms which revolutionized the work in all sphere.
The participants shared views on how digital HR helps to transform into an agile business entity. They talked about how technology had changed the communication system in the field of HR. They further give their views on how digitalisation and agility with respect to HR field go hand in hand. The discussion also focused on hyper awareness, informed decision making and fast execution. It further proceeded to how technology eases complex tasks, making the recruitment process simpler as it reduces the paper work.
The Conclave came to an end with deep insights on HR transformation in agile business environments and how to enhance HR analytics. There were interesting questions from students which the experts answered comprehensively. The sessions were highly interactive and participants appreciated the ideas delivered by the speakers.
Institute of Technology and Science and I.T.S School of Management, Ghaziabad organised the International Conference on the focal theme of “3Ds (Data Analytics, Digitalization & Disruption) in Business and Society” (IC3DBS-2022) on April 21-22, 2022.
The inaugural ceremony was graced by dignitaries including
· Shri Arpit Chadha, Vice Chairman, I.T.S. The Education Group;
· Honorable Chief Guest, Shri Harivansh Narayan Singh, Deputy Chairman, Rajya Sabha, New Delhi;
· Guests of Honour, Prof. S. K. Kak, Former Vice Chancellor, Mahamaya Technical University (Now AKTU) Lucknow and CCS University, Meerut
· Guests of Honour, Dr. Manoranjan Sharma, Chief Economist, Informatics Rating, New Delhi.
The ceremonial lamp lighting and Saraswati Vandana was followed by the welcome address by Dr. V. N. Bajpai, Director. He formally welcomed all the dignitaries and participants from various institutes and elaborated on the focal theme of the conference.
Shri Arpit Chadha described the importance of the topic in the current scenario. He encouraged the students to listen actively to the assembled guests.
Dr. Manoj K. Jha, Conference Convenor, briefed about the objectives and shared the overview of the two day conference.
During the ceremony, the commemorative journal of the conference was released by the Chief Guest and Dignitaries.
Shri Harivansh Narayan Singh spoke about living in an age of rapid technological evolution with AI, ML, Cloud Computing and Data Analytics affecting almost every field.
Prof S. K. Kak, provided food for thought on the conference theme, advising participants to evaluate whether disruption is due to Data Analytics and Digitalization, and whether these two are the solutions for the disruption.
Dr. Manoranjan Sharma commended India’s financial and banking sector for embracing digitalization and technology. He also quoted Indians as being resilient for fighting back through difficult times and motivated participants towards a brighter future.
The session concluded with mementos being presented to all the distinguished guests as a token of appreciation.
I.T.S School of Management organized a Seminar on 'Investment Awareness Program' in association with Geojit Financial Services Ltd for PGDM Participants of 2021-23 Batch on 8th April 2022.
The Program was initiated under the presence of Mr. Ramesh Bharti, Product Head, Equity at Geojit Financial Services Ltd, Mr. Manish Kumar, State Head, Geojit Financial Services Ltd, Mr. Bhavuk Garg, Senior Manager, Geojit Financial Services Ltd, Ms. Moumita Goswami, BSE, Geojit Financial Services Ltd, Mr. Sachin Narang, Senior Manager – HDFC AMC, Dr. V.N. Bajpai, Director, Dr. Anusha Agarwal, Chairperson PGDM and Dr. Neeraj Sanghi, Professor (Finance).
Dr. V.N. Bajpai and Dr. Anusha Agarwal welcomed the distinguished guests of the session, by giving plaques and gifts. Dr. Bajpai discussed the importance of such seminars for participants in his inaugural address. Dr. Anush Agarwal emphasized on importance of investment for participants in her address. Dr. Neeraj Sanghi, in his seminal introduction, discussed traditional and modern investment behavior of the investors and its implications.
Mr. Ramesh Bharti, disseminated the knowledge of various investment avenues to the participants in his session. He briefly introduced the participants about investment in banks, post office schemes, public provident fund, equity shares, mutual funds etc. He discussed the power of compounding and rule of 72 and their importance in equity and mutual fund investments with the participants.
Mr. Sachin Narang explained the concept of mutual funds to the participants. He discussed the types of mutual funds and expected returns of mutual funds and equity in long run. In his session, he emphasized on long term investment and clarity of investment goals for mutual fund investment.
It was an interactive session as participants asked their quires related to the contents covered during the seminar. The resource persons answered the quires of the participants. In concluding remarks, Dr. Neeraj Sanghi extended thanks to all the guests for their benign presence.
The Institute of Technology & Science, Ghaziabad organized the fourth edition of Research Convention-2022 on the emerging and key theme of ‘Informal Economy: The Invisible Hand’ on 05th March, 2022.
This one day Convention was organized under the aegis of Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC), MIC-MoE and MSME. The convention witnessed a huge participation from industry and academia along with the students.
The event began with the auspicious lamp lighting ceremony and invocation of Goddess Saraswati. The convention commenced with the enriching address by Shri Arpit Chadha, Vice Chairman, I.T.S - The Education Group. He warmly welcomed all the eminent speakers and shared his valuable insights on the emergent theme of the convention, its role and importance to the Indian economy and involvement of youth to drive it coming years. He emphasised participants to take maximum learning from the deliberations of all the experts and practitioners to be shared across various sessions.
Prof. (Dr.) V.N Bajpai, Director Management presented the welcome address where he introduced the theme of the convention and shared his viewpoints on the informal economy and its relevance in today’s scenario. Dr. Rajeev Johari, Convenor provided the overview of the convention and the program flow.
The Inaugural session was graced by Mr. Anil Patni, Team Leader EU Policy and Outreach Project (India & France) as Chief Guest, Mr. Rahul Sharma, Managing Director, APCO World Wide and Dr. Rajat Kathuria, Professor & Dean, Shiv Nadar University, Former Director and Chief Executive Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER).
Mr. Anil Patni, Team Leader EU Policy and Outreach Project (India & France), Chief Guest of the convention deliberated upon the importance of Informal Economy as being informal doesn’t means non-existent, and importantly it has a major part to play in GDP.
Mr. Rahul Sharma, Managing Director, APCO World Wide, as the keynote speaker expressed his thoughts over the emergent ‘Knowledge Economy’ giving its way to the gig economy wherein technology has proved to be the major enabler.
Dr. Rajat Kathuria, Professor & Dean, Shiv Nadar University, Former Director and Chief Executive Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), was the other keynote speaker who expressed concern over greater urbanisation and new characteristics of the city and its people who do not prefer to own assets.
The session was quite interactive as participants asked many relevant questions and the eminent speakers answered them to their satisfaction. At the end of the inaugural session, Dr. V.N Bajpai presented virtual plaques to all the honorable speakers as a token of remembrance and gratitude.
The first panel discussion involved Mr. S. K. Gautam, CEO, UDYAM; Mr. Ramanan Ramanathan , Former Additional Secretary NITI Ayog, New Delhi; Dr. Raj Agarwal, Professor and Director, CME-AIMA, New Delhi; Mr. Anand Mirani, Director & Lead Advisor, Simplus Exim & Corporate Advisory LLP;and Ms. Hanadi Khalife, Senior Director- IMA, Middle East, Africa & India Operations.
Mr SK Gautam initiated proceedings by speaking about “Informal Economy & Invisible Hand”. He shared data on the Indian government’s contribution to the startup ecosystem, also taking time to stress upon women entrepreneurship and their contribution to Indian economy.
Dr Raj Agarwal emphasised upon the collaboration between academia and industry for promoting an environment of entrepreneurship. He also spoke about the culture of entrepreneurship during the course of the globalisation, privatisation and liberalisation process.
Mr. Anand Mirani started his deliberation with a story of ants and stressed upon becoming butterfly in the times to come. He hoped that students would take the chance to explore possibilities. He highlighted entrepreneurial attitude, adaptability to change and VUCA world through various examples.
Mr. Ramanan Ramanathan stressed on various features of the Atal innovation mission along with the demographic dividend being exploited by India. He shared examples and quotations of Steve Job, Dr A.P.J Abdul Kalam and Swami Vivekananda to reinforce his concepts on innovations, creativity and entrepreneurship.
Panel Discussion 1 ended with the vote of thanks by Dr V.N. Bajpai and sharing of Plaque of Honor to all the panel members.
The second panel discussion included Mr Surendra Nath, IAS, Former Secretary, Govt. of India; Dr Vipin Kumar, Director and Chief Information Officer, National Innovation Foundation, DST, Govt. of India; Prof. Birendra Kumar, Dr Rajendra Prasad Agriculture Central University Bihar; Mr Ashwinder R. Singh, CEO, Bhartiya Urban; Dr Sanjeev Kumar Saxena, Assam University; and Mr Ankur Bisen, Senior Partner, Technopak Advisors.
Mr. Surendra Nath initiated the session by explaining the background of informal economy; how to increase the productivity of the informal economy; the working population of the country, core issues of employment & productivity; and how 40 crore people are engaged in different industries of which 20 crore in agriculture, 8 crore in construction, 5 crore in forestry, 4 crore in hotels, 2 crore in animal husbandry and 1 crore in handicrafts.
Mr. Sanjeev Kumar Saxena discussed about the resilience of the hospitality industry in Covid-19, including how the industry coped with revenue downfall because of foreign restriction and lockdowns. He further discussed how they have planned the strategic approach during the pre and post pandemic era.
Mr. Ashwinder R Singh expressed his views about the role of technology in the real estate sector and how residential real estate has grown in the last couple of years during the pandemic. He further explained some of the challenges for the real estate industry, such as the low rental rates.
Mr. Vipin Kumar discussed about the startups in the services sector and how they have grown into unicorns in a very short time. He went on to talk about employment generation with startups and experimentations in the food industry.
Mr. Ankur Bisen highlighted the importance of the informal economy in pandemic and how society needs to invest more in defining the informal economy. He also addressed issues like quality of employment, human rights, lack of framework in informal economy and economic growth of India.
Panel Discussion II was then concluded with the presentation of a virtual plaque of honour as a token of gratitude.
Overall the various sessions of the convention were very lively and instructive for all present. Students gained a variety of insights which are expected to broaden there horizons while also apprising them about opportunities coming up in a growing job market.
I.T.S School of Management, Ghaziabad organized a Virtual Business Summit on the focal theme of “Resilience & Reinvention of Business in the GIG Economy” for PGDM and MBA students on 19th February 2022.
The Virtual Business Summit had an enlightening Inaugural session followed by insightful panel discussions. All the renowned resource persons presented deep insights on the focal theme of “Resilience & Reinvention of Business in the GIG Economy”
Following renowned Experts deliberated on the given theme-
· Mr. Venkatesh Mahadevan, Chief Information Officer, Dubai Investments, PJSC, Dubai, U.A.E
· Mr. Naresh Priyadarshi, CEO, IIITD Innovation & Incubation Center, IIIT Delhi -
· Mr. Amit Kumar, CEO, OLX Auto,
· Mr. Anupam Saronwala, Advisor Mentor, Angel Investor, Former Country Leader, IBM Research
· Ms. RashmiMansharamani, CHRO, Wave Group
· Mr. Gursharan Rai Bansal, CGM & Chief Sales Marketing officer, India Post Payments Bank
· Mr. Prashant Pal, CEO & Founder, Pure India Trust, Jaipur
· Mr. Kaushal Mahtani, Senior Principal, Accenture Strategy
· Ms. Lakshika Joshi, Global Lead IP Counsel & AVP Legal, Capgemini Engineering
· Mr. Amit Katariya, Global CHRO, Hanu Software
The event commenced with the virtual invocation of Goddess Saraswati. The program commenced with the enriching address by Shri Arpit Chadha, Vice Chairman, I.T.S - The Education Group. Prof. (Dr.) V.N. Bajpai, Director- I.T.S Ghaziabad warmly welcomed all the eminent speakers and shared his valuable insights on the focal theme with the audience. An overview of the summit and introduction of the theme was given by Business Summit Convener, Dr. Anusha Agarwal.
The inaugural session was graced by honorable Chief Guest Mr. Venkatesh Mahadevan, Chief Information Officer, Dubai Investments, PJSC Dubai, U.A.E.He motivated the participants to embrace the practical knowledge and use their inquisitiveness for building agility and for betterment of their future.
Mr. Naresh Priyadarshi, CEO,IIITD Innovation & Incubation Center, IIIT Delhi distinguished Guest of Honor the day, described digital marketplace, listing platforms and asset sharing as the three pillars of GIG Economy and inspired participants to look for other options to become a disruptor themselves.
Mr. Amit Kumar, CEO,OLX Auto the keynote speaker of the inaugural session, delivered his keynote address highlighting the meaning of GIG economy as having virtual workers doing temporary jobs at their freedom. He also stressed that disruption is around the corner for most of the sectors and they need to embrace the change to be successful.
During the first Panel Session, Ms. Rashmi Mansharamani, CHRO-Wave Group introduced the theme Innovate, Integrate and Motivate for Sustainable Organizations. She explained why resilience and reinvention are important in an organization and how pandemic has impacted the organizations through the hybrid workplace. She further emphasized that empathy and trust along with relevant decision making can build socially sustainable organizations.
Mr. Gursharan Rai Bansal, CGM & Chief Sales Marketing officer,India Post Payments Bank discussed how technology is helping organizations to be agile and adaptable in order to sustain in this pandemic era
During the Panel Session-II, the summit witnessed stimulating discussions from the esteemed panelist on the theme of Entrepreneurism and Business Growth – Thriving in Turbulent Times.
Mr. Anupam Saronwala Advisor Mentor, Angel Investor, Former Country Leader, IBM Research, highlighted some important characteristics of GIG workers and emphasized that the biggest characteristic of GIG economy is absence of the fear of failure. Mr. Prashant Pal, CEO & Founder, Pure India Trust, Jaipur, briefly discussed about the upcoming contractual and freelance work environment. Mr. Kaushal Mahtani, Senior Principal, Accenture Strategy stressed on the changing nature of work which is giving way to contractual jobs and agile workforce. Ms. Lakshika Joshi Global Lead IP Counsel & AVP Legal, Capgemini Engineering, talked about legal protections available globally for GIG workers which India can adapt during its journey on the challenging growth path. Mr. Amit Katariya Global CHRO, Hanu Software, elaborated on the efforts of organizations in managing and engaging their workforce towards the transition from pandemic to post pandemic scenario.
The 6th Edition of I.T.S Business Summit 2022 thus concluded with the Institute’s students and guests learning through the combined experience of various Industry stalwarts from a variety of fields. The young leaders of tomorrow were left with a refreshed sense of motivation to work towards a brighter and smarter India. Prof. (Dr.) V N Bajpai presented virtual plaques to all the eminent guests as a token of gratitude. The beauty of the summit was evident from the way the audience kept peppering the sessions with different questions aimed at the panelists and the speakers’ enlightening remarks on the same.
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