Conference & Seminars

Dr. Anusha & Prof. Neetu attended CII 5th Summit on Banking and Finance.

Dr. Anusha Agarwal and Prof. Neetu Purohit attended the 5th CII Banking and Finance Summit 2016 on ‘Building India through a Stronger Financial Sector’ on 20th May 2016 at Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi. The Summit witnessed a participation of around 225 delegates comprising of corporates, infrastructure companies, banks, insurance companies, financial intermediaries and merchant banks, AMCs, technology players in BFSI space, PEs & VCs, multilateral agencies, policy makers & regulators, finance professionals, debt syndicators, economists and academia. The Chief Guest for the Summit was Mr. Vinod Rai, Chairman, Banks Board Bureau, Government of India. He highlighted that the banks stressed assets are due to high leveraging by the borrowing companies. He also highlighted that the Banks Board Bureau is analyzing these stress assets and will put forward an intermediary mechanism to settle them. RBI is also preparing guidelines on the issues faced in case of joint lending by banks. Mr. Rai was hopeful that all these will facilitate in cleaning the balance sheet of the banks. In this regard, a road map will be ready by 15th June so that a certain degree of comfort can be provided in the decision making process. Then there were four Panel Discussions with Panel Discussion I on ‘Linking the Unbanked Population to the Formal Banking System’.

The speakers for the panel were Mr. Rakesh Sethi, Executive Director, Union Bank of India; Ms. Ratna Vishwanathan, Chief Executive Officer, Micro finance Institutions Network; and Mr. Anuj Pandey, EVP & Regional Business Head-North, Religare Finvest Ltd. The session chair was Dr. Harsh Kumar Bhanwala, Chairman, NABARD. The Panel Discussion II was on ‘Enhanced Role of Technology & Applications in Banking and Financial Sector’. The panelists were Mr. Kiran Karnik, Former President, NASSCOM; Mr. Murli Mahalingam, Industry Director-Banking, SAP India Subcontinent; and Mr. Trilok Chandra, Director, Department of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India; and Mr. Rajesh Dhuddu, Senior VP-Market Development, Quatrro Processing Service. The session moderator was Mr. Ravi Nawal, Country Head, Kapronasia in India. The Panel Discussion III was on ‘Financing the Infrastructure Gap: Role of Banks, Financial Institutions & Specialist Institutions’. The panelists were Mr. S.B. Nayar, Chairman and Managing Director, India Infrastructure Finance Company Ltd.; Mr. K. Mukundan, CEO UTI Capital Ltd.; and Mr. Sidharath Kapur, President and CFO-Airports, GMR Group. The Moderator for the panel was Mr. Tamal Bandyopadhyay, Consulting Editor, The Mint. The last Panel Discussion IV was on ‘Structural Reforms in the Indian Financial Sector’. The expert speakers for the session were Mr. Deepak Chatterjee, Managing Director & CEO, IIFCL Projects Ltd.; Mr. Nikhil Sahni, Secior President and Country Head, Government Banking & Strategic Government Advisory, YES Bank; Mr. A.K. Choudhary, Chief General Manager, Department of Banking Regulation, Reserve Bank of India; Mr. Naresh Makhijani, Partner and Head-Financial Services, KPMG India; and Mr. Krishnan Sitaraman, Senior Director, CRISIL Ratings.

The session was chaired by Mr. Rajesh Srivastava, Chairman & Managing Director, Rabo Equity Advisors Pvt. Ltd. The speakers deliberated on the various aspects of financial institutions and how their functioning can be made more effective at a fair cost with benefits to all sectors of the society. The speakers also stressed upon the need for a greater role of Micro Finance Institutions and NBFCs as they work at the grassroot level so that they compliment the formal banking channels in reaching out to the bottom of the pyramid. There was also a release of the CII - CRISIL Paper on ‘Building India through a Stronger Financial System’ was released during the Summit. The faculty members found the Summit very informative and insightful.

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Prof. Parul Gupta attended ASSOCHAM’s 2nd ICI summit at New Delhi

Prof. Parul Gupta attended ASSOCHAM’s 2nd ICI summit “India: Entrepreneurial, Creative & Innovative" at Hotel Le-Meridien, New Delhi on 19 May, 2016. The summit was organized by ASSOCHAM India. This one day conclave was divided into 2 sessions which covered different dimensions related to the idea of making India an innovative, creative, and inclusive superpower.

Session 1

  • 1. Mr. S. Ramakrishna- Co-Chairman National Manufacturing Council of ASSOCHAM and President- Group Public Affairs Mahindra and Mahindra
  • 2. Mr. Ashutosh Chadha- VP and Head Corporate Affairs WIPRO
  • 3. Ms. Sudakshina Ghosh- Discreet manufacturing Industry Value Engineering lead SAP India.
  • 4. Mr. Y.S. Chowdary- Honorable Minister of State for Ministry of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences, Govt. of India.
  • 5. Mr. D.S. Rawat- Secretary General ASSOCHAM

The discussion in the session focused on enhancing innovation and creativity and the policy requirement for the same. It also discussed the importance of focusing on funding the innovation to convert idea to investment. The value of building digital infrastructure and promoting low cost technology to realize the desired objectives of inclusive growth.

Session 2 on Enhancing Innovation and Creativity

  • 1.Dr. Praveen Arora- Head CHORD, Department of Science and Technology
  • 2. Mr. Raja Krishnamurthy- Head R&D India region 3M India Ltd.
  • 3. Dr. W Selvamurthy- President Amity Science and Technology and innovation foundation, Amity University
  • 4. Mr. Sumant Sood- Head Innovation Titan Company
  • 5. Dr. Prabhat Ranjan, Executive Director TIFAC
  • 6. Ms. Neeru Sharma- Director of Platform Business Services, Infibeam Incorporation Ltd.
  • 7. Mr. Naveen Mathur- Deputy Controller of Patents and Design from Delhi Patent office
  • 8. Ms. Anshika Jha- Senior Intellectual Property Adivsor, UK Intellectual Property Office, British High Commission.

This session focused on developing entrepreneurship, innovation and growth, strengthening skills and changes required in the education system from industry perspective. The session also shed light on the importance of IPRs in achieving the desired outcomes related to making India Entrepreneurial, Creative & Innovative.

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Conference attended by Dr Abhinav P Tripathi at IIT –Delhi

Dr. Abhinav P. Tripathi has participated and presented a research paper on “Non-deceptive counterfeit brands: a descriptive approach to understand consumer perspective” co-authored by Prof. Durba Roy in a refereed, international conference on "Brand Management" organized on 16th and 17th April,2016 at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT–Delhi), Delhi.

This conference was an initiative to bring the research, academia and industry on the same platform to discuss the various initiatives and consequences of brands and its management. More than 500 researchers and scholars from across the globe have joined at this international conference, which was being further supported by Adobe and Emerald as digital and knowledge cum printing partners of this international conference research proceedings. This two days international conference widely addressed the issues of startup branding and valuation, Public sector branding, branding by not for profit organization, technology branding, b2b and ethical branding.

The conference was jointly inaugurated by department of management studies of IIT Delhi along with Curtin University, Australia. Dr. Harish Chaudhary, Dr. Mahim Sagar, Dr. Kanika Bhal, Prof. sushil , Prof. Ravi Shankar, Prof. S.S Yadav, Dr. S.K. Jain, and Prof. Tony Travaglione , Prof. Lucey, Prof. Camerford, Prof. David Groth are the few names who were available there during the two days international conference.

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International Conference: ICDMTB-2016

Department of management of Institute of Technology & Science, Ghaziabad organised an International Conference on “Developments in Management, Technology & Business” on 01st & 02nd April, 2016.

The International Conference has made ripples in Management Education. The congregation of academicians helped in creating very positive vibes in the academic industry. In all 18 academicians of repute including Dr. Vinay Sheel Gautam, Sr. Advisor KPMG and Founder Director IIM K, Dr. T V Rao, Chairman TVRL and Former Professor IIM A, among the most renowned name in management education, Dr. C P Srimali, Director MDI Gurgaon , Dr. Ganesh M Prabhu, Professor Strategy, IIM B, Dr. Atanu Ghosh, Prof. Strategy SOM , IIT Mumbai , Dr. Punam Sehgal , former dean IIM Lucknow , Dr. Srini R. Srinivasan, faculty Jamnalal Bajaj Mumbai and many others from MDI, IMI, IMT , joined us during the conference.

01st April, 2016: Inaugural Session

The conference was jointly inaugurated by the chief guest Dr Vinayshil Gautam, Sr Advisor KPMG, Founder Director IIM K and First Head of Management Department, IIT Delhi and keynote speaker Dr C P Shrimali, Director, MDI Gurgaon and Shir B K Arora, Secretary, I.T.S The Education Group.

Dr Sapna Rakesh, Director Management delivered the Welcome address followed by Conference overview by Dr Anita Mathew.

During his keynote address Dr Shrimali talked about technology as a driver of modern age and touched upon various issued concern with Technology leverage. Dr Vinayashil Gautam in his address sensitized the younger generation about opportunities available in India and their role to drive India ahead. He said that our challenge is to train and mentor the next generation of effective leaders who will shape the future of business, politics, and education in the face of global change.

At the end of the session the conference proceedings were released. Prof Anuja Roy coordinated the session effectively.

Technical Session 1:

The first technical session was on Financing, Marketing and Capability Building to accelerate competitiveness. Dr Ajay Pandit, Former Professor, FMS, Delhi University, Dr Ganesh M Prabhu, Professor- Strategy , IIM Bangalore and Dr Deepak Tandon, Professor- Finance, IMI, New Delhi were the speakers of the session.

Dr Ajay Pandit talked about the increasing demands on marketing organizations that are leaving marketers and their firms vulnerable. Most marketers would endorse this assertion and then acknowledge their uncertainty about how to navigate this reality. The drivers for the widening marketing performance gap are increasing complexity, interacting with an accelerating rate of change in markets and serious organizational impediments to responding.

Dr Ganesh M Prabhu highlights that goal of most strategies is to build an enduring competitive advantage by establishing clever market positioning or assembling the right capabilities and competencies for making or delivering an offering. Companies undertake periodic strategy reviews and set direction and organizational structure on the basis of an analysis of their industry and some forecast of how it will evolve and develop competitiveness.

Dr. Deepak Tandon said in the marketplace, it’s not the strongest who win, but ones most responsive and adaptable to change. Today, for business leaders and CXOs, it is a constant struggle to adapt to a fast-changing business environment. It’s not just about making the right choices for themselves but for all their stakeholders – employees, business partners, clients, customers, policy makers, shareholders and investors.

The session was well coordinated by Prof Shikha Arora.

Technical Session 2:

The second technical session was on Strategic drivers for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in business. Dr Shailendra Nigam, Professor- HR, IMI New Delhi, Dr V J Sebastian, from IMT Ghaziabad and Mr C K Sabharwal, MD Crop Health have addressed the gathering and answered the questions of the participants.

Dr Sailendra Nigam said that today we live in a technological ‘age’ and global economy where competition has become knowledge-based. In modern theories of growth and development technological innovation has taken the centre stage. Our love for novelty and new gadgets is thus based on practical and theoretical foundations.

Dr V J Sebastian highlighted the growing interest in the relationship between technological innovation (and entrepreneurship) and the way it can promote global growth and development. Prof. C K Sabharwal said that Governments and development agencies are focusing on generating inclusive innovations, using policy instruments that induce the private sector—working on its own or in partnership with the public and non government sectors—to create and disseminate innovations that relevant for underserved market segment.

02nd April, 2016:

Technical Session 3:

The second day of the conference took off with deliberations on another exiting theme “Management Challenges to engage with New order stakeholders” with the prolific academicians like Dr Atanu Ghosh from SJMIMS, IIT Mumbai, Dr Srini R Srinivasan from Jamna Lal Bajaj Institute, Mumbai, Dr Shobha Kulshretha, Renowned consultant in International Business Area and Dr Deepak Singh, Director HR, KPMG.

The discussion and deliberations revolve around Stakeholder engagement as a cutting edge tool. Some companies like Starbucks, which is crowdsourcing new product ideas through its “My Starbucks Idea” social media platform, are showing leadership in identifying and holding discussions with diverse stakeholder groups. But just as many companies are struggling to build the basics of engagement and appropriately respond to increasing pressure. This is happening in part because stakeholder engagement is part of the CSR basics.

It has become such a norm that companies complete it to tick a box rather than endeavoring to understand what engagement specifically means to them. Managers charged with stakeholder engagement are also feeling pressure created by social media. More voices clamoring in more outlets for more attention is changing the reasons companies engage, how they engage, and with whom they engage.

The session was very well coordinated by Dr V N Bajpai.

Technical Session 4:

Dr Punam Sahgal, VP HR National Institute of Smart Govt., Dr Ganesh M Prabhu from IIM b and Dr Rishiraj Singh, Director, NIESBUD discussed in length on Emerging Business models to drive growth in India. The speakers of the session talked about the opportunities and challenges involved in managing with the emerging business models based on IT platform. How India is benefiting from the growth of startups in this area.

Technical Session 5:

Dr T V Rao, Chairman, TVRLS, Former Professor IIM A, Dr Kavita Singh, Professor-OB, FMS, Delhi University, Dr. Debi Saini, Professor HR, MDI, Gurgaon, Dr A M Sherry, Head & Dean, HCL Talent Care discussed the issues related to the theme Technology, Society and Social change in India. Dr Rao said that in the wake of modernization and globalization, the processes of social mobility, the nature of demographic changes and increase in urbanization and industrialization have brought significant changes in Indian society. There have come vast changes in the fields of new professions, banking, management, media and information and several other sectors of service.

The conference received huge response from research scholars, academicians and industry participants. Over 200 research papers were received. 151 abstract and 6 theme papers have been included in conference proceedings published by Bloomsbury, a well known publication house. There were 66 selected paper presentations from close to 45 institutions including paper from IIM Kashipur, BHU, Jamia Islamia, RGIIT Kerala, amongst many others in six different tracks with session chairs of Professors from IIM B, IIT B, Jamna Lal Bajaj, Mumbai, IMI, Delhi and IMT Ghaziabad. 111 delegates and 18 speakers attended the Conference, which included 22 international delegates from Ghana, Butan, Kambodia, Peru, Russia, Namibia, Zimbabwe also.

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I.T.S, faculty & students attended AIMA's 2nd National Leadership Conclave

Management faculty & students attended AIMA's 2nd National Leadership Conclave “Breaking Through: Making India a Creative Superpower” at Hotel Le-Meridien, New Delhi

PGDM (2015-17) Batch students Shalvika Singh, Shashank Paliwal, ShwetaTyagi, Shwetank Srivastava, Anchal Grover, Ankit Sirohi, Sameer Mohd, Pawan Chauhan, Swati Sharma,Tusher Kaushik, Awanitka Chand along with faculty members Dr. D.K Pandey and Prof. Parul Gupta attended AIMA's 2nd National Leadership Conclave “Breaking Through: Making India a Creative Superpower” at Hotel Le-Meridien, New Delhi on 3- 4 March, 2016

The conclave was organized by All India Management Association (AIMA). This two day conclave was divided into multiple sessions which covered different dimensions related to the idea of making India a creative superpower.

Session 1 on Budgeting for Growth: Balancing Discipline and Stimulus

  • 1. Mr. Sunil Kant Munjal (Senior Vice President, AIMA and Joint Managing Director, Hero Motocorp Ltd and Chairman, Hero Corporate Service Pvt Ltd)
  • 2. Mr. Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda- Indian Politician, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha), Biju Janata Dal
  • 3. Mr. N.K. Singh (Former Member (Rajya Sabha), Economist and Senior Member, BJP)

The discussion in the session focused on budgetary measure to increase investment in India and on increased public spending without breaching its fiscal deficit target.

Session 2 on Make in India: Building for Long-Term Growth

  • 1. Mr. Rahul Bajaj (Chairman, Bajaj Auto Limited, India and Head, Bajaj Group)
  • 2. Mr. R C Bhargava (Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, Maruti Suzuki India Limited)
  • 3. Mr. Amitabh Kant (Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) Government of India)

This session focused on political and policy environment reforms for quick and easy implementation of infrastructure and industrial projects.

Session 3 on Green Signals: Ecology, Growth, and Democracy in India

Speaker – Mr. Jairam Ramesh (Senior Leader, Indian National Congress, Member of Parliament

This session detailed on the efforts to change the way environment is viewed both by proponents of environmental security and those who prize economic growth at all costs.

Session 4 on Budget 2016: A Boost for the Economy

Speaker: Mr. Jayant Sinha (Minister of State for Finance, Government of India)

This Session analysed the budget 2016 in its implications for the poor section of the society.

Session 5: Talent Economy: Creating Global Knowledge & Skills Hub

  • 1. Mr. S Ramadorai (Chairman, National Skill Development Agency & National Skill Development Corporation)
  • 2. Mr. Vineet Nayar (Former CEO of HCL Technologies and Founder of Sampark Foundation)
  • 3. Mr. Vinay Sheel Oberoi (Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development,Government of India)

In this session the speakers discussed on how India’s demographic dividend be turned into a key asset for durable growth.

    Session 6 India Ventures: Becoming Entrepreneurial Nation
  • 1. Mr. Patu Keswani (Chairman and Managing Director, Lemon Tree Hotels Ltd)
  • 2. Mr. Rajesh Magow (Co-Founder & CEO – India, MakeMyTrip)
  • 3. Mr. Raaja Kanwar (Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Apollo International Limited)

This session focused on measures to promote entrepreneurial attitude and the leadership needs to facilitate an ecosystem for start-ups

Session 7 Energizing Growth: Powering Productivity

Speaker: Mr. Piyush Goyal

Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy, Government of India

The session focused on measures to provide uninterrupted power supply to cater to the increasing demand of growing India.

Session 8 “PaxIndica: Shaping a New World Order”

Speaker: Mr. Shashi Tharoor (Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha and Chairman, Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs)

The speaker focused on how India can be a global creative superpower using the soft power it possesses.

Session 9: “Exponential Technology Advances, Disruptions of Industries, and Opportunities for India”

  • 1. Mr. Vivek Wadhwa (Fellow, Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance, Stanford University and Director of Research, CERC, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University)
  • 2. Mr. CP Gurnani (CEO and the Managing Director of Tech Mahindra.)

Session 10 Indestructible Brands: Building Brands to Survive Disruption

  • 1. Sam Balsara (Chairman and Managing Director of Madison World and Madison Communications)
  • 2. D Shiva kumar (Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo India Holdings Pvt Ltd)
  • 3. Santosh Desai (Managing Director & CEO of Future brands India Ltd. Author, Columnist, Social Commentator)
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    Prof. Alok Singh participated and presented a research paper on Supply Chain Management at IIT Kharagpur.

    On February 12th, 13th and 14th, 2016 an International conference was organized at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur on the theme of “E-Business and Supply Chain Competitiveness” (EBSCC 2016).

    The conference saw a great gathering of wonderfully acclaimed speakers throughout the world. This conference was devised to create a platform for discussion on the current and contemporary issues on E- Business, Process Excellence and Supply Chain Management. The conference had also allowed the participants to discuss current and pressing issues with senior level executives and academicians from different countries.

    On the behalf of I.T.S - Mohan Nagar, Ghaziabad; Prof. Alok Singh has participated among the elite galaxy of eminent scholars and presented his research paper titled “A Review of Literature on Supply Chain Performance Evaluation of Perishable Products in India”. More than 100 quality research papers across the world were submitted by different area experts in their different domain of expertise. The conference was inaugurated with benign presence of Mr. Sanjiv Paul; MD, Tata Metaliks.

    This three day international conference was organized by Industrial and Systems Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.

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