PGDM students and Faculty attended Singapore –India Hackathon 2023
Dr. Rajeev Johari along with Harish Kumar and Nitish Gupta, students of PGDM (2022-24) Batch, I.T.S School of Management, Ghaziabad attended Inaugural ceremony of Singapore India “Hackathon on Fintech and ESG” organized by Ministry of Education, Government of India and Ministry of Trade and Industry, Government of Singapore with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore at Imperial Hotel, New Delhi on 13th March, 2023.
Professor Lam Khin Yong, Vice President (Industry), NTU Singapore addressed the audience through his opening remarks. Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Honorable Minister of Education, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India described the 3C Model i.e. capacity, capability and capital in addressing problems of the country. He stressed on technological aspects in both countries to boost the environment of Innovation and Research & Development. Mr Gan Kim Yong, Honorable Minister for Trade and Industry, Government of Singapore discussed about financial inclusion for encouraging the startups.
The entire program was spread across three technical sessions:
The distinguished speakers of the panels included:
· Mr. Vijay Sekhar Sharma, Founder, One97 & PayTM
· Mr. Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief Fintech Officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore
· Ms. Tan Bin Ru, Deputy CEO of Chainup Pte Ltd and President, Singapore Blockchain Association
· Mr. Walter de Oude, Founder, Singlife and Chocolate Finance
· Mr. Niel Parekh, Partner & Head of Asia, Australia and New Zealand at Tikehau Capital & Chairman, The Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI)
· Ms. Amita Chaudhury, Group Head of Sustainability, AIA
· Prof Tim White, Vice President (International Engagement), President’s Chair in Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
· Professor Ajay Sood, Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India Professor T G Sitharam, Chairman, All India Council of Technical Education
Discussions centered onward technology, finance, block chain, IT, sustainability, research, unicorn, materials tangible and other. The program was informative and insightful for new startups, entrepreneurs and industry.
Dr. Neeraj Sanghi as an Expert for Finance Panel of Research Symposium
Dr. Neeraj Sanghi, Professor of I.T.S School of Management, Ghaziabad chaired a session as an Expert for Finance Panel of Research Symposium organized by CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Delhi-NCR campus on Thursday, 09th March, 2023.
The objective of the Research Symposium was to develop research abilities in students and provide them insights in their research reports in Finance Area. Students demonstrated the research work to the panel for suggestions and evaluation. The winners were felicitated by trophies.
Overall the experience was enriching and overwhelming.
Dr. Namita as resource person in International Conference
Dr. Namtia Mishra, faculty of I.T.S School of Management, Ghaziabad chaired an online session as resource person on IPR and its practices in a three day International Conference on “A Primer on Intellectual Property Rights” on Thursday, 09th March, 2023 at Department of Computer Science, Andhra Loyola College , Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh
The objective of the conference was to provide a common platform for researchers from the Academia as well as the Industry and students to discuss and present their research work by providing an opportunity for collaboration among them. As a resource person the talk focused on IPR and its processes, know how to develop a patentable idea.
Overall the experience was enriching and overwhelming.
PGDM Students and Faculty Members attended Gender Equality Summit
The students of I.T.S School of Management, Ghaziabad (PGDM 2022-24 Batch) namely Priya Mittal, Karan Singh, Krutana Sharma, Abhinav Srivastava, Deepak Rana and Saquib Farooqi along with Dr. Shikha Arora and Dr. Vivek Pachauri on 2nd March, 2023
had an opportunity time to attend the UN Global Compact Organisation (GCNI) India summit on 6th Gender Equality Summit on the theme “Gender Equal Future: Technology, Innovation & Inclusion” at Hyatt Regency, New Delhi.
The gender equality summit 2023 focuses on innovation and technological change, and education in the digital age for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls.
Unlock the path of the private sector for gender equality.
Rethinking through the gender lens using technology changes, innovation and education.
Closing the digital gender gap to achieve sustainable development goals.
It was an honour to hear the eminent speakers of the summit namely
· Ms. Susan Ferguson, UN Women India
· Ms. Ajaita Shah, Founder & CEO, Frontier Markets Pvt. Ltd.
· Ms. Naghma Mulla, CEO, EdelGive Foundation
· Dr. Sangita Reddy,India Chair G20 Empower, Past President, FICCI and Jt. MD, Apollo Hospitals.
· Ms. Vaishali Nigam Sinha – Chair, GES 2023;
· Mr. Gokul Pandian - Director EY;
· Mr. Ratnesh - ED, UN-GCNI;
· Ms. Ishu Shiva, Founder & MD of Sanitree
· Mr. Sanket Atal, SVP & MD, Salesforce India
and other esteemed speakers across the globe. It was a very awe-inspiring workshop with free and fair exchange of thoughts, especially from women's point of view. Many of the participants had specific queries relating to their area of operation, which were adequately handled by the dignitaries.
It was an enriching experience to hear from experts on how a gender equal future can help us to achieve sustainable development goals.
Participation as a session chair in the 3rd International Conference
Dr. Namita Mishra, Faculty of I.T.S School of Management, Ghaziabad participated as a session chair in the 3rd International Conference on “Innovative Practices in Technology & Management (ICIPTM-2023) organized by Amity University in association with IEEE.
The objective of the conference was to provide a common platform for researchers from the Academia as well as the Industry to discuss and present their research work by providing an opportunity for collaboration among them. Various novel idea and the prototype models on the above mentioned theme were presented in the conference.
The papers were presented by academicians, research scholars, and executives from industry. Overall the session was more on the research papers dealing with real problems and scenario in techno managerial areas. It was a rich learning opportunity for the participants and all. The interactive nature of the session further added great learning. The feedback was given to the participants on one to one basis along with suggestions for continuing their research in their area of interest.
Chair Online Technical Session in the International conference
Dr. Rajeev Johari, faculty of I.T.S School of Management, Ghaziabad chaired an online technical session on General Management and Marketing of XVIII International conference on "Business Leadership in a VUCA World: Driving Growth Through Effective Integration of People, Technology and the Environment” on Saturday, 18th February, 2023 at JIMS Kalkaji, New Delhi.
The discussion was based on the following themes;
· An Empirical Study on Entrepreneurial Intention and Entrepreneurial Orientation amongst Gen Z
· A Recent Analysis and Understanding the Attractiveness dimensions of Shopping Malls in Orissa
· Consumer Awareness and Perception about Cashless Transactions
· Chatbot Technology in Education Sector – A Bibliometrics Analysis Using VOSviwe
· Exploring Consumers’ Purchase Intention for Fashion Products: An empirical study based on Spirituality, Need of Uniqueness and Traits of Vanity
Some papers were presented by participants on the above themes in the track-2 of General Management and Marketing. Jury members of the session suggested points for improvement in their research work. The participants were from academia and industry. They discussed their points on literature review, modeling, objectives and applications of statistical tools etc. They asked queries which were based on statistical analysis.
Dr. Johari gave concluding remarks on the presentations on different aspects like objectives of the study, literature review, data collection and sampling procedure of the study.
Faculty member attended UNGCNI Program on Circular Economy for the SDGs: From Concept to Practice
Dr. Rajeev Johari and Dr. Indraneel Mandal faculty members of I.T.S School of Management, Ghaziabad & Institute of Technology and Science, Ghaziabad attended UN Global Compact Network India’s Sustainability Program “Circular Economy for the SDGs: From Concept to Practice” on 31st January, 2023 at Hyatt Regancy Hotel, Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi.
The programme began with the opening remarks and welcome by Mr Arun Kumar Singh, CMD, ONGC, and President UN GCNI. This was followed by the special address (via video) by René Van Berkel, UNIDO representative and Head, Regional Office in India, where he held forth on the circular economy; take, make and recycle approach; and the replacement of the traditional 3Rs. Then Mr. Hindol Sengupta, Chief Economic Research Officer and VP, Invest India, explained the research done in this area, including the use of materials like bamboo. He also discussed how the circular economy is related to SDGs, using the acronym GST (Gender, Sustainability and Transitivity). The keynote address was delivered by Mr. Sivasubramanian Ramann, CMO of SIDBI. Mr Ramann spoke of the need for a bottom up approach, and how India has had a centuries old relationship with the circular economy. The inaugural address was given by Dr Rakesh Sarwal, CMD, National Minorities Development and Finance Corporation. He pointed out the relation between affluence, consumerism and waste, session ended with the vote of thanks delivered by Dr Ratnesh Jha, Executive Director, UN GCNI.
The inaugural session was followed by a session on the theme Business Commitment: Integration of Circular Economy Practices by Businesses to achieve SDGs.
The panelists of the session are:
· Mr Ganesh Ramamurti, CEO, Auro Research;
· Mr Prashant Choubey, Lixil;
· Ms. Priyanka Tanwar, Leader Communications and Corporate Responsibility Asia, Lixil
The session was moderated by Dr Ratnesh Jha.
The deliberations centred on different aspects of renewable energy and how that played into the circular economy.
Session 2 had the theme Uncomplicate Technology: Technology as a Catalyst to integrate Circular Economy/Waste to Wealth into Business Models and to reach the last mile.
The panelists of the session are:
· Dr Shilpi Jain, Professor of Data Sciences;
· Mr Alok Lall, Customer Success Lead – IteS, Microsoft;
· Mr Mohit Narain, MD, Environmentors Perpetuity Solutions and Services Pvt. Ltd.
The moderator was Ms. Sonia Duhan, AVP, Invest India. The discussion proceeded on how technology can contribute to the circular economy.
Session 3 was based on the theme Policy Framework, Governance and Financing to strengthen the implementation of Circular Economy Practices.
The panelists of the session are:
· Mr Ashwin Saxena, CEO, JSW Foundation;
· Dr Ulac Demirag, Country Director and Representative, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD);
· Ms. Shuva Raha, Head – New Initiatives Council on Energy, Environment and Water, CEEW.
The moderator for the session was Mr Vishvesh Prabhaka from Accenture, The discussion centred on policy initiatives in this space.
Session 4 had the theme addressing the Challenges: Best Practices and Global Trends in Circular Economy/Waste to Wealth Generation Practices by Businesses/Non-Businesses.
All in all, it was a very comprehensive examination of various aspects of the circular economy, with the practitioners and policy makers providing a ringside view of the thought processes in this field.
Management Faculty and Students attended FICCI 95th Annual Convention
The students of PGDM I Year ( 2022-24) Batch from I.T.S School of Management, Ghaziabad namely Abhishek Kumar, Ansul Taragi, Divya Singh, Astha Tiwari, Karan Kumar, Kunal Singh, Pankaj Garg, Simran Srivastava, Udita Rastogi, Vikash Gautam, Himanshu Gautam along with management faculty members Dr. Anusha Agarwal and Prof. Durba Roy attend the FICCI’s 95th Annual Convention on the theme of “INDIA @ 100: AMRIT KAAL, SUSTAINABLE & INCLUSIVE” organized by FICCI (The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry ) on 16th – 17th December, 2022 at Hotel Taj Palace, New Delhi
The event become more special for I.T.S School of Management as students get the edge in media coverage by Times Today as the students group photograph was printed in Trending Now column.
On day one, during the inaugural session, Mr. Sanjeev Mehta, President, FICCI & CEO & Managing Director, Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL), welcomed the distinguished guests Honourable Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs Ms. Nirmala Sitaraman, and Mr. N Chandrasekaran, Chairman TATA Sons Pvt. Ltd.
The next session was a panel discussion comprising CEOs from the Corporate. The distinguished panellists comprised Dr. Anish Shah, Mr. Hitendra Dave, Mr. Vipul Tuli, Mr. Ankur Gupta. The session was moderated by Mr. Alok Kshirsagar. The theme focussed on a very pertinent topic- “ How to achieve the vision of creating a New India”. This session was also addressed by the Honourable Minister for Road Transport and Highways(GOI), Mr. Nitin Gadkari through a virtual mode.
The Panellists of the last Panel Discussion comprised Ms. Kalpana Morparia, Smt. Soma Mandal; Ms. NainaLal Kidwai; Ms. Prabha Narsimhan, who represented “Women in Leadership” . They reached to dizzy heights in the corporate by stint of their hard work despite of the harsh challanges in the professional world. Moderator: Ms. Shereen Bhan, famous TV journalist moderated the session.
On December 17, Honourable Defence Minister, Mr. Rajnath Singh, addressed the august gathering. He exhorted that Government is committed to increase the Defence production target from $ 12 billion to $ 22 billion by 2025. The closing remarks were given by Mr. Sanjeev Mehta while Vote of Thanks was extended to distinguished guests by Mr. Subhrakant Panda. The budding managers of ITS School of Management had a rare glimpse of corporate functioning and knowledge sharing. This had also enhanced their PR skills too.