Management student of PGDM (2022-24) batch along with faculty members Dr. Neeraj Sanghi and Dr. Maynak Sharma attended CyberComm 2022 "Accelerating the Evolution of Cybersecurity in India" on 18th October, 2022 at FICCI, New Delhi. I.T.S School of Management, Ghaziabad was academic sponsor for the event.
In the inaugural session on the theme “Government’s Vision around The Changing Paradigm of Cyber–Security Landscape in India”, Mr. Ashutosh Chadha Senior Member, IT and ITes committee, FICCI discussed about technology empowerment in the society during pandemic & elaborated about the whole chain of cyber security.
Dr. Ajay Data, Co-chair, IT and ITeS committee, FICCI joined virtually and briefed about the importance of cyber security in this uncertain cyber world.
Dr. Sanjay Bahl Director General, Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-in) Ministry of Electronics and IT, Government of India briefed about the operations and securities of the cyber attacks and how security is the pillar of any digital platform.
Lt. General (Dr) Rajesh Pant, National Cyber Security Coordinator, and Special Secretary to the Government of India stated some interesting facts like India is in 10th Rank in cyber security in the world.
After the inaugural session there was a Panel discussion on “Embracing Emerging Technologies for Securing our digital environment”, Moderated by Dr Saurabhi Pandey, Assistant Professor Indian Institute of Public Administration, Government of India. Panel members included:
· Mr Amit kumar Dubey, Deputy CTO, Tech Mahindra
· Mr Sanjay J Agrawal, chief product officer, Quick heal Technologies Pvt ltd
· MrDebanjan Chatterjee, Heads Decision Sciences Bureau
· MrPhaneesh Gururaj, Chief Technology Officer, Koo app
· Mr Pankaj Shukla, Director and Solution engineer leader, VMware
In the post lunch session, there was a special address on India’s Digital Public Goods Approach to Cyber Security by Mr. Arvind Gupta, Head Digital India Foundation. He briefed about Digital India campaign’s journey from its launch in 2014 to now India’s being No. 1 in terms of mobile users in comparison to 155 countries.
It was followed by a panel discussion on “Policy Intervention and Harmonisation for Balancing Innovation and Security” chaired by Prof. Rajat Moona , Director, IIT- Gandhi Nagar and moderated by Ms Aparna Gaur, Leader, IP, TMT and Cyber Security Practices, Nishit Desai and Associates. The panel comprised of stalwarts:
· Dr Subi Chaturvedi, Global SVP, Chief Corporate Affairs & Policy Officer, InMobi Group
· Mr Subrata Kumar Mitra, Head- Government & Industry Relations, Ericsson India.
· Mr Vineet Kumar, President, Cyber Peace Foundation
· Mr Aneesh Dhawan, Director, sales Excellence, Strategy & Planning (COO-public Sector), Microsoft.
· Mr Manish Sinha, Director Sales Engineering – India & SAARC, Trellix.
Dr. Amit Andre, Chief Executive Officer, the Data Tech Labs Inc. gave a case study presentation on “IT Budgets – Measuring the Value of your Cyber Security Investment”
Towards the end Mr. Amit Dubey, Co- Founder, India Future Foundation focused on the some real life story sharing of cyber-crime incidents and how we can protect ourselves from them by adhering to very basic cyber protocols.
Dr. Vivek Pachauri and Dr. Shikha Arora from I.T.S School of Management, Mohan Nagar attended the “10th Awanish Dev Memorial Lecture” on 28th September 2022 at Radisson Blu Plaza, NH-8, Near Airport, New Delhi.
The Maruti Suzuki XISS Awanish Kumar Dev Memorial Trust organized the lecture with the support of NHRD Network & Maruti Suzuki. The theme of the lecture was – “Future of industrial Relations : Competitive Edge, Digitization & Transformation” .
The welcome address was delivered by Mr. S.Y Siddiqui, Exec Advisor, Maruti Suzuki.The keynote address was delivered by Mr. Hishashi Takeuchi, MD & CEO, Maruti Suzuki and Mr. Manish Sharma MD & CEO Panasonic India. They talked about the emerging trends in context of the working environment particularly in the post covid times. The need for engaging the workforce at the workplace and building harmonious industrial relations was highlighted by the eminent speakers.
This was followed by the Fireside Chat on “Future of Industrial Relations: Competitive Edge, Digitization & Transformation.” The session was moderated by Mr. SV Nathan, Partner and Chief Talent Officer, Deloitte India, National President, NHRDN and the panellists were Dr. Ranjan K Mahapatra, Director HR – Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. and Dr. C Jayakumar, Executive Vice President & Head – Corporate HR, Larsen & Toubro Ltd.
Further , there was an insightful Corporate Panel Discussion on the theme “Aligning ER Strategy in the New World Order” which was moderated by Mr. Rajiv Dubey, Chairman, Mahindra First Choice Wheels Ltd and the eminent panellists were Ms. Vishpala Reddy ,CHRO, Philips Indian Subcontinent, Mr. Sandeep DSilva Principal Employee Relations, Infosys Ltd., Ms. Aakanksha Lath, Director HR, MakeMyTrip, Mr. Ratan Agarwal , Sr.General Manager HR & Lead Hero Academy, Mr. Shakshar Guha, Head ER, WIPRO Consumer Care and Lighting.
All the sessions were very informative and it was a great learning experience for the participating faculty members.
I.T.S School of Management PGDM batch (2021-23) students namely Ishvi Chaudhary, Akshay Ashish, Aditya Barnwal, Hemendra Singh, Sourabh Kumar, Deepanshu Gupta along with Prof. Yachana Malhotra attended the ‘’CII International Technology Summit 2022 -Technology 4.0 Adoption, Adaptation & Enterprise Transformation: The Next Big Leap” scheduled on 19th September 2022 at The Lalit Hotel, Delhi.
The Chief Guest of the summit was Shri Kailash Gahlot Hon”ble Minister- Information &Technology, Administrative Reforms, Transport, Revenue, Law, Justice and Legislative Affairs, Women and Child Development and Government of NCT of Delhi.
The session was inaugurated with the opening remarks of Mr. Vijay Rai Chairman of CLL Delhi Panel of technology. Mr. Rai talked about Industry Revolution & Evolution.
Mr. RohanVerma, Vice Chairman – CLL Delhi State, CEO & Executive Director MapmyIndia and Shri Vivek Pandey, Secretary IT Govt. of NCT Delhi addressed the inaugural session. Mr. Gaurav Dani, Co Chairman CLL Delhi Panel on Technology made concluding remarks for the inaugural session.
Further the session was divided in to five panel discussion:
Session 1 Leveraging intelligent & smart automation as catalyst for enterprise transformation: AI, Data Analytics, IoT, AR/VR and deep technologies. Speakers of the session were,:
· Mr. Praveen Arora, Vice President IoT Tata Communications
· Mr Sachin Agarwal, Head AI Sony India
· Mr.Vinod Bhat, Chief Information Officer Air Vistara
· Mr.Gaurav Arya, Director, Digital Engineering Nagarro.
The Moderator of session was Mr. Saurabh Rai Global Head analytics and Strategic initiatives Tech Mahindra.
Session 2 Unleashing the power of 5G smart digital networks: Ecosystems, infrastructure, devices, technologies, and services. Speakers of the session were,
· Shri Sushil Kumar, Dy. Director General (IoT), Telecommunication Engineering Center Department of Telecommunications Ministry of Communication Government of India
· Mr.Navnit Nakra CEO, India Region One Plus
· Mr.Amit Satpathy, Executive Vice President IoT Enterprise & Consumer Vodafone Idea Limited
· Dr.Arnab Roy, Head of Applied Research - Digital Health Jio
· Mr. Deepal Jain, Principal Consultant Ericsson
· Mr. Anku Jain, Managing Director MediaTek India.
The Moderator of session was Ms Monika Gupta, Vice President - Group 5G & Edge – Industry use cases & Partnerships Capgemini.
Session3: The Promise of Metaverse: Creating exponential value in virtual and immersive world. Speakers of the session were,
· Mr.Arun Karna, MD and CEO AT&T Global Network Services India Pvt Ltd
· Mr.Rrahul Sethi, Chief Metaverse Officer Webbi3
· Mr. Vijay Sethin, Chairman – Advisory Board & Chief Mentor MentorKart
· Ms.Riddhi Adlakha, Head- Digital Marketing TCS.
The Moderator of session was Mr Sunil David Advisor cum Consultant IoT and AI Startup’s and former Regional Director (IoT) AT&T.
Session4: Future of Data, digital, blockchain and cloud computing: Accelerating the digital market economy. Speakers of the session were
· Mr. Ankeet Bhat, Chief Strategy Officer MapmyIndia
· Mr. AkshaySoam Chief Technology Officer Searle
· Mr. George Mathew SVP and Head - Digital Products & Platforms Aditya Birla Management Corporation Pvt.Ltd.
· MrSaurabhAgrawal SVP – Analytics Lenskart.
The Moderator of session was Mr Raj Kapoor Founder India Blockchain Alliance.
Session 5- Tech Start-ups & amp; Trailblazers: stories from Sunicorns to Unicorns.
Speakers of the session were
· Mr.Arham Partap Jain, Founder and Chief Trucking Officer Trucknetic
· Mr.Manohar Charan, CFO, ShareChat
· Mr. Anshoo Sharma, C0-Founder/CEOMagicPin
· Mr.Mayak Gupta, Group CFO,CarDekhoFounder1mg.
The Moderator of session was Mr Manish Gupta Partner Induslaw.
Overall all the sessions were very stimulating and motivating for the students. The day turned out to be highly interactive as students were curious to ask questions and eager to build connections and enhance their networking.
Prof. Parul Gupta and Prof. Charul Agrawal attended one day workshop on Qualitative Case study Research at BIMTECH, Greater Noida on 17th September 2022. The speakers were Prof. Ajoy Kumar Dey and Dr. Shreya Mishra from BIMTECH.
The workshop was focused on formulating research case studies. Dr. Shreya took a comprehensive session where she emphasized on the essentials of writing and publishing a Research case. She shared umpteen examples on how teaching case is different from research case. She also deliberated with the participants as to how they can develop recent contexts into Research Cases.
Prof. Dey explained the inductive and deductive method of data analysis and where each can be used. He further elaborated on how Qualitative Research case writing is still in its nascent stage and needs more and more contributors for it to emerge as a new domain.
At the end of the session all the participants discussed their individual cases which was duly supported by Dr. Shreya and Dr. Dey with their valuable suggestions for improvement. Certificate of participation was also given.
The workshop was also attended by participants from Amity University, DME Noida, Manav Rachna University.
Dr. Rajeev Johari and Dr. Indraneel Mandal faculty of I.T.S Ghaziabad attended a one-day conference on the theme “Taming Inflation” on the 8th of September, 2022 at the Gulmohar Hall of the India Habitat Centre organized by ICRIER.
The inaugural session was graced by the Honourable Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, along with Dr Deepak Mishra, Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER, and Dr Ashok Gulati, Infosys Chair Professor of Agriculture, ICRIER.
The post lunch session had another panel discussion on the theme of taming inflation in India moderated by Ms. Mythili Bhusnurmuth, senior advisor, NCAER. The other participants included Dr Sitikanta Pattanaik, Executive Director, RBI; Dr Dharmadhikari Joshi, Chief Economist, CRISIL; Dr Ashima Goyal, Emeritus Professor, IGIDR.
With the multifaceted deliberations on the all-important topic drawing to a close, it was time for Dr Gulati to deliver the final Vote of Thanks. The gathered research and academic community has a lot to think about after the enlightening interactions with the assembled experts.
I.T.S School of Management was invited to 'Special Investor Awareness and Protection Seminar by Investor Education and Protection Fund Authority (IEPFA) on its 6th Foundation Day in association with National Council of Applied Economic Research of India under the aegis of Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India, on September 7, 2022.
40 PGDM (2022-24) Batch students along with management faculty members Dr. Rajeev Johari and Dr. Indraneel Mandal attend the event.
The seminar focused on Investor Awareness and Protection. The programme started at 10.00 AM with lamp lighting and welcome address by Dr Mridul Saggar, IEPF Chair Professor, NCAER. The dignitaries of the dias were Ms. Anita Shah Kella , CEO of IEPFA, M R Shrikant from RBI, Mr. Giriraj Prasad Garg (SEBI), Mr. KPS Malhotra (IFSO), Mr. Jayant Kumar Dash (RBI), Mr. Rakesh Jain (IEPFA), Mr. Tushar Anand (IEPFA), Mr. Mridul (NCAER).
The house was then thrown open for the Q&A session. Some very pertinent questions were put up by the students present, which were then answered with care and patience by the panelists, thus adding substantially to the. All in all, it turned out to be the perfect conclusion to the day’s deliberations. The entire seminar was well conducted and the message conveyed was very specific, which was greatly appreciated.
Dr. Vivek Pachauri, I.T.S School of Management, Mohan Nagar, Ghaziabad has been invited by Indian Academicians and Researchers Association (IARA) to Chair a Technical session in the 2nd International Conference(Online) on “Current Trends in Multidisciplinary Research” on 17th July’ 2022.
The theme of the conference was “Current Trends in Multidisciplinary Research” The session was on 17th July’ 2022. (1.00 pm onwards). 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 research papers on the above mentioned theme were presented in the conference. The papers were presented by academicians, Research scholars, and Executives from industry in different areas from different parts of the world, Ethiopia, Indonesia to name a few. Overall the session was more on the research papers dealing with real problems and scenario in multidisciplinary 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. At last the concluding remark and best wishes was given to all participants for their research in future. Overall the experience was enriching and overwhelming.
Management faculty members Prof. Yachna Malhotra, Dr. Indraneel Mandal, Prof. Charul Agarwal, Dr. Gurpreet Kaur, Prof. Mansi Singh, Dr. Neeraj Sanghi, Dr. Mayank Sharma, Dr. Vinay Kumar Srivastava, Prof. Smita Barik and Prof. Shikha Aggarwal form I.TS School of Management and Institute of Technology and Science, Ghaziabad attended the AICTE conclave on the theme “Implementation of NEP 2020: Facilitating Engineering Education in Indian Languages” organized by AICTE at AICTE, Head Quarter, New Delhi.
The focus of the conclave was on the fact that for too long technical education in this country has been conducted in English and the time may have finally come for moving over to various Indian languages which can make it easier for the students to both understand and express themselves.
The dignitaries gracing the occasion included Shri Anil Sahasrabudhdhe, Chairman of the AICTE; Shri Chamukrishna Shashtri, Chairman of the High Powered Committee on the Promotion of Indian Languages, Ministry of Education, Government of India; Shri Santosh Kumar Taneja from the Sankalp Foundation Trust; Director of the Faculty Development Cell of the AICTE; and Shri Rajeev Mahajan, Member Secretary of the AICTE; Prof. M.P.Bhunia, Vice Chairman of the AICTE. Each of them offered their considered thoughts on different aspects of this mammoth project.
The conclave saw participation by several heads of institutions of colleges and universities from across the country, several of whom were felicitated for their contribution in popularising technical education in local languages. Over a thousand participants joined the conclave online from various parts of the nation. A few students were invited to share their experiences in learning in languages like Marathi, Hindi and Telugu.
It turned out to be an inspiring exchange of minds as all agreed on the significance of diversifying technical education in the vast repository of languages in a country like India.