Management faculty members Prof. Parul Gupta and Prof. Neetu Purohit attended FICCI's Conclave ‘The Business of Government:Learning from Global Experiences’
The conclave was organized by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). This one day discussion forum was divided into multiple sessions which covered different dimensions related to the idea of Governance and how India can learn from Global experiences.
Session 1: Inaugural
- MrSidharth Birla, Past President, FICCI
- Prof RajendraSrivastava, Dean, Indian School of Business
- Mr Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog (Chief Guest)
- Dr A Didar Singh, Secretary General, FICCI
The discussion in the session focused on how India can improve delivery of public services and what are the steps being taken by the central government currently. Mr.Amitabh Kant discussed in detail the methods being adopted by the government to push states for better performance in civic governance related issues.
Session 2:on Citizen Engagement And Innovation:Enablers Of An Open And Inclusive Governance
- Mr ArunMaira, Former Member, Planning Commission of India
- Mr Daniel J Chenok, Executive Director, IBM Center for The Business of Government
- Dr AnupamKhanna, Former Chief Economist and Director General of Policy Outreach and Chief Economist, National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM)
- Prof Rajeev Malhotra, Executive Director, Centre for Development and Finance, School of Government and Public Policy, O.P. Jindal Global University
- Mr K Padmanabhaiah, Chairman, Administrative Staff College of India
- Mr Pawan Chopra, Former Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting
Panel discussed the role of open data, fiscal transparency, co-creation of services, citizen engagement with government and with civil society, and approaches to innovation. Focus was on related social issues facing national,state, and local governments in India and how citizens can be involved in creating larger participation and better governance.
Session 3:on-From Data To Insights:Collaborating Across Agencies In The Use Of Analytics In E-Government
- Prof Prajapti Trivedi, Faculty Chair, Management Programme in Public Policy and Senior Fellow (Governance), Bharti Institute of Public Policy; AdjunctProfessor of Public Policy, Indian School of Business
- Mr John Kamensky, Senior Fellow, IBM Center for the Business of Government
- Dr B K Gairola, Adviser (IT), Warehouse Development and Regulatory Authority and formerly Member Secretary, National Innovation Council
- Dr Deepa Mani (Ms), Associate Professor and Research Fellow; Executive Director, Srini Raju Center for IT and the Networked Economy, Indian School of Business.
- Dr PronabSen, Former Chief Statistician of India
- Dr B S Ghuman, Professor, Department of Public Administration, Panjab University
- Ms Maninder Kaur Dwivedi, Adviser, NITI Aayog
Panel discussed examples of how government agencies currently use and can improve on technology to work across agency boundaries, using data and analytics to help focus and set priorities for action.
Session 4:on Business Of Government: Learnings From Global Experiences
- Mr.Daniel J Chenok, Executive Director, IBM Center for the Business of Government
- Mr John Kamensky, Senior Fellow, IBM Center for the Business of Government
- Dr Nivedita P Haran (Ms), Director, Centre for Innovations in Public Systems
The Panel elucidated on how the IBM Centre for the Business of Government help support management improvement efforts in the US and in New Zealand and what could be the model for such a forum in India.
Dr. Anusha Agarwal & Dr. Shuchita Singh attended Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Annual Session 2017 “Future of Globalisation : Can India lead?” on 28 - 29 April 2017 : Hotel Taj Palace, Sardar Patel Marg, New Delhi
Day – 1
Inaugural Session of CII Annual Meet started with the speech of Mr Arun Jaitley, Minister of Finance, Corporate Affairs and Defense, Government of India, as Chief Guest.
Next talk was based on Transformational Journey - the Madhya Pradesh Story. The session was Chaired by Mr. Rakesh Bharti Mittal, Vice President, Confederation of Indian Industry in conversation, with Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh. Mr. Chauhan mentioned the improved irrigation system, river linking system, reduced cost and increased productivity in agriculture. Development of affordable housing, scholarship schemes, government backed education loan, development of state tourism were also mentioned by him.
The session was followed by the session on Smart Railways: The New Vision, which focused on Indian Railways which has initiated a wide-ranging reforms agenda with a spend of Rs.8.5 lakh crore, administrative restructuring, high-speed rail and overseas investments in railway manufacturing. Moderator of this session was Mr Siddharth Zarabi, Executive Editor, BTVI. Mr Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Railways, Government of India.
Next session on Financial Markets & Corporate Governance was based on need of well-functioning of financial markets and good corporate governance as pillars of economic growth. The roadmap to further strengthen financial markets and corporate governance was discussed with the moderation of Mr. Leo Puri, Managing Director, UTI Asset Management Company Limited, Mr. Ajay Tyagi, Chairman, Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). This session was followed by the session Building the Indian Company of the future, which was based on how India’s entrepreneurs are leading its growth and deepening its overseas footprint. The innovative and responsible approach in the changing world. Mr. Ashok Soota, Executive Chairman, Happiest Minds Technologies Private Limited and Mr. Baba N Kalyani, Chairman and Managing Director, Bharat Forge Ltd participated in the session.
Post lunch session on Is India’s Civil Aviation Geared for India’s Aspirations, was based on Is India is slated to be the fastest growing aviation market in the world, and has the outline and comprehensive agenda to drive growth through fast and cheap regional connectivity under the UDAN scheme, feasible and viable. The session Moderator was Ms. Shereen Bhan, Managing Editor, CNBC, Mr. Jayant Sinha, Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Government of India and Mr Phee Teik Yeoh, Chief Executive Officer, TATA SIA Airlines Limited. Minister promised to develop more airports for better regional connectivity, cost effectiveness of airlines as well.
India’s Meta-Challenges and Solutions was the theme of next session, which explored India’s meta economic challenges ,changing societal ideas, developing shared narratives and evolving solutions with larger buy-in from stakeholders. Cooperative and competitive federalism was also identified as a necessity for a diverse country like India. Moderator of this session was Ms. Supriya Shrinate, Chief Editor (News and Policy), ET Now, Dr. Arvind Subramanian, Chief Economic Advisor, Ministry of Finance, Government of India and Mr. Vinayak Chatterjee, Chairman, Feedback Infra Private Limited. Changing Landscape of Urban Spaces, focusing on Fundamental shifts in transforming Indian cities, frameworks and proposed outcomes of urbanization, ambitious rejuvenation programs by Government and other emerging themes for debate were – Ensuring sustainable & inclusive urbanization; undertaking long overdue urban reforms; and institutionalizing citizen engagement. Session Moderator was Mr. Vikram Chandra, Consulting Editor and Anchor, NDTV 24X7, Dr. Kiran Karnik, Director - Central Board of Directors, Reserve Bank of India and President - Governing Council, India Habitat Centre, Mr. Sunil Mathur, Managing Director & CEO, Siemens Limited and Prof. Anne Feenstra, Dean - Faculty of Architecture, CEPT University were part of the session.
Session on Forces of Change in Post Crisis World discussed the lingering impact of the Global Financial Crisis which is still being felt in economies across the world. To deal with the same economies must additionally contend with technology advance also the drivers of the new global economy were also discussed. The session was chaired by Dr. Naushad Forbes, President, Confederation of Indian Industry and Dr. Arvind Panagariya, Vice Chairman, National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog), Government of India and Mr. Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman, Bharti Enterprises participated. In last two sessions for the day, Is India Inc Future ready: Jobs & Technology and Future of Manufacturing was discussed by eminent speakers.
Day – 2
The session was based on the theme of Executive, Legislature & Judiciary: Tripod of Effective Governance. Mr. Sunil Kant Munjal, Chairman, Hero Corporate Services Limited chaired the session. Mr. N.K Singh, Former Member of Parliament and Mr. Fali Nariman, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India. Panelist had a brain storming session and shared their concerns on appointment of judges, much involvement of governance than government in passing the legislature, giving more powers to CAG, passing structured reforms in parliament in speedy manner and to give a relook to complete sovereign. In the very interesting session on Politics for an India leading the World Is India’s noisy democracy a global paradigm?, Ms. Supriya Sule, Member of Parliament, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Mr. D Raja, Member of Parliament, Communist Part of India, Mr. Deepender Singh Hooda, Member of Parliament, Indian National Congress (INC) and Mr. Sambit Patel, Spokesperson BJP, participated in the dabate and mentioned the need of a vocal and expressive democracy, in which all different parties should work as a group for the development of nation. Need of Social, Economic and Political justice and following a humanitarian approach towards citizens of India is also need for the development of all classes of society in India.
Post lunch session was based on the theme of New Age Entrepreneurship and Emerging
Markets. This session was chaired by Mr. Uday Kotak, Executive Vice, Chairman & Managing Director, Kotak Mahindra Private Limited in conversation, with Prof. Tarun Khanna, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School. Prof. Khanna mentioned key points for entrepreneurial concern, mainly as establishment of Indian brands globally, Intellectual Property Rights, evolving digital ecosystem and availability of venture capitalist. He also raised the need of change in the existing education system in India. Two major challenges for developing India are creation of jobs and development of Incubation centers.
Next session was on Future of Globalisation: Can India lead: Media Leaders Perspective. In this session, the role of media as a source of information and opinion, a watchdog, and a connector was discussed. Need of open and articulate media, its capacity to reengineer the forces of globalization was discussed by Mr. T N Ninan, Chairman and Editorial Director, Business Standard, Mr. Karan Thapar, Author & Columnist and Mr. Shekhar Gupta, Former Vice Chairman of the India Today Group.
Valedictory Session was graced by the presence of Mr. Anand Sharma, Deputy Leader of Congress Parliamentary Party (RS).
Dr Abhinav. P. Tripathi participation at FDP on Structural equation modeling (SEM) at BIT, Noida Campus.
From April 13th, 2017 to April 17th, 2017, a F.D.P on Structural equation modeling (SEM) was organized at Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra Ranchi(Noida Campus). This F.D.P was devised to create a platform for discussion on the problem that a researcher may face during the application of Structural equation modeling (SEM).
The F.D.P had also allowed the participants to discuss the current and contemporary issues with senior research community and academicians from different states of the country. The F.D.P was delivered by Dr. Neeraj Kaushik , who is one of the very known authority on different methods of Structural equation modeling (SEM
Dr Anusha Agarwal had the honour of delivering the Key Note Address on “Innovation in Banking Sector in India” & Chairing a Session in the International Conference on “Sustainable Growth, Innovation & Revolution in the New Millennium” during March 25-26, 2017. The Conference was organized by Research Development Association in collaboration with Rajasthan Chamber of Commerce & Industry and In association with Jaipur Management Association Session was related to Research Paper and Case study competition.
The Conference had witnessed the participation of leading researchers from renowned universities and institutions all over the country who had shared their valuable research during the conference. 20 Research papers & Case Studies were presented by Research Scholars, & Faculty members in the track on “Sustainability, Innovation & Revolution in Accounting, Banking & Finance”. Best paper was awarded in each track. The Session Chair was presented with memento at the end.
Dr D K Pandey and Dr Charu Chaudhry participated in 3rd Edition of AIMA’s National Leadership Conclave (NLC).
The Conclave theme addressed a much contented issue across the world: “The New World Order: Will Asia Dominate the Next 10 years?” The conclave was chaired by Sanjiv Goenka, Chairman, RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group. Some of the prominent speakers who addressed the gathering were:
Venkaiah Naidu, Minister of Urban Development, Information and Broadcasting, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India, Jayant Sinha, Minister of State of Civil Aviation, Government of India, HarshavardhanNeotia, Vice President, AIMA & Chairman, AmbujaNeotia Group, Sunil Kant Munjal, President, AIMA and Chairman, Hero Corporate Service Ltd, T V Mohandas Pai, Senior Vice President, AIMA and Chairperson, Manipal Global Education Services, Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog, R C Bhargava, Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, T V Narendran, Managing Director- Tata Steel India and South East Asia, Pramod Bhasin, Founder, Genpact and Chairman, The Skills Academy, Pranjal Sharma, Host - The Appointment, Zee Network, Vipul Parekh, Co-Founder, Big Basket, Ritesh Agarwal, Founder and CEO, OYO Room, Pranav Pai Founding Partner and Chief Investment Officer, 3one4 Capital Vanitha Narayanan, Chairman, IBM India Private Limited, Manish Singhal, Founding Partner, Pi Venture, D Shivakumar Chairman & CEO – India Region, PepsiCo India Holdings Pvt Ltd , Pulak Ghosh Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore Infosys Chair Professor, Presidency University, Kolkata Senior Fellow, Niti Aayog, Shashi Tharoor, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha and Chairman, Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs, Vir Sanghvi, Print and Television Journalist & Columnist, UstadAmjad Ali Khan, Sarod Virtuoso & Composer, Amaan Ali Bangash, Sarod Master & Composer, Ayaan Ali Bangash, Sarod Master & Composer, Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Railways, Government of India, Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Union Minister of State Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (Independent Charge), Government of India, among others.
First plenary session of day 1 highlighted the role of Government and Business. The day 1 proceedings included aPanel Discussionon: Starting Up India: Are Start-ups the Answer to India’s Economic Challenges? Also, a session on “Rise of the Machines: Impact of Artificial Intelligence and Automation on the Business” explored the scope of AI in business in near future. Strategies for a Data Economy were also discussed.
Day 2 began with an interesting theme -India in Asia: Is Soft Power Enough? A session “Plucking the Right Strings: Leading through Music “which kept the focus on whether business leaders can learn a lot about leadership from music and improve their performance by infusing elements of music in their thinking.
Eminent speakers, interesting & thoughtful discussions interspersed with relevant facts and deep debate on future of India across multiple dimensions made this summit a highly learning oriented & useful summit for all delegates.
Dr. Anita Mathew participated as a panelist in the event held on 18th March 2017 on "Women Leaders: Sharing Success Stories" organized by Jaipuria Business School, Indirapuram for women entrepreneurs and leaders,The highlight of the session was the address by Mr.Amit Mishra, Govt. Startup Advsor, TEDx Speaker, Startup TV Evangelist (https://www.linkedin.com/in/amitkmishra/). He spoke about the 4ps of marketing in promoting own ventures through online medium and each participant had to pitch in for themselves to create an impression within 30 seconds (SPOT HAT). I got chance to speak on the linkage between "Person and Passion" as an innate quality to be successful leader.
The session had audience including HR consultants, NGOs, entrepreneurs and women leaders from organizations like Dell, IBM, Cipla and many more.
The session was coordinated by Ms. Runa Maitra, Ms. Anjali Khanna and the lead sponsor was Dr.S. Mohapatro, Director, Jaipuria Business School.
Dr. Vijesh Jain, Professor, ITS, Ghaziabad presented a paper titled - "Investigating the Real Benefits in terms of Work Life balance of Self Initiated Expatriation by Skilled Expatriates from India", at International Conference “Impact of Emerging Trends in Entrepreneurship: Focus on Digital India, Start up India Stand up India Initiative” on 7-8 March, 2017, at Amity University, Noida. The paper was well received by the session chair and audience. Apart from the paper presentation, Dr. Vijesh Jain also chaired one technical session at the conference and was one of the panel members of the panel discussion on the main theme of the conference.
A number of academics and scholars from national and international universities and educational institutes attended this 2 day conference. A number of students from other universities also presented their stories about their entrepreneurial ventures and discussed the success and failures of their projects. Some of these projects were very promising projects and got the attention of banks and other investors at the conference itself.
Prof. Anuja Roy presented a paper at 2nd Global Leadership Research Conference organized by Amity Business School , Greater Noida.
Prof. Anuja Roy of ITS Mohan Nagar presented a paper titled “Healthcare Services At The Doorstep: A Conceptual Insight To The Indian Home Healthcare Market” at the 2nd Global Leadership Research Conference organized by Amity Business School , Greater Noida on 23rd -24th February 2017.
The conference theme addressed the issues and solutions surrounding Innovation, Sustainability and Change in marketing of goods & services.
The Inaugural session commenced with lamp lighting, followed by a welcome address by Mr. Vivek Singh Tomar, the conference co-chairperson. Dr. Thomas Mathew, IAS, Additional Secretary to the President of India was the guest of honor for the inaugural. Other eminent speakers from the industry were also present for the inaugural.
The speakers emphasised the need for innovation in an ever changing marketing environment.
The Inaugural Session ended with a vote of thanks by the session co-chair.The next course of the conference was divided into three technical sessions. During the first session, distinguished speakers from the Industry discussed on the “Contemporary Issues Challenges in Marketing”. The session was chaired by: DR. Hemendra Dangi, Faculty of Management Studies University of Delhi.
The technical session II was on “Innovations in Health Care and Services Marketing” which was chaired by DR. Sanjay Dhir , Professor, Strategic Management Area, DMS, IIT Delhi.
The technical session III was on “Sustainability in Social Media and Online Marketing”.
This session was chaired by Dr. Rakesh Singh, Professor IMT Ghaziabad. Delegates across Industry and Academia presented their research during the two day Conference.The seminar attempted to arrive at a course of actionable points that accurately described the path to follow and how to meet the challenges.The conference was well received by the participants.