IIM Tiruchirappalli (IIM Trichy) has conducted Nishtha, annual management conclave on February 10 and 11, 2018. The conclave facilitated interaction between experts, academicians, business leaders, entrepreneurs and current management students through a series of panel discussions, competitions and workshops. Dr. C. Jayakumar General Manager & Head - Human Resources, Divisional Corporate, L&T Construction was the chief guest for the event.
In his keynote address, Dr. Jayakumar talked about the various people skills that candidates could employ to set themselves out from their peers. The inaugural function was followed by three panel discussions. The first was conducted by FinvesT, Finance and Investments Club of IIM Trichy on the topic “Are markets shadowing Indian Economy?”
The panelists included Pramod Kasat Country Head Investment Banking Advisory Services at IndusInd Bank, Jitendra Gohil Head of Equity Research, Credit Suisse, Dick Mody CEO, Ethical Advisors and Prakash Gaba, Technical Analyst and Guest at CNBC-TV18, CNBC Awaaz. The panelists spoke in length about how markets were forward looking and were fueling growth in the economy and not shadowing it.
The second panel discussion was conducted by Persona, HR and OB Club of IIM Trichy on the topic “Reskilling in the era of Digitisation”. The panelists included Lakshminarayanan K V, Head – Organisation Development, Infosys, Lionel Paul David, HR PMO Leader, RR Donnelley, V.Sivaram Prasad Akkineni, Executive President (HRD & Services), The KCP Limited, John Sekar, Group Head HR, Kauvery Group of Hospital. According to IIM Trichy, the panelists who came from very diverse backgrounds and experiences brought forth perspectives from various fields with regard to the ubiquitous nature of technology with HR playing a dominant role in these changing times.
The concluding Panel Discussion was conducted by conducted by E-Cell, the Entrepreneurship Club of IIM Trichy. The topic for the discussion was “What start-ups need to be innovative?” The panel consisted of Sibabrata Das (Co-founder, Atomberg Technologies Private Limited), Manick Rajendran (Founder, iMMi life), Srinivas Mahankali (Blockchain Professional and CEO of First Tech Labs, USA), Gita Chengappa (General Manager, TREC- STEP) and Prof. V Gopal – Faculty In-Charge of E-Cell. The panel focused on how startups can innovate and what they need to do to promote innovation culture. The B-plan event saw participation from all over the country and the team from Loyola Institute Business Administration (LIBA) Chennai were declared winners.
E-Cell also conducted a guest speaker series. Dr. Aniruddha Malpani (Director and Founder Malapni Ventures) spoke about "What An Investor Wants an Entrepreneur to Know?” Mr. TN Hari (Author of the book "Cut the Crap and Jargon: Lessons from the Start-up Trenches” and Head HR of Big Basket) spoke about "Scaling start-ups without the wheels coming off?" and Mr. CK Kumaravel (CEO & Co-founder, Naturals Saloon and Spa) gave the Valedictory Speech.