Indian Institute of Management, Ranchi, successfully conducted the second day of the first edition of the leadership talk and industry-connect series ‘SAMAGAM 1.0: Tryst with the Business Leaders’ on a high note. Yesterday, on Nov 9th, 2019, Marques, the marketing club of IIM Ranchi, inaugurated the three-day summit by inviting industry expert and marketing maestro Dr. Kushal Sanghvi, Business Head at Reliance Entertainment and Digital, to share his thoughts and experience with the students. Today’s event covered the latest trends and innovations in all three business domains – Finance, Operations, and Strategy, and was conducted jointly by the respective clubs of IIM Ranchi. The three-day event saw six industry leaders from various strata of the corporate world impart their knowledge and share their experience with the students of IIM Ranchi. ‘Samagam,’ an annual event, is aimed at connecting the budding minds with stalwarts from the industry and engaging the students with the current advancements and trends by making them aware of the risks, challenges, and opportunities in the field of business and entrepreneurship. 

Operations and consulting clubs of IIM Ranchi – Sankriya and Conundrum respectively– conducted multiple sessions with the guest speakers Mr. Paresh Bhagwatkar, Vice-President, Reliance Industries and current head of digital supply chain Digital Transformation in Petchem division, Mr. Anubhav Prashant, COO- Apollo Cradle & Apollo Fertility, Mr. Sagar Amlani, Vice President, Fenoplast Limited, and Mr. Pankaj Kumar, CEO at Vyapt Consulting. Sankriya, the Operations and General Management club at IIM Ranchi, launched its first-ever business conclave with the theme “Technological Development in Operations Management.” Each speaker presented his views along with a presentation (20 minutes) followed by a Q&A session (10 min). The presentation focused on the advent of technology and the impact it has made in the industry. Mr. Paresh Bhawatkar talked about cloud computing, and the disruption in the field of business caused due to the threats from asymmetric competitors. Mr. Anubhav Prashant, in his presentation, talked about the evolution of needs with the changing technology, while Mr. Sagar Amlani kept his presentation extremely interactive as he talked about how to create business excellence by actually caring about the real needs of people. Mr. Pankaj Kumar talked about the fast-growing ‘Gig Economy’ in the Indian context and ways and means to turnaround businesses by efficient consulting through the use of technology and networking in India. After completion of all the keynote speeches, a panel discussion of 30 minutes was conducted with all four speakers pitching in the discussion by sharing their ideas and opinions. The event was moderated by Ms. Vijaya Dixit, Assistant Professor at IIM Ranchi. 

The interaction with the industry stalwarts continued as the Finance Club of IIM Ranchi, Finopsis brought on-board the Finance Prodigies Mr. Harshit Gupta, AVP, Royal Bank of Scotland, for an interactive session with the students of IIM Ranchi and endowed them with his industry expertise and prowess in the field of financial risk management. This was followed by another lecture delivered by Mr. Sandeep Chatterjee, Associate Director at Deloitte Consulting. The day two of the event concluded with our last guest Mr. Vaibhav Jain, partner at Edelweiss Capital, delivering an inspiring session on Investment and financial asset management. The event concluded with the panel discussion and facilitation of the guests.

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