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Mangement Convention & Awards

Mangement Convention & Awards

Date : January 03, 2019

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Hyderabad Management Association and Symbiosis Institute of Business Management conducted the first Management Convention on the 3rd of January, 2019 at the KLN Prasad Convention Hall. The event consisted of Key note addressers from heavy weights of the industry and senior members of the Hyderabad Management Association. The day also witnessed two panel discussions centred around “Industry 4.0”. The day started off with the lighting of the lamp and the invocation.

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Chief Patron, Dr. Ravi Kumar Jain, Director, SIBM-H, declared the convention open by delivering the welcome speech and set the tone about the theme;

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Dr. Ravi Kumar Jain, Director, SIBM-H  followed by the introduction of Shri. K Harishchandra Prasad, Immediate Past President,  Hyderabad Management Association, who encouraged students to get involved in AI and Robotics  and said, “You will be outdated if you aren’t up-to-date”

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Shri. K Harishchandra Prasad, Immediate Past President, Hyderabad Management Association

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Shri. Ravi Kumar Peesapati, Honorary President, Hyderabad Management Association 

In his introductory speech, Shri. Ravi Kumar Peesapati, Honorary President, Hyderabad  Management Association, spoke about the impact of Industry 4.0 on the Commerce Industry.  

Later, the Guest of Honour, Dr. A. S Ramasastri, Director, IDRBT delivered a speech on how  young minds will have to drive changes to enable a smooth change in the technology shift in  Banks

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Dr. A. S Ramasastri, Director, IDRBT  

The Chief Guest, Shri. Devendra Surana, Managing Director, Bhagyanagar India Limited gave  an exemplary speech on moving from an era of shortages to an era of surpluses and also spoke  about the VUCA world and preached that “the new generation has to think big and go for it  because opportunities are abundant”.

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Shri. Devendra Surana, Managing Director, Bhagyanagar India Limited  

Thereafter, the Keynote Speaker, Dr. Chandan Chowdhury, Associate Dean, Indian School of  Business addressed the gathering on the various changes in the manufacturing industry and the  various businesses in other countries.

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Dr. Chandan Chowdhury, Associate Dean, Indian School of Business

Shri. Sanjay Kapoor, Former Secretary, Hyderabad Management Association ,delivered the Vote of Thanks for the inaugural ceremony of the Management Convention.

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The forum now witnessed the first panel discussion with the topic, “Transition to Industry 4.0-  Trends, Challenges and Opportunities”, with Panel Moderator, Dr. Ravi Kumar Jain, and  panellists, Shri. Pulkit Mittal, General Manager-Digital Transformation, Seedworks  International Private Limited and Shri. Purnachandra Rao Kolla, Director, S&P Global. The  discussion started off with the phrase, “Abundance(Opportunities and Challenges) is the tone for  Management”. Mr. Rao spoke about the number of opportunities and challenges that Industry 4.0 will  bring to the fore. He spoke about the challenges and ways to adapt to them like the process not being  well defined can be dealt with introduction to machine learning technology which will eventually help  reduce complexity in all aspects. Adding to this, Mr. Mittal defined the industrial revolutions, right  from Agri 1.0 to Industry 4.0 and predicted that the 5.0 change will be done only by Robots in around  ten to fifteen years. 

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From the right, Dr Ravi Kumar Jain(Director,SIBM-Hyderabad),Shri Purnachandra Rao  Kolla,Director,S&P Global and Shri Pulkit Mittal, General Manager-Digital Transformation,  Seedworks International Private Limited  

The second half of the day showcased an interesting panel discussion on “Industry 4.0 and the World  of Start-Ups- Fuzzy Road Ahead or Opportunities Galore?”, with Panel Moderator, Dr. Shanta  Thoutham, Vice President, Corporate Innovation and BD, T-Hub and panellists, Shri. Rama  Iyer, President and Chief Product Officer, Eleven 01 and Shri. Raghavendra Hunasgi, Chief  Marketing Officer, Evolutyz Group. The panel spoke about digital transformation, social commerce  and social listening. Mr. Iyer defined the basics of Industry 4.0 as data and it being the new oil. Mr.  Hunasgi, spoke about Uber and Ola being adoptable and adaptable in India while the US counterparts  were widely questioned in their functionality.  

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From the right, Dr. Shanta Thoutham, Vice President Corporate Innovation and BD, T-Hub,  Shri Rama Iyer, President and Chief Product Officer, Eleven 01 and Shri. Raghavendra  Hunasgi, Chief Marketing Officer, Evolutyz Group.

The Keynote Speaker, Shri. Balaji Kaliappan, Director, Technology and Innovation, United  Technologies reiterated the thoughts of all the speakers. He was greatly applauded and also marked  the end of the Convention. Mr. Raghavendra BT, Head, Student Affairs, SIBM-H, delivered the  Vote of Thanks and opened the stage for the 45th Hyderabad Management Association Awards  2017.  

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Shri. Balaji Kaliappan, Director, Technology and Innovation, United Technologies, addressing  the audience.