SYMBI TALKS 7.0.
SYMBI TALKS 7.0.
PRISM OF POSSIBILITIES
Innovation / Change/ Growth
Symbi- Talks 7.0 - the seventh edition of the flagship event conducted by the Corporate Interaction Cell of Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Hyderabad-began on September 9th, 2022, bridging the gap between students and some of the most brilliant and exceptional corporate experts.
SymbiTalks has previously hosted distinguished personalities like Mr. A Vinod Kumar, CEO-SAND Network, Mr. Krish Dhanam, Managing Partner-SkyLife Success, Mr. Dinesh Bojwani, Head of Human Resource-State Union Dai-ichi Life Insurance Co. Ltd, Ms. Ekta Singh, CHRO-AGS Health and Mr. Debashish Ghosh, Head of Human Resources- Berkadia, India.
The seventh ‘Symbi- Talks’ edition aimed to uphold the tradition of introducing prominent individuals from various professions to the students of SIBM Hyderabad so they may learn from their expertise and competency in those fields
Day 1 of Symbi- Talks 7.0began with the lighting of the lamp by Dr. K.P. Venugopala Rao, Director of SIBM Hyderabad along with Dr. Shyamsunder Chitta, Deputy Director, SIBM Hyderabad, Dr. Ridhi Rani, Assistant Professor and lncharge - Women Development and our guest speakers, Mr. Ankur Chaturvedi, Associate Vice President - Business Excellence & Quality at Emami Ltd, Dr. Rajesh Parekh, Resilience Coach at Resilient Leadership, Mr. Tarun Srivastava, Chief Manager at Polycab Support Force, and, Ms. Asmita Arjun Dalvi, Student Lead, CIC .
Images: Ceremonial Lighting of the lamp by Dr. K.P. Venugopala Rao, Dr. Shyamsunder Chitta, Dr. Ridhi Rani and the distinguished dignitaries present for the event Mr. Ankur Chaturvedi, Associate Vice President - Business Excellence & Quality at Emami Ltd., Dr. Rajesh Parekh, Resilience Coach at Resilient Leadership, Mr. Tarun Srivastava, the chief manager at Polycab Support Force and Ms. Asmita Arjun Dalvi .
At ‘Symbi- Talks’-7.0 , Dr. K.P. Venugopala Rao, Director of SIBM Hyderabad, addressed the students. Through various anecdotes he explained the meaning of the theme "Prism of Possibilities". He also talked about looking at opportunities from different angles and judging the acceptance of these opportunities coming one's way. Mr. Neeraj Nandan, Second-in-command of the Corporate Interaction Cell, delivered a succinct rundown of earlier SymbiTalks gatherings.
Images: Top Left: Dr. K.P. Venugopala Rao, Director, SIBM Hyderabad addressing the gathering. Top Right: Mr. Neeraj Nandan, Second-in-command, Corporate Interaction Cell briefing the history of SymbiTalks.
“The day's first speaker was Mr. Ankur Chaturvedi, Associate Vice President - Business Excellence & Quality at Emami Ltd. The discussion's theme was "Prism of Possibilities." Mr. Chaturvedi spoke about how one shouldn't let failures define them but rather see them as opportunities that have been provided to us. Using examples from his own life, he spoke about the importance of not giving up and the fortitude it takes to keep moving forward. Though life had other plans for him, he had always wanted to be a soldier and serve his nation. "One can only see the potential ahead of them if they can accept failure and not be demoralised by it," This was one of the insightful thoughts from his energising lecture.
Images: Mr. Ankur Chaturvedi, Associate Vice President - Business Excellence & Quality at Emami Ltd., was the first speaker of the day 1 addressing the students.
The second speaker of the day, Dr. Rajesh Parekh, Resilience Coach at Resilient Leadership, spoke on "Personal Branding: Corporate Narrative". In his conversation with the students, Dr. Parekh gave them an in-depth analysis of corporate life based on his own experiences throughout the course of his career. He explained to the audience how crucial relationships are to building brands and reputations. He also discussed how to convey your own story and how to build a brand over the course of five important periods. In answer to queries from the students, Dr. Parekh also spoke about the importance of keeping one's word and how self-reflection helps one create a brand that others would never forget. Following his speech, Dr. Parekh was felicitated by Dr. K.P. Venugopala Rao, Director of SIBM-H.
Images: Left: Dr. Rajesh Parekh, Resilience Coach at Resilient Leadership, the second speaker of the day 1 addressing the students. Right: Dr. Rajesh Parekh being felicitated by Dr. K.P. Venugopala Rao, Director, SIBM Hyderabad.
The third speaker of the day, Mr. Tarun Srivastava, the Chief Manager at Polycab Support Force, began his address with an explanation of various factors that drive an individual's performance. He mentioned two factors: the human factor and the non-human factor. The concept of the non-human factor was very well explained by an example of migratory birds and how they communicate without being vocal yet do their job effectively. Human behaviour was presented by a famous example of a plane crash, one of the biggest aviation disasters, and the cause was none other than human behaviour, ego, superiority complex, and most importantly, miscommunication. He also shared various factors that could help us improve our performance and culture.
Images: The chief manager at Polycab Support Force, the third speaker of the day 1 addressing the gathering.
The fourth speaker of the day, Mr. Hakim Badshah, SVP Deputy Talent Services Leader at Deloitte US- India Office, stated that the importance of personal branding for students is due to the fact that it is challenging in today's environment to stand out, be unique, and provide value to the table. He also discussed how personal branding differs today from how it was in the past.
Mr. Hakim Badshah, SVP Deputy Talent Services Leader at Deloitte US- India Office interacting with the students. Right: Mr. Hakim Badshah being felicitated by Dr. Shyamsunder Chitta, Deputy Director, SIBM Hyderabad.
This concluded the proceedings on Day 1 of SymbiTalks 7.0.
The students returned with great enthusiasm and vigour for the second day of SymbiTalks 7.0 and Dr. V.K. Satya Prasad, Deputy Head of Academics gave his remarks on the theme “Prism of Possibilities" stating the plethora of opportunities present for everyone.
Images: Dr. V.K. Satya Prasad, Deputy Head of Academics, on the second day of SymbiTalks, addressing the gathering.
The first speaker for the day was Mr. Vishal Shrimankar,Banker. Mr. Shrimankar spoke on the topic of "Conversations Made Easy." He discussed the mantras for having dialogues regarding performance and the behaviour effect model. He talked about how changing one's perspective is critical when approaching challenging topics. He also made reference to discussions by describing the idea of employee obsession and how businesses are now prioritising employee demands and pleasure by putting employees first.
Images: Left: Mr. Vishal Shrimankar, Vice President at Large International Bank., on the second day of SymbiTalks 7.0. Right: Mr. Vishal Shrimankar being felicitated by Mr. Nicholas Ross, SIBM Hyderabad.
The day's second speaker was Mr. Anirban Mukherjee, Senior Executive - Talent Acquisition at Larsen & Toubro lnfotech. He gave us his insights on how to approach the decision of what to become. He explained the steps to take during a job interview and the prerequisites necessary to land a better job. Since we must all begin somewhere, as newcomers, we must concentrate on the present opportunity and seize it rather than the one that is "possible." In order to better satisfy the recruiter's expectations, he provided instances from his own experience.
Images: Left: Mr. Anirban Mukherjee, Senior Executive - Talent Acquisition at Larsen & Toubro lnfotech is addressing the students. Right: Dr. Ridhi Rani, HR Assistant Professor felicitating Mr. Mukherjee on the second of SymbiTalks 7.0.
The third day's speaker was Mr. Naveen Mathur, CEO at Maithri Aquatech Pvt. Ltd, who started with "The Prism of Possibilities as Life". He used his own company, "Maithri Aquatech," as an example to illustrate how IQ functions as our analytical thinking process and LQ as our desire to be flawless. Despite the fact that IQ is a well-known concept, LQ is becoming more popular due to technological advancements and the expanding global business environment. When you sow the notion of doing something different, both IQ and LQ convergence, you get inspired to effect change. Every level of innovation involves learning. Sustainability has become the new benchmark. IQ and LQ were combined to study how they could boost his company at almost every step of its growth.
Images: Left: Mr. Naveen Mathur, CEO at Maithri Aquatech Pvt. Ltd is addressing the gathering. Right: Mr. Mathur is being felicitated by Dr. K.P. Venugopala Rao, Director, SIBM Hyderabad.
After the break, the Ardent Chats, a new idea for this year, involve a speaker and an alumnus having a discourse about a topic while conversing that helps students comprehend it better. Mr. Mukund Menon, the speaker, highlighted how everyone has opportunities and that every step a person takes will lead to success.
From his experiences, Mr. Menon stated that possibilities are always in your hand. What if you are going to create an opportunity and eventually bring something pathbreaking. They discussed the importance of recognition and involvement in the art of Meraki. Mr. Menon also shared his experience on how to ease corporate life and has some inclination towards Meraki, and Capacity Building. "Focus inside, your inner engineering is more important", he said, adding "Improve entrepreneurial thinking", and "Get information, talk to people and take risks".
Images: Mr. Mukund Menon, Founder of Liveware People and Mr. Abhijeet, Alumni in Ardent Chats.
After these two days of conversations, reflections, and observations, the students returned with a plethora of fresh thoughts and ideas about the business world. Hearing the experiences of others, so the saying goes, can help you gain experience. These lessons were accessible to the SIBM Hyderabad students thanks to Symbi- Talks 7.0.
Image: Vote of Thanks By Ms. Asmita Arjun Dalvi, Head of the Corporate Interaction Cell, SIBM Hyderabad.
Ms. Asmita Arjun Dalvi, Student Lead, Corporate Interaction Cell of SIBM Hyderabad, delivered the Vote of Thanks before calling the event to a close.