The Institute towards its practice for ‘Sharing Experience, Enriching Knowledge’ organises Eminent Speaker Series since 2016 - 17. The Speaker Series invites senior Management professionals from different verticals. The experiences shared by the renowned speakers enrich the knowledge of the students and also focus on nurturing traits of business leaders. Thus, it facilitates the contribution of the Institute's vision. It also helps build curiosity amongst the young minds stimulating new thinking processes. Through this series, the students actively seek diverse perspectives and insights across a variety of topics providing opportunity for provoking thoughts and promoting intellectual discussions.
On 27.02.2021 the session speaker was Dr. Aparna Sharma, Best Selling Author & Managing Consultant, Surya Consulting, India, who discussed on ‘LEARNINGS AT LIFE SCHOOL & MANTRAS FOR SUCCESS’, and on 20.03.2021the session speaker was Mr. Nikolas Lehrke, Founder and Board of Directors of IMM Maschinenbau GmbH., Germany, who discussed on ‘BUSINESS CULTURE WITHIN EU’. Many students from various other colleges took part in the programme.
Eminent Speaker Series 2019-20 was planned to be conducted on 22/02/2020 and 14/03/2020. Resource person for 22/02/2020 was Dr. Kaustubh Dhargalkar, who is an entrepreneur-turned-academician & Innovation evangelist. He has founded three companies from 1990 to 2005 in the domain of productivity enhancement technologies for manufacturing. His topic of discussion was ‘Design Thinking &Innovation’.
The 2nd round of the series was conducted on 14.03.2020 and the resource person was Mr. Samish Dalal who specializes in the field of Negotiation, Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He is an associate professor at S P Jain and is also in-charge of the GFMB Program (Global Family managed business) Program at SP Jain Institute of Management. He is associated with many family businesses for a long time as a consultant. His topic of discussion was ‘Exploring Business Opportunities’. Both the sessions were of 2 hours each and approximately 45 students from various under-graduate and post-graduate colleges across Mumbai, Thane and Palghar attended the program.
1. Students got the exposure of the art perspectives, ideas, concepts, and solutions related to the design and execution of innovation driven projects using design thinking principles. 2. Students recognized the latest and future issues and challenges in innovation.
1. Students were made aware of the most important elements of a business and how it is important to differentiate to survive in a competitive environment. 2. Students understood the positives and negatives of doing business.
Eminent Speaker Series 2018 was held on 29th September and 6th October 2018. On 29/09/2018 the session speaker was Mr. Yogesh Udgire, Founder of The Institute of Digital Marketing India and Executive Director at Surekh Services Pvt. Ltd., who discussed on ‘Role of Digital Technology on New Product Development and Business Transformation’, and on 06/10/2018 the session speaker was Mr. Ashok Bhansali, Ed-Tech and Blockchain enthusiast, Head of vertical and financial advisor, New Jersey, Aicumen Technologies Inc., who discussed on ‘Blockchain & Paradigm Shift in Digital Technology’.
Many students from various other colleges took part in the programme.
Eminent Speaker Series 2017 was held on 11th November and 25th November 2017. On 11/11/2017 the session speaker was Mr. Prakash Bargaonkar, Director—Helpage India and Ms. Nirmala Mehendale, Founder Director—Mind Mover & Former President—BMA. Mr. Prakash addressed the topic ‘Social Entrepreneurship- The Business of Good’ and Ms. Mehendale discussed on ‘Bet on Yourself’. On 25/11/2017 the session speaker was Prof. Mike Ivanof, Associate Professor- University of the Fraser Valley, Canada. Dr. Mike spoke on ‘Unlocking Strategic Leadership through Open Innovation’
Students from other UG and PG colleges attended the programme.
St. Francis Institute of management and Research (SFIMAR) has organized "Eminent Speaker Series - 2016", where the business personalities (with a position of CEO, MD, President or Chairman) addressed the management students. The objective of the event was to get Industry-academic interface whereby students would certainly get the opportunity to interact with the industry people. We conducted three sessions in the series. Those were organised on (i) 27th August 2016, (ii) 1st October 2016 and (iii) 5th November 2016.
The Eminent Speaker for 27th August (1st session) was Mr. Noel Swain (CEO of Ezeego, with 18 years of experience in the Travel Industry). The topic for the 1st session is "How to Equip Yourself to Face Challenges in Academics and at Workplace". He stressed on the concept of skill development to climb the steep ladder of one’s career where Management skills need to be supplemented with the technical skills and people skills.
The second session was addressed by Mr. Pavan Desai (Head Finance Shared Services, BNP Paribas), the Eminent Speaker on 1st October and the topic was “Banking Industry evolution, need for regulation of banking world-wide.” The speaker focused on the control of NPA and the effective management to identify the possibility of credit default of the debtor much in advance. He has also indicated the career opportunity and the career path for the management students in banking sector. Dr Sailendra Narain, (Ex-Chairman of SIDBI) was the speaker for the third and last event of the "Eminent Speaker Series - 2016" conducted on 5th November 2016. He had made the entire session interactive and lively with a participative learning method. The topic he discussed was “ARE WE GLOBALLY COMPETITIVE IN DOING OR MANAGING BUSINESS?”. The learning outcome of the session in a nutshell is that we should set of a standard in the global business by following the best practices so that the rest of the World will compete with us.
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