Speaker Session by Mr. Davinder Sandhu

Topic: Five Steps for Infrastructure Building: Indian Context

On May 1, 2024, Mr. Sandhu's emphasis on the leadership approach to addressing infrastructure challenges. He emphasized the need to prioritize earning money through value creation rather than solely focusing on making money through profit extraction. By advocating for empathetic infrastructure development, wherein end-users are empowered and service standards are elevated, Mr. Sandhu highlighted a pathway towards inclusive and sustainable progress. His insights underscored the universal applicability of empathetic leadership, transcending boundaries and offering transformative solutions not only in infrastructure but across diverse domains. I strongly believe that embracing a leadership approach grounded in empathy and foresight is imperative in academia, fostering a culture where research is not only about publication metrics but also about addressing real-world challenges and making meaningful contributions to society.

01 May 2024


Speaker Session by Mr. Piyush Srivastav

Topic: Digital Transformation of O&M of Renewable Assets for Improved RoI

On March 10, 2024, Mr. Piyush Srivastav, Deputy General Manager at Ayana Renewable Power Private Limited, spoke on the digital transformation in operation and maintenance (O&M) of renewable assets, emphasizing the significant impact of technological innovation on the renewable energy sector, particularly in enhancing the efficiency of solar cells and optimizing returns on investment.

10 Mar 2024


Speaker Session by Mr. Rahul Shandilya

Topic: Adoption of Emerging Technologies in the Infrastructure Sectors: Insights from Airport Ecosystem 

On March 9, 2024, Mr. Rahul Shandilya, CIDO of the GMR Group, provided a captivating overview of the adoption of emerging technologies within the airport ecosystem, revealing how technological advancements are quietly revolutionizing passenger experiences and operational efficiencies in airports around the globe.

09 Mar 2024


Speaker Session by Ms Hrydhal Damani

Topic: Could digitalization pave the way for transforming Indian cities?

On March 9, 2024, Ms. Hrydhal Damani, Director of Urban Development at ICF, highlighted the instrumental role of digitalization in the evolution of Indian cities towards'smart' urban environments. Her extensive experience offered insights into government initiatives and smart solutions across various domains, including energy, mobility, and waste management, charting a course for the future of digital urban services.

09 Mar 2024


Speaker Session by Mr Smital Pandit and Mr Anant Ashutosh Sharma

Topic: Sustainable Development in Smart Cities through a Civic Platform 

On March 8, 2024, the virtual session by Mr. Smital Pandit and Mr. Anant Ashutosh Sharma, founders of Civic Solutions, explored the transformative potential of a civic platform in fostering sustainable development within smart cities. Their project, SmartCity311, exemplifies how digital platforms can enhance the interaction between citizens and government officials, revolutionizing public grievance management.

08 Mar 2024


Speaker Session by Mr Nitin Raj, Associate Partner, KPMG and Mr Saurav Atri, Director, Global Learning, Manulife

Topic: How to 10X your business using Generative AI'  

On March 6, 2024, insights on Generative AI were shared by Mr Nitin Raj, Associate Partner, KPMG and Mr Saurav Atri, Director, Global Learning, Manulife, who are both distinguished alumni of PGP Co2011. Their session focused on the revolutionary impact of Generative AI in fostering strategic thinking and enhancing project management, offering a glimpse into the future of business expansion and innovation.

06 Mar 2024


Speaker Session by Ms. Swati Pandey

Topic: Role of SPVs in constructing and maintaining airports in India 

On March 5, 2024, Ms.Swati Pandey, Vice Chairman and Managing Director (VCMD), Maharashtra Airport Development Company,recently addressed the students of our Advanced Management Programme for Infrastructure (AMPI) at our Mohali campus. She unraveled the complexities and advantages of employing Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs) for constructing and maintaining airports in India. Her insights shed light on the practical challenges and underscored the pivotal role of SPVs in streamlining operations and enhancing efficiency.

05 Mar 2024


Speaker Session by Mr.Bhavesh Kumar

Topic: Optimizing Infrastructure Integrity: A Dive into Digital Validation

On March 5, 2024, during his virtual session, Mr. Bhavesh Kumar, Managing Director of Vias3D India, delved into the criticality of digital validation in enhancing infrastructure integrity. His discussion highlighted how digital tools can complement traditional processes to yield strategic insights, thereby optimizing the development and management of infrastructure projects.

05 Mar 2024


Speaker Session by Mr.Kamesh Rao

Topic: Airport Design and Development from an Indian Perspective

On October 19, 2023, Mr. Kamesh Rao, the Director of GMR Infrastructure, took the stage at our Hyderabad campus as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series for the Advanced Management Programme for Infrastructure. His talk, titled 'Airport Design and Development from an Indian Perspective,' was an eye-opener that brought great insights. He shattered myths in the process, such as: 1. Complexity Beyond Passenger Count: It is not just the passenger that decides the airport's capacity but also the aircraft movements and the handling of your baggage! The formula is a complex algorithm of the capacities of the runway, the apron, the terminal, and the landside. 2. Airlines Are the True Customers: Are passengers the airport's primary customers? Think again. According to Mr. Rao, it's the airlines that take center stage. This perspective is akin to how the primary customers for business schools are companies rather than students. 3. Insightful Projections: India will handle over 1.3 billion passengers annually by 2040. Considering that our projected population in 2040 is 1.5 billion, these figures are astonishing. Mr. Rao's talk left our students in awe. It ignited a torrent of questions, proving that the airport design and development world is far more fascinating and intricate than we generally imagine.

19 Oct 2023


Speaker Session by Mr.Manish Kumar

Topic: Institutional and Regulatory Economics of Infrastructure


Mr. Manish Kumar, Senior Consultant, World Bank Group, delivered an online talk to the Advanced Management Program for Infrastructure as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series on July 22, 2023 from 18.45 Hours to 19.45 Hours. Mr. Manish Kumar gave a talk with an aero plane perspective of the economics of the infrastructure sector in India. Disrupted infrastructure services have multiple impacts on firms. He stated that every Re 1 spent on infrastructure returns Rs 3 to the society. Infrastructure impacts poorer people much more than the rich. With an annual spend of about 3% of GDP on infrastructure, India has a long way to go. He spoke about market failure with some examples. Imperfect information is a major cause of market failure.He gave a perspective on institutions at various levels and their role as incentive structures of the society.

22 Jul 2023


Speaker Session by Dr. Arul Shanmugasundaram

Topic: Energy Transition from Fossil Fuel to Renewables - Opportunities and Challenges


Dr. Arul Kumar Shanmugasundaram, Executive Director, Ayana Renewable Power Pvt. Ltd., delivered a guest lecture on “Energy Transition from Fossil Fuel to Renewables—Opportunities and Challenges” to the Advanced Management Program for Infrastructure as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series on 21st July 2023 from 18.45 Hours to 19.45 Hours. The lecture commenced with an insightful overview of the global power generation mix from 2020 to 2050. Dr. Shanmugasundaram shed light on the predicted decline of coal and gas, with their share expected to be 31%, while solar and wind energies are projected to rise to 62% by 2050. This energy transition is being observed in numerous countries worldwide, signifying a significant shift towards renewable sources.

21 Jul 2023


Speaker Session by Shri B.B Swain

Topic: Unleashing the Potential of MSMEs and Infrastructure in India

Mr. B. B. Swain, Secretary of MSME, delivered an interactive session to the students of our Advanced Management Programme for Infrastructure (AMPI) at the Indian School of Business, Mohali. He shared insights regarding the symbiotic relationship between micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and infrastructure in India. Mr B. B. Swain shed light on the integral role of MSMEs in India's infrastructure development. By leveraging the potential of MSMEs, addressing challenges, and embracing innovation, India can unlock remarkable economic growth and employment opportunities. Researchers and government agencies must heed Mr. Swain's insights to formulate effective policies and initiatives that foster the growth and sustainability of MSMEs and the infrastructure sector. He stressed that the entrepreneurs and startups who take risks must also recognise the countless MSME entrepreneurs who are the true heroes, driving change and shaping the future of India's economy.

13 May 2023


Speaker Session by Dr.C.Jayakumar

Topic: Development of 'Techno-managers' in Engineering & Consulting Sectors


Dr. C. Jayakumar, Executive Vice President, and Head-CHRO at L&T, spoke as a distinguished speaker to the Advanced Management Programme for Infrastructure. In a brilliant talk that enthused an overwhelming response from the audience, Dr. C. Jayakumar drew upon his 35 years of rich experience with L&T to speak about their HR practices. He illustrated the models of "Talent Development Practices" in L&T which comprises of 3 pillars: Business leadership Management leadership Technical leadership It is filled with a lot of practical wisdom on "learning & development", and many organizations can emulate these practices to grow and prosper valuing people (not assets). He covered various subjects, including meritocracy, training, culture, and mentoring. The training and talent acquisition are based on: (1) Channelised, merit-based, staged lifelong training for all employees (2) Astute identification and mentoring of the next-gen leadership (3) Ability to motivate employees from walk-in interviews to absorb and own the L&T culture. The passionate discussion with the audience covered aspects like the merits of a bell curve, culture adoption, differentiation of corporate with field (project area), etc. Dr. Jayakumar revealed the secret sauce behind the phenomenally low attrition rate at L&T and the culture of completing even mega projects on time.

18 Feb 2023


Speaker Session by Mr.NVS Reddy

Topic: Seven-year journey of Hyderabad Metro Rail

Mr. Reddy, Managing Director-Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited, interacted with the students of AMPI at the Hyderabad campus of ISB. He gave a fascinating talk on the seven-year journey of Hyderabad Metro Rail as it transformed from a failed investment to an infrastructure gem. He spoke of the challenges and hurdles he faced and how the team spirit, astute leadership, and intense perseverance enabled him to overcome obstacles. The 90-minute lecture to the students of AMPI left them spellbound and asking for more.

26 Apr 2022


Speaker Session by Professor K Venkatesh

Topic: Relevance of Contract Management

Professor K Venkatesh, Independent Director - Ezeeway (Feedback Infra Pvt. Ltd) and Visiting Faulty, Indian School of Business took the session for potential students of the Advanced Management Programme for Infrastructure. Professor K Venkatesh defines the Relevance of Contract Management • Understanding of contracts • Its implementation • Key Contractual Clauses Operable in Practice • Some Strict Non-Negotiable Issues • Early Warning Signals

17 Mar 2022


Speaker Session by Professor Jit Bajpai

Topic: Sustainable Cities and Infrastructure

Professor Jit Bajpai, Adjunct Faculty at the School of Professional Studies and visiting faculty at ISB, took the session for potential students of the Advanced Management Programme for Infrastructure. It was attended by 71 participants. Professor Bajpai defined sustainable infrastructure and services to be a system that does not endanger public health, the livelihood of people and ecosystems while meeting the needs of people and firms consistent with: 1) Use of renewable resources below their rate of regeneration, 2) Use of non-renewables below the rate of development of renewable substitutes. He covered four dimensions of infrastructure sustainability: economic and financial sustainability, social sustainability, environmental and institutional sustainability. Professor Bajpai also covered various aspects of sustainability and gave brief outlines of the case studies such as the Mumbai Urban Transport Project.

10 Feb 2022


Speaker Session by Professor O P Agarwal

Topic: Structuring a Successful PPP

Dr. O P Agarwal, Chief Executive Officer, World Resource Institutes poke on the topic of structuring a Successful PPP. He addressed the various potential students of AMPI, He spoke about the following things • Evolving public infrastructure delivery methods • What Why, and When of PPP • Basic features of PPP • Types of PPP • Challenges in PPP and Risk Management • Project development and structuring

20 Jan 2022


Speaker Session by Mr. Rohit Chandak

Topic: Infrastructure Finance: Brief Overview and Market Trends

Mr. Rohit Chandak, CFO at Ayana Renewable Power addressed 51 attendees on the topic of 'Infrastructure Finance: Brief Overview and Market Trends' on 21 Dec 2021. Mr. Chandak spoke from his extensive experience on the following aspects: High-level understanding of Infrastructure Finance, Infrastructure Investment Decision Making, Current Market Trends & Updates.

21 Dec 2021


Speaker Session by Mr. Kamesh Rao

Topic: Digital transformation in the infrastructure industry

Mr. Kamesh Rao, CEO, GMR Airport Developers Limited, the force behind the construction of the Hyderabad airport, spoke about ‘Digital Transformation in Infrastructure Industry.’ He brought out the key hurdles in adopting technology for an airport setup and the technologies currently being used.

10 Dec 2021


Speaker Session by Mr. AJ Chauradia

Topic: E-Vehicle Infrastructure: A Use Case of Tesla

Professor AJ Chauradia took an online session on E-Vehicle Infrastructure for the potential students of the Advanced Management Programme for Infrastructure. The session evoked a healthy response with more than 120 attendees. Professor Chauradia spoke of the business model of Tesla and their leveraging of the e-vehicle infrastructure for popularising their cars. He discussed the fact that e-vehicles can become a disruptive force only when the charging infrastructure is cheap, fast, and ubiquitous. He drew lessons from his research on e-vehicle infrastructure and opined on their potential success in the Indian market. He deliberated on the various types of challenges in infrastructure that are likely to come up. Prof Chauradia spoke of his teaching at ISB, and how he incorporates his research findings/outcomes in the curriculum of the program. An alumna of the program, Ms. Hrydal Damani, also spoke and highlighted the Indian Government’s stance towards e-vehicles. The session ended with a Q&A session.

21 Oct 2021


Speaker Session by Mr. Alok Sapre

Topic: How Important is the Mindset for Accepting & Bringing Decisive Changes in Infrastructure & Real Estate Industry

Mr. Alok Sapre, Chairman and Managing Director of CIA-Glocal, a management consulting firm, spoke on the topic “How Important is the Mindset for Accepting & Bringing Decisive Changes in Infrastructure & Real Estate Industry.” Mr. Sapre is an alumnus of ISB (PGP Max). He spoke about his love for infrastructure projects and sustainability, and his mindset in his journey to the current status in his career. He also spoke of the NPA (Non-Performing Assets) problems in banks and his interest in taking his company in that area. He elaborated upon the mindset of “unwillingness to hear a ‘No’” in Indian and even global companies. His powerful takeaway was, “the key aspect that makes you successful in a project is your own thinking.”

26 Jul 2021


Speaker Session by Mr. Akhilesh Srivastava

Topic: Digitalisation of Indian Infrastructure

Mr. Akhilesh Srivastava, Chief General Manager (IT & Highway Operations) at NHAI, gave an inspiring talk on Digitalisation of Indian Infrastructure to the combined class of AMPI and AMPMO Co2021 on 04 Feb 2021. He spoke of the impact of digitalisation on the productivity and efficiency of infrastructure projects in the country. He gave particular emphasis to two key initiatives of NHAI, they being the Fastag and the NHAI Data Lake. The Fastag has enabled a seamless traffic movement on national highways and a transparent collection of toll taxes. The data lake provides an end-to-end data-based information of ongoing and completed projects, reducing delays in projects. His talk was appreciated a lot by the students.

04 Feb 2021


Jiritsu-ka in Operations

Sri Roopak Sharma, Senior Vice President (Marketing & Business Development), Motherson Automotive Technologies & Engineering (MATE) gave a brief overview of MATE that specialises in full-system solutions provider and caters to a diverse range of customers in the automotive and other industries. Motherson Group supports its customers through its 270 facilities operating in 41 countries in six continents. Jiritsu-ka is a Japanese word that means self-reliance. Self-reliance means “the quality of not needing help or support from other people. Or the ability to depend on yourself or your own abilities.” He opened his inspiring talk with a quote from Swamy Vivekananda “Arise, Awake, Stop Not Till the Goal is Reached.” Drawing from Swamy Vivekananda’s teaching he explained the three great powers within us (Concentration, Power of making decisions, Power of unselfishness). He explained the five levels of self-reliance as applied to operations in Motherson factories, following the principles of Toyota Way. He elucidated the “Ohbeya Way” of project management that is practiced at all MATE factories. By practicing Jirutsu-ka, Motherson excelled in all dimensions of business. In the conclusion of his talk, he shared the achievements of Motherson in winning customer trust, best self-reliant supplier award, and Toyota Global Award. Students were highly inspired by his talk that is reflected in their chat and Q&A.

30 Jan 2021


Exclusive Interaction with ISB Leadership 

It was an interaction session with ISB Leadership about 1st AMPI ( Batch 5) residency where the ISB leadership team - Prof Saumya Sindhwani (Associate Dean, ISB), Prof Chandan Chowdhury (Senior Associate Dean, ISB), Prof Pratap Sundar (Academic Director, MIGM & PLIIM), Aditya Atreya(Associate Director, ISB) & Col. Rajiv Bhargava (Associate Director, MIGM & PLIIM) interacted with the students of AMPI Co2021 & AMPMO Co2021. The agenda of the session were: Safety protocols; Peer learning during residency; Faculty interaction; Campus visits and schedule & any other questions.

11 Jan 2021


Speaker Session by Rohit Chandak

Topic: Infrastructure Finance-Brief Overview and Market Trends

Mr. Chandak spoke of the future of the infrastructure sector in India and highlighted the humungous deficit in financing projects. The National Infrastructure Pipeline report provides an excellent overview of the infrastructure sector in India. He provided a perspective on the bidding process and gave out the detailed process of evaluation of the asset while bidding. He also threw light on the various stakeholders who may be involved in a project. He gave a broad overview of capital restructuring, which is a highly desirable skill in the sector. He closed the talk by speaking about the market trends and changing scenarios; like the interest in the acquisition of assets and not platforms, and the introduction of "Infrastructure Investment Trusts" as popular monetization events.


Speaker Session by Professor Chandan Chowdhury

Topic: Promotion Session on Advanced Management Programme for Infrastructure

Professor Chandan Chowdhury spoke at length about the AMPI and brought out the importance of upskilling in the COVID era. He started with a result of a survey conducted by him on the impact of COVID and shared the key findings. He thereafter spoke of the main characteristics of the program and its relevance to the industry. He deliberated upon the details of the curriculum, the calendar and the pedagogy. Before fielding questions, he spoke of the importance of continued lifelong learning for an individual and the advantages of keeping oneself upskilled. In the end he appreciated the participation of the audience and the quality of questions asked.

04 Nov 2020


Speaker Session by Professor Kavil Ramachandran

Topic: Entrepreneurship in Family Run Business

Professor Kavil Ramachandran, Executive Director, Thomas Schmidheiny Centre for Family Enterprise addressed 100 attendees on the topic of "Entrepreneurship in Family Run Business." He talked about how family run businesses have evolved across generations. In India, most family businesses are created and managed by business families. The Indian economy is dependent on the activities, strategies, and inter-family relations. He spoke of the Ansoff matrix for entrepreneurial opportunities for family businesses. He spoke of the fundamental difference between professional business and family business. The professor also brought out how the framing of a constitution and rules of governance enables sustenance and longevity of a family business.

28 Oct 2020


Speaker Session by Professor Jitendra Bajpai

Topic: Social and Environmental Issues in Infrastructure

Professor Jitendra Bajpai, Adjunct Faculty, Columbia University addressed 114 attendees on 16 Oct 2020. Infrastructure Management is about doing the right project and doing the project right. In India, there is a lot of focus on transport sector, railways and the power sector. There is likely to be a lot of investment in these areas. Prof. Bajpai emphasized about the four dimensions for infrastructure sustainability: 1) Economic and financial sustainability, 2) Social sustainability, 3) Institutional sustainability, and 4) Environmental sustainability. He stated that there should be a three-fold aim: to conserve resources, prevent harm and promote socio-environmental issues.

16 Oct 2020


Speaker Session by Akhilesh Srivastava

Topic: Digital Construction Management

Mr. Akhilesh Srivastava, Chief General Manager (IT and Highway Operations) National Highway Authority of India) addressed 220 attendees on 1 Oct 2020. He spoke of various reasons behind cost overruns. He brought out how to overcome the challenges. Industry 4.0 can be utilized to ensure fusion of technologies in the physical, digital and geographical spheres. The technologies that will impact the construction industry will be AI, virtual design and construction, 3D printing, drones and robots, intelligent construction material. He also spoke at length on how digital twins will change the world of infrastructure. He spoke about the initiatives by NHAI, especially the data lake and data warehouses, which are being talked about in the media.

01 Oct 2020


Speaker Session by O P Agarwal

Topic: India’s Urban Challenge

Dr. O P Agarwal spoke on the challenges in Indian Urban planning and provided a few innovative solutions. He spoke about the three basic generators of pollution in cities, construction, transport, and power generation. He provided insights on how urban planners can overcome them. His final say was that better governance and innovative planning by city planners can carry the day.

19 Sep 2020


Speaker Session by Mukesh Kumar

Topic: One Village, One Crop 

The talk was organized on the Topic "One Village, One Crop" by Mr. Mukesh Kumar from the Department of Fisheries (Government of India). He addressed the students of the Advanced Management Programme.


Speaker Session by Jayanand Potdar 

Topic: Challenges Faced by the Real Estate Industry

Mr. Jayanand Potdar, President, Real Estate Development at Reliance Industries, is a veteran with over 30 years of experience in the power sector, infrastructure, and real estate. He addressed the students on 30 Nov 2019 for the challenges faced by the real estate industry in the country and the measures that a developer can explain to outsell the competition in a highly competitive market. Our students found his insights very thought-provoking.

30 Nov 2019


Speaker Session by Venkatesh Natarajan

Topic: Creation of a Digital Business

Mr. Venkatesh Natarajan, Chief Digital Officer & Senior Vice President, Ashok Leyland, spoke on "Creation of a Digital Business" on 29 Nov 2019. He opined that "digital business" is the current business with a healthy mix of digital technologies, digital trends and new regulations. He also elaborated on how companies are migrating from selling products to selling complete solutions. He kept the audience engaged with examples from the environment and specific initiatives taken at Ashok Leyland.

29 Nov 2019


Speaker Session by Manu Kapoor

Topic: Sustainability in Textiles 

Mr. Manu Kapoor, CEO Textiles Division, GHCL, talked of the essence of sustainability in textiles on 26 Nov 2019. He said that the textile industry is the second most polluting industry with a 10% global carbon footprint. He spoke about how responsible production can overcome obstacles to sustainability and how circularity in hybrid fabrics is becoming the new mantra. Both talks compelled the students to think hard about the futuristic trends in textile manufacturing.

26 Nov 2019


Speaker Session by Harish Chavan

Topic-Essence of Simplicity on the Shop Floor and in Our Daily lives

Mr. Harish Chavan, CEO, Swaraj Division, Mahindra & Mahindra, spoke of the essence of simplicity on the shop floor and in our daily lives on 26 Nov 2019. The quotes, ‘Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication’ and "Great Leaders are almost always simplifiers" summarised the essence of his talk. He quoted out Apple's phone single button that has the most complicated design behind the screen.

26 Nov 2019


Speaker Session by H.E. Marten van den Berg

Topic: Change Management

H.E. Marten van den Berg, the Dutch Ambassador to India visited the Hyderabad campus and interacted with the students of AMPI on 2 May 2019. Besides discussing the Indo-Holland relationships he made an interesting take on "Change Management."

20 May 2019


Speaker Session by Anil V Parab

Topic: Evolution of Manufacturing & Operations and Industry 4.0

Mr. Anil V Parab, Executive Vice President (Heavy Engineering and Nuclear), Larsen & Toubro addressed the students of the Advanced Management Programme for Infrastructure on 2 May 2019, at Hyderabad campus. Mr. Parab talked about the evolution of manufacturing & operations and Industry 4.0 and the method by which India plans to have the contribution of manufacturing to be $1 Tn by 2024.

02 May 2019


Speaker Session by Nagendra Nath Sinha

Topic: Use of Technology in Road Infrastructure

Mr. Nagendra Nath Sinha, Chairman, National Highway Authority of India, addressed the students of the Advanced Management Programme for Infrastructure and Advanced Management Programme for Manufacturing & Operations on 27 Apr 2019, at Hyderabad campus. Mr. Sinha explained the use of technology in road infrastructure today and brought out how Bharatmala will bring down logistics costs by 8%.

27 Apr 2019


Speaker Session by Atul Sobti

Topic: The Strategy of "Survive, Revive and Thrive"

Mr. Atul Sobti, Director General, Standing Conference of Public Enterprises. He addressed the students of the Advanced Management Programme for Infrastructure. Mr. Sobti emphasized on the strategy of "Survive, Revive and Thrive." It is this strategy that has enabled BHEL to achieve a turnaround for the company as it became profitable in 2016-17 after four years of continuous negative growth. The turnover per employee increased by 25% in the last three years.

20 Apr 2019


Speaker Session by JM Balamurugan

Topic: Infrastructure Space

Mr. JM Balamurugan, Secretary to Governor of Punjab delivered the lecture on Infrastructure Sector and interacted with the participants at the Mohali campus. Mr. Balamurugan shared the vast experience in the infrastructure space on 18 Jul 2018.

18 Jul 2018


Speaker Session by Vijay Sethi

Topic: Digital Transformation in Manufacturing Industry

Mr. Vijay Sethi, Chief Information Officer, Head Human Resources and Head Corporate Social Responsibility, Hero MotoCorp Ltd delivered a talk on "Digital Transformation in Manufacturing Industry." This session covered what is Industry 4.0, what are the technologies that can make cyber-physical systems work, what issues manufacturing companies can face in their journey of digital transformation, what are the key learnings from some successful transformation initiatives.

28 Apr 2018


Speaker Session by Sir Simon McDonald

Topic: The Future of India-UK Relations

Mr. Simon McDonald, KCMG, KCVO, Permanent Undersecretary and Head of the Diplomatic Service, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UK spoke on the topic "The Future of India-UK relations" on 23 Apr 2018 at the Mohali Campus. He discussed the impact of Brexit on Britain as a whole and on the India-UK cooperation.

23 Apr 2018


Speaker Session by Ravi Kirpalani

Topic: Growth Opportunities in India

The talk was organized on "Growth Opportunities in India," by Mr. Ravi Kirpalani, Managing Director & CEO, ThyssenKrupp. He addressed the students of the Advanced Management Programme for Infrastructure on 23 Apr 2018 at Mohali campus. He talked about key growth opportunities in India and provided some learnings and takeaways on leadership.


Speaker Session by Gaurav Agarwal

Topic: Cyber-security For The Cloud Generation

The session was organized on "Cyber-security for the Cloud Generation" by Mr. Gaurav Agarwal, CEO, Karaikal Port. He addressed the students of AMPMO & AMPI. He addressed issues like sharing global findings of Internet security threat report 2018; Risks of use of Mobile and Public Networks and how to secure the same; Offering Enterprise Security when access is not through office networks.