The session was organized on ‘Cyber-security for the Cloud Generation’ by Mr. Gaurav Agarwal, CEO, Karaikal Port. He addressed the students of AMPMO on April 21, 2018. 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.
The talk was organized on 'Growth Opportunities in India', by Mr Ravi Kirplani, Managing Director & CEO, ThyssenKrupp. He addressed the students of the Advanced Management Programme in Infrastructure on 23 April 2018 at Mohali campus. He talked about key growth opportunities in India and provides some learnings and takeaways on leadership.
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 Apr 23 at the Mohali Campus. He discussed the impact of Brexit on Britain as a whole and on the India-UK cooperation.
Mr Vijay Sethi , Chief Information Officer, Head Human Resources and Head Corporate Social Responsibility, Hero MotoCorp Ltd on April 28, 2018 delivered a talk on ‘Digital Transformation in Manufacturing Industry’. The Government of India is focussing on manufacturing industry as part of various programs including Make in India. Globally also, there is a thrust on using digital technologies and concepts like Industry 4.0 .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.
Mr. Nagendra Nath Sinha, Chairman, National Highway Authority of India, addressed the students of the Advanced Management Program for Manufacturing & Operations on April 27, 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 to 8%.
Mr.H.E. Marten van den Berg, The Dutch Ambassador to India visited the Hyderabad campus and interacted with the Students of Advanced Management Programme for Manufacturing & Operations on 02 May,2019. Besides discussing the Indo-Holland relationships he made an interesting take on ‘Change Management’
Mr. Anil V Parab, Executive Vice President (Heavy Engineering and Nuclear) Larsen & Toubro addressed the students of the Advanced Management Program for Manufacturing & Operations on 2nd May 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.
Mr. Manu Kapoor, CEO Textiles Division, GHCL, talked of the essence of sustainability in textiles on 26th Nov 2019, 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 manufacturing.
Mr. Venkatesh Natarajan, Chief DigitalOfficer & Senior Vice President, Ashok Leyland, spoke on ‘Creation of a Digital Business’ wherein 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.
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 spoke of 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.
Mr. Atul Sobti Chairman and Managing Director, Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd addressed the students of Advanced Management Programme for Manufacturing & Operations.. 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.
Speaker Session by Mr. Harish Chavan
Mr. Harish Chavan, CEO, Swaraj Division, Mahindra & Mahindra, spoke of the essence of simplicity on the shop floor and in our daily lives. The quotes, ‘Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication’ and ‘Great Leaders are almost always simplifiers’ summarised the essence of his talk. He brought out that though the Apple phone button has the most complicated design behind the screen, to the user, it presents a simple single button.