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Faculty Session by Professor Ajay Das

Topic: Quality Disconnect And It's Impact On Performance

Prof Ajay Das spoke of the dissonance between the managers and workers on the shop floor, leading to an impact on production. He studied why quality disconnect happens by analyzing the worker's perception and management perception. It often happens that management feels they are doing a great job, while the workers don’t.

14 Oct 2020

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Faculty Session by Professor Pratap Sundar

Topic: Digital Supply Chain

Prof. Sundar explained the meaning of digital continuity related to the flow of material, the flow of data, and the flow of financial transactions. Digital continuity impacts turnaround time in logistics enables checking on the flow of the product information and the sequence of loading of products. He also spoke about how digital supply chains, big data, and analytics go hand in hand.

04 Oct 2020

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Faculty Session by Professor A J Chauradia

Topic: Human Capital Investment in the Airline Industry

Prof. A J Chauradia talked about the new approach to talent management. A winning employee value proposition is as important as the customer value proposition. He also emphasized that strategy is a deliberately emergent process that is a part of the natural process of organisations. It needs a clear direction, should be easily communicated and emergent. In the airline industry, creative destruction can lead to competitive advantage and enhanced firm performance. The talk ended with some interesting questions on the future of the airline industry in the post-COVID era and the skills that employees need to develop to remain relevant.

23 Sep 2020

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Speaker Session by O P Agarwal

Topic: India's Urban Challenge

Dr. O P Agarwal spoke of 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, and 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

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Speaker Session by Sanjiv Puri

Topic: Doing Business in COVID- 19 Era

Mr. Sanjiv Puri, Chairman and Managing Director, ITC Limited spoke on "Doing Business in COVID- 19 Era". He addressed the Advanced Management Programme participants and ISB staff. It is now important for corporates to be passionate and pursue the policy of triple capital: economic, environmental, and social capital. One has to go beyond shareholder value to social value. 1. Customers will become more demanding 2. ESG companies hold the future (Environmental, Social, and Governance oriented companies)

13 Sep 2020

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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 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. He gave this talk at the Mohali campus.

30 Nov 2019

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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" 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.

29 Nov 2019

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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. He addressed the participants on Nov 25, 2019. The quotes, "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication" and "Great Leaders are almost always simplifiers" summarised the essence of his talk. He quoted Apple's phone single button example that has the most complicated design behind the screen.

02 May 2019

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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. he addressed the participants on Nov 25, 2019. 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.

25 Nov 2019

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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 the Advanced Management Programme for Manufacturing & Operations. Besides discussing the Indo-Holland relationships he made an interesting take on "Change Management".

02 May 2019

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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 Program for Manufacturing & Operations at the 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

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Speaker Session by Atul Sobti

Topic: Strategy of  '‘Survive, Revive and Thrive''

Mr. Atul Sobti, Director General of Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) addressed the students of the Advanced Management Programme for Manufacturing & Operations at Hyderabad Campus. 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.

01 May 2019

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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 Program for Manufacturing & Operations & Advanced Management Programme for Infrastructure at the 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

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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

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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'’ at the Mohali Campus. He discussed the impact of Brexit on Britain as a whole and on the India-UK cooperation.

23 Apr 2018

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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 Manufacturing & Operations at the Mohali campus. He talked about key growth opportunities in India and provided some learnings and takeaways on leadership.

23 Apr 2018

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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.

21 Apr 2018