Alumni

Talk by Alumnus Mr Chitradip Pramanik

SDMIMD Alumnus and Manger – Marketing & PMO, EqualizeRCM, Mysore, Mr. Chitradip Pramanik delivered the talk on ‘Getting ready for the Corporate World’ on July 7, 2022. Mr. Chitradip focused his talk on how the additional skills and certificates during the PGDM program help to stand out in the competitive job market. The talk was organized as part of the Orientation Program 2022. 

Talk on Personal Wealth Management by Alumnus

On September 25, 2021, SDMIMD and Prerana – SDMIMD Alumni Association organized an invtited talk by Mr. Feroze Azeez, PGDM Alumnus 2003-05 Batch; and Deputy CEO, Anand Rathi Private Wealth Management, Mumbai. Mr. Feroze gave insights on personal wealth management and elucidated the different products available in the current market. The online session was interactive and exciting, with the active participation by the alumni members and students on campus. 

New EC for Prerana – SDMIMD Alumni Association

The Executive Council (EC) for the term 2021-2023 was formed by Election process during May 2021. The election officer Prof Malathi Sriram announced the EC during the Annual General Body meeting held on May 8, 2021. 
 
The EC comprised of the Chairman Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD Mysore; Faculty Representative Dr. Sunil M.V., Head – Academic Administration, SDMIMD Mysore; President of Association Mr Niranjan N Naik (Batch 1995-1997); Vice-President Mr Vijay Mane (Batch 1998-2000); Secretary Mr Praveen M G (Batch 1995-1997); Joint-Secretary Mr Kumar Piyush (Batch 2012-2014); Treasurer Ms Padmashree G S (Batch 1996-1998); and the Members – Mr Anil Ram M Adya (Batch 2016-2018); Mr Mayank Jindal (Batch 2011-2013); and, Rohith Kumar Agarwal (Batch 2007-2009).

Webinar on Spend Management in SCP

Mr. Badrinath Waiker, Solution Manager, SAP Ariba, delivered webinar on the topic “Spend management in the context of global supply chain and procurement” to the PGDM 2019-2021 Batch on October 17, 2020. The session revolved around understanding spend management in the context of COVID-19, understanding the importance of Supply chain management, and how technology has transformed the supply chain management process. The session was made more illustrative by Mr. Waiker's real-life corporate examples. Mr. Waiker is an alumnus of SDMIMD.

Webinar by Mr. Asif K.A, Our Alumni

Mr Asif K.A., Second Vice-President, Northern Trust; and alumnus of SDMIMD’s PGDM 2007-09 Batch, was the speaker for the Webinar on topic ‘The New Normal - Making Sense in The VUCA World’ scheduled on July 18, 2020. The session covered different component of VUCA (Vision, Understanding, Clarity, Agility) and how Northern Trust has successfully managed with VUCA 2.0. Mr Asif emphasised the importance of “Agility” for organisations & individuals; and, explained the ‘Learning Agility Framework’. 

Webinar by Mr. Niranjan Naik, Our Alumni

‘Strategic Business Planning’ was the topic for the Webinar scheduled on June 27, 2020 for the PGDM 2019-2021 Batch. The nuances of strategic business planning with live cases and examples was explained by the speaker Mr Niranjan Naik, National Sales Head - Energy and Building Solutions, Bosch India Ltd; and, President, Prerana – SDMIMD Alumni Association; alumnus of PGDM 1995-97.

Talk by Mr. Pramod Padmaprabhaiah

SDMIMD organized a talk by alumnus Mr Pramod Padmaprabhaiah as part of the Prerana Alumni Lecture Series on November 25, 2019.  Mr Pramod is currently working with NTT Data Services as Global Enterprise Applications Leader.
 
In his talk, Mr Pramod presented the concept of ‘Gig Economy’ and explained how small activities become a part of Gig Economy extending a monetary benefit. Mr Pramod mentioned that scaling some activities in terms of monetary value can be a complex task at times and the law-making bodies find it difficult to make policies for these. It is believed that 2023 over 6 million people will be a part of the Gig Economy. The speaker explained how Bloggers, Youtubers, Craftspeople, Stack photographers, Freelancers, Software and Web designers constitute and influence Gig Economy. Further, he touched upon the characteristics of the Gig economy with examples of ‘Kaggle’ and ‘Amazon Mechanical Turk’.  The talk concluded with the discussion on the four major connections in the Gig Economy i.e. Place, Routines, Purpose and People.  

Interactive Session on Product Management

On 22nd June 2019, SDMIMD organized an interactive session on ‘Product Management’ as a part of its Prerana – Alumni Lecture Series, with Mr. Rajnikanth Urs M.C., Regional Product Manager for Asia Pacific and Japan, HP Asia Pacific Pte Ltd., as the distinguished speaker.
 
‘Attitude, persistence, patience, the ability to understand the customers and present the right solutions are the core skill set required to be successful in the field’ thus said Mr. Rajinikanth Urs, while sharing his insights on qualities and skills that were instrumental in making him a successful product manager for Asia Pacific region at HP.
 
In his address, Mr. Urs spoke about Product Management and threw light on its different aspects which included, product life cycle, competitor analysing, customer requirement, identifying the gaps in the present market, planning for a product in terms of features and budget and further, deciding a plan to launch the same. 
 
The session was concluded with Mr. Urs addressing the queries raised by students with respect to the topic and pertaining to a career in Sales and Marketing.
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