Conference

10th International HR Conference

SDMIMD organized its 10th International HR Conference on “HR for Business Excellence” on 15th and 16th December 2022.  The conference was inaugurated on 15th December 2022 at 9:30 am by Dr. N R Parasuraman, Director of SDMIMD, and the conference Chair Dr. Mousumi Sengupta. In his inaugural address, Dr N R Parasuraman discussed about the importance of HR Leadership in an organization, and how HR plays a role as a key management factor. Dr. Mousumi emphasized on the role of HR in inculcating positive mindset amongst employees.  The Conference Proceeding CD was also released by Dr. Parasuraman. 
 
The keynote speaker Mr. K R Sekar, Partner, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP, explained about the evolving role of a CHRO of a company, who needed to nurture the human capital of a company, for sustaining the strategic advantage.  He also mentioned that in the post-covid era, both physical and mental health of the employees are to be looked after, by the companies. Mr. Jagan Karthick, Program Lead at DERBI Foundation and Mr. Abrar, Incubation Manager at DERBI Foundation, were the speakers for another session of the day. The speakers emphasized on HR Challenges faced by today’s start-ups. It was discussed that involvement of HR as a strategic partner is crucial for any company’s growth.  There were paper presentations tracks in the morning and the afternoon. The day was concluded with commendable cultural performances organized by Kalanubhav Committee of SDMIMD. 
 
The following day began at 10:00am with papers presentations, followed by the distinguished lecture by Mr Venkatanarayanan, President - HR & CHRO, Rane Group. The speaker emphasized about the necessity for more responsible HRM Department and employee-friendly policies at workplace. The Valedictory address was delivered by Dr. Augustus Azariah, Employee & Labor Relations Leader, Kyndryl, Asia Pacific Middle East & Africa Region. He focused on the HR’s duty of care for the employees and a need for the total inclusive work environment. Dr. S. N. Prasad, Deputy-Director, SDMIMD, discussed the necessity of the progressive HRM for an organization, during the session.  
 
The conference was organized under the aegis of BCIC - SDMIMD Centre for Management Excellence. More than 100 participants from all over the country, along with the faculty members, staff and students of SDMIMD, took part in the conference. 

7th International Economics Conference 2022

     
SDMIMD, in association with the Bangalore Chambers of Industry and Commerce (BCIC), organised the 7th International Economics Conference (IEC) on the theme - Economic Growth and Sustainable Development: Emerging Trends on November 24 & 25, 2022. The 7th edition of the IEC was inaugurated by Mr P.G. Yogindra, Former Executive Director of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL). Mr Yogindra, during his inaugural address, said, ‘economic growth and sustainable development needs to be balanced, and each economic activity must focus on three dimensions of sustainability – economic, social and environmental’. The guest released an electronic version of the Conference Proceeding as a CD during the inaugural event. 
 
The two-day conference deliberated the emerging economic growth and sustainable development issues from various dimensions. 
 
The conference had an overwhelming response as more than 140 delegates from different parts of the country participated in the conference. More than 100 research papers/case studies were presented and deliberated across two days. The conference was attended by academicians, research scholars, and corporate executives.  
 
Earlier, Dr B. Venkatraja, the Chairperson of IEC, welcomed the gathering and presented the conference's theme. Dr N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD, in his address, focused on the importance of the theme and the need for Industry-Academia deliberation. 

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7th Edition of IEC on Economic Growth & Sustainable Development

  
SDMIMD, in association with the Bangalore Chambers of Industry and Commerce (BCIC), organised the 7th International Economics Conference (IEC) on the theme - Economic Growth and Sustainable Development: Emerging Trends on November 24 & 25, 2022. The 7th edition of the IEC was inaugurated by Mr P.G. Yogindra, Former Executive Director of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL). Mr Yogindra, during his inaugural address, said, ‘economic growth and sustainable development needs to be balanced, and each economic activity must focus on three dimensions of sustainability – economic, social and environmental’. The guest released an electronic version of the Conference Proceeding as a CD during the inaugural event. 
 
The two-day conference deliberated the emerging economic growth and sustainable development issues from various dimensions. 
 
The conference had an overwhelming response as more than 140 delegates from different parts of the country participated in the conference. More than 100 research papers/case studies were presented and deliberated across two days. The conference was attended by academicians, research scholars, and corporate executives.  
 
Earlier, Dr B. Venkatraja, the Chairperson of IEC, welcomed the gathering and presented the conference's theme. Dr N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD, in his address, focused on the importance of the theme and the need for Industry-Academia deliberation. 
 

Success is a Marathon, not a Sprint - Abhishek Jain
Mr Abhishek Kumar Jain, General Manager - Investor Relations & Taxation, Wipro Ltd, delivered the keynote address to the 7th International Economics Conference (IEC) on November 24, 2022. Mr Abhishek shared insights into India being an emerging alternative to China and how good tax collection has helped reduce the fiscal deficit. Speaking of technology adoption, every company is technology-driven, and this environment has bought in high scope in the IT sector. Dr M. Sriram, Associate Professor of Finance at SDMIMD, chaired the session. 

Session on Manufacturing and Sustainability by Mr Dhakharia
Mr Awibhawan Dhakharia, Business Head, Liebherr India Pvt Ltd., was the speaker for the Technical Session on November 24, 2022, during International Economic Conference (IEC) focused on Manufacturing and Sustainability. Mr Dhakharia presented how the 'Make in India' shifted the gear of the manufacturing sector, with a focus on the aerospace industry, in India and its contributions to making India a manufacturing hub of the World. He further iterated on how the manufacturing ecosystem is being developed in India and how this will propel India to be a manufacturing hub of the World and move ahead with - Make in India and Make for the World. Prof. Mohammed Minhaj, Associate Professor of Systems at SDMIMD, chaired the session. 

Invited session on Environment, Social and Governance (ESG)
Mr Rajesh Kumar Jha, Country Environment Sustainability Manager, ABB India Ltd and Co-Chair of the ESG Panel at BCIC, was the Distinguished Speaker for the technical session of the 7th International Economics Conference (IEC) on November 25, 2022. Mr Rajesh focused his talk on ESG elements and the strategic approach towards becoming an ESG leader. The speaker illustrated how the Government is bringing policies through its governing agencies, such as SEBI, that try to inculcate the mentality of Business Responsibility and Sustainable Practices by mandating disclosures on the same, which will make India a global leader for sustainable growth. During his presentation, the speaker highlighted the importance of water in sustainability and explained the instrumental role of software such as BMS and EMS in transforming ABB’s plant to achieve the same. The session was chaired by Dr. M. Sriram, Associate Professor at SDMIMD. 

‘Think big, think digital, think green' – Dr Kamalesh Vyas
‘We need to display personal social responsibility. Sustainable, conscious, ethical and honest work is the path toward a sustainable economy. The strategic actions of corporate organisations ought to ensure that sustainability is sustainable for all stakeholders’ thus said Dr Kamalesh Vyas, Partner at Deloitte, in his valedictory address during the International Economic Conference (IEC) on November 25, 2022. Dr Kamalesh, while discussing the eight key driving elements of sustainability, said, “think big, think digital, think green” is the mantra for future Economic Growth and Sustainable Development.
 
Dr M. R. Suresh, Professor of Marketing at SDMIMD, chaired the session and presented his thoughts on sustainability. Dr B. Venkatraja, Conference Chairperson, proposed a vote of thanks.
 

Research Conference 2022

SDMIMD Mysore joined hands with the University of Dundee School of Business and International Partners to organize a Virtual Research Conference 2022.  The conference was organized between the 7th and 11th of November, 2022.  The virtual conference witnessed the participation of presenters from academics, corporate, practitioners, research scholars and students from the University of Dundee and partner Universities.  The focus of this conference was on issues related to socioeconomic development.  Several papers have been presented in this regard during the conference.  Dr Riyazahmed, Assistant-Professor, Finance, SDMIMD, has presented a paper at the conference. 

10th International Finance Conference 2022

The 10th International Financial Conference (IFC) on Emerging Trends in Corporate Finance and Financial Markets, with the theme - a perspective on financial markets amidst global uncertainties, was inaugurated on October 13, 2022. The decennial edition was inaugurated by Dr S. Devarajan, Sr Vice-president of TVS Motor Ltd and Sr. Vice President of Bangalore Chamber of Industry and Commerce (BCIC).
 
The keynote address by Dr Devarajan focused on the paradigm shift in management because of technological advancement in manufacturing. Speaking on the need for manufacturing and management of the supply chain efficiently, he discussed Fishbone 7M Diagram (Material, Methods, Machines, Management, Man, Measurement, Mother Nature). He said all 7 M's together would yield positive effects. Dr S Devarajan stressed how the country has been advancing in manufacturing supply chain technologies by citing many examples. Further, he discussed various tools to measure the change in practice in the industry to streamline the process. Dr Devarajan strongly advocated indigenous manufacturing and imparting education wherein manufacturing is equally vital as services.
 
Speaking on occasion, Dr N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD, shared the perspective on how the capital market in India seems bullish, the progressive effect of investing long term, the company's role in managing such risks and the strategies involved.
 

International Partners’ Research Symposium 2022

SDMIMD joined hands with the University of Dundee for an online Symposium on UDSB and International Partners’ Research Symposium 2022 held on May 25, 2022. The symposium attracted faculty and research scholars across the globe and discussed the theme ‘Understanding Research Impact’. Dr. Mousumi Sengputa, Professor – HR and OB, SDMIMD, Mysore, represented the organizing team from SDMIMD.

9th International HR Conference 2021

”Top leaders would need  to change the overall attitude towards the workforce welfare in the new normal business”, according to  Mr. Amit Kumar, the Vice President & Business Head Metering & Protection Systems L&T Electrical & Automation (A Unit of Schneider Electric India Private Limited). Mr. Amit Kumar was addressing the audience during the inaugural function of the 9th International E-Conference on “Talent management and Leadership challenges in the New Normal Business” at SDMIMD held on 16-17 December 2021.  Read More>

9th International HR Conference 2021

”Top leaders would need  to change the overall attitude towards the workforce welfare in the new normal business”, according to  Mr. Amit Kumar, the Vice President & Business Head Metering & Protection Systems L&T Electrical & Automation (A Unit of Schneider Electric India Private Limited). Mr. Amit Kumar was addressing the audience during the inaugural function of the 9th International E-Conference on “Talent management and Leadership challenges in the New Normal Business” at SDMIMD held on 16-17 December 2021. 
 
While welcoming the gathering, Dr. N. R. Parasuraman, Director- SDMIMD, gave some anecdotes regarding the role of leadership in managing people for sustainable organizations. 
 
Earlier, while introducing the theme of the conference, Dr. Mousumi Sengupta, the Conference Chair, pointed out that in the new normal business, managing people is one of the major challenges for organizations, and thus, careful attention is to be paid towards the same.
 
Later, echoing a similar sentiment, Dr. Augustus Azariah, the “Vice President of Employee & Labour Relations for Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa region”, Kyndryl (an IBM spinoff) stressed that , in the post-covid era, management needs to be more sensitive towards the employees’ psychological issues and substantial planning is needed in this regard. His address was part of a Distinguished Talk arranged in the conference.
 
In another Distinguished talk, Dr. Augustine, Chairman A C A Publishing House also spoke in the same line and emphasized on the need to take care of the people-related issues to facilitate in the process of corporate goal achievement. His speech was full of live examples and situational analysis
 
In the valedictory address on 17th December, , Mr. Vipin Kumar K C, Chief Human Resources Officer, Jindal Aluminium Ltd. has stressed on the requirement of modifying the company practices, for the hybrid workforce.  He also stressed on the point that the leaders need to be learners and coaches and need to redefine the performance goals of the employees, in order to do business in the new normal era. 
 
Dr. S. N. Prasad, Deputy Director – SDMIMD, stated that HR function would be very crucial for any organization in this uncertain environment.
 
The Conference was attended by more than 100 participants. Issues such as remote working, work life balance, online learning, stress management, motivation and leadership challenges, have been discussed.  
 

Prior to the conference, an online workshop was also organized on “Team building, conflict management and leadership issues in the post-covid era”, on 15 December 2021.

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