Campus News

Webinar on Impact of COVID-19 on Consumer Behaviour

A webinar on the topic ‘Impact of COVID-19 on Consumer Behaviour’ was delivered by Dr. H. Gayathri, Deputy Director & Professor – Marketing, SDMIMD, on July 23, 2020. The webinar organized for the PGDM 2020-2022 Batch introduced was an eyeopener session, sharing a few interesting perspectives from the – Life Simplifiers Consumers, who want to eat less and buy less; Degrowth Activists, feel that too much time and effort are going into consuming; Climate Activists, who worry about the harm and risk that consumers are causing to the planet; Food Choosers, who people who have turned into vegetarians and vegans; and, Conservation Activists, who request not to destroy existing goods but to reuse, repair. 

CEO Speaks on Business Marketing

Mr Chandramouli, CEO, Feedback Insights, was the speaker for the webinar series on the topic ‘Business Marketing’ conducted during July 19 to 25, 2020 for the Marketing Specialization students of PGDM 2019-2021 Batch. Mr. Chandramouli deliberated on business marketing opportunity assessment. The speaker elaborated on how to categorise industry and firms and different ways of sizing up the B2B markets. The series also covered the concept of value chain and cost structure in a business product.

Invited talk by Prof. Sheb True

Prof Sheb True from Kennesaw University, Atlanta was the invited speaker for the webinar series talk on ‘Strategy’ organized during July 20 to 22, 2020, to the PGDM 2019-21 Batch. Prof. Sheb True discussed about strategy as a continuum with adequacy at one end and leadership at the other end. Further he opined that companies need to decide where they should be in strategic continuum considering 3 dimensions of product positioning viz., brand, price, and performance.

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’. 

Invited talk by Mr. A.G. Vikram

Swayam - the e-Cell of SDMIMD organized invited talk by Mr A.G. Vikram the Doctoral Researcher of SDM RCMS on July 18, 2020. The talk delivered on webinar mode to the SDMites focused on the Start-up environment, definition of Start-ups and issues faced by Start-ups. Mr Vikram also outlined examples of successful but not well-known start-ups in different sectors in Bangalore. Mr. Vikram highlighted pitfalls to be avoided by budding entrepreneurs and aspects that venture capitalists would investigate while examining proposals for funding. It was an interactive session with a quiz for the participants.