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Pioneer Convergence

Pioneer Convergence

Date: 9th & 10th September 2017

Venue: Pune Institute of Business Management [PIBM]


PIBM had organized ‘Pioneer Convergence’ on 9th & 10th September 2017. The event witnessed the presence of top Industry Leaders, from diverse sectors working at the top management levels. Pioneer Convergence was one of the supreme events for PIBM students, where our students got the knowledge of the corporate world and the opportunity to interact with top MNC leaders.

Pioneer Convergence (9th September 2017)

Panel 1 was graced by the following Corporate Leaders:

MR. ASHISH MEDIRATTA

Principal - Talent Transformation

Tata Communication Ltd.

MS. TINA JAIN MEHTA

Co-Founder & Director

Pineapple Consultancy


MR. VINOD BIDWAIK

CHRO & Vice President HR

Alfa Laval

The topic of discussion was ‘Sustainability of B2B in the Future’. The panel members enlightened PIBM students on Economic sustainability in B2B relationships, Innovations in B2B business, and the changing business models, Is B2B changing to B4B, and many more. This event helped PIBM students to get brief insights on B2B transactions between businesses.

Panel 2 was graced by the following Corporate Leaders:

MR. CHIRANTAN GHOSH

National Processes Manager, Head Risk Strategy - Mortgages, Working Capital & Securitization

HDFC Bank Ltd.

The topic of discussion was ‘Changing psyche of Indian Consumers’ and the panel members shared their valuable insights on some of the major points such as trends in Consumer buying behavior, Consumer trends during Recession, Market transition like Liberalization in India, growth of Communications & IT, and Permeation of Social Media in India. This event helped PIBM students to understand how Indian consumer behavior is changing with respect to global trends.

Panel 3 was graced by the following Business Leaders:

MR. CHIRANTAN GHOSH

Head – Growth Marketing; TCS Europe

TCS

MR. Shashank Jagirdar

VP- Global Head HR Global Service Center

DHL Global Forwarding

MR. Zulfi Ali Bhutto

Business Head Dealer Strategy ( Omni Channel) & Development

Steelcase

MR. Prashant Jha

Marketing & Ecommerce Head

Kare Enterprise Private Limited

Mr. Charles D’Costa

National Head of Operations

Gati Limited

The topic of discussion was ‘Future of E-Commerce in India’. The panel members shared their thoughtful insights with PIBM students on the possibility of E-Commerce overtaking physical retail in the near future, the failure of many start-ups in the E-commerce sector, the future of this sector, Business Model Innovation, and other innovations required to succeed profitably in this sector. This event helped PIBM students to understand the future opportunities and challenges in the E-Commerce industry

Panel 4 was graced by the following Corporate Leaders:

MR. Pankaj Jain

Pan Skills Founder & Principal Educator

MR. Manish Rohatagi

Managing Director

Stallion Auto Keke Ltd, Nigeria

MR. AAKASH SINHA

Project Head

TISS

MR. NEERAJ SINGH RATHOD

CEO and Founder

Brand Sales Academy

The topic of discussion was ‘The Rise of First-Generation Entrepreneurs’. The panel members enlightened PIBM students by sharing their valuable insights on trending topics such as challenges faced during tough market conditions by entrepreneurs, the importance of building a sustainable business model for first-generation entrepreneurs, and the scalability of business operations. This event helped PIBM students to get a better understanding of the startup world.

Pioneer Convergence (10th September 2017)

Panel 1 was graced by the following Corporate Leaders:

MR. Sambit Kumar Ghosh

HR Evangelist - Inditrade Group

Inditrade Capital Limited

Mr. Deepak Gupta

Group Head HR

Karvy Group

Mr. Rajendra Mehta

President & CHRO

Welspun India Limited

Mr. Vinesh Nair

Head HR

Redbus

Mr. Shubhankar Ghose

Chief Human Resources Officer

ROI Net Solution

Mr. Sonal Chauhan

Founder

The Enablers

Mr. Sandeep Tyagi

Director - Human Resources

Samsung Electronics

The topic of discussion was ‘Talent Acquisition vs. Talent Retention’ and the panel members enlightened PIBM Students by sharing their valuable insights on trending topics such as Talent Acquisition vs. Talent Retention, strategies in adopting a Talent Management System, future of Strategic HRM. This event helped PIBM students to get a better understanding of Human Resource Management especially Talent Management.

Panel 2 was graced by the following Business Leaders:

Mr. Shashank Jagirdar

VP- Global Head HR Global Service Center

DHL Global Forwarding

Mr. Rajesh Kumar Singh

Global Head HR

KPIT

Mr. Vinit Bolinjka

Head-Research

Ventura Securities Ltd.

Mr. Manoj Singh

Head of Product Development and Innovation

Vetnician Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Rajendra Kembhavi

Regional HR Head

Tech Mahindra Ltd.

Mr. Christopher De Breza

Founder of EIFE, Life Mentor of the Europe India Chamber of Commerce (EICC), Brussels, and Mentor of the Media India Group (MIG), Paris

The topic of discussion was ‘Skill India Mission: The Opportunity and Challenge’ and the panel members enlightened PIBM students by sharing their valuable insights on whether Skill India Mission has been able to achieve its objectives or it is just a branding initiative by the Government, type of skills missing in India and how India can build a progressive and effective Skill Development Ecosystem, opportunities and challenges that the private sector needs to take and tackle in this Skill India Mission. This event helped PIBM students to get a better understanding of the Skill India Mission and enhance their learning with the same

Panel 3 was graced by the following Business Leaders:

Mr. Apurva Sircar

Head - Marketing

Bandhan Bank

Mr. Sutanu Chowdhury

Chief Human Resources Officer

Spencer's Retail

Mr. Ashish Nagpurkar

Group HR Head

Badve Engineering Limited

Capt. Geeta Jadhav

Chief Human Resources Officer

Tata Power Solar Systems Limited

Mr. Deepak Khatwani

Dy. Chief Operating Officer

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

The topic of discussion was ‘Social Network – Effects on Education and Industry’. The panel members enlightened PIBM students by sharing their valuable insights on how businesses are leveraging Social Media, the use of Social Media by the education industry to its advantage, how one can use Social Media effectively for personal and professional development. This event helped PIBM students to get a better understanding of the importance of social media in the business world.

Panel 4 was graced by the following Corporate Leaders:

Mr. Saurabh Redhu

Managing Director

Cians Analytics

Mr. Satyendra Mallik

President, and CHRO

Eastman Globa

The topic of discussion was ‘Skilled Manpower Shortage in India’. The panel members enlightened PIBM students by sharing their valuable insights on how far bodies such as NSDC are successful in bridging the industry-manpower gap, classification of skills via grades, determining salary levels, gearing the present state of primary education to meet the skill sets of future workers. This event helped PIBM students to get a better understanding of the importance of Skill Development to reduce the gap between industry requirements and manpower.