XIMB impresses with its HR and Rural Management Conclaves!

In August, we had informed you about the insightful and exciting conclaves which were going to be held at XIMB this year. Well, August is over and it gives us great pleasure to tell you that all these summits were huge successes!

XIMB Business conclave

The speakers of the conclaves gave their perspectives on disruptive innovation in their respective fields. In “Envision 2016” Mr. Debasis Bal said that “Disruptive innovation is a mindset and every company is trying to build this very mindset”. Mr. Sourav Dutta stated the 3 mantras of Disruptive Innovation – continuous collaboration, differentiation and consumerization.

In “Stratonomics 2016″ in Mr. Madan Mohapatra differentiated between disruption, innovation and disruptive innovation. Mr. Suhel Bidani, said “Let’s create a world where every person has the opportunity to live a healthy and productive life”. In “Ashwamedh 2016” Mr. Manoranjan Ram said “Disruptors are innovators but not all innovators are disruptors”, he said, citing examples of how technology has revolutionized the mining sector. Mr. Rajib Kumar Jena said “Innovation is divinity in humanity. Disrupt yourself, or be ready for disruption”.

The speeches were followed by an interactive question and answer sessions with the audience.

“Kshitij 2016”, the National Level HR Summit organized by XIMAHR, the HR Association of XIMB, XUB took place at Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar on Saturday, 20th August 2016, while “Abhivyakti 2016”, the Rural Management Conclave organized by RMAX, the Rural Manager’s Association of Xavier School of Rural Management, XUB took place at Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar on Sunday, 21st August 2016.

“Kshitij 2016” was aimed at addressing the innovative practices in the field of human resource management and highlighting their significance in the sustainability of the firm’s growth and competitiveness. The speakers for the event were Mr. Satyadeep Mishra, Head of HR, Digital Services, Reliance Jio, Mr. Suresh Pugalenthi, Head, Organisation Development, HPCL and Mr, Prasad Balkundi, Associate Professor, University at Buffalo. The moderator of the event was Prof. Dr. Sasmit Patra, Associate Professor, XIMB-XUB.

The second leg of the event was the final round of the Pan-India Best Summer Internship Competition of students of Tier-I and Tier-II B-schools organized by XIMAHR in association with NHRDN, Bhubaneshwar Chapter. 12 teams belonging to XLRI, Jamshedpur, XIM, Bhubaneswar, IMI, New Delhi, KJ SIMSR, Mumbai and IIT Kharagpur were among the shortlisted teams for the finals. The judges were Mr. Satyadeep Mishra, Head of HR, Digital Services, Reliance Jio,Mr. Suresh Pugalenthi, Head, Organisation Development, HPCL, Mr. Arun Bhatt, Head Corporate Communications, Vedanta Aluminium Limited, Prof. Tania Saritova Rath, Associate Professor and Area Coordinator, Human Resource Management and Bobby Pattnaik, NHRDN Bhubaneshwar Chapter. Shikhar Dubey from KJ SIMSR, Mumbai emerged as the winner followed by Meenakshi Tiwari from XIMB and Anchita Srivastava from IMI Delhi as the 1st and 2nd runners up.

In “Abhivyakti 2016”, the first session was aimed at addressing the topic – How third parties can improve CSR processes. The speakers for the event were Mr. Sourav Banerjee, Country Director of India, Room to Read, Mr Arun Nagpal, Co-Founder and Director, Mrida Group, Mr Vivek Prakash, Associate Vice President, CSR, Jubiliant Life Sciences Limited, Mr Bibhuti Pradhan, Chief Manager (CSR & Sustainability Areas), Indian Oil Corporation Limited and Mr Suryamani Roul, Deputy Director, Techno Serve India.

The second session was on “Rural Market: Tapping opportunities at the bottom of the pyramid”. The speakers for the session were Ms Neelima Burra, Chief Marketing Officer / Business Head – Organised Retail /Country Head – Olive Oil, Cargill India, Mr. Pratyush Kumar Panda, CSR Head, ACC Limited, Mr Arun Nagpal, Co-Founder and Director, Mrida Group and Mr Charudatta Panigrahi, President and Chairman, FIDR. The sessions ended with interactive question and answer sessions with the audience.

“Envision 2016”, the annual Business Conclave, organized by X-SYS, the Systems Association of XIMB-XUB, and “Stratonomics 2016”, the Annual Business Conclave organized by CONSTRAT, the Consulting and Strategy Association of XIMB-XUB, took place at Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar on Saturday, 27th August 2016, while “Ashwamedh 2016”, the Annual Business Conclave organized by X-ops, the Operations Committee of XIMB, XUB took place at Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar on Sunday, 28th August 2016. The theme of the conclaves was “Disruptive Innovation”.

The speakers for “Envision 2016” were Mr. Debasis Bal, Senior Director, Data Science, Fidelity Investments, Mr. Piyush Kumar Chowhan, Vice President and CIO, Arvind Lifestyle Brands Limited, Mr. Sashikant Mohanty, Regional Practice Head, Asia Pacific & Japan, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Mr. Sourav Dutta, Director, Business Intelligence and Analytics, Target Corporation. The event was moderated by Prof. Deepak Mishra, XIMB-XUB, who ensured a smooth flow of the session.

The speakers for “Stratonomics 2016” were Mr. Madan Mohapatra, Head of Customer Strategy, Future Group, Mr. Krishanu Chakravarty, Business head, OLAM International, Mr. Suhel Bidani, Senior Program officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Mr. Ashok Dash, Director, Microsoft Partner Business. The speakers for “Ashwamedh 2016” were Mr. Manoranjan Ram, Associate Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Paul Wurth India Pvt. Ltd., Dr. Sujata Das, Medical Director, Drushti Daan Eye Bank, L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI), Mr. Ramesh Chembath, Business head at USHA International & an Entrepreneur and Start-Up Consultant and Mr. Rajib Kumar Jena, DGM-MIS, Bajaj Auto Limited.

All in all, the XIMB Conclaves were an enriching experience for the attendees, speakers and judges alike!

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