Archive

Leadership Talks

The students have attended the sessions by prominent industry leaders invited by PGPEX-VLM.

Consulting

Venkatesh Seshadri

Head, Supply chain consultant

CII

Date: 11.07.20

Presentation topic: Supply chain

Presentation summary

  • Impact of COVID'19 on global supply chain.
  • IOT in supply chain evolution.
  • Policy issues hindering supply chain growth.
  • CII initiatives for MBA Grads.

Mr. Venkatesh Seshadri, Head-Supply Chain Consultant- CII addressed the students on Supply Chain on July 11 2020. He has discussed about the impact of COVID'19 on global supply chain and IOT in supply chain evolution. He shared the insightful journey of Supply Chain Transformation in the era of digitalisation.

Consulting

Sandeep Chatterjee

Associate Director

Deloitte India.

Date: 18.07.20

Presentation topic: ERP and Supply Chain

Presentation summary

  • Sustainable and Green Supply chain.
  • Last mile delivery issues in india.
  • Integrated ERP and Blockchain impacts on supply chain network.
  • New businesses and startups in supply domain.

Mr. Sandeep Chatterjee, Associate Director- Deloitte India conducted insightful session on Supply Chain and ERP on July 18 2020. He shared with us the wonderful insights on problems of traditional supply chain management and its transition to responsive and adaptive supply chain. He also emphasised the importance of digitalisation & AI in decision making as well as design of supply chain network.

IOT

Amit Rai

CEO

MachineMax

Date: 23.07.20

Presentation topic: Application of AL&ML,
IOT in Mfg. sector

Presentation summary

  • Scope of IOT in heavy manufaturing/ construction insdustries.
  • AI&ML in manufacturing sector.

Mr. Amit Rai, CEO- MachineMax addressed the students about Application of AL&ML, IOT in manufacturing sector on July 23, 2020. He shared with us the scope of telematic solutions and how it can transform the conventional industries. He emphasised on how ML can revolutionise the construction and capital intensive industries and gave examples of how MachineMax is trying to bring and connect 30 M equipments world-wide on a single platform.

Manufacturing

Subrat Baral

Chief, Venture and
New Alliances

Tata Steel Ltd.

Date: 01.08.20

Presentation topic: New Ventures and
Sustainable dev.

Presentation summary

  • How Tata Steel is in incubating home grown technologies and startups to make succesfull corporate ventures ?
  • Tata Steel business thrust areas towards sustainability goals.
  • What opportunities and challenges New Material business brings across steel value chain ?

Mr. Subrat Baral, Chief, Venture and New Alliances- Tata Steel Ltd. presented about Tata Steel business thrust areas towards sustainability goals on August 1, 2020. He spoke about Some of the biggest challenges and opportunities that an Integrated Steel company faces and he emphasised on why innovation in this sector is the need of the hour. He also described, what are the thrust areas for scope of improvement and how Tata Steel is driving innovation in areas such as OE, Energy, Decarbonization, Mobility, Particulate matter, waste water treatment etc. In this talk the way he articulated, how Tata Steel is leveraging and monetising the internal and external ecosystem through ventures ( In-house, Start up incubation and investment) and alliances ( Strategic Collaboration with institutions and corporates) to take the industry leadership role, was very thought provoking.

Bike Rental, Startup

Vivekananda Halikere

CEO

Bounce

Date: 01.08.20

Presentation topic: Indian Startup Culture

Presentation summary

  • How mobility startups have battled Covid-19?
  • How startups keep pace with rapidly chaning environment without bleeding capital?
  • Challenges of electric and connected mobility?
  • What does it take to build a successful startup?

Mr. Vivekananda Halikere, CEO- Bounce has shared his vivid experience on Indian Startup Culture in Bike Rental Industry on August 1, 2020. He discussed about Mobility Solutions.

Electronics

Yogesh Sarin

Supply Chain,
Director, South East Asia

Dell Technologies

Date: 08.08.20

Presentation topic: Dell Tech, Supply
chain Strategy

Presentation summary

  • Dells unique Supply Chain.
  • Dell's business diversification Startegy.
  • Use of Blockchain technology in Dell's supply chain.
  • New technologies/ ventures by Dell.

Mr. Yogesh Sarin, Supply Chain, Director, South East Asia- Dell Technologies shared an engaging interaction on Dell Technologies Supply chain Strategy with the students on August 8, 2020. He spoke about various challenges and opportunities in the PC, Server making industry and what are the new strategies dell is adopting to rejig its supply chain network. He also described how dell is diversifying its business and promoting new technologies such as blockchain, Smart warehousing, IOT and digital twin aided by advanced data analytics.

Automotive

Satyakam Arya

CEO

Daimler India,Commercial Vehicles

Date: 20.08.20

Presentation topic: Business Scenario of
Indian Comm. vehicle sector

Presentation summary

  • How daimler handles its GVC? And with the growing international trade restrictions how he is able to keep the supply chain alive?
  • What is the growth potential of these industry in india ?
  • What are the growing challenges with stricter environmental norms in vehicle emission ?

Mr. Satyakam Arya, CEO - Daimler India, Commercial Vehicles would also be interacting with the students on August 20, 2020 about current business scenario and growth outlook of all segments of commercial vehicle in India and export markets.

These eminent Industry leaders make their impact by providing encouragement with industry viewpoints to the students which is helping them into their transformation as leaders for tomorrow.

Alum Talk Initiative

The students of PGPEX-VLM Batch 14 have also enthusiastically participated in the Alum Talk series.

Kishan Kona

Head, Business strategy

Mangal Industries

Date: 11.07.20

Presentation topic: Business strategy &
Digital transformation.

Presentation summary

  • Upcoming technologies in operations.
  • Internship guidance.

Mr. Kishan kona is Alumnus of PGPEX-VLM IIM-Calcuta (3rd Batch).Mr. Kishan Kona started his career as a process engineer at Semicondutor complex Ltd-Hyderabad. He worked as Senior Manager- Special projects at TVS for automotive,energy and Green Technologies. He joined Amara Raja group and held various position in Corporate Strategy & planning, Business IT & Automation, Business strategy & progamme management. He done his Electronics & communications engineering from JNTU-Hyderabad.

Senthil Raja

Manager, Business Development

L & T

Date: 19.07.20

Presentation topic: Pandemic effect in the
economy & manufacturing.

Presentation summary

  • Insights about recent Industry Trend, Smart Grid.
  • Brand visibility & Promotion.

Mr. Senthil Raja is Alumnus of PGPEX-VLM IIM-Calcuta (7th Batch). Mr. Senthil Raja started his career at Bharath aluminium company limited and worked in Power Plant Maintenance and Project management departments. He joined L&T as a Executive Assistant to Group Executive Chairman & Currently the Manager for Business Development. He done his Electronics & Instrumentation engineering & Filed a Patent for Project which got Published in Patent Journal.

Anurag Pandey

Head, Fulfillment centre quality assurance

Flipkart

Date: 25.07.20

Presentation topic: E-commerce &
its verticals, Opportunities.

Presentation summary

  • Working of SCM at Flipkart.
  • How to be more productive and cope with the new normal.

Mr. Anurag Pandey is Alumnus of PGPEX-VLM IIM-Calcuta (9th Batch). Mr. Anurag Pandey started his career at Ambuja Cements, worked in Automation department and later moved to Plant operations. He joined flipkart as Head Fulfilment Center Quality Assurance East & North India, Regular Supply Chain and later took as Head of Fulfillment Center Quality Assurance, Groceries Business He is a Electronics & Tele communications engineer.

Divakar Karthikeyan

Assistant General Manager

Wabco

Date: 15.08.20

Presentation topic: Project Management
in automobile industry
& its scope.

Presentation summary

  • Briefed about Project management team roles & resposibilites.
  • Placement tips & guidance.

Mr. Divakar Karthikeyan is Alumnus of PGPEX-VLM IIM-Calcuta (7th Batch). Mr. Divakar Karthikeyan started his career at Tubes Investments(Murugappa Group) & worked in New product development & Introduction. He joined Daimler as Senior Manager - Project Management System team leader chassis & later moved to WABCO as Assistant General Manager heading Project Management team. He done his Mechanical engineering from Anna University-Chennai.

Guest Lecture Series

Zubin Mulla

Professor & Chairperson

Centre for Social
& Organisational Leadership

Prof. Zubin Mulla, Professor & Chairperson, Centre for Social & Organisational Leadership,School of Management and Labour Studies Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai had been invited on July 9 and 14, 2020 by Prof. Randhir Kumar to share his insightful experiences with students.

Gordhan K. Saini

Associate Professor

School of Management
and Labour Studies

Prof. Gordhan K. Saini, Associate Professor, School of Management and Labour Studies invited by Prof. Randhir Kumar, addressed the students on July 21, 2020.

Atanu Ghose

CEO

Salt n Soap

Prof. Atanu Ghose, CEO, Salt n Soap addressed the students on July 29, 2020 on current Industry trends.

Sethuraman
Janardhanan

Vice President

Tiger Analytics

Mr. Sethuraman Janardhanan, Vice President, Tiger Analytics had been invited by Prof. Debasish Saha on August 4, 2020 to share his vivid experiences with the students.

S M Fahimuddin Pasha

Education & Programme Officer

Industri All Global Union

Dr. S M Fahimuddin Pasha, Education & Programme Officer, Industri All Global Union had taken an interactive session with the students on August 12, 2020 invited by Prof. Radhir Kumar.

 

Mr. KBS Anand, President & CEO, Asian Paints
Date: 19th Dec, 2015, 2:30 PM
Venue: L-53, IIM Calcutta

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Mr. Bazmi Husain, Country Manager and Managing Director, ABB India Limited
Date: 23rd November, 2015, 01:30 PM
Venue: MCHV Auditorium, IIM Calcutta

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Mr. Srinivasan H.R., Vice Chairman & Managing Director, TAKE Solutions
Date: 20th October, 2015, 04:30 PM
Venue: Hall – 402, DoMS, IIT Madras

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Dr. Alagu Balaraman, Partner & MD (India operations), CGN & Associates
Date: 10th October, 2015, 09:30 AM
Venue: Hall – 401, DoMS, IIT Madras

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Mr. Venkatesh Natarajan, CIO, Ashok Leyland
Date: 11th July, 2015, 10:15 AM
Venue: L-51, IIM Calcutta

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Dr. Amit Biswas, Executive Vice President-Integrated Product Development, Dr Reddy’s
Date: 6th July, 2015, 11:00 AM
Venue: L3, IIM Calcutta

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Mr. Amit Kumar, Director & Chief Supply Chain Officer, GE South Asia
Date: 26th June, 2015, 10:00 AM
Venue: MCHV Auditorium, IIM Calcutta

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Mr. Suraj Chettri, Director – HR, Airbus India
Date: 4th July, 2014, 5.30 PM
Venue: MCHV Auditorium, IIM Calcutta

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Mr. B.P. Rao, CMD – BHEL
Date: 7th July, 2014, 2.30 PM
Venue: L1, Academic Block, IIM Calcutta

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Dr. Maghin Tamilarasan, Director, Strategic Business Development, Rolls Royce India
Date: 8th July, 2014, 2.30 PM
Venue: L1, Academic Block, IIM Calcutta

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Dr. Bala Bharadvaj, Director of Engineering and Technology, Boeing India
Date: 3rd Nov, 2014, 4.30 PM
Venue: ICSR Hall 2, IIT Madras

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