The theme for lattice 2021, ‘Reshaping the Amorphous’, explored the innovative methods adopted by different industries to survive and thrive in these Covid crisis, to fit in with the "New Normal". Experts from different sectors discussed challenges and opportunities that arose while navigating through the amorphous post pandemic world.
Following inauguration by the Director, Prof. Anju Seth and MBAEx Chairperson, Prof. Manju Jaiswall was an interesting fireside chat with Padma Shri award recipient and founder of Info Edge India Limited, Mr. Sanjeev Bikhchandani. and PGPEX batch 1 alumnus, Mr. Krishnakumar Sankaranarayanan. A captivating panel discussion on innovations spurred by Covid 19 pandemic and the sustainability of such innovations was moderated by Professor Biju Paul Abraham and the panelists included Bhaskar Choudhuri (Chief Marketing Officer, Lenovo Asia Pacific), Manishi Raychaudhuri (Managing Director. Head of Equity Research - Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas), Rajendra Misra, (EVP and General Councel at IHCL), Vamsi Mohan Thati, (President greater China and India, Coca-Cola Company), and Suresh Krishnamurthy, (Senior Director and COO, Crisil Global Research and Analytics). The flagship lattice Business Quiz, in which nearly 350 B-School students from all around India participated, followed the panel discussion. The finale was conducted by the Quizmasters, both IIM Calcutta PGPEX alumnus, Mr. Amit Ray and Mr. Anindya Bhattacharjee. 6 teams were chosen for the finale, from nearly 110 teams. The first place was bagged by Team Mavericks from SJMSOM, IIT Bombay, second place went to Team Caveat Attempter from IIM Bangalore, and third place went to Team GGBY from IIM Shillong. The final guest speaker for the event was Dr. Soumya Kanti Ghosh, Chief Economic Advisor, SBI. Dr. Ghosh spoke about how the biggest bank in India can help with the economic reforms in the post Covid world. The entire event was organised in the virtual mode.