Crescita 2017, the flagship event of Bharathidasan Institute of Management, Trichy kick-started on 22nd October at Sangam Hotel, Trichy. The day witnessed two events – BIM Quest and Isai Kaveri.
BIM Quest 2017
BIM Quest – a national level business quiz for corporates with cash prize of Rs 75,000 to be won, was hosted by one of the finest quiz masters of the country, Mr. Barry O’ Brien. A total of 980 teams from the corporate, each team comprising of two members, participated in the online quiz preliminary round in Dare to Compete website held on 10th October 2017 at 10 pm. Only the top 6 teams representing the corporate from Amul, ICRA, Walnut, The Hindu, TCS, Infosys and Sai Mitra Construction made it to the finals. The final was conducted at Hotel Sangam in Trichy and hosted by Mr. Barry O’ Brien. The quiz event saw a mind-boggling performance from the contenders as eventually the team ‘Ignorance is Bliss‘ comprising of corporate personnel from TCS and Sai Mitra Construction emerged winners of BIM Quest and were awarded prize money worth Rs. 50000.Team ‘Master Blaster and Grand Master’ comprising of BIM alumni from ICRA and corporate personnel from Walnut finished runners up as they bagged Rs 25,000 prize money.
Isai Kaveri 2017
Trichy’s Music loving audience were in for a treat yesterday, when the world renowned Violin Sisters – Dr. Lalitha and Dr. Nandhini captivated their hearts and minds through a ‘Trans Global Fusion’ concert. They have just returned from a successful musical tour across 8 countries in Europe and they hold the pride of introducing Carnatic Music to the European audience.
The Violin Sisters were accompanied by Mr. Gabriel from Brazil on the keys, Ms. Karina Colis from Mexico on the drums, Mr. Shashank Venkatesh on guitar, Mr. Shanthakumar on the Thavil and their mother and Guru Smt. Subbulakshmi Muthuswamy who was the conductor of the concert.
Their performance was an amalgamation of diverse genres of music such as Jazz, African music and Folk, beginning with their Signature tone – “Revelation”. They also rendered a piece “Thinking of you”, dedicating it to their spiritual guru. One another remarkable piece was the “Brazillaintica” which brought South Indian, Brazilian and Mexican styles together.
The entire performance was enthralling and was a memorable experience for the audience.
This event marked the fifth edition of ‘Isai Kaveri’, the annual classical music extravaganza organised by Bharathidasan Institute of Management (BIM), Trichy.
CXO CONNECT + CRESCITA-2k17
The much-awaited event of the year, CXO connect was conducted by BIM Trichy in association with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Young Indians (YI) on 6th November. It created a platform for B-school students in and around Trichy to interact with business leaders and take away the insights of industry practices.
The event began with a welcome note by Mr. A S Ananthakrishnan, Vice Chairman, CII Trichy Zone, elucidating the importance of corporate interaction with students and its influence on understanding business context.
This was followed by a short introduction by the Director of BIM, Dr. Karuthiah Pandian on the dynamics of business decisions and the impact of technological advancements in business.
Dr. V Damodaran, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Ameex Technologies, the chief speaker of CXO connect began his speech with how global perception of Indian economy has changed over time. He touched upon how digital disruption has affected business and about the advent of recent technologies. He threw light on the significance of forthcoming technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Analytics and how they will be dominating in transforming the conventional business practices.
The event was followed by CRESCITA later in the day which saw eminent speakers from industry and academia sharing strategic insights into the future.
Mr. K. Swaminathan, founder and CEO, Aspire Ventures stressed on the most spoken word in today’s world ‘Entrepreneurship’ and why the corporate are looking for people having an entrepreneurial bent of mind.
Mr. S. Suresh, Managing Director E.I.D. Parry(India) Limited, highlighted the new emerging roles, amidst the evolving business models in the industry and the right attitude to deal with the campus to corporate transformation.
“Don’t chase your pension, chase your passion”. Through the examples of a few leaders Mr. C.K. Kumaravel, CEO and Co-founder, Naturals Salon and Spa inspired the students to think differently in order to live and not just survive.
“Buy one share of the company, attend the AGM, on that day you are the king.” Dr. P. Vijayaraghavan, Professor (Retd.) DoMS, IIT Madras explained the importance of networking through concepts of investment and digital marketing.
The events were an enriching experience for the students as they enthusiastically interacted with the speakers and could clarify their doubts on how to adapt to the changing environment and go about in the future.