- 13-September 2020
Mr. T.R. Ramachandran – Advancements in Fintech and role of MBA.
Mr. T.R. Ramachandran is a 1989 batch alumnus of BIM Trichy. He has immense experience of over 30 years in the banking and financial services sector. Mr. Ramachandran was delighted to share his industry experience with the juniors from his alma mater. He enlightened the students of BIM36 and BIM37 with the advancement of the Fintech industry with the onset of digitalization and new methods of transaction. He also elaborated on the on power of fintech in transforming the rural economy and its pivotal role in country’s development. This session also covered varying industry demands of management graduates with an advancement of technology and the role of ethics in a business environment. BIM, Trichy is proud and thankful to have hosted its alumnus for the leadership series
- 20-September 2020
Mr. Shriram Sanjeevi – Vice President, Levista Coffee
“Emotion and entertainment equals coffee”
Mr. Shriram Sanjeevi is the Vice President of Levista Coffee. With an immense experience of more than 23 years in retail management, Shriram shared his valuable insights on how the FMCG industry is coping with the pandemic times. He further elaborated on the role of rural markets in shaping the Indian economy post the Covid-19 pandemic and how brands have tweaked their product offerings to hitherto saturated markets like hygiene. Further he shared his insights on brand engagement and advertising. The session enlightened the students with holistic view of retail management of FMCG and the strategic steps taken by FMCG brands to improve their revenues post pandemic time.
- 27-September 2020
Mr. Arvind R P – Digital disruption and its impact on the retail markets
“COVID is a Disruption, not a Pause”
Mr. Arvind R P, Director – Marketing & Communications, McDonalds India, shared his thoughts and insights on digital disruption and its impact on the retail markets and industries. He further emphasized on the management skills needed for students in the digital era.
- 4-October 2020
Ms. Zainab Millwala – Technology product management enthusiast
“Dream with all your mind, believe with all your heart and Achieve with all your might”
Ms. Zainab Millwala- Technology product management enthusiast shared her experience in product management. She also addressed the life at start-ups vs corporates. She further threw light on how technology plays a vital role in every aspect of management as well. Ms. Zainab enlightened students to strive for excellence.
BIM36 & BIM37 has taken immense learning from this interactive session and we thank her once again for spending her valuable time with us.
- 11-October 2020
Mr.Ashwin Padmanabhan, President-Partnerships and Trading at GroupM
“Being in a business role is different from being in a functional role”
BIM, Trichy had immense pleasure in hosting Mr. Ashwin Padmanabhan for a virtual leadership connect. He addressed the drastic change in the broadcast industry due to pandemic. He elaborated on growth of media and how brands leverage it. He further gave his insights on evolving consumers and technology trends that are taking the shopping experience to the next level.
Students of batch 36 & 37 extend their sincere gratitude to Mr. Ashwin for contributing his valuable time with us and addressing the questions of students.
- 15-Oct 2020
Mr. Prasad Shejale, Founder & CEO – Logicserve Digital and Mr. Shantanu Bhattacharyya, Head – Media Strategy & Planning at Logicserve Digital
“You have to be ready for uncertainty”
BIM, Trichy had immense honour in hosting virtually Mr. Prasad Shejale, Founder & CEO – Logicserve Digital and Mr. Shantanu Bhattacharyya, Head – Media Strategy & Planning at Logicserve Digital has elaborated on the topic, “Masterclass on transforming for the new normal”. Mr Prasad and Mr Shantanu addressed about how consumer behaviour changed across 8 spheres of life. They emphasized on the importance of a marketeer to understand how the consumer feels and building on what they expect. The students were exposed to the media capabilities and framework of digital marketing transformation. The duo further threw light on how digital marketing has evolved and advancement of AI and ML favouring the business entities to cut promotion cost.
Students of batch 36 & 37 extend their gratitude for spending their valuable time and sharing their industry knowledge with us.
- 18- Oct 2020
Steve Correa – Executive Coach & HR Consultant
“Leadership is an art and craft but between art and craft, there lies the business”
BIM, Trichy had the privilege of hosting Mr. Steve Correa at the leadership series. He elaborated on the key ideas of East & West, Indianness and facets of the Indian leader. He also gave a sneak peek of thoughts and insights on his book “The Indian Boss at Work”. In the positive connotation with the students, Mr. Steve explained the importance of Indianness at the workplace.
Students of batch 36 & 37 extend their sincere gratitude for sharing his knowledge, enlightening them with the importance of leadership and also for patiently answering all their questions at the end of the session.
Mr. Venkatesh Ram, HR Head at TCS, China.
“Communicate in what you believe in”
BIM, Trichy had the pleasure of hosting one of own alumnus, Mr. Venkatesh Ram, HR Head at TCS, China. He elaborated his insights and thoughts on the topic, “Aligning Talent and Business”.
Mr. Venkatesh also expressed his career insights in the HR domain. The session further threw light on how an organization and HR professional acts with other functional domain to acquire and retain human talent.
Mr. Rahul Srivastava, General Manager – Marketing at Wipro Consumer Care and lighting
“A brand has to fulfil a consumer need either functionally or emotionally”
BIM, Trichy had immense pleasure in virtually hosting Mr. Rahul Srivastava, General Manager – Marketing at Wipro Consumer Care and Lighting.
Mr. Rahul with over 20 years of experience in FMCG domain, addressed about the key imperatives of building Big Brands and elaborated about the evolution of Santoor as a brand. He highlighted the importance of communicating the brand to the right target with proper market research and strategy.
He further threw light on the nuances of building a brand image and the importance of meeting the emotional quotient of the consumer needs as well.
Students of batch 36 & 37 extend their sincere gratitude for sharing exceptional expertise in brand strategy and media planning.
Mr. Dinesh Jain, Founder & CEO of IndianMaze Advisory
“Do what you can and not what you’re asked”
BIM, Trichy had immense pleasure in hosting Mr. Dinesh Jain, Founder & CEO of IndianMaze Advisory in the business leadership session. He shared his insights on the topic, “Expectations from MBAs by corporates”.
Through this session, students learnt about the expectations of corporates from MBA students and how new graduates can solve the business problems. He further highlighted the opportunities and importance of being a new member in a team. He also expressed his thoughts on current business environment and positive aspects of Gen Z.
Ms. Akila kumar, Sr. Manager Worldwide Partner Incentives
“Right thing to do is to play to your strength” BIMTrichy had immense pleasure in hosting our alumnus from the 1st batch of BIM (1984-86). Ms. Akila Kumar, Senior Manager, WW Partner Incentives for SaaS/Cloud for BIM Leadership Series. She shared her rich experience being part of visionary companies. She shared her thoughts on how corporate strategy has evolved and how the pandemic has disrupted the present ecosystem. She cited the importance of culture and inclusiveness which are key success drivers of a strategy. Students of batch 36 and 37 extend their warm gratitude for sharing her valuable time.