Arcturus 2020 – Leadership Conclave of SIBM Pune – A stellar panel discuss on critical themes related to business | SIBM Blog

Arcturus 2020 – Leadership Conclave of SIBM Pune – A stellar panel discuss on critical themes related to business

The Corporate Interface Team of SIBM Pune successfully organized the first-ever online edition of its flagship leadership conclave, Arcturus 2020, on 24th and 25th October. This year, the theme of the event was Envisaging the New Business as Usual: Building Resilient Frameworks, which sought to address how business are working to counter the challenges faced by the COVID19 pandemic and the emerging geo-political challenges.

The event was held on 24th October 2020, with a Fire Side Chat with Mr. Nitin Seth, Chief Executive Officer, Incedo Inc. and was hosted by Prof. Sandeep Bhattacharya, Head of Corporate Relations at SIBM Pune. The keynote was given by Mr. Ajay Mahajan, MD & CEO, Care Ratings, wherein he enlightened the students on the topic Transitioning into a Post-Covid and De-Globalised World: Risks to India’s Economy and Ways to Mitigate Them.

The keynote was followed by a panel discussion on the topic The Strategic Plan B: A CEO’s Perspective on Assessing Risks and Ensuring Business Continuity. The panelists included

  1. Sundar Balasubramanian, Managing Director – India & SAARC, Check Point Software Technologies Limited,
  2. Shahid Nizami, Managing Director, Asia Pacific region at HubSpot
  3. Amit Dutta, Chief Executive Officer, Le Marche Retail

The discussion was moderated by Mr. Amol Dethe, Editor, ETBFSI & ETCFO, Times Internet Ltd.

Day 2 of Arcturus 2020 included six guest sessions on wide-ranging topics with two broad tracks – Business Continuity and Risk Management. Guest speakers for the business continuity track included

  1. TK Balakumar, Chief Operating Officer at Big Basket
  2. John Bukowsky, Senior Director of Global Alliances at Citrix
  3. Vaibhav Tewari, Chief Operating Officer at Portea Medical.


The risk management track, speakers included

  1. Akshay Garkel, Partner at Grant Thornton India LLP,
  2. Gaurav Seth, Head of Business & Growth, Vice President at Paytm Money
  3. Lokesh Payik, Chief of Digital Enterprise at Bosch.


SIBM Pune happy to host all the dignitaries of Arcturus 2020 who shared their experiences and learning with the students.


Dr R Raman

Director – SIBM Pune


Dean – Faculty of Management – SIU