On the 7th & 8th August 2021, Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune successfully conducted its Global Consulting and Technology Conclave – Manthan 2021 which revolved around the central theme “The Imminent Smart Future: A discourse around the current and future digital transformation”,
Beginning with an Opening Note by Mr. Christian Sarkar, renowned Author and Co-Founder of the Regenerative Marketing Institute, the first day saw leaders from across the industry, such as Mr. Thomas Kuruvilla, Global Board Member, and Managing Partner, A.D.L Middle East, Arthur D Little, Mr. Ryan Lowe, Partner, People Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP, Ms. Priyanka Jaitly, Director – Management Consulting (People & Organization), PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Ms. Dipali Ved, Associate Director Talent Management, Deloitte, Mr. Navneet Prasad, Associate Partner- Human Resources, KPMG India, Mr. Khalid Raza, Associate Director, Talent, Ernst & Young LLP, Mr. Rudra Shankar Roy, General Manager & Leader in Supply Chain, Process Automation, Strategy Consulting & Transformation, IBM, Mr. Santosh Sreedhar, Partner, Avalon Consulting, Mr. Saurabh Uboweja, Managing Partner, BOD Consulting, Mr. Venugopal G., General Manager, and Head, Digital Advisory 4.0, Bosch Digital, Mr. Kanishka Mohan, Associate Partner, RedSeer. They touched upon a spectrum of subjects such as the significance of commitment, capacity, innovation, reinvention, and generational transformation of the industry. Their discourse on the emergence of the gig economy, the importance of having a talent ocean rather than a talent pool for an organization, and the significance of technology as a facilitator of optimal productivity in all verticals of an organization enabled the students to realize the true potential of human resilience navigating rapid technology advancements.
The final day welcomed a plethora of industry experts and thought leaders including Mr. Anirudh Patil, Global Head, Bain Capability Network, Bain & Company, Mr. Ganesan Ramachandran, Managing Director, Accenture Strategy & Consulting, Mr. Inder N. Dua, Partner, Infosys Global Consulting, Mr. Nakul Banga, Associate Partner, Mckinsey & Company, Mr. Subhankar Roy Chowdhury, Executive Director & Head HR – Asia Pacific & Japan, Lenovo, Nilesh Mahajan, Vice President, Reliance Jio Platforms Limited, Sumit Singh, Head of Human Resources, Lava International Limited.
Their spectrum of thought-provoking discussions started with a unique glimpse of what the future may look like for professionals and the skills that might become indispensable to successfully navigate one’s career. The students got a sneak peek into the rapidly evolving customer perspectives, emerging mega-trends, and disruptions impacting the domain of Consulting and technology in the future. The invigorating sessions served as a masterclass for students, underscoring the significance of agility, the first-principles approach, and future-proofing the businesses to adapt to the changing ecosystem.The conclave ended on a high with a closing note by Mr. Daniel McCarthy, Assistant Professor of Marketing, Emory University.
Manthan 2021 was an astounding success
Dr R Raman
Director – SIBM Pune
Dean – Faculty of Management – SIU