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Manthan 2022 – Consulting and Strategy Conclave.

Manthan 2022 – Consulting and Strategy ConSIBM Pune hosts industry stalwarts to illuminate the modern age of Consulting through Manthan 2022 

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune, conducted its Manthan 2022 – Consulting and Strategy Conclave where eminent leaders addressed students on the theme – “A World of Disruption: The Convergence of Strategy and Technology”.

The first day of the conclave covered a plethora of topics that included Virtual Enterprise Transformation, Consumer Intelligence tools, Robot Process Automation, and the evolution of businesses.

The students of SIBM Pune were taken through the implementation of technological advancements and their impact through keynote sessions hosting Mr. Avinash Chandra, Senior Director, Capgemini, Mr. Arush Lakhani, Director, Sales, Gartner, Mr. Sumit Srivastav, Partner, and Leader – Intelligent Automation, PwC India, Mr. Ramit Gupta, Partner, IBM Consulting, Mr. Abhay Maheshwari, Chief of Staff – Retail, CPG Analytics Division, ZS Associates, and Mr. Sumit Sethi, Partner, APAC Practice Leader, Kincentric.

The subsequent interactive panel discussion on digital transformation included esteemed leaders like Mr. Vasant Mugada, Senior Director, GEP Worldwide, and Mr. Nirav Goradia, Director, Digital Solutions & Consulting, Searce Inc.

Day 2 was a series of informative sessions highlighting development in sciences and healthcare, the consulting journey, restructuring, transformation, and HR Consulting. The keynote sessions were by Mr. Sashikant Mohanty, Head Digital Ventures, Arthur D Little, Mr. Praveen Pajiar, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal, and Ms. Rajashri Hazare, Director, Cerebrus Consultants.

The first panel discussion of the second day revolving around the topic “First Principle Thinking: Breaking down the problem” included Mr. Subhabrata Sengupta, Executive Director, Avalon Consulting, Mr. Manish Garg, Founding Member-Supply Chain, Thoucentric, Mr. Nikhil Kulkarni, Principal, Zinnov Consulting, and Mr. Vinay K. P., Associate Director- Customer Success and Consulting, India and SEA, Cartesian Consulting. This edifying exchange was moderated by an esteemed alumnus of the 2019 batch of SIBM, Pune, Mr. Ajith Neelakantan, Senior Manager, Strategy and Planning, TTEC.

The second panel discussion on “Consulting Services to Niche Business Categories” was graced by Mr. Sidharth Balakrishna, Senior Partner, BOD Consulting, Mr. Kanishka Mohan, Associate Partner, Redseer Consulting, and Mr. Paul Praveen, Managing Director & Country Leader, Huron Consulting.

It has been a great privilege to have hosted such illustrious speakers whom we thank for the resounding success of Manthan 2022.

Dr R Raman

Director – SIBM Pune


Dean Faculty of Management – SIU