Business Management Symposium 2017- Decoding the minds of Modern day Job seekers

School of Petroleum Management, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar has organized Business Symposium 2017 on 6th and 7th  October 2017. The symposium is an attempt to have a deeper understanding of recent trends, market dynamics, issues and challenges faced by the industry across varied sectors. The 2 day Business Management Symposium is divided in 4 sessions Finance and Technology Join Hands, Moving Fast with Fast Moving Goods, India Transforming into Service Hub and Enabling India, Empowering Millennials with speakers and their profiles as mentioned below.

For the first session on 6th October beginning from 11am-1pm was on the topic “Finance & Technology Join Hands”

Speakers – Finance and Technology Join Hands
Name Designation Organisation
Mr. Rajesh Dhuddu Senior Vice President Quatrro
Ms. Pratik Soyantar AVP HR Yes Bank
Mr. Bharat Panchal Head – Risk Management & CIO NPCI
Mr T S Babu Head HR KSIPL
Mr. Ankit Kanodia Partner Smart Sync Services

session 1

The session discussed Indian financial sector and role of technology in economic transformation. Technological invention and innovation have serious implications for decision makers across all industries including the financial sector. The session also discussed the intricacies of Future Payments and Digital India. Embarking on this perspective, this session focused on helping the young minds to decode the skill and competency requirement in the regime.

The second session on 6th October beginning from 2:30 pm-4:30 pm was on the topic “Moving fast with Fast Moving Goods

Speakers : Moving fast with Fast Moving Goods
Name Designation Organisation
Mr. Subhanish Malhotra HR Business Partner Arvind Ltd.
Ms. Smita Nair Jain Senior Regional VP Sears Holdings India
Mr. Ganesh Kashid BPHR Wework
Mr. Saleel Bhatt Business Head Globe Textiles

session 2

The session discussed how young minds need to decipher and identify the critical competencies capable of fostering creativity and innovation. Increasing growth and competition in FMCG sector has forced the decision makers to establish a competitive edge through innovation. Increasing growth and competition in FMCG sector has forced the decision makers to establish a competitive edge through innovation. Innovative products and processes require a creative mind. Speakers also focused on how digital marketing is shaping the future of marketing.  The discussion also considered how the traditional marketing and the need for a presence in the offline market still persists.

The third session on 7th October beginning from 10 am-1 pm was on the topic “India Transforming into Service Hub

Speakers: “India Transforming into Service Hub
Name Designation Organisation
Mr. Biplob Banerjee Exe VP HR & CSR Jubilant FoodWorks
Mr. Hiral Dholakia Senior Director HRD J Walter Thompson
Mr. Shreetam Subhrankar HR Business Partner Amazon
Mr. Inder Kumar R Leadership Development Deloitte


The session discussed about introduction of Service sector in India. The session aimed at knowing how to encourage regulatory framework and  ease of trade barriers at both domestic and international levels through agreements that will enhance India’s competitiveness at a global level. And also, to increase the quality of employment and not just numbers which will  lead to a quality labor force for the country. The session also focused on the Unemployability of the Employable, Importance of Feedback and Skills required in Service Sector.

The fourth session on 7th October beginning from 2 pm-4:30 pm was on the topic “Enabling India, Empowering Millennials”

Speakers: “Enabling India, Empowering Millennials
Name Designation Organisation
Ms. Aparna Sharma Independent Director TS Alloys Ltd.
Mr. Ramesh Shankar S Executive VP & Head HR Siemens
Mr. Sandeep Tyagi Director HR Samsung Electronics
Mr. A L Jagannath Senior Director, Dell-EMC Alliance VMware Software India
Mr. Dheeraj Gupta Supply Chain & Logistics Specialist ABB

session 4 p

This session aimed on the sectors which have largely contributed to the growth of Indian economy and have enabled India to empower Millennials. The session also focused at understanding the skill set requirements of the key contributors to economy and bridging the gap between industry and academia. The session walked through the Millennial Opportunity, Emerging HR Strategies : Engaging Gen Y, Employee engagement and Career in Logistics.

Books Unveiling

This year BMS took a notch higher by unveing two profound books, “Reality Bytes – The Role of HR in Today’s World”, by Ms. Aparna Sharma and “Sights and Insights”, by Mr. Ramesh Shankar S.

Reality Bytes give insights into all relevant facets of HR to add value to business in today’s highly competitive environment and the strategic role that HR plays in attaining the business goals of the lauch reality bytes

Sights and Insights is a compilation of blogs on life and living. It is drawn from the author’s reflections on his successes and failures. The book also targeted at students and young professionals so as to help them reflect on life and lanch sights insights


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