International Conference - 2023

St. Joseph's Institute of Management, Bangalore organised an International Conference on the theme Business Transformation: Challenges and Best Practices on 17-18 February 2023.
Industry speakers and researchers from across India presented their views on this contemporary topic. Dr. N S Rajan, the former CHRO of Tata Sons spoke the need for purpose, passion, execution and listening skills to drive a company forward. Mr. Raghu Rajagopalan, the President- Group Business Development of Lifestyle International spoke on the transformation of customer experience in the retail sector.

Several industry speakers including Dr.Jamuna Ravi (former global IT portfolio head at HSBC), Ms. Savita Mallappa (Director-rProcess Outsourcing), Mr. Madhusudan, founder of Back to Basics organic farms), Mr. Satish KV (General Manager and Marketing Head, Adarsh Developers), Ms. JunezaNiazi (Service Design Manager, Jiva) and Ms. VaishnaviBalakrishnan (Investigate and Learn Specialist at Shell) discussed on diverse nuances of transformation including sectors like healthcare, energy, banking, security technologies, farming and IT Services.
A panel discussion on the intersection of HR, culture, brands and advertising to build and transform businesses was conducted by Ms. Divya Khanna, author-The Company We Keep; Ms. Roli Singh, Head of HR-VFISLK; Mr. SanjithVasudev, Chief Career Scripter, Script My Career and Mr. Varghese John, Former VP, MullenLowe Lintas Group. Leadership issues and it's harmonious linkages to corporate branding and the company culture was also dissected during the session.

Industry and academic researchers from across India presented their papers in person and in the online mode. This was followed by a panel discussion on the topic Business Transformation through Digitisation and Innovation moderated by Mr. Jose Jacob K, Founder & CEO – IntegroInfotech. Panelists included Mr. BalaParthasarathy, the Chairman & Co-founder of Freo; Prof. Dr. Barbara Haering, the President, Strategy Board of University of Geneva; Mr. Chandrakanth B.N, the Chairman of Indo-American Chamber of Commerce; Mr. DilipGopinath, Director & Country Lead Tech Commercial Banking at HSBC; Mr. ShyamKarigiri, Managing Director of Moog India Technology Centre and Mr. Sujith Nair, CEO & Co-Founder of Foundation for Interoperability in the Digital Economy [FIDE].