The Operations Conclave 2023, hosted by St. Joseph's Institute of Management, marked an outstanding success in its pursuit of knowledge dissemination. Held on September 23, 2023, the conclave focused on a theme that resonated deeply across industries: "Tech-Integration and Self-Reliance in Operations." In this context, self-reliance signified an organization's capacity to operate independently, thereby reducing external dependencies—a goal achieved through the strategic integration of technology and the continuous enhancement of operational processes.
The distinguished speakers were Mr. Nizamuddin from Mineral Water industry, Mr. Jayakumar M. from Automotive industry and Mr. Rajaneesh Hosakoppa Rudresha from Bank operations.
Mr. Jayakumar M., Vice President of Mobility Solutions Purchase at Bosch Limited, brought to the conclave a remarkable wealth of experience spanning 32 years. His journey, intricately woven with Bosch Limited, included pivotal roles in supply chain management and export operations. His insights into the ever-evolving automotive landscape were something to ponder over.
Mr. Rajaneesh Hosakoppa Rudresha, an illustrious banking professional with 26 years of expertise, currently serves as the Executive Vice President and Head of Operations at Ujjivan Small Finance Bank Limited. His talk shed light on the intricacies of the banking sector and the critical role of operations within it.
Mr. Nizam Uddim, the National Manager for Non-alcoholic beverages at ABInBev India Limited, boasts over 22 years of senior management experience across the FMCG, Beverages, and Consumer Goods sectors. His illustrious career includes tenures at PepsiCo, Kingfisher, and Bisleri International Pvt Ltd. His presentation was a journey through the dynamic landscape of these industries.
Following their thought-provoking presentations, students actively engaged in an enlightening Q&A session with the speakers. The recurring theme throughout the discussions was the paramount significance of self-reliance and tech integration in the context of today's fiercely competitive business environment.
The Operations Club at SJIM, represented by the dynamic student coordinator, Becky Merin George, played a pivotal role in orchestrating this grand event. Becky also had the honor of announcing the victors of the Operations Autarky Showdown Competition—a testament to the talent and innovative spirit of the student body.
The Operations Conclave 2023 at St. Joseph's Institute of Management stands as a remarkable testament to the institute's commitment to fostering excellence in operations and management.