Topic: Welcome Address, Personal & Professional Skills
Prof. Sanjit Sengupta
Faculty Director, Graduate Business Programs, San Francisco State University.A member of the Academic board at VJIM, Prof. Sanjit Sengupta spoke about the skills required to become a successful professional in today’s world.
Topic: Ice-Breaker Session
Mr. Javed Jamal
Consultant & TrainerA highly interactive session by Mr. Javed Jamal, where the students got to know each other and started getting comfortable in the virtual classroom. This helped them become active and participative.
Topic: Future Digital Leaders
Mr. J. Ravikanth Reddy
NHRD Network President-Hyderabad Chapter, Founder CEO-PQUEST HUMAN RESOURCESAn experienced professional and an entrepreneur, Mr. Ravikanth reddy spoke authoritatively on the increasing role of technology in the business world and how the students should learn and adapt.
Topic: Role of PGDM in Career Building
Mr. Ankur Dani
Senior Manager, Corporate Strategy, TATA ProjectsA very successful alumnus, Mr. Ankur Dani shared his journey at VJIM and how those 2 years helped him build a successful career.
Dr. Abhimanyu Acharya
Professor of Eminence, UGCAn authority on behaviour and etiquette, Dr. Acharya provided insights on etiquette with a focus on ‘Netiquette’ to suit the times.
Topic: Skills for Tomorrow
Mr. Sajan Murali
Country Manager – Turtle WaxThe Country Manager of Turtle Wax shared how it is important to dream and dream BIG to achieve success. He shared his own journey to inspire the students.
Topic: Importance of reading a Newspaper
Mr. S D T Rao
DGM – The Hindu GroupA newspaper is literally our window to the world and Mr. Rao reiterated the importance of reading it with intent regularly.
Topic: Body, Mind & Nutrition
Ms. Malvika Gupta
Nutritionist & Yoga PractitionerThe world has woken up to the idea of maintaining a healthy body and a balanced mind. Ms. Malavika shared how it can be achieved with simple changes in our habits.
Topic: Confidence Building
Mr. Sri Harsha
Consultant & Business Coach Sarvagnya SolutionsA professional coach, Mr. Sri Harsha spoke about maintaining the right levels of confidence for maximum effectiveness and shared how to do it.
Topic: Social Media Profile
Ms. Saloni Mehta
Consultant – Social MediaMs. Saloni Mehta spoke about the importance of networking and optimizing social media for building a strong professional network.
Topic: The Importance of Story-telling
Mr. Dushyant Singh
Corporate CoachMr. Dushyant Singh spoke about the art of story telling and its importance in the corporate world.
Topic: Lifestyle Management Post COVID
Prof. Masood Ahmed
Secretary-AHHAProf. Masood Ahmed spoke about making lifestyle changes for maintaining a healthy life in the COVID pandemic times.
Topic: Creativity & Problem Solving
Mr. Raghunandan Vadla
Author & TEDx SpeakerMr. Raghunandan urged the students to get creative and think out-of-box to find solutions for the various problems in today’s world.
Topic: Innovations in Marketing Management
Mr. VIPIN SINGH
Founder- Bridgegap Consultants Mr. Vipin Singh shared stories of successful brands and the innovative ideas that led to their success.
Topic: My Journey as an Entrepreneur
Mr. Chandan Sawera
Founder Director – UrbanTribe Mr. Sawera shared his journey as an entrepreneur and explained how he looks at challenges as opportunities to create new avenues.
Topic: Introduction to Design Thinking
Mr. Rohit Swarup
Explora Design Skool- Design Thinking ExpertAn authority in the field of design thinking, Mr. Rohit Swarup shared how the design thinking approach can help solve problems effectively.
Topic: Collaboration in the Virtual World
Mr. Raghu S.
PraVaVe Consultants Mr. Raghu S gave valuable insights to the young minds on how people can collaborate effectively in the virtual world for better results.
Topic: Impact of Technology on Entrepreneurship
Dr. Pavani Kadiyala
President- GBA, Hyderabad Chapter CMO – IDS technologiesDr. Pavani Kadiyala shared how technology has come to play an important role in all walks of life and how entrepreneurs in the field can develop new ideas.
Topic: Building a Sustainable World
Mr. Prashant Lingam
Co founder- BambooHouse India As an environmentally conscious and responsible entrepreneur, Mr. Prashant shared how we can contribute to a sustainable world through social entrepreneurship.
Topic: Life lessons from Sports
Mr. Hari Mohan Paruvu
Author & TEDx Speaker An acclaimed author, Mr. Hari Mohan shared the life lessons he learnt from sports and explained how sports can enrich one’s personality.
Topic: Introduction to Data Science
Mr. Praveen Mokkapati
Associate Director- ISB Mr. Praveen’s session was very interactive and the students understood through experiential learning, how data science works.
Topic: Economic Outlook for the Industry
Mr. Devendra Surana
Industrialist Mr. Surana, an experienced and successful entrepreneur, spoke about the economy and its impact on industry, and vice versa.
Topic: Importance and Impact of Infrastructure Development
Mr. Venkateswara Rao
Head- Roads & Bridges, Lafarge Holcim IndiaMr. Venkateswara Rao shared his experiences as a seasoned professional in infrastructure industry and threw light on the link between infrastructure and development.
Topic: Accountability & Responsibility
Mr. Deepak Kallakuri
Training Expert Mr. Deepak, a training professional based in Dubai, gave inputs to students on how to be responsible and why they should be responsible.
Topic: Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
Mr. Ravi Dasari
VP & Group Head-HR, Jasper Industries The Group Head – HR at Jasper Industries spoke about cultivating Stephen Covey’s 7 habits to become successful.
Topic: Art and its role in Business Management
Dr. Chitra Balamurugan
Founder YELLOW Arts & Crafts and Faculty Member, Gnanam Business School Dr. Chitra introduced the concept of story boards to students and shared simple techniques to present an idea effectively.
Topic: Make A Difference
Mr. Mirza Yawar Baig
Founder – Baig Associates, USA Mr. Baig inspired the students to develop an entrepreneurial mindset to overcome the challenges of unpredictable times.
Topic: Economic Indicators
Prof. Manohar Rao
School of Economics, Osmania University Prof. Manohar Rao introduced the various economic indicators to the new batch of students and explained in crystal clear terms, how they reflect the health of an economy.
Topic: Life Skills from an Alumnus
Mr. Sachin Koneri
VP-Yes Bank An accomplished alumnus from the 4th batch of VJIM, Mr. Sachin shared his wonderful experience at VJIM and urged the students to have a good work-life balance.
Topic: People Management in Crisis Times
Mr. Sriniwas C R
Group Head-HR, Accenture Mr. Sriniwas, while referring to the challenges of running the business in the pandemic times, spoke about the responsibility of the employees towards their well-being.
Topic: People Management in Crisis Times
Dr. Murali Padmanabhan
Sr.VP , Global Talent & OD Mr. Murali Padmanabhan spoke about the challenges for organizations and the steps being taken by the management for employee well-being.
Topic: Aatma Nirbhar Bharat
Mr. Udit Misra
Associate Deputy Director The Indian Express Mr. Udit spoke about the (un)preparedness of our country to ban Chinese imports immediately and shared how India needs time to become completely Aatma Nirbhar.