The Indian Institute of Management, Udaipur hosted the first day of the fourth edition of its Annual Management Fest, “Solaris” on the 3rd of November, 2018. The event centred on the theme of "Resilience and Adaptability", constitutes six domain specific summits as well as a variety of competitions, witnessing participation of students from premier B-Schools across the country. Three of these summits were held on the first day, hosting thought leaders from various industries. The Director of the Institute, Prof. Janat Shah, inaugurated the event and spoke about the three pillars of IIM Udaipur's foundation- research, academic rigour and an aim to make a difference in society. He further highlighted how Solaris acts as a bridge between academia and industry, and the important role played by the student community in making it a success.
The Flagship event of Solaris – 2018, The Leadership Summit opened the stage for the speakers. The Summit hosted four dignitaries from different industrial backgrounds - Mr. Lalit Agarwal (CMD,VMART), Mr. Sanjay Tripathy (Co-Founder & CEO, Agilio Labs), Mr. Vikesh Wallia (Director General (West)- Institute of Directors) and Mr. S. Rajesh (CEO Rajasthan, Jio) to enlighten the student community about their views on Resilience and Adaptability in the business world. They spoke about how one can turn adversities into opportunities by leveraging resilience and adaptability in one's personal as well as professional life. They also emphasised on the need to be attentive to sustain and adapt to the fast-paced changing market needs and consumer behaviour. The theme of the summit echoed in the experiences and insights shared by the speakers. The interaction of all the speakers with the audience was very informative and enriching.
The second Summit for the day, Antardrishti -
The Economics Summit, commenced post
lunch. The theme of the summit was "Policies
for Resilient Economy". The first leg of the
event included speeches from two industrial
experts - Mr. Abheek Barua (Chief Economist
and Executive Vice President, HDFC) and Mr.
Tamal Bandyopadhyay (Adviser, Strategy &
Consulting Editor, Bandhan Bank, Business
standard), which was followed by an engaging
panel discussion. The speakers provided a
contemporary view of the Indian Economy and
spoke about the resilience shown by the
economy to sustain over the past years. The
event concluded with the unveiling of 'Tathya', the annual magazine of PIE- The Economics
Anveshan - The Analytics Summit was the
final Summit for the opening day with the
theme 'How business analytics is leveraging
resilience in organizational processes'.
Eminent speakers Mr. Nitesh Ambuj (Head of
Analytics and New & Emerging Areas,
Ericsson) and Mr. Shanti Swaroop (Head -
Data Analytics & Market Intelligence, Global
Procurement, Abbott) graced the stage to
share their views on importance of data,
advancement in technologies and the practical
implementation of data analytics in the
modern-day volatile environment.
The 2 nd day of Solaris – 2018 began with
Unmesh – The Consulting & Operations
Summit. The theme for this summit was
‘Supply Chain Resilience and Value Chain
Adaptability’. Industry experts such as Mr.
Mukesh Ralhan (Head – SCM Strategy &
Operations – Mobility & Enterprise, PAN
India, Vodafone India, Mr. Amit Agarwal
(Vice President & Head of Supply Chain,
Jubilant Industries Limited) and Mr. Gulzar
Azad (Country Head – Connectivity, Google
India) shared their valuable knowledge,
experience, and insights on mitigation and
contingency strategies for managing radical
changes in the industry.
Unmesh was followed by the Finance Summit –
Arth Samvaad. Renowned stalwarts Manav
Mehra (Director Finance, Ericsson) and
Abhiroop Jayanthi (VP, Bain Capital) graced
this summit on the theme of ‘Financial
Strategies for building a Resilient
Organization’. Through the medium of a panel
discussion, the summit discussed major
financial issues that have caught people’s
attention worldwide, affecting the global
markets regularly. Post the discussion,
Finomina- The finance club of IIM Udaipur
unveiled it’s annual magazine 'Arthaarth' and
comic book on personal finance by the name
The final summit at Solaris – 2018 was
Samvaah – the Marketing Conclave.
Experienced marketers Mr. Nomit Joshi (Head
Marketing, Gionee India), Mr. Sameer Seth
(Director of Marketing, Dolby Labs) and Mr.
Achint Setia (Vice President – Marketing,
Myntra) interacted with the curious minds at
IIM Udaipur on the theme of ‘Survive and
Thrive: adapting to changing trends’. In the last
leg of this summit, Prof. Janat Shah, Director
of IIMU and our esteemed speakers unveiled
'Zeitgeist', the Annual Magazine by MarClan -
The Marketing Club.
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