IIM Udaipur welcomed the batch of 2022-23 One-Year Full-Time MBA in Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) and Digital Enterprise Management (DEM).
The ceremony was presided over by Prof. Janat Shah - Director IIM Udaipur, Prof. Rajesh Agrawal - Chairperson One-year MBA Program Committee, Mr. Kamesh Mullapudi - Managing Director, Deloitte Consulting (US-India), and Mr. C P Gurnani, CEO & Managing Director, Tech Mahindra honored the ceremony as the chief guests for the inauguration.
In his welcome note, Prof Janat Shah said that "It's a pleasure to be back in the classroom; face-to-face learning will always be the dominant teaching mode for a premier management institute like us.” He added that the institute is proud to complete ten years of transformational journey.
The Chief Guest, Mr. Kamesh Mullapudi - Managing Director, Deloitte Consulting (US-India) stressed the increasingly important role Supply chain Professionals will play in the coming times given the recent Covid-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine. He also highlighted the importance of the use of Analytics and the Digitization of end-to-end Operations.
Another Chief Guest, Mr. CP Gurnani, CEO & Managing Director, Tech Mahindra, commended IIMU for taking the lead in innovating the courseware by setting a center for digital enterprise at the institute. He added, “Digital and business transformation are two sides of the same coin.” His advice to the DEM cohort’23 was “It's all about your agility and not your age; it is all about your learning and not your degree” and that, “one could be successful if one can anticipate the future and can be relevant in the future, whether that future is quantum computing, web 3.0, metaverse, or blockchain.” It doesn't matter which technology solves the business problem but the fact that they should be agile to learn to explore the possibility of ‘digital’ solving business problems. He concluded his address by mentioning that the manager of the future needs to harness the "ability to learn, ability to adapt, and the ability to empathize with a human touch".
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