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U Forum - IIMU's Webinar Series

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U Forum - IIMU's Webinar Series

U Forum - IIMU's Webinar Series

U Forum is a series of live webinars that aims to tap into the extensive knowledge of IIM Udaipur’s distinguished faculty and facilitates learning through their perspectives and experiences. Moderated by our esteemed alumni, these sessions involve enriching discussions on a multitude of topics relevant to management professionals and students.

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Previous Webinars

Artificial Intelligence – An Analytical Approach to Creative Decision Making
October 11th, 2020Panelists:

Dr. Kingshuk Banerjee, Visiting Faculty, IIM Udaipur (Partner, Client Service Leader, IBM Services)
Prof. Debanjan Mitra, Faculty, Operations Management, Quantitative Methods & Information Systems, IIM Udaipur

The panelists shared their insights about the role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in decision-making. Further, they also discussed how students can embark their professional journey in AI. The session was moderated by Bhargav Kundem, Manager – Automation, Centre of Excellence, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, an alum of IIM Udaipur (2013-15 Batch).

The recording of the session can be found here. here.

Responding to Unpredictability with Resilient Leadership
September 27th, 2020Panelists:

Prof. Dina Banerjee, Faculty of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources Management, IIM Udaipur
Prof. Kirti Mishra, Faculty of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources Management, IIM Udaipur

Prof. Kirti Mishra and Prof. Dina Banerjee discussed the meaning of resilience, its leadership association and ways to handle unpredictability. The interactive session was moderated by Pulakit Gupta, Senior Manager at WhiteHat Jr, an IIM Udaipur alumnus. (2016-18 Batch).

You can find the recording of the session here.

Decision - Making in Uncertain Times: Pointers from Behavioral Finance
August 30th, 2020Panelists:

Prof. Uday Damodaran, Faculty, Finance & Accounting, IIM Udaipur

Prof. Uday Damodaran shared his collective thinking and expertise on Behavioral Finance to help participants navigate decision-making in uncertain times. The engaging session was moderated by Animesh Choubey, Consultant at Alpha Valley Advisors an alum of IIM Udaipur (2015-16 Batch).

You can find the recording of the session here.

Looking beyond Big Data - Why companies also need Thick Data
August 2nd, 2020Panelists:

Prof. Julien M. Cayla, Faculty Area Advisor, Marketing
Prof. Rajesh Nanarpuzha, Faculty, Marketing
Prof. Tanvi Gupta, Faculty, Marketing

The panelists discussed the trending topic among new corporates, i.e.; “Looking beyond Big Data - Why companies also need Thick Data” and the relevance of big and thick data in the Indian context. The session was moderated by Rohit Mishra, Senior Manager, Digital & Analytics, HCL Technologies and an alum of IIM Udaipur (2013-2015 Batch).

The recording of the session is out here.

Digital Disruption in the New Normal
June 28th, 2020Panelists:

Prof. Kaushik Ghatak, Visiting Faculty, Oprations
Prof. Shrinivas Pingali, Professor of Practice, Business Policy and Strategy.

The panelists discussed how digital transformation can give a competitive advantage of learning online, and what kind of skills employers are seeking in the digital era to support the rapidly changing needs surrounding the new normal. The session was moderated by Shrividya Mahadevan, Analyst, Fidelity Management Research, and an alum of IIM Udaipur (2014-16 batch).

The recording of the session is out here.

Improving the Odds of Success For Startups
June 14th, 2020Panelists:

Prof. Rajesh Pandit, Visiting Faculty, Marketing
Prof. Sai Prakash, Adjunct Faculty, Business Policy & Strategy.

The panelists discussed how the startup ecosystem in India has evolved to a more considerable extent, and what more can be done to map a growth path for successful startups. The session was moderated by Ayush Jain, Investment Banking Analyst, Goldman Sachs, and an alum of IIM Udaipur (2018-2020 batch).

You can watch the complete session here.

Access the answers to the questions asked during the session here.