Conventus, 2017 – The Annual Management Conclave of IMI New Delhi!

International Management Institute, New Delhi, Hosts Conventus 2017!

The era of digitization has ushered in the need for rethinking, re-modelling and envisioning our business ideas in order to stay relevant in an environment where disruptions are gradually transforming the landscape of the business environment.

Conventus’17, the Annual Management Conclave of IMI, New Delhi explored the theme ‘Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics: Leading Innovation Towards Obsolescence’, by providing the audience a platform to delve into the intricacies and implications of the various innovations occurring in the arena of technology.

The 8 summits and thought-provoking ideas provided by the 49 eminent speakers during the 3-day mega event from 18th August 2017 to 20th August 2017, provided a synthesis of ideas, knowledge, insights and experiences from the best minds in the industry on the theme of disruptions caused by digitisation in the domains of Marketing, Finance, Human Resource, Operations, Economics, Analytics, Strategy and Entrepreneurship.

Inaugurating the session, Prof. Debashis Chatterjee, Director General, IMI, set the tone for Conventus’17 by illustrating the vital role of change in every aspect of one’s life.

In a world where experience forms the crux of all our endeavours and learning, Conventus’17 provided a platform to learn from the industry experiences of the esteemed speakers like
Mr Ajay Kapoor, CFO, Tata Power
Mr. Arun Malhotra
, MD, Nissan
Ms Smriti Krishna Singh, Chief Human Resources Officer, Sony Pictures Networks India
Mr Paras Kaushik, Vice-President, HR, Aditya Birla Group
Mr Peeyush Bajpai, Director, Nielson Co
Dr. Avik Sarkar, Officer on Special Duty (OSD), NITI Aayog,

These eminent speakers offered a 360 degree outlook regarding the impact of technological innovations on various domains of the industry.

Disruptions have always been looked at with apprehension and fear. The panellists enabled the future business leaders to view disruptions as a vital tool that can be harnessed to create value rather than a liability that leads to obsolescence. The speakers elucidated upon the fact that the aspect of human interactions can never be replaced and that digitization is a power that when leveraged can help improve efficiency and effectiveness across functions. The audience was enlightened on the need to constantly evolve and adapt, since relevance is the key factor determining the sustenance of businesses and organizations. Digitization has not only revolutionized the concept of work environment but also changed the way businesses strategize, implement and review their business ideas. Thus, Human capital plays a pertinent role here in ensuring that data is analysed and utilized while keeping the aspects of the decision problem, engagement of various stakeholders and quality of the insights mined at the core of all our functions. The speakers emphasized upon the role that the future thought leaders would play in leveraging disruptions to create unparalleled business ideas and value propositions.

The thought provoking ideas and insights gained enabled the audience to comprehend digitization and its impact, a theme which is usually perceived as the realm of the unknown. Conventus ’17 truly witnessed the ‘coming together’ of ideas, discussions and perspectives, with industry experts, students and members of the faculty uniting to discuss the impact of digitization in today’s dynamic environment.