Drishticone 2016

Institute of Management Technology, Nagpur recently hosted the second edition of Drishticone 2016 - A CxO Conclave organized on the 25th and 26th of November, 2016. The central theme for the event was ‘Emerging Opportunities and Challenges in Digital Business World’.

The event commenced with an inaugural speech by Dr. Subhajit Bhattacharyya, Director, IMT Nagpur and Dr. Senthil Kumar, the faculty chairperson of Corporate Interaction Committee. The ceremony witnessed the lighting of lamp in the presence of Mr. Avnish Sabharwal, Managing Director – Digital, Strategy & Innovation, Accenture India, who also delivered the Key Note address. Ms. Anisha Motwani, author of the book ‘Storm the Norm’ and Managing Partner, Storm the Norm Ventures, delivered a power lecture on brainstorming being essential for groundbreaking ideas. She emphasized the need of a systematic process for taking forward one’s initial idea. Further, Mukesh Jain, Vice President – Research and Development and Head, NICE India with his plethora of experience ranging from Microsoft to Jio illustrated the importance of analytics in the modern business scenario. The first day concluded with Quiz-E-Cryptics, a joint initiative with Quizwiser- the Quiz forum of IMT, Nagpur. This comprehensive business quiz witnessed a huge turnout with the participants eagerly displaying their quizzing abilities to win coveted prizes.

Mr. Srinivasan Arunachalam, EVP– Banking & Financial Services Value Labs India set forth in motion the second day with a powerful speech including the tectonic shift in market from seller to buyer, essentials of customer service and social invasion. CxO challenge, a brainstorming session saw student managers presenting their original and innovative solutions to a case posed by industry stalwart which revolved around enhancing market share with the perfect blend of sustainability.

The most anticipated event of the day, panel discussion was graced by– Mr. Srinivasan Arunachalam, Mr. Peshwa Acharya, Chief Marketing Officer, Sterling Holiday Resorts (A Thomas Cook & FAIRFAX Company), Mr. Anil Chopra, Senior Vice President – Business Operations, Knowledge Podium Systems Private Limited and Mr. Mukesh Jain, who delivered their insights on ‘Strategizing for the Digital Business World’.

The students who bagged laurels in the event were Kevalya Pujara with Tarush Kaul for E-cryptics and Chitrantan Ray with Abhishek Sathian for CxO Challenge. Drishticone 2016 brought industry experts together and student managers gained from their experience. The event turned out to be a success with equal participation by student managers, staff and faculty.