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IMT Ghaziabad (IMTG), India’s premier management school with a distinct focus on grooming Leadership through Innovation, Execution and Social Responsibility, organised an IT and Analytics conclave on ‘Digital Veins: Changing Business Landscape’, on December 12, 2017, at its campus. With an objective of providing a platform to deliberate and discuss the latest trends in the IT and Analytics area in India and globally, and provide an industry perspective on the same, the Conclave witnessed amalgamation of senior industry leaders representing Barclay's Bank, IBM Global Business Services, Wipro Limited, Rafi Ahmed  Kidwai Indian Postal Academy, Mother Dairy, et al. The Conclave also witnessed the release of a publication comprising the working papers based on the summer internships of the students, titled “Digital Veins: Changing Business Landscape”.

The inaugural session of the Conclave was unveiled with the traditional way of the lighting of the lamp, followed by the Director, IMTG, Dr Atish Chattopadhyay setting the tone of the conference.  Dr Chattopadhyay, in his inaugural address, said, “IT & Analytics as an academic area is not so commonly found in the B-schools of the country. IMTG as an institution fathoms innovation as one of the cornerstones and hence, the recent overhaul in the PGDM curriculum introduced the IT and Analytics, as one of the domain specialisations backed by our faculty with relevant industry connect. The institute houses a dedicated lab for IT and Analytics, in addition to the labs in the area of Digital Marketing, Media and Entertainment, and Finance etc. which is a first in the B-schools of the country. We strongly feel that as the dynamism of the IT and Analytics area keeps changing, it’s time that “Changing with the Changing Landscape” becomes the need of the hour. With this mission, we as IMTG regularly adapt our pedagogy, with a sole objective of preparing professionals who would be ready for the next generation of IT and Analytics workforce.”

Dr Susmi Routray, Associate Professor, IMT Ghaziabad, and convenor of the Conclave, in her address, said, “IT & Analytics being a very dynamic area, changes are very rapid. IMTG is proud to bring together a selected group of outstanding industry professionals to share their experiences, at the IT and Analytics Conclave. The Conclave is a great occasion to learn from the path-breaking experiences of some senior professionals, representing myriads well-known corporates, on how to deal with the ever-changing field of IT and Analytics. Also, looking at the acute need of skilled workforce in the area, IMT Ghaziabad has realigned its IT and Analytics specialisation courses in its PGDM curriculum and, through the conclave, it would endeavour to strengthen linkages with the relevant industry.”

In the technical session of the conclave Mr Anirban Guha, Vice-President (Retail  Analytics), Barclay's Bank, spoke at length on the changing dynamics in IT & Analytics industry. Taking a cue from VUCA (VUCA is an acronym used to describe or reflect on the volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity of general conditions and situations), he discussed the 3 As that have revolutionised Customer Service, namely, Analytics, Automation/Robotics/ Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning. Mr Kunal Kaushal, Principal Consultant, Big Data & Analytics, Wipro Limited deliberated on Smart Cities and the Components it comprises. Talking about Big Data and the Market Trends w.r.t. Smart city components, he categorically said that 90% of the data in the world had been created in the last two years alone and the same would have huge impacts as far as Big Data & Business Analytics, Prescriptive & Predictive Analysis are concerned.

Mr Neeraj Jha, Director (Project Management Unit), Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Indian Postal Academy, talked about the how the industry has seen significant disruptions in the last five years driven by the digital innovation. The talk was followed by Mr Rhishikesh Kanegoankar, Head, IT (Applications) Mother Dairy, discussing on digital transformation and its dynamics. The Techincal session-II had presentations on seminal papers by the students of the domain, and the same was concluded with the announcement of the  Best Seminal Paper and a formal vote of thanks.


About IMT Ghaziabad

Established in 1980, Institute of Management and Technology is India’s premier AACSB accredited management school with a distinct focus on grooming Leadership through Innovation, Execution and Social Responsibility. An autonomous, not–for–profit institute, offering highly sought–after postgraduate programmes over the past more than three–and–a–half decades, IMTG currently offers four AICTE approved programmes – Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) Full Time, PGDM Executive, PGDM Part Time, and PGDM Dual Country Programme (DCP). While the first three programmes are offered at the IMTG campus in Ghaziabad, Delhi NCR, India, the PGDM DCP is offered in collaboration with IMT Dubai campus. The Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM) is the latest addition to the list which leads to PGDM Part Time. IMTG has been consistently ranked among the top management institutes of the country for its Leadership, Faculty, Research, Student Selection Process, Curriculum, Pedagogy, Industry Interface, Internationalism, Placements, and Infrastructure. 

Today, IMTG is the proud alma mater of more than 300 C–suite executives and thousands of professionals serving in leadership positions in the best-known organisations in India and the world, in key business functions of Sales, Operations, Human Resources, Consulting, Information Technology, Marketing, and Finance among others.

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