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ACADEMIC CONFERENCE ON MANAGING IN THE AGE OF DISRUPTION: FUTURE OF ORGANISATIONS 6th & 7th December 2018, New Delhi
AIMA organised the Academic Conference on the theme of “Managing in the Age of Disruption: Future of Organisations”, on 6th -7th December 2018, at Hotel Shangri-La, New Delhi.
The conference brought together some top 15 technology leaders and key officials from leading Indian and International companies and about 15 eminent academicians from top B-schools in India to deliberate on the future of organisations, leadership, business models and value change arising out of technological disruptions such as big data, data privacy, business analytics, artificial intelligence, blockchain and many more.
The conference also provided a valuable networking opportunity and set the stage for further cooperation among Industry and B-Schools in India and beyond in the area of research and publication, setting up opportunities for knowledge transfer and exchange.
Delivery the keynote address, TV Mohandas Pai, immediate Past President, AIMA and Chairman, Manipal Global Education said that “ most of the management functions can be outsourced,” he envisioned that the number of full-time management jobs will diminish. He added that companies cannot utilize most of the highly skilled employees full time and they could opt to hire them by the gig. Companies accordingly need to change their organizational structure and management behaviour,” he added.
M Arun M Kumar, Chairman, KPMG India, while delivering the inaugural address emphasised on growing preference among companies to become fluid and adaptive. ‘Clients are looking for solutions to complex problems and nobody has all the answers and that is forcing a shift from silos to network-based organizations,”. He further added that the management best practices and benchmarks have to be customized for each client. He also pointed out that the millennials are having an impact on organizational structure and behaviour because they want more control of their work and time. Furthermore, the business schools have to align with the new reality of technology and business. ‘The forces that are reshaping the world need to be brought into the classroom,” he added
Dr Rajan Saxena, Chairperson AIMA Case Research Centre, Vice Chancellor, NMIMS while setting the context of the conference emphasised on the interplay of technology society and governance that has created new paradigms making it imperative for organizations and societies to graduate to knowledge era where ideas and innovations are no more the monopolies of a few.
The other eminent professors from top business schools and leaders from the technology sector who spoke in the plenary session included, Jaijit Bhattacharya,Centre for Fourth Industrial Revolution India, World Economic Forum, Richard Rekhy, Board Member, KPMG in Dubai ,Vipin Tyagi ,Executive Director,C-DOT , Ajey Mehta, Vice President and Country Head, India, HMD Global, Prasanjeet Dutta Baruah, Business Head – India, Facebook/Instagram, Jai Prakash Menon, Mentor and Former Chief Technology Officer, HT Media, P D Jose, Professor, IIM-, Bangalore, Pulak Ghosh, Professor, IIM, Bangalore, Suman Bose, Advisor to Boards and Executive Partner Lumis Partners, Umakant Soni, Founding Partner, pi Ventures ,Vaidyanathan Jayaraman, distinguished Chaired Professor, Great Lakes Institute of Management, Rekha Sethi, Director General, AIMA, Ankur Narang, Senior V P - Technology Yatra Online, Amit Mookherjee, Professor, Delhi Technological University (DTU) amongst other.
The conference also had 15 research paper presented by academicians and research scholars in the concurrent session of the conference.
The Academic Research Conference held annually is a high profile event of AIMA. Over 250 professionals from business schools, corporates and R& D centres across the country participated in the conference.