Industry Meets Academia at SIBM Pune’s Business Conclave: Manthan 2022

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune has successfully concluded one of India’s largest business conclaves, Manthan 2022. With over 25 online sessions from over 60 towering personalities, the conclave achieved the goal of SIBM Pune to provide a platform that enables a rich confluence of ideas. , ideas and innovations aimed at converging practices from industry and academia.

The conclave saw leading industry experts engage with students through lectures, fireside chats and panel discussions. Discussions on ‘Banking and Finance’ touched on relevant topics such as growth in uncertain economies, the growing challenges of neo-banks in India, financial inclusions and the future of investment banking with the advent of technology.

Industry leaders from the fields of consulting and strategy have provided an array of actionable insights to students by linking subjects taught in business schools to boardroom situations. Keynote sessions on strategic growth and employee experience gave the audience a holistic understanding of the topic, and panel discussions on thinking about first principles and accelerating digital transformation offered invaluable insights that , once again, aligned student knowledge with industry practice.

Sessions on healthcare and the pharmaceutical industry had elaborate speeches ranging from molecules to markets. Keynote sessions on the pillars defining the healthcare ecosystem, healthcare industry challenges and customer-centric digital transformation painted a comprehensive picture of the healthcare ecosystem in India and globally and how industry emerged unscathed from the pandemic. Holistic panel discussions on R&D in the Indian pharmaceutical industry, the advent of MedTech systems and the social determinants of health further sharpened the students’ industry acumen.

Dr. Ramakrishnan Raman, SIBM Pune Director and Dean of Symbiosis International Faculty of Management (Deemed University) shared “While online, the screen was no barrier to interactions between the esteemed panelists and enthusiastic students. The chat boxes were overflowing with questions that guests discussed at length citing examples of industry experiences. It was a great privilege to host such industry veterans and participate in highly informative and interactive sessions. »

“We thank the panelists for their time, the knowledge shared and the success of Manthan 2022. We hope that future Manthan Conclaves by SIBM Pune will continue to contribute to its legacy of bringing academia and industry together,” said Ashwini Kumar – Student President SIBM Pune.

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