“Growth and Innovation are key for nation building”: Ramesh Krishnan, India CEO, IHH Healthcare

IFIM Business School’s 12th International Conference, Conference focused on the need of growth driven actions in all spheres to have a sustainable future

Bengaluru, September 19th, 2017: IFIM Business School, Bangalore held its two day International Conference, Convergence on the 15th and 16th of September. The event themed ‘Management 2022: Growth and Sustainability Challenges’, comprised of a series of plenary sessions and paper presentations.

Sanjay Padode, Secretary, Centre of Development Education, commented on the transformation that our country is going through today which will be a remarkable step in the development of India. “Be it economically, socially or technologically, innovation is the key to every form of growth. This innovation will be brought by the young minds of this nation who are now in their growth phase. Hence, this is a crucial time. With the right ecosystem build around them, they will grow with the potential that many cannot predict.”

During the keynote address, Mr. Ramesh Krishnan, CEO, India and Head of MESA, Parkway Pentai, IHH Healthcare, Singapore said, “Growth and innovation are two terms which have played an essential part in my journey. I have travelled from being an engineer to moving to MBA, then healthcare, and now mergers and acquisitions. At each stage, I realized that innovation begins from the self. If you don’t constantly grow and innovate, you cannot have a lasting impact in your life, in the larger community and the nation as a whole. Youngsters need to feel that ‘Aha’ moment of life which comes when you feel the growth in life.”

“Growth and Innovation are key for nation building”: Ramesh Krishnan, India CEO, IHH Healthcare

Members of the panel discussion included Rama N.S, CEO ELCITA, Dr. Ashwini Kumar Sharma, Former Director General, NIELIT, Pankaj Mishra, Executive Director (Global IT Sourcing), Sony Pictures Limited and Gururaj Deshpande, Vice President and Head Bangalore Development Centre, Infosys on the topic of Innovation as a Growth Driver: Challenges and opportunities.
Speaking on the challenges of the entertainment industry, Pankaj Mishra, Executive Director of Sony Pictures emphasized on how the new players like Netflix and Amazon have built an empire in the industry which was ruled by a handful of players for about 20 years. “Sony has seen all ups and downs of the entertainment industry and yet managed to keep a strong name because it believed that innovation has to go hand in hand with time.”

The papers presented were based on the tracks of Innovations in Finance, The Future Marketing,  Emerging Trends in Technology and Business, Challenges in Supply Chain Management and Logistics and Strategy, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Corporate Ethics.

The prize winners for the paper presentation were:

Paper topic

Dr. Asha Prasuna

Impact of emerging trends in business and technology on select mergers & acquisitions
Emerging Trends in Technology and Business


Mr..Vijaya Kumar. B.
Influence of technologies on consumer purchasing process
Track: The Future of Marketing-I
Dr. Srividya Raghavan
Emotional Versus Rational Messages: Could Motives Determine Appeal?
Track: The Future of Marketing-II
Mr. Tanmoy Ganguli
The global financial crisis, sensex and stock market bubbles: a tale re-told

Track: Innovations in Finance

Mr. Subhash Nayak 

Adoption of sustainable supply chain management in Indian economy and industries

Track: Challenges in Supply Chain Management and Logistics
Ms. Shilu Pradhan, Ms.Anita Poudel & Mr. Rameshwor Bhandari

Entrepreneurial Ecosystem and the role of support institutions for entrepreneurship development in Nepal

Track: Strategy, Innovations, Entrepreneurship and Corporate Ethics
Dr. Harold Andrew Patrick and Mr. Deepak D. Rangreji
Demographics and Human Capital Issues of Employees in the Information Technology Organizations

Track: Human Capital Issues and Sustainability
a. Prof. Sirish Tamvada

b. Dr. Srividya Raghavan

1.Public Procurement Policy in India – Issues and Challenges
2. A Narrative Exposition On Public Toilet Usage By Women: A Study From Warangal
Track: Role of Government and Public Policy
a. Dr. Harold Andrew Patrick & Ms. Sunitha Mathai

b. Dr. K. Sri Gayathridevi &Dr. R. Deepa

1.Influence of Psychological Capital on Subjective Well-Being: A Study On Nurses In Healthcare
2. Emotional Intelligence as an effective intervention to enhance well-being:  A study on Business School Students

Track: Wellness and Corporate Health


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