Virtual Business Summit-2022 “Resilience & Reinvention of Business in the GIG Economy”
February 19, 2022
I.T.S School of Management, Ghaziabad organized a Virtual Business Summit on the focal theme of “Resilience & Reinvention of Business in the GIG Economy” for PGDM and MBA students on 19th February 2022.
The Virtual Business Summit had an enlightening Inaugural session followed by insightful panel discussions. All the renowned resource persons presented deep insights on the focal theme of “Resilience & Reinvention of Business in the GIG Economy”
Following renowned Experts deliberated on the given theme-
· Mr. Venkatesh Mahadevan, Chief Information Officer, Dubai Investments, PJSC, Dubai, U.A.E
· Mr. Naresh Priyadarshi, CEO, IIITD Innovation & Incubation Center, IIIT Delhi -
· Mr. Amit Kumar, CEO, OLX Auto,
· Mr. Anupam Saronwala, Advisor Mentor, Angel Investor, Former Country Leader, IBM Research
· Ms. RashmiMansharamani, CHRO, Wave Group
· Mr. Gursharan Rai Bansal, CGM & Chief Sales Marketing officer, India Post Payments Bank
· Mr. Prashant Pal, CEO & Founder, Pure India Trust, Jaipur
· Mr. Kaushal Mahtani, Senior Principal, Accenture Strategy
· Ms. Lakshika Joshi, Global Lead IP Counsel & AVP Legal, Capgemini Engineering
· Mr. Amit Katariya, Global CHRO, Hanu Software
The event commenced with the virtual invocation of Goddess Saraswati. The program commenced with the enriching address by Shri Arpit Chadha, Vice Chairman, I.T.S - The Education Group. Prof. (Dr.) V.N. Bajpai, Director- I.T.S Ghaziabad warmly welcomed all the eminent speakers and shared his valuable insights on the focal theme with the audience. An overview of the summit and introduction of the theme was given by Business Summit Convener, Dr. Anusha Agarwal.
The inaugural session was graced by honorable Chief Guest Mr. Venkatesh Mahadevan, Chief Information Officer, Dubai Investments, PJSC Dubai, U.A.E.He motivated the participants to embrace the practical knowledge and use their inquisitiveness for building agility and for betterment of their future.
Mr. Naresh Priyadarshi, CEO,IIITD Innovation & Incubation Center, IIIT Delhi distinguished Guest of Honor the day, described digital marketplace, listing platforms and asset sharing as the three pillars of GIG Economy and inspired participants to look for other options to become a disruptor themselves.
Mr. Amit Kumar, CEO,OLX Auto the keynote speaker of the inaugural session, delivered his keynote address highlighting the meaning of GIG economy as having virtual workers doing temporary jobs at their freedom. He also stressed that disruption is around the corner for most of the sectors and they need to embrace the change to be successful.
During the first Panel Session, Ms. Rashmi Mansharamani, CHRO-Wave Group introduced the theme Innovate, Integrate and Motivate for Sustainable Organizations. She explained why resilience and reinvention are important in an organization and how pandemic has impacted the organizations through the hybrid workplace. She further emphasized that empathy and trust along with relevant decision making can build socially sustainable organizations.
Mr. Gursharan Rai Bansal, CGM & Chief Sales Marketing officer,India Post Payments Bank discussed how technology is helping organizations to be agile and adaptable in order to sustain in this pandemic era
During the Panel Session-II, the summit witnessed stimulating discussions from the esteemed panelist on the theme of Entrepreneurism and Business Growth – Thriving in Turbulent Times.
Mr. Anupam Saronwala Advisor Mentor, Angel Investor, Former Country Leader, IBM Research, highlighted some important characteristics of GIG workers and emphasized that the biggest characteristic of GIG economy is absence of the fear of failure. Mr. Prashant Pal, CEO & Founder, Pure India Trust, Jaipur, briefly discussed about the upcoming contractual and freelance work environment. Mr. Kaushal Mahtani, Senior Principal, Accenture Strategy stressed on the changing nature of work which is giving way to contractual jobs and agile workforce. Ms. Lakshika Joshi Global Lead IP Counsel & AVP Legal, Capgemini Engineering, talked about legal protections available globally for GIG workers which India can adapt during its journey on the challenging growth path. Mr. Amit Katariya Global CHRO, Hanu Software, elaborated on the efforts of organizations in managing and engaging their workforce towards the transition from pandemic to post pandemic scenario.
The 6th Edition of I.T.S Business Summit 2022 thus concluded with the Institute’s students and guests learning through the combined experience of various Industry stalwarts from a variety of fields. The young leaders of tomorrow were left with a refreshed sense of motivation to work towards a brighter and smarter India. Prof. (Dr.) V N Bajpai presented virtual plaques to all the eminent guests as a token of gratitude. The beauty of the summit was evident from the way the audience kept peppering the sessions with different questions aimed at the panelists and the speakers’ enlightening remarks on the same.