Jamshedpur, Nov. 7: XLRI hosted “Synergy 2016” its annual operations and strategy symposium on Sunday, November 6 in its Jamshedpur campus.
The symposium was organized jointly by AXIOM (Operations Society) and CRUX (Consulting Society) of XLRI; and brought together industry stalwarts, policy makers and entrepreneurs from across the nation to discuss their views.
Keeping in mind the fast-paced environment and disruption in the industrial domain by new age companies, Sandip Sen, Global CEO and Executive Director, Aegis Limited set the stage by giving his views on the theme for Synergy 2016 – “Success Strategy in the Age of Rapid Disruptions”.
He was conferred with Synergy Business Excellence Award and ended his talk by posing a thought provoking question for the audience – “You need to choose. Will you let the disruption come to you or will you become the source of disruption itself?”
Arvind Rana, Principal Consultant, Vector Consulting Group challenged introduced us to systems way of problem solving by institutionalising the principles of Theory of Constraints. He also discussed diverse topics ranging from Degree of freedom to Fish Bone Analysis to Loss Leadership.
Joydeep Datta Gupta, Sr. Director and Partner, Deloitte, Mr Sandeep Chatterjee, Associate Director, KPMG took part in an eminent panel discussion on “Success Strategy in the Age of Rapid Disruptions” moderated by Prof. Sanjeev Varshney of XLRI. Mr Datta made an interesting comment on how the society must evolve itself in order to keep up with the disruptions created by rapidly changing technology.
Mr. Srikumar Menon, Former Managing Director (South Asia), Linde Engineering Global delivered a candid talk to a jam-packed auditorium, introducing students to the root causes of disruptions. Mr. Menon very aptly pointed out that ‘All disruptions are innovations but all innovations are not disruptions’ and went on to elucidate his point with the help of relevant examples drawn from his vast experience.
Mr Mohan Raman, renowned Actor and Management Trainer conducted an interesting session on “How to go to the top, and stay there, Rajnikanth style”. It was as informative as it was entertaining. Mr Raman enchanted the participants with his wit and superb humour throughout the session.
Furthermore, the symposium hosted case presentations by students from top B-schools across India and also the finals of Drishtikon, XLRI’s Annual National Paper Presentation Competition. The finalist teams dazzled the panel of judges with their insights.