Besant Group of Institutions, Mangaluru

International Conference

One Day Virtual International Conference on 'Digital Transformation'

Manel Srinivas Nayak Institute of Management (MSNIM) organised a one-day virtual international conference on 'Digital Transformation'on March 26 at the MSNM campus at Bondel, Mangaluru. The objective of the conference was to provide a platform for academicians, research scholars, students and business professionals to share their knowledge, ideas, and findings on Digital Transformation. 42 papers were received and presented both online and offline.

Dr Gopichand Katragadda, founder and CEO at Myelin Foundry, Dr Ankitha Shetty, assistant professor, department of commerce, MAHE, Dr Madanmohan Rao, research director, YourStory Media, Dr Hariprasad Reddy, general manager (Quality), Wipro and Dr Randhir Pushpa, co-founder and chief consultant, Acies Innovations were the chief resource persons for the conference.

The international conference commenced with the planting of a sapling, followed by lighting of the lamp by the chief guest, Ashith B Hegde, managing director of Arkieva, Asia Pacific region. Manel Annappa Nayak, vice president, Women’s National Education Society presided. A CD of the conference proceedings was released by the dignitaries.

‘Technology is easy but collaborating people with technology is a big task.’

In his address, the chief guest Ashith Hegde said technology is easy but collaborating people with technology is a big task. “Digital transformation requires the convergence of many things. It is the right blend of good information technology, management motives and process. Understanding the culture and transformation and creating a road map is very important in digital transformation. Every field requires a digital transformation in this era. Agriculture, tourism, healthcare and even education require it. Digital transformation cannot happen overnight, it has to happen gradually,” he said, adding that youth should accept this change and must support digital transformation for a better future.

In his presidential remarks, Manel Annappa Nayak said that for any transformation, initially there will be resistance but in the long run, it will be of great use to society. Quoting examples of the banking industry, food apps and oil & gas industry, he said there will be pros and cons in every transformation. “Life has become very easy and convenient with the help of digital transformation. Today's business process is functioning smoothly because of this. Even rural areas must adopt this. Sufficient infrastructure is needed for reaching remote areas,” he said.

Institute director Dr Molly S Chaudhuri, welcomed the gathering. Dr Sharan Kumar Shetty, associate professor, rendered the vote of thanks. Ridhvika Shetty, assistant professor compered the programme. Dr Sharan Kumar Shetty, Dr Rashmi Kodikal, Dr Ravisha B and Prof Ashalatha were the conveners of the conference.

Two Day International Conference on 'BREXIT'

A two day International Conference on 'BREXIT' was held on 2nd & 3rd February 2017. Prof K Byrappa, Vice-Chancellor, Mangalore University was the chief guest for the inaugural session. Speakers of international eminence graced the occasion. The president of the Women’s National Education Society, Sri Kudupi Jagadish Shenoy, and the Vice President of Women’s National Education Society, presided over the Inaugural function. Dr. Narayan Kayarkatte, Director of MSNM Besant MBA Institute, Bondel, introduced the Guests and welcomed the audience to the institute and the conference. Prof. Ashalatha proposed the vote of thanks, Ms. Vishma Invoked with a prayer and Prof Deeksha compered the Inauguration program.

The main objective of the conference was to pool the expertise, opinions, analytics and knowledge regarding the impact of BREXIT on techno, politico and economical changes on world affairs including India, United Kingdom and European Union without Great Britain. The conference provided a platform for sharing of knowledge and expertise among management professionals, corporate personalities, industrialists, entrepreneurs, bankers and manufacturers of both national and international institutions and organizations.

The Key resource persons for the International Conference were:

1. Rajiv Krishnan, People Advisory Services, Ernst & Young, India

2. Michael Spencer, Managing Director, Global Head of Economics and Head of Research, Asia Pacific, Deutsche Bank

3. David Mann, Chief Economist, Asia, Standard Chartered Bank

4. L Krishnakumar, Executive Director and Group CFO of TATA Global Beverages Limited (TGBL)

5. Diego P Iribarren, Assistant Director, Ernst & Young’s TAS Department

More than 200 participants from all over India and abroad attended the conference. Many of them presented papers on the occasion.