Intl conference on ‘Effective Management of Technology & Innovation” begins at IIM Sirmaur

Prof Neelu Rohmetra alongwith special guests during inaugural of International Conference at IIM Sirmaur on Friday.
Prof Neelu Rohmetra alongwith special guests during inaugural of International Conference at IIM Sirmaur on Friday.

Excelsior Correspondent
SIRMAUR (HP), Mar 6: The two-day international conference on the theme of “Business Interventions for Effective Management of Technology and Innovation” began today at IIM Sirmaur Campus in Paonta Sahib.
In his inaugural address, Professor Ajit Chaturvedi, Director IIT Roorkee, emphasized upon the importance of knowledge enabled economies and explained the purpose behind Government’s initiatives to increase the number of technical and management education institutes across the country. He further emphasized to promote the synergy between various educational institutions for development of innovative technologies. “Innovation is important but equally important is its business implications”, he said.
Prof Rishikesh T Krishnan, Professor IIM Bangalore and former Director IIM Indore, in his keynote speech, talked in detail about the challenges of innovation in digital era. He opined that emerging technologies like artificial intelligence are revolutionizing everything, but this is also bringing challenges in terms of how humans will be brought back to this digital equation. He stressed that the future role of the leader in organizations will be to work as chief experimenter make sure that the experiments are made more rigorous.
Professor Neelu Rohmetra, Director, IIM Sirmaur, in her presiding remarks, said that international conference on the current theme at IIM Sirmaur, is its maiden attempt and has received good response. She emphasized that most of the problems of our country need innovation and innovative strategies to solve the basic problems and address the indigenous contexts. She hoped that deliberations over the technical sessions will generate recommendations for future policy formulation and send some useful messages across stakeholders.
The conference ‘Book of abstracts’ was also released during the inaugural ceremony. Prof Pragya Bhawsar, Conference Convener, elaborated on the conference details. Prof Vikas Kumar presented the formal vote of thanks.
During the day, Nilay D Kapoor, Chief General Manager NABARD, presented a talk on the topic “Business Interventions of NABARD in Himachal Pradesh”. A panel discussion was also organized on “Building an innovative workforce: identifying talent, learning, and technology challenges”. The panelist were CA Ravi – Founder & CEO – AltEd Pro &Medad Media, Rohit Verma – Director – Program Management Baker Hughes, Siddharth Patnaik- PwC Learning & Development, Rupak Aggarwal- Founder Evueme Robots and former Business Head Godrej Properties, Sanjay Banerjee- Partner at Amrop India. In the parallel technical sessions, the delegates presented their research papers.


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