Lloyd Business School in collaboration with their Industry partner, IBM organized a 2-day Mega event called “TECHNOVATE” on 4th & 5th October at Lloyd Business School. The event was one of its kind that aimed to offer the participantsan experience of the future –the dynamic world of Analytics. The institute proudly welcomed CS Dr. ShyamAgrawal(Past President, The Institute of Company Secretaries of India) as the esteemed Chief Guest. Prof. (Dr.) S. Sivakumar (Former Member, Law Commission of India), Mr. Gaurav Arora (Executive Vice President, YES Bank) and Ms. AratiSood (Senior Consultant, IBM) graced the event as the Guests of Honor. Dr. Vandana Arora (Group Director, Lloyd) welcomed the respected guests to the event and briefed the audience about the theme of the event. Pointing out “Analytics is all encompassing that ranges across various fields like management, pharmacy, engineering and so on. From Alexa of Amazon to Siri of Apple, all use algorithms to analyze the users and give them better experience.”
The 2- day event commenced with a Key Note address by CAMr. Gaurav Arora (Executive Vice President, YES Bank) on “Business Analytics and the Way Forward”. He said, “The Analytics tools and techniques are widely applied to improve the business and succeed. The scope of analytics is beyond our imagination as the capabilities provided by its use are phenomenal. Face Recognition, among others is the tool that is used across industries like airports, mobile devices to collect data and give insights.”
The talk was succeeded with an address made by Ms. AratiSood(Senior Consultant, IBM) on “Businesses Leveraging Analytics for Smarter Decisions and IBM-Lloyd Collaboration”. She highlighted that Data and the Analytics are at the heart of digital revolution across all Industries.Quoting Ms. Sood“At IBM, we provide insights to organizations like Unilever and Coca Cola using Analytics tools to increase their sales during different weather conditions and major events.”She further said that Data Analytics has multiple job opportunities for youth as the field is growing every minute.
Our esteemed Guest of Honor Prof. (Dr.) S. Sivakumaraddressed the audience from a legal point of view. He said that“analytics can be used greatly in legal aspect to reduce crimes and analyze the crime data for taking better measures in advance but at the same the technology should be used in the legal way so that it doesn’t interfere with the basic social setting.”
The respected Chief Guest CS Dr. ShyamAgrawal (Past President, The Institute of Company Secretaries of India) spoke to the audienceabout Ethical Artificial Intelligence and reinforced that the future data scientists must the balance between ethics and benefiting from thepower of analytics. He further shared an insightful thought saying, “The Data Analytics is the future. Accept it. It is great to understand the fact and benefit from it so that best results can be achieved.”He shared an anecdote from Swami Vivekananda saying we are all equal and we must stay ethical and honest, no matter what authority is forcing us to do wrong.
The event also witnessed the honoring of our esteemed members of advisory board -CS Dr. ShyamAgrawal(Past President, The Institute of Company Secretaries of India), Dr. BabuLal (Past Executive Director, BHEL),CA Gaurav Arora (Executive Vice President, YES Bank) and Ms. NishaKurup (National Secretariat, NHRDN) by Mr. Manohar Thairani (President, Lloyd Group of Institutions) followed by Prize Distribution to Rank Holders of PGDM Business Analytics by the Esteemed Chief Guest,CS Dr. ShyamAgrawal and Guest of Honor - Prof.(Dr.) S. Sivakumar.The first topper received a cheque of 10,000 along with a certificate of merit.
A panel discussion themed “Mining the Next Big Thing For Customer Satisfaction” was held. The speakers of Eminence for the panel discussion were Mr. Vijay Gupta (Director-IT, Technodata), Mr. BiswajitNayak (Program Coordinator, GridAnalytics), Mr. Sanjaya Saxena (Consultant, Graype), Ms. AratiSood (Senior Consultant, IBM) and Ms. Neetu Kamra (IBM Connect, Lloyd Business School).
Focussing on latest analytics tools like Sentiment Analytics, Ms. AratiSood said “Feedback from customers and developing a customer strategy is what the analytics does as it helps us to understand their sentiments and emotions.” She further said that IBM provides assistance to many clients like Panasonic to improve their product launches by better promotions to the customers who are willing to buy the Panasonic products.
Mr. Sanjaya Saxena took the discussion further by pointing out the need of categorizing the feedback into good and bad and then putting it into rigorous analysis. He said“Nowadays, connecting with customers has become easy through social media. The organizations must interact with customers on social media so that their suggestions are analyzed in order to understand what products to make and sell.”
Mr. BiswajitNayak believed that any business depends on the success of its customer.He said that “Artificial Intelligence is nothing but Human Intelligence put to practice.”
Mr. Vijay Gupta added a new dimension by stating,“The new generation has high expectations. They want to be heard. The challenge is not of generating data but to analyze it effectively. We have to teach the machines about how to understand humans.”
The event also comprised of workshops taken on online softwares of IBM, activities, panel discussions, quiz and much more. A workshop on current issues like “Cyber Security” was conducted by IBM experts who threw light upon various aspects of Cyber Security and how the individuals and organizations in today’s time can ensure the security of their valuable data. To foster out of the box thinking, the IBM Analytics experts conducted workshops themed “Design Thinking”&“Artificial Intelligence.” The aim of these workshops was to enlighten the participants regarding the advanced capabilities that are provided by incorporation of Artificial Intelligence and Design Thinking for organizations. The workshops culminated into short assignments for participants that will be done online and the winners of the same shall be awarded at the Valedictory ceremony held on the 2nd day of the event. Another highlight of the event was a quiz called “Mindspot” that was based on assessing the knowledge of participants about Analytics and to make the experience more interactive and student centric. The winners of the Quiz will be awarded at the Valedictory ceremony on the 2nd Day of the event. The event had the participation of eminent guests from organizations like IBM, BHEL, T&T, NHRD, United Health Group,Safexpress,Technodata and QuadraBrain. The students from more than 25colleges of Delhi NCR like PDM University, SRM University,BharatiyaVidyapeeth Institute of Management &Research, MIETand many others attended for a great learning experience regarding the latest trends and issues in the field of Analytics.
Lloyd Business School, Greater Noida organized its flagship Supply Chain Management Conclave themed, "Future Perspectives in Supply Chain Management: Disruption and Mitigation Strategies" on March 17, 2019 at its campus. Such Conclaves, Conferences and Seminars at educational institutions fill the gap between academia and industry, while providing a platform for student interactions with industry experts, targeted at learning the vitals and functionalities of industry in contemporary times.
The Conclave started with lamp lighting and prayer offered to Goddess Saraswati, to seek blessings of knowledge and wisdom. Dr. Vandana Arora, Group Director, Lloyd Group of Institutions introduced the chief guest, panelists and Lloyd Group. Mr. Manohar Thairani, President, Lloyd Group of Institutions, in his opening speech highlighted the importance of numbers in shaping economies. He described how companies worldwide and especially in India have increased their numbers in the income statement and balance sheet, courtesy, supply chain management and E-commerce. He exclaimed how Supply Chain Management is not only reducing cost to companies, but also aiding convenience to customers.
Mr. Harry Himmat Lagad, Chairman of National Supply Council was the chief guest of the conclave and keynote speaker for the first session.
As a Keynote speaker for the first session, Mr. Lagad discussed about lack of development of business leadership in India in the past two decades. He advised young managers to:
Think Globally; Act Locally; and Compete as a Team.
The theme for the first panel discussion was, " Mega Cities: Growth and Challanges".
The Panelists included Mr. VGS Mani, Founder, The ChainWorks; Mr. Rajesh Partap, Deputy Manager-Operations and Training, Benzara; Mr. Sanish Mathew, Head – Learning & Development, Safeducate; Mr. Gaurav Arora, V.P. Yes Bank and Mr. Vishwas Verma, Assistant Professor, Lloyd Business School, who also moderated the discussion.
The panelists were in the view that overgrown population in the mega cities, lack of infrastructure and inadequate restructuring of city layouts continue to create hurdle for the growth of SCM. There is requirement of a better and seamlessly integrated Public transportation system to strengthen connectivity in metro and tier I and II cities. While fintech collaborations with banks like Paytm have smoothened the life of citizens in Mega cities and have created large number of employment opportunities in the field of SCM/Fintech/E-commerce and Banking, a lot of work has to be done in rural and semi-urban parts of India. Panelists discussed the scope for young managers to opt SCM as specialization.
Ms. Venu Vasishta was the keynote speaker for the second session, alumni of IIM, Lucknow and currently employed as Director-Supply Chain & sourcing, Kohler Kitchen and Bath for Middle East.
In her keynote address she emphasized how the objective of SCM is to maximize the overall value generation for the company. She focused on planning manufacturing capacity, inventory management and planning for future, while also discussing scope of female contribution and participation in the Supply Chain Industry.
The theme of the second panel discussion was "Disruptions in Global Supply Chain & Roadmap for Future"
The Panelists included Dr. Babu Lal, Former ED, BHEL; Ms. Venu Vashist, Director-Supply Chain & sourcing, Kohler Kitchen and Bath; Mr. Sushil Agarwal, GM-Supply chain & solutions, Geodis; Mr. VGS Mani, Founder, 'The Chainworks'; Mr. Yuvraj Sharma, Director Sales for APAC, Geodis.
Panel discussed about the legal barriers as primary disruption towards globally integrated Supply Chain. In the view of panelists, disruptions do not arise in a single day; it takes time and keeps sending advance signals. Given the change in technology, there is a continuous requirement for large amount of capital in the field of SCM, along with Knowledge Transfer towards appropriate heads if the country has to grow. This can only be achieved when institutes like Lloyd introduce courses in synchronization with changing market requirements in the given field. Panelists also opened discussion with young managers and motivated them to opt skill base educational programs like SCM, Business Analytics etc. that carry a wider scope in near future.
During the conclave a case study competition was also organized, in which the students of various B-Schools and Universities participated.
First prize was awarded to Anurag Tripathi and his colleagues from Sharda Unversity, Greater Noida. Runner-up prize was awarded to Shalu Upadhay and her colleagues from Lloyd Institute of Management and Technology and third prize was awarded to Archana Yadav and her colleagues from Sharda University.
The conclave also recognized college’s alumni under the Rookie Manager Category Award, to falicitate the students from Supply Chain Management stream for their hard-work and progress made in the industry. Mr. Nitin Choudhary (Batch 2015-17), Ankur Verma (Batch 2016-18), Ms. Jyoti Kumari (Batch 2016-18) and Mr. Arvind Negi (Batch 2016-18) were awarded with the same.
At last conclave ended with sumptuous lunch.
LLOYD Business School hosted the second edition of HR Conclave on 9th February at its Greater Noida Campus. The HR Conclave provides a platform to industries, academia & government representatives to share their knowledge & expertise of Human Resources. This year the theme for HR Conclave was HR Transform : The future of Human Resources. Change is hitting the corporates at an unprecedented pace & thus requires the three interrelated domains to discuss the future opportunities & challenges for HR function. It was a privilege for LLOYD Business School to host Shri B.N.Singh (District Magistrate, G.B. Nagar) as the chief guest for the Conclave. In honour of the chief guest, LLOYD Business school announced DM’sMedha Awards for the alumni with overall best performance as a student from BBA,MBA & PGDM batches. On this auspicious day, LLOYD Business Schoolalso launched the first edition of the Business Management Magazine – LLOYD Chronicles highlighting the various events organised by LLOYD Business School in the last academic year.
The Conclave comprised of two panels & a key note address. The topic for the 1rst panel discussion was shift from employee engagement to employee experience.
The way businesses view their employees has changed. From mere workers and resources, employers started adopting the mindset that they should give their employees benefits and values, instead of just extracting value from them. The concept of employee engagement applies to this. But considering that employee engagement focuses on short term, there is a shift in HR happening with the term Employee Experience gaining steam.
Employee experience is “just a way of considering what it’s actually like for someone to work at your company”. It is a holistic model. It includes what the employee experiences in the workplace and within teams—bringing together all the workplace, HR, and management practices that impact people on the job. The eminent speakers sharing their valuable perspectives were :
Mr. Diwakar Puri (Head – Talent Acquisition, Hero Motocorp)
Mr. Alok Kumar (Senior Director, Manpower Group)
Mr. Umesh Roy (Regional Head – HR, Huawei Telecommunications)
Ms. Jyoti Saran (Head-HR &Admin, Knoll Healthcare)
Ms. Anshu Mahajan (Manager-HR, ImpactQA)
Ms. Priyanka Ganguly (Vice President, T&T Group)
The topic for the second panel discussion was Impact of HR Analytics on Strategic Business Decisions.
In the human resources field, decision-making is changing. Once guided by instinct and intuition, modern human resources utilizes data and algorithms to drive business solutions.
In today’s data-driven world, HR analytics are helping to guide talent, management, and hiring decisions for organizations of all sizes and in all industries. Many organizations use metrics in HR to influence how they recruit, retain, and compensate employees. This allows companies to capture and analyze data that can “both increase revenues by better understanding and more accurately targeting customers and cut costs through improved business processes.
The eminent speakers sharing their valuable perspectives were:
Mr. Ankit Srivastava (AGM-HCDD, Gopal Jee Foods Pvt. Ltd)
Mr. Abhishek Goyal (Advisor, OKPlay)
Mr. Vivek Vahie (Head-India Operations, Remote DBA Experts)
Dr. Gunjan M. Sharma (Assistant Dean, O.P.Jindal University)
Ms. Rati Batra (Founder-YourHR)
Ms. Shweta HandaGupta (Chief Innovator-QuadraBrain Transformation Solutions)
Ms. Neetu Kamra (IBM Connect, Lloyd Business School)
A key note address wasdelivered by Mr. Gaurav Arora (Executive Vice President, Yes Bank).
To share the knowledge of the industry mentors with the students,colleges from Delhi- NCR participated in the conclave. The delegates from various colleges & companies such as Delhi School of Management, Tata Institute of Social Science, Faculty of Arts, Amity, Sharda University, IILM, Remote DBA Experts, Name Drop App etc..attended the Conclave.
For maximum deliberation, LLOYD college organised an essay competition to understand the perspective of students about the “Future of Human Resources.” The best essays were awarded during the Conclave. The event was co-sponsored by Knoll Healthcare, Masti zone & Florina Bakers.