The First PGPMX Alumni Meet and Conclave ‘Plexus’ was organized at IIM Indore Mumbai Campus on February 24, 2018. The meet was designed to provide a platform for alumni to interact with current batch; along with industry experts, and simultaneously present newer opportunities to alumni to expand their knowledge. An innovative format was designed for the conclave by blending alumni meet with a judicious mix of academic, industry speakers and networking activities.
The conclave was attended by PGPMX alumni and current batch, along with Professor Rishikesha T. Krishnan , Director, IIM Indore, Professor Kajari Mukherjee, Chair – PGPMX, Professor Shubharata Basu, Chair, Alumni Committee, Professor Ganesh Nidugala, Faculty, IIM Indore, Professional Trainers from SAS Institute, Young Researchers from IIM Indore : Professor Abhishek Mishra and Professor Omkar D Palsule Desai, Industry Guest Speakers : Mr. Sushil Borde, Head, Reliance Innovation Leadership Centre and Mr. Tushar Pradhan, CIO, HSBC Global Asset Management.
The event began with an afternoon session for alumni at Mumbai Campus, wherein they got an opportunity to interact with Professor Krishnan and Professor Basu. This was followed by academic sessions on ‘ Indian Economy – Present and Future‘ by Professor Ganesh Nidugala, and sessions on ‘Business Intelligence & Business Analytics’ by Mr. Arun Chearie, Ass. Director, SAS Institute, and his team.
Current batches of PGPMX joined the alumni at Hotel Park, Belapur for conclave in the evening. The conclave included presentation of research paper on ‘Consumer response to sport sponsor message on social media’ by Professor Abhishek Mishra, ‘Strengthening Mission-Driven Healthcare Service Providers: Operations Perspectives’ by Professor Omkar D Palsule Desai, and Industry Insights by Guest speakers on the topic ‘Unlearning Innovation: The Reliance Way’ by Mr. Sushil Borde, Head, Reliance Innovation Leadership Centre, Reliance Industries Limited and ‘India 2030’ by Mr. Tushar Pradhan, CIO, HSBC Global Asset Management.
The alumni also shared their experiences while studying at IIM Indore and relived their memories. It was a pleasant occasion for all of them to reunite and feel the nostalgia.