KRISYM 2023 - 16th International Conference on Accelerating Growth through Enhancing Managing Competencies
Inaugural: His Excellency Jonas Brunschwig, Consul General of Switzerland, Dr. Philip G Laird, Vice President Innovation, Global and Academic Partnerships, Trinity Western University, Canada.
I Keynote session: Dr. Shuo (Geoffrey) Feng, Executive Director of International Partnerships, Trinity Western University, Canada.
II Keynote session: Her Excellency Shabeena Sultana, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Tunisia in Bengaluru. Panel Discussion: Dr. Dinesh Dave, Director of Supply chain Management, and Dr. William Magnus Northington, Assistant Professor both from the Department of Marketing & Supply Chain Management, John A. Walker College of Business, Appalachian State University, USA
III Key Note Session: Dr. Laura L. Brewer, Lecturer of Supply Chain Management, Department of Marketing & Supply Chain Management, John A. Walker College of Business, Appalachian State University, USA.
Valedictory: His Excellency Raghu C Rajappa, Consulate of Poland, Bengaluru and Dr. Sharon Andrew Rajkumar, Vice President & Happiness Evangelist, Happiest Minds Technologies, Bengaluru
Kristu Jayanti School of Management organized ‘KRISYM 2023 the 16th International Conference on Accelerating Growth through Enhancing Managing Competencies in collaboration with Trinity Western University, Canada on 12th and 13th January 2023. Over the two-day conference, Leading professionals from the industry and academia around the world deliberated on global management techniques to speed up growth by boosting competency. The Emcee Ms. Sharon Francis Joseph, II-year MBA, Commenced the session and Ms. Arathi L & Ms. Parmila Uttam, II-year MBA introduced the Guests. His Excellency Jonas Brunschwig, Consul General of Switzerland, and Dr. Philip G Laird, Vice President of Innovation, Global and Academic Partnerships, Trinity Western University, Canada inaugurated the conference. Rev. Dr. Augustine George, Principal, Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous), Bengaluru delivered the presidential address. Dr. Aloysius Edward J, Dean, Faculty of Commerce & Management welcomed the gathering.
In the inaugural address, His Excellency Jonas Brunschwig made a quick comparison of Switzerland and the state of Karnataka. Highlighting the three key principles for growth namely, emergence over authority, resilience over strength, and learning over education, he attributed these principles to the successful progress achieved by Switzerland in spite of its smaller size and population. Dr. Philip G Laird, Vice President of Innovation, Global and Academic Partnerships, Trinity Western University, Canada presented the keynote address. He emphasized on the idea of ‘intrapreneur’, key qualities, and the role of intrapreneurs in expanding businesses faster. Dr. Baba Gnanakumar, the faculty coordinator – of KRISYM 2023 presented the prelude to the International Conference, and Dr. M. K. Baby, Head, of the School of Management, concluded the Inaugural session with a Vote of Thanks.
The conference comprised of three Keynote sessions and one-panel discussion delivered by distinguished professors from partnering International Universities. The first Key Note session was delivered by Dr. Shuo (Geoffrey) Feng, Executive Director of International Partnerships, at Trinity Western University, Canada. The emcee Ms. Nishmitha, II-year MBA commenced the session. In his speech, Dr. Shuo (Geoffrey) Feng emphasized the need for Internationalisation and its significance in integrating intercultural dimensions into teaching, research, and service functions leading to the expansion of business. Mr. Prasanna, II-year MBA delivered the Vote of Thanks.
Post Interval, the second keynote session was commenced by Emcee Ms. Ashwini Prasantha, II-year MBA. Her Excellency Shabeena Sultana, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Tunisia in Bengaluru, was the Speaker for the Second Key Note Session. Interacting with the students she shared her experience as the deputy chairperson of the Creto, Karnataka region economic Trade organization. She encouraged students to be self-driven, motivated, and confident to turn vision into reality and accelerate growth. Mr. Ravindra, II-year MBA delivered the Vote of Thanks.
Day 2 of the International Conference began with a Panel Discussion on the theme of Supply Chain Networks during disruption. Emcee Ms. Divya Priya, II-year MBA commenced the session. Mr. Anto Alice Amrutha, II-year MBA introduced the guests. Dr. Dinesh Dave, Director of Supply chain Management, and Dr. William Magnus Northington, Assistant Professor both from the Department of Marketing & Supply Chain Management, John A. Walker College of Business, Appalachian State University, USA were the resource persons for the panel discussion.
In their Opening remarks during the discussion, Dr. Dinesh Dave highlighted the backend working of the supply chain management process and the various factors that affect like the economy, politics, infrastructure, and Competency. Adding to it, Dr. William Magnus Northington, threw light on the front end of the Supply chain management process. He delivered a clear and effective focus on the concept of the right product, right place, right time, and right quality performance and its role in enhancing the business-consumer relationship. The Panel discussion was moderated by Prof. Stephen Deepak, Co-convener of the conference, Faculty School of Management. Mr. Thomas Mathew, II- year MBA, proposed the Vote of Thanks.
Post lunch, the third keynote session was commenced by Emcee Ms. Ancy Joy, II-year MBA. Dr. Laura L. Brewer, Lecturer of Supply Chain Management, Department of Marketing & Supply Chain Management, John A. Walker College of Business, Appalachian State University, USA was the keynote speaker. She spoke about the various challenges faced by the Market during disruption and underlined the role of tariff policies, Supply Chain Management structures and proprietary information for firms aiming to accelerate growth. Mr. Brainerd David, II-year MBA delivered the Vote of Thanks.
To mark a great ending to the International Conference the Valedictory ceremony was graced by the presence of His Excellency Raghu C Rajappa, Consulate of Poland, Bengaluru, Dr. Sharon Andrew Rajkumar, Vice President & Happiness Evangelist, Happiest Minds Technologies, Bengaluru along with Rev. Fr. Jais V Thomas, Financial Administrator, Faculty Member, Commerce and Management, Dr. Aloysius Edward J, Dean, Faculty of Commerce & Management, Dr. M. K. Baby, Head, School of Management, Dr. Baba Gnanakumar, Conference Convener and Student coordinators Mr. Balaji S and Ms. Sparshana. With over 300 participants and 8 delegates from countries across the globe, KRISYM 2023 witnessed 180 research papers and concluded on a successful note.
A session aimed at enhancing knowledge regarding education and career opportunities abroad
Resource Person: Ms. Victoria D’sa
Ms. Victoria began the session on “Access the World”. During the course of the session, She discussed a variety of subjects during the sessions including Country specifics, Scholarships and funding available, University requirements, Visa documentation, job opportunities and Stay back options. She responded to all of the students' questions at the conclusion of this fascinating session.
“It was a great session and Victoria ma’am gave a very good overview of the opportunities for studies in abroad and even the places”, said Aniketh Dabral from 3 rd year BCom LSCM.
1. To boost interest and enhance students’ understanding of the various education and career opportunities abroad.
“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”– Abraham Lincoln. On the 23rd of January 2023, the Office of International and Domestic Affairs organized “Access the World” for interested students of all Postgraduate courses. This event was aimed at broadening the student’s knowledge about the various education and career opportunities available abroad. This enriching session which was held in Audi 2, Admin Block, began at 3:00 pm and was attended by the PG students who had registered for the event and Faculty members of various departments. Ms. Victoria D’sa who currently works at International Skill Development Corporation (ISDC) as the National Head of ‘Education Abroad’ was the resource person for the event. Ms. Victoria has expertise in International Education, International Relations, Business development and counseling and has 15 years of experience in the International Education system.
International Lecture Series on ‘Europe, The Migration crisis’
An International Lecture Series on ‘Europe, The Migration crisis’ was organized by the Department of History and the School of Management of Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous) in association with NIAS Europe Studies, Science Technology, and International Relations, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru, on 07 December 2021. Mr. Achim Burkart, Consul General at the Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany in Bangalore delivered the lecture to an audience comprising of students, faculty, and research scholars from both institutions. The Consul General was received by Dr. Augustine George, Principal of Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous). Prof D Suba Chandran, Professor & Dean, School of Conflict and Security Studies, National Institute of Advanced Studies. Dr. M.K Baby, Head, of the School of Management, Prof Ramya B, Head, of the Department of History, and Prof. Stephen Deepak, Coordinator, of the Office of International and Domestic Relations were present at the lecture.
Mr. Achim Burkart in his lecture described the role of migration to the European Union and to Germany in particular. He shared statistics on migration numbers over the years and countries from which migration was taking place. He narrated how for many European countries migration was a blessing than a crisis as resident labor shortages were replaced by migrant workers. He concluded that a positive perception among the countries was required to channel the opportunity for the greater good.
A Question and Answer session followed up after the lecture, and the consul General patiently answered them with additional inputs and examples. Prof. Stephen Deepak, Coordinator, Office of International and Domestic Relations, and Ms. Harini Madhusudan, Doctoral Fellow, NIAS delivered a vote of thanks to the Consul General and offered their thanks to the management of NIAS and Kristu Jayanti College. The International Lecture Series ended with a soulful rendition of the National Anthems of Germany and India.
Resource Person: Dr. Sumantra Sengupta Dean, School of Business and Management City University of Seattle, USA
Objectives: Supply Chain Resilience
School of Management, Kristu Jayanti College, Autonomous, Bengaluru organized International
Lecture Series on Supply Chain Resilience on the February 07, 2023.
International lecture series bridges the gap between the academia and the global business. IL lectures has resulted in change, enabling students to have new and different perspectives. This lecture on Supply Chain Resilience was a pragmatic framework covering the dynamics of supply chains, the issues, challenges and the resilient framework to succeeded. Sumatra Sengupta Dean, School of Business and Management City University of Seattle, USA was the resource person for the day. Dr Sengupta is an academician and an industry veteran in his vast experience in working with top notch companies gave excellent insights on Supply Chain resilience. Prof Stephen Deepak, faculty and Coordinator, Office of International and Domestic Relations, Kristu Jayanti college, Autonomous executed the programme effectively for the enrichment of the students. Sophia Merlin 2 nd year MBA, the MC for the day commenced the session by introducing the guest to the audience mentioning some remarkable feathers sir has added to his achievement.
Aishwarya BV 2 nd year MBA student, student coordinator welcomed the gathering. The program was then taken over by Dr. Sumatra Sengupta, speaking of dynamics of Supply Chain he fondly added saying it as Value chain. He deliberated on how the pandemic hit the supply chain structure of many manufacturing companies who were facing problems in receiving the raw materials and the inflationary effect on the products. He also mentioned regarding reduction in transportation cost for sourcing the raw material as well as making sure to reach the final products to the end customers in different parts of the world. He spoke on the Russia and Ukraine war which impacted the SC structure. The need to be more resilient on all the aspects of business as we live in VUCA world was emphasized and mentioned regarding the labor arbitrage that India enjoys speaking on the IT service industries. The program was concluded with a Q & A session. He was presented with memento and sapling as a token of gratitude and respect. The session ended by a thank you note by S Nivetha student coordinator from 2 nd year MBA.