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DISHA, the annual B-School Conclave of T. A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal, has become an established platform where the Business Leaders of the industry across sectors deliberate upon the dynamically changing trends of the field. Since its inception in 2009, DISHA is known to have hosted some of the most distinguished delegates from reputed organizations like Hindustan Unilever Limited, Future Group, Reliance Jio, Reliance Capital, Bosch, SAP, Daimler, Grant Thornton, Deloitte, IBM, DHL, Practo, Hyundai, Apollo Hospitals, Thomson Reuters, WCCLG and many more. This conclave aims to initiate an intellectual dialogue between distinguished delegates and throw some light upon the criticality of various management disciplines to the corporate world.

DISHA 2018 – Partnering and Pioneering

Corporates today are moving towards an integrative approach in everything. Gone are the days when silos worked together in a firm. Today’s firm is an integrated force, with functionalities partnering with each other and working towards a vision. Each functionality in a firm is adopting newer and more diverse roles that transcend the traditional landscape of roles and responsibilities.

With the adoption of new roles, innovation became a logical sequence. The transformation in the way corporates fundamentally function has brought in an era of innovation and pioneering. Each functionality is increasingly adopting strategic roles in an effort to keep up with the dynamic trends and the ever-expanding plethora of challenges that corporates are taking on, progressively.

The advent of a culture of partnering and pioneering in today’s corporate universe is the new point of deliberation. This will involve discussions on how different functionalities are adapting to the changes, the strategic nature of the practices, the inter-relatedness of all strategic efforts within a firm, industry or even an economy and what the future holds in store for the corporate universe.

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Few of our Eminent Guests in 2017

Guest Name Designation Company Name
Manoj Prasad VP-TM & OD Reliance Industries
Ramesh Shankar Executive VP & Country HR Head India & South Asia Siemens
Suehlan Yu VP-HR Accenture
Sonali Dutta Lead HR Swarovski India
Santosh KC Director TM & People Analytics Edgeverve
Priyadarshini Prabhu TM & OD head TE Connectivity
Jitender Panihar Head HR HealthKart
Vijay Aditya Head HR BP Hinduja Tech
Sumit Mukherjee Associate VP-HR Apollo munich
Jatin Peepliwal Talent Management – HRBP Times Internet
Sesha Srikanth Zonal HR Head- South Gati KWE
Annapurna A Director HR Inspirage
Rekha Nair Senior HR BP Brillio
Rajesh Sahay Senior VP & Head HR WCCLG
Sunil Naik Director HR DHL Global Forwarding
Satyajit Dash VP HR Idea Cellular
Sovan Samal HR-BP Pidilite
Hamsaz Vasunia VP HR DCB
Ashish Gupta Vice President Reliance Industries Limited
Manas Datta CFO Wockhardt Limited
Lakshmi Iyer CIO – Fixed Income & Head Products Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Company
Dr. Anil Chinnabhandar Senior VP – SC & Planning Landmark Group
Ranganathan Narasimhan Director – Operations & Commercial Apeejay Surendra Group
Sunit Mukherji Associate Director, Head CS&L Mondelez International (India)
R. Natrajan Vice President of Analytics HDFC
Nisha Sullia Data science manager Gramener
Prashant Parameswaran Director – Marketing Strategy & Insights – India & South West Asia Coca-Cola
Mahesh Kanchan VP- Marketing Carlsberg
Raja Chakraborty Head Marketing Raymond
Rajeev Ranjan Head- Sales DFM Food
Shashank Gaur Head Trade Marketing Kraft Heinz