Industry leaders, entrepreneurs, policy experts and artistes engage with students and faculty at IIMB during the two-day fest

Vista 2022, the business summit organized by students of the two-year MBA programme at IIM Bangalore on 6th and 7th August, celebrated the theme, ‘Dream, Dare, Deliver’, and focused on capturing the evolving nature of businesses. Competitions, events, workshops and panel discussions with industry leaders, entrepreneurs and personalities from the world of cinema, music, sports and media, marked the fest.

One of the highlights of the fest was the technology panel discussion on 7th August. The panel comprised Ganesan Ramachandran, Managing Director of Tech Strategy and Advisory at Accenture Strategy and Consulting, and Amit Sharma, Managing Partner of Global Delivery at IBM Consulting. The panelists discussed the latest technologies ranging from Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence to Blockchain, Metaverse, Quantum Computing and more and their impact on businesses, and how sustainability is under scrutiny due to them. They added that business needs drive the emergence of such technologies. In the current scenario, they believe, all business models need to be supported by the latest technologies and should have a good Technology Quotient and Sustainability Quotient to succeed.

In conversation with Dr. Gaurav Jakhu, faculty from the Economics & Social Sciences area at IIMB, Ashok Kumar Gupta, Chairperson, Competition Commission of India (CCI), shared his thoughts on the prevailing competition policy and its implications in the changing business environment.

Ravi Venkatesan, Board Chair for the Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP) was in conversation with Dr. Rishikesha T Krishnan, Director of IIMB and Professor of Strategy, on how to succeed in turbulent times.

A panel from the World Bank addressed social responses to crises and observed that such responses require multi directional analysis and coordination between government and businesses.

In his talk, which was part of the Elite Speaker Series, Peyush Bansal, Co-founder and CEO of Lenskart, and alumnus of IIMB, emphasized the importance of incorporating sustainability in business. He also talked about how upcoming business leaders need to prepare for future obstacles and challenges.

Paroksh Chawla, CEO, ITW Catalyst, Nikhil Vyas, Co-founder and CEO, ITW MediaWorx and Joshey John, Director and Head of Sales, ITW Universe, spoke on the changing landscape of sports marketing and the evolution of sponsorship. They also their views on current trends of Fantasy Sports and Sports in Metaverse.

Vista 2022 closed with a discussion featuring actor Boman Irani, Prof. Sourav Mukherji, Dean Alumni Relations and Development and faculty in the OB&HRM area at IIMB and Porf. S Raghunath on “Why Career is Not a Race”. Boman Irani’s advice to students: “Pace yourself; don’t be in a hurry”.

The ceremony concluded with an address by Prof. R. Srinivasan, Chairperson, Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) at IIMB and faculty in the Strategy area, and Poorva Singh, secretary, Vista 2022.

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