25 Jan 2021 17:33 IST

NMIMS students pep up with TEDx talks

Some of the speakers at the virtual event include actor Dalip Tahil and PayTm Money CEO Varun Sridhar

The public relations cell of NMIMS Bangalore organised TEDx virtually on January 16. The theme of the event was “Redefining Yardsticks,” and the discourse revolved around the changing norms, conventions and roles in contemporary times. In the fast-paced world that we live in today, it is important to revisit and break free from the norms that we were bound by several decades ago. The event was supported by the title partner — Eclectic Designs, gifting partners La Fumet, Epiphany Snacks, and Shakti Exclusive, and videography partner Abhay Gandhi.

 

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The speakers include Dalip Tahil, renowned Indian film, television and theatre actor; Pia Sutaria, performing artist, model and the artistic director at ICMD India; Chetna Vasishth, founder, online chat show in the career and education space ChetChat; Nabila Jamshed, humanitarian, public speaker, and author; Dr Jagdish Chaturvedi, doctor, best-selling author, and stand-up comedian; Varun Sridhar, CEO, Paytm Money; Onkar K Khullar, famously known as Digital Gandhi, iauthor of three books, and founder of three companies; Tridha Choudhary, film actor.

Strategy Conclave

The strategy and consulting Club conducted its annual event Strategy Conclave, in association with the skincare brand Pink Woolf, on January 17. The theme for the conclave was “Crossroads of Modern World: Technology and Democracy” and it was intended to draw attention to major landscapes of corporate houses in India.

The conclave was kickstarted by the Director of NMIMS Bangalore, Dr Rajendra Nargundkar and followed by a very unique perspective by the mentor of Paramarsh Club, Prof Harsh Vardhan. The speakers then shared their views about the theme, followed by the closing remarks by Professor Emeritus Dr Suresh Mony with the concluding remarks by the President of the Club, Maithili Rao.

The discussion started with Prof Harsh setting the context speaking about subjects ranging from ancient Athenian history to the current day WhatsApp controversy about privacy. He touched upon the nine tech firms that account for 14 per cent of world GDP and about 10 to 11 per cent of the world’s stock market capitalisation. He also talked about tech giants such as Microsoft, Amazon, and Facebook, and how they have the power to use information in a way that would work in the their favour.

Akshat Mohindra, Global Account Manager, Cisco; Praveen Sharma, Marketing and Growth Hacking Manager, EY; Sushant Dayal, Nutrition Head, Amway; Bindiya Bhatt, Director, Myntra; Ipsit Bibhudarshi, Zonal Servicing Marketing Manager, Maruti Suzuki India limited; and Niharica Singh, Principal, Organizational Development, Infosys addressed the students. The intellectual exchange of ideas enabled students to see beyond what meets the eye and encouraged them to develop a unique perspective about some of the pertinent topics in today’s world.

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