Saturday, March 4, 2017

  • Executive General Management Programme (Batch-39) Module-2 Executive Education Open Programme

    Programme Title            : Executive General Management Programme (Batch-39) Module-2
                                               Executive Education Open Programme       

    Programme Directors    : Profs. Rajluxmi V Murthy & P C Narayan

    Programme Dates          : 4, 11, 18 & 25 March 2017

    Programme Venue         : N-203, IIMB Campus

    Programme Overview    :
    The Executive General Management Programme (EGMP) is a part-time certificate programme designed for functional managers aspiring to move into a general management role and fast-track managers who have recently moved into a general management role, to develop core business skills and competencies, which would equip them to handle issues involving cross-functional areas.

    The EGMP brings together participants from diverse backgrounds, skills and experience, thereby enabling peer learning. The eminent faculty of IIMB handles the curriculum. The EGMP participants involve themselves actively in case studies and discussions, role-play, games, etc. They benefit immensely through continuous learning and networking with peers from different backgrounds, during and after the programme.

    Programme URL:
    http://www.iimb.ernet.in/eep/product/253/Executive_General_Management_Programme_EGMP-40?management=GeneralMgmt&addurl=L00460&Ref=IIMBsite

  • Executive General Management Programme (Batch-40) Module-1 Executive Education Open Programme

    Programme Title             : Executive General Management Programme (Batch-40) Module-1
                                                Executive Education Open Programme

    Programme Directors     : Profs. Shubhabrata Das & Seema Gupta

    Programme Dates          : 4 & 11 March 2017

    Programme Venue         : MDC Conference Hall, IIMB Campus

    Programme Overview    :
    The Executive General Management Programme (EGMP) is a part-time certificate programme designed for functional managers aspiring to move into a general management role and fast-track managers who have recently moved into a general management role, to develop core business skills and competencies, which would equip them to handle issues involving cross-functional areas.

    The EGMP brings together participants from diverse backgrounds, skills and experience, thereby enabling peer learning. The eminent faculty of IIMB handles the curriculum. The EGMP participants involve themselves actively in case studies and discussions, role-play, games, etc. They benefit immensely through continuous learning and networking with peers from different backgrounds, during and after the programme.

    Programme URL:
    http://www.iimb.ernet.in/eep/product/253/Executive_General_Management_Programme_EGMP-40?management=GeneralMgmt&addurl=L00460&Ref=IIMBsite

  • Big Data Analytics (Batch-1) Module-6 Executive Education Open Programme

    Programme Title              : Big Data Analytics (Batch-1) Module-6
                                               Executive Education Open Programme

    Programme Directors    : Profs. Dinesh Kumar, Shankar Venkatagiri & Pulak Ghosh

    Programme Dates           : 2 – 5 March 2017

    Programme Venue         : M-11, IIMB Campus

    Programme Overview   :
    A triad of terms captures the essence of “big data”: volume, velocity and variety. The volume and pace at which data is created can challenge existing computing infrastructure. For example, every flight of a Boeing 777 can generate up to 1 terabyte (~1000 gigabytes) of data. Making sense of this data is imperative for decision making and troubleshooting. The theory of bounded rationality proposed by Nobel Laureate Herbert Simon is evermore significant today with the increased complexity of business problems; the human mind is constrained in its capacity to evaluate alternatives, given limited time to make conclusions.   

    Organisations large and small are forced to grapple with problems of big data, which challenge the existing tenets of data science and computing technologies. Techniques in predictive analytics rely heavily on the validity of statistical concepts such as independent and identically distributed (IID) random variables and the central limit theorem (CLT). When dealing with big data, the validity of these assumptions becomes questionable. Straightforward tasks such as interpreting descriptive statistics have their share of issues. We begin to question the utility of summary measures and diagrams.

    Algorithms that work well on “small” datasets crumble when the size of the data extends into the gigabytes. Time series techniques must be revamped to handle streaming data in continuous time. Social media messages have data formats that are unfit to be represented by traditional databases. While these may appear to be difficult problems, there has been a tremendous progress in big data analytics. For example, columnar databases have significantly boosted query speeds. File systems can seamlessly distribute datasets on multiple hard drives, and facilitate analytics on them in real time. Finally, the free and open source nature of several big data platforms promotes rapid adoption.

    Programme URL:
    http://www.iimb.ernet.in/eep/product/242/Big_Data_Analytics_Batch_1?management=BusinessAnalytics&addurl=L00440&Ref=IIMBsite

  • Global Sourcing Executive Education Open Programme

    Programme Title              : Global Sourcing
                                                      Executive Education Open Programme

    Programme Directors    : Profs. D Krishna Sunder & Jayanth Jayaram

    Programme Dates           : 3 – 5 March 2017

    Programme Venue         : M-21, IIMB Campus

    Programme Overview   :
    In most firms, a majority of committed costs (upto 60%) can be traced to sourcing decisions. Also, the extent of outsourcing has risen to such an extent that rarely do firms make products entirely on their own. Instead, they rely on global sources for procuring products, sub-assemblies, services and capital equipment. Yet, many firms report failures in their global integration efforts. In particular, issues such as risk management, implementing sustainability in foreign contexts and setting contracts in foreign settings are becoming ‘hot’ issues. Through this seminar, we expose the participants to the current trends in global sourcing.

    Programme URL:
    http://www.iimb.ernet.in/eep/product/93/Global_Sourcing?management=OperationsQT&addurl=S00510&Ref=IIMBsite

  • General Management Programme for Aerospace & Aviation Executives (Batch-2) Module-3 Executive Education Open Programme

    Programme Title              : General Management Programme for Aerospace & Aviation Executives 
                                                  (Batch-2) Module-3
                                                   Executive Education Open Programme

    Programme Directors    : Profs. S Raghunath & Benaroya Christophe

    Programme Dates           : 3 – 4 & 27 – 31 March 2017

    Programme Venue         : N-103, IIMB Campus

    Programme Overview   :
    The Indian Aviation sector is poised for rapid growth. As the industry grows, we see the need for professionals who combine technical skills with managerial acumen to take up leadership roles in this sector. This Programme meets the need for managerial resources for the Aerospace and Aviation sector.

    Programme URL:
    http://www.iimb.ernet.in/eep/product/254/General-Management-Programme-for-Aerospace-and-Aviation-Executives-GMAE-Batch3?management=GeneralManagement&addurl=L00510&Ref=IIMBsite

  • General Management Programme for Healthcare Executives (Batch-1) Module-4 Executive Education Open Programme

    Programme Title              : General Management Programme for Healthcare Executives (Batch-1) Module-4
                                                 Executive Education Open Programme

    Programme Directors    : Profs. Shankar Venkatagiri & Rajluxmi V Murthy

    Programme Dates           : 4 & 12 – 17 March 2017

    Programme Venue         : M-12, IIMB Campus

    Programme Overview   :
    The well-being of a population requires the coordinated participation of hospitals and healthcare institutions, pharmaceutical firms and their products, diagnostic services, healthcare technologies, informatics, insurance providers, entrepreneurs and finally, the community of healthcare recipients.

    Expenditure on healthcare is on the rise in India. Having reached the $100 billion mark in 2015, the spending is set to triple over the next 5 years. Consequently, there is a massive requirement for trained management professionals in healthcare. As with many other sectors, employees who are competent in their lines of work are identified to step into the shoes of managers. In the case of hospitals, senior doctors and nurses are charged with responsibilities that were not part of their training at college.

    The GMHE is a part-time certificate program that is aimed at high performing individuals in the healthcare domain, who are looking to transition from a functional role to a management role. This sectoral program is modelled on the highly successful Executive General Management Program (EGMP) offered under IIMB’s executive education programs for over a decade. The GMHE has been designed and developed by IIMB in partnership with apollo MedSkills, the skills arm of apollo hospitals. The academic content will be delivered by IIMB faculty, clinicians / administrators from some of the pre-eminent hospitals and healthcare service providers. There will also be frequent interactions with practioners from allied disciplines such as pharmaceuticals and insurance, which today play an important role in determining the success of healthcare delivery models. Participants in the GMHE will have ample opportunity to develop core business skills and competencies that are pertinent to their chosen domain within healthcare. They will involve themselves actively in case discussions, practicums, and interactive exercises in the classroom. The program’s activities will help participants in networking with peers from diverse backgrounds.

    Programme URL:
    http://www.iimb.ernet.in/eep/product/213/General-Management-Programme-for-Healthcare-Executives-Batch-1?management=GeneralManagement&addurl=L00410&Ref=IIMBsite

  • Creating High Performance Organisations Executive Education Open Programme

    Programme Title              : Creating High Performance Organisations
                                                   Executive Education Open Programme

    Programme Directors    : Profs. Abhoy K Ojha & M Krishna Kumar

    Programme Dates           : 3 – 5 March 2017

    Programme Venue         : M-21, IIMB Campus

    Programme Overview   :
    Organizational excellence is a concept that goes beyond financial performance. Further, even when the financial perspective is included in assessing the performance of organizations, it envisages long term sustained performance rather than short term gains. High performance organizations pursue and achieve excellence from the perspective of all stakeholders that engage with it, including the community and larger society. The program is designed to make participants aware of the need and possibilities of creating high performance organizations that meet the aspirations of all stakeholders, and not just shareholders/owners. After establishing the framework for addressing the needs and aspirations of all stakeholders, the program will focus on strategies that are required to achieve excellence from the perspective of employees and society

     

    Programme URL:
    http://www.iimb.ernet.in/eep/product/232/Creating_High_Performance_Organisations3?management=Leadership/HRM&addurl=S00241&Ref=IIMBsite

  • NSRCEL to host seminar on ‘Growth Funding for Startups: Going Beyond Series A’ on March 04

    2 March, 2017, Bengaluru: NS Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (NSRCEL), the incubation and entrepreneurship hub at Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) will host a seminar on ‘Growth Funding for Startups: Going Beyond Series A’ on March 4 (Saturday) 2017, at the institute auditorium, from 09:30 am to 12:45 pm.

    The event will include a presentation by the research team of the results of an analysis of the VC and PE industry in India, a panel discussion and a Q&A session with the audience. The panellists are Parag Dhol, Managing Director, Inventus Advisors India, Baskar Subramanian, Co-founder, Amagi Media Labs, Atul Gupta, Principal, Premji Invest, and Aneesh Reddy, Co-founder & CEO, Capillary Technologies. The panel will be moderated by Prof. G. Sabarinathan, faculty from the Finance and Accounting area at IIM Bangalore.

    Although the seminar is free, registration is a must. Please click here to register. (http://mar17.doattend.com/).

    About the seminar: The road to a venture’s financial success is a long and winding one. Capital infusions are important pit stops along this journey to help a venture accelerate on its chosen path.

    Most of the discussion in the ecosystem is on raising Series A or pre-series funding for a start-up. At the same time, every start-up is founded with the hope that it will grow rapidly into a large and valuable business. Such growth will need substantial follow-on infusion of funds. In the past decade follow-on funding has been growing.

    How does an entrepreneur go beyond Series A? What does it take? What needs to change and what stays the same? How long does it take and what can help?

    The panel discussion will focus on key questions about such follow-on financing: When does a company start planning for Series B and beyond? How does it prepare an investment thesis that will attract investors into Series B and beyond? How do they raise this follow-on funding? What aspects of their business do they focus on to elicit follow-on investors? What role does the Series A investor play in this part? What expectations do the Series B and later stage investors have from the investment? What are some of the challenges in raising follow-on funding? How do the Series A investor and the subsequent stages manage the negotiation?

    Answers to such questions and more will be discussed by investors who have considerable experience in early stage venture investing and by entrepreneurs who have successfully raised rounds beyond Series A.

    Theme: Growth Funding for Startups: Going Beyond Series A

    Date: March 4 (Saturday) 2017

    Time: 09:30 am to 12:45 pm

    Venue: IIMB Auditorium