Second Defence Conclave was conducted by Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) at Ahmedabad on Friday 11 May 2018. The theme of the conclave was ‘Role and Opportunities for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Defence Sector'. There are emerging opportunities for the agile MSME businesses in the country and the conclave was attended by a host of representatives from these enterprises. Key functionaries and representatives from Indian Defence Sectors were ...
As a part of Armed Forces Programme at IIM Ahmedabad I was part of a group presenting on D-Mart – a retail chain from Avenue Supermarts. The company is bullish and growing exponentially over the past few years, building Brick and Mortar store at a time when the world is shifting online. An interesting debate thus ensued – Brick and Mortar (physical) Store vs the online retail platforms (Online store).
There has been a lot of unrest of late, which was evident through various agitations and protests. The protesters were mostly youth, who were unhappy about a certain Film (Padmavat) or a Battle between our own Peshwa Kingdom and Colonial British or Conviction of a certain Spiritual (??) Guru. The result was Colossal Loss of Lives and (Mostly Public) Property. Add to that wastage of Lakhs of otherwise Productive Man hours.
Appropriate to the current dynamic business environment, the participants of Armed Forces Programme (AFP) represent a group of professionals who embrace change, as they leave the comforts of careers in the armed forces to take on challenges of the corporate world. Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad partners in this change process by arming the 60 selected AFP participants, with the knowledge and skills required to fight a corporate battle, through this intense 6 months residential programme.