Friday, October 31, 2008

Parul S. Bhatt

Parul S. Bhatt, Director, Prism PR India P Ltd, Chennai

October 31, 4 pm





Is there any impact of price rise

Priyanka Bhatt

Priyanka Bhatt, Prism PR India P Ltd, Chennai (http://www.prism-india.com/)
October 31, 4 pm


On working with parents

October 2008 appointments


October
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1 - *V. Pattabhi Ram - 1 pm
2 - *Vinay Agrrawal - 1 pm; *S. Sathish Kumar - 4 pm
3 - *P. Geetha - 1 pm; *Prashanth Palakurthi - 4 pm
4 - Utsav Seth - 1 pm (resch. to Oct 7); *J. Chandrasekaran- 1.30 pm; *K. V. Peter - 4.30 pm
5 - *V. Mohan; *M. Rema; *K. Kannan - 9 pm (Pariksith event, Hotel Green Park)
6 -
7 - *N. Madhavan - 10 am; Utsav Seth - 1 pm (?)
8 - CLOSED (Ayudha Pooja)
9 - *Giridhar Bail - 1 pm
10 - *Satish Babu - 1 pm
11 - *Muthuraman - 1 pm
12 -
13 -
14 - *Prakash Idnani - 10.30 am
15 - Govind S - 9.15 am (?); *Ashwin Ravindranath - 1 pm; *IFRS-Grant Thornton - 4 pm
16 - *Sudeep Jain - 10.30 am
17 - *K. H. Viswanathan, *N. Shastry Tata - 11 am; C. Shivakumar Reddy - 12 noon (?)
18 - *M.Shankaran - 11 am; *P. Nagarajan - 1 pm
19 -
20 - *Raj Nathan - 10 am; *Prabhjot Minhas - 10 am; *Robert Dutile - 12 noon; *Ganesh Kalyanaraman - 12 noon; *Krishnakoli Dutta - 1.30 pm
21 - *Karti P. Chidambaram, B. Sai Chandravadhan - 1.15 pm
22 - *G. Nammalvar - 10 am; *New Lease - 11 am; *Govind S - 1 pm
23 - *V. Narayanan - 1 pm; *Shiva Ramani - 4.45 pm (Nag)
24 - *Nishith Desai Associates - 1.30 pm
25 - *IFA-FICCI - 9.30 am
26 -
27 - CLOSED (Deepavali)
28 - *Rahul Nandi - 1 pm; *Sunny Pokala - 4 pm
29 - *R. Rajendran - 1.30 pm; *S.S. Prathap - 5 pm; *B. Kathiravan - 9.30 pm
30 - *Pratish Devadoss - 4 pm
31 - *S. Rajasekaran - 11 am; *Parul S. Bhatt and *Priyanka Bhatt - 4 pm
(* means 'met/'spoke')

David Nallathambi, R. Shantaram, P.V.R. Murthy, Cauvery Devika Dharmaraj

November 4, 12 noon
David Nallathambi, Sr Vice President-HR, Scope International P Ltd, Chennai, and President, Chennai Chapter of the NHRD Network


R. Shantaram, Chief Performance Officer, Ashva Technologies P Ltd, Chennai, and Vice President NHRD Network


Dr P.V.R. Murthy, CEO, Exclusive Search Recruitment Consultants, Chennai and National Secretary of the NHRD Network


Cauvery Devika Dharmaraj, Head-HR, Imagine Technologies P Ltd, Chennai (http://www.tranquilmoney.com/)









S. Rajasekaran




Dr S. Rajasekaran , Director & Head , Dept of Orthopaedic & Spine Surgery, Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore

October 31, 11 am






Thursday, October 30, 2008

Pratish Devadoss

Pratish Devadoss, Managing Director, VGN Developers Pvt. Ltd, Chennai

October 30, 4 pm




Pratish Devadoss - Videos


At the right price, the consumer is willing to buy apartments

We have the advantage of the land-bank

Growth of the company over the years

On passing on to the customers the benefit of historic cost of land-bank

What can be the strategy to tackle unsold inventory

Cost-reduction by striking the right deals with suppliers

Systems and processes are in place, as also professionals and energetic teams

If you want to buy property, this is the right time

The only safe investment is land


Young home-buyers ask intelligent questions

Performance is what is important in project management


Entrepreneurs should steer through power and politics

Innovative advertising that we recently tried out

How we fixed the price per square-foot


A.M. Haree

A.M. Haree, Head - Marketing & Sales, VGN Developers P Ltd, Chennai
October 30, 4 pm



On branding

Dr S. Rajasekaran - Videos


How the idea of 'Activity Report' was born

Back pain, a major reason for man-days lost globally

Developments in spine surgery

Challenges in increasing the level of accuracy in spine surgery

Why the West looks at India for surgical training

Surgery for severe kyphosis (hunchback deformities) - a presentation

Causes of hunchback


Why do spine problems get ignored for long



Regular spine screening essential for children

Spine tips for the working people

Does stress affect the spine

On a debate during Spine Week in Geneva

Do spine doctors have back pain


Basic Baatein - on Spine

Does the carrying of a laptop hurt the spine

Shihan Hussaini


November 1, 1 pm (?)

Shihan Hussaini, Chennai

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

B. Kathiravan

B. Kathiravan, Branch Manager, The Chennai Silks Jewellery Mahal, Chennai (http://www.sktm.in/)
October 29, 9.30 pm




S.S. Prathap

October 29, 5 pm
S.S. Prathap, CA, Chennai



R. Rajendran - Videos


Programmes for spreading the message of cooperative movement

Concept of cooperation and success stories

Factors contributing to cooperative society's success

Professionalising cooperative sector necessary to meet competition


Examples of professional cooperative society

Advantages of professionals coming together as a cooperative society

Challenges in cooperative management

Vegetables section in cooperative outlets

Service objective is more important than profit

Self-help groups and cooperative societies

Role of Regional Purchasing Committees

R. Rajendran

The cooperative movement in the country is more than a hundred-years old. The motto is 'All for each, and each for all.' Over the years, the cooperative movement in India has been successful in the areas of credit structure, consumer sector, dairy development, handlooms, small scale industrial manufacturing, sugar mills, marketing of agricultural produce, and also modern engineering.
R. Rajendran, Additional Registrar/ Special Officer, Tamil Nadu Cooperative Union
October 29, 1.30 pm




S.S. Prathap - Videos


How to learn Sanskrit chanting

Medha Suktam helps increase retention power

Bhagya Suktam and Ayush Suktam for luck and longevity

Free will or Purushaartha and destiny

Time management for CA students

B. Kathiravan - Videos


Sales are down as a result of increase in gold price

Safety the prime concern in the aftermath of meltdown

Bridal collection, with complete set, popular among customers

Jewellery preferences of men

Benefits of buying 916 Hallmark jewellery

What the rural customers look for

How our CRM team facilitates jewellery sales

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Sunny Pokala

When the going gets tough, the tough get going. In the challenging global environment companies have to be agile and aggressive in offering their clients more innovative strategies which will help them manage their growth and performance, which in turn would help your own firm's growth and also improvement in the value chain.


Sunny Pokala, Founder & President of Amtex Systems (http://www.amtexsystems.com/)
Meeting on February 14, 1.30 pm (?) Resch to Oct 28, 4 pm
WebFOCUS Centre of Excellence to be set up in Chennai





Rahul Nandi

Sunshine in Copa Cabana! So too in the mobile messaging space. Both in the individual and the enterprise user segments, and again, both in India and abroad.

Rahul Nandi (http://www.tunespray.com/)
Oct 28, 1 pm





Rahul Nandi - Videos


Charm of Kolkata as a business location


How Mexico fascinated me

A Mexican dish that can delight any Indian

Exciting time for mobile value added service providers

Calls can become free on mobile phones, when revenue comes through ads and applications

User-generated content is still at an infancy



Mobile pocket application for Kolkata Book Fair

Our research into mobile handsets and the findings

Students in West Bengal are enthusiastic and receptive

Saturday, October 25, 2008

IFA-FICCI - Videos


Questions that arise in acquisitions

An example of acquisition through the Mauritius route

Reporting requirements

Profit repatriation in the form of capital gains

The Netherlands advantage

Structuring of outbound investment

Being acquired as an alternative to filing for bankruptcy



Friday, October 24, 2008

Nishith M. Desai

October 24, 1.30 pm
Nishith M. Desai, Nishith Desai Associates, Mumbai YouTube: Nishith M. Desai

We should not put too many exit barriers



Nishchal Joshipura

October 24, 1.30 pm

Nishchal Joshipura, Nishith Desai Associates, Mumbai



M&A scene in India expected to be robust in 3 to 6 months

Are there newer buyers and targets in M&A

Parul Jain



October 24, 1.30 pm
Parul Jain, Nishith Desai Associates, Bangalore


Vodafone issue, a top concern for investors

Nishith M. Desai - Videos


Small and medium acquisitions in the US become attractive



What sectors will hold interest in the near future

We need to move to the next generation of economic reforms

Why competition among States is important

My greatest teacher is Ekalavya

Volintern programme in NDA

Live-in merger explained

Law and tax reforms often don't catch up with technology developments

Need for harmonisation of laws across countries

Human capital should be mobile

Wherever technology has gone, we have growth

Our philosophy speaks of universal good

Strategy vs tactic

Scaling up vs right positioning -- examples

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Nishith Desai Associates

October 24, 1.30 pm

Nishith Desai Associates


Nishith M. Desai
Nishchal Joshipura
Parul Jain

Shiva Ramani

Shiva Ramani, Co-Founder & CEO, CSS Corporation, US
Oct 23, 4.45 pm (Nageswara Rao Park, Mylapore)




V. Narayanan - Videos


How I made the transition from a bank job to the world of B-school

On the growth of campus placements and possible impact of economic crisis

The future for public sector banks is really strong

Suggestions on how rural banking can be improved

On corporate and SME lending

Pricing of financial services vs human touch

Cost-saving options for banks

Finance as a post-graduate specialisation

Nerul is a well-planned city, with temples and fresh air


Mouthpiece of any college is the alumni

Lack of English skills need not be a block for a business student

Certificate programme on the art of investing


Tips for investors


Why financial planners are required

V. Narayanan



October 23, 1 pm
V. Narayanan, Faculty (Finance) for MMS (MBA) Programme of Fr C. Rodrigues Institute of Management Studies, Vashi.





Wednesday, October 22, 2008

G. Nammalvar

October 22, 10 am

G. Nammalvar, Organic farming exponent




Tuesday, October 21, 2008

New Lease

Oct 22, 11 am

Doug Tutus and Dawn Edmonds, Directors, New Lease Australia (P) Ltd

V K Chandrakumar, Chairman, and Rohini Chandrakumar, Director and COO, New Lease Software India (Pvt) Ltd, Chennai







Karti P. Chidambaram, B. Sai Chandravadhan



Be the change you want to be. I think we all feel passionately about how the society in India must be, but we now need to walk the talk.

October 21, 1.15 pm

Karti P. Chidambaram, Founder director, and B. Sai Chandravadhan, Vice President, Chess Management Services Private Limited, Chennai









Karti. P. Chidambaram, and B. Sai Chandravadhan -Videos


What is corporate governance

Why 'Chess' in the company name


On the current financial crisis

Is globalisation to blame for the present economic woes

What should investors now do


Urban middle class has taken more out of India than it has given

A 'Short Service Commission' to engage professionals

Efficiency must be measured irrespective of ownership

We need to engage in democracy

On how Adiga's White Tiger exposes poverty

Why romanticise poverty (Tamil)

Why not 'Compulsory National Service' for a year

How should 'Affirmative Action' define 'Creamy Layer'

An off-beat macroeconomic variable

Sale of footwear as an economic indicator

Look at how many school-going children in villages are bare-footed

Cost of compliance is infinitely cheaper than the cost of non-compliance

Compliance is not seen as a cost

Board's responsibility to ensure compliance

Board's responsibility to ensure compliance

Role of the audit committee

There's a huge market for training in compliance

We need to strike off laws that are no longer relevant

Legal skills in demand

There are tremendous opportunities for lawyers

Concluding remarks

Monday, October 20, 2008

Krishnakoli Dutta

Krishnakoli Dutta, GM-Public Affairs, DuPont, India
Oct 20, 1.30 pm




Ganesh Kalyanaraman

Ganesh Kalyanaraman, GM-Services and BD, India, US Technology International P Ltd, Chennai
Oct 20, 12 noon




Robert Dutile

This is the time for great change and opportunity. Technologies of digital and medical fields are improving human conditions. The economic challenges are driving immense innovation. We all have to have faith. And we all have to work hard to succeed.

Robert Dutile, General Manager of Strategy and Services, UST Global

October 20, 12 noon




Robert Dutile - Videos
















Opening remarks

We need to be more nimble

Challenges currently faced

We in the US have to remember how fortunate we are

Work on packaged applications

Clients, including the recent ones

Clients, including the recent ones

Solutions for manufacturing

What are we doing for financial services

Remembering my History teacher


Focus on people key in organisations

Downsizing is a failure of management

Productive people enjoy what they do


Pay attention to what people do

Theory of Constraints Put to Work

What is strategy

The next generation is off to a great start

What I'd love to teach

Video-conferencing in the company

How to foster innovation


Strategy has to be directionally correct

Consulting biz is a success story

Factors in the stock option design

Managing a global footprint

Raj Nathan

Data is a competitive weapon. Companies see the assets to be their technology products and their channels of distribution. And the accountants also look at all the physical assets. Two other non-people assets in the company that are overlooked are the information in the company and in some companies the process assets that they own. Sybase focuses on extracting out the information assets in the company and deploying them to the competitive advantage.

Dr Raj Nathan, Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President, Worldwide Marketing and Business Solutions Operations, Sybase, Inc





Prabhjot Minhas

Prabhjot Minhas, Channel Marketing Manager, Sybase Software (India) Pvt Ltd, Mumbai
Oct 20, 10 am


On work...


Saturday, October 18, 2008

P. Nagarajan

Intellect has to reach all people at all levels. What is intellect? A profound feeling and understanding of a concept. For instance, software intellect should encompass what, when, why, how, where, and who, of the domain (about database, say), and that person should have felt or worked on all these, rather than merely repeating what he/she has read. When intellect reaches all people, it brings out the full potential of the person. With today's technology, like webinar, we can transfer intellect to wherever Internet penetration has happened, and it can reach beyond the confines of restricted conference halls and classrooms.

P. Nagarajan, Founder & CEO, Softsmith, Chennai

October 18, 1 pm


P. Nagarajan - Videos



M. Shankaran - Videos











Origin of BIM and the momentum created in the first year

Plans for the Silver Jubilee celebration in Jan 2009

Our new courses for analytics and business analysis

How have placements been at BIM over the years

Our biggest strength is the alumni

We have been operating on break-even model

Minimum cut-off has been going up

Profile of students in BIM

One-year 'personal growth lab'

Do we need an MBA programme designed for those with work experience

Age is not an input for selection process

Lifecycle of an MBA graduate has two major shifts

You can reduce stress by aligning profession with passion

Guidance for CAT aspirants

Companies should tighten belts during the current economic crisis

Is there scope for creativity in a B-school campus

Demanding students keep faculty on toes

How can the industry-academia interaction happen

Wearing a mask doesn't help during the interview

Making students learn is the greatest challenge

Companies have to clarify what they mean by employability

M.Shankaran



October 18, 11 am



M.Shankaran, Director, BIM


M. Shankaran - Videos



Friday, October 17, 2008

N. Shastry Tata

October 17, 11 am
N. Shastry Tata, Managing Director, Astute Consulting & Business Services (Chennai) P Ltd, Chennai (http://www.astuteconsulting.com/)


Problems faced in MCA21 system

Thursday, October 16, 2008

K. H. Viswanathan



October 17, 1.30 pm (?)
K. H. Viswanathan, Executive Director, RSM Astute Group






C. Shivakumar Reddy

October 17, 12 noon

C. Shivakumar Reddy, Managing Director, Kavveri Telecoms (www.kaveritelecoms.com)

R. Kannan - Videos












Why is career management important

Parental pressure has reduced

Our research studies

Where is slowdown happening in workforce engagement

Correction likely in the placement pay packets

How I authored 'Taking Charge of Your Career'

Workforce, the only renewable form of asset

Three distinct areas of engagement

Three distinct areas of engagement

Corporate initiatives that look at the future workforce

Careersmart, for college students

We're talking to mobile operators to offer career-related services

Remembering my XLRI professor and his book

Why investing in oneself is important

Basic life skills

An effort to improve employability

Can adherence to values be assessed

Why it is necessary to develop assessment models tailored to India

When people take ownership for what they do, leadership has performed

Should performance appraisal be cited when downsizing

Can entrepreneurial attributes be assessed

Compensation is only one factor at work

R. Kannan - Videos

Why is career management important


Parental pressure has reduced

Our research studies

Where is slowdown happening in workforce engagement

Correction likely in the placement pay packets

How I authored 'Taking Charge of Your Career'


Three distinct areas of engagement


Corporate initiatives that look at the future workforce

Careersmart, for college students

We're talking to mobile operators to offer career-related services


Remembering my XLRI professor and his book

Why investing in oneself is important

Basic life skills

An effort to improve employability

Can adherence to values be assessed

Why it is necessary to develop assessment models tailored to India

When people take ownership for what they do, leadership has performed

Should performance appraisal be cited when downsizing


Can entrepreneurial attributes be assessed

Compensation is only one factor at work