The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Shillong organised the ‘Business Leadership Summit x Learning’.
Business Leadership Summit (BLS) is the annual flagship event of IIM Shillong. It hosts industry stalwarts across domains, including consulting, finance, marketing, systems and analytics, human resources and operations. The event is a joint effort by various clubs and committees of the institute and the sessions conducted are enthralling and cover the latest, most important industry trends. The theme for this year’s event was ‘Youth, Managerial Competence and National Growth’.
The event began with an inauguration ceremony on March 4, with Dhruv Sharma, Senior Economist at the World Bank, and Dhuwarakha Sriram, Chief of Generation Unlimited, Youth Development and Partnerships at UNICEF India, as the keynote speakers.
They covered essential topics on Indian economic conditions and the development of opportunities for the youth of the nation for better growth and success of India.
Day 1 saw panel discussions across marketing, systems and analytics and human resources. The marketing panel gave students an intriguing discussion on digitisation, generational changes and the steps to take if a campaign goes wrong.
For the systems and analytics panel, the speakers dwelt on the theme for this discussion, which was insights and growth of AI, biases that could come up as AI continues to grow and skill development of individuals in the field.
The HR panel focused on how organisations enhance the employee experience today.
Day 2 started with the consulting panel. The speakers discussed transformation, digital disruption and reasons to join consulting in a rapidly growing India. The operations panel saw insightful discussion focused on technology and human capital in the Indian context in this domain and the impact of Covid-19 on the entire sector.
For the last panel discussion of BLS 2023, the speakers for the finance session exchanged ideas on moving from conventional to unconventional finance in the modern economy, and the students gained thorough insights.
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