Operations Conclave 2018
The Operations Conclave, themed “The Era of Intelligent Operations”, was held on the 4 th of October,
2018 at Loyola Auditorium. The operations department conducted the event keeping in mind the latest
trends in the field of corporate operations, with prime focus on Block chain technology, Cloud
computing and Live streaming. The objective of the conclave was to consolidate how industries use
these technologies in their operating processes.
Four eminent speakers from different sectors of the industry shed light on the topic. The first two speakers were from Akamai Technologies, which is a global leader in content delivery network and cloud services. Mr. Pravin Jairaj, head of account management group for Asia Pacific and Japan at Akamai, gave an insight on the functioning of content delivery network, its power to bridge the challenges of the middle mile and to scale content and services globally. Mr. Sharath Rao, head Akamai Professional Service team for the European region, explained how block chain technology works, the nuances of online content streaming, the importance of latency and the various treats faced by such technology along with the role of penetration testers in its elimination.
The third speaker was Mr Syam Thomas, the youngest regional head for Ujjivan bank, dealt with the importance of date sourcing and organization in effective decision making. He focused on the power of data and how it is used at Ujjivan bank in three areas, namely customer experience, quality assurance and grievance resolution. The final speaker for the day was Mr. Amarnath Basu, head of research group, cloud and mobile computing at Siemens India, who explained how traditional operating functions are being replaced by technology. He also explained the difference between data analytics, artificial Intelligence, machine learning and deep learning along with its practical applications in the industry. Mr. Basu also encouraged students to see cloud computing as a business model rather than just a technology.
The event served as a fruitful session for students to get an insider view of how the industry uses technology to facilitate its operations and how it will shape the future of organizations.
Operations management - "overseeing, designing, controlling the process of production and redesigning business operations in the production of goods and/or services."
The Operations club at SJIM conducts various activities such as industrial visits, guest lectures and involving students in different activities to make them aware of the significance and scope of operations in an organization.
Officially the Operations Club of SJIM was inaugurated on the 16th September, 2016. A quiz on supply chain and operations management was conducted for the first-year students of SJIM as a part of the inauguration. Even before its official launch, the club had organized industrial visits to BEML, Sansera Engineering Pvt. Ltd., BAMUL. In addition to that, club organized various guest lectures from prominent speakers from the industry. Some of the guest speakers were Ms. Amali Sebastian, Mr. Vidhyadhar J (GM Business Development Department, Sansera Engineering Pvt. Ltd.)
The operations club also made its mark in Pinnacle - an intra-college management fest - and Verve - an inter-college management fest in which various colleges from India participated. The Operations club also made strong contributions by participating to the various management fests conducted by various colleges in India.