First Virtual International Research Conference on ‘Dynamic Positioning Management and Tectonic Shift’ was hosted by MET Institute of Management on 20th & 21st March, 2021 co-sponsored by Western Regional Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) & Forum of Management Institutions (Affiliated to University of Mumbai). The inaugural session began with Dr. Sangeeta Tandon, Dy Director - MET IOM explaining the relevance of the topic in today’s times followed by Mr. Pankaj Bhujbal, Hon. Trustee - MET highlighting the need to be vigilant to the changes in the external and internal environment and respond to them appropriately.
Day one of the International Conference comprised of keynote speakers - Mr. Nayar, KPMG who spoke candidly about the shift of power & technology, Mr. Gaurav Wahi, MD (Market Head) - DBS Private Bank in Singapore gave insights on virtual leadership, AI, blockchain, cryptocurrency & various technologies used in the business also emphasizing that data is the new oil for any organization and Mr. Atul Tatk, an Entrepreneur & Venture Capitalist in Boston, shared his experiences with technology startups in the American environment. These sessions on ‘The Virtual Workplace Leadership’ and ‘The New Fintech’ were chaired by MET faculty Prof. Dr. Farida Virani, Prof. Dr. Sandeep Chopde and Prof. Dr. Nitin Kulkarni.
The second day, expert was Ms. Rajshree Gadgil, Celebrity Nutrition Expert Founder & CEO - RSG Nutrition highlighted the difference between Safe Positioning versus Dynamic Positioning. She proposed the reliance on Nutrition, Fitness, health, and Happiness. Another guest speaker Mr. Shahin Surti, MBA in Finance, CFA and Portfolio Manager in Dubai referred to three building blocks: the Government, Demographics and Technology. Mr. Nathan Phillips, CIO - Airtel discussed how Covid19 pandemic affected the telecom industry where everyone was connected to network, data and demand for internet connection at homes was at peak while Mr. Rishav Sinha, PMP Certified Program Manager with 15 years of experience in IT, Telecom, Infra and Healthcare described Bridgital innovation through opportunities that exist in India for digital access, online education, agri business by way of logistics and healthcare. The sessions on various topics like ‘The New Age Marketing’ and ‘The Bridgital Innovation’ were chaired by Prof. Dr. Vijay Page, Director General - MET IOM and members of faculty Prof. Dr. Rajiv Gupte, Prof. Arun Patil, Dr. Nirmala Joshi and Prof. Vikas Naik who summarized the entire event. MET IOM’s ‘First Virtual International Conference’ was very informative and incredibly beneficial to the future management professionals.