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Conferences, Technology Fairs & the Desert Safari - DMM Mumbai Cohort Visits Dubai

SP Jain Mumbai’s DMM Batch 03 cohort recently undertook an educational visit to Dubai between 9th to 14th October 2017. The visit was planned keeping in mind the overall benefit each student would gain in terms of exposure to a different country, their work culture, and the global opportunities in Digital marketing. The agenda of the visit was well-balanced with sessions ranging from technical to soft skills. The trip consisted of industrial visits, guest sessions, and conferences that had speakers from the top management of digital marketing companies.

Topics: Digital Marketing & Metrics

Land your dream job through LinkedIn – Logan Nathan speaks

On 31st October 2017, students at SP Jain’s Sydney campus had the exciting opportunity to learn from a global social selling leader. The Founder & CEO of i4Tradies & Brand Ambassador for Microsoft Australia, Logan Nathan is an avid & passionate social media user and LinkedIn trainer. As a Social Media Business Consultant, he brings to the table over 30 years of experience in MNCs and SMBs, together with running SolomoIT for the past 10 years.

Topics: Visiting Wisdom, Sydney

SP Jain’s Singapore Campus celebrates the Forbes ranking at the Annual Alumni Dinner

On Saturday, 28th October, the SP Jain Singapore Campus celebrated their Annual Alumni Dinner and Forbes Ranking (World’s Top 20 1-year International MBA programs 2017-18) at Park Hotel, Singapore.  

Topics: Singapore, SP Jain Alumni

The People of Mumbai Tour – BBA Jaguars undertake a cultural tour in Mumbai

On 28th October, the BBA Jaguars in Mumbai embarked on ‘The People of Mumbai tour’. The cohort was divided into four small batches, each accompanied by a staff member and a tour guide.

Mumbai is a city with rich heritage. A place which started as a collection of seven islands has today, grown to be the economic capital of India.
The tour’s objective was to sensitise and expose the students to various cultures, traditions, religions, and localities of Mumbai. The tour included visits to many famous places in Mumbai including Afghan Church, the Koli fishing village, the Tower of Silence and the David Synagogue, among many others.

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* The article has been written by inputs from Khushi Neb (Student, BBA Intake of 2017)

Topics: BBA, Global Learning at SP Jain

SPJ Toastmasters Club Continues to Grow

The SPJ Toastmasters Club met for the fifteenth time on 28th October with a power-packed session in Dubai.

The meeting began with TM Susanta and TM Parmita discussing the importance of commitment with an interactive audience. TM Amartya from the Undergraduate cohort was the Toastmaster of the Day with a presentation on ‘Fear’, which was well received by the audience.

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TM Deepak Gulati, the General Evaluator took center stage and carried on the proceedings, which was followed by all the speakers of the day getting constructive feedback on their performances. Dr. Gary Stockport (Dean – EMBA) graced the meeting and helped the Club members boos their confidence.


Topics: DUBAI, EMBA, SPJ Toastmasters Meet

Technology & the Future of Work – A Panel Discussion Series

Business has existed since the beginning of humankind. To what extent does technology disrupt it? What are the tools and skills required to thrive in the modern-day work environment?

SP Jain School of Global Management, in collaboration with Economic Times, conducted Technology & the Future of Work - a Panel Discussion Series with the leaders of the technology industry. The discussions explored varying disruptive technologies of this era including Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Fintech, and Cybersecurity.

The panellists shared their insight into the disruptive technology of today, discussing how the job market of tomorrow will be staggeringly different. Held across the months of September and October 2017, the events saw participants from across different domains coming together to hold an interactive discussion with the industry leaders.

The Panel Discussions were later aired on ET NOW. Here’s a look at what the panellists spoke during the discussion.

Panel Discussion #1: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Big Data, Analytics - The Game Changer

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“Employees who were once involved in the task are now involved in making and supporting the Artificial Intelligence. The job market is completely changing.” – Abhinav Aggarwal | Founder & CEO – Fluid AI (Trutech)

"If you wish to study AI, do so in a business school, rather than in an engineering school. This way, you are informed about how AI will affect the world "
- Kushe Bahl | Leader of Digital Practice & Partner – McKinsey & Co.

"AI is helping people shift to higher level development. Let machines do what they're good at. Human beings will focus on other things instead."
-Shubhashis Sengupta | Associate Director – AI R&D, Accenture Labs

"In today’s world, it is important to learn coding and mathematics. Not because you will become a coder. Because it teaches you rigorous thinking. It teaches you that even one mistake will yield the wrong results - a lesson vital to the new business world."
-Dr Debashis Guha | Director - Machine Learning Program, SP Jain School of Global Management

"India, today, is probably the fastest adopter in terms of robotics as well as cognitive technologies. However, it will take some time for the commercial deployment of Artificial Intelligence. For example, understanding the different undertones of a conversation is something we still haven’t been able to program in an AI."
- Milan Sheth | Partner, National Director – Technology Sector & AI Robotics Leader – Global TMT Sector, Ernst & Young

"It is proven by data research that learning among peers is better than learning by yourself. A peer group discussion monitored by a professor has been found to be more effective."
– Akhilesh Ayer | EVP & Head – Research & Analytics; Global Head - Marketing (CMO) – WNS

Click Here to watch the Panel Discussion #1 episode aired on ET NOW.

Panel Discussion #2: Fintech - The New World of Finance


“People who are interested in Fintech as a career prospect need to realise that tomorrow's job market is going to be staggeringly different with a requirement for brand new skill-sets.”
-Vikram Pandya | Director – Fintech, SP Jain School of Global Management

“With the innovation in technology, unlearning is almost as important as learning.”
- Manavjeet Singh | Founder & CEO, Rubique

“While we often say technology will help business, we seldom realise that technology is business”
- Vivek Balgavi, Partner | India FinTech Leader, PwC

“Data is the core of everything. IoT is going to be absolutely critical even in Finance. I can leave my home today without my wallet, but not without my phone. That is what fintech has achieved”
- Chavi Jafa | Head of Business Solutions, India and South Asia, Visa

“Banking is changing drastically. Today, the person who understands business is often different from the one who understands technology.”
- Sanjay Sharma | CIO - Head - Technology, Innovation & Customer Fulfilment, RBL Bank

“Yes, banks are moving. But are they moving fast enough? 2016 was the year of the cashless. 2018 might be the year of paperless. And the future, seamless.”
- Navin Chandani | Chief Business Development Officer, Bankbazaar.com

“When you look at technology, don't look at it in isolation. Knowing Blockchain won't be useful unless you can build a story on Blockchain.”
-Satyam Mehra | Partner, Bain & Company

Click Here to watch the Panel Discussion #2 episode aired on ET NOW.

Panel Discussion #3: Cyber Security - Securing the Connected Workplace


"The talent in Cybersecurity - both offensive and defensive - are highly sought after. The nations excelling in cybersecurity get their expertise from the academia. India needs to be agile and updated on the curriculum.”
- Brijesh B Singh – IPS | Special Inspector General of Police, Cyber, Maharashtra State, Mumbai

"Gamification is the easiest way to help students build their expertise in cybersecurity. While we can provide the
training to students, it is up to them to keep themselves updated with time."
- Lt. Col. Ashis Mujherjee | Director – Cyber Security, SP Jain School of Global Management

"The data that is available for the government is also available to the criminals. That is the danger we have to combat."
-Nikola Sucevic | Head – Data Science, Reliance JIO

"Cyber is already the fifth domain today, after land, air, water and space. Hence, Cybersecurity is one of the only recession-proof jobs today. The options open ranges from being an Ethical Hacker to a Certified Specialist."
- Burgess Cooper | Partner - Cyber Security, Ernst & Young Global

"We have to address that Cybersecurity is no longer an IT issue. It is a business issue. The cost of security for an enterprise is disproportionately higher than that for hacking."
- Joydeep Dutta | Executive Director & Group CTO, Central Depository Services India Limited (CDSL)

"The question is not if you will be attacked. The question is when you will be attacked."
- Altaf Halde | Managing Director – South Asia, Kaspersky Lab

“If a smartphone user wishes to enjoy the features, they need to forget about security and privacy today. Not facing a Cyberattack doesn't mean that you're secure. It just means that you've not been targeted yet."
- Mukesh Choudhary | Founder & CEO, Cyberops Infosec

Click Here to watch the Panel Discussion #3 episode aired on ET NOW.

Topics: Global Leaders, Global Learning at SP Jain, Technology

The Economy of Breakthrough Innovation with Harish Palagummi

The Postgraduate students at SP Jain’s Sydney campus recently had the opportunity to interact with Harish Palagummi, a highly successful tech entrepreneur who has set new standards for innovation. With around two decades of industry experience, Harish has been a seasoned advisor and strategist, wherein he has played key roles in large-scale organisational programs, developing early stage strategies that redesigned and disrupted various industry segments. Harish's new venture, Element 8, is an Australian firm, backed by $250 million.

Topics: BBA Visiting Wisdom

A Tour to Paris – Learning the nuances of the Luxury Industry

Practical learning stimulates academic training and broadens the perspective of students extensively. Every day is a hands-on research, which is of fundamental importance within the luxury domain. In order to build upon such experiences, the Luxury Management students were made part of a study tour to Paris – the city of the leading flagship stores, museums and astounding boutiques of the luxury hub. They embarked on their journey into deep diving within luxury in its finest disposition.

Topics: Luxury Management