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Human Library at Singapore with 12 Inspiring Thought Leaders

On 28th June 2018, SP Jain’s Singapore Campus organised its very first ‘Human Library’ with 12 inspiring guests, also known as ‘Human Books’.

The “Human Books” were

  1. Andrew Koay, Vice President at SGX
  2. Haseena Sham, PCC, Executive Director at Pyller Training and & Development Pte Ltd
  3. Himanshu Arora, General Manager - SEAA & MEIOA at Zespri International
  4. Jaz Athenia Chua, Senior Director, Strategy & Operations, Marketing JAPAC at Oracle
  5. Jean Paul, eg+ worldwide at Regional Business Director (Asia Pacific)
  6. Kanika Agarwal, Digital Passion Peers at Founder & CEO
  7. Linda Gan, Human Resource Manager at Heinemann Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
  8. Lewis Ng, Chief Business Officer at PropertyGuru Group
  9. Raunak Mehta, Publicis Groupe at Head of E-commerce, APAC
  10. Senthurini Jeyaraj, VP, Partnerships (L&D, Group Human Resources) at OCBC Bank
  11. Shalini Bhateja, Director Talent & Development, APAC at The Coca-Cola Company
  12. Vikas Verma, Asia Director - Talent & Performance Consulting at Aon Hewitt

Topics: Global Learning at SP Jain

Understanding the Global Camel Milk Market – Postgraduate Students Visit Camelicious, UAE

Camel, popularly known as the ‘Ship of the desert’, has been a huge part of the Bedouin culture and a staple in the traditional diet. Over the years, there’s been a rise of Camel Farms & Research Centers in the UAE – with an aim to introduce camel milk to markets and make it accessible to a large number of consumers.

Topics: Global Learning at SP Jain

Manufacturing Is the Key to a Sustainable Future – Postgraduate Students Visit Unilever Dubai

On 19 April 2018, GMBA & MGB students from the Jan 2018 cohort specialising in Global Logistics & Supply Chain visited the office and factory of Unilever Personal Care based in Dubai Industrial Park.

Topics: Global Learning at SP Jain

Students participate in the 2018 Nanyang MBA Olympics

On January 14, SP Jain’s Postgraduate students recently participated in the 2018 Nanyang MBA Olympics, winning several accolades.

Topics: Global Learning at SP Jain, Singapore

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

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: Technology, Global Learning at SP Jain, Global Leaders

Bondi to Coogee Walk– BBA Students participate in a Global Learning experience

SP Jain’s BBA Students recently undertook a cliff top coastal walk in Sydney as a part of their Global Learning Experience. The Bondi to Coogee walk extends for six km in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, featuring stunning views, beaches, parks, cliffs, bays, and rock pools.

Topics: Global Learning at SP Jain