Industry Interface

Over the years, Amrita School of Business has undertaken an extensive continuum of Industry Interface activities like Management Colloquia, Management Development Programmes, Consultancy and Customized In-Company Programmes. We have industry experts coming to ASB every year not only from India, but also from the world bringing with them immense valuable information in the form of their experience from the industry they worked in, the culture of their country and the learning's which give our students an edge over those from most other reputed institutions.

Management Colloquia

Industry professionals over the years have been visiting Amrita School of Business and sharing their valuable knowledge which they have gained over the years. They act as a colossal source of knowledge. This way the students get an industry exposure through the speaker's experience.

2011 - 2012 Academic Year

Name of the person Topic Date

International Speakers

Mr. Lakshmanan H
Khimji Ramdas LLC, Muscat

The Corporate Life February 3

Mr. Sindhu Cauveriappa
Global CSR Manager, VeriSign Inc.USA.

Corporate Social Responsibility December 2

Mr. Subramaniam Krishnan

Overview of Strategic Pricing Concepts October 25

Dr. Diana Wais
Entrepreneur and Executive Leadership Consultant
Teaches at London Business School

Social Entrepreneurship & The Factor that Predicts Success in Business September 5 & 6

Pradeep Menon
Executive Vice President and Director
Quadrant Risk Management Middle East FZE, Dubai

MBA Systems : Job Prospect and Challenges August 5

Dr. Rich Schuttler
Professor and Ex-Dean
School of Advanced Studies University of Phoenix,USA.

Innovation August 2

Mr. Hindrik Ounpuu
Faculty-Business Coaching
IHM Business School, Sweden
Process leader and Faculty Leadership Programs.

Leadership August 1

Domestic Speakers

Mr. Suhas Gopinath

Entrepreneurship and Innovation November 2

Prof. Karmeshu
Dean JNU, New Delhi
Recipient of Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award in Mathematical Sciences

Modeling Innovation Diffusion and Its Applications August 25

Mr. T. C. Purushothamam
Manager, SBI Kollam

Role of the Banking Industry in the Financial Structure of India August 22

Sath Krishna Rao
VP Amrita Technologies,
Strategic Accounts

Management Information Systems August 19

2010 - 2011 Academic Year

Name of the person Topic Date

International Speakers

Mr. Richard Barron
Central Wholesales, Inc, Washington DC, USA
Management Information Systems February 28
Mr. Marc Pelletier
Market Development Consultant
Montreal, Canada
General Marketing Issues January 27
Dr. Soumya Sivakumar
Assistant Professor of Marketing
Marymount University, Virginia, USA
Global Marketing December 23
Mrs. Sudha Jagannathan
Regional Director
AT&T, San Francisco,USA
AT&T’s Global Business December 13
Dr. Krishnan Ramayyah
Dean, School of Public Policy
Case Western Reserve University, USA
Networking for Business December 13
Dr. Nava Subramaniam
Professor of Accounting
Deakin University, Australia
Enterprise Risk Management December 10
Mr. Santhosh Nair
Strategic Vendor Manager
Google, USA
Business Negotiations December 9,10
Mr. Sumeet Bahl
Director of E-Commerce Strategy
Symantec, USA
Opportunities for MBAs September 29
Mr. Sudheer Kumar Shetty
Global Operations, UAE Exchange
UAE Exchange operations, Values in business September 20
Mr. John Scade
Managing Director
Grupo MAS, Spain
Entrepreneurship, Sustainability and Business Ethics September 3,6
Mr. John Scade
Managing Director
Grupo MAS, Spain
Entrepreneurship, Sustainability and Business Ethics August 30

Domestic Speakers

Mr. Sudeep P.
Registrar, CESS and VP
NIPM, Southern Region
Personal Grooming March 12
Mr. Nitin Prabhakar
Artin Dynamics, Technopark, Trivandrum
Artificial Intelligence March 11
Mr. Ajish M.
Associate Manager
Tata Elixir, Technopark, Trivandrum
Human Resources Management March 9
Dr. Mohan Nair
Nair's Hospital, Kollam, Kerala
Hospital Management March 9
Mr. KSK Mohammed
Chief Consultant/Trainer
Quality Management Systems, Trivandrum
Quality Enhancement March 7
Mr. Venkatesh Iyer
Goli Vada Pav, Mumbai
Entrepreneurship March 6
Mr. M. K. Chandrashekar
Thoughtworks Inc., Bangalore
Entrepreneurship February 1-2
Mr. Savyasachi Panikkassery
MSME-Development Institute, Thrissur
Entrepreneurship December 18
Mr. Manoj Murali
Airtel, Kerala
Competition in the Telecommunication Industry December 18
Professor Deepak Bhatnagar
Center for International Trade in Technology, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi
Innovation and technology for competitive advantage December 17
Ms. Susheela Venkatraman
Internet Business Solutions, Cisco India
Cisco India Operations September 8
Mr. Jay Misra
Amrita University International Affairs
Video Case on Taj Hotels September 6&9

2009 - 2010 Academic Year

Name of the person Topic Date
Mr. Pratyush Prasana
Open Innovation Manager
Xerox Corporation, Chennai
Innovation in Product Management, Marketing, Sales and About the Ample of Opportunity in the Field of Product Management March 20
Mr. G. Viswanathan
GM Systems (Retired)
M/S Howard Finley Consultants,UAE
Innovation in the Fundamental Principles of Supply Chain Management March 06
Mr. Johnson Mathew
Deputy GM ( HR)
Popular Vehicles
Innovation in Challenges Faced by HR as well as the Employees February 13
Mr. Scott Rice
Owner, Rice Studio Supply
Innovation in Web Marketing Strategies and Encouraging for New Business Opportunity in the Market February 08
Mr. Gopi Kallayil
Group Product Marketing Manager
Innovation in Google Search Engine and Your Organization December 31
Mr. Sreeranga P. Rajan
Senior Research Staff
Fujitsu Laboratories of America
Innovation Applied to Web Security and Upcoming Projects December 31
Dr. Raman
Professor, Information Systems
KBSCMR, Khandala
How Business Use Information Systems to Create Competitive Advantages December 30
Mr. Bardo Fraunholz
Senior Lecturer, Keakin University
School of Information Systems
Mrs. Chandana Unnithan
Faculty of Business Law
Melbourne, Australia
Research in Information Systems, International Opportunities, Interface between Business and IT Profession December 18
Dr. Srikant Kulkarni Valuable Knowledge Regarding Marketing and Marketing Research December 04
Padma Bhushan
Prof. M. S. Ramaswamy

Founder, Director of IIM Bangalore
Valuable Knowledge Regarding Marketing and Marketing Research December 04
Dr. S. R. Ganesh Strategic Management; Qualities that Make an Organization Successful November 13
Prof. Michael Danino Extensive Knowledge in the Mythology of India November 05
Dr. Bipin G. Nair
Professor and Dean
Amrita School of Biotechnology
Challenges in Pharmaceutical Industry; Opportunities and Threats October 24
Dr. Bill Silvera
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
" Entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley “ Lessons Learnt August 26
Shri. V. Raghunandan
Director, Indian Telecom Service
Ministry of Communication and IT
Government of India
Building Private and Public Partnership as Managers July 27
Shri. Ram Mohan
Director of Research
Arya Vaidya Pharmacy, Coimbatore
Challenges in Research and Industrialization of Traditional Medicine July 23