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.

2018 - 2019 Academic Year

International Speakers

Name of the Person and Organisation Topic Date
Ms. Aditi Gupta
Ex Consultant PwC, Italy
Personal finance and Investment management. June 18, 2018
Shri. Bansal Kumar Gupta,
Former Ambassador of India to Italy
Universal Message of Indian Spiritual Traditions July 25, 2018
Dr. Andreas Toupadakis
Lecturer, Department of Chemistry University of California , Davis, USA
Success without Stress September 17, 2018
Ms. Ameya Ananth ,
Corporate Lawyer United States, USA, A11
Corporate Law in the United States - An Overview. October 03, 2018
Ms. Aditi Gupta
Ex Consultant PwC, Italy
Financial Valuation October 08, 2018
Mr. Narayan Subramanian
IT Program Manager, USA
Artificial Intelligence & its Effect on Management Practices. November 19, 2018
Dr. Dorothy M.
Siaw-Asamoah, Faculty Director of Global Programs, UB School of Management SUNY Buffalo, USA
Unleashing Your Potential: Leading with your Unique Strengths. February 18, 2019
Mr. Jens Jorgen Aakard
Project Manager, The TDC Group, Denmark
Data Privacy & Law June 17, 2019
Dr. Alexia Mary Tzortzaki
Asst. Professor, School of Management and Economics, Hellenic Mediterranean University, Greece
How to stand out in a competitive job market and land your dream job July 29, 2019
Ms. Pooja Vinod Kumar
Associate Consultant @ iSmart Communications Pte Ltd, Singapore
Digital Marketing in a global Scenario. August 16, 2019
Ms. Alison Richards
Sr. Director , Strategy and Communications , Internet of Things - Intel Corporation USA
Management and AI August 17, 2019

National Speakers

Shri. Kochat Narendaran
Managing Director of Nikkos Logistics Pvt Ltd., India
Logistics and Supply Chain Industry and its prospects July 03, 2018
Mr. Babu K. J.
CEO of FORSIGHT group, India
Employee Provident funds and Miscellaneous provisions Act, 1952. August 3, 2018
Mr. Suresh Kumar,
Regional Manager at Airtel Payments Bank Chennai Area, India,
Airtel payments bank: The story of its launch and implementation August 8, 2018
Mr. Raney P. O.,
State Head @ Cavinkare Ernakulam, Kerala, India
Insights into the Distribution strategies for FMCG products. August 8, 2018
Mr. Roopak N.,
Founder Director of Marketing Vidya, India
Tips on Placements. September 18, 2018
Br. Yogamrita Chaithanya,
Mata Amritanandamayi Math, India
How to push ourselves out of our comfort zone. October 15, 2018
Shri. Ranganathan N. S.,
CIR Amritapuri, India
The Essence of MBA February 04, 2019
Ms. Jayashree Gangaiah,
Manager-Risk, Audit and Compliance, ANZ Operations and Technology Ltd., India
Diversity and Inclusion at the Workplace March 18, 2019
 Mr. Sourabh Deshpande,
Project Manager at Microsoft.
How MBA made me a superhero at my job September 23, 2019

2014 - 2015 Academic Year


Mr. Sreeram
Managing Trustee, Samridhi Foundation

Sustainability Solutions July 23

Mr. Chandrashekhar
Brand Consultant, Founder and Director,
MUSpace Private India Limited

Why MBA? August 11

Dr. Bhoomika
Associate Professor,
Telecom School of Management, France

Dual Degree program with France August 12

Dr. Manikutty
Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

The Process of Learning August 13 & 14

2013 - 2014 Academic Year


Dr. Biju Jacob
Accounts General, Kerala

How to be Successful in Life July 5

Mr. Nand Kumar Kurup
Businessman, Italy

Retail and Fashion Industry in Italy July 15

Mr. Chad Kymal
International Trainer and Consultant

New Product Development July 23

Dr. Diana Wais
Executive Leadership Consultant

Factors that Predict Success in Business August 23

Mr. Michael Barton

US taxation November

Mr. Subramanium Krishnan (Rajan)

Strategic Pricing Concepts January 29

Ms. Laetitia Fremont

Knowledge Management February 14

2011 - 2012 Academic Year


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


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 Vishwa Vidyapeetham International Affairs
Video Case on Taj Hotels September 6&9

2009 - 2010 Academic Year

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

US Lectures

Dr. Anantha Sethuraman
President and CEO,
DFMSim Inc
Strategy and Tactics March 02, 2014
Mr. Harish Sharma
Product Manager,
Fundamentals of Info Tech September 06, 2013
Mr. Sunny Kumar
Sales Director, Accenture
Sales and Distribution Management September 07, 2013
Ms. Devashree Saha
Senior Policy Analyst and Associate Fellow
Brookings Institution
Metropolitan Policy Program
Microeconomics August 31, 2013
Dr. Anantha Sethuraman
President and CEO
DFMSim Inc
Technology Marketing-Case Studies August 30, 2013
Prof. Swaminathan Natarajan
ED, Chase Wealth Management Technology Group
JP Morgan
Excel VBA August 24, 2013
Mr. Santhosh S. Nair
Strategic Vendor Manager and Mobile Operations Manager,
Corporate Engineering, Google Inc
Negotiations August 24, 2013
Dr. Anantha Sethuraman
President and CEO,
DFMSim Inc
Four Horseman Theory August 23, 2013
Prof. Swaminathan Natarajan
ED, Chase Wealth Management Technology Group,
JP Morgan
Excel VBA August 17, 2013
Dr. Anantha Sethuraman
President and CEO,
DFMSim Inc
Introduction to product marketing August 16, 2013
Mr. Gopi Kallayil
Chief Evangelist,
Brand Marketing, Google Inc
Innovations at Google August 11, 2013
Mr. Lokesh
Regional Quality Launch Manager, GM
Quality Leadership July 12, 2013
Prof. Anand Patwardhan
Professor, School of Public Policy,
University of Maryland
Sustainable Development February 12, 2013