Arcturus 2021

The Corporate Interface Team, SIBM Pune conducted its flagship leadership conclave, Arcturus 2021 virtually on 19th December 2021, çaround the theme ‘The Disruptive Decade: Technology pushing the Business Envelope’.

Arcturus 2021 started with a Keynote session from Mr. Sumit Mundra, Director HR, Gartner on the topic ‘Conjunction of Human Capital and Technology’. Mr. Mundra provided an in depth understanding on how technology is making its way into the world of Human Capital and affecting HR practices.

This was followed by a Hot Seat session with Mr. Manish Gadia, National Head - Global Transaction Banking SME - CMB, DBS Bank pivoted around the theme ‘Decentralized Finance: Fundamentally re-shaping the Financial system’. Mr. Gadia elaborated on how technologies like Blockchain are making way for Cryptocurrencies, NFTs, ICOs, etc, essentially creating a different finance ecosystem altogether. This was followed by a Round Table Discussion on ‘Bio Revolution: The merger of Bio-Tech and Info-Tech’ in the presence of Mr. Prateek Tiwari, Director - Strategy, BD & Emerging Market Group, Medtronic, Mr. Vinoth Kumar, Head - Strategic Sourcing, Dr. Reddy’s, Mr. Atanu Roy, Group CIO, Biocon, Mr. Amrut Medhekar, Senior Vice President, Zydus Cadila as panelists and moderated by Mr. Tarun Gupta, Founder and CEO, SiCureMi. 

Arcturus 2021 ended with an Industry Opinion discussion on ‘The Next Turn: What to expect tomorrow when you're in business today’ in the presence of Mr. Shashank Jha, Country Manager, Oil Field Equipment, Baker Hughes, Mr. Venkatesh Kidambi, Global Head Digital Marketing Platform & CRM, Kimberly Clark, Mr. Pankaj Bhardwaj, Vice President Of Marketing Asia Pacific & Sub Saharan Africa, Avery Dennison and moderated by Mr. Satyam Manohar, Vice President Business, Paytm.