Indian Institute of Management, Udaipur in association with Secure Meters, hosted the second and final day of the fourth edition of its Annual Management Fest: “Solaris” on the 4th of November, 2018. The fest is completely driven by the students of IIM Udaipur, right from conceptualization to its execution.
There were six domain specific summits (Leadership, Economics, Analytics, Consulting & Operations, Finance, and Marketing) organised around the theme of “Resilience and Adaptability”. The summits were divided over the two days, hosting thought leaders from various industries. Apart from the summits, There were various competitions, which witnessed participation of students from a number of premier B-Schools and colleges across the country.
Concluding day of Solaris 2018 began with Unmesh – The Consulting & Operations Summit. The theme for this summit was ‘Supply Chain Resilience and Value Chain Adaptability’. Industry experts such as Mukesh Ralhan (Head–SCM Strategy & Operations – Mobility & Enterprise, PAN India, Vodafone India; Amit Agarwal (Vice President & Head of Supply Chain, Jubilant Industries Limited) and Gulzar Azad (Country Head – Connectivity, Google India) shared their valuable knowledge, experience, and insights on mitigation and contingency strategies for managing radical changes in the industry.
Unmesh was followed by the Finance Summit – Arth Samvaad. Renowned stalwarts Manav Mehra (Director Finance, Ericsson) and Abhiroop Jayanthi (VP, Bain Capital) graced this summit on the theme of ‘Financial Strategies for building a Resilient Organization’. Through the medium of a panel discussion, the summit discussed major financial issues that have caught people’s attention worldwide, affecting the global markets regularly. Post the discussion, Finomina- The finance club of IIM Udaipur unveiled it’s annual magazine ‘Arthaarth‘ and comic book on personal finance by the name ‘Fundit Baba’.
The final summit at Solaris 2018 was Samvaah – the Marketing Conclave. Experienced marketers Nomit Joshi (Head Marketing, Gionee India), Sameer Seth (Director of Marketing, Dolby Labs) and Achint Setia (Vice President – Marketing, Myntra) interacted with the curious minds at IIM Udaipur on the theme of ‘Survive and Thrive: adapting to changing trends’. In the last leg of this summit, Prof. Janat Shah, Director of IIMU and the esteemed speakers unveiled ‘Zeitgeist‘, the Annual Magazine by MarClan – The Marketing Club.
During the closing note of the fest, Sanjay Singhal, Managing Director, Secure Meters (title sponsors for Solaris 2018) gave a new perspective to the theme ‘Resilience and Adaptability’ by quoting examples from Mahabharata and Upanishads.
In all, Solaris 2018 ended on a high note, providing the audience with an opportunity to witness some of the greatest minds of the industry brainstorming and presenting their opinions on the theme. The complete IIM Udaipur community was elated on the successful conclusion of their Management Fest: Solaris, and is eager for its next edition in 2019.