Distinguished Speaker Series

Sandeep Krishnamurthy

Dr. Sandeep Krishnamurthy, Dean and Professor, University of Washington Bothell School of Business, USA addressed the entire student community of XIME on the value addition expected from young graduates by companies while recruiting them. He asked the students to compare the cost to the comapny with the value addition to be brought in by the new recruit. He emphasized the need to bring in new ideas to the organization.


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Mr. Aroon Raman, ‎Managing Director at Telos Investments & Technologies visited XIME on 20 January 2017 and addressed students on innovation in technology. Being a renowned author and a Wharton graduate,  Mr. Raman's address was with full of energy and he gave  powerful message to the young crowd on the need to be innovative. 


Dubey, who is also the Managing Director of Polaris India Ltd, will assume the position of CEO of Eicher Polaris Pvt Ltd with immediate effect.

Mr. Pamkaj Dubey, CEO of Eicher Polaris Pvt Ltd addressed the students on 19 january 2017. He narrated the intersting story of creating a new industry rather than a new company by establishing Polaris in India where market didn't exist for tough terrain vehicles. In addition students were motivated by the second part of his  lecture which was on 'dreamer doer' and Mr. Pankaj's own personal story of making it to the top.


Mr. Anand Pillai
On 28th October 2016 Mr. Anand Pillai,  Managing Director of “Leadership Matters Inc.” visited XIME to address the HR and Operations students. As a guru in design thinking and leadership training,  Anand has held several senior positions in companies including Reliance Industries and
HCL Technologies and is also a popular TEDX speaker. In his address,  Mr. Pillai spoke about digitalization and the role of data analytics as a disruptive technology. He then spoke about the latest HR trends and the growing interdependence between Human Resources and data analytics and how it can together trigger a paradigm shift in the direction that HR is expected to take.


Dr. Joseph Shields
Dr. Joseph Shields,  Managing Partner at Leadership Matters Inc. visited XIME on 8th November 2016 for an interesting session on the topic Design thinking. He briefed the students about the deductive and the abductive approaches to problem solving. He asked the students to connect yesterday’s experiences with tomorrow’s possibilities to today for design thinking. Five Stages of design thinking as he defined are:  Empathize, Define,  Idea,  Prototype and test.


Mr. K R Mohan
Mr. K. R. Mohan,  Head-Finance,  Eduequity Career Technologies Private Limited addressed XIME students on 7th November 2016. The topic of discussion for the day was “Accessing the Capital marker”. Mr. K. R Mohan stressed on the details of Capital Markets,  its types,  and different ways of investment and the benefits in return.


Mr. Nirmal Bharadwaj
Empresario , the entrepreneurship club organised a session on Startups in India. The guest speaker was Mr. Nirmal Bharadwaj ,  CEO of Bangaluru Angels. He gave the facts of current conditions of how startups are boosting the economy and how India’s future is going to be. He also talked on how he faced challenges during his early days. He also gave tips to students as to what an entrepreneur should remember while starting a new business.


Mr. Ritendra Banerjee

Mr. Ritendra Banerjee,   Alumnus XIME Bangalore,  currently the Co-Founder & CEO at SALT (School of Applied Learning in Testing, with presence in India,  Israel,  Switzerland, UK and Rest of the World),  Mentor for Small and Medium Enterprises at CNBC,  honored member of the Stanford Who’s Who Black Book,  and also Author of ‘I am losing signal’, has gracefully imparted a talk at XIME Kochi. His views on globalization and “going Global” was the theme of the talk.

Mr.Raji Koshy

Mr. Raji Koshy,   MD and Country General Manager for Alent India Pvt Ltd interacted with the students of XIME Kochi on the academia –industry interface and gave his thoughts on how to shape themselves to be market ready.


Mr. Mathew John

Mr. Mathew John,  Managing Partner at Invictus Capital,  who has had a long and distinguished career in the field of banking and finance,  gave the students an overview about Project and Infrastructure Financing and the effect of factors like political climate and geographical location on these Banking & Finance Sector.


Mr. Sriram S R

Mr. Sriram S R - Head - Human Capital at D. E. Shaw India Software Private Limited was the Guest Speaker on 9th October 2015. With the placement season round the corner,  he threw some light on how things change when students step out from B-schools and arrive at a corporate organization.


Mr. Gokul Santhanam
Mr.Gokul Santhanam, Senior Vice President HR Head-Global Delivery & Corporate Support at Mphasis and an alumnus of XIME Bangalore(1997 batch) visited the XIME Bangalore Campus on 10th August 2015 to address the HR students on the topic- ‘Practical Misconceptions of HR’.Mr. Gokul Santhanam


Mr. Vinay Patil

A session was organized on ‘ERP’ for the operation specialization students of XIME on 30/Sep/2015. The key resource person was Mr. Vinay Patil, Founder and CEO of Shrushti Software Systems.


Mr. Saurabh Sharma

Mr. Saurabh Sharma addressed students of Batch 20 on 1 August 2015. Mr. Sharma who has been associated with Organisations such as Google and mCheck,  currently heads The Product Management at QwikCliver,  a Bangalore based start-up. He elaborated on Product Management with specific focus on ‘Launching and managing mobile product apps”. The detailed and industry specific insights provided by him truly enhanced the understanding of students about product mmanagement.


Mr. Satish Kumar

A lecture was delivered by Mr Satish Kumar,  Strategic Project Leader,  Haworth Services India Ltd, on the Evolution of offices and the trends at workplace on 11th September,  2015. The lecture, organized by MarkXime,  the marketing club of XIME,  provided opportunity to the students to spend quality time with the subject matter expert.


Mr. Anik Saha

On 5th September,  2015 MarkXime,  the marketing club of XIME organized a session on Product Marketing by Mr. Anik Saha,  an IIM B alumnus,  Director,  Sales and Strategy, Ilantus Technologies.The speech gave insights on Business Canvas Model and product marketing in general.

Dr. Prof.Doug Thomson

Dr. Prof. Doug Thomson, RMIT University Australia conducted a session on “Unveiling E-commerce” on 6th August 2015 and was organized by MarkXime,  XIME’s marketing club. The session left the floor open for discussions ranging from a comparative study on e-commerce,  Enterprise Resource Planning and on the scope and opportunities in E-Reverse Auction. Event was followed by the honouring ceremony of the new office bearers of the MarkXime Club.