"Vision 2020: Competing in a World of Sectors without Borders"
The theme of the conference is based on "India Vision 2020" and is an endeavour to pay homage to one of the greatest visionaries India has ever had; Dr. A. P.J. Abdul Kalam. Dr. Kalam was a prominent Indian scientist who served as the 11th President of India from the year 2002 to 2007. Renowned for his pivotal role in the nation's civilian space programme and military missile development, he was known as the Missile Man of India. He served as the Chief Scientific Adviser to the Prime Minister in the 1990s before becoming the President of India in 2002. Immensely popular during his term, he earned the moniker as People's President. He was honoured with several awards including the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour, for his contribution to the nation's Space Programme. Dr. Kalam believed in developing India from within, making the nation sustainable, and he firmly believed that agriculture was the backbone of the country. He also believed that India has to be self-sufficient in many sectors of the economy, all of this is explained in detail in his books India 2020: A vision for the New Millennium and A Manifesto for Change: A Sequel to India 2020. With just a few more years left for the deadline of India Vision 2020, the conference would lay emphasis on the theme: Competing in a World of Sectors without Borders. The ongoing digital revolution, which has been reducing transactional costs every year has accelerated recently with tremendous increases in electronic data, ubiquity of mobile interfaces, and the growing power of Artificial Intelligence. Together, these forces are reshaping customer expectations and creating the potential virtually for every sector with a distribution component to have its borders redrawn or redefined, at a more rapid pace than we have previously experienced. The discussions during the course of the conference would emphasize on how applicable to industries is the notion of simultaneously competing in multiple sectors, let alone reimagining sector boundaries.
The International conference on the theme "Vision 2020: Competing in a World of Sectors without Borders" aims to invoke action plans and coordinated efforts from people in various realms to realize Dr. Kalam's vision of India. The conference is scheduled to be conducted during March 16-17, 2018 at College of Engineering, Trivandrum, followed by a paper presentation competition on various sub themes related to the main theme of the conference. A cash prize of INR 15,000 will be awarded to the best paper and INR 7500 will be awarded to the second best paper presented at the conference on March 16, 2018 in the forenoon. Another highlight of the conference is Management Quiz for student delegates which provide an excellent platform for updating knowledge on current affairs in the realm of business. A Cash Prize of INR 5000 would be awarded to the winners of the Management Quiz. The previous conferences organized by CET School of Management has been addressed by eminent personalities from the corporate world like Mr. S. Gopalakrishnan (Former CEO & MD Infosys), Mr. Aravind Bharadwaj (Executive Director, R&D, Ashok Leyland), Mr.Arun Balakrishnan (Former CMD, HPCL), Mr. V. K. Mathews (Chairman, IBS), Dr. Rishikesha T Krishnan (Director, IIM Indore) & Prof. Sourab Mukherjee (Professor, IIM Banglore). Participation in the conference provides a platform to interact with a spectrum of business personalities from corporate and academic arena. The conference also orients at horning the event management abilities and soft skills of students. This year the aim of the conference is to provide a platform to the Corporate, Entrepreneurs, Engineers, Healthcare Professionals, Researchers, Scholars, Students and Academicians from all over the country and abrod to share their insights and also to generate ideas that could be implemented successfully to make India a self sufficient and self generating economy.
OBJECTIVES OF THE CONFERENCE
To disseminate knowledge for improving self reliance of the economy
To acquire skill set and apply the same for strategy development
To promote "Make in India" concept by widening markets through improved cross border trade
To make the development sustainable in all sectors