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2nd BDA Conference

Delhi, November 12, 2021: ASM organised a virtual conference on Business Data Analytics on 12th November 2021. The conference was inaugurated by Dr Alka Munjal, Director, ASM and she emphasised that management education 2.0 is all about integrating Business Data Analytics into our teaching and learning so that our students are industry-ready. Today’s manager is aided and supported by Data Analytics. In his opening remarks, Prof. Samuel Fosso Wamba, Head of The Centre of Excellence in Artificial Intelligence & Business Analytics at TBS Business School, France said that Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be applied to tackle social, humanitarian, and environmental challenges. He said though India is among the top 10 countries in the list of most productive and influential countries in AI research, there’s a lot that needs to be done. Talking about the evolution of AI research from 1975 to 2014, he remarked that research in AI during this period was limited to machine learning and data mining. However, from 2015 to 2019, extensive research has been conducted in the domains of AI like deep learning, neural network, big data, convolutional neural network, data mining, the internet of things, natural language processing, classification reinforcement learning, robotics, image processing, etc.

Taking the discussion further, Mr Tarun Vats, Technology Consultant at EY talked about how industry functions such as forecasting, customer preferences, supply chain optimization, improved scheduling, and improved talent hiring, are being transformed by AI.

Parallel paper presentations on the conference tracks were organised by Dr. Anchal Gupta (Convener) and Prof. Anuj Kumar (Co-convener) along with the session chair(s) - Dr. Anoop Pandey, Dr. Amrinder Singh, Dr. Samarendra Nath Sur, Prof. Kamal Kishore, and Dr. Shalini Vermani. The best paper presentations were awarded to Dr. Purvi Pujari, Ms. Udhay Rekha, and Mr. Siddharth Sahu.

The conference concluded with a vote of thanks by Dr. Etinder Pal Singh, Deputy Director, ASM.

International Conference on Circular Economy, Management and Industry 4.0

Delhi, Oct 22, 2021: Apeejay School of Management (ASM), New Delhi, in collaboration with Bharati Vidyapeeth’s Institute of Management Studies and Research (BVIMSR), Navi organised a two-day International Conference on 21st and 22nd of October 2021, sponsored by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). The theme of the Conference was 'Circular Economy, Management, and Industry 4.0 leading towards Sustainability'. It was a hybrid conference with attendees present both online and onsite with more than 100+ participants from all over the globe.

Day-one started with the offline inauguration ceremony by lighting the lamp followed by Saraswati Vandana. In the beginning, Dr. Etinder Pal Singh, Director, ASM, gave the welcome address and shared his exemplary remarks and current trends about the theme of the Conference. He talked about how Indians are practicing sustainable living and what more can be done to address the current challenges that our country is facing as a result of the pandemic in adopting Industry 4.0. Prof Kamal Kishore, Dean, ASM, shared the theme of the conference wherein he talked about the financial implications of the circular economy and the benefits that Industry 4.0 can bring to various industries. Prof. Anuj Kumar, Convener of the Conference, spoke about the deliberations of the two days and highlighted the overwhelming response received by the Conference from all parts of the country and across the globe making it truly a global conference. This was followed by paper presentations by researchers in the offline mode.

The online inaugural was conducted on Zoom for all participants presenting papers in the online mode. Parallel paper presentation tracks were run on multiple online platforms such as Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and Google Meet where over 40 papers were presented.

Day-one was concluded by a riveting panel discussion on the topic 'Reflection on Circular Economy and Industry 4.0 leading towards Sustainability' which lasted for about an hour. Panelists were Mr. Joe Houghton, Assistant Professor, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, Dublin, Ireland, Dr. Ishita Adhikari, Apeejay School of Management, Dwarka, Delhi, Dr. Anviti Gupta Professor (Psychology), School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Sharda University, U.P. and Dr. Mona Sinha, Program Director, Emirates College for Management and Information Technology, Dubai.

Day-two was entirely dedicated to online paper presentations by participants all over the globe where they presented their point of view and themes related to the conference title. This was followed by the much-awaited Guest of Honour speech by Dr. Esther Tippman, Professor, Strategy, Leadership and Change, National University of Ireland, Galway. The day was concluded by the valedictory ceremony where all the participants were thanked for being a part of this international conference and making it a huge success. Five best papers were also declared during the Conference that was closed with wonderful feedback from the panelists, track session judges, and researchers.

12th National Conference on Contemporary Management Research

New Delhi, May 7, 2021: The 12th National Conference on Contemporary Management Research of Apeejay School of Management (ASM) was organised in online mode successfully on 7th May 2021. The theme of the conference was ‘Managerial Practices for Sustainable Growth, Development & Innovations’ and delegates from various institutions & universities like IIT-Delhi, University of Jammu, LBSIM, Amazon, Bikaner Technical University, NIFTEM presented their research work.

Mr. O.P. Khanduja, Executive Director, ASM, welcomed all the participants and esteemed faculty and students of ASM. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Khanduja emphasised the need for linking researches with the emerging needs of the industry, especially in the wake of the worldwide spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Etinder Pal Singh, Director, ASM, presented his perspective on the conference. He observed that over the years, National Conference on Contemporary Management Research has emerged as an effective forum for academics as well as practicing managers to discuss the issues, challenges, and opportunities in contemporary management research. He talked about the current crisis going in the country and shared his views on the way forward. He emphasised the importance of meaningful and impactful research with policy implications.

Mr. Somasundharam Muthupalani, Managing Partner, Moments Group India, delivered a plenary address and pointed out that the inter-disciplinary nature of this conference will enable the presenters to look at the management issues from a holistic viewpoint. Dr. P.K. Suri, Professor, Delhi Technological University, the guest of honor, presented the keynote address on the governance issues in the management research and shared his valuable inputs on the theme of the conference.

Dr. Sanjay Dhingra, Professor, GGSIPU, and Dr. Akshita Arora, Assistant Professor, ASM, Dr. Shalini Vermani, Associate Professor, ASM, and Dr. Anchal Gupta, Assistant Professor, ASM chaired two simultaneous technical sessions and facilitated healthy discussion. The conference came to a closure with the vote of thanks from conveners. Dr. Shalini Vermani, Dr. Anchal Gupta, and Dr. Akshita Arora facilitated the conference as conveners with full support from their team of students’ volunteers’.

10th International Conference on Management Practices & Research

New Delhi, Jan 29, 2021: Apeejay School of Management, in collaboration with Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA, and Uniglobe College, Kathmandu, Nepal, organised the 10th International Conference on Management Practices & Research over the Zoom platform. Over 20 research papers were presented at the Conference from various institutions.

Mr OP Khanduja, Executive Director, Apeejay School of Management, welcomed the delegates. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Khanduja emphasised the need for linking researches with the emerging needs of the industry, especially in the wake of the worldwide spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. He observed that surviving and thriving after every crisis is basic human nature. Once again, the communities across the globe have demonstrated their spirit and resolve. Availability of vaccines within a year of the onset of the pandemic is a classic example of the power of the human mind to take up any challenge and succeed even in adverse and most difficult of times.

Dr Philip Russel, Dean, School of Business, Thomas Jefferson University, inaugurated the Conference. He observed that the status quo is not an option given how Covid-19 has disrupted all spheres of the communities, businesses, and governments. Dr Russel mentioned that the institutions of higher learning need to come forward with a new business model and innovative value propositions for all the stakeholders to survive and thrive in the post-Covid-19 scenario.

Dr Amit Sareen, the Director, presented a perspective on the Conference. He observed that over the years, the International Conference on Management Practices & Research has emerged as an effective forum for academics as well as practicing managers to discuss the issues, challenges, and opportunities in the ever-changing world of business. Right from inception, the inter-disciplinary nature of this series of the conference has enabled the participants to look at the issues in business from a holistic world view.

Dr DK Malhotra, Professor, Thomas Jefferson University, presented the keynote address on the impact of Covid-19 on Indian financial markets. Dr Radhe S Pradhan, Academic Director, Uniglobe College, presented the keynote address on the general impact of Covid-19 on the society & economy of Nepal and also shared his views on the way forward.

Dr Gokulnanda Patel, Professor, BIMTECH, Dr Richa Dahiya, Dean and Professor, J.K. Business School, Prof. Kamal Kishore, Dean, Apeejay School of Management, and Dr Etinder Pal Singh, Professor, Apeejay School of Management chaired the two concurrent technical sessions. Dr Srirang Jha and Dr Sudhi Sharma facilitated the conference as conveners.

Virtual Conference on Business Data Analytics

New Delhi, August 14, 2020: ASM organised a virtual Conference on Business Data Analytics on 14th August 2020. The Conference had a tie-up with ABDC Indexed Journal. It started with the welcome address by Mr O.P. Khanduja, Executive Director, ASM, and Dr Amit Sareen, Officiating Director, ASM. The Conference was inaugurated by Dr N. Chandra, Founder Director, SWIFT MBA and Dr Vinod Kumar Murti, Country Head, Institute of Analytics. They gave a keynote speech on the upcoming trends of Data Analytics in various industries in general and healthcare in particular. The Conference had two technical sessions held on Zoom wherein the research papers were presented. The vote of thanks was given by Dr Shalini Vermani, Convener and Dr Sudhi Sharma, Co-Convener of the event. Delegates from across India – i.e., Delhi, National Capital Region (NCR), Indore, Punjab, Uttarakhand, and U.P. attended the Conference and presented their research papers. The papers presented in the Conference shall also be published in the ABDC-C category indexed journal.