Dr. Timira Shukla, Professor & Director, I.T.S School of Management, Ghaziabad was invited by IEOM as a speaker in the inaugural ceremony in the 3rd Indian International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management in New Delhi, November 2-4, 2023
The inaugural session commenced with opening remarks by Conference Chair Prof. Abid Ali Khan, Aligarh Muslim University and Conference co-chair Prof. Qutubuddin S.M, Associate Professor of Industrial and Production Engineering at PDA College of Engineering, Gulbarga & Director IEOM Operations in India. They discussed about the journey of IEOM Society and the trends in the field of Industrial Engineering and Operations Management.
Dr. Ahad Ali, Conference Co-Chair; Director ofIndustrial Engineering Program; Lawrence Tech University, MI, USA and Executive Director, IEOM Society also welcomed the speakers, panelists and presenters. The other speakers included Prof. Dr. DK Banwet, FIE, Former Head DMS, IIT Delhi, Conference co-chair Dr. Seema Singh, Professor of Economics at Delhi Technological University, Delhi, India, Dr. Maffan Badar, Professor; Indiana State University USA, Dr. M Muzammil, Professor AMU , Cdr. Dr. Bhaskar Bhandarkar, Director General Institution for IIEE, Muand Dr. Timira Shukla, Professor & Director I.T.S School of Management, Ghaziabad. The speakers spoke on the inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary aspects of how industrial engineering has laid the foundation for Operations Management stream. The technological integration, flexibility and agility coupled with issues of sustainability were addressed by the speakers.
The key-note session followed was addressed by:
· Dr. Christopher Harris, Associate Professor of Computer Science, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado, United States. He discussed about the role of Chat GPT in demand forecasting, quality control and supply-chain optimisation.
· Mr. Harjinder Singh Cheema, Managing Director, Cheema BoilersLimited, Chandigarh, India. He shared interesting and engaging videos on innovation and shared his journey from being a marine engineer to an entrepreneur.
The panel speakers for the session on ‘Women in Industry and Academia’ saw presentations by Dr. Seema Singh and Prof. Dr. LEONG WaiYie, Vice President of International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists (INWES), Deputy Vice Chair of World Federation of Engineering Organisation (Women in Engineering Committee).
This was followed by research paper presentations by research scholars and students in various concurrent sessions.
The students of I.T.S School of Management, Ghaziabad (PGDM 2023-25 Batch) namely Akash Sharma, Saurabh Singh, Krishna Rai, Nitin Kumar, Ankit Kumar, Harshit Dubey, Kirti Chaudhary along with faculty members Dr. Anusha Agarwal & Prof. Neha Shrotriya attended the “4th International Technology Summit 2023” on 5th October 2023 at ITC Maurya, New Delhi
organised by CII Delhi With the focused theme '“Unleashing Exponential Growth with NextGen Tech-Innovations and sustainable solutions” – the event will highlight the increasingly crucial role of technology in accelerating and fostering business growth.
The event inaugural session begins with opening remarks of Mr. Puneet Kaura, Chairman, CII Delhi State Council. The event's theme, underscores technology's pivotal role in accelerating business growth. The summit delved into cutting-edge topics such AI, blockchain, 5G, IoT, and more through keynote speakers, panel discussions, and experience-sharing sessions, offering valuable insights into technology's transformative potential across sectors.
The session saw enlightened speakers like Ms Irina Ghose, Managing Director Microsoft India and Sai Arul Head of Region SAARC and others.
Dr Vinay Kumar Srivastava, faculty, Department of Management atI.T.S, Ghaziabad attended a two-day online workshop on “Professor Workshop on Machine Learning with SAS”and on “Getting Started with SAS and Open Source” organized by SAS. The program was based on the SAS Viya platform on 04th -05th September, 2023.
Day 1 workshop was on Machine Learning with SAS. This workshop used an interactive approach to introduce the participants to visualization, model assessment, and model deployment while introducing a variety of machine learning techniques. The resource person for the session was Ms. Ashwini Reddy, a trainer on behalf of SAS. It was conducted from 8:30 am to12:30 am on 04.09.2023.
Day 2 workshop was on ‘Getting Started with SAS and Open Source”. This workshop provided an introduction for experienced R and Python users who want to apply their existing skills and extend them to the SAS environment. Emphasis was placed on programming and not statistical theory or interpretation. The resource person for the session was Mr. Akshay Dixit, a trainer on behalf of SAS. It was conducted from 8:30 am to12:30 am on 05.09.2023
It was a very fruitful workshop as it exposed the participants to diverse aspects of applying a cutting-edge tool like SAS.
Dr. Rajeev Johari, Convener, IIC-I.T.S & Associate Professor, I.T.S School of Management, Ghaziabad addressed the students of Science, Commerce and Arts Stream at MMH College Ghaziabad on 22nd, July 2023
in the Workshop on Startup and IPR. The session was delivered on focusing the problem and provides the solution of the same to society. He stressed on the specific issues related with creation of idea and implementation of the same for businesses in the society. He focused on the terms of patent and filing of application regarding the startups and innovation. He discussed the theory and applications with examples.
The discussion was focused on infrastructure, skills, innovation, startups, ecosystem, digitalization, entrepreneur’s especially new entrepreneurs, self resilience, technology, and collaboration with both academia and industry.
Prof. (Dr.) Anusha Agrawal and Prof (Dr.) Namita Mishra, faculty of I.T.S School of Management, Ghaziabad have participated in a two-day Campus Immersion workshop for “Financial Data Analytics, batch 7, scheduled on June 24 & 25, 2023.
Dr. Dilip Kumar, Faculty in Finance Area, IIM Kashipur resource person of the workshop, focused on conceptual aspects followed by hands-on exposure on various models of financial analytics. On day 1 Project evaluation financial Analytics (including Net Present Value, Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Payback period), Single and Multiple Linear Regression, Modelling and Prediction, Logistic Regression (Predictive Regression), Decision tree analysis topics were covered and on day two Time Series Regression (AR, MA and ARMA modelling) and GARCH model topics were covered .
Prof. Yachna Malhotra, Faculty of I.T.S School of Management, Ghaziabad attended 3 days workshop from 14th to 16th June, 2023 titled “Teaching with Cases” at IIM, Ahmedabad in collaboration with Harvard Business School.
The workshop offered an immersive experience in using the case method of teaching. The expert and eminent faculty of the workshop were Prof. V.G. Narayanan from Harvard Business School and Prof. Saral Mukherjee from IIM Ahmedabad. The workshop completely focused on practice-based learning pedagogy and experience case method from the perspective of student and teacher. These three days gave an in-depth engagement through peer work and discussions with expert facilitators from HBS and IIMA.
The last day of the workshop was truly a practical class room session in which the participants were divided into three teams Students, Teachers and Observers. This practical exercise really helped the participants to put their theoretical learning of 2 days into practice. Towards the end of the third day the facilitators handled all the queries of the participants and made it really an enlightening session. At the end all the participants were awarded with certificates of participation.
The workshop will really help to give a new dimension to class room teaching.
Dr. Vivek Pachauri and Dr. Indraneel Mandal from I.T.S Ghaziabad attended a workshop on Self Transformation through Mind Management on May 27, 2023
at AKGIM, Ghaziabad. The workshop was organized by GMA. The objective of the workshop was to make the participants aware about how to manage one's mind which helps individuals explore their “unlock immense untapped potential and enabled them to lead more enriched lives with a firm commitment towards true upliftment of 'the self”. The workshop mainly focused on the Life Transformation Program with the following take away and significant benefits.
At the Life Transformation Program, the facilitator helped participants to embark on the journey to grow from within, and discover the universal principles behind creating a life filled with peace and joy.
The resource person Dr. Pradeep Saxena of Hens Berger Centre for Mind Management & Growth, Lucknow is MBA and Ph.D in Business Administration from Lucknow University, with a vast 28 years of work experience in the government and prestigious private sectors enterprises such as U.P. Electronics Corporation, Reliance Communications, ESSAR India, Birla Group of companies at senior positions.
It was a very awe-inspiring workshop with free and fair exchange of thoughts for all the participants. Many of the participants had specific queries relating to this vast area, which were adequately handled by the dignitaries. It was an enriching experience to hear from experts that mind is the singular most important factor determining the quality of our life. It has the potential of being our greatest comrade or our worst adversary.
Dr. Rajeev Johari, I.T.S. School of Management, Ghaziabad attended the conference on "Leveraging Synergies: Industry-Academia Partnership for Education & Research” on 26th May 2023 at FICCI Federation House, New Delhi.
The discussion of the conference was based on the following themes;
· Decoding Industry-Academia partnership for Research and Innovation
· Digital Transformation of Higher Education: Industry – Academia partnership for Online Learning and Teaching
· Bridging the Classroom-Industry Divide: Industry – Academia partnership for Empowering Students with Real – world Learning
The conference featured distinguished speakers and delegates from industry and academia. The discussion was based on the above themes with healthy interaction between delegates and experts on research, innovation, startup, ecosystem, NEP 2020, partnerships between industry and academia on skill based and technology based inputs.