Jamshedpur, Nov 22: XLRI’s Kautilya Consulting Club hosted its consulting conclave Fulcrum ‘Decoding the Future of Consulting’; it served as a forum for stimulating discussions on new upcoming age issues.
It started with the lamp lightening ceremony followed by the Inaugural Address by Fr. S George, Director, XLRI Jamshedpur. Father George addressed the audience and stresses the need for and importance of consultancy today.
Dr. Sanjay Patro, Dean Academics, XLRI Jamshedpur addressed how Digital Era principles are very different. Guidance from the Industry Leaders shades new light over the future.”
Chief Speaker, Ganesan Ramachandran, Managing Director, Tech Strategy and Advisory, Accenture stressed that consulting is like developing a toolkit to solve the client’s problems. Consultants can no longer be “Jack of all trades, master of none”.
Prakhar Tripathy, Partner, Consulting, Deloitte India discussed on topic for Decoding synergy and unlocking talent potential in M&A. and how types of Mergers and Acquisitions are different depending upon the Value opportunities that they create
It was followed by the address from Abhishek Trigunait, Chief Product & Technology Officer Principal, ZS Associates cited as an example of change in the organizational structure of consulting firms. Consulting firms now have a focused approach and give differentiated and customized solutions to their clients.
Arjun Vaidyanathan, Chief Operating Officer, KPMG in India deciphered the foundation of Consulting and its requirement in the current business Scenario of shifting consumer behavior across the segments.
On a fireside chat from Anurag Malik, Partner & National Leader – Workforce Advisory, EY business transformations with motivated people at the center was discussed. Consulting firms have taken an end-to-end approach including implementation to solving clients’ problems.
Day 2, Chief Speaker Arun Maira, Chairman Helpage India International, Former member, The Planning Commission of India, and Former Chairman, Boston Consulting Group, India. He discussed on the topic “What should consultants learn to do in a rapidly changing world”. He explained that no one knows the whole truth and we can be better consultants by listening to the people.
Nitin Chandra, Managing Partner- South East Asia, Kearney Singapore said a deep-subject knowledge about a range of topics is needed because clients have moved past reports or presentations to demand results with business transformation.
Panel discussion on topic “Sustainability: The neoteric playground for next-generation consulting leaders” by Praveen Pajiar, Managing Director and Partner, Alvarez and Marshal, Kartik Nagarajan, Managing Director, Nexdigm (SKP), Ms. Dayoung Lee, Partner, Dalberg Advisors, Dalberg, V Ramkumar, Senior Partner, Cedar Management Consulting and moderated by Prof. Rajeev Roy, Faculty, XLRI Jamshedpur.