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Global Business School & Research Centre

1st International Research Conference

Monday, September 30, 2019 - Tuesday, October 01, 2019 |Global Business School & Research Centre, Tathawade, Pune |Conference

A two day International conference was organized by GBSRC on the theme Industry 4.0: Engaging with Disruption. It was held for 2 days, from 30th September and 1st October 2019. The conference received overwhelming response from academicians, researchers, and students from within and outside India. A total of 104 research papers were received for this conference. The Chief Guest for the occasion was Mr. Ajit Tawade, CEO- Chocolate & Confectionary International Consultants; Guest of Honour Dr. Sharad Joshi, (Ex. HOD- PUMBA; Keynote speaker Mr. Dattatray Navalgundkar - Executive Director- C 4i4 Lab, Initiative of Govt. of India. The inaugural session began with welcoming of the guests and lightning of the lamp followed by felicitation. The conference began with the brief introduction by Dr. Chetan Chaudhari about Industry 4.0 that how it is the 4th wave of revolution leading to more mechanisation and mass production in the industrial sector, where the country is moving towards a better digital world with good cyber physical system. Dr. Sharad Joshi imparted his corporate wisdom about Industry 4.0 that it basically originated from Germany and threw light on: Industry 2.0 ~ fully people oriented. Industry 3.0 ~ hardly any people. Industry 3.5 ~ to empower. Mr. Ajit Tawade in his address enlightened the audience about the importance of digital disruption and how it should be fueled by digital technologies. Mr. Dattatray Navalgundkar communicated through his sharp-witted personality the way of doing business and that technology can be seen as a means to enhance productivity and not as a source of job loss. Post lunch, technical sessions were conducted and research papers presented in 4 namely: Finance, Marketing, Human Resource Management, General Management. Professors and Students from various management institutes presented their research studies in the parallel tracks. On 1st October 2019, panel discussion was organized with Dr. Shailesh Kasande and Dr. Sangram Kadam as the panelist. Dr. Shailesh Kasande who talked about Industry 4.0 and engaging with disruptions and the best suitable combination of Society, economy, industry and govt can rule the industry sector with mechanisation and good cyber system. The speaker also imparted knowledge about the key factors like Hyper speed, its importance and value. Hyper connectivity Hyper emotion Hyper intelligence Hyper Aging Hyper fusion and their impacts on the industry sector. He emphasised to combine industry, education and parents and how psychology and IT are already getting combined. He dicussed about experience not ownership and how 21st century profession needs to rediscover themselves. Mr. Sangram Kadam also emphasized on digitalisation of Industry after industry revolutions and gave technological knowledge and how advancement is changing the entire face of the industry. Life of whatsapp, uber, ola is short still the reach is massive was the crux of his deliberation. The 2 day conference came to a close with the distribution of awards and certificate. Best paper award for faculty members, students and industry participants were announced. Prize money and certificates were awarded to them.