Indian Institute of Management Nagpur (IIMN) inaugurated the Annual ISDSI Global Conference 2021
and the 23rd Annual Convention of the Strategic Management Forum on 28th Dec’2021, at its state-of-the-art new campus MIHAN. The three-day long event is one of the largest hybrid international conferences in
the area of management.
ISDSI-G 2021 being organised in collaboration with the International Society for Data Sciences and
Innovation – Global is the first conference of the consortium since it went global.
Addressing the prominent industry-academia guests and participants from more than 20 countries, Dr. Bhimaraya Metri, Director, IIM Nagpur shared the exciting growth journey of IIM Nagpur in terms of programs, faculty members, students, infrastructure, and placements. Prof. Prakash Awasthy, Conference Chairperson and Faculty, IIM Nagpur delivered the welcome address.
The international conference will witness 19 invigorating interactions interwoven around the theme
Leading Business in a Fluid World over 8 topical panel discussions, 120 conference tracks, and more than
1000 presentations representing over 500 Institutions globally. The theme of the event emphasises that
uncertainty is a constant in the changing business environment. Emphasising on the importance of the need for personal transformation, Chief Guest for the event Mr. Kamal Bali, President & MD, Volvo India spoke
about the long withstanding socio-economic transformation and rapidly changing paradigm of leadership.
The Guest of Honour for the ceremony, Ms. Usha Singh, Director HR, MOIL Ltd. highlighted the role of
data analysis in shaping the future of mankind from operations to any area of existence. The Secretary
General of ISDSI-G Dr. Ravi Kumar Jain, Director SIBM Hyderabad spoke about the eventful journey of
the conference over years.
The event was also graced by the esteemed presence of Prof. Arun Elias, Dean, Fiji National University (Fiji) and Prof. Suresh Sethi, Director of Centre for Intelligent Supply Networks at The University of Texas at Dallas (USA). Prof. Elias commended the participation from more than 500 global institutions in the conference, while Prof. Sethi spoke about the causes of inefficiencies in the supply.