Business School XIMB Conducts Its Annual Entrepreneurship Fest

“Envision 2016”, the annual Business Conclave, organized by X-SYS, the Systems Association of XIMB-XUB, and “Stratonomics 2016″, the Annual Business Conclave organized by CONSTRAT, the Consulting and Strategy Association of XIMB-XUB, took place at Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar on Saturday, 27th August 2016, while “Ashwamedh 2016”, the Annual Business Conclave organized by X-ops, the Operations Committee of XIMB, XUB took place at Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar on Sunday, 28th August 2016 . The theme of the conclaves was “Disruptive Innovation”.


The speakers for “Envision 2016” were Mr. Debasis Bal, Senior Director, Data Science, Fidelity Investments, Mr. Piyush Kumar Chowhan, Vice President and CIO, Arvind Lifestyle Brands Limited, Mr. Sashikant Mohanty, Regional Practice Head, Asia Pacific & Japan, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Mr. Sourav Dutta, Director, Business Intelligence and Analytics, Target Corporation. The event was moderated by Prof. Deepak Mishra, XIMB-XUB, who ensured a smooth flow of the session. The speakers for “Stratonomics 2016” were Mr. Madan Mohapatra, Head of Customer Strategy, Future Group, Mr. Krishanu Chakravarty, Business head, OLAM International, Mr. Suhel Bidani, Senior Program officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Mr. Ashok Dash, Director, Microsoft Partner Business. The speakers for “Ashwamedh 2016” were Mr. Manoranjan Ram, Associate Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Paul Wurth India Pvt. Ltd., Dr. Sujata Das, Medical Director, Drushti Daan Eye Bank, L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI), Mr. Ramesh Chembath, Business head at USHA International & an Entrepreneur and Start-Up Consultant and Mr. Rajib Kumar Jena, DGM-MIS, Bajaj Auto Limited.


The speakers gave their perspectives on disruptive innovation in their respective fields. In “Envision 2016” Mr. Debasis Bal said that “Disruptive innovation is a mindset and every company is trying to build this very mindset”. Mr. Sourav Dutta stated the 3 mantras of Disruptive Innovation – continuous collaboration, differentiation and consumerisation. In “Stratonomics 2016″ , Mr. Madan Mohapatra differentiated between disruption, innovation and disruptive innovation. Mr. Suhel Bidani, said “Lets create a World where every person has the opportunity to live a healthy and productive life”. In “Ashwamedh 2016” Mr. Manoranjan Ram said “Disruptors are innovators but not all innovators are disruptors”, he said, citing examples of how technology has revolutionized the mining sector. Mr. Rajib Kumar Jena said “Innovation is divinity in humanity. Disrupt yourself, or be ready for disruption”

The speeches were followed by an interactive question and answer sessions with the audience.


Xavier University, Bhubaneswar (XUB) was established in accordance with the Xavier University Act 2013 and was inaugurated on the 7th of July 2014. The University is India’s first digital University and an institution of higher learning for imparting professional and technical education. It is a self-financing institution of higher learning for imparting professional and technical education.XUB offers its Masters in Business Management through its flagship school, XIMB. It also offers Masters in Human Resource Management through Xavier School of Human Resource Management, Rural Management through Xavier School of Rural Management, Sustainability Management through Xavier School of Sustainability and graduate programme in commerce through Xavier School of Commerce. Apart from these it has proposed to set up other schools of higher learning in various areas like Public Policy, Sustainability, Media & Communications, Finance, Education and Centers of Research in Public Policy & others.


XIMB, a 29 years old business school of global repute is the Flagship School of Xavier University. Inspired by the Jesuit spirit of ‘Magis’, or excellence, XIMB strives to be a premier institute globally recognized for management education, training, research, and consulting that help build a just and humane society. The Institute today has become widely recognized for its excellence in imparting management education. It is counted among the leading management institutions in the country.

(Note: OfficeChai was the media partner for the event.)

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