NamCon 2019 at ASBM

National Management Conference (NamCon) 2019 was organized by the leading B-School Asian School of Business Management, Bhubaneswar on 22nd and 23rd February, 2019 on a theme “Weatherproof Organisation: Challenging the Challenge”. The event was inaugurated by the Chief Guest Dr. Tapan Kumar Chand, Charman-cum-Managing Director of NALCO by lighting the lamp of wisdom. Dr.  Chand in his address articulated NALCO 3-4-5 an all weather business module implemented in recent past and narrated the success story of NALCO by its implementation. While explaining the word weatherproof he explained it as a fight against all illusion of business environment. He highlighted on two energetic points, ‘Environment regulation- both internal and external’ and ‘Time to change the technology’ with a number of amusing examples of corporate market. He concluded his talk placing a philosophy ‘Who can measure he will win’ and advised students and participants to acquire knowledge and apply intelligence to craft the organization a weatherproof.

Prof. (Dr.) Biswajeet Pattanayak, founder group director of ASBM sited the story of current existence of the then fortune 500 companies of 50’s and top 100 Indian companies and their survival at present. Very few of them only are working now and all others have vanished from the corporate world. He discussed a few attributes to put together to build a weatherproof organization like, Strong corporate mission and culture, Believes and philosophy of founders, Strength of change management and finally Building of relationship with all associates.

Key Note Speaker Prof. (Dr.) Bijay Kumar Sahoo, Associate Vice-Chancellor of Southern University, Lousiana, USA delivered that Change is the only living truth but human needs are not changed. He explained that with all changes a few constants are there like, trust of founders and their value propositions. He highlighted on dynamics like living on margin, innovation and few others.

Guest of honour Mr. Vivek Pattanayak, IAS (Retd.), Former Director, ICAO and Former Chairman, OPSC delivered few mantas for the long-run survival of the corporate like, Viability of investment, Profitability, Growth in revenue and Impact of high revenue on public taxation etc.

Mr. Gadadhar Upadhya, Ex-CMD, NALCO in his presidential speech said to excel one has to cope with the change in technology and dynamic leadership.

Participants from different b-school and universities of different states have presented their research papers in the conference.

Dr. P. K. Mohanty,Former Professor, Deptt. Of Business Administration, Utkal University  , Dr. Rajendra Kumar Senapati,Director,HR,OPTCL , Dr. Siba Prasad Mishra,Director(Research and Development),K K University,Bihar and Mr.Jatindra Kanungo,Former Senior Specialist,Portfolio Management & Corporate Strategy Cameco Corporation,Canada have conduct Technical Sessions in both the days.

Prof. (Dr.) Kalyan Shankar Ray, Dean, ASBM introduced the guests at the beginning and Dr. Mrutyunjaya Dash, Co-ordinator, NamCon-2019 gave the vote of thanks.

NamCon 2019 at ASBM