The Corporate Connect program is a strategic initiative undertaken by Globsyn Business School to integrate various facets of real-life corporate experiences into the curriculum. As a part of this uniquely designed initiative corporate managers share their real-life corporate and business experiences with students not as standalone ‘experience’ sharing sessions but as integral part of the curriculum.
The Corporate Connect program invites senior level executives, entrepreneurs and eminent industry experts from various fields and industry sectors to share their practical experiences in the context of theoretical discourses the students have undergone.
Listed below are some of the recent sessions that took place:
Principles of Effective Business Communication
Date: September 29, 2023
Theme/Topic: Principles of Effective Business Communication
Name of Guest Speaker: Ms. Aditi Basu
Designation: Marketing Communications Consultant and Workplace Trainer
Short Profile: Ms. Aditi Basu has over 20 years of experience of learning, growing and transforming. She started her career with The Times of India as Features Journalist, and then she transitioned into Corporate Communications with Apeejay Surrendra Group to explore the wonders and value it creates for businesses. Led by the desire to understand the customer’s journey, she joined her first multinational opportunity as Outotec, leading MarCom for the Indian market for the global technology major in mining and metals. Currently she is on the entrepreneurial road with her venture Kalpana Communications Consultancy which is committed to help businesses achieve Communication, Sustainability and Engagement goals.
Event Description: In the Corporate Connect Session Ms. Aditi Basu spoke about the importance of communication. She said that communication is like a skill that can be learnt. She talked about the four pillars of Strategic Communication which are essential for a business. They are Goal, Audience, Value and Need. She spoke about the different channels of Business Communication like Social Media, Business Meetings, Marketing Mailers, Websites etc. She spoke about specific key points to remember while we communicate, such as, goals, audience, values, communication, amongst others. She also spoke about the importance of observation and listening. She said that 93% of communication is non-verbal, and elaborated on the 4 Building Blocks of Effective Communication: People Perception, Message, Context, and Listening.
Cyber-bullying Prevention in Educational Institutions
Date: September 20, 2023
Theme/Topic: Cyber-bullying Prevention in Educational Institutions
Name of Guest Speaker: Mr. Sandeep Sengupta
Designation: Director, Indian School of Anti-Hacking (ISOAH)
Short Profile: Sandeep Sengupta is Director at Indian School of Anti Hacking (ISOAH). He is a lead auditor for Information Security, Data Protection & Privacy / GDPR, Business Continuity and a Certified Ethical Hacker & CISA. Working over the last 25 years in Information Security industry in New Zealand, Singapore and India; companies he has audited are PWC, KPMG, Tata Steel, SAIL, Capgemini, Genpact, ITC, Airtel, Vodafone, ONGC, National Power Grid, Bandhan Bank, PayU, Vedanta, Accenture and 100+ companies. He is currently the Regional Committee Member of NASSCOM, IT Subcommittee member at CII, Secretary ISACA Kolkata Chapter, Chairman of Computer Society of India – Kolkata Chapter and a Committee Member of PRSI. He is also associated with West Bengal Govt Ministry of IT – Cyber Security “Center of Excellence” and works closely with CID & Lal Bazar Police Dept. and has been part of several cyber cell raids.
Business and Beyond
Date: September 19, 2023
Theme/Topic: Business and Beyond
Name of Guest Speaker: Dr. Arijit Banerjee
Designation: Executive Director, Ramaesis RPL Perfect Pause
Short Profile: Dr Arijit Banerjee is more known as “The Toilet Man of Bengal ” as coined by Ministry of MSME, GOI. The real life couple Dr Arijit and Arpita have made a debut with their flagship project where 7000+ Bio-toilets have been installed Nationwide in their Social Entrepreneurship journey as a part of urban and rural Health and Hygiene initiatives, since 2016. Dr Arijit is currently the Executive Director of Ramaesis RPL Perfect Pause, the company working closely on ‘Swaach Bharat Mission’ with unique manufacturing of Patented range of Bio-toilet, Mobile Toilet, Wheel Mounts and Electronic Auto-wash Toilets. Ramaesis RPL is the first Indian company to manufacture AI Enabled toilets.
Event Description: The very first Corporate Connect of the Batch of 2023-2025 was indeed candid yet inspirational where Dr. Arijit Banerjee mused about his personal life that in turn encouraged him to become what he truly is, i.e, ‘The Toilet Man of Bengal’. The event commenced as per schedule, in presence of our respected faculty members and fellow students. The zen and humility of Dr. Arijit Banerjee never failed to astonish the audience. After the captivating session, a brief question answer session was held where Dr. Banerjee was humble enough to answer the questions of the students and faculties. Soon after the question answer session, Dr. Arijit Banerjee was felicitated with a small memento as a token of appreciation, presented by professor Dr. Deboprasad Chattopadhyay, HOD HR, and Professor Dr. Kavita Shastri faculty HR. Thereafter to conclude the Corporate Connect, the official vote of thanks was offered to Dr. Arijit Banerjee by Prasoon Bhattacharya.
Event Description: The event started with a welcome note by a 2nd year student, Umashankar Pandey, introducing the speaker, thereby taken over by the speaker to introduce the concepts of Ethical Hacking carried forward by asking the students the actual expectations they have from the session. The main area discussed by the speaker were the ways students can prevent themselves from areas of Cyber Bullying. In addition to this he also guided how to obtain our career in a very strategic manner through demonstrations of profiles in Naukri and LinkedIn by being a Subject Matter Expert.
Sustainability and Transition to Low Carbon Economy
Date: July 26, 2023
Theme/Topic: Sustainability and Transition to Low Carbon Economy
Name of Guest Speaker: Mr. Sudipta Kumar Mukherjee
Designation: Executive Director (Thermal Generation), CESC Limited
Short Profile: Mr. Sudipta Kumar Mukherjee is the Executive Director (Generation), CESC Limited and heads the functioning and management of all the thermal power generating stations of the group. Being an avid researcher of such concepts, he has presented papers at various National and International technical seminars throughout the country like in CII, ICC, NTPC, FICCI, ISM, BESU etc. Apart from being a vital cog in the organization’s wheel, he enjoys a healthy work-life balance. A connoisseur of fine food, he also enjoys watching and following European football in his spare time. Being very involved in socio- cultural initiatives, he also enjoys contributing to the social functioning of the surrounding community.
Event Description: The Corporate Connect session started with a Welcome Note from Prof. Doyel Mukherjee, after which, Mr. Mukherjee took the dais and completed the scheduled speech. Around 15 minutes were kept for questions and answers. Three questions were taken up and answered. The thank you note was taken by Ghufran Ahmed and Mr Sudipta Kumar Mukherjee was felicitated by Dr. Mahuya Basu.