The preliminary workshop for the event “Consultant of the year”, organised by OMEGA, commenced with the Inauguration Ceremony on 9th December 2017. The chief guest of the event Mr. Viswanath P, Chief of Technology and Transformation of Future Consumer Enterprise Ltd., is an alumnus of TAPMI Batch of 2011. The event was attended by the Director of TAPMI Dr. Madhu Veeraraghavan. Professor Ishwar Haritas the faculty advisor of OMEGA – TAPMI was also present. Sham Ranjan Shetty the Chairman – Student Activities and Professor Vidya Pratap Associate professor – TAPMI were also among the dignitaries present on the dais.
The Chief Guest Mr. Vishwanath P was handed a small token of appreciation from the Director of TAPMI, Dr. Madhu Veeraraghavan. The Director then addressed the gathering saying the students at TAPMI are encouraged to think and are taught to be independent in a sense that there is no hand-holding by the professors, it is a sink or swim process. This is helpful to the students when they enter the professional world. He then elaborated on how Consultant of the Year event was divided into three parts. First, a two-day workshop would be conducted by Mr. Viswanath P. Then there would be a case study challenge. The top ten teams in the case study challenge would then work on a live project.
Mr. Vishwanath P began his speech by wishing all the students. He compared a consultant with a barber by saying that a once a consultant always a consultant. You are not a true consultant until it soaks into every part of your life. He then elaborated on what he planned to cover over the two-day workshop. He would cover the myths regarding consulting, the work involved, the different levels of strategy and also his own experiences. He would be conducting an interactive workshop.
Professor Ishwar Haritas then shared his views on the event by stating that he hoped that the students will gain knowledge regarding the scope of strategy and its applications in today’s world. Everyone one of us should make use of all the opportunities and resources available to us to increase our knowledge and build our skills. Professor Sham Ranjan Shetty also addressed the gathering and stated that he hopes the students get all the inputs they want from the workshop and that they should work hard to make the best use of it.
The inaugural ceremony ended with the chief guest planting a sapling for a greener future. There can be no development in business or technology if the progress is not aimed towards a greener future. This is a belief held by TAPMI which is a centre for inclusive learning.