XLRI PGDM(GM) to Host FULCRUM on the theme; Unlocking Value in a Resource Constrained World

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6th October 2023 FULCRUM 2023: XLRI’s Premier Consulting Conclave is back to spark innovation in the Consulting Domain
XLRI PGDM(GM) class of 2023-24 proudly presents the third edition of the flagship conclave on consulting – FULCRUM, scheduled for October 7, 2023. The event will be facilitated by theKautilya Consulting Club members – Mr. Rishabh Sharma, Mr. Rohit Kumar, Mr. Deepak Maharana, Mr. Md Ragib Raza, Mr. Neelesh Kumar Patel, Ms. Asha Majumderand PGDM(GM) students.


Kautilya Consulting Club is excited to announce the much-awaited 3rd Edition of FULCRUM, the flagship Consulting Conclave, to be organized on 7th October 2023 at the campus. We are delighted to announce the theme for this year, “Unlocking value in a resource-constrained world”.

Following the Industrial Revolution, our economy prospered due to abundant resources and global integration. Yet, the last three decades revealed resource limitations exacerbated by pandemic-induced challenges like supply chain disruptions, labor shortages, and energy deficiencies. This warns of more profound systemic shifts toward sustained scarcity, necessitating innovative, sustainable strategies for future prosperity.

Given such a context, FULCRUM’s objective is to embrace various aspects related to the fusion of digital revolution and human awareness, facilitated by Industry 5.0 and Generative AI. This fusion aims to reshape business processes, enabling organizations to become agile and resilient in the face of disruptions. The question then becomes, what strategies can be employed to sustain commercial excellence in a world with limited resources? In this ever-evolving business landscape, there is an inevitable need to minimize resource wastage, embrace the 5Rs of circular economy, and extend product lifespan to achieve a blend of impressive margins and sustainability in businesses.

FULCRUM, the annual consulting conclave at XLRI Jamshedpur, invites corporate executives possessing a myriad of expertise in healthcare, retail and consumer, ITES, cybersecurity, forensic intelligence, cloud and automation, financial services, and the like to participate in thought-provoking discussions on their own success stories and challenges on how to formulate strategies to thrive in this VUCA world. It presents a platform for budding consultants to engage in insightful keynote speeches, panel discussions, and exhilarating interactions with industry stalwarts.

The Conclave starts with the first keynote address by Mr. Navnit Singh, Chairman & Regional Managing Director, Korn Ferry (India), followed by the next address by Mr. Anurag Gupta, India Leader- Business Consulting, EY Parthenon on “India @100”.

The first Panel discussion on ‘Industry 5.0: Transforming for Sustainable Growth and Change in Business Strategy’ will see participation from prominent industry leaders, such as Mr Tarun Bhatia, Managing Director & Head, South Asia, Kroll, Mr. Inder Dua, Partner, Infosys Consulting, Mr. Nikhil Kulkarni, Partner, Zinnov and Mr. Rakesh Patro, Partner, Avasant. The discussion will be moderated by Prof. Sunil Kumar Sarangi, Faculty, General Management Area, XLRI Jamshedpur.

This discussion is followed by a keynote session by Mr Nitin Sethi, CEO – India & South Asia, AON Consulting, which further explores the nuances of the consulting sphere.

The Second Panel discussion will be on ‘Navigating Commercial Excellence & Growth in the Resource Constrained World: Strategies for Success’ which will attract insights and perspectives from industry experts, such as Mr. Kiran Pudi, Managing Partner, Simon-Kucher, Ms. Preeti Khattri, Managing Director, Accenture Strategy & Consulting, Mr. Ravi Kapoor, Partner and Leader – Retail & Consumer Sector – India, PwC, Mr. Ajeya Bandyopadhyay, South- Asia Lead, IFC (International Finance Corp) and Mr. Raja Lahiri, Partner- Deals Consulting and National Leader- Technology Sector, Grant Thornton. The discussion will be moderated by Prof. Saurav Snehvrat, Faculty, Strategic Management Area, XLRI Jamshedpur.

The third and final panel discussion will be on the topic ‘Generative AI: The Future of Business & HR,’ which will see participation of leaders such as Mr. Arvind Laddha, President- India, Mercer, Mr. Amit Jain, Group CHRO, PeopleStrong, Mr. Navraj Singh Makkar, Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry, Ms. VishalliDongrie, Partner & Head Organisation, People & Leadership Practice, KPMG (India). The discussion will be moderated by Prof. Gurunathan L, Faculty, Human Resources Management Area, XLRI Jamshedpur.

The esteemed speakers will share their insights and expertise, offering valuable perspectives on how the consulting industry can catalyze the integration of industry and sustainability.
The grand event will culminate with a vote of gratitude delivered by the club, summarizing the entire session and bringing it to a delightful conclusion.