The 27th BMI session for the current academic year was enkindled by a very distinguished personality, Mr. Prasanna Seshasayee, Head of Mid-Market Strategy & Operations – Google Customer Solutions, USA. The topic being quite discrete and fascinating was very well explained by Mr. Prasanna, by throwing light on how to thrive in a rapidly changing world. He began the session by saying how the business world is rapidly changing and what is to be done to thrive in it.
With the help of charts he went on to explain how the centre of gravity with respect to population is changing, what people do is rapidly evolving as they move from one sector to other, how the amount of work is decreasing and how the productivity is increasing because of the easier adptation of new technologies. He then went on to explain how human resources replaced other resources as the most valuable commodity and how technology firms capitalize human resources and become the best in the world. Further he explained on how customer preference, innovator’s dilemma, survival of the fastest acts as a fuel to this rapidly changing world. He then spoke about how to lead yourself by stating a quote that, “If you can’t lead yourself you can’t lead others”. He has explained very nicely with real-life examples on 10 tips and how to thrive in this rapidly changing world.
There was a very interactive Q&A session where the speaker participated actively. The speaker’s insights to the questions asked and his thougths on how an increase in the productivity of machines have reduced a considerable portion of human labour while also achieving overall global economic growth was brilliantly summarised by him and and his classic comic style was loved by all.
– Akash U, F20123
“It was a very informative session conducted by the BMI team. Mr. Prasanna delivered the content very concisely. His speech was inspiring and interactive. I liked the way he linked the concepts with real life examples. Some of the topics he covered were new to us, this inspired us to learn it.”
– Azam Hussain, F20012
“Today’s lecture was taken by Mr Prasanna from Google. He covered the topic of top 10 tips to follow in a fast changing world. Change is the only constant in life and we need to be on our toes always, flexible, and ready to adapt. Mr Prasanna shared 10 very relevant tips for us to achieve this, which were explained beautifully with the help of real life examples. The tips he spoke about were not only relatable to us as college students, but we could also understand how we should connect with it when we move on to the corporate level. It was a very insightful and engaging session, with plenty of key takeaways that would surely benefit plenty of students.”
-Sreesh kumar, F20053
“It was an honour for LIBA to have Mr. Prasanna Seshasayee, Head of Mid-Market Strategy & Operations (Google Customer Solutions) as one of our keynote speakers for BMI. The insights on “How to thrive in this dynamic changing world” has proven to be one of the most interesting topics of BMI. We believe that the knowledge and thoughts shared will help in the development and upliftment of budding managers like us. We appreciate and thank you for this valuable session.”
-Catherine Althea Mariam, F20133