Roundtable on Innovations in Healthcare at SIBM Pune

Roundtable on Innovations in Healthcare at SIBM Pune

SIBM Pune, Roundtable on Innovations in Healthcare

January 16, 2020, Pune, India–

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM) Pune
organised a round table with the theme “Innovations in
Healthcare” on 11th January 2020 at Lavale
Pune. Technological advancements for customized services, use of big data
analytics, focus on prevention and wellness are shaping the healthcare industry
of today and tomorrow. The breadth of the Healthcare service providers is also
increasing from clinics, hospitals, Pharmaceutical Companies, equipment
manufacturers, insurers to data-driven software firms and e-service providers.

Affordable care, care for all, personalized solutions, focus
on wellness are some growing trends. This round table on innovations in
healthcare discussed the various aspects of innovations across the globe and
the future of the industry. Dr Ramakrishnan Raman, Director SIBM Pune
shared that roundtable is being organized to add value to the students pursuing
MBA (Innovation and Entrepreneurship) at SIBM Pune.

SIBM Pune, Roundtable on Innovations in Healthcare

The round table panel constituted stalwarts from the
industry and academia including Dr. Brett Trusko, President and CEO
International Association of Innovation Professionals (IAOIP), Dr. Vijay
Natarajan, CEO of Symbiosis University Hospital and Research Center (SUHRC),
Dr. Madhav Sathe, Consultant Anesthologist at Bombay Hospital, Dr. Sanjiv Narangul,
Advisor of Advent and Dr. Aravind Chinchure, Founder and CEO at QLEAP
Academy. Mr. Parag Khare, CEO Paragon Health Consultants moderated the
roundtable. Prof Sandeep Bhattacharya – Head Corporate Relation SIBM Pune
welcomed the guests and introduced the panel members to the audience.

Students and faculty members of SIBM Pune and students from
Gedhu College of Business studies, Bhutan attended the event along with
founders of Startups like MumSmile, Innovation Igniter, Cognify etc. Innovation
managers from corporates like Emerson India and John Deere India were among the
audience present for the roundtable.

During the discussion Dr Brett Trusko stated that,
healthcare industry stakeholders should focus on effective usage of medical
database. Dr Natarajan, CEO of Symbiosis Hospital illustrated on how SUHRC is
using innovative practices to provide quality healthcare services at affordable
cost at the multispecialty hospital located at Lavale Pune. Dr Madhav Sathe
gave insights on the opportunities for innovation in health that is given by
the rural India. Dr Chinchure CEO of QLeap Academy gave examples of innovation
in health care from India. He also spoke on healthcare value chain.

Mr Sanjeev Navangul, invited students to study the trends in
drug industry and need-based innovations. He also gave insights on the
opportunities that exists in the Indian scenario for innovation in health care.
The roundtable provided the audience an overview of the current trends in
healthcare industry and also discussed the opportunities and challenges of
healthcare startups, data analytics, medical device innovations, drug
innovations for preventive healthcare to usage of Artificial Intelligence and
big data. Prof. Yogesh Brahmankar, Programme Evangelist- (MBA-Innovation &
Entrepreneurship) gave the concluding remarks and thanked the panel members.

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We Will Overcome

We Will Overcome

Mr Raees Shaikh (left) and Mr Danish Malik (right) receiving Role Model of the Community award

January 16, 2020, Mumbai, India–

Everyone experiences an unrelenting aspiration to go
where they can’t. We envision traveling to places no one has ever been,
exploring areas no one ever has, living in ways no one ever did. That is until
we’re yanked back to the reality of our mundane lives. Life is hard and unfair,
and you will have to struggle to be successful, earn money, and be able to
provide for you and your family. However, there are ways to get help.

Some people say that you should never lean on anyone,
that you should never trust anyone. But, they haven’t met Kawish. This
organization takes helping others a step forward. Not only is their mission to “develop a literate, healthy & self-esteemed society ready to take
on challenges of life and supporting each other in the hour of need,”
but they envision so much
more. Kawish is an established education welfare society that strives to form a
society where it can’t be formed on its own. And their latest initiative, Hum
Honge Kamiyab, speaks for itself.  Loosely translated, Hum Honge Kamiyab means we will
overcome. And it goes perfectly with the purpose and goal of this initiative.

We all know of at least one person who has struggled
their entire lives to reach the position they’re in right now. They entire
lives they spent working toward one thing and now have one of the greatest
success stories you’ve ever heard. Hum Honge Kamiyab is an event for people
just like that. As a part of the event, Speakers are invited to give a speech
to motivate the learners, talking about how they carved their careers and
fought against all odds to get there.

Hum Honge Kamiyab, A flagship program of Kawish

Some of the esteemed speakers who
attended include:

  • ISRO scientist Dr. Shafiuddin
  • Young architect Mohammed Bilal Nisar
  • Chemical engineer Faisal Yusouf
  • MBBS Humera Khan
  • Chartered accountant Alia Faizan
  • And retired judge Mohammed Yunus

Alongside the esteemed speakers, the event was graced
with the eminent presence of Danish Malik, the founder and managing director of
Boomlet Media. One of the unique things
about this man is that at the young age of 26, when most people in this
industry are still learning how to simply transform a digital space, Malik had
already founded Boomlet Media.

It all started when he graduated with a degree in finance
and marketing. He secured a job at TCS Citi as a member of the Personal Wealth
Management team. This is where he started his training, gearing up for the long
entrepreneurial journey that loomed ahead.

With his rare fresh mind and restructuring techniques, he
created his company in 2017. Starting with just one intern, Boomlet Media is
one of a booming force in the industry, with more than 20 employees today.

Impressed with the inspiring path Malik had followed and
the countless obstacles he overcame, the journey of a common employee to a
successful entrepreneur. In fact, at the Hum Honge Kamiyab event, Malik was
facilitated the Role Model of the Community award by Honorable MLA, Mr.Raees
Shaikh.  The
felicitation was embarked with shedding light on Mr. Danish Malik’s story
encourages us to walk towards the fire, not away, showing us that anything is
possible. Our current reality doesn’t determine the future, our will to work
and overcome does. In the future, when you reminisce about the sleepless nights
and the long hours, it’ll feel like all of it paid off, just as Malik does now.
Just like him, you can have a dream to change the world with a unique approach and
come out standing a winner on the other side.

It may seem impossible, but you can be the next Danish
Malik. This is what Kawish wants and aims to do all over the world. They want
to show everyone that this is possible, that they can do it too, and that they
can overcome life itself if they have to!

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Stephanie Ness: a Vocal, Influential and International Researcher on Evolutionary Algorithms

Stephanie Ness: a Vocal, Influential and International Researcher on Evolutionary Algorithms

Stephanie Ness, certified and influential specialist on evolutionary algorithms

January 14, 2020, New Delhi, India–

Stephanie Ness, also called Mrs Ness is an
international, certified and influential specialist on evolutionary algorithms.
She studied investment and information technology at Harvard University and the
London School of Economics, United Kingdom respectively. She is a competent
technology lawyer, especially when it comes to data protection. She studied
International Law, with a focus on UK law. However, she is also well qualified
in Austrian law.

Mrs Ness served as a patent researcher for multiple
high tech startups, which she kept advising for several years and which have
been sold at an undisclosed amount to investors. She has been an international
technology and investment advisor and interim manager for more than 15 years.

Ness concepts on evolutionary algorithms are
modelled after the biological processes of natural selection and have been used
to discover answers to problems that have many possible solutions. For example,
in the classic Traveling Sаlеѕреrѕоn Prоblеm, the chаllеngе iѕ to lосаtе or find
the shortest diѕtаnсе that would be rеԛuirеd for a ѕаlеѕреrѕоn to visit each
сitу in hеr region and return hоmе. We’ll assume that еасh city is connected to
еvеrу other cities.

A 10 сitу tour has аbоut 181,000 possible ѕоlutiоnѕ
and a 20 сitу tour hаѕ about 1015 ѕоlutiоnѕ! Rаthеr thаn tеѕting еасh роѕѕiblе
rоutе (the brutе fоrсе аррrоасh), which turns оut to be соmрutаtiоnаllу
impossible for еvеn mоdеѕtlу large numbеrѕ of сitiеѕ, еvоlutiоnаrу algorithms
enable уоu to create various rаndоm routes (the “parent” ѕеt), select
the ѕhоrtеѕt rоutеѕ frоm thаt random set, аftеrwаrd сrоѕѕ-оvеr the раrеntѕ to
рrоduсе a set of “child” rоutеѕ. Thе ѕhоrtеѕt rоutеѕ аrе thеn сhоѕеn
from thiѕ nеw рооl of раrеnt аnd child rоutеѕ, and thе process iѕ repeated
until thе uѕеr stops thе рrосеѕѕ оr thе аlgоrithm соnvеrgеѕ оn thе shortest

Stephanie Ness, certified and influential specialist on evolutionary algorithms

Stephanie Ness’s is known for the creation of
“Cellular Automata” and fuzzy clustering applications to set up new algorithms
in stochastic AI environments. Her applications of evolutionary algorithms to
security applications in Artificial Intelligence are very interesting from an
operations research point of view. Cellular automata are discrete, conceptual
computational frameworks that have demonstrated helpful both as general models
of multifaceted nature and as more representations of non-linear elements in an
assortment of scientific fields.

The use of cellular automata has increased over the
years & served as the best human cognition mimicry. They are used in:

  • Robust face recognition that reads faces as landmarks and
    contours. However, this is an effective means of biometric analysis and has
    been in adoption ever since.
  • Camera model means mapping from world to image coordinates, e.g.
    3D to 2D transformation and is interdependent with a number of parameters.
    Parameter-less body model extraction from a few CCTV camera images can be done
    by the aid of the cellular automata.
  • The artificial intelligence is incorporated into many devices
    especially all smart systems. Smart systems include functions of actuation,
    sensing as well as control in its operations. The artificial intelligence has
    led to the production of robots. Robotics is a higher version of artificial
    intelligence. Robots have different roles and can be used for various purposes.
    Artificial intelligence combines a higher level of Deep learning in many
  • VR (virtual reality), AR (augmented reality) and gaming
    applications all use the cellular automata. The AR involves the use of sensory
    nerves in making a computerized world come into reality.

Mrs Ness believed that in the years to come,
algorithms will dominate and influence power structures in the world and will
make the world a more just place, as they are only as bias as their sole
creator. She created simulations in C++ that have been embedded into a Java
program and in C# and she presented her work in Copenhagen and at the
University of Cambridge in the UK.

In one of her recent research “Understanding Beauty
Using Evolutionary Cycles of Cellular Automata”, Ness explains how the
cellular evolutionary algorithms (CEA), a type of evolutionary algorithm
arbitrarily prevented individuals from mating but facilitate their own
interaction with their neighbours. It is from this interaction that a basic
evolutionary algorithm is applied in the population. The EA involves the
processes of selection, variation or replacement.

Cellular Automata has been in existence since the 1970s. Till today, new discoveries have been made which have modified the activities of the cellular automata.

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Meet Cheryl Ness – International Best-Selling Author of Historical Fiction

Meet Cheryl Ness – International Best-Selling Author of Historical Fiction

Cheryl Ness, International and award-winning author

January 14, 2020, New Delhi, India–

Ness is an International and award-winning author from Austria. As a renowned
author and publisher, Cheryl Ness speaks 7 languages and writes in 3 different
languages – English, being her mother tongue, German and Spanish respectively.  She publishes all her books under different
pen names in most times. She was honored with a Master’s degree from Harvard
University, Minored in Digital Media. She was known to work with some famous
actors in the film industry.

has a remarkable and unique personality with a fanatical interest in ballet,
philanthropy, film writing, guitar playing and different areas of human
interest. With only 14 years old, she wrote an adapted version of the play
“Mama Mia” and starred that got broadcasted in Spain. Perhaps she has been a
role model for today’s youths.

the early years of childhood, Cheryl’s primary source of entertainment was
reading Novels and watching real-life historical movies. This is how she got
her passion for writing. She was made to understand that transposing your
powerful feelings, opinions, joys, and sadness to one’s character, each day, is
the way to instil in your pages the wisdom that is living inside your novel and

Cheryl Ness, International and award-winning author

writing historical fiction and biography, she also engaged in writing
non-fiction books, on subjects ranging from personal finance to speeches, human
rights, film, and records digital storytelling videos. She enjoys chocolate
pie, as should all right-thinking people.

book “Cuba Libre” in Spanish, became Amazon bestseller ahead of John Grisham in
the respective category – One of her notable achievements. The book tells the
story of Francine, a woman with a seemingly ideal and thriving life, which she
shares with her fiancé Todd, a businessman who seems to have everything under

book reflects how the life of Cubans changed after the implementation of the
Cuban Democracy Law by the Congress of the United States of America. This
bestseller book is filled with an unconventional love story, the reader will
get entrapped in the adventures, disappointments, and growth of the
protagonist, who tells in a clear way every corner of the tropical paradise and
social anthropology of Cuba. Her book is one of the kinds of those hundred
stories few authors have written. You can get a copy of her books by typing the
word “Cheryl Ness” on the Amazon website.

Cheryl is writing her memoirs. She wrote what she did in her life for love,
believing that what she was doing was subject to the laws of destiny and that
it was destiny that made the decisions for her. However, her years of
experience have taught her that there is no destiny. What leads all human
beings to move from one country to another, to evolve, to change the way of
seeing life is “love”.

has been involved in a lot of philanthropic activities, one of the major
асhiеvеmеntѕ was a foundation in Estonia that helps people with autism develop
marketable skills and bring them, industry clients. Autism means being
different in a number of ways. And being different comes with a lot of stigmas,
hence the people affected are limited to an array of opportunities. It is very
difficult to secure lucrative work in Estonia for people with autism and the
majority are unemployed – even though there are lots of smart people with very
special valuable skills. The main focus of her foundation is providing good
working conditions that even allow remote work.

foundation is also committed to providing direct services, family support
grants, education, advocacy and recreational opportunities with the purpose of
improving the quality of life for individuals with autism and their families.

The foundation also devotes to making people aware of Autism and the effects it has on children and their families. The diagnosis of Autism is an emotional one for families, and her Foundation wants people to know that they are not alone. It is the organization’s desire and dedication to promoting events for Autism Awareness so that present and future children and adults along with their families who face this battle will have strong support to embrace differences.

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Shifting the Affordability Paradigm: Calyx Group Emerges As the Only Sustained Leader in Pune

Shifting the Affordability Paradigm: Calyx Group Emerges As the Only Sustained Leader in Pune

Dr Gaurav Somani – Director, Calyx Group

January 14, 2020, Pune, India–

There’s no place like home. Due to rising rent, gentrification
and a recent economic surge, the city of India, Pune, is in dire need of
affordable housing. 

“While we are in the real estate development arena for modest income families, our real estate focus in on community and uplifting families.” says Dr Gaurav Somani, Director of Calyx Group. There are many more sectors acknowledging that every successful and competitive community looking to compete in a global marketplace needs people, many of whom need affordable housing. There are multiple new partners at the table, from corporate leaders to the business community, academia, philanthropic community and local and state governments. The difference between Calyx group and most other real estate developers is a vision this group shares to make our community great for all citizens. Facilitating buyers with PMAY and other government schemes, the brand has catered hundreds of home buyers with the enhancement in their lifestyle quotient. 

Since last 60 years Calyx Group is engaged in building the
premium spaces by venturing into the public-private infrastructure and township
development, growing in international markets by leveraging them luxury and
hospitality in India and overseas. 

Metro connectivity is set to further boost in Pune’s
connectivity, live ability as well as capital values. Lifestyle-friendliness,
quality social infrastructure and excellent connectivity are some determining
factors that single out residential destinations created by Calyx Group.

Dr Gaurav Somani – Director, Calyx Group

Spreading Wings in other
Market Segments

Indian Agriculture has been and continues to be the cornerstone
of the Indian economy for thousands of years. Considering the impulsion in
agricultural export, lush green ‘Somani Farms’, a 900 acres of Sugarcane farm
in the lap of Baramati was formed and today it is the largest high-tech farm in

Dr. Gaurav Somani’s original thinking, unique character, and
diverse viewpoints made him establish a lasting rapport in the other industries
right from steel plants to media and entertainment. 

One of his ventures ‘The Break Room’ has emerged as India’s best
extravagant restaurant chain with the delight for all the food connoisseurs.
“Stepping into hospitality is not enough. Creating milestone with continuing
this fast-paced momentum is something different.” Says Dr. Gaurav Somani. The
brand’s focus is to create consumer relevance and confidence through unprecedented
quality and care and produce developer value by offering fair franchise terms,
a competitive fee model, best-in-class support and a connection to Best India’s
expansive scale-which is certainly important in advancing hotels’ negotiating
power and creating advantageous environment. 

The rising popularity
tells the story

While Calyx Group has certainly captured the attention of
today’s buyer it has also proven its ability to deliver impressive results in
the adverse market dynamics. Thousands of unsold inventories awaiting home
buyers are left in Pune. Real estate industry is grappling with problems like
buyer’s mindset post RERA, worsening of economic crises, demography and age of
buyer, simulated options of affordable homes. Calyx Group dealt with all these
issues with a smart digital move. A user-friendly smartphone application is
ready to assist the home buyers for 24X7. 

For its valued customer this customised application, ‘Calyx One’
in one stop solution for the documentation process and construction updates.
This has not only empowered the business credibility, but the customers are
given with the several self-service options and the smart solution to all their

Apartments at Calyx are carefully designed to offer the superior
comfort to the home buyer. The results came to fruition in all the residential
projects making it fastest growing real estate company which is emerging as a
leader in Pune. Here’s all about Calyx Group everyone must go

Dr. Gaurav Somani says, “In 2020 Calyx shall spread across 1 billion sq. ft. in Pune and in hospitality we aim to go pan India. From investment point of view, the real estate market is indeed more stable than the stock market. In the long term tends to pay off handsomely. Real estate is all about location, specifications, pricing, and execution, and investors rarely have much insight beyond their immediate location. In transactions, more access to information, more consolidated and professional management, and a slate of new technology-driven firms that offer a paradigm shift in the way we invest in real estate, are combining together to make it easy for the investors to profit from the world’s largest asset class.”

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Universal Business School (UBS), Mumbai

13, 2020, Pune, India–

Universal Business School
(UBS), Mumbai,
concluded yet another splendid placement season for the
post-graduation batch of 2019 with record highest package of INR 20.5
lacs per annum.
The institute sets a record with 273 companies
participating in campus recruitment for final placement and internship process.

It is noteworthy that the average salary for the top 10% of
the students stood at INR 10.95 LPA whilst the Top 25% of the students achieved
an average salary of INR 8.72 LPA.
The Average salary for the batch has
also shot up at Rs.7 lakhs while the median salary for the graduating batch
rose significantly to INR 6.57 LPA a 20% increase from last year.
 The Average salary for
experienced students with over 2 years of work experience was INR 10.29 LPA.

The key attractions in this year’s placement process was 377%
increase in the salary package received by experienced candidates and 43
students receiving more than average package. Another high point was that 58
students received multiple offers as UBS believes that students can have an
additional opportunity to achieve their dream package.

Universal Business School (UBS), Mumbai

Placement 2019

  • Highest Salary goes up at
    Rs.20.05 LPA
  • Number of Recruiters are 273
  • Total No. of Interviews
    conducted were 1593
  • Students received 3
    International Offers
  • Banking, Finance &
    Consulting companies recruited 41% batch
  • Highest Stipend of INR 36000
    for Internships at LG Electronics

The Highest Salary Specialization wise is as follows:

  1. Specialization: Marketing, package: INR 20.5 LPA
  2. Specialization: Operations, package: INR 20 LPA
  3. Specialization: Finance, package: INR 15.07 LPA
  4. Specialization: Media(Digital Marketing), package: INR 12 LPA

Expressing his satisfaction about the Placement season, Prof.
Tarun Anand, Chairman, Universal Business School said
Coming from Industry, it is
fantastic to witness leading Indian companies and MNCs reposing faith in our
students and the intense experiential learning program our students are put
through to make them Industry ready. We are committed to keep innovating our
pedagogy and focusing on key skills required by industry to essentially bridge
the gap and create responsible leaders who will have a positive impact on the
triple bottom line, Profits, Society and Environment.

Key Placement Trends: Analysis of Last 3 Years

UBS has surpassed the previous year’s performance, on all counts.
It has attracted the highest number of companies in the last 3 years. The
number of Interview opportunities given to the students rose by 46%. UBS
attracted 45 first time recruiters, showing interest in hiring for several
roles across multiple sectors for all our programs. 

For Experienced students the increase in salary has gone up
significantly from 274% to 377% demonstrating the transformation UBS has
achieved with its experienced students.

UBS has been one of only 6 B-schools in India to achieve an Rs.1
Crore plus salary for its student. The other B-schools being IIM-Ahmedabad,
IIM-Calcutta, IIM-Bangalore, ISB-Hyderabad and IIFT-Delhi.


Business School was established as part of Strive India Education Foundation in
February 2009. Universal Business School (UBS) takes a leap forward, by
creating India’s first Green Business School ensuring eco-smart integrated thinking and
a sustainable campus. The idea for establishing a world-class business school
in Mumbai was born in 2008. The Business School is founded by International
Business Leaders who have business experience in all five continents and have
managed multibillion dollar global businesses. They have built a unique
experiential based learning pedagogy for international Business Executives.

provides full time and part time Graduate and Post Graduate programmes in
Management along with Executive Management Development courses.

For more information please check:

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