Objective: To disseminate and familiarize students to the unpredictable business world.
Target Audience: 3rd Semester (2018 – 20 Batch)
Atria Center for Management & Entrepreneurship organized its opening guest lecture on August 30th, 2019 for the A.Y 2019-20. The theme was based on understanding the journey of the guest speaker as a corporate professional, his learning and career experiences in different spheres of work through his successful career span continued till date.
His lecture left students assimilate grand take away points which are normally rare to find as a subject matter in books.
The guest speaker Mr. Bosco Caldeira has a career spanning over 25 years in global banks and IT firms in UK, UAE, India, Malaysia and Australia. Bosco has worked in senior management positions in Bank of America, Standard Chartered Bank Dubai, Deutsche Bank and CIMB Bank (Malaysia).
He also had a storied engagement of over 8 years with Infosys Technologies in London, Melbourne (Australia) and India, where he led and /or held senior management assignments in several transformation programs in global banks including UBS, ABN AMRO, NAB (Australia) , ANZ (Australia and the APAC region) , NCB (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), NCB (Jamaica), etc. During this period, Bosco was the recipient of accolades for Sales and Delivery excellence.
He is a Chartered Accountant and a PGDM from IIM-Ahmedabad.
Mr. Bosco Caldeira inducted the session by sharing his ‘Corporate lessons for life’. He emphasized on very specific personality attributes that one has got to be imbibing in today’s age and time to progress in professional career. He painted our thoughts, brought us close to virtuality through his life experiences while quoting alongside few examples of eminent people from industry too. He also exposed students to quite age old examples of successful innovations of mythological India, while also reflecting upon the current challenges/issues faced by modern India today that is seeking exhaustive opportunities in the world economy at a faster pace. Further substantiated the growth potential of Indian economy and guaranteed possible benefits and ample disruptive opportunities as a result of such growth to many aspiring younger generations/entrepreneurs and startups.
He shared his reasons from his own experiences of how and why he went wrong during some episodes of his work life and what he could learn from some of his biggest mistakes of life, this world of actuality forced audience to deeply ponder their thoughts. Over the course of the session students were made to realize how jobs today are interlinked and interdependent on each other and thus every job has its significance. He stressed over and over to help students understand that as job seekers one should be determined to work with perseverance and perspective irrespective of one’s specialization.
Becoming aware of our surrounding is extremely becoming important, developing contacts/ affinity of networks is another straight chance to build robust careers, he insisted on these facets and suggested students to inculcate the routine of consuming information and getting continually abreast with business environment by regularly reading newspapers/e-newspapers. The session got concluded by creating awareness and briefing students about the adverse effects in the long run if one in case restrained from taking up sincere and serious directed efforts.
Mr. Bosco was appreciated for rendering his valuable time and invaluable insights. Mr. T.R. Anand, Advisor – Education, Atria Institute of Technology and Dean of the department Prof. Purnajit Chatterjee felicitated the guest lecturer for his commendable session.
The formal closure of the session happened by delivering vote of thanks.