Lexicon Conclave Sees Leaders Across Businesses Share Perspectives For India’s Growth In Post-Pandemic World

(L TO R) Vishal Solanki (I.A.S) Education Commissioner (Maharashtra State), Dr. Deepak Mhaisekar, Advisor to CMO, Maharashtra, Pankaj Sharma, President, Lexicon Group of Institutes, Deepti Sharma, Director, Lexicon Kids, Smt. Monisha Sharma, Co-Founder & Director, Lexicon Schools, Hon Governor of Maharashtra Shri Bhagat Singh Koshyari, S.D.Sharma, Chairman, Lexicon Group, Neeraj Sharma, Vice President, Lexicon Group of Institutes, and Nasir Shaikh, CEO, Lexicon Management Institute of Leadership & Excellence

An annual leadership conclave to curate different perspectives across domains on India’s post-pandemic growth was hosted by the Lexicon Group of Institutes, yesterday. The narratives on the nation’s new normal growth story were shared by Ramnath Subramanium, Director, Maharashtra Metro Rail, Ranjan Kumar Sharma, DIG, CID, Crime, Pune, Smt Kavita Dwivedi, Additional Commissioner & Additional CEO (Admin), Pune Metropolitan Region Development, Shashank Bhushan, India Head & VP, BMC Software, Nitin Chandel, Managing Director, BNY Mellon Technology, and Francis Padamadan, Senior Director (APAC) RPO & BPS Practices, Kelly Outsourcing & Consulting Group.

(L To R) Ramnath Subramanium, Director, Maharashtra Metro Rail, Ranjan Kumar Sharma, DIG, CID, Crime, Pune, Nitin Chandel, Managing Director, BNY Mellon Technology, Francis Padamadan, Senior Director (APAC) RPO & BPS Practices, Kelly Outsourcing & Consulting Group, moderated by Nasir Shaikh, Chief Executive Officer, Lexicon Management Institute of Leadership & Excellence (MILE), Smt Kavita Dwivedi, Additional Commissioner & Additional CEO (Admin), Pune Metropolitan Region Development and Shashank Bhushan, India Head & VP, BMC Software.

A select audience of students, industry leaders, and impact makers attended the event, due to ensure social distancing norms and protocol, and it was moderated by Nasir Shaikh, Chief Executive Officer, Lexicon Management Institute of Leadership & Excellence (MILE).

Hon Governor of Maharashtra Bhagat Singh Koshyari the chief guest for the annual conclave, also addressed the audience to highlight the resilience of our society and the optimism in the future of our country.

The conclave discussed how the resilience of our society was key in fighting the pandemic, and the success we have been able to see in overcoming various challenges across society, industry, and governance. “The swift and timely action by front lines warriors especially the Police and Medical staff by fighting against all the odds and saving themselves has contributed tremendously to reduce the impact of the pandemic by saving the people with timely medical help, helping them to reach their destination, providing security during the journey and by maintaining law and order and by coordinating through different departments, agencies and NGOs” observed Ranjan Kumar Sharma, DIG, CID, Crime, Pune.

The close collaboration amongst all agencies, police, and administrators during the pandemic times was the focus of the topic discussed, and all of the panelists pointed out how the pandemic has helped us to drive innovation and self-discover ways to adapt to the uncertain situation of the pandemic presented. The business leaders on the panel were optimistic about the huge digital opportunity the new normal will provide, and all were witnessing signs of normalcy and opportunity in their respective organizations.

Adding to this Ramnath Subramanium, Director, Maharashtra Metro Rail said, “While the pandemic has enabled us to lose sometime, we are now back 90% of resource capacity and reach full capacity by December end. The availability of labor and speed of growth is now coming back to pre-pandemic levels, and we are seeing great signs of coming back to normalcy. We are almost close to normalcy and are going full throttle to meet the revised timelines set”

The conclave discussed the importance of adaptability and innovation across the society and industry as we move towards realigning to the nation’s path for growth. Lexicon’s Bharat Leadership Awards capped off the conclave. The awards were bestowed at the hands of the Hon Governor of Maharashtra Bhagat Singh Koshyari to leaders for their contributions across governance, law and order, entertainment, culture and industry.

Nasir Shaikh, Chief Executive Officer, Lexicon Management Institute of Leadership & Excellence (MILE) was of the view that “The panelist validation towards adaptability and resilience during the pandemic is aligned with the management of Lexicon Management Institute of Leadership and Excellence, as it has got us to also innovate and channelize the efforts towards the future of the students and their current needs of support and mental well-being”

Shashank Bhushan, India Head & VP, BMC Software was of the opinion that “The future of work will be hybrid-some in office, some WFH and some in-office few days but it would also be based on the role. We are a resilient species, and we will always find a solution even in the toughest of circumstances. We are still, as an industry, finding solutions to ensure sustained efficiency and productivity, but we are seeing positive signs in returning to the overall country’s story. The biggest criterion for success in uncertain times for any organization is heavily dependent on the culture and vibrancy of an organization.”

Nitin Chandel, Managing Director, BNY Mellon Technology said “The jury is still out on the future of office spaces post-pandemic. Post-pandemic will see a hybrid between work from home (WFH) and work from the office. The biggest unknowns are around face to face interaction, collaboration, and serendipity, which are essential for innovation.”

Smt Kavita Dwivedi, Additional Commissioner & Additional CEO (Admin), Pune Metropolitan Region Development was of the view that “The beauty of today is that we are surviving the pandemic, and it is a great achievement for all of us. With the uncertainty, it allowed all of us to innovate and find solutions to adapt to the environment. We focused on meticulous planning of development to use the time during the lockdown effectively.”

Francis Padamadan, Senior Director (APAC) RPO & BPS Practices, Kelly Outsourcing & Consulting Group said “The pandemic has led to further acceleration of the ‘service and subscription’ model. It has led to an even larger diaspora of digitally connected consumers, and the post-pandemic will be a time of great opportunity, green shoots are clearly visible as of today.”

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