Technology is the Enabler- Replacing Traditional methods of Business : In Conversation with Dr. Abhishek Narain Singh

Dr. Singh  shares his thoughts and ideas on Indian Economy and the future challenges for business leaders.

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“Keeping pace with technology is going to be one of the biggest challenges in coming years for managers and business leaders. Technology is the enabler, which is replacing traditional methods of business with new ways. Be it products or services, or how the products or services are being offered to the ones who need it”

Q.1  How do you see the future of business/economy in India?

Future of Indian economy (and business in India) seems bright, especially in the light of recent reforms. Overall business environment is towards a positive trend wherein focus is more on Make in India and building a culture of Start-up among youths.

Q.2  How do you see the developments happening in the institute for last few years?

Over the years, a lot of good initiatives have been taken by the Institute. One of them is, starting Labs in different functional areas of management where students are encouraged to think differently and come-up with unique ideas to solve a business problem. It has given a boost to the philosophy of inculcating Entrepreneurial approach among students.

Q.3 What all challenges you see for the future managers and business leaders?

Keeping pace with the technology is going to be one of the biggest challenges in coming years for managers and business leaders. Technology is the enabler, which is replacing traditional methods of business with new ways. Be it products or services, or, how the products or services are being offered to the ones who need it.

Q.4 Tell us about any book that has been inspiring and you will recommend that as a must read.

Books are the true companion. One must read to learn from the stories and experiences of others. A book that I would like to recommend is: “Jack – Straight from the Gut” by Jack Welch.

Q.5 What do you love about being a faculty in IMT-Nagpur.

Interacting with brilliant young minds bubbling with fresh ideas is the best part of being a teacher. Discussions inside and outside of the classrooms keep us in pace with new ideas in changing business environment. As a faculty at IMT Nagpur, I enjoy the freedom in course design and delivery.

Q.6 What differentiates between a good and a great student?

There are many commonalities between a good and a great student, such as, eagerness to know, sincerity, punctuality, willingness to learn, to name a few. However, a great student is one who is self-motivated and ready to go a step ahead of what is prescribed in the syllabus or book.

Q.7 What message would you like to convey to future students of IMT-N?

One message for the future students is: Never Stop Learning. Keep yourself open to accept and adopt to new situations and circumstances. You can derive learning from each and everything that is in-front of you. As it is being said: Learning is the only way forward.

About the Faculty: One of the youngest members of the faculty, Dr. Abhishek Narain Singh is an Assistant Professor in the Information Management area of IMT-Nagpur. Before joining IMT Nagpur, he had completed his Doctoral Research (PhD) from Department of Management Studies, IIT-Delhi. He holds a Post Graduate and Graduate degree in Computer Science and Engineering from NIT Jalandhar and Uttar Pradesh Technical University respectively. He has been a fellow of Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) and has worked as a visiting scholar in Ludwig-Maximilians-University at Munich in Germany. Dr. Singh loves poetry, reading books and traveling to new places.

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