Bhubaneswar: Indian Institute of Management Sambalpur (IIM-S), hosted the 13th Annual ISDSI Conference, an International Conference of Indian Subcontinent Decision Sciences Institute (ISDSI).

The theme of the three-day conference was “Managing Industry Transformation in Post-Digital Era”.

The main objective of this conference was to provide a platform for academicians, researchers and practitioners to disseminate research, providing insights into the challenges, opportunities, emerging strategies and analytical tools in the domain of decision making, present case studies on application of tools and techniques and explore cutting- edge ideas, results and share experiences.

The conference was attended by over 300 professors, scholar and industry managers from USA, China, Europe, New Zealand, South Africa and India. More than 200 research papers were presented during the 3 days of the conference. The participants from India included directors and deans of many IIMs, ISB, MDI, IITs, JNU, NITs, XLRI. 

The three days of the conference witnessed workshops, panel discussions and keynote addresses by dignitaries from the country and across the globe.

All the sessions stayed in line with the main theme while suggesting ways on how management institutes and the industry stakeholders can continue to thrive in the post digital era and the role of B-schools in this age.

The sessions focused on how leaders can make the best use of available resources to leverage traditional strengths and capacities to the fullest. This will require a new thinking, making sense of changing markets, developing new strategic directions and energizing people. Leaders will have to think bigger and different, to harness the growth potential of new markets and technologies, to redefine markets in their own vision and engage in more relevant and inspiring ways. They will have to be able to define new purpose and strategy, innovate business models and brands, harness networks and movements, to create a positive impact and make a real difference to people’s lives.