6th September, 2022
The event began with an Inaugural Address by Shilpita Panigrahy, XLRI Jamshedpur, who welcomed the Guest Speaker, Mr. Sanjeev Krishan, and the GST members offered a bouquet. The session’s guest was Mr. Sanjeev Krishan, Chairman, at PWC India.
Sanjeev Krishan spoke about several issues and provided a great insight into the fire chat questions posed by the audience. He began discussing the qualities required to be a successful leader in any firm. Shilpita Panigrahy and Ankit Agrawal, the moderators of the event, queried Mr. Krishan on how PWC works closely with technological innovation and advised three mantras for budding managers of tomorrow for handling complex problems in the industry. The primary mantra was about the risk-taking capability of the managers and the guts to accept their failures in the initial phase of their careers. He discussed the key drivers that PWC plans to focus on in order to increase its footprints in tier 2 and tier 3 Indian cities like Bhubaneswar and Jaipur. He also explained how PWC implements the BXT approach while developing solutions keeping business and technology on the same page with changing customer requirements. He mentioned that he aspires for the 80/20 Pareto rule for the company in the future where-in 80% of its revenue would come from 20% of the major clients. He went on to discuss the importance of public collaboration with PWC to achieve net zero carbon emissions and promote sustainable developments. He spoke about acquiring Salesforce consulting firm “Venerate” recently and his plans to leverage this acquisition to enhance its consulting practices. He threw some light on the booming of the logistics and pharmaceuticals sector in the near future. While speaking on new technologies he advised the company’s focus would be primarily on resolving the client’s pain points with the use of technology.
The session ended with a few questions from the audience on technological advancements and how PWC maintains the trust of its customers. Mr. Sanjeev put forth his end notes on the mission and vision of PWC, throwing some light on its unbeatable journey and tailoring its way to a promising future in the upcoming years.