The event began with an Inaugural Address by Kautilya Dubey, student of XLRI Jamshedpur, who welcomed the guest speaker, Mr. Gopal Krishna G S S and the GST team members, cohort PGDM (GM) offered a warm welcome.
The session’s guest was Mr. Gopal Krishna G S S, Country Head Market Function and Product Group Head - TCS iON, TATA Consultancy Services Mumbai.
Mr Gopal Krishna G S S spoke about several facets of leadership and how it has to be contextualized in ever changing dynamics of contemporary world. He began discussing the qualities required to be a successful leader in any firm. The distinguished speaker explained his career trajectory, how he has seamlessly navigated across several domains in his enriching career.
Mr. Gopal Krishna G S S also explained the challenges that he had faced in his professional
experience to date, and he explained how tactfully he has been dealing with all his
He opined that the contemporary business leaders should be adaptable to the global
disruptions especially post pandemic. He also enforced his emphasis on cross functional
learnings that make managers leaders in truest sense. He has explained strategy as
important dimension for any organization, and he explained TCS ion journey and how it has
been a pioneer in conducting online exams for recruitment boards smoothly throughout the
He also spoke at length on contextualising the strategy in accordance with the times we live in.
He was asked about his views on the digital transformation in India and how managers should partner in this digital transformation. He also dovetailed on market dynamics, consumer behaviour and business models when entering new markets. Mr Krishna stressed the need for building a comprehensive ecosystem, prioritizing customer satisfaction and fostering synergy among the stakeholders.