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SP Jain In the Media"

Prof. Christopher Abraham Awarded Best CEO in the World at The Indo-UAE Business & Social Forum 2018

Prof. Christopher Abraham, CEO and Head of campus – Dubai, was awarded World's Greatest CEO at the Fourth Edition of World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders Asia & GCC 2017-18. The Indo-UAE Business & Social Forum 2018 was held at the Emirates Ballroom of JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Dubai on 9th May 2018. “Being recognized as the Best CEO in the World is indeed a humbling experience. Awards like these encourage you to excel even more and do even better in your professional and personal pursuits," said Prof. Christopher Abraham about the achievement.

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Initial coin offerings – Are they worth a look? Mr Vikram Pandya Speaks to The Sun Daily

Mr Vikram Pandya, Director of FinTech at SP Jain School of Global Management, recently had his comments featured in The Sun Daily, Malaysia's first free and largest circulating urban newspaper. Titled Initial coin offerings – Are they worth a look?, the article also featured comments from industry leaders including Aaron Tang (Marketing/Community Lead, Luno Malaysia), and Evan Ngow (Chief Communication Officer, GCOX).

 The article discusses how the flourishing initial coin offering (ICO) industry seems to have been cast in an unfavourable light in Malaysia, particularly after the ban on Singapore-based CopyCash’s issuance imposed by the Securities Commission, Malaysia (SC).

 There are mixed feelings about ICOs; while some call it a scam, others believe that to lump all ICOs as scams is very unfortunate and is not fair, since there are good ICOs in the market. For those who want to invest in ICOs, they are advised to read their white papers first which will give them a basic understanding of what the ICOs are, the potential as well as the promise.

 In the article, Mr Pandya opined that an ICO is an excellent mechanism to augment the capital through crowdsourcing for innovative projects, which directly challenges traditional model of venture capital and private equity funding. “It has allowed many projects to get funding without going to ‘silicon valleys’ of the world.”

 However, he said there is a need for a proper regulatory framework for ICOs to prevent abuse of the system. “It is in essence similar to an IPO but with several peculiar nuances of its own. A dedicated framework for ICOs will ensure that fraudsters and scammers will not be able to abuse this system,” he shared.

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Entrepreneurship Is a Way of Thinking – Dr Marion Igarashi Writes in Business World

Dr Marion Igarashi, Academic Dean – Undergraduate Programs (Global), recently authored an article on “Entrepreneurship Is a Way of Thinking”.

The article has been published by ‘Business World’ and highlights how universities have become entrepreneurial and are designing the coursework that is needed to nurture the business leaders of the future.

“The ambiguity of the problems facing leaders today call for innovative thinkers. These wicked problems include natural disasters, global climate change, nuclear energy, food waste solutions, healthcare, pandemic influenza, drug trafficking and social injustice. It calls for all the resources known to entrepreneurs. The ability to be resilient, form teams, have different perspectives, take risks, future orientate, be authentic, compassionate, need people, be resourceful - the entrepreneurial skills are priceless. This is what is sought by global business leaders today,” Dr Igarashi shares in the article.

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Dr Dhrupad Mathur Chairs Panel at the Smart Data Summit Dubai 2018

On 17th April, Dr Dhrupad Mathur (Associate Professor and Assistant Dean - EMBA Dubai) chaired a panel discussion on Data Monetization at the Smart Data Summit Dubai 2018. The panel delved into various aspects like operationalizing insights from the data, driving improved business processes, better operational efficiency, and enhanced customer experience.  

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How to Robot-Proof Your Career - Dr Debashis Guha’s Views Featured in Gulf News

Dr Debashis Guha (Program Director – Machine Learning) recently shared his views and comments in “How to Robot-proof your career”, an article published in Gulf News.

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Technology Modules for the Future - Dr Kirti Khanzode’s Views Featured in Khaleej Times

Dr Kirti Khanzode recently shared her views at The Gulf Education and Training Exhibition (GETEX 2018) which were featured in an article titled “Universities in UAE to have technology modules for the future” published in Khaleej Times, a daily English language newspaper published in the UAE.

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2 Jaguars Win Colors TV Show - Checkmate Hunt: Smartest Young Executive in the Middle East

BBA students Saras Sachdev and Divya Shishodia recently won Checkmate 2.0, a show by Colors TV, to find the “Smartest Young Executive in the Middle East”. While Saras won the contest and an internship with RAK Bank, Divya was a runner up winning an internship with Bayut.

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Dr Karippur Nanda Kumar Conferred Fellowship by the Singapore Computer Society

Dr Karippur Nanda Kumar, Associate Professor and Area Head (IT) at SP Jain School of Global Management has been conferred a fellowship by the Singapore Computer Society (SCS). He received the recognition plaque at the Fellow Conferment Ceremony during SCS’s 51st Annual General Meeting (AGM) Dinner event, held at the Amara Hotel.

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SP Jain Dubai Signs MOU with GEMS Education

On 20th March, SP Jain Global’s Dubai campus signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with GEMS Education to provide scholarships to deserving GEMS students. GEMS Education is a pioneering education company, with a global network of award-winning K-12 schools in the Middle East, Europe, US & Asia.

The initiative is part of SP Jain Dubai’s CSR initiative to help develop and widen the pool of skilled local talents by providing scholarships and training to deserving GEMS Students.

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When will Indonesia catch up with the Industrial Revolution? – Dr Debashis Guha Speaks to CNBC Indonesia

In the past industrial revolutions, Indonesia has always lagged and not been part of the economic revolution. Can Indonesia, which is currently facing complex deindustrialisation play an important role in the industrial revolution 4.0? Dr Debashis Guha (Director – Machine Learning Program)
shared his views with CNBC Indonesia..

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