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Consulting Continuum

From the initial days of providing the outsider’s perspective, a consultant is now viewed as a key cog in the organizational wheels and intrinsic to the company’s strategy. Consulting Continuum explores myriad aspects across sectors, by initiating discussions on issues at the forefront of the consulting profession. Each Consulting Continuum consists of a series of events centered on a particular theme. Eminent speakers from industry and students of management and engineering institutes converge for an entire day’s event consisting of a lecture series followed by a panel discussion.

The one-day event will bring together a host of industry consultants in various areas, students from various B-schools and students from other disciplines at IIT Bombay. The interaction will help the students gain insights into the real world of consulting and understand the contribution of consultants.


Consulting Continuum 2011

The Consulting Continuum 2011 will be the second event in Continuum 2011 series. Consulting Continuum 2011 is scheduled to be held on 13th March 2010. It will be organized by the 'ConSIG', Consulting Club of SJMSOM, IIT Bombay. The Theme of the Consulting Continuum reflects the current trends and challenges facing global businesses. The Consulting Continuum 2011 will see a series of lectures and panel discussions on the theme:

Changing Times, Evolving Minds

The global economic recession during 2007-2009 and the cautious recovery of 2009-2010 have changed the entire landscape of the consulting industry. The industry has become very competitive in winning businesses. The corporate budgets have shrunk and clients want greater specialization. With the advent of various boutique firms specializing in sectors and skills, the goliaths of the consulting industry are facing stiff competition. However, the industry has seen increased contribution of non-traditional sectors such as energy, pharmaceutical, infrastructure, green technology. Various regulatory policies are being implemented in a number of sectors which present further opportunities. The industry is facing new challenges however, new avenues have also emerged which gives an opportunity for the Goliaths to re-assess their competitive strategies, expand and grow horizontally while the Davids will continue to grow with their niche value propositions. The event seeks to explore the recent challenges that have emerged in the industry and how the consultants can convert these challenges into opportunities. 

 Some of the topics we would be touching upon during this day-long event include:

  • Challenging competitive landscape – A greater shift towards specialized consulting
  • Growth in the changing global dynamics - Learning to Unlearn
  • The Energy Sector: A challenge and an opportunity
  • Consulting in public sector – An unconventional approach
  • Taking control of Complexity-The essential ingredient for profitable growth
  • Inclusive growth in this era of convergence

Consulting Continuum 2011 will bring together a host of industry experts in consulting domain who would provide insights into how consultants can adapt to new market realities and bring their clients back on their feet.


For Details contact:

 Rakesh Tanwani                                Mrutunjaya Sastry N.                         Jubin Varghese                         
 +91-97570-59740                                 +91-97574-17692                                 +91-98207-10768

Nithin Gomez,
9 Feb 2011, 00:44