Keeping in mind the enthusiasm among the students, a guest lecture was arranged on 8th November 2020 where the speaker talked about ‘Big 4 myths, start-ups and Thinking Big’. The speaker, Deric Karunesudas is a Cyber Security Leader with 13+ yrs of experience in driving profitable growth stories for global clients. He has worked with companies like Deloitte, NTT, RSA, and now with British Telecom as Director of Cybersecurity of SEA, Japan & South Korea based in Singapore. He has worked in various geographies like APAC, US, Europe, and the Middle East and hence understands various cultures. He gave his first TEDx talk on cybersecurity in Sept 2020. He is an official mentor to IIT Bombay Eureka 2020 (Asia’s biggest B plan competition). His latest startup investment is for an IIT Bombay startup called Sepal which is into IoT Enabled bike canopy.
Mr. Karunesudas started the session by saying he has the vision to create 3 global CEOs. He talked about the working and explained the Why, How, and What of Big 4’s. The initial task is to comprehend the expectation of a specific action and why it is required. Followed by ‘How’ which is about the interaction that should be continued to achieve that specific point. At long last the ‘What’ is about the ultimate result of this movement.
He then talked about the myths which are generally confusing in corporate society. Those are – Generalist vs Specialist, Work-life balance, Career brand value Key, and skills development. He further clarified every one of these focuses on expressing the advantages and disadvantages. He additionally discussed how a sound balance between work-life ought not to be blended in with a safe place at work.
Mr. Karunesudas has an innovative mentality and spoken widely about the work contrast between a Startup and a Corporate work. He referenced that working with a Startup causes one to augment the speed of learning, take up jobs for which one would not have equipped for in a setup association and comprehend business in detail enabling one to have the vision to begin his/her own business. He likewise discussed the benefits of a corporate occupation wherein the administration is efficient and laborers have professional stability. MNC likewise offers a decent harmony between work-life balance yet at the expense of moderate learning.
He concluded the meeting by adding that everybody should inculcate the habit of taking at least one activity which would be challenging to maintain the learning curve. He referenced that we ought not to get into a safe place with our work as it hampers the expectation to absorb information and the general development of people. He referenced the significance of acknowledgment of your desire and defining up objectives to accomplish them. He encouraged the students to make the current tasks more testing by upscaling the project plan and furthermore appreciate the achievement of others and attempt to gain from their achievements.
The talk finished with a Question-and-Answer meeting wherein the speaker addressed all the inquiries of the students in noteworthy detail. In light of everything, it was an instructive meeting and the students could improve their insight through it.