What: Project Management Institute, Pune Chapter‘s monthly meeting, consisting of two sessions – 1. Process Modeling, a key enabler and 2. Use of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) for organizational effectiveness
When: Saturday, July 12, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Where: Cummins Auditorium, Pune Shramik Patrakar Sangh, 193 Navi Peth, Ganjwe Chowk, Near Alka Talkies, Garware bridge & S. M. Joshi hall, Pune 411030. Reception (Tel) – +91(20) 24534190
Registration: This event is free for all, and no registration is required
Process Modeling – An approach and challenges in its successful adoption, as a key enabler
The use of off-line, steady-state Process Simulators has grown in the global Chemical and Hydrocarbon Processing Industry, particularly over the last decade or so. Many companies of different hue, in terms of size and type of business have derived significant benefits from the implementation of simulation technology.
Having witnessed this growth from both the angles – As a user and as a vendor, Mr. Pandit has also seen some myths, floating in the industry, about simulation technology. He believes that some of these misconceptions have thwarted the efforts of many a companies in adopting simulators as an in-house design and process-monitoring tool.
This presentation would cover some of these myths and/or challenges that industry has faced while adopting simulation technology. It will also present some examples of organizations that have done well in absorbing simulation technology in their organizations.
About the Speaker – Alok Pandit
Alok Pandit has over 20 year’s association with Process Simulation industry, in various capacities. Starting as a Technical Support Executive on Chemshare’s products, he has worked extensively with Aspen Tech and Hyprotech products in Training, Technical Support, Product customization and Business Development. He has conducted more than 100 training programs, on different simulation software, for leading companies in India, Abudhabi, Netherlands and UK.
Alok holds M.Tech (Chem) degree from I.I.T Kanpur (1986) and B.Sc. (Engg) degree from Panjab University, Chandigarh (1983). Alok also holds a PG Diploma in Advanced Computing from C-DAC, Pune.
Alok is presently the Director of Equinox Software & Services Private Limited, a company he has set-up to provide modeling based consulting services to the process industry. Alok was previously working as Country Manager – SAARC and Vice President – Sales, for Aspen Technology Inc. covering a wide territory from Pakistan to Australia. Prior to that, he has worked with Hyprotech, Onward Technologies Limited, Hinditron Computers and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (Mumbai Refinery).
Use of Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) for organizational effectiveness
NLP® (Neuro Linguistic Programming) is the art and technology of achieving personal, professional and corporate excellence. NLP enables you to understand and change the way you think, feel and behave. It helps you to choose what to do, and be what you want to be. It is a Methodology based on the fact that behavior has a structure, and that structure can be modeled, learned, taught and changed i.e. re-programmed.
Special features of these techniques are that they
- Align thinking and behavior patterns to meet goals and objectives in a seamless manner.
- Help to achieve a wide variety of outcomes such as motivation, creativity, emotional management, new skill development, team synergy, health, belief change and more.
- Acknowledge uniqueness of individuals and change behaviors in ways most appropriate to them.
- Cause changes without stress. Within a relatively short period this person can start experiencing personal power and euphoria.
About the Speaker – Vikas Dikshit
Mr. Dikshit has done extensive research in the field of mind sciences, psychology and the behavior modification techniques. He has conducted many Workshops and Seminars on various topics to bring about holistic & significant improvements in professional and personal lives of people. He is B.E. (Mech.) from college of Engineering, Pune and after graduating, he had business interests in road transport, bore-well drilling and leather garment manufacturing and exports to North America and Europe. These businesses gave him a hands-on experience of managing a wide variety of people in various management environments, circumstances and cultures.
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