Mr. Gautam Karmakar’s Iivited Talk at MITSOT, Pune, India

MIT School of Telecom management (MTSOT) Pune organized an invited talk by Mr. Gautam Karmakar National Head- CE ( Strategic and Govt Accounts)- Airtel Business at Bharti Airtel Limited, alumini of SITM on 4th August 2017 for the students of Systems and Marketing Specialization (Batch 2016-18). Before his address discussion he interacted with the Hon. Project Director Dr. Milind Pande and faculty members of MITSOT.

Profile of Mr. Gautam Karmakar

Mr. Gautam is an Electronics & Telecommunications Engineer and a proud alumnus of Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management. He has close to 1.5 decades experience of Telecom Industry with special reference to functions pertaining to sales and operations. During his tenure his KRA’s were consisted of both Managerial and Leadership Roles related to operations management and business development. He has been instrumental in enriching the customer experience from satisfaction to delight. Mr. Karmakar’s brilliant academic achievements have created a career opportunity as a Management Trainee. He started his career with Bharti Airtel Ltd under the young leader program and moved up the corporate ladder. At Bharti Airtel Ltd, he handled various tactical and strategic roles like Key Account Manager, Business Head (Hyderabad) and Regional Business Manager of Airtel. Presently, he is the Chief Service Officer for South India (Airtel Business) and is responsible for project implementation, service assurance post project delivery. He is a rare mix of technical expertise, a natural business sense, quick learner with an eye for detail and in depth study, clubbed with his passion for excellence..

Summary of a talk on “Opportunities and Challenges in Telecom Industry”

Mr. Karmakar addressed a gathering of more than 40 students of MITSOT at class room No. 503 on a theme tiled ‘Opportunities and Challenges in Telecom Industry’ from 3:30pm-4.30pm. Dr. Milind Pande (Project Director, MITSOT) welcomed him for the session and Prof. Sangeeta Dokey introduced him to the audience. In his address Mr. Karmakar emphasised on the various opportunities available for the students of marketing and system specialization. He initiated his address by describing the role of acquiring skills in order to get a desired designation. He justified that relevant certifications help in creating opportunity in an industry as it acts as a qualification criteria. He mentioned that the industry looks for an innovative idea that offers competitive advantage. In order to elaborate this perspective he shared his experiential learning with the audience. According to him, simplicity works when it comes to writing CV and facing an interview. During the Q&A, he mentioned that start-up companies offer more learning opportunities at the cost of risk whereas in case of established organizations the both learning opportunities and risk are less. He highlighted the importance of performance in the context of designing one’s career path. He concluded the session by mentioning that career is a choice and the path is never fixed.

Prof. Dokey proposed vote of thanks in order to conclude the session formally.