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About the Event


Technology has become an indispensable part of our everyday life and has greatly come to transform and enhance the way we live and work. SHRM HR Tech Conference 2018 is all set to transform Hyderabad into a melting pot of the most path-breaking innovation and tech trends in HR.
Witness the latest HR innovations at the 4th SHRM HR Tech Conference, where HR professionals and tech trend-experts gather to create a thriving tech-led HR to keep organizations future ready. A plethora of workplace innovations and the need for quick & accurate decision-making has given rise to a host of breakthroughs in the industry. With forecasted spikes in workforce, every organization must gear up with only the best HR tech trends, which enable quicker decision making, accurate predictions and equip professionals with the necessary tools to meet specific needs and goals. It's time to talk about the best HR practices and unveil what’s next. It’s time for #SHRMTech18.

REVOLUTIONISING HR TECHNOLOGY


Interact with 1100+ HR & Technology Professional
Listen to 70+ Global Speakers
25+ Demos & Knowledge Sessions conducted by Industry Thought Leaders
400+ Organizations
150+ CHRO's, CXO's, CTO's and CIO's
 

Highlights of SHRM TECH'17


950+

Delegates

12+

Countries

70+

Global Speakers

28

Knowledge Sessions

Speakers


#SHRMTECH18

  • Johnny C. Taylor

    Johnny C. Taylor, Jr.

    SHRM-SCP, President & CEO
    Society for Human Resource Management

    William Tincup

    William Tincup

    President
    RecruitingDaily.com

    Vineet Nayar

    Vineet Nayar

    Founder Chairman, Sampark Foundation &
    Former CEO - HCL Technologies

    Jason Averbook

    Jason Averbook

    Co-founder and CEO
    Leapgen

  • StaceyHarris

    Stacey Harris

    VP, Research & Analytics
    Sierra-Cedar

    NielNickolaisen

    Niel Nickolaisen

    Chief Technology Officer at
    O.C.Tanner

    SaurabhGovil

    Saurabh Govil

    President & CHRO
    Wipro

    Andrew Mitchell

    Andrew Mitchell

    CEO
    Rewardian

  • Jeffrey L. Schwartz

    Jeffrey L. Schwartz

    Partner, Deloitte Consulting LLP
    US Leader, Future of Work

    Anand Shankar

    Anand Shankar

    Partner, Human Capital Consulting
    Deloitte India

    Gaurav Lahiri

    Gaurav Lahiri

    Partner - Leader, Human Capital Consulting, Deloitte India

    BP Biddappa

    BP Biddappa

    Exe. Director - HR, HUL
    & VP, HR, Unilever South Asia

  • Mamata Vegunta

    Mamata Vegunta

    Director - Human Resources at
    Invesco Hyderabad

    Saurabh Bhatt

    Saurabh Bhatt

    Founder & Chief Executive Officer of
    A5E Consulting

    John Cherian

    John Cherian

    CEO & Co-Founder
    enParadigm

    PrasadRajappan

    Prasad Rajappan

    Founder & CEO
    ZingHR

  • Mark Reilly

    Mark Reilly

    Director Employer Insights
    APAC at Indeed.com

    Sunil Gupta

    Sunil Gupta

    Regional Sales Manager
    Cornerstone OnDemand India

    Mark Dorsett

    Mark Dorsett

    VP - Global Business
    & Strategic Partnerships, Prosci

    J.Ravikanth Reddy

    J. Ravikanth Reddy

    Founder & CEO
    PQuest Human Resources Pvt Ltd.

  • AshwaniPrashara

    Ashwani Prashara

    CHRO
    Hydrocarbons, Reliance Industries Ltd.

    Anuj Kathuria

    Anuj Kathuria

    VP - Learning and Talent Platform
    Reliance Industries Limited

    VaibhavGoel

    Vaibhav Goel

    Head - HR 2.0 Platform
    Reliance Industries Limited

    Amol V Pawar

    Amol V Pawar

    Founder Consultant, NUEST Consulting

  • MVS Murthy

    MVS Murthy

    VP & Chief - People Office, Workplace Solutions & SPO
    nuFuture Digital (India) Ltd.

    Gajendra Chandel

    Gajendra Chandel

    Member Corporate Steering Committee & CHRO
    Tata Motors

    RamkiGaddipati

    Ramki Gaddipati

    CTO & Co-Founder
    Zeta

    Abhijit Bhaduri

    Abhijit Bhaduri

    Author, Columnist & Management Consultant

  • Yuvraj Baghwala

    Yuvraj Baghwala

    Vice President, HR
    Genpact

    Ranjan Mohapatra

    Ranjan Mohapatra

    Director (HR),
    IndianOil

    Sandeep Gupta

    Sandeep Gupta

    Head - Learning & Development
    ICICI Bank

    Prithvi Shergill

    Prithvi Shergill

    Advisory Partner, Tomorrow/Smarten Spaces
    & Former CHRO - HCL

  • Saurabh Arvind

    Saurabh Arvind

    AVP, Function Head, Technical Learning Services
    Tech Mahindra

    RituAnand

    Dr. Ritu Anand

    Senior VP & Deputy Head - Global HR at TCS

    VarunRathi

    Varun Rathi

    Chief Operating Office
    Happay

    Cherian Thomas

    Cherian Thomas

    National Director and CEO
    World Vision India

  • JayeshRanjan

    Jayesh Ranjan, IAS

    Principal Secretary to Govt. of Telangana, (I&C) & (ITE&C) Department

    Madana Kumar

    Dr. Madana Kumar

    Global Head - L&D
    UST Global

    George Oommen

    George Oommen

    Director - HR, Technology & Process Consulting - Cognizant

    Rahul Mukherjee

    Rahul Mukherjee

    VP - Policy & Operations
    Reliance Jio

  • Raghavendra K

    Raghavendra K

    Senior VP and Global Head
    HRD, Infosys BPO

    PankajBansal

    Pankaj Bansal

    Co-Founder & CEO
    PeopleStrong

    GautamRay

    Gautam Ray

    Executive Director (HR & Admin), CESC Ltd.

    RameshGopalkrishna

    Ramesh Gopalkrishna

    Market Development Lead
    APAC, Workplace by Facebook

  • Neeraj Tandon

    Neeraj Tandon

    Director, Workforce Analytics and Planning, Willis Towers Watson

    Yashwant Mahadik

    Yashwant Mahadik

    Former CHRO, Sun Pharma
    HR Transformation Expert

    Vinay Pradhan

    Vinay Pradhan

    Country Manager and VP-Sales
    India Skillsoft

    Shraddhanjali Rao

    Shraddhanjali Rao

    Vice President - HR,
    SAP India

  • Sanjay Jog

    Sanjay Jog

    Chief Human Resources Officer
    Reliance Jio

    AbhishekKhandelwal

    Abhishek Khandelwal

    Group Head-Performance, Talent, & Rewards - Welspun Group

    Krishna Ulagaratchagan

    Krishna Ulagaratchagan

    Co-founder and CEO
    healthi

    Mohinish Sinha

    Mohinish Sinha

    Partner,
    Deloitte India

  • Brad Boyson

    Brad Boyson

    Executive Director, SHRM MEA

    Arjun Pratap

    Arjun Pratap

    Founder and CEO
    EdGE Networks Pvt. Ltd.

    ManuNWadhwa

    Manu N Wadhwa

    Head HR & Services
    Coca-Cola India & South West Asia

    Animesh Kumar

    Animesh Kumar

    Advisor Digital Transformation People Office, Future Group

  • Srijata Sengupta

    Srijata Sengupta

    Director, Talent Strategy
    Accenture's Technology (India)

    Debi Prasad Das

    Debi Prasad Das

    Growth Founder &
    Chief Mentor, Talocity

    Biplob Banerjee

    Biplob Banerjee

    Exe. VP HR and CSR
    Jubliant Foodworks

    Siddhartha Gupta

    Siddhartha Gupta

    CEO and Founder
    Bluedolph.in

  • SmritiAhuja

    Smriti Ahuja

    Global HR & Learning Head
    Cognizant Digital Operations

    VenkateshPalabatla

    Venkatesh Palabatla

    CHRO, GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited

    Ramendrajit Sen

    Ramendrajit Sen

    VP & Head-HR
    Hewlett Packard Enterprise, India

    Abhishek Arun

    Abhishek Arun

    Vice President
    Paytm

  • John Antos

    John Antos

    VP - Strategy & Marketing,
    APAC, ADP

    Priyadarshi Bhattacharya

    Priyadarshi Bhattacharya

    Head - HR,
    DBS Asia Hub 2

    Surabhi Kaul

    Surabhi Kaul

    Director and Head of L&D,
    Dr. Reddy's Laboratories

    Prasanth Nair

    Dr. Prasanth Nair

    Managing Partner & Country Head
    Helm Leadership Solutions

  • Dinesh R

    Dinesh R

    Chief Human Resources
    Officer - OYO

    Asim Rizvi

    Asim Rizvi

    Head HR
    Apollo Health & Lifestyle Ltd

    Adhir Mane

    Adhir Mane

    CHRO
    Raymond Lifestyle Business

    Suman Reddy Eadunuri

    Suman Reddy Eadunuri

    Managing Director
    Pegasystems, India

  • Tonmoy Shingal

    Tonmoy Shingal

    Co-Founder
    & COO, Mettl

    Siddhartha Gupta

    Siddhartha Gupta

    Chief Revenue Officer
    Mettl

    Arun D Rao

    Arun D. Rao

    Director
    HR, DXC India

    GauravMahajan

    Gaurav Mahajan

    President - Group Apparel
    & Made - to-Measure, Raymond Limited

  • Murli Dhar Shyam

    Murli Dhar Shyam

    Sector Head HR - Airports,
    GMR Airports Limited

    Latesh Bellaney

    Latesh Bellaney

    Global HR Shared
    Services Leader, Genpact

    Amit Tripathi

    Amit Tripathi

    Head of Delivery
    Invento Robotics

    Sunita Bhuyan

    Sunita Bhuyan

    Practitioner: Wellness, Leadership & Change through Music



Johnny C. Taylor, Jr.

SHRM-SCP, President & CEO
Society for Human Resource Management
Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world's largest HR professional society. He previously served a two-year term as Chair of the SHRM Board of Directors in 2005 and 2006.

Mr. Taylor is the immediate past President and Chief Executive Officer of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, which represents nearly 300,000 students attending public Historically Black Colleges and Universities. In this role, he became a prolific fundraiser, amassing over $100 million in grants and gifts. As an influencer in his field and community, he was named one of the Ebony Magazine "Power 100" in 2011.

Previously, he held positions at IAC/Interactive Corp, first as its Senior Vice President of HR and then as President and Chief Executive Officer of one of IACs operating subsidiaries. Mr. Taylor’s career also spans nearly 15 years in the practice of law and HR, including as Litigation Partner and President of the HR consulting business of the law firm McGuireWoods LLC; Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Compass Group USA; General Counsel and Senior Vice President of HR for Viacom’s Paramount Pictures Live Entertainment Group; and Associate General Counsel and Vice President of HR for Blockbuster Entertainment Group.

Mr. Taylor holds both a Doctor of Jurisprudence and a Master of Arts with honors from Drake University. He obtained a Bachelor of Science with honors from the University of Miami. He is licensed to practice law in Florida, Illinois and Washington, DC.He currently serves on the corporate board of Gallup, the leader in organizational consulting and public opinion research, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Miami.

William Tincup

President at RecruitingDaily.com
William is the President of RecruitingDaily. At the intersection of HR and technology, he's a writer, speaker, advisor, consultant, investor, storyteller & teacher. He's written over 200 HR articles, spoken at over 150 HR & recruiting conferences and he’s conducted over 1000 HR podcasts. William prides himself on being easy to find on The Internet, Google him and connect with him via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.

William serves on the Board of Advisors for Weave, Vervoe, Brazen, hirepool, Talentegy, Wellocity, Talent Ninja, Universum Americas, Engagedly, Echovate, VibeCatch, Continu, Hyphen, Recruit KARMA, Happie, RolePoint, Causecast, Work4, Talent Tech Labs, and SmartRecruiters. He was previously an advisor to PeopleMatter (sold to Snagajob Q2 2016), Good.co (sold to StepStone Q1 2016) Smarterer (sold to Pluralsight Q4 2014) and a board member of Chequed (merged to create OutMatch Q3 2015).

William is a graduate of the University of Alabama of Birmingham with a BA in Art History. He also earned an MA in American Indian Studies from the University of Arizona and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University.

Vineet Nayar

Founder Chairman, Sampark Foundation & Former CEO - HCL Technologies
Vineet Nayar is Founder Chairman of Sampark Foundation and former CEO of HCL Technologies. He is also author of the highly acclaimed management book "Employees First, Customers Second: Turning Conventional Management Upside Down" (Harvard Business Press, June 2010) which has sold more than 100,000 copies to date. Vineet is also an acknowledged management visionary and a radical thinker who architected HCLT’s transformation from $0.7 billion in 2005 to a $4.7 billion Global Technology Services Company with over 85,000 employees across 32 countries in 2013. This radical transformation led Fortune to recognize HCL as "the world's most modern management" while BusinessWeek named HCLT as "one of the world's most influential companies"; which led HCL's innovative management practices to be taught as a case study at both the Harvard Business School and London Business School.

Vineet was also chosen by Fortune Magazine for its first ever, global "Executive Dream Team" 2012 which has been described as an "all-star leadership" that “could coalesce and dominate in any industry". This is in addition to his inclusion in the elite "Thinkers 50 List" in 2011-12, which is a definitive listing of the world’s top 50 business thinkers.
Vineet currently serves as a Senior Advisor to the McKinsey Leadership Institute and Fortune 1000 companies. He also mentors 18 technology lead stratups and is on the Advisory Board of the Millions Learning Project led by the ex-Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard. He is also the Founding member of Brookings India and has been a Juror of Harvard Business Review’s prestigious McKinsey Prize. Previously, he has served as Governor of ICT, member of the Global Advisory Board of Women Leader's and Gender Parity Program as well as a Community Partner of the Forum of Young Global Leaders at the World Economic Forum. Vineet has been a "Mentor" (Co-Chair) of WEF's 2011 AMNC Conference.

Stacey Harris

VP, Research & Analytics - Sierra-Cedar
Stacey Harris, former research executive with Bersin & Associates and Brandon Hall, is Vice President of Research and Analytics for Sierra-Cedar, in charge of Sierra-Cedar’s Annual HR Systems Survey and Research function.

A leading member of the HR practices and technology research community since 2007, she launched Bersin & Associates HR research practice and conducted groundbreaking research on High-Impact HR organizations, enterprise HR technologies, and key practices across the talent management spectrum. Her research work afforded her the opportunity to work with large global companies around the world such as McDonald’s, Lockheed Martin, Cisco, Credit Suisse, Scotia Bank, and Pfizer on a variety of on mission-critical talent initiatives. Harris also led multiple HR, Talent Management and Learning initiatives as both a leader and practitioner. A frequent speaker and facilitator at HR events in the U.S. and abroad, Stacey loves a conversation and interesting questions –stop her anytime for a good discussion.

Saurabh Govil

President & CHRO - Wipro
Saurabh Govil is the President & Chief Human Resources Officer at Wipro Ltd and is also a member of the Management Team. In this role he leads all Human Resources functions for Wipro and reports directly to the CEO.

In this role Saurabh is responsible for Talent Acquisition, Talent Engagement, and Learning & Development initiatives across Wipro Ltd. In this capacity he has contributed significantly to improve processes and introduced many new initiatives.

Saurabh was instrumental in Wipro’s transformational journey and shaped people, processes and organization structure in the past 3 years to help Wipro prepare for the next spurt of growth.

Saurabh joined Wipro in May, 2009 and has been a HR practitioner for over two decades, having worked in organizations such as ITC and GE.

Saurabh started his career at ITC Ltd and spent 12 years there covering a variety of roles. He went on to become the HR Head for the Tobacco Division, with responsibility for all its Manufacturing facilities. In 2001, he left ITC to join GE and spent almost 8 years in various roles with them.

Saurabh is an alumnus of XLRI, Jamshedpur where he completed his masters in Human Resources. He is on the advisory board of SHRM India. Saurabh has been a regular speaker at NASSCOM’s HR summit. He also contributes to NHRDN’s journal as an author.

Shraddhanjali Rao

Vice President - HR, SAP India
As the head of Human Resources for SAP in India, Shraddhanjali Rao provides HR leadership across the region for all entities including R&D; Sales and Services organizations and is a member of the SAP India Leadership Team. Shraddha is responsible for designing and executing the people strategy focusing on Leadership, Talent and Culture to meet the needs of the region’s more than 11000 employees. Shraddha joined SAP in 2007 and has held multiple roles as a Global and Local HR Business Partner for Development, Services and Support organizations. Additionally, she has also led the Leadership and Diversity and Inclusion charter for SAP's Products & Innovation Board area.

Prior to joining SAP, Shraddha began her career in 2004, at Tata Consultancy Services where she handled roles in HR Consulting, Organization Design, Corporate Governance and Talent Development. Shraddha has a Master’s degree in Human Resource & Marketing from T A Pai Management Institute and Executive Management Program from ISB.

George Oommen

Director - HR, Technology & Process Consulting - Cognizant
George leads the global HR Technology & Process Consulting CoE at Cognizant. His focus areas include HR technology transformation & consulting, process quality & optimization, decision support & analytics, collaboration and enterprise programs.

During his journey at Cognizant, George has helped vision & structure the talent technology ecosystem & architecture spanning across the associate lifecycle, enabling key processes & programs in talent acquisition & supply chain, talent engagement & development, career & performance management, total rewards, compliance and HR operations. George has leveraged best-of-breed technologies & partnerships for deploying a comprehensive range of systems of engagement & insights, with a distinct focus on design thinking, social & contextual experience. His function has won key accolades, including multiple Chief People Officer Leadership Awards.

George is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt professional and is driven by innovation, emerging tech and sustainability. He actively speaks & exchanges best practices on multiple international forums and publications.

Manu N Wadhwa

Head HR & Services - Coca-Cola India & South West Asia
A Global HR Executive, having an extensive experience in driving organization talent, leadership development, transformation and change, Manu currently heads Human Resources & Services for Coca-Cola - India & South West Asia. As a member of the management committee as well as the CCIPL Board, she is steering the people & workplace agenda around nurturing an ecosystem wherein extraordinary talent drives the collective success of The Coca-Cola System.

With her career spanning over two decades, across various industries and countries, Manu has worked with American Express   General Electric (GE) in various roles as Head HR, Talent   Development lead, M A lead and Organization   Staffing lead and extensively contributed in evolving business growth and transformation strategies, through the human capital charter, focusing on culture   change, talent management, skills   capabilities setup, leadership depth and retention.

Apart from corporate endeavors, Manu is an active member in various country citizenship efforts, and also a regular speaker at industry forums, wherein she zealously delivers insights on inclusion, purpose driven life goals, change management, transformation,   next generation of human capital analytics, amongst other key topics.

Manu is a qualified MBTI, Six Sigma professional, Instruction Designer   Facilitator on variety of leadership   professional skills subjects. She has acquired her bachelor's in Finance, Statistics   Economics and masters in Human Resources from Symbiosis Center of Management   HRD.

Mamata Vegunta

Director - Human Resources at Invesco Hyderabad
Mamata is a seasoned HR professional with 20 + years of working experience. She is currently the Director - Human Resources at Invesco Hyderabad.

Her teaching and research interests include a wide variety of topics related to management and leadership. An avid reader and an art enthusiast, she is an evangelist for 'Renaissance Leadership'​, a leadership philosophy that draws from the creativity of arts and the precision of the sciences.

Mamata served as the Joint Secretary of the Society for Cyberabad Security Council, and the leader for it's Women's Forum. The SCSC Women's Forum is focused on creating awareness and executing interventions on issues of women's safety in Cyberabad. She has presented several episodes on management for TV.

Mamata has a Master's degree from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and has a Ph.D in H.R. from Osmania University, Hyderabad.

Saurabh Bhatt

Founder   Chief Executive Officer of A5E Consulting
He is responsible for company strategy   client engagements.
  • Saurabh has 20+ years experience across industries in Strategy, Business Development, Delivery   Finance in leadership positions.
  • He has set-up and successfully ran new business lines across the globe.
  • Saurabh has extensive international consulting experience in Information Technology   Business Process Services.
  • A business leader with proven track-record of setting up and running successfully new business and business units
  • Delivered large global programs across 100+ countries
    Professional Experience in
  • Saurabh has worked with Reliance Industries as Global CIO for petrochemical division,
  • The Nielsen Company as Executive Director,
  • Tata Consultancy Services as Global Program Director and
  • Ramco Systems as Product Manager. Saurabh is Chartered Accountant by professional qualification.Saurabh lives in Mumbai. He is an avid follower of cricket   has a deep interest in music.

Prithvi Shergill

Advisory Partner, Tomorrow/Smarten Spaces & Former CHRO - HCL
Prithvi Shergill was Chief Human Resource Officer at HCL Technologies. He partners with senior leadership to shape the business strategy, identifies human capital implications and designs and deploys people practices to enhance performance and productivity.

Prithvi has been a steward of the ‘ideapreneurship’ culture at HCL Technologies. He ensures that policies, programs, processes and practices put Employees First and engages, enables and empowers them to listen, collaborate, ideate and create value for our stakeholders. Prithvi works with the Board to enhance organizational effectiveness and efficiency in execution and align the people agenda and service delivery to the business strategy to maximize our competitiveness in the marketplace.

Prior to joining HCL Technologies in April 2012, Prithvi was a Partner at Accenture. Since 2004, he played a variety of roles leading the HR team for Accenture’s businesses in India; shaping the Human Capital Strategy for Accenture in various geographies and supporting the Technology Growth Platform as their Global Talent Strategist. He also served as the Inclusion   Diversity Sponsor for Accenture India.

During his 25+ years of experience, Prithvi has helped grow the value of human capital in companies such as AT T, Vsource, Singapore Telecom and Consistel previously. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and Master of Business Administration from the University of Bombay, India.

Sunita Bhuyan

Practitioner: Wellness, Leadership and Change through Music, TEDx speaker, Joy of Giving Ambassador
Sunita Khaund Bhuyan is a violinist and HR professional on Wellness, leadership and change interventions through the medium music and has 23 years of experience in the field across leading corporations / business schools globally. A mentor for Wellness and Diversity at S'Prayas Foundation Sunita has presented concerts and workshops and talks for forums like Global Economic Summit World trade centre Mumbai, SHRM Conclave, TED Talks, KPMG Learning Academy, NHRDN, ONGC Petrotech, ONGC SECONE, CORCON, NACE Conference, Oil and Gas HR Summit, Learning and Development Roundtable, BPCL, Confederation of Indian Industries, Commonwealth HRICT, Asia Scotland Society Edinburgh, Gartner leadership forum NY, Tata Institute of Social Sciences Mum, XLRI Jamshedpur, ExpoWave by BNP Paribas, World Trade Center, Deloitte Human Capital Summit, India Today conclave, Indian Merchants chambers, Godrej Leadership Forum etc.

An MBA in Human Resources and a Master of Hindustani Music, she is a disciple of her mother violinist Minoti Khaund and maestro Padmabibhushan Pandit V. G. Jog. A recipient of the Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini award for excellence she recently received the Woman of the Decade award from the Women economic forum and the Woman of abundance award form Rotary International. A REX Karmaveer global awardee and fellow she is the ambassador of the South Asian Women's Fund , on women's rights. As a "Joy of giving" Ambassador for Don Bosco, she has received the blessings from His Holiness Pope Francis for her work with more than 12500 children as well as cancer patients and specially abled. She was recently invited as a special guest for Mother Teresa's Canonisation at the Vatican. As a concert musician, her album " Bihu Strings" by Times Music is the only album of folk on the violin in India and she is passionate about her collaborations in UK and Europe on inclusive world music with projects like Commonwealth culture series UK, Glasgow Mela, With Strings Attached , Edinburgh, Beyond Boundaries London, music for ” Save the Rhino” by Yes Bank and CNBC, the mega festival Paddy Fields where Sunita showcased Assam amongst the best women performers in the country and Confluence where she collaborated with Rajasthan folk musician's of Virasat Foundation.

Andrew Mitchell

CEO, Rewardian
Andrew Mitchell has over 20 years of global digital engagement experience with some of the world's leading companies. He has worked for a diverse portfolio of global clients such as Nestle, Disney, Mastercard, Wrigley's, and Hilton Hotels & Resorts. His areas of expertise span multiple industries, including Consumer Goods, Food and Beverage, Retail, Travel, and Financial Services. Andrew completed his doctoral studies in identifying and developing performance based technologies that can be deployed and measured across various media channels, including social media. Dr. Mitchell has since expanded Rewardian across multiples continents and industries. He is a Chartered Marketer and a graduate of Manchester University and The Harvard Business School.

BP Biddappa

Exe. Director - HR, Hindustan Unilever Limited
& VP, HR, Unilever South Asia
Biddappa is Executive Director-HR for HUL and Vice President, HR for Unilever South Asia. Biddappa joined Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) after working as a Consultant with AF Ferguson & Co (now part of Deloitte) for a little over 2 years. In a career spanning over 25 years in HUL and Unilever in Human Resource Management, he has worked in a variety of roles starting in India and then in leadership positions across markets and global roles in Unilever. In early 2013, he returned to India into his present role and leads the HR function for HUL and the Unilever businesses in South Asia.
Biddappa has studied Economics and Management. He is a member of the CII National Committee on Leadership and Human Resources, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Advisory Council - India & South Asia and IIM Ahmedabad Society.
Biddappa is passionate about Squash and is an avid reader.

Niel Nickolaisen

Chief Technology Officer at O.C.Tanner
Niel Nickolaisen, Chief Technology Officer at O.C.Tanner, has more than 25 years' of experience in the rapid/adaptive selection, implementation, and deployment of enterprise business applications, analysis tools, and systems. He is an IT and operations leader who specializes in digital and business transformation. He has an excellent track record in the three areas most critical to IT leader success: enable strategy through technology innovation, deliver operational excellence and create a great workplace culture

Amol V Pawar

Founder Consultant, NUEST Consulting
Amol is an HR professional with 16+ years of experience in diverse HR roles in Multinational, Mid-sized and startup companies. Amol has keen interest in Learning & Organization Development and is Organization Development Certified professional (ODCP) from Indian Society for Applied Behavioral Science (ISABS). Since Feb 2016, Amol has been actively working to create indigenous content based on primary and secondary research in the space of HR Tech. His interest and passion in HR tech started in 2007 when he founded an HR Tech startup. He currently provides consulting services to organizations on various HR and HR technology related aspects. He writes regularly for People Matters magazine on various topics related to HR technology.

Sunil Gupta

Regional Sales Manager
Cornerstone OnDemand India
Seasoned Sales Professional with 18+ years of experience in technology sales across organizations like Hewlett Packard, RSA (The Security Division of EMC) and currently Cornerstone OnDemand. Sunil has been with Cornerstone for the past 4 years and his passion and specialization includes partnering with enterprise organizations in leveraging technology to deliver positive business outcomes. Specialties: SaaS, Enterprise Sales, Client Success and Partner Management.

Brad Boyson

Executive Director, SHRM MEA
Prior to becoming Executive Director for SHRM MEA Dubai in 2012, Brad Boyson spent 15 years holding senior HR roles in globally diverse organizations including Mitsubishi Corporation (Tokyo), Royal Caribbean International (Miami) and most recently Hamptons/Emaar (Dubai).

A globalist by nature, Mr. Boyson has practiced embedded HR on every inhabited continent and has first - hand HR experience in almost every major industrial sector. He holds three business degrees, six active professional HR certifications, is a published author (Global HR Economics), frequent keynote speaker and board member on UAE government & UAE university HR advisory committees.

He has been teaching SHRM certification preparation classes and HR masterclasses for over 8 years and is the co-host of #HRMEChat, the Middle East's only live, bi-lingual (English and Arabic) social media video program dedicated to HR in MENA.

Prasad Rajappan

Founder & CEO of ZingHR
Prasad Rajappan is the Founder & CEO of ZingHR - a global enterprise cloud applications provider for Human Capital Management (HCM).
Since its inception in 2014, ZingHR has empowered over 7,00,000 users across 500+ companies worldwide with 24+ HRMS Modules, for effortless hire-to-retire processes. ZingHR executes over 1.25 million transactions every single day on its Global Azure platform.

In a short span of time, ZingHR has emerged as the best-in-class next generation, mobile-first, employee-centric cloud HCM platform. ZingHR has been awarded with coveted titles like Microsoft ISV Partner of the year (2016), NASSCOM Emerge fastest 50 Winners and Intech 50 Finalists.

ZingHR's disruptive innovations for the modern workplace include - Machine Learning for Recruitment, Artificial Intelligence enabled Chatbot, Aadhaar integrated Digital Onboarding, Power BI embedded for HR and People Analytics, and Geo-fencing and tagging for the mobile workforce.

In 2002, Prasad founded FileMyReturns.com, for e-filing Income Tax returns, for the Department of Income Tax, GoI. He also founded Cnergyis - an enterprise HR Technologies, Outsourcing and Services Company, in 2000.
Prasad has over 25 years of experience in ERP, Operations, Business Process Reengineering, Information Systems and Human Resources. He has held a number of senior management positions at reputed companies like Reliance Industries, Ernst & Young, and Mahindra & Mahindra. He was a part of the SAP Project Directorate at Reliance, which managed more than 30 SAP implementations across various industry verticals like Petrochemical, Energy, Retail, Life Sciences etc.

His stint with the automobile giant Mahindra and Mahindra Limited as Senior Manager - Business Process Reengineering, gave him exposure to different functions like Production Planning, Operations, Information Systems, Human Resources and Business Process Reengineering.

He is a Production Engineer and has earned an MBA degree from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, (NMIMS) in (HR, Operations).

Mark Reilly

Director Employer Insights, APAC at Indeed.com
For over 12 years, Mark Reilly has worked with businesses across a range of industries to bring the value of a company's recruitment strategy to life. Combining expertise in recruitment technology, data-driven insights and a natural curiosity to test and innovate, Mark is able to see beyond the status quo, enabling businesses to achieve results beyond existing recruitment models. As Indeed's Director of Employer Insights for the APAC region, Mark Reilly pairs platform data with industry trend analysis to share Indeed’s story and bring the value of the company’s programs and solutions to life.

MVS Murthy

VP & Chief - People Office, Workplace Solutions & SPO, nuFuture Digital (India) Ltd.
VP & Chief - People office, Workplace Solutions & SPO - nuFuture Digital (India) Limited (part of Future Group)
On the Executive Board of nuFuture Digital (India) Limited.
Academics: Graduate in Science from Andhra University, PG in HRM from Symbiosis & PhD in Human Capital Management.
Certifications/Workshop Attended:
» Accredited NLP trainer by Richard Bandler and John Grinder (Innovators of NLP),
» "Managing Training Function" by XLRI, Jamshedpur,
» Accredited Belbin Team Role Trainer by Belbin Associates, UK,
» Human Capital Strategist & Strategic Workforce Planner by Human Capital Institute, US

Member of: NHRDN, SHRM and published online articles as well.
Professional Journey: 25+ years professional journey, after spending sizeable time in Sales & Marketing had stepped into HR. Worked with repute MNCs during this journey viz. Novartis, Pfizer, Dr. Reddy's to name a few and thereafter a career shift in to IT/ITES domain, currently working with Future Group as VP & Chief – People Office. Additionally responsible to implement & maintain People & Workplace Solutions for the Group. Along with responsibility to drive the Strategic Program Office.

Proficiency Forte: » Talent Management » Performance Management » Strategic HR Business » HR Technology » Workforce Planning » Change Management » Coaching & Mentoring » Leadership Development » Corporate L&D training solutions, etc.

Family: Lives in Mumbai with wife Sirisha who is a Educationist with DAV International School, elder daughter Sanjana pursuing her MBA and younger daughter Srujana in 12th.

Gajendra Chandel

Member Corporate Steering Committee & CHRO
Tata Motors
Mr. Chandel is currently the Member Corporate Steering Committee and CHRO, Tata Motors, India's largest Automotive Company. He moved to Tata Motors in April 2014, from another Tata Group Company Tata AutoComp where he was the President & Group CHRO, Tata AutoComp Systems since 2005 where he was actively involved in its turnaround with responsibility of various strategic growth initiatives of the company, pioneered various HR practices which became industry benchmarks & the company's revenue tripled during this period.

Prior to joining Tata Group, he worked with Siemens in India, Germany and USA for almost 13 years where he held various assignments, starting as Regional HR Manager (North) in 1992, then as Divisional HR Manager for the newly formed Telecom Div. In 1997 he moved to Company's Headquarters as Corporate Head for Industrial Relations & then in 1999 took over as Head of Corporate Leadership and HR Development. From 2000 to 2003, he was based at Global Headquarters at Siemens AG, Munich, heading the Global Leadership Project & subsequently at Siemens USA on a Business Integration Project from 2003-2004. Returning to India he headed the Siemens One Project from 2004-2005 before joining Tata Group.
He was honoured with Leader of the Year award in 1997 by LMI Inc. USA.
Mr. Chandel loves photography, hiking & reading.

Abhijit Bhaduri

Author, Columnist & Management Consultant
Abhijit Bhaduri is a coach to senior leaders and works with organizations on building a pipeline of future leaders. Quite like the Global 100 program he created for Wipro (a $7.3bn company with 150,000 employees worldwide) when he was the Chief Learning Officer for the group. He is on the Board of the prestigious program for Chief Learning Officers run by the University of Pennsylvania.

He is an alumnus of Microsoft, PepsiCo & Colgate. He has led HR teams in India, Asia Pac and US. He has more than half a million followers on social media.
Abhijit writes for Harvard Business Review Ascend and his articles have appeared in Wall Street Journal and Forbes. He writes a weekly blog for the Economic Times and Times of India. His columns for People Matters and YourStory are widely shared. He has been a speaker at TEDx and most recently at the INK conference.

Abhijit has written two books of fiction and a non-fiction book on how to hire for cultural fit. He appeared in a cameo appearance in the Bollywood movie Apna Aasmaan starring Irrfan, Shobana and Anupam Kher. He anchored a successful radio show on Bollywood music in US.

J. Ravikanth Reddy

Founder & CEO, PQuest HR Pvt. Ltd. and President, National HRD Network, Hyderabad
Holds MBA in HR from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune. He is a fellow of Sumedha's - The Academy of Human Context, and a certified Human process specialist. He brings in nearly 30 years of experience in Human Resource Management. Mr.Reddy specializes in Organizational Development and implementation of Total Quality Management. He was instrumental in implementing Total Quality Management in Rane Group which received prestigious Deming Award.

He held various senior positions as Head of Corporate HR and OD in organizations of repute like L n T, NCC Ltd, GMR, Rane etc. He is responsible for transforaming the organization and recognized by various professional bodies. He was a recipient of the President of India - CITD Gold Medal in 1993, Best HR Manager Award from the Hyderabad Management Association, 2003 and "Man of Excellence" Award from Indian Achievers Forum presented by His Excellency Kun Korn Dabbaransi, Ex-Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, August 2011.

At present he is Heading PQuest Human Resources Pvt Ltd as Founder and CEO and President of NHRD Network Hyderabad Chapter. He has hosted as Convnor the Biggest National Conference in Hyderabad
Mr. Reddy addressed HR professionals of Indiana police and General Motors at Bowlinggreen USA. He is a distinguished speaker in National and International forums.

Yuvraj Baghwala

Vice President, HR - Genpact
Yuvraj has more than 22 years of experience in HR, Training, Operations and Sales in Pharma and IT Enabled Services sectors. Yuvraj joined Genpact in 1998 in the Insurance and Financial Services vertical and currently heads Global HR Transformation and Global HR Shared Services. He is responsible for driving HR transformation through Standardization & Simplification of processes, policies, technology across Genpact delivery centers in 26 countries. He is focused on implementing the Cloud Strategy for HR Systems through best of breed technology solutions that leverage Social, Mobility, Analytics and Digital platforms. Prior to this role, he was the HR Business Partner to the Consumer Goods, Retail and Life Sciences vertical in Genpact. He has spent 8 years in Operations, Six Sigma & Training roles with a large Insurance client as well. Prior to Genpact he led sales for Raptakos Brett Neutraceuticals Division for North India. Yuvraj is a Post Graduate and a Fellow of Life Management Institute (FLMI), LOMA, USA . He is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and has also held the position of Genpact HR Master Black Belt for several years.

Alpana Parida

Managing Director
DY Works
Alpana Parida is the Managing Director of India's premier design thinking firm DY Works, that uses design to solve business problems. Businesses have been supply chain oriented - and organisational structures are dependent on the products or services they deliver. Instead, human centric business models require a new agile organisation - that can adapt to a continually evolving person/ culture. A graduate from IIM - Ahmedabad and St. Stpehen's (Economics), she brings right brain thinking to the world of design and left brain thinking to the world of consulting.

Sandeep Gupta

Head - Learning & Development, ICICI Bank
Mr. Sandeep Gupta heads the Learning & Development and Industry Academia functions for ICICI Bank and is a part of the Human Resources group of the Bank. Sandeep holds Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering and has been with the Bank since 2004. Sandeep has an overall work experience of Twenty years across diverse areas of Sales, Marketing & Distribution, Retail Banking, Product Development, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance and Learning & Development. After his stint with Siemens for seven years, he joined ICICI Bank as a Branch Manager and has worked across various roles in Retail Banking handling the largest markets in Mumbai & Delhi. Sandeep joined the Human Resources group in 2012 and has been instrumental in designing learning strategies blending technology & learning and aligning them with the changing business requirements of the Bank. He was part of the core team in setting up ICICI Academy for Skills, under the aegis of ICICI Foundation, with an objective of equipping under privileged youth with the requisite skill sets for enabling their livelihood. He was also part of the core team at ICICI Bank which set up the first Digital Village in the country.
His current responsibilities include Learning & Development for the Bank and managing various Industry Academia partnerships, driving skill and capability building initiatives in the Bank & initiatives and forging existing and new partnerships for the Bank.

Jason Averbook

Co-founder and CEO of Leapgen
Jason Averbook is a leading analyst, thought leader and consultant in the area of human resources, the future of work and the impact technology have on that future. He is the Co-founder and CEO of Leapgen, a global consultancy helping organizations shape their future workplace by broadening executive mindset to rethink how to design and deliver employee services that meet the expectations of the workforce and the needs of the business. Prior to founding Leapgen, Jason served as the CEO of The Marcus Buckingham Company (TMBC). In 2005, he co-founded Knowledge Infusion LLC and served as its CEO until 2012, when the company was sold to Appirio. Earlier in his career, he served as the Chief Business Innovation Officer at Appirio Inc., where he led the HCM business. He has also held senior leadership roles at PeopleSoft and Ceridian Corporation.
Jason has more than 20 years of experience in the HR and technology industries and has collaborated with industry-leading companies in transforming their HR organizations into strategic partners.

John Cherian

CEO & Co-founder of enParadigm
John is the CEO of enParadigm. He co-founded enParadigm with the single-minded objective of helping L&D managers create visible business impact. He brings in deep expertise in business consulting and learning design, drawn from his work with over 350 clients across sectors, such as Abbott India, Aditya Birla Gyanodaya, Coca-Cola, Infosys, General Motors, Madura Fashion, Reliance Capital, Schindler etc. His passion for learning pedagogies has helped build enParadigm’s experiential learning expertise. When not working with people leaders and CxOs, he can be found spending time with his family, or adding dog-eared books to his sizeable collection of management literature. John holds an MBA degree from IIM Ahmedabad.

Abhishek Khandelwal

Group Head-Performance, Talent, & Rewards, Welspun Group
Abhishek Khandelwal is currently with Welspun Group - a $2.5 Billion diversified conglomerate with presence in home textiles, pipes & plates, steel, infrastructure & soon to be initiated, financial services. His current role is as Group Head-Performance, Talent, and Rewards. Abhishek is an alumnus of School of Inspired Leadership- SOIL-Gurgaon. He started his HR career in 2004 and since then has been involved in multiple capacities as a generalist as well as specialist with some of the leading brands such as like Mahindra & Mahindra, Cipla and new age organizations like Hike. Currently specializing in Rewards, Performance & Talent Management - His current focus is on automating HR systems & processes and driving Technology adoption as a part of Welspun 2.0 and help co-create the Organization of tomorrow.
He is also involved in:
- Creating a high performance organization
- Building Talent across the group, the processes and frameworks
- Reward structures enabling retention of Key Talent
- Identification & delivery for Group Key Talent

Dr. Ritu Anand

Senior VP & Deputy Head - Global HR at TCS
Dr. Ritu Anand is Senior Vice President and the Deputy Head – Global HR at Tata Consultancy Services. She heads the Talent Management and Diversity functions in TCS. In this diverse role she oversees key aspects of HR, including compensation & benefits, company policies, career, performance and leadership management. She also leads workplace diversity initiative in TCS. She has a Ph.D. in Psychology and has been with the firm for more than 25 years.
She is an independent director and an advisory member for several organizations. She is most passionate about people and what drives them. Developing women leaders is an area that she is personally committed to and has done tremendous work both in and outside TCS in this area. An iconic leader, a charismatic speaker and a role model in the HR community.

Anuj Kathuria

VP - Learning and Talent Platform, Reliance Industries Limited
An Avid Learning and Talent Strategist & Architect, Anuj leads the Learning and Talent Platform for Reliance Industries Limited. Affianced to his passion, he is working on confluence of technology and human dynamics of future of Learning and Talent. He has an enviable and versatile experience of over 18 years in leading path breaking Talent & Learning initiatives for organizations as IBM, Samsung, HSBC, Vodafone, and Accenture Consulting.

Vaibhav Goel

Head - HR 2.0 Platform - Reliance Industries Limited
An entrepreneurial HR professional, Vaibhav is leading the HR 2.0 Platform project for Reliance Industries Ltd., with an endeavor to design and build the 'HR of the Future'. Currently having fun in building futuristic HR services and platform solutions leveraging emerging technologies and design thinking, Vaibhav is leading a collaborative and learning team environment comprising of functional SMEs, product managers, technology architects, data scientists and agile managers. In addition, he is entrusted to provide assurance on RIL HR performance and governance to Executive Committee & HR Board Committee. Earlier, he had corporate stints spanning over a decade with Vedanta Resources plc, Dalmia Group and an investment banking start-up, before joining Reliance Industries.

Ashwani Prashara

CHRO - Hydrocarbons, Reliance Industries Ltd.
The CHRO of Hydrocarbons businesses of Reliance which includes R&M, Petrochemicals, E&P and the Group Manufacturing Services. Ashwani Prashara is an HR Leader with almost 33 years of global experience with an expertise in driving HR Transformation initiatives, Change Management, HR Capability Building and Industrial Relations. Ashwani started his career as a Management Trainee at Ballarpur Industries Limited post which he worked at global MNCs like Whirlpool, Pharmacia & Upjohn and Honeywell as the Head of HR. He joined the Reliance Family as the Head of HR, Mobility Business - Infocomm in March 2004 and since then has headed a gamut of HR functions ranging across Management Development, HR Operations, Services, Industrial Relations, Compensation & Benefits among others. Just before taking up the mantle of the CHRO he headed HR for the Group Manufacturing Services for RIL.

Varun Rathi

Chief Operating Office - Happay
Varun comes from a business family and hence believes that starting a business is his birthright, which in modern terms is called 'entrepreneurship'. He is an IIT Kharagpur graduate (2010). After graduation, Varun took up a job at the TATAs, which he thought was 'too' comfortable. He is passionate about technology and loves to use it to make lives easier. He is obsessed about creating awesome user experiences and makes sure nothing is ever compromised on that front. He is proud of his Marwari business skills and is using them with full gusto to make Happay the most preferred mode of payment.
At Happay, he is responsible for Sales, Marketing and Operations. He sells what Anshul builds.

Ramki Gaddipati

Chief Technology Office & Co-Founder - Zeta
Ramki Gaddipati is Chief Technology Officer and the co-founder of Zeta, a leader in digital employee benefits space. Ramki leads a strong team of engineers to give the product a stable foundation at Zeta. He is extremely passionate about product engineering with a strong sense of initiative and commitment to excellence at every step. Ramki has been involved with the Directi Group for seven years, having led several tech initiatives in various capacities. In the past Ramki co-founded Bridle Information and Technology Solutions and was listed in Asia’s Best Entrepreneurs Under 25 by BusinessWeek in 2006.
He holds a Master’s degree in Management and in Software Systems from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani

Jayesh Ranjan

Principal Secretary to Govt. of Telangana, Industries & Commerce & IT, Electronics & Communications Dept.
Mr. Jayesh Ranjan is the Principal Secretary of the Industries & Commerce (I&C) and Information Technology (IT) Departments of the Telangana government. His assignment involves developing policy frameworks, attracting new investments, identifying opportunities of utilizing IT in various government processes, and promoting digital empowerment of the citizens. Jayesh Ranjan supports many social, cultural and charitable causes, and is on the Boards/Advisory committees of United Way (Hyderabad), Save A Child's Heart (SACH) Foundation, Young Lives India, Save the Children, Sparsh Hospice, APMAS, ML Jaisimha Sports Foundation, Hyderabad 10K Foundation, Vijaya Foundation Trust, Ushalakshmi Breast Cancer Foundation, LSN Foundation, Tejas Foundation, Magic Bus Hyderabad, Hockey Hyderabad, World Wildlife Fund (Hyderabad chapter), Hyderabad Literary Festival and Spic-Macay.
His last few assignments have been in the Industrial Promotion sector as Commissioner and MD of the Industries Department, Secretary in the Tourism Promotion Department, and Vice-Chairman of the Hyderabad Urban Development Authority (HUDA), all for 2-3 years each, and various rural assignments in different parts of the state for over 12 years, working in diverse sectors like Tribal Development, Natural Resources Management, Poverty Alleviation and other related Social Development Sectors.

Dr. Madana Kumar

Global Head - Learning & Development, UST Global
Dr. Madana Kumar is a passionate professional and Leader with more than 35 years of experience. Has shaped the learning strategy of the growing organization to create and nurture a Learning culture in the organization and to accelerate the Digital Culture within the organization. A Thought Leader and Strategist on Leadership, and Organizational Learning. His leadership has brought many laurels to the organization, including the inclusion in the Global Learning Elite list published by the Global CLO magazine and Brandon Hall Awards for Learning Strategy. He holds a PhD in Business Administration. He has dual bachelor Degrees, a B. Sc (Physics) and a BE from Indian Institute of Science. He holds an Advanced Diploma in Business Administration and Certificates on Leadership awarded by the Cornell University, USA. For his Doctoral work, Madana studied the application of Servant Leadership in Indian NGOs.
Has won multiple awards nationally and internationally. Dr Madana Kumar was named the "Chief Learning Officer of the Year" for 2014, and again in 2015, for his leadership in transforming the L&D function of UST Global. He was named the Talent Development Champion of the year in 2015 by Skillsoft Corporation for his innovative leadership in UST. His views are sought after in many forums nationally and internationally. He has spoken at International Forums like ATD BEST Conference, Washington, Dubai & Bangalore and Skillsoft Perspectives , Las Vegas. Nationally he is a much sought after speaker in conferences including SHRM, NHRD, L&D Summit, L&D Conferences by People Matters, CLO Summit, India Leadership Summit, HR Best Practice summits, Google Panel etc, to name a few. He is also invited to give guest lectures at Premier institutions like National Institute of Technology, Indian Institute of Technology, Vinod Gupta School of Business, Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Delhi School of Economics, Faculty of Management Studies – University of Delhi, MS Ramaiah Institute of Management etc. He writes for magazines with good circulation amongst students and thought leaders. He was featured in the TD Magazine Published by ATD, USA . He has written articles in magazines of Indian Institute of Management, CIO review India, XLRI magazine, Christian Medical Journal of India, Management Development Institute Magazine, L&D Trends study etc. He has appeared in Web Chats and Webinars like those conducted by Timesjob.com and Simplilearn. His strategy and vision will be of great help to organizations and professionals alike in adopting appropriate Leadership styles and Learning strategies to be successful in this ever changing technology driven and digital world.

Siddhartha Gupta

CEO and Founder, Bluedolph.in
Siddhartha Gupta, an alumnus of IIT-Roorkee and Boston University, conceptualized Blue Dolphin in 2012 when he realized how organizations had little real-time visibility into their operations. Blue Dolphin aims to close this gap in the market. After over a decade in the United States, Siddhartha returned to India with the aim of developing a software product for the Indian market. From one private security firm in 2012, in his capacity as CEO, his vision has led the company to funding, a diverse set of clients and a passion for constant innovation. Blue Dolphin for employee attendance, armed with Bluetooth Low Energy, is a result of this constant innovation.

Rahul Mukherjee

VP - Policy & Operations, Reliance Jio
Rahul is a Human Resources professional and a Technology enthusiast. He has authored and managed the full suite of HR services towards the growth of small, medium and large organizations he has worked with. He has demonstrated capability in strategic HR plan formulation and implementation; talent acquisition and key talent management and building of rewards systems to enable organizational success. His keen interest and deep understanding of Technology has helped him in designing and implementing large HR Platforms that have significantly increased HR efficacy. Some of these platforms are today the backbone of HR Services from Recruiting to Operations and are on the cutting edge of "Digital HR". Rahul's industry experience includes Engineering, Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals, Retail, Service & Hospitality, BFSI, Telecom.

Gautam Ray

Executive Director (HR & Admin), CESC Ltd.
Gautam Ray, 57, Engineer by profession, graduated from Calcutta University (Bengal Engineering College, Shibpur- presently IIEST) and completed Post Graduation in Electrical Power System, from the same Institute in 1983. Presently, he is Executive Director (HR & Admn) of CESC Limited and also heading HR function for Power sector companies of RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group as President (HR), Power Group. Mr. Ray has an experience of 33 years, of working in Power System operations and load dispatch, before he migrated to HR & Admn. He is responsible for HR and Administration for CESC, along with the entire HR process for the new initiatives under CESC, which includes, new power projects, training initiatives, collaborative efforts etc.
He is the Chairman of National Safety Council, West Bengal, Former President, Calcutta Management Association, Managing Committee member of Bengal Chamber of Commerce & Industries, Chairman, Administrative Committee, State Productivity Council, Executive Committee Member, ICC, past Chairman Electrical Engineering Divisional Subcommittee and past Hony Secretary, The Institution of Engineers (India), West Bengal State Centre.

Ramesh Gopalkrishna

Market Development Lead - APAC, Workplace by Facebook
Building the right culture and empowering people are critical topics for CEOs today. When we connect and empower employees across the organization, magical things happen! Ramesh and his team work closely with organizations to drive the transformation to the Workplace of the future. Ramesh has over 21 years of experience in technology and is passionate about the role technology can play in connecting the world and driving digital disruption. Prior to Facebook Ramesh spent 14 years at Microsoft in various senior positions. He last role was the Head - Office 365, India & Japan.
A native of Mumbai, Ramesh is an MBA from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS) and a Bachelor in Engineering (Electrical) from Victoria Jublilee Technical Institute (VJTI). In his spare time Ramesh enjoys playing sports with his 2 daughters, reading and working out.

Pankaj Bansal

Co-Founder & CEO, PeopleStrong
Pankaj Bansal is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of PeopleStrong. Having observed the unorganized and non-integrated HR industry in India during his professional journey, Pankaj felt the need to create an entity that could effectively manage the complete employee life cycle, simultaneously ensuring a satisfied employee experience for its clients. At PeopleStrong, he is responsible for building strategic partnerships and managing the overall growth of the company, both in Indian and international markets.
A visionary, Pankaj is passionate about technology and truly believes that HR will take the leap into the next orbit by embracing technology. With this thought, he has led the team to develop PeopleStrong Alt, an on demand technology product that aims to simplify work life for its users.
Prior to establishing PeopleStrong in 2005, Pankaj worked with the Aricent Group, a global innovation and technology service company (erstwhile Hughes Software Systems), where he was a part of the founding team of the company’s business process outsourcing (BPO) division. He also worked with the engineering giant, SPML Infra Limited, and Housing and Urban Development Corporation. Pankaj’s stint at Withya Direct Inc., a digital media market company, as Chief Operating Officer acted as a turning point in his entrepreneurial journey.
An active member of Confederation of Indian Industries’ (CII’s) National Committee on Skills & Human Resources, Pankaj is currently Regional President - North at National HRD Network (NHRDN), a premier professional body for HR professionals in India. In his earlier stint with NHRDN, he served as the board member for almost a decade and has been one of youngest members in the network's board. He is also the Non-Executive Director at The HR Fund, India’s first Venture Capital Fund, dedicated to investment in HR solutions companies, and Wheebox, the fastest growing talent assessment company in India.

Pankaj is a sought after speaker at various national, international forums and reputed business schools in India on wider HR management subjects including HR shared services, recruitment, HR technology and Analytics, besides entrepreneurship. Pankaj was recently awarded with Business Excellence and Innovative Best Practices – Academia Awards 2016 by New Delhi Institute of Management, New Delhi and the Visionary Entrepreneurship Award - 2015 by Jindal Global Business School, New Delhi.
Pankaj holds a Masters’ Degree in HR Management from University of Pune, and a Bachelors' Degree in Entrepreneurship from Delhi University, Delhi. He is passionate about supporting young entrepreneurs and his other interests include Urdu poetry and subjects dealing with spirituality. Pankaj resides in Gurgaon with his wife and a son.

Raghavendra K

Senior VP and Global Head - HRD, Infosys BPO
Raghavendra is Senior Vice President and Global Head of Human Resources Development (HRD), and is a member of the Executive Council of Infosys BPO. His expertise lies in aligning HR's functional role to dovetail business plans. His areas of interest are development of HR competencies, managing cultural diversity and change management, especially in the context of mergers and acquisitions. Raghavendra has created strong synergies between performance management processes and employee development platforms, ensuring that the organization has a competent, readily available internal talent pool to meet business challenges. A strong proponent of 'Learn While You Earn', he has institutionalized a number of interventions whereby there is a huge value add for a person to move up the value chain, while continuing to pursue one's career. Raghavendra has over 32 years of experience in the field of Human Resources. Through his journey in HR, Raghavendra has anchored numerous initiatives to support the development of strategic HR and is a frequent speaker in thought leadership sessions and seminars globally. He is also a regular contributor to many leading journals and publications.
A PG Diploma (Hons) holder from Madras School of Social Work, he has also undergone the Advanced Management Program from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.

Yashwant Mahadik

Former CHRO, Sun Pharma; HR Transformation Expert
Yashwant Mahadik (Yash) is a seasoned global HR professional with over 25 years of experience across industries/sectors and geographies in top-class companies viz. Crompton Greaves, Colgate Palmolive, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson and Royal Philips, currently is the Global CHRO of SunPharma and all its subsidiary companies. His experience is diverse and varies across industries/sectors (Technology, Consumer and Healthcare) and geographies (India, UK, Japan, USA, ASEAN and Europe). His strengths and areas of expertise include; Strategy (Business, Workforce and HR functional), HR and Business Transformation, Leadership Development, Organization and Culture building, Capability Building, Workforce Design & Planning, Talent Management and Succession Planning, Merger/Acquisition Integration and Executive Coaching. He has led transformation programs and initiatives in J&J and Philips at enterprise level. He is proficient and enthusiastic about evolving social and digital technologies and has a strong presence on social media platforms such as Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook, etc and has a blog of his own (www.yashmahadik.com). He is recognized amongst top 50 most powerful HR professionals coming from India and is a leading HR thought leader who has worked in association with leading academicians in USA for conceptualising and executing global strategic initiatives in areas of Human Resource Management.
He has a high social (development sector) orientation - believes in sharing his earnings and time with social developmental causes related to education for the underprivileged. Is an avid golfer and enjoys travelling and reading. He is a very keen photographer and is a creator of many professional level, highly creative images using digital photography equipment and technologies. He is incubating his new and personal venture "Yash Mahadik Photography" in dedication of a noble charitable cause.

Anand Shankar

Partner, Human Capital Consulting - Deloitte India
Anand is the HR Transformation leader with over 25 years of experience at Deloitte India. He is an experienced business and consulting practice lead with a demonstrated history of working in the human resources industry. Skilled in HR Consulting and Transformation, Leadership Development and succession planning, Culture Change, Innovation, Helping manage and transform Family Owned Businesses and accelerate business performance. He specializes in linking business strategy to people strategy; HR effectiveness and efficiencies; multi-tower HR outsourcing; workforce management and corresponding functional & technical implementation across the Asia Pacific region.
Anand is a seasoned strategist who has helped organizations navigate business challenges by driving transformational change, building talent excellence, critical capabilities and future leaders. He is a True Global Expert in ‘Human Resources and human resources’. Anand has in-depth Global Talent & HR market knowledge, APAC & MEA cultural and geographic market and market intelligence. He is a Leadership Coach & Mentor of Considerable Skill & Repute.
Prior to joining Deloitte, Anand was associated with Aon Hewitt in Singapore as Chief Commercial Officer, Asia Pacific. He joined Aon in 2009 and before joining Aon, he worked with Talen2 International as Group Director. He is also involved in serving the society; he is an active member of the Social Venture Partners (the world’s largest network of engaged donors) and a philanthropist

Vinay Pradhan

Country Manager and VP-Sales
India Skillsoft
Vinay Pradhan is Country Manager, India, for Skillsoft, a pioneer in the field of learning with a long history of innovation, and a provider of cloud based learning solutions for its customers worldwide, ranging from global enterprises, government, and education to mid-sized and small businesses. Vinay is responsible for managing and growing Skillsoft’s business in the Indian sub-continent. His other responsibilities include establishing Skillsoft as the premier e-learning solutions provider in the country; assessing new opportunities and launching customized products and learning solutions in the market; client relationship management; and advocating thought leadership in the learning & development industry in the country.
Vinay comes with over two decades of rich experience in the field of learning and development. Prior to joining Skillsoft he was part of the core leadership team that set up the e-learning business for Dun & Bradstreet Information Services in India. Also earlier in his career, he was responsible for driving sales, marketing and business development functions at a number of learning-focused organizations including Bharti Learning Solutions (now Centum Learning) and NIS Sparta Limited.
Vinay holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the Poona University. He also has a BE degree in Electronics and Telecommunications.

Neeraj Tandon

Director, Workforce Analytics and Planning, Willis Towers Watson
Neeraj Tandon has been in the field of analytics for last 12 years, out of which last 7 years are in the field of workforce analytics. In his prior roles, Neeraj was the Head of Workforce Planning and Analytics for Ericsson in India and was a part of the Human Capital Analytics teams at Accenture and HSBC.
During his multiple consulting / Line HR engagements, Neeraj has successfully developed and deployed analytics solutions in the area of Strategic workforce Planning, HR reporting and dashboards, sophisticated predictive analytics solutions from recruitment, retention, leadership development in multiple industries including: Telecom:
- Implementation of an end to end Strategic / Tactical Workforce Planning program
- Development of total Cost of workforce Model
- Responsible for designing and implementation of Growth+ and profitability+ programs
- Deployment of workforce Pyramids
- Developed a companywide HR Dashboard

Oil and Gas:
- Development of Strategic workforce planning model for 21 companies of a Oil and Gas major in Africa
Utilities - Optimizing the field workforce for a utilities company in India
- Development of Strategic workforce planning model for the engineering workforce for a Utilities company
Financial Services:
- Attrition Analytics Modelling project to identify the key variables impacting attrition in a financial services organization
- Worked on the project to establish HR Dashboard for a Leading Bank based on their strategic imperatives
- Recruitment Analytics Modelling for improving the Quality of hire
- Strategic workforce planning project for a General Insurance company in South Africa
- Built a workforce Capacity planning model for service delivery organization of a UK based bank
- Built a E-Forecasting workforce planning tool for backend processes of a Health Insurance company in North America
Hitech industry:
- Developed a high performance sales force analytics model of a multiple Hitech companies
Role at Willis Towers Watson
Neeraj is the Practice Lead for the Asia Pacific region for Workforce Analytics and Planning within Willis Towers Watson. He has over 17 years of cross-functional experience with Fortune 500 ITES & Management Consulting companies.
Education & Credential Neeraj is a Certified Treasury Manager and is a Masters in International business from Kurukshetra University

Sanjay Jog

Chief Human Resources Officer - Reliance Jio
Sanjay has over 30 years of experience in managing HR as well as Business. Sanjay is a science graduate and MBA in Marketing. He has worked with organizations like Taj Group of Hotels (Indian Group of Companies), DHL Worldwide Express, RPG Enterprises where he was head of RPG's International Music Business, as well as Head of HR at Retail and currently heads largest Indian start up Reliance Jio. Sanjay has also worked in the telecom industry with Bharti Enterprises as Head of HR for mobility business. He spent considerable time with Future Group ( Big Bazar, Central, Pantaloons etc ) and was credited of growing the organization from 3000 to over 50,000 people in a short period of time, as well as creating a unique culture based on Indian Mythology.

Cherian Thomas

National Director and CEO, World Vision India
Mr. Cherian Thomas is the National Director and CEO of World Vision India, an international humanitarian and development organisation working for the well -being of vulnerable childre n. He leads a team of around 1,600 staff members, together serving 26 lakh children in projects spread across 123 districts of India. Mr. Thomas has over 31 years of experience in diverse fields, having last served as CEO, IDFC Foundation, where he oversaw the working of the Foundation and its joint ventures with the Governments of Karnataka, Delhi and Uttarakhand.

Mr. Thomas comes with extensive experience in the fields of infrastructure, banking, project finance, policy advocacy, capacity building, programme support and advisory services for government clients and community engagement programmes. Apart from IDFC Limited, where he worked for almost 18 years, he has worked with major organizations such as Tata Industries Limited, ICICI Limited, SCICI Limited and Citibank in the areas of corporate finance, project finance and banking.

He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering (Honors) and Masters in Management Studies in Finance from the University of Mumbai, India

Krishna Ulagaratchagan

Co-founder and CEO, healthi
Krishna Ulagaratchagan is the co-founder and CEO of healthi.in, India's fastest growing preventive healthcare company. At healthi, Krishna leads product, technology, service delivery and partnerships. Krishna's career spans both technology and healthcare. Immediately before starting healthi, Krishna held various roles in engineering, strategy and P&L management at Align Technology (NASDAQ: ALGN), a $7B US medical device manufacturer. In his most recent role at Align, Krishna held P&L responsibility for Align’s emerging markets; a business that spanned 50+ countries and was the fastest growing segment of the international markets.
r He began his entrepreneurial journey during his undergraduate days. While pursuing his Bachelors in Engineering, Krishna cofounded Think Business Networks (TBN), a telecom software services company, with his brother. Together they grew TBN to 80 employees and $5.5 million in revenue while serving marquee customers such as British Telecom, Southwestern Bell and Telecom Australia.

Post TBN, Krishna joined Greenlight.com, a startup funded by Amazon and Kleiner Perkins, as an early engineer. During his time at Greenlight, Krishna was part of the team that developed the marketplace and led the integration efforts for the Yahoo partnership. On Greenlight’s acquisition by Idea Labs, Krishna moved to Cisco as a consultant and worked on the design and development of their unified user entitlement platform.

Krishna is passionate about the application of technology in healthcare and has advised / consulted for numerous healthcare organizations in product development, GTM strategy and international expansion. He has a Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Madras and is a Sloan Fellow from Stanford Business School. When possible, Krishna escapes the city to travel or explore the open road on his cycle.

Saurabh Arvind

AVP, Function Head, Technical Learning Services - Tech Mahindra
Saurabh is an experienced IT professional with global exposure in variety of leadership roles, and currently is Function Head, Technical Learning in Tech Mahindra. Drawing from his deep customer and delivery experience, he has been strategizing and designing innovative programs for Technical and Leadership development in the organization. He has Integrated different concepts and contents for developing offerings for enabling new and enhanced roles in the IT Professional leadership space. A learner for life, Saurabh is keen to explore new areas of knowledge and introduce them in his professional work. B.Tech by education, Saurabh has worked in Tata Steel, Wipro and Tech Mahindra in a career spanning 25 years.

Arjun Pratap

Founder and CEO - EdGE Networks Pvt. Ltd.
Arjun Pratap is founder and chief executive officer at EdGE Networks. Fueled by the vision to build future-focused HR technology solutions - Arjun leads EdGE to be an innovative Artificial Intelligence driven HR technology solutions provider - focused on helping organizations solve their toughest talent acquisition and workforce optimization challenges. EdGE Networks was founded over five years ago with the mantra to make 'Right person for the Right job' a reality. In this time EdGE has been recognized as ‘Cool Vendor’ by Gartner, Deloitte Fast 50, NVIDIA ECS - The Best of Show, and NASSCOM Emerge50 2016 – League of 10. EdGE has also been selected as of India's 20 Emerging Companies by London & Partners and by Google for its latest Launchpad Accelerator Program.

Recently, EdGE Networks raised $4.5million in Series A from Kalaari Capital and Ventureast. This will accelerate the company's go-to-market strategy, product innovation and global expansion plans. Arjun is a published author and speaker in India. Prior to EdGE Networks, he has worked with organizations such as SpeedERA Networks and Akamai Technologies, where he was responsible for building their India and international businesses. He also headed the sales function at Dexler Information Solutions to provide strategic direction in building the company. Arjun holds a post graduate degree in Information Systems and International Business, from The University of Sydney, Australia.

Gaurav Lahiri

Partner - Leader, Human Capital Consulting, Deloitte India
Gaurav Lahiri is a Partner with Deloitte Consulting. He leads the Human Capital Service area based out of Delhi. He brings significant experience in consulting, focusing primarily on organization transformation, leadership development and M&A.

Gaurav works with clients to align their organizations with their strategic agenda – this includes reviewing strategies, designing organization structures, implementing talent management programs and formulating reward strategies to drive performance and motivation.

While Gaurav's expertise is in Organization Effectiveness, he has also helped clients research and develop competency models for outstanding performance. He managed a seminal Indian CEO research study sponsored by Bharat Petroleum under the aegis of India's Public Enterprises Selection Board and co-authored the book "The Indian CEO: a Portrait of Excellence" published in 2007. Gaurav has authored several papers on Post Merger Integration, Change Management and has won several prizes and awards, including the McKinsey Best Management Paper of the year.

Animesh Kumar

Advisor Digital Transformation People Office, Future Group
Animesh is the Advisor, Digital Transformation of the People fit the Future Group. He is responsible for leading the internal transformation of the organisation to enable the delivery of Retail 3.0, an ambitious strategy to transform retailing in India.

Prior to joining the Future Group Animesh was a member of the Executive Committees of IDFC (Bank & all Group companies) responsible for the Human Resources and Marketing. He was also the CEO, IDFC Foundation, leading corporate responsibility and community engagement for IDFC Group. Animesh has been on Boards of various companies. His key interests are in leading transformations, creating future workplaces and working in the areas of interpersonal relations, personal effectiveness and organisational dynamics.

Animesh has over two decades of experience in leadership roles in Banking and FMCG sectors. He holds a Post Graduate in Human Resources from XLRI, India and is an Economics graduate from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi.

Srijata Sengupta

Director – Talent Strategy for Accenture's Technology Business in India.
Srijata has 18+ years of experience in Human Resources with extensive experience in Talent Transformation to drive business outcomes - growth; V&A; geographical expansion; offshore transition etc. Srijata has worked extensively with Indian clients to enable their Human Capital Strategy and Talent Strategy. Across her career, she has worked in Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Development, Leadership Development; Rewards, Culture and Change Management.
Srijata is a proud alumni of Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Srijata is currently the Director - Talent Strategy for Accenture's Technology Business in India.

Biplob Banerjee

Exe. VP HR and CSR, Jubliant Foodworks
Works with Jubilant Foodworks, which is the master franchise of Domino's pizza & Dunkin Donut for India, Nepal Bangladesh and Srilanka.
An engineer and an MBA from XLRI , he has a total of 22 years' experience with companies like Pepsico, GECIS, GSK earlier. A certified coach and fitness enthusiast, he loves music and adventure sports. At JFL, he looks after HR, CSR and Admin for a workforce of 28,000 employees.

Debi Prasad Das

Growth Founder & Chief Mentor, Talocity
Debi is a HR professional with more than 28 years of experience spanning across industry and touching all faced of HR. His expertise is in Mentoring leadership, building People Strategy and large scale change management. Debi currently works as Growth Founder & Chief Mentor with Talocity, a Start-up focussed on transforming Talent Acquisition & Management through a video platform enabled by Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning. Debi works on growth strategy & building a partner network across the globe. He is also founder of another start-up called Brighter Sunset LLP, a Social Enterprise focused on helping people reinvent their career & life.

Previously he has worked as CHRO with CEAT Tyre, as Senior VP & Head HR for IMEA with Atos, and in leadership positions at Tech M, Infosys, Godrej-GE, to name few.
Debi has done his Advance Management from INSEAD & Leadership Certification Program from ISB. He is PG HR & LLB from Pune University.
He has been a speaker at many leading Management schools & Industry Associations. He is a passionate driver and been driving across India and many countries across globe.

Jeffrey L. Schwartz

Partner, Deloitte Consulting LLP, US Leader, Future of Work
Jeff Schwartz is a senior Human Capital Consulting partner with global and emerging markets experience in talent strategies, leadership, learning and talent development, organization design, strategic change, and human resources (HR) strategies for corporations and government agencies. He works with global and executive teams on large scale change and transformation programs with a focus on guiding senior leaders and teams on projects with unique questions of scale, business impact, and urgency.
He is on the global Human Capital Consulting executive and the global leader, Marketing, Eminence and Brand and a senior advisor to the Human Capital practice in India. Over the past several years he was worked with some of the leading groups and MNCs in India including Reliance Industries, Aditya Birla Group, and Citibank India. A former commercial and investment banker he has consulted extensively for financial institutions around the world including private sector, public sector, and international development banks. From 2011 through June 2015, Jeff led the Human Capital practice for US India (the firm's global delivery centers). Jeff has led organization and HR transformation projects for global multinational clients around the world including working with the largest companies in India over the past four years.

Jeff works across industries with a focus in global financial services. He began his career as an investment banker with Chemical Bank in New York (now part of JP Morgan Chase). His experience as a consulting partner includes work in the US and around the world and he has lived in India, Belgium, Russia, Kenya, Sri Lanka and Nepal and visited and worked in more than 70 countries. He was a founding co-leader of Deloitte's global talent management services practice which has been recognized by industry analysts as one of the world's leading practices. Jeff is also a co-founder of the firm’s CHRO (Chief Human Resource Officer) services practice. Jeff was the global and US leader of the Organization, Change and Talent practices from 2002 to 2010 and the US Human Capital Chief Markets and Marketing Officer from 2009-2011. He has an undergraduate degree from Cornell University in History and Government (BA 1980) and graduate degrees from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University (MPA 1987) and the Yale School of Management (MBA 1987).

Smriti Ahuja

Global HR & Learning Head - Cognizant Digital Operations
Smriti Ahuja is the Global HR & Learning Head- Cognizant Digital Operations. She is based in Delhi - NCR. In addition, she is the Diversity Head for Cognizant India. She also plays the role of Location Head for NCR. Smriti has close to three decades of work experience, 10 years of which have been as an Independent Consultant. Her consulting work was primarily in the areas of HR Strategy, Executive Coaching, and Leadership Development. She counted Fortune 500 Companies as her clients, including a three year consulting term with Coca Cola Bottlers Philippines.

Her previous corporate experiences include her role as founding HR and Learning Head for Exl Service and the Global Head of Leadership Development for Genpact. One of her designed programs in Genpact was internationally awarded for "Best Integration of Learning and Talent Management". She is a certified yoga instructor and has served as a teacher to special needs children. Smriti is a literature graduate from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi and an alumnus of XLRI Jamshedpur, India. Graduating Magna Cum Laude.

Venkatesh Palabatla

CHRO, GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited
Mr. Venkatesh Palabatla, veteran professional over three decades of multi-faceted rich experience in Strategic Human Resource and Organization development, Leadership Coaching areas in Multinational, Global & Indian diversified businesses of Manufacturing (Engineering, Automotive Pharmaceutical), IT, Engineering & Technology Centers, Service and diversified businesses. Handled multiple, multi locational, multi-cultural, diversified business verticals in global environment and established value to in organic and inorganic businesses growth.

Professional Journey:
Was associated with P & G (Procter & Gamble), Eicher Group, Widia India Limited, Strides Arcolab, Faurecia, Ingersoll Rand Engineering & Technology centers and presently associated with m/s GMR Hyderabad International Airport as Chief Human Resource Officer.
Published articles at National & International level.

Ramendrajit Sen

VP & Head-HR, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, India
Ramendrajit (Ramen) Sen is the Vice President and Head-Human Resources in HP India. Having worked in US and India, with over 24 years of global experience in the areas of Business Leadership and Human Resources, Ramen is a leader with a broad understanding of business strategies, a strategic view to people issues, and a strong network of relationships. In HP, Ramen has responsibilities for strategic human resources activities, which includes- building the HP Way Now Culture in HP India, workforce development and organization effectiveness, diversity and inclusion, workforce engagement, labour relations and overall HR processes and information management.

Prior to joining HP, Ramen was the Human Resources Leader at Aon Hewitt’s Outsourcing Business in India and APAC where he was responsible for achieving commendable results in the areas of employee engagement, talent development strategies and overall performance of the HR team. In addition to his Human Resources experience, Ramen has diverse business leadership experiences in the areas of Sales, Marketing & Consulting, and managing P&L in companies like Satyam Infoway (Sify) and Tata Infotech.
In February 2015, Ramen was conferred with the "HR Tech Leader Award" by World HRD Congress for delivering excellence and innovation across the spectrum of the HR domain. Ramen earned a Bachelor's degree in Science from Calcutta University and a Diploma in Business Administration from Indian Institute of Management, Ghaziabad.

Abhishek Arun

Vice President, Paytm
Member of the Paytm Payment Bank startup team focussed on converting Cash to Digital Cash. Understands the Business end of Digital. Energetic Business leader with a bias towards action. Abhishek has diverse exposure in Banking for Citibank N.A and RBL Bank Ltd; a domestic Bank undergoing transformation (Fastest Growing Small Bank as per KPMG) specifically launching and scaling businesses and building teams At RBL Bank ltd, he was responsible for Customer Proposition & Product Management for Deposits, Third Party Products especially Insurance and Business Analytics. He has demonstrated capability in successfully leading products and business across diverse customer segments , geographies (e.g. HNI, rural, digital etc) and competitive context. He was an integral part of the Bank's transformation to a new age Private Sector Bank since 2012. Prior to RBL Bank Ltd, he spent 11 years with Citibank N.A and worked in four cities in multiple local, regional and national leadership roles, all in customer facing sales , profit center roles. In 2007he became a National Head for Portfolio & Wealth Management, Citi @ Work segment setting up a 200 strong team managing a base of 45,000 clients. Besides work he is an avid traveler, loves running and reading.

John Antos

VP - Strategy & Marketing, APAC, ADP
Mr. Antos heads both the strategy and marketing functions for Asia-Pacific at ADP. He collaborates with the ADP Research Institute and other partners on research into human capital management and the future of work, and how it is evolving in Asia's dynamic business environment. He speaks on trends is AI, economics, innovation, and technology and how where these factors cross human capital management in the digital workplace.
Mr. Antos is based in Singapore and has spent several years covering the region from China and Hong Kong, to India and Australia. Mr. Antos career includes background in product innovation, fintech, HCM, consumer financial services, and corporate tax credits serving in leadership roles in marketing and strategy.

Priyadarshi Bhattacharya

Head - HR, DBS Asia Hub 2
Priyadarshi Bhattacharya (Darshi) is the Head of HR for DAH2 and joined DBS in May 2016 to start up and run the DBS Technology Innovation center at Hyderabad. The Center is focused on digital Innovation across mobile, big data, social and cloud amongst other deep engineering and tech areas. DAH2 is the bank's first technology development center outside Singapore addressing the ever-changing consumer and technological demands by coming up with innovative and relevant digital solutions. Darshi started his professional career over 20 years back with the Indian Army, serving in various roles including Counter Terrorism and United Nations Peace Keeping missions. Over the last 15 years, he has worked across different functions and roles within HR in the Technology & Operations space within the Banking and Financial service industry. Prior to joining DBS, he was the Head of HR Business Support functions for ANZ’s offshore Hubs across 4 countries.
Darshi is an avid motorcyclist and loves to travel across the country on two wheels, read, and spend time with the family.

Surabhi Kaul

Director and Head of L&D, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories
Surabhi Kaul, SHRM SCP, has 14+ years of experience in Human Resources with multinational organizations across diverse sectors. She is presently the Global head of Learning and Development at Dr Reddy's Laboratories. She has completed her PGP in Management from Indian School of Business Hyderabad. And is also a university gold medalist in Master of Management Science from DAVV Indore. Her core expertise lies in partnering with business on aspects of Talent & Performance Management, Learning & Leadership Development, Employee Engagement and Change Management.
Surabhi is a certified NLP and 6Ds Practitioner as well as a certified Instructional Designer

Dr. Prasanth Nair

Managing Partner & Country Head, Helm Leadership Solutions
14+ years of Leadership and Strategic experience in HR Business Partnering, Talent Management, Learning & Leadership Development, Employee Engagement, Change Management, OD and Performance Management.

Dinesh R

Chief Human Resources Officer, OYO
Dinesh Ramamurthy is the Chief Human Resources Officer at OYO, India's largest hospitality company, which is present in more than 230 cities across India with 1,00,000 rooms in 8,500 hotels. Before starting his journey with OYO, Dinesh was leading Compensation & Benefits in the APAC region for The Coca-Cola Company. He is a seasoned HR professional with more than 10 years of experience and enjoys a strong grip on personnel management, executive compensation, industrial relations and reward strategy. As a part of his prior tenures, Dinesh has worked with ITC, Hewitt Associates and Bharti Airtel. At OYO, Dinesh is responsible for driving learning, performance management and instilling positive work culture. He is an alumnus of Tata Institute of Social Sciences with a degree in PM & IR.

Asim Rizvi

Head HR, Apollo Health & Lifestyle Ltd
An Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore alumnus and a post graduate in Human Resources and Development, Asim has proven track record of leading diverse teams and managing all aspects of HR. Asim has more than 15+ years' experience in leadership roles in IT product, Services, Healthcare and Semiconductor organizations. Presently, he is heading HR for Retail & Lifestyle business of Apollo Group. In his prior assignment, Asim has worked with CallidusCloud as Head - Human Resources function for India operations. In his current role Asim heads HR for Clinics business for 300+ entities across different formats. While working with IT companies in former roles Asim was instrumental in setting up of offshore centres at India from scratch, build India leadership teams and in turn help roll out services, support and software products in a record time from India.

He has driven change management, critical business transformations like M&A, consolidation and led a built operate transfer as part of entity formation in last role - while supporting APAC operations.
In earlier part of career, Asim has also been with investor driven start-ups heading HR for India and South East Asia.
Asim cherishes his 6 years' experience as an officer of XI Gorkha Rifle (GR) Regiment of the Indian Army. During this period, he was posted mostly in field / forward operational areas and held various appointments including command of large / specialised teams. He was selected on merit for National Security Guards (NSG) comprising of Elite Black Cat Commandos of the country while in Indian Army.
He is fond of adventure sports, music and reading.

Mark Dorsett

Vice President - Global Business & Strategic Partnerships, Prosci
Mark Dorsett has over 25 years of experience as a global business leader, influencer, and corporate executive. He currently has responsibility for Prosci's global business and strategic partnerships. In this capacity, he interacts with organizations across the globe and focuses on finding ways to help them achieve greater value from their initiatives. During his tenure at Prosci he has worked with partners and companies across more than 20 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and ASEAN. You'll often find Mark interacting with clients and partners around the globe to help them achieve greater results by applying change management.

Adhir Mane

CHRO - Raymond Lifestyle Business
Heading HR for this leading lifestyle Business of Raymond. This constitutes the Apparel, Retail, Garmenting, Suiting and Shirting business across India and geographies within MENA and African region, With over 15000 employees base and around 90 HR team members, this role involves developing the people agenda for the business and align HR to deliver value for the business across the employee life cycle. Worked with Reliance the largest private sector organization in India and this is a fortune 500 companies globally, Involved in the Hydro carbon business here. With current turnover close to 70Billion USD As Sr. VP HR, my role was to provide HR leadership of this organizations. I was a part of the HR leadership team of this company which was involved in the HR transformation for this large scale organization from 2013 - 2016. Worked closely with BP (British Petroleum) HR team to migrate BP HR systems into RIL as part of the transformation exercise.

Worked as Head of HR for Landmark Group based in Dubai. Headed the retail and hospitality major across the MENA Region. With over 20,000 employees from over 40 nationalities, I was involved in driving a HR transformation agenda along with Aon Hewitt across MENA region for this large retailer. This involved setting up a state of the art performance management process, LTIP program for senior leadership and revamped the Talent Management process.

Suman Reddy Eadunuri

Managing Director, Pegasystems, India
'Build for Change' is not just Pegasystems’ philosophy but a phrase that truly defines Suman Reddy, the managing director of Pega India. A recognized technology leader for more than two decades and a core member of Pega’s global corporate strategy team, Suman has re-defined how Indian business leaders are driving change in MNCs by influencing corporate goal setting, strategic planning and building world class software products. Suman is actively involved in mentoring the future leaders in India and promote talent at an early stage. Suman is credited with successfully setting-up Pega’s India operations in 2007, one of the country’s leading GICs. He built Pega India from ground-up that currently is at 1500 employees across Hyderabad and Bangalore, a third of the company’s total employee strength. As a key member of the of the global leadership team, Suman has played a key role in helping the organization grow from 126 million to 840 million over the last decade.

He has managed various aspects of growth from acquiring talent, building innovative products, creating an ecosystem that fosters partnerships with academia. Few know that his passion for architecture has helped Pegasystems build one of the 25 most popular offices across the world. Suman’s dynamic and collaborative leadership style has propelled Pega India to become a centre for innovation that is driving digital change across the world's largest organizations. He has worked with many Fortune 500 companies to expand their operations in Hyderabad, and has helped several companies across the North American market to grow their technology practices. With over two decades of rich industry experience, Suman is recognized as a thought leader amongst peers, government officials and the media fraternity. The government recently recognized Pega and Suman for the work being done, by inducting him into the ‘Champions of Change’ initiative to realize the PMs vision of a ‘New India’ by 2022 in tranforming finance sector. His efforts to move India’s IT sector from a back-office centre to a hub of innovation and ingenuity is paying off, with significant conversations among government, industry and media representatives. Suman’s role in NASSCOM, and his leadership in the IT community are being leveraged with him playing an instrumental role in organizing WCIT 2018, the Olympics of IT conferences. He is an active member of several premier industry bodies, national forums and leadership clubs across India and beyond, like CII, HYSEA, YPO and is currently a board member of TiE Hyderabad. A powerful orator and a leader with firm opinions, he is often sought by industry bodies, enterprises and media to comment on global and national-level developments. Additionally, he is a much sought after thought leader at premier techno-economic panels. He has been part of CII Union Budget Policy Session for two consecutive years.

He holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Management and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Northern Illinois University. One of Suman’s philosophies is giving back to the society, and he has proactively worked towards the cause of supporting organisations making a difference in the lives of the under-privileged. One such current program running in southern India is Pega Teach for Change. It aims to enhance the quality of education for the government school students. Suman is also an avid golf lover, enjoys all sports and likes to travel to exotic locations during his free time.

Tonmoy Shingal

Co-Founder & COO, Mettl
Tonmoy Shingal is the Co-founder and COO of Mettl. His extensive financial experience, unparalleled attention to detail and operational excellence distinguish him as a business leader and make him a vital part of the Mettl team. As the co-founder and COO, Tonmoy has been instrumental in technology and product development, building analytics and data science teams, and establishing operational structures for marketing, finance and HR in the company. Tonmoy holds an Electrical Engineering degree from IIT Kanpur and an MBA from IIM Bangalore. He began his career at Texas Instruments as a digital design engineer, and holds three patents in security algorithm designs which he developed during his tenure at the company. Following this, he went on to work at Boston Consulting Group as a Senior Associate. While working at BCG, Tonmoy felt the need to create something new that had significant industrial relevance and solved a real need in the market. In 2010, he co-founded Mettl, a cloud based talent measurement platform that employs the latest technology to help organisations fulfil their recruitment and training needs. With his vast technological expertise, Tonmoy conceptualised Mettl's software system which is one of the most advanced assessment systems worldwide. He also played an integral role in creating the platform’s state-of-the-art proctoring feature which facilitates 5+ million assessments annually, and is among the best in the world. His role in building a robust sales and marketing team at Mettl, has resulted in the company’s burgeoning global presence with over 1500 active customers across 80+ countries. Tonmoy envisions Mettl to be a global brand in its domain in the next five years. He aims for the organisation to be a thought leader among HR teams, CXOs, functional heads etc. and to be the foremost choice for companies who want to build the right winning teams for their organisations. With a drive to keep learning always, he likes to read books and blogs on his favourite subjects and likes to keep fit by playing badminton. Tonmoy has lent his support to several philanthropic causes such as the Nepal flood relief campaign, sponsoring underprivileged children for their education and the rehabilitation of an acid attack survivor. He also provides financial support to a charity school in his hometown.

Mohinish Sinha

Partner, Deloitte India
Mohinish is a Consulting Partner at Deloitte. He brings a significant experience with over 25 years of experience in organization transformation, cultural transformation, development, preparing mind-sets of leaders for adopting digital way of working, top team development, coaching, and setting up learning functions including bringing in technologies like analytics, robotics and other learning technologies. He is also a leadership coach and has coached and facilitated hundreds of senior and top management executives within India and outside. Mohinish is a part of SHRM India's panel of Subject Matter Experts on Executive Coaching and Leadership. He has been invited to speak at various HR forums, such as the National HRD Network, and other academic institutions.

Siddhartha Gupta

Chief Revenue Officer, Mettl
Siddhartha Gupta is the Chief Revenue Officer at Mettl. Having held key leadership positions at some of the most prestigious global IT companies such as HP and SAP, he has been instrumental in building several businesses/verticals from scratch within these organisations. Siddhartha holds a dual Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management and Marketing Management from Xavier Institute of Management and The Times School of Marketing respectively. Early in his career, he served as Executive Assistant to the Managing Director at Compaq Computers and later, as Account Manager at Hewlett Packard. Following this, he went on to work at SAP from 2006 to 2016, managing a significant volume of the company’s operations in India. Prior to joining Mettl as the Chief Revenue Officer, he held the position of Vice President (Strategic Industries) at SAP India. As Chief Revenue Officer, Siddhartha envisions Mettl to be the next Unicorn to emerge from the Indian start-up ecosystem and aims to establish the company as one of the top B2B brands on the global front. Siddhartha is a travel and cycling enthusiast and also enjoys reading.

Arun D. Rao

Director - Human Resources, DXC India
Alumnus of Delhi University, Class of 1987 & XLRI Jamshedpur, Class of PMIR' 95
- Currently with DXC (July 2015 till date) as their India HR head. I partner with business to create talent solutions aimed at driving cost and process optimization. My team and & I are also responsible and accountable for the entire employee life cycle experience.

- Previously I worked for Deloitte Consulting India between early 2011 to 2015. As the CLO for the region, I led the L&D portfolio for the region and was responsible for the development footprint for close to 25000 professionals in India. Prior to the CLO role, I was the Lead Business Advisor for multiple business lines of Deloitte in India.

- Have worked with a few other IT MNCs and a Public Sector Steel Manufacturing enterprise in a career spanning close to 25 years

Love to teach – was part of a formal teaching program at a local Hyd college, As an extension - love to engage with younger professionals as they enter and prepare to succeed in the corporate world

Gaurav Mahajan

President - Group Apparel & Made - to-Measure, Raymond Limited
Mr. Mahajan Gaurav, B.Com (Hons), Comm. App. serves as President of Group Apparel at Raymond Limited. Mr. Gaurav served as Head of Buying of Trent Ltd until December 2014. He served as Assistant Merchandiser of Littlewoods International (India) Pvt. Ltd. Has 23 years of experience in organised retail, fashion and lifestyle. He received PGDMM from NIFT and GMP from HBS.

Amit Tripathi

Head of Delivery, Invento Robotics
Amit Tripathi has over 18 years of experience in IT projects delivery and operations management. His expertise is in Program / Project Management, People Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Cost control and Optimization, and Competence Development. He has worked with organizations like Mindtree Ltd., Wipro Technologies, and Infosys. He is a MBA in Electrical Engineering from Symbiosis International University, Pune and BE in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from RDVV University, Jabalpur, India. Presently he is associated with Mitra (Invento), a company that manufactures robots.

Murli Dhar Shyam

Sector Head HR - Airports, GMR Airports Limited
Murli is currently working as Sector Head - HR with GMR Airports Limited and leading the People agenda in Indian (Delhi, Hyderabad & Goa) and South East Asian & European Airports (Cebu, Clark - Philippines and Airport of Heraklion at Crete, Greece) operated by GMR Group. He has worked extensively in HR & ER domain over 24 years in various Telecom, Media, Automobile and Healthcare Organisations in South East Asia. An expert in People Integration and Change Management in Mergers & Acquisitions and rolling out start-up Organisations, he has anchored HR Leadership deliverables in several Indian & multinational organisations in more than 2 decades.

He has worked in HR leadership role with American Tower Corporation - India, Bharti Infratel Limited, Indus Towers Limited, The Times of India Group, Bharti Airtel Limited and in Escorts Limited. He is an alumnus of MIT Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts, USA.

Latesh Bellaney

Global HR Shared Services Leader, Genpact
Latesh has more than 23 years of leadership & transformation experience in Shared Services, Training, Operations & sales and manufacturing
Current Position
Latesh joined Genpact in 2002 in the Collection Services vertical and currently heads Global People Function Shared Services. He is responsible for driving HR transformation through Consolidation, Standardization & Simplification of processes, policies, technology across Genpact delivery centers in 26 countries.
Previous Experience
Prior to this role, he was in the Collection and training vertical in Genpact. He has spent 2 years each in Operation and Training & 13 years of Shared services experience. Prior to Genpact he led sales & manufacturing for a leading Lead Acid manufacturing company in Hyderabad
Education
Latesh is a Graduate and a certified Six Sigma green belt

Ranjan Mohapatra

Director (HR), IndianOil
Latesh has more than 23 years of leadership & transformation experience in Shared Services, Training, Operations & sales and manufacturing
Current Position
Mr. Ranjan Kumar Mohapatra is Director (Human Resources) on the Board of Indian Oil Corporation (IndianOil) with effect from 19.2.2018. Prior to this, he was IndianOil’s Executive Director in charge of West Bengal State Office. A Mechanical Engineering graduate from BITS, Pilani, with a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management from Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar, Mr. Mohapatra joined IndianOil in 1987 and has since worked on varied assignments, including Terminal Operations, Supply Chain Management & Logistics. With in-depth knowledge and acumen in Supply Chain & Logistics, he had been associated with evacuation of finished products from IndianOil's domestic refineries, and product upliftment agreements with stand-alone refiners as well as other oil marketing companies (OMCs).

Mr. Mohapatra was also one of the chief architects of the auto fuel quality (BS-III/BS-IV) upgradation programmes of OMCs in India. Between April 2010 and Jan. 2012, he headed the Operations function of IndianOil’s Maharashtra State Office, which oversees the largest number of bulk storage terminals & depots in a State. As Managing Director of IndianOil(Mauritius) Ltd., the Company’s overseas subsidiary, during 2012-2015, Mr. Mohapatra led a team of young professionals, registering sizeable growth in market share and profitability. He was also on the Board of Mer Rouge Oil Storage Terminal, a joint venture formed by four MNCs to set up modern oil storage facilities in Mauritius. Under his inspiring leadership as head of IndianOil's West Bengal State Office, the OMCs released a record 10.5 lakh PMUY (Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana) connections in the first 116 days of the scheme, that is, over 9,000 new connections a day.
Always eager to try out new things, Mr. Mohapatra achieved cashless transaction facilities at almost all Indian Oil fuel stations in West Bengal State and piloted a smart auto-fuel complex that has come up at Rajarhat in Kolkata. Being a person with human touch, Mr. Mohapatra initiated his direct interaction with Young Officers of different functions in the State Office, which has been greatly appreciated. He also conceptualized and launched the now acclaimed Fab-14, which is a novel mentoring system within the channel partners. Widely travelled in Europe, USA, Africa and Southeast Asia, Mr. Mohapatra presented papers in several national and international forums and published a number of articles in international journals and supply chain reference books.

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Agenda


April 26, 2018
9:40 - 10:00
Inauguration | SHRM India HR Technology Conference 2018
Main Hall - 5&6
Welcome note by Achal Khanna, CEO, SHRM India & Head - Global Business Development
10:00 - 10:15
Opening Address
Main Hall - 5&6
Johnny C. Taylor
President & CEO, Society For Human Resource Management (SHRM)
10:20 - 11:00
Key Note Address | Organizational Transformation
Main Hall - 5&6
A recent McKinsey study delved into the performance of companies over a 25 - year period of time and reached two very interesting conclusions. One - that almost 90% of the companies go through a crisis at some point of time in their lives, and two - that only 10% of them are able to recover their pre-crisis value! In this session based on his experience of transforming HCL Technologies (a $4.8bn global IT Services company) to not only recover its pre-crisis value but rather increasing it by six times in both revenues and market cap, Nayar will provide insights which look at transformation or turnaround as a structured, multi-layered process.
11:00 - 11:35
Special Session | The Future of HR Platforms in India - Business Perspective
Main Hall - 5&6
HR platforms have evolved over time owing to the ever changing need of workplaces. Join this session, to get a sneak peek into the HR platform initiatives undertaken by Reliance Industries and how they have ensured an impact on overall metrics!
11:35 - 12:00
Tea/Coffee & Networking | HR Tech Demos in Expo Area
12:00 - 12:30
Special Talk | Steering the Organization Through Digital Transformation
Main Hall - 5&6
We live in a fast-moving, uncertain world driven by the pace of technology change. In this environment what can leaders and organizations do to survive and thrive? What can we do to focus innovation where it matters most? What can we do to create a workplace culture that attracts, retains and develops talent? To answer these questions, we have, Niel Nickolaisen, CTO of O.C.Tanner and the author of The Agile Culture and Stand Back and Deliver presenting the formula for digital transformation. Niel's content is practical and pragmatic. As a result, session attendees can put Niel's formula into immediate use.
12:30 - 12:45
Special Talk | The Human Side of Work: The Good, The Bad, and The Machines
Main Hall - 5&6
What does "humanness" mean - and how much of it do we actually want in the workplace? Join us as Mark Reilly, Director of Employer Insights, takes us through a fascinating talk on the pros and cons of human behavior, while also reflecting on where machines can help us and where they have limitations. While there are pros and cons to "humanness", it can never be replaced by algorithms. Human judgement remains essential.
12:45 - 13:25
Panel Discussion | Women in Tech: Time to Lead the Way!
Main Hall - 5&6
By its inherent nature, the tech industry is itself very progressive and innovative. Women make up for 40% of world's workforce, however the tech industry is still under-represented. In tune with the national agenda of Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao, hear these experts talk about the benefits of a more inclusive workforce in the tech industry, their personal experiences of how they overcome their challenges and made it big.
Get inspired and get going to Lead the Way!
13:30 - 14:15
Lunch and Networking
14.20 - 15.05
Main Hall 5
The fourth industrial revolution is rapidly approaching and creating massive change across all industries: technology is shortening the average lifespan of a company, machine learning and artificial intelligence are fueling transactions, and traditional roles are being replaced by new jobs and new expectations. With imminent threat to the status quo, how can CEOs and HR Leaders prepare their company and workforce for the "new normal"? In short, survival depends on developing skills. In this panel discussion you will hear from eminent speakers talk on their deep expertise in talent management, and how this technology can help companies develop talent as a differentiator, drive innovation, and transform their business through a people-focused approach
14.20 - 15.05
Main Hall 6
Today organizations are taking to cutting -edge technologies such as Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Bots for HR processes. There is also strong evidence that Cloud Based HCM solutions lead to enhancing top - line, increasing people engagement and help achieve business outcomes.
The topic for contention - "Can HR Tech really increase EBIDTA Margins?". Join this session to know how and when?
14.20 - 15.05
Breakout: 1.01&1.02
In survey after survey, nearly every business leader has stated agility is a key competency for staying successful in the marketplace. And yet, few have put in place specific initiatives and actions to develop this capability. In this session, we will explore some of the fundamental characteristics of agile organizations and what is needed in every member of the organization to demonstrate agility
14.20 - 15.05
Hall 4: Smart Stage
Technology is impacting all parts of the business. The way we interact and engage with our employees is rapidly evolving. Take a sneak peek into how the newer technologies such as AI, Blockchain, and machine learning will enhance and revolutionize employee experience.
15.10 - 15.55
Main Hall 5
Imminent tech disruptions in the Textile & Apparel industry are poised to drastically alter the lives of more than 300million people employed in this industry worldwide. And not necessarily for the better! In India the situation could be even more acute. Not only is T&A the second largest employer in the country but more than 60% of its workforce comprises of women and those from socially and economically backward sections. Gaurav Mahajan shares his thoughts on what’s coming? Get your rescue cans ready!
15.10 - 15.55
Main Hall 6
Today's organizations are moving towards a culture of recognition in order to improve employee engagement, productivity, and business results. Real time recognition for employees is the need of the hour. With social media and apps being used in every walk of life, why not for real time R&R? With multinational models, multigenerational workers, and digital acceleration, the workplace has grown increasingly complex. By providing real time R&R we automatically work a step towards employee retention and having happier employees. This session will take you through the details how you can better your employee engagement and why real time R&R is the way to do that.
15.10 - 15.55
Breakout 1.01 &1.02
The current business landscape is characterized by the ever-changing trends and events with the host of disruptive technologies which include AI, big-data, cloud computing and automation. Today's organizations see an increasing demand for the new skills to keep abreast of this change. As the organizations strive for agility and constant innovation to stay ahead of the competition, they need to define an effective learning strategy that foster an engaging learning environment which helps in attracting and retaining the modern workforce. Join this panel of great business minds, as they share major disruptive trends in learning management that you need to know to design and develop the next-generation learning strategy for your organization.

RIL
15:55 - 16:35
Tea/Coffee & Networking | HR Tech Demos in Expo Area
16:35 - 17:00
Special Key Note | Skill Development for the Future
Main Hall - 5&6
In this session, Jayesh Ranjan will focus on the future skill development trends in the country and what role corporates can play to stay abreast with these trends.
17:00 - 17:10
Report Launch | HEALTHINSIGHTS - 2018: A Comprehensive Study on How Well the Indian Working Population is Doing
Main Hall - 5&6
HEALTHINSIGHTS 2018 is an outcome of information gathered from numerous health tests and related data points. The study harnesses technology such as intelligent predictive analytics and big data models to present unique insights on the health and lifestyle parameters of various people from across the country. The idea of such a survey was to bring to light the wide gap that exists among Indians between wanting to be healthy and actually taking adequate efforts to achieve the goal. The report this year takes a step further in terms of analysis and understanding the mindset of people about health and being healthy. It also sheds some light on how perceptions regarding health often vary from reality, particularly among younger people.
17:10 - 17:15
Case Studies Launch | SHRM HR Awards 2017
Main Hall - 5&6
The launch of the Case Study booklet - A compilation of best practices of SHRM HR Awards 2017 winners.
SHRM will also be launching the 2018 Awards application process open.
17:15 - 18:00
Panel Discussion | Chatbots, VR and AR go to Work!
Main Hall - 5&6
We are seeing Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality making their pathways into the workplaces. All the curious ones - join this session to discover what these AR and VR can do for your workforces, its potential, application and integration!
19.00 onwards
Networking Evening in Expo Area
 
Launch: SHRM Top 20 HR Influencers on Social Media
Special Recognition
Network Event: SHRM Speed Meeting
Entertainment & Cocktails Followed by Dinner
April 27, 2018
9:40 - 10:15
Keynote Address | AI Technologies - Impact on HR, Recruitment: A Comparision with the West
Main Hall - 5&6
Hear to the Technology master as he shares his view points on how Artificial Intelligence has impacted Human Resources function and more so specific to Recruitment. In this session, he would also bring in the comparisions between the leverage of AI technologies in India and the West.
10:20 - 10:25
Product Launch | Unveiling the Dark Side of Human Psyche
Main Hall -5&6
Mettl has created a dark personality trait inventory that contains 6 dark traits: Opportunism, Self-obsession, insensitivity, temperamental, impulsiveness and thrill-seeking. Mettl Dark Personality Inventory (MDPI) aims to measure negative personality constructs. MDPI has the capacity to identify individuals who have core personality features that predispose them to engage in antisocial behaviors although these people may not have engaged in repeated illegal acts or social transgressions such as those with antisocial personality disorder. It is designed to be used as a hiring/screening tool to help employers gain access to otherwise hidden information about a job applicant, that is nonetheless critical in influencing her/his behavior at work. Through this personality diagnostic, Mettl also aims to contribute to a greater goal of ensuring safety at workplaces.

Mettl
10:25 - 10:35
HR Tech Insights | The HR Tech Landscape Asia: Survey Launch: Sierra Cedar
Main Hall - 5&6
The longest running and most comprehensive HR systems research effort in the industry looks at the roadmaps organizations navigate and decisions they make regarding HR technology adoption, integration, processes, and people. It provides practical data on emerging as well as innovative technology trends and helps organizations understand how they can capitalize on those trends. The research assists organizations with developing their HR systems strategy, devising a plan, justifying investments, and ultimately executing on their HR technology vision. A look at the findings of the first ever study findings for the HR Tech Landscape in Asia
10:35 - 10:45
Report Launch | Employee Tax Benefits by the Numbers - A Report
Main Hall - 5&6
Numbers are powerful. They streamline thought and offer perspectives. With this in mind, Zeta conducted a first-of-its-kind research study on Employee Benefits in India along with global research agency Nielsen. The scope of the study was massive and reached out to nearly 200 employers and 1200 employees across industries. Join us at the unveiling of this report, to be amongst the first to know how organisations fare at employee benefits policies, where is the industry as a whole moving, what employees prefer and how benefits are shaping up in the future. Any company, constantly on the such move to configure job positions, hire, engage, retain talent, administer employee benefits and lead HR practices, will benefit from this study in more ways than one.

Zeta
10:50 - 11:30
Tea/Coffee & Networking | HR Tech Demos in Expo Area
11.35 - 12.20
Main Hall 5
The Global Learning Landscape has evolved over the last few decades and is evolving at an ever-faster rate. The pace of technology and digital disruption is making morning novelties as obsolete by the evening and Learning Platforms are no exception to this. Dive in to the unique journey and show-reel of Reliance Industries home grown Learning Platform. This Learning Platform is based on open source technology, is cloud based, mobile first and most importantly developed using human centered design
11.35 - 12.20
Main Hall 6
In today’s fast paced environment, organizations are always on the look-out for solutions that are efficient and scalable. With the advent of numerous digital solutions available in the market, Convenience and User experience are the key words here! Decision of adopting a solution should always be looked from a long term perspective in order to cater to any future needs that may arise in workplaces. Join this session to gain insights on the various parameters that one needs to be cognizant of while adopting a digital solution, the process of adoption and some of the best practices followed in the industry, to help make better and productive workplaces.

CSOD
11.35 - 12.20
Hall 4 - Smart Stage
Since its inception, HR Technology has been looking at automating existing processes and we have come a long way since then. Better data leads to better analytics and thus robust insights to guide talent and business strategies!
12.20 - 13.05
Main Hall 5
Organizations face a radically shifting context for the workforce, the workplace, and the world of work. You are known for your love of knowledge and willingness to embrace innovation. Yet, even we all might be astonished by how quickly and radically technology is transforming human capital management. It is becoming more and more evident that next-generation technologies can help build stronger, more competitive workforces. We can see that technologies like AI, Machine Learning are teaming up with big data to provide metrics and predictions that HR can use to maximize efficiency, effectiveness and propel business growth. With so much happening around technology and innovation in HCM, this discussion is going to be an interesting stage to embrace, discover and express. So join us to locate those golden nuggets of importance.
12.20 - 13.05
Main Hall 6
The discussion will revolve around how crime and distressing incidents are on the rise these days, especially in cabs, schools, banks and workplaces. At the core of it, any undesirable behavior (such as being rude, violent or counterproductive) from a person, can always be attributed to the toxic or dark personality traits of that person. The bad news is that dark traits are inherently present in all of us and to be dark is human, the good news is that dark traits and its triggers can be identified and by doing that, we can prevent people from displaying undesirable behavior that causes these distressing incidents. There are many ways that organizations use to keep troublemakers out, such as background verification etc. All of which fail to prevent accidents as they are not designed to identify people with the potential to cause trouble. Personality Risk assessment is a proactive way of preventing distressing incidents by identifying the source of trouble before it has the chance to cause any damage. #StriveforSafety
12.20 - 13.05
Hall 4 - Smart Stage
What are some of the metrics to consider? How to create a TA roadmap through the lens of predictive analytics? What risks to watch out for while doing predictive hiring? Join this session to gain insights on how to build an optimum TA Strategy to meet the upcoming changes in staffing and skill requirements.
13:05 - 14:00
Lunch and Networking
14:00 - 14:50
Special Session | Music in a Tech Era!
Main Hall - 5&6
Hear a rare performer and facilitator who blends skill and a nuanced understanding of music with spunk on stage. Sunita is a trained Human Resource Professional with over two decades of work experience and is a recipient of the Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award for Music.
14:50 - 15:00
HR Tech Insights | Love to Hate HR?
Main Hall - 5&6
Why do we have a love-hate relationship with HR? HR teams often struggle with creating policies that improve company profits and at the same time deliver high employee satisfaction. It is also hard to justify the 'cost' of increasing team resources due to lack of supporting data. Happay COO & Co-founder, Varun Rathi, talks about how to empower HR teams to achieve transparency, push data-driven policies and deliver high employee satisfaction- all at the same time by demonstrating the successful implementation of a new age Employee Expense Management solution. He also highlights how a similar approach can be taken towards implementing other solutions.

Happay
15:00 - 15:20
Tea/Coffee & Networking | HR Tech Demos in Expo Area
15:20 - 15:55
SHRM Tech X
Main Hall - 5&6
SHRM Tech-X will spark the conversation, get ideas flowing in the HR and Technology community on the ONE BIG IDEA in store for us in a world where People and Technology are inter-twining at a breakneck speed. This session focusses on the speaker’s viewpoint of the future workplace in a connected world, a digital workplace and in the world of robotics.
15:55 - 16:15
Special Talk | Building a Digital Culture
Main Hall - 5&6
"What tools should you invest in today to prepare for the challenges of tomorrow? People want the way they communicate at work to be as simple, fast, flexible, immersive and intuitive as their personal lives. This new reality requires new ways of working. Learn how organizations like Starbucks, Walmart, Airtel, Pidilite, Marico, Ginger Hotels and others are changing the way they communicate and engage with their employees using modern tools"
16.20 - 17.10
SHRM Big Debate | The Future of HR in a Tech Driven World! Is there or isn't there?
Main Hall - 5&6
"Ram Charan created waves when he said "It's time to say goodbye to the Department of Human Resources". According to him, HR professionals are too internally focused and don't understand the bigger picture of the business. To overcome this challenge, he feels that HR should be divided - one for Administration and the other for Leadership and Organization." With technology more than meeting the Administrative needs and becoming intelligent enough to permeate the more complex processes what, if any is the future of HR. In the BIG DEBATE this year, our experts go head to head to thrash out HR's future!
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Novotel Hotel Convention Centre


Address: Kavuri Hills, Kondapur, Novotel Hotel Road, Hyderabad, Telangana - 500081



Room Type Special SHRM Delegate rates
Superior Room (Single) INR 7750+ taxes per night
Superior Room (Double) INR 8750 + taxes per night
Premier Room (Single) INR 10250+ taxes per night
Premier Room (Double) INR 11250+ taxes per night