About the Event
SHRM HR Tech Conference is a still new & yet successful property launched by SHRM India in the Asia-Pacific Region that focuses on mapping current and emerging technological trends in order to identify new opportunities, while, also ensuring that the industry is cognizant and equipped for any challenges or adverse impacts of these emerging and existing trends.
This conference comprises of top HR industry experts, HR industry influencers, Business experts & decision-makers, HR professionals and HR technology creators, creating the perfect networking and educative platform for the creation and exchange of ideas
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Highlights of SHRM TECH'17
Johnny C. Taylor
President & CEO
Society for Human Resource Management
Founder Chairman, Sampark Foundation &
Former CEO - HCL Technologies
VP, Research & Analytics
Head of Human Resources
Director - HR, Technology & Process Consulting - Cognizant
Practitioner: Wellness, Leadership & Change through Music
William TincupPresident at RecruitingDaily.com
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 NayarFounder Chairman, Sampark Foundation & Former CEO - HCL Technologies
Vineet co-founded Sampark Foundation with his wife, Anupama Nayar. Today, Sampark Foundation is transforming learning outcomes of 7 million children studying in 76,000 schools in Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand; making it one of the world’s largest primary school transformation initiatives by a Foundation. Forbes in its ‘Heroes of Philanthropy List 2016’ has cited Vineet for this ‘Innovation led large scale social change’. He was recently featured as a ‘Global Thinker 2016’ by Foreign Policy magazine for ‘unplugging technology so kids can learn’ along with his wife.
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. His ideas of organization transformation have received rich praise from influencers like the late C.K. Prahalad, Tom Peters, Gary Hamel and Ram Charan.
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
He joined HCL in 1985 after earning his MBA from XLRI. In 1993, Vineet founded Comnet and helped it grow into a $1.4 billion dominant leader in Technology Management Services. In 2005, Vineet became President of HCL Technologies and served as the company’s CEO from 2007 till January 2013.
Vineet spends his spare time reading and writing on management strategy. He hosts two blogs, a personal one at www.vineetnayar.com and another for the Harvard Business Review, which can be found here.
Sunita BhuyanPractitioner: Wellness, Leadership and Change through Music, TEDx speaker, Joy of Giving Ambassador
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.
Stacey HarrisVP, Research & Analytics - Sierra-Cedar
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.
Shraddhanjali RaoHead of Human Resources - SAP, India
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 OommenDirector - HR, Technology & Process Consulting - Cognizant
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.
Who was There?
Principal, Bersin by Deloitte
Deloitte Consulting LLP
VP,Research & Analytics
Head of KS, The data
whisperer - Wells Fargo
Managing Director & Head of HR
Vice President, People
Resources India - Adobe
Sreekanth K Arimanithaya
Sr. VP iWFM & Co-MD India
Alok B. Lall
Director Microsoft Corporation
(India) Pvt Ltd
Ravinder Pal Singh
Principal, Bersin by Deloitte - Deloitte Consulting LLP
Josh is a frequent speaker at industry events and has been quoted on talent management topics in key media, including Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, The Financial Times, BBC Radio, CBS Radio and National Public Radio. He is a popular blogger for Forbes.com, a leading LinkedIn influencer, and has been a columnist since 2007 for Chief Learning Officer magazine.
Josh spent 25 years in product development, product manageement, marketing and sales of e-learning and other enterprise technologies at companies including DigitalThink (now Convergys), Arista Knowledge Systems, Sybase, and IBM. Josh's education includes a B.S. in engineerin from Cornell University, and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.
Head of Knowledge Services, The data whisperer - Wells Fargo
While primarily focused on quantitative analyses across credit and marketing within financial services, he has conducted: field research in the Amazon Basin, ethnographies in organ transplant and tropical disease centers, and focus groups for "pay now, die later" funeral insurance plans.
Chris has an interdisciplinary master's degree from UC Santa Barbara. He evangelizes about effective data presentation across the US and India and is a lecturer in data visualization at UC Berkeley. A compulsive learner, he is currently studying yoga and Kannada. He lives with his family in Namma Bengaluru.
VP, Research & Analytics - Sierra-Cedar
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.
Managing Director & Head of HR - JPMorgan Chase
Gaurav joined JPMorgan Chase from HSBC, where he was Head of HR and also a member on the Board of the GSC company. In a career spanning 20 years in HR, Gaurav has been associated with leading organizations and has worked both in India and abroad in industries that include Banking, Telecom and IT. Gaurav established and strengthened the HR function in various legal entities of HSBC and in other organizations. This experience gave him an entrepreneurial spirit based on collaboration and teamwork, as well as a strong understanding of business operations, organizational dynamics, and expertise in blending HR solutions with business requirements. In addition, Gaurav brings an interesting mix of Human Resource Management and Organizational Development expertise. Gaurav holds a masters degree in HR Management and Organizational Development from the prestigious Delhi School of Economics. Gaurav has also served on the National HRD Executive Committee at Hyderabad, India in various senior capacities.
Gaurav is a keen traveler, listener and photographer. Gaurav, Neha and their 10 year old son Adit are music enthusiasts too.
CIO - Tata-SIA (Vistara)
In recent past he has been associated with a leader in technology and big 4 management consulting firm to help their Fortune 500 customers and government institutions in transformation. In his last tenure at a leading Aviation Engineering Services firm Ravi realised 4 digit % increment in digitisation amidst constraint of cash and culture to achieve non-linear business growth (34x) across multiple continents.
Now as Chief of Information and Innovation he is helping Tata-SIA (Vistara) to consolidate, identify, acquire, evaluate and incubate right technology for its business. He will also induce innovation and thoughtfulness as core to Vistara's culture thus by creating communities and co-creation to realize ideas as true business differentiators
MD, India & Global Lead Workforce Management - CSC
Prior to joining CSC, he was Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Britannia Industries, where he transformed the business model, turning around the organizational performance and culture. He has also previously worked at CA Technologies, Toyota, Phillips and General Electric (GE).
Sree has over 23 years of experience in global HR leadership positions, cutting across organization transformation and development, industrial relations, leadership development, compensation, benefits, talent acquisition, shared services, HR outsourcing, analytics and change management. He is qualified in TQM, Six Sigma (master black belt) and change management (Change Acceleration Process).
Director - Microsoft Corporation (India) Pvt. Ltd.
In his prior role, Alok worked with Mr. Bhaskar Pramanik, Chairman, Microsoft India as his Business Director. In this multi-faceted role, Alok was responsible for driving external engagements for Mr. Pramanik, with customers, partners, industry associations and government elites, as well as internal rhythms for business reviews and execution on strategy. He is also responsible for Bhaskar's communications and outreach through media and events.
Prior to this role, Alok was the Product Marketing Manager for MS Office at Microsoft India. In this role, he was responsible for driving MS Office revenues, helping customers enhance productivity through a structured adoption process and build and cultivate a robust partner ecosystem around Office as a development platform.
Alok has been with Microsoft for more than 15 years now, having worked across both technical sales and marketing roles. Prior to joining Microsoft, Alok worked as a Technical Consultant with Sonata Software specializing in Lotus Domino administration and development.
Alok is a B.E. (Honours) in Electronics & Telecom from National Institute of Technology, Silchar, Assam. In his free time, Alok likes to listen to music and travel with his wife, Ritu and daughter, Shreya
Vice President, People Resources India - Adobe
Abdul Jaleel, as a people resources expert, has an extensive understanding of employee management and their needs in today's digital era. Jaleel, with his two decades of experience drives organizational development, recruitment and staffing, employment law, performance management and employee relations for Adobe India.
From abolishing Adobe's annual performance reviews to dramatically expanding its family leave policy, Jaleel has set the industry agenda while making Adobe a great place to work in India. Before this role, Jaleel was leading the business partnering function for Asia Pac and Japan as Senior Director of Human Resources.
Before joining Adobe in 2009, Jaleel served VeriSign as the Director of Human Resources - Asia Pacific. Earlier, he held senior roles at Motorola and Wipro. When not at work, Jaleel enjoys listening to Jazz music and reading books authored by the famous Russian-American novelist, Ayn Rand.
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