The world of HR Technology is on the cusp of a revolution. A revolution that will not only change the landscape of People Management but also turn around the way organizations and businesses function as a whole. In today’s technology-driven world, it has become extremely important to understand the power of tech and use it to our beneﬁt. The inability to match the pace of this technological drift has resulted in making the old-school processes obsolete and organizational growth stagnant.
This year’s theme for the SHRM HR Tech APAC Conference – ‘All Things Worktech’, aims to tackle just that. The goal of the theme is to showcase, dissect and analyze every aspect of the world of HR and help organizations predict and prepare for this revolution.
Your SHRM HR TECH APAC Conference attendance earns you 12-14 Recertification credits towards maintaining your valuable Certification.
SHRMTECH19 Ranked #2 among the 6 Best Conferences for Global HR Professionals to attend in 2019 by Forbes.
Special Advisor To The Prime Minister Ambassador At Government Of India
From the Indian Foreign Service class of 1973, Deepak Vohra was India’s senior-most Ambassador and has been described as one of the finest minds in the world, He has studied at the most prestigious Universities in India and overseas including St Columba’s School, St Stephen’s College, National Defence College and Sorbonne University, Paris, His academic record is outstanding: first in School, first in College, first among the men in the Indian Foreign Service, first in the training programme at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, first at the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, He taught at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University from 1972-73, Among India’s most loved television figures he was short-listed by a woman’s magazine as one of the “most sensational personalities” in India. He has acted in commercial films, He has served in France, Vietnam, Tunisia, United States, Nigeria, Cameroon, Benin, Chad, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea and Spain and as Ambassador of India to Armenia, Georgia, Sudan, South Sudan, Poland and Lithuania, He was Officer on Special Duty to the Technology Adviser to the Prime Minister of India, Ambassador Vohra spent four years with Sulabh International, the world’s largest NGO dealing with sanitation and is the author of best-selling books, He has specialized in national renaissance issues emerging nations. In October 2005, Armenia awarded him a gold medal and named a school after him. Sudan gave him its highest civilian honour and in 2006, he was made Prince of an African tribe He has vast international experience, having represented India at several conferences, Not many know that when Indian oil workers were kidnapped in Sudan in 2007, Ambassador Vohra offered himself in exchange for the hostages.
In 2014, he went to a remote Ebola-affected area of Guinea to help the villagers and fell seriously ill with the dreaded ailment, National and international leaders who have interacted with him have uniformly commented on his transparent sincerity and integrity. Surprised at his candour, some advise him to hide from the storm: he replies calmly: “I am the storm” He is an advisor and mentor to universities and companies in India and lectures regularly to national and international audiences (over 5 million have heard him so far) on Global Megatrends and Trust. His insights are much appreciated. He also speaks about Kashmir: The Journey Resumes, He has been an advisor to the Government of South Sudan from July 2011, In April 2013, Ambassador Deepak Vohra was appointed Special Advisor (Minister) to the Prime Minister, Republic of Guinea-Bissau, In April 2014, he was named Special Advisor by the Prime Minister, Kingdom of Lesotho, In 2015 and 2016, he was appointed Special Advisor to the Autonomous Hill Development Councils in the remote Ladakh region of India, Ambassador Vohra speaks French, Spanish, Vietnamese, Arabic, Bahasa Melayu, Hausa, Motu and Armenian fluently
Senior VP & Global Head Of Capability Development, Digital HR Transformation, HR Operations & Statutory Compliance
Sanjay Dutt has over 26 years of experience in the industry and is well recognized for his work in linking learning to business impact and his expertise around driving organizational strategies through Learning & Capability Development. Sanjay holds a Bachelors degree in Electronics from the Delhi University and a MBA from the Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi, India.
Sanjay leads the Capability Development function at EXL globally , and spearheads many key organizational development initiatives in the organization. He provides leadership to India HR and heads the Digital HR transformation, Global HR Operations & Statutory Compliance, at EXL.
He joined EXL in 2010 and since then has been responsible for setting up the EXL Center for Talent (in Noida), establishing several Academies, launching and managing the program for our High Potentials and focused interventions to enhance Productivity, Customer Experience and Sales Effectiveness.
Prior to joining EXL, Sanjay was a Partner at Accenture, where he was leading Capability Development for their Outsourcing organization, and was part of their India Leadership Team. Earlier, he worked for seven years with American Express where he was in a global leadership role around Performance Enhancement & Training.
Founder Infinity OD
Dr. Shalini Lal is the Founder of Infinity Organizational Development, a boutique OD consulting firm specializing in Organizational Development & Change. She is a graduate of IIM Ahmedabad, and a PhD from UCLA. Her work focuses on helping organizations build the internal culture and capabilities they need for their business vision and strategy. She believes in combining research insights with the wisdom of practice in her work. And believes that a sense of playfulness and humor is always a wonderful thing. Her last Corporate Assignment was as Director HR at Deustche Bank. Before that she was Chief Human Resource Officer at Escorts Agri-Machinery, and Head of Organizational Development at Airtel. She now serves on the boards of Villgro Innovations and IIM Jammu.
She has been on the Jury of many of India's HR Awards committees (such as CII, NHRD, People Matters) for several years. She is also a frequent speaker at leading business schools and an avid writer on topics of Management and Leadership. Her first book "The secret life of organizations" published by Hachette (co-author Pradnya Parashar) will come be coming out in May, 2019. She lives in Delhi with her husband, adult children, 3 dogs and 1 cat.
Executive Communication, Customer Advocacy & Program Management Worldwide Go To Market - HR
Based out of the company headquarters at Redmond, Washington responsible for crafting the storytelling voice for Corporate Vice President Human Resources for Microsoft GTM (go to market) HR (covering >50% of the company / 55000 employees worldwide) - internally and externally (industry and customers).
Prior to this have been in various global roles
• Country HR Director – Microsoft Philippines, leading the comprehensive human capital and culture agenda to drive the growth of the subsidiary
• Chief of staff for Country HR leader, Microsoft India
• Director Talent and Organization capability, Microsoft India
Prior to Microsoft, worked at Dell, in the Hospitality and Infrastructure segment of the Mahindra group, Sterling Resorts and Tata Infotech Ltd. Education Center, spread across domains of Education, Hospitality, Telecom, Technology Hardware & IT and functions of HR, Learning & Organization development, Sales transformation, Marketing and Brand management and Sales
Overall professional experience of 25 years - 15 years in the space of HR and Organization Development with primary interest and expertise in Talent Management, building organization capability & effectiveness and Leadership Coaching.
On the Academic front,
• Strategic HR Leadership from ILR School at Cornell University,
• Exec PGP from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta
• Graduate in Computer Science from Nagpur University, India.
• Certified Trainer & OD Practitioner (Singapore Institute of Management)
• Certified Executive Coach (Neuroleadership institute)
Has a passion of Speaking & Writing on topics of Modern Workplaces, Digital Transformation, Changing landscape of HR & Leadership.
AVP Center For The Future Of Work, Cognizant
Manish is a passionate futurist and advisor with a compelling perspective on technology and its impact on jobs, individuals, society, and the future of work. A respected speaker and thinker, Manish has guided many Fortune 500 companies into the future of their business with his thought-provoking research and advisory skills. Within Cognizant's Center for the Future of Work, he helps ensure that the unit's original research and analysis jibes with emerging business-technology trends and dynamics in Asia Pacific, and collaborates with a wide range of leading thinkers to understand how the future of work will take shape. He influences the way leaders think about and prioritize digital by challenging the status quo and reappraising the underlying principles of businesses to unleash the power of the new. Manish has over 18 years of research, advisory and business strategy experience. His professional expertise spans business technology strategy and planning, C-level thought leadership, innovation and marketing.
Manish’s views on technology and the future of work have been featured in leading publications and he is a frequent keynote speaker at various national and international conferences.
Managing Partner, Global Training Transformation
As Managing Partner of Global Training Transformation, Susan is an internationally recognized Speaker, award-winning Talent Development Expert, and Author. In the last 20+ years Susan has spoken in over 40 countries on 6 continents, developed and trained over 500 workshops and helped over 150,000 people around the world transform their personal and professional lives.
Susan specializes in Training Architecture to improve the performance of people, custom designing programs in The Art of Persuasion, Leading with Emotional Intelligence, Managing Generations in the Workplace and, Resilience, to name a few. She has worked with such organizations as Johnson & Johnson, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Philips, Medronic, and SABIC to design global training programs that raise individual and organizational performance. Her experience ranges from Healthcare, Medical Devices, Banking, Mining, Pharma, Timber, Oil & Gas as well as training the Ministers of several foreign nations.
Susan is an Instructional Designer and Master Trainer. Global Training Transformation’s programs have won the CSTD Gold Award for Excellence in Training (Vendor Category) as well as having a Leadership Program custom designed for a Central Asian client named as one of the top 5 Leadership programs in the world by HR.com
Senior Director; Strategy, People & Organization GovTech, Singapore
A career headline that reads - Two decades in leading corporates, a year plus as an entrepreneur and a newly-minted public servant - D N Prasad is an Executive Coach (PCC, International Coach Federation), transformational HR Leader, Mentor/Advisor and a Talent & Culture Strategist, with expertise in leading scaled transformation, building and scaling Organizations & functions (in-country, region and global) and shaping & nurturing cultures and careers.
DNP, as he is known in the professional circles, is currently Senior Director for Strategy, People and Organization with Government Technology Agency(GovTech), Singapore. Prior, he founded Noetic step, an Executive Coaching and Talent Advisory practice, working with leaders and organizations, globally. In his last corporate stint, he served as Director and Head of Google People Services for APAC and as a Leadership Coach, at Google Inc.
His progressive career leadership experiences spans seven and a half years with Infosys (where he was the global head of early career hiring, campus relations and HR Operations) and more than a decade with Google. He also brings extensive experience with coaching (in-market, regional, functional and ambassadorial) leaders across APAC, Middle-East, India and US, across a range of industries - Technology/Digital, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Transport, Consulting, Media, Insurance, Healthcare, Education, SMEs and start-ups.
He serves on the Advisory panel for a couple of exciting start-ups in the HR Technology and Solutions space and on the Board of Management Studies of T.A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal - India.
VP, HR & Member - Country Management - Volvo Group India
Amit Sharma is Vice President - HR and member of the Country Management Team for Volvo Group India.
In a career spanning more than 20 years, he has worked across various HR roles with top of the line organizations in diverse set of industries such as Indian Oil, Johnson & Johnson, Philips and TE Connectivity.
With focus on Business HR, his experience spans across Talent Acquisition & Management, Organizational Development & Culture, Capability Building and Employee Relations. He is a proponent of bringing technology to HR processes while retaining the human connections in the organization.
Amit has received various internal and external recognitions for his work in HR and has been speaking on HR issues in various forums
Currently, he is also Hon. Vice President of the National HRD Network, Bangalore Chapter.
Amit is MBA(HR) from UBS, Panjab University, Chandigarh and an Engineering Graduate from Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala. He is a certified OD Practitioner from ISABS New Delhi and also a certified Coach.