About #SHRMIAC21

This is an exciting and pivotal time in the HR profession. Now, more than ever, HR teams are required to assume a greater leadership role, contributing to the strategic direction of their organization.

Business leaders and the workforce will rely on HR to drive scalable strategies, empower inclusive workplace cultures and enrich organizational success. That’s why the SHRM India Annual Conference 2021 is more important than ever. Are you ready?

This December 2-3, 2021, is a crucial time to join your fellow HR colleagues to refresh and ready ourselves as we move into 2022. It’s a time to learn through premier HR education. A time to foster relationships and form new partnerships. A time to advance your career and distinguish yourself as an expert in the profession.

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What Can You do at #SHRMIAC21?

Peer Learning and Networking

Engage with your peers in group chats, one-on-one conversations and grow your network

Get equipped to be Future-Fit

Equip you as HR Leaders and People Managers to confidently reframe the future & thrive in the new world order

Earn up to 15 PDCs

Stay Current with your SHRM CP® or SHRM SCP®
certification

Leverage the immersive Virtual platform

#SHRMIAC is designed for maximized Learning & interactions. Engage in Online discussions & share Best Practices

Get ahead of the curve

Learn the latest in HR Innovation and how to leverage it for meaningful outcomes

Invest your time wisely

For over 7 decades, SHRM has been elevating HR. SHRMIAC21 will equip you to navigate the future with knowledge & confidence

What to Expect at #SHRMIAC21

A fresh perspective through unique and engaging sessions &  formats

ENGAGING FORMATS

• Key Notes
• Skill Studios
• Workshops
• Masterclasses
• How-to Guides
• All you need to know about Toolkits
• Tech Talks
• Your Voice: Hot Topics
• Leaders Speak

SESSION TRACKS

• Total Rewards & Wellbeing
• Culture
• Technology and Innovation
• DE&I
• People & Talent
• Workplace Policy
• Leadership & Personal Growth
• Strategic HR

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#SHRMIAC21 At a Glance

#SHRMIAC21 Speakers

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP

President & CEO, SHRM

Dave Ulrich

Rensis Likert Professor, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, & Partner, RBL Group

Amitabh Kant

CEO, NITI Aayog

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

Executive Chairperson, Biocon & Biocon Biologics

Dr. Praveer Sinha

CEO & Managing Director, The Tata Power Company Limited

Harsha Bhogle

Cricket Commentator

Manoj Jain

Chairman & Managing Director, GAIL

Mandira Bedi

Television Presenter, Author, Actress, Fashion Designer

Surgeon Rear Admiral Arti Sarin

Commanding Officer, INHS Asvini

Achal Khanna

CEO, SHRM India & Business Head - APAC & MENA

Partha Neog

CEO & Co-Founder, Vantage Circle

Sonam Kalra

Award-Winning Singer & Composer

Arnay Agarwal

Founder, eReadingShala

Ranjan Kumar Mohapatra

Director (HR), Indian Oil Corporation Limited

Chitresh Sharma

CEO & Co-Founder, Refyne

Sorabh Pant

Stand-up Comedian & Writer

P Dwarakanath

Former Chairman, GSK Consumer Healthcare

Ashwika Kapur

Educator, Science Communicator & Award-winning Natural History Film-maker

S.Y. Siddiqui

Executive Advisor, Maruti Suzuki India Limited

Yashwant Mahadik

President - Global HR, Lupin

Raj Raghavan

Senior VP, Human Resources, IndiGo (InterGlobe Aviation Ltd)

James Thomas

Vice President, SAP SuccessFactors India

Pallavi Kathuria

Managing Partner, Egon Zehnder’s

Ann Florell

VP & Head - HR. Target

Krishna Raghavan

Chief People Officer, Flipkart

Manu N Wadhwa

CHRO, Sony Pictures Networks India

Hari T.N

Author, Angel Investor, Arkam, Fundamentum, & CHRO Bigbasket

Rohit Thakur

CHRO, LEAD School

Indranil Chakraborty

Founder, StoryWorks

Eika Chaturvedi Banerjee

Founder & CEO - Eikam

Chaitanya Peddi

Co-Founder & Product Head, Darwinbox

Dr. Sanjay Muthal

CEO, Kontempore Leadership & Business Solutions

Nupur Mehta

VP Human Resources, NIUM

Anjan Pathak

CTO & Co-Founder, Vantage Circle

Pankaj Bansal

Co-Founder & CEO, PeopleStrong

Apoorv Kumar

CTO & Co-Founder, Refyne

Anand Shankar

Director, Tata Management Training Centre

Smriti Ahuja

Chief People Officer, Times Internet

Rajiv Naithani

EVP & Chief People Officer, Infogain

Sashi Kumar

Head of Sales, Indeed India

Mustafa Syed

Co-Founder & Chief Business Officer, Vani

Anurag Bansal

Chief Sales Officer, TalentSprint

Gaurav Chaubey

Co-Founder, Mesh

Gautam Ray

Executive Director, HR & Admin, CESC Ltd

Prasad Rajappan

Founder & CEO, ZingHR

Rohan Sylvester

Recruitment Evangelist, Indeed India

Maninder Kapoor Puri

Global CHRO, Mastek

Dolphy Dias

Director Strategic Sales, upGrad for Business

Saravana Velayudham

Head Customer Success & Growth, upGrad for Business

Ramanand Puttige

SVP HR & Head Global Talent Management, Cyient

Ashish Kumar Jha

Co-Founder, Director, Vani

Kamakshi Raman

Executive Director (HRD) - Management Training Institute, SAIL

Minaxi Indra

President, upGrad for Business

Syed Azfar Hussain

SVP - HR, Bajaj Finserv

Nirmala Gopalakrishnan

Senior Service Delivery Manager, Professional Services, Skillsoft

Cecilia M. Azavedo

Head of HR Business Partners, Biocon Biologics

Jasneet Kaur

Director - People & Culture, IPM India

Vinod Kumar Singh

Director (Personnel), Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd.

D V Shastry

Executive Director, Natural Gas Society

Tooba Modassir

SVP - Head, Learning, Performance & Talent Management, Diversity & Inclusion, Citi South Asia

Vartika Shukla

Chairperson & Managing Director, Engineers India Limited (EIL)

Pratyusha Sharma

AVP HR, Talent Development & Transformation, Cognizant

Nishith Upadhyaya

Director - Advisory Services, SHRM India & APAC

Dedeepya Ajith John

Director, South & Advisory Services, SHRM India & APAC

Satish Rajarathnam

Sr. VP & Global Head - Strategic Resourcing, Mphasis

Anjali Raghuvanshi

Chief People Officer, Randstad India

Archana Jerath

Director Operations, SHRM APAC & MENA

Dhanashree Thakkar

Vice President & Head Corporate HR & OD, Bharti AXA Life Insurance

Srikrishnan V

VP & Head - Vired for Business, Hero Vired

Chandrashekarr B S

Head - Total Rewards, India, Adobe

Mridula Shukla Varghese

Director - Talent Practice, Indian Sub Continent & Equality & Inclusion Leader - Asia, Middle East & Africa, Procter & Gamble

Manuel D’Souza

Former CHRO, Intelenet

Ashissh Kaul

Associate Director - Knowledge & Advisory & Business Head - PSE Business, SHRM India

Mark T Fernandes

Head Organisation Capability & Development & DE&I, Kotak Life Insurance

Carmistha Mitra

Group CLO, Axis Bank & Subsidiaries

Rohit Chennamaneni

Co-Founder, Darwinbox

Gayathri Ramamurthy

Vice President, Learning & Development - India, Capgemini

Neha Pant

Associate Director - Knowledge & Advisory, SHRM India

Anuj Kathuria

Chief People and Strategy Officer, Waaree Group

Dr Alka Mittal

Director (HR), Oil & Natural Gas Corporation, India

Shray Mehandiratta

Director Finance, Planning & IS, IPM India

Dependra Mathur

AVP & Head Compensation & Benefits, Infosys BPO

Arun Balakrishnan

Former Chairman & MD - HPCL , Founder Chairman, HPCL-Mittal Energy Ltd (HMEL)

Palani Rajan

Team Building & Game Show Facilitator

Karthik Rao Ammathi

Regional Head - HR Services, Societe Generale Global Solution Center

Kunal J

Associate Vice President, Cybage Software

Saurabh Singh

Senior Knowledge Advisor, SHRM India

Mamta Sharma

Vice President - HR Head, Fiserv Global Services

Tapann Sabharwal

AVP and Head of Training - India, Sutherland

Anil Santhapuri

Head L&D, CGI

Jai Balan

Head - HR, Bharti AXA Life Insurance

Nida Shahid

Associate Director, Knowledge & Advisory, SHRM India

Nikhil Norula

Head of Americas, Vantage Circle

Abhijit Bhaduri

Founder, Abhijit Bhaduri & Associates

Venka Reddy

Global HR Business Partner, Infosys Ltd

Hema Mani

Regional Director, Asia Pacific HR, Lennox International

Leena Sahijwani

Human Resources Leader | Change Enabler

Nakul Pathak

Sr. Executive Director (HR), IFFCO Limited

Vishal Dhingra

HR Director, Goodyear Tire & Rubber

Prashant Varma

HR Head, Sharaf DG

Rajan Kalia

SHRM Advisor & Co-Founder,      Salto Dee Fe

Lyanne Nathaniel

Product Head - Retail & Client Service, SHRM India

Nitya Vijaykumar

Sr. Knowledge Advisor - India, SHRM

#SHRMIAC21 Agenda

  • MAIN HALL SESSIONS
    2-3 December 2021 | UTC +5:30
  • MEGA SESSIONS
    2-3 December 2021 | UTC +5:30
  • WORKSHOPS
    2-3 December 2021 | UTC +5:30
  • PSE CONCLAVE
    3 December 2021 | UTC +5:30
DAY 2

The distinct trend towards a more multipolar world has been the hallmark of the past decade, and the power centre of the global economy began to shift, slowly yet surely, to Asia. Interestingly, the churn in the international power equations had begun way before the pandemic hit, owing to geopolitical shifts. Aided by the superior optics for the manner in which the crisis was handled, India is poised to prioritize economic expansion and sustainability for faster growth and influence on the world stage. This session discusses the infinite potential that our nation holds, for us to grasp and make the most of.

Amitabh Kant

Amitabh Kant

CEO, NITI Aayog

Discover how a profound cultural transformation is possible when four cultural attributes are prioritized: openness, simplicity, empowerment with accountability and leaders developing leaders. This session will equip you to engage in transformation when needed, using tools, methodology and best practices from your daily work.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand HR leaders’ role in a cultural transformation
  • Obtain examples of tools, methodology and processes that can be used to build a successful cultural transformation
  • Engage in knowledge sharing
Dr Praveer Sinha

Dr Praveer Sinha

CEO & Managing Director of The Tata Power Company Limited
Anand Shankar

Anand Shankar

Group Human Resources at Tata Group & Director - Tata Management Training Center

Be transported into the mystical world of music with Sonam Kalra. and understand the importance of Oneness with the creator of 'The Sufi Gospel Project'- as she talks about this original and new genre of music that combines the many voice of faith to create one universal voice of faith. Using prayer, poetry and music to transcend the barriers of region and religion.

Sonam Kalra

Sonam Kalra

Award winning singer & composer, Creator of The Sufi Gospel Project

The workplace disruption caused by the novel coronavirus has made the role of CHROs and their partnership with CEOs more critical than ever before. CHROs have been involved in every aspect of business - from strategic conversations about growth, costs, to productivity, and now, to chart out the new models of the workplace for the future. The pandemic has put people in the spotlight, making it a fantastic time to be in HR. It however, also means that each one is expected to step up and deliver.

In this session, CXOs discuss what this means for the future world of work and how the entire dynamics have probably changed for the better, forever.

Eika Chaturvedi Banerjee

Moderator

Eika Chaturvedi Banerjee

Founder & CEO - Eikam | WISDOM COACH | Oxford Chevening Fellow
Pallavi Kathuria

Pallavi Kathuria

Managing Parther, Egon Zehnder
Manu Wadhwa

Manu Wadhwa

CHRO, Sony Pictures Networks

Have you enforced new policies, implemented new contracts, and updated your knowledge of employment law for remote teams this year? If not, you could be leaving the door wide open to legal action, fines, data breaches, and even loss of your invaluable intellectual property (IP). As soon as any of your teams begin working remotely, you need to put new protections in place. Similarly, if any of your employees relocated long-term, there are regulations to control their employment and your team needs to learn the ins-and-outs of remote employment.

Discover tips you can implement today, inside and outside the HR team, that will avoid any major headaches or profitability loss before it’s too late.

Attendees will discover:
  • The risks companies leave themselves open to when operating wholly or partially remotely
  • Tips you can implement today, inside and outside the HR team, to avoid major headaches or profitability loss before it’s too late
  • Best practices for drafting remote work policies and integrating new recruits compliantly
Pankaj Bansal

Moderator

Pankaj Bansal

Co-Founder & Group CEO, PeopleStrong
Leena Sahijwani

Leena Sahijwani

Human Resources Leader | Change Enabler
Yash Mahadik

Yash Mahadik

President - Global Human Resources & Co-Lead Business Transformation Office, Lupin Global
Smriti Ahuja

Smriti Ahuja

Chief People Officer, Times Internet
Sashi Kumar

Sashi Kumar

Head of Sales, India, Indeed

Listen to inspirational stories of resilience, grit and extraordinary accomplishment…stories that reinforce faith in the infinite possibilities that exist, and all that one can achieve by simply believing in oneself. Prepare to be inspired!

Ashwika Kapur

Ashwika Kapur

Educator, Science Communicator & Award-winning Natural History Film-maker
Ashissh Kaul

Ashissh Kaul

Associate Director - Knowledge & Advisory & Business Head - PSE Business, SHRM India

A CEO with many firsts to her name whose story has inspired millions. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw needs no introduction. A first-generation entrepreneur and global business leader and a force to reckon with in the biotechnology space. Fueled by her passion, she started her biotech journey in 1978 from her garage in India. Today, that journey is changing lives for the better across the globe. She is regarded as an unconventional thinker Join this session to get inspired by the journey and achievements of Kiran Mazumdar Shaw in her own words.

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Chairperson, Biocon
Shoma Chaudhury

Shoma Chaudhury

Journalist
Sonam Kalra

Sonam Kalra

Award winning singer & composer, Creator of The Sufi Gospel Project
Achal Khanna

Achal Khanna

CEO, SHRM India & Business Head - APAC & MENA

The pandemic rattled corporate India's structure, and organizations are now faced with the daunting task of rebuilding for a new world. It is imperative to maintain a resilient culture amid the pandemic and all businesses should consider continually adapting to the ever-changing needs of employees.

Learning Objectives:
  • Clear and consistent recognition of employees and their performance will lead to resilient company cultures in times of crisis
  • Strategies business leaders can implement to give employees opportunities to express ideas, concerns and perspectives
  • Drivers to support resilience and prevent burnout and disengagement
Johnny C. Taylor

Johnny C. Taylor Jr., SHRM-SCP

President & CEO, SHRM
Dave Ulrich

Dave Ulrich

Rensis Likert Professor, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, and Partner, RBL Group

Corporate immigration continues to lack transparency and predictability, and established technologies are limited to digitizing case workflow. But what if the latest advancements in technology could be leveraged to truly revolutionize global talent management? This session examines how organizations can bring the historically murky and anxiety-riddled immigration process into the modern era of intuitive and delightful user experience.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand why technology is a must-have today when data privacy and security are not an afterthought.
  • Examine how the latest cloud, predictive risk modeling and mobile technologies can help source, mobilize and manage foreign talent in a fast-changing world.
  • Illustrate how technology can shift an immigration program’s mission from repetitive tasks to strategic value-adds to the organization.
  • Demonstrate how innovative communication platforms, sophisticated compliance tools, machine learning and real-time global people analytics can be leveraged to create an amazing global people experience.
Partha Neog

Partha Neog

CEO and Co-Founder of Vantage Circle

In the hybrid workplace, new technologies and rapidly evolving work demands arrive at a dizzying pace. New employment arrangements and global platforms for work are now the new normal. Salary, scheduling flexibility, interactions with teammates and supervisors, and access to paid leave are among the factors that impact our work experiences, which then impact organizational performance and outcomes. The massive transformation in full flow and turbulence in the global business environment has come to influence how the leadership takes shape in such challenging times, which in turn will be a critical variable for future business success and growth. This session examines the new way we work and unpacks what we know about the tight link between work and well-being.

Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize workplace and health trends in the future of work
  • Identify and discuss domains for worker well-being
  • Develop strategies for designing work to help people thrive and reach their full potential
  • Outline opportunities for shaping workplace policies, programs and practices through supportive leadership and culture
Ashissh Kaul

Moderator

Ashissh Kaul

Associate Director, Knowledge & Advisory & Business Head - PSE Business, SHRM India
SY Siddiqui

SY Siddiqui

Executive Advisor, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd.
P Dwarkanath

P Dwarakanath

Former Chairman, GSK Consumer Healthcare

In times when the very essence of the workplace has undergone a paradigm shift, Earned Wage Access (EWA) is being looked at as a boon. Not only is this easy to implement, but is also a welcome move for most employees, since it helps them to align their income and expenses better, as well as reduce their need for high-interest credit schemes – all this at no additional cost to the employer! This session discusses the feasibility of implementing practices such as this to improve financial well-being of employees.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand why ensuring financial wellness of employees is crucial
  • Identify ways to bring employee financial wellbeing in focus
  • Develop, track and implement financial wellbeing initiatives for employees
Apoorv Kumar

Apoorv Kumar

CTO & co-founder, Refyne

Listen into the inspirational story of an extraordinary child, offering services ranging from life coaching, to corporate training, and leadership development.

Arnay Agarwal

Arnay Agarwal

Founder, eReadingShala
Achal Khanna

Achal Khanna

CEO, SHRM India & Business Head - APAC & MENA

The most daunting issues organizations say they face is talent scarcity and talent readiness. Many organizations have implemented formal or informal talent development strategies; some with great results, and others with limited results. This session will give you insights on how to best identify, develop and retain your 'high-potentials' ('HiPo's').

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify how developing and retaining high-potential employees can create a competitive advantage
  • Explore selection process design strategies to identify the RIGHT high-potentials
  • Learn the key drivers of a successful program and the impact of COVID-19 and the future of work
James Thomas

Moderator

James Thomas

VP, SAP Success Factors India
Krishna Raghavan

Krishna Raghavan

Chief People Officer, Flipkart
Rohit Thakur

Rohit Thakur

CHRO, LEAD School
Raj Raghavan

Raj Raghavan

Senior VP, HR, IndiGo

Mandira bedi started her career in advertising, and soon became a a household name when she starred in India's iconic 'Kyun Ki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahoo Thee’ soap. Her popularity grew as she became a leading Cricket compere and host. She has a vast repertoire spanning Bollywood, Television, Sports, Fitness and Author. Join this engaging and "Happy" Conversation with Celebrity Mandira Bedi as she shares her personal growth story, struggles and learnings based on her book "Happy for no Reason" co-authored with Satyadev Barman and how she got here!

Mandira Bedi

Mandira Bedi

Television Presenter, Author, Actress, Fashion Designer
Archana Jerath

Archana Jerath

Director, Operations - India, APAC & MENA, SHRM
Sorabh Pant

Sorabh Pant

Stand-up comedian and writer
DAY 2

Well before the pandemic, modern companies had started reimagining traditional performance management. The recent shift to remote and distributed teams has only accelerated the need for this change. For engaging and retaining top talent in the age of the ‘great resignation’, companies of today are rapidly moving away from annual reviews. So what does new age performance management really look like and how does it work? Join us in this masterclass, to learn emerging best practices from 200+ global, fast growing companies.

Gaurav Chaubey

Gaurav Chaubey

Co-Founder, Mesh

This talk is about how we can craft our strategy into a memorable and compelling oral story that explains not just the “what” & “how” but the”why”. We then discuss how we can use stories to embed the behaviour change we expect from people in order to ensure that the strategy is actually put to work.

By following this process we are able to ensure that:
  1. Leaders truly understand and believe in the strategy and are inspired to share it with their people
  2. Employees are taking action that bring the strategy to life
  3. Employees are making all the day-to-day decisions with the strategy in mind.
Indranil Chakraborty

Indranil Chakraborty

Founder, StoryWorks India

How can your organization 'get it right' on promoting diversity and inclusion throughout its ranks? Which tools can help your company foster a shared sense of mission and a culture that encourages teamwork among diverse groups while rewarding individual contributions? Advance your organization’s culture and empower employees by having an internal Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity Council.

Archana Jerath

Moderator

Archana Jerath

Director, Operations - India, APAC & MENA, SHRM
Anurag Bansal

Anurag Bansal

Chief Sales Officer, TalentSprint
Tooba M

Tooba M

Sr. Vice President- Head- Learning, Performance & Talent Management, Diversity & Inclusion- Citi South Asia
Venka Reddy

Venka Reddy

Global HR Business Partner, Infosys Ltd
Pratyusha Sharma

Pratyusha Sharma

AVP HR, Talent Development & Transformation, Cognizant

Talent landscape in India in the technology sector is code that a lot of Business and HR leaders want to crack. It’s a holy grail where every passing year adds a new layer of complexity. The causal linkage of talent’s contribution to the value of the organization is perhaps the strongest in the technology space.

This is one sector which is also getting impacted hugely with the pandemic induced Great Resignation.

In this session learn from SHRM India’s Knowledge Advisory team along with industry experts about what constitutes the Talent Management ecosystem of the most renowned and successful technology companies operating out of India especially in the new hybrid work reality.

This session will also contribute to a ‘soon to be launched’ white paper that the attendees will have free access to, which will share some of the practices that have worked for the tech companies, hits and misses and the way forward for the future.

Neha Pant

Moderator

Neha Pant

Associate Director - Knowledge & Advisory, SHRM India
Anil Santhapuri

Anil Santhapuri

Director of Learning and Development, CGI
Chandrashekarr BS

Chandrashekarr BS

Head of Total Rewards, India, Adobe
Nupur Mehta

Nupur Mehta

VP Human Resources, NIUM

Rewards and recognition cannot have a one-size-fits-all approach given the differing needs of today’s workforce. With an increased focus on employee retention, wellness and inclusion, personalizing the total rewards program is of paramount importance. This fireside chat will be an engaging conversation panning the R&R journey of a leading firm- from initial beginnings to becoming a cultural powerhouse. We will also discuss the role of technology in areas like mapping workforce sentiment, enhancing interpersonal connection and boosting employee motivation using rewards, thereby creating a permanent cultural change.

Kunal Juvekar

Kunal Juvekar

Associate Vice President - Cybage Software
Syed Azfar Hussain

Syed Azfar Hussain

SVP - HR, Bajaj Finserv

With employees and HR leaders in need for each other to rise to the occasion, trust and effective tools go a long way to enable the creation of an ecosystem where people safety, productivity and organizational growth can be sustained. With the prevailing challenges here to stay for time unknown, the role of leaders in empowering teams by leveraging smart tools for effective planning will be critical to equipping the workforce with the needed support to function safely and seamlessly through these disruptive times.

In this session, thought leaders discuss how they are coping with the unexpected disruption, talent conundrum, and what is the future of the workforce and what skills are required to survive the new normal.

Rajan Kalia

Moderator

Rajan Kalia

SHRM Advisor & Co-Founder, Salto Dee Fe
Srivatsan Mohan

Srivatsan Mohan

Chief Technology Officer, Empuls
Gayathri Ramamurthy

Gayathri Ramamurthy

Vice President, Learning & Development - India, Capgemini
Dependra Mathur

Dependra Mathur

SVP & Global Head of Human Resources Development (HRD) & Member, Executive Council, Infosys BPM

While seeking to hire the right person for a job, the focus should lie equally on values as well as competence. However, studies and experience show that the character of a person, their core principles, values and overall life view are often primordial in choosing the right applicant. Time and again, it has been proven that skills can be taught or transferred, but a person’s character remains largely unchanged, therefore recruiters usually have a difficult task ahead of them, since they must try to identify the true personality of a candidate, as well as how well it fits into the organization's culture. Prepare for a deep dive into perspectives associated with this theme, as part of this session.

Dedeepya Ajith John

Moderator

Dedeepya Ajith John

Director, South & Advisory Services, SHRM India & APAC
Anjali Raghuvanshi

Anjali Raghuvanshi

Chief People Officer, Randstad India
Dhanashree Thakkar

Dhanashree Thakkar

Vice President & Head Corporate HR and OD, Bharti AXA Life Insurance
Carmistha Mitra

Carmistha Mitra

Group CLO, Axis Bank & Subsidiaries

People bring their best versions to work when they feel appreciated and valued. That’s why it’s important to recognize and reward employees for their efforts and contributions, however insignificant it might seem. A word of caution though – rewards and recognition are also very difficult to get right. With the right strategy, and by leveraging technology, the right R & R strategy can yield positive effects for your organization.

Anjan Pathak

Moderator

Anjan Pathak

CTO & Co-Founder, Vantage Circle
Vishal Dhingra

Vishal Dhingra

HR Director, GoodyearTyre & Rubber
Mridula Shukla Varghese

Mridula Shukla Varghese

Director – Talent Practice, Indian Sub Continent & Equality & Inclusion Leader – Asia, Middle East & Africa , P&G
Rajiv Naithani

Rajiv Naithani

EVP and Chief People Officer, Infogain

The pandemic has brought about a welcome realization amongst employers, that they hold a major influence on workplace wellbeing by improving the value of workplace financial wellness initiatives, as evidenced by tracking metrics such as employee morale and financial stress, along with measures such as retention and absenteeism, personal financial advisors recommend. Good workplace wellbeing practices have also driven the expansion of these programs and several employers believe employee financial wellness programs and tools help to create more productive, loyal, satisfied and engaged employees. This session will help explore the nuances of the financial aspect of workplace wellbeing.

Chitresh Sharma

Session Host

Chitresh Sharma

CEO & co-founder, Refyne
Manuel D’Souza

Manuel D’Souza

Former Chief Human Resources Officer, Intelenet Global Services
Dr Sanjay Mutha

Dr Sanjay Muthal

CEO, Kontempore Leadership & Business Solutions

The hybrid workplace has brought in the realization that blended learning is a commonsense concept that results in great learning success. The blended learning approach is a lot more than simply acknowledging that one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to training. Blended learning can be a big advantage since more than one training method to train on one subject is utilized. Hear from experts on how the blended learning approach closely replicates how people actually learn on the job, through experience and interaction with co-workers.

Nirmala Gopalakrishnan

Nirmala Gopalakrishnan

Senior Service Delivery Manager, Professional Services, Skillsoft
Karthik Rao Ammathi

Karthik Rao Ammathi

Regional Head - HR Services at Societe Generale Global Solution Centre
Tapan Sabharwal

Tapan Sabharwal

AVP and Head of Training - India, Sutherland

As we move forward in a world that is increasingly becoming more virtual by the minute, the strategic intervention of technology continues to ensure that our teams stay connected and businesses successful.

HR tech that once helped automate the recruitment and filing processes alone, today allows HR to do its job more effectively with new-age features and innovations. We are entering the era of work tech where skills-enabled, design-oriented systems that help HR teams design, manage and monitor all areas of the employee experience are becoming a tablestake in companies. But navigating the new waters of work tech demands innovation and usability in the tools as it does for the CHROs to carve out a strategy aligned with the org’s goals and outcomes. Unraveling the magic of work tech is this power packed session that will give you a crash course on not just understanding the new tech model, but leveraging it like a pro.

Agenda:
  • The shift from HR tech to work tech- what, why, how
  • Key tech trends and innovations
  • What the shift to work tech means for CHROs’ technology strategy and implementation priorities
Chaitanya Peddi

Moderator

Chaitanya Peddi

Co-founder, Darwinbox
Ramanand Puttige

Ramanand Puttige

SVP HR & Head Global Talent Management, Cyient
Cecilia Azavedo

Cecilia Azavedo

Head of HR Business Partners, Biocon Biologics
Jai Balan

Jai Balan

Head - HR, Bharti AXA Life Insurance

Diversity has many definitions. Organizations frequently adapt the definition to their specific environment. Generally, diversity refers to the similarities and differences among individuals accounting for all aspects of their personality and individual identity, some of the common areas being age, gender, disability, ethnicity and so on. Considering diversity is about differences, equity is about providing equal access, and inclusion is about fostering a sense of value and empowerment in employees, the task at hand surely is easier said than done. Uncover the secrets to working with a varied set of team members and learn how important an inclusive workplace culture is, to ensure business success.

Abhijit Bhaduri

Moderator

Abhijit Bhaduri

Founder, Abhijit Bhaduri & Associates
TN Hari

TN Hari

Head HR, Bigbasket
Satish Rajarathnam

Satish Rajarathnam

SVP HR · Mphasis
Mamta Sharma

Mamta Sharma

Vice President – HR Head – India & Fiserv Global Services

In current times, it has become imperative that employers shift their focus from being reactive to thinking of themselves as ivisionary builders of talent by relying on new assessments, big data and predictive performance, which helps leverage the best tools to identify adjacent skills, help people shift into emerging roles and create clear career paths. The the appetite for learning and continuous upskilling will create the route to better employment security for employees, while creating a culture of learning so that people are equipped and open to adapt and grow with the organization has become a must-have strategy. This session explores ways to ensure this by way of [email protected] with real-life success stories that inspire.

Nitya Vijaykumar

Moderator

Nitya Vijaykumar

Sr. Knowledge Advisor - India, SHRM India
Mustafa Syed

Mustafa Syed

Co-founder & Chief Business Officer, Vani
Anil Santhapuri

Anil Santhapuri

Director of Learning and Development, CGI
Prashant Varma

Prashant Varma

HR Head, Sharaf DG

Training employees for in-demand, hard-to-fill jobs helps them move up the career ladder and reduces the shortage of candidates with critical digital skills. With qualified workers in short supply, companies are training current employees to help them develop skills to meet the changing demands of their jobs. This also helps workers qualify to be promoted to positions in higher demand that often require better digital skills. This session explores the key focus areas to succeed at leveraging technology for upskilling the workforce according to the ever-changing demands of the workplace.

Saurabh Singh

Moderator

Saurabh Singh

Senior Knowledge Advisor,SHRM India
Srikrishnan V

Srikrishnan V

Enterprise Business Head, Hero Vired
Mark T Fernandes

Mark T Fernandes

Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Head - Organisation Capability and Development and, DE&I, Kotak Life
Maninder Kapoor Puri

Maninder Kapoor Puri

Group CPO, Mastek

There’s a lot to learn from emerging-market economies. Workers are more likely to vet companies on career development, financial incentives and working conditions. Customers in emerging markets increasingly want to do business with companies that contribute to the local economy, provide local jobs and take care of local workers, Pearce said. To meet these demands, forward-thinking global companies are already developing country-specific talent strategies and HR programs that make them more attractive to the local workforce. Know more about the top trends in this realm for HR folks to take cues from.

Anuj Kathuria

Moderator

Anuj Kathuria

Chief People and Strategy Officer - Waaree Group
Jasneet Kaur

Jasneet Kaur

Director – People & Culture, IPM India
Shray Mehandiratta

Shray Mehandiratta

Director Finance, Planning & IS, IPM India
Workshop B | December 3rd | 11.00am - 12.00pm | IST
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Delivering Authentic & Impactful Recognition in the Workplace through the AIRe Framework

Lowell Milken said that "The power of recognition is one of the strongest forces for stimulating human and social action". The power of recognition becomes even more critical to keep the workforce engaged when there are rapid changes in the business & organization structures. In this workshop, deep dive with an expert & learn how we can design, execute and measure the recognition programs.

In this session, you will learn:
  • How an organization can leverage recognition programs for building culture?
  • Framework for designing a Recognition program
  • Hands-on exercise for building an impactful recognition program

Nikhil Norula
Nikhil Norula

Head of Americas,
Vantage Circle

Workshop A | December 2nd | 11.00am - 12.00pm | IST


Effortless Virtual Facilitation: Learn the Art and Science of Facilitating Virtually!

Like it or not, tech-enabled learning is the future. Most of us have experienced virtual learning sessions as a monologue with a bunch of slides, a presenter talking through them and participants at best asking a few questions on the chat. Precisely the reason why most people believe virtual sessions can’t be as effective as in-class sessions. What if there was a way to make those sessions more engaging by using a plethora of features the tech- platforms provide which we haven’t yet explored and by facilitating in a hyper-personalized manner!

Join us for this complimentary workshop on Effortless Virtual Facilitation to learn how to create these immersive experiences for our learners which have an impact similar to a classroom session!

SESSION OBJECTIVES:
  • Learner experience simulated on a virtual platform for participants
  • Learn practical ways to enable impactful learning on Virtual Platforms
  • Experience brain-storming and sociometry in a virtual class
  • Learn using polls, chats, videos, word cloud, break-outs to enhance virtual class experience and increase participant interactivity
  • Get tips on reducing facilitator talk-time in a virtual setting

Nida Shahid
Nida Shahid

Associate Director, SHRM India

Saurabh Singh
Saurabh Singh

Senior Knowledge Advisor,
SHRM India

Meet a senior Medical Officer from the Indian Navy - Surgeon Rear Admiral Arti Sarin as she shares her journey to the top in a profession that has had viable career opportunities for women since the sixties. Let's find out why the glass ceiling is more of a mental barrier than a physical impediment to success.

Surgeon Rear Admiral Arti Sarin

Surgeon Rear Admiral Arti Sarin

Commanding Officer, INHS Asvini, Indian Navy

Business scenario is changing rapidly. Some landmark transitions like opening up of energy sector for private, multinational and global players, freeing up of idle assets, asset monetization, climate and sustainability challenges are changing the entire PSE ecosystem. How can leaders reimagine themselves, their people and their organizations during this crucial period?

Achal Khanna

Moderator

Achal Khanna

CEO, SHRM India & Business Head - APAC & MENA
Manoj Jain

Manoj Jain

CMD, GAIL
Vartika Shukla

Vartika Shukla

CMD, EIL
Arun Balakrishnan

Arun Balakrishnan

Former Chairman & MD - HPCL , Founder Chairman, HPCL-Mittal Energy Ltd (HMEL)

Leadership is a behavior, not a position. Leadership is inspiring people to live the vision, mission and values of the organization. Leaders do not just tell people what to do. Great leaders empower people to make decisions that support the goals and vision of the community, ultimately developing smarter solutions. This session delves deeper into a leader's responsibility to inspire and coach.

Ashissh Kaul

Moderator

Ashissh Kaul

Associate Director, Knowledge & Advisory & Business Head - PSE Business, SHRM India

Nakul Pathak

Senior Executive Director HR, IFFCO
D. V.Shastry

D. V.Shastry

Executive Director, Natural Gas Society
D. V.Shastry

Hema Mani

Regional Director, Asia Pacific HR, Lennox International

Launch of Joint Whitepaper by SHRM & Upgrad on the test practices and Implications for nurturing the culture of Lifelong learning in the Public Sector Units in India.

V K Singh

V K Singh

Director HR PowerGrid
Achal Khanna

Achal Khanna

CEO, SHRM India & Business Head - APAC & MENA
Minaxi Indra

Minaxi Indra

President- upGrad for Business
Saravana Velayudham

Saravana Velayudham

Head - Customer Success and Growth, upGrad for Business

The systematic development of good leaders is fundamental to long-term organizational success, yet organizations often overlook this aspect or undertake leadership development in a haphazard fashion. Numerous formal and informal means of developing leadership exist; this discussion takes a look at the various facets of succession planning and its critical role.

Minaxi Indra

Moderator

Minaxi Indra

President- upGrad for Business
V K Singh

V K Singh

Director HR PowerGrid
Gautam Ray

Gautam Ray

Executive Director of CESC Limited &President HR, Power Group of RPSG
Kamakshi Raman

Kamakshi Raman

ED-MTI - SAIL

Inclusion beyond Tokenism - Inclusion is the new diversity. While many practitioners say that diversity and inclusion are intertwined, some make critical distinctions between the terms. In the most basic sense, diversity is about counting people, while inclusion is about making people matter.

As organizations struggle to incorporate more diversity, equity, and inclusion, the complexities associated with implementation only increase. Mr. Ranjana Kumar Mohapatra, Director HR, Indian Oil, shares with us ways to improve inclusion, just beyond a tick-in-the-box policy inclusion.

Ranjan Mohapatra

Ranjan Mohapatra

Director HR, IOCL
Alka Mittal

Dr Alka Mittal

Dir HR, ONGC

Special recognition of the great work done by organizations from the PSU Sectors, in specific categories

Achal Khanna

Achal Khanna

CEO, SHRM India & Business Head - APAC & MENA
Lyanne Nathaniel

Lyanne Nathaniel

Product Head - Retail & Client Service, SHRM India

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