SIOM HR Summit 2012
The 4th HR Summit of Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management was held on 25th Aug’12 at “The Leela, Sahar, Mumbai”. The theme for this year’s summit was “Excellence in HR- an Operations Perspective”. The day started with the lightening of lamp by Dr Vandana Sonwaney, Director SIOM, Mr. Ravind Mithe, Executive Director (Operations Consulting), PWC.
Dr. Vandana welcomed the guests and talked about the marriage between the two very different fields- Operations and HR. Eminent speakers were present on the day to talk about an analytical framework which aims to explore the diverse fields of HR and Operations. The first keynote speaker of the day, Mr. Ravind Mithe, talked about problems faced by CEOs across the globe, how to increase confidence level and revenue growth. His quotes like- “people are not resources, they are purpose” and HR is “a war of talent” got a big round of applause from the audience.
After the high tea, first panel discussion on “Talent Building and Leadership Development” was carried on by Mr. Yashwant Bhaid, GM (HR), Nagarjuna Group and Mr. Sanjiv Deshpande, Faculty, SIOM. The second panel discussion was between Mr. Rajendra Abhange, Senior Director, Gabriel India and Mr. Sutanu Chowdhury, Vice-President & Head-HR, Mahindra Logistics Ltd on the topic - “Emerging Trends in HR practices”. Both the panelists engaged the audience with their invaluable experience.
The sumptuous and delicious lunch was followed by the third keynote speaker of the day, Mr. A.D. Burman, GM (HR), Maruti Suzuki India. A vibrant person, Mr. Burman, talked about “Change Management through leadership development”. He emphasized on the use of HR concepts like Johari window, 360 degree feedback in the progress of an organization. The third and final panel discussion on - “Changing Dynamics in Global Market: An HR perspective” included Ms. Deepika Ghosh, GM(HR),GSK , Mr. M.K. Gupta, DGM(HR), Bank of India and Mr. Sitaram Kandi, Human Resource Leader, GE India. The panelists were successful in keeping the discussion very interactive.
The day ended with the vote of thanks by Mr. Vishakh Bhan, Convenor, HR Summit. SIOM aims to present such enriching sessions in the coming years as well. Such sessions not only enlighten the students about the changing trends in global market with respect to HR and operations but also offer a platform for discussion to industry experts as well.
Vasudha Varma, Class of 2014