Theme 1: Re-BORN: Re-Building Opportunities and Re-Defining Notions
On 28th August, the first keynote speech was delivered by Mr. Ranjit Khompi, Associate Vice President for Human Resources and Head Learning & Development at Reliance Retail on the topic - People Managers and Operations: A Coalescence. The second keynote speech was delivered by Mr. Shaakun Khanna, the Leader of Human Capital Management Strategy and Transformation for Asia Pacific, Oracle Corporation, on the topic – Mental Health/ Employee Engagement & Sentiment - A new dimension. An insightful panel discussion was followed by Mr. Amey Joshi, Vice President, Human Resources, PharmEasy, Ms. Yamini Krishnan Agarwal, AVP-Sr. HR Business Partner - India Supply Chain & Global functions, Godrej Consumer Products Ltd. and Mr. Praveen Kamath Kumbla, General Manager HR-Global Strategic Hiring & Redeployment, Wipro on the topic - Managing Boom and Busts: Evolving role of HR in contemporary world.
On 29th August, the first keynote speech was delivered by Ms. Renu Bohra, Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) of DB Schenker for India and Indian Subcontinent, on - The Era of Changing Ethics & Dilemmas. The second keynote speech was delivered by Ms. Radha Shriharsha, Director, HR in Maersk Global Service Centers, on - Balancing Engagement and Innovation- A Rejuvenated Approach. The third keynote speech was delivered by Ms. Varshita Bangia, Associate Director, National Learning and Development at KPMG India, on - Reinventing Talent Strategies for workforce 2030. An insightful panel discussion was followed by Ms. Puja Kapoor, Global HR director, OLX Autos, Ms. Pratyusha Sharma, AVP HR, Global Head Talent Development - Digital Business Operations, Cognizant and Ms. Divya Philip, Chief HR Consultant, Danske IT and Support Services India Pvt Ltd, on - Women and Pandemic: The Ignored Story.
Theme 2: Wind of Change: The Art of High Impact Leadership
On 4th September, the first keynote speech was delivered by Ms. Deepa Narayan, Vice President, Employee Success, Salesforce, on- Respond, Recover, Thrive: Art of Crisis Management. The second keynote speech was given by Mr. Srikanth Kalyanasundaram, DGM, HR, John Cockerill India Ltd on - A volatile market transition: From War for Talent to War of Retention. The third keynote speech was delivered by Mr. Manish Bharadwaj, Lead -TM for Global Mfg. Ops., Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories on - Parakram: Tackling innovative disruptions in HRM. An insightful panel discussion followed by Ms. Parna Bhattacharyya, T&L Partner, India and SE Asia, ABB Motion, Mr. Aditya Adyar, Head-HR, Piramal Realty and Ms. Swati Verma, I&D Manager, Asia pacific, Eaton on – Diversity and Inclusion- A hygiene factor beyond theory.
On 5th September, the first keynote speech was delivered by Mr. Thomas Kuruvilla, Vice Managing Partner, Arthur D. Little on - Leadership’s role in adapting the work ecosystem, aligning with the new digital paradigm. The second keynote speech was given by Ms. Uma Rao, VP-HR, Gulf Ashley Motors Ltd. on - The consumerization of HR and the Employee experience. An engaging panel discussion followed by Mr. Atulaya Goswami, HR Head- India Region, UPL Ltd. Mr. Sarosh Bode, Head – Global HR, ACG Asso. Capsules Pvt Ltd. and Ms. Pallavi Poddar, Regional HR Director, India, ME & Africa, Ingersoll Rand on - Virtual Coffee breaks: Invigorating work life balance.