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HR Conclave 2017

The HR Conclave organized by SIBM Pune was held on 4th November 2017 at The Westin, Pune. The Conclave commenced with an informal Alumni interaction with the incumbent batch of students. Guests of Honor such as Mr. Rajesh Hurkat, Head HR, Mattel India, Mr. Deepayan Sensharma, Director - HR (India, Middle East and Africa), Jardine Lloyd Thompson, Mr. Supratik Bhattacharyya, Vice President and Group Head of Talent Management at RPG Industries, and Mr. Vikram Karayi, Partner, Linkage India, exchanged thoughts over the importance of integrating HR with other functions of an organization. Following the Master Class, Dr. R. Raman, the director of SIBM Pune, addressed the audience and provided a few keys insights into the theme of the event, 'HR Transformation: Riding the Digital Disruption Waves'.

The event was inaugurated with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp by Dr. S. B Mujumdar, Founder and President of Symbiosis, Chancellor of Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Dr. R. Raman and the Key Note Speakers Mr. Prabir Jha, President and GCPO, Cipla Ltd. and Mr. Jagjit Singh, Chief People Officer, PwC India. Dr. Mujumdar addressed the audience by highlighting the transformation of SIU through the years and the importance of technology in HR, which followed by felicitation of the dignitaries by the director. The first Key Note speaker Mr. Prabir Jha emphasized the importance of leadership while adopting transformation in the function of HR, the scope of digitalization in day-to-day operations, and the need for surviving the inevitable disruptions in the industry. The second Keynote speaker Mr. Jagjit Singh addressed the audience by talking about the workforce of the future wherein he mentioned the megatrends which can determine an organization's scope in the industry.

The highly anticipated panel discussion on 'Face to Face with Digital Disruption - Your Move?' was next, with students eagerly awaiting the insights that were to be shared. The discussion was moderated by Mr. Leslie D'Monte, Technology Editor, Mint, and consisted of the four panelists, Ms. Harlina Sodhi, Senior Executive Vice President - HR, IDFC Bank, Mr. Amit Chincholikar, Senior VP - Group Human Resources, Tata Sons Ltd, Mr. Supratik Bhattacharyya, VP - Talent | Group HR, RPG Enterprises, and Mr. Anand Khot, HR Leader-GM, IBM. The discussion encompassed various perspectives ranging from the era of robots to scalability of disruption and challenges for HR to use it for organizational good. Next up was 'ShowCase' - the case study competition where three teams competed for the coveted winning position. Post the presentations, 'Wildcards' was announced as the winning team and 'Tridev' as the first runners-up with the judges appreciating the amount of effort that went into the research.

The event concluded with a vote of thanks by Dr. Sonal Shree, faculty at SIBM Pune wherein the guests were thanked for their engaging presence at the Conclave.