8:50 - 8:55
Conference Opening
Special Rendition of Vande Mataram by 4 years old Esther Hnamte
Esther Hnamte
A 4-year-old kid from Lunglei, Mizoram, singing Vande Mataram
8:55 - 9:05
Welcome Address
Opening Welcome Address

Opening Address by

Achal Khanna
CEO, SHRM India & Business Head - APAC & MENA
9:05 - 9:25
Opening Keynote
Bridging The Gap: What we need to do today to thrive tomorrow

Technology is seen as the most radical driver of change, from artificial intelligence (AI) and automation to digital mobility and virtual collaboration - yet other trends could be just as decisive. The lines between our work and personal lives are shifting. Join this talk to get insights about the most important organizational capabilities that businesses need to consider when preparing for tomorrow’s work, workers and workplaces

Johnny C. Taylor Jr. SHRM-SCP
President & CEO, SHRM
9:30 - 10:00
Paradigm Shift in Technology: Enabling the Human Journey

When you put the people at the center of a technology strategy and embed the solution in knowing and supporting the human journeys it augments, you make all the difference in the world. This paradigm shift is greatest opportunity to support people agility, to elevate experience, and to fuel human capabilities through digital acceleration. Join this Power talk to learn, How to map journeys to best support employees and leaders at moments that matter and what’s needed to understand people to design a relevant, personalized experience.

Pramod Bhasin
Chairman, ICRIER | Founder, Genpact Ltd | Chairman, Clix Capital
10:05 - 10:20
Report Insights
Extending the Reach of HR: Sourcing Remote Talent
Session Partner: TE

As organizations expand their talent-bases beyond borders, HR reps will bear the responsibilities that come along with it. Adapting to different cultures, distances, and legal implications whilst preserving core company values is essential. Once you can do this, the world becomes your oyster. Join this session to learn how to thrive in a remote-first mindset.

Aditya Malik
CEO, Talent Edge
Achal Khanna
CEO, SHRM India & Business Head - APAC & MENA
10:25 - 10:40
Report Insights
India's Job Market: The Pandemic & White-Collar Migration
Session Partner: Indeed

Insights from Indeed 'India’s Job Market: The Pandemic & White-Collar Migration' Report

Sashi Kumar
MD, Indeed India
Rajiv Khatri
AVP TA, Genpact
10:40 - 11:00
Exposition and Networking
11:00 - 11:30
Concurrent 1 - A
The Needs Have Changed, So Should The Recruiting Game
Session Partner: Indeed

Today's recruiting landscape is changing at break-neck speed. Even in these unprecedented times, organizations everywhere are still looking to acquire and retain top talent. Just as the customer experience becomes ever more important, so do our candidates’ and employees’ experiences. Gain expert recruiting advice on how to choose the right recruiting technology for your needs and updates on the latest hiring trends.

Saurabh Singh
Senior Knowledge Advisor, SHRM India
Sumit Neogi
HR Director – South Asia & Middle East for The Lubrizol Corporation.
Pankaj Kankar
COO, Fareye
Sreekanth K Arimanithaya
Global Talent & Enablement Services Leader
11:00 - 11:30
Concurrent 1 - B
The Art of Attracting and Retaining Top Talent

Recruitment methods are changing all the time and in today's fast-paced world of business and new technologies are coming to the fore that will change the way recruiters interact with candidates. In this session our expert panel will discuss the growing importance of taking a personal approach to the process of hiring, and how this could pay dividends for businesses in the years ahead.

Dedeepya Ajith John
Director, SHRM India & APAC
Upasna Nischal
Head of HR India, Fidelity International
Babita Basak
Head Strategic Hiring, HR, Edelweiss Group
Sailesh Menezes
Head HR, Hewlett Packard Enterprise India
11:00 - 11:30
Concurrent 1 - C
Data-Driven Solutions: Integrating Diversity and Inclusion into Talent Acquisition

We tend to gravitate towards people who are like us. When this bias is reflected in the recruitment process, it can result in a less diverse workforce. So, how to hire employees by taking a more scientific approach? Is Data -Driven hiring the answer?

Sanjay Sinha
Managing Partner and Global CHRO Practice, Gladwin International
Ashish Bhalla
Head, Campus Relations HCL Technologies
Ritu Mathur
Corporate Head -Talent Acquisition, BPCL
Runa Maitra
Founder, People Talent International
11:35 - 12:05
Concurrent 2 - A
Recruitment Reinvented - Digital Transformation in Recruiting the Talent
Session Partner: Indeed

Optimizing the company’s recruitment process for efficiency and proper time management early on changes the very way candidates are approached. Gain insights from experts about How the channels and the digital tools that we employ on a daily basis can accelerate operations, boost efficiency, and increase the quality of hiring.

Rohan Sylvester
Recruitment Evangelist, Indeed
Asha Poluru
Head HR (India), Sophos Technologies
Ashish Mishra
Head Talent Acquisition, Cvent
Satish Rajarathnam
Senior VP & Global Head Strategic Resourcing, Mphasis
11:35 - 12:05
Concurrent 2 - B
Attracting and Retaining the Millennial Mindset

Leadership development remains a key area of focus among successful organizations of all sizes in this time of constant change. A new key variable coming into play in the past decade is the increasing number of millennials in the workplace. Each new generation entering the workplace shapes the way we work and leaves an indelible mark. In this session our panel of experts discuss how to develop high potential millennials to achieve career advancement and accelerate their career aspirations while empowering the organizations to retain their talent and ensure succession.

Dr. H C Chaturvedi
Director, BIMTECH
Ravi Capoor
Former Secretary to the Government of India Ministry of Textiles & CEO, Sansad TV
R P Singh
Director HR & Legal, - IFFCO
Manoj Bartwal
Executive Director, ONGC Academy
12:10 - 12:40
Expert Panel
The Battle For Talent: Adapting to the new paradigm

Organizations are battling for talent. Today there is no doubt that talent is scarce and companies that need to acquire and hire talent must compete in uncharted territories marked by new networks of global talent. With more young talent entering the workforce, it is absolutely essential that organizations are geared up towards effective utilization of this energetic and talented segment.

Priti Singh
Senior VP, Mastercard
Vikram Bector
President & Group CHRO, Piramal Group
Kishore Poduri
Country Head, Human Resources, DBS bank
12:45 - 13:05
Fireside Chat
Age of Extreme Change: Riding the wave

We are living in time of Extreme Change which has pushed our boundaries in all aspects. In this session Anuradha will share her experiences on How we can better equip ourselves to successfully navigate this changing environment with examples and insights from her own journey.

Anuradha Razdan
Executive Director HR, HUL
Archana Jerath
Director, Operations - APAC & MENA, SHRM India
13:10 - 13:35
Closing Session
Reaching the Career Summit

People often make the analogy between climbing to the top of the highest mountain and climbing to the highest peak of their career. Sometimes it is important to know when to take a backwards step, to be able to push forwards again in the longer term. You don’t always ascend on a simple and straightforward path throughout your career. Join this session to know more about What are the synergies between scaling Everest and reaching the peak of your career?

Neha Pant
Associate Director, SHRM Knowledge & Advisory, SHRM India
Deeya Bajaj
Mountaineer, Adventurer, Explorer Motivator
13:35 - 14:05
Lunch Break
15:05 - 15:20
Special Talk
Aligning your workforce to be future fit in the face of the new normal
Session Partner: Sumtotal

With the arrival of the new normal, HR leaders are left rethinking how to successfully assess and refocus their talent strategies. On the other hand, automation continues to transform the way we work and the jobs we do. The change in pace requires organizations to be proactive and focus on the performance and development of their workforce which are nothing less than critical In this digital economy. So, how do you ensure your workforce is equipped with the right tools to stay at par and contribute to the overall business?

Liam Butler
Chief Revenue Officer, SumTotal
15:25 - 15:55
Panel Discussion
Big Rethink: The rules for an effective Talent strategy

Jobs are being automated and augmented by machines, and workers are anxious about their skills. Against that backdrop, companies are spending money on employee development, most of which goes toward ongoing skills development. But when entirely new skills are needed, companies typically hire externally. The resulting war for talent is fueling a costly game that may actually exacerbate growing skill gaps in high-demand fields.

James Thomas
Vice President, SAP SuccessFactors India
Yash Mahadik
President, Global HR & Co-Lead Business Transformation Office, Lupin Global
C Jayakumar
Vice President & Head Corporate HR, Larsen & Toubro Limited
Vikram Tandon
CHRO, Adani Group
Leena Sahijwani
Vice President - Group Human Resources, Tata Group
16:00 - 16:15
Exposition & Networking
16:15 - 16:45
Concurrent 3 - A
Time to Reinvent Workways - What the Tech?          

Driven by accelerating connectivity, new talent models, and cognitive tools, work is changing. As robotics, AI, the gig economy and crowds grow, jobs are being reinvented, creating the “augmented workforce.” We must reconsider how jobs are designed and work to adapt and learn for future growth.Join this session to know about technology trends that will enable the change in how we work post pandemic and the technologies needed to make them successful.

Sharad Verma
VP & CHRO, Iris Software Inc.

Archana Chadha
Swatee Sarangi
Global Head Learning - Leadership & OD, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories
Hardeep Singh
Head of HCM Transformation, Oracle India
16:15 - 16:45
Concurrent 3 - B
Creating value through HR Strategy - Growth Path to Business and Career
Session Partner: Virkware

One of the key success factors of high performing organizations is putting their people first. HR leaders can plan for any potential challenges or changes within the business and ultimately fulfill the role for which it was intended. This includes: strengthening the company culture, hiring for professionals that share the same company values, on-the-job sabbaticals, time-bound job rotation programs and supporting the strategic direction of the business. Should we rethink the HR strategy by putting an emphasis on both, business and career development, which in turn will prepare them to take on more responsibilities and alleviate the stress on management. Join this session to know more about how HR leaders can craft strategy to not only fuel business growth but also enable employees to architect their own career paths that will keep them engaged and give them a sense of fulfillment in the journey of employment and work life.

Thyag Venkatesan
Co-founder, Virkware
Mahalakshmi R
CHRO, Mondelez India
Sheena S Minhas
HR & Talent Head, ABB Business Services
Vikramjeet Singh
President & CHRO, Bajaj Allianz General Insirance
16:15 - 16:45
Concurrent 3 - C
Reinventing Workforce Planning - Getting ahead in the Skill Struggle
Session Partner: Keka

Recognising the value of workforce planning is the first step in re-evaluating and modernising your approach. The key is to consider workforce planning as less of a mechanical process and more of a strategic way to plan for your organisation’s future and meet business goals.
This session will explore:

  • Reinventing your approach to workforce planning
  • Predicting and foreseeing future talent and skill gaps to plan accordingly

Amit K Sharma
CHRO, Volvo
Dheeraj Kumar Pandey
Chief Advisor, Keka
Sandhydeep Purri
Chief People Officer, Sapphire Foods
Deepak Mihsra
Corportae Head HR, UB Group
Abraham Zachariah
Lead - Learning & Talent Development, HSBC GSCs &Tech
16:50 - 17:20
Concurrent 4 - A
Employee Experience and Engagement - Myth vs. Reality

HR leaders want employees to be satisfied with their work experiences, and many lean on employee engagement data to inform their strategies. Using a wider set of success measures to gauge the breadth of employee experience and generate insights that can continually drive improved employee experience.

Aditya Kohli
CHRO, Clix Capital
Maneesh Menda
Head of Human Resources, India, NatWest Group
Karthik Nagaraj
VP Enterprise Solutions, EdCast
Usha Singh
Director - HR, MOIL
16:50 - 17:20
Concurrent 4 - B
From Design to Action - A Roadmap to Achieving Diverse Succession Planning

Effective succession planning involves more than just a replacement planning process. It also includes a comprehensive employee development system. In this session our Expert panel will discuss practices and competencies for incorporating diversity with succession planning and identify methods for developing women as successors for key positions.

Paras Kaushik
CHRO, HT Media
Anandi Shankar
GM HR Talent Organisation & Integration, HUL
Deepayan Sen Sharma
Director HR ( GBS and india )British Telecom
Rajiv Kumar
VP & Country Leader - India, SumTotal Systemss
16:50 - 17:20
Concurrent 4 - C
Efficiency vs. Resilience: Who's Winning The Bout?
Session Partner: Harappa Education

As if being a young person didn’t present its own unique challenges without having to contend with a global pandemic. While young people have historically demonstrated their ability to take on challenges and demonstrate leadership capability, COVID-19 has presented unparalleled experiences. It’s therefore crucial for talent custodians and organizations to help young talent learn how to navigate setbacks and embrace challenges to come out ahead rather than just coping. Resilience is what will give them the extra edge to help drive success, no matter what.

Shreyasi Singh
Founder & CEO, Harappa Education
Capt. Pranav Prasoon Thakur
Head - HR, Renault India
Arnabi Marjit
Head HR, R&D & Biotech & COE Lead for Talent Management & Leadership Development, LUPIN
Harjeet Khanduja
Vice President Human Resources, Reliance Jio
17:20 - 17:35
Special Talk
The Big Picture: Key Shifts in Managing Talent

While organizations have been focused on technological and digital transformations, another shift is taking place that affects employees and leaders alike: the way in which talent is managed. Join this session to know how talent management landscape is changing.

Ashissh Kaul
Associate Director, SHRM India
Ranjan K Mohapartra
Director HR, IOCL
17:40 - 18:05
Spring in the Air - Signs of renewal around the work worker and workplace

As the nature of the work environment continues to change, new trends have emerged at the individual, team, and organizational levels. The workforce is now more demographically diverse than ever.Increased technology and the growing complexity of tasks have given rise to more virtual and interdisciplinary teams.

Dr. Santrupt Misra,
CEO, Birla Carbon; Director, Chemicals, Fertilisers & Insulators & Director; Group HR, Aditya Birla Group

In Conversation with
Emily M Dickens
Chief of Staff, Head of Government Affairs & Corporate Secretary, SHRM
18:05 - 18:35
Closing Keynote Address
Innovation - The Journey From Idea to Impact

It is not enough to have an idea; you need to ACT on that idea. And the idea must create value or be useful. Using ideas to create change is an increasingly important part of life – and possessing the skills you need to do this is essential. The successful exploitation of new ideas is crucial to a business being able to improve its processes, bring new and improved products and services to market, increase its efficiency and, most importantly, improve its profitability. Join this Keynote session to know how much Sonam Wangchuk loves ideas and spends much of his time thinking about how they can lead to change in the world.

Sonam Wangchuk
Founder of Student's Educational & Cultural Movement of Ladakh (SECMOL), Educationist & Environmentalist
9:00 - 9:05
Day 1 Recap & Day 2 Opening
9:05 - 9:35
Opening Keynote
Talent in 2021 - What's the take?

There's been a shift to remote work, and less focus on where talent is located and more on who is the best fit for a certain job. Businesses, meanwhile, seek to hire the best talent, to keep employees engaged, and to remain nimble to adjust to changing conditions. Employees also desire to remain relevant in today's changing world, so they want continuous learning and development opportunities to gain new skills. At the same time organisations are grappling with challenges of wellbeing, physical, emotional and mental. Join this session to know about the role of HR leaders in crafting a sound and effective holistic talent strategy.

Marc Effron
President, The Talent Strategy
9:40 - 10:05
Panel Discussion
Connectedness in a Remote World!

The way we work has undergone rapid transformation in the past year as a result of the pandemic, forcing employees around the world to quickly adapt to a new remote-working culture. These unprecedented ways of working are taking a considerable, detrimental toll on employee mental health and negatively impacting productivity as a result. Join this session to know more on how to design effective wellness and wellbeing strategies when for remote and distributed workforce

Manu Narang Wadhwa
CHRO, Sony Pictures Networks India
Amar Raj Singh
Chairman & MD, Gamma Pizzakraft India & Gamma Pizzakraft Lanka Pvt Ltd
Seema Ajwani
MD - Employee Relations, Policies & Statutory Compliances, Accenture India
10:10 - 10:40
Expert Panel
Smart Steps Make the Biggest Impacts : Planning for Employee wellbeing

The pathways connecting extreme events to health outcomes and economic losses can be diverse and complex. In business, it’s important to recognize the extent to which changes may affect employee mental health, especially given we don’t always know what personal trials we are adding to in people’s lives. When it comes to mental health, it’s impossible to separate the personal from professional.

Ashissh Kaul
Associate Director,Associate Director Knowledge & Advisory, SHRM India
Shiv Nath Ghosh
Country Director & Senior Vice President , Artech
Prriti Narain
Market HR Leader, Google India
10:45 - 11:10
Expert Speak
Employee wellness that’s well-rounded             

When it comes to employee engagement, satisfaction, and productivity, mental health is clearly a huge factor. Addressing issues such as depression and anxiety among employees has finally come to the forefront for many organizations that want to support their employees, however, there are still barriers to getting the care they need our panel of experts answer questions about the real-world challenges in today’s workplace and how to design your wellness program to engage your employees and achieve results.Wellness is more than just nutrition and exercise.

Dr. Niru Kumar
Padmashree 2021 D&I Consultant , Founder Ask Insights. Board Member National Advisory Committee Election Commission of India
Dr. Akshay Kumar
Consultant Psychologist & Head of Dept. of Mental Health, Artemis Hospital
11:10 - 11:25
Exposition & Networking
11:25 - 11:55
Concurrent 5 - A
Hyper-Personalization of R&R: Customized Digital Framework to boost Employee Experience
Session Partner: Gratifi

Today's talent landscape is powered by Digitization, accompanied by a plethora of challenges with predictability being the biggest talent challenge. Unlike previous eras talent, today comes with multiple definitions and varying expectations and employers globally are in a continuous effort to “get it right” for a pipeline ready to meet the next business challenge right around the corner. Here is where the Total Rewards approach is a very effective way to plan the roadmap ahead. Join this session to hera from experts how to design a customized Digital R&R Framework..

Misha Nathani
Chief Marketing Officer, Gratifi
Ayaskant Sarangi
CLO, Wipro
Chandrashekarr BS
Head - Total Rewards, India, Adobe
Sanjay Gawde
Head - Total Rewards & Performance Management, Lupin
11:25 - 11:55
Concurrent 5 - B
The Journey to Well-Being - A Holistic Approach to Employee Wellness

Rising healthcare costs, a stressed-out workforce and the need to continually improve an organization’s performance are among the factors leading many companies to adopt employee wellness programs. Here's how and why taking a holistic approach is important to helping each and every employee thrive at work and in life.

Nishith Upadhyay
Dierctor, Knowledge Advisory, SHRM APAC & MENA
Mamta Sharma
VP, HR Head, India & Fiserv Global Services
Shillpa S Chabria
Director HR, India, Thyssenkrupp
11:25 - 11:55
Concurrent 5 - C
Must Have Employee Benefits - Prioritizing Financial Wellbeing

In this session, Financial Expert Sapna Narang will share insghts and practical tools to create a sustainable culture of fostering the Financial wellbeing. Join this session to learn how Financial wellbeing of employee, .can be prioritized through the right initiatives within your organisation.

Sapna Narang
Managing Partner, Capital League
12:00 - 12:30
Concurrent 6 - A
Wellness and Productivity, Hand in Hand!
Session Partner: Indeed

Worksite wellness programs have historically focused on reducing heath care costs. Benefits of healthy employees extends beyond reducing health care cost trends to improving employee productivity. Most business leaders feel organizations viewed health as an investment in human capital or as part of the organization’s core business strategy. During the session our expert panel will share with us valuable insights from their experience in the worlds of employee wellness and productivity, both personally and professionally, to help us reflect on these important elements can impact our accomplishments and sense of fulfilment.

S. Premkumar
Managing Partner & Chief Mentor, Persayprem Business Designs LLP
Vaibhav Goel
Group Head, HR 2.0 Platform, RIL
Sanket Atal
SVP & Managing Director, Sites, Salesforce India
Manish Sinha
SVP and CHRO, M&M Automotive Business
12:00 - 12:30
Concurrent 6 - B
Socially Challenged? What can go wrong and how to get it right

Amid the global lockdowns as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have found themselves with a lot more time on their hands, which many are now using to try to build their personal brands, and maximize their profile through online platforms. And Technology has caused a major shift in influence. Today, one employee can have more influence, and also consumer trust than their entire organization. Join this session know what Personal Branding Is Not and What It Should Be ?

Shruti Sud
Lead Marketing, SHRM APAC & MENA
Atma Godara
Production HR Generalist - APAC, Netflix & SHRM Influencer
Girish Kohli
Head, Performance & Rewards, Bennett Coleman & Co. & SHRM Influencer
Kavi Arasu
Principal, Flyntrok Consulting & SHRM Influencer
12:00 - 12:30
Concurrent 6 - C
Diversity and Inclusion in the New Normal

In this compelling session, our D&I experts share thoughts about becoming aware of the biases and how to make conscious choices that mitigate bias in order to embrace diversity.

Ashissh Kaul
Associate Director,Associate Director Knowledge & Advisory, SHRM India
DV Shastry
ED Training, R&D & Startups, GAIL India
Nikhil K. Jain
Director Personnel, NHPC

SK Bose
Executive Director - HR, IOCL
12:35 - 13:05
Fireside Chat
Why I should matter!!

What does an organization truly need to build value? Skilled, talented, focused individuals who will help foster growth. So, here I am – all three and more! Yet, all through my life I have feared being sidelined or discriminated because of my queer orientation. Raga’s inspirational story highlights unconscious biases and how it can impact the persons growth as well as the organizations growth. What does it really mean to have a diverse work force? How inclusive is corporate India? What is important – equality or equity? Join us for this thought-provoking conversation as Raga Olga D’silva and Abhijit Bhaduri talk freely and openly about why I should matter!

Raga Olga D’silva
Co-Founder & Director, Speaking Minds
In Conversation with
Abhijit Bhaduri
Founder, Abhijit Bhaduri & Associates
13:10 - 13:35
Closing Session
The future of workplace wellbeing - Ensuring quality employment in an ever-changing context
Session Partner: Recruit

Globalization and demographic changes are playing a pivotal role in reshaping the working structures - how, where, how much and when we work. The success of our economy is based on the wellbeing of our workforce & organizations must ensure a healthy workplace. In the wake of the covid vaccination launch, many questions around safe return to work and the right way going about it are top of mind for most organisations. Join this Special session with Dr. Naresh Trehan, one of India's leading medical experts to learn more.

Dr Naresh Trehan
Chairman & MD, Medanta - The Medicity
Achal Khanna
CEO, SHRM India & Business Head - APAC & MENA
13:35 - 14:00
Lunch Break
14:00 - 14:05
Welcome Address
Opening Welcome Address
14:05 - 14:35
Keynote Address
Human Connections in a Digital World: Building Brand Connection

Connecting with people matters more than ever in our increasingly digital world. In a world of social media and digital technology, it almost seems counterintuitive to focus on human connections. For brands looking to thrive in an era of expanding customer expectations and constant competitive disruption, they must continually find new ways to connect with consumers to thrive and grow. HBR research reveals the importance of "connecting with customers at an emotional level–tapping into their fundamental motivations and fulfilling their deep, often unspoken emotional needs."

Santosh Desai
MD & CEO, Future Brands Ltd | Author, Columnist, Social Commentator
In Conversation with
Alpana Parida
Managing Director - CEO & Founder Tiivra Ventures
14:40 - 15:05
Panel Discussion
Decoding the future of Learning
Session Partner: Coursera

It is no wonder then, that many traditional skills are now facing a very real and imminent existential crisis. Yet, while certain hard skills may lose importance over time, other types of skills are likely to evolve because of technological disruptions. Hence while demographic and technology transformations will render a whole list of traditional skills as irrelevant, a vast number of skills will evolve over time and some may continue to have perennial importance.

Rajan Kalia
SHRM Advisor & Co-Founder, Salto Dee Fe
Raghav Gupta
Managing Director, India & APAC, Coursera
Satyadeep Mishra
VP HR, Reliance Jio
15:10 - 15:35
Fireside Chat
Reskilling Revolution: Race to Outpace Disruption with Capability
Session Partner: Harappa Education

Organizational needs are evolving faster than ever with technological disruptions and changing working models. Studies estimate that new recruits can take up to 18 months to reach full productivity-potentially costing output and revenues. Talent custodians and leaders need to devise strategies to help young talent thrive quickly and more efficiently. This session explores the skills millennials urgently need to be equipped with in order to become contributing members of an organization sooner, rather than later.

Pramath Raj Sinha
Founder & Chairman, Harappa Education
Debabrat Mishra
Consulting Director, EMA-Decision Dynamics India and UAE & SHRM Advisor
15:35 - 15:50
Exposition & Networking
15:50 - 16:20
Concurrent 7 - A
Digital Skills Revolution - Fueling the Business Growth
Session Partner: UpGrad for business

In the world that is embracing digitalization, it will no longer suffice to stick to the old ways. While striking a balance is essential, imbibing the culture of digitalization and reskilling the workforce for digital skill will be essential. Organizations need to adopt the digital frameworks that not only helps them to stay but move ahead in the competition. Join this session to learn from our panel of experts, about the global trends in digital learning helping shape industry and forward-thinking businesses aligning their workforces for tomorrow’s skills requirements.

Minaxi Indra
President, UpGrad for Business
Rajorshi Ganguli
President & CHRO, Alkem Laboratories
Gaurav Puthran
VP & Global Operations Leader, Genpact
15:50 - 16:20
Concurrent 7 - B
From Introspection to Action - Creating Right Leadership Journey
Session Partner: Hughes

With change being the only constant, no two leadership situations are the same. While organizations today realize the importance of right leadership in driving success; they are introspecting about how to develop their potential talent. While most organizations understand that development is not just an event and much more needs to be done to create business results. Leadership development is real hard besides the ecosystem support, it requires hard work from all stakeholders – Participants need to commit to considerable time & stretch, supervisors need to devote their time to coaching & talent teams to ensure that the learning events in a journey are seamless. In a nutshell leadership development is not a choice but a compelling need in these times.

Archana Jerath
Director, Operations - APAC & MENA, SHRM India
Anurag Bansal
Senior Director & Business Head, Hughes Global Education
Anuj Kathuria
Chief Talent Officer, Reliance BP Mobility
Mridula Shukla Vergese
Director - Talent Practice, Indian Sub Continent & Equality & Inclusion Leader - Asia, Middle East & Africa, P&G
15:50 - 16:20
Concurrent 7 - C
Creating A Human World of Work
Session Partner: Potential project

A more human world of work is not only possible, it’s the future. The working world needs more humanity, kindness and opportunity for real people to do their best work. All of this potential already exists , waiting to be unlocked. Leadership for this moment requires a more people centric approach and this starts inside, with the mind. When the leaders learn how their mind works, and how to rewire it for agility, compassion, courage and openness, they can reimagine the future and the possibilities for their teams and their organizations.

Rob Stembridge
International Partner, Potential Project
Shraddhanjali Rao
Richa Sharma
VP, Organization Design & Leadership Talent Development, Genpact
16:25 - 16:55
Concurrent 8 - A
Cracking the succession planning code – The you, me and we of Talent Development

Talent Development is a set of integrated organizational HR processes designed to attract, develop, motivate, and retain productive, engaged employees. As the talent wars heat up, organizations might choose to hire candidates and develop their skills. You - The organization has obligations where an employee’s career is concerned. Me - The employee also, has responsibility in developing their career. We - The combined efforts from both.

Mark Leisegang
Head of New Markets - APAC, MENA and South America, Insights
Tathagata Basu
Group Head - Learning & Talent Management; Piramal Group
Sonal Vaidya
Global Head - Organisation Development & Effectiveness, LTTS
16:25 - 16:55
Concurrent 8 - B
Charting a new course: The Evolving Role of Leaders

Organizations have come to expect much more from their leadership teams, who need new and different skills to deal with today’s business realities. Exactly what abilities do firms want in their leaders-now and in the future?

Deepak Kumar Arora
Head L&D, Birlasoft
Anil Santhapuri
Head L&D, CGI
Ashfaq Ahad
Co-founder, Talentedge Academy
Emmanuel David
Director, TATA Management Training Centre, Pune
16:25 - 17:40
Concurrent 8 - C
Masterclass - Building Ownership: The Success Mantra for navigating the new world of Hybrid work
Session Partner: Enparadigm

The impact of Covid has been multifold for organizations to sustain and drive productivity. The rapport that results from sharing a physical workspace has suffered and it is indeed challenging to effectively manage distributed teams. The situation is far from returning to normal and we are looking at an extended era of hybrid work. Training individuals, leaders, and teams to take and drive ownership will thus be mission-critical. This will be a key differentiator for organizations, to successfully execute their plans and strategy, going forward.

John Cherian
Co-Founder & Executive Director, enParadigm
17:00 - 17:30
Panel Discussion
Enabling an Agile Workforce with AI-powered Learning

Artificial intelligence is reshaping business-though not at the blistering pace many assume. Leaders can also set up AI projects for success by conveying their urgency and benefits; investing heavily in AI education and adoption. Join this interactive discussion on how AI-powered knowledge cloud can have a positive impact on an agile workforce by creating a world class learning culture with social learning, curated content, pathways and journeys.

Nick Schacht
SHRM-SCP, Chief Global Development Office, SHRM
Nishchae Suri
President, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa , EdCast

Amit Das
CHRO, Bennett Coleman & Co
17:35 - 18:00
Expert Panel
It's no Longer a workforce - It's a Skillforce              

With global business disruptions and increasing technology demands, organizational success hinges on the behavioral and technical skills of your team. Are they prepared with the critical competencies necessary for a dynamic and digital world? Join this session to hear from our experts as they will host a compelling discussion about the skills needed for a rapidly changing and digital world and the strategies, tools, and practices to enable skills development.

Susan Armstrong
Managing Partner, Global Training Transformation
Hemalakshmi Raju
Chief Learning Officer, RIL
Rasmus Hougaard
Founder & MD, Potential Project
18:00 - 18:35
Closing Keynote Address
From Chaos to Control - Expect the Unexpected

It’s all but inevitable that an unexpected event will impact your organization. Being able to prepare for such an event (COVID-19) and knowing how to manage through it - both internally and externally - are essential skills for today’s leaders. In this Session Learn from Industry experts that how being proactive, thinking holistically, and communicating strategically can help you handle the unexpected.

David Lobo
Executive Coach & Organization Consultant
Dr. Anish Shah
Managing Director & CEO, Mahindra Group
Manoj Kohli
Country Head, Softbank India, Softbank Group International
18:35 - 18:45
Conference Closing Remarks
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