National HR Conclave at KIIT

Bhubaneswar: KIIT School of Management organized its 9th National HR Conclave on 28th July, 2018 on the theme “Future of Work”. The conclave was inaugurated by Prof. Hrushikesha Mohanty, Vice Chancellor, KIIT and Prof. Debashish Das, Director, KSOM along with distinguished Industry leaders from all across the country.

The first panel discussion was on the theme ‘End of Leadership or Rise of Intellectualism’, comprised of T. N. Hari, Head HR, Big Basket & Strategic Advisor, The Fundamentum Partnership, Sandeep Tyagi, Director-Group Human Capital, Samsung Electronics, Jerry Jose, Head HR, ICICI Lombard GIC, Swapnakant Samal, Head, Policy, Processes Digitization, Talent Acquisition Group, Reliance Industries and Ramchandra Honap, Head HR, Force Motors. Sweeping changes have already taken place in terms of composition of the work force, organizational culture and the prevailing HR systems and processes, opined the panel. Most of these changes are due to technological advancements. The discussion also stressed on the viability of ‘Gig Economy’ through platform driven technologies. Innovation is the key to the future of work where leadership is leveraged through technology, they concluded.

Participating the second panel on the theme “Team work or Individual contribution”, Kailas P, MD, Toshiba, Dr. Shwetaleena Bidyadhar, VP-Learning Design, TIS, division of MPS Interactive Systems, Vivek Jain, EVP HR, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Sabyasachi Das, Global Head of Product Engineering, Digital Workplace, DXC Technologies and Satyadeep Mishra, VP-HR & TM, Reliance Jio emphasized on young India, which is a wealth of creativity and innovation. Thus the employable youth are individualistic in their work orientation. They stressed on technology would help sustain human capital in their continual quest for up gradation of skills and knowledge.

The conclave saw Large Scale Interactive Process (LSIP) discussions on six relevant sub themes. Twenty four parallel round table discussions were held on the following sub themes – “Gig Economy Learning, Manpower Unplanning, Remodelling Work & Work Structure, Lifelong Employment towards lifelong Employability, Competing with Artificial Intelligence with Reskilling and Adding Value with New Age Education”. Each table had an industry leader and a local HR professional leading the discussion with the students.

The HR conclave provided students with an opportunity to interact with business leaders and policy makers for holistic learning. The conclave was received enthusiastically by industry professionals, academia and students and bought into focus the challenges of the future of human resource management.


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