Distinguished Guests

SRM University-AP organised the grandest National HR Conclave-2021, the grandest conglomerate of Human Resource experts, on February 27, 2021, in association with the Global Workforce Management Forum. The theme of the conclave for this year was “Leading the Disruption- The HR Agenda for 2021 “. Senior Human Resource Leaders from reputed companies such as KPMG, Airbus, IBM, Informatica, Standard Chartered Bank, Flipkart, Shriram Bio-seeds, NCC Ltd, NOKIA, Infosys BPO, Volvo Group, Reliance Jio, Western Digital, Visa, Accenture, Grant Thornton LLP, Xperi Corp, Western Digital, Kromozones Software Pvt. Ltd, Shriram Bioseeds, SS&C Technologies delivered keynote speeches and participated in Panel Discussions in the daylong event.

The event was started with the opening remarks of Prof V S Rao, Vice-Chancellor, SRM University-AP. In his speech, Prof Rao explained briefly how disruptive innovation had benefitted several industries such as the telecom and communication industry, automobile industry and others so far. It is high time to explore the opportunities in the Human Resource sector. “Covid-19 has provided us with many opportunities. Post-COVID era is the era of changed perspective and innovation, enabling the commoners to reap the benefits of technology,” said Prof Rao. He also stated the University encourages students to make use of the opportunities such as undergrad research, semester abroad program, student run-tech labs, etc to enhance their creative and innovative thinking.

Advancing the proceedings of the event, the founders of GWFM gave a brief understanding of their organisational structure and operations. Global Workforce Management Forum, founded in June 2014 by Dr Shiva Kumar and Partho Ganguly, is the world’s first WFM Forum. It is a non-profit professional organisation comprising of a group of Senior WFM & HR professionals committed to promoting the WFM movement on the global platform. Mr Ganguly set the tone for the conclave by addressing the present stagnation in Human Resource and opportunities to move forward.

In the first Keynote speech of the conclave Mr Unmesh Pawar, Partner – People Performance & Culture- KPMG India, explained how workforce reshaping is going to be a key element as we move forward. COVID-19 has changed the HR perspective globally. Mr Pawar took some realistic examples from whatever is happening worldwide and how it is creating shifts in overall organisational behaviour and operations.

The event progressed with a few panel discussions. Commenting on the importance of Digital, Data and Disruptions, the panel agreed that data analytics is crucial in today’s world, where we are standing on the verge of digital transformation. Predictive data analysis is being used to make business decisions. It is very important to have a sharp and clear objective to move forward in this field with countless opportunities.

Advancing into the event, Mr Suraj Chetri, Director HR Airbus India illuminated the audience with his strategic keynote on The Future of HR. “Start-ups are the future. Larger conglomerates will break into smaller companies with the abolishment of hierarchy. A lot of focus will be in healthcare and safety with special emphasis on mental health,” said Mr Chetri. According to him, a smart workplace is going a play a major role in the future. Technology will support employees to carry out several activities in a seamless way. It is going to impact the workplace culture and office management. Machine learning, data-driven automation, physical as well as virtual connectivity and Team collaborations are going to sustain in the future.

In another discussion on HR strategies to build flexibility, adaptability, and agility, the panel agreed on that every crisis goes through a time of recovery. This is a recovery phase. What is needed is adaptability as a skill. People are now looking for adaptability as the most important tool and hiring criteria. There are many tools and technologies to aid the recruitment process. But that is for ease of administration. More important is how one positions himself? Students should be focused from the beginning to create their own brand, deciding their selling points and USPs.

While speaking on the Future-proofing workforce 2020: Upskilling employees for future-oriented career trajectories, Mr Augustus Azariah, Human Resource Leader IBM mentioned that organisations used to build skills, capabilities, competencies, risk appetite among the employees. These skills are now being used to stay afloat in the storm called COVID-19. Analytics says storm riders are highly adaptable, willing to take risks with the resilience to get teams together. “If we walk through a journey of how HR has evolved over the years, we will find that it used to be process-driven, but now it is experiential and result- oriented. Conversion of data into actionable insights, design thinking, awareness of market trends, proactive learning and upskilling are the tools that employees of the future will need. To be an essential part of the future, one has to be digitally aware with a work experience consistent with his customers’ experience along with proper sensitisation in the workplace with the changed demographics,” advised Mr Azariah.

Over 25 Human Resource experts joined the conclave to share their view and usher in the way forward for the students. the conclave provided food for thought for the fellow recruiters as well as the students were highly motivated to listen to the experts speaking on real time problems with a solution. Mr Vivekanandan, Assistant Director-CR&CS, SRM University-AP, cordially thanked all the speakers, panel members, and the GWFM for their efforts to make the conclave a grand success.

National HR Conclave-2021

The grandest conglomerate of Human Resource experts is joining National HR Conclave-2021, organised by SRM University-AP in association with GWFM. The conclave has been scheduled on February 27, 2021. Following the theme of the conclave, “Leading the Disruption- The HR Agenda for 2021“, the meeting of great minds will provide solutions to recent challenges in Human Resource and Operations. Human Resource professionals across India will attend the conclave. Senior Human Resource Leaders from reputed companies such as KPMG, Airbus, IBM, Informatica, Standard Chartered Bank, Flipkart, Shriram Bio-seeds, NCC Ltd, NOKIA, Infosys BPO, Volvo Group, Reliance Jio, Western Digital, Visa, Accenture, Xperi Corp, Western Digital, Kromozones Software Pvt. Ltd, DST Worldwide will deliver keynote speeches and participate in Panel Discussions throughout the day. The Conclave is being organised in association with Global Workforce Management Forum.

Companies are bound to cope with the dynamic shifts in consumer appetite, societal values and regulatory controls. Climate change and economic slowdown, anti-capitalism crusaders and hashtag politics also causes disruption on business as usual. To thrive in the constantly shifting world, Human Resource demands thoughtful approaches in strategy, leadership and enhanced capabilities to influence all stakeholders.

This provides a challenge to Human Resource professionals to bring forth a sustainable approach that can subdue disruptions’ harmful effects. Experts from reputed national and multinational companies will discuss the possibilities to add value to the corporate culture in the various daylong panel discussions and keynote talks.

Global Workforce Management Forum, founded in June 2014 by Dr Shiva Kumar and Partho Ganguly, is the world’s first WFM Forum. It is a non-profit professional organisation comprising of a group of Senior WFM & HR professionals committed to promoting the WFM movement on the global platform. The forum also focuses on enhancing the capabilities of the workforce so that they can compete globally, adding value to society. GWFM is committed to the development of the workforce through education, training, research and shared experience. The fastest-growing professional forum is a trendsetter where they discuss current and future happenings in the global business. GWFM has 20,000+ members representing top multinationals, public & private organisations, including top Universities across the world.

Schedule of the Programme:

  • 8:45 am -Welcome Address by GWFM
  • 9:00 am- Welcome Note by SRM University-AP
  • 9:15 am- Keynote Speech: Leadership strategies to rebuild trust and resilience
    Speaker: Unmesh Pawar, Partner – People Performance & Culture- KPMG India
  • 10:00 am- Panel Discussion-1: Digital, data and disruptions: Leveraging on talent analytics to predict the next HR-led approach for business
    Moderator: Aditya Pal Singh, Director Talent Acquisition Informatica
  • 12:00 noon- Strategic Keynote Speech: The future of HR – reimagined
    Speaker: Suraj Chetri, Director HR Airbus India
  • 12:45–1:45 pm : Lunch Break
  • 1:45 pm- PANEL Discussion 2: HR strategies to build flexibility, adaptability, and agility
    Moderator: Debjani Roy, Chief HR Officer -Mind Your Fleet (Kromozones Software Pvt. Ltd.)
  • 3:35 pm- Panel Discussion 3 : Effective engagement: Integrating talent development frameworks within the succession management strategy
    Moderator: Grace Samson, Vice President- HR , Informatica
  • 4:45 pm- Closing Keynote Speech: Future-proofing workforce 2020: Upskilling employees for future-oriented career trajectories
    Speaker: Augstus Azariah, Human Resource Leader IBM
  • 5:15 pm- Vote of Thanks

Speakers:

  1. Unmesh Pawar, Partner – People Performance & Culture- KPMG India
  2. Aditya Pal Singh, Director, Talent Acquisition Informatica
  3. Param Veer Singh Narang, VP -Head Early Careers, Standard Chartered GBS – India, Malaysia & Poland
  4. Rakesh Jain, Head TA -Grant Thornton LLP
  5. Anupam Srivastava, Director, Talent Acquisition – EMEA/APAC- Xperi Corporation
  6. Suraj Chetri, Director, HR Airbus India
  7. Debjani Roy, Chief HR Officer -Mind Your Fleet (Kromozones Software Pvt. Ltd.)
  8. Raghavendra K, Senior Vice President and Global Head – HRD, Infosys BPM
  9. Gaurav Saini, HR Director-HMD Global( Nokia Phones)India, Asia Pacific Region & Middle East Africa
  10. Kiranmai Pendyala, Head of Human Resources, India -Western Digital
  11. Harjeet Khanduja VP HR –Reliance JIO
  12. Pawan Shetty, Vice President – Head of HR, APAC – Technology at Visa
  13. Grace Samson, Vice President- HR, Informatica
  14. IVS Ranganath, Head HR-Shriram Bioseed Genetics (A Division of DCM Shriram Ltd)
  15. Metzen Cherian, Director-HR (Culture, Organizational Development & Talent Management) Volvo Group
  16. Narayan Rao K, Head – HR -NCC Limited
  17. Ajay Gaachi, Principal Director Accenture Strategy – HR Strategy & Transformation
  18. Sudhir Mattoo, Partner, Talent & Transformation Consulting Practice at IBM
  19. Augustus Azariah, Human Resource Leader IBM
  20. Prajakta Kanaglekar, Senior Director, Flipkart
  21. Dr Shivakumar, Founder, GWFM
  22. Partho Ganguly, Co-founder, GWFM
  23. Deepak Gupta, Sr. Director & Head – HR at SS&C Technologies
  24. Prof VS Rao, Vice-Chancellor, SRM University – AP
  25. M S Vivekanandan, AGM – CR & CS, SRM University – AP

Department of Corporate Relations & Career Services, SRM university-AP, Andhra Pradesh is presenting a webinar on “Transformation Process of a student to an employee & insights on resume building/digital interviews”. On October 17, 2020, at 5.30 p.m., Mr Rakesh M S, Human Resource, Capgemini, Chennai, will be addressing the students of SRM AP. He holds more than 9 years of experience in Human Resource Management, where he handles and leads HR functions such as HR Operations & Business HR Partner role, along with leading the Fresher’s Batch Management. He has been invited as Guest Lecturer in several Engineering Colleges to provide insights on the transition state of students to employees. His sessions encompass the current scenario, the gaps, the ways to bridge the gaps, the challenges, and do’s & don’ts crucial to the students. Students are recommended to attend the session with Mr Rakesh M S, who will draw practical, in-depth, ground-level examples to decipher the stages of transition. He will also be sharing significant information on resume building and digital interviews, which will help the students to excel in the recruitment drive and grab their dream job offer.

Mr V Iyyamperumal will discuss the requirements of futuristic industries

In the next chapter of the “ECE in Industry” talk series, Mr V Iyyamperumal will be joining the students to discuss the expectation of the future technology-driven industry. He will deliver a speech-“Industry 4.0” on October 3rd, 2020, at 5.30 pm.

Mr V Iyyamperumal has more than seventeen years of experience as a learning and development professional. He has worked in various industries like Telecommunication, Electronics Manufacturing & Automobile Components Manufacturing Industry. Currently, he is working as a Senior Manager- Learning & Development at ANAND Automotive Private Limited, Chennai. He started his carrier as Technical trainer and has trained more than 75 thousand people ever since in various domain. The Six Sigma certified trainer is an expert in technical competency assessment, and very passionate about Learning and Networking.

ECE in Industry is one of a kind talk series organised by the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering in collaboration with the Department of Corporate Relations & Career Services. The series comprises of lectures of eminent industry experts who will discuss the challenges and opportunities that an ECE student may find in the relevant industries. The talk series will provide a holistic idea to the students about the vast world of industries and its requirements.

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In collaboration with the Department of Corporate Relations & Career Services, the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, SRM University-AP, Andhra Pradesh introduces “ECE in industry” programme, which will comprise of a series of talks by eminent industry experts. The next instalment of the series brings Mr R. Prabakaran, General Manager- Learning and Development, Rane Holdings Limited, Chennai on September 26th, 2020, at 9.30 a.m. Mr Prabakaran will be delivering a talk on “Opportunities and Skills Required for ECE Students”.

Mr Prabakaran has three decades of experience in the industry. He began his career as a Deputy Manager in NTTF Technical Training Centre. Later he has worked for reputed companies such as MM Forgings, Lucas TVS Ltd etc. He was responsible for the skill-building and generating various learning and developing initiatives in metal forming and CNC Machining. He oversaw skill and competency assessment and development across all levels and design ACT., along with working on Total Quality Management. In his present company, he supervises learning and development interventions across Rane Group of Companies pan India. Designing, Planning Resources and Executing leadership and manufacturing capabilities initiatives are some of his primary obligations. It is his vast experience of three decades of successful grooming and developing skills that he will be sharing with the students. Join the session tomorrow sharply at 9.30 a.m. to know more about the industry, its requirements and how to prepare yourself for it.

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The Industry Readiness Webinar Series provides a forum for the industry experts to share their experience with the students. Through the video workshop, lecture or presentation hosted online; the Speaker uses the platform to share beneficial knowledge, ideas and updates with the stakeholders.

The purpose of the webinar series is to engage an industry expert to host a weekly seminar on a broad spectrum, about the expectations and the pedagogy required to bridge the gap between the academia and the industry on various aspects.

The webinar series includes a wider reach and ability to share knowledge and inherent opportunities to reach out many industrial experts, thereby getting the knowledge imparted from the industry and accessing the general requirement of the industry, which may be very much useful at the time of their campus recruitment.

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The Industry Readiness Webinar Series-8
Topic: “Do’s and Don’ts of the online interview”
Resource Person: Mr.Rahul Sivakumar, Lennox India Technology Centre
Date: 31/05/2020
Time: 12.00 pm to 01.00 pm

The Industry Readiness Webinar Series-9
Topic: Virtual Interview preparation
Resource Person: Mr.Shivaraj G., Media.net, Mumbai
Date: 29/05/2020
Time: 10.30 am to 12.00 pm

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