Sirmaur: Indian Institute of Management Sirmaur successfully organized its first HR conclave with the theme “Leading Disruptions in HR World” at the India International Centre, New Delhi on 26th May 2019. The day long event was structured around keynote speeches and panel discussions. The theme revolved around HR trends, skills and futuristic talent requirements that shall be essential to be at leading edge of innovation, and varied formats of disruption including digital and technological disruptions.
The conclave was inaugurated by Prof. Neelu Rohmetra, Director, IIM Sirmaur, in the presence of top HR leaders representing the corporate world, Public Sector Undertakings, start-ups as well as the academia. Prof. Neelu Rohmetra, Director, IIM Sirmaur in her address stressed that in data-driven world, Human Resource Management practices must align with analytics to stay ahead successfully and lead the challenges and the disruptions posed. Dr. Rohmetra further laid the roadmap for greater coordination and partnership between industry and academia and emphasized about the relevance of ‘Acceptance’ through appropriate action and decisions for efficient HR Management. “Disruptions in various forms are here to stay, however, to devise the competency and strategy to wade through these smoothly is governed by HR efficiency” she said.
Mr. S Roy Choudhury, Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO), Vodafone Idea, was the Keynote Speaker of the occasion, who talked about emerging technological trends in Human Resource sector around the world. Mr. Abhra Banerjee, Vice President & SBU Head, Havells India, spoke on the topic “Entrepreneurial Leadership Culture at Havells India.” Dr. Jimmy Kansal, Deputy Director & Head (HR), DRDO Chandigarh, enlightened the audience about competency interventions for scientific organizations. Mr. Pankaj Dubey, CEO & MD, Eicher Polaris, gave an inspiring talk on the topic “Road to Human Excellence” followed by a speech from Mr. Prakash Bisht, Zonal Head HR (North), ICICI Bank on the topic “Designing HR processes for disruptive changes” which were highly appreciated by the audience.
The event also hosted a panel discussion on the theme “How to manage disruptions and make workforce adaptive?” moderated by Dr. Sanjay Singh, faculty: OB & HRM, IIM Sirmaur. The panellist in the discussion were Ms. Nivedita Dubey, GM, HR, Airport Authority of India, Mr. Abhisek Nag, Country HR Head, SDG Corporation, Mr. Ayush Gupta, Chief General Manager (HRD), GAIL, Mr. Satyakki Bhattacharjee, Founder Growthsqapes, Former VP and CXO HR, ABP News, and Prof. Nidhi Bisht, Professor (HR), MDI Gurgaon. The panel deliberated upon the issues around importance of artificial intelligence, productivity, workplace and the like.
The event concluded with a valedictory address by Mr. Daljit Singh, President, Fortis Healthcare, who shared the leadership lessons for leading a successful and fulfilling life based on his deep reflections drawn from his career spanning multiple decades and long experiences in articulating and implementing excellent human resource practices in the organizations he was associated with. Mr. Partha Das Gupta, Chief Mentor Reliance Industries Ltd., and Advisor IIM Sirmaur delivered the vote of thanks and congratulated the students of HR Club and IIM Sirmaur for their wonderful efforts to develop deep connections between academia and industry by mutual exchange of such knowledge and practices.