Bhubaneswar: Two-day Mega Digital HR Conclave from 28 to 29th August 2020 has inaugurated in KIIT today on the theme ‘The Future is Now – Rewiring the Workplace’. Inaugurating the conclave Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS said, this topic is very relevant in the current context. A lot of change has happened in the economy because of the pandemic. Rewiring the workplace will bring in positivity in the tough times. Citing examples of KIIT and KISS he said, these organizations rapidly adapted to the situation and integrated digital workspace and blended learning thereby becoming one of the first educational institutions to respond and overcome the pandemic situation.
This conclave was one of the biggest digital events to have been held in India and saw participation by 200 eminent corporate personalities from 17 countries spanning 5 continents. The conclave had an audience of more than 30000 from industry, academia and student community.
Among others Mr. Scott Friedman, Author of “Celebrate! Lessons Learned from World’s Most Admired Organizations”; Mr. Manoj Kohli, Country Head, SoftBank India, Dr. Hrushikesh Mohanty, VC, KIIT Deemed to be University; Prof. Sasmita Samanta, Pro-VC, KIIT-DU; Dr. S. K. Mahapatra, Conclave Chairperson and Director, KIIT School of Management; Dr. Sanjay Muthal, CEO, Kontempore; Dr. Kumar Mohanty, Director, Corporate Relations, KIIT and Dr. Saranjit Singh, Director, Industry Engagement and Placements, KIIT were present on the occasion.
The inaugural was followed by 16 panel discussions digitally happening across 9 different schools of KIIT. Some of the themes under discussion were ‘The Altered Workplace-Opportunities and Challenges’, ‘Reinventing the Rural Workplace’ and ‘HR 4.0: Is the workplace ready for New Age Technology like Block chain?’ The panellists were eminent speakers from various national and international corporations. A total of 100 workshops are also being organised on day 2 of the conclave. This digital conclave has been able to create a digital platform to connect industry, academia and student community.