Program Schedule

Day 1: 23rd November

Registration : 8.30 A.M. -09.30 A.M.
Inaugural Session : 9.30A.M. - 11:00 A.M.
9:30 am – 9:32 am Lighting of Lamp
9:32 am- 9:35 am Saraswati Vandana by Students of IIM Jammu
9:35 am – 9:45 am Introduction to HR Conclave
9:45 am- 9:55 am Welcome Address by Prof. B.S. Sahay, Director, IIM Jammu
9:55 am- 10:15 am Address by the Guest of Honour Mr. Parvez Ahmad, Chairman & CEO, J&K Bank
10:15 am- 10:35 am Address by the Guest of Honour Mr. Kamal Nath, CEO, Sify
10:35 am- 10:55 am Inaugural Address by Chief Guest Mr. Khurshid Ganai, Advisor to Governor of Jammu and Kashmir
10:55 am- 11:00 am Vote of Thanks by Prof. Rajat Sharma, IIM Jammu
Tea/Coffee Break : 11:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.


(11:30 A.M. – 01:00 P.M.)


Technological Disruption and Organizational Communication

Communication is the key to personal and professional success and one can imagine the impact of this factor when something is miscommunicated. It may also lead to economic loss and emotional trauma. In order to adapt to disruptions, organisations need to develop methodologies and strategies to equip employees with effective communication skills. It is important to understand the integration between technology and human emotions bringing about an innovative transformation in workplace communication.

Moderated By Mr. Adhiraj Dey, VP HR, Blue Omnichannel
Panelists Mr. S.K. Dutt, President - Leadership & HR, First Equals Global, Sr. Advisor, United Nations' UNCTAD – Empretec
Mr. Rajesh Tripathi, VPHR, GHCL Ltd
Mr. S Ramesh Shankar, Executive Vice President & Country HR Head, Siemens India and South
Dr. Prashanth Nair, Cofounder Indus partner
Mr. Sudhir Dhar, Group Head HR, Motilal Oswal Financial Services Ltd.
Mr. Sandeep Tyagi, Director HR, Samsung
Mr. Nirav Jagad, Chief People Officer,
Q&A and Roundtable Deliberation
Lunch Break : 1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.


(02:00 P.M. – 03:30 P.M.)


Disruption in Organizational Capabilities: Rethinking HR Structures

While HR is beginning to refocus its purpose around designing work experiences and leading digital transformation, businesses have been using essentially the same HR structure for more than 20 years. The forces of globalization, talent constraints and new technology are driving rapid change to the HR function. Digital transformation is not just applying technology to automate existing processes or to expand capabilities, but it is more than that. It’s about leveraging that technology to build new ways of working and of delivering value to the organization. This includes new ways of structuring how people function in organizations. Savvy HR leaders know that it’s time for a change. In fact, it is interesting to know that the most commonly searched term on the Bersin platform is “HR structure”, outmatching the next hottest phrase, “diversity and inclusion,” by almost 60 percent.

Moderated By Mr. Ankush Minocha, Head - Large Media account Presales, Offshore client Partner, Wipro
Panelists Mr. Anurag Batra, Chairman & Editor in Chief, Owner of Business World
Ms. Shilpi Saxena, HR-Head, Kurlon
Dr. Vijay Singh Shekhawat, GM-HR, RBI
Mr. Abhay Kapoor, Sr. HR Leader, North India Operations, Amazon India
Mr. Sridhar Natarajan, Vice President HR, VLCC
Mr. Shashikant Chaudhary, Cofounder , Nagpur Angels
Q&A and Roundtable Deliberation
Tea/Coffee Break : 03:30 P.M. – 04:00 P.M.


(04:00 P.M. – 05:30 P.M.)


Innovative HR: Bridging gap between Gen X and Gen Y

In the age of digital disruption, the challenge for many employers and HR managers is to bridge the generational gap and find the right balance that allows Baby Boomers, Gen X and Gen Y to work together. Handling conflict between them is a challenging task. When such generations are required to work cooperatively, it is not uncommon to see a 'clash of cultures' in the workplace, as there are clear differences between how each generation approaches work. This is where savvy managers need to lead by example and understand how to satisfy the needs and expectations of all generations.

Moderated By Ms. Jaya Goyal, Member, MEPSC
Panelists Mr. Manoj K Prasad, Vice President, HR transformation, Reliance Industries
Mr. Vernon Fernandes, HR Business Partner, Thomson Reuters
Mr. Surinder Kohli, Head HR, Jaipur Rugs
Mr. Rohan Lele, Head HR, Zydex Industry
Mr. Mussarat Hussain, Corporate HR, Maruti Suzuki
Dr. Vipul Saxena, President & CPO, ABG Shipyard Ltd.
Q&A and Roundtable Deliberation
Snacks Break : 05:30 P.M. – 06:00 P.M.
Cultural Programme : 06:00 P.M. – 07:30 PM.
Dinner : 08:15 P.M. – 09:30 P.M.

Day 2: 24th November


(09:30 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.)


The Gig Economy - Redefining the Workplace

The era of traditional working system wherein the option of only full-time employment was available has gone. Now, the alternatives of freelancing and work from home have changed the ways any organisations work. This ‘Gig-Economy’ has disrupted the modern workplace. Thus, a demand to find the right strategy to retain and engage employees has increased. The different existing work styles are also needed to be taken into consideration for the same. The innovation of ‘Gig-Economy’ requires high degree of improvisation from HRs to avoid these disruptions.

Moderated By Mr. S.V. Bhave, VP-HR, Bharat Forge
Panelists Mr. Alok Oak, Head HR, Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd.
Ms. Kamalika Deka, Regional Head - HR, North (Domino's), Jubliant Food Works
Mr. Avdesh Dixit, Head- HR & CSR (India Region), Moody’s Corporation
Mr. Sahil Nayer, Associate Director HR, KPMG
Mr. Gaurav Saini, HR Director - India & Middle East/North Africa, HMD Global
Mr. Siddharth Bhagwat, Head HR, Croda India Pvt. Ltd.
Q&A and Roundtable Deliberation
Tea/Coffee Break : 11:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.


(11:30 A.M. – 01:00 P.M.)


HR Artistry: Innovating ways to develop an inspired workforce through artful HR

HR professionals now-a-days have to deal with the concerns and conflicts of their employees more inclusively and empathetically than ever before. Employees are the integral part of any company. Companies are now leveraging the employee creativity to design, implement and improve the organizational structure in innovative and efficient ways. This will not only make employees feel motivated and energetic at the workplace but also minimise the chances of any disruptions in organizational culture. There is a need to make the workforce more involved to align their missions and visions with that of the organization.

Moderated By Mr. Prem Singh, Global HR, Wockardt
Panelists Mr. Subhankar Ghose, Chief People Officer, Zoom Insurance Brokers Pvt Ltd.
Mr. Sumit Sabharwal, Head HR, Fujitsu Consulting India
Mr. Rajeev Bhadauria, Gr. Head-HR, JSPL
Mr. Parthsarathi Mishra, CHRM, Tata Steel
Mr. Anand Khot, HR Leader (GM), IBM
Ms. Rashmi Mansharamani, Corporate Head – HR, The Wave Group
Q&A and Roundtable Deliberation
Lunch Break : 01:00 P.M. – 02:00 P.M.


(02:00 P.M. – 03:30 P.M.)


Intellectual Innovation: An ineludible avenue to growth

The driving force of any organisation is technology and innovation. The survival and sustainability depend on the faster adaptability to changes and this can be inculcated only through innovation and integration of technology. A true leader needs to overcome the volatility of existing traditional mechanisms and welcome innovations in order to simplify the processes. Organisations, which were proactive, have survived in the long run while others have succumbed.

Moderated By Mr. Sidharath Tuli, Founder & CEO, People Sculptors
Panelists Mr. Abhishek Rai, Head- HR & Marketing, NERL
Ms. Renu Jethani, HR (India), OCS Group UK
Mr. Manoj K Jha, Head HR, Indo Gulf Fertilizer, Aditya Birla group
Major Deepak Sadotra, Head HR, IL&FS Technologies Ltd
Mr. Vinod Kaul, GM (South Asia), Gilat Satellite Network
Q&A and Roundtable Deliberation
Tea/Coffee Break : 03:30 P.M. – 04:00 P.M.
Valedictory Session : 04:00 P.M. - 05:00 P.M.