SHRM India
Annual Conference & Exposition 2016,
New Delhi

- The Dare Story

Only when we dare to explore beyond the accepted rules do we see a new light, a new beginning to a brighter future. This year's SHRM Annual Conference on 29-30 September, 2016 is about pushing yourself to the edge to take the next big leap to experience an overwhelming journey.

DARE's purpose is to:
Become the bold & daring Breakdown mindsets & rules Question the obvious Challenge yourself
Overcome your fear Thrive for differentiation Motivate yourself Explore the vastness of HR
Experience Greatness Surprise yourself Find meaning in what you do Excel Performance

Speakers

  • Pramod Bhasin

    Pramod Bhasin

    Founder - Genpact
    Chairman - The Skills Academy

  • Amitabh Kant

    Amitabh Kant

    CEO
    NITI Aayog

  • Deep Kalra

    Deep Kalra

    Founder & Group CEO - MakeMyTrip.com

  • Gavin Freeman

    Gavin Freeman

    Director, Business Olympian Group

  • Karl Heinz Oehler

    Karl Heinz Oehler

    Managing Director - Denison Consulting

  • Ritu Anand

    Ritu Anand

    Deputy Head, Global HR & Talent Mgmt. - TCS

  • Alpana Parida

    Alpana Parida

    Managing Director - DY Works + IDIOM

  • Sanjay Jog

    Sanjay Jog

    CHRO
    Reliance Jio

  • Raghu Raman

    Raghu Raman

    President Reliance Industries
    & Former CEO NATGRID

  • Jim Keane

    Jim P. Keane

    President and CEO, Steelcase Inc.

  • Unmesh Pawar

    Unmesh Pawar

    Global MD Talent Acquisition
    Accenture

  • Sunil Jha

    Sunil Jha

    Group CHRO
    ACG Worldwide

  • Smriti Ahuja

    Smriti Ahuja

    Global Head HR and Learning
    Cognizant BPS Delivery

  • Indira Sovakar

    Indira Sovakar Screymour

    Sr. Vice President, HR
    - Genpact

  • Manoj Biswas

    Manoj Biswas

    CHRO, Global Head HR - L&T Infotech

  • Joji Sekhon Gill

    Joji Sekhon Gill

    Regional HR Director Asia Pacific (APAC) - DuPont

  • Anuranjita Kumar

    Anuranjita Kumar

    Managing Director, CHRO - Citi South Asia

  • Ishan Dantanarayana

    Ishan Dantanarayana

    Chief People Officer
    Brandix Group

  • Rajesh Padmanabhan

    Rajesh Padmanabhan

    Dir & Group CHRO
    Welspun Group

  • Rajesh Padmanabhan

    Chris McDonald

    Vice President Sales, Asia Pacific
    Indeed

  • Rehan A. Khan

    Rehan A. Khan

    President, Asia Pacific
    DaVita Kidney Care

  • Abhijit Bhaduri

    Abhijit Bhaduri

    Leadership Coach, Author & CLO
    Wipro Ltd.

  • Sandeep Gandhi

    Sandeep Gandhi

    CHRO, Head HR & CSR
    Aircel

  • Rakesh Misri

    Rakesh Misri

    Executive Director, HR
    HPCL

  • Namrata Gill Tyagi

    Namrata Gill Tyagi

    VP Corporate HR
    Dr. Reddy's

  • K Raghavendra

    K. Raghavendra

    Sr. VP & Global Head, HR Development - Infosys BPO

  • Shelly Singh

    Shelly Singh

    Co-Founder & Chief Business Officer - PeopleStrong

  • Rajeev Gupta

    Rajeev Gupta

    Managing Director - Arpwood Capital Pvt Ltd.

  • Nobby Nazareth

    Nobby Nazareth

    MD, Chestnut Global Partners in India

  • Ruchita Bansal Sharma

    Ruchita Bansal Sharma

    Head of Talent, India for Fidelity International

  • Yashwant Mahadik

    Yashwant Mahadik

    Executive VP & Global CHRO - SUN PHARMA

  • Pamela Harding

    Pamela Harding

    CEO
    Metzano

  • Dave Sumner Smith

    Dave Sumner Smith

    Chairman
    Metzano

  • Sarthak Raychaudhuri

    Sarthak Raychaudhuri

    VP, HR - Asia South
    Whirlpool

  • Gagan Singh

    Gagan Singh

    CEO
    Jones Lang LaSalle

  • Gagan Singh

    Praveen Nair

    Founder Trustee
    SBT

  • Purushotam Savlani

    Purushotam Savlani

    Sr. VP & MD
    First Advantage India

  • Vicky Roy

    Vicky Roy

    Photographer, Forbes 30 under 30 2016

  • Utkarsh Amitabh

    Utkarsh Amitabh

    Strategy Manager
    Microsoft

  • D.D. Misra

    D.D. Misra

    Director HR
    ONGC

  • SonaliRoychowdhury

    Sonali Roychowdhury

    HR Director India Operation
    Procter & Gamble

  • Andrew Mitchell

    Andrew Mitchell

    CEO
    Rewardian

  • Sushma Kumar

    Sushma Kumar

    VP, Ent Sol & Strat Alliance
    EdCast Inc

  • Ramesh Dayalan

    Ramesh Dayalan

    VP Services
    ADP India Pvt.Ltd

  • Arun Dhaka

    Arun Dhaka

    Country Sales Director
    Cornerstone OnDemand

  • S Varadarajan

    S. Varadarajan

    CHRO & Head of Corp Affairs
    Vistara

  • Jeff Pon

    Jeff T.H. Pon

    CHRE
    SHRM

  • Pankaj Bansal

    Pankaj Bansal

    Co-Founder & CEO
    PeopleStrong

  • Ravi Panchanadan

    Ravi Panchanadan

    CEO
    MeritTrac Services

  • Sandeep Girotra

    Sandeep Girotra

    Head HR, APAC
    DaVita Healthcare

  • DP Singh

    DP Singh

    VP & Head HR
    IBM India/South Asia

  • Radhika Haribhakti

    Radhika Haribhakti

    Director
    RH Financial Services

  • SrikanthNR

    Srikanth N R

    MD, HR Lead
    Accenture

  • Sukhjit S Pasricha

    Sukhjit S Pasricha

    VP, HR & Admin
    IndiGo

  • Prashant Bhatnagar

    Prashant Bhatnagar

    Sr. Director, People & Culture
    Hike Messenger

  • Sunil Puri

    Sunil Puri

    Director RIPD APAC
    CCL

  • Zubin Zack

    Zubin Zack

    Dir & Chief Recognition Strategist - O.C.Tanner

  • Smriti Krishna Singh

    Smriti Krishna Singh

    CHRO, Sony Pictures Networks India Pvt. Ltd.

  • Saurabh Nigam

    Saurabh Nigam

    VP, HR
    Snapdeal.com

  • Rimpal Chawla

    Rimpal Chawla

    Founder & CEO
    Anitya Ventures

  • Nitish Kumar

    Nitish Kumar

    Manager, CEO Office
    Genpact

  • Gajendra Chandel

    Gajendra Chandel

    Member ExCom & CHRO
    Tata Motors Limited

  • Tushar Vashisht

    Tushar Vashisht

    Co-founder & CEO
    HealthifyMe

  • Madhavi Lall

    Madhavi Lall

    MD & Head HR India
    Deutsche Bank

  • Udai Upendra

    Udai Upendra

    Founder & CEO
    The HR Company

  • Suvish Viswanathan

    Suvish Viswanathan

    Head Marketing
    ADP

  • Jonas Prasanna

    Jonas Prasanna

    Talent Brand & Social Recruitment - Capgemini India

  • R Swaminathan

    R Swaminathan

    Chief People Officer
    WNS Group

  • Ravishankar B

    Ravishankar B

    CHRO
    HCL Talent Care

  • Glenn Dittrich

    Glenn Dittrich

    Director, Smarter Workforce
    IBM Asia Pacific

  • Atul Mathur

    Atul Mathur

    Senior VP HR
    Idea Cellular

  • Rajiv Warrier

    Rajiv Warrier

    Managing Director
    Sodexo India

  • Kishore Poduri

    Kishore Poduri

    Country Head
    DBS Bank India

  • Brad Boyson

    Brad Boyson

    Executive Director
    SHRM MEA

  • Pooja Atal Singh

    Pooja Atal Singh

    Dir. People Strategy, Publicis
    Sapient India

  • Raj Raghavan

    Raj Raghavan

    Director & Country HR Leader
    Amazon India

  • Papiya Banerjee

    Papiya Banerjee

    CLO & Global Head of Talent Mgmt. - Airtel

  • Aquil Busrai

    Aquil Busrai

    Advisory Board
    SHRM India

  • Shikha Sharma

    Shikha Sharma

    Director, Compensation & Benefits - American Express

  • Harlina Sodhi

    Harlina Sodhi

    Senior EVP, Head, Culture & Capability - IDFC Bank

  • Aruna Preetam

    Aruna Preetam

    Global Compensation & Benefits, Workplace Practices, Tech Mahindra

  • Thomas Abraham

    Thomas Abraham

    Founder
    T-Ventures

  • Madhura Dasgupta Sinha

    Madhura Dasgupta Sinha

    Head, Employee Experience - IDFC Bank

  • Garima Babbar

    Garima Babbar

    ‎Head Strategic Alliances - Education & Skill Development, Adobe

  • SanjayJorapur

    Sanjay Jorapur

    ‎Member of Exe. Management Team & CHRO - Hero MotoCorp Ltd.

  • Nagendran Sundararajan

    Nagendran Sundararajan

    Executive VP
    MeritTrac

  • Prashant Sharma

    Prashant Sharma

    President, Global Formulations Manufacturing & Ops, Zydus Cadilla

  • Rashmi Mehrotra

    Rashmi Mehrotra

    Consultant with Cornerstone onDemand

Jio - Digital Life Partner with SHRMI16

AGENDA  

Achal Khanna
Welcome Address by:

Achal Khanna

CEO, SHRM India

Inauguration performance by the Children of Salaam Baalak Trust

The Salaam Baalak Trust aims to provide a sensitive and caring environment to street and working children and other children on the margins of society. It seeks to dissolve the barriers that rob children of the opportunity to realize their rights.

Pramod Bhasin

Founder Genpact, Chairman, The Skills Academy

Think. Dream. Believe. DARE.

Pramod founded Genpact - formerly GE Capital International Services, in 1997 and was the President & CEO of Genpact till June 2011. He is considered the founder and pioneer of the Business Process Management industry in India today, which employs over a million people in India, directly and indirectly. Under his leadership Genpact has been the pioneer of this industry in China, Eastern Europe and Latin America. Genpact is acknowledged today as the leader in its industry with over 65,000 employees across 17 countries and nearly $2b in revenues, and is a public company listed on NYSE.

A collaborative study between SHRM India and Career Builder

A collaborative study done with Career Builder to understand the key drivers and practices in the Talent Acquisition space specifically in the context of value derivation through technology adoption. The study focuses on the hiring metrics, their usage, impact and the level of technology usage within the hiring function.
Premlesh Machama

MD, Career Builder

Dedeepya Ajith John

Senior Advisor, SHRM India

Steelcase partnered with a global research firm Ipsos for this unprecedented research effort to measure relevant dimensions of employee engagement and workplace satisfaction - both powerful indicators of worker wellbeing and organizational performance.
Jim P. Keane

President and CEO, Steelcase Inc.

A key EVP for most organizations in the new millennium is that the Leadership of these organizations foster an "open" environment. We'd imagine that It means that hierarchy stops being the mainstay of the organizational backbone. That strategy doesn’t necessarily get built at the top. So is this true then?
Are we in HR leading this environment of transparency? Or are we guilty of perpetuating a culture where power thrives, only the politically connected survive and you are recognized by your designation? Let’s listen to the stalwarts of the HR profession take on some brutal questions and help us understand what myths we are living with?
Manoj Biswas

CHRO, Global Head, HR, L&T Infotech

Joji Sekhon Gill

Reg HR Director APAC, Dupont

Gagan Singh

CEO, Business (India) & Chairperson Srilanka Operations, JLL

Rajesh Padmanabhan

Dir. & Group CHRO, Welspun

There was a time when the people agenda of an organization was HR's mandate. That reality has changed. Today, every aspect of HR we held close - managing and developing people, driving the organisation's culture, being the 'Value keepers' - are in the line manager's domain, who in most cases can even do it better than HR.

Through this session, let's understand what it'll take for HR to move from being a partner to business, to actually being business and creating value that hits the bottom-line of the organization. Has this metamorphosis has already begun? What are some tricks of the trade that will make it easier for us to catapult ahead and the challenges of this obviously arduous journey?
Jeff T.H. Pon

CHRO & Chief Strategy Officer, SHRM

Ritu Anand

Dy. Head, Gobal HR & Talent Mgmt, TCS

Sonali RoyChoudhary

HR Director, P&G

D.D. Misra

Dir. HR, ONGC

Talent Acquisition remains core to the HR function - and while TA Specialists have effectively partnered with technology to match business needs, there is a definite scope for being more efficient. This session aims to address the levers for driving a lean and effective Talent Acquisition strategy and take a critical look at the value propositions for sourcing and recruiting talent. The session also wants to put to the fore and question the metrics being measured It will also address how these metrics pan out across various industries and the key role technology plays in measuring, managing and improving efficiencies in Talent Acquisition.
Premlesh Machama

MD, Career Builder

Prashant Bhatnagar

Senior Dir, People & Culture, Hike Messenger

Gajendra Chandel

Member Exe Committee (ExCom) and CHRO, Tata Motors

Harlina Sodhi

Senior EVP, Head, culture and Capability, IDFC Bank

Session Partner


With their capacity to think like the human brain and absorb vast amounts of structured and unstructured data, Cognitive solutions are creating new possibilities across every enterprise domain, including HR. Whether it is providing instant answers to common employee HR questions or guiding staff on their next best career move or development opportunity, Cognitive HR will transform recruitment, learning, performance management, career development and deployment. In this session we will demonstrate how Cognitive applications are likely to disrupt and reinvent how HR and Talent services are delivered across the enterprise of the future.
Glenn Dittrich

Director - Smarter Workforce, IBM Asia Pacific

Session Partner
HR wants to move away from all things administrative to more partnering and strategic roles. But we can't get to the top of the tower, and drop the ball so often on basics. Is it OK that our employees don’t get paid on time? Is it OK that we put our organizations under the possibility of huge compliance risk? Companies around the world are struggling to get this ONE basic right. Is there a way to own the process, protect the organization, emerge employee champions and yet not spend copious managing these basics? Is there a way to enhance this responsibility beyond its current, administrative "garb"? Let’s hear what the experts have to say about why payroll and compliance will always be core to the HR strategy and what we can do so that it adds value to everyone in the organization!

Suvish Viswanathan

Head Marketing, ADP India and ASEAN

Ramesh Dayalan

Vice President Services, ADP

Thomas Abraham

Founder - T-Ventures

Sunil Jha

Group CHRO, ACG Worldwide

Ishan Dantanarayana

CPO, Brandix Group (Srilanka)

Session Partner
Once upon a time, employees used to look forward to annual awards and recognition. Those days are far behind us. We are dealing with a generation that need instant feedback, good or bad. And if that wasn't a tall task, they want it "in the moment" through technology that's engaging and fun. So what does HR do in the seemingly impossible situation?! We STEP UP!
Let's hear the panellists talk about why instant reward and recognition has gathered such momentum and how HR has used this technology tool to retain, develop and engage talent who are edgy, bright, impatient and rare!
Dr. Andrew Mitchell

CEO, Rewardian

S. Varadarajan

CHRO & Head of Corporate Affairs, Vistara

Atul Mathur

Senior VP HR, Idea Cellular

Kishore Poduri

Country Head - HR, DBS Bank

Session Partner
At the cost of stating the obvious - change has become the constant at the workplace. Organisations are focussed on Employee experiences and Talent Optimisation as a key competitive advantage. As we stand at a crossroad of converging Technology, talent and experiences, there has been no better time to SHIFT+CONTROL+REBOOT HR to take it to a place of co-creator of business outcomes. #RebootandRefresh #HR: #Talentoutcomes #UserExperience #PeopleAnanlytics
Arun Dhaka

Country Sales Director, India & South Asia - Cornetstone OnDemand

Madhura Dasgupta Sinha

Head, Employee Experience - IDFC Bank

Namrata Gill Tyagi,

Vice President, Corporate HR & Head for OD, DRL

Rahul Taneja

CPO, Jet Airways

Session Partner
Srikanth NR

MD HR Lead, Accenture

Divery & Inclusion is a Leadership mandate and it is here to stay. Some organizations however drive the D&I agenda a little better than others and some, clearly shine. Lets understand why D&I is at the centre of Accenture's strategy and governance and how the D&I footprint has increased over time, to define Accenture's culture today.
Session Partner
Learning is definitely in the hands of the learner. Today organisations cannot direct, restrict or command employees to a particular topic or even the mode of learning. Information is everywhere and so is learning.

The opportunity to access information has tremendously increased and world-wide-web is perhaps the largest informal learning ground. Yet organisations are working against this flow and not accounting for the informal learning that employees undergo. It is time to upend the system and hand over the reins of learning to the learner.
Sushma Kumar

VP - Enterprise Solutions and Strategic Alliance, Edcast

Abhijit Bhaduri

CLO, Wipro

Indira Sovakar Screymour

SVP HR, Genpact

Garima Babbar

‎Head Strategic Alliances - Education and Skill Development at Adobe

Session Partner
Social Media has made it possible for professionals to create a powerful Your personal brand. With the constant onslaught of ideas and information, you can easily get lost in the crowd so a few tips from experts rare just what the doctor ordered. Attend this session with our "socially Savvy experts" and walk out a master of social media
Dave Sumner Smith

Chairman, Metzano

Pamela Harding

CEO, Metzano

Jonas Prasanna

Talent Brand & Social Recruitment Lead, Capgemini India

A collaborative study between SHRM India and MeritTrac

A collaborative study done with MeritTrac, to provide insights into the testing and assessment practices in India with Regard to to the Talent Acquisition and Talent Management space. The study focuses on the various aspects of assessments such as usage, tracking, integration with other tools, obstacles in usage and the future focus.

Nagendran Sundararajan

Executive Vice President, MeritTrac Services

Dedeepya Ajith John

Senior Advisor, SHRM India

HR is always under the scanner but never more so than during the annual appraisals! To add to our woes, for business every employee is a star and top talent! It came therefore as a relief when there was some talk about doing away with the formal appraisal process and the bell curve. The feedback from the first movers has been mixed. The panel will give us a verdict on what the future of performance appraisal and the bell curve looks like, for HR and the business.

Ashis Sen

DGM, HPCL

Krish Shankar

Group Head HR, Infosys

Sandeep Girotra

Head HR - APAC, Davita Healthcare

Madhavi Lall

MD and Head HR India, Deutsche Bank

Karl Heinz Oehler

MD, Denison Consulting

A boy runs away from home only to become a rag picker in a big city, Vicky Roy's story started like that of thousands of children in India. But his story changes tracks when he got rehabilitated by the Salaam Baalak Trust. Unlike many kids who start off like he did, Vicky is now an award winning photographer of international acclaim. He is part of the Forbes Asia 30 under 30 list in 2016 and a Ted speaker. Vicky's Story embodies the spirit of Dare.
Vicky Roy

Photographer, Forbes 30 under 30 2016

The world of business, even over the last 5 years has changed exponentially. We are dealing with multi-generations, mobility, technology and change. And while all these things help us deliver dynamic and jaw dropping results, what it doesn't do is create a cohesive culture that embodies shared vision, a spirit of unity and an uniform global culture. Where so many companies are stumbling, there is one that stands apart. So what makes the DaVita story an outlier? What makes it a story of 'daring to be different'? Let’s find out through this session of leadership and people centricity.
Rehan Abbas Khan

President & Country Head, Da Vita Healthcare

The SHRM HR Awards evening: a night full of Glamour, Fun and Celebration, where we honour excellence in HR Practices across multiple categories at the most prestigious and coveted Awards in HR. This year it is our privilege to celebrate India's Unsung Heroes. Get ready to rock as our band 'Alive Indians' celebrates their spirit to the Theme of Dare - a bold new HR. Let the Party Begin!
Data science is no longer a differentiator but a necessary tool for managing business planning and strategy. Does it play an equaly critical role in managing talent and people? The answer should be yes. Artificial Intelligence can power talent decisions far more effectively reducing risk and driving success in decision-making around talent management and organizational performance. In this session our speakers will share insights on the power of Artificial Intelligence for autonomous Talent Management.

Dr. Aquil Busrai

Advisory Board, SHRM India

Unmesh Pawar

Global MD TA, Accenture

Ruchita Bansal Sharma

Head of Talent-India, Fidelity Worldwide Investment

Amitabh Kant

CEO, NITI Aayog

Amitabh Kant is a member of the Indian Administrative Service, IAS (Kerala Cadre: 1980 Batch). He is the author of "Branding India - An Incredible Story" and has been a key driver of "Make in India", Startup India, "Incredible India" and "God's Own Country" campaigns which positioned and branded India and Kerala State as leading tourism destinations. These campaigns have won several international awards and embraced a host of activities - infrastructure development, product enhancement, private-public partnership and positioning and branding.
Deep is the Founder and Group CEO of India's leading online travel company, MakeMyTrip.com. In August 2010, MMYT became the first Indian travel company to list on NASDAQ. In January 2016, MakeMyTrip raised USD 180 million from CTrip, a leading travel service provider in China. Earlier this year it ranked as the No. 1 e-commerce company to work for by Great Place to Work. Deep gets into a candid conversation with Branding Guru Alpana on what it takes to stay on top of the game.
Deep Kalra

CEO, Make My Trip

Alpana Parida

MD, DY Works & idiom

Talent is the only differentiator any business knows. While we talk, debate and continuously agonize about the War on Talent, what we really need to focus on is what is the kind of talent that the next landscape of business needs, what’s the difference between transformational talent and how we define talent for our businesses and lastly, how do we nurture a Talent Management Strategy that makes the organization, an employer of choice?
Chris McDonald

VP Sales, Indeed

Unmesh Pawar

Global MD TA, Accenture

DP Singh

VP & Head HR, IBM India/Southasia

Session Partner
The total organizational productivity loss per year approximately adds up to INR 49.7 Cr (in IT/ITES), 105.5 Cr (in Finance/Banking) and 10.5 Cr (in Travel & Hospitality). - Study by CGP India and SHRM India 2016.

'What do your employees grumble about workplace stress? How many of them choose to hop, skip, and jump to get away from their stress? Which ones can you afford to lose? How much does it cost you? Not knowing answers for these can cost you dearly! Today holistic wellness encompasses not just physical wellness –bring but also career, social, financial, community and personal wellness. Doing a deep dive into how stress is eating away your organization’s bottom line and what is it that you can do to make your workplace – stress free is the need of the hour!

Nobby Nazareth

CEO, CGP India

Brad Boyson

UAE Representative, SHRM MEA

Raghavendra K

Sr. VP and Gloabl Head - HRD, Infosys

Smriti K Singh

CHRO, Sony Pictures Networks India Pvt. Ltd.

Session Partner
What are the must-have traits and competencies required by HR leaders to succeed in a rapidly changing and VUCA world influenced by new technologies, diverse talent mix, evolving business models and ever-increasing stakeholder demands? The high-powered panel discussion will explore key question such as – What does the HR leader of the future look like? What does it take for her/him to be successful? What can the incumbent leader (you) do to become future-ready? And, what is the role of the organization?
Sunil Puri

Director RIPD APAC, CCL

Raj Raghavan

Director & Country HR Leader, Amazon India

Anuranjita Kumar

Managing Director-CHRO, Citi South Asia

Sukhjit Pasricha

VP HR, Indigo

Session Partner
You're at a party and your phone beeps. And before you know it, you sneak a quick look to read office email. That's just one example of how work has permeated our lives and is now the two are intertwined. Where you go, work goes with you. Technology has made that possible and real. Gone are the days when Work life and personal life were separated by boundaries. Work-life Integration is the future of the workplace. What are the implications of the new norm for HR and how do we get ready to manage workforces in world where the line separating life and work continues to blur at a fast pace
Prashant Sharma

President - Global Formulations Manufacturing & Operations, Zydus Cadilla

Zubin Zack

Director and Chief Recognition Strategist, OC Tanner

Purushotam Savlani

Senior Vice President & Managing Director, First Advantage India

Sushma Kumar

VP - Enterprise Solutions and Strategic Alliance, Edcast

Three compelling questions answered three CHROs on the Biggest DARE HR has or will ever face.
Shelly Singh

Co-Founder & Chief Business Oficer, People Strong

Saurabh Nigam

VP HR, Snapdeal

R Swaminathan

CPO, WNS Global Services

Aditya Kohli

SVP Human Resources, Bharti Airtel

Session Partner
How are Employee expectations shaping the framework of employee engagement? How organizations can be different and are being different to enhance the engagement levels. What are organizations currently doing to engage with employees? What would be the future drivers to take it to the next level? Are organizations ready and what they would need to be able to cope with expectations and deliver to retain their talent and keep them engaged?
Rajiv Warrier

MD, Sodexo SVC India

Papiya Banerjees

CLO & Global Head of Talent Management, Airtel

Ravishankar B

CHRO, HCL Talent Care

Anil Rathore

Group Head HR, Indiabulls

Session Partner
Scores and scores of corporate HR have tried health and wellness initiatives but not many seemed to have worked as well as anticipated. Why is there a general apathy by employees towards such ideas? And how do we solve it? Let's understand what we can do to T to make a health and wellness program more engaging, show bottom-line impact and create engagement within the organization
Tushar Vashisht

CEO, Co-founder, HealthifyMe

Pooja Atal

Director - People Strategy, SapientNitro

Aruna Preetam

Global Compensation & Benefits, Workplace Practices, Tech Mahindra

Shikha Sharma

Director, Compensation & Benefits, AmEx

Session Partner
In uncertain economic times it is, more than ever, HR's imperative to demonstrate how it adds economic value to the company's bottom line. HR's credibility depends on its ability to create sustainable impact on business results. In this session, Karl-Heinz Oehler, Partner and Managing Director of Denison Consulting Europe and former Senior Vice-President, Global Talent Management, Hertz Corporation, will examine the importance of measuring HR’s performance, and will illustrate how human capital measurement and talent management has provided a vital link for organizational performance using the Hertz Corporation as an example.
Karl Heinz Oehler

MD, Denison Consulting

Digital Transformation is happening at the pace of a tsunami. With each passing day, new business models and new competitors and new rules and new employment laws & much more will emerge. The past is no longer a great guide towards the future. Do not miss the Unveiling of the Digital Tsunami. The book launch will be followed by a book signing in the networking break.
Abhijit Bhaduri

CLO, Wipro

SHRMi16PITCH is a first of its kind HR Start-up - Mentor interaction platform where new HR ideas are presented by handpicked ‘Daring’ entrepreneurs. This platform helps entrepreneurs engage and interact in the short and long term with investors who are interested in this space. We believe that real investments happen over multiple engagements. SHRMi16PITCH is to kindle that fire and offer the right forum for the two to meet and explore.
Moderators
Udai Upendra

Founder & CEO, The HR Company

Rajeev Gupta

Director, Arpwood

Rimple Chawla

Fouder & CEO, Anitya Ventures

Radhika Haribhakti

Director, RH Financial Services

Are we eating healthy? An insight into what Corporate India is eating and how we get healthier
Tushar Vashisht

Co-founder & CEO, HealthifyMes

HR is making huge strides in all fronts and the department has seen a HUGE shift in the last few years. So it's time for some feedback! Let's find out how we're faring from the only people that matter - THE EMPLOYEES. This year in the SHRM Big Debate, Millennials put HR on the Hot Seat on what they do well and what is plaguing HR!
Debate Moderator:
Pankaj Bansal

Co-founder & CEO, People Strong

CHROs
Yash Mahadik

CHRO, Sun Pharma

Smriti Ahuja

Global Head HR and Learning - Cognizant BPS Delivery Diversity Lead- Cognizant India

Sarthak RayChaudhuri

CHRO, Whirlpool

Millennials
Utkarsh Amitabh

Strategy Manager, Microsoft

Nitish Kumar

Manager CEOs Office, Genpact

Dhruv Gadh

Asso. Dir. Capital Projects & Infrastructure, PWC

Nothing in the Telecom world will probably ever be the same after 8/31. Whether you've switched or not, you HAVE to be talking about it!. This session will focus on THE most disruptive mover in the Telecom space - Reliance Jio. Reliance's ability to continuous shake up the telecom industry with a special focus on the Reliance Jio and the vision of creating a business line that changes telecom as we knew it. The challenges of doing business differently, the sweat and blood that goes into being a "first mover" and the conviction and inspiration that Reliance uses to drive its people towards thinking bigger, better and bolder.
Sanjay Jog

CHRO, Reliance Jio

Building an Olympian mindset is achievable – but it will take everything you have to give. The beauty is that every person has the capability of developing their own version. The only requirement is that you make the decision to push yourself to become a better version of yourself. We explore deep insights into my model of preforming under pressure with a strong message on how you the individual can develop a resilient, focused, disciplined and motivated approach to life and work. Walking away from this presentation you and your team will have specific examples the impact of pressure and how we can learn to block it out or even make it your friend. The presentation is designed to be highly experiential
Gavin Freeman

Sports and Business Psychologist & Author