0730 - 0845 Hrs. Registration & Networking Breakfast
0900 – 1000 Hrs. INAUGURAL SESSION
Opening Remarks & Introduction to the Conclave

Welcome & Theme Address

Inaugural Keynote Address

Concluding Remarks
Mr. Rajesh Padmanabhan
Chairman CII National HR Conclave & Director,
Group CHRO Welspun Group

Mr. Sanjay Behl
Chairman, CII National Committee on Leadership & HR and CEO,
Lifestyle Business Raymond Limited

“The changing organization in a disruptive world and the challenges for Leadership & HR”
Mr. Sanjiv Mehta
Chairman & Managing Director Hindustan Unilever Limited

Dr. Prince Augustin
Co-Chairman CII National HR Conclave & EVP -
Group Human Capital and Leadership Development Mahindra & Mahindra
1000 – 1115 Hrs. Industry 4.0 & the Impact on the Human Resource Function

Industry 4.0 presents tremendous opportunities and as with every opportunity comes greater challenges. It will have a strong impact on the organization as a whole demanding efficient and leaner teams/structures. HR, amongst all the other functions, will be the one that would be disrupted by these transformations the most and actually needs to be in the driving seat to lead the successful adaptation of Industry 4.0.

The session will help understand the impact of Industry 4.0 for manufacturing sectors – both traditional and technologically advanced. It will explore the impact of Industry 4.0 on various processes and its impact on organization design, skills etc. It will also share perspectives on how to leverage the emerging technologies and better equip the existing workforce with the skills & competencies

Moderator:   Mr. Rajiv Krishnan
Managing Director, India, Advisory Korn Ferry Hay Group

Panelist:   Mr. Rajendra Abhange
Chief Technology officer & Senior Director Gabriel India Limited   Mr. RR Dasgupta
Chief Digital Advisor: Automotive, Mobility, Manufacturing & Resources Microsoft Corporation India Pvt. Limited   Mr. Vijay Kalra
CEO - Mahindra Vehicle Manufacturers Ltd. & Chief Manufacturing Operations at Mahindra and Mahindra Limited   Mr. B K Mishra
Head of HR Asia & ACC LafargeHolcim
1115 - 1145 Hrs. Networking Tea
1145 - 1300 Hrs. Digital Readiness: Leveraging the disruptions in a fast changing technology environment

Digital in HR, is not a new phenomenon. However, despite it being on HR’s agenda for some time now, demystifying the “what”, “why” and “how” of digital is not easy task. Recent advancements like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Predictive Analytics and Internet of Things (IoT) are further adding to the mystery. In this scenario, it is extremely important for the HR leaders to understand how they can charge through the digital HR tide. In this session, leaders who have started and tasted success in journey will share their experiences.

In the context of the above, the session will bring to the fore how HR leaders can embark on the “digital HR journey” that will impact the entire gamut of processes by highlighting real cases from organizations that have successfully implemented technology in HR processes. It will also share some of the best practices and the pitfalls that one may encounter during this journey. Finally the session will share some of the crucial techniques of measuring the impact of the digital transformation journey.

Keynote Address   Mr. Harshvendra Soin
Global Chief People Officer Tech Mahindra

Panelists:   Mr. Kevin Freitas
Chief Human Resources Officer Dream11 Fantasy Private Ltd.   Dr. D. Prasanth Nair
Advisory Board Member ZingHR   Ms. Emrana Sheikh
Enterprise HR Head - India & South Asia Johnson & Johnson Pvt. Limited
1300 - 1400 Hrs. Networking Lunch
1400 - 1515 Hrs Reskilling the Workforce by Leveraging Technology

Latest technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and smart devices are rapidly transforming business models and the nature of jobs as newer ways of doing things are emerging. While a lot of present jobs are being done by machines, a new set of jobs, that demands a completely different set of competencies and skills are simultaneously being created. Given this context, It is extremely crucial for organizations to continuously engage the workforce to reskill it and enable them adapt to the changing technology trends.

The organization will also need to embrace the digital world of learning. They need to create an environment that will drive personalized continuous learning so that people can choose WHAT they want to learn, WHEN they want to learn, and WHERE they want to learn – home, office or on the go.

The session will help understand the challenge of reskilling the workforce in the era of knowledge obsolescence, how to deliver learning at pace of business while ensuring user experience. It will also enable organizations to develop digital learning roadmap for driving enterprise wide transformation.

Moderator   Mr. Yogi Sriram
SVP – Corporate HR & Member of Executive Committee Larsen and Toubro Ltd.

Panelist   Mr. Avijit Bhattacharya
CHRO Tata Capital Ltd.   Mr. Paul Chapman
Managing Director, Chair of the DBOI Leadership Council & Head of COO DBOI, India   Ms. Mahalakshmi R.
Director – Human Resources Mondelez India Ltd.   Mr. S Venkatesh
Management Board Member & President-Group HR RPG Enterprises
1515 - 1545 Hrs. Networking Tea
Masterclass I
1545 - 1700 Hrs. Blockchain in HR: Challenges, Applications and the Future of Work

HR technology experts and evangelists predict that Blockchain, the decentralized distributed database, will have profound and pervasive impact on the HR function (especially recruitment), just like it has impacted the financial sector. In fact the entire talent lifecycle would be disrupted by the implementation of Blockchain technology as the current recruitment procedure is time consuming.

This Masterclass will discuss what Blockchain is, its various real world use cases and what Blockchain really means for the HR fraternity. It will essentially highlight how Blockchain can change the way HR functions by making it more efficient.

Mr. Jaspreet Bindra
Digital Transformation Expert, Thought Leader and Author
Masterclass II
1700 - 1800 Hrs Crafting the HR Tech Roadmap

In the world work that is constantly changing, HR leaders have to keep a close eye on their Tech agenda. Because as the work, workers and working change gears, the tech that was relevant few years ago might get completely irrelevant. In this masterclass join us to discuss and learn more on - How to create a larger digital agenda for your organization? What should be the starting point? How does one measure success?

Mr. Pankaj Bansal
Co-Founder and CEO PeopleStrong HR Services Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Mohit Gundecha
Co-Founder & CEO Jombay Pvt. Ltd.
1815 - 1915 Hrs. Genesis 2019 – “Youth Voice Inclusion on Ideas Today for the Workplace of Tomorrow”
  Presentation of Whitepaper by the Finalists
Genesis Award Presentation Ceremony
1930 Hrs. onwards Networking Cocktails & Dinner
0900 – 0920 Hrs. Networking Tea
0930 - 1045 Hrs. Contours of the Alternative Talent Landscape

The “GIG WORKFORCE ECONOMY” is altering the talent landscape in the way people view and perform work across multiple industries. This evolution is ranging from industries, who have thrived in this format since inception, like media & entertainment sector, to some sectors like technology, who are imbibing the gig workforce patterns through enabling digital platform based project and freelance workers and generating huge returns to the organization’s bottom line.

In parallel, with the advent of the millennial workforce, one is also witnessing a transition of preferences from full-time secured jobs to multiple experiences and developing dexterity in profile by doing different roles. In this light, the ‘Digital marketplace’ for gig workers has encapsulated talent of different diaspora.

The session will help understand how the growth of the alternative workforce may affect organizational designs. It will also help understand how organizations can use the alternative workers strategically to fully leverage the strengths of this workforce. It will further discuss and ideate on how organizations can leverage digital platforms to spot, hire, engage and integrate the alternative workforce. The session will also bring to the fore policy level changes required to enable this workforce utilization.

Theme Presentation   Ms. Manu N Wadhwa
CHRO Sony Pictures Networks India Pvt. Ltd.

Panelist   Mr. Sanjay Lakhotia
Founder Noble House Consulting Pvt. Ltd.   Mr. Vikram Malhotra
Producer & CEO Abundantia Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.   Mr. Prakash Rao
Founding Member & Chief Experience Officer PeopleStrong HR Services Pvt. Ltd.
1045 - 1115 Hrs. Networking Tea
1115 - 1230 Hrs. Future of Performance Management and Rethinking Rewards

Great organizations have always acknowledged that people are their most important assets. The long term success of organizations lies in the understanding the organizational health and successful implementation of performance management and reward systems. Technology is to be leveraged to enable organization-wide adoption and alignment of performance management systems that are accurate, timely tracked and aligned more closely with individual preferences, and based more fully on an employee’s whole contribution — to the team and the organization.

In this context, it is important for HR leaders to rethink the entire concept of Performance and Rewards especially from the standpoint of leveraging technology.

The session will help understand current trends and employee expectations. It will bring out some of the best practices in the space and debate if it is time organizations do away with a standard approach

Moderator   Mr. Sandeep Chaudhary
Senior Advisor and Investor (Former CEO, Aon Hewitt)

Panelist   Ms. Mrinalini Mirchandani
Partner McKinsey & Co   Mr. Sumit Mitra
Head - Group HR and Corporate Services Godrej Industries Ltd.   Ms. Shalini Puchalapalli
Director Amazon   Ms. Anuradha Razdan
Executive Director HR Hindustan Unilever Limited and Vice President HR, South Asia Unilever
1230 – 1345 Hrs. Changing Face of Employee Relations and Labour Legislations

The world of work is undergoing disruptions and globalization is reshaping the contours of knowledge driven economies and also belying the importance of Employee Relations. The changes have brought about strategic opportunities built on relationships both for enterprises as well employees.

The employment legislations which have been age-old is undergoing dramatic shifts with the government moving forward with progressive legislations, simplification of labour code, unification of legislations by creating 4 Codes around Wages, Industrial Relations Social Security and Industrial Safety and Welfare.

The session will bring to the fore an understanding of emerging scenarios in employee relations, what the future upholds and what are the trends impacting Employee Relations, productivity and morale of the workplace. It will also highlight what needs to be done to create harmonious Employee Relations with active adoption of Government, Trade Unions, associations and other stakeholders who are crucial to the dynamics of the modern employee relations world.

Moderator   Dr. Prince Augustin
EVP- Group Human Capital and Leadership Development, Mahindra & Mahindra Limited

Panelist   Mr. NV Balachandar
President - HR, Communication and CSR Ashok Leyland Ltd.   Mr. Bharat Goyal
Advocate High Court Mumbai   Mr. Pramod Mahatme
Vice President – Employee Relations Wipro Consumer Care & Lighting   Dr. PV Ramana Murthy
Executive Vice President and Global Head - Human Resources Indian Hotels Company Ltd.   Dr. Anoop Satpathy
Faculty and labour Economist V. V. Giri National Labour Institute, NOIDA
1345 - 1430 Hrs. Networking Lunch
1430 – 1545 Hrs Emotional intelligence, Human Touch and Mental Wellness – the emerging discourse in Talent Management

Holistic wellbeing, which is comprises wellbeing of the Body, Mind, Soul and Spirit, is extremely crucial to survive in this world of relentless disruption and overexposure to a plethora of tech-based solutions.

Mental issues at the workplace directly impacts productivity and leads to increased absenteeism. Issues such as rapid enhancement in the pace of work, impossible demands on employees for performance, insecurities of failure and job loss due the advent of technology and restructuring of familiar ecosystems can have a substantial adverse impact on mental health.

A growing body of research also indicates that Emotional Intelligence (EI) significantly contributes to human performance. Various contours of EI like self-awareness, self-management, motivation, empathy and social skills helps employees to stay in a good frame of mind that ultimately impacts wellbeing and productivity at the workplace..

The session will explore the correlation amongst EI, Humane Touch and Mental Wellness and what are some of the significant steps that organizations are taking to impact this space positively. It will focus on why mental wellness is emerging a challenge now and what organizations can do to make sure we stay “human”.

Moderator   Ranjan Bandyopadhyay
Global HR Head Tata Consultancy Services BPS Ltd.

Panelists   Mr. Sushil Baveja
Executive Director – HR DCM Shriram Ltd.   Mr. Venkatraghvan C A
Director Employee Relations and Policies – India GU Accenture India   Ms. Madhavi Lall
Managing Director, Head - HR, India Deutsche Bank   Mr. Ajay MK
Executive Vice President & Head HR, South Asia Colgate-Palmolive India (Ltd)   Mr. Visty Banaji
CEO Banner Global Consulting
1545 – 1645 Hrs. Envisioning the Future Together
Moderator   Akash Lal
Senior Partner McKinsey & Co.   Dr. Prince Augustin
Co-Chairman, CII HR Conclave & EVP- Group Human Capital and Leadership Development, Mahindra Group   Sanjay Behl
Chairman, CII National Committee on Leadership & HR and Chief Executive Officer – Lifestyle Business, Raymond Limited   Mr. Rajesh Padmanabhan
Chairman, CII HR Conclave & Director, Group CHRO Welspun Group   Anuradha Razdan
Executive Director HR, HUL and Vice President HR, South Asia Unilever
Concluding Remarks
1645 – 1700 Hrs. Sanjay Behl
Chairman, CII National Committee on Leadership & HR and Chief Executive Officer – Lifestyle Business, Raymond Limited
End of Conclave