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HR Symposia held at Delhi

HR Symposia 2017 of MBA (HRD) Department of Commerce, Delhi School of Economics held on 23-24th Sep. 2017 at Delhi. This year theme was 'Techcelerating HR: Forging Integration'.

The first day commenced with the inaugural lamp lighting ceremony by Dr. Urvashi Sharma, Course Coordinator, MBA (HRD) along with guest speakers, Ira Singhal, IAS and Alok Nigam who is the Group CHRO, Bhartiya Group.

Ira Singhal in her keynote emphasized upon the importance of HR's role in any organization. She described how HR has the ability to create an impact in other people's lives. "To succeed in HR, one should be a silent warrior", she quoted.

Alok Nigam said that one must have a lifelong yearning to learn new things, calling himself an eternal student. He talked about the essentials an HR manager must keep in mind. "Practice doesn't make a man perfect, it makes a man better", he quoted.

Jaspreet Bakshi, Director & Regional Head, HR People Services India, Royal Bank of Scotland talked about how the technology is going to drive the businesses in future. He shed some light on the recent trends which have enabled the organizations to transform the traditional workspace setup. "Focus on value, not on raw data", he quoted.

Shortly, Bakshi was joined by Arindy am Chakraborty, VP - HR of Eicher Polaris, Kiriti Sen, Life, Career and Relationship Coach, Winged Bird,  Rashmi Mansharmani, Corporate Head - HR, The Wave Group,  Govind Negi, Director - Talent Engagement India, 3Pillar Global - India for the first panel discussion  on the topic, "HR in C - Suite : Assuring Seat at the Table".

Paras Kaushik, VP-HR, Aditya Birla Group was Speaker Session on the topic 'Design Thinking in Tech HR'.  Kaushik explained in detail about what design thinking is all about with real - life examples and experience sharing. He emphasized on how design thinking is more about the mindset than just the process. He also briefed upon the key elements of design thinking.

In the second session, Prasad Kulkarni, Head HR - Shared Services and C &B, Raymonds Ltd., Avadhesh Dixit, Head Global HR, Moody's Analytics Knowledge Services and an MHROD Alumnus 1999 Batch, Gaurav Saini, HR Director - India & MENA Region, HMD Global (Nokia), Rajneesh Singh, Managing Partner, SimplyHR Solutions and Rupesh Tripathi, Head HR, IHS Markit  discussed on 'VUCA Times and Technology: Finding Solutions'.

On second day, the first session was panel discussion was on "Optimizing HR: Augmented Workforce. The panel included Ashok Kumar Rai, Director Human Resources at Aricent, Biplob Banerjee, Executive VP - HR and CSR at Jubilant Food Works Ltd., Sanjeev Sharan, Director - HR - Globalization at ZTE Telecom Ltd. and Douglas Peter, Director at Michelle Adrian Consulting.

The second session of the day was on the topic, "Digitalization and Disruptive Leadership". The panelists included Mukesh Batra, Head HR at Motherson Sumi Infotech & Designs Ltd., Anurag Srivastav, Co - founder of PayReview,  Vikash Dubey, Head HR - Services BU at Persistent Systems, Ashutosh Sharma, Head HR at Paras Buildtech and  Snehashish Bhattacharyya, VP - HR at VLCC Person Care Ltd. The panel gave some insightful views on the topic, with Mr. Batra moderating the session for the house.

The panel discussion was followed by Mr. Vikash Dubey, Head HR - Services BU at Persistent Systems addressing the house. Dubey went on to explain more categorically how the role of an HR is evolving. He emphasized the importance of staying conceptually strong and tech - savvy at the same time for any HR manager today.

The final session of the day was on the topic - "Cognifying HR and Social media". The panelists comprised  Narendra Chandel, Head, Talent Acquisition, North India at Tata Consultancy Services,  Rakesh Seth, Director of ICPI, Harpreet Datta, Sr. Vice President/Head - Human Resources at The Princeton Review, Deepak Bharara, CHRO at LANCO,  A.K. Munjal, VP - HR at Maruti Suzuki and  Amrita Singh, Senior Manager - HR at Godrej. The discussion was moderated by Deepak Bharara.

The conference ended with the Convenor of the organizing committee, Student Development Cell, Khushboo Mandal extending the vote of thanks.