Erudition 17 concluded
MBA(HRD) and MBA(IB) of Department of Commerce, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi hosted the 22nd Annual convention - ERUDITION'17 on 13th - 14th October, 2017. The theme for this year was Innovative Solutions for Emerging Markets.
This year's convention objective was to apprise developing affordable and innovative solutions that are needed and are very important for expanding into emerging markets.
The inauguration ceremony with the lamp lighting ceremony included Chief Guest, K.T.S. Tulsi; Guest of Honor, A. Thiru; Keynote Speaker, Shishir Sinha, distinguished alumnus; Sanjeev Kumar Vaid, Head of Department of Commerce; Prof. Kavita Sharma and Course Coordinator, Dr. Urvashi Sharma.
The convention was structured into three panels and a special speaker session.
The topic for panel one was Talent Acquisition in the Digital Age. The panel included distinguished personalities including Mr. Subhankar Ghose, Chief People Officer, Zoom Insurance Broker Pvt. Ltd.; Vartul Mittal, Independent Director, Technology and Innovation; Archana Kumar, Chief Human Resources Officer, Ireo; Mamta Wasan, Senior Vice President Human Resources, Fidelity National Information systems; Ambika Wadhwa, Leadership Hiring, Uber and Asmita Dutta, Chief Recruiting officer, Daiva Human Capital. The discussion included digital transformation in talent acquisition brings together online, mobile, social, video and cloud technologies to make the candidate experience richer. With easy job listing sand transparency on online talent platforms such as LinkedIn and Monster.com, the recruitment process has become seemless. Companies are also using gamification to attract talent and make the recruitment process more interesting and engaging. The use of social media, Twitter and Facebook to attract talent presents new opportunities and challenges for HR professionals.
Panel two had eminent speakers, Vikram Jit Singh, Director HR, IPE Global Ltd.; Mayank Verma, Head T&D, Samsung Electronics; Ajay Sonkar, VP-People Function, Aviva India; Tarun Pal Singh, Head HR - AMEA R&D, GBS and IT, Boston Scientific; Shalu Sood, Head HR, Service Delivery Unit, Sterlite Technologies Ltd.; Sujoy Basu, Head HR, ABC Consultants. The topic was Empowering HR for Business Growth, which was discussed in detail. The steps to empowering HR are : Empowering the workforce. To ensure the analysis drives business actions. Understanding the organization and the changes happening in the organization facilitate better decisions.
The topic for third Panel was Data is the Key to Strategic HR Decisions. Panelists included Mr. Pankaj Thakar, PadUp Ventures; Mona Bali, Head TM & OD, Easy Day (Future Retail); Ms. Smriti Ahuja Head HR & LD, Cognizant Technology Solutions; Ms. Deepa Kakkar, Vice President - HR India and Global HR Operations - Talent Acquisition, Colt Technology Ltd.; Mr. Shaakun Khanna, Senior Director, HCM strategy and Transformation, Asia Pacific, Oracle; Alok Narain, Executive Vice President - HR, Quatrro Global Services. The discussion was open to data has become an inseparable part of every business area you can think of. With the change in role of HR over the last two decades or so, the job of an HR has become even more complex and a challenge. The HR works closely with the business heads. Every organization is dependent on the data. It is helpful in making strategic decisions on problems relating to attrition, retention, employee engagement, risk to name a few. Mr. V.P. Singh, who worked as Adviser - Organization Development at Patanjali Ayurved Limited, had a special speaker session. Although his session was short, it was crisp and most engaging for the audiences and well-received too. Erudition' 17 was officially announced close by the convener of team convention.