The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kashipur has organized their flagship HR Conclave, Samanvaya 2018 in Gurgaon on 13th May 2018. Dignitaries from BMW, Samsung India, Evalueserve, TCS, DLF, HCL, E-Com Express, British Telecom, Ashiana Housing, IREDA, Jindal Stainless, Securemeters and Apollo Munich were present at the conclave in Gurgaon. This is the first time IIM Kashipur has organized an HR Conclave outside their campus.
The event started with the inaugural speech by Director (I/C) Prof. K. Bhadani followed by the Lamp Lighting Ceremony. The first half of the conclave welcomed Mr Sandeep Tyagi, Director HR, Samsung and Mr Anand R, Senior VP, HR, HCL Technologies Resources as the keynote speakers. Mr Prakash Tiwari, ED (CSR), DLF Limited, Mr. Dayanand Tripathi, GM (Talent & Reward), ECom Express, Ms Pooja Sharma, Director HR, British Telecom, Ms Surbhi Dewan, GM-HR, Ashiana Housing and Ms Upasana Nischal, Head Talent Management discussed about Building Future Ready Leaders in a Rapidly Changing Environment. Ms Nischal said that copying the strategies of the top firms blindly will not help at all. Understanding the context and culture is of utmost importance.
Mr Suvarnanidhi Rao, Campus Manager, British Telecom also graced the event with his presence.
Post lunch, the students were addressed by Mr P Sreenivasan, GM-HR, IREDA and Mr Sujit Kumar, AGM-HR, Jindal Stainless Limited about the challenges faced by the organizations in implementing changes. Ms Aparna Dhingra, Head HR & Administration, BMW India, Mr Umesh Chandra Agarwal, Head HR, Securemeters, Mr Sujit Mukherjee, AVP-HR, Apollo Munich, Ms Bhavana Kumari, Senior Manager HR, TCS, and Mr Parth Khanna, Manager HR, Apollo Munich participated in the second panel discussion on Building Global Organizations: Challenges and Opportunities for HR. Ms Dhingra emphasized on the fact that a person needs to be adaptable in this VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) world to stay relevant.
The students got a chance to interact with the HRs of the above-mentioned companies and enrich their knowledge base about the corporate world.
The Mumbai chapter of Samanvaya 2018 would be held in Mumbai on 20th May 2018.