SHRM India’s ‘3rd HR Tech Conference 2017’ concludes successfully

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management, concluded the 3rd edition of ‘SHRM India HR Technology Conference & Exposition’ today at the Novotel Hotel, Hyderabad. SHRM Tech is Asia’s fastest growing HR conference with a powerful confluence of people, business, and technology. The two day conference and exposition brought together 850+ delegates, including mid & senior level HR professionals and corporate leaders from organizations across all sectors. The gathering also offered an opportunity for delegates to discuss cutting edge innovative ideas to revolutionize the future of HR.

SHRM Tech 2017 laid the stage for developing an effective digital HR strategy and enhancing the intended goals of HR. Global trends like Artificial Intelligence and leveraging big data were deliberated upon in a nutshell. Many important aspects of the confluence of Technology and HR were also identified and extensively discussed during the course of the conference.

Three notable launches were made during the conference this year. First one being the product launch of “Litmos by CallidusCloud”, aimed at creating a new category known as Learning automation. Litmos will put learning at the center of the workflow, automate daily tasks and can be deployed across all channels and devices. Whereas the second important launch at the conference was – “Habit Forming Cloud & Mobile Platform in Supporting Employee Wellbeing: An India Study, 2017 by SHRM and Zoojoobe”. This study is the first of its kind in India making it a truly unique and relevant report. According to this report, a strong evidence has been found that healthy habit forming platforms help reduce workplace stress and further improve job satisfaction as well as organizational commitment in employees.

Last but not the least, there was the Launch of the “1st ever Sierra Cedar HR Tech Landscape Study for Asia”. The research findings will assist organizations with developing their HR systems strategy, devising a plan, justifying investments, and ultimately executing on their HR technology vision.

The key focus of the conference was on the complete reinvention of the HR Platforms, software and tools collectively known as the ‘digital HR architecture’. Some of the eminent Global & Indian speakers at the conference included Josh Bersin, Principal, Bersin by Deloitte – Deloitte Consulting LLP; Christopher Arnold, Head of Knowledge Services, the Data Whisperer, Wells Fargo; Stacey Harris, VP, Research and Analytics, Sierra-cedar; Sarika Khanna, SVP Product and services, Litmos by CallidusCloud; Rohit Bhayana, Managing partner & Co-founder Lumis Partners; Satish Rajarathnam, Conjurer & Mindreader, HR Pro; Gaurav Ahluwalia MD & Head HR JPMC; Avinash Saurabh, Founder and CEO, Zoojoo.be; George Oommen, Director, HR, Technology & Process Consulting, Cognizant; Nandita Gurjar, Advisor to Board of Startups, ex-CHRO, Infosys; Suchitra Rajendran, VP-HR, India Region, Pepsico and Abdul Jaleel, VP-People Resources India – Adobe.

Achal Khanna, CEO, SHRM India, said, “The two day conference saw a series of powerful sessions by CEOs as well as global HR and Technology thought leaders on the scope and impact of technology on the Human resources domain. The panel and corroborative discussions led by senior professionals in relevant fields are truly enlightening and has led to an enhanced understanding of the various HR technologies and leveraging them effectively in order to stay ahead in the rapidly evolving corporate landscape”.

“Each of the eminent speakers delved deep into their expertise to benefit the participants, each one of whom I’m sure has benefitted tremendously coming away with key takeaways and deeper understanding. SHRM Tech ’17 provided a common platform at the right moment for industry leaders to brain storm and assess the impact of technology on their businesses as well as deliberate on and identify the best way forward. The annual SHRM Tech conference has in a short span of time elicited overwhelming response becoming a leading event to analyze emerging trends and have an impact on how the trends shape up, going forward,” she further added.

‘Learning automation’, ‘Big data analysis and it’s leverage’, ‘Artificial intelligence: real or perceived challenger, ‘Decoding the mind of a job seeker’, ‘HR as an anticipator in the age of technology’ were some of the key trends and topics discussed at the event.

The conference also had an exposition area where the latest in HR technologies were on display giving conference participants a first-hand experience of the latest digital solutions and productivity enhancers that are available at present.

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