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SHRM India hosts 2nd HR Tech Conference and Expo 2016

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management, commenced its 2nd HR Technology Conference and Exposition in Mumbai today. The two-day conference will witness 650+ delegates, 15+knowledge sessions, 100+ CHRES and business leaders and 40+ expert led tech demos. The conference aims to showcase the most disruptive and innovative HR Tech Trends.

The first day of the event also saw SHRM India launching “Vendor community platform’ in partnership with Start-board and welcome address by Ms Achal Khanna, CEO, SHRM India.It was followed by vibrant sessions & panel discussions where some of the eminent speakers including Jason Averbook, Thought Leader & Author; Kevin Freitas, Director, Global Recruiting and Rewards – InMobi; George Oommen, Dir HR, Tech. & Process Consulting – Cognizant; Animesh Kumar, Group Head – HR & Corp. Svs – IDFC; Viresh Oberoi, Founder CEO & MD – mjunction; Damodar Padhi, VP & Global Head, L&D – TCS; Abhijit Bhaduri, CLO – Wipro; Sid Bannerjee, CEO – Indusgeeks; Prithvi Shergill, CHRO – HCL Technologies, shared their insights on the growing trends and need of technology in HR.
In this era of rapidly evolving technology, HR must rethink about its strategy and processes to meet the requirements of present day workforce. Jason Averbook, Thought Leader and Author, in his keynote address: HR Innovation in the Age of Technology emphasised that people, process and technology should work in tandem for organisational development.
In an engaging Panel discussion: HR Tech: Making it About the User Experience, panelists Jason Averbook, Thought Leader & Author; Kevin Freitas, Director, Global Recruiting and Rewards – InMobi; George Oommen, Dir HR, Tech. & Process Consulting – Cognizant; Madhura Dasgupta Sinha, Head, Employee Experience – IDFC Bank, discussed about the changing role of Technology in HR.
In another engrossing panel discussion – Disruptive Learning: An eagle eye view the panelists, Damodar Padhi, VP & Global Head, L&D – TCS; Abhijit Bhaduri, CLO – Wipro; Sid Bannerjee, CEO – Indusgeeks; Prithvi Shergill, CHRO – HCL Technologies, shared their experiences and viewpoints on how technology can be harnessed to build a holistic learning environment.
Kevin Freitas, Director, Global Recruiting and Rewards – Inmobi, threw light on “How technology is driving hiring and what does the future entail or what really matters?” in a session named MasterClass: Recruitment Redefined.
Through this partnership, Start-Board and SHRM will help in implementing People focussed strategy effectively, and would continue to work towards enhancing value for the HR Community! Also there was an expert led demo session: Source, Screen, and interview the best tech talent, Where Hacker Rank’s automated Code Challenges gave an in-depth insight into accelerated hiring.

“We are extremely pleased to host the second edition of SHRM Tech conference, after the overwhelming success of the last year’s conference. It is SHRM’s endevaour to bring best minds on one platform where we can debate, discuss, and dissect evolving trends, key issues and challenges. I am hopeful that the engrossing keynote addresses, panel discussions and expert led demo sessions will provide indepth insights to our valuable participants on the critical role of technology in shaping future of HR practices,” said Achal Khanna, CEO, SHRM India.

The evening concluded with some innovative sessions like Technology-enabled Learning: Can it deliver as well as classroom learning? Harnessing a Digital Mindset: Is it Digital HR or HR in a Digital World and Re-engineering Tech Recruitments. The biggest ever confluence of people , business  and technology under one roof.

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