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Indian Institute of Management Jammu kick-started its 1st HR Conclave

Indian Institute of Management Jammu has kick-started its 1st HR Conclave on Friday, 23rd of November 2018, which has six power-packed panel discussions, spread over two days

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JAMMU NOVEMBER 23: Indian Institute of Management Jammu has kick-started its 1st HR Conclave on Friday, 23rd of November 2018, which has six power-packed panel discussions, spread over two days. The inaugural session of the mega event started at 9:45 AM in the campus premises amidst the presence of eminent HR personalities from the business world and an enthusiastic crowd of guests, officials, faculty members and students. Mr. Parvez Ahmed, Chairman and CEO, J&K Bank graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. The session was presided over by Prof. B.S. Sahay, along with the Guests of Honour, Mr. Kamal Nath, CEO, Sify Technologies and Mrs Jaya Goyal, Member, MEPSC.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof B.S. Sahay, said that, the vision of IIM Jammu is to develop leaders and entrepreneurs who can perform globally and make valuable contributions to the corporate world and the society. Prof. Sahay, presented his vision of making IIM Jammu one of the finest business schools in the world and appealed to all the industry leaders to contribute to this vision. Regarding the HR function of an organisation, Prof. Sahay pointed out that organisational growth can be achieved by focussing on people, processes and technology.

Mr. Kamal Nath enlightened the students about the subtle differences between digitisation, digitalisation and digital transformation and how HR gets affected by the digital transformation. Mrs Jaya Goyal pressed on the need to work on human capital management in order to achieve organisational growth.


IIMJ’s HR Conclave

In the inaugural address by the Chief Guest, Mr. Parvez Ahmed congratulated IIM Jammu for organising the 1st HR Conclave. He also branded this occasion as the beginning of a strong relationship between IIM Jammu and the J&K Bank which strive together for the welfare of the state.  Saying that human capital is the most important asset for any organisation, Mr. Parvez underscored the importance of striking a right balance between men and decisions in today’s organisations.  Prof. Rajat Sharma, Associate Professor, Marketing Area delivered the Vote of Thanks and said that 1st HR Conclave is an initiative by IIM Jammu which aims to bring the industry and the academia on a common platform.

The 1st Panel Discussion was held on the theme “Technological Disruptions and Organisational Communication” commenced by a bench of seven HR panellists. The panel was moderated by Mr. Adhiraj Dey, VP-HR, Blue Omnichannel. The panellists include Mr. S.K. Dutt, President – Leadership & HR, First Equals Global, Sr. Advisor, United Nations’ UNCTAD – Empretec, Mr. Rajesh Tripathi, VPHR, GHCL Ltd, Mr. S Ramesh Shankar, Executive Vice President & Country HR Head, Siemens India and South, Dr. Prashanth Nair, Cofounder Indus Partner, Mr. Sudhir Dhar, Group Head HR, Motilal Oswal Financial Services Ltd., Mr. Sandeep Tyagi, Director HR, Samsung, Mr. Nirav Jagad, Chief People Officer, nykaa.com

The panellists shared their views and opinions in accordance with their rich and versatile experience. The panel opined that technological disruptions bring in fear among the employees of an organisation and that is where communication has a major role to play in alleviating those fears. Re-skilling the employees and educating them to understand about the new technologies were some of the ways in which those fears could be eliminated, as the panel discussed. The panel discussion involved an active participation from the students of IIM Jammu with the Q&A session, where the students shared their perspective with the industry experts.

The second panel discussion on the topic, “Disruption in Organisational Capabilities: Rethinking HR Structures” focussed on identifying the new ways of structuring how people function in organizations. The session was moderated by Mr. Ankush Minocha, Head of Large Media account Presales, Offshore client Partner, Wipro. Members of the panel include Dr. Vijay Singh Shekhawat, GM-HR, RBI, Ms. Shilpi Saxena, HR-Head, Kurlon, Mr. Abhay Kapoor, Sr. HR Leader, North India Operations, Amazon India. Healthy discussion revolved around exploring the possibilities of HR structure related to employee data and self-service, benefits, candidate screening, and on-boarding etc. The panellists also discussed about the ways through which HR can restructure itself in this fast-changing world.

Third panel discussion of the Conclave was held on the theme “Innovative HR: Bridging gap between Gen X and Gen Y” graced by six panellists and moderated by Ms. Jaya Goyal, Member, MEPSC. Members of the panel include Mr. Manoj K Prasad, Vice President, HR transformation, Reliance Industries, Mr. Vernon Fernandes, HR Business Partner, Thomson Reuters, Mr. Surinder Kohli, Head HR, Jaipur Rugs, Mr. Rohan Lele, Head HR, Zydex Industry, Mr. Mussarat Hussain, Corporate HR, Maruti Suzuki, Dr. Vipul Saxena, President & CPO, ABG Shipyard Ltd. The panel discussed several ways of achieving a balance between Gen X and Gen Y in this age of digital disruption. Various innovative strategies that should be applied to maintain diversity were also discussed by the panel members.

Indian Institute of Management Jammu has kick-started its 1st HR Conclave 

Throughout the event, the students had passionately participated and interacted with the HR community and expressed their content and gratification with the success of the event. They were appreciative for the learning they procured from swathes of knowledge and information that was shared within the reaches of the event. Finally, to end the Day 1 of the mega-event, the students adorned the evening with a cultural event. The event’s charm was further enhanced by the blend of folk and classical rock songs sung by famous Kashmiri Singer and Songwriter, Mr. Ali Saffudin and another promising singer, Ms. Nargis Khatoon from Srinagar, Kashmir.

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