About the Event

SHRM HR Tech Conference is a still new & yet successful property launched by SHRM India in the Asia-Pacific Region that focuses on mapping current and emerging technological trends in order to identify new opportunities, while, also ensuring that the industry is cognizant and equipped for any challenges or adverse impacts of these emerging and existing trends.

This conference comprises of top HR industry experts, HR industry influencers, Business experts & decision-makers, HR professionals and HR technology creators, creating the perfect networking and educative platform for the creation and exchange of ideas


and Business Heads
Technology Providers
& Innovators
Start-ups, SMEs
& Entrepreneurs
Industry Thought
Strategists, Consultants
and Solutioning Experts

Highlights of SHRM TECH'17






Global Speakers


Knowledge Sessions



  • Johnny C. Taylor

    Johnny C. Taylor, Jr.

    SHRM-SCP, President & CEO
    Society for Human Resource Management

    William Tincup

    William Tincup


    Vineet Nayar

    Vineet Nayar

    Founder Chairman, Sampark Foundation &
    Former CEO - HCL Technologies


    Stacey Harris

    VP, Research & Analytics

  • NielNickolaisen

    Niel Nickolaisen

    Chief Technology Officer at


    Saurabh Govil

    President & CHRO

    Andrew Mitchell

    Andrew Mitchell


    BP Biddappa

    BP Biddappa

    Exe. Director - HR, HUL
    & VP, HR, Unilever South Asia

  • Shraddhanjali Rao

    Shraddhanjali Rao

    Head of Human Resources
    SAP, India

    George Oommen

    George Oommen

    Director - HR, Technology & Process Consulting - Cognizant


    Manu N Wadhwa

    Head HR & Services
    Coca-Cola India & South West Asia

    Mamata Vegunta

    Mamata Vegunta

    Director - Human Resources at
    Invesco Hyderabad

  • Saurabh Bhatt

    Saurabh Bhatt

    Founder & Chief Executive Officer of
    A5E Consulting

    Prithvi Shergill

    Prithvi Shergill

    Ex- CHRO, HCL

    Sunita Bhuyan

    Sunita Bhuyan

    Practitioner: Wellness, Leadership & Change through Music

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr.

SHRM-SCP, President & CEO
Society for Human Resource Management
Johnny C. Taylor is the president and CEO of the SHRM. Prior to joining SHRM, he served as president and CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund from 2010-2017. The former chair of the SHRM Board of Directors, Taylor currently serves on the corporate board of Gallup and is a member of the National Board of Directors of the YMCA and the Board of Trustees of The Copper Union.

William Tincup

President at RecruitingDaily.com
William is the President of RecruitingDaily. At the intersection of HR and technology, he's a writer, speaker, advisor, consultant, investor, storyteller & teacher. He's written over 200 HR articles, spoken at over 150 HR & recruiting conferences and he’s conducted over 1000 HR podcasts. William prides himself on being easy to find on The Internet, Google him and connect with him via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.

William serves on the Board of Advisors for Weave, Vervoe, Brazen, hirepool, Talentegy, Wellocity, Talent Ninja, Universum Americas, Engagedly, Echovate, VibeCatch, Continu, Hyphen, Recruit KARMA, Happie, RolePoint, Causecast, Work4, Talent Tech Labs, and SmartRecruiters. He was previously an advisor to PeopleMatter (sold to Snagajob Q2 2016), Good.co (sold to StepStone Q1 2016) Smarterer (sold to Pluralsight Q4 2014) and a board member of Chequed (merged to create OutMatch Q3 2015).

William is a graduate of the University of Alabama of Birmingham with a BA in Art History. He also earned an MA in American Indian Studies from the University of Arizona and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University.

Vineet Nayar

Founder Chairman, Sampark Foundation & Former CEO - HCL Technologies
Vineet Nayar is Founder Chairman of Sampark Foundation and former CEO of HCL Technologies (click here for wiki profile). He is also author of the highly acclaimed management book “Employees First, Customers Second: Turning Conventional Management Upside Down” (Harvard Business Press, June 2010) which has sold more than 100,000 copies to date.

Vineet co-founded Sampark Foundation with his wife, Anupama Nayar. Today, Sampark Foundation is transforming learning outcomes of 7 million children studying in 76,000 schools in Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand; making it one of the world’s largest primary school transformation initiatives by a Foundation. Forbes in its ‘Heroes of Philanthropy List 2016’ has cited Vineet for this ‘Innovation led large scale social change’. He was recently featured as a ‘Global Thinker 2016’ by Foreign Policy magazine for ‘unplugging technology so kids can learn’ along with his wife.

Vineet is also an acknowledged management visionary and a radical thinker who architected HCLT’s transformation from $0.7 billion in 2005 to a $4.7 billion Global Technology Services Company with over 85,000 employees across 32 countries in 2013. This radical transformation led Fortune to recognize HCL as “the world’s most modern management” while BusinessWeek named HCLT as “one of the world’s most influential companies”; which led HCL’s innovative management practices to be taught as a case study at both the Harvard Business School and London Business School.

Vineet was also chosen by Fortune Magazine for its first ever, global “Executive Dream Team” 2012 which has been described as an “all-star leadership” that “could coalesce and dominate in any industry”. This is in addition to his inclusion in the elite “Thinkers 50 List” in 2011-12, which is a definitive listing of the world’s top 50 business thinkers. His ideas of organization transformation have received rich praise from influencers like the late C.K. Prahalad, Tom Peters, Gary Hamel and Ram Charan.

Vineet currently serves as a Senior Advisor to the McKinsey Leadership Institute and Fortune 1000 companies. He also mentors 18 technology lead stratups and is on the Advisory Board of the Millions Learning Project led by the ex-Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard. He is also the Founding member of Brookings India and has been a Juror of Harvard Business Review’s prestigious McKinsey Prize. Previously, he has served as Governor of ICT, member of the Global Advisory Board of Women Leader's and Gender Parity Program as well as a Community Partner of the Forum of Young Global Leaders at the World Economic Forum. Vineet has been a "Mentor" (Co-Chair) of WEF’s 2011 AMNC Conference

He joined HCL in 1985 after earning his MBA from XLRI. In 1993, Vineet founded Comnet and helped it grow into a $1.4 billion dominant leader in Technology Management Services. In 2005, Vineet became President of HCL Technologies and served as the company’s CEO from 2007 till January 2013.

Vineet spends his spare time reading and writing on management strategy. He hosts two blogs, a personal one at www.vineetnayar.com and another for the Harvard Business Review, which can be found here.

Stacey Harris

VP, Research & Analytics - Sierra-Cedar
Stacey Harris, former research executive with Bersin & Associates and Brandon Hall, is Vice President of Research and Analytics for Sierra-Cedar, in charge of Sierra-Cedar’s Annual HR Systems Survey and Research function.

A leading member of the HR practices and technology research community since 2007, she launched Bersin & Associates HR research practice and conducted groundbreaking research on High-Impact HR organizations, enterprise HR technologies, and key practices across the talent management spectrum. Her research work afforded her the opportunity to work with large global companies around the world such as McDonald’s, Lockheed Martin, Cisco, Credit Suisse, Scotia Bank, and Pfizer on a variety of on mission-critical talent initiatives. Harris also led multiple HR, Talent Management and Learning initiatives as both a leader and practitioner. A frequent speaker and facilitator at HR events in the U.S. and abroad, Stacey loves a conversation and interesting questions –stop her anytime for a good discussion.

Saurabh Govil

President & CHRO - Wipro
Saurabh Govil is the President & Chief Human Resources Officer at Wipro Ltd and is also a member of the Management Team. In this role he leads all Human Resources functions for Wipro and reports directly to the CEO.

In this role Saurabh is responsible for Talent Acquisition, Talent Engagement, and Learning & Development initiatives across Wipro Ltd. In this capacity he has contributed significantly to improve processes and introduced many new initiatives.

Saurabh was instrumental in Wipro’s transformational journey and shaped people, processes and organization structure in the past 3 years to help Wipro prepare for the next spurt of growth.

Saurabh joined Wipro in May, 2009 and has been a HR practitioner for over two decades, having worked in organizations such as ITC and GE.

Saurabh started his career at ITC Ltd and spent 12 years there covering a variety of roles. He went on to become the HR Head for the Tobacco Division, with responsibility for all its Manufacturing facilities. In 2001, he left ITC to join GE and spent almost 8 years in various roles with them.

Saurabh is an alumnus of XLRI, Jamshedpur where he completed his masters in Human Resources. He is on the advisory board of SHRM India. Saurabh has been a regular speaker at NASSCOM’s HR summit. He also contributes to NHRDN’s journal as an author.

Shraddhanjali Rao

Head of Human Resources - SAP, India
As the head of Human Resources for SAP in India, Shraddhanjali Rao provides HR leadership across the region for all entities including R&D; Sales and Services organizations and is a member of the SAP India Leadership Team. Shraddha is responsible for designing and executing the people strategy focusing on Leadership, Talent and Culture to meet the needs of the region’s more than 11000 employees. Shraddha joined SAP in 2007 and has held multiple roles as a Global and Local HR Business Partner for Development, Services and Support organizations. Additionally, she has also led the Leadership and Diversity and Inclusion charter for SAP's Products & Innovation Board area.

Prior to joining SAP, Shraddha began her career in 2004, at Tata Consultancy Services where she handled roles in HR Consulting, Organization Design, Corporate Governance and Talent Development. Shraddha has a Master’s degree in Human Resource & Marketing from T A Pai Management Institute and Executive Management Program from ISB.

George Oommen

Director - HR, Technology & Process Consulting - Cognizant
George leads the global HR Technology & Process Consulting CoE at Cognizant. His focus areas include HR technology transformation & consulting, process quality & optimization, decision support & analytics, collaboration and enterprise programs.

During his journey at Cognizant, George has helped vision & structure the talent technology ecosystem & architecture spanning across the associate lifecycle, enabling key processes & programs in talent acquisition & supply chain, talent engagement & development, career & performance management, total rewards, compliance and HR operations. George has leveraged best-of-breed technologies & partnerships for deploying a comprehensive range of systems of engagement & insights, with a distinct focus on design thinking, social & contextual experience. His function has won key accolades, including multiple Chief People Officer Leadership Awards.

George is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt professional and is driven by innovation, emerging tech and sustainability. He actively speaks & exchanges best practices on multiple international forums and publications.

Manu N Wadhwa

Head HR & Services - Coca-Cola India & South West Asia
A Global HR Executive, having an extensive experience in driving organization talent, leadership development, transformation and change, Manu currently heads Human Resources & Services for Coca-Cola - India & South West Asia. As a member of the management committee as well as the CCIPL Board, she is steering the people & workplace agenda around nurturing an ecosystem wherein extraordinary talent drives the collective success of The Coca-Cola System.

With her career spanning over two decades, across various industries and countries, Manu has worked with American Express   General Electric (GE) in various roles as Head HR, Talent   Development lead, M A lead and Organization   Staffing lead and extensively contributed in evolving business growth and transformation strategies, through the human capital charter, focusing on culture   change, talent management, skills   capabilities setup, leadership depth and retention.

Apart from corporate endeavors, Manu is an active member in various country citizenship efforts, and also a regular speaker at industry forums, wherein she zealously delivers insights on inclusion, purpose driven life goals, change management, transformation,   next generation of human capital analytics, amongst other key topics.

Manu is a qualified MBTI, Six Sigma professional, Instruction Designer   Facilitator on variety of leadership   professional skills subjects. She has acquired her bachelor's in Finance, Statistics   Economics and masters in Human Resources from Symbiosis Center of Management   HRD.

Mamata Vegunta

Director - Human Resources at Invesco Hyderabad
Mamata is a seasoned HR professional with 20 + years of working experience. She is currently the Director - Human Resources at Invesco Hyderabad.

Her teaching and research interests include a wide variety of topics related to management and leadership. An avid reader and an art enthusiast, she is an evangelist for 'Renaissance Leadership'​, a leadership philosophy that draws from the creativity of arts and the precision of the sciences.

Mamata served as the Joint Secretary of the Society for Cyberabad Security Council, and the leader for it's Women's Forum. The SCSC Women's Forum is focused on creating awareness and executing interventions on issues of women's safety in Cyberabad. She has presented several episodes on management for TV.

Mamata has a Master's degree from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and has a Ph.D in H.R. from Osmania University, Hyderabad.

Saurabh Bhatt

Founder   Chief Executive Officer of A5E Consulting
He is responsible for company strategy   client engagements.
  • Saurabh has 20+ years experience across industries in Strategy, Business Development, Delivery   Finance in leadership positions.
  • He has set-up and successfully ran new business lines across the globe.
  • Saurabh has extensive international consulting experience in Information Technology   Business Process Services.
  • A business leader with proven track-record of setting up and running successfully new business and business units
  • Delivered large global programs across 100+ countries
    Professional Experience in
  • Saurabh has worked with Reliance Industries as Global CIO for petrochemical division,
  • The Nielsen Company as Executive Director,
  • Tata Consultancy Services as Global Program Director and
  • Ramco Systems as Product Manager. Saurabh is Chartered Accountant by professional qualification.Saurabh lives in Mumbai. He is an avid follower of cricket   has a deep interest in music.

Prithvi Shergill

Prithvi Shergill was Chief Human Resource Officer at HCL Technologies. He partners with senior leadership to shape the business strategy, identifies human capital implications and designs and deploys people practices to enhance performance and productivity.

Prithvi has been a steward of the ‘ideapreneurship’ culture at HCL Technologies. He ensures that policies, programs, processes and practices put Employees First and engages, enables and empowers them to listen, collaborate, ideate and create value for our stakeholders. Prithvi works with the Board to enhance organizational effectiveness and efficiency in execution and align the people agenda and service delivery to the business strategy to maximize our competitiveness in the marketplace.

Prior to joining HCL Technologies in April 2012, Prithvi was a Partner at Accenture. Since 2004, he played a variety of roles leading the HR team for Accenture’s businesses in India; shaping the Human Capital Strategy for Accenture in various geographies and supporting the Technology Growth Platform as their Global Talent Strategist. He also served as the Inclusion   Diversity Sponsor for Accenture India.

During his 25+ years of experience, Prithvi has helped grow the value of human capital in companies such as AT T, Vsource, Singapore Telecom and Consistel previously. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and Master of Business Administration from the University of Bombay, India.

Sunita Bhuyan

Practitioner: Wellness, Leadership and Change through Music, TEDx speaker, Joy of Giving Ambassador
Sunita Khaund Bhuyan is a violinist and HR professional on Wellness, leadership and change interventions through the medium music and has 23 years of experience in the field across leading corporations / business schools globally. A mentor for Wellness and Diversity at S'Prayas Foundation Sunita has presented concerts and workshops and talks for forums like Global Economic Summit World trade centre Mumbai, SHRM Conclave, TED Talks, KPMG Learning Academy, NHRDN, ONGC Petrotech, ONGC SECONE, CORCON, NACE Conference, Oil and Gas HR Summit, Learning and Development Roundtable, BPCL, Confederation of Indian Industries, Commonwealth HRICT, Asia Scotland Society Edinburgh, Gartner leadership forum NY, Tata Institute of Social Sciences Mum, XLRI Jamshedpur, ExpoWave by BNP Paribas, World Trade Center, Deloitte Human Capital Summit, India Today conclave, Indian Merchants chambers, Godrej Leadership Forum etc.

An MBA in Human Resources and a Master of Hindustani Music, she is a disciple of her mother violinist Minoti Khaund and maestro Padmabibhushan Pandit V. G. Jog. A recipient of the Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini award for excellence she recently received the Woman of the Decade award from the Women economic forum and the Woman of abundance award form Rotary International. A REX Karmaveer global awardee and fellow she is the ambassador of the South Asian Women's Fund , on women's rights. As a "Joy of giving" Ambassador for Don Bosco, she has received the blessings from His Holiness Pope Francis for her work with more than 12500 children as well as cancer patients and specially abled. She was recently invited as a special guest for Mother Teresa's Canonisation at the Vatican. As a concert musician, her album " Bihu Strings" by Times Music is the only album of folk on the violin in India and she is passionate about her collaborations in UK and Europe on inclusive world music with projects like Commonwealth culture series UK, Glasgow Mela, With Strings Attached , Edinburgh, Beyond Boundaries London, music for ” Save the Rhino” by Yes Bank and CNBC, the mega festival Paddy Fields where Sunita showcased Assam amongst the best women performers in the country and Confluence where she collaborated with Rajasthan folk musician's of Virasat Foundation.

Andrew Mitchell

CEO, Rewardian
Andrew Mitchell has over 20 years of global digital engagement experience with some of the world's leading companies. He has worked for a diverse portfolio of global clients such as Nestle, Disney, Mastercard, Wrigley's, and Hilton Hotels & Resorts. His areas of expertise span multiple industries, including Consumer Goods, Food and Beverage, Retail, Travel, and Financial Services. Andrew completed his doctoral studies in identifying and developing performance based technologies that can be deployed and measured across various media channels, including social media. Dr. Mitchell has since expanded Rewardian across multiples continents and industries. He is a Chartered Marketer and a graduate of Manchester University and The Harvard Business School.

BP Biddappa

Exe. Director - HR, Hindustan Unilever Limited
& VP, HR, Unilever South Asia
Biddappa is Executive Director-HR for HUL and Vice President, HR for Unilever South Asia. Biddappa joined Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) after working as a Consultant with AF Ferguson & Co (now part of Deloitte) for a little over 2 years. In a career spanning over 25 years in HUL and Unilever in Human Resource Management, he has worked in a variety of roles starting in India and then in leadership positions across markets and global roles in Unilever. In early 2013, he returned to India into his present role and leads the HR function for HUL and the Unilever businesses in South Asia.
Biddappa has studied Economics and Management. He is a member of the CII National Committee on Leadership and Human Resources, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Advisory Council - India & South Asia and IIM Ahmedabad Society.
Biddappa is passionate about Squash and is an avid reader.

Niel Nickolaisen

Chief Technology Officer at O.C.Tanner
Niel Nickolaisen, Chief Technology Officer at O.C.Tanner, has more than 25 years' of experience in the rapid/adaptive selection, implementation, and deployment of enterprise business applications, analysis tools, and systems. He is an IT and operations leader who specializes in digital and business transformation. He has an excellent track record in the three areas most critical to IT leader success: enable strategy through technology innovation, deliver operational excellence and create a great workplace culture


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Pre Conference

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New Delhi: Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management has announced its 4th HR Technology Conference   Exposition.

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It is the biggest ever HR Tech Meet in the country, which will bring together more than 1200 delegates from organizations across all sectors.

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The most powerful confluence of people, business and technology will be organized at Hotel Novotel, Hyderabad from 26th to 27th April 2018.

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This conference brings together top HR industry experts, HR industry influencers, Business experts & decision-makers, HR professionals and HR technology creators, creating the perfect networking and educative platform.

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Novotel Hotel Convention Centre

Address: Kavuri Hills, Kondapur, Novotel Hotel Road, Hyderabad, Telangana - 500081

Room Type Special SHRM Delegate rates
Superior Room (Single) INR 7750+ taxes per night
Superior Room (Double) INR 8750 + taxes per night
Premier Room (Single) INR 10250+ taxes per night
Premier Room (Double) INR 11250+ taxes per night