Technological disruption and automation are transforming the Work, Worker, and Workplace. Whether you are a large multi-national company or a small to mid-sized business, your HR systems, and organizational processes must respond to the changing world of work.
At SHRM HR Tech APAC 2019, the spotlight will be on how People Managers cut through the jargon and explore how organizations are approaching this constant change, providing analysis of the latest in HR technology and the impact it has on business strategy.
The conference is a global platform which sees an attendance of over 1500 professionals from the world of work and brings them closer to expert opinions, global leaders and the latest trends in HR, Technology, and Workplace Innovation.
SHRM TECH APAC 2019 has been featured in 20 Best HR Conferences to attend in 2019 by Harver. See you there!
One of its kind platform to create Tech solutions for real-world work place problems for delivering next-gen solutions.
CEO - SHRM India & Global Business Head - APAC & MENA
Welcome note by Achal Khanna
Principal Secretary to Government of Telangana, Industries & Commerce (I&C) Department, & Information Technology, Electronics and Communications (ITE&C) Department
Hyderabad is often referred to as the Silicon Valley of India and Jayesh Ranjan has had a key role in making it a hub for ideas and innovation for India. In this session he will share his thoughts on the growing importance of Entrepreneurial leadership in organisations and what it means in the context of India
10.05 - 10.40
Co-Founder, iSPIRT Foundation
Sharad's personal mantra is to lead big and small companies through orbit change. Sharad is one of the active technology angel investors in India with about two dozen investments. Sharad is a passionate evangelist of the software product ecosystem in India. He is the co-founder and Governing Council member of iSPIRT. He was the Chair of NASSCOM Product Forum and a member of the Executive Council from 2009-13.
He has held a number of senior executive positions with leading technology companies. Most recently he was a SVP at Yahoo! and CEO of India R&D. Previously he turned around VERITAS operations in India. He also brought AT&T/Lucent R&D to India as an intrapreneur. Sharad is also an entrepreneur. He co-founded Teltier, now part of Cisco, and is currently the CEO of BrandSigma Inc.
The importance of striking the right balance between humans and machines in the recruitment processes is imperative. In today’s disruption economy, technologies are upending several industries and recruitment is one of them. Join Sashi Kumar, Managing Director Indeed and Atul Sahgal, VP of Talent Acquisition, Infosys as they discuss the intersection of technology and recruitment and what that means for companies such as Infosys. Gain insights into the extent to which technology can and should play a role in the recruitment space.
Head of Sales, India , Indeed.com
11.15 - 11.45
CHRO - Lupin Global
In recent news - Wipro - Victim of a Cyber Attach. Internet Explorer security flaw allows hackers to steal files. Data privacy concerns with social platforms such as Google and Facebook have become a growing Global concern. According to 'Cisco 2018 Annual Cyber Security Report', cyber-attacks have caused financial damages worth USD 500,000 to Indian firms in just the last year and a half. Cybersecurity issues are becoming more complex and the scope of breaches is expanding. How do organisations cope and mitigate this increasing threat? Are security agencies equipped to handle digital forensic concerns and what about the vulnerability from employee user behavior and increasing use of personal devices to manage work? Join this session as our panel will thrash out the impacts and possible mitigant to Digital Threats.
VP - Research & Analytics, Sierra-Cedar
The longest running and most comprehensive HR systems research effort in the industry looks at the roadmaps organizations navigate and decisions they make regarding HR technology adoption, integration, processes, and people. It provides practical data on emerging as well as innovative technology trends and helps organizations understand how they can capitalize on those trends. The research assists organizations with developing their HR systems strategy, devising a plan, justifying investments, and ultimately executing on their HR technology vision. A look at the findings for the HR Tech Landscape in Asia 2019
Sr. VP HR Indigo
Talent Experience Expert
Skills And Employability Specialist ILO DWT, South Asia & Country Office India
Founder, Infinity OD
13.30 - 14.15
The war is on! Organisations today need to have clear and well thought out strategies for attracting talent. The landscape for Talent acquisition has shifted dramatically as well with the advent and adoption of technologies such as AI, blockchain and use of Big Data. Today marketing your employer brand has a huge role tp play in getting the right talent into your organisation. In this interactive and engaging session Sashi Kumar will share insights and ways to use digital marketing techniques to attract the right talent and share interesting insights on employer branding as well as tips and tricks on how to create an impactful employer brand that will attract the right talent. Sashi will throw light on the core elements of an effective digital employer brand, including selecting effective digital channels, crafting a message, and understanding your digital audience. Walk away with tactics that you can implement at your organisations immediately.
Head of Sales, India , Indeed.com
How invested are your employees in the organisations wellbeing? How engaged and motivated are they? Today this is becoming a growing concern not just for HR, but for the CEO as well. Yet, several reasearch show that employee engagement is a huge gap. Employee experience [EX] can be the game changer in creating an engaged workforce - what the employee feels, experiences and how they interact with the workplace. Technology can be a great level in making this happen. Join this session to learn more!
CEO, Hono HR
AI is literally re-shaping the world. In this session we focus on the real-value that organisations can delive from AI and some of its pifalls!
President & CEO - Asia Select, Inc.
CHRO, Clix Capital
A candidate is assessed, the authenticity of their information validated AND their skills compared to existing needs in the organization seamlessly. That's the power of Blockchain. You get trustworthy data, severely reducing instances of employee fraud and cybersecurity issues. Blockchain also offers huge scope in automation of payroll, tax management, and other process improvements. How does it work? Not our problem. The question we should really be asking is 'What can Block chain do for us' as it may hold the key to transforming the HR function.
Innovation is key to staying ahead in the game. In this session we look at how fostering a culture of innovation and intrapreneurship can help organisations gain a competitive edge and also use it as a powerul engagelemt tool.
The word Innovation is associated with game changing ideas that shape organsiation or shape the world. Research by the Smith Brain Trust suggests that these high-impact, dramatic innovations are relatively rare. Though worthy of pursuit, they’re very difficult to achieve. What's more common is “continuous innovation.” Continuous innovation consists of smaller, more frequent innovations. These lead to smaller gains, but more reliably advance a company over time. How can we as leaders influence and drrive a culture that thrives on innovation? In this session our expert panelists throw light on How Leaders Can Successfully Drive Innovation.
MD, (India & South Asia)
Human Capital, Optum
15:45 - 16:30
16.30 - 17.00
Founder & CEO - Anitya Ventures
Head HR, Zuzu Corporate Services
CEO, Salto de Fee & Advisor, SHRM
CEO, Maker's Hive Innovations
9.40 - 10.00
Corporate Secretary and Chief of Staff, SHRM
If we get it right-if we transform work—we (HR) have the capacity to create true social change," Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, president and CEO of SHRM. At SHRM we firmly believe that HR is creating better workplaces. For this HR must understand business and all its key drivers. In this opening address, SHRM Chief of Staff, Emily M. Dockens will delve into how HR must play a key role in creating better workplaces.
10.00 - 10.40
Founder & President, Avrio Institute
Artificial intelligence and robotics are challenging traditional norms of work. Employers are increasingly incorporating digital tools and in turn, redefining work and what it means to be an employee. At the intersection of technological innovation and human work, there are a myriad of complexities developing. The new breed of quantified workers will enhance productivity and opportunities for business expansion but employers have to handle mounting privacy concerns and new challenges for executives. A host of emerging technologies offer opportunities for business expansion and potential efficiencies while creating new challenges executives must tackle. Now is the time for HR executives to prepare for the future.
11.00 - 11.40
Corporate Secretary and Chief of Staff, SHRM
National Technology Officer Microsoft India
Naik CEO & Founder, Syntellect India
Marketing & Communications Innovator GeiserMaclang Marketing Communications Inc.
11.40 - 12.20
12.20 - 12.50
12.50 - 13.20
13.20 - 13.50
13.30 - 14.15
Automation, AI, machine learning, chatbots, blockchain. The list of technologies that are transforming HR and the workplace is evergrowing., allowing us to focus on high-value tasks and increase productivity. technology can take up the repetitive tasks and also help increase accuracy and reduce errors What is the role of HR in this mix and how do we ensure the we don't lose sight of the Human in HR. Join this session to gain insights on the role of HR must play in this dynamic scenario.
Exe. Director, Regional Operations, SHRM EMEA
COO, Think Talent Services
Often technology implementations go wrong and we blame the technology, the provider or the user. Equally often the problem lies in our approach to technology adoption? So what's the right way and what must we keep in mind when implementing workplace technologies - find out how to automate the right way in this session.
The gap between skill and demand is widening,. There are many estimations and predictions of the skills of the future and what new jobs, automation and new age technology will create. Jobs we do today may possibly not exist in the next 15 years and a host of new jobs as yet unimagined will come into existence. How do we skill our people in this scenario? In this session out panelists will throw light on what the future of learning holds.
16.00 - 16.30
Indian Postal Payments Bank
In this session, Suresh Sethi shares insights on how to drive change at a transformational level in the organization. He shares insights and learnings from his vast experience in both Private and public organizations. Suresh will call upon his vast international experience in the Banking and Financial Services industry and in the Financial Inclusion space leveraging Fintech and digital led innovation. He has been a key industry spokesperson and closely engaged with the Government and the Regulator in policy formulation in a rapidly evolving industry. He has been recognized by the ASIAN BANKER for contributions to the Financial Services Industry and is part of THE ASIAN BANKER's - "LIST OF LEADING PRACTITIONERS"
16.40 - 16.55
Founder and President, Avrio Institute
Chief Human Resources Officer, Citi South Asia
Founder & CEO, Memcorp Immersive Learning
Your SHRM HR Tech APAC Conference attendance earns you 12-14 Recertification credits towards maintaining your
valuable certification - SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP
Technological advancements have seen the HR industry evolve itself into a Business Centre. As a result, companies that treat HR as a business function have had stupendous growth. Behind this evolution, companies should credit their success to new-age technologies and new-age companies that are a brain-child behind innovative products and solutions.
Organizations are in constant need for new ideas, better solutions to maximize user experience at the lowest possible cost. Maybe this is one of the reasons that the HR Tech Market in India is pegged at between $600-700 million!
There are solution-providers out there for all your business challenges and needs. But, with a myriad of options available, the ones with true potential sometimes go unnoticed. To provide such start-ups, small business a recognizable platform and foster innovation, SHRM India has launched a special Start-up initiative, SHRM APAC Start-up Network.
It's great to see so many people come together to make the conference truly fantasttic!
It was massive in terms of topics, partner, delegates and companies represented.
The thing that sets SHRM HR Tech apart is the high level of engagement at the conference!
The sessions and networking opportunities were incredible at SHRM HRTech18.
Present, VUCA times keep professionals on toes if they have to survive, grow and flourish. SHRMTECH Conference is like annual pilgrimage for HR people like me to keep us updated. No tamasha, just learning and networking
Technology has become an indispensable part of our everyday life and has greatly come to transform and enhance the way we live and work.
Also, SHRM TECH APAC 2019 has also been featured in 20 Best HR Conferences to attend in 2019 by Harver.