Conferences, Conclaves, Symposia and Workshops
Mudra3.0–Finance Conclave Unravelled the Digital Transformation of the Banking Sector
Introduction: Pandit Deendayal Energy University's School of Management (SOM PDEU) recentlyconcludeditsmuch-anticipatedthirdFinanceConclave,Mudra3.0.HeldonOctober 12, 2023, the event revolved around the theme "Digitalization of the Banking Sector" and marked a significant milestone in our ongoing journey to understand the evolving dynamics of the financial industry in the digital age. Guided by the esteemed Dr. Lalit K Khurana, Chairperson of the Finance Conclave, Mudra 3.0 aimed to provide an all-encompassing platform for exploring the multifaceted aspects of modern banking, emphasizing the critical shift towards digitization.
Track1: "Navigating Digitalizationin Banking" The inaugural track of Mudra3.0 explored into the adaptive measures taken by banks in response to the digitalization of the banking sector. Three distinguished speakers shared their expertise:
- Dhaval Hansaliya,Manager of Forex & Trade Finance at Bank of Baroda,shedlighton how banks are innovatively integrating digitization features to enhance their services, paving the way for a digital banking future.
- Hitesh Karkar, Chief Manager and Faculty at Bank of Baroda / Apex Academy, discussed the complex regulatory landscape in India and how banks navigate these evolving regulations while embracing digitalization.
- Nishant Singh, Founder of Enfund, explored the impact of financial technology (fintech) disruptions and the increasing challenges in cybersecurity. He emphasized the role of advanced analytics in shaping the future of digital banking and the importance of data-driven decision-making.
This track extended its focus beyond technology and regulation, probing into critical aspects of regulatory compliance. The collective wisdom of the speakers painted a comprehensive picture of how the banking sector is evolving and innovating through digitalization.
Track 2: "Revolutionizing Finance through Technology" The second track examined the profound impact of technology on the financial sector, particularly in the realm of digital banking and its transformation. Two notable experts contributed their insights:
- Sunil Tiwari, Zonal Head of the Financial Crime Prevention Group at ICICI Bank, provided significant insights into fraud risk management in a digital banking landscape, emphasizing the importance of proactive measures to counter digital fraud.
- RTG. Vasantha Siva, Chief Manager and Faculty at Bank of Baroda / Apex Academy, discussed AI-based mapping and the increasing role of machine learning in reshaping financial services. The emergence of Phygital and Neo banks highlighted the dynamic nature of the financial services industry.
This track emphasized that technology's impact extends beyond risk management and encompasses areas like blockchain integration, recognizing the significance of innovative approaches to meet the evolving needs of customers in an increasingly digital financial landscape.
Track 3: Enhancing Customer Experience in Digital Banking The final track was dedicated to understanding and enhancing the customer experience in the digital banking landscape. Esteemed guests shared their insights and experiences:
- Rajeev Thakur, Business Development Specialist and Ex-Vice President at SBI, EPBA (IIM-K), highlighted the transformative impact of digital innovation on the banking sector. He stressed the significance of online transfers and the pivotal role of UPI (Unified Payments Interface) in modern banking, showcasing the inseparable relationship between online banking and UPI in the Indian financial ecosystem.
- Shreya Chanani, Founder of Optionsbeyond12, self-employed, provided unique insights into enhancing customer experience in digital banking. She discussed the benefits brought to the Indian economy by the popular UPI system and delved into the challenges faced by WhatsApp Payments, offering a valuable case study of the dynamic world of digital financial services.
Mudra 3.0 provided an insightful and comprehensive exploration of the digitalization of the banking sector. The event underlined that this transformation is a multifaceted journey involving technology, risk management, regulatory compliance, and customer-centric strategies. Mudra 3.0 was a testament to the ever-evolving nature of the financial industry and the importance of staying informed in this dynamic environment.
Business Analytics & Blockchain Conclave 2023
The School of Management (SoM) at Pandit Deendayal Energy University (PDEU-SoM) achieved a significant milestone by successfully organizing the 4th Edition of the Business Analytics and Blockchain Conclave on August 24, 2023. This noteworthy event was carried out under the visionary leadership of Dr. Tanushri Banerjee, Dean of SoM at PDEU.
The presence of esteemed individuals in the field added prestige to the inauguration of this intellectually stimulating conclave. Director General Dr. S. Sundar Manoharan and then Director Prof. Shubhasheesh Bhattacharya graced the event with their presence, highlighting the significance of the occasion.
Mr. Bala, the keynote speaker, a distinguished Technology Thought Leader and practitioner with expertise in building high-performing product development teams and technology practices, including Artificial Intelligence, Enterprise Architecture, Cloud Solutions, Design Thinking, DevOps, Business Analytics, Modern Workplace, Blockchain, Performance Engineering, and Cyber Security, played a pivotal role in the conclave.
Mr. Shivkumar Ranjendran, with a remarkable professional journey marked by his tenure as Associate Principal, has adeptly led the analytics practice for AT&T retail clients for an impressive span of a decade now. His leadership skills are further evident through his roles as Practice Lead for Strategic Insights and his executive engagement in Corporate Strategic Planning and Services.
Furthermore, Mr. Shivkumar, the guest of honor of the event, graced the conclave with his presence, bringing valuable insights and perspectives to the discussions. The event also benefited from the media partnership with Business Standard and the knowledge partnership with The Open Group, further enhancing its reach and impact. Together, these individuals and partnerships made the 4th Edition of the Business Analytics and Blockchain Conclave a resounding success and a platform for the exchange of cutting-edge ideas in the field.
The conclave, with the captivating theme "Exploring the New Era of Academia and Industry in Business Analytics," provided attendees with a veritable intellectual feast. It was divided into two tracks, each delving into the complexities of cutting-edge topics.
Track 1: Business Analytics in Academia and Industry (Panel discussion)
Track 2 : Big Data Management in Organisations (Interactive speaker series)
Track 1 was planned by our esteemed partner The Open Group (Knowledge Partner).
Throughout the proceedings, there was a strong emphasis on the profound impact and far-reaching applications of these concepts made possible through emerging technologies, which have been dubbed as "Data as the new oil." The vast realm of big data, the dynamic landscape of digital transformation, the essential 3Vs (Volume, Velocity, and Variety) of data, the significance of customer data platforms, and the burgeoning influence of artificial intelligence were among the key topics discussed. These discussions emphasized the critical role of data in addressing complex business challenges and informed organizational decision making.
Furthermore, the conclave served as a platform to highlight the growing demand for skilled data analysts as well as the critical importance of data integrity in today's data-driven world. It effectively bridged the gap between academia and industry, allowing for a robust exchange of knowledge and ideas.
The tracks’ stimulating discussions culminated in a thorough examination of topics such as business analytics, enterprise architecture, and the future prospects of blockchain technology in the Indian context. Overall, the 4th Business Analytics and Blockchain Conclave at PDEU's School of Management demonstrated the institution's dedication to fostering intellectual growth and innovation while addressing the changing business and technology landscape.
Samavesh 8.0 - HR Conclave 2023
July 27, 2023
The School of Management (SoM), PDEU successfully organized the remarkable Samavesh 8.0 HR Conclave on July 27, 2023. Eminent corporate experts engaged in insightful discussions covering various facets of HR. The event emphasized the paramount significance of HR, its inherent challenges, and its crucial contribution to fostering organizational well-being. It was a momentous occasion as it marked the first time that both senior and junior batch collaborated in organizing such a significant event.
The theme of the conclave, "Exploring Skills and Competencies in the Context of Industry 4.0," aimed to shed light on the critical role of HR professionals in modern businesses and industries, especially in the energy, manufacturing, service sectors, and the HRBP role for millennials.
Track I: HR as Business Partner in the Energy Sector
Track 1 focused on "HR as a Business Partner in the Energy Sector," with Mr. Chirag Shah (Head HR Global- Adani Harbour Services Ltd), Ms. Prachi Joshi (HR and Admin Sr. Manager-IRM Energy), and Ms. Aquesha Tirmizi (HRBP – Hitachi Energy) as panelists, moderated by Prof. Shubhasheesh Bhattacharya (Director, SoM). He shared valuable insights into the role of an HR professional and offered guidance on being an effective HR partner. He quoted wisdom from business icons like Warren Buffet and Richard Branson, underlining the importance of HR in driving organizational success.
The panel discussion in this track featured esteemed professionals: Mr. Chirag Shah (Head HR Global- Adani Harbour Services Ltd), Prachi Joshi (HR and Admin Sr. Manager-IRM Energy), and Ms. Aquesha Tirmizi (HRBP – Hitachi Energy). They shared their individual journeys as HR professionals, each offering unique perspectives and experiences. Mr. Chirag Shah, with his vast experience in companies like Future Group and Adani, provided valuable insights into managing mergers and acquisitions.
Ms. Aquesha from Hitachi Energy being a SoM-PDEU alumni, connected with the audience while emphasizing the intertwining of HR and analytics in today's world. Ms. Prachi Joshi's journey from a recruitment executive to an IRM Energy member was inspiring, with her involvement in arranging events like "Chai Pe Charcha."
Track II: HR as Business Partner in Manufacturing and Service Sectors.
This track focused on "HR as a Business Partner in Manufacturing and Service Sectors," featuring Mr. Deepak Malhotra (Director HR & Administration – ArcelorMittal), Mr. Abhijeet Sarangpani (Head HR-Sterling Accuris), Mr Vivek Chaturvedi (Talent Acquisition & Cluster Head-Adani Wilmar), and Mr.Sumit Baban Sontakke (Talent Acquisition and Recruitment officer - Odoo), as panellists, with Prof. Ritu Sharma (Dean, SLS-PDEU) as the moderator. The discussions covered the mission, vision, and core values of organizations, as well as strategies to handle cross-cultural issues. Mr. Abhijeet Sarangpani's quote, "Employees are hired for their skills and fired for their behaviour," highlighted the significance of maintaining the right attitude in the workplace.
One of the students presented an intriguing idea during this track, suggesting the introduction of a robot within companies to enable employees to share their thoughts and frustrations, thus aiding HR professionals in better understanding employee sentiments.
Track III: HRBP Role for Millennials
With Ms. Aishwarya Chari (Lead- Employee Experience-Mahindra Home Finance), Ms. Isha Gandhi (Deputy Manager- Adani Ports and SEZ), Ms. Stuti Khaitan (Senior Manager & Business HR- TATA Motors), and Ms. Krutika Gupta (Associate Lead -Business Partner HR- Infosys) as panellists, the discussion revolved around effectively managing the workforce in rapidly growing organizations, emphasizing approachability, addressing employee grievances, and valuing diverse perspectives. Ms. Isha Gandhi's quote, "Change is inevitable, growth is optional," provided valuable insight into the importance of embracing change as an opportunity for growth. The panellists also shared valuable tips for succeeding in the initial months of a corporate career, stressing the qualities of being change-ready and agile in a dynamic work environment, along with the significance of curiosity and forming informal connections.
Samavesh 8.0 was not just a learning experience for the audience but for the team of volunteers who worked hard in making this event successful. With the core team including Tanya Aggarwal, Shivang Tripathi, Ayushi Sharma, Anushka Gupta, Divya Luhar, Kashish V., Khyati Mehta, Janvi Soni and Chandni Raichura. This student driven conclave had more than 50 volunteers working in different verticals.
Overall, the HR Conclave at SoM-PDEU, was a resounding success, providing students with invaluable insights into the dynamic and pivotal role of HR in Industry 4.0. The event would not have been possible without the dedication of the organizing committee and the support of the School of Management (SoM). It proved to be a transformative experience for all attendees, opening their minds to the diverse possibilities and challenges that lie ahead in the field of HR.
Samavesh 8.0 Team appreciates the support of Isha Agarwal, Devanshi Shah, Volsee Chaudhari, PGP 23 SoM-PDEU for preparing the report.
Business Management Symposium - 2022
7th December, 2022
The Business Management Symposium 2022 at School of Management, formerly known as School of Petroleum Management, PDEU was held on 7th December 2022.The event is an initiative of SoM-PDEU so as to provide a perfect platform for all the students to imbibe knowledge and enhance their business acumen by interacting with industry and domain experts. The event was inaugurated by Dr. S. Sundar Manoharan, DG-PDEU, Dr. Shubhasheesh Bhattacharya, Director, SoM-PDEU and Dr. Tanushri Banerjee, Dean-FoM. The Chairpersons of the BMS 2022 (Dr. Akash Patel, Dr. Kaushal Kishore & Dr. Pramod Paliwal) expressed their views on the symposium themes and also conveyed their gratitude to Business Standard for supporting the event as an Event Partner.
This year the event witnessed the discussion on the theme ‘Sustainable Consumer Behaviour’ by highly experienced dignitaries from various industries in two separate tracks.The track one of the BMS 2022 revolved and emphasized on 'The Concerns and Behaviour of Consumers for Sustainable Consumption’. The speakers for the track were Mr. Praveen Daas, Founder CEO of Pradco, Mr. Gaurav Moondra, Associate Director, Deloitte India, Mr. Akshayrajsinhji Jadeja, Aarti Industries Ltd. and Dr. Omkar Kulkarni General Manager, Jio-BP.
Later, the discussion continued in track two segment of the event that focused on ‘The Concerns and Initiatives of Companies to Drive the Sustainable Production and Consumption’ The speakers for track two were Ms. Noopur Srivastava, Director VisionSpring, Mr. Praveen Rao, Director-Marketing, SAP, Mr. Rohit Dabholkar, CEO India SME Accelerator Network. and Mr. Deepak Tamoli currently associated with Wagh Bakri as General Manager HR.
Samavesh 7.0 - HR Conclave 2022
November 11, 2022
The School of Management, formerly known as School of Petroleum Management, Pandit Deendayal Energy University organised the annual HR Conclave “Samavesh 7.0” on November 11, 2022. The main theme of the event was “The Future Workplace: New Challenges and Opportunities”. The event was attended by senior HR professionals from different industries. The conclave began with national anthem and lighting the lamp by the invited dignitaries. The inaugural session was graced with the presence of Dr. S. Sundar Manoharan, Director-General, PDEU; Dr. Shubhasheesh Bhattacharya, Director, SoM and Mr. Nitesh Raj, Managing Director, Value Creed LLP. Dr. Ashutosh Muduli, Conclave Chairperson welcomed the guests and participants of the conclave and elaborated on the emerging role of new HR technologies and challenges of diversity and inclusion in global organizations.
The conclave’s opening address was delivered by Dr Ashutosh Muduli, the chairperson of the conclave, who talked about the dominant role of technology on HR function and processes. This was followed by the opening address by Dr Shubhasheesh Bhattacharya, Director-SoM, who addressed the students by focusing on the importance of inclusion in all the sectors. Dr S. Sundar Manoharan, Director General, PDEU, spoke on importance of people’s inclusion in creating high performing workplace. He also shared his own personal experience of working in industry, Indian Institute of Technology and various other universities in context of inclusive workplace.
The keynote speaker of the conclave was Mr Nitesh Raj, Managing Director, Value Creed. He talked about his industry experience and how he successfully grew as well as managed a team of 120 people, across multiple nations. He also mentioned about Value Creed being recognized as a Future Ready Organisation by the Economic Times. Under his leadership, Value Creed also bagged the HR World Future Skills Award.
The morning session of the conclave was focused on the track-1 “HR Technology”. Mr Raj Lalwani, the Founder and Managing Director of Adler Talent Solutions Pvt Ltd spoke on harnessing the relationship between people and HR technology tools- how to connect data and people for enhancing profit.
Track-1 continued with our next industry expert Mr Pawan Alamchandani, Head of Human Resources at Vinculum Solutions Ltd. Mr Alamchandani started by discussing the trends that HR faces every day, such as new behaviours, technologies, the millennial workforce, mobility, and globalisation leading to answering why HR policies need to be innovated.
The next speaker, Mr Ashutosh Jani, the Group Head of Human Resources at Rubamin Pvt. Ltd spoke on the importance of progressive human resources where HR is an enabler of change and creates a connection with employees and continued with a shift in the work culture taking place and the penetration of Industry 4.0 in India.
Ms Leena Lopez, the Vice President of Human Resources at Knowcraft Analytics, addressed the audience by explaining how the recruitment process has gone paperless and the HR function has transitioned to the level of management where they contribute to creating value. The discussion concluded with advice to students "Do not become redundant, self-development is a never-ending process".
Ms Pratima Jagdeesh, the HR Strategist at Crecers Academy spoke on the significance of business intelligence, data analytics, demographic data-based decisions, and analytics thinking with students. She also highlighted how HR analytics and data can be used to identify behavioural traits and aid in the design of an advanced customised learning environment for employee engagement.
After the lunch break, the conclave continued with Track 2, which was focused on “Diversity and Inclusion”.
The afternoon session was focused on the Track-2 “Diversity and Inclusion”. The session started with the speech of Ms Mythili Sarathy, Chief Human Resources Officer and Head of Strategy at Sloane built. Ms Sarathy shared her own personal experience suggesting that the women should strive to put the agenda ahead of culture. They should regard their job as a career opportunity rather than a stepping stone. Women should also aim to focus on the skills necessary for progress and ask for their rights to be promoted or transferred.
The next speaker Mr Mehul Mehta, the Lead of Global Projects, Solvay, explained the concept of the diversity tree, its invisible and visible dimensions and how the visible dimensions affect our decision-making. He involved students in a simulation game for experiential learning.
Mr Kaushik Chakraborty, the Chief People Officer at Savills India. Mr Chakraborty spoke on the necessity of fostering an environment in which individuals feel comfortable sharing their thoughts and opinions. He also emphasised the importance of diversity and inclusion while briefly discussing unconscious and conscious bias.
Ms Nishanthi Balakumar, Associate Lead (Talent Acquisition) at Infosys, spoke on the necessity of having a diverse and supportive staff in the workplace. She also discussed how corporations can foster a healthy climate in which individuals from many origins and cultures may collaborate productively. She also underlined the significance of providing chances to all members of an organization, regardless of gender or race.
The last speaker of the session was Mr Shubhanish Malhotra, Assistant Vice President HCGA, Welspun India Limited. By citing his own personal experiences, he narrated how Welspun is aiming to diversify its workforce by recruiting more women, specially-abled, and members of the LGBTIQQ+. His winning mantra to new age managers - "Organisations must take little steps to implement huge changes."
The conclave ended with the ‘Vote of Thanks’ from Dr. Satish Pandey, the Conclave Co-chairperson to all the invited speakers, the university management and PDEU community for extending their best support to make this event successful.
Business Management Symposium - 2021
Samavesh 6.0 - HR Conclave 2021
Samavesh 6.0-The HR conclave of School of Management, formerly known as School of Petroleum Management, Pandit Deendayal Energy University, Gandhinagar, is envisioned as a platform to deliberate on contemporary HR issues and challenges by the HR leaders from industries and academia. The purpose of organizing an HR Conclave is to discuss and deliberate between the industry and the academia on the evolving human resource issues and challenges in this ever-changing business world. Every year, the School of Management, formerly known as School of Petroleum Management, Pandit Deendayal Energy University, Gandhinagar invites HR leaders from various public and private sector companies representing FMCG, Consulting, Energy, Banking, Insurance, Information technology, Retail houses, Media, E-commerce, Telecom, Chemical, and many other sectors to discuss on emerging HR issues in context of changing business environment.
This year, Samavesh 6.0 focused on the theme- "The Future of Work, Workforce, and the Enterprise". The conclave was designed to discuss emerging HR issues under the following tracks.
- Track I - Millennials in the Evolving Work Environment: Perspective from Diversity & Inclusion
Date: 18th October 2021; Time 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm
- Track II - Managing Employee Wellbeing in an Increasingly Virtual Workplace: Perspective from Employee Wellbeing and Mental Health
Date: 25th October 2021; Time 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm
- Track III - Preparing the Workforce for the Tech-Enabled Workplace: Perspective from Online Technologies and WFH/WFA Environment
Date: 12th November 2021; Time 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Track I - Millennials in the Evolving Work Environment: Perspective from Diversity & InclusionDate: 18th October 2021; Time 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm
The future workplaces of the 21st century will be crafted by the millennials. These workplaces will be global in nature and may be working in virtual workspace as well as in the physical world. The Day-1 of the HR Conclave started with the inaugural speech and welcome note by Dr. Ashutosh Muduli, Professor, School of Management, formerly known as School of Petroleum Management, Pandit Deendayal Energy University, Gandhinagar, reflecting on emerging HR challenges in the future workplaces.
The first speaker of the Track1was Mr. Nitin Singh, CEO at EZBIZ Technologies Pvt. Ltd. He talked about what millennials are and what they desire from their work-life. He highlighted three important characteristics of the millennials:
- They are multi-taskers.
- They are more connected with each other than any other generation.
- They are more tech-savvy as a generation.
He stated that value addition is respected the most in this generation. They strive for a perfect work-life balance. He expressed the need for a platform where millennials can share ideas and grow together. They would not let their personal life suffer for career advancement and would seek diversity and inclusiveness. It was a very fruitful session.
The conclave moved ahead with our next speaker Mrs. Nilanjana Addy, People Manager – HR, Howard Johnson. She provided thorough insights into the expectations and demands of Millennials.
In the post-covid era, a significant job gap and relatedness can be seen. During the lockdown, the workforce was confined to home. She said that millennials tend to create zones where they can nurture their hobbies. They prioritize job satisfaction overpay and believe in the execution of work in an agile manner. In the end, she talked about what organizations can offer and the expectations of millennials where she said that the job of an organization is to make them feel wanted and supported. They compete with themselves to get the best output, and if allowed to learn, explore and nourish themselves, they would excel all expectations.
Track one of the HR Conclave has marked an insightful close with an impressive address by Mr. Sanjeeb Samal, HRBP, Zydus Group, Ahmedabad. His advice to the millennials was to be adaptable in the constantly changing world and understand the business and its strategy and the company's work culture. Along with that, he addressed the need to improve patience to achieve personal growth. He also explained the importance of verbal communication, written communication, presentation & listening skills and how they can help maintain good relations in the workplace. To achieve goals, he emphasized setting targets, managing our performance accordingly and regularly reviewing the work.
TRACK 2 - Managing Employee Wellbeing in an Increasingly Virtual Workplace: Perspective from Employee Wellbeing and Mental HealthDate: 25th October 2021; Time 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm
"True success can be defined by one's ability to adapt to changing circumstances." Working in a virtual environment will continue for the foreseeable future. Leaders can cultivate a balance between mind and body to ensure that they and their employees can make the best out of it. The Day-2 of the HR Conclave was based on the subtheme- “Managing Employee Well Being in an Increasing Virtual Workspace”. This session was chaired by Dr. Satish Nair, Professor, School of Management, formerly known as School of Petroleum Management, Pandit Deendayal Energy University, Gandhinagar. He spoke on the importance of employee well-being and mental health in the virtual work environment.
The Day-2 commenced with an articulate speech by Dr.Ashok Sahu, Managing Director, CHDNLR and former Executive Director (H&A), NALCO. He began his speech discussing the Covid-19 situation and its impact on people's mental and physical health and overall lifestyle. Moving ahead, primary insights and experiences were shared about the boon & bane of WFH culture on both businesses and employees. He also described five well-being ingredients and eight dimensions of wellness. He finally concluded by providing various remedies to improve the WFH situation.
The Day-2 marked a perspicacious close with an engaging address by Mr. Parantap Shukla, HR Manager, Maruti Techlabs Pvt. Ltd. He began with interaction to understand the meaning of wellbeing and its types. He also briefed about the concept of the virtual workplace and why it is constantly increasing. Further, a discussion was carried out on whether or not work-life balance is a myth and what changed during and after the Covid-19 pandemic. Moving forward, the importance of the wellbeing and mental health of employees post Covid-19 was discussed in addition to the reaction of people to the WFH or virtual workplace situation. It was an enriching session followed by a vibrant Q&A round with the students.
TRACK 3 - Preparing the Workforce for the Tech-Enabled Workplace: Perspective from Online Technologies and WFH/WFA EnvironmentDate: 12th November 2021; Time 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm
“Technology like art is a soaring exercise of the human imagination.” The Day-3 of the HR Conclave started on Nov 12 with a thorough understanding of emerging technologies and the importance of being adaptive to the changes in the workplace. Track-III of the HR Conclave - Samavesh 6.0 was target to address the need of “Preparing the workforce for the tech-enabled workplace”. This track was chaired by Dr. Satish Pandey, Associate Professor, School of Management, formerly known as School of Petroleum Management, Pandit Deendayal Energy University, Gandhinagar. He reflected on the challenges of preparing the future workforce of the tech-enabled hybrid workplace when remote working, Work from Home (WFH) and Work from Anywhere (WFA) are emerging as the new normal in the Post-Covid Pandemic era.
The Day-3 of the HR Conclave began with Mr. Ajjayy Malhotra, Executive Vice President - HR, Info Edge India Ltd. He discussed on common questions that arise on the concepts of a remote or virtual form of working. He further added the importance of a hybrid form of work culture and how both diversity and inclusion of people hold importance in the existing workplace scenario. He mentioned how listening to people and leveraging technology for this can be helpful. The session came to an end on a very interactive note where the students and professors raised questions and had a good discussion.
Mr. Sanjit Kumar Senapati, DGM (R&R), NTPC, Darlipali. He began by sharing his own experiences as an HR and discussed CSR and its importance in Human Resource Management. He spoke on the history of CSR in India and explained the role of the need assessment survey, social impact survey, rehabilitation and resettlement in shaping a better future for the people. He deliberated on CSR practices as implemented in his company NTPC. He spoke on the role of NTPC in creating huge employment and development opportunities to local people and small businesses in neighbourhood villages/towns to NTPC factories.
The Day-3 came to a close with an engaging session by Mr. Bevin Varghese Mathews, GM, HR, Manappuram Finance. He began talking about the challenges of HR in the NBFC sector. The construction of safer rooms, stronger safes and individuals possessing expertise in the assessment of gold, with that better technology to identify the right quality of gold, is a must. He introduced students to the new edge technology in the NBFC sector, in which online gold loan is accessible through mobile phone. He continued with the discussion on emerging technologies, specifically mobile app-based modules in the sector and the challenges faced to make the apps user-friendly. He continued with the discussion on emerging technologies, specifically mobile app-based modules in the sector and the challenges faced to make the apps user-friendly. Besides that, it being user-friendly and attractive is a major challenge. He further explained the challenges faced in building a network of branches and getting through the people so as to ensure business continuity. It was an enriching session. The session had the students riveted throughout. An elevating Q&A round between the speakers and the students was the perfect end to the last day of the HR conclave.
Energy Conclave 2021
Samavesh 5.0 - HR Conclave – 2020 Report
Reshaping HR practices post Covid 19
Date – 27th November 2020
Platform – MS Teams
The impact of pandemic is visible across organisations and industries globally. There is a silver lining to the pandemic where HR leaders are embracing the idea of greater agility and flexibility into their policies and plans. Samavesh 5.0 was organised by School of Management, formerly known as School of Petroleum Management as an initiative to engage into conversation with experts from different sectors on contemporary human resource trends.
The theme of the conclave revolved around the topic – Reshaping HR practices post Covid 19. The discussion was divided into two tracks for the synchronisation of the disciplined discussion on the topic.
The conclave started with inaugural and welcome speech followed by welcome address by Dr. Satish Pandey where he developed a fair base by throwing light on importance of the theme of the conclave.
Track 1 was about Role of HR in adapting to the new normal. The track had three esteemed professional as speakers.
Focusing on COVID-19 crisis and the HR role in it, the conclave began with Track 1, which was initiated by Mr. Ajith Singh, hiring manager at Wipro Ltd. His discussion created a very strong base for the topic of role of HR in adapting to the new normal by sharing several practical examples of how companies especially in IT sector have adapted to new work from home practices and how they have worked on ensuring work life balance in the new normal. He also talked about how they have normalised the existence of family members in the work space with coming wave of work from home. He also discussed how HR policies and practices have changed drastically to adapt with the changing times.
Further the discussion was continued by Mr. Kashyap Kotak, Regional HR Head, HDFC Bank. His interactive discussion gave us insights about the experiences he had before and whilst the COVID-19 working situations. He focused on how HR helps businesses connect to the customers and how structures, methods and strategies have moved from a physical to a virtual world with HR domain in the driver's seat. According to Mr. Kotak people and businesses are supposed to go together to emerge stronger in this pandemic.
The session went on to become more informative. As the conclave progressed, the stage was taken over by Dr. Urjit Kavi, Regional HR Head, Sodexo India Services limited. He shared his insights regarding the post Covid-19 scenario that has forced us to change. Further, focused on factors that led organizations practice change and Human Resource and Businesses face immediate challenges which in turn led them to move to WFH and adapt to the new normal. Due to this new normal Health sector has boomed whereas small scale industries faced instability.
Last address by Dr. Hari K Patnaik CEO, EIC Sustainable Solutions Pvt. Ltd. was focused on the Pillars of an Organization which were People and the Environment, explaining how they are necessary in the Success of an organization. Moving on with the address, he explained the role of HR in this current scenario of COVID-19. He touched on the topics of how to adapt to the new normal, what a COVID 19 response plan shall be, how to cope with WFH and the ineffectiveness in communication it brings along. Also about the administrative controls which are in the hands of the HR team and how they can use it in keeping the well-being of the employees.
In this time of chaos or even otherwise, a workplace can be straining. Track 2 focuses on the mental well-being and its importance whilst working.
This track took flight with an address of Mr. Chirag Shah, Associate General Manager (HR), Adani Ports & SEZ. He focused on the mental chaos that we create. He mentioned that unnecessarily we keep blaming situation around us, while the real noise is in our own mind. More than the problem, it's the reaction of the people which creates the chaos. The outer world impacts our inner world. Many of the times we feel that the stress lies outside, but in reality it lies inside our mind. If we can't handle this thing, it will affect our own productivity. Minds drive the periphery. The management begins with the mind. Right from the childhood nobody teaches us that how should we manage our own mind. We don't talk about the mental pollution we create.
There is a dire need in the organizations to manage mental well -being. People always remember your behavioural skills.
Mr. Suna Chand Sahoo, Vice President (HR & BE), Calyx Container Terminals Pvt. Ltd interacted with the students of his experience with vivid working environment and how they are dealing with the topic of mental well-being along with the current COVID crisis. According to him mental health is not just an individual concern but a societal one too in which people have changed and how they behave everyday which has become a challenge for the workplaces to adapt to. This session worked well for the better understanding on the topic.
As we went forward into understanding the nuances of the theme, Mr. Parag Bhatt- General Manager (L&D), USV Pvt. Ltd. addressed and shared his experience and expertise which proved to be extremely fruitful for the listeners. His speech started with giving insights on mental well-being followed by Gallup Sharecare global well-being index and Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. He further emphasized on the importance of well- being by stating relevant examples. Customer satisfaction is one the important things for an organization and stagnation of the firm talks about the mental well-being of the same. Recession, Pandemic and VUCA situation has affected the mental welfare of the organization. A person with his merits and knowledge on the topic made it immensely perceptive for the students and attendees.
The conclave came to an end with a speech of Mr. Hariharan Iyer- Chief Mission Officer. He added value to the session by stating , "This is not new normal ,this is new abnormal". If we acknowledge this new abnormal, then in that case we all will be comparatively in a far better situation.
When you develop yourself, success will automatically come which follows due to the competencies developed. If you see what's happening in the world today, you will see the rat race, even if you win the rat race you will still remain a rat. You don't become a lion. The question is how do you build quality for yourself? You need to build your career not by kilometre by kilometre but inch by inch, same goes with success. If you do something ethically you'll get there. The first challenge for human resource is millennials, who are impatient people. Nobody remembers what you have done last year, everybody remembers what you are doing right now. Only right people are the asset for an organisation. Human resource has a huge role to play in shaping the character of an employee in the organization. Human resource constantly needs to create leaders that we deserve.
The conclave was concluded by closing remarks of Dr. Ashutosh Muduli. He summarised to whole discussion to give thoughts the fair direction to think further in the agile environment and concluded by thanking all the stakeholders of the conclave for making the conclave successful by their meaningful contribution.
Business Management Symposium- 2018
28th and 29th September 2018
HR Conclave Samavesh- 2018
School of Management (SoM), formerly known as School of Petroleum Management, Pandit Deendayal Energy University, Gandhinagar had successfully organized SAMAVESH 2018- The HR Conclave on 4-5 Oct’2018 in its 3rd edition with a vision & path to discuss the key issues related to managing Human Resources with reference to the emerging role of digitisation and business analytics.
Day 1 started with an opening speech by Prof. Ashutosh Muduli, Chairperson, Samavesh 2018, SoM. Prof. Muduli briefed about the evolving role of HR and all-around tracks of the event.
Track 1: “Integrating HR strategy with Business strategy" started with the first speaker, Mr. Amit Karandikar, General Manager & Head-HR at Netafim Irrigation Pvt Ltd., Vadodara. “People create the differential effects" says Mr. Amit Karandikar. He shared his insights on the evolution of Human Resource and Business Strategy. He believes that the allocation of employees is the biggest challenge in Human Resource Management. He is of the strong opinion that Value based Human Resource Management supports the organisation in long visioned growth. The 2nd speaker of the track was Mr. Lokesh Pandey, General Manager(HR) at Experion Developers Pvt Ltd., Delhi. Mr. Pandey is of the strong opinion that talent acquisition plays a significant role in human resource management. He believes implementing unique industrial Practices to fight employee resistance and increase growth prospects.
Track 2: "Technology & HR - Digitisation, Robotics & HR Analytics" started with the first speaker, Mr. Debasish Samal, General Manager-HR at Tech Mahindra, Bengaluru. Mr. Samal discussed the journey of Human Resources Management from Employee Administration to Employee development. He also touched upon the concept of Employee Value Proposition wherein employees get great developmental curve via HRM. The second speaker of the track was Ms. Sonali Banerjee, Head-HR at Imagination Technologies, Pune. Ms. Banerjee spoke about HR transformation through Automation. She also added how Analytics can help managers in decision making and work more efficiently. The next speaker for the session was Mr. Uday Sinh, Head Business HR & Communication with a leading SME FMCG, Ahmedabad. Mr. Sinh educated the students on how important technology is and more importantly transcending it. He also triggered points like digital mindset, workflow analytics, people analytics etc. The 4th speak er of the session was Ms. Poulami Basu Sinha, Learning & Development Lead HR at JCH AC India Ltd., Ahmedabad. Ms. Basu a strong believer of "Ordinary People, an extraordinary result" shared her insights about systematic employee allocation and technological up gradation in Human Resource Management. The next speaker of the session was Mr. Shyam Sharma, President- HRM & Corp. Communications at Claris Lifesciences Ltd., Ahmedabad. Mr. Sharma explained about people development and integration of technology. Also adding to his talk about the psychological aspects and induction of employees. The sixth speaker of the session was Mr. Alok Jain, Vice President at NCPL, Ahmedabad. Mr. Jain mainly focused on the importance of the human touch in the industry. He also shared his experiences on emotional aspects and technological disruptions helping employees to cater customer needs.
Track 3: "New age talent aspirations amidst changing employee expectations" The second day of the event kick-started with Track 3: "New age talent aspirations amidst changing employee expectations". The first speaker for the session was Mr. Sushil Tripathi, Head HR at Siyaram Silk Mills Ltd., Mumbai. Mr. Tripathi spoke on how to tackle managerial inconsistencies and uncertainties in human resource management. The next speaker for the session was Mr. Lokesh Pandey, General Manager(HR) at Experion Developers Pvt Ltd., Delhi. Mr. Pandey discussed job prices among different age employees. He also touched upon why employee retention is becoming a debatable issue in modern era business. The 3rd speaker for the session was Mr. Anand Bhatnagar, AVP HR at Reliance Industries Ltd., Mumbai. Mr. Bhatnagar started his talk with great enthusiasm and refreshing activity. He explained about why human psychology resists full potentiality in employees. He also added on how influential effect requi res uniqueness in HRM.
Track 4: "Employee Engagement to Employee Experience" was initiated by Mr. Sanjay Ayachit, AVP ER, Hindalco Ltd-Birla Copper, Bharuch. Mr. Ayachit interacted with students on the importance of Industrial Relations and its disruptions. He also touched upon how proper communication can help in building a strong relationship between employer and unions. The next speaker for the session was Mr. Chirag Shah, Associate General Manager HR, Adani Ports & SEZ Ltd., Ahmedabad. Mr. Shah focused on corporate set up and team building. He also introduced a real-life example of how HR policies proportionately relate to employee engagement. The 3rd speaker for the session was Mr. Dhruwang Mehta, General Manager & Head HR at Deepak Phenolics Ltd., Vadodara. Mr. Mehta enlightened students on working flow from employee experience to employee engagement. He also spoke about strategies to be adopted for employee satisfaction. The 4th speaker for the session was Mr. Ravi Shankar, Senior VP HR at Welspun India Ltd., Anjar, Kutch. Mr. Shankar discussed HR engagements towards different behavioural problems and challenges. Further, he added about legal disruptions in HRM.
The event concluded with Samavesh Co-chairperson, Prof. Satish Pandey giving his closing remarks about the success of the conclave with vote of thanks to all the speakers, participants, sponsors, PDEU faculty, staff and the university management.
The quantum of knowledge and rich industry experience shared by the distinguished guest speakers and their takeaway by the students signifies the success and effectiveness of the HR Conclave. The TEAM SAMAVESH is thankful to everybody who has been instrumental in making this event at the School of Management, formerly known as School of Petroleum Management, PDEU a memorable one.
Business Management Symposium- 2016
School of Management, formerly known as School of Petroleum Management, Pandit Deendayal Energy University, Gandhinagar had organised Business Symposium 2016 on 26th and 27th August. The symposium was an attempt to have a deeper understanding of recent trends, market dynamics, issues and challenges faced by the industry across varied sectors. The 2 days Business Management Symposium was divided in 3 sessions as INVESTMENT BANKING, DIGITAL MARKETING and BUSINESS DATA ANALYTICS with speakers and their profiles as mentioned below.
The First Session on “Investment Banking: Empowering India” (August 26, 2016, 11:00-1:00 PM)
|Speakers - Investment Banking: Empowering India|
|Mr. Killol Pandya||Head - Fixed Income||Peerless Funds Management Co Ltd|
|Ms. Bekxy Kuriakose||Head-Fixed Income||Principal PNB Asset Management Co Pvt Ltd|
|Mr. Sonjai Kumar||Vice President (Business Risk)||Aviva Life Insurance Company Limited|
|Ms. Simmi Sareen||Director- SMEs Segment||Loans4SME|
|Mr. Akash Bansal||Co-founder||ZoukLoans|
The session discussed Indian financial sector and how it is becoming the major catalyst of economic transformation. Experts had past experiences of working in the fields of finance like mutual funds, risk management, start-ups, seed funding, small and medium enterprises, insurance sector, etc. They gave insights about the boom of start-ups in the past two years, stating the helping hand extended by state governments as one of the major propelling factors. The session also discussed about the intricacies and governing the insurance sector, the pivotal role played by mutual funds in the capital market, and also highlighting importance of investment banks and the key challenges faced by developing countries like India and the strategies implemented to combat the same.
The second session on“Digital Marketing: What’s more in store?” (August 26, 2016, 2:30 -4:30 PM)
|Speakers: Digital Marketing: What’s more in store?|
|Mr. Aalap Gandhi||State Brand Head- Gujarat, Marketing and Advertising||Divya Bhaskar Digital|
|Mr. Aditya Shah||Entrepreneur||Entrepreneur|
|Mr. Hardeep Pathak||Co- founder||Writopedia|
|Mr. Shekar Singh & Mr. Prakhar Gupta||Head Corporate Communications & Program Manager||Infibeam|
The session discussed how digital marketing is shaping the future of marketing. The session started with the various elements that digital marketing encompasses. The session also discussed how traditional marketing and the need for a presence in the offline market still persists. Key discussion was also on the type and quality of content which has become critical for the success of any digital organisation. The significance of storytelling to engage the consumer and to further make them the consumers who also promote your products was discussed. Simultaneously the panel members also touched upon the technology intervention through virtual & augmented reality in the digital marketing field.
The third session “Business Data Analytics” (August 26, 2016, 11:00-1:00 PM)
|Speakers: “Business Data Analytics: Growing with the growing data”|
|Ms. Ujjyaini Mitra||Associate Director, Analytics, Business Finance||Flipkart|
|Mr. Manoj Jain||Data Analytics Professional||Merck|
|Dr. Hamendra Kumar Dangi||Associate Professor||Department of Commerce, Delhi School of Economics|
|Mr. Ankit Gupta||Director-Strategy||Snapdeal|
|Mr. Rajesh Iyer||Associate Vice President, Category Head-Home||PayTM|
|Mr. Terence Rebello||Retail & Digital Marketing Head||IQR Consulting|
|Mr. Mayank Agarwal||Founder and Head||Geek Creative Agency|
The discussion focused on how the data analytics can be a game changer for various organisations and corporate. Data analytics is gaining popularity because it is that one tool that’s helping things getting measured and managed. Not only e-commerce but also various sectors like health care, investment, politics and many others are using data analytics and companies who have mastered this tool have been able to outperform the competitors. Within the organisation data analytics has permeated in all the functional areas like the supply chain management, sales, human resource management, etc. Increased digitization has lead to consumer leaving data trails everywhere which has resulted in better understanding of consumer behaviour and making it easier for top management to make decisions of their products. Tools like SAS, Hadoop, MATLAB, Statistica and are helping huge volumes of data with more efficient computing capability. The session rounded off on an interesting insight about bridging the gap pertaining to skills between industry and academics.
The event was well supported by DEW Journal, Eagle News & divyabhaskar.com as media partners. Dr. Kaushal Kishore, Chairperson, Business Management Symposium 2016 appreciate the sincere efforts of all students and core committee members Mr. Amrit Sharma, Mr. Ashish Kumar Jha , Mr. Ayush Saxena, Mr. Ronak Sani & Ms. Anushri Bhatt.
HR Conclave Samavesh- 2016
HR beyond 2020
19 August 2016
Samavesh means ‘inclusion’. The HR department in any organization is meant to involve people in different job functions, organizational roles and processes for best results expected by stakeholders. The human resource management function has evolved very much from administrative control to human involvement by improving knowledge and practices in sync with new technology development. SoM’s Samavesh is a forum to discuss emerging challenges being faced by HR thinkers and practitioners across industries. Samavesh also means to include HR academicians and practitioners in a symbiotic process for preparing HR managers to handle critical human challenges in 21st century organizations beyond 2020.
Track 1: Emerging fields of Human Resource Management
- HR Analytics: Its critical role in strategic HRM
- Green HR: Emerging HR practices for sustainable development
- Use of social media tools in HR strategies and practices
Track 2: Critical human relations issues at workplaces
- Gender equity: Concerns for different genders in workplace
- Sexual harassment- challenges for HR management
- Mental health issues in workplace: HR manager’s dilemma
- Generation gaps in workplaces: Intergenerational issues for HR managers
- Workplace bullying: Concerns and challenges for HR managers
Team Samavesh invites HR thinkers and practitioners working in different industries to share their views, concerns, opinions, experiences in context of any of the above theme. The purpose of Samavesh is to create healthy discourse of the above critical HR issues and discover new ways to overcome these challenges.
For any inquiry, please contact:
Dr. Satish Pandey, Chairperson, Samavesh-2016
Energy Conclave - 2016
9TH & 10TH SEPTEMBER 2016
Energy is one of the most crucial aspects for survival of human kind on the planet. Going by the year 2015 this sector saw ultra-low-oil prices, coal plant closures, a landmark climate change deal in Paris and records set for global solar projects. All of these events signalled continuous massive significance underway for world’s Energy & Infrastructure. Change is often slow in the Energy sector but when it happens, it occurs in a truly massive way and year 2016 is no exception.
In order to have a better insight of the energy trends in India versus rest of the world, School of Management, formerly known as School of Petroleum Management is organising the Energy Conclave 2016 in 1st week of September. This two day event will put emphasis on three major energy verticals, namely, Oil& Gas, Power and Renewable sources of energy. It will be an open platform for open discussion between the industry and the academia.
Theme 1: Power: Indian Power Sector Growth Prospects- Roadmap to be Energy Sufficient
- Scope & Challenges of Digitization of Power Transmission & Distribution
- Implementation of Public Private Partnership(PPP) models in Power Transmission
- Power theft issues
- Role of Indian Regulatory board
- Attracting Foreign Investments in India (100% FDI in Power)
Theme 2: Renewables: Growth Prospects of Green Energy- Opportunities, Challenges & Innovation
- Current Scenario & Growth Opportunities in Renewables
- Regulations, Policy Framework and its challenges
- Role of Public & Private Players
- Complex Process in Implementation
- Challenges in Financing Renewable Projects
Theme 3: Oil & Gas: Petrochemical Industry Growth- Is India leveraging the opportunity?
- Current Scenario of refineries in India
- Petrochemical Products and their penetration
- Challenges involved in the growth of this industry
- Upcoming Technological Advancements- Feasibility in India
- Role of Indian Regulatory System
Theme 4: Oil & Gas: Liquefied Natural Gas –Redrawing the map of gas in Indian Context
- Current LNG Infrastructure Scenario
- Technology & Innovation in LNG Business
- Regulatory framework-Opportunities & Limitations
- Issues faced in RLNG Marketing- Contracts & Pricing Dilemma
Organizing Committee Members:
1) AnandKrishna Pandey-
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2) Arnab Chatterjee-
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3) Brinda Shah-
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4) Drashti Shah-
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5) Pranali Baxi-
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6) Raj Vadukul-
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Guest Lectures @ SoM
|1||Mr. Subodh Kumar||Executive Director||IOCL||24th July,2018|
|2||Mr. P Vinay Kumar||MD||Renewables Business of Brookfield Asset Management||10th August,2018|
|3||Mr. Malay Shah||Associate Partner||Ernst & Young||22nd August,2018|
|4||Mr. Mrugank Paranjape||MD & CEO||Multi Commodity Exchange||4th September,2018|
|5||Mr. Bhavesh Rastogi||General Manager||Gulf Oil Lubricants India||9th September,2018|
|6||Mr. Manish Thaker||Associate GM,HR||Adani Ports||24th October,2018|
|7||Mr. Shrehith Karkera and Mr. Bhanu Gurran||Co-Founder||Finception||7th December,2018|
|8||Mr. Ritesh Chavan||Co-Founder||The Money Roller||8th December,2018|
|9||Mr. Manish Shah||DGM,West Zone||Future Retail||19th December,2018|
|10||Mr. Soubir Bhattacharya||Founder & CEO||Liberty Venture Ltd.||27th December,2018|
|11||Mr. Shambhavi Sharma||Assistant VP,HR||Sterlite Tech Software||8th January,2019|