International HR Conference focus on Macro Talent Management

Macro Talent Management (MTM) was among the prominent themes discussed during the 6th International Conference on “Managing Human Resources at the workplace” on December 8 & 9, 2017 held at SDMIMD. 
Dr Ashly Pinnington Dean-Research British University in Dubai who delivered the  keynote address for the conference said ‘Macro Talent Management (MTM) involves intervention of expertise from Government and HR Professionals from Global arena, with a view to strengthen Talent.  MTM is a paradigm shift from Traditional Talent Management where the latter is restricted to Organizational level only.  MTM, also offers wide opportunities for Research activities.’ 
The Conference witnessed high quality deliberations and the several among the 150 odd papers presented covered diverse topics on the practical side of HR.  The papers were from countries, such as Poland, Kuwait, Bahrain, Nigeria, Indonesia, and India.
There were two panel discussions on the first day of the conference. Mr. Sandesh Murchy, Sr. HR Business Partner, Oracle India Pvt. Ltd, Bengaluru; Mr. Anantha Gowda, GM- HR & Admin., Jubilant Generics Ltd., Mysuru; Cmdr. S. Manjunatha, Head – Technical Training, Larsen & Toubro Limited, Mysuru; Mr. B G V Kiran Kumar, Consultant, Confluence Consulting Circle, Mysuru; Mr. Pavan Kumar, Senior HR Business Partner, Wipro Ltd.; Dr. Madhumita Chatterji, Formerly CEO and Board Member of Ants Consulting and Services Bengaluru; Ms. Anitha Aiyappa, HR Head, Theorem India Pvt Ltd, Mysuru; Dr. Teresa Kupczyk, Professor, University of Business in Wroclaw, Poland; Ms. Geetha Parameswaran, Senior HR Business Partner, SAP Labs India, Bengaluru; Ms. Vismaya MN, Senior Digital Planning Manager at Brave New World Communications Pvt. Ltd, Bengaluru; Dr. Joanna Kubicka, Professor, University of Business in Wroclaw, Poland, participated in the panels.
On the second day, Dr. Guru Prasad, Former VP and Global Head – L &D, TCS BPO, Bengaluru; and, Mr. Praveen Kamath, General Manager & HR Head - Technology Practice Units at Wipro Limited delivered the invited talk. 
Mr. Prasad Iyengar, Program Director-Talent Acquisition, Mindtree Ltd., Bengaluru, delivered the valedictory address held on December 9, 2017.