Guest Lecture 1617

HR Conference Valedictory talk by Mr. C Mahalingam

Mr. C Mahalingam, Executive Vice President & Global Chief People Officer, Symphony Services Corporation, was invited to speak on 'Measuring HR Architecture' during Valedictory function scheduled on 2nd day of the 5th International HR Conference held during December 9 & 10, 2016 at SDMIMD. The speaker focused his presentation on the aspects of business imperatives, accelerating performance, crisis in measurement as criteria in measuring HR Architecture. The speaker presented the ideas with live cases from the industry. 

Invited talk by Mr. Naganagouda S.J

'VUCA World' was the topic for deliberation during the technical session presented by Mr. Naganagouda S.J., Associate Vice President & Head of Human Resources at Global Edge Software Ltd., on day 2 of the 5th International HR Conference held on December 9 & 10, 2016 at SDMIMD. Mr. Naganagouda said VUCA and key competencies are the future of work and it drives the skills for the future. 

Alumnus on Campus – Mr. Chandrasekhar Kalubandi

'Workforce Transformation' was the invited talk presented during the technical session at the 5th International HR Conference, scheduled on Saturday, December 10, 2016. Mr. Chandrasekhar Kalubandi, Vice President, NTT Data, Bangalore, the invited speaker and alumnus of SDMIMD, shared his views on how the focus of the workforce has shifted from 'factor driven growth' to 'innovation driven growth'. The discussion on how workforce transformation helps in employee motivation with the audience was interesting. 

Talk on Talent Transformation

Mr. Praveen Kamath, Global Head, Talent Transformation, Wipro, was the invited speaker for the technical session of 5th International HR Conference scheduled on Saturday, December 10, 2016. Speaking on the topic 'Talent Transformation', Mr. Praveen focused his presentation on talent acquisition, talent leadership, engagement, talent optimization, talent recognition, reward management and Talent analysis.

Invited talk by Prof. Umesh Chandrasekhar

Prof. Umesh Chandrasekhar, PSG Institute, Coimbatore, was the invited speaker for the first technical session for the 5th International HR Conference held on Friday, December 9, 2016. Prof. Umesh addressed the gathering on 'Employer Branding'. Speaking on the topic Prof. Umesh discussed the internal & external branding, and explained the reasons for failure of employee branding.  He said that the core of the brand is the Employee value Proposition (EVP).

Corporate Connect - Interaction on ERP

Mr. Sanjai K, Vice President - Product Management S/4HANA, SAP, was at SDMIMD on November 26, 2016. Mr. Sanjai interacted with the SDMites on 'Emerging Trends in the ERP Space'. The interaction created a platform to the speaker to share his insights on ERP on the cloud, big data analytics and the future of ERP with the students. Dr. Neetu Ganapathy, Course Instructor of ERP elective moderated the discussion. 

Talk by Dr. Stuart Locke of Waikato University

Dr. Stuart Locke, Professor of Finance, Waikato University, New Zealand, delivered valedictory speech of the 2nd International Economics Conference 2016 on November 19, 2016. In his valedictory speech Dr. Stuart Locke analysed the empirical results reflecting how environmental factors, social factors and corporate governance would impact financial performance of the corporate organisations