The HR Conclave organized by SIBM Pune on 4th November 2017 at The Westin, Pune.  ‘HR Transformation: Riding the Digital Disruption Waves’.

The event was inaugurated with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp by Dr. S. B Mujumdar, Founder and President of Symbiosis, Chancellor of Symbiosis International University (SIU), Key Note Speakers Mr. Prabir Jha, President and GCPO, Cipla Ltd. and Mr. Jagjit Singh, Chief People Officer, PwC India. Dr. Mujumdar addressed the audience by highlighting the transformation of SIU through the years and the importance of technology in HR, which followed by felicitation of the dignitaries.
The event proceeded with a panel discussion on ‘Face to Face with Digital Disruption – Your Move?’ The discussion was moderated by Mr. Leslie D’Monte, Technology Editor, Mint, and consisted of the four panelists, Ms. Harlina Sodhi, Senior Executive Vice President – HR, IDFC Bank, Mr. Amit Chincholikar, Senior VP – Group Human Resources, Tata Sons Ltd, Mr. Supratik Bhattacharyya, VP – Talent | Group HR, RPG Enterprises, and Mr. Anand Khot, HR Leader-GM, IBM. The discussion encompassed various perspectives ranging from the era of robots to scalability of disruption and challenges for HR to use it for organizational good.


Next up was ‘ShowCase’ – the case study competition where three teams competed for the coveted winning position. Post the presentations, ‘Wildcards’ was announced as the winning team and ‘Tridev’ as the first runners-up with the judges appreciating the amount of effort that went into the research.

The event concluded with a vote of thanks by Dr. Sonal Shree, faculty at SIBM Pune wherein the guests were thanked for their engaging presence at the Conclave and the efforts put in by the student teams.

Dr R Raman

Director – SIBM Pune


Dean – Faculty of Management – SIU