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SHRM India HR Tech conference 2022 concludes on a successful note

Achal Khanna, CEO-SHRM India, APAC & MENA


SHRM Unveiled the HR Excellence Awards Winners’ Practices Playbook and HR influencer ranking


Hyderabad, 20th May 2022: SHRM India HR Tech Conference 2022, a two-day event with the theme, “Game on”, ended today on a successful note. The conference had over 4300 attendees, more than 500 CXOs, and 134 speakers from around the world shared their insights during 52 sessions.


Ms Achal Khanna, CEO – SHRM India, APAC & MENA, Said, “We are extremely happy to see the overwhelming response we have received for the conference. I am confident the attendees have gained enormously from the insightful sessions, Panel discussions, and keynote addresses delivered at SHRMTECH22 by the top HR and Tech minds in the world. I would like to thank all of the participants who contributed to the dynamic atmosphere and made the conference successful.”


The day began with an opening keynote by Nilanjan Adhya, Chief Digital Officer, BlackRock; who talked about how the landscape of workspace is continuously changing, why there is a need to find new ways to achieve business results with greater simplicity, and how technology can help here in achieving the same. He further discussed how digital transformation will help in creating an all-in approach beyond automation, with improved business agility, intelligent services and skills of a diverse workforce.


Sandeep Bidani, Consulting Partner-Inclusion Advisory, Saarathee and Richa Bansal, Founder and Managing Director, Saarathee in a session named “Equity for Disability: Business Case Done Right”, explored the nuances of leveraging technology to enable differently abled members of the workforce to maximize their abilities.

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In a special address, “Bring on your ‘A’ Game! Always”, Pullela Gopichand, Chief National Coach, Indian Badminton team discussed about how the digital workspace revolution is here and is expanding at rapid speed. He further talked about the how organizations are looking for new, effective, productive ways to meet the evolving demands of doing business-agility, 24/7 global access, speed and accuracy.


During the conference, SHRM Unveiled the SHRM HR Excellence Awards Winners’ Practices Playbook. The Playbook features the best in class case-studies of organisations that are leading the charge in HR best practices.  The ultimate guide to creating Excellent People Practices.


In addition, SHRM launched SHRMs Capability in Behavioral Assessments in partnership with Salto Dee Fe and the Talent Enterprise. Through this partnership, SHRM will provide, contemporary psychometric tools and assessment solutions to its clients. This will incorporate the latest in artificial intelligence and data science through ‘The talent enterprise’ suite of tools. Also, this partnership will enable SHRM to offer extensive and exceptional insights into the intricacies of behavior in individuals, teams, and organizations, through its leading-edge, technology-enabled talent assessment and capability development solutions.


The conference ended with SHRM Big Debate, “WorkTech: Enabling Socialization or Fostering Alienation”, where Anand Shankar, Senior Vice President – Group Human Resources, Tata Group & Director,Enabling Socialization; Parag Pande, Global Human Resources Services Delivery Lead,, Accenture; Richa Bansal , Founder and Managing Director, Saarathee, Fostering Alienation; Dr Shalini Lal, Founder, Unqbe; Rajesh Dhuddu; SVP & Global Head – Blockchain & Metaverse, Tech Mahindra discussed on the contrarian views on whether digital tools are fostering digital harmony or creating bigger problems as a result of digitized talent management.

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