SHRM India Tech conference 2021: A deep dive into how work, exponentiated by technology is shaping the workplace of the future - WorldHRDiary

September 02, 2021

SHRM India Tech conference 2021: A deep dive into how work, exponentiated by technology is shaping the workplace of the future

New Delhi, 2nd September 2021: SHRM India’s Technology Conference and Exposition was successfully inaugurated today. The two day virtual conference with the theme “Work Exponentiated” will witness over 2000 attendees, 120+ HR experts across the globe who will discuss path breaking innovations, evolving people practices and cutting-edge technologies that shape Work, the Worker and the Workplace.


Addressing this year’s delegates and participants in her opening address, Ms. Achal Khanna, CEO – SHRM India and Business head – APAC & MENA, Said, “The disruption due to the pandemic presented a tough challenge for the HR fraternity. HR had risen to the occasion and has expanded its reach, accomplishing more than what was possible in the last year. There are more challenges to be faced as we move ahead and organisations that adopt technology to support people managers will survive. The future of work depends heavily on technology. Over the next two days, the conference will witness powerful sessions by eminent HR experts from all over the world to discuss extensively how work exponentiated by technology will help in business strategies of organisations”.


The opening Keynote session saw Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP President & CEO, SHRM and Nitin Rakesh, Chief Executive Officer And Executive Director, Mphasis deliberate on “People, Tech and Success: The Perfect Partnership”. The discussion highlighted the fundamental role of technology in business strategies.

SHRM India Tech conference 2021


In a special talk, “Work and Tech: Shaping the New World Order”, leading experts discussed how the world is rapidly changing and in the new world order an engaged workforce powered by inspiring technology would be key differentiators.


Minaxi Indra, President at upGrad for Business; Kamal Dutta, Managing Director-India , Skillsoft & SumTotal; Santosh Nair, Regional Head of IT Partner Management - Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa at Siemens; Yash Mahadik, President, Global HR & Co-Lead Business Transformation Officer at Lupin Global; Gaurav Lahiri; , Pritha Mehra, CIO-Business & Technology Transformation Leader, United States Postal Service;  Ashwani Prashara; CHRO, RIL – Hydrocarbons; were some of the speakers at the sessions today.

Other key Sessions for the day includes, Planet of Apps: Accelerate Skilling in The New World of Work; How Tech Saved the Day!; The Blend: The Role of Technology & Humans in Personalized Learning Experiences; Workforce Strategies to Drive Workplace Excellence; Re-imagining Performance Management Models; Employee Experience enhanced by Tech: Building Employee-Centric solutions for Success from Anywhere; Talent Retention & Talent Mobility Driven Learning Strategies; Becoming a “Digital Master” in Today’s Changing World; HR Skills for the Future Workplace.

The day ended with a Power Talk, “We Need That! Building the Perfect Talent Acquisition Technology Stack” by Timothy Sackett, SHRM SCP, SPHR, CEO, HRU Technical Resources & Top 10 Global HR Tech Influencer.

A Virtual HR learning Certificate Program –“Post Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management” was also launched by SHRM and IIM Shillong in partnership with TalentEdge at the event.


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