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XLRI PGDM (GM) has successfully completed its CHRO Conclave- KRONOS- Workplace 4.0: Creating Today for Tomorrow

17th October, 2022

XLRI’s Conclave Committee hosted its CHRO Conclave – KRONOS on 15th and 16th of October 2022.

KRONOS 2.0 aims to provide a platform for sharing best industry practices and their views on what strategies the organizations can implement to navigate their organization through these turbulent times and make them future-ready, through a series of interactive panel discussions and keynote addresses by industry leaders. The conclave was held Hybrid (Oct 15th) and Online (Oct 16th).

DAY 01

It started with the Inaugural Address by Mr. Ranaveer Sinha, President Alumni Association & Board of Governors Member, XLRI Jamshedpur followed by the Chief Speaker Dr. Varadharaju Janardhanan, Vice President HR, Flipkart. He enlightened us on the topics for Data Transformation explaining its purpose, power of data and personalization.

It was followed by Panel Discussion on Topic “The Interaction between Human and Machine Labour” by Rajnish Kumar, Group President & Head - Compensation & Benefits and Business HR- YES BANK, Anshula Verma, HR Director and National Head Talent Acquisition- EY, Chandra Mohan, Head Employee Relations- Delmonte Foods India and moderated by Aparajita Chaudhuri, student of XLRI Jamshedpur. They discussed how tech evolves everytime and humans resist it and how Mobile Phones & Technology has made life easier and technology is fantastic for taking informed decisions.

The Second Panel discussed “Hyper Personalisation in HR” by Anand Dhruv, Associate Director HR, NTT Ltd., Vinay Agrawal, Global Head- Business HR, Tech Mahindra, Majid Ali Khan, Global Head Talent Acquisition- InfoCepts and moderated by Prof. Sunil Kumar Sarangi, Faculty, XLRI Jamshedpur. The panel discussed the challenges faced by HR like uncertainty of times and unpredictability of mindsets of employers. They also focused on the importance of data, connect, communication and convert.

DAY 02

On the Second Day, the First Panel discussed “Rise of People Analytics and Future of Work” by Vikas Maheshwary, Global Head HR Transformation - Biocon Biologics, Sumit Neogi, HR Director - South Asia, Middle East & Africa- The Lubrizol Corporation Corporation, Joydeep Roy, MD - HR & Talent Supply Chain Leader, PwC India and moderated by Jeetu Mohan, Student of XLRI Jamshedpur. The panel discussed developing personas for the management of the diversity at the workplace and how people analytics has a human element.

The Second Panel discussed “The Mandate of Flexible Work conditions regarding Time and Locations” by Ritesh Agarwal, Sales Capability Head- Asia BU Region, PepsiCo, Urooj Fatma, Head HR, Macawber Beekay Pvt. Ltd., Amit Chincholikar, Global CHRO - Tata Consumer Products, Satish Rajarathnam, SVP HR - Head Talent Transformation, Mphasis and moderated by Dilpreet Kaur, Student, XLRI Jamshedpur. The panel also stressed on the advent of availing any service from anywhere has changed drastically. Workplaces are coming up with their own right mix of flexibility, agility, and adaptability to thrive in these times.

The Third Panel discussed “Strategies to navigate Era of Teamwork and Collaboration” by Parsuram Dash, CHRP®, Head of Training, HR & Admin, VE Pharma Inc, Digwanta Chakraborty, Regional HR Director -Head HR, Trinity Life Sciences, Roma Bindroo, CHRO, Zepto, and moderated by Divya Parimala Enamandra, students of XLRI Jamshedpur. They discussed the importance of collaboration and culture and how it helps in achieving team goals.

The Fourth Panel discussed “An Agile HR” by R Alexander, Director HR, Oracle, Vikram Khanna, Global Talent Team Member & Global Sales Academy Lead, Solvay, Dr. Nidhi Dhanju, Group CHRO, Praj Industries, Rohith Kumar, Head HR, Landmark Group - SPAR India (Max Hypermarket India Pvt. Ltd.) and moderated by Sohrab Faraz, Student, XLRI Jamshedpur. They discussed Agility in HR - HR for agile (How HR can create policies for people to bring agility) and Agile for HR (The new processes to build which brings Agility for HR).

The grand event was concluded with a Vote of Thanks by the Conclave Committee of XLRI summarizing the whole session & bringing it to a delightful close.