Instahiring 2020, Asia's grandest Talent Acquisition Tech experience, brings together over 1000+ HR leaders and practitioners, across organisations, industries and countries to engage on the latest in recruitment and technology. Conceptualized as TalQuest in 2016, the event has since been a staple annual feature comprising of over 25 knowledge sessions, 50 speakers, breakout sessions, certifications, awards and a host of fun with comedy and live concert. Come be part of this unique mega experience. Book your seats today!
Instahiring 2020 is not a regular conference. It is the only learning and networking event that helps recruiters and TA practitioners reduce hiring lag in their organizations. Let’s take a look at how you stand to benefit from Asia's Grandest TA Tech Experience.
Get the latest scoop on the biggest issues and trends in recruitment - be it recruiting in a gig economy, millennial workforce, candidate experience or Intelligent data reuse. Come curious, leave informed.
The event has witnessed a stellar line-up of speakers from across the globe representing some of the largest organizations. This year we are pleased to have Scott Wintrip, renowned global speaker and best-selling author of “High Velocity Hiring - How to Hire Top Talent in an Instant”, as one of our keynote speakers.
Instahiring 2020 offers two Certification workshops - Instahiring Fast-track Certification for Practitioners, and Instahiring Black-belt Certification for Influencers. These workshops provide in-depth and hands-on experience into critical strategic and implementation factors that impact the success of your recruitment objectives.
Of course, every event offers networking opportunities, but Instahiring 2020 takes it to the next level. With the help of our mobile and social apps you can get instantly connected to your peers from all over the world. You also get to interact with the who's who of the HR World.
Instahiring Master Recruiter Fast-track Certification Workshop
The Transformation Blueprint: A Recipe for Recruitment 2.0
Line Up The Troops: Effective Change Management Strategy
Lime And Lemonade: Deriving Value
The Campus Conundrum: Where, Who & How to Hire?
Winning the Recruitment Race: Building High-Performance Recruitment Teams
Diversity & Inclusion in Recruitment
Candidate Experience: What the Candidate Really Wants
Recruiters Woes: Empowering the Time-Crunched Recruiter
A hackathon for recruiters and TA practitioners
Global Speaker, Best selling Author
Scott Wintrip is the founder of Wintrip Consulting Group. Staffing Industry Analysts (a Crain Communications company) placed him on its “Staffing 100” ranking, a list of the world’s 100 most influential staffing leaders, and he made Recruiter Magazine’s “Top 40 Under 40” list. Wintrip has been a speaker at Staffing World (American Staffing Association), ERE Recruiting Conference, Staffing Industry Executive Forum, APSCo Member Conference (UK), Global Recruiter (Singapore and Middle East), RCSA International Conference (Australia and New Zealand), and many other events.
Sanjoe Tom Jose is one of the prominent thought leaders in the HR Tech space and the founder & CEO of Talview. He is passionate about building technologies that make talent management at organizations more effective and efficient. Some of his innovations include AI-Powered Behavioral Insights and world’s first Cognitive Proctoring platform. Currently, he is creating a new HR Tech category called Instahiring Experience platform, which aimed at beating Hiring Lag with the use of Artificial Intelligence, Cloud, and Automation technologies. A serial entrepreneur, Sanjoe founded Talview in 2017, and has been driving its vision and strategy since its inception. He is an author and well-known keynote speaker in the areas of AI, Startups and HR Technology. He has spoken at various international forums like Microsoft Industry Days, IBM Business Connect, StartupBridge, SEAAGE, PeopleMatters etc and featured in leading podcasts and magazines.
Former Head of Asia Pacific, Adecco Group X
Daniel is an internationally published author on the subject of professional development and entrepreneurship with books published by the likes of Penguin, Michael O' Mara and Brightword. He has been selected as one of the 12 Non US based New York City Venture Fellow as well as one of the UK's leading entrepreneurs of the future. As such, he is a frequent keynote speaker at Business Schools and commentator in the media on relevant topics such as the future of work and entrepreneurship.
Advisor, Investor & Ideapreneur
With over 25 years of experience, Prithvi has helped grow the value of human capital in companies such as AT&T, Vsource, Singapore Telecom, HCL and Consistel. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and Master of Business Administration from the University of Bombay, India. He is the steward of the ‘ideapreneurship’ culture.
Author & Leadership Coach
Abhijit is a Talent Management practitioner with global experience across various sectors. He is the ex-Chief Learning Officer for Wipro, a role he worked at for seven years. As an alumnus of Microsoft, PepsiCo, Colgate and Tata Steel he has been exposed to globally acknowledged best practices in leadership and culture building. Forbes describes him as “one of the most interesting Globalists”. LinkedIn voted him as a must-know writer. More than half a million followers on LinkedIn and Twitter follow his short-form articles and sketches. SHRM describes him as an “influencer”.
Startup Evangelist, Entrepreneur
In a career spanning over 18 years, she has launched a film magazine, hosted a film-based radio talk show and co-founded a mobile app based on the Indian entertainment industry. Her previous stints include heading the Operations at Microsoft Ventures in India, setting up the largest innovation platform for grassroots innovation through iSPIRT. A pioneer in creating travel with a purpose within the Startup ecosystem, she launched DigitalDesh for a Hyderabad based startup. Through this, she mapped the technology landscape in India.
CPO - Corporate group resources and strategic projects, Future Group India
Over the years, Dhanashree has gained varied experience in the Automotive, Media, Retail and BFSI sectors. She has also headed HR for an Employee base of 6000 employees besides other COE functions and is currently managing the OD vertical for a base of 6000 employees. She creates capability in organizations by ensuring their HR strategy is aligned with their systems and processes.
Chief HR-IT, UN
Vikrant is capable of building cutting edge tools for corporations to streamline operations, boost efficiency and create profit. He has a proven track record of success in delivering inventive solutions to internationally renowned clients. He is skilled in designing, developing and managing Program Management & Customer Relationship Management (CRM). He is responsible to bring together versatile, seasoned professionals, recognize and reinforce strong performance in the team. He is on the panel of the Cyber Security advisory of Govt. of India.
Head of Employer Branding, Philips India
Pallavi is an Employer branding professional with extensive experience in program managing thought leadership events, candidate communications, internal communications & campaigns, social & digital platforms along with marketing operations to strengthen the employer brand of the organization.
In her long career spanning over 20 years, Poddar has worked with many orgnisations serving in various HR function roles. She has worked with some well-known companies, such as eBay, Star India, Piramal Enterprises and Saint Gobain. In the HR function, Poddar specialises in organisation change management, M&A, culture and people strategies, transformation initiatives, leadership growth and leadership coaching.
After completing her PGDM from the Symbiosis International University, Poddar began her career with Nicholas Piramal (now Piramal Healthcare). After spending two years there, Poddar moved to HDFC Bank as manager-HR. Later, Poddar joined eBay as the head-HR , where she formulated HR strategies for the India region. She soon relocated to Singapore as the regional head-HR handling the function for Singapore, Southeast Asia and Japan.
Sr. Vice President HR, HCL
Anand. R is an HR leader with about two decades of experience. His keen study of human psychology and decisionmaking as well as his experience in counseling and developing hundreds of executives and thousands of professionals have been focused to answer this single question—can regular professionals like us attain happiness? He believes that not a dogmatic approach but a scientific approach to this question would help us achieve this. He has received international and national acclaim for introducing social HR, alignment of individual drivers and the employee life cycle with engagement and performance as well as for skill and leadership development.
Director Recruiting, Cerner Corporation
With over 17 years of experience, Annu currently heads recruiting function for India, APAC, Australia and Middle East for Cerner. She is responsible for driving end to end recruiting for Cerner in these regions.
VP of Channel, Alliances & BD, Talview
Dan partners with Microsoft and other industry partners to drive immediate and long-term value. He enjoys working with highly cross-functional teams to influence, align and coordinate resources to deliver the desired business and technical results.
Dan thrives on recruiting, building, and maintaining strong sales driven partnerships with enterprise SaaS ISVs, system integrators, SI, and global cloud computing providers.
VP of Marketing, Talview
Chad is an entrepreneur and a global marketing leader in Ed tech, HR software, and SaaS with experience building $10M-260M businesses and bringing innovative products and programs to market with early adopters. He has led branding, demand generation, product design, web development, and inside sales for global enterprises and fast-growing companies.
VP, Talent Acquisition & Resourcing, Capgemini
With over 20 years of experience in Talent Acquisition and Recruitment, Anilkumar has developed the ability to understand business situations and accordingly influence business decision using his strengths of Networking, Collaboration and Excellent Relationship with Stakeholders. An excellent leader, he has transitioned from driving Operations to driving Strategic Initiatives for the Group like People Supply chain, Integration, College Hiring, Captive, Central Resourcing, Internal Mobility.
Vir Kashyap is currently Director of International Strategy at Indeed (part of Recruit Holdings). Previously, he co-founded Babajob.com— India's largest job platform for lightly skilled workers which was acquired by Quikr. Further, he was a Partner at Indaves— an early stage venture capital firm in India. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Religion from Bowdoin College, Vir began his career as an analyst at Morgan Stanley in New York. His experience also includes a stint at Epinions.com (now part of eBay) in Silicon Valley where he helped launch the enterprise-computing vertical. Throughout his career, Vir has actively advised and invested in passionate entrepreneurs.
Founder & CEO, Stockroom.io
Naren is the Founder & CEO of Stockroom.io & Equiv.in(Stellar Software Technologies Private Limited). Through both these platforms he aims to build amazing and diverse teams for top organisations. He started the company while he was in college and grown into a company that today serves more than 60+ Fortune 500 clients across the world making it one of India's leading diversity hiring platform. He is a strong diversity and inclusion advocate and hopes to create a more inclusive world with the power of technology and meaningful conversations! Prior to working on Stockroom Naren was the Co-founder and COO at Inc42, one of India's leading startup magazine.
With over 18 years spent in a variety of roles ranging from Sales to Operations to Product Management, Rajeev Menon has a keen interest in building innovative products for talent acquisition. A thought leader in Talent Assessment, having delivered talks in this area and contributed articles to multiple newspapers and trade journals, Rajeev has a keen insight at identifying new business opportunities and forging strategic tie-ups.
Senior Director TA, NTT DATA Services
Sunjeev is a senior HR Leader, with more than 20 years of rich and successful experience, in IT/ITeS, Telecom, Onsite Services & Real Estate Industries. He is also the Country Head for leading multi-location and diverse teams of Talent Acquisition, Talent Management and HR Transitions in the matrix reporting structure. He is a RPO Leader for establishing one of the largest delivery programs in India.
Head TA - India, ZS Associates
Rahul brings over 10 years of progressive HR experience in the professional services industry, having worked in management and Information Technology consulting MNCs. His key expertise areas include strategy formulation and implementation for talent acquisition and engagement across the India offices.
An expert in helping businesses understand opportunity size & adopt advance disrupting technologies across finance, HR, supply chain and overall operations to impact business metrics. He is an Investor/advisor in a Blockchain startup, co-founder of HR tech advisory firm and in the process of building a cognitive financial/business intelligence platform.
HR Transformation Leader
Vikas Dua is a consummate HR professional with a specialisation in Talent Acquisition. With an experience of over 18 years, he has worked with both, start-ups (when it wasn’t considered so cool) and with larger, diversified organizations such as Wipro, Concentrix & Startek Aegis, driving large scale hiring in the APAC region. Currently, he is playing the role of Chief HR Mentor at Attayn* - a disruptive HR Tech firm working on enhancing and democratizing knowledge sharing in the academic space. Personally interested in the inter-locking of HR and technology, he is an active contributor in strengthening this bond through multiple channels, including HR seminars, campus network, social media and more. He is an avid vlogger (and even a poet!) on HR practices, sharing his learnings under his self-designed ‘HR in my HeaRt’ brand umbrella. Additionally, his articles have been published by reputed online portals and magazines. He is also an accomplished speaker having delivered TEDx and keynote speeches, besides having moderated panel discussions at renowned universities such as Allahabad University, Guwahati University, Delhi University and Panjab University and at various industry forums.
TA Lead, WNS Global Services
Amit is an HR professional with over 16 years of comprehensive experience in Talent Acquisition, Employee Engagement and Learning & Development. He has proven expertise in developing and implementing comprehensive Performance Management, Employee Development & Talent Acquisition programs. He has a strong exposure to multi-cultural work environment, working with geographically diverse teams and client relations.
VP Corporate IT, Sun Pharma
Nikhil Shembekar is currently VP & Head HR Tech and IT PMO at Sun Pharma. He has managed and implemented technology transformation initiatives across diverse industries and geographies. His strengths are in HR Technology, Consulting, Product Management and he has been part of companies like RPG Group, Diageo, Godrej, Infosys in the past. He also did a short entrepreneurial stint in the HR Tech product space. He runs a HR Tech India Professionals forum, where like-minded enthusiasts meet and discuss various issues/trends in HR tech. He has an MBA from XLRI Jamshedpur and BE from NIT, Bhopal.
Director HR, Accenture
As the Talent Supply lead for Accenture Operations in India, Girish looks after talent strategy for clients across Operations, Technology, Strategy and Consulting. He has been instrumental in driving flagship, impactful initiatives at Accenture Operations—millennial hiring and priority programs such as the Returning Mother’s Program aimed at making the transition back to work easy for women who had taken a break from work. He has devised a go to market strategy for recruitment process outsourcing for Accenture.
Founder, Noble House Consulting Pte.
Sanjay Lakhotia is the co-founder of Noble House Consulting Pte, an HR talent marketplace that helps independent consultants find short- and long-term assignments as per their skill set. A seasoned HR professional with a background in technology development, he has more than 20 years of experience in working across all areas of HR including HR Transformation, Leadership development, HR technology deployment, Performance culture, Rewards etc. His last assignment with Hewitt was as the Head of Operations for Asia Pac. Sanjay also worked in various senior management positions across India and Asia-Pac during his stint with Hewitt.
Sanjay has been instrumental in conceptualizing various technology products for the use of clients including PMS, Compensation, 360, employee engagement, and Fitastik – a Healthcare app.
Sanjay is the founder of Aamoksh One Eighty, a venture involved in setting up centers for senior citizens living in India in collaboration with One Eighty of USA. He is also a founding team member at Talentonic HR Solutions, an HR consulting and technology organization. Sanjay’s rich portfolio of work has also led him to become an advisor to various corporates on business and HR related issues.
Sanjay is a Post Graduate in Human Resources from XLRI Jamshedpur.
Associate Director, Accenture
Country Head, Microsoft
Lathika Pai is Regional Head at Microsoft for Startups, which supports startups in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. Microsoft for Startups engages with growth stage and typically Series A funded B2B startups. Her prior work experience includes large technology companies in the US and UK like Nortel, American Management Systems (CGI) and a $300 million funded start up Relera which was in the cloud and managed services space. As a serial entrepreneur, Lathika successfully raised capital for her ventures both through equity and debt funding, as well as provided profitable exits to her investors. She has been on the Boards of international technology companies and helped them with their strategy for Asia. Lathika is also the Founder of SonderConnect, an organization that discovers, empowers and promotes women entrepreneurs looking to scale their business and raise funds through targeted mentoring and a robust, supportive community of executives, leaders and founders.
General Manager, Aditya Birla Group
Experienced Human Resources professional with a demonstrated history of working in large Indian conglomerates. Skilled in Human Resources Talent Staffing practices, Digital & Social media HR practices, HR technology, Performance Management, HR analytics, HR Strategy, and Employee Relations. Strong human resources professional with key focus in creating best in class HR practices using forward-thinking and futuristic HR technology thereby enable businesses to create an impact and build employer brand.
Working as part of the Group - Talent Staffing for Aditya Birla Group. Responsible for creating Employer Brand using Social & Digital Media. Design & Develop Talent Staffing Digital Architecture & partner with leading HRIS solutions provider. Creating Social Sourcing model & work on Increasing Diversity at Work place, using innovative strategies & business alignments. Working on Confidential & Executive Search for Chairman's Office & Key Business Stakeholders. Reporting & Analytics of the entire staffing transactions of the Group
Technology Solution Lead, Microsoft
He has been with Microsoft for more than 16 years and has held various positions across Technology & Sales functions. Driving Tech Intensity & enabling meaningful business transformations are among the core imperatives for his team. Sanjay has been
General Manager, CIEL HR Services
A Marketing Professional with 14+ years of overall experience with 12+ years in HR industry. With focus largely in Talent Acquisition, Project Management, Account Mining & Growth, I was instrumental in spearheading few big assignments Pan India. Prior to Staffing Industry stint in a MNC & Fast growing Indian HR startup, I was instrumental in handling Training & Placements in B-Schools.
Part of the founding team, building CIEL HR Services now. We are a fast growing HR Services firm founded in 2015 with a 350+ member team currently, spread across 41 Offices across India.
Senior Business Development Manager, Talview
Director Sales - Asia Pacific, Talview
Divisional Vice President, Hudson's Bay Company
Experienced management professional with a demonstrated history of working in the financial and retail industry. Skilled in Consulting, Organizational Strategy ,Coaching and Building Organizations.
Instrumental in building and leading the HBC India office as Site Lead . Key focus to design and build strong operating model to deliver a great experience for customers
Ruchi Bhatia has been Social Brand Practitioner and Recruitment Branding Leader @ IBM. Ruchi Bhatia is IIM-C Alumni and has over 18 years of professional work experience across Strategic HR, Recruitment, Talent Management and Employer Branding . She is a Feminist, honored as Top 50 Women to follow in Asia, as Top 10 Sheroes Mentor and Top 10 HR Influencer. She is honored and recognised as Top 100 #FutureofWork Influencers worldwide. She is Founder of HRGurukul and Employer Brand India . She is invited as Speaker for HR, Employer Branding, Gender Diversity, Women in Leadership . She believes in professional giveback and can be contacted for speaking and mentoring. She loves to read, write and is fond of trekking / travel
National Head, Talent Attraction & Employer Brand Coca Cola
A Talent Architect with over decade plus years of experience in FMCG / Technology / Telecom / Ecommerce & Automobile Industry, across APAC, US & EMEA regions, in the areas of TA and Talent Management thought leadership, technology solutions & business driven models.
I have a penchant for designing and implementing innovative workforce strategies & processes for accelerated growth of the organizations.
Vice President - HR & Admin, Xoxoday
Experienced professional in field of HR with 18+ years of experience in area of - HR Operations, Strategic and generic HR, Recruitment & Employee Relations
Director & HR Analytics Leader, Cognizant Technology Solutions
Nabomita Mazumdar is the Founder of Nabomita.com, amplifying meaningful messages to society. She is the winner of Top 100 Women Achievers Award by Ministry of Women and Child Development, India. She was invited for a lunch with the Honorable President of India, at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. An MBA in HR from XLRI Jamshedpur, she is a Human Resources Industry Leader and amongst top 10 thought leader in Future of Work in the world by BlueJeans Network.
Nabomita has been awarded various honors, Felicitated during Rajmata Vijay Raje Scindia Birth Centenary celebrations at Talkatora Stadium in Delhi, Top 10 Inspiring Indian Entrepreneurs by Asia Tech Podcast, Best 100 Young Speaker Award Cambridge English in Asia, 2011 Western Region, Top 25 Influential Women on Twitter as per CIOL.com ’, Top 16 Entrepreneurs in India by Women of Jaipur, Ranked 2nd in Top 20 HR Influencer in Social Media by SHRM India 2015, ’ Top 100 Tech Influencers’ and many more.
She served as a Partner of Cite Communities, an online community, serving nearly 3 million Professionals solving business challenges for free, worldwide. She has executed the growth strategy of the community successfully, leading the product to top-three in HR Communities in the world from 2010 to 2016 as per Alexa (while she was at the helm).Cite Communities offers an online knowledge base and a discussion forum connecting the organization owners and its employees. It finds nearly 2 lakh professionals visiting the site daily to seek solutions related to their work. The community further offers a free-to-use database that includes information one might need at the office, right from manuals to forms to any document to refer for legal and official work. There are no subscription or membership charges applicable for any of this support. It’s entirely a ‘free-to-use’ community. CiteHR.com (part of Cite.Co) is one of the largest online HR communities in the world. The online site is involved with connecting people to solutions through live and virtual interactions and therefore impacting careers and companies resulting in a positive revenue flow. This product ranked top-three in HR Communities in the world from 2010 to 2016 as per Alexa, Internet website ranking (while she was at the helm).
She continued building many more communities including one called Comply4HR, owned by a HR compliance firm. This site is valuable for both corporates and employees as the entire content is written by people in authority in HR governance and therefore, highly validated and curated. comply4HR contains acts, rules, minimum wages, forms, schedules, notifications and other information for most states in the country.
Because of her social media presence, HR expertise and community management experience, Ms. Mazumdar evolved into a major influencer in the start-up area. She has used her influence on social media and tech domain to cement herself as one of the most prominent voices of women and children empowerment in India. Today, she is a brand to reckon with, as is evident with a large number of visitors she gets on her site every day. In July 2016, she founded
Founder, Above N Beyond
At Above N Beyond, we are building a consulting practice where our role goes beyond just giving advice or diagnosing the problem. Therefore, we are heavily focused on execution and making a meaningful impact on the ground. While problems are similar, solutions are unique to the organization's context and culture. Our solutions keep this context in mind to achieve the business goal.
Through disciplined execution, strong focus on outcomes, we work with businesses to improve their performance, achieve growth and not lose sight of the ‘human experience’ in the process.
With extensive international experience in working with global teams and clients across industries, I believe running successful businesses is all about balance. A balance between customer success, people success and business metrics.
Senior Director, HR, ThoughtFocus
Anupamm Jain is a proven Talent Acquisition leader with over 19+ years of progressive and comprehensive domestic/international experience in all areas of HR in the services and product industry.
A visionary and innovative leader with expertise in Talent Acquisition & Management, designing Talent Acquisition solutions and global delivery models, Organizational Transformation & Transitions, with the ability to run independent business units with high standards of transformation delivery and lean operations.
In the current role as Head of Talent Acquisition, he has overall responsibility of delivering smooth Talent Acquisition for a mid size multi-national company with close to 2000 employees. In this role he is doing Re-engineering of whole TA function and recreating it for better results and effectiveness. He is creating all the process to make TA function more accountable and process oriented to be ready for organization growth.
As a Talent Acquisition leader, also responsible for outsourcing deals involving large and complex full life-cycle multi-processes, assisting business teams in preparation of RFPs, pre-sales presentations and discussions, due-diligence, post-close transformation and transition activities.
Talent Acquisition & Development
Process Improvement / re-engineering
People Management & development
HR Shared Services
Change Mgmt & Integration
He has always been passionate about People as Talent. As a Strategic TA Leader, He created high performing cultures/teams with robust development framework at global level. Steered end-to-end HR processes at global level in a matrix structure to ensure continuous improvement in the HR processes to hire/develop the best talent for organization.
Senior Vice President, Hinduja Global Solutions
Career track record of over 22 years imparting vision/focus to key operations with renowned multinational manufacturing and service industries. Recipient of coveted awards and titles scaling the career ladder in senior and responsible positions. Leader for start-up, turnaround and high growth business in the Indian and global scenario. Distinction of spearheading large projects/operations across multiple geographies. Proven strengths in market/competitive analysis, business development, budgeting and profitability improvement. Unique acumen in manpower planning and sourcing personnel with distinctive skills.
Pioneer venturing into virgin territories that met with best results. Customer-focused drive providing quality deliverables meeting time and statutory adherences. Expertise of setting-up processes and systems for better information flow. Powerful source striking the right chord with customers, channel partners, suppliers and Government agencies. Cost-conscious.
Change agent guiding and nurturing teams members towards customer-service-par-excellence.
Specialties: Business strategy, call center, cost control, counseling, credit, crm, customer relations, customer service, data management, delivery, email, general management, human resources, insurance, management, market analysis, marketing, mentoring, performance analysis, personnel, process engineering, profit, program management, quality, recruiting, rendering, reports, sales, sla, staff development, strategic marketing, telecommunications, x1
Founder Director, Parity Consulting And Training Pvt Ltd
Kalpana Tatavarti brings diverse experience of over 25 years spanning Diversity & Inclusion, Leadership Development, Marketing and Sales.
As Founder at Parity Consulting, she has partnered with marquee clients across industries to build inclusive workplaces in India. A specialist in women leadership, she has trained and coached women executives & leaders across the organizational landscape on building successful careers. Her work in developing women
leaders in organizations is distinguished by its holistic
perspective and a keen focus on building enabling eco systems.
She has completed over 50 coaching assignments across
management levels and industries.
She spent the early part of her career in the corporate world in
Marketing & Sales. Later, as Founder at Maarpidi, a Leadership
Development Firm, she partnered with several organizations to
grow their leadership pipelines. She currently runs a boutique
firm Parity Consulting & Training Pvt Ltd, offering solutions in
diversity & inclusion (www.parityconsulting.in)
A Masters in Marketing & Sales, Kalpana is a certified Executive
Coach, besides being certified in several transformational
frameworks and tools.
She serves as an Independent Director on the boards of listed
companies. As an Angel Investor, she invests in early stage
startups selectively. She is also Founder of Manasvini, an NGO,
providing micro credit to economically disadvantaged women
(www.manasvini.org) She is a member of the Core Committee
at BSafe, a safety initiative of BPac in Bangalore (www.bpac.in).
An accomplished Carnatic Vocal singer, she enjoys writing both
creative fiction & professional articles.
Founder & Executive Director, Snehadhara Foundation
Gitanjali is the founder of Snehadhara Foundation, an educationist, a social entrepreneur, an Arts Based Therapy Practitioner and an Arts Practices for Inclusion (API) Educator with over two decade’s experience in teaching a diverse population of children and adults. Snehadhara’s inception in 2012 was aimed at looking at innovatively using Arts Based Therapy (ABT) for learning. The motivation was to explore a significant train of thought from an action project to a long-term sustainable practice. The pioneering attempt was to look at interventions with an integrated, holistic approach to address the various learning, therapeutic and social inclusion needs .This has got her to pioneer the first ever Arts Practices for Inclusion programme in India.
Gitanjali was invited as a key speaker at the Conferencia Internacional - Por una Educacion que despliega las habilidades del Ser in Buenos Aires, 2019. Gitanjali is a recipient of the Millennium Alliance Grant 2017 as a social innovator of one of the top five Innovations in the country for Education. She has been conferred the Super Achievers Award, 2017, by the Association of People with Disability (APD) to recognize her outstanding contribution in the field of Disability in and outside Karnataka. Gitanjali has been an ACTIVATEE speaker at the 45th International Association for Experiential Education (AEE) Conference in Montreal in November 2017.
Gitanjali has presented at the prestigious TEDx platform at BITS Hyderabad on ‘The Goodness of Life’. Gitanjali is the recipient of the NGO Leadership Awards 2017 and has been awarded as one among the 50 most Impactful Social Innovators (Global Listing) by the World CSR Congress and Awards. Gitanjali is also the recipient of the ‘Dr. Amarnath Annual Award for Inclusion’, 2016. She is one among two artists to be awarded the Artist’s Grant 2014 for the ‘Art in Education Program’ by the India Foundation for the Arts . She has been recognised by Global Ethics Forum and IIM, for working towards establishing an impartial and fair world.
Gitanjali holds a university rank in her Masters in Biochemistry along with a Post Graduate Diploma in Community Based Rehabilitation. She has a certificate in Psychological First Aid by Johns Hopkins University on Coursera. She has been a Lady Tata Memorial Scholarship Awardee. She has a certificate diploma in Applied Buddhist Psychology and Ethics . Gitanjali is a trained Bharatanatyam dancer, and has trained in Hindustani and Carnatic Vocals. She has trained under Arthur Hull in Drum Circle Facilitation.
Building technology-enabled products & services for the deaf community
I design & build products and services that help the deaf community learn and socialise seamlessly with the hearing world.
HR Lead, CSS India, Microsoft
In my current role, I lead HR for the Customer Service & Support business unit for Microsoft in India. Prior to this I was HRBP for various client groups for Microsoft India for 4 years including Customer Success, Specialist Sales and Public Sector.
Previously, I was an HR business partner with Standard Chartered India - most recently partnering the Commercial Banking and Private Banking clients segments pan India.
Prior to these HR generalist roles I was an HR consultant with Aon Hewitt (previously Hewitt Associates) for five years. In my consulting experience I had the benefit of working in multiple geographies (India and the Middle East) across the entire talent management spectrum. The experience has been across FMCG, Retail, Telecom, IT, Real Estate and Agri-input industries in a variety of challenging client situations.
Specialties: Performance Management and Rewards, Organization Structuring, Strategy Articulation, Scorecard creation, Culture, Talent Management
Associate Vice President, Talent Acquisition at SLK
Director - TA, Aeries Technology Group
Dishank is currently working as Director - TA at Aeries Technology Group. He comes with 15 years experience in TA and has worked with some large and diverse organisations. His expertise lies in formulating TA strategy, employer branding and building high performing recruiting organisation. Dishank has done his masters in HR & General management from IIM Bangalore. He is a tech enthusiast and follows latest trends very closely.
Director, Talent Supply Chain, Staffing & Transformation, Human Resources, Accenture Technologies India
Niren is currently the Staffing Leader for Accenture Technologies India. In his current role, Niren leads the function of fulfilling the staffing requirements of Accenture Technologies India.
Niren Saha has approx twenty years of experience in various areas of Human Resources like Talent Acquisition, Business HR, HR Operations and Staffing. A graduate of IIT Roorkee, post graduate from NMIMS and a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Niren’s passion lies in transformation, change enablement and digitization.
A transformational HR Leader with experience in multiple areas of HR , Six Sigma Black Belt, and business. Have successfully demonstrated skills and achievements in recruitment & staffing, generalist HR , learning & development, talent management, Hr Operations. Have exposure to industries like finance, ITES, IT, manufacturing, Consulting. Have successfully performed roles like HR Head, Lead Business HR, Lead Recruitment & Staffing, HR Operations Lead, Six Sigma Black Belt & Master Black Belt
Head - Campus Talent Acquisition | TA CoE @Mindtree
Christopher has had a rich career in HR, Marketing, sales, operations, client engagement, recruiting, digital marketing, branding, systems evaluation & implementation, quality, training, event management and team management.
Currently, as Head of Campus hiring at Mindtree, he is responsible for hiring across the country for engineering and management roles for all BUs, the stakeholder partnerships within and outside his organization, improving and calibrating the selection process, talent experience and the branding & marketing aspects.
Kargil War Vetren
Global Talent Assessment Advisor
Director, TA - IBM
Technology Evangelist - Microsoft
Head, TA - Bajaj Alliance (BAGIC)
Operations Consultant - ZS Associates
Director, Talent - Deloitte India
Head Recruitment - Swiss Re
Sr. Director, TA - Cognizant
Sr. VO, Talent Management - Virtusa
Director, HR Operations - Conduent
Founder - Above N Beyond
Global Speaker, Best Selling Author