IIM Kashipur Samanavya 2019: IIM Kashipur successfully conducted its Annual flagship event Samanavya 2019 as part of its Annual Management conclave “Coalescence-2019”, on 18th August 2019 with the theme ‘Evolution to Revolution’. The event started with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp by the guests and faculty. Attendees of the event were taken through the journey of IIM Kashipur and its achievements. Dr. Kulbhushan Balooni, Director of IIM Kashipur cordially welcomed the gathering with the opening speech where he mentioned about the pedagogy, infrastructure, placements and incubation center of IIM Kashipur and invited all the guests in building a better future together. 

Samanavya 2019

The conclave commenced with the first Keynote speech delivered by Capt. Partha Samai, Group Head Human Resources at AGS Transact Technologies Ltd. He talked about how today’s AI software can help out recruiters craft the perfect job description and how the future is going to revolve around AI and EI and how we are supposed to get best out of automation. The second keynote speech was delivered by Ms. Shilpi Saxena, Head Human Resources at Kurlon. She talked about how automation is ubiquitous and how HR has to adopt to businesses that is being owned by young tech-savvy people.

Later, a panel discussion was conducted on the topic “The Proliferation of automation in the HR industry” moderated by Mr. Krishna Rao, Head Coach, and Strategic Consultant at Peepal HR Associates with a panel comprising of some of top people in the Industry. Mr. Raj Kamal Gupta, Director of Human Resources at Dalmia Group, Mr. Amulya Sah, VP & Head Human Resources at IT By Design, Mr. Shrihari Mahale, Head of Solutioning at Sankey Solutions, Mr. Sanjay Abhigyan, Editor – Business Research at Amar Ujala. The discussion focused on how AI and EI complement each other and both are equally important for the success of an organization

Afternoon session commenced with a welcome speech by Prof. Kunal Ganguly, Chair Placements, IIM Kashipur followed by Keynote speeches from Mr. Parthasarathi Mishra, Ex. CHRM, Tata Steel Ltd and Mr. Swapnakant Samal, Head Talent Acquisition Group, Reliance Industries Ltd. These were followed by a panel discussion on Innovative HR: Bridging the gap between GenX and GenY with a panel comprising of Ms. Padmini Punna, Human Resource Business Partner at DSM, Mr. Shivadeep Panjwani, Head Human Resources at Premier Info Assists, Dr. Afsha Dokadia, Head of Learning and Development at L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering, Mr. Abhishek Sharma, Lead – Talent Acquisition at AGS Transact Technologies Ltd. moderated by Mr. L.R.K. Krishnan, Ex. SVP Human Resources at Reliance Communications

The Conclave provided a platform for students to have a fruitful discussion with some of the top-level people in the HR industry which helped in developing an understanding of the current ongoing amalgamation of technology and HR primarily using AI as a tool. This interaction offered students an opportunity to know about the current happenings in the industry and how to evolve themselves to keep up with the ongoing revolution across all the domains.

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