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This time in the City of Pearls-Hyderabad!!

The Westin Hyderabad Mindspace | September 07, 2018 | 9:30 AM onwards

Profile of Chief Guest

Sri Kalvakuntla Taraka Rama Rao, Cabinet Minister for IT E&C, MAUD, Industries & Commerce, Mines & Geology, Public Enterprises and NRI Affairs has been representing Sircilla Assembly Constituency since 2009. He has completed his schooling from St. George’s Grammar School, Hyderabad. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology from Nizam College, Hyderabad. He has two post-graduate degrees – M.Sc. in Biotechnology from University of Pune and the other is MBA in Marketing and E-Commerce from Baruch College-City, University of New York, New York.

Prior to Ministry: After completing his MBA, Sri K.T. Rama Rao worked as IT Professional for six years – from 2001 to 2006. His keen observation of political activism as a child, his international exposure as a student, and his strategic role as IT professional empowered Sri K.T. Rama Rao to join ‘fulltime’ in bandwagon of politics.

Sri K T Rama Rao
Hon’ble Minister for IT, Industries,
MA & UD, NRI Affairs


His go-getter tendency, never give-up mindset, inclination to fight for the deprived enabled him to get connected with wide spectrum of the political arena. He established the required convergence from grass root level workers to the national level leaders.
Sri K.T. Rama Rao has been putting relentless efforts in streamlining the assigned portfolios. As an IT Minister, Sri K.T. Rama Rao has come up with omniscient vision to cater the multi-dimensional requirements of the IT industry. Several complementary initiatives are launched under his noble leadership to address the needs of the industry.

The Brainchild initiatives to make Golden Telangana:
T-HUB: Sri K. T. Rama Rao’s vision is to build Hyderabad as the largest centre for startups and entrepreneurship activities in India, called T-HUB. The sole target of this prestigious project is to have Tech Ecosystem in Hyderabad and nurture the young and dynamic people as entrepreneurs. Sri K. T. Rama Rao is aspiring to make Telangana as the most investor-friendly state by providing the required facilities, and by removing the avoidable delays in any new project launch.
TASK: Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge to addresses the problems of unemployment in Telangana. The aim of TASK is to provide / produce enough number of readily employable graduates in Telangana by improving their skills and knowledge. This initiative would bridge the gap between the industry expectations and the available skilllset.
Hy-Fi: Sri K.T. Rama Rao’s another brainchild is to make Hyderabad as the first Wi-Fi enabled city in India, and thus promoting Hyderabad as a Global Lifestyle Destination. Hyderabad being the second largest exporter of IT, this initiative should work as ‘icing on the cake’. With this initiative, IT Minister’s vision is to provide the global information on fingertips to the denizens of Hyderabad.

Speaker’s Profiles

Prof. Errol D’Souza

Director, IIMA

Prof. Arvind Sahay

Chairperson, Ex Ed

Prof. Biju Varkkey

Faculty Chair, IIMA HR Leadership Conclave

Profile of Panel Moderators

Prof. Mukesh Sud

Panel I: Building a Design thinking Culture in Organisation

Prof/Dr. Rekha Jain

Panel II: Leadership Development in Successful Digital Transformation

  • Why this conclave?

    IIMA regularly connects with corporates, government, alumni, researchers and the local community by reaching out proactively through global forums. Taking this forward, IIMA hosts its own HR Conclave which provides a platform for HR professionals to discuss about the most recent trends in the HR/People Management discipline and thus helping organizations to stay abreast, and engaging their talent through the help of technology.

  • Who would it benefit the most?

    Senior Level Professionals from HR and L&D, especially in Skill Development, Change Management and Competency Development from various Organizations.

  • IIMA conclave will be a great opportunity to:

    Network extensively with HR Professionals from varied industries and participate in brain storming and interactive discussions.

Previous Conclave in the HR conclave series

The 2nd HR Conclave of IIMA on Learning and Development in the context of Digitization 2017.


The 2nd HR Conclave of IIMA on Learning and development in the context of Digitization was held on 4th March 2017 in Habitat Centre, Delhi. The Conclave was chaired by Professor Biju Varkkey, senior faculty, IIMA in the area of HRM. He is having vast professional experience in the industry, consulting and in leading management schools. The objective of the 2nd HR Conclave was to host the most interactive sessions focused on the current need of "Digitization" in organizations, how various organizations are dealing with it and what are the challenges faced in the process of doing so. Through the panel discussions conducted by expert panellists, conclave 2017 missioned to come up with a balanced and calculated strategy of getting there. The event housed the most synergistic and lively panel discussions.


The conference witnessed active participation of 90 professionals from HR & L&D departments representing various companies, sectors and industries which marked the success of the event. They found this event to be one great opportunity to network and also to stay updated on the recent and upcoming trends in their field to be able to take it to their organization.


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