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

Profile of Panelists

Mr. S V Nathan

Chief Talent Officer, Deloitte India

Mr. Ritwik Mishra

Talent leader at Deloitte Consulting India Pvt Ltd

Mr. K. Padmakar

Director (Human Resources), BPCL, Mumbai

Mr.Sandeep Chatterjee

Principal Director, Accenture, Gurgaon

Ms.Shanta Thoutam

Director -Innovation Cluster,T-Hub, Hyderabad

Ms.Swatee Sarangi

Head-Capability Development Corporate HR Larsen and Toubro Limited, Mumbai

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.

Highlights of the Recent Conclave in the Series

The 3 rd IIMA HR Leadership Conclave on The Future of Work, Workforce & Learning

IIMA organized its third conclave in the IIMA HR Leadership Conclave Series on September 7, 2018 at The Westin Hyderabad Mindspace, Raheja IT Park, HITEC City, Madhapur titled as “The Future of Work, Workforce & Learning”. The objective of the conclave was to share the work which IIMA and IIMA Faculty does through various offerings of Executive Education in the context of learning and development as well as to listen and to learn from the industry leaders in the same context. Keeping in mind the humongous changes which the world is going through and so is the nature of the work, the theme for this year’s conclave was kept as “Disruptions & Learning”.


The Conclave hosted two panel discussions on very contemporary themes. The first one was on “Building a Design Thinking Culture in the Organization” and the second one was on “Leadership Development for Successful Digital Transformations”. Varied experiences and insights were shared in the first Panel Discussion on Design Thinking ranging from processes, employee engagement in MNCs as well as in startups which was possible due to varied background of the speakers. It was made more intriguing by the Panel Members and the Moderator through their way of dealing queries by invitees which motivated them to put forth their views without any hesitance. Second Panel Discussion was marked by the innovative and strategic digital initiatives taken by Organizations like L&T and BPCL which were shared by Speakers which inspirited leaders to take cues for the similar kind of implementation in their organization. The conference was attended by 125 HR & L&D professionals representing various companies, sectors and industries which marked the success of this event. They actively participated in the Panel Discussion during Question & Answer round.