SHRM India Concluded HR Tech Conference 2019
The gathering presented an opportunity for delegates to discuss the ever-increasing role of technology in HR and the use of innovative ways to bridge the gap between HR and technology
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management, concluded the 5th edition of ‘SHRM India HR Technology APAC Conference & Exposition’, the confluence of people, business and technology, today in Hyderabad. This year’s theme was ‘Reinventing work, workers, and workplace’.
The two-day conference and exposition brought together 1500+ delegates, including mid & senior level HR professionals and corporate leaders from organizations across all sectors. The gathering presented an opportunity for delegates to discuss the ever-increasing role of technology in HR and the use of innovative ways to bridge the gap between HR and technology, as well as how to leverage the best of technology as an effective enabler in HR.
In a special talk “staying human with technology” Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Spiritual Leader & Founder, Art of Living, threw light on how while technology has made the world shrink, it is humanness and spirituality that can make it into a family. He spoke about how a lack of attention is creeping in our society and the way to bring it back is through mindfulness and meditation. He stressed on the benefits of being mentally present for better health, attention spans and a better society overall.
Sharad Sharma, Co-Founder, iSPIRIT Foundation spoke about orbit changes and how customers love it but not so many employees! He mentioned how orbit shifts happen when technology infrastructure, policy, and market participants come together and the next possible orbit shifts in India would help create societal change. And of course, how non-linear leadership archetypes can drive these orbit changes through 'effectual' co-creation!
Achal Khanna, CEO - SHRM India and Business Head- MENA & APAC, said, “The conference saw a series of engaging keynote sessions and panel discussions that intended to enhance our understanding of technology in HR; and how to leverage that technology as an enabler in the rapidly changing business landscape. I am hopeful that SHRM Tech conference offered a platform to brainstorm and minutely assess the impact of technology on the top line of companies, simultaneously throwing light on key HR Tech trends shaping up globally”.