BRICS Chamber of Commerce and Industry organized its first HR Director’s Conclave on 13th March 2015 at SCOPE Complex Conference Hall, New Delhi. The theme of the conclave was: Building an enabling eco-system for success of ‘Make in India’ and ‘Skilled India’.
Honourable Dr. Pritam Singh, Padma Shree Awardee, inaugurated the event and Dr. Madhukar (Secretary General, BRICS CCI) welcomed the esteemed audience on behalf of BRICS CCI.
Dr. U. D. Choubey (DG Scope Complex) took forward the discussion and gave insights about the global integration of the world post liberalization and IT revolution.
The keynote speaker was Dr. Pritam Singh. He highlighted how in India focus is on quantity and not quality and also talked about ‘Competitive Collaboration’.
The first panel discussion took up the area of Reflections- Youth, Talent And Skills In India. The panel was chaired by Mr. Atul Chugh. Other panel members were Mr. Raghavendra K, VP and Head- Human Resource Development, Infosys BPO; Mr. Rakesh Seth, Senior VP- Group HR, Lloyd Group; Mr. Ajai Mehrotra, VP- Human Resources, Compunnel Technology India (P); Mr. Saurabh Nigam, VP-HR, Snapdeal; Mr. Atul Chugh, Former HR Head- Middle East and South Asia Rolls-Royce, Member-Steering Committee.
The highlights of the discussion were youth: the myths about youth, their commitment and passion, components of digital commerce and the three pillars of the ecosystem: Education, Youth and Employers.
The second panel discussion on Policy Framework That Delivers Result was chaired by Mr. Yasho V. Verma. Other speakers were, Mr. AK Munjal, VP-HR, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd.; Mr. Deepak Singh; Mr. Pankaj Dhingra, VP-HR SITI Cable Network Ltd-Zee Network; Mr. Prashant Das, Head-HR, Morepen Laboratories Ltd.
The highlights were the importance of discipline and collaboration in achieving success, education system, skilling of labour, designing of policy framework, training methodology, brand building, role of board of directors and government. In the end the concept of Skilling- Reskilling –Upskilling was also discussed.
The third panel discussion was about Strategies for Future, chaired by Gen. D.V. Kalra. Other members were, Mr. Sameer Khanna, GPHR, HRMP, VP and Head- HR at Ericsson; Ms. Jayantika Dave, Non-Executive Director, Ingersoll Rand India; Mr. Naveen Coomar; Gen. D.V. Kalra, Ex Director General Ordinance Services.
The discussion revolved around the lack of entrepreneurial mindset, innovation, right attitude and technology in India, association of industries with the educational institutes and redefining talent.
International Best Practices:
Speaker Ms. Claaire, graced the audience with her plausible views on International Best Practices and soft skills.
Next, Mr. AK Balyan, Senior HR, ONGC, talked about three major pillars- Academia, Industry and Government.
The event was partnered by FORE School of Management and GNG.