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Everything has changed. For Businesses. For Leaders. For Employees. And as things came to become normal, one thing that has become clear is that the “Power has shifted”. From profits to mutual prosperity. From organizations to people. From “me” to “we”. Disruptive innovations have created new industries and business models, by simply destroying the old ones. New technologies, data analytics and social networks have gained importance in how people communicate, collaborate and work. As generations collide, workforces are becoming more diverse. Many of the roles and job titles of tomorrow will be ones we’ve not even thought of yet. Thus, how are these developments going to affect the talent of your business needs? How can you attract, retain and motivate employees? How is HR going to change? What will the relationships between employers and employees look like in the future?

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Challenges in HR

  • Quenching Employee Pressure in Time of Uncertainty

    As a majer of fact, we have been experiencing a tremendous change in times with rapidly evolving markets as global influence become more popular. Furthermore, in recent times, one of the major challenges post the pandemic is of lack of job security among employees. For most of the employees their mental health crisis has seen a never-ending challenge. HR leaders have to deal with many issues such as ensuring active engagement of employees, the need to foster social interaction and transparency on layoffs

  • Delivering On Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Promises

    Organizations have spoken highly about adoption and involvement of D&I over the past few years by declaring their commitment to diversity and equitable treatment of all employees. Now, the challenge for many HR leaders is shifting from making promises to delivering concrete diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts

  • Improving Operational Efficiencies

    We have seen leading companies breaking down silos and leaving business-as-usual in the dust. From vanishing boundaries like hierarchies to increase in decision-making speed, from acceleration in innovation to using technology in ways no one thought possible. HR departments are facing to hardwire the adrenaline-fueled operational efficiencies forged during the pandemic into new operating models

  • Making Remote Work, Work

    In the coming years, remote work is here to stay and rise, whether it’s fully remote or a hybrid model. Organizations have invested in technology that helps employees to work and collaborate remotely, but challenges remain. HR leaders need a social cohesion to continually update remote working policies as we move into future and beyond.

The 5 Strategic Priorities for the Future of HR

  • Agile Practices: Innovation is the key for any organizational strategic growth. HR professionals are seeking talent outside of HR trained in agile work practices. From iterative thinking to creating minimal viable products, from mapping employee journey to driving a human centered approach is the new agile practice for HR
  • Digitizing HR: As digital transformation has gained momentum organizations have started using technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality and digital nudges to personalize all aspects of the employee life cycle. Furthermore, digitizing HR not only drives innovation but also helps in solving business problems.
  • Employee Well-being: HR are now more concerned of their employee’s health and well- being. From organizing various engaging activities to ensuring their safety, organizations are trying to maintain a work life balance between work and home.
  • Diversity, Inclusion & Equity: Organizations have realized that the real action, investment and accountability is needed around DEI. Every HR leader is now undertaking new measures such as defining metrics for DEI, examining compensation for pay equity, specifying inclusive behaviors for DEI and forming new partnership to broaden the talent pool and tap diverse talent.
  • Employee Experience: The employee experience has forever changed. The experience simply means the employee’s holistic perception of the relationship with their employing organization derived from all the encounters at various touchpoints during the employee’s journey with company. From employees working full time in office to professionals who are part of the new hybrid workplace, HR leaders need to imply a very different employee-centric approach.

2nd Annual ReThink HR Conclave 2022

We at sapphire connect believe that an organization is only as good as the people it employs. Organizations that want to survive and thrive in the coming years need to be adaptive and responsive. They need to look beyond their financial goals and become more people’s first organization. The current need of the hour is for the hr’s is to collaborate and leverage hr tech solutions across the employee life cycle to build an effective hr ecosystem right from learning to talent acquisition, from performance management to workforce productivity. Having said this, the 2nd annual rethink hr conclave 2022 centered on the theme “rewrite, reinvent & redesign: the future of hr” aims to rethink the operating model and ways of working and reimagine the fundamentals of the organization


  • 09:30 - 09:55
    Registration & Networking
  • 09:55 - 10:00
    Welcome address by sapphire connect
  • 10:00 - 10:15
    Guest of Honour Address: From the CEO: Devising the Future of Work through HR Leaders

    RM Vishakha, MD & CEO, IndiaFirst Life Insurance Company

  • 10:15 - 11:00
    Panel Discussion: HR Leadership in the Future: 2022 and beyond
    • Animesh Kumar, President – HR & Transformation, Zee Entertainment Enterprises
    • Sandeep Batra, CHRO, Lifestyle Retail
    • CS Krishnakumar, CHRO, Essar Power
    • Deepak Deshpande, SVP & CHRO, Netmagic
    • Moderated By: Surya Shekhar De, Head- Financial Institutions (McLagan), Human Capital Solutions, Aon
  • 11:00 - 11:30
    Fireside Chat: Shaping the Workforce: Buy, Borrow, Build, Bot and Base

    Milind Apte, SVP HR, CEAT Tyres

    Moderated By: Anustup Chattopadhyay, Lead: Aon HR Learning Centre, Human Capital Solutions, Aon

  • 11:30 - 12:20
    Panel Discussion: Back to Human: Putting humans at the center of the employee experience
    • Minakshi Samant, Executive Director, Human Resources, Ingram Micro
    • Ganesh Chandan, Chief Human Resource Officer, Tata Projects
    • Dipankar Ghosh, CHRO, Bajaj Consumer Care
    • Moderated By:Kavitha Venkatachalam, Senior Consultant, Human Capital Solutions, Aon
  • 12:20 - 12:30
    Case Study: Spearheading HR platform for the future of work

    Christopher Joseph. A, Senior Product Marketer, Zoho Finance

  • 12:30 - 13:00
    Fireside Chat: HR and D&I: A Human-Focused Partnership for Success
    • Joy Banerjee, Head - Human Resources, IL&FS
    • Reena Wahi, VP - HR, Tata Realty
    • Moderated By: AON
  • 13:00 - 13:45
    Lunch & Networking
  • 13:45 - 14:30
    Panel Discussion: Employee Health and Well-being Strategies: Leading people in world of perpetual change
    • Sumit Neogi, HR Director - South Asia & Middle East, Lubrizol
    • Murtuza Shabbir Arsiwala, Head - Multiply Wellness India, Aditya Birla Wellness
    • Anisha Dossa, CEO & Co-founder, Jify
    • Nivedita Nanda, CHRO, Kaya India
    • Naresh Taneja, Group President HR & Admin, IRB Infrastructure Developers
    • Moderated By:Deloitte
  • 14:30 - 15:15
    Panel Discussion: Cross-Training and Upskilling: Top goal for hiring teams and management
    • Minaxi Indra, President, Upgrad
    • Saurabh Arya, Vice President - Enterprise Business, Simpliliearn
    • Appaya Chenanda, National Director, People and Performance, Colliers India
    • Navnidh Kochar Karaka, Head HR - Global Corporate Security, Reliance Industries
    • Moderated By:PwC
  • 15:15 - 16:00
    Panel Discussion: Tech Transformation: Disrupting HR to the Next Level
    • Rahul Maitra, Chief Human Resources Officer, Ambuja Cements
    • Pankaj Sharma, General Manager - Group Human Resource, ANAND Automotive
    • Vicky Jain, Founder and CEO, uKnowva
    • Sekhar Garisa, CEO,
    • Shilpi Singh, Head HR, Della Concept Stores
    • Moderated By:KPMG
  • 16:00
    Close of Conference

Key Highlights of the Conclave

  • Get insights on how to drive cross-functional responsibility and organizational performance through talent
  • Recognize the critical skills gap and how to overcome it through constant Learning and development
  • Understand the importance of rewards and recognitions and how to shape rewards packages to address a growing emphasis on employee psychological and physical well-being
  • Learn about new HR technology that can ensure success during the entire technology life cycle, from strategy and selection
  • Seek insights on how to overcome employee data and transparency concerns through ethical data collection techniques for talent management
  • Gain insights on how the growing importance on diversity and inclusion
  • Decode strategies in Talent acquisition and recruiting for enabling a high-impact candidate experience and employment brand

Who should attend?

  • Make your profile
  • Raise your connections
  • Spread the word
  • Reinforce awareness
  • Get recognized through our made-to-order exhibition and sponsorship packages

What’s in store for you?

  • OPPORTUNITY: Seek growth opportunity by increasing your brand awareness and bringing your brand under spotlight as a key player in the market. Make your brand known not just among employers but among employees.
  • SPONSOR: Let your brand talk about who you are and what you do by seeking a top spot in partnership with us. Let people know about your latest developments, technology and solutions as your showcase it your direct decision makers with purchasing power.
  • EXHIBIT: Exhibit your services and products through one-on-one interaction with the key decision makers as they pay visit to your booth.

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ReThink HR Conclave 2021

  • 30+


  • 700+

    Unique Attendees

  • 1000+


  • 35+


Speakers from around the industy

Our Advisory Board

Animesh Kumar

President – HR & Transformation, Zee Entertainment Enterprises LTD.

Dr. C. Jayakumar

Executive Vice President & Head Corporate Human Resources (CHRO),Larsen & Toubro Limited

Prince Augustine

Group Human Capital & Leadership Development, Mahindra & Mahindra

Raj Raghavan

Senior Vice President & Head of Human Resources, Indigo Airlines

Sandeep Batra

CHRO and Head Foundation, Landmark India

Speakers from around the industy

Eminent Speakers

Animesh Kumar

President – HR & Transformation, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd.

Anisha Dossa

CEO & Co-founder, Jify

Anuj Kathuria

Chief People and Strategy Officer, Waaree Group

Anustup Chattopadhyay

Lead: Aon HR Learning Centre, Human Capital Solutions, Aon

Bhavna Kumar

HR for Global Tech Centre, Deutsche Bank

CS Krishnakumar

CHRO, Essar Power

Christopher Joseph

A Senior Product Marketer, Zoho Finance

Deepak Deshpande

SVP & CHRO, Netmagic

Ganesh Chandan

Head HR, Tata projects

Kavita Dasan

Vice President - HR, ABP Network

Kavitha Venkatachalam

Senior Consultant, Human Capital Solutions, Aon

Manvi Sushil

HR Director, South Asia - LGM

Milind Apte

SVP Human Resources, Ceat Tyres

Minakshi Samant

Executive Director Human Resources, Ingram Micro

Minaxi Indra

President, UpGrad for Business

Murtuza Arsiwala

Head - Multiply Wellness India, Aditya Birla Wellness - Multiply

Nandini Mehta

CHRO, Metro Brands

Naresh Taneja

Group President HR & Admin, IRB Infrastructure Developers

Navidh Kochar Karaka

Head HR - Global Corporate Security,Reliance Industries

Rahul Maitra

Chief Human Resources Officer, Ambuja Cements

Raj Raghavan

Senior Vice President & Head of Human Resources, Indigo Airlines

Surya Shekhar De

Head- Financial Institutions (McLagan), Human Capital Solutions, Aon

Reena Wahi

VP HR, Tata Realty

Sandeep Batra

CHRO and Head Foundation, Lifestyle Retail

Sanjay Chaturvedi

Head-Human Resources, Valvoline Cummins

Saurabh Arya

Vice President - Enterprise Business, Simplilearn

Sekhar Garisa


Shilpi Singh

Head HR, Della Concept Store

Sumit Neogi

HR Director - South Asia & Middle East, Lubrizol

Vicky Jain

Founder and CEO, uKnowva


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