Round Table


HR Federation of India (HRFI) joins hand with INFOCOM, India's largest Technology, Business and Leadership Conference from the house of ABP - India’s leading media conglomerate to present a special forum for the HR Leaders of Kolkata to help empower the next generation human capital.

Our Co-Organiser for the programme is the HR Federation of India (HRFI), a Professional group established on a voluntary and equality basis comprising organizations and individuals from all sectors who work in HR/ER/IR. The Group comprises Heads of HR or higher position holders, Experts in HR/ER/IR/Training/Legal and also includes Senior Govt. Authorities as members of the group. The group works collaboratively towards enhancing the HR function in various organizations.

The INFOCOM – HRFI HR Connect 2018 will comprise a half day conference and will bring together close to 100 HR professionals from the city. The Objective of the Forum is to provide a platform for the HR professionals to share their experiences, enhance their knowledge and skills through real time problems and solutions and enable HR professionals to adapt to the new age technology that will help enrich the way HR teams can add greater value to the organizations.


09:30–10:30 hrs Registration over Tea & Coffee
10:30–10:45 hrs

Setting the Context and Theme

Welcome Address by K K Mahapatra, Organising Secretary and Head – INFOCOM, ABP Pvt. Ltd.
Welcome Address by Raosaheb Kangane, VP – HR, Kotak Mahindra Bank and Managing Committee Team, HR Federation of India

A110:45-11:15 hrs

Opening Keynote: Next Generation Human Capital Leadership

Keynote Speaker: Nihar Ranjan Ghosh, President – Human Resources, Emami Ltd.

A211:15-11:45 hrs

Keynote: Enabling Technologies for Effective HR Management

Keynote Speaker: Nithyanandini Subburaj, Senior HR Value Advisor, SAP

A311:45–12:15 hrs

Keynote: Looking at Leadership - A little Differently

Keynote Speaker: Dipankar Banerjee, Management Consultant and Executive Coach and Ex VP HR, ABP Pvt. Ltd., Exide Industries, Eveready Industries

A412:15–12:45 hrs

Keynote: Churning Talent to be the next HR leaders

Keynote Speaker: Amitava Mukhopadhyay, President, Adamas University

A512:45–13:15 hrs

Keynote: Transcending Sustainability:The Bottom Line

Keynote Speaker: Sumit Sen, HR Specialist, Ex GM HR Hindustan Unilever Ltd, SC HRBP & Head of ER South Asia and Director HR as a Lead ER for Asia Unilever Ltd.

A613:15–14:00 hrs

Panel: HR 4.0 – The Next Digital Workplace

Moderator: Nithyanandini Subburaj, Senior HR Value Advisor, SAP

Sujoy Banerjee, Group Chief People Officer, Gainwell Commosales Pvt. Ltd. (Formerly Tractors India Pvt. Ltd.)
Poonam Burman, Group HR Head, Himadri Specialty Chemicals Ltd.
Biresh Ranjan Das, Head – People Strategy & Excellence, Vikram Solar
Ranjan Banerjee, Sr. VP - HR, Aditya Birla Group (Domestic Textiles Business)
Dr. R K Singh, VP – HR & IR, TRL Krosaki Refractories Ltd.

14:00–15:00 hrs Networking Lunch

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