HR Conclave 2018

IIM Bodh Gaya HR Conclave 2018

The theme for the conclave was “Changing HR trends in the modern world”.

Indian Institute of Management, Bodh Gaya proudly presents ‘Gyanodaya 2018 – The HR conclave’. Gyanodaya provides a platform where corporate leaders can share their valuable thoughts with future ambassadors of corporate culture. The theme for the conclave was “Changing HR trends in the modern world”. The conclave witnessed the presence of distinguished speakers from nuanced spheres of the corporate world. The event was attended by the students with a lot of enthusiasm and passion.

Dr Vinita Sahay started the conclave by addressing the student body and all the dignitaries present. Dr Vinita Sahay talked about IIM Bodhgaya has to try harder than the rest as it is a new member of the IIM society.

Manoj Prasad

Mr Manoj Prasad took the stage

After the speech of the director the first keynote speaker, Mr Manoj Prasad took the stage. He quoted Alvin Toffler “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn” and said that this emphasised the disruption going around us through blockchain, IOT, artificial intelligence and deep learning. He said that as millennial joined the workforce they want to pursue meaningful work in the organisation. He concluded by saying “Some people change when they see heat, some change when they see light”.

Sumit Sabharwal

Mr Sumit Sabharwal

Our next keynote speaker Mr Sumit Sabharwal, gave his insight on the topic. The diversity of the workforce is also an important factor as having a diverse workforce improve the culture of the organisation and increases profitability by 50%. He talked about the phrases like man hours and man month should be removed from the organisation. He then moved on to digital HR how chatbot is aiding the HRM, through the bot employee can pick a smiley from happy to sad about how he is feeling in that day.


The keynote speaker for the second day was Mr Parthasarathi Mishra. He started his speech by saying that in Tata Steel they do not use ‘man’ and ‘woman’ while addressing the employees, instead they use ‘person’.


The panel discussion threw light on the various aspects of People Analytics. On one had it was a great addition to an organisation on the other the ethical aspect of seeing humans as a number was raised. During the discussion, students


The session moved on to the panel discussion which was on the topic “How to manage the contingent workforce”, with HRM present from different industries.

In retail sector manpower cost impacts, the profitability having a contingent workforce helps companies like Domino’s to deal with the customer during the peak hours of 7 pm. The advantage of the contingent workforce is the availability of manpower, enhancement of productivity and availability of the talent pool. The downside of the contingent workforce is the attrition rate which are in double digits. The discussion ended with a conclusion that the contingent workforce is required at the lower end of the pyramid where most of the work does not require a high level of skillset.

The Gyanodaya concluded with an interactive Q & A session, where the students actively participated by asking relevant questions and hence fulfilling their curiosity. Overall, it was an enlightening experience for the entire IIM Bodh Gaya fraternity.

Conclave Theme

Panel 1 – People Analytics: Are employees satisfied?

Panel 2 – How to manage growing contingent workforce?

Event Schedule

September 15, 2018

  • 4:00 PM Inauguration
  • 4:15 – 4:30 PM Introduction to current PGP Batch-04
  • 4:30 – 4:45 PM Inaugural Speech by Director IIM Bodh Gaya
  • 4:45 – 5:15 PM Speech by Mr. Manoj Prasad
  • 5:15 – 5:45 PM High Tea
  • 5:45 – 6:15 PM Speech by Mr. Sumit Sabharwal
  • 6:15 – 8:15 PM Panel 1 Discussion
  • 8:30 PM Dinner
  • 09:00 – 09:45 AM Speech by Mr. Parthasarthi Mishra
  • 09:45 – 11:45 AM Panel 2 Discussion
  • 11:45 – 12:00 PM Concluding Address & Culmination

Keynote Speakers

Mr. Manoj Prasad VP-HR Reliance Industries Ltd.
Mr. Parthasarthi Mishra CHRM, Tata Steel Ltd.
Mr. Sumit Sabharwal VP-HR Reliance Industries Ltd.


Prof. Vidyanand JhaIIM Calcutta
Vinita Sahay
Prof. Vinita SahayDirector, IIM Bodh Gaya

Panel 1

Amit Sahoo
Mr. Amit SahooSenior HR Business Partner Capgemini
Mr. Sahil Nayar
Mr. Sahil NayarAssociate Director HR KPMG
Ms. Rashmi Mansharamani
Ms. Rashmi Mansharamani Corporate Head HR WAVE Group
Mr. Shiva Kumar
Mr. Shiva Kumar Head-HR Aquity Analytics & Labs India Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Subhankar Ghose
Mr. Subhankar Ghose Chief People Officer Zoom Insurance Brokers Pvt. Ltd.

Panel 2

Mr. Saumen Chatterjee
Mr. Saumen Chatterjee Associate Director HR Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories
Mr. Bikram K Nayak
Mr. Bikram K Nayak Head, TA, L & T Limited
Dr. Santosh Phulpagar
Dr. Santosh Phulpagar Head, TA CG Power & Industrial Solutions Ltd.
Mr. Bikram K Nayak
Ms. Kamalika Deka Regional Head-HR, North, Domino’s.
Dr. Santosh Phulpagar
Ms. Michelle Suradkar Group CHRO, MullenLowe Lintas Group.

Event Details

Date: 15th – 16th September, 2018

Venue: Hotel Siddhartha,Bodh Gaya

Who would it benefit the most?

Senior Level Professionals from Human Resource and Learning & Development from various Organizations.

Gyanodaya will be a great opportunity to:

Network extensively with HR Professionals from varied industries and participate in brain storming and interactive discussions.

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