[Kwench-HRVLZ Webinar] Talent as a Differentiator in Business


Webinar Registration Details: 

Registration URL: https://goo.gl/aaUmF0
Webinar ID: 126-444-187

Speaker Profile: D P Singh, Vice President & Head HR for IBM India & South Asia

DP has 32 years of professional experience and he is currently the Vice President and Head HR for IBM India & South Asia

Prior to taking on this role, DP was the Human Resources Leader for Middle East and Africa, for IBM. And before that, DP was Director HR for IBM’s Global process services for the BPO business delivered out of India, Philippines. In addition to this he was also the Area HR leader for IBM in North India.

DP got into IBM thru the acquisition of Daksh eServices in 2004 a leading BPO company in India.

DP also has experience of managing his own HR Consulting entity for few years and during that period he was associated with the IT & ITEs sector in addition to other industries . His association with IT and ITES sector goes back to year 2000.

He was also for a short period Director – HR with Xansa Technology, a British Technology and Outsourcing Company which was later acquired by French Company Seteria .

He began his career with the Eicher Group of Companies in India which is known for its strong HR practices in the automobile industry. Eicher was in manufacturing of Tractors, Light commercial vehicles and in Motorcycles.

He subsequently joined Montari Industries Ltd., a diversified agrochemical business that also had a Joint Venture with multinationals like Bausch & Lomb Inc., Bally of Switzerland, and Skata Inc. of Japan. This enabled him to gain an exposure to industries like eyewear, eye care, leather, and packaging. His last role with this organization was that of President – Corporate Affairs, managing Group HR, Legal, Company Secretarial work, and Merchant Exports, before he decided to branch off on his own.

A Law Graduate from Delhi University and additionally holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration (HR) from The University Business School, Chandigarh, India. He is actively involved in sharing his perspective on variety of HR subjects in various forums



[Kwench-HRVLZ Webinar] Meeting Talent Management Goals Effectively through L&D

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About the Panelists:

Dr Deepak Deshpande: Dr. Deepak  is currently with Netmagic Solutions as Senior Vice President & Head – Human Resources. Netmagic, an NTT Communications company, is India’s only Datacenter Infrastructure Lifecycle Management (DILM) Service Provider.
He joined Netmagic at a very strategic time in Nov 2007 and is constantly playing a pivotal role in facilitating the vision “To be India’s Leading and Most Admired IT Managed Services Company” and pursue it’s mission being an “Employer of Choice”.

Prior to joining Netmagic in Nov 2007, he enjoyed a flourishing career with Lionbridge Technologies as Head – HR, India Operations .He has held several leadership positions in companies like Lionbridge Technologies, SYSTIME, Trigyn Technologies, BlueStar Infotech, Datamatics, Tata Consultancy Services and Larsen & Toubro.

While being actively associated with HR movement in IT/ITES companies in Western India ,he was also past president and mentor of HR Infotech Association. Currently, he is on NASSCOM’s Steering Committee for western region working on Diversity and Inclusion and also the Co-Chairman of HRD Committee, Indian Merchant’s Chamber(IMC). Apart from all of this, he is an active Rotarian and Past President of Rotary Club of Bombay Powai.

Deepak has 2 Master’s Degree to his credit – MSc Electronics & MPhil Electronics. He has done his Ph.D in Management.

He has won several awards and honors, amongst which, the Rashtriya Vikas Ratan Award for Individual Achievement for Economic & Social Development. He is also recipient of Indian Achiever Award from Indian Achievers’ Forum, New Delhi. He has also won the Global HR Excellence Leadership Award for 2 consecutive years.

Surya Prakash Mohapatra: Surya is currently the India Head- Knowledge and Capability Management at Hewlett Packard Global Business Services. He has over 18 + years of experience in various leadership roles in several leading IT and ITES organizations. Prior to Hewlett Packard, he worked in Wipro, Microland, FirstRing, Computer Garage and a few other organizations. Surya has extensive experience in setting up and running learning and development functions for organizations in India and international locations. Surya set up the global training function for Wipro BPO which spanned across 10 locations in Brazil, Mexico, Romania, Poland, China and India.

He has led leadership development, capability building and talent management efforts in various organizations. He was instrumental in setting up the Management Academy and Domain Gurukul in Wipro BPO. Surya brings with him a vast experience in setting up Knowledge Centers of Excellence in various domains, defining and implementing training models for Rural BPO, Tier-III BPO etc.

In his current role at HP, he is engaged in evolving strategies for career development, talent management and knowledge management for the organization in India. In the past, he played a key role in setting up the training function in HP GBS. He was one of the key contributors to HP’s Charisma Program as the global lead for the training tower. Some of the best-in-class initiatives led by him, has received industry recognition as well.

Surya speaks regularly in various national and international forums on topics related to HR, Learning and Development, Corporate Culture and Spirituality. He has spoken at conferences organized by CII, NHRDN, IIM, World HRD Congress, World Education Congress, HR Tech Europe, South-East Asia Satsang and other prestigious national and international organizations. His articles have been published in various journals and magazines in India and abroad. He is also the editor of EKAKSHAARA, a quarterly E-Magazine for HR and L&D practitioners. He also runs a global forum for L&D professionals which boasts of 17000+ memebers.

Recently World HRD Congress recognized Surya as one of the 25 Most Talented Global Training & Development Leaders. Moreover, Global Knowledge Management Congress has conferred the Knowledge Management Leadership Award on Surya.

Registration Link:

Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6513516043267652098
Webinar ID: 105-756-803

[Webinar] Campus Hiring Ecosystem – Staying Relevant


About the Speaker:

Sudeep Kunnumal is the Head of Talent Acquisition for Tata Consultancy Services Limited since May 2009.

Prior to this he was the Director HR for TCS Europe based in Amsterdam. In his previous roles Sudeep was heading the Immigration function for TCS in the North America geography and was based in Washington DC. Sudeep has been associated with TCS over the last 14 years.

He has worked with the Matsushita Industrial Corporation and with Ciba Specialty chemicals in India in the past and has over 19 years of HR Experience. Sudeep has done his masters in Human Resource Management and Post Graduate Diploma in International Business and Strategy from University of Amsterdam in The Netherlands. Sudeep’s profile features as one of the most powerful and viewed profiles in the Human Resource category across the country on LinkedIn and was also awarded “HR PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR” 2012 – 2013 by Employer Branding Institute – India.

Webinar Registration Details:

Time: 24th January 2015, 11 am IST

Registration Link: http://goo.gl/sevn9Y

[Webinar] Business and Society: A Time of Transition.



Theme: Business and Society: A Time of Transition

The ‘and’ in the title indicates a hitherto conventional notion that business and society are separate…and that the relationship between them is one of social contract that is legislative and punitive in spirit. However, the global trends and patterns of the last couple of decades indicate that a fundamental transition is happening – a transition where the ‘And’ is progressively moving towards ‘In and For’. The notion of a ‘Responsible Business’ today is much more widespread and well established. The talk will examine the various facets of what a ‘responsible business’ means and the fine dividing line between business and social responsibility. The central role of people in ushering in deep rooted change of this kind and in steering this crucial transition is also discussed.

Speaker: P.S.Naryan

Narayan5P.S.Narayan is the Vice President and Head of Sustainability at Wipro Ltd. He has been instrumental in the creation of Wipro’s sustainability initiative and has stewarded it since its inception in early 2008. Wipro’s sustainability charter is built on the core principle that business and social purpose must reinforce each other in addressing several key challenges around ecology and the environment, education and communities.

A graduate in Electrical Engineering with a post-graduation in Management, Narayan has more than twenty years of cross-disciplinary experience in consulting, business development, Enterprise Systems and most recently, in Corporate Sustainability. In addition, Narayan is guest faculty at the Azim Premji University where he teaches ‘Ecology and Development’ as part of the Masters in Development course.

Prior to the current role, Narayan was the global head of Information Systems for Wipro’s IT business, when he was chosen as one of CIO’s global 25 Ones to Watch in 2007.

Webinar Details:

As always registration for the webinar is free.

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Webinar ID: 104-057-275



[Webinar] Competency based Career Progression.

Webinar_Kwench_SocialMediaStream_August_v1_SeemaBangia_-01About the Speaker:

SeemaBangiaProfilePic_Seema Bangia,

Head HR, Mahindra Defence Systems

Seema Bangia, a Human Resource Professional graduated from First Business School, Chicago, USA in 1988 in HRM followed by a post graduation from Delhi University in Economics and Business Studies, 1991.

Presently she is working with Mahindra Defence System (A Division of Mahindra & Mahindra) as Head – HR.

Prior to M&M, she has worked with Carlsberg India, ZTE Telecom, Canon India, Keane Inc. (Formally Metamor Inc.), Lucent Technologies, Motorola Information Systems, Nestle India, Triangle Camera Inc., Chicago

 She has successfully designed many strategic initiatives for these high-performing organizations and brands through:

  •  Results-driven staffing function in a highly competitive and rapid-growth sales environment
  • Devised a comprehensive succession planning and leadership development program
  • Diversity management in multi-cultural, complex, sensitive staff-relations issues
  • Coached executive management team on planning and communications skills to increase productivity levels through her knowledge and expertise on Strategic Planning/Implementation
  • Successfully managed other HR levers including but not limited to Leadership Development , Selection Techniques/Assessment Tools, Recruitment & Selection, Employee Relations, Organizational Development/Change, HRIS Technology, Statutory & Regulatory Compliance, Succession Planning, Benefits/Compensation Management, Climate Surveys, Training/Employee Development, Both Corporate & Plant Operations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Internal Communication, Rewards and Recognition Program

She is a certified  Lead Auditor for ISO 9001-2000 version, certified by Thomas International for Psychometric Evaluation, Association of Psychologists for different psychometric tools viz; MBTI, Firo B, PF 16., SEI CMM implementation training & P-CMM assessor training, Six Sigma, Seven Habits for highly effective people also In-house Trainer for various Management Competencies

 She has Co-authored a book on Management Competencies – 18 Management Competencies – A Business Professional Cannot Ignore.

 A proud Rotarian – Seema has initiated many Social Welfare Projects – served as a President of one of the prestigious Clubs now serving at the District level

To register for the session:

The webinar will be streamed on 23rd August at 1100hrs. The registration link is:


[Webinar] Technology in HR & the disruptive role that Big Data is playing in driving talent personalization


About the Speaker:

Dheeraj has over 25 years’ experience in Talent Management, Education, Business Development and Global Technology Services. He brings a unique experience of both HR and Business leadership. He is leading the global human resources function as well as customer advocacy, as the Vice President & Head of Human Resources, Customer Advocacy & Production Engineering Operations at MetricStream, a Global Technology Leader in GRC – Governance Risk and Compliance solutions.

He has been a community and organization builder and has successfully led transformational start-ups like Andale Inc. in India, and Global Services teams in large technology companies like Symantec Corp and Microsoft Corp. In his most recent role, he was heading the education business segment at Microsoft India.

An industry leader, he founded the Enterprise Product Support Group under NASSCOM. He also chaired a Global Talent Community on Talent Management in India under TSIA (Technology Services Industry Association), a worldwide industry group for technology services companies.

He has been a regular contributor on themes such as Talent Reclamation, Talent Staging, Classroom without Walls and Emerging Careers in national dailies and international journals.

Also been a Panel Speaker at TieCON Delhi 2011 Education & Skills Panel and other Industry Meets and Roundtables. Dheeraj also presented the Global Study on Talent in India and Emerging Markets at TSIA Leadership Summits in Santa Clara and New Orleans.

Dheeraj is passionate about communities, co-creation, education and youth power. He was awarded by Microsoft with an MVP Award for Management Excellence for his contributions in strategic thinking and deployment of Management Development initiatives and building the Community for Management Excellence.

To register for the webinar:

Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1229076238586590466
Webinar ID: 111-802-843

‘kwench HR VLZ Webinar on “Traits of Future Ready Leaders”

Webinar_Kwench_Social_Banner_May2014_About the Speaker:

HSoin_Harshvendra Soin,

Head – Global Leadership Acquisition & Development,Tech Mahindra

Harshvendra Soin is a Gold Medalist in Personnel Management and Industrial

Relations from University Business School, Chandigarh. He has also completed his Bachelor of Law from Punjab University. He has 19 years of experience in Indian and Multinational Companies.

Harsh leads Leadership Acquisition and Development for Tech Mahindra, looking after all facets of Leadership hiring and development globally, including the ‘Global Leadership Cadre’,‘Young CEO’ programme and the Learning World for the Organisation.

 Before moving to his current role, Harsh was the Chief People Officer for Fortis Healthcare Limited, based out of Gurgaon, looking after all areas of Human Resources.

He was working with Aditya Birla Retail Limited as President & Chief People Officer before Fortis and was responsible for the rapid scale up of the Organization from no Stores on the ground to 700 Supermarkets & 5 Hypermarkets in two and a half years

Prior to Aditya Birla Retail Limited, Harsh has worked extensively in the introduction of innovative HR Processes and Policies in Bharti Enterprises where he held many senior positions in the Corporate Office where he was designated as Senior Vice President – People Excellence before moving as the Head – HR for Bharti Retail Ltd.

He has also worked with the Oberoi Group and Punwire Limited

Some of the recent awards/recognitions he has received are :-

  • Pride of HR Profession Award – India Human Capital Summit 2011
  • HR Leadership Award – Asia Pacific HRM Congress and Ascent
  • Most Powerful HR Professionals of India Award – World HRD Congress
  • Currently the President of NHRD ( Hyderabad Chapter)

Harsh is passionate about sports, loves to travel and describes himself as a creative and a high energy person.Harsh is Married to Mansi and they have a lovely daughter Inayat.

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