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We are pleased to invite you for the 16th edition of NASSCOM HR Forum in Coimbatore.

The adoption of Technology today, by Companies, in India is much higher. This evolution in human capital management automation is an outcome of necessity and not just an ROI approach.

A number of trends affect the HR technology space - i.e. Evolution of cloud based services, Mobile computing and the changing Demographic Distribution of the workforce. NASSCOM’s HR Forum aims to help you:

  • Have a good understanding of present day trends, that affect HR Technology Space
  • Learn New Ways to manage performance and efficiency of your aspirant workforce
  • Learn how to engage Talent and customers, share information and execute decisions in a more meaningful partnership with business

Emerging HR: Trendz in Present Day Talent Development

Organizations today grapple with pressures on margins and costs, along with dearth of skilled talent. They spend little time in developing and retaining this skilled talent pool. The need of the hour is exploring new methods and systems, to be successful in the ongoing War for Talent. NASSCOM helps you dissect these business critical challenges and discover winning approaches to:

  • Enabling a talent powered organization, with increased focus on Value Based-Service
  • Analyzing your current talent management strategies and evaluating their effectiveness in supporting business goals
  • Developing your human capital: identifying significant players within the workforce and grooming them into strong leaders for the future

Looking forward to your valuable presence.

09:30 hrs – 10:00 hrs

10:00 hrs – 10:15 hrs
Welcome Address & Context Setting

10:15 hrs – 11:30 hrs
Panel Discussion on HR Technology – Building The Base for Future Growth

Moderator: Mr. David Nallathambi, Senior Vice President & Head – HR, Scope International Pvt. Ltd.


  • Mr. Rajesh Subramaniam, Director – HR, Cognizant Technology Solutions
  • Mr. Naganagouda SJ, VP & Head – HR, Synapse Design Automation
  • Mr. Pavan Deisraju, Director – HR, Dell
  • Mr. Sankara Narayanan B, Principal Consultant - HCM, Ramco

11:30 hrs – 11:45 hrs
Tea & Coffee Break

11:45 hrs – 13:00 hrs
Panel Discussion on Emerging HR: Trendz in Present Day Talent Development

Moderator: Mr. Sujith Kumar, Location Head – HR, Infosys Ltd.


  • Dr. Anbu Rathinavel, Dean, Polaris Financial Technology
  • Mr. Mohan TS, Director – HR (BPO Division), HCL Technologies Ltd.
  • Ms. Hema Parikh, Director – HR, Ajuba Solutions

13:00 hrs – 13:20 hrs
Q&A followed by Vote of Thanks

13:20 hrs Onwards
Networking Lunch

David Nallathambi

David Nallathambi holds a PG diploma in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations from one of India’s premier management institutes, XLRI Jamshedpur. In a professional career spanning over 24 years, he has been associated with a diverse set of industries. Starting his career in manufacturing, he moved on to FMCG and consulting before migrating to the field of Technology. He has been in the technology arena for the last 14 years, 6 years in telecom and the last 8 years in Information Technology.

He is currently with Scope International, the Global shared services centre for Standard Chartered Bank as Senior Vice President and Head of HR for the technology division. He has pioneered the HR transformation model in Scope International which brings focus on improving the assessment of what HR does and how it adds value to business.

He has a long and fruitful association as a President with the National HRD Network, India’s largest body for HR professionals. He is also associated with the Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA) as a part time faculty and also value adds immensely as a speaker in several HR forums.


Rajesh represents Cognizant Technologies, heading the HR Governance, Risk and compliance after having driven progressive roles covering end to end HR life cycle.

He comes with 20 yrs post H R qualification - his initial 6 years with leading manufacturing conglomerate prior to building HR delivery models for technology and knowledge industry last 14 years.

He has managed large scale delivery of HR Service processes & managed transition of 38 country end to end HR life cycle into India, this journey continues.

His passion includes strengthening employee engagement through customised interventions & data analytics, driving best in class employee benefit programme and maximising “employee” value proposition.

He spends two weekends a month to drive student engagement and development programmes, pan India, has covered 242 development programmes covering tier 2 and 3 colleges.


Naganagouda, an HR professional with 18 years of extensive experience in the entire spectrum of Human Resource Management in Manufacturing, Hospitality & IT industry. In his last assignment with Mindtree, he had played various strategic roles over 13 years, Leading OD, Head HR- Europe, M&A & Staff Operations. He was the content author & facilitator for leadership development programs at Mind Tree.

Currently, he is the Vice President  & Head of HR at Synapse Design India responsible for building, nurturing & developing stronger teams of experts to deliver significant value to customers. In addition to his current responsibilities. Naganagouda has special interest in imparting LIFE Skills to youngsters. He works with some of the leading educational institutions in India with a vision to bridge the industry-academia gap, in order to foster better interactions between the two. Naganagouda is a Governing Council Member of SDMCET, Dharwad & SDMIT, Ujire. During his leisure time he coaches different people & acts as a counselor, mentor for young professionals.

Abundant Passion, high energy levels, commitment and dedication are some of the qualities of Naganagouda. He is an active blogger & tweets regularly on various issues.

Naganagouda received Masters Degree in Human Resource Management and a PG Diploma in Computer Applications.

Pavan Desiraju

Pavan Desiraju is an HR Professional with seventeen years of experience with multinational corporations cutting across various HR sub functions. He has spent over 4 years managing international operations also. He has an exposure to diverse cultures, designing, leading and implementing best in class HR practices, M&A, staffing, organizational development and change management.

He is currently the HR Director for DELL (TMR) for Tamil Nadu region which has diverse business, ranging from Manufacturing, R&D and Services (BPO, Technology, Infrastructure Services) with 6000+ employees across Chennai & Coimbatore.

Prior to joining Dell, he has worked with Satyam Computer Services & LogicaCMG in India as well as their International Operations.

He has an MBA (Symbiosis) & Master in Labour law (Pune University).

Sujith Kumar

Sujith Kumar has 14+ years experience in the field of Human Resources with extensive experience in Design and Implementation of Employee Engagement Initiatives, Change Management, Performance Management, Employee Relations& Labor Law, Internal Communications, Branding, CSR and Training & Development. He holds a Post graduate degree in Social Work with a specialization in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations from Loyola College, Chennai.

Sujith has been with Infosys Ltd for the last 12+ years and has performed several roles in this period. Currently he handles the Chennai Development Center as its Location Head – Human Resources and also as the Business Manager – HR for the RCL (Retail, CPG, Logistics & Life Sciences) vertical which manages clients worldwide.

Sujith is also a recipient of the Infosys Award for Excellence thrice in a row and has won several awards for his innovation in people management and employee engagement.

He is also a regular speaker in Industry forums such as NAASCOM, CII & ICTACT. His latest Self help series with a leading Tamil magazine has been a huge hit with the student community.

Sujith is also the recipient of NASSCOM Special Recognition award in 2011. Sujith is currently part of several Academic councils of Engineering colleges and also a steering committee member of the NAASCOM CSR Chapter, NAASCOM HR Forum for Chennai and member of education panel for CII in Tamil Nadu. He is also the Secretary of the Chennai chapter of National HRD network.

Dr. Anbu Rathinavel

Dr. Anbu Rathinavel, Dean of Nalanda Corporate University at Polaris Financial Technology, carries 21 years of rich experience in learning and development; serving as the Global Head for Learning and Development at Polaris for the past 11 years. A Doctrate in Artifical Intelligence from the Ohio University, US, Dr.Anbu has worked on a number of critical projects in Artificial Intelligence, for the US Navy. Driven by his passion towards Human learning processes, he chose a career in the field of education in India.

As the Dean of Polaris' Nalanda Corporate University, Dr. Anbu's radical initiatives like the Democratic Competency Diagnostic Systems, the path breaking Collaborative Leadership Development framework (Copyrighted), Learning Experiences Design approach, have  been featured in the leading Learning journals including ASTD's T+D magazine and UK's Training Journal.

Dr. Anbu is currently working on Designing Democratic Learning systems, Leadership Development as an OD initiative, incorporating Design Thinking in competency development and a Next generation Coaching model.

Hema Parikh

Hema Parikh, Director – Human Resources, Ajuba Solutions (I) Pvt. Ltd, has been instrumental in steering exemplary People Practices in the organization while also setting benchmarks for growth and development. Within a short span of joining the organization, the HR practices that Hema has instituted has widely been acknowledged in various industry forums.

Hema began her career over 15 years ago, holding various roles across a broad array of Corporate functions in different verticals such as logistics, manufacturing, aviation, oil and gas and construction. With experience and knowledge that transcends geographical boundaries, especially with locations as varied as the EMEA, Hema’s expertise lie with Global mobility and risk assessment as well.

Hema is a key contributor in the areas of Strategic Organizational Planning, Change Management, Training, Organization Development and HRMS. She brings with her extensive experiences having exposure to varying workforce and changing dynamics. Being renowned for engaging and motivating her resources, Hema focuses on delivering effective corporate policies and designing efficient employee engagement programs.

Hema has a Masters Degree in Social Work from Stella Maris College, Chennai.

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