SHRM Tech23 Conference and Expo kicks off in Hyderabad

The two-day SHRMTech23 Conference and Expo, organized by SHRM India, the world’s largest HR organization, began at HICC Novotel, Madhapur here on Thursday.

Hyderabad, May 11: The two-day SHRMTech23 Conference and Expo, organized by SHRM India, the world’s largest HR organization, began at HICC Novotel, Madhapur here on Thursday.

The conference aims to showcase the latest developments in WorkTech to enhance workplaces’ overall performance. With the theme of ‘Quantum Shift,’ the conference expects to host more than 120 speakers, 500 CXOs, 4000 HR and tech leaders, and over 60 sessions of more than 20 learning hours.

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At the opening ceremony, Ms. Achal Khanna, CEO of SHRM India, APAC & MENA, said that HR leaders should incorporate technology into their workplaces to stay up-to-date with the latest innovations in the tech world.

In the keynote address on ‘Quantum Shift: The Evolving Expectations of Leadership,’ Jennifer McCollum, CEO of Linkage (a SHRM Company), highlighted the challenges faced by leaders in today’s dynamic and complex environment. McCollum stressed that leaders must be more empathetic, agile, and responsive to employee needs to create a resilient and adaptable workforce.

During the spotlight session on ‘Attracting the Right Talent in a Competitive Market,’ Ankit Aggarwal, Founder and CEO of Unstop, discussed how technology is changing the recruitment and hiring landscape. Aggarwal emphasized that organisations need to adopt a data-driven approach to recruitment and hiring to attract the right talent in a competitive market.

D Shivakumar, Advent International Private Equity Operating Partner, discussed the importance of collaboration and effective evaluation of people to prepare for the future of work in his PowerTalk on Future People Agenda. He emphasized the need to balance technology and human skills to create a sustainable and inclusive workplace.

In a Power Panel discussion on ‘Winning Tech-nique: Maximizing the C-Suite Advantage,’ Sandipan Chattopadhyay, CEO & MD, Xelpmoc Design & Tech, Sushil Baveja, CHRO, Jindal Stainless, and Tarun George, CEO, Tata Insights and Quants – A Division of Tata Industries Limited, discussed how building organizational capability and high-performing cultures around continual improvement can prime the business for growth opportunities.

Jaspreet Bindra, Founder Director of Tech Whisperer, gave a PowerTalk on ChatGPT and the Future of Work, discussing how generative AI is impacting jobs, new ways of working, AI replacement, collaboration, and creativity.

In the closing keynote session, ‘Trust and Inspire to Unleash Greatness,’ Stephen M R Covey, Co-Founder of CoveyLink & FranklinCovey, discussed how technological advancements and their consequences, both intended and unintended, are rapidly evolving to improve human efficiency.

Covey emphasized that trust and ethical conduct are essential to ensuring employee safety, quality, and equity in futuristic workplaces.