An International Conference on ‘Transforming HR in the Digital Era: Prospects and Implicit Issues’ organized by Institute of Management Studies (IMS), Ghaziabad on Saturday, 11th January, 2020. The conference was jointly inaugurated by Hon’ble Chief Guest Brig. Bhuvangiri Chandrasekhar, Chief Post Master General, Telangana Circle; Keynote Speaker Prof. Debi S. Saini, Professor Emeritus, IIM, Ranchi; Prof. (Dr.) Alok Pandey, Director, IMS, Ghaziabad; Prof. Tapan Kumar Nayak, Dean Academics, Prof. Anita Singh, Conference Chair and Prof. Gopal Krishna Dwivedi, the Conference Convener by the conventional and auspicious lighting of the lamp.
During his inaugural address, Brig. Bhuvangiri appreciated the theme of the Conference and said that digitization has proven it significance across all countries and all trades and in case of HR and Communication; it plays even more crucial roles. He shared important insights on the theme.
Keynote Speaker Prof. Debi S. Saini highlighted the recent trends in HR across the world saying that the revolution for digitization has already started and it would affect everyone positively.
Prof. Alok Pandey, in his address said that such conferences not only update the people from industry and academia but also serve as a navigator to the students on what is happening in the industry and their pathway to a brilliant career. He said that the objective of the conference was to provide a common platform to academicians, researchers and business executives to exchange their knowledge and experiences associated with the challenges, issues, opportunities and emerging trends of HR and Communication in the digital era. The conference also aimed to provide solutions to the problems raised by practicing managers.
Conference Chair Prof. Anita Singh discussed the pros and cons of digitization and presented the overview of the conference.
The other renowned speakers of the conference included – Shri Arun Kumar, Principal General Manager (Personnel) and Joint Secretary to Govt. of India (SAG), Bharat Sanchar Nigam (B.S.N.L); Mr. Sanjay Kumar, Global Head –HR, 360 Realtors; Mr. SubhamTripathi, India Campus Lead, NCR, Genpact; Colonel (Dr.) Jyotimay Satpathy, Faculty and Neuroscience Researcher, Indian Army; Prof. Archana Tyagi, Senior Professor, IMT Ghaziabad and Ms. Ankita Singh, Senior HR Manager, Enterprise Solution Inc.
The conference attracted a large number of participants from all corners of the globe be it industry, academia or research. It included two technical sessions and two parallel tracks of paper presentation.