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TechHR Summit 2014

TechHR Summit 2014

26 Sept, 2014 at MIT Pune’s Kothrud

MIT Pune’s MIT School of Telecom Management (MITSOT) had organized “TechHR Summit 2014” for the Seventh Consecutive year on 26th Sept, 2014 at MIT Campus, Pune

This TechHR Summit 2014 was a gathering, addressing the key HR issues and precisely focusing on Technology, a critical factor which influences HR strategy. The objective of this one day conference was to gain insights on HR issues as well as on the technology trends within Corporate India. It brought together people from the industry to explore and answer key questions that any organization faces in the sphere of Human Resources.

The Summit Commenced with welcome speech by Ms. Shobana Anand and the history of MITSOT delivered by Prof. Malhar Pangrikar. Prof. P. Subrahmanyam, Director – Industry Academia Collaboration, MIT Group of Institutions welcomed the gathering. MITSOT T&P has invited well known personnel from the corporate world to share their experiences to the present audience. Our faculty members felicitated the invited guests.



The Theme Address:

An organization’s most significant resource is its Human Capital, and like any resource, the way in which it is utilized makes it effectual. HR executives are placed with crucial responsibilities of identifying, recruiting and retaining their talent as well as keeping them engaged and performing optimally. The key to the long-term success of any organization lies within the ability of the HR executive to successfully perform these responsibilities and hence achieving the company’s goals and objectives.

TechHR Summit, 2014 was an event that provided a platform to discuss on the skills that drive the businesses. This symposium was a forum for industry and academia to exchange thoughts and ideas on emerging business issues and was planned as a Corporate Panel Discussion followed by Question Answer session.

This Summit brought together eminent speakers from the HR fraternity and domain experts.

This year’s interesting topics for TechHR Summit were:

Panel Discussion I

Topic: – “From Talent Acquisition to Attrition: How can Technology connect with the business of HR?

Discussion was focused on the strategic connect between HR & Technology. This also discussed on the challenges and how to overcome them.


Guests for the discussion included:

Mr. Satish Ranade, Genral Manager – Wipro (Panel Moderator)
Mr. Manoj Deshmukh,
Pune Centre Head – ITC Infotech
Mr. Shri Krishna Gandhe,
VP – HR, Emerson
Mr. Harshad Apshankar,
Technical Manager – Avaya
Mr. Parag Harolikar,
Director-Business Development – Tech Mahindra
Sqr. Ldr. Ajey Paranjape,
Director – Fast Track Software Services Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Anshuman Baghel,
Manager-HR – Mithi Software Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Panel Discussion II

Topic: – The Big Debate: HR Technology advances – will take away the human element”

This was a discussion on the increasing role of HR technology in the workplace – Benefit or Impact the employee.


Guests for the discussion included:

Mr. Abhijeet Parlikar, General Manager-John Deere India Pvt. Ltd. (Panel Moderator)
Mr. Advait Kurlikar, CEO- Upohan Management Consultants
Dr. Narendra Kulkarni, Vice President – Goldye Technoserve Ltd.
Mr. Kulwinder Singh, Director-Global Marketing & Communication – Synechron
Mr. Yogesh More, Executive Manager (Product Development) – ADP
Mr. Kaustubh Bhadbhade, Senior Manager – HR, Persistent Systems

The program concluded with an interactive session where the panel members answered all the queries with respect to the current HR scenario and Future Trends.

Prof.P.Subrahmanyam, proposed vote of thanks marking the end of a successful event celebrating the TechHR Summit 2014.

In brief the summit was a huge success and received wide coverage from Print media. The event was featured in various newspapers.

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Finance Summit 2014 – Mobile Money: Next Wave of Financial Revolution

Finance Summit 2014
is an unique event that provides platform for discussions, deliberations. This year the theme was Mobile Money Services. The Summit started with Poster Presentation by the students from different Institutions, followed by the Panel Discussion at Swami Vivekananda Sabhagruha, MIT Kothrud, Pune.


Inaugural Ceremony:

 Dr. Milind Pande, Project Director, MITSOT welcomed the Guest, Faculty Members & staff members. He highlighted and briefed on the various Innovations of MITSOT in the different verticals of Telecomm such as M-Education, M-Health, Road Safety, M-Agriculture, etc. The Introductory Remark was Mr. Ravindra Deshmukh, Managing Director, UPASS. The Key note address was given Mr. Vineet Mathur, Deputy Director General, Department of Telecommunications, Telecom Enforcement & Resources Monitoring (TERMs), Pune

Panel Discussion:

1) Panel Discussion on Connecting India with Bharat: A safe road Ahead 10th Oct 2014


The panel members included the following

Mr. Ritesh Ramesh

Sr VP & Head,Direct Banking Channel

  Ratnakar Bank Limited

Mr. Ravindra Deshmukh

Managing Director,


Mr. Kanchan Kulkarni

Regional Head – Rural & Inclusive Banking Grp


Mr. Sandeep Pimpale



They threw light on:

  • Concept of Cash / Money
  • Impact of Inflation on unproductive cash &  its implications on erosion of GDP
  • Need for Financial Literacy
  • Financial Inclusion Drive
  • Vision: less cash society

2) Panel Discussion on Branches to Handsets: Unleashing the Mobile Potential


Mr. Hemant M Joshi – Panel Moderator

Telecom Leader India, & Partner,

Deloitte. Haskins & Sells

Mr. Indraneel Chatopadhyay

Head Airtel Money


Mr. Sunil Deshpande

VP-Network and Service

Idea Cellular

Mr. Sandesh Nangare

Manager ( IT ) & Faculty

Bank of India

Mr. Rishi Kappal

Industry Specialist

The Issues discussed were:

  • Bank-led mobile banking model & its challenges
  • Mobile operators-led mobile banking model & Advantages & Challenges
  • Whether PMJDY (Prime Minister’s Jan Dhan Yojana) is a Success or Hype?
  • Success of M-pesa in Kenya & challenges in replication of the same in Indian context
  • Significance of IVR & USSD
  • Challenges in Setting up New branches
  • Emerging Trends like Machine to Machine Communication (M2M)

Winners of Finance Summit Poster competitions are as Follows:

Dr. Mahesh Deshpande, Director, MIT Pune and Prof. Shashank Divekar, ex-dean & Adjunct Faculty were the jury members.




3) Second Runner-up (MITSOM)- BANGI AFSHA

The Summit concluded with the launch of Cashless Campus Card. Dr. Jaideep Jadhav, Head- Academics expressed the vote of thanks.

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