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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