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Pioneer Convergence 2019

Pioneer Convergence 2019

Date: 21st and 22nd September 2019

Venue: Pune Institute of Business Management [PIBM]

PIBM brought together thought leaders from various fields of business management to discuss and contribute to the understanding of issues related to economic growth, organisational change, innovation, entrepreneurship, human resource, and leadership.

With the recent slowdown in economic growth, innovation and entrepreneurship have become two increasingly important areas of economic and management research. Growth results from the efforts of innovators and entrepreneurs, with new ideas replacing old ones. This is accelerated with the adoption of new technology and development of a creative organisational culture.

In this changing context, the Human Resource (HR) function also needs a strategic overhaul. It needs to be ‘reinvented’ and positioned in terms of all aspects of people and relations in an organisational context. Hence, understanding the existing state of affairs of the HR function and to give meaning to a future ideal positioning for the function becomes an imperative.

Today’s gig and sharing economy have posed bigger challenges in attracting creative talent and managing the new age workers. Virtual teams and leadership development strategies to manage teams are also undergoing a sea change.

This two-day event took place on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September 2019 at PIBM Campus in Pirangut (Lavasa Road), Pune.

Mr. Anil Kumar Misra


Magicbricks. Com

Mr. BVM Rao


Shoppers Stop

Mr. Vivek Tripathi


BIBA Apparels Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Ajay Desai

Head Global Talent Management and Leadership Development

EPL Limited

Ms. Gopika Nair

Sr. VP - HR

Lals Group, Dubai

Ms. Niharika G Bhardwaj


Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd.

Mr. Deodutta Kurane

Group President - Human Capital Management

Yes Bank

Mr. Mohit Puri

Director of People - APAC & MENA


Ms. Sheetal Sandhu

Group CHRO


Mr. Vikas Attri

Managing Partner

Akshar Middle East LLC

Mr. Adhir Mane

CHRO - Lifestyle Business

Raymond Ltd.

Mr. Manas Satpathy

National Head and Vice President- HR

Vistaar Financial Services Pvt Ltd.

Mr. Sujoy Basu

Executive Director - HR Consulting

Headspace HR Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Kanishka Das

Head Shared Services HR

IKS Health

Mr. Ram Krishn

DGM-HR-Corporate Function, Employer Branding and Leadership Hiring

DS Group (Pulse Candy)

Mr. Tanmaya Kumar Panda

Head HR

Universal Sompo General Insurance Co. Ltd.

Mr. Kunal Wadhwani

Group Head HR

Choithrams, Dubai

Mr. Sumit Sharma


Vector Finance

Mr. Hemant Sethia

Head of Campus Recruitment and Program Management

Legato Health Technologies

Mr. Hari TN

Head HR

Big Basket

Mr. Manoj Pandey

Head HR & Admin

Engineering & Chemicals

Dr. Andrew Chua Soon Kian

Executive Chairman & Principal

East Asia Institute of Management

Mr. Sunil Avhad

Senior Associate Director


Mr. Vinod Bidwaik

Vice President HR & CHRO - Cluster India, Middle East & Africa

Alfa laval

Mr. Ashish Verma

Sr. Consultant


Mr. Sudhindra Sarnobat

HR Cheif

i-Source Infosystems Pvt. Ltd.

Dr. Santosh Bhave

Director- HR & IR

Bharat Forge Ltd.