Jio Institute achieved a milestone with the successful hosting of ViewPoint 2023, an HR Conclave. This initiative by Jio Institute aimed to foster knowledge exchange and collaboration among HR professionals from diverse industries. The conclave featured an engaging agenda that included an inaugural session, keynote presentation, insightful panel discussions, and interactive sessions addressing the use of AI in the HR domain.
Today, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the HR landscape by streamlining processes and enhancing efficiency. AI-powered tools facilitate seamless recruitment, automating repetitive tasks, and allowing HR professionals to focus on strategic decision-making. This transformative technology not only expedites HR operations but also ensures data-driven decision-making, contributing to a more agile and responsive human resources management system in the contemporary world.
The highlight of the event was the esteemed panel discussions on the themes: "Navigating Megatrends: AI in HR" and "Emerging Trends in AI and Employment Opportunities". Industry experts were invited as speakers to share their insights and perspectives on the transformative role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the field of Human Resources.
The Keynote Speaker, Harjeet Khanduja, Senior VP - HR at Reliance Jio, initiated the event with a compelling special address, underlining the significance of harnessing AI for informed, data-driven decision-making. His insightful remarks set the tone for the conclave, emphasizing the pivotal role of AI in shaping contemporary HR practices. Following this impactful introduction, the audience delved into two panel discussions, exploring the multifaceted implications of AI in HR and its transformative potential for the workforce.
The first panel explored the theme "Navigating Megatrends: AI in HR," offering insights from Ms Kokila Roy (Senior Director – Digital Transformation, GEP Worldwide), Ms Shweta Chandrashekar (Director – HR, Gupshup Technology), Mr Hemant Sethiya (Director – Talent and Recruiting, UBS) and Mr Subhanish Malhotra (VP, HR, Welspun Living). This panel discussed the profound impact of AI on HR processes, shaping the way organizations manage recruitment, learning, and decision-making. The key focal points were that automated recruitment processes, personalized learning experiences, and predictive analytics are illustrating how AI technologies enhance efficiency and effectiveness in HR operations.
The second panel titled "Emerging Trends in AI and Employment Opportunities", featuring perspectives from Mr Amit Sawant (Associate Director – Human Capital, PwC India), Mr Satej Mehta (General Manager – HR, Wockhardt Ltd.), Ms Pradnya Sawant (CHRO, Vedanta Sesa Met Coke Division), and Ms Major Pratima Pinto Thomas (CHRO, Fino Payments Bank). In this panel discussion, the focus was on how the evolving landscape of AI is generating new employment opportunities for professionals. The panel examined how the emerging trends reshape the workforce, offering valuable insights into the professional opportunities laid by AI integration. Additionally, the discussion emphasized on a crucial point — the synergy of HR and AI, stressing on the need for coexistence. It was emphasized that for HR professionals, leveraging both their people skills and AI is essential to construct effective models that work harmoniously for all.
The event brought together a diverse audience of HR professionals from various industries and industry leaders, creating a favourable environment for networking and the exchange of ideas. The success of ViewPoint 2023 reaffirms Jio Institute's commitment to providing a platform for thought leadership and knowledge-sharing in the field of Human Resources.