speakers


Ashish Vidyarthi

Indian film actor and motivational speaker


Ashish Vidyarthi is a multi-faceted thespian and thought communicator.
A National award winning actor, he has worked in over 200 films in 11
languages over his 26 year career.
He is the founder of Ashish Vidyarthi And Associates through which he
and his team have been engaging in Leadership Conversations with
Corporates through Avid Miner Transformation Modules. Over 100
organisations in India and abroad, have been contributed to, by Ashish
Vidyarthi And Associates.

His assimilated life experiences of working across cultures and
scenarios are woven into jargon-free, easy to comprehend and
application-friendly conversations. Each curated into experiential
learning programmes to match the needs of the organisations.
Some of the notable organisations which have used his services are
Wipro, Mahindra & Mahindra, Bayer, Dell, Accenture, HSBC, Bosch, Titan &
CEAT.

He specializes in Ignite conversations meant to, as the name suggests,
Ignite people’s minds into action.

A traveler, a writer, a communicator & an actor too, Ashish believes
that each one of us has many roles to explore and ability to fulfil
multiple dreams.

Mr. Gajendra Chandel

- Chief Human Resources Officer,Tata Motors Limited


Mr. Chandel is currently the Member Corporate Steering Committee and CHRO, Tata Motors, India’s largest Automotive Company. He moved to Tata Motors in April 2014, from another Tata Group Company Tata AutoComp where he was the President & Group CHRO, Tata AutoComp Systems since 2005 where he was actively involved in its turnaround with responsibility of various strategic growth initiatives of the company, pioneered various HR practices which became industry benchmarks & the company’s revenue tripled during this period.
Prior to joining Tata Group, he worked with Siemens in India, Germany and USA for almost 13 years where he held various assignments, starting as Regional HR Manager (North) in 1992, then as Divisional HR Manager for the newly formed Telecom Div. In 1997 he moved to Company’s Headquarters as Corporate Head for Industrial Relations & then in 1999 took over as Head of Corporate Leadership and HR Development. From 2000 to 2003, he was based at Global Headquarters at Siemens AG, Munich, heading the Global Leadership Project & subsequently at Siemens USA on a Business Integration Project from 2003-2004. Returning to India he headed the Siemens One Project from 2004-2005 before joining Tata Group.
He was honoured with Leader of the Year award in 1997 by LMI Inc. USA.

Mr. Chandel loves photography, hiking & reading

M.S.Venkatesh




Building an agile Organization defined by Energy and Focus of its people has been my passion!
Building Talent Management Processes across varied corporate cultures and aligning it to Business deliverables has been an interesting journey that has engaged Mr. Venkatesh continuously, in the last 26 years!
Having worked with various MNCs and large Indian corporations as HR Head, Mr. Venkatesh has garnered his expertise through hard-won experience across multiple sectors like FMCG, Heavy Engineering, Telecom, Education & Health Care.
Mr. Venkatesh has had great opportunities of building Assessment & development centers, Processes & Practices that won the Best Employer Brand and also models of HR ROI in an entrepreneurial environment.
His forte has been Talent Management and Management support in building & sustaining organizations across multiple Industry sectors!
Mr. Venkatesh is a visiting faculty at Management Development Institute (MDI) and also at the School of Inspired Leadership (SOIL), Gurgaon.
He loves to work on assignments in the Education & Helath Care sector. His personal dream is to run a K 12 school and make the job of a school teacher a dream job for the upcoming generations.

He loves trekking, mountaineering, and any kind of adventure sport, besides Yoga!

Nabomita Mazumdar

Mentor of Change NITI Ayog


Nabomita Mazumdar is  an Indian businesswoman who was named a Top 100 Women Achiever's Award winner by the Ministry of Women and Child Development in 2016.[1] She worked as a Partner to an online community, Cite Community,[2] serving more than 3 million management professionals worldwide.

Mazumdar is a speaker for Future of Work, HR, Startup, Women and Business, Social media and Technology. She has been invited by forums worldwide including Adobe Think Tank at San Francisco.[2]

Mazumdar has received acknowledgements and awards for her work. She was ranked second in the Top 20 HR Influencers in Social Media by SHRM India 2015.[3] She received Best 100 Young Speaker Award Cambridge English in Asia, 2011 Western Region. She was named one of the Top 25 Influential Women on Twitter by CIOL India.

Swatee Sarangi

Ph.D in Management


An industry thought leader and practitioner in strategic workforce and capability development; combined with an unparalleled background in academia. Her 20+ years of blended industry experience demonstrates excellence in talent modelling, strategic visioning, learning, people and leadership development and work practice innovations. Drives the robust seven-step leadership pipeline as Head Capability Development in Larsen & Toubro. Highly proficient in design and execution of Organizational Development interventions, assessments, coaching and mentoring models. A Ph. D holder and academic Gold medallist who is passionate about application of human constructs in the workplace. An eminent researcher with 20+ publications in reputed national and international journals. An avid collaborator who partners with best global and national business schools and consulting partners to shape leadership competencies and skills with a global dimension. Has received several recognitions including being conferred “Best Management Faculty” by Bombay Management Association from Mr. Ratan Tata.
 

Aniruddha Mahajan

Head HR Operations, Shopper’s Stop Ltd.


Magazine Partners


Community partner
Associate Partner
Organized by