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We are living in a world where change is the norm. Disruption is no longer a novelty, it is way of life, inside and outside of work. The forces that drive the intense disruption create complexity that challenges even the most agile organizations. To thrive, organizations must find new ways to balance the waves of change and innovation to create coherence. This is a world that needs speed, agility, and new models to meet the evolving needs of the business.

As HR leaders, we must lead the biggest challenges organizations are facing today-shifting the mindset on how today’s businesses embrace disruption. From developing top-notch recruitment and attraction frameworks that meet the challenges of the talent wars, to re-tooling HR with specialty disciplines that can help manage complexity, organizations are relying increasingly on an expanding HR portfolio to meet the expectation of a consumer-grade experience, 24/7 communications, and shorter and shorter change cycles.

To remain successful, HR leaders must orchestrate all of this in ways that balance stakeholders and the business, stepping into the uncertainty to deliver outsized results that transform organizations from the inside out. At the Strategic HR Forum: Leading Through Disruption, we will explore the critical role HR leaders play in creating a competitive advantage by finding value within the disruptive layers of the business environment.

In an intimate environment among influential leaders, participants will benefit from close networking with peers, and from the presentations and sessions that offer unsurpassed dialogue and discussion with speakers. It is a place where such interaction and Socratic questioning is applied to a full range of potential futures and solutions.

At the GITAM GWFM CHRO Conclave: Leading through Disruption, we will explore the critical role HR leaders play in creating a competitive environment.


leaf GITAM (Deemed to be University)

Gitam Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM-Deemed to be University) a premier educational Institution in Andhra Pradesh, offers programmes in diverse disciplines such as engineering, architecture, science, management, international business, medicine, pharmacy, nursing, law, humanities and Gandhian Studies. GITAM Deemed to be University operates in three picturesque campuses at Visakhapatnam, Hyderabad and Bengaluru. All the campuses are situated amidst verdant surroundings, resplendent with natural beauty presenting of picture perfect setting for scholastic pursuits. Recognizing the holistic education the University is imparting, the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India ranked GITAM University as category-I University among the universities of its kind. The NAAC has accredited the University with “A+” grade. The University Grants Commissions accorded 12-B status to the University.


leaf Global WFM Forum

GWFM is known as Global Workforce Management, GWFM Forum is the 1st WFM Forum in the world initiated at India. The GWFM Network Forum is the Global nonprofit professional organization, whereastheir professionals are committed to promoting the WFM movement in the global platform and enhancing the capability of human resource professionals to compete globally and thereby creating value for society. And future GWFM is committed to the development of human resources through education, training, research and experience sharing. GWFM is one of the fastest growing professional forums in India. GWFM is a market trend setter and they discuss current and future happenings in the global businesses. GWFM was established in April 2015, is autonomous, not-for-profit professionally managed organization, playing an Evangelist role in grooming Leaders for Future.

They are totally 12,000 members representing, Top Multinationals, Public & Private organizations including NGOs & Top Universities spread across the world and GWFM is head quartered in India. GWFM creates useful knowledge sharing with the real time business cases and builds networking around the world.

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Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, is a booming industrial city on the East Coast of India. It is located on the eastern shore of India nestled among the hill ranges of Eastern Ghats facing the Bay of Bengal. This beautiful city forms harmonious blend of majestic hills, valleys and golden beaches along the coastline. In addition, there are many historical places of delight to the tourists.


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Chief Patron

Prof. K. Ramakrishna Rao



Prof. M. Gangadhara Rao

Vice President, GITAM

Prof. M.S. Prasad Rao

Vice Chancellor

Dr. Shivakumar R

Founder, GWFM

Mr. Partho Ganguly

Co-Founder, GWFM

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Prof. K. Siva Rama Krishna

Pro-Vice Chancellor
Dean & Director (Addl. Charge), GSIB


Prof. Raja P Pappu

Director – Industry Relations & Placements, GSIB


Prof. Dammalapati Ravinath


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Venkatesh Palabatla

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Augustus Azariah

Associate Director - HR
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Unmesh  Pawar

Partner & Country HR Head
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R. Subramanian

Head TA (South)
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Kiranmai Pendyala

Fr. Corporate Vice President
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Ranganath IVS

Head of HR 
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Anil Kumar

Director - HR
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Rajeev Mendiratta

Director WFM
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Ranjith KP

Director - HR
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Alexander Rinku 

Director HR
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Grace Samson

Sr. Director - HR
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Manoj GNV

Associate Director - TA
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Annapurna A

Director - HR 
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Vinay Agrawal 

Head - HR 
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Ashish Gakrey

HR Leader
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Vikash Dubey

HR Head
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Sanjay Lakhera 

TA Lead 
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Poornima SP

Director - HR
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Yamini Krishnan

Director - HR
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Rohit Mogra 

Vice President - HR 
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Harris AW 

Global Head - HR
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Madhavi Saripalli

Asst. Vice President - HR
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Deepak Gupta

Sr. Director - HR
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Rajesh Chandran 

Vice President - TA 
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Maynk Bhatnagar

Global Head - HR
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Manoj EG

Global Head - HR
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Amit Mathur

Sr. Director - HC, SC & Head of TA
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V. Jagannathan

Sr. Director HR
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Vice President HR(Agri-business)
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Harjeet Khanduja

Vice President - HR
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Last Date of Student Registration
18th November 2018
Last Date of Industry Delegate Registration
20th November 2018

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For Industry Delegates
Rs. 1000
For Student Delegates (ONLY GITAM)
Rs. 250
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Prof. Raja P Pappu

Director – Industry Relations & Placements, GSIB
Office: +91 891 2790028, Mobile: +91 93814 65836, WhatsApp: +44 7800 570 574
Email: convenor.chro@gitam.edu, www.chro.gitam.edu
Address: Gandhi Nagar, Rushikonda, Visakhapatnam-530045, Andhra Pradesh, India