Bhubaneswar, August 29 (LocalWire): A two-day mega digital HR conclave was organized in KIIT on August 28 and 29 on the theme “The future is now – Rewiring the Workplace”.
The conclave was inaugurated by Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT and KISS.
“The theme of the conclave is highly relevant in the current pandemic situation. A lot of change has happened in the economy because of the pandemic. Rewiring the workplace will bring in positivity in these tough times,” he said.
Citing examples of KIIT and KISS, he said that these organizations rapidly adapted to the situation and integrated digital workspace and learning, thereby becoming one of the first educational institutions to respond to and overcome the pandemic situation.
This conclave was one of the biggest digital events to have been held in India and saw the participation of 200 eminent personalities from the corporate world. The conclave had an audience of more than 30000 from industry, academia and the student community.
Among others, Mr. Scott Friedman, Author of “Celebrate! Lessons Learned from World’s Most Admired Organizations”; Mr. Manoj Kohli, Country Head of SoftBank India, Dr. Hrushikesh Mohanty, VC, KIIT Deemed to be University; Prof. Sasmita Samanta, Pro-VC, KIIT-DU; Dr. S. K. Mahapatra, Conclave Chairperson and Director, KIIT School of Management; Dr. Sanjay Muthal, CEO, Kontempore; Dr. Kumar Mohanty, Director, Corporate Relations, KIIT and Dr. Saranjit Singh, Director, Industry Engagement and Placements, KIIT were present on the occasion.
The inauguration on August 28 was followed by 16-panel discussions digitally happening across 9 different schools of KIIT.
Some of the themes under discussion were “The Altered Workplace-Opportunities and Challenges”, “Reinventing the Rural Workplace” and “HR 4.0: Is the workplace ready for New Age Technology like Block chain?”
The panelists were eminent speakers from various national and international corporations.
A total of 100 workshops are also being organized on the second day of the conclave (August 29).