There are HR events and more HR events. I am sure you would have attended many of them. Recently was fortunate to attend a HR Event that was organized by a bunch of passionate HR champs. The idea was about Co – Creating an “Empowered HR Community”. So, lets go ahead with some of the unique points that make this community different from others.
1) To foster fellowship amongst HR practitioners from varied Industry backgrounds.
2) To enhance professional development by interactive sharing sessions and experiential learning related to HR by accomplished professionals / leaders.
3) To acquire and continuously develop new knowledge and skills related to HR through research of latest technologies and best practices demonstrated by organizations
4) To co-operate with educational and research institutions in developing schemes of instruction in HR principles and practice, stimulating student participation in HR & management education and in the activities of HR Interact.
The Key Note Speaker of the event was Divyanshu Ganatra aka India’s first blind solo paraglider. Yes, you read it right. The audience was spell bound for almost 40 mins when Mr Ganatra took the stage. His experiences right from his struggle days to the moments when he became India’s first blind solo paraglider, to the moment when people said “How can blind people use or learn computers”, to “how it took him 7 years to find an instructor, but just 5 days to learn paragliding” One must be present in the room to hear him speak with such passion and conviction.
Post this inspiring key note from Divyanshu, it was time for the Mentor Mr Adi Raheja, a facilitator who is driven by the passion to enable individuals and organisations to discover their best selves. He does this through his writings, experiential workshops, inclusive consulting and group process facilitation. He introduced an interesting concept known as “World Cafe” A world café or knowledge café is a structured conversational process for knowledge sharing in which groups of people discuss a topic at several tables, with individuals switching tables periodically and getting introduced to the previous discussion at their new table by a “table host”.
Explore some interesting snapshots of this event. Always great to see 150 + passionate HR professionals participating and co – creating an empowered community.
For those who missed the event can explore the amazing insights right here : https://twitter.com/HR_interact
Good Luck to Team HR Interact : Dinesh Gupta, Sunil Kashikar, Sudesh Verma, Parag Mehta, Viju Gangadharan, Jashan Joshi, Anshuman Mukherjee, Sheben Rawat, Manish Pipalwa.
Looking forward to your views around HR Communities and how can we leverage it to make our HR community more engaged and empowered.
Army Institute of Technology, Pune organized a Hackathon in association of Tieto for the future leaders aka students. The main aim was to encourage them and provide a platform to come up with innovative ideas and work on real-time solutions and prototypes. The event did see great participation and over 60 teams participated in a 24 hour Hackathon from October 2 – 4, 2017. The Chief Guest, Mr. Nilesh Sahasrabudhe, Country Head along with Awantika Bhardwaj, India HR Head, Tieto were present at the event.
The themes of the Hackathon were around Smart Cities, Crime Monitoring, Healthcare & Wellness, Production & Purchase, AR / VR and Citizenship. It was a great opportunity for the students from various colleges across Pune to came together and solve real life challenges. Some of the solutions were around creating mobile apps for “Smart Traffic System”, “Air Monitoring Systems”, “Smart Water Irrigation System”, “Port Management Software”, “Blood Donation Management”, “Healthcare Apps” that can call ambulances and proactively collect patients details etc.
The format of the hackathon included:
• The first round around idea pitching round where the teams were allowed to present their ideas in a presentation of 5 minutes followed by a question/answer by the judges for 2 minutes.
• Post which the teams were judged based on their ideas, creativity, innovation and practicality and the shortlisted teams were announced for the final round.
• In the final round, the teams worked on making a prototype of their present idea. It was in the form of an app, a hardware device, website and so on.
In his speech, Mr. Nilesh Sahasrabudhe, Country Head Tieto talked about the importance of such events and how they are an extended arm to corporate. The teams who qualified for the semifinals and final round were evaluated by a panel of experts from Tieto, Mr Rahul Kumar, Mr Rakesh Singh and Mr Shailendra Jain along with professors from Army Institute of Technology, Pune.
Winners : The winning team Marine Troopers from Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Pune came up with a working prototype – Port Management Software to analyze and optimize different port operations, resulting in efficient traffic handling
Great to see collaboration between colleges and corporate for such events and these do encourage and inspire budding talent to think differently and make an impact.