New Delhi, July 23rd, 2020: With remote work & social distancing set to be the ‘new normal’ in the near future at workplaces around the world, ET HRWorld.com, a leading digital platform for HR has launched the Future Skills Virtual Conference 2020 on July 24th to help organisations prepare for an upcoming highly digitized world. The event will feature HR and business leaders, policy-makers and eminent personalities like Spiritual Leader and Art of Living Founder Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and Member of Parliament Shri Suresh Prabhu to discuss challenges and solutions in learning.
Based on the theme of ‘Reinvent, Rebuild and Realign’, the first edition of this power-packed virtual conference, held in partnership with Adobe, Infosys, Coursera, Skillsoft, TCS iON, EdCast and Simplilearn, will witness over 2000 registrations and more than 30 eminent speakers including Allen Partridge, Head of Evangelism at Digital Learning Solutions - Adobe; Amit Aggarwal, CEO - IT-ITES Sector Skill Council at NASSCOM, SHEROES Founder & CEO Sairee Chahal, Amit Dayal, VP & GM - Print, Publish & Digital Learning at Adobe, Vandana Bhatnagar, Chief Programme Officer - National Skill Development Corporation, Navin Mittal, Commissioner - Collegiate Education & Technical Education at Government of Telangana, among others. It would also host notable HR leaders.
The 200+ minutes of global learning event will throw light on ‘aligning the organisation’s goals and learning & development policies to thrive in the new normal’ and ‘learning best practices for building an empowered talent ecosystem’. It would feature academic moguls like Wayne Brockbank, Clinical Professor of Business, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan; Chris Dede, Timothy E Wirth Professor, Learning Technologies, Harvard University; Guy Whitcher, Global Head - Learning, Standard Chartered Bank; and Anupam Trehan, Director - People & Communities, Cisco India & SAARC. Among notable HR leaders, Amrita Das, Vice President - HR and Head of Total Rewards & Talent Management at HCL Technologies; Srikanth Karra, CHRO - Mphasis, Manu N Wadhwa, CHRO - Sony Pictures & Networks India, among others will liven up sessions with their diverse range of real-world experiences with increased digitization at modern workplaces.
Amit Kumar Gupta, Business Head - Economic Times Business Verticals said, “The Future Skills Virtual Conference 2020 is our effort to bring the brightest minds from various sectors together to deliberate the dire need to identify skill gaps, opportunities to reskill and stay productive, active & indispensable in the post-pandemic workplace. The conference will focus on the hottest topics in the industry right from exploring current and emerging learning & skill gaps to resetting learning and talent development goals for today’s dynamic organisations.”
Highlighting the importance of the event, Amit Dayal, VP & GM, Adobe Inc. said, “Adobe is proud to partner with The Economic Times HRWorld as the presenting sponsor for the event. Our mission has never been more relevant, given the worldwide shift to remote working in light of COVID-19. Our industry-leading Digital Learning solutions, such as Adobe Captivate Prime, allow teams to move their training programs online swiftly. We are happy to partner with organizations that are looking to transform their L&D strategy with a strong push towards digitization.”
Thirumala Arohi, VP and Head, Education, Training and Assessment (ETA) and Wingspan, Infosys said, “As we enter the era of the hybrid work model, we see that the structure of jobs and job responsibilities are changing drastically. Today, employees are expected to take a multi-pronged approach to acquire not just full stack technical skills, but also creative skills. Hence, it is important that companies invest in getting their employees skilled across horizons on a continual basis, so that they are ready for the jobs in the new normal.”
This virtual conference comes at a critical time as organizations are tasked with creating a future-fit, resilient workforce focused on developing competencies, not just job-specific skills. As the world and business environment around us rapidly change, we are thrilled to join fellow leaders across the learning industry to explore the growing need for continuous learning—a key ingredient in unlocking human potential,” said Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek, CMO, Skillsoft.
Powered by Keynote sessions and Partner Showcase & Exhibition, the event will offer HR and Talent Development leaders a new outlook towards unlocking the workforce’s unmet potential. With a focus on continuous and multigenerational upskilling and reskilling needs, the Future Skills Virtual Conference is a must-attend event for industry leaders, policymakers, thinkers, educationists, and edtech leaders.
ETHRWorld, an initiative of The Economic Times B2B, is an online platform that aims to empower organisations in scaling up their HR efforts to achieve business objectives, through news, engagements, whitepapers, events, conferences, training workshops, etc. A part of one of the largest trade media houses in the country, ETHRWorld will curate first-hand information from global HR and business leaders on the core and practical aspects of people management and related areas. It will be a unique blend of learning, networking and exploring opportunities with domain experts, industry peers, policymakers and solution providers impacting the dynamic HR landscape in India.
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