IIM Indore in collaboration with NHRD Network Mumbai organized a Conference on Innovation & Leadership on February 23, 2018. The conference was held at ITC Grand Central, Mumbai. The conference aimed to cover topics like Innovation in Indian Context, Innovation for Business Excellence, The Role of Leadership in Innovation and The Role of HR in Institutionalizing Innovation Culture. The conference had panel discussions wherein experts from various field shared their views on these topics.
In the first panel, Professor Rishikesha T. Krishnan, Director, IIM Indore and Dr. Gopichand Katragadda, Group Chief Technical Officer, Tata Sons (and ex-Managing Director, GE, JFWTC, Bangalore) discussed the role of leadership in innovation. In the second panel, Ms. Aparna Piramal Raje, Columnist and Author, HT Mint; Mr. Yogi Sriram, Corporate HR and Member of the Executive Committee, L&T Ltd; Mr. S. Venkatesh, President-Group HR, Management Board Member, RPG Enterprises discussed how Human Resource Management policies and practices can facilitate innovation in an organization.
Two veteran HRD leaders namely, Mr. Vivek Paranjape (Ex-HP, Asia Pacific and Ex-HR Adviser, Reliance Industries; and Mr. Visty Banarjee, Ex-CHRO, Godrej Group), along with Professor Krishnan and Mr. M. Lakshmanan, NHRD Network Mumbai President, announced the NHRDN HR Mentoring Programme and released a brochure related to the programme.
The programme was well-attended by 50+HR leaders, academicians and other representatives.