How automation will impact workplaces

The key industry event will see HR Leaders shed light on their experiences & insights related to automation


Automation is revolutionising workplaces the world over. Encompassing much more than the application of technology, automation is having implications for talents and skillsets, workplace processes and policies. Diverse sectors such as manufacturing, logistics, services, and media, are undergoing processes related to automation and digitisation. These processes are rapidly reshaping the talent landscape, skill development, and learning practices, not to mention the way organisations interact and engage with their employees.
Centered on this topical theme, a major industry event named Automation.Nxt Conference will be held at Holiday Inn, Aerocity, New Delhi on Thursday, 29 September 2022.

The Automation.Nxt Conference

The Automation.Nxt Conference will see senior HR leaders, chief transformation officers, and chief information officers from across the spectrum shine a spotlight on the subject, sharing their insights and experience of spearheading the automation, digitisation, and transformation processes at their respective organisations.

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The Conference will include five sessions based on the following themes:

a) Tools, skills or collaboration – the hierarchy of priority during automation
b) The CIO-CHRO winning team of automation – how the two complement one another
c) Best practices in automation and digitisation from an HR perspective
d) What takeaways for HR to lead and drive automation agenda in organisations?
e) Will automation give birth to more specialists?

What the Experts are Saying

The Automation.Nxt Conference will be attended by HR leaders such as Shailesh Singh, Director & Chief People Officer, Max Life Insurance; Amaresh Singh, CHRO, GE South Asia; Pradyumna Pandey, CHRO, Mother Dairy; GP Rao, Founder & Managing Partner, GPR HR Consulting; Rajeev Singh, CHRO, Solara Active Pharma Sciences; Kinjal Choudhary, CHRO, Cadila Pharmaceuticals; Vipin Sharma, Head of Talent Acquisition, Tata Steel; and Dipankar Ghosh, Group Head-HR, Apollo Tyres, among others.

Elaborating on the general theme of the conference, Pradyumna Pandey, CHRO, Mother Dairy, one of the speakers at the event, says, “Automation is changing the way we work and interact with employees. But it is important to ensure proximity with employees for identifying potential people-related challenges and their aspirations”.

“With the ongoing transformation of work and worker, automation of workplace is inevitable with distinct advantages of speed, flexibility, convenience and competitive edge” says another speaker, GP Rao, managing partner & founder, GPR HR Consulting. He adds that the benefits of automation must be leveraged and the challenges addressed to ensure that automation remained an augmentation instead of an alternative to human power.

“The power of automation in simplifying our lives and creating value is immense today” opines another participant, Shailesh Singh, director & chief people officer, Max Life Insurance. “Progressive workplaces are proactively embracing automation to enhance employee experience and enable org agenda” he adds.

“Automation should be a subset of the organisation’s digital-transformation programme which gives desired results in terms of improving cost efficiency, productivity and the overall ‘One’ experience of the organisation” remarks Rajeev Singh, CHRO, Solara Active Pharmaceuticals, describing the significance of automation.

The Automation.Nxt Conference is being organised by HR Katha Magazine. Throwing light on the topicality and current relevance of the subject of the conference, Prajjal Saha, founder & editor of HR Katha says, “Automation is not just about technology. It will have wider consequences for talent, skillset, organisational culture, and the entire workforce”. Saha further opines that the primary objective of Automation.Nxt was to identify the key problem areas and their solutions from across sectors.

“The conference will be a learning experience, in that it will witness industry experts relate their real, professional experiences, while debating how the futures of organisations may be reshaped during and post automation” Saha explains.

Delegates, HR Firms, and students may register themselves on a dedicated portal. The last date of registration is 28 September 2022.

HRKatha presents Automation.NXT is powered by Tata Steel Industrial Consultation. UKG is the workforce management partner; Onsurity is SME healthcare partner.

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