The Madras School of Social Work (MSSW) is a premier institution imparting quality education in the field of Social Work, Management, Psychology and Research for more than six decades.
Marking the 10th year of the Department of Masters in Social Work (Self-Financed), the Department forum- Pegasus hosted the annual Human Resource conference on the 9th of January, 2018.
The inaugural function commenced at 9:30AM with the dignitaries Mr. Raj Ragavan, Asia Pacific Director HR at Amazon and Mr. Deenadayalan, Founder CEO of a HR consultancy gracing the event.
Soon after, Mr. Deenadayalan, Founder CEO, Alumni speaker occupied the dais to deliver his address. He triggered the thought process of the students with his interesting speech.
Key note address was delivered by Mr. Raj Ragavan, key note speaker for the event. He is the Asia Pacific Director HR at Amazon. Being an Alumnus of Madras School of Social work, hedelivered a lively speech emphasizing the importance of HR in a world which is becoming machine dominant. He gave the audience an insight into the workings of Amazon. Through his quote “Culture eats strategy for breakfast” he reinforced that a strategy planned for any organization should be hand in hand with the culture of the particular environment and a strategy cannot succeed if it is not supported by culture. He concluded his speech by confidently stating that humans will always be required irrespective of the technological advances.
The conference also witnessed many speakers igniting the audience with topics on Industry Specific Business Trends and HR Responses, Global Human Capital Trends and Reinventing Social Work – HR. The sessions had the following speakers - Mr. P.G. Suresh Kumar, Business Head – Transmission Line& Head HR, L&T , Dr. Suceendran, Global Workforce Management Head HR, TCS, Mr. Joseph Rajasekar, DGM-HR, Godrej consumer products, Dr. C. Jayakumar, General Manager &Head HR, L&T, Mr. Ragland Thomas, Vice President IOD, USA, Mr. Satoshi Kondo, Global Head HR, TCI, Japan, Prof. Matt Jones, Sr. Lecturer, Leadership & Management, UK, Mr. J. Arun Kumar, Head HR – AP Reliance JioInforom Ltd, Mr. E. Dasarathan, Lead L&D, ANZ Operations and Technology, Mr. BaskaranRajendran,General Manager – HR Ford Motor Pvt, Ltd, Mr. Deenadayalan, Founder CEO, HR Consultancy, Mr. A.R. Rushanth, Social Entrepreneur, Vieinspirante.