TecHeaRt 2018

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Disruptive technologies, are changing the way HR as a function operates. While we resurrect and rebuild ourselves for this change, we also see that

  • We lack a comprehensive view of these technologies
  • We find it difficult to foresee the impact of these technologies on HR

NHRD’s TecHeaRt is a platform to combine technology with the all-important “human touch” to disrupt the current scenario of one-dimensional technological advancement. TecHeaRt not only brings out the heart in technology but also amalgamates future technologies developed and presented by some of the most promising organizations in India along with the crux of any organization – Human Resource

The objective is to bring HR thought leaders on one platform while offering the audience an excellent opportunity to participate in an HR conference that promises how we can shape the impact of technology on people, and use more “Heart”.

The key elements of the confluence –

  • HR Showcase – The most popular event by NHRD where companies demonstrate their innovations or practices in the use of technology, and compete for the best
  • PitchStop – A new inclusion,where the most promising start-ups will talk about their propositions, and with a VC at hand to hear their pitches
  • Thought leadership sessions and learning sessions by stalwarts of the industry

We are excited and look forward to your presence and participation at TechHeart !

Exciting plenary sessions and discussions with Cxo’s & Global experts

Our objectives :

- To learn how organisations are using technology to re-architect business and HR
- To help us understand the cutting edge technologies and their applications
- To figure out how we can shape the impact of technology on people, and use more ‘Heart’

“Every problem has a solution, you just need to be creative to find it”

In the last decade many Tech Startups have emerged to provide solutions to domains varying across the industries. HR is not untouched by this transformation and today we have over 500 HR Tech innovations across the country. Acknowledging this evolution, NHRD Bangalore is introducing an ecosystem for the early age and established HR Startups. It is an exposition where the most promising shortlisted startups will talk about their propositions, and with a VC at hand to hear their pitches.

How can my start-up be a part of PITCHSTOP

  • Nominate your start-up HERE
  • Participating start-ups will undergo a Prelim Jury evaluation where an esteemed group of judges would evaluate you on the basis of Business impact
  • Strengths of idea
  • Ease of Execution
  • Scalability of the idea
  • Shortlisted start-ups would get the privilege of showcasing their amazing idea to CHRO’s / HR Leaders, VCs, mentors.
  • We will assign a mentor selected start-ups to refine their idea/product/service
  • Shortlisted start-ups would compete with each other and the best one gets to be the showstopper! BIG prizes awaiting you!
  • Shortlisted start-ups would be required to invest 25K INR + GST to secure a demo space

Who can participant (HR Start-ups)
Early stage startups: Orgs younger than or equal to 2 years, or lesser
than or equal to 10 clients (active and past)
Growth stage startups: Orgs older than 2 years and less than or equal to 5 years, or more than 10 clients (active and past)

WIIFM (What’s in it for me)
What are the benefits that start ups would have

  • Exposure to work at real industry problem statements in organisations
  • A great opportunity to early HR start-ups to get an immensely valuable exposure to HR leaders, VCs and mentors to sharpen their knife.
  • Get identified and recognised at a national platform with an opportunity to showcase your solutions.
  • Get Mentored by veteran HR leaders to improve and add perspectives to your product/service
Write to for your queries

For organizations who may not want to participate in PitchStop 18, we welcome you to be a part of TechHeart through the regular channels of registering for a stall, and avail the opportunity to share your organization with the larger community!

The HR Showcase is a unique trade show style event for HR professionals to present their most impactful HR practices & initiatives, learn about practices in other organizations, network with peers and compete for the coveted Grand HR Showcase awards.


  • How organizations could leverage technology, with a heart!

Sub themes:

  • Using AI/analytics to amplify human performance, increase productivity
  • Using technology to get people more connected and engaged
  • Agile workforce: Best practices for getting people ready for the future tech- reskilling, changing jobs/roles, careers and
  • Change management – how are companies bringing ‘humanness’ to balance technology

Share your best Practice and Register today for free -

  • Title Sponsor
  • Gold Sponsor
  • Silver Sponsor
  • Academic Partner
  • Friends of NHRD

Contact : Mitchell - 9845181412 /

  • If you want to publicise or display your product or service, you can make use of our Marketplace Exposition. Ideal for:
    • Product companies
    • Service providers
    • Start-ups with new concepts
  • You can choose a Stall, a share stall or a kiosk

Contact : Mitchell - 9845181412 /

Register here for Breakout sessions as the seats are limited on First come first basis.

If you like to get mentored, Register for Speed mentoring .

Bring your kids along, Register to avail the day care services by Klay corner.


Abhijit Bhaduri
Founder Abhijit Bhaduri and Associates
Ameen Haque
Anurag Malik
Partner HR Advisory and Skill Development, EY
Dinesh R
D. N. Prasad
Founder & Executive Coach, Noētic Step
Gautam Anand
Chief People Officer, Airtel
Jinson Johnson
Middle Distance Runner, Asian Gold Medalist
Kameshwari Rao
GVP- People Strategy & HR Lead, Publicis.Sapient India
Kavitha Iyer
Zumutor Biologics
Lokesh Payik
Chief of Digital Enterprise, Bosch
Mahalakshmi R
Head HR India, Mondelez International
Manoj Kumar
Founding Partner, Workplaceif
Niranjan Mukundan
Indian Para Swimmer, Asian Games Bronze Medalist
Pankaj Bansal
Co-Founder and CEO, PeopleStrong
Parag Pande
Global Human Resources Geographic Services Delivery Lead
Paul Dupuis
MD & CEO Randstad India
Pradeep Parameswaran
CEO Uber- South Asia
Priya Gopalakrishnan
Director – HR, Exide Life Insurance
Prof. Srinath Jagannathan
IIM Indore
Ravi Panchanadan
Managing Director & CEO Manipal Global Education Services (MaGE)
Rohith TR
R. R. Nair
CEO Coach & OD Consultant
Shilpa Vaid
CHRO, Arvind Lifestyle Brands Limited
Shraddhanjali Rao
Head HR - SAP India
Sidhartha Shishoo
VP, People Function- Analytics & Research, Genpact
Smita Saha
VP-HR, AstraZeneca
Soma Pandey
President and CHRO, Firstsource Solutions Ltd
Srinivas Prasad
CEO, Philips Innovation Lab
Stanislas Lajugie
Global Programs Director – Heartfulness Institute
Sudheesh Venkatesh
Chief People Officer, Azim Premji Foundation
Sujitesh Das
VP – Global HR, Microland Ltd
Vasanthi Srinivasan
Professor IIM Bangalore
Vikram Ahuja
Byond Travels
Vishal Shah
Vice President – Leadership Development, Wipro
Yogi Sriram
Sr. Vice President – Corporate HR, Larsen & Toubro Limited
Yves Doz
Emeritus Professor of Technological Innovation, INSEAD
Manu Saale
MD & CEO Mercedes Benz R&D India
Rajan Kalia
Co-Founder, Salto Dee Fe & Karma notes
Krishnakumar Natarajan
Executive Chairman, Mindtree
Anand, Muniinder K
MD - India & South Asia at Centre for Creative Leadership
D Harish
Leadership Coach & Consultant (Moderator)
Dr. Banerjee
Dean Professor – Marketing, SPJIMR
Dr. Chandrasekhar Sripada
Prof – OB, Strategic Human Capital, ISB
Harlina Sodhi
Co-founder: BelieveInYourself
Kalyan Anumula
Madhavi Lal
MD, Head – HR, Deutsche Bank
Prabhakar L
VP - HR (Agri-business), ITC Limited
R Gopalakrishnan
CEO - The Mindworks, Director – Tata Sons
Rahul Dev
Managing Director at Laureate LLC
Rohit Thakur
Head HR India, Accenture
Seema Unni
Head HR, Fidelity Investments
Shachi Irde
Advisor to Catalyst
Shalini Natraj
CHRO, Maersk
Sindhu Subhashini
India HR Head Brillio
Swathi Madan
Head HR, KTN
TK Srirang
Head HR, ICICI Bank
Nikita Doshi
Manager, Learning, Talent & Culture, Publicis Sapient India
Achala Bhat
Senior Associate Lead – Organization Development, Infosys
HR Manager, Asian Paints
Anil Prem Dsouza
Founder and CEO, Simpliance

NHRD Bangalore TecHeaRt '2018 Sponsors

Title sponsor

Gold sponsor

Friends of NHRD

Talent Media Partner

Research Partner

Market Place Partner

CS Logo

Day Care Service Partners


Ebisu Convention Centre
Opposite Diana College,
Hegde Nagar Main Road,
Balaji Layout, Chokkanahalli,
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560064