Digital Professions in Power Sector on the Rise: UPES Power HR Round Table

UPES 7th Power HR Roundtable

Industry leaders deliberated on pertinent issues during 7th UPES Power HR Round Table

The entry of tech giants like Google and Apple in the energy sector has forced traditional organizations in this sector to disrupt themselves- both in terms of use of technology and talent management. CEOs and HR heads of leading Indian companies in the power sector such as Tata Power, Power Grid Corp. of India Ltd., GMR Energy, Adani Green Energy Ltd., and DB Power Ltd. deliberated on various challenges faced by the sector today and possible solutions at the 7th Power HR Round Table organized by UPES.

Delivering the keynote address, Dr. Jayant Kumar, Chief Human Resource Officer, Tata Power Co. Ltd. said, “With technological disruptions like artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, augmented reality etc. that are impacting the power sector as well, it has become imperative to re-train and re-skill resources for emerging careers where the demand is more than the supply”. “Curiosity, courage and comfort with technology are the traits of a future digital worker”, he added.

During the CEO panel discussion on ‘Power sector transformation: Impact of digitisation’, Ashis Basu, CEO (Corporate), GMR Energy Ltd. suggested, “Power distribution companies (Discoms), due to their nature of work, have access to huge consumer data and they can use this data to foray into other allied businesses just the way cab aggregators are delivering food or e-commerce companies providing video-on-demand services”. Other panellists on this panel were A.S. Khushwaha, General Manager, Power Grid Corp. of India Ltd; Gargi Chatterjea, Executive Director (Regulatory & Corporate Affairs), CESC Ltd.; Sanjeev Mehra, Managing Director, Tata Power Trading Co. Ltd. and Sidharth Jain, Founder & Managing Director, MEC Intelligence.

UPES plays an instrumental role in developing industry-ready talent for this sector as it offers specialized engineering and management programs in power. Besides this, UPES is the first University to enter into a MoU with NITI Aayog to assess national energy issues. Utpal Ghosh, President & CEO, UPES, explained, “This MoU provides as a framework for cooperation between NITI Aayog and UPES to collaborate for designing, developing, and conducting consultative policy dialogue and business research to promote and enable high level energy efficiency policy formulation in India. It also includes providing inputs on the implications of high penetration of renewables on the grid”.

Join UPES' 16th Oil and Gas Round Table Meet in Mumbai !

UPES is organizing its 16th Oil and Gas Round Table on September 15 at Taj Lands End, Mumbai. Over the years, the university is a veteran in organizing impactful round tables on various topics and has carved a niche in the sector. The 16th edition is reflection of the expertise. This year’ theme is ‘Transforming Organizations to a New Normal.’

Mr. Annirudha Khekale, Group Director (HR), Emerson Process Management (India) Pvt. Ltd. is the Program Director. Mr. Khekale is an experienced Human resource professional with over 20 years of HR experience with successful multinationals like Emerson, Danaher, Cummins India Ltd. and successful Indian companies like Varroc Group and Birla Kennametal. His experience ranges from a mix of both corporate and line HR. He carries core experience in Change Management, Business Integration, Total Quality Management, HR Six Sigma and Process Improvements, Organization Development, Strategic Hiring and Strategic Talent Management.

upes oil and gas round tableThe panel discussions include deliberations around the topics like Transformational Leadership in the New Normal; Re-Energizing; Women Leadership in Oil & Gas

Interested candidates may register on this link http://www.upes.ac.in/events/roundtable/index.html

Legal Professionals and Senior Legal Experts deliberates at UPES Law Round table

To deliberate on key drivers of change in the future landscape of legal services and new roles of legal professionals, senior legal experts from the law fraternity met at the second edition of UPES Law Roundtable organized by its Corporate Relations Team in Delhi on 28th July 2017.

Delivering keynote address Mr. Utpal Ghosh, CEO and President of UPES emphasised on the need for developing specialized skills, intensive course curriculum for training legal aspirants to succeed in a landscape constantly getting reshaped by legal tech.

The conference witnessed deliberations by key speakers like Mr. R Venkatramani, Sr. Advocate, Supreme Court of India, member Law Commission of India, Dr. Surat Singh International Lawyer & Advocate, Supreme Court of India, Dr. Rupinder Suri, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India, President S

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upreme Court Bar Association, Dr. Bushan Tilak Kaul Chairperson, Delhi Judicial Academy, Alok Mittal, Inspector General, National Investigation Agency, Minister of Home Affairs, Govt. of India, Pavan Duggal, President, Pavan Duggal Associates, Pravin Anand, Managing Partner, Anand & Anand and Mr. Amit Kapur, Senior Partner, J. Sagar Associates.

UPES invites Legal Professionals at Law Round Table Conference on July 28th 2017

Block your calendar for Friday, 28th July, 2017 for UPES 2nd Law Round Table at the National Sports Club of India, New Delhi.

upes law conference The Round Table will discuss and deliberate on what the future might hold for the law fraternity, and the vast changes that are envisaged for the sector, and what it would take to transform the legal landscape, radically and internationally.

The round table will have thought provoking sessions on issues being faced by the legal community, and there will be opportunities for networking and socializing with the law fraternity, besides relaxing over cocktails and dinner. The opening address will commence at 4 p.m followed by intensive two exclusive panel discussions.

Please note that attendance at the Round Table is by invitation only. For registration, send the details  http://www.upes.ac.in/events/2017/law-round-table/index.html or write to Ms. Deborah Smith at dsmith@upes.ac.in

UPES is hosting an Inaugural Design Conclave for Design Professionals in Delhi

UPES is proud to announce an Inaugural Design Conclave in Delhi. Identifying the need of a forum for design professionals, academia  and key stakeholders to meet in an atmosphere of creativity and discuss the latest thought and innovation in this complex field, UPES organizes this Conclave on 2nd June 2017.

Leading designers, policy makers, NGO’s and entrepreneurs will speak and participate in the one day event, to address the scope, development and challenges of design in India, particularly the role of education in creating the next generation of design professionals.

UPES is proud to have the mentors and guides including Anil Saini, Director (Design), General Motors Technical Center India,  Anuj Prasad, Founder & CEO, Desmania Design Pvt. Ltd., Saurabh Singh, Head Design Studio, Maruiti Suzuki India Ltd., Sudhir Sharma, Editor-in-Chief, Pool Magazine, Dr. Soumyajit Ghosal, Professor & Director, School of Design Studies, UPES driving the conclave.

UPES aims to foster support for a new generation of design professionals and to nurture ideas on new ways of teaching tomorrows designers. Personal and professional creativity and important initiatives on the national level: “Make in India”, “Digital India”, “Swatch Bharat”, and the creation of smart cities, add to the buzz and development of this emerging domain.

If you Interested in multifaceted world of design and its future, you are welcome to participate in creating an inspirational, challenging and interactive experience.

Attendance at the Conclave is by invitation only. For registration, visit http://bit.ly/design_c or call 9910115658