Shakti JauharVice President, Global HR Operations & Shared Services
Shakti is an Engineering Graduate in Electrical, Electronics & Telecommunications with majors in Instrumentation and process control. Shakti has over 20 years of operational experience with a proven record in driving strategic and complex global initiatives. Global cross-functional (Manufacturing, Process Optimization, IT, Finance and HR) experience with focus on developing a strategic advantage in the market place. Prior to joining PepsiCo Shakti worked with companies like Schlumberger, ABB and Reliance Industries. He held various manufacturing and product development positions in these companies leading efforts in the areas Instrumentation & Process control, process re-engineering, CIM (Computer Integrated Manufacturing). Shakti joined PepsiCo in 1997 and since then he has held various leadership positions like CIO South Asia BU, Senior Director - Financial Shared Services, Senior Director – Global Health & Welfare & Wellness Plans and International Benefit Strategy before moving into his current role as the Senior Vice president, Global HR Operation, Shared Services and Transformation. Shakti has received various industry recognition by organizations like HRO Today, AABDC, SAP, etc. http://www.linkedin.com/in/shaktijauhar/
Radical disruption of the way we work and do business is imminent, and in order to stay relevant, organizations need to start acting now. We are undergoing a fundamental shift in the way we work. In the workplace, automation and thinking machines are replacing human tasks, and transforming the skills that people will need to thrive. These momentous changes are raising considerable challenges within the organizational, talent and HR realms.
As the heralds of the people and culture within the organization, CHROs have a critical role in rethinking their business strategies and preparing the workforce to face the forces that are shaping the future. This engaging discussion will provide CHROs with insights into some of the questions that deserve a deeper look; in what ways can CHROs prepare their business for disruption?
•How will AI and other technologies affect the business at every level, and what can HR do about it?
•Focusing on the human element: nurturing soft skills that can’t be replaced by machines
•Building a culture of agility, adaptability, and continuous learning
This session will present a successful journey of transformation ignited by HR, which has resulted in a thriving organization that has attained financial growth year after year. Through principles of organizational development, upgrading talent, creating accountability throughout the organization, and culture change, this business transformation has reduced costs, provided laser focus on key business initiatives, and created a world class leadership team. As part of this process, HR had to think differently about the relationship with labor unions and create new partnerships, creating win-win situations for all parties, as well as to evolve into a thought-leader & strategic partner role with its business leaders.
· Aligning HR with the company’s global mission and strategic plan: ensuring internal buy-in and establishing key milestones
· Increasing employee engagement by placing employees at the heart of the mission
· Implementing strategies that support its commitment to diversity, career growth, winning in the marketplace, problem solving and more