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About The Event

Zinnov, in its role as an ecosystem enabler, is making a concerted effort to make the Inclusion & Diversity (I&D) agenda mainstream. While as an ecosystem we have talked about different initiatives focused on building diverse and inclusive organizational cultures, most companies have only scratched the surface of making significant inroads. To make I&D count, companies need to shift from an initiative-led mindset to a strategic approach to effect real change.

Our first edition became a platform for I&D experts and practitioners to interact, network, share best practices, and challenge existing processes on creating diverse and inclusive workplaces. This second edition will go one step further by bringing hidden biases to the fore, transforming the quintessential blame game to personal accountability, and setting the stage for having hard-hitting conversations on choices.

When

Tuesday, 23rd April 2019
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Where

Courtyard by Marriott,
Outer Ring Road, Marathahalli
Sarjapur Outer Ring Road,
Bellandur, Bengaluru, Karnataka - 560103

Who

  • Directors and above in tech roles
  • I&D Leaders & Champions
  • HR Leaders
  • India Leadership

Event Schedule

Inclusion starts with 'I' - Looking Beyond Diversity

Registration

Welcome Note

Zinnov Keynote: Inclusion starts with 'I'

Over the years, the diversity agenda has become mainstream, with concerted efforts from organizations towards creating a diverse workplace. However, for true inclusion, organizations need to look beyond diversity. Zinnov’s inclusion framework provides the guiding principles for organizations to embed inclusion at the core.

Keynote Talk: Diversity & Inclusion – The Future of Workplaces

Sutapa Sanyal was the first woman IPS officer to serve as Director General (D.G) in U.P. She is the recipient of the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Services. She has dedicated her life to the cause of Gender, Diversity, Inclusion, and Child Rights. She brings an outside-in perspective on inclusion; the real state, the challenges, and the work being done to improve this state.

Keynote Talk: Evolving Role of Men in Inclusion Conversations

As focused efforts still continue to increase minority representation in today’s workforce, it is important to not exclude others. In the effort to drive true inclusion, there is a conscious shift in the role of senior leaders and men as allies. Even with the progress being made, how do we go about covering the significant ground left to achieve true equality in the workplace?

Keynote Panel: The A-B-C of Connecting Gen X-Y-Z

The generational diversity at workplace is more pronounced today than at any point in the past. Workplaces are witnessing a major shift as the Gen Xs (born before the 80s) make way for the Gen Zs (born post '96). How are organizations preparing their workforce to welcome the Gen Z, with a large segment of the workforce already made up of Gen Y and Gen X? What kind of approach will be needed to ensure inclusivity at a generational level? What can organizations do to manage the new while keeping the old engaged to ensure a seamless transition?

zTalks: PwD

A person from the People with Disability community talks about their experience at the workplace.

Tea Break & Networking

Keynote Panel: Are you WiTty enough? | Enabling Women in Technology through Ecosystem Partnerships

Achieving true inclusion must reflect in the larger society. Empowering women in technology and creating equal opportunities can start at the grassroots level, in schools, to help build a pipeline of girls and young women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), supporting women-led businesses and start-ups, sponsoring technical education for women, funding infrastructure to support them, etc. How can organizations work towards enabling women in technology in the partner ecosystem? What are some of the practices and policies followed to ensure inclusion?

zTalks: LGBTQ+

A person from the pride community talks about their experience inside and outside the workplace.

Fireside Chat: Legalities 101 | LGBTQs and PwDs in Corporate Workforce

The conversations about inclusion and diversity have made us conscious of the special needs of the minority communities. But when it comes to the laws and regulations involving the LGBTQ+ and people with disabilities (PwD), there are still several grey areas. What are the important laws and regulations around LGBTQ and PwD? What can the ecosystem do to propel change in some of these laws and regulations, so as to ease the inclusion of these minority communities in the corporate workforce?

Keynote Panel: Diversity Overkill

Diversity targets are indeed successful in bringing in the required minority representation within any organization. This is a stepping stone towards creating an inclusive workplace. However, there are concerns about reverse discrimination occurring, as a result of overzealous I&D initiatives. How legitimate are employees' concerns of reverse discrimination? Are diversity mandates derailing the true goal of inclusion? Are organizations approaching it all wrong? What are the everyday challenges of decision-makers on the ground, when they need to be aware of reverse discrimination?

Lunch & Networking

Track 1

Masterclass: Building your Personal Inclusive Brand

Personal branding is essentially the ongoing process of establishing a prescribed image or impression in others’ minds. The session will give an overview to individuals to reflect on their values and the branding that they reflect. It will also give practical tools on projecting your brand.

Track 2

Masterclass: Disability-focused Sensitization Workshop

This workshop delves into the myths associated with disability. With simulation of major disabilities including visual impairment, hearing impairment, speech impairment, cognitive disability and orthopedically challenged, this session will throw light on some essential do’s and don'ts while dealing with People with Disability.

Closure

Event Speakers

Ravi Raman
Ravi Raman

Managing Director and COO

State Street

Madhurima Agarwal
Madhurima Agarwal

Senior Manager

NetApp

Jubin
Jubin Kapasi

HR Site Leader

Medtronic

Deepa
Deepa Narasimhan

Head of Diversity & Inclusion

DellEMC

Sanjay
Sanjay Kampurath

Senior Business Analyst

Dell

Srinivasu
Srinivasu Chakravarthula

Lead Accessibility

Informatica

Sudha Hooda
Sudha Hooda

General Counsel, India and Board Member

Nvidia Graphics Pvt Ltd

Smitha Hemmigae
Smitha Hemmigae

Head of Marketing

ThoughtWorks

Monika
Monika Navandar

Founder & Managing Director

NeoSeven

Tina Vinod
Tina Vinod

Diversity & Inclusion Lead

ThoughtWorks

Gokul Shrinivas
Gokul Shrinivas

CEO

MinionLabs

Nayana Udupi
Nayana Udupi

Marketing Associate

ThoughtWorks

Sumedha Pal
Sumedha Pal

HR Director

Honeywell India

Abhishek
Abhishek

HR Director

Eli Lilly services India Private Limited

Arppna Mehra
Arppna Mehra

India HR Leader

Altran

Kavitha Siddada
Kavitha Siddada

Head of Retail IT Platforms

Shell

Amith Prakash
Amith Prakash

Practice Lead - Enterprise HR Services

HCL Technologies Limited

Aruna C. Newton
Aruna C. Newton

Assoc. Vice President, Global Head -Diversity and Inclusion, Sustainability Governance & Reporting

Infosys

Sutapa Sanyal
Sutapa Sanyal

Former Director General of Police, Member, Advisory Committee of CARA (GoI), Speaker & Consultant on Gender, Diversity and Inclusion, Child Rights and Child Protection

Sarika Bhattacharyya
Sarika Bhattacharyya

CEO

BD Foundation

Rashmi Mandloi
Rashmi Mandloi

Managing Partner, Head – D&I Practice

BD Foundation

Prarthana Kaul
Prarthana Kaul

Co-founder

GiftAbled

Rashmi Mandloi
R Nataraja

Core Trainer on Disability Sensitization Workshops

GiftAbled

Event Venue

Courtyard by Marriott

Outer Ring Road, Marathahalli
Sarjapur Outer Ring Road,
Bellandur, Bengaluru, Karnataka - 560103