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

Wednesday, 8 May 2019
8:15 AM to 4:00 PM

Where

T-Hub
IIIT-Hyderabad Campus,
Gachibowli, Hyderabad,
Telangana - 500032

Who

  • Managers and above in tech roles
  • Diversity and Inclusion Champions
  • HR Managers, HRBP, VP-HR and HR Leaders
  • India Leadership

Event Schedule

Inclusion starts with 'I' - Looking Beyond Diversity

Registration

Welcome Note by Zinnov

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Azam Baig
Lead Business Development

Zinnov

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.

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Anand Subramaniam
Associate Director

Zinnov
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Nivedita Nanjappa
Consultant

Zinnov

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?

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Sunil
VP - HR

OpenText

Keynote Talk: Data and Diversity in the Indian context

The talk will encapsulate, in brief, Prerna's journey since she founded Outline India. The many ways in which data has impacted her worldview and what led her (with OI researchers) to come up with Track Your Metrics - an attempt (an easy-to-use tech app/platform) directed at empowering a large number of stakeholders in the development sector.

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Prerna
Founder

Outline India

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?

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Grace Samson
Head Of HR

Informatica India
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Rajita Singh
Head HR

Broadridge Financial Solutions
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Vasanthi
HR Head

UTC Fire & Security
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Dubinsky Dee Soares
General Manager

ThoughtWorks Hyderabad
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Chaitanya
Co-founder

Tinmen

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?

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Tanuja Abburi
Founder

Beyond Pinks
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Christina Vijaykumar
Assistant Vice President Human Resources

HSBC Data Processing India Private Limited
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Dr Shanta Thoutam
Vice President – Corporate Innovation & BD

T-Hub
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Nitya Nivali
Director – Human Resources

SS&C Eze Software
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Kavita Barla
AVP and senior Technology Manager

Wells Fargo

zTalks: LGBTQ+

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?

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Keynote Panel: Addressing the systematic unconscious bias in organizations

Unconscious bias still remains the root cause to the major challenges that minorities face at workplace today. Organizations have their game plans set on mitigating the unconscious biases in practices across the value chain; in Talent Acquisition, Engagement,Development, and overall Talent Management. It is all about ensuring every employee is aware of their behavior and more conscious in everyday actions. So what is the game plan? How are organizations aligning it to their core values and making it part of their culture?

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Uma Kasoji
Co-Founder

Femmevista Technologies, Board of Governors - IIM Kozhikod
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Sasi Challa Tadepalli
Head of India Engineering for the Business Management Segment

Broadcom
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Sindhu P Aravindakshan
Senior Director, Human Resources

JDA Software
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Joy Mustafi
Director and Principal Researcher

Salesforce
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Mamtha Madireddy
Head of Operations

HSBC's Global Service Centres

Lunch & Networking

Masterclass: Towards inclusive teams | A game to avoid unconscious bias in team decisions

How does one make diversity and inclusion part of the DNA of every member in the organization, given that each member may go through several challenges themselves? For example, a manager may not have inclusion foremost on their mind if they are trying to meet deadlines or working with a new team.

Through a situational card game, the content is designed to help participants recognize some of the challenges that teams and leaders face. For example, in situations where the team is pressed for time or budget, inclusion is likely to take a back seat. Sometimes, given the external constraints in an attempt to make one group feel included, it is likely that another will be uncomfortable.

The workshop aims to help D&I leaders look at ways they can help managers balance team dynamics and expectations while trying to take one step closer to an inclusive work culture.

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Chryslynn D Costa
Co-founder and Head of Research and Design

Serein

Closure

Event Speakers

Chryslynn D Costa
Chryslynn D Costa

Co-founder and Head of Research and Design

Serein

Grace Samson
Grace Samson

Head Of HR

Informatica India

Chaitanya
Chaitanya

Co-founder

Tinmen

Kavita Barla
Kavita Barla

AVP and senior Technology Manager

Wells Fargo

Mamtha Madireddy
Mamtha Madireddy

Head of Operations

HSBC's Global Service Centres

Joy Mustafi
Joy Mustafi

Director and Principal Researcher

Salesforce

Prerna
Prerna

Founder

Outline India

Sindhu P Aravindakshan
Sindhu P Aravindakshan

Senior Director, Human Resources

JDA Software

Sunil
Sunil

VP - HR

OpenText

Tanuja Abburi
Tanuja Abburi

Founder

Beyond Pinks

Uma Kasoji
Uma Kasoji

Co-Founder

Femmevista Technologies, Board of Governors - IIM Kozhikod

Vasanthi
Vasanthi

HR Head

UTC Fire & Security

Christina Vijaykumar
Christina Vijaykumar

Assistant Vice President Human Resources

HSBC Data Processing India Private Limited

Dubinsky Dee Soares
Dubinsky Dee Soares

General Manager

ThoughtWorks Hyderabad

Sasi Challa Tadepalli
Sasi Challa Tadepalli

Head of India Engineering for the Business Management Segment

Broadcom

Dr Shanta Thoutam
Dr Shanta Thoutam

Vice President – Corporate Innovation & BD

T-Hub

Nitya Nivali
Nitya Nivali

Director – Human Resources

SS&C Eze Software

Rachana Mudraboina
Rachana Mudraboina

Founding Member

Telangana Hijra Intersex Transgender Samiti

Rajita Singh
Rajita Singh

Head HR

Broadridge Financial Solutions

Anand Subramaniam
Anand Subramaniam

Associate Director

Zinnov

Nivedita Nanjappa
Nivedita Nanjappa

Consultant

Zinnov

Azam Baig
Azam Baig

Lead Business Development

Zinnov

Event Venue

T-Hub

IIIT-Hyderabad Campus,
Gachibowli, Hyderabad,
Telangana - 500032