India Global Mobility Summit

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Plenary I

Where Mobility Meets the Business?

Aligning Mobility to Effectively Support Business Objectives

According to a Worldwide ERC® survey, 65% of respondents noted they are, at best, moderately knowledgeable about the objectives of the business units for which they move employees. There is agreement that a first step for mobility in the strategic partner journey is acquiring knowledge of the company’s business objectives, which drive the talent management requirements for which mobility can offer recommendations. To make a strategic impact within their companies, mobility professionals will have to become better informed about these business goals and objectives, which can change regularly due to factors such as societal shifts, geopolitical events, technological advancements, and the aspirations of the company’s leadership.

Come join us for a discussion with senior global mobility professionals on how they are effectively partnering with other business units and how talent mobility leaders are decoding the future and finding answers to...

  • How do mobility professionals see things from the business leaders’ perspective, discerning "what’s their problem, what will help them, what will harm them"?
  • How involved are talent mobility professionals in performing tasks important to building the reputation of their global mobility team as a strategic business partner within the organization?
  • How can mobility professional get business leaders to see how mobility can "partner effectively and provide solutions that will allow businesses to hit their objectives"?




Peggy Smith, SCRP, SGMS-T

Worldwide ERC®


Global Talent Mobility Leader

Dharmesh Kothari

Vice President HR and Head Rewards

Anindya Shee

Vice President, HR

Tarun N. P. Varma


Plenary II

Mobility & Inclusiveness in a Protectionist World

The outlook for the Indian information technology (IT) sector is 'cautiously positive' in 2018 with global and U.S. economies improving, according to Indian IT body, NASSCOM. However, India’s $154-billion information technology sector so far has been battered by a broader slowdown in technology spending, while uncertainty looms over work visa rules in the U.S., the biggest market for Indian software services firms, and growing protectionism across multiple countries across the globe. It’s a familiar story in the mobility world today—another "perfect storm" moment. There is more nationalism in countries like the US, UK and Australia, along with continuous changes in immigration, tax and employment laws. Indian companies are going back to the discussion board and re-evaluating their talent and mobility strategies. So, lets deeper dive into some of these questions, with our experts:

  • How are these organisations redrafting the talent deployment strategies?
  • ow is the mobility function educating the business leaders on compliance issues and their ramifications?
  • How is mobility function incorporating technology to help monitor changes in immigration and risk management issues and automate actions to stay in compliance?


Director – Global Mobility Operations

Praveen Hebbale

Head – International Assignments (Shared Services)

Nandakumar Kirupanandam

Head of Immigration Operations

Sandeep Musalgaonkar

Infosys Limited
General Manager, GIMS

Anuj Sarin

Wipro Limited

Plenary III

The Future Mobility Skills Conundrum

Indian companies have been bullish on globalisation, for decades now. The Rewards and Mobility teams have been growing in importance as they define and build the talent landscape. Another Indian reality is the establishment of Global Mobility shared services centres in India, by multiple organisations, lately. The global mobility talent landscape is being redefined and future skills conundrum is being established, as India grooms in-house teams as well mobility offshore talent. For this talent, technology, flexibility, advocacy, and virtual teamwork skills are going to be very critical. It is interesting that according to Worldwide ERC survey- globally in-house mobility professionals feel confident in their soft skills. However, are least confident about their mastery of data analytics and financial skills.

This session will dive deeper into:

  • What other skills will future mobility professionals need?
  • Is identifying skills sufficient or mastering these skills also an important ask?
  • How are teams gearing up with identification of these critical skills and mastering the skill as well. Is time running out?



International HR & Global Mobility Specialist

Soumen Chowdhury

Global Performance & Rewards COE

Amrita Das

Senior Manager, People Advisory Services

Gopal A. Iyer, GMS-T


Practice Sharing Workshop – Open to HR Attendees Only

"Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success"

Worldwide ERC®'s India Global Mobility Summit is one such platform, where HR mobility professional participants will come together, learn from in-depth presentations and contribute to interactive discussions and share practices. The Summit provides with a platform to not just network with other participants, but also to hear them and to learn from them about the Mobility practices in their organizations. The Practice Sharing session will be structured for 75 minutes, where the audience would be divided into groups of 10, with the opportunity to pick a topical Mobility issue, discuss challenges, share practices and learn from fellow participants.



Founder & Chief Consultant

Ruchika Pal

Talent Root Consulting
Associate General Manager, Rewards Solutions, Global Human Resources

Athia Sheik

Schneider Electric
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