India Global Mobility Summit

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Wednesday, 13 November 2019 

Opening General Session

The Role of Host Country Nationals in Expatriate Success

Wednesday, 10:15 – 11:00

In this interactive session, Dr. Varma will discuss the critical role that host country nationals (HCNs) play in the successful adjustment and performance of expatriates.  As should be obvious, HCNs are typically not required to help expatriates, yet without HCNs’ help, expatriates would take that much longer to figure out critical do’s and don’ts – both, inside and outside the workplace.  Drawing upon his research, Dr. Varma will discuss why it is critical that multinational enterprises pay close attention to the expatriate-HCN relationship.  He will also offer tips on designing training programs for both expatriates and HCNs so that both parties, and thus the organization, benefit from their interaction.  Participants are urged to come prepared with their questions!


Dr. Arup Varma
Quinlan School of Business
Loyola University Chicago


Technology Panel: Workforce Transformation

Wednesday, 11:30 – 12:30

India is already a major player in the global workforce and the momentum of growth within the country is increasing talent mobility domestically. While India's demographics present the country with the potential to become the most prominent contributor to talent migration over the coming decades, several challenging and complex issues need to be addressed to transform this potential into reality. The rapid emergence of new technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation are generating the need for new skills which in turn are disrupting the existing job market by creating huge digital and technical skill gaps in the workforce.

The workforce transformation demanded in the digital economy is about much more than simply automating routine processes; it’s about collaboration between technology and talent to unleash organizations’ full potential. The future of mobility will be driven by emerging technology, such as distributed ledger technology (blockchain), machine learning, artificial intelligence, predictive analytics and natural language processing.

In this session, we hear from experts in the technology space and as well as HR practitioners on the type of initiatives developed by their organizations to help simplify mobility policies to help align the organizational needs and talent strategies. How has technology impacted immigration and mobility with AI and advance automations? And how can mobility, talent, HR and businesses work together to create the right culture, embed the right technology and provide the right experiences so that the leaders and the workforce can survive and thrive? This panel will explore all of these questions and more!


Mr. Rohit Kumar Gupta, Founder, Co-Owner and Joint Managing Director, IKAN Relocations


Mr. Shrikanth Marathe, Co-Founder and Business Head, Immidart Technologies LLP

Mr. Praveen Hebbale, Global Mobility Operations, CGI

Mr. Rajeev Mendiratta, Global Head of Resource Management, DXC Tech

Mr. Sandeep Musalgaonkar, Leader Global Mobility and Immigration, Infosys

Mr. Nitzan Yudan, CEO & Founder, Benivo


Closing General Session

Keynote: Subramanian Swamy – Politician, Economist, Statistician and Current Member of Parliament

Wednesday, 15:15 – 16:15

In this Closing Session, we will hear from our keynote speaker, Subramanian Swamy. Swamy’s extensive experience in economics and Indian politics has made him a well-respected subject matter expert on the topics of trade, immigration and economic cooperation. He currently serves as an MP, was Cabinet Minister in the Chandra Shekhar government, prepares industry reports for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and has served as chairman on various Boards in the world of Indian trade and economics.

In his keynote address, Swamy will give attendees an overview of the current economic status, immigration reform and how these affect companies from an HR and Talent Management perspective.


Subramanian Swamy
Politician, Economist and Statistician
Member of Parliament, Upper House, Rajya Sabha


Practice Sharing Session

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

Wednesday, 16:45 – 18:15

Worldwide ERC's India Global Mobility Summit is one such platform, where 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 75-90 minutes, where the audience would be divided into groups of 20, with the opportunity to pick a topical Mobility issue, discuss challenges, share practices and learn from fellow participants.

This Practice Sharing session is only available to Corporate HR professionals and Government officials.