NASSCOM Hosts annual HR Summit in Chennai



Various technological, business and economic factors are driving change and accelerating pace across businesses, leading to powerful, secular and persisting evolution across the board including the IT industry. This and many more such trends will be discussed during the 14th edition of the two-day NASSCOM HR Summit 2017 which kick-started in Chennai. With the theme – “The times they are changing” – the summit looked at talent strategy for future and the consistent efforts that the industry is making to create opportunities for skilling and re-skilling of talent.

The two days of the summit encompasses discussions on the existing trends, challenges and industry-readiness to take them on, and to identify the trends and predictions for the next one, three and five years.

Talking about the re-skilling effort of the industry, Mr. R Chandrashekhar, President, NASSCOM, said, “Tech shifts happenings are the most profound and reshaping lives and businesses across the world. The Indian IT industry is not only driving the change but is also reorienting itself to `As-a-Service-Economy’ business model. Automation is a global inevitable force and it will take time for any industry settle. In the current scenario, at an industry level, growth must outpace impact of automation. And therefore, re-skilling & up-skilling combined rigorous performance appraisal and workforce realignment should be the top most priority for employee retention and professional growth.

He further added that, “Increasingly, opportunities for technically skilled personnel is spreading across sectors, where a combination of technology skills, domain knowledge and soft skills is needed.

On the side-lines of the summit, NASSCOM also announced the winners of Digital Skills Awards 2017 to highlight the initiatives undertaken by technology firms to develop digital capabilities among existing and future workforce. NASSCOM Digital Skills Awards invited case studies from companies that highlighted how technology firms in India are developing relevant technology capabilities such as Big Data, IoT, Machine Learning Cloud Computing and Cyber Security within the workforce. NASSCOM received a total of 48 case studies across large, medium, and small companies. These companies were judged across 5 broad parameters: Leadership involvement, Infrastructure (learning platforms), Training content, Impact of these programs in terms of number of people trained and Return of investment (internal & business).

NASSCOM Digital Skills Awards

Company Program
Infosys Ltd Digital Academy: Creating programs on domain and emerging technologies for future needs

Results: Infosys delivered 58,000+ training days in a year with 143,000+ employees spread across geographies having 680+ full time educators and 39 behavioral training experts approachable to the employees.

iNautix Technologies Digital Pulse (NEXEN Building Block): A Platform to Connect, Collaborate, Contribute

Results: 644 employees trained on the new platform– cloud, data analytics, app development in last one year.

L&T Technology services Transformation program for Digital Re-skilling: A personalized individual training plan created based on team, BU and Org. goals

Results: 1700 employees trained on digital skills, 164 SMEs used for various training sessions, 200+ digital training sessions conducted in 2016

Mindtree Digital Engineers for Tomorrow: Empowering Mindtree minds with Digital skills

Results: 50% of Mindtree touched at least 1 Digital Skill

Saviant Digital Skills Development Program: Creating knowledgeable workforce with skills to analyse business problems and create solutions

Results: Delivered skill learning on SMAC ,AI/ML/NLP, IoT, Wearable Apps, Blockchain/Microservices/DevOps and Design Thinking

CSS CORP Pvt. Ltd In-house state-of-the-art learning academy

Results: 4396 employees trained along the program duration

Hughes Systique Pvt. Limited Facilitating re-engineering of its workforce at all levels of the pyramid to enhance their skills and expand their knowledge.

Results: 30% of workforce is ready with requisite expertise with a target of 50% by end of next year

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