Ms. Indu Kapoor, VP –HR Global head for Finance and Accounting, EXL on 22nd August 2015, on the 5th day of Disha 2015 ; envisioned how the world would look like in 2030 and urged the students at TAPMI to imagine and reimagine in her very engaging Guest Lecture,Sophos. She said that, the world belongs to the smarter generation and about how age and knowledge no longer have the significance in the fast moving trends.

She put forth a foresight of a hypothetical future, having its own tools to sense people, emotions and requirements. Enabling this kind of evolution is what she believed would be the new face of 2030. Citing the example of her conversations with her daughter on online retail, she spoke about how the online lifestyle has slowly seeped in and become an integral part in the households of those who have very little time on hands. Ms. Indu said that this was the new age of marketing, where there was no longer the need of a physical or face to face connection with another person.

Speaking about Human Resources, she said that the role of an HR is not to plan and form policies, but to bring in a cultural fit to the system. She also stated that top jobs for 2020 talk about careers that don’t even exist today.

On a parting note, she advised the Tapmians to spend their two years of learning, “Not only through books of 1980’s for the 2020’s , but also through imagining , reimagining and understanding how to put it in today’s action”.

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