Committees Chairs

International Conference on Disruptive Human Resource Management

General Chair

Dr. Shailendra Singh
Professor and Dean (Research)
Indian Institute of Management Lucknow

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Prof. (Dr.) Shailendra Singh is a distinguished academician, visionary institution builder and illustrious management guru. He has more than 35 years of vast and varied experience in research, teaching, training, administration and consultancy post his Ph.D.Currently, he is serving as a Professor (HAG) and Dean (Research) at the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow.Recently, Prof. Singh completed a 5-year tenure as the Director of the Indian Institute of Management Ranchi (2017-2022).Prior to that, he was a Professor (HAG) in the area of Human Resource Management and Dean (Research) at the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow. Previously, he has served as the National Convener of CAT, Chairman of crucial departments like Admissions, Fellow Programme in Management, and Financial Aid & International Linkages at Indian Institute of Management Lucknow. He was elected as the President (2013-14) and as a Fellow (2018) of National Academy of Psychology India.
His Ph.D. Dissertation titled "Executives under Stress: Explorations in the Structure and Dynamics" won the Indian Council of Social Science Research Publication Grant Award.Prof. Singh has delivered various lectures, presentations and keynote addresses at premier universities, institutes and business schools around the world which include IITs, IIMs, IIITs, NITs, NLUs, Banaras Hindu University, University of Delhi, University of Cambridge (UK), Aston Business School (UK), University of Kelaniya (Sri Lanka) to name a few.

General Chair

Dr. Renato Pereira
Professor of General Management
Department of Marketing, Operations and General Management
ISCTE Business School, LISBON, Portugal

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Holding two PhD degrees, in Management and in African Studies, Renato Pereira is Professor at the Department of Marketing, Operations and General Management, Researcher at the Business Research Unit (BRU-Iscte) and at the Center of International Studies (CEI-Iscte) and he teaches in programs from Iscte Business School and from the School of Sociology and Public Policy.Specialized in Entrepreneurship, Innovation, International Business Management, and in Economic Development in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Former resident-student at Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, he was appointed to the Board of Directors of the private foundation in charge of managing the international campus of the French capital city, elected by a college representing 5,000+ voters from 150+ nationalities.He has worked for different companies of the ICT cluster, including Outsystems, one of the initial Portuguese unicorns.
As Director of Inteli - Innovation Center, he has integrated the coordination structure of the Mobi.E consortium, responsible for the development of the 1st nation-wide network in the world for electric vehicle charging, and the board of directors of SGORME, the network operations management company.
For thirteen consecutive years, he was member of the Supervisory Board of Taguspark, the managing company of one of the biggest and most relevant science and technology facilities in Portugal.He was Advisor to the Minister of Public Works, Transportation and Communications of the XVIIth and XVIIIth Portuguese Constitutional Governments.He has directed the Executive Master in Innovation Management at Iscte Executive Education and several master-level subjects at Iscte Business School and at the Master of African Studies.
As Associate Professor of UniversidadeAutónoma de Lisboa, he directed: the PhD program in Business Economics, the Geoeconomics Seminar of the PhD program in International Relations, the MSc program in Business Management, and the BSc program in Management, as well as several subjects from all three levels.
His paper Entrepreneurship role on dynamic capabilities: A longitudinal study on Brazilian and Portuguese firms, written in co-authorship, was short-listed for Best Paper Prize at the Special Conference of the Strategic Management Society, in 2011. His paper Resilient employees are creative employees, when the workplace forces them to be, published in co-authorship, was awarded with the Tudor Rickards and Susan Moger Creativity and Innovation Management Best Paper Award, reported to the year 2019.
He has supervised 5 post-docs, 17 doctorates and 168 master's.He has a long and extensive international academic experience, having taken visiting positions in universities from Angola, Brazil, France, Hungary, India, Mozambique, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and Uzbekistan.

Programme & Publication Chair

Prof.(Dr) Srikanta Patnaik
I.I.M.T., Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

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Prof. Srikanta Patnaik is Director of I.I.M.T., Bhubaneswar, India. He has received his Ph. D. (Engineering) on Computational Intelligence from Jadavpur University, India in 1999. He has supervised more than 30 Ph. D. Theses and 100 Master theses in the area of Computational Intelligence, Machine Learning, Soft Computing Applications and Re-Engineering. Dr. Patnaik has published around 100 research papers in international journals and conference proceedings. He is author of 2 text books and 55 edited volumes and few invited book chapters, published by leading international publisher like IEEE, Elsevier, Springer-Verlag, Kluwer Academic, etc.. Dr. SrikantaPatnaik is the Editors-in-Chief of International Journal of Information and Communication Technology and International Journal of Computational Vision and Robotics published from Inderscience Publishing House, England and, Editor of Journal of Information and Communication Convegence Engineering and Associate Editor of Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems (JIFS), which are all Scopus Index journals.
He is also Editors-in-Chief of Book Series on “Modeling and Optimization in Science and Technology” published from Springer, Germany and Advances in Computer and Electrical Engineering (ACEE) and Advances in Medical Technologies and Clinical Practice (AMTCP), published by IGI Global, USA.
He is a member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) and Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). He is also Fellow of IETE, Life Member of ISTE, and CSI. Dr. Patnaik has visited more than 20 countries across the globe and visiting professors to some of the universities.

Industry Interaction Chair

Fr Kuruvilla Pandikattu SJ
Chair Professor of JRD Tata Foundation on Business Ethics
XLRI - Xavier School of Management
Jamshedpur - 831035, India

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Prof. (Dr) Kuruvilla Pandikattu SJ (born 1957), Chair Professor of JRD Tata Foundation for Business Ethics at XLRI, Jamshedpur and was Professor of Physics, Philosophy and Religion at Jnana Deepa , Pontifical Institute of Philosophy and Theology, Pune, India, since 1996. He has three Masters’ Degrees in Physics and Philosophy and two Doctorates in Philosophy and Theology to his credit. He has been actively involved in science-religion dialogue; transhumanism; viable human life-style and philosophical anthropology. Author/Editor of more than 45 books and 210 academic articles, Pandikattu is a Jesuit priest belonging to Dumka-Raiganj Province, India. He has been involved in organizing more than 25 national and international conferences on science-religion dialogue. He has visited more than 15 countries and attended more than 100 conferences on Philosophy, Theology and Science-Religion Dialogue. He had been on the editorial board of five philosophical/religious journals. His main topics of research are: Business Ethics, Ethics of Artificial Intelligence, Anthropology, Eschatology and Transhumanism.

Publication Chair

Dr. Aviral Kumar Tiwari
Research & Publications
Indian Institute of Management Bodh Gaya, India.

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Dr. Aviral Kumar Tiwari is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Indian Institute of Management Bodh Gaya (IIMBG) in the Department of Economics and Business Environment. Prof. Tiwari is a C-EENRG fellow at the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge and Research Fellows, University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Prior to joining IIMBG, he worked as Associate Professor at Rajagiri Business School (RBS), India and Montpellier Business School (MBS), Montpellier, France from where he received his post-doc as well. After graduating with a degree in Economics from Lucknow University, Lucknow, India, he received his M.Phil. (in Labour Economics) and Ph.D. (in Energy and Environment) from ICFAI University Tripura. He is basically an applied economist with broad empirical interests with a focus on but not limited to emerging economies in particular Asia. His research interests focus on various issues concerning energy, environment, tourism, macroeconomy and growth & development etc. He has published widely in peer-reviewed international journals and contributed more than 100 ABDC-A &A* research papers so far. He is the only Economist included from India in the career ranking of World’s top 2% scientists list of 2021 published by Stanford University Study. He is ranked at first position in India as a researcher by IDEAS. He is one of the Highly Cited Researcher 2020 by Clarivate™ of Web of Science™. He is one of the recipients of M J Manohar Rao Award (for young econometrician) for 2014 from The Indian Econometric Society, 2015. He is Life member, Indian Economic Association, India and member at several other international associations such as International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE), USA, Association for Comparative Economic Studies, USA, Western Economic Association International, USA etc. He holds different editorial positions at more than 10 journals of international repute (ABDC, Scopus and ABS indexed journals).

Publication Co-Chairs

Mr. Sumeet Gupta
Information Technology and Systems
Indian Institute of Management Raipur

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His Research interest area is on Technology Adoption, Mobile Commerce and Electronic Commerce, Virtual Communities, Business Analytics and Supply Chain Management. He had received awards as Accredited Management Teacher, All India Management Association, New Delhi, 2010, NUS President Graduate Fellowship, 2005 and NUS Research Scholarship, Singapore, 2002 - 2006.

Finance Chairs

Shri Nabaghana Pany
Business, HR Consultant
Hon Treasurer, Indian Society forTraining & Development, New Delhi

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Finance Chairs

Mr. P Mohan Nair
Formerly in DRDO, Ministry of Defence, Government of India

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