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Accelerating Digital HR - Then, Today, and Tomorrow

Oct 30, 2020

Written by: Prasad Poosarla, Sanjeeva Maithani, Chitra Gupta & Sanjay Dutt
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The inspiring change leaders in HR Tech, Rewards, and Digital Transformation have put together their thoughts and interesting ideas to leverage HR Tech for accelerating digital transformation.


Given the current work situation, the role of HR is not one that can be undermined. As the nature of work has completely shifted to the digital space, tech limitations and myths are being busted day after day, in a way where industries have forayed online, even if they’d never adopted tech historically. One of the major drivers of change has been the HR industry across businesses and organisations that have weaved in digital transformation seamlessly in their work culture and are taking the lead to ensure that employees are utilising this to the best of their potential.

Inspiring HR leaders and the gurus of HR tech, Prasad Poosarla, CTO at BI WORLDWIDE, Sanjeeva Maithani, Vice President - Total Rewards, HR Technology, HRSS & Global Mobility at Zensar, Chitra Gupta, National Head Rewards at Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd. and Sanjay Dutt, Sr. V.P & Global Head of Capability Development and Digital HR Operations, EXL speak on adopting technology and adapting to the new normal while sharing their experiences.

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Prasad Poosarla

Prasad is a veteran among Digital Engineering Champions with over 20 years of experience in transforming operations across organisations. Prasad has amassed his technological prowess from the gamut of roles that he has managed across MNCs, Cloud Computing Product organisations, large IT service MNCs as well as GICs. From core software development and management to sales and client-serving roles, Prasad has constantly delivered with high standards throughout the entire software lifecycle.

Sanjeeva Maithani

Vice President - Total Rewards, HR Technology, HRSS & Global Mobility

Sanjeeva leads multiple HR functions to innovate, design and implement people's strategy across countries. Leverage cutting edge technologies like Digital and AI to propel HR into a key differentiator and contributor to the organization's success. He has led HR functions in India and EMEA aligning People Strategy with a Business strategy in a high growth/start-up environment. As an HR Technology Head, Sanjeeva has developed an HR Digital strategy to transform the employee experience, improve efficiencies, and enable a business to make informed decisions.

Chitra Gupta

National Head Rewards at Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages

Chitra has 15+ years of experience in the HR domain. She has managed various roles in the HRBP domain supporting the Sales and Corporate Functions and has also led transformation and strategy as Head- Associate Experience. During this stint she has worked on projects for simplifying life and enhancing employee experience.

Sanjay Dutt

Sr. V.P & Global Head of Capability Development and Digital HR Operations, EXL

Sanjay has over 28 years of experience in the industry and is well recognized for his work around driving organizational strategies through Talent Management, Capability Development, Digital HR and Employee engagement. Throughout Sanjay has been involved in capability Development including Functional, Domain & Leadership capabilities & Academies.