Accelerating HR Transformation in the New Normal

Event Details | Event Overview | Session Details | Speaker Profiles

Event Details

Date: June 29, 2010
Time: 08:30 AM-10:30 AM GMT
Venue: The Langham, 1c Portland Place, Regent Street, London, U.K.

Event Overview

Infosys and Oracle host a Breakfast Round Table Conference. It brings together Thought Leaders and Human Resources (HR) experts to discuss winning HR strategies and innovative HR outsourcing delivery models that help organizations adapt to dynamic business environment and win the war for talent.

Session Details

Date: June 29, 2010
Time: 08:30-10:30 GMT

Session 1

Topic: The HR Agenda for Transformation
Time: 08:30 AM-09:10 AM
Speaker: Sarah Seabury, Director, HR Outsourcing & Transformation, TPI

Session Details:
HR departments are under increasing pressure to provide more strategic, value-added services to support core corporate strategy. Business leaders see their HR departments as key resources to attract and retain skilled staff, ensure that staff skills are kept relevant and up-to-date, improve workforce performance and instill positive organizational culture and attitudes. Sarah addresses this topic to provide better insights.

Session 2

Topic: Beyond Traditional BPO: Innovative Delivery Models for HR Transformation
Time: 09:10 AM-09:40 AM
Speaker: Anantha Radhakrishnan, Vice President, Business Platforms, Infosys BPO

Session Details:
HR leaders' transformation agenda has changed beyond technology or business process optimization initiatives to a more holistic approach across the end-to-end Talent Management value chain. 'Business Platforms' are an innovative ‘Managed Services on a Cloud' model that bundles technology, consulting and business process management to deliver next generation HR services and enables customers to take a strategic perspective focused on business outcomes rather than just operational metrics. Anantha discusses various delivery models used for HR transformation.

Session 3

Topic: Business Value Realization Through HR Transformation
Time: 09:40 AM-10:00 AM
Speaker: Helen Webb, Retail HR Director, Sainsbury's

Session Details:
As a customer, Helen shares Sainsbury's journey towards HR transformation. Sainsbury's has implemented a number of strategic HR initiatives focused on leveraging supplier relationships based on strategic business partner model rather than the traditional supplier outsourced model. They have also created a HR shared services center. Helen discusses her perspectives and provides examples on some of these. She also shares results of this transformation.

Session 4

Topic: Cross Fire - An Open House on HR Transformation Perspectives on Driving HR Transformation in Today's Dynamic Environment
Time: 10:00 AM-10:25 AM
Moderator: B. K. Hariprasad, Head, Strategic Platform Alliances, Infosys BPO
Speakers: Helen Webb, Retail HR Director, Sainsbury's; Sarah Seabury, Director, HR Outsourcing & Transformation, TPI; Satya Bandi - Lead (Europe), Oracle Practice and Engagement, Infosys Technologies

Speaker Profiles

Sarah Seabury

Sarah specializes in HR shared services and sourcing, data privacy, and change management. Her knowledge derives from practical experience in advising and implementing ITO, BPO and Shared Services operations for multinational corporations.

Sarah is an advisor for EMEA region and provides support to corporations looking for sourcing solutions for all or part of their HR function. She is a subject matter expert in HR compliance related to Sourcing, Data Protection/ Privacy, Change Management, ARD/ TUPE, and Consultation requirements.

Anantha Radhakrishnan

Anantha is a key member of the Infosys BPO Executive Council, setting the business strategy and direction. The strategic platforms and BPO Technology Unit headed by Anantha focuses on driving transformational value to clients through innovative service delivery models. He also heads a core team focused on Leveraging Technology as a key differentiator.

Anantha has participated in speaker panels at the India Sourcing Summit and FAO Today conferences and talked about the value of technology-led differentiation in BPO and the next-generation BPO. He has participated in a CNBC panel discussion on ‘Optimizing Business Processes’. He was a panelist on the Reuters Investment Summit.

Helen Webb

Helen is accountable for the HR Strategy and Operations for all Sainsburys supermarkets - delivering HR services to 150,000 employees in over 800 stores in the U.K. Prior to joining Sainsburys in January 2006, she was head of HR Services at Marks & Spencer. Helen also held senior positions at Morrisons, Asda and Norwich Union.

Satya Bandi

Satya has over 15 years of experience in HRIT consulting, product development and program management across several countries. He puts to use his deep understanding of HR solutions landscape in large multinational corporations to help clients find solutions for complex HRIT challenges. He does it by facilitating strategy definition, finding the right technologies, and then designing and overseeing appropriate delivery programs to realize them.

Satya also draws upon his experience in other enterprise-class applications and deep understanding of business models across different industry segments to contribute to cross-functional solution definition and change management initiatives. His keen interests include HCM technologies, HR outsourcing, and newer developments in the area of talent management.


Hari has over 13 years of experience in business consulting, product management and implementing extended enterprise strategies to achieve business transformation through process and technology innovation. He has worked with several Fortune 500 clients in implementing HR Transformation programs to address complex HR challenges using innovative service delivery models, leveraging technology and business process excellence.

Hari heads a cross-functional team at Infosys that builds business platforms and integrated ITO/ BPO convergence solutions to deliver managed services solutions to organizations.

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