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Partner, McKinsey & Company, India
Group Head, HRD, Infosys
MD, Geographic Services, Accenture India
HR Consultant

Date & Time

Wednesday Wed, 30 Jun 2021


Bangalore International Centre
7, 4th Main Road, Domlur II Stage
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560 071 India
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+91 98865 99675 bic@bangaloreinternationalcentre.org

The world of work is changing. 2020 was all about shifting gears and embracing what is now an integral part of our lives – the “remote workplace”.  Even as companies and employees continue to master the work-from-home model and nations vaccinate citizens, there is increasing consensus among corporate leaders that we will never return to the pre-pandemic workplace and the hybrid model is here to stay.

The shift that we have seen over the last year has also raised several questions.  How will companies transform their people policies and practices and enable collaboration when employees are on two parallel tracks? How will this affect office design, workforce dynamics and the nature of work itself?  Is this a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to usher in changes that will lead to a more balanced, diverse, inclusive and empathetic culture?

In this discussion we delve a little more into the Future of Work, how it may evolve and what we can expect from it.


Indraneel Banerjee

Partner, McKinsey & Company, India

Indraneel ‘Indy’ Banerjee holds a Bachelor’s degree in planning and an MBA from Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. A partner in McKinsey’s Bengaluru office, Indy is an expert in next-generation operating models. He specializes in designing, negotiating, transitioning, and operationalizing global services programs and has led over 86 global programs for Fortune 250 companies across 28 countries.  Prior to McKinsey, he was a partner at one of the world’s largest sourcing advisory firms. He was part of the startup team for the business process outsourcing unit of a major global organization, and held leadership roles at several other industry leaders.

Krish Shankar

Group Head, HRD, Infosys

Krishnamurthy Shankar is the group head of Human Resource Development at Infosys. In this role, he is responsible for envisioning employee experience and driving the talent and organization strategy.

Shankar has over 30 years of experience and has led HR functions in organizations like Bharti Airtel, Philips, Hindustan Unilever and Unilever. In his wide ranging experience in these organizations, he has facilitated transformation and capability development, along with leading the transformation of HR into a strategic partner.

Shankar holds a postgraduate diploma in HR from XLRI, Jamshedpur, India and has received an executive certificate in Strategy and Organization from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and a doctorate in Business Administration from Aston University.  He is also the current president of the National HRD Network, a pan-India body of HR professionals.

Shankar blogs occasionally on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/krish-shankar-36666a12/), takes a deep interest in the technology and societal changes around us and is passionate about exploring new ideas in HR and organizational development and sharing them.  A football enthusiast, he also likes trekking and running.

Ajay Vij

MD, Geographic Services, Accenture India

Ajay is the Managing Director heading the Geographic Services (GS) for Accenture in India.  In his role as the GS Lead, he manages and provides strategic direction to Accenture’s India Operations.  As a member of the India Executive Team, he is also responsible for setting visionary goals, aligning them with the global strategy and realizing the company’s vision.

He is based out of Bangalore.

Anjali Varma

HR Consultant

Anjali is an HR professional who works extensively with small and medium enterprises, helping them become more inclusive spaces. She has previously worked at Infosys and The Fuller Life. She regularly writes for leading publications such as The Economic Times and The Hindu Business Line, on the intersection of gender, diversity and corporate life . Anjali is an alumnus of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.