Journey from “Hello World” to “HCM World 2016”

Journey from “Hello World” to “HCM World 2016”
As it is said by Vernon Linwood Howard, (an American spiritual teacher, author, and philosopher) “Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will.” Indeed, life is a journey of never ending learning and few folks from our team at KBACE Technologies, A Cognizant Company had privilege to participate in Oracle HCM World 2016- a conference held by Oracle at Hyatt Regency, Chicago, USA last month.
Journey of Thousand Miles begin with a single step: “Hello World”
Those who are from computer science background in their graduation or post-graduation would agree that the journey of writing first line of code (be it any programming language: C/C++/JAVA/VB/ASP) starts with “Hello World!” I’m sure most of you can recall this from the days from our “C Programming” Classes:
Well, my journey in the world of computer science had also started from that first step in first year of engineering class. As a student, I was introduced to Oracle as a part of subject i.e. Database Management Systems in my third semester.In those days, I and my batch mates were fascinated to learn about this gigantic yet so accurate system.Last few years into consulting industry with Oracle Products for different domains gave great insight and practical exposure to the concepts learned long back!
A Call for Paper Presentation!
One fine day morning, an email comes up to your mailbox which asks to submit paper abstract for an international event. With the guidance and kind suggestions from mentors and seniors from Organization, a paper abstract was submitted before time.
It was overwhelming moment to see yourself selected as a speaker along with some of the industry experts. It was joyous yet self-effacing feeling to see when efforts meet a long time anticipated opportunity!
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Presentation had focus on simplifying Human Resource Processes using cloud based technology infrastructure. This was supported by key references from different customers from different industries.
HCM World 2016 – An Event Overview!

People from all walks of HR, IT, finance, and leadership joined this event and shared their valuable inputs. This event was graced by presence and keynote speeches from well reputed personalities such as Mark Hurd (CEO, Oracle), Adam Grant & Peter Cappelli (Professor of Management,The Wharton School),Debbie Sterling(Founder & CEO, GoldieBlox) and many more.
[1] In her opening remarks, Cara Capretta from Oracle mentioned three core themes taken over people management practices today:
1. Engagement: a feeling symptomatic of an employee’s workplace and experiences; 2. Employee experience: the internal and external processes in which an employee engages to be productive and 3. Digital disruption: the transformation of HR brought on by the evolving needs of employee expectations.
[2] At the opening-night keynote, Peter Cappelli, professor of management at the Wharton School and director of Wharton’s Center of HR, addressed the historic love-hate relationship that business has had with HR going back to the 1930s.
“Over time, HR has become powerful, less powerful, and powerful again,” Cappelli said. HR today has an immediate opportunity to drop what’s not working; an example he referenced is the needless fixation on “millennials”. “What problem are we solving?” he asked. Instead, HR should refocus on strengthening its role in supporting strategic business activities, such as entering a new market, launching a new project, and restructuring.
[3] Mark Hurd in his keynote mentioned the irresistible force of the cloud—and, more importantly, Oracle’s own transformation in adopting cloud technology for similar challenges and talent opportunities. He further mentioned that HR is not an App – It’s a process with focus on continuous innovation. He further focused on simplification and fundamentals when it comes to Engagement, Enablement and Retention.
[4] Another inspiring story of questioning the norm was from keynote speaker Debbie Sterling, founder and CEO of Goldieblox, a toy company for young aspiring engineers that was brought to life by her unwavering pursuit of disrupting the “pink aisle.”
Other Key Highlights of Event:
1)    Seven Tracks and More than 60 Conference Sessions
2)    Experience Oracle HCM Cloud for Yourself at Hands-on Labs
3)    Exhibitors and Partners together
4)    Network and Fun: “Night at the Museum” event at Chicago’s famed Field Museum. Feast your eyes on enticing exhibits that include “The Greeks,” “Restoring Earth,” “The Ancient Americas,” and “Inside Ancient Egypt.” You’ll also be able to feast on Chicago-inspired dishes!
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With a concluding note on this journey, I sign off for now:

“Either you win or you learn!” Hence, keep your journey going!
“Be Positive and Kind. May God Bless…”
-Jagat Nirupam Avashia

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. nirkiran
    Jun 10, 2016 @ 02:08:12

    good one..


  2. nirupam
    Jun 10, 2016 @ 02:11:33

    good one


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