Dr. Kiranmai Pendyala, Head- HR, Western Digital, India
The covid19 pandemic has had an adverse impact on almost all the different industry verticals and many businesses were not able to survive the adverse economic impact caused by the pandemic. Even amidst all these adverse situations, the Indian economy is poised to grow at >7 percent over the medium term. The corporate realm has also seen a lot of professionals losing their jobs amidst the pandemic and the resulting lockdown. While most other companies are finding it hard to get a foothold in the pandemic struck market, Western Digital is one pioneering business organization that has made sure that they adapt to the changing situations as fast as possible in order to continue to deliver excellence, despite the given situation. "We at Western Digital embrace the thought process of solving for root causes, and not for symptoms. Our Business Strategy led by our CEO, David Goeckler, and our Talent Strategy led by our CHRO, Lori Sundberg adopts McKinsey's Three Horizon Model", says, Dr. Kiranmai Pendyala who is the Head of Human Resources at Western Digital India, when asked about the operational philosophy of the organization.
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Amidst the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, businesses across all verticals have taken massive hit on their revenue and sales margins. Most companies are balancing this negative impact by downscaling their operations and laying-off a portion of their workforce. Rubbing salt to the injury, many organizations have not only shut-down their employee engagement initiatives such as incentives and rewards & recognition programs, but even the employees retained by them have had to bear the brunt of pay cuts as well.
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|Company Logo||Company Management||Company Name||Company Description|
|Rajesh Kumar,COO||Cachet Pharmaceuticals||One of India’s leading pharmaceutical company engaged in manufacturing and marketing of a wide range of pharmaceutical formulations and nutraceuticals across domestic and international boundaries|
|Sunil Duggal,CEO||Hindustan Zinc||One of the world’s largest and India’s only integrated producer of Zinc-Lead and Silver|
|Narayanan Nair, CPO,Ranjit Tinaikar, CEO||Ness Digital Engineering||A full service digital engineering company specializing in Software Product Engineering, Systems Integration, Custom Application Development, Digital Design, User Experience Engineering & Design, Digital Transformation, and many other areas|
|Shrikant Lonikar,Chief Human Resources Officer||Pernod Ricard India||A fast-growing multinational alcohol beverage company well-known for its diverse domestic and international alcohol brands such as Royal Stag, Blenders Pride, Imperial Blue, 100 Pipers, Chivas Regal, Ballantine’s, The Glenlivet, Royal Salute and Jameson Irish|
|K. G. Gupta,Chairman||Prime Lenses||Offering a wide range of optical lenses using cutting-edge technologies and with pinpoint accuracy|
|Manish Kumar,Managing Director - APAC||STRATACACHE Asia Pacific||Specializing in the areas of Digital Signage, Content & Media Distribution, Enterprise Video Caching, Digital Media, and Marketing Technology|
|Ashish Saraf,VP & Country Director - India||Thales Group||A French multinational company that designs and builds electrical systems and provides services in Aerospace, Defence, Security, Space, Transportation, Cybersecurity, Big Data, IoT, Connectivity, Artificial Intelligence, and more areas|
|Sundararajan Narayanan,CPO & EVP||Virtusa||Virtusa works on cutting-edge technologies in the digital engineering space|
|Dr. Kiranmai Pendyala,Head - HR||Western Digital||A global leader in offering a wide range of storage solutions that include Big Data, Cloud Storage, Data Center Storage, HDD, Helium HDD, Backup Recovery, Flash Memory Storage, Memory Cards, USB Storage, and more|
|Raghu Pareddy,Founder & CEO||Wissen Technology||Offering an array of services that includes Application Development, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, Big Data & Analytics, RPA, and Agile & DevOps mainly to Banking & Financial Services, Telecom, Healthcare, Manufacturing and Energy verticals|