Ms Pallavi Srivastava

AP & GCG GTS Talent Partner, IBM

Pallavi Srivastava is currently the Asia Pacific & GCG Talent Leader for IBM Global Technology Services. In this role, she is responsible for Leadership development, organizational and account based succession planning, leveraging Talent analytics for defining and executing strategic initiatives, fostering engagement and high performance culture across ANZ, ASEAN, India, Korea, China, Taiwan and HK.
Prior to this role, Pallavi was the Country HR Leader for IBM Singapore, where she was accountable for talent development and enhancing IBM’s position as an Employer of choice in Singapore. She led a team of HR Business partners for managing transformational business initiatives for IBM Singapore.
Pallavi has more than 23 years of experience in the field of Human Resources across areas related to HR strategy, HR Analytics, Corporate mergers & acquisitions, Leadership talent acquisition and succession management, executive compensation and leadership development. Pallavi has held several portfolios with IBM’s internal HR and HR consulting units and worked in India and US, and now based in Singapore for past 10 years.
A passionate believer in leveraging technology for HR solutions of the future, Pallavi has been closely involved with IBM’s HR transformation journey towards cognitive enabled HR offerings and often represents IBM’s point of view on future of HR at regional and international conferences.
She holds a B A (Hons) in Economics and a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources. Pallavi also received the Business HR professional and Global Compensation & Benefits certification from Cornell University. Pallavi is also certified as a Cognitive HR Practitioner by IBM. She also holds several other learning badges in Design Thinking, Agile, Big Data, Disruptive HR.
Pallavi was recently featured in the HRD Magazine’s HRD Hot List in 2017 and is a member of Asia’s Keynote Women Speakers’ directory.

Boosting HR Outcomes Through Data Analytics

The rapid advance of technology is transforming traditional business models across virtually all sectors. Work is getting reimagined and redesigned in all functions. Companies are having to radically review their strategy, operations and culture in response to new forms of competition and disruption. And Data as a Service has become the new currency for success. This exponential explosion and ubiquity of data combined with the analytical power of artificial intelligence have created huge opportunities as well as threats. As government, corporates and educational institutions ready themselves to not just survive this change but also thrive in it, the most vital role is of HR and the function necessarily has to take a lead in this transformation – HR will need to help ready an organization where multi-generational, White and Blue collar workers will work alongside New Collar workers (future talent) and No-Collar workers (Artificial Intelligence) to create value. The session will explore primarily 3 aspects: 1. What are the best practices in how new world HR can add value to business decision making, using data and analytics. 2. How HR Analytics is changing the way talent is being hired, developed, assessed and progressed. What is the role of a Chief Data Officer in institutionalizing a People Analytics function in an organization. 3. How do HR professionals skill up for the new world HR and HR Analytics The session hopes to provide a glimpse of some practical applications of Analytics in HR, and at the same time highlight the importance of why HR leaders need to actively partner with a larger ecosystem to explore the technology, embark on this journey with speed, and avoid becoming the slowest cog in the wheel of transformation.