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FMCC to take stock of Human Capital in media industry at a special Forum tomorrow

19-February-2008
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FMCC to take stock of Human Capital in media industry at a special Forum tomorrow

The second annual Human Capital Forum, organised by Futuristix Media and Communication Center (FMCC), will be held in the Capital on February 20, 2008. The theme for the Forum this year is ‘From promoter first to people first’.

Media is a people-centric and intellectual enterprise, and with the new media and convergence domains, fresh challenges are emerging. The FMCC Human Capital Forum would focus on and attempt to facilitate a dialogue within media on a variety of HR issues in the media and communication industry.

The speakers at the Forum would include industry stalwarts like Vir Sanghvi, Editorial Director, Hindustan Times; Harivansh, Chief Editor, Prabhat Khabar; Shishir Joshi, Group Editorial Director, Mid-Day; N Dilip Venkatraman, CMO, IBN Network, and COO, IBN Focus; Anurag Batra, MD and Editor-in-Chief, exchange4media Group; Rajendra Sinh, Director-HR and Change Management, Essel Group; Sudhir Chaudhary, Editor-in-Chief, Live India; Anita Nayyar, CEO, MPG, India; Mahendra Swarup, Chief Mentor, Smile Interactive; Barun Das, CEO, Zee News; Dhruv Sen, Head-HR, INX Media; Rashmi Deshpande, Head-HR South Asia, GroupM; Sandip Tarkas, President-Consumer Strategy, Future Group; Sarabjeet Sachar, Founder CEO, Aspiration; Anjani Kumar, Senior VP, Enabling and Technical Services, Sony Entertainment Network; Rajneesh Singh, Group Head-HR, Network18; Geetanjali Pandit, Corporate Head-HR, India Today Group; Sandeep Bidani, Group Head-HR, NDTV Group; Rohinton Maloo, MD, Cutting Edge Media Pvt Ltd; Pramath Raj Sinha, MD, 9.9 Mediaworx Pvt Ltd; Praveen Tripathi, CEO, Hansa Consulting; and Parthip Thyagarajan, Director, weddingsutra.com (India) Pvt Ltd.

Sajal Mukherjee, Director, FMCC, said, “The FMCC Human Capital Forum would be discussing one of the biggest issues plaguing the media and communication industry today – talent. The Forum would also bring the industry closer to the consumer platform.”

The day-long event would hold sessions on ‘Do media owners put their people and employees and their interests ahead of their own interests?’, ‘Are promoters creating world class media companies?’, ‘Is Indian talent in media industry world class?’, ‘HR best practices - Can these be replicated in India media industry?’ and ‘Incubating entrepreneurial talent - Are Indian media owners becoming partners in growth and sharing wealth?’

The event is being sponsored by IBN7, and supported by Firangi channel as associate sponsor, Mid-Day as media partner, while exchange4media and its Group publications, Pitch and Impact, are the trade partners.

The first Human Capital Forum, which was held in the Capital on March 2, 2007, put focused on a wide range of topics like ‘Managing the Younger Workforce’, ‘Salaries: The Gold Rush. Is It for Real?’, ‘Evaluation of Editorial Performance’, ‘HR is not a Business Partner’.

The ‘Nintendo generation’ of the workforce was under the scanner and panelists had numerous advice for them. The panelists also discussed ways to tap the restlessness of the younger generation for greater organisational benefit.

The first Human Capital Forum had a distinguished panel of speakers that included Geetanjali Pandit, Director, HR, India Today Group; Jwalant Swaroop, Director-Advertising and Business Development, Lokmat Group; Raj Nayak, CEO, NDTV Media; Sunil Lulla, CEO, Times Global Broadcasting; B Saikumar, CEO, TV 18 Media; Ajay Upadhyaya, VP-Corporate Affairs, Percept Holding; Anurag Batra, Group Editor-in-Chief and MD, exchange4media; and Samir Verma, Director, Myriad Consulting, among many others.

Earlier reports:

FMCC Human Capital Forum: Industry leaders discuss ways to tap restless energy of Nintendo generation

FMCC Human Capital Forum: Spotlight on gold rush and editorial evaluation

FMCC Human Capital Forum: ‘HR is not a business partner, HR is the business in itself’

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