- Vinay Murthy - Founder & CEO, Antal Infotech India; Executive81
- Akshay Cherian - Co-founder, Biz Sherpa; Co-founder, Meta Results
- Ishai Ram - Global VP, Sela Group
- Hilly Hirt - Deputy Director, Pears Program for Global Innovation
- Yuval Susskind - CEO, PolyNation Ventures
Electra Tower, 34th Floor
98 Yigal Alon Street, Tel Aviv
Training India’s 400 Million Millennials:The challenge of skilling-up the world's largest workforce - and emerging opportunities in training and HR tech
Photo: Adam Cohn/Flickr Creative Commons
India is on track to become the world’s youngest country with the largest workforce. According to Forbes, the country’s more than 400 million millennials—those born after 1982—account for a third of India’s population and 46% of its workforce. And according to Ernst and Young, the Indian workforce will grow to 900 million strong by 2020. However, only 2.3% of its workforce has received any formal skills training. How is India dealing with the challenge of training the world’s largest workforce? And how is this challenge giving rise to new tech opportunities?
This interactive panel discussion will explore the role of India’s millennial generation in driving growth in the world’s fastest growing economy; challenges facing India’s millennials and Indian industry in skills development and transformation, HR recruitment, and skills recognition on a mass level; the knowledge and skills gaps that exist between universities/colleges and industry and how this needs to be bridged on a mass scale; and how India could be setting a global template for managing the world’s largest workforce.
The event will also explore Prime Minister Modi’s 21st Century vision for India, including the Skill India campaign, the industry bodies and educational institutions that are forming partnerships to attract and train 400 million people in skilled work by 2022; and how this is creating a consistent and robust pipeline of talent to fuel Modi’s other project, ‘Make in India’.
Lastly, the event will examine, following Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Israel in July 2017, what incentives and support infrastructure exist for Israeli companies seeking to tap into this market, and where are the opportunities for Israeli tech – specifically in the training and HR sectors.
Sunday, September 10th, 2017
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Campus Tel Aviv – Google
Electra Tower, 34th Floor
98 Yigal Alon St, Tel Aviv
Networking & Cocktail Reception
Opening remarks & Interactive Panel Discussion
6.45 p.m. – 7.30 p.m.
- Vinay Murthy – Founder & CEO, Antal Infotech India; Executive81
- Akshay Cherian – Co-founder, Biz Sherpa; Co-founder, Meta Results
- Ishai Ram – Global VP, Sela Group
- Hilly Hirt – Deputy Director, Pears program for Global Innovation
- Yuval Susskind – CEO, PolyNation Ventures
7.30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
The event will be conducted in English.
About the Speakers:
Vinay Murthy is a serial entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience in the human capital management sector, servicing Fortune 100 clients in India and overseas. He is the CEO of Antal Infotech, a JV with Antal UK for high-end IT hires for temp hiring in India. The company has grown to over 200 staff in three years. He is also an evangelist for talent transformation in India, and is determined to achieve of the goal of elevating 100 million lives over the next decade through online talent platforms.
Akshay Cherian is the Co-Founder of Business Sherpa, focusing on accelerating businesses from start-up to scale-up. Cherian also co-founded MetaResults and has co-led 50 innovation projects for mid-sized & Fortune 100 companies with over $10 million in results. He is the lead coach on innovation, sales and marketing teams, coaching 21 product teams, at the Institute of Product Leadership. he has also co-authored a book, Great Work Hack.
Ishai Ram is the Global Vice President at Sela Group. Sela provides consulting, outsourcing and training services to over 1,000 clients globally, and has been delivering training solutions to tech companies in India for the past decade.
Hilly Hirt is the Deputy Director of the Pears Program for Global Innovation, harnessing the power of values-driven Israeli innovation to address the needs and challenges of 85% of the world population. Formerly, she served as the Commercial Officer at the Embassy of India in Israel, where she assisted Israeli and Indian companies to identify business collaborations, partnerships and investment opportunities. She is also a member of the Selection Committee of Israel-Asia Center’s Israel-Asia Leaders Fellowship – a program focused on building future leaders in Israel-Asia relations.
Yuval Susskind is CEO of PolyNation Ventures, an initiative merging Israeli and Indian business partners, towards forming a solid & sustainable business foundation for launching Israeli innovation into India.
In Partnership with PolyNation Ventures