Arcturus 2018: The Leadership Conclave, a two-day summit was conducted at Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune on July 27th and 28th, 2018. The theme for Arcturus 2018 was Women in Leadership: The Time Is Now. The conclave was organized by the Corporate Interface Team.

On Day 1, Ms. Neha Saxena Shenoy – Talent and Leadership Development for RB Health, South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, Reckitt Benckiser delivered a keynote speech on the topic: Organizations and Society, Nurturing the Woman Leaders of Tomorrow. Ms. Ashitha Mollera – Executive Director, Data & Analytics, KPMG spoke on the keynote topic: The Future of Business Intelligence. A panel discussion on the topic Metamorphosis: Intelligence Quotient to Learning Quotient was conducted with Ms. Ankita Poddar – HR Business Partner, Amazon India, Ms. Kaushambi Nag – Solution Manager, OrgSolutions, New Ventures, Mckinsey & Company, Ms. Nandini Mehta, Asst. Vice President – Heading Business HR, Max Fashions, Landmark Group and Ms. Ashitha Mollera as the panelists.

On Day 2, Arcturus 2018 began with Ms. Kirti Poddar – Head, Talent Acquisition and EVP, India, and APAC, Kellogg India, who delivered a keynote speech on the topic, ‘Classroom to Boardroom’. Ms. Anupam Trehan – Head of HR (India & SAARC), Cisco Systems gave a keynote speech on the topic, HRM: India Vs. The World. She talked about digitization as a tool of support for human resources. The keynote speeches were followed by a panel discussion on Delegation to Collaboration.

The speakers were: Ms. Sunita Gyanchandani – Diversity and Inclusion Lead, South Asia, Unilever Ms. Anisha Agarwal – External Communications, IKEA India Major Aditi Mohan – VP & Head – Corporate Services, Fidelity National Financial Ms. Aparna Shailen – Director, HR Operations, Alight Solutions Ms. Yoshita Swarup Sharma, Co-founder, Ready to Ascend.