Our second offering of Transcendence was held on August 31 and September 1, 2018. It was preceded by two days of presentations of research papers. 

The conference involved about 450 delegates, 26 speakers, and addressed the following five focus areas:

1. Conscious & Compassionate Being
To believe, behave & become

In a world that is increasingly turning individualistic and divided by multitude of reasons, compassion becomes essential. We focus on how individuals move to a conscious and purposeful state of living focusing on self -awareness. Imparting the essence of compassion, the emphasis is on the individual – how one can transcend beyond the individual self to be compassionate to the others.

2. Agile Leadership
Championing change & flux for business excellence

Today’s world challenges leaders to be agile in order to constantly champion change and flux. It is this relentless pursuit of business excellence in an environment of constant change and disruption that is discussed here. From situations of business disruptions to those of conflict and attack, leaders share their experiences of displaying fluid yet determined leadership.

3. Co-creating Emancipation
Unleashing true potential for collective autonomy

Emancipation is the process of being set free from legal, social or political restrictions. In the true sense, it is about liberation. In the context of Transcendence, we aspire to capture the essence of emancipation both of employees & individuals. Experts from the social, organisational and the entrepreneurial worlds share their experiences of truly emancipating people/ workforce – where work becomes a purpose of life and life Integrates with the work of the individual.

4. Transforming Lives
Reaching newer paradigms for a better tomorrow.

The second theme encompasses the conscious & compassionate being who contributes to a transformed collective unit – of an organization and the society at large. We explore how it is that individuals, teams, organisations & society are reaching newer paradigms for a better tomorrow. Leaders of organisations striving towards creating inclusive environments to those building skills at the grass root level present their stories of making meaningful impact.

5. Sustainable Systems
Designing systems that last

Clearly the biggest challenge facing organizations & countries today is the availability of resources – from natural resources to human resources, as they are a limited pool. This topic focuses on how organisations & countries could build systems that can sustain. As organisations are exploring alternative methods of design that expand their talent pool, we probe to understand how systems can be designed on principles of sustainability.

Speakers

Abhijit Mazumder

Abhijit Mazumder

Chief Information Officer, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd
Anjali Menon

Anjali Menon

Film Director, Writer & Producer
Annaswamy Vaidheesh

Annaswamy Vaidheesh

Vice- President & Managing Director, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Limited
Biju Dominic

Biju Dominic

CEO & Co-founder, FinalMile Consulting
Biswa Dash

Biswa Dash

CEO, MindCrux
Chandrasekhar Katuri

Chandrasekhar Katuri

Deloitte University
Deepak Garg

Deepak Garg

Managing Director & CEO, Rivigo
Gary Mangiofico

Gary Mangiofico

Associate Dean, Pepperdine University & Chair, OD Network, USA
Manish Advani

Manish Advani

Head Change Management, Marketing & Public Relations, Mahindra SSG
Manisha Koirala

Manisha Koirala

Actress & Activist
Manoj Varghese

Manoj Varghese

Academician
PV Ramana Murthy

PV Ramana Murthy

Senior Vice President, Global Head-HR at Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces
Prashant Srivastava

Prashant Srivastava

Founder, TheOther 2 Thirds Consulting
Prema Gopalan

Prema Gopalan

Founder & Executive Director, Swayam Shiksha Prayog
Prameela Kalive

Prameela Kalive

Executive Vice President, Zensar Technologies
Satish Agnihotri

Satish Agnihotri

Professor, Centre for Technology Alternatives for Rural Areas
Santhosh Babu

Santhosh Babu

Chairperson, OD Alternatives
Savita S R

Savita S R

Delivery Manager, Zensar
Shabbir Merchant

Shabbir Merchant

Founder and Chief Value Creator of Valulead Consulting
Stefan Haves

Stefan Haves

Director, Cirque Comique
Sunita Bhuyan

Sunita Bhuyan

Music, Change & Leadership, Musician, People Leader
Sushma Rajagopalan

Sushma Rajagopalan

Managing Director & CEO, ITC Infotech
Sushma Sharma

Sushma Sharma

Founder & CEO, Resonate Consulting
Swatee Sarangi

Swatee Sarangi

Head Capability Development, Larsen & Toubro
Tanuja Abburi

Tanuja Abburi

HR Thought Leader, People Consulting
TT Srinath

TT Srinath

Organisation Development Consultant & Facilitator, Human Processes
TV Rao

TV Rao

Chairman, TVRLS