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Upskilling: Fuelling India’s Tech Evolution

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India's tech industry is booming, driven by a relentless push towards innovation and a growing demand for advanced digital solutions. At the heart of this growth lies the critical practice of upskilling. This effort is not just about filling skill gaps; it's about empowering employees to drive the next wave of innovation, enhancing their careers, and ensuring that India remains a global tech leader.

For this episode, we have with us Priyanka Anand, Vice President and Head, HR Southeast Asia, Oceania and India at ERICSSON. In this episode, we’ll delve into how upskilling is fueling India's tech growth and explore the most effective strategies for developing a future-ready workforce in this ever-evolving industry.

Host of this Episode: Sanjeevani Saikia

Guest Bio

Since assuming the role of Vice President and Head of HR for Southeast Asia, Oceania & India at Ericsson in January 2018, Priyanka Anand has exemplified transformative leadership, leveraging her over two decades of experience in human resources to steer the organization towards unparalleled success. Her strategic acumen and business insights have positioned her as a key member of the leadership team that’s helming Ericsson's growth and success in the region.

In her current role she is leading an HR team of 60 resources spread over more than 10 countries & driving the HR strategy across the geography. She collaborates with Business Leaders in developing and implementing benchmark Human Resources Practices that inspire employees to achieve outstanding business results.

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(01:28) Priyanka's corporate journey so far.

(03:20) Demand and supply of skillsets in Indian tech industry.

(08:18) Impact of skill gap on transformation.

(14:07) Effect of strategic upskilling on employee retention.

(18:08) Essential skills for recent business school graduates.

(25:16) Ericsson's role in India's tech evolution.

(30:32) End note.

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