HR professionals discuss digital transformation | Sunday Observer

HR professionals discuss digital transformation

Microsoft co-hosted a forum on ‘Delivering Digital Transformation to HR’ with partners, MiHCM (formerly, Microimage HCM) and Tech One Sanje in Colombo recently.

Over 150 people, comprising HR professionals and senior technology practitioners of about 100 companies listened to global leaders who understand the impact of technology on the workforce and the workplace. The forum addressed a wide range of topics, including integrated digital transformation strategies for HR, the workplace culture, emerging technologies and the power of data, with speakers from Microsoft, MiHCM, Tech One Global, Dialog Axiata, NDB Bank and Senok Trade Combine.

They discussed how HR professionals were contributing to businesses at a more strategic level with modernised HR solutions leveraging AI and cloud services. Country Manager for Microsoft Sri Lanka and the Maldives, Hasitha Abeywardena said, “In today’s mobile-first, cloud-driven world, technology, and your business’s ability to embrace digital transformation, will make a big difference in how competitive you are. That’s why we are not the same company we were five years ago. HR will need to partner with business leaders on how they undertake digital transformation in the organisation.” Country HR Director, Microsoft Singapore and SEANM, HyeJin Kwon said, “At Microsoft, we are building a modern workplace; empowering everyone in an organisation to be more creative and collaborative using tools such as Microsoft 365 and MyAnalytics.

“HR will need to ensure the organisational culture complements the digital transformation agenda. A culture change doesn’t happen overnight. It requires conviction and clear direction. It takes time and a concerted effort from everyone,” Kwon said.

MiHCM CEO and Director Harsha Purasinghe said, “The emergence of digital natives and exceptionally tech-savvy employees are driving companies around the world to reinvent the wheel on HR. Today we serve more than 200 companies across 15 international markets through our cloud-based solution, MiHCM Cloud.”

COO, Tech One Global, Wasantha Weerakoone said, “Thanks to MiHCM Cloud, 80% of our HR process has been digitised. As a document management company, we have digitised five billion pages. We can now focus our attention on document verification through blockchain based tokens.”

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