HR Business Leader, Digital HR evangelist
Core expertise:
  • HR Strategy & Digital Transformation
  • Leadership
  • HR Analytics
  • Business Consulting


The Future of Work

The rapid advance of technology is transforming traditional business models across virtually all sectors. Work is getting reimagined and redesigned in all functions. Companies are having to radically review their strategy, operations, and culture in response to new forms of competition and disruption. And Data as a Service has become the new currency for success. 


This exponential explosion and ubiquity of data combined with the analytical power of artificial intelligence have created huge opportunities as well as threats. As government, corporates and educational institutions ready themselves to not just survive this change but also thrive in it, the most vital role is of HR and the function necessarily has to take a lead in this transformation – HR will need to help ready an organization where multi-generational, White and Blue-collar workers will work alongside New Collar workers (future talent) and No-Collar workers (AI) to create value.


HR leaders, therefore, need to be aware and aligned with these key aspects of Digital HR transformation:

1. What Technology-enabled trends are having the highest impact on the future of work - not just on redesign of jobs, but on the way we hire, motivate and retain talent?

2. In the era of Man and Machine, how does Learning & Talent development transform? What skills and competencies will be most valuable for the future human talent.

3. How is the HR function skilling itself to explore the possibilities of Analytics and AI in HR?

4. How do we hire for a disrupted environment and how do we ensure both currency and fungibility of skills and roles for the future?

5. How do we leverage the ecosystem of technology partners and collaborators to create future-focussed HR solutions and offerings?


Pallavi is currently the Asia Pacific & GCG Talent Leader for IBM Global Technology Services. Prior to this role, Pallavi was the Country HR Leader for IBM Singapore. Pallavi has more than 23 years of experience in the field of Human Resources across areas related to HR consulting & strategy, HR Analytics, Talent and Leadership

Development, Compensation & Performance management. Pallavi has held several portfolios with IBM’s internal HR and HR consulting units. After having worked in India and the US, she has been based in Singapore for 10 years now.

A passionate believer in leveraging technology for HR solutions of the future, Pallavi often represents IBM’s point of view on the future of HR at regional and international conferences.


Pallavi holds a B A (Hons) in Economics and a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources. Pallavi also received the Business HR professional and Global Compensation & Benefits certification from Cornell University. Certified by

IBM for Design Thinking, Agile, and as a Cognitive HR practitioner, Pallavi was recently featured in the HRD Magazine’s HRD Hot List in 2017.


I have observed and appreciated Pallavi Srivastava’s presentation and public speaking skills for two very

different audiences. The first was in Singapore with regional HR directors of large European Multinationals for EuroCham Singapore. Her presentation and dialogue with these executives were so good that EuroCham asked me to bring her back for a second speech this year. The second occasion was in Jakarta Indonesia to about 500 Indonesian HR professionals. She shared the keynote speaking time with the Indonesian Minister for Manpower. Feedback on her speech was exceptionally positive. In my own capacity as a writer on the subjects of Pallavi’s expertise, namely future of work and disruptive technology changes for the HR function, I judge Pallavi to be one of the top 5 experts in Asia Pacific, and extremely credible and motivating speaker in these areas.

- Bob Aubrey, Founder of the ASEAN Human Development Organization and Chairman of the European

Chamber of Commerce HR committee in Singapore

I have heard Pallavi speak on two occasions about using artificial intelligence and data analytics in human resources. Both times were illuminating demonstrating the frontiers of AI-enabled HR. However, it is not just the wondrous possibilities powered by technology, it is also Pallavi's sense of stewardship in the ethical use of AI and her passion in helping people understand, be ready and comfortable to work alongside machines in this digital age. Thank you for your work Pallavi!

Wendy Tan Siew Inn, Founder Flame Center, Author of “Wholeness in a disruptive world"

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