Follow Us   Linkedln   Twitter  Facebook  

L&D Vision 2020

Your Business Guide for the Next Decade


6th December 2019 | The Westin, Gurgaon

About 'LnD Vision 2020'

L&D Vision is a senior thought leadership platform for ideation, networking, and learning. The on-going, pan-India initiative is aimed at understanding the challenges and opportunities in midst of technological changes and continual disruptions. It seeks to create a closely-knit community of industry stakeholders for growth and improved business prospects.

A Message from
CEO's Desk

Siddhartha Gupta details some key insights emanating from the marketplace and shares his thoughts on the changing landscape of L & D in the coming decade.


The L&D Vision 2020


Key Insights

  • Only three out of ten companies in India are planning to invest resources for L&D activities in 2020. Also, as much as 80% of the total budget for L&D is being deployed for entry and mid-level employees.

  • There has been a marginal increase of 13% in the budgets allocated for L&D in 2020 vs. 2019.

Snapshots from the L & D Vision 2020

‘Delhi Chapter’

Sid Cover-2




Siddhartha Gupta
Chief Executive Officer

Mercer | Mettl

The changing contours of businesses amid AI, technology, and disruptions were the focus of Siddhartha's address. He outlined challenges and suggested that industries, across the board, were going to face tumultuous times with these changes taking shape in the not so distant future.



Anirban B Roy
Chief Revenue Officer

Mercer | Mettl

Anirban opened with the what, the who, and the how of an effective L & D strategy. While one set of organizations termed AI and automation the most significant existential threat to humankind, the other group believed that the future was far more benign. He noted that the future might witness machines and humans cooperating and co-creating the future of work.


Anieban Cover 2


Vikrant COver



Vikrant Bhatnagar
Head - Talent Mgmt. & Development

Vistara (Tata SIA Airlines)

Vikrant Bhatnagar spoke at length about ROI and ROE, and whether it was essential to attribute a monetary value to every L & D program. Every L & D intervention was unique and needed to be designed keeping in mind its objectives, he added. Every stage of the L & D program should be able to feed data into the final evaluation of the effectiveness and the ROI, he believed.



Sonal Kapur Sinha
Head - Human Resources

Modern Foods

Sonal believed that succession planning programs should not be run in vacuums. The successors needed to be duly informed about being recognized as high potentials by the company. The typical mindset of L & D departments was that telling the Hi-pos was going to push them into leaving the organization. However, Sonal's experience suggested that they didn't.




Snapshots from the L & D Vision 2020 ‘Delhi Chapter’

Mercer-Mettl_Core logo

Mercer | Mettl is one of the largest and fastest growing online talent measurement solutions provider globally, and has been at the forefront of online assessment technology since its inception in 2010. We enable organizations to build winning teams by taking credible people decision across two keys area: Talent Acquisition and Development.