Thursday 13th June 2019


Registration opens


Opening remarks from the chair

Samantha Buttle, Director, Lanterne Rouge


Opening remarks from the Event Partner

John Antos, Vice President, Strategy & Marketing, Asia Pacific, ADP


Building a future-ready workforce for digital transformation

One of the biggest challenges in HR today is keeping up with the skills required for digital transformation. How can you prepare employees to adapt to the digital age?

  • How to develop effective programs that help employees thrive in the digital age
  • How will emerging technologies assist in attracting and retaining talent required for the workforce of the future?
  • What do HR professionals need to prepare for future talent needs?

Lelia Konyn, Head of HR and Corporate Affairs, Shun Shing Group


At the crossroads in the digital workplace: Tech, talent, and pay

Economic growth, technology, and automation are reshaping Asia’s business. Employees are faced with disruption – new tools, changing roles, and evolving organizational structures, along with changing expectations. Finance and HR leaders central to the success of this change in workplace, whether it’s sourcing new talent, managing digital tools, or managing automation-driven retrenchment. A gap is developing between APAC employers, who forecast a more dynamic payment future, and their employees who are demanding wider payment options, but aren’t sure if their companies will meet their expectations. Presenting Asia-specific findings from the ADP Research Institute® and ADP-sponsored research with MIT Technology Review, this session will:

  • Peer into the future for employees and employers
  • Examine the crossroads of human capital, payments, and the digital workplace
  • Seek to understand drivers to help make better decisions in this time of change

John Antos, Vice President, Strategy & Marketing, Asia Pacific, ADP

10:10am Morning tea & refreshment break

How to effectively use artificial intelligence for recruitment

Artificial intelligence (AI) has created a more efficient recruitment process, allowing HR leaders to streamline and automate workflows and tap into diverse talent. This session will outline how to:

  • How to effectively collect and analyse applicant data
  • Using predictive analytics throughout the recruitment process
  • AI in recruitment: how it is applied and assists in solving barriers to recruitment
  • New era, new jobs: how to leverage AI in evolving roles

Sushil Asar, Cognitive Process Transformation Leader - Analytics, Automation & Blockchain Solutions, IBM


Identifying employee trends using workforce analytics

Analysing data can provide significant insights into employee behaviour. How can we effectively analyse data to manage talent?

  • What type of information can data show on an individual and team level?
  • Determining key metrics to monitor during the employee journey
  • Using predictive analytics to support talent management

Esteban Espeleta, Director - Head of HR & Payroll Services, TMF Group


Bridging the gap: Knowledge and skills transfer in a multigenerational workforce

With the age gap between employees increasing, HR professionals are having to adapt to manage the most age-diverse workforce in history. How can companies develop successful intergenerational skills and knowledge management strategies to ensure teams thrive under constant disruptions?

  • Knowledge is power – how are you transferring knowledge in your organisation?
  • How do you appeal to different generations and meet their needs?
  • Communicating and sharing content tailored to different learning styles
  • Implementing policies to support and retain senior staff
  • Creating diversity and inclusion programs to encourage collaboration between teams

Trevor Blackman, Vice President, Global Reward & Mobility, DFS

12:30pm Networking lunch

PANEL: Consumerisation of the workplace – what does this mean for the employer?

Organisations are increasingly expected to deliver a customer-centric employee experience that is seamless, digital and personalised. How can HR leaders evolve their processes and strategies to provide a competitive and rewarding experience throughout the employee lifecycle? This session will address:

  • Using technology to create a personalised candidate experience during the recruitment process
  • Strategies for promoting continuous communication and feedback to evaluate employee goals and performance
  • Using people analytics to predict employee interests and needs
  • Creating accessible and customised content from learning programs

Harshit Anand, Head of HR, Hong Kong & Regional Head of HR Operations/Delivery, QBE Insurance
Angee Chan, Head of People and Culture, Hong Kong and Macau , Philip Morris International
Maria Hui, Director, HR HK Lead, Microsoft
Mabel Wong, Vice President - People, Talent & Organizational Development, Lane Crawford

2:20pm Session details TBC
2:50pm Afternoon tea & refreshment break

Case study: How Yat Fai Group leverages its HR analytics

As one of Asia’s largest logistics companies, the Yat Fai Group successfully manages employees across countries, cultures and locations. In this dynamic session, hear how the HR team uses insights from workforce analytics data to drive its recruitment and talent management strategies.

  • Tailoring recruitment and talent management strategies using data
  • Using predictive analytics to identify skills required for future teams
  • Applying evidence-based decision making through tracking HR analytics

Winnie Lai, Group HR Director, Yat Fai Group


Creating the right mindset for organisational change

The future of work is disrupting existing structures, roles, and technology. How can HR professionals help optimise organizational change?

  • Increase employee capability and sustain performance through change
  • Manage organisational change roles and accountabilities
  • Leading change – effective communication strategies to support successful change

Helena Green, Head (Executive Director), Leadership & Team Effectiveness for Greater China & North Asia, Standard Chartered Bank

4:30pm Conference concludes




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