Programme

Streams

  • Keynotes
  • Strategy, Leadership and Business Transformation
  • Talent and Engagement
  • Organisational Development and Learning
  • Keynotes
  • Strategy, Leadership and Business Transformation
  • Talent and Engagement
  • Digital HR and People Analytics
5:30 pm

Pre-conference experience (Sign up required)

Ease gently into the two days ahead over a glass of wine or beer with friendly faces and fresh contacts in a traditional Dutch setting. Join Appical on a boat tour through the picturesque canals of Amsterdam whilst networking with fellow delegates and hearing from human behaviour and technology expert, Constance Scholten who is on a mission: to make us connect again.

Details:

  • Date: May 29th
  • Pick-up location: The Hotel Okura
  • Time: 18:00 – 20:00
  • Delicious drinks and food will be provided

There are limited spaces available so email us to confirm your place now.

7:30 am
8:30 am
8:35 am

HRD Deconstructed Keynote: Nurturing a Culture of Innovation

Transformation is happening. Not only in your organisations, but right here at HRD Summit – starting with our first ‘Deconstructed Keynote’! Attendees will join SongDivision’s Sam McNeill for an engaging and fully interactive experience that will be woven throughout the plenary sessions over both days of the conference. Through musical storytelling, Sam shares how HR professionals can use music to boost communication, creativity and collaboration and help you create and nurture a culture of innovation within your organisation. This unique format delivers a message that will get you thinking about how you can leverage the power of music to transform your workforce​.

Sam McNeill, Chief Story Teller and UK & Europe General Manager - SongDivision
8:40 am

Evolve or die: developing a growth-mindset

Keynotes

Brian has worked for some of the planet’s key disrupters over the past 10 years, Amazon, ASOS, Wiggle, AO.com. He has lived through Moore’s Law, seen Darwinian examples of great companies not changing fast enough (DEC, Compaq, Nokia, Blackberry etc.) and has lived through the mobile/smartphone revolution that has put digital natives in charge. He describes how you need to REALLY understand your customer, connect with them in the way that suits them, use big data to truly know them, use social media to excite, and create emotional connection and loyalty. If you don’t, you will slowly wither on the vine!

Brian will also share a few lessons on leadership having been hired by and worked with Michael Dell and Jeff Bezos to run their UK operations.

Brian McBride, Chairman of ASOS and Former CEO of Amazon UK - ASOS
9:20 am

IBM's Transformation of HR and the Future of Work

Keynotes

CHRO Gary Kildare will address how companies can re-imagine their workforce strategies through design thinking and employee co-creation. Gary will share experiences of how IBM is addressing employee expectations shaped by consumer experiences and how the company’s approach to leadership is being reshaped by neuroscience.

Gary Kildare, Chief HR Officer - IBM
10:00 am
10:50 am

Networking & Refreshments

Sante Fe Mobility Clinics

An opportunity to have a high-level discussion about Santa Fe’s global mobility programme, which could include:

  • Future proofing your Global Mobility policies
  • Measuring return on investment (ROI) from international assignments
  • Talent – how does this integrate with global mobility
  • Measures that matter – developing a meaningful reporting suite
  • Choosing the right global mobility partner(s)
  • Selecting the right candidate for international assignments
  • Exploring the total programme cost
John Rason, Head of Consulting Services - Santa Fe

An HR Metamorphosis for a changing world of work?

Illuminate us but Make it Quick! During this insightful 15 minute presentation hear from author and social learning strategist Perry Timms on the drivers that are reshaping the workforce landscape.

Perry Timms, Social Learning Strategist and leading HR Blogger -
11:20 am

Building your HR Strategy – Providing Strategic Business Advice and Insight

Strategy, Leadership and Business Transformation

The holy grail of HR pursued by many HR professionals, understood by the few and questioned by the many, particularly those outside of HR. This session will challenge our thinking around what strategic HR looks like and how one person can make a difference, adding value and being valued by rethinking HR and your role through recognizing your gaps to accelerate forward your contribution in the board room. Using personal observations to pick apart what it means to be strategic this session will leave you better equipped to return to your respective roles and do what needs to be done.

Shakil Butt, Human Resources and Organisational Development Director - IR Worldwide

Creating Talent Management that Supports Strategy-Building and Execution in Your Organization

Talent and Engagement

Talent Management should serve not only to identify and deploy the top performers and potentials in an organization, but first and foremost to drive business success in the present and the immediate future. This means we must design talent management in accordance with business goals and challenges, insure that the various components work toward uniform goals and link execution of the process with the senior-most management of the enterprise. This session will examine the design and implementation of performance management, talent pools, succession planning, placement processes and incentivation illustrated by the example of the complete overhaul of all talent management practices at Bertelsmann SE over the last three years.

Hays Steilberg, Executive Vice President Corporate HR, Executives and Talent - Bertelsmann

Leadership in VUCA times: Driving Fit and Purpose

Organisational Development and Learning

In a world of hyper-competition and complex business models – organizations need to foster a culture of learning to encourage high performance and growth. This session will explore the relationship between the changing world (10 – 20 year perspective) and the demands this will have on future leadership. Having over 20 years extensive experience in leadership within international corporate organizations, Andre de Wit, VP Capability Building and Learning at Carlsberg will share

  • How to build a Leadership Development Strategy that takes into consideration these future demands on Leadership;
  • How to develop and implement successful Leadership Learning Concepts that aim to support executive leaders in the fast changing environment they work in; and
  • The impact of these programs on Leadership and improved business results triggered by higher engagement
Andre de Wit, VP Capability Building and Learning - Carlsberg Breweries A/S
11:55 am

Driving Leadership Agility and Impact in an increasingly Multi-speed World

Strategy, Leadership and Business Transformation

In the “old” days, before 2005, linear business planning worked well and a one size fits all approach to organization and leadership development sufficed.  That world has changed significantly.   Now we experience a more disruptive and complex reality where organizations need to respond in different ways and at different speeds depending on their business and operating models.  Organizations and their leaders are required to operate in different ways in order to serve their differing multi-speed realities.

What does this mean in practical terms?  Well, that executive leadership must apply different strategies and different governance criteria for the more traditional parts of their organization compared with the exponential parts and leadership must be agile enough to successfully navigate the continuum between these polarities.

In this session we will explore how organizations and their leaders can adapt to this new multi-speed world, have impact and stay relevant in the future.

Catherine Berney, International Leadership and Organisational Development Consultant - Mannaz

Decoding Millennials - Tips to Engage Your Workforce Today & Tomorrow

Talent and Engagement

Millennials make up the majority of the current and future workforce. Compared to the baby boomers and Gen-X employees, millennials have very different motivation and needs. Instead of the basics, millennial employees have higher expectations tech-wise, value constant feedback from their managers and place more importance on the company culture and the purpose of their roles. With the shift in employee expectations and needs, how can companies better engage and manage millennials to maximize their potential?

Hear from Gerrit Brouwer as he reveals practical tips on engaging, empowering and retaining millennials in this digital age.

Gerrit Brouwer, CEO and Founder - Appical

How do you Recruit Staff with the Right English Skills? A Global Perspective.

Organisational Development and Learning

English is the global language of business. Companies worldwide are now mandating English as the common corporate language in an attempt to facilitate communication across geographically diverse functions and business activity. Cambridge English Language Assessment, in conjunction with QS, creator of the World University Rankings Report, has undertaken global research into the importance of English language proficiency in the workplace.  Thousands of companies were asked for their view on the importance of English. This session covers a summary of the main findings and makes some recommendation about how you can improve the way you test job candidates and up-skill employees.

Mark Hurrell, Development Manager - Cambridge English
12:30 pm

The New Digital World: The Art & Science of Leading in the New World.

Strategy, Leadership and Business Transformation

In today’s complex business environment leadership is not just about a title or a position of influence, it’s your mind-set and how to use it as a tool for success. We know we need to be agile, collaborative and authentic – but what does that even look like? This session will explore the need to shift our perspective from a ‘hero power dynamic’ leader to one which is ‘adaptive, empathic and inclusive’. It will identify what are the qualities associated with the new age leader and why is it important in driving organizational change.

Yuval Dvir, Head of Online Partnerships - Google Cloud

The Rise of the Professional: Developing the Best Possible Experts through Focused Talent Management

Talent and Engagement

To remain future-fit it is important for organizations to develop and enhance employee capabilities that build value and drive business performance. Hear from Giovanni Manchia, SVP Human Resources, Rabobank as he draws on his experience in managing transformation and creating agile HR organizations with strong business orientation. This session will explore:

  • What’s the best talent infrastructure for developing professionals?
  • Generalists in a specialized world: Do they still exist?
  • How to develop specialists AND creating a culture of inclusion?
  • How talent development of professionals increase the company ROI.
Giovanni Manchia, SVP Human Resources - Rabobank

New Work Environment Design: How to Increase Value Proposition

Organisational Development and Learning

Flatter hierarchical structures, leaner processes, managing virtual teams and flexible working environments are all impacting how we engage with our employees. New work environment design can have a significant implication on culture and engagement. This session will discover ways to create an agile work structures, how to create a culture that can adapt and respond more proactively to meet the needs of the changing environment and how to increase the value proposition of the individual and the company.

Katharina Pahl, Member of the Management Board; Labour Director - ISS Facility Services Holding GmbH
1:00 pm

Networking Lunch

Thought Exchange: Round Table Discussion on Leadership in a digital age: Quo vadis?

Organizations not only need to use digital strategies to reach and interact with their customers and consumers, they also need to explore the impact digitization has on the way in which their executives lead. In this roundtable we will explore how the participants experience this challenge, how they have put this on the agenda and what actions they have already taken or would like to take.

*Pre-Booking Required. Please visit the registration desk for more details

Robert Hooijberg, Professor of Organizational Behaviour - IMD

Thought Exchange: Executive Learning Showcase

A dialogue with leaders sharing your strategic challenges in an effort to come up with possible solutions. We will briefly introduce you to 3 representative executive learning journeys.

*Pre-Booking Required. Please visit the registration desk for more details

Koert Grever, Director Netherlands and Nordic Countries - IESE Business School

Thought Exchange: Do you really need to re-structure?

Most CEOs at some point launch a restructuring. But is the restructuring really necessary? This round table will discuss 4 questions:

1. Indicators of challenges that require restructuring
a. Have you seen re-structurings that are based around personalities, not future needs?

2. The types of org design challenge that can be handled without restructuring

3. Experiences: when restructuring has delivered value (with metrics!)

4. Top tips for success

With organizations re-focusing rapidly, you need to know who will do what, where, and the cost and headcount impact. Do you know the value of getting it right? (1 month faster?) (avoid restructure costs) (get better solution)

*Pre-Booking Required. Please visit the registration desk for more details

Giles Slinger, Director - Concentra Analytics
1:00 pm

Thought Exchange: Keep Calm and Use Data: How can HR support managers with workforce analytics, in order to help them make evidence-based people decisions.

*Pre-Booking Required. Please visit the registration desk for more details

Julia Howes, UK Head of Strategic Workforce Planning Analytics - Mercer

Thought Exchange: The Future of Leadership – Driving Fit and Purpose

Follow up on this pivotal case study session by joining a group of your peers to discuss explore the relationship between the changing world (10 – 20 year perspective) and the demands this will have on future leadership.

*Pre-Booking Required. Please visit the registration desk for more details

Andre de Wit, VP Capability Building and Learning - Carlsberg Breweries A/S

Thought Exchange: Follow-up discussion on ‘Developing the Best Possible Experts through Focused Talent Management’

Follow up on this pivotal case study session by joining a group of your peers to discuss how to build a world class talent infrastructure and create agile HR organizations with strong business orientation.

*Pre-Booking Required. Please visit the registration desk for more details

Giovanni Manchia, SVP Human Resources - Rabobank
2:00 pm

Culture Change: Making It Simpler

Strategy, Leadership and Business Transformation

A strong, healthy culture can be your unfair business advantage. But you need to build it properly. That means understanding your current culture. In which way is it helping or hindering your performance?

Then you need to isolate specific cultural traits that will support your strategy. And finally, everything needs to be shaped to reinforce what you’re doing — behaviors, processes, symbols. It’s easy to talk about but hard to do.

Why is it so hard to make the change happen? How can we make it simpler? And what are the must-dos… The non-negotiables… The steps you need to take or risk having it all fall apart?

In this session, we will talk about what really happens and how to make culture change real so that you can build that unfair business advantage.

Francisco Cherny, CEO & Managing Director - Axialent: Conscious Business

“Go On – Engage Me!” And Other Demands We Make of Managers…

Talent and Engagement

We ask a lot of managers these days: do more with less; focus on the customer; become more agile. Yet one of the most challenging tasks is to stimulate – and maintain – a high level of engagement within themselves and their team, in times of high pressure and constant change. After all, many studies have shown that teams with high engagement outperform others on various business outcomes. But what makes a manager engaging and a team feel more effective?

In this session, we’ll explore the latest research, look at the data and discuss some case studies from HR functions who’ve used our latest solutions to help managers understand who they are, how they behave and how this influences their team’s effectiveness and engagement levels. You’ll leave this session with a better sense of how to help managers who struggle to create a culture of engagement.

It’ll be an engaging 30 minutes!

Nick Starritt, Managing Director - Mercer | Sirota

Elevating your Digital Learning Platform: Making Learning Mobile

Organisational Development and Learning

Rapid technology advancements are changing the way we work and learn. It has created a virtual environment of dispersed members who now communicate in real time via multiple channels – sharing knowledge, ideas, and data. Hear from Angus McCarey, CEO at Hive Learning on the importance of putting technology on the learning agenda and how to embed mobile learning into your organisation creating an environment of early adopters.

Angus McCarey, CEO - Hive Learning
2:35 pm

Driving growth through the HR Agenda: 7 valuable lessons to learn from scale-ups

Strategy, Leadership and Business Transformation

What is ‘scaling up’ and why is it important? This presentation provides insights, stories and visuals into what ‘scaling up’ actually means. By understanding the phases, associated talent and challenges of ‘scaling up’, every HR Director can ensure the HR agenda is delivering growth and performance. This is usually the CEO’s biggest wish…

Mariska van IJzerloo, Director of People and Organizations at Amplemann together with Josee Meiners, Head of HR at the Ocean Cleanup identifies the 7 lessons for scaling-up and what makes this mindset useful for all. Including how to:

  • Develop the best leaders and teams for growth
  • Instil the right mindset and combat complexity
  • Tackle the challenge of not watering down the very things that have fuelled success in the past.
Josee Meiners, Head of HR - The Ocean Cleanup Mariska Van IJzerloo, Director of People and Organisation - Ampelmann

Generation Exchange – Dealing with Different Generations in the Workforce

Talent and Engagement

We are entering a world where multiple generations will be working together in the workforce bringing a diverse range of perspectives, motives, attitudes and needs. Leaders today must be ready to take on the challenge of integrating and managing up-to five generations and keeping them motivated. This session will explore how to leverage the differences in values, knowledge and expectations to gain cross-generational interaction and development. It will also identify how these differing needs and expectations bring an opportunity to innovate your people practices.

Noor van Boven, VP, Global Head of People - Soundcloud

Driving Success Through Coaching: Building a Growth and Solution Focused Mindset

Organisational Development and Learning

Increasingly organizations are turning to coaching to develop future talents, improve organizational performance and unleash the potential in their people.

Typically, coaching is seen as either a means to deal with under-performance or reserved for high potentials or senior management. Many think of relying on external, professional and accredited coaches. Not at Nokia.

Hear how to launch and embed an internal coaching culture within your organization; what approaches to coaching are used, how to strengthen coaching confidence; support your coaches and how achieve the best ROI when implementing an internal coaching culture.

This session will also highlight the importance of building awareness around coaching, managing a coaching pool size and engagement, maintaining quality and how to leverage the coaches in your organization. It will cover learnings and some hurdles to overcome.

Joel Casse, Global Head of Executive & Leadership Development - Nokia
3:05 pm
3:55 pm

Networking & Refreshments

How “Action Oriented Employee Feedback” is Removing Barriers to Change and Engagement

Find out how organisations such as VodafoneZiggo and Brussels Airlines have moved from traditional employee surveys to “Action Oriented Employee Feedback”, an innovative new approach that delivers actionable insight in days rather than months. It gets to the root cause in near real time, avoids “Analysis Paralysis”, and addresses the cynicism and scepticism surrounding traditional employee feedback.

James Anderson explains how a key innovation in the Peachy Mondays employee feedback platform (the ability to ask targeted follow up questions anonymously) impacts Internal Communications, Employee Engagement and Change.

James Anderson, CEO - Peachy Mondays
4:30 pm

Future-proofing Global Mobility – embedding business strategy at the heart of Global Mobility

Keynotes

Faced with an increasingly complex geopolitical world, organizations recognize the need to drive organizational growth through their internationally mobile employee workforce. This session will explore how HR and global mobility teams can make a more strategic contribution to their businesses.

John Rason, Head of Consulting Services - Santa Fe Siriana Sopranzi, Group Head of Expatriate Management - Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A Marc Bruins, Global Mobility Lead Advisor - Rabobank Sigrid Nauwelaerts, Regional Director, Talent Mobility - EMEA - Johnson & Johnson
5:00 pm

Humanizing Diversity & Inclusion

Keynotes

All too often, we rush to programs, training’s and numbers as ways to “move the needle” on Diversity & Inclusion within our organizations. While those tactics can help, we sometimes forget what is at the foundation of this challenge – human beings and a need to empathize. “Humanizing Diversity & Inclusion” will invite you into the conversation, ask you to approach D&I from a different starting point, and provide you with a simple, yet effective, exercise that you can immediately leverage in your organization. Will you come help to start the conversation?

Damien Hooper-Campbell, VP, Chief Diversity Officer - eBay
5:50 pm
6:00 pm

Drinks and Live Entertainment

Join all other event attendees for drinks and live entertainment. Here you will have an opportunity to unwind and enjoy the company of your fellow colleagues over some delicious drinks whilst enjoying the live music on offer.

7:30 am
8:00 am

Breakfast Briefings: Innovation and digital transformation: challenges and strategies to success

To grow their business and stand out against the competition, companies seek:

(1) new market opportunities
(2) fresh interaction models to engage with their audiences and customers
(3) more effective ways to conduct their business

To meet these objectives, companies and their executives need to acquire new capabilities. However, the challenges do not lie in what they do, but how they do it and, most importantly, why they do it.

Just like teaching leadership skills, innovation and transformation can also be taught – but they cannot be put into practice right away. So what can leaders, managers and directors do about creating truly innovative and transformational businesses? How should professionals in managerial positions approach these challenges?

We invite you to attend the FT | IE Corporate Learning Alliance breakfast briefing to find out more. We are a global executive development provider with access to world-leading academics, educators and content.

Marcos Eguillor, Adjunct Professor - FT | IE Corporate Learning Alliance

Breakfast Briefings: Leadership of Innovation - The Key to Innovation Success

In the race to innovate, it’s tempting for companies to focus on innovation skills. While these are valuable, the most successful commercial innovators focus first on leading innovation.

In our session, you will learn how to develop leaders who: (1) balance autonomy and alignment to activate teams across silos and focus them on

concrete innovation outcomes; (2) connect innovation with the business strategy, to ensure your innovation efforts are commercially sustainable; (3) can apply Pixar’s model to create the culture and capabilities that activate the “collective genius” of all your teams. Join OneLeap’s CEO, Hamish Forsyth (New York) and Director, Alex Mackenzie (London), together with Hamish Taylor, former CEO Eurostar, CEO Sainsbury’s Bank and Head of Brand, BA (OneLeap Community member), as we provide practical guidance and engaging case studies of what leaders and managers can do to drive real growth through innovation.

Hamish Forsyth, CEO - OneLeap Alex Mackenzie, Director - OneLeap Hamish Taylor, former CEO Eurostar, CEO Sainsbury's Bank and Head of Brand, BA and OneLeap Community member - OneLeap
8:45 am
8:50 am

HRD Deconstructed Keynote: Nurturing a Culture of Innovation

Transformation is happening.  Not only in your organisations, but right here at HRD Summit – starting with our first ‘Deconstructed Keynote’! Attendees will join SongDivision’s Sam McNeill for an engaging and fully interactive experience that will be woven throughout the plenary sessions over both days of the conference. Through musical storytelling, Sam shares how HR professionals can use music to boost communication, creativity and collaboration and help you create and nurture a culture of innovation within your organisation. This unique format delivers a message that will get you thinking about how you can leverage the power of music to transform your workforce.

Sam McNeill, Chief Story Teller and UK & Europe General Manager - SongDivision
8:55 am

The Changing HR Equation

Keynotes

Digital transformation is drastically changing the work landscape and has caused us to question existing organizational frameworks and models. Today, in order to prosper and grow organizations must embrace digital transformation. Hear from Stijn Nauwelaerts, HR General Manager for Microsoft Global Sales, Marketing & Operations (GSMO), as he discusses how digital transformation is changing the way we work; how to approach digital transformation in your organization; and how you can utilise this opportunity to drive business outcomes to ensure future prosperity.

Stijn Nauwelaerts, HR General Manager - Microsoft
9:30 am

Leading Work Meaningfulness: Challenges and Opportunities

Keynotes

Experiencing work as meaningful—that is, positive and significant—is a fundamental desire of most workers. With higher meaning, employees are more engaged, less absent from work, and perform better. While the desire for meaningful work ranks high on the priority list of both current employees and new generations, the actual experience of meaningful work seems in decline and may be further challenged by technological advancements and overall business skepticism. This talk will discuss challenges and opportunities to enhance work meaningfulness, specifically focusing on the role of leadership.

Anneloes Raes, Assistant Professor of Managing People in Organizations - IESE Business School
10:00 am
10:50 am
10:50 am

Digitox - How To Find A Healthy Balance For Your Family’s Digital Diet

Can you go a day without your phone, Google or iPad? Mark will outline the story of how his family gave up technology for one day a week for the last three years, and the differences it has made to his family’s happiness, health and wellbeing.

Mark Ellis, Author and Leading Expert on Organisational Development - Culture Transform

Sante Fe Mobility Clinics

An opportunity to have a high-level discussion about Santa Fe’s global mobility programme, which could include:

  • Future proofing your Global Mobility policies
  • Measuring return on investment (ROI) from international assignments
  • Talent – how does this integrate with global mobility
  • Measures that matter – developing a meaningful reporting suite
  • Choosing the right global mobility partner(s)
  • Selecting the right candidate for international assignments
  • Exploring the total programme cost
11:20 am

Transformation through HR analytics – “More for Less”

Strategy, Leadership and Business Transformation

The value delivered by HR analytics has been growing exponentially in the last few years, raising key questions: how can companies and organizations benefit; What expectations should they have; What do they need to put in place to deliver on the HR analytics promise?

The potential of HR analytics to provide powerful insights for general managers and HR executives in making key people and organization decisions has been greatly expanded from the traditional talent management domain to business effectiveness and efficiency improvements. The field is increasingly predicting hard business outcomes such as sales and safety, productivity and profits, investment risk taking and aversion, and managerial decision quality and in this presentation, a number of examples will be given.

HR analytics is going to be a game changer in the long term for companies and organizations that have the stamina to invest in and are willing to act on the insights, leading to better business decisions. HR analytics helps focusing on what really matters and on what works and what does not work. It allows the people agenda to run effectively and efficiently. In other words, HR analytics provides better people and business decisions for less money – “more for less”.

Jorrit van der Togt, Executive Vice President HR Strategy and Learning & OE - Royal Dutch Shell

Leaderships Role in Advocating Organizational Wellbeing

Talent and Engagement

A new high-intensity workplace has evolved – employees are being asked to do more with less, working long hours with increasingly heavy workloads. The line between work and life has been blurred as many struggling to achieve or maintain a sense of balance and suffering from the ‘always on’ syndrome. No wonder well-being and health issues are increasingly important within organizations. This session will unlock the correlation between values, stress and well-being. Hear what implications this has on personal identity, engagement and performance? And how you, as a leader can embed a positive role model approach to enforce well-being strategy into your organizational culture.

Niriti Mehta, Group HR Director – Cocoa and Chocolate - Cargill

Humanising Technology: A Strategic Approach to Building your Digital Identity

Digital HR and People Analytics

True digital transformation is more than just putting technology in place. Organizations must invest in becoming truly digitally enabled to increase agility, improve performance, reduce costs and deliver a great customer experience. Learn from a company who has recently gone through a digital transformation. This session will explore the importance of setting a clearly defined and unified digital strategy and will identify best practice strategies and tactics on how you can digitalise your workforce culture. HR must focus on Digital as a people topic – how do we enable and support our employees to help them to adapt to work in the digital way. How do you bring technology and people on pace? What do we need to do to develop their digital literacy skills to remain competitive?

Martin Wilckens, HR Digital & Innovation - Deutsche Telekom AG
11:55 am

The Knowledge Architect

Strategy, Leadership and Business Transformation

Doing business as usual is not enough during times of sluggish economic growth. To generate new sources of value and competitive advantage, companies must learn to elicit processes of “creative destruction” by creatively reconfiguring their internal competencies, processes and resources. Research shows that a specific profile – the “knowledge architect” – plays a crucial albeit largely unrecognized role in facilitating such reconfiguration processes. Who are the “knowledge architects”? Why do they matter? How can HR develop and engage them?

Prof. Gianluca Carnabuci, Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour - ESMT Berlin

Turning Performance Management on its Head

Talent and Engagement

This interactive, high-octane and data rich session will examine the pressures for change, the needs of Millennials, engagement and performance management as two sides of the same coin and why it needs to be a full contact sport.

Peter Flade, Senior Advisor - Gallup Maria Semykoz, Senior Consulting Specialist - Gallup

How to use Data to drive Organizational Transformation

Digital HR and People Analytics

Why do organizations need to change fast? Why is it so hard to do?

With organizations re-focusing rapidly, you need to know who will do what, where, and the cost and headcount impact.

This walk-around workshop will go through a series of steps to show the audience:

  • the challenges: data quality, completeness, sources and structures,
  • the opportunities: cleaning, merging and seeing data in new ways, and
  • the value in data: from connecting, modelling, responding faster.

With beautiful visualisations and live remodelling of a business, you will see which elements are most valuable to you in data-led transformation.

Giles Slinger, Director - Concentra Analytics
12:30 pm

High Potential: Core Competencies For Emerging Leadership

The competition for talent is fierce, and the future of many organizations depends on finding and developing leaders for key roles. The highest-performing organizations make it a top priority to prepare talented people for advancement. However, most organizations struggle to find accurate and useful ways to develop people with the most potential for success as leaders.

Some people who appear to have leadership potential are often not effective leaders; conversely, many effective employees are overlooked for promotion because they do not self-promote enough to get noticed. The Hogan High Potential (HIPO) model simplifies the process of finding talented people who can be developed, and who then will go on to achieve positive business outcomes.

Dr. Robert Hogan, International Authority on Leadership and Co-founder Hogan Assessment Systems - Hogan Assessments Systems
1:00 pm
1:00 pm

Thought Exchange: Follow-up discussion on ‘Leaderships role in advocating organizational wellbeing’

Follow up on this pivotal case study session by joining a group of your peers to discuss how you, as a leader can embed a positive role model approach to enforce well-being strategy into your organizational culture.

*Pre-Booking Required. Please visit the registration desk for more details

Niriti Mehta, Group HR Director – Cocoa and Chocolate - Cargill

Thought Exchange: Redefining the Future of Learning and Development

With the rise in smart machines, new media ecology and superstructure organizations, companies have never been more reliant on continuous learning – L&D is a rapidly changing field, if HR professionals aren’t keeping up they run a risk of being left behind. To remain relevant HR need to adopt new approaches to work and learning with their stakeholders. To do this they need to understand the organizational objectives, performance expectations and the root cause to any skills and capability gaps.

*Pre-Booking Required. Please visit the registration desk for more details

Nick Christian, Head of Business Development - Hive Learning

Thought Exchange: Round Table Discussion on leading multi-speed organisations.

Leading multi-speed organizations in a global context presents unique challenges: economic and cultural diversity, leading across distance to name but a few

*Pre-Booking Required. Please visit the registration desk for more details

Catherine Berney, International Leadership and Organisational Development Consultant - Mannaz

Thought Exchange: How to help your organisation grow and respond to its context in energetic and sustainable ways

Humans and organisations are subject to a natural process of evolution. Growing can hurt and we can respond by either opening to the next stage of possibility or retracting back to an earlier stage. We have developed an approach enabling leaders to understand where they are and how to move their organisation forward. Is your organisation gracefully evolving into its next natural stage or is it chaotically resisting the changes in its environment?

Our evolution framework can give simple insight into what is going on when:

  • Energy has dropped and people seem constantly anxious
  • We can’t innovate or collaborate as we wish to, or need to
  • The matrix is not helping, it seems to just make things worse
  • We have no successors
  • We don’t know where we are really going as a business

Come and explore our new methodology and understand where some of the tensions in your business are coming from. Or why there are none…

*Pre-Booking Required. Please visit the registration desk for more details

Jane Sassienie, Global Director - Bridge Partnership
2:00 pm

Team Dynamics. The bright side – The dark side & The inside of teams

Strategy, Leadership and Business Transformation

“To perform effectively, teams and their leaders need to answer questions such as: What mix of skills would help this team be successful? Who will work best together? What motives and values do we have in common? What shared challenges might the team face and how can we best address them? In this workshop we will introduce methods to effectively bring about the necessary insights and recommendations, thus significantly raising the performance of teams.”

Jørn Møller, Senior Consultant - Hogan Assessments Systems

Talent Mobility: A recipe for success

Talent and Engagement

In an era of re-invention no longer interested in traditional career paths but rather opportunities to work across roles, projects and locations.

K-move Project: The Korean government has endorsed Kelly Services Korea as a global Government Partner to send Koreans abroad.

This session will examine:

  • What benefits do cross-functional and cross-location mobility have on the individual and organization alike
  • Best practice advice on how to attract global talent.
  • Competitive sourcing tool to attract key talents regardless of borders: K-move project
Richard Bradley, VP Kelly Services Europe - Kelly Services Korea YouMe Jeon, Managing Director - Kelly Services Korea

Building Digital Capabilities: Transforming the way we work

Digital HR and People Analytics

Digital transformation means organisational capabilities are a top priority for businesses. However, many haven’t begun to think about how to develop capabilities and talent to meet long-term priorities. Learn from Nicola McAdam who specialises in digital upskilling on how to transform your talent into a proactive and inspired workforce. This session will take a look at how advancements in technology are impacting workplace behaviour and will provide key takeaways on how HR teams can develop new ways of working. Learn how to make the first step towards upskilling your talent to ensure they can lead in the new economy.

Nicola McAdam, Leading Expert in Digital Disruption and Capability Upskilling - Avado Learning
2:35 pm

HR Effectiveness: HR as a true Strategic Force

Strategy, Leadership and Business Transformation

Mairead MacLure, VP Reward and HR Operations will share the TomTom transformation story and give the audience insight in the struggles and successes we had during our first 25 years. TomTom’s comeback story is fuelled by entrepreneurship, innovation and agility, and by the great talents who have achieved more than we could have imagined.

Part of the storyline is the transformation of HR to a strategic force to be reckoned with, driven by the entrepreneurship, innovation and agility.

Mairead Maclure, VP Reward and HR Operations - TomTom

Employee Engagement - 'Next Generation Model'

Talent and Engagement

Employee Engagement has been and continues to be critical to sustainable success. This session explores how to drive a ‘high performing, highly engaged’ People Vision that encourages people to work together to deliver a great customer experiences and build a better society. Identify what evaluation tools you need in place to measure the true correlation between increased engagement levels and organizational and financial performance.

Alberto Platz, VP Global Talent Acquisition & Engagement - Swarovski

The Power of Purpose & Economic Graph at Work

Digital HR and People Analytics

Creating a sense of purpose for your employees is of paramount importance to hiring and retaining new talent. Purpose driven companies have 11% longer tenures and 30% higher performance. Join us to hear more about how to create a purpose driven company and inspire your employees as well as to learn more about how to apply predictive analytics to anticipate and plan for the future.

Raymond Huner, Director - LinkedIn
3:20 pm

Operating in the 'white spaces': Turning 'strategic business partner' into Reality

Keynotes

Cultivating a world-class HR organization requires that we are strategic business partners, in addition to ensuring people processes are aligned and well executed. In order to be best positioned to operate in the white space, we need to eliminate work that consumes that time today. This session will look at ways to make us more strategic – from people analytics to automated real-time coaching – there are innovative ways that can free up time for us. We can then carve out opportunities to think proactively and beyond the traditional HR scope. We will also discuss how to re-frame the HRBP role to incorporate elements of being a business consultant, and what support is required.

Renee Atwood, Former CHRO, Twitter, and Former Global Head of People & Places, Uber Technologies -
3:50 pm

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