Ajay is a global HR professional with 14 years of experience in Emerging & Mature countries. He has worked with senior leadership teams at regional and global levels on strategic initiatives aimed to grow and transform businesses. He has diverse HR experience in roles as HR Business Partner, Talent Management, HR Analytics & Employee Relations. Ajay is passionate for driving business transformations & creating lean teams for a sustainable, profitable and future-ready organization.
Graduate of University of Lodz, Poland, faculty of Marketing and Management, specialising in HR Management. Post-graduate in Project Management. Over 20 years of experience in recruitment, sales and HR. Last 10 years exercising HR business partnering at Electrolux, a leading producer of home appliances. Worked with commercial organisation in CEE region incl. Russia&CIS and now strategically supporting Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Purchasing and Quality in Europe. True believer that all starts with right leadership and with the good purpose of the organisation. Simplicity, efficiency, agility are the core elements of her approach to everything. Constantly inspired and energized by people, travels and own kids.
Diana is a Global HR Leader with a focus on transforming the HR function; in almost 25 years spent at P&G, GE and DSM she has been leading HR change for the past 20 years, having been at the forefront of the from operational HR to true business partnering. She is currently Chief HR Officer at LifeStyles, where she joined a leadership team that came together from “best in class” employers to build the largest Global Sexual Wellness company in the world, with the Financial support of Chinese investors Humanwell and CITIC. Diana is passionate about building the effectiveness of both the HR function and of Organizations in the pursuit of higher performance.
Dité is strategic global HR professional with more than twenty years of experience. She has worked across a wide range of industries including; digital technology, biotechnology, commercial real estate, financial services and telecommunications.
Dité is a HR visionary and leadership coach. She has a track record of designing and implementing relevant, scalable and integrated talent solutions in post-merger, and dynamically changing environments.
Gianpaolo Barozzi is a Sr. Director in Cisco HR, leading the Digitalization Office and the Intelligent Human Network project in the HR Leadership & Team Intelligence organization. His team is responsible for the design and development of innovative workforce experiences and solutions in multiple HR areas at Cisco. His passion is re-defining the future of work in corporations – particularly how talent is identified, developed, allocated and engaged – and its implication on people, HR and ultimately the society. In 2018 his team was invited to showcase their latest work at the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, https://ars.electronica.art/error/en/digiti-light/ .
Gianpaolo is also the Strategic Director of the Department for Innovation Design at the Institute of Art and Applied Arts (IAAD) in Torino.
He is based in Milan, holds a degree in Physics and prior to transitioning to the HR world, he led R&D teams, authored >40 technical papers and 7 international patents.
Joceleyn is a specialist in HR and organizational development, using the full range of HR and OD processes. As a coach she help individuals, teams, and groups discover and reveal their greatest potential to reach their objectives. She believes in linking development and transformation interventions to the business’s core activities for continuous learning – critical in a time of rapid organizational transformation.
Both as a consultant and in corporate HR functions, she has addressed management challenges including performance management, talent management, leadership development, engagement, diversity, and competency development. She has designed and delivered tools, processes, and interventions to meet the needs of clients and business partners.
She has worked in financial services, consulting, education, and technical services, in various global markets. For the last 19 years her work has been with Société Générale. She is a graduate of Princeton University and INSEAD.
Jorgen is Vice President Compensation & Benefits for the Saint-Gobain Group, which is a global company with 180.000 employees in 69 countries. He came into this role after having been HR Director of one of the large regions of the group, in order to bring more customer focus and internationalization to the function. He joined the HR function 10 years ago from a background of being managing director of international businesses, in order to bring business and HR closer together. Jorgen has lived and worked in 5 countries and enjoys international organizations.
Dr. Katrin Schmallenbach was born in the Ruhrgebiet / Germany in 1968. She studied veterinary medicine in Antwerp, Berlin and Gießen. This was being followed by accomplishing a PhD in Edinburgh, working in several positions in veterinary practice and a obtaining a Masters Degree in Pharmaceutical Medicine.
Her professional career in industry started in drug development, continued in managing the implementation of a large compliance project for Henkel and setting up a department at Evonik, that deals with safeguarding the safety of chemicals.
Since 2017 Katrin Schmallenbach enhances business productivity and efficiency by designing and developing appropriate strategies to increase gender diversity at Evonik.
By focusing on diversity Evonik aims to hire staff with high potential. Creating and developing innovative ideas to accomplish business targets is one of her areas of action. Katrin Schmallenbach has successfully managed and completed diversity projects, resulting in increased gender diversity and created awareness on strategical development of gender diversity by collaborating within global HR community.
Katrin Schmallenbach is married and has two children of the age of 18 and 17.
Marga Hoek is a member of Thinkers50, she is that rare combination: a true visionary on sustainable business and capital and a successful, innovative business leader who understands and applies the commercial realities of business. Operating at the highest level with ministers and presidents, Marga is a global voice for G20, G7 Climate Change and Cop 23 and a regular contributor for prestigious, global media like Forbes Magazine, Fortune and The Huffington Post. Her latest book The Trillion Dollar Shift, on the business opportunities of the Sustainable Development Goals, received an international, gold medal.
Marga is a non-executive director for various, international companies after a successful CEO, executive career as well an appreciated and sought-after boardroom advisor. She is connected with multinationals in all sectors, but also with many inspirational start-ups and scale-ups around the world. She is the unique in demonstrating in how today’s ICT’s and technological innovations can be a huge force for good and is thus the only speaker in the world that inspires with her view on disruptive sustainability.
As the most authoritative and appreciated speaker on sustainable business and capital and as a multiple awarded author, she is considered one of the most influential thought leaders leading the way in the transition towards a sustainable world
Mervyn Dinnen is an HR & Talent analyst and researcher, creating whitepapers and insight reports, whilst advising recruitment and HR technology businesses on the emerging trends impacting hiring, retention, development and engagement. He is recognised as a Global HR Technology influencer, has authored the books Exceptional Talent and the forthcoming Digital Talent, and is an International speaker on recruitment and HR trends.
Perry Timms has a mission: To design a better future of work for us all to lead more fulfilling lives.
He is Founder and Chief Energy Officer of PTHR, with over 25 years’ experience in people, technology and organisational change and transformation and in October 2017, Perry’s first book project – Transformational HR – was published by Kogan Page.
Perry is an international and TEDx Speaker and Adviser on the Future of Work and HR, and is a WorldBlu® Certified Freedom at Work Consultant + Coach – helping people and their companies become part of the next stage in human and organisational evolution. Perry has partners across the UK, and in the USA, New Zealand, South Africa, Kuwait, Ireland, Poland, Romania, Sweden, and Denmark to help achieve this.
A Chartered Member of the CIPD, Perry advises the CIPD on HR’s use of Digital and Social Media, and was a Guide for the 2013 CIPD HR Hackathon (with Professor Gary Hamel’s Management Innovation Exchange).
Perry is a Visiting Fellow at Sheffield Hallam University, a Fellow of the RSA, is an associate consultant at the Work Foundation, and is part of the adjunct faculty at Ashridge Executive Education (Hult International Business School).
You will find Perry on Twitter @PerryTimms, on YouTube, LinkedIn and you can read his Medium blog at medium.com/@PerryTimms
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