17 - 20 September, 2019
Singapore

Conference Day One – Wednesday 18 September 2019

8:00 am - 9:00 am Morning Refreshment and Registration

9:00 am - 9:10 am Opening Remarks from the Chairperson

9:10 am - 9:50 am Keynote: The Future of HR – How Should HR Stay Relevant and Valuable to the Business

·         What will HR’s biggest challenges be in the coming year?
·         Changing skills, structure and roles within HR
·         Automation and robotics 
Varun Bhatia, Chief People & Culture Officer at AirAsia

Varun Bhatia

Chief People & Culture Officer
AirAsia

·         How HR can take the lead in enhancing employee experience
·         Aligning employee experience to strategic business goals to drive productivity
·         Key challenges and possible solutions
·         Future outlook
Avery Banta, Director and Lead HRBP at Globe Telecom Philippines

Avery Banta

Director and Lead HRBP
Globe Telecom Philippines

Bhawna Gandhi, Head of HR at Danone Singapore

Bhawna Gandhi

Head of HR
Danone Singapore

Tricia Duran, Head of HR at Unilever Asia

Tricia Duran

Head of HR
Unilever Asia

Weerapat Sapakarn, Chief Human Resources Officer at FWD Insurance Thailand

Weerapat Sapakarn

Chief Human Resources Officer
FWD Insurance Thailand

10:20 am - 10:50 am Presentation: HR as the Transformer to Drive Culture and Technological Change

·         Designing more user-centric products and processes for customers and employees
·         Increased collaboration with business partners and stakeholders
·         Eliminating unnecessary procedures, increasing efficiency and productivity
·         Mitigating risk through customised product and process design strategies 

10:50 am - 11:30 am Speed Networking & Morning Tea

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Case Study: Key Success Factors in Driving Digital Transformation

·         Designing a transformation blueprint from a systemic lens – What will it take to make the journey successful
·         Developing digital leadership to lead and execute transformation
·         Correlating learning agility with profit margins and getting stakeholder buy-in
·         Building an organisational roadmap for successful HR transformation
Aek Ussivakul, Senior Vice President – Learning Platform and Data (Tech, Data Analytics and UX) at Siam Commercial Bank

Aek Ussivakul

Senior Vice President – Learning Platform and Data (Tech, Data Analytics and UX)
Siam Commercial Bank

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Case Study: Driving Culture and Change Management in a Local Conglomerate

·      Implementing a successful change management campaign
·      Communicating the impact of organisational change successfully - changing mind sets when automation gets employees redeployed into different job roles and functions
·      Overcoming headwinds and obstacles in the tedious change management journey
Aloysius Budi Santoso, Chief Corporate Human Capital Development at PT Astra International Tbk

Aloysius Budi Santoso

Chief Corporate Human Capital Development
PT Astra International Tbk

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Networking Lunch

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm Case Study: How HR Can Lead the Organisation Towards a Successful M&A Scenario

  • In these changing times wherein Acquisitions (inorganic growth) is the order of the day, how can HR lead?
  • How can HR integrate the transformation of culture, people and system across the organisation post merger and acquisition
  • What does it mean for HR to be a true business partner?
  • Championing change management in the backdrop of talent management
Sandeep Chanana, APAC HR Business Partner, Change Management & HR Transformation at Rakuten

Sandeep Chanana

APAC HR Business Partner, Change Management & HR Transformation
Rakuten

2:40 pm - 3:10 pm Case Study: The Challenging Journey of Digital HR Transformation

·         Consolidating HR platforms into one digital system to ensure efficiency and improve organisational performance and resource management
·         Overcoming roadblocks – the old vs. new, turf protectionism, political agenda, culture and paradigm shift, design thinking perspective, budget allocation etc.
·         Improving business outcomes by strengthening collaboration and organisational communication
Jojo Lomibao Tandoc, Vice President – Human Resources and Organization Development at Semirara Mining and Power Corporation Philippines

Jojo Lomibao Tandoc

Vice President – Human Resources and Organization Development
Semirara Mining and Power Corporation Philippines

INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

3:40 pm - 4:20 pm Roundtable A: Streamlining HR Processes – Digital HR Solutions to Drive Efficiency and Engagement
·      Where digitalisation can shine – AI and RPA for recruitment, gamification and e-Learning for L&D, Compensation and Benefits systems etc.
·      Balancing ROI, budget and expectations
·      Impact of digitalisation on the workforce

INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

4:20 pm - 5:00 pm Roundtable E: Demonstrating ROI Through Employee Experience
·         Turning employee experience into an instrument to drive business transformation
·         Understanding the cost of employee disengagement
·         Effective means of measuring the ROI of various initiatives

INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

3:40 pm - 4:20 pm Roundtable B: HR Digital Transformation – Which Stage are You at?
·      Are you automating what should and can be automated?
·      Are you reaping the full benefits of digitalisation for HR?
·      Challenges faced during the implementation phase
·      Issues with cloud-based solutions

INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

4:20 pm - 5:00 pm Roundtable F: How Best to Engage Service Industry Employees to Keep Them Motivated
·         Addressing manpower challenge in relation to current foreign labour policy
·         Aligning employees’ expectations – flexible working hours, 5 day work week, rewards and incentives, health and wellness  - while meeting operational needs
·         How to leverage technology to streamline routine work functions and increase productivity

INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

3:40 pm - 4:20 pm Roundtable C: Evolving Company Culture in the Digital Age
·      Ensuring that company culture stays the same across borders
·      Aligning company objectives and policies with the fast-changing world
·      Leveraging digital technology for culture change 

INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

4:20 pm - 5:00 pm Roundtable G: Transforming Performance Management Into An Engagement Driver
·         How performance management can have a positive impact on employee experience
·         How best to get employee buy-in and participation
·         Redefine performance metrics to enhance hybrid workforce productivity
·         Adopting best practices for your organisation

INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

3:40 pm - 4:20 pm Roundtable D: Delivering Real Value through HR Business Partnering
·      Ensuring that HRBPs are really doing strategic work on the ground
·      What does it mean to be more strategic and business savvy?
·      Improving communication with the respective line units
·      The human touch - amidst the huge waves of digitalisation, this is one area which can never be automated

INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

4:20 pm - 5:00 pm Roundtable H: Leveraging L&D for the Ultimate Employee Experience
·         Introducing  innovative L&D programs  that align with overall business goals
·         Ways to create a successful custom training experience for employees
·         Leverage on digital L&D programs  including eLearning and virtual learning, gamification, learning management systems, e-coaching app etc.

5:00 pm - 5:10 pm Closing Remarks from Chairperson & Close of Conference Day One