10 - 13 September, 2019
Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa, Singapore

Conference Day Two – Wednesday 17 October 2018

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

8:50 am - 9:00 am Opening Remarks from the Chairperson

·         Future workforce: The Gig economy- why we work, how work fits into our lives, how our careers progress, how we stay current in our skills and capabilities, and how work gives us meaning and purpose.
·         The organizational impact: what are jobs, what roles do people vs. machines play, how are organizations set up, how do we leverage contingent workers, and how do companies redefine jobs as software and robotics become more powerful
·         The societal impact:  how do we educate and prepare people for work, how do we transition people when jobs change, how do we support policies for minimum wage, immigration, and work standards, and how do we fix economic problems like income inequality and unemployment

Saurabh Jain

Head of HR


Peter Andrew

Senior Director, Workplace Strategies Asia Pacific


Margie Warrell

Forbes Columnist, Author, Leadership Speaker, Facilitator & Coach


Rahul Kalia

Regional HR Business Partner (Head of HR), Asia Pacific & Japan
Bayer CropScience

9:50 am - 10:20 am How HR Technology Can Look to Game Theory in Understanding Interactions

Sharma K.S.K Lachu - Chief Executive Officer, Accendo
·         Aside from letting technology take-over, how do we as HR navigate which direction technology goes
·         Looking beyond technology sometimes requires looking back
·         The interactions in Game Theory and how HR Technology can learn from this

Sharma K.S.K Lachu

Chief Executive Officer

10:20 am - 11:00 am Speed Networking & Morning Refreshment

11:00 am - 11:40 am The Rise of HR Analytics

Alvin Kan - Head of Insights, APAC Talent Solutions, LinkedIn


Alvin Kan

Head of Insights, APAC Talent Solutions

11:40 am - 12:20 pm Case Study: Transforming Talent Management for Successful Succession Planning

Grace Chan - Senior General Manager, Group Human Resources and Administration, Berjaya Corporation Berhad


Grace Chan

Senior General Manager, Group Human Resources and Administration
Berjaya Corporation Berhad

12:20 pm - 1:20 pm Lunch Break

How to make HR more analytical hinges on the premise that, even as HR builds a data warehouse for analytics, the end game should be to make as many of the HR team as analytically savvy as possible and equip them with the necessary tools and skills to make the whole function move up in capability. 

Dr. Fermin Diez

Deputy CEO & Group Director, Human Capital and Organisation Development
National Council for Social Service, Singapore

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Roundtable Discussion – 2 Rotations at 40 Minutes Each

Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in 2 roundtable sessions of their choice. Led by table hosts on each topic, there will be a 5 minutes wrap-up session at the end of group discussions.

2:00 pm - 3:20 pm Topic 1: The Future Role of HR in Context of Digitalization

Tarun Gulrajani - Human Resources Director - Asia & Pacific, REHAU
·         How HR roles will evolve in the next 5 years
·         New skills required and how to prepare to stay relevant

Tarun Gulrajani

Human Resources Director - Asia & Pacific

2:00 pm - 3:20 pm Topic 2: Developing the Leaders of Tomorrow

Helen Loh - Senior Director, Global HR Shared Services, Applied Materials
·         How to transform your  learning and development capabilities to ensure your future leaders are equipped with innovative and agile problem solving skills

Helen Loh

Senior Director, Global HR Shared Services
Applied Materials

2:00 pm - 3:20 pm Topic 3: Developing a Future Ready workforce

MERLE CHEN - Chief Talent Officer, The Lo & Behold Group
·         Identifying competency areas and addressing skill gaps
·         Designing the right structure, process, and technologies
· How performance management systems and processes can improve employee engagement



Chief Talent Officer
The Lo & Behold Group

3:20 pm - 3:30 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks & End of Event!