20 - 21 June, 2018
Mandarin Orchard Singapore, by Meritus, Singapore


8:00 am - 8:45 am Registration & Coffee & Tea

8:45 am - 9:00 am Chairman’s Welcome Remarks

9:00 am - 9:30 am KEYNOTE: Redesigning Work to Scale Organisational Success in the Future Economy

·      Disruption in the digital age: How has the nature of work evolved?
·      Defining modern workforce requirements and closing skill gaps
·      Realising efficiency and productivity gains with new-age digital technologies
·      Reviewing new business requirements and essential skills for sustainable organizational growth
·      Developing workforce capabilities with the right investment in people, processes and technology
·      Scaling up your current talent pool and resources to navigate future work challenges and demands 

Aditya Mittal

Managing Director, APAC HR - Operations and Technoloy


Vivek Kumar

Assistant Director-General
National Trades Union Congress


Varun Bhatia

Chief People & Culture Officer


Maggie Zhang

Chief HR Officer, International

10:15 am - 10:45 am Leveraging Workforce Analytics in Strategic Business Planning

·      The power of analytics in establishing measurable links between workforce programs and direct business results
·      Planning ahead: Identifying gaps and risks in workforce mix
·      Acquiring actionable insights to drive workforce effectiveness

10:45 am - 11:30 am Speed Networking & Morning Refreshment Break

11:30 am - 12:15 pm PANEL: The Imperative for Higher Value-Add: Building Workforce Capabilities with Artificial Intelligence

Sarajit Poddar, Workforce Planning & Analytics- Subject Matter Expert Southeast Asia, Oceania & India,Ericsson Aparna Kumar, Regional Director Human Resources,Mosanto
·      Identifying the challenges and opportunities for AI in businesses and workforce
·      Capitalising on the benefits of AI-powered tools such as machine learning,  chatbots and robotics
·      Establishing the new framework for work and operations in the AI era

Sarajit Poddar

Workforce Planning & Analytics- Subject Matter Expert Southeast Asia, Oceania & India


Aparna Kumar

Regional Director Human Resources

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm Harnessing the Power of Machine Learning to Elevate Workforce Performance

12:45 pm - 2:00 pm Networking Lunch

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm From Organisational Design to Digital Disruption: Re-Evaluating your Workforce Strategy

John Rutteman, Head, Workforce Strategy – Asia Pacific,Credit Suisse
·      Aligning workforce strategy with clear business objectives
·      The modern workforce toolset: Talent, technology and telemetry as well as organisation, offshoring and outsourcing
·      From planning to execution – Getting it done! 

John Rutteman

Head, Workforce Strategy – Asia Pacific
Credit Suisse

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm PANEL: Optimising Talent with Artificial Intelligence and Robotics for Enhanced Workforce Productivity and Efficiency

Anish Lalchandani, Global Head, Talent, Learning & Culture Optimisation,Standard Chartered Bank Anjali Parmar, Firmwide Organisation & Talent Development Leader – Asia,Gensler
·      Incorporating AI technology and robotics into the workforce mix
·      Reshaping workforce dynamics and redesigning jobs for improved business outcomes
·      Effective change management strategies for AI and robotics integration with human capital

Anish Lalchandani

Global Head, Talent, Learning & Culture Optimisation
Standard Chartered Bank


Anjali Parmar

Firmwide Organisation & Talent Development Leader – Asia

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Afternoon Refreshment Break

3:45 pm - 5:15 pm Roundtable 1: Strengthening Workforce Capability with Robotics

3:45 pm - 5:15 pm Roundtable 2: The Use of Analytics in Empowering Workforce Decisions

Narsingh Chaudhary, Senior Vice President and Head of Strategy & Business Excellence,Siemens

Narsingh Chaudhary

Senior Vice President and Head of Strategy & Business Excellence

3:45 pm - 5:15 pm Roundtable 3: Enabling Workforce Mobility with Cloud

3:45 pm - 5:15 pm Roundtable 4: Mobile Applications to Boost Employee Engagement and Productivity

3:45 pm - 5:15 pm Roundtable 5: Transforming Workforce with Digital Human Resource

3:45 pm - 5:15 pm Roundtable 6: Integrating HR Business Systems with Operating Systems

5:15 pm - 5:20 pm Chairman’s Closing Remarks & End of Day One