10 - 11 April, 2019
Novotel Singapore on Stevens, Singapore

CONFERENCE DAY ONE: WEDNESDAY 10 APRIL 2019

8:00 am - 8:45 am REGISTRATION & MORNING REFRESHMENTS

8:45 am - 9:00 am CHAIRMAN’S WELCOME REMARKS

·      Action plan build to transform the workforce and workplace of tomorrow
·      Challenges and opportunities in today’s shifting workforce demographics
·      Adopting agile leadership and mindset in reshaping workforce development
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Mr Michael Fung

Deputy Chief Executive (Industry), Chief Human Resource Officer & Chief Data Officer
SkillsFuture SG

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Ms Sheela Parakkal

Chief Human Resources Officer
Prudential Assurance Company Singapore

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Mr Abhinav Singhal

Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer – Asia Pacific
thyssenkrupp

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Mr Venkatesh Subbaraman

Regional Chief Operating Officer
ANZ

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Mr Ben Hamley

Asia Pacific Lead: Future of Work
Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL)

10:15 am - 10:45 am The Human Experience: How Strategy Really Works

Mr Ben Hamley - Asia Pacific Lead: Future of Work, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL)
·      Reinvention through strategy – How can digitisation and transformation improve workforce productivity?
·      Paving the way for better workplace experiences with continued advancements in digital technology and automation
·      Prioritising digital investments and exploring new ways of technology-enabled thinking and working
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Mr Ben Hamley

Asia Pacific Lead: Future of Work
Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL)

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

11:30 am - 12:10 pm Re-designing People Strategy to Meet Future Work Requirements

Mr Abhinav Singhal - Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer – Asia Pacific, thyssenkrupp
  • What is the impact of digital technologies on future way of working?
  • What kinds of tasks and roles will be most affected ?
  • How can companies prepare and get the most out of their digital workforce?
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Mr Abhinav Singhal

Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer – Asia Pacific
thyssenkrupp

12:10 pm - 12:50 pm Redesigning and Digitalising Operational Strategies for Improved People Performance

Mr Abhishek Singh - Chief Digital Officer, RGE Singapore
·         Breaking down operational silos to advance workforce excellence
·         Transforming operations management for a digital world
·         People, platforms and work – How process redesign can address structural change, capability gaps and operational excellence 
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Mr Abhishek Singh

Chief Digital Officer
RGE Singapore

12:50 pm - 2:00 pm Networking Lunch

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm Upskilling and Reskilling your Workforce to Navigate the Changing Nature of Work

Mr Patrick Tay - Assistant Secretary General, National Trades Union Congress (NTUC)
·      Reviewing new workforce requirements and essential skills for business continuity 
·      Scaling up your current talent pool and resources to meet increasing work challenges and customer demands
·      Closing the workforce ‘skill gap’ – What needs to be done on the technology and training front?
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Mr Patrick Tay

Assistant Secretary General
National Trades Union Congress (NTUC)

·      Evaluating hybrid workforce performance against resource allocations
·      Automating performance management to provide real-time insights and analysis
·      Analysing key performance indicators to maximise workforce productivity in a time and cost-effective manner
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Mr John Lim

Head of Organisation Development, Group HR
OCBC Bank Singapore

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Mr Abhishek Singh

Chief Digital Officer
RGE Singapore

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Dr Jaclyn Lee

Chief Human Resources Officer
Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)

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Mr Ambros Scope

Head of Future Workforce Engineering
AXA Switzerland

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Afternoon Refreshment Break

DIGITAL HR

4:00 pm - 5:10 pm Roundtable A: Creating a 360 Degree Digital Employee Experience
Mr Sanjay Sharma - Worldwide Support Leader – Microsoft Digital, Success, Services, Microsoft
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Mr Sanjay Sharma

Worldwide Support Leader – Microsoft Digital, Success, Services
Microsoft

DIGITAL HR

4:00 pm - 5:10 pm Roundtable B: Driving Workforce Collaboration and Innovation
Ms Isabel Austin - Talent, Culture & Engagement Director - Asia Pacific, Experian
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Ms Isabel Austin

Talent, Culture & Engagement Director - Asia Pacific
Experian

EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

4:00 pm - 5:10 pm Roundtable C: Gen-Y versus Gen-Z: Engaging and Retaining the Millennials
Ms Vivian Ong - Senior Vice President, Head of Workforce Management, Learning & Development, DBS Singapore
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Ms Vivian Ong

Senior Vice President, Head of Workforce Management, Learning & Development
DBS Singapore

EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

4:00 pm - 5:10 pm Roundtable D: Revitalising the Workplace with "Collaboration First" Principles to Spur Innovation
Mr Sheridan Perkins - Global Head - Workplace, Standard Chartered Bank
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Mr Sheridan Perkins

Global Head - Workplace
Standard Chartered Bank

SMART WORKPLACES

4:00 pm - 5:10 pm Roundtable G: Shaping High Performance and Employee-Centric Workplaces
Ms Jade Camps-Douglas - Head of Wellbeing Rolls-Royce, Singapore
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Ms Jade Camps-Douglas

Head of Wellbeing Rolls-Royce
Singapore

SMART WORKPLACES

4:00 pm - 5:10 pm Roundtable H: Designing Smart Workplaces for Value Creation
Mr Sushil Kumar - Senior Director - Real Estate & Workplace & IT - APAC, VMware
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Mr Sushil Kumar

Senior Director - Real Estate & Workplace & IT - APAC
VMware

5:10 pm - 5:20 pm Chairman’s Closing Remarks & End of Day One