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

CONFERENCE DAY ONE: WEDNESDAY 20 JUNE 2018

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

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Sarajit Poddar

Director, Workforce Planning & Analytics, South East Asia, Oceania & India
Ericsson

9:10 am - 9:25 am KEYNOTE: Redesigning Work to Scale Organisational Success in the Future Economy

Vivek Kumar - Assistant Director-General National Trades Union Congress
·      Disruption in the digital age: How has the nature of work evolved?
·      The importance of tapping into new-age digital technologies to realise efficiency and productivity gains
·      Overview of programs and collaboration initiatives in NTUC to close skills gaps and scale up workforce
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Vivek Kumar

Assistant Director-General
National Trades Union Congress

·      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 
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Laurence Smith

Global Head of Talent & Learning
SmartUp.io

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Aditya Mittal

Managing Director, APAC HR - Operations and Technoloy
Citi

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Vivek Kumar

Assistant Director-General
National Trades Union Congress

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Mary-Ann Leong

Technology and Innovation Director
Vodafone Global Enterprise

10:15 am - 11:00 am Speed Networking & Morning Refreshment Break

·      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
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Sarajit Poddar

Director, Workforce Planning & Analytics, South East Asia, Oceania & India
Ericsson

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Laurence Smith

Global Head of Talent & Learning
SmartUp.io

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Aparna Kumar

Regional Director Human Resources
Monsanto

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Manoj Kumar

Head of HR Analytics - Global Businesses & Centre of Excellence
HSBC

11:50 am - 12:30 pm Harnessing the Power of Machine Learning to Elevate Workforce Performance

Manoj Kumar - Head of HR Analytics - Global Businesses & Centre of Excellence HSBC
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Manoj Kumar

Head of HR Analytics - Global Businesses & Centre of Excellence
HSBC

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Networking Lunch

1:30 pm - 2:10 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! 
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John Rutteman

Head, Workforce Strategy – Asia Pacific
Credit Suisse

·      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
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Anish Lalchandani

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

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Anjali Parmar

Firmwide Organisation & Talent Development Leader – Asia
Gensler

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Roger Grant

CEO & Co-Founder
Personna

3:05 pm - 3:35 pm Afternoon Refreshment Break

3:20 pm - 4:50 pm Roundtable A: The Use of Analytics in Empowering Workforce Decisions

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

Senior Vice President and Head of Strategy & Business Excellence
Siemens

3:20 pm - 4:50 pm Roundtable B: Designing Flexible Workspaces to Transform Work

Alvan Aiau Yong - Regional Lead Airbnb for Work, Asia Pacific Airbnb
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Alvan Aiau Yong

Regional Lead Airbnb for Work, Asia Pacific
Airbnb

3:20 pm - 4:50 pm Roundtable C: Transforming HR for a Digital Enterprise

Manoj Kumar - Head of HR Analytics - Global Businesses & Centre of Excellence HSBC
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Manoj Kumar

Head of HR Analytics - Global Businesses & Centre of Excellence
HSBC

3:20 pm - 4:50 pm Roundtable D: Strengthening Workforce Capability with Automation

Claudia Colabattista - HR Solutions & Transformation Director- Asia, Middle East & Africa Mondelēz International
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Claudia Colabattista

HR Solutions & Transformation Director- Asia, Middle East & Africa
Mondelēz International

4:50 pm - 4:55 pm Chairman’s Closing Remarks & End of Day One