Wednesday 28 March 2018
TECH TALK STAGE
8:15am – 8:30am
Main conference registration opens
8:45am – 9:00am
Welcome & opening remarks from the chairperson
Karunesh Prasad – Founder and CEO, Change Et Al.
9:00am – 9:45am
OPENING KEYNOTE: HR technology trends and the future of work
The pace of technological change and its impact on business is accelerating. What technology should we be putting in place today to prepare for tomorrow?
9:00am – 9:30am
Tech talks registration opens
9:30am – 9:45am
Opening remarks from the chairperson
9:45am – 10:30am
Leading HR technology projects across the Asian region
Driving a technology project across regions, jurisdictions and national workforces requires careful planning, leadership, coordination and diplomacy.
Sonam Jain – VP HR Asia Pacific Region, DHL eCommerce
9:45am – 10:05am
TECH TALK 1: What are the biggest disruptive forces in HR tech development at the moment?
From AI to chatbots, SaaS, The Cloud, social, mobile, analytics and video, gamification, where is HR technology heading?
10:10am – 10:30am
TECH TALK 2: Employer branding and HR technology
Innovative use of technology can help you to promote an innovative, positive and agile employer brand.
Morning refreshments & networking break
11:00am – 11:45am
PANEL: How to build a compelling business case for HR technology investment
Successful HR technology implementation starts with strong senior executive support. In this session, panellists from diverse business sectors will discuss tips and methods of justifying HR technology investment.
Chong Kong Chan – Director, Human Resources, PwC
Sonia Kulkarni – Regional Head – HR APAC & Middle East, Capgemini
Eugene Lam – Regional HR Director, Kimberly-Clark
Aditi Mahadevan – APAC HR Head – Markets and Securities Services, Citi
Vandna Ramchandani – Head of Talent, Philanthropy & Engagement for AsiaPacific, Bloomberg
11:45am – 12:30pm
PANEL: Leading technology projects – Building a strategic HR-IT alliance
HR technology requires intense collaboration between HR and IT. In this panel, HR directors will join forces with CTOs to discuss ways that IT and HR can work together to create successful solutions.
Sudakshina Ghosh – Director HR, APAC, India and Japan Geos, HPE Pointnext
Sundar Rajan – APAC REC & Global HRBP, Schneider Electric
Makarand Tare – Chief Talent Officer – Asia Pacific, McCann Worldgroup
11:00am – 11:20am
TECH TALK 3: Strategic decision-making using big, deep data
Successful companies make intelligent, strategic decisions based on robust HR systems. How should we ensure that our big data is ‘deep data’?
11:30am – 11:50am
TECH TALK 4: Successfully evaluating a candidate’s tech skill set
Evaluating the right skills is a top priority when building world-class tech teams. This session discusses how to leverage technology (and a new mindset) to reduce screening time by 75%.
Alfred Alexander – Head of Marketing (Asia), HackerRank
Sharath Jagadish – Business Evangelist, HackerRank
12:00pm – 12:20pm
TECH TALK 5: The true ROI of HRIS
In this session, you’ll learn about how technology can help HR executives transform into truly strategic partners within their organisations.
1:30pm – 2:15pm
CASE STUDY: Strategic planning success at Standard Chartered
Implementation excellence starts with insightful strategic planning. An HR technology strategy should take into account short and long-term business objectives and also be agile enough to cater to the constant disruption in today’s economy.
Laura Cole – Head of HR Transformation, Standard Chartered Bank
1:30pm – 1:50pm
TECH TALK 6: The future of performance management
As many organisations move from formal paper-based appraisal processes to dynamic technological solutions, we look into the future of performance management:
Armin Sommerhuber – Head of Business Unit Talent Management, APAC, Lumesse
2:00pm – 2:20pm
TECH TALK 7: Creating a corporate healthcare experience with technology
Smart and effective HR technology should simplify workplaces processes. This session will provide tips and advice on how to simplify employee systems.
2:15pm – 3:00pm
CASE STUDY: Implementation excellence at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)
The success of an HR technology project hinges on the diligence and effectiveness of its implementation. In this session, hear how the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) overcame various challenges during their deployment phase.
Dr Jaclyn Lee – Senior Director – Human Resources; Head of HR Technology and Analytics, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)
2:30pm – 2:50pm
TECH TALK 8: Review of the latest and greatest HR apps
Over the last 12 months, the number of HR apps has exploded, with many organisations taking advantage of the mobility, flexibility and agility of workforce apps.
Afternoon refreshment and networking break
3:30pm – 4:15pm
CASE STUDY: Seamlessly integrating legacy systems into a single HR system
Organisations with a lengthy history, or that have used many different systems, often have complex and messy data, which proves a challenge during implementation. This session will discuss the complexities of integrating multiple IT systems into a parent system.
3:30pm – 3:50pm
TECH TALK 9: Designing and developing HR technology for the human experience
A great human resources application is designed with human experience in mind.
4:15pm – 5:00pm
TECH DEN: Start-up competition
A list of curated start-ups will have three minutes to pitch and explain their solutions to a panel of judges and investors.
The winner will receive a $20k marketing campaign from Key Media in HRD Magazine and HRD Online plus the opportunity to secure funding from one of the investors.
Kuan Hsu – Co-Founder & General Partner, KK Fund
Adrian Tan – Co-Founder, The Resource Group and Career Hero