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Fela Durotoye

KEYNOTE: If not you, who? Unlocking Nigeria’s people potential to become a global talent hub

Gemstone Group

Hussain Shaikh

Role of AI in Enabling Strategic-HR

Oracle

08:00 - 08:50 50 mins
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Registration Opens
08:50 - 09:00 10 mins
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Welcoming Address from Ngozi Adebiyi, CEO, OutsideIn HR
  • Ngozi Adebiyi - Lead Consultant, OutsideIn HR
09:00 - 09:40 40 mins
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KEYNOTE: If not you, who? Unlocking Nigeria’s people potential to become a global talent hub
  • Fela Durotoye - CEO, Gemstone Group

The trend toward a global market has opened a potential for wider growth for West Africa. Nigeria has the strong potential to harness opportunities to be able to take part in major international transactions. But there are major challenges in such progress which require smart and well-designed people strategies and investments.

09:40 - 10:10 30 mins
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Doing More with Less: Design Thinking and Creativity in HR
  • Pai Gamde - Chief Human Resource Officer, Nigerian Stock Exchange

When hard times come, the hr budget is one of the first to be cut. The Board often doesn’t see the value of training budgets and hr automations, but prefer to keep the traditional approach in people management processes. West African hr leaders are at a crossroad to make the best call for their people but also to meet pressure from business performance. Being creative in budget planning and talent development is a difficult task especially in a highly competitive market.

10:00 - 11:30 90 mins Free
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Learning Lab 1
Innovation and Design Thinking
  • James van der Westhuizen - Founder and Managing Partner, KnowHouse

Introduce your people to essential design thinking techniques, mindsets and behaviors in a hands-on format. This 90 minute workshop highlights how to bring creative habits like deep user empathy, radical collaboration and rapid experimentation to one’s work every day.

ExperienceInnovation™ | Aware enables your people to develop an awareness of and support for design thinking as an approach to problem solving. Our workshop will also help your people provoke fresh ideas to address a meaningful challenge or opportunity.

Outcomes:

  • An introduction of design thinking into your culture through a shared experience
  • Awareness of the tools and techniques of the world’s leading designers
  • A compelling case for putting customers/humans at the center of all problem solving efforts
  • An understanding of how leaders can enhance and model innovative behavior
10:00 - 10:45 45 mins Free
Learning Lab 2
Finding the Right Talent Through Innovation in Recruitment
10:10 - 10:30 20 mins
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Interview with Fela Durotoye
  • Fela Durotoye - CEO, Gemstone Group
  • Moderator Ngozi Adebiyi - Lead Consultant, OutsideIn HR

Informal session with Fela Durotoye allowing participants to ask questions and engage in a dialogue with one of Nigeria’s most inspiring leaders.

10:30 - 11:00 30 mins
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Improved Human Resource Processes to Lead Business Transformation
  • Tshifhiwa Dombo - Solution Advisor, Human Capital Management, SAP Africa

Improving and automating people processes is the key driver for better business results. Organisational management, people transactions and payroll processes can be simplified. HR professionals need to act more proactively and ensure they get measurable results from talent management suits to improve hr practices and talent development strategies.

10:45 - 11:00 15 mins
Learning Lab 2
Expo Visit
11:00 - 11:30 30 mins
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SPEED NETWORKING and Coffee Break

Get your business cards ready and join this structured and fast paced networking format where in every one minute a bell will ring and participants will shift places. It is designed to accelerate business contacts where participants can share their professional background and business goals.

11:00 - 11:45 45 mins Free
Learning Lab 2
Personal Branding and Career success for HR Professionals
  • Samuel Akinlotan - Talent Acquisition Partner, Sterling Bank
11:30 - 12:00 30 mins
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Next Generation systems for Next Generation People Management
  • Wilson Dike - West Africa Presales lead – Sage Enterprise Management HR Solutions, Sage

The way high-performing organizations operate today is radically different from how they operated 10 years ago. Yet many other organizations continue to operate according to industrial-age models that are 100 years old or more, weighed down by legacy practices, systems, and behaviours that must be confronted and discarded before true change can take hold.  Next generation HR systems presents you an opportunity to take the lead in what will likely be among the most significant changes to the workforce that we have seen.

11:30 - 12:00 30 mins
Learning Lab 1
Expo Visit
11:45 - 12:00 15 mins
Learning Lab 2
Expo Visit
12:00 - 12:45 45 mins
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The Big HR debate: experience vs education
  • moderator Ngozi Adebiyi - Lead Consultant, OutsideIn HR
  • Panellist Nkechi Runsewe - Head, Talent & Organisational Development, FBNQuest Merchant Bank
  • Panellist Uzoma Ben-Ude - Director HR Nigeria, Perfetti Van Melle
  • Adetayo Omisore - Team Lead - Organisational Development & HRIS Management, The Nigerian Stock Exchange

Competition for jobs has risen and as overall unemployment in Nigeria keeps rising too, youths are impacted the most. The facts is there is a huge skills shortage in West Africa which urgently needs to be filled through access to education and training. Well trained and educated employees cut L&D costs for organisation, but also employers want practical skills from employees. This debate will address how can employers and education institutions can bridge that gap between the needed skills and work towards lowering unemployment.  

12:00 - 12:45 45 mins Free
Learning Lab 1
Artificial Intelligence and HR
  • Timi Tope Ologunoye - Executive General Manager, Genesis Group
12:00 - 12:45 45 mins Free
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Learning Lab 2
Today's Challenges in Hiring
  • Justina Ovat - Founder and Principal Consultant, Calabar Hospitality House Limited

The combination of new technology, evolving preferences and expectations of employers, employees and customers has presented challenging times ahead for those involved in hiring, development and retention. The challenge goes as far as understanding the type of people needed, and finding the right way to attract and select them. These challenges all point to a new approach for recruitment and talent management

12:45 - 13:15 30 mins
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Role of AI in Enabling Strategic-HR
  • Hussain Shaikh - Human Capital Management Strategy Leader, Oracle

AI is one of the emerging technology that will change the world in coming few years. As AI will impact citizens and workforce across the globe, HR has to take the lead in understanding the impact of AI on workforce and planning the way ahead. AI cannot be left to the technologist alone and HR has to take the lead. This session will focus on explaining few focus areas where AI can significantly help HR reduce its operational burden, bring in better transparency and consistency and enable their strategic focus.

12:45 - 14:00 75 mins
Learning Lab 1
Expo Visit
12:45 - 14:00 75 mins
Learning Lab 2
Expo Visit
13:15 - 14:15 60 mins
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Lunch and Expo Visit
14:00 - 14:45 45 mins Free
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Learning Lab 1
Today's Challenges in Hiring
  • Justina Ovat - Founder and Principal Consultant, Calabar Hospitality House Limited

The combination of new technology, evolving preferences and expectations of employers, employees and customers has presented challenging times ahead for those involved in hiring, development and retention. The challenge goes as far as understanding the type of people needed, and finding the right way to attract and select them. These challenges all point to a new approach for recruitment and talent management

14:00 - 14:45 45 mins Free
Learning Lab 2
Creating and Inspiring and Collaborative Organisational Culture
  • Harry Enaholo - Head of People, Culture and Projects, Mettalloids Limited.
14:15 - 14:40 25 mins
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Successfully building a disruptive culture to challenge the status quo
  • Veronica Nwanze - Senior Human Resources Business Partner, Coca-Cola Hellenic Group

Frequent change of management leads to interrupted culture. Building a strong and change resultant culture is a management responsibility and the formula is yet to be defined. Culture transformation programmes take time and practises where progress is disrupted due to one person leaving the company must stop. Lear about the successful management strategies that will keep organisational culture undisrupted and thriving.

14:40 - 15:05 25 mins
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Designing and Building Impactful Development Programmes
  • Nkechi Runsewe - Head, Talent & Organisational Development, FBNQuest Merchant Bank

Practical steps for implementing fit for purpose development programmes to make organisations talent ready.

14:45 - 15:00 15 mins
Learning Lab 1
Expo Visit
14:45 - 15:00 15 mins
Learning Lab 2
Expo Visit
15:00 - 15:45 45 mins Free
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Learning Lab 1
The Future of Learning
  • Samson Iyayi - Human Resources Manager, Nordica

The future of learning is managing minds. This is a disruption of current trends of managing the learning outcomes that will evolve Intelligence quotient and emotional quotient. Employees in today's changing workplace will need to find their own curriculum and courses and figure out appropriate ways to learn and get on with it. Management will need to support self learning, not direct it. Survival therefore would become the ability to learn faster than your competitors which is the only sustainable competitive advantage.


15:00 - 15:45 45 mins Free
Learning Lab 2
Artificial Intelligence and HR
  • Timi Tope Ologunoye - Executive General Manager, Genesis Group
15:05 - 15:30 25 mins
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Agile HR: The Future of HR Practice in Nigeria
  • Harry Enaholo - Head of People, Culture and Projects, Mettalloids Limited.
15:30 - 16:00 30 mins
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The positive impact of technology on talent management and talent strategy
  • Tope-Phillips Aikhuemelo - HR Director, Cadbury West Africa (Mondelez Int)

Current dynamics have forced African organisations to rethink their HR strategies. There is no doubt that technology is creatively disrupting the workforce and the way organisations plan for the future workplace. Building tech talent competencies is inevitable and technological advancements have proven their positive impact across industries and countries. This session will address what is tech’s applicability in West Africa talent challenges and how it can accelerate positive change in talent acquisition strategies.

15:45 - 16:00 15 mins
Learning Lab 1
Expo Visit
16:00 - 16:30 30 mins
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Coffee Break and Expo Visit
16:30 - 17:15 45 mins
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Bridging the Gap Between Global Skillset Demand and Local Capabilities
  • Moderator Ngozi Adebiyi - Lead Consultant, OutsideIn HR
  • Panellist Tosin Iyanda - Head of Human Resource, Jumia
  • Lola Esan - Director - People and Organisation Practice, Ernst & Young (EY) West Africa
  • Michael Ogu - Group Head, Human Resources, Cordros Capital Limited
  • Mofoluwaso Ilevbare - Snr HR Manager, West & East Africa, Procter & Gamble

Organisations across West Africa identify inadequately skilled workforce as a major challenge for their businesses and the outcomes might worsen soon if immediate actions are not taken by local authorities, education institutions and employers.

17:15 - 18:30 75 mins
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HR Future Dialogue Hour & Awards Ceremony

An hour of conversation (complimented with food and drinks) that is dedicated to the future of hr trends and developments across West Africa.

See who are the best employers for 2018 and exchange best practises with them.

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