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Key Sessions

Josh Bersin

The 4th Industrial Revolution and its impact on business and humanity

Founder of Bersin ™ by Deloitte

Showing of Streams
09:10 - 09:25 15 mins
HR Tech Summit
Workforce 2030: AI and Humans successfully working together

The UAE is amongst the most advanced and technologically advanced countries in the world. The global challenge for leaders how do develop
and nurture AI mindset to help accelerate positive impact of AI so organisational goals? Insights on how humanism will face the futurism.

Focus: Artificial Intelligence

09:25 - 10:00 35 mins
HR Tech Summit
The 4th Industrial Revolution and its impact on business and humanity
  • Josh Bersin - Independent Analyst, Founder of Bersin ™ by Deloitte

One of the main impacts of the 4th IR is on human productivity. We live in a time where technology is blurring the lines between physical and digital, and the speed of current breakthroughs has no historical precedent. It is the last call for businesses to prepare for the hyper-digital world and the creative disruption
of jobs.

Focus: Futurism and Humanism

10:00 - 10:20 20 mins
HR Tech Summit
Off the record interview with Josh Bersin
  • Josh Bersin - Independent Analyst, Founder of Bersin ™ by Deloitte

This off the record session will allow delegates to ask questions through Slido and engage with Josh Bersin in an informal set up. It will give you the opportunity to go personal and exchange your viewpoints and ideas into the context of the region with a world-class hr influencer.

10:20 - 10:50 30 mins
Morning Networking Break and Expo Visit
10:50 - 11:20 30 mins
HR Tech Summit
Dear HR department, seamless HR is here
  • Alexis Chiotis - CFO, OnPro

The HR division is a document driven department: job applications, pre-boarding, onboarding, referrals, expense processing etc. Learn how with the unprecedented potential of cloud, automation and agile technologies hr processes are revolutionised.

Focus: Cloud Automation

11:20 - 11:55 35 mins
HR Tech Summit
Reinventing the role of the HR leader in a tech-enabled but human-centric organisation
  • Ruth Fletcher - VP of People, Careem
  • Anoushka Bold - Global Head of HR Strategy, Philips
  • Kinga Karpierz - Area HRIS Manager MEWA and APAC, Red Bull

In the new era of human resources executives will need to build the right capabilities to meet the growing business needs in this new digital landscape. Per Deloitte 79% of organisations initiated HR transformation efforts and there is no doubt HR is at a crossroad! Within this session participants can see Slido for their questions and get their answers!

Focus: HR Leadership and Tech

11:55 - 12:20 25 mins
HR Tech Summit
Overcoming productivity challenges in the digital age
  • Jordan Pettman - Global Head, People Data Analytics and Planning, Nestle

The rise of mobile and gadgets has impacted the way modern businesses run and that led to more distractions, interruptions in the workplace. Why productivity is increasing so slowly? Learn about the pros and cons for productivity devices, the productivity paradox and how to utilise modern technology for high productivity outcomes.

Focus: Employee Productivity

12:20 - 12:35 15 mins
HR Tech Summit
Tick tock…time to reinvent HR!
  • Katarina Berg - CHRO, Spotify

By harnessing the power of technology and mobile hr is on the edge of becoming the main power engine for any organisation. This impactful session will highlight how technology has changed the mindset of employees and keeps reinventing culture.

Focus: Talent and Culture

12:35 - 13:00 25 mins
HR Tech Summit
Workforce RoI: Optimising HR efficiency and streamlined end-to-end workflows

Consolidation of processes is the key to simplification and increased efficiency. Hear a case study on how automated workflow contributes to higher business achievements and reengineers hr processes. Lear now to play the winning part in overall business RoI assessments.

Focus: ROI and Efficiency

13:00 - 13:15 15 mins
HR Tech Summit
Increasing employee engagement through techenabled experiences
  • Tony Cooke - Vice President HR, Adidas Group

Employee engagement is the backbone of any company’s success. Businesses are constantly challenged with aligning technologies to increase collaboration and engagement across all levels. Adidas is no different. With the help of high-impact technologies and apps, Tony Cooke will share why for successful organisations employees make all the difference.

13:15 - 14:15 60 mins Free
Networking Lunch and Expo Visit
14:15 - 14:55 40 mins
HR Tech Summit
The end of today’s L&D practises
  • Dana Hafeed - Senior VP of HR APAC, Mars

It’s time to re-think the L&D practices as we know them today. With the continuing decline in formal, off the-job training (Green et al 2013), and an increase in on-the-job, this rapid-fire session will dissect L&D and get an insight on the effectiveness of collaborative, mobile and game-based learnings.

Focus: Tech-Enabled L&D

14.15 – 14.30 Case Study One:
Dana Hafeed, Senior Vice President HR APAC, Mars

14:55 - 15:25 30 mins
HR Tech Summit
Tech-enabled employee performance: The core of every successful business

There is plenty of evidence that it is tough times to head an hr department. This session is your chance to get involved in a creative brainstorm to solve reallife
problems. Participants will be split into groups for 15mins and given a challenge on tech-enabled employee performance. Challenges to solve:

a) The challenge of managing millennials
b) Measuring progress
c) Lack of tools to accomplish tasks more efficiently

Focus: Performance Goals

15:25 - 15:55 30 mins
Afternoon Networking Break and Expo Visit
15:55 - 16:15 20 mins
HR Tech Summit
Friend or a Foe: Influencing the CTO

HR doesn’t run in isolation. When it comes to key decisions and divisional transformations it is the key stakeholders that have their say too. Technology is the realm of the CTO and CHROs need to get their arguments ready when asking for budgets. In this session, our CTO speaker will share the secrets to successfully winning in the boardroom.

Focus: CTO Perspective

16:15 - 16:55 40 mins
HR Tech Summit
Harnessing the power of people and analytics in a data-powered and team engineered success story

The power of analytics is endless and hr executives can also benefit from it when used strategically. Meet the team of hr geeks who placed their bets on people insights and their impactful results were not too far from sight! See their learning journey and hear the challenges that occurred along the way.

Focus: Data and People Analytics

16:55 - 17:30 35 mins
HR Tech Summit
Creating an ageless workplace today for the hyper-connected employee of tomorrow
  • Greg Shuler - Chief People Officer, UAE Exchange
  • Behshad Darvish - Regional HR Business Partner, Dell

The digital revolution has given us the opportunity to re-imagine the way how companies will attract, develop and keep the smart workforce of the future. In this futuristic but at the same time practical session participants can use SLIDO do share their journey on developing the workplace of tomorrow.

Focus: FoW – Future of Work

17:30 - 17:35 5 mins
HR Tech Summit
End of Day One