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
Mr Michael Fung, Deputy Chief Executive (Industry), Chief Human Resource Officer & Chief Data Officer at SkillsFuture SG

Mr Michael Fung

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

Ms Sheela Parakkal, Chief Human Resources Officer at Prudential Assurance Company Singapore

Ms Sheela Parakkal

Chief Human Resources Officer
Prudential Assurance Company Singapore

Mr Abhinav Singhal, Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer – Asia Pacific at thyssenkrupp

Mr Abhinav Singhal

Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer – Asia Pacific
thyssenkrupp

Mr Venkatesh Subbaraman, Regional Chief Operating Officer at ANZ

Mr Venkatesh Subbaraman

Regional Chief Operating Officer
ANZ

Mr Ben Hamley, Asia Pacific Lead: Future of Work at Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL)

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

·      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
Mr Ben Hamley, Asia Pacific Lead: Future of Work at Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL)

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

  • 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?
Mr Abhinav Singhal, Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer – Asia Pacific at thyssenkrupp

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

·         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 
Mr Abhishek Singh, Chief Digital Officer at RGE Singapore

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

·      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?
Mr Patrick Tay, Assistant Secretary General at National Trades Union Congress (NTUC)

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
Mr John Lim, Head of Organisation Development, Group HR at OCBC Bank Singapore

Mr John Lim

Head of Organisation Development, Group HR
OCBC Bank Singapore

Mr Abhishek Singh, Chief Digital Officer at RGE Singapore

Mr Abhishek Singh

Chief Digital Officer
RGE Singapore

Dr Jaclyn Lee, Chief Human Resources Officer at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)

Dr Jaclyn Lee

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

Mr Ambros Scope, Head of Future Workforce Engineering at AXA Switzerland

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 at Microsoft

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 at Experian

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 at DBS Singapore

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 at Standard Chartered Bank

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 at Singapore

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 at VMware

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