HR Tech Fest Connect 2020 happened on 12 – 13 May, from 10am Singapore Time (GMT +8).

This is the webpage that you’ll get access to the individual conference sessions which were live on 12 – 13 May. 

Should you need help accessing the pre-recorded conference sessions, please WhatsApp us at +65 8455 9775

12 MAY 2020 | TUESDAY

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Building a strength-based organisation
Rahul Goyal, Managing Director & General Manager – India, South East Asia, ADP

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

The post-pandemic HR challenge: business agility, employee wellbeing, and the evolution of leadership
Steve Boese, President and Co-Founder, H3 HR Advisors

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM

The big reset in HR tech: what’s happening to the market now?
Josh Bersin, Global Industry Analyst, Dean, Josh Bersin Academy

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

A new blueprint for HR: looking into the next wave of HR transformation
Gaurava Sahi, Expert Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

The world at home, working in the midst of a pandemic – what companies can do to engage employees
Shoon Yin Lim, Global Diversity & Inclusion, Asia Practice Leader, Microsoft

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Organisational agility during global business disruptions
Annie Lim, Head of Talent Acquisition & Diversity Outreach, Asia Pacific Japan, Citrix
Sudhir Agarwal, Chief Executive Officer, Everise
Wong Pei Woan, Head of Solution (HCM), Asia, Workday

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Humanization: managing employee communication and alignment through collaborative tools
Dr. Jaclyn Lee, Chief Human Resources Officer, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

HR leadership in the eye of the storm
Johannes Eckold, Director, HCM Strategy & Business Development ASEAN, Oracle

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

Virtual teamwork: tried and tested ways to set-up for success across the organization
Jean Leslie, Director of Operations and Knowledge Transfer & Senior Fellow, Center for Creative Leadership

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Achieving a culture of digital dexterity: what is it and why does it matter
Pallavi Srivastava, Asia Pacific & Greater China Talent Leader, Global Technology Services, IBM

2:45 PM – 3:15 PM

The future is here: integrated talent experience platforms
Alexander Roche, Principal Education Technologist & CEO, Androgogic
Lars Hyland, Chief Learning Officer, Totara

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Building a best workplace to drive business performance & impact
Lauren McKeon, Employee Success Business Partner, Senior Manager, Salesforce

3:15 PM – 3:45 PM

Aftershock – understanding the new workplace and how to thrive in the recovery
Philippa Penfold, CEO & Co Founder, People Collider

3:45 PM – 4:15 PM

Learning: the new leadership imperative
Mark O’Donnell, Senior Vice President, Operational Excellence, Rizing
Rosie Cairnes, Vice President, Skillsoft Asia Pacific

3:45 PM – 4:15 PM

Creative human capital for recruitment & engagement
Dickson Tang, Keynote Speaker, Author of Leadership for Future of Work

4:15 PM – 4:45 PM

2030 Reskilling revolution: what HR leaders should know and do
CJ Meadows, Professor of Design Thinking, SP Jain School of Biz


10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Workforce view 2020: harness these global employee survey findings to transform your HR strategy
John Antos, Vice President Strategy and Marketing, Asia Pacific, ADP

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

Strategic insights for identifying the right talent and team DNA for remote working
Robert Glazer, Founder & CEO, Acceleration Partners

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM

The new “NOW of work”
Jason Averbook, Global Keynote Speaker, CEO & Co-Founder, Leapgen

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM

Connected and resilient: the new employee engagement
Lorna Borenstein, CEO and Founder, Grokker

11:15 AM – 11:45 AM

Adjusting your employee experience program for the new normal
Steve Bennetts, EX Solutions & Strategy, Qualtrics
Vanee Bijayendrayodhin, Chief People Officer, Ananda Development
Natalia Navin, Chief Human Resources Officer, Maxis

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Self-sovereign identity: a paradigm shift for the talent profile
Yvette Cameron, Co-Founder and EVP, Velocity Career Labs

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

AI-driven organization knowledge management, collaboration and decision making
Udaiya Karuppasamy, Specialist Sales Lead – Modern Workplace, Microsoft Asia Pacific

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

The future of talent attraction and how COVID is accelerating this
Karen Tay, Smart Nation Director (North America), Singapore Prime Minister’s Office

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

The new world of hiring: the opportunity to challenge the status quo
Mirela Lane, Solutions Architect, APAC, HireVue

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Panel discussion: staying ahead of the technology curve
Andrew Chan, (IHRP Board Member) Co-Founder and Managing Director, The Soup Spoon
Mayank Parekh, CEO, Institute for Human Resource Professionals (IHRP)
Ong Chin Yin, (IHRP-MP) Head of People, Grab
Karina Kuok, Head, Professional Practices Institute for Human Resource Professionals (IHRP)

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Leaders of crisis: staying ahead of the next wave of disruption
Dr Tanvi Gautam, Transformational Leadership Expert

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Reskilling programs vs job redesigning: what is the best way forward in the digital economy?
Low Peck Kem, (IHRP-MP, Chartered Fellow CIPD) Chief HR Officer & Advisor (Workforce Development), Singapore Public Service Division President, Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI)

3:30 PM – 4:15 PM

The compelling business case for driving employee engagement
Inna Wahlberg, General Manager Asia, Ascender
Donovan Low, Head of Business Development Asia, Ascender

3:30 PM – 4:15 PM

The future of wellbeing and employee mental health – how can HR get ahead and what should they start thinking about?
Jeanette Bronée, Rethinker, Culture Strategist, Global Keynote & TEDx Speaker, Author, CEO & Founder of Path for Life Inc.

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Intelligent tools (AI and data): where we are right now
John Sumser, US-based Futurist & Technology, Commentator

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