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28- 29 September, 2021 | Virtual

The Leading Future of Work Event Series

The Future of Work APAC Event launched in 2019 with the core mission to focus on the latest trends & strategies within the Future of Work landscape including: Frontline Workers, Workplace Transformation, HR Technology, Culture, Employee Engagement, Digital Workplace, Learning & Development, Human Resources and Office Space & Design.

Created for senior executives within:

✓ Human Resources
✓ Internal Communication
✓ Change Mangement

✓ Digital Workplace
✓ Employee Experience & Engagement
✓ Business Transformation

Featured Topics:

What’s next for the Hybrid working model?

Developing skill sets for the future workforce

Supporting employee wellbeing and avoiding burnout

Revamping employee experience and engagement

Technology to support the Future of Work

Future of Work APAC

The Experience

Senior Level Speakers

Join the Future of Work APAC knowledgeable like minded peers sharing the latest trends & strategies within the Future of Work landscape with best practice insight.

Going Virtual

Now, more than ever, enterprises are turning to our virtual events to help them through their Future Work road-map. The Future of Work APAC provides a tailored seamless experience with live interaction and accessible content globally.

Engaged Community

Join the conversation and share experiences and insight amongst our global FoW community.  Networking throughout our events and online platforms.

Headline Sponsor:
Webex by CISCO

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Partners:

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2021 AGENDA

SGT

10:00
Chair's Welcome and Opening Remarks

Cassady Winston, Executive Director, HR, APAC, IHS Markit

10:20
Panel: The Future HR leader
  • • What does the Future HR leader look like? What skills do they need?
  • • How can HR leaders gain and maintain their seat at the executive top table?
  • • Balancing the voice of the employee with the needs and goals of the company
  • • How can HR leaders strengthen and demonstrate their strategic ability?
  • What opportunities are there for HR in the new work paradigm?
  • Moderator: Cassady Winston, Executive Director, HR, APAC, IHS Markit
  • Craig Taylor, Chief People Officer, Australia, New Zealand and Japan, Mondelēz International
  • Sehr Ahmed, CHRO Asia, Mercer
  • Drew Fernandez, Global Chief People Officer, Bottling Investments Group, The Coca-Cola Company

11:00
Presentation: What’s next for the hybrid model?.... the evolution of flexibility at Johnson & Johnson
  • The case for embracing flexibility
  • Making flexibility real… J&Js vision and approach to flexibility and moving to a hybrid working model
  • Considerations for ‘What’s next’

Katrina Symons,  Head of HR Future of Work APAC, Johnson & Johnson

11:30
Presentation: Developing skill sets for the future workforce
  • Understanding the trending skills of the future
  • Boosting capabilities and skills through training
  • Do employees have the right skills to achieve future growth and performance?
  • Building learning programs to augment business growth

Raghav Gupta, MD, India & Asia Pacific, Coursera

12:00
Coffee Break
12:20
Presentation: Future Proofing Talent & Learning strategy – the Jardine Matheson story
  • What one of Asia’s oldest and largest conglomerates is doing to be ready for the Future of Work
  • How they are modernising and refreshing talent and learning practices as a result
  • The role of Capability Academies in shaping the Learning agenda to support strategic capability development

Peter Attfield, Chief Talent & Learning Officer, Jardine Matheson

12:50
Panel: Revamping employee experience and engagement
  • How are employers boosting the employee experience and engagement post covid?
  • How has the employee experience changed now there are new hybrid working models?
  • A look at the shift in employee engagement to focus on well-being
  • Extending trust and investing in creating frictionless employee experience
  • How can employers create an inclusive and company culture and a positive employee experience for all?

Moderator: Cassady Winston, Executive Director, HR, APAC, IHS Markit
Jennifer Henderson, Global Head Workplace Experience, Standard Chartered Bank
Natalie Devlin, Chief Experience Officer, Charter Hall
Chris Anderson, Head of Workplace Technology, Australia and New Zealand, Cisco
Alissa Ridley, Head of Talent, Learning & Employee Experience - Singapore, Allianz SE



13:30
End of Day One

SGT

10:00
Chair's Welcome and Opening Remarks

Cassady Winston, Executive Director, HR, APAC, IHS Markit

10:20
Panel: The new era of Internal communications
  • How has the pandemic changed the role of HR and Internal Comms?
  • What new trends are we seeing?
  • Aligning communication priorities to business objectives
  • Crisis communications and communicating change through uncertain times
  • Strategies for reducing complexity and noise. Finding the right content, frequency, targeting and tooling.
  • Moderator: Victoria Coplans Hope, CEO, Hope Communications
  • Michelle Fraser, General Manager Group Internal Communications, Lendlease
  • Dev Sarkar, Vice President, Group Head of Employee Communications, Olam
  • Alistair Marshall, Head of Internal Communications, Coles

11:00
Fireside Chat: Redefining work in the hybrid era, the next decade and beyond

The big question for business and government is what the future of work will look like going forward. Now is the time for organisations to start thinking about the longer term with hybrid work.

In this fire-side chat, we’ll explore the key considerations for leaders as they design the workplace of tomorrow, re-examining the role of technology, culture, and the physical workspace.

Moderator: Sriram Iyer, Founder & CEO, hrtech.sg

Speakers:

James Comer, Head of HR, Australia and New Zealand, Cisco

Chris Anderson, Head of Workplace Technology, Australia and New Zealand, Cisco

 

11:30
Presentation: Harnessing the power of AI for HR
  • What can AI help HR leaders to do?
  • What impact can it have on your business?
  • Creating and AI strategy that is right for your organisation
  • What affect will automation tools have o the workforce?
  • Barriers to AI adoption

Gagan Bhargava, VP, Global HR and HR Academy at Schneider Electric

12:00
Coffee break
12:20
Presentation: Becoming a resilient organization
  • What challenges need to be overcome to become truly resilient organization? A look at skills and work design,
  • Shifting focus from being an efficiency first to resiliency first enterprise.
  • Leveraging employee and organizational agility to be prepared for continuous changes and respond with speed and effectiveness.
  • Removing barriers to resilience.
12:50
Presentation: Driving diversity and inclusion in a remote workforce
  • How has the move to remote working impacted diversity in the workplace?
  • What role does internal communications play in creating workplace equality?
  • Creating protocols of language and behaviour.
  • Leveraging multiple digital channels to relay information, protocols and drive engagement.

Sonali Roychowdhury, Vice President Human Resources, Procter & Gamble

 

13:20
Presentation: Truths & Trends of the Digital Workplace
  • How are digital technologies improving the employee experience and new working models?
  • Managing change and measuring adoption rates among employees
  • Demonstrating ROI for digital workplace initiatives
  • Creating moments that matter and ensuring employee wellbeing in the digital workplace

Moderator: Sriram Iyer, Founder & CEO, hrtech.sg | hrtech.in 

Jen Goeldner, Digital Practice Leader - Workplace of the Future, Optus
Deepak Luddu, Head of Digital Workplace Technologies, University of Melbourne
Melinda McKinley, Managing Director, Global Head HR Transformation Portfolio, Standard Chartered Bank

 

14:00
End of Day Two