Creating Asia’s largest HR technology marketplace

HR Tech Festival Asia 2022, which is taking place from May 10-13, will feature the biggest and most innovative HR tech brands in the market today.
By: | April 29, 2022

As organisations look to refresh and reimagine workforce strategies, HR leaders are constantly evaluating the latest HR technologies and solutions that will support the next phase of their organisation’s workforce transformation needs.

To help HR leaders make better decisions, HR Tech Marketplace, taking place on Friday, May 13, is bringing together the biggest showcase of HR solutions and products from global, regional, and local solutions providers under one virtual roof.

Hear and interact with some of the most innovative HR tech brands in the market today, including ADP, Achievers, AMS, Ceridian, CoachHub, Coursera, Cornerstone OnDemand, Darwinbox, Docebo, Globalization Partners, LinkedIn, Oracle, Paradox, Qualtrics, ServiceNow, Skillsoft, Top Employers Institute, Culture Amp, Enboarder, Microsoft, Nintex, SHL, SumTotal, Wolters Kluwer, and many more, as they address the latest HR trends and challenges and how they are helping to address these.

HR Tech Marketplace is a one-day virtual event under the week-long HR Tech Festival Asia 2022, which is taking place from May 10-13. Participants can also hear from thought leaders from the HR tech brands that will be supporting HR Tech Festival Asia 2022.

The event kicks off on Tuesday, May 10 with the in-person HR Tech Festival Live, which is taking place at the Suntec Exhibition and Convention Centre in Singapore.

John Antos, Vice President Strategy, Asia Pacific & Global Payroll, ADP, as he shares what organisations need to know to adapt to the changes of shifting back to physical work environments. In his session titled, Work is Having a Moment (10.45am-11.05am, SGT), Antos will also highlight the most important areas where employees are seeking flexibility, support, and adaptation to the ways they work.

Frank Koo, Asia head of Talent & Learning Solutions, LinkedIn, in his session titled, Reimagining the Future of Work, With A Focus on Flexibility and Skills (11.30am-11.50am, SGT) will uncover how organisations can create a skills-first approach that attracts talent, provide engaging work environments, and support career development opportunities to enable employees to thrive.

Charles Ferguson, General Manager, Asia-Pacific, Globalization Partners, in his session titled, From Adapting to Thriving: Leading in Today’s Employee-centric Workplace (11.50am-12.10pm, SGT), will recommend strategies to respond to employees’ varying needs and expectations, and best practices to keep team members engaged and happy. Together with Peter Hadley, President, ADP Asia Pacific, Ferguson will also discuss critical workplace trends that will shape 2022.

Nancy Estell-Zoder, Vice President, HCM Product Strategy, Oracle, in her presentation titled, The Future of Employee Experience Is NOW (1pm-1.30pm, SGT), will highlight why today’s employee experience needs a personalised approach that can adapt and deliver to employees’ new, unmet, and frequently changing needs.

Rob Squires, VP, Regional Head of Sales, Asia & Japan, Ceridian, in his presentation titled, How Technology Can Help You Attract and Retain Top Talent (1.20pm-1.40pm, SGT), will recommend the right strategy for attracting and retaining talent during the Great Resignation. Join Squires to learn how new technologies can help you build a stronger workforce and create a competitive advantage in the pursuit of top talent.

Billy Elliot, Regional Director APAC, Top Employers Institute, in his presentation titled Deliver People Agility Through “Digit-ability” (May 10, 1.50pm-2.10pm, SGT), will share about the unique opportunities available to HR leaders in APAC to help achieve rapid and positive change in their organisation with digital opportunities.

Eklavya Bhave, Senior Regional Director, Asia, Coursera, in his presentation titled, Building a Transformative Model for Workplace Learning (May 10, 2.40pm-3pm, SGT), will examine how organisations can build a transformative model for workplace learning to drive a competitive advantage, as trends such as remote work and online workplace learning continue to persist.

Joy Koh, Head of Growth and Advisory, APAC, AMS; and Michael Uhlmann, Senior Manager, Solution Design, Lead APAC, AMS, in their presentation titled, will discuss share real examples and proven strategies to secure the talent organisations require in the face of the Great Resignation.

Also joining HR Tech Festival Live is Shaswat Kumar, Senior Vice President, Customer Success, Darwinbox, who will provide tips on how HR can be adaptable as employees return to the office.

From May 11-12, HR Tech Festival Asia 2022 then moves on to the virtual platform of HR Tech Festival Online, where Lynn Dang, Human Resource Lead, Singapore and Vietnam, Microsoft, will share Microsoft’s 2022 Work Trend Index findings on the most urgent trends business leaders in APAC need to know as they consider a switch to remote or hybrid this year. Join Dang in her session, titled, Leadership Perspectives: Making Hybrid Work, Work (May 11, 12pm-12.30pm, SGT), where she will be joined by Feon Ang, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, LinkedIn; and Andrea Della Mattea, President, Asia Pacific, Microsoft.

Michael Lee, Managing Consultant, South-East Asia, SHL, in his presentation titled, Building a Future-proof Organisation (May 11, 4pm-4.30pm), will highlight the four key areas for organisations to optimise, as well as insights that can be used as a guidance to remodel the workplace.

Pesha Krishnan, Customer Success Manager, Achievers, in her presentation titled, How to Optimise Your Recognition Program to Drive Belonging (May 12, 1.30pm-2pm, SGT), will reveal how Achievers customers are building global employee recognition programmes that drive cultural change as recognition becomes a key lever of belonging.

Gavin Morse, Senior People Scientist, Culture Amp, in his presentation titled, The Great Onboarding (May 12, 2-2.30pm, SGT), will discuss the core aspects of the employee experience that leaders should focus on to set their organisation apart from the competition and allow them to navigate future change confidently.

Lisa Christy, Regional APAC Director, Human Resources, Wolters Kluwer, in her presentation titled, will provide a glimpse across a few countries within the APAC region on the latest labour and employment laws, rules to consider, and policies to be implemented.

Jo Maitland, Learning Consultant, Docebo, in her presentation titled, Learner Engagement – Creating Clickbait Content (May 12, 2.30pm-3pm), will explore the marketing principles that drive learners to where they need to be and create a binge worthy appetite to organisations’ learning offer.

Joshua Secrest, Vice President, Marketing and Client Advocacy, Paradox, in his presentation titled, Automation with a Human Touch: How McDonald’s and UOB Use Conversational AI to Improve Efficiency and Candidate Experience (May 12, 3pm-3.30pm, SGT), will share insights on how McDonald’s and UOB have employed conversational AI assistants to automate and simplify hiring processes.

Georgie Duthy, Enterprise Customer Success Manager, Enboarder, in her presentation titled, The People Activation Revolution: 4 Ways to Get Employees to Engage and Participate in Your HR Programmes In 2022 (May 12, 3.30pm-4pm), will detail how Enboarder’s People model can help to design HR programmes and initiatives.

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Also supporting HR Tech Festival Asia 2022 is Workforce Singapore (WSG), a statutory board under the Ministry of Manpower, which oversees the transformation of Singapore’s local workforce and industry to meet ongoing economic challenges.

Stephanie Sng, Manager, Creative & Professional Services Division, WSG, said, “The acceleration of technology adoption has brought about opportunities and challenges at the workplace. HR professionals need to keep abreast with evolving technology trends and manage changing expectations as we transit to hybrid workplace arrangements.”

To learn how WSG programmes are supporting organisations in Singapore to build a pipeline of HR talents and uplift the HR sector through HR technology adoption, join Sng at HR Tech Festival Online on May 12 in her session titled, Enable the Future of Work Now with WSG Initiatives (May 12, 12.30pm-1.15pm, SGT).

She added, “Join WSG and Ernst & Young (EY) at HR Tech Festival Asia 2022, to get the latest insights on the future of work and how HR can lead the way forward with support from WSG.”

The WSG session will also feature Goh Jia Yong, Partner, Ernst & Young, will talk about the strategic role that HR plays in shaping employee experiences moving ahead through HR digitalisation and HR job redesign.

Be sure to be part of HR Tech Festival Asia 2022 and learn how you can power up your HR teams for a successful year ahead!