HR Festival Asia: The must-see speakers

Three of the biggest thought leaders in HR and technology – including Josh Bersin – will be sharing their exclusive insights at HR Festival Asia.
By: | November 21, 2018

There’s no bigger stage for HR in this region, than the plenary sessions of HR Festival Asia – and organisers have spared no expense to ensure the speakers presenting there on May 8 and 9 next year are some of the biggest global thinkers in this space.

Industry analyst and founder of Bersin by Deloitte Josh Bersin will deliver the closing keynote to the Festival. Drawing on data gathered from throughout Asia and the globe he’ll explain how the workforce is changing in this part of the world, and the ways employers themselves will need to evolve.

Bersin will also be hosting an intensive workshop on the final day of HR Festival Asia, taking participants on a deep dive into the future of work and the new opportunities available for employers to embrace.

HR Futurist Jason Averbook will also be on the plenary stage, sharing his own insights on the changing world of work. Back by popular demand after an insightful presentation at the HR XLR8 Summit in June this year, Averbook will be delivering a thought-provoking session on the gap between consumer technology and the software and hardware now being used in business.

And HR Technology expert John Sumser will delve deep into the ways automation, robotics, and artificial intelligence are making life for HR easier, and bringing about more accurate and actionable insights into the workforce. With a long history as a US-based technology commentator, Sumser is uniquely placed to share some of the latest innovations that HR teams around the world are now leveraging on.

Bersin, Averbook, and Sumser are just three of the more than 110 speakers who will be part of HR Festival Asia’s six separate stages over May 8 and 9 in 2019. They will be joined by dozens of regionally-based experts delivering real world case studies, exclusive research, practicable insights, and though-provoking analysis of the HR profession today.

Don’t miss out on your chance to join them all. For more information, and the chance to lock in Early Bird pricing, visit