HR Tech Festival Asia Online 2020: What’s happening on Day 2

Be ready to be treated to an exciting line-up of speakers and sessions for Day 2 of the HR Tech Festival Asia Online 2020.
By: | September 30, 2020


The opening day of the HR Tech Festival Asia Online 2020 certainly lived up to all its expectations and anticipation. Participants were treated to exclusive insights from industry leaders and luminaries who lighted the virtual stage of the largest virtual HR event in the region.

And it can only get better as we head into Day 2 (September 30), with another exciting day of amazing content and speakers to inspire and help you navigate the new world of HR and workplace.

Over 70 industry leaders will share their exclusive insights over 50 sessions and 5 exciting tracks – the CXO Symposium, HR & Digital Transformation, Talent Management, Recruit & Engage and the highly anticipated ASEAN Future of Work.

And not forgetting the Power Talks stage, where industry leaders will give their impactful and exclusive insights, and the HRM Asia Readers’ Choice Awards 2020, which recognises the best of HR solution providers.

There is definitely a session for everyone at the HR Tech Festival Asia Online 2020, which will provide unrivalled access to the latest technologies, trends and solutions as you navigate the new era of HR and people management.

And there is no better way to get Day 2 of the HR Tech Festival Asia Online 2020 going than with Josh Bersin, Global Industry Analyst, Dean, Josh Bersin Academy, who will be delivering an exclusive keynote presentation at 10am (SGT). You wouldn’t want to miss that for anything!

Also taking the virtual stage at the same time is Zaqy Mohamad, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Manpower, Singapore. He will be exploring and discussing the HR Sector Development Strategies in the new world of HR.

Women’s role in organisations is becoming more critical than ever in the new era of work and business. And as the COVID-19 pandemic has thrust the workforce into overnight digitalisation, what can employers and employees do to reskill and upskill themselves?

During the session Women In HR Technology: Skilling, Reskilling & Upskilling For The Vital Digital Transformation” at 10am SGT, Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer, Sapient Insights Group, Joy Koh, Head of Consulting APAC, Alexander Mann Solutions, and Siew Choo Soh, Managing Director, Group, Head of Consumer Banking and Big Data/AI Technology, DBS Bank, will give their exclusive perspective and insights.

Technology is no longer a nice-to-have, but a must-have. And during an Exclusive Session “The Impact Of Wider Use Of Technology Across The Singapore HR Sector” at 10.15am SGT, Shai Ganu, Managing Director, Global Practice Leader – Executive Compensation and Talent & Rewards Business Leader, ASEAN and South Asia, Willis Towers Watson , Vidisha Mehta, Managing Director, Talent and Rewards Business Leader, Singapore, Willis Towers Watson, will focus on how technology will transform the HR Sector in Singapore.

In order to adapt to evolving talent and customer needs, organisations need their workforce to be agile as roles are transformed and new ones created. Discussing from a C-Suite perspective during an intriguing panel discussion on “Shaping & Leading An Agile Workforce” will be Low Peck Kem, CHRO & Advisor (Workforce Development, Singapore Public Service Division, Prime Minister’s Office, Justina Tan, Managing Director, People, Changi Airport Group, and Dr Tanvi Gautam, Transformation Leadership Expert.

With organisations’ priorities changing as they look to recover and emerge stronger from the crisis, what role will Talent Acquisition play moving forward? Michelle Hancic, Global Head of Consulting Psychology, pymetrics, will look into the future of Talent Acquisition in her session “What Is Talent Acquistion’s Value When Hiring Slows?” at 10.30am SGT.

There’s no question that HR has been transformed and will play a more important role than ever before in the new future of work. The question on every leaders’ mind is – how will HR support their businesses? Join the engaging panel discussion “Developing The HR Profession Of Tomorrow – How HR Will Support Business Transformation” at 11am SGT with Renata Janini Dohmen, Global Head of Early Talent Attraction, SAP, Institute for Human Resources Professionals Master Professional Panelist, Poon Hong Yuen, Deputy Secretary (Workforce), Ministry of Manpower, Aileen Tan, Chief Human Resources Officer, Singtel Group, Professor Annie Koh, Vice President, Business Development, Singapore Management University, Andrew Ing, COO, The Lo and Behold Group, and Mayank Parekh, Chief Executive Officer, Institute for Human Resources Professionals.

One of the top considerations for HR technology buyers is the employee experience, a critical element in the drive for a good customer experience. But is the secret variable in the EX to CX equation, really UX? Providing insights on how you can meet employees’ consumer-grade expectations will be a special presentation on “The Secret Variable In The EX To CX Equation” at 11am SGT by ADP’s Rahul Goyal, General Manager, India & Southeast Asia, Srinivas Konidena, Vice President, Product Development, and Balaji Thiruvengadam, Senior Director, Product Development, APAC.

Organisations have done a good job in building a technology infrastructure but now they need to focus on providing the skills their talent needs, to be able to deliver the right outcomes both personally and for their organisations. Delving into that will be Kartik Krishnamurthy, Managing Director, Asia, Cornerstone OnDemand, in the session “Mind The ‘Skills’ Gap” at 11.30am SGT.

The workplace is never the same again. And organisations need to rethink and redesign their workplaces to meet the changing needs of the increasingly mobile and digitalised workforce. Jimmy Sia, Head, Go to Market, Strategy & Operations, Grab for Business, will explore that in the session “Enhancing Workplace Experience For Employees” at 11.30am SGT.

And there is no better way to round up the first half of Day 2 than with Abhijit Bhaduri, Executive Coach, Talent Advisor & Author. He will be delivering a much-anticipated keynote on “How To Prepare The L&D Team For The Post Pandemic World” at 12pm SGT.

Continuing the engaging discussions after lunchtime at the Power Talks Stage will be a line-up of industry leaders such as Shinjika Shukla, Associate Director – Technology Practice, Michael Page Singapore. During her session “How Artificial Intelligence And Human Intelligence Will Transform HR Function” at 1.30pm SGT, she will be sharing real-world applications, success stories, and how AI complements — not replaces — human intelligence in the workplace of the future.

And rounding up Day 2 is the Reader’s Choice Awards 2020 Presentation Ceremony, which will recognise the best of HR solutions providers. Last but certainly not least, don’t forget to check out the exciting Product Demonstrations from leading companies and start-ups happening from 1.30pm SGT!

Enjoy Day 2 at the HR Tech Festival Asia Online 2020!

As seats are limited, reserve your free access pass today, and visit the website for more information, the latest agenda, as well as updates on speakers and exhibitors.