HR Tech Festival Asia Online 2020: What’s happening on Day 3

Day 3 will feature speakers such as Brian Sommer and John Sumser, as well as the winners of HR Tech PitchFest 2020.
By: | October 1, 2020

After two days of insights and tips on how you can navigate the new era of HR and people management, Day 3 of the HR Tech Festival Asia Online continues with a lineup of some of the most prominent HR and business leaders from across Asia.

Kicking off the day is Brain Sommer, an award-winning technology analyst, strategy consultant and writer. During his keynote presentation (October 1, 10am SGT) titled Productivity: The new challenge for HR and its support for the organisation, he will address how current events have created a new set of requirements for HR, and explain how HR can balance old and new requirements with new technology and processes.

How can organisations go about creating workplaces of the future? Ariane Virtue, partner at consultancy firm Flex We Are, will share the most valuable concepts that leaders can implement to embed and normalise flexible work in her session titled The #NOWOFWORK: Creating a ‘flexfit’ future workforce and workplace, which is taking place at 10.30am SGT.

To provide a better understanding of how businesses can build resilience through better communications, Jeanne Achille, founder and CEO of the Devon Group, and Conference Chair, Women in HR Tech Summit, US and Singapore, will discuss why HR needs to work closely with leadership to ensure communications alleviate the emotionally pressure experienced by workers. Her session, titled How to build business resiliency through better communications, is taking place at 11am SGT.

How can HR professionals create long-term value in their people strategy? Guinevere Teong, manager, Creative and Professional Services Division, Workforce Singapore (WSG), will attempt to answer this question during her session titled WSG’s talent management and development programmes (11.30am SGT).

Also making special appearances at HR Tech Festival Asia Online 2020, are YB Datuk Seri M Saravanan, Minister of Human Resources of Malaysia, and Chair of ASEAN Labour Ministers’ Meeting; and Ida Fauziyah, Minister at the Ministry of Manpower, Indonesia. During their respective sessions at 10.30am SGT and 11.45am SGT, the ministers will discuss the future of work in ASEAN.

Rounding off Day 3 is John Sumser, a futurist and technology commentator. In his session titled Moving towards an AI augmented workforce (12pm SGT), Sumser will sketch a vision of a future in which much of work remains distributed, and help organisations understand the direction to take into the future.

After these exciting sessions, head to the Power Talks stage, where industry leaders will provide their impactful and exclusive insights. The winners of the HR Tech PitchFest 2020, which celebrates some of the most innovative solutions from HR tech startups in Asia, will also be announced today.

The final round will take place at 2pm SGT, where five startup qualifiers will pitch for the top three prizes, which will be announced in a special prize presentation ceremony at 3.30pm SGT.  

If you have not registered, reserve your free access pass today, and visit the website for more information, the latest agenda, as well as updates on speakers and exhibitors.