HR Tech Festival Asia Online 2021: What’s happening on Day 1

Taking place from September 21-23, HR Tech Festival Asia Online 2021 will provide new ideas and key insights to build HR’s roadmap for 2022.
By: | September 21, 2021

The highly anticipated HR Tech Festival Asia Online 2021 begins today, with a focus on helping organisations build their HR roadmaps for 2022.

Kicking off Asia’s largest HR Tech event of 2021 is Zaqy Mohamad, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Manpower, Singapore, who will be giving his opening remarks, before attention shifts to the keynote session by Josh Bersin, Global Industry Analyst, CEO, Josh Bersin Company.

Bersin will discuss what a new paradigm of talent management means to employees and managers and review the technology solutions and innovations that are making internal talent marketplaces a reality in forward-thinking markets.

Amer Iqbal, APAC Head of Digital Transformation, Facebook, will give tips on how to unlock new capabilities from internal teams, while revealing some of the secrets that global tech companies have used to drive innovation behaviour.

As organisations look to drive business outcomes through skills-first learning, Eklavya Bhave, Regional Director, APAC and Japan, Coursera, will explain how organisations can successfully implement a new model of workplace learning.

In a panel discussion moderated by Dr Tanvi Gautam, HR Influencer, Keynote Speaker, Best-selling Author and Transformational Leadership Expert, Kim Nguyen, Head of HR, Tech APAC, Google; and Datuk Nora A Manaf, Group Chief Human Capital Officer, Maybank, will discuss how HR leaders can sustain their leadership voice and boardroom status beyond the pandemic.

How can organisations architect cross-functional collaboration and experience for the hybrid workforce? In a fireside chat, Radha Shreeniwas, Vice-President, Global Talent Partner, APJ, ServiceNow; and Sasha Wight, Founder and Employee Experience Lead, workflow, will answer this question and more as they take a deep dive into the hybrid world of work.

Mike Bollinger, SPHR, SWP, and Vice President, Cornerstone OnDemand, will provide insights and specific recommendations on how organisations can turn change into an effective strategy, how clear communications can help organisations develop new skills, and how artificial intelligence (AI) can be embraced as an input instead of a result.

The time to upskill is now, said Johannes Eckold, Director, HCM Strategy & Business Development, ASEAN, Oracle. He will highlight the urgency of upskilling and reskilling, identify the new skills that are vital in a changing world, and share how organisations can establish a culture of curiosity and continuous learning.

Kevin Martin, Chief Research Officer, Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp), will share key findings from a global survey conducted by i4cp and HRM Asia, which explored workforce readiness and how organisations are planning to identify, attract, develop, and deploy talent post-pandemic.

Lauren Huntington, EX Solution Strategist, Qualtrics, will demonstrate how organisations can devise a roadmap for building and maturing employee experience (EX) programmes that help in improving employee engagement, experience, and productivity.

Drawing on recent research that studied the current state of candidate experience, Michael Lee, Managing Consultant, SHL Singapore, will elaborate on the six key shifts that have emerged as natural opportunities to transform the candidate experience.

Rounding off Day 1 of HR Tech Festival Asia Online 2021 is Lucy Adams, CEO of Disruptive HR. In her closing keynote session, Adams will inform how organisations can switch their focus from transactional HR, while building a consumer-grade experience for employees on a limited budget.

She will also highlight how organisations can work at pace and with agility, create new relationships with leaders and build the right skills and mindsets for future HR teams.

Powered by ADPHR Tech Festival Asia Online 2021 is taking place from September 21-23 and is brought to you by the industry’s global leading HR media and event organisers HR Tech Conference Las Vegas, HRE Magazine US, HRM Magazine and HRM Asia.

Click here to register for HR Tech Festival Asia Online 2021 and don’t miss your only opportunity this season to be part of a regional event which delves into in-depth discussions across key workforce issues such leadership, culture, technology and employee experience.