Reuniting Asia’s HR community to reimagine workforce management

As part of HR Tech Festival Asia 2022, HR Tech Festival Live is a one-day, in-person event bringing together Asia’s HR community.
By: | April 7, 2022

The wait is almost over. With the capacity limit for large-scale MICE events in Singapore now raised to 75% as safe management measures continue to be lifted,  it is time for Asia’s HR community to re-establish connections through the first in-person HR event to be held in Singapore.

Taking place on May 10 at the Suntec Exhibition and Convention Centre Singapore, HR Tech Festival Live will provide an in-person platform for HR leaders and practitioners in Asia to interact and exchange ideas and thoughts on navigating a new world of work.

Kicking off the highly anticipated in-person event is Guest of Honour (GOH) Zaqy Mohamed, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Manpower and Ministry of Defence, Singapore, who will be making the opening remarks at 10am (SGT).

Attendees can then expect to be refreshed with high-energy, engaging presentations on cutting-edge industry ideas, and illuminating sessions that will address current HR issues.

Following the GOH’s opening remarks, Dr Bob Aubrey, Founder and Chair of the Advisory Board, ASEAN Human Development Organisation (AHDO), will reveal how multinational companies are working on their human development goals to include the sustainability of their future Singapore workforce in an ASEAN context.

In the same session titled, The Future of Human Development – Understanding ASEAN’s Vision and Innovation for a Changing World, Low Peck Kem, Chief Human Resources Officer and Advisor (Workforce Development), Singapore Public Service Division, will share insights on how the Singapore government and public service initiatives are managing and leading the change for implementing new initiatives that will carry forward into the future workforce.

To better understand how to enable sustainable growth for your organisation and people, join Sara Tiew, Head of Workforce Transformation and Analytics, UOB, in her session titled, Humanising Transformation – Enabling Sustainable Growth for Our People, Tiew will examine how the pandemic has accelerated the pace of organisational transformation, which in turn has left many employees feeling overwhelmed and grappling with change fatigue.

Tiew, who is also a World Economic Forum Fellow and a Future of Work Strategist, will share her past learnings facilitating the transformation agenda, and will explore topics for HR leaders to enable employees to thrive in an era of change.

In ASEAN, where digital transformation and labour productivity improvement coupled with talent competition has put employee skill-building as the essential asset to win both talent and business in the market, people’s growth and learning has become critical to organisations’ strategic priorities, according to Grace Huang, Head of People and Organisation, Siemens.

In her session titled, Skills Are the New Currency in The New World of Talent Management – How Can You Prepare Your Organisation and People for This, Huang will provide tips on how HR and business leaders can overcome the challenges of building an “always learning, always growing” organisation.

The distinguished line-up of speakers at HR Tech Festival Live also include, Stephanie Nash, Chief People Officer, Circles.Life, Co-Founder & Chief People Officer, Thrive HR Exchange; Rashmi Mishra Sharma, Head of People & Capability Building, GovTech Singapore, and Consultant at Harvard Business School – Corporate Learning; Eddie Lee, HR Technology Strategist, Future of Talent Economy (FOTE) Network; Ritu Mehrish, Global Speaker, Author, and Leadership Executive Coach at The Leadership Troubleshooter; and Indranil Roy, Executive Director, Consulting Human Capital Leadership, Deloitte Consulting Southeast Asia.

HR Tech Festival Live will also be shining a spotlight on the best of HR in Asia with the HR Fest Awards 2022, which is celebrating the outstanding achievements of the region’s top HR leaders, companies, and teams from across both the private and public sectors.

23 deserving finalists are vying for the top award in five exciting categories, including Best Workplace Culture and Engagement, Employer of Choice, HR Team of the Year, Best Use of Technology, and Best HR Leader. The winners will be announced live and in-person at the award presentation on May 10 at Suntec Exhibition & Convention Centre Singapore.

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HR Tech Festival Live is taking place under the week-long HR Tech Festival Asia 2022, which is taking place from May 10-13, 2022, and will feature some of the most innovative HR tech brands in the market today, including ADP, Achievers, AMS, Ceridian, CoachHub, Coursera, Cornerstone OnDemand, Darwinbox, Globalization Partners, LinkedIn, Oracle, ServiceNow, Skillsoft, Top Employers Institute,  Culture Amp, Enboarder, Microsoft, SHL, SumTotal, and Wolter Kluwer.

With the theme of Return. Refresh. Reimagine, the 21st edition of HR Tech Festival Asia will be presented in a hybrid format that is designed to provide an immersive and customisable event experience for your needs and preferences.

2022 will be a complex year for APAC’s HR leaders as organisations return to the workplace, refresh talent strategies, and reimagine the future workforce to optimise business impact.

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!