The below mentioned timings are at UTC +8:00
09:30 - 09:35
Conference Opening
09:35 - 09:45
Welcome Address
Opening Welcome Address

Opening Address by

Achal Khanna
CEO, SHRM India & Business Head - APAC & MENA
09:45 - 10:00
Opening Address
The HR Transformative model: Aligning People and Business

To stay relevant and add value, HR functions must transform. Now, one-off change is not enough. Genuine transformation demands continuous improvement. Change becomes always-on, not something that you do once and then stop. In this session we explore the key questions and practical steps HR leaders, their peers, and their teams must address to create a function that is capable of supporting wider organizational strategy-and helping businesses compete—in this state of permanent transformation

Johnny C. Taylor Jr. SHRM-SCP
President & CEO, SHRM
10:05 - 10:30
Leadership Talk
The Emerging People Strategy

Although HR has always been a function of constant evolution, today’s new challenges have made managing change and uncertainty more important than ever. To understand how to do this, join this session and find out how to create an HR strategy for the future that centres on top priorities and understands where the biggest shifts will be.

Betty Thomson
Executive VP & Chief People Officer, Booz Allen Hamilton
Kim Seeling Smith, CSP, CVP
Founder - CEO, Ignite Global
10:35 - 11:05
Panel Discussion
Talent Analytics in the Hybrid Workplace

Talent analytics teams have an important role to play in the move to a hybrid workforce model. There are many new opportunities to add value to decision making, but there are also heightened risks to privacy and employee trust. This session explores new things talent analytics teams could or should pay attention to in order to support a hybrid workforce.

11:05 - 11:20
Exposition and Networking
11:25 - 11:45
Panel Discussion
Spotting and Addressing Employee Burnout

In 2021, a radical change was observed to the emloyee health and mental well being. Burnout and stress has been declared a legitimate syndrome. This type of chronic stress has severe consequences for employees such as lower productivity, higher turnover, and detriments to physical and mental health.

In this rare and insightful conversation, you’ll hear from our panel of experts who will provide their first-hand experience in dealing from burnout.

11:50 - 12:05
Report Insights
Cube to Cloud Asia Findings

Kevin Martin
Chief Research Officer, i4CP
12:05 - 12:35
Panel Discussion
Skilling for Tomorrow - Scalable Impact

The Landscape of Reskilling & Upskilling Priorities is changing rapidly. Continuous Learning is the Bridge to a Future Ready Workforce. This can be achieved through leveraging Scalable Technology, Sustainable & Measurable Outcomes. Join this session to gain insights on the Learning landscape and its changing dimensions.

Kevin Martin
Chief Research Officer, i4CP
Michelle Garcia
HR Regional Director (Asia-Pacific), Dexcom
Sanchita Singh
Chief People Officer, Pizza Hut APAC
Kenny Yong
CLO, Singapore Institute of Management
12:40 - 01:10
Special Talk
Accelerating Performance: Rethinking HR as Dynamic Catalyst for Success

Accelerating Performance is not just another change management process. It's a practical, comprehensive, data-driven action plan for picking up the pace and achieving more. Join this session to learn how to treat learning as a product, and why leaders need to be role models for learning?

01:25 - 02:00
Lunch Break
02:00 - 02:30
Panel Discussion
The impact of learning and leading from within

This session will highlight the very real opportunities that are available to individuals when they begin their learning journey from the unique place in which they stand. Every learner’s journey is utterly unique and represents not only the aspiration of the organisation, but also the desires and dreams of each employee.

Sanjeev Nanavati
Former CEO, Citibank
Farid Basir
02:35 - 02:55
Spotlight Session
Age of Extreme Change: Riding the wave

We are living in time of Extreme Change which has pushed our boundaries in all aspects. In this session we will cover how we can better equip ourselves to successfully navigate this changing environment with examples and insights from the speakers own journey of self discovery.

03:00 - 03:30
Power Talk
Unleashing Potential: The Learning Journey

While no one knows what the future of work will be and how artificial intelligence will change how we work, we do know it won’t be able to replace some of the most important skills necessary to succeed in a post pandemic world. Join us for a conversation about what skills you need to develop in a transforming organization, and learn how to better leverage technology to enhance the human experience and support continuous learning.

Susan Armstrong
Managing Partner, Global Training Transformation
03:35 - 03:50
Report Launch
Accelerating Performance: Rethinking HR as Dynamic Catalyst for Success

Accelerating Performance is not just another change management process. It's a practical, comprehensive, data-driven action plan for picking up the pace and achieving more. Join this session to learn how to treat learning as a product, and why leaders need to be role models for learning?

03:45 - 04:00
Exposition and Networking
04:00 - 04:15
Special address
The Leadership Journey - From CHRO to CEO

Can CHROs become the company’s next CEO? In today’s quick pace of change, the confidence around answering with a resounding ‘yes’ is even stronger than before. This long-awaited shift is undeniably catalysed by digitally disruptive times, which has put HR’s role front-and-centre as companies refocus their organisational strategies around employee experience. Join this Special Talk to know what it takes to create these success stories and crafting a leadershipp Journey

Haidee Enriquez
CEO, Microsourcing
04:55 - 05:25
Closing Keynote
Key to Unleash Potential: Build Trust, Inspire Results

Trust is at the heart of every relationship, and it’s especially critical in the workplace. In fact, the primary factor affecting employee turnover is whether or not a trusting relationship was developed between the manager and the employee. When you have trusting relationships between your team members and their leaders, you have the foundation for building a successful organization with higher levels of collaboration, increased creativity and risk-taking, more effective execution of business strategy, and increased commitment and loyalty to the company. Join this dynamic keynote session from Stephen M.R. Covey to gain insights on how leaders/organizations can build trust and inspire results.

Stephen M. R. Covey
Co-Founder, CoveyLink & FranklinCovey
Nick Schacht
SHRM-SCP, Chief Global Development Office, SHRM
09:30 - 09:40
Key highlights of Day1
09:45 - 10:15
Opening Keynote Address
Paradigm Shift in Technology: Enabling the Human Journey

When you put the people at the center of a technology strategy and embed the solution in knowing and supporting the human journeys it augments, you make all the difference in the world. This paradigm shift is greatest opportunity to support people agility, to elevate experience, and to fuel human capabilities through digital acceleration. Join this Power talk to learn, How to map journeys to best support employees and leaders at moments that matter and what’s needed to understand people to design a relevant, personalized experience.

Jason Averbook
Co-Founder & CEO, LeapGen
10:20 - 10:50
Keynote Address

10:55 - 11:20
Special Talk
Managing the Millennial Mindset

How can we best attract, motivate and retain this notoriously difficult group of employees, which is soon becoming the majority of the workforce? Insightful and practical advice for HR to ponder as a means to change HR policy to better suit the new workforce

Fermin Diez, PhD
Adjunct Faculty, SMU & NTU
11:30 - 11:45
Exposition & Networking
11:45 - 12:10
Panel Discussion
Advancing Inclusion Through Innovative Onboarding

Building a healthy climate that supports organizational values, increases diversity and maximizes best practices for sustained inclusive excellence in the workplace is imperative to the success of colleges and universities. Discover how the alignment of HR and diversity functions can build and sustain an affirmative and inclusive climate. Learn how a new employee onboarding program, and other diversity and employee engagement programs, are bringing HR front and center.

12:15 - 12:35
Special Talk
Bouncing Forward: Building Resilience and Adaptability

Human capital is a crucial asset of any business-in fact, in an age of ubiquitous technology, it is human skills, creativity and capability that will form the competitive edge for any organization. Financing and implementing a reskilling revolution must thus be viewed as a critical investment for business, workers and economies alike. Join this session as our panel of experts will share the best practices for achieving this goal.

Nadiah Tan
CHRO, SP Setia Properties
12:40 - 01:10
Panel Discussion
The Rules Have Changed, So Should the Game

Today’s recruiting landscape is changing at break-neck speed. Even in these unprecedented times, organizations everywhere are still looking to acquire and retain top talent. Just as the customer experience becomes ever more important, so do our candidates’ and employees’ experiences. Gain expert recruiting advice on how to choose the right recruiting technology for your needs and updates on the latest hiring trends.

01:15 - 02:00
Lunch Break
02:05 - 02:40
Panel Discussion
Repositioning HR as a Strategy Champion

All organizations deal with important resource allocation decisions among competing priorities and centralized and decentralized tension, particularly in finance and HR. Join us for a conversation that will focus on how CHROs worked closely with other functions to deliver a high level of service to all units in alignment with the organization's strategic priorities. By the end of the session, you will have learned how to approach collaboration and communicate with data, and ways to continuously improve.

Mayank Parekh
Chai Ping Chua
HR Director, Experian
Jaclyn Lee
Chief Human Resource Officer, STUD
02:45 - 03:25
Panel Discussion
Predictive AI-Performance Management delivering for success

AI improving the accuracy of forecasts- trends in Performance Management- Ready now, Ready later. In this discussion find out how to get started with predictive analytics and the essential secrets of predictive analytics success.

DN Prasad
Senior Director, GovTech Singapore
Ira Reyes
Country HR Lead, Accenture
03:30 - 03:45
Exposition and Networking
03:50 - 04:10
Special Talk
In pursuit of parity: AI + ML + Human combination

Leaders from all sectors are increasingly integrating artificial intelligence (AI) into their organizations to achieve strategic goals, and confidence in the technology's promise is growing. AI is seen as an integral tool to help achieve it. In this session, you'll learn more about how AI can help experts do their jobs more efficiently and effectively, and how stakeholders throughout can use AI responsibly, ethically, and equitably.

04:15 - 04:45
Fireside Chat
The D&I Garden: Seeds that grow into Innovative Workforce

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.

Sally Hornick Anderson SHRM-SCP
Workforce Diversity Director, Google
Rajan Kalia
Co-Founder, Salto Dee Fe & Karma Notes
04:15 - 04:45
Closing Keynote
Paradox of Leadership

Success doesn’t happen by itself; it requires a focused strategy. Every leader, world-class organization, and high achiever begins with a game plan. To turn your organization into a championship team, it will require that you “Transform Your Thinking, Optimize Your Assets and Accelerate Your Connectivity” with your Leaders and your teams. In this powerful session , you will get an insider’s look at how leaders are built.

Ken Blanchard
Co-Founder, The Ken Blanchard Companies
Alex Alonso, PhD. SHRM SCP®
Chief Knowledge Officer, SHRM
04:45 - 05:00
Closing Remarks
Conference Closing Remarks
Masterclass A | October 19th | 9.00am - 12.00pm | UTC time

HR at the Speed of the Customer | The Agile HR Master Class

Why is this Master Class so important and beneficial for you?

We live in an ideas economy; a powerful idea disrupts a decades old industry or a company. These ideas need companies, strategies, leaders and cultures to be at the speed of the customer. These ideas don’t necessarily come from a single industry either. The ideas economy is based on disruption from non-industry players and from seemingly dissimilar expertise areas as well as nearby competitors. A people strategy in this new world has to be driven by multi-industry influences and learning from all dissimilar areas to your company. This makes every company a technology, data and a platform business.

Hari Abburi
Hari Abburi

Global Director,
Caltech Executive Education

Masterclass B | October 19th | 2.00pm - 5.00pm | UTC time

Design Thinking for HR


Hari Abburi
Kevyn Yong

Chief learning Officer,