Human Resources Conference 2015 Highlights


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“The Innovation Imperative – Igniting Advantage through People and Culture” 

In today’s fast changing disruptive environment, it is critical for organizations to think transformational, and out of the box, to stay ahead of competition. With easy access to information, advancement in technology, and digitization, the biggest differentiator for leading companies is their focus on talent, and differentiated people strategies.

The 2015 Human Resources Conference is an event specifically designed for senior HR professionals, academics and business leaders. Throughout the conference, participants will have an opportunity to hear best in class practices from Senior HR and Business Leaders from leading companies that have an exceptional track record of being transformational and innovative.

Chris Meyrick

Chair, Human Resources Conference Committee;
Vice President, Human Resources, Asia Pacific
American Express




*Opening Keynote: 
The view from the top – setting the stage for the business context and imperative on why organizations must innovate or die and underlying the critical contribution of Human Resources.

Allen Ma CEO, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation
Romy Serfaty Regional Marketing Leader, Asia, Aon Hewitt (Moderator)


*Panel Session:
The panel will debate the latest innovations and thinking in human capital practices as well as the market challenges and trends driving change.

Kate Bravery Global Solutions Leader, Talent Business, Mercer
Nellie Chan Director of Marketing Solutions,
SE Asia & North Asia, LinkedIn
Paul Choi Head, Goldman Sachs University Asia, Executive Director Human Capital Management, Goldman Sachs Asia
Dr. Simon Galpin Director-General, Invest HK
Annie Qiao Asia Pacific Learning & Development Leader, EY
Dr. Tony O’Driscoll Regional Managing Director,
Duke Corporate Education (Moderator)


*Two Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Panelists will provide participants with the opportunity to explore some of the key levers for fostering innovation. Through sharing of best practices, speakers and participants will explore and experience tools and techniques successfully used by organizations to cultivate an innovative mindset through methods, cultures and people. 


1) Culture and Mindset
The session will explore the dynamics of how organizations can encourage employees to keep innovation front of mind.

Dr. Tony O’Driscoll

Regional Managing Director,
Duke Corporate Education


2) Talent & People
The session will cover some examples of innovative talent and people practices from best performing organizations.

Shaurav Sen Advisory Leader - Asia, CEB
Mitya New

Managing Director,
Leading Organisations™ (Moderator)



*Design Thinking - Experience Human Centered Design techniques as catalysts for innovation

Matt Collier

Regional Ambassador, LUMA Lead Instructor


*Luncheon Speaker:
How is higher education evolving to fuel entrepreneurship and innovation?

Sean Ferguson

Associate Dean of Master’s Programs,
Director of MBA Programs,
HKUST Business School


*Luncheon Speaker:
Innovation in Global Talent

Lisa Johnson Global Practice Leader, Consulting Services,
Crown World Mobility


*Closing Keynote:
How great HR leaders empower growth and innovation – How to change conversation with the Executive Team via the key levers of culture and mindset, talent and work practices.

Dr. Alison Eyring

CEO, Organisation Solutions

Suki Tiwana

Head of Employee & Labour Relations, Asia Pacific, American Express
(Moderator of Lucheon Speech and Closing Keynotes)



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