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Overview of the event

"Human capital" is sometimes used synonymously with "human resources", although human capital typically refers to a narrower effect. Human resources are no longer just recruitment and training of employees, but also a part of future strategy for any company.

In this fast-moving world characterised by constant change, HR transformation is not optional. Organisations have to overcome decades of legacy systems, siloed working, lack of agility, among other obstacles.

At HR Innovation Day we will discuss and share key challenges along the digital transformation journey and success stories in optimizing employee experience.

Facts & Figures About The Event

16 Speakers
16 Topics
100 Tickets

Conference Schedule

Track 1 : HR Innovation Day, Singapore Track 2 : Change Management Day, Singapore
X Topic Abstract

Microsoft is an organisation with a long history of actively reinventing itself to remain competitive. In this session, Lynn Dang, HR Lead at Microsoft Singapore will explain why organisational culture is critical to success in a future where the only constant is change, and true competitiveness comes from innovation. In addition to hearing from Lynn about how Microsoft accelerated its own cultural transformation with technology, you will learn about the power of having a purpose led mission and the importance of symbols, systems and storytelling to underpin organisational change.

Speaker Profile

Lynn Dang is currently the HR Lead for Microsoft Singapore. She has been with Microsoft since 2017 working in various leadership roles including Head of Talent Acquisition for Microsoft Australia. Prior to Microsoft, Lynn held technical, consulting, talent acquisition and HR roles at IBM over the course of 13 years . She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from the University of New South Wales Australia and serves as a Board Member for Australia for UNHCR (the UN refugee agency. Lynn enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters and two cats. She is an avid runner training for her first ultramarathon.

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Learn how to leverage neuroscience to create and maintain high performing teams for sustainable growth .

Speaker Profile

Anna's passion spans 25 years’ experience of facilitation, training, coaching and mentoring with numerous and varied clients across the Asia Pacific and the UK, across MCN’s industries, Government, public sector bodies and not-for-profit organisations.

She is a highly successful award winning consultant with over 22 years experience of leading multi-million dollar portfolios, as a project, programme and business transformation consultant. She has numerous accolades and won the prestigious UK Government – Cabinet Office Project and Programme Management Award. She has co-published several academic papers on ‘Communities and Trust’.

She coaches C-suite and top level executives from MNC’s across APAC, transforming their business results.

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Keen interest in topics pertaining to: Workforce of the future, Blockchain in HR, Artificial Intelligence, Sustainable High Performance (inspired by TIGNUM), Inclusive Workplace.

15+ years of Cross-Border multicultural work experience working in India, Australia & Singapore bearing a mix of both Country and Regional (Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, Greater China, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America) roles

Regarded and respected as a strong HR Leader with the ability to influence and lead diverse teams (across geographies) towards a common goal and in balancing both the organization’s strategic vision and execution priorities.

A change agent passionate about embracing technology to help businesses transform and adopt new ways of working

A creative thinker empowered by data with a keen eye for detail and ability to connect the dots and articulate the big picture.

A mentor and coach to managers, executives and budding HR professionals.

Recipient of several Corporate Excellence Awards and Recognition

Winner of the #IBMWomenwhoinspire Social Media Campaign run in 2017-

X Topic Abstract

Upskilling workforce to adapt to automation, comparison of adapting and non adapting companies. Automation is delivering immense value in all business areas through Speed of delivery, Quality, Availablilty and Reliability of process or service. The way to prepare for a future where artificial intelligence and automation will be a constant companion, is to understand it's capability, be an early adopter and utilize it's potential in day-to-day lives. Self driven and/or organisational driven trainings on automation capability will lead the way in preparing the employees for finding ways they can help themselves and their organisations to outperform. Such a 'learning organisation' will be able to differentiate itself in a disruptive sense, while staying relevant. Despite the technological advances, the age old human qualities that will always need to be nurtured will be those requiring abstract and critical thinking, strategic planning, trust building, empathy and human ethics. The talk will cover some examples and case studies of how learning organisations and upskilled employees have outperformed. Some time will be spent discussing with audience about their experiences.

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The demand for Change Management professionals in Singapore has remained stable in the past two years. However expectations are changing, it's no longer enough to be leading a project without having any hand on experience with some organisations even expecting transformation leads to code. Banks are leading the way with their digital transformation journeys, with Insurance firms close behind. We can discuss how those trends have affected the market demand and what that means for change management professional

Speaker Profile

I am a senior recruitment professional with 7 year experience in management consultancy, technology and change management. I began my career in London, UK and have covered bot the permanent and contract interim market. I work across all industries but specialise in recruiting for change management professionalsDrawing on her experience, Avril will talk about ways that organizations and individuals can build competence and resilience, and present how she has helped organizations manage and cope with change.

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Advent of advanced technology and increase in its dependency is making it difficult to strike a balance between human touch and technology enablement. With the expanding virtual presence while managing global workforce, the humane approach is diminishing.

The question before us is how do we provide that world class employee experience; whether we let technology drive it or let human touch be tried, tested and proven contributor?

Competition is ever-rapidly growing and investment in hi-tech to manage global workforces is invariably distracting employers from sparing time to provide consistent and impactful employee experience.

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How organisations and leaders can adapt in today’s disruptive business climate, learning to focus on the transition and embrace the journey.

Speaker Profile

Paul is a Principal Partner at Synthesis, an organisational and transition management Consultancy based in Singapore. Paul has 25 years of professional experience in Corporate HR, Consulting and professional development programs in several renowned business schools.

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By 2025, 75% of the global workforce will be occupied with Millennials. That means, out of every 4 man team, 3 will be Millennials. This generation has a very high demographic and that lends them an influence that Organisations can influence on. On top of that, they are very technologically savvy and can contribute very well as organisational ambassadors that push for change that is positive for the Organisation as well the Community. Learning how to engage and leverage on this generation will be the winning factor of Organisations’ success moving forward.

Speaker Profile

Vivek Iyyani is the Chief Millennial Officer at Millennial Minds Pte Ltd and is an Author of the book, Empowering Millennials and speaks all over the world on this topic. He helps organisations in engaging their Millennial workforce so that they can reduce attrition and improve their bottom line. He has been featured in regional and national media channels such as Channel NewsAsia, Vasantham, Oli 96.8FM, SME Magazine and many more. He has worked with organisations such as the Brunei Government, NuSkin, Schroders, Singapore General Hospital, Booking.com, and many more. In 2020, Vivek will be releasing his next book, Engaging Millennials, that is being published by Penguin Random House SouthEast Asia.

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Future of HR with AI and IBM's Point of View on Talent in the age of AI As choice opens up to our user/consumers with the variety of products and services to suit their needs, how do we differentiate our ourselves (company). By looking at the 4 types of “interactors” (Early, Middle, Late, and non adopters) and comparing them to our core values, we can help shape and orchestrate their engagement by combining them into our “Co-Centered” business model. Through this sharing of beliefs about our product/services externally, we can help align our values to drive clarity resulting in increased engagement, loyalty and customer feedback.

Speaker Profile

Neha Pareek is the ASEAN HR Director for IBM. Prior to this role, Neha was the Chief of Staff to the IBM CEO for Asia Pacific. Neha has extensive experience in talent acquisition, succession planning, leadership development and as an HR Business Partner. In her current role, Neha is focused on 3 aspects - Skills, Employee Experience and Leadership for the ASEAN countries. A social business visionary who thrives on people and innovation to deliver business results

X Speaker Profile

A supply chain leader specialized in developing strategies for short and long term sustainable benefits that enable business growth and maximize value to customers. Demonstrated track record of successfully leading large teams across multiple countries, harnessing S&OP, building Manufacturing capability and optimizing Logistics foot print for a high performing supply chain. A perfect balance of knowledge and experience through a masters in supply chain and 27 years of experience in Supply chain operations, Projects working for 2 world class customer facing multinational organizations. Has the distinction of working across various functions of supply chain and expatriated to China, ASEAN and Australia to transform supply chain operations. Exceptional track record of effectively managing and developing high performing supply chain organizations across Asia Oceania.

X Topic Abstract

A Function that has seen an evolution from “Personal Management” to “Human Resources” and now to “Human Capital Management” but throughout the advancements we have seen changes to the way we execute or facilitate the activities.

The Rise of Technology and Artificial Intelligence has paved the way to move away from manual to automation, but the Goal remains the same which is to have the Right Talent at the Right Place, Time and Cost.

In the decades to come this function would further evolve to be a key enabler to help business achieve its fullest potential, as we will continue to deal with the “Human Capital”.

Speaker Profile

Gobal is a Human Capital Consultant at DXC Technology, “A start-up but not born today”. The company was born with the Merger of Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Enterprise Service segment and Computer Science corporation in 2017. He has over 14+ years of diverse experience in Human Capital Management in the Information Technology space.

He has lead and delivered successful HR strategy, leadership development, performance management, and an expert in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and outsourcing managing Asia, within a broad spectrum of clients from airlines, banking, manufacturing, retail, public sector and telecommunications.

He possess a powerful combination of leadership skills, technical knowledge and strong commercial acumen, his expertise of establishing high performing cultures through hiring and retaining high-potential talent, use of progressive technical resources to maximize productivity, leadership to motivate teams and generate impressive financial results.

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Change has always been there in our personal and professional lives. However, the magnitude and impact of change has grown exponentially in recent times so much so that people and organizations are struggling to keep up and to survive. Change management, long ignored and underappreciated, has never been more relevant and more important in this specific space and time. How will organizations cope as they struggle with managing day-to-day operations, fire-fight and roll-out multiple projects and initiatives at the same time while seeing the old ways-of-working and the marketplace as they know it morph and change continuously and now, at a much faster rate? How do we, as individuals, fit in this whole scheme of things?

Drawing on her experience, Avril will talk about ways that organizations and individuals can build competence and resilience, and present how she has helped organizations manage and cope with change.

Speaker Profile

Avril has over two decades of successful global corporate and consulting experience, and has worked with international corporations including Ericsson, IBM, Deloitte & Touche, Arthur Andersen, KPMG, 3M and Razorfish. She has a proven track record of delivering outstanding results across various industries in complex and diverse environments, as a lead or member of international project teams. Corporate client-facing exposure includes the development, planning and implementation of strategically compact to large scale, enterprise-wide projects in various industries and across multiple functions including strategy, finance, technology, human resources, administration, communication, marketing, sales and logistics.

She is very hands-on and has held multiple roles in the areas of corporate and functional strategy, organization change management, culture change, organization development and transformation, business process reengineering, corporate-wide competence development, communications management and media development, and program and project management.

She has also been involved in Mergers and Acquisitions, post-merger integration and restructuring, and was one of the pioneers in rolling-out shared service centers and outsourcing, 3G and WAP development, and the creation of the earliest global intranets and employee self-service portals.

Avril holds an MBA from the University of South Australia in International Business, a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Computing from the University of Kent at Canterbury, and two Post-Graduate Diplomas in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing in the UK and the Marketing Institute of Singapore. She is a Novell Certified Internet Business Strategist and have designed several award-winning websites. She is a certified PMI Project Manager, a certified PROSCI Change Management Specialist and certified Trainer, and an IAC Certified Masteries Coach.

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The difference between project management and change management, how both practices can and should work together to manage projects and resulting in the successful adoption

Speaker Profile

Lai Teck Chong is the product development and project manager with more than 20 years' experience in IT management, solution development and project management. He managed projects across ASIA; the project varies from the implementation of ERP and CRM to development of the solution for the distribution of cars in Asia. Teck Chong is also seasoned with many areas in logistics covering Halal logistics, reversed logistics for fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), minerals and automotive logistics.

X Speaker Profile

Swechha possesses around 7 years of onshore/offshore experience in Talent Management and Talent Acquisition. She has exposure of various Talent Management functions like Integration, Employee Relations, Employee engagement, Rewards and Recognition, Performance management, Training and development etc. She has handled end-to-end recruitment for UK and European markets for permanent and contract positions. Swechha is Six Sigma-Green Belt certified, CEI (Basic with EFMA) certified, and holds MBA with specialization in HR and IT and Masters in Labor Laws and Labor Welfare.

X Speaker Profile

Hitesh is a Paralympic Medal winner with the Singapore Cerebral Palsy Football Team and the author of the book “Better Than Normal” which has sold more than 20,000 copies worldwide.

Hitesh is featured regularly on local and global TV, Radio and Magazines for his crazy mission to inspire 50 Million People by 2050!

Hitesh was born with Cerebral Palsy. But despite his condition, till date he has touched and won the hearts of more than 3 Million people from over 32 Nationalities. He is consistently voted as the best inspirational speaker in every event he speaks at, and has delivered keynotes at Microsoft, TATA, HSBC, Great Eastern, Accenture and Deutsche Bank

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Our Speakers

Neha Pareek

ASEAN HR Director


Amit Saxena

United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB)

Lead Business Analyst / Project Manager

Gobalakrishnan M

Human Capital Consultant

DXC Technology

Sesham Sridhar

HR & TA Business Partner (APAC) – DEMS & BSv

Capgemini Singapore Pte. Ltd.

Vivek Iyyani

Millennial Specialist

Millennial Minds Pte Ltd

Lynn Dang

HR Leader

Microsoft Singapore

Lavanya Lakshmanan

APAC HR Leader


Swechha Mohapatra

HR Tech evangelist (Senior Consultant -Digital HR)


KNG Krishna

Supply Chain and Projects Director

BP Singapore pte Ltd

Zlatka Jones

Morgan McKinley

Senior Consultant

Paul Harvey



Hitesh Ramchandani

Global Keynote Speaker & Founder

Better Than Normal

Lai Teck Chong

IT Director

Simplr Solutions Pte Ltd

Anna TAN

Chief Growth Culture Scientist

Growth OS

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Who can attend HR Innovation Day in Singapore?

• Chief Human Resources Officers
• Human Resource Directors
• Head of HR
• Head of HR Operations & Head of Shared Services
• HR Transformation Managers
• Strategic HR Business Partners
• General Managers of HR
• National HR Business Partners

Why to attend HR Innovation Day in Singapore?

- Access to Full-day event
- Talks by industry experts on different aspects of Human Resources
- Overview of frameworks and tools that you can adopt
- Access to slide decks of all speakers
- Networking opportunities with other passionate professionals from your city

What will you learn about?

Learn latest techniques and skills required for Human Resources from industry stalwarts themselves. Latest trends, concepts, processes and tools to understand and acknowledge challenges in Human Resources. Meet and network with fellow HR experts from leading companies. Learn how to adapt and adopt these changes quickly and swiftly within a team and also across the enterprise.

Are there any prerequisites to attend this program?


Do I need to register for the event?

Yes, all conference attendees must register in advance to attend the event.