HR360 Summit 2018

20 - 21 June, 2018

Imperial Riding School Renaissance, Vienna

44 (0) 207 368 9836

Agenda Day 1

8:00 am - 8:45 am Registration and Welcome Coffee

8:45 am - 8:50 am Welcome Address: Lauren Harrison, Conference Director, HR360 European Summit

8:50 am - 9:00 am Chairperson’s Opening Remarks:

Lucy Adams, MD of The Disruptive HR Agency and former HR Director,BBC

Lucy Adams

MD of The Disruptive HR Agency and former HR Director


9:00 am - 9:20 am Keynote From HR Magazine’s Most Influential Practitioner Being brave and staying relevant: 3 questions you need to ask yourself before acting on any new HR transformation projects

Sandy Begbie, Global Integration Director,Standard Life Aberdeen plc
-How to work outside your safety net and push the boundaries of what you are capable of to pack the punch in HR
-Say goodbye to pet projects: how to not get dethatched from the core of HR to drive business performance and better serve internal and external customers 
-Revealing the single source of truth for people data: How to think differently about the skills you need to achieve success 
-Achieving a HR mind-set shift: how to think outside traditional structures and establish networks with external organisations to succeed in the new world of work


Sandy Begbie

Global Integration Director
Standard Life Aberdeen plc

9:20 am - 9:40 am Keynote Spotlight The new era of diversity: Saying goodbye to “check the box” initiatives and hello to a strategy woven into all aspects of your HR fabric

Frank Kohl-Boas (on sabbatical), People Partner (Head of HR), Northern & Central Europe,Google
-Beyond HR: How CEOs must take ownership and drive accountability amongst leaders to bridge the gap between opinion and fact 
-How can you manage diversity and inclusion which now impacts brand, corporate purpose and performance to live up to employees pressing views? 
-The impact of millennials: Moving beyond assembling diverse teams and ensuring team members are connected so that everyone is heard to drive diversity throughout your organisation 
-Organisational networks: Why the movement away from hierarchical structures into networks means that diversity and inclusion can reinforce performance 


Frank Kohl-Boas (on sabbatical)

People Partner (Head of HR), Northern & Central Europe

9:40 am - 10:30 am All-star Panel Revolution Making your transformation goals a reality: How to be a catalyst for change that encourages a growth mind-set and the adoption of new technologies

Mia Vanstrealen, HR Director, Western Europe,IBM Helen Webb, Chief HR Officer,Co-op Gerard Penning, Executive Vice President Human Resources Downstream,Shell
-How to develop a HR strategy that can jump over real-life roadblocks whilst supporting and engaging HR teams 
-Increasing agility: Evaluating how globalisation, technology, consumerisation and generational differences are changing the workplace 
-How to best embrace the fast-changing external environment to ensure you come out on top not only in HR but in the business 
-Crystal ball on what lies ahead for HR and how the steps you take now will make or break your future strategy 


Mia Vanstrealen

HR Director, Western Europe


Helen Webb

Chief HR Officer


Gerard Penning

Executive Vice President Human Resources Downstream


10:30 am - 11:00 am Top 30 Emergent Management Thinkers by Thinkers50

Pim de Morree and Joost Minnaar, Co-Founders, “The Corporate Rebels" are on a mission to make work more fun. They quit their corporate jobs and set out to travel the globe to visit the world’s most inspiring organisations. While checking off their renowned Bucket List they share everything they learn with you in a how to interactive session to transform your workplace and embrace the corporate rebel in you! 
Featured in: NY Times, Forbes, HuffPost, Guardian, BBC. Nominated for: Thinkers50 Breakthrough Award.

11:00 am - 11:40 am Morning Networking Break


-Evaluating how high levels of engagement result in positive returns on talent outcomes, customer satisfaction and the bottom line 
-Transparency is key: How being clear about expectations results in increasing individual performance 
-How to create organisational openness where communication is frequent and effective to ultimately drive business value 
-How to achieve an engaged organisation and double your revenue 


Peter Holmark

HR Director Europe


Tony Cooke

HR Director, Europe


Stephanie Hasenbos-Case

Chief HR Officer
Grant Thornton International


Adam Yearsley

Global Head of Talent Management
Red Bull


Federico Vione

CEO, North America, UK & Ireland
Adecco Group

12:20 pm - 12:40 pm TBC

12:40 pm - 1:00 pm Inspirational Guest Speaker Bye bye Business Partner, hello HR Entrepreneur: Four steps to ensure you HR function is moving beyond ‘best practice’ to ‘best current outcome’ to drive greater commercial value

Chris Roebuck, Visiting Professor of Transformational Leadership, (former Global Head of Talent and Leadership UBS),Cass Business School
Chris Roebuck, visiting professor of transformational leadership at Cass Business School and previous senior HR leader at UBS, HSBC and KPMG joins us to give an insightful and innovative insight on how you can transform your business through entrepreneurial HR. By assessing the situation, innovating, being flexible and taking managed risk to drive better business bottom line, Chris shares that there is no “best practice” only the “best current outcome” to using HR to increase bottom line ROI. Time to step it up a gear in HR. If you don’t, someone else will!

Chris Roebuck

Visiting Professor of Transformational Leadership, (former Global Head of Talent and Leadership UBS)
Cass Business School

1:00 pm - 1:20 pm Industry Inspiration: Evolving from reward to experience: How to maximise the use of benefits and tech to keep your critical talent

Chris Bruce, Co-founder and Managing Director,Thomsons Online Benefits
In this session, Thomsons Online Benefits’ Managing Director, Chris Bruce, explores how to create a best practice global benefits strategy. This must-see session will give you exclusive insights formed from the latest research and from the number one global benefits platform, touching two million lives in over 90 countries and 30 languages. Discover:
-Why benefits are critical in retaining your talent
-What your employees really want from their benefits and how to execute this in your organisation to retain your top talent
-How to evolve your global benefits strategy from a traditional reward program to one that truly impacts employee experience


Chris Bruce

Co-founder and Managing Director
Thomsons Online Benefits

1:20 pm - 2:30 pm Exclusive HR Rebellion Lunch

Exclusive invite only lunch with 10 of your peers where you will have the opportunity to come together and brain storm ideas on how you can create a corporate rebellion in your organisation! Discuss the challenges and opportunities around driving change in a progressive organisation and take the opportunity to ask the rebels themselves any burning questions you have following their guest keynote.


-Adding complexity: what effect has including multiple teams in TA within an organisation had on finding the right candidates?
-What to focus on in your talent management strategy regarding becoming more mobile, attracting passive candidates, reworking roles to counter the skills gap, selling your company to prospective employees and effectively investing in your current workforce 
-Parting thoughts: what to focus on in 2018 and beyond to have the most effective talent management solutions 


Monica Rancati

Senior HR Director, Europe


Dagmar Pithan

Director, Global Talent Management
Deutsche Telekom


Irmgard Naudin ten Cate

Recruiting Director, EMEIA


Paul Cotton

Senior Office Partner
Eversheds Sutherland

Innovating through digitalisation

3:20 pm - 4:00 pm Oxford Style Debate True or false: It is possible to drive automated talent management strategies through your organisation without losing the human touch
Stephane Saba, VP HR Europe,East Balt John Gustaffson, HR Director, Northern Europe,Hewlett Packard Enterprise Jenny Thompson, CFO and Head of HR, Technology and Operations, Europe,Fidelity Jon Stanners, Head of Global Talent management & Employee Brand,Aplha, Telefonica Company
Secure your front row seat as the conference room turns into a debate forum. Choose your position in the opening audience vote and then engage with industry experts as they present their motions, question the opposition, defend their point of view and conclude with their closing statements.  Will your opinion change by the closing vote, as you decide who delivered a knockout argument and claims debate victory?

Stephane Saba

VP HR Europe
East Balt


John Gustaffson

HR Director, Northern Europe
Hewlett Packard Enterprise


Jenny Thompson

CFO and Head of HR, Technology and Operations, Europe


Jon Stanners

Head of Global Talent management & Employee Brand
Aplha, Telefonica Company

Innovating through digitalisation

4:00 pm - 4:20 pm Case Study Unlocking the power of social: We all have it, but do you know how to effectively use it in your talent strategy?
-Shifting to social: How can you use the most popular social media platforms like Instagram to engage the best talent 
-How to use social media platforms to bridge the communication gap between employee and employer expectations from the off set 
-Expand your enterprise: Understanding the power and reach of social to expand your company brand and message 
-Leveraging LinkedIn: We all have it, but who really knows how to use it efficiently? 

Embracing the future world of work

2:30 pm - 3:20 pm Case Study Revolution Lessons learned on succession planning: How to keep up with employees’ ambitions across generations whilst remaining selective in your leadership and development strategy
Courtney Abraham, Global Head of Talent Strategy & Development,Adecco Group
-4 reasons why you should spend more energy internally on your talent plan to retain top talent 
-How to succession plan effectively to never be left with a role that cannot be filled internally 
-How to create a clear and effective strategy to boost self-esteem and employee engagement internally Why you should capture knowledge before it walks out the door to progress employees and avoid being hampered by a lack of replacements 


Courtney Abraham

Global Head of Talent Strategy & Development
Adecco Group

Embracing the future world of work

3:20 pm - 4:20 pm Case Study Revolution Move over millennials! Generation Z is on its way: How to create an environment that attracts and retains this new pool of talent and leverages their natural strengths
-Getting ahead of the game: How to adapt your millennial strategy and prepare for generation Zs different attitudes and expectations to the world of work 
-Digital natives in a digital world: How can you leverage the advantage this new generation has when it comes to  easily adopting new technology around their work Expect and accept the challenge: How you can create an agile organisation that is ready to deal with generations Z in terms of challenging current methods and molding to their way of working efficiently 
-On to offline: Creating creative offline positive experiences that will attract and retain this generation and leverage their different values, needs and expectations 

Exploiting real time analytics

2:30 pm - 2:50 pm Case Study How we leveraged cognitive technologies to always have the right people, in the right place, at the right time
Gianpalo Barozzi, HR Director Europe, Global Talent,Cisco
-Establishing how cognitive recruiting can provide data driven insights to transform HR and optimise your whole talent management cycle 
-Match back: How cognitive recruiting can create a pipeline of candidates ensuring you have the right people, in the right place, at the right time
-Predicting the future: What realistically do cognitive technologies allow you to predict and how reliable is the data?
-Retaining top talent: How can cognitive technologies create individual career paths to keep people motivated and engaged leading to increased productivity and reduced costs to HR services 


Gianpalo Barozzi

HR Director Europe, Global Talent

Exploiting real time analytics

2:50 pm - 4:20 pm The new race for talent: How recruiters can be your driving force to securing and retaining the top talent for your organisation
Ben Blair, Director, Talent Solutions,Allegis Global Solutions
  • Keeping the human touch: How you can integration new technology innovations like AI whilst keeping the vital element of the recruitment cycle
  • How you to best prepare your recruiters and teams for the new era of work to ensure they can give the candidate the best experience 
  • How can you leverage automation to find talent quicker, engage faster with the positive market and build talent pools effectively to win the race on talent 
  • Pinpointing why the role of the recruiter is needed now more than ever in this new world of work 


Ben Blair

Director, Talent Solutions
Allegis Global Solutions

Driving greater business impact

2:30 pm - 4:20 pm Creative Boardroom How can HR directors best collaborate with business leaders to create an optimal talent management strategy?
Anshul Tandon, Head of HR, Europe Diabetes Care,Roche
-What challenges have you faced when pushing through your ambitious talent management strategy and how best did you overcome them?
-Where have you leveraged joint levels of opportunity to boost business value in talent management?
-Defining a 3 point action plan: leveraging the innovation, know how and insights from the collective brain power in the boardroom


Anshul Tandon

Head of HR, Europe Diabetes Care

4:20 pm - 4:50 pm Afternoon Networking Break

Creating engaging experiences

4:50 pm - 5:10 pm Industry Insights How to leverage digitisation in your organization to connect with your talent and create an outstanding consumer-grade experience
Chris Wakely, Executive Vice President - Global Enterprise,Benify
-Treating your employees like customers: How to build relationships with your employees throughout their journey to enhance engagement 
-How to use a thoughtful, open and digital approach to engaging and retaining your top talent 
-Addressing what your employees want and how best to communicate it to boost satisfaction and commitment 
-How to leverage technology to connect with your employees globally, revealing your EVP and investment in them


Chris Wakely

Executive Vice President - Global Enterprise

Creating engaging experiences

5:10 pm - 5:30 pm Case Study Revolution 5 ways to fall in love with your job: How to tap into this insight to create a workplace of raving fans who have a true passion for their work and go the extra mile
Tatjana Tasan, Chief People Officer,Nortal
-How to reimagine your HR talent programmes to create distinct personal experiences built on a common compelling story 
-How to foster passion for work in your employees to ultimately attract and retain talent
-Branded value: Creating experiences that translate into an unwavering love for the brand and happy customers  


Tatjana Tasan

Chief People Officer

Achieving agility

4:50 pm - 5:10 pm Case Study Achieving smart workforce planning: How to address 5 core areas of your people strategy to better meet business demands in volatile times
Heike Fierek-Popp, Global Head of Strategic Workforce Planning,Siemens
-How to ensure you have the workforce to achieve your business goals in the world of digital transformation 
-How can you plan in times of volatility to ensure you are allowing for continued business flexibility?
-How to pursue workforce planning as a joint business and HR activity to achieve a holistic view on workforce management 


Heike Fierek-Popp

Global Head of Strategic Workforce Planning

Achieving agility

5:10 pm - 5:30 pm Case Study Transitioning from hierarchies to networks: How we adopted this collaborative way of working to improve responsiveness to the new market opportunities
-How to replace outdated industrial practices that have led to silos based on predictable commercial patterns to better respond to the current era of continued change and disruption 
-Achieving agility in networks: How to build small teams within networks that can be formed and disbanded quickly to achieve optimal workforce performance 
-What work practices need to be simplified and which new tools should be implemented to facilitate networks and team hubs that allow for agility in responsiveness 
-How can you create new leadership approaches to cope with the future way of working and create a sense of accountability and cooperation 

Replacing legacy systems

4:50 pm - 5:30 pm Workshop How to successfully replace outdated legacy systems with innovative technology to stay ahead of the curve
-Evaluating which technologies are out there and how they can help your organisation not miss out on the best talent
-The top technology trends you should look out for in this space to stay ahead of the curve in a saturated market
-How you can overcome the challenges of replacing outdated, legacy systems and drive a new technology culture through your organisation 

Embracing diversity

4:50 pm - 5:30 pm Creative Boardroom Addressing diversity: How can HR directors best collaborate with business leaders to encourage a complete inclusion culture?
Ana Fonseca Nordang, Vice President, People and Leadership, Executive and Leadership Development,Statoil
-Discussing how talent is defined in your organisation and how this then drives inclusion and diversity 
-How to ensure senior leaders are conveying clear and concise messages to employees about leadership qualities
-Defining a 3 point action plan: leveraging the innovation, know how and insights from the collective brain power in the boardroom


Ana Fonseca Nordang

Vice President, People and Leadership, Executive and Leadership Development

5:30 pm - 5:50 pm Champagne Roundtables: Collaboratively address the next big thing you’re facing that hasn’t been addressed yet whilst sipping on champagne!

At the end of Day 1 come together in interactive roundtables to reflect on the next big thing you’re
facing that hasn’t yet been addressed. A unique opportunity to prepare for the next big step-changes in your industry. 
•Hosts: Frank De Burh, Head of Shared Services, Roche,  Jenny Thompson, CFO and Head of HR Europe, Technology Operations, Fidelity,  Galina Soubbotina, Senior Talent Director, EMEA, Thermo Fisher Scientific

5:50 pm - 5:55 pm Chairperson’s Closing Remarks

Lucy Adams, MD of The Disruptive HR Agency and former HR Director,BBC


Lucy Adams

MD of The Disruptive HR Agency and former HR Director

5:55 pm - 7:00 pm Drinks Reception in the Exhibition Area… join us for music, drinks and canapés!