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DATE: 30th October 2019

VENUE: HAC Central London

ADDRESS: THE HAC, City Road, London EC1Y 2BQ

Registration & Networking Breakfast

Transformation is a journey and not a project!  As the world of business rapidly changes, HR needs to foster a culture of change and transformation at their core in order to stay relevant and deliver impact.  This session will dive deep into a similar journey of an HR team, their wins, learnings and way forward

Akhilesh Nair

Global VP HR Genpact

-How Brexit impacts Talent Acquisition

-Volume and experienced hiring in new talent pools

-Reskilling and redeploying internal talent

-Assessing for high potential and digital behaviours

Amber Harris 

cut-e an AON Company

Your customers are changing, your competitors are evolving and your technology is exploding.
Business transformation is inevitable – but are your people keeping up ?
If we’ve learned one thing over the past few years, it’s this: change is the only constant we can rely
on. All we hear about today is getting technology to do the work – AI, Big Data, Chatbots – brilliant
things that will help to deliver results, faster.
So, you’d think, if we’re all changing so much, that we’d also be investing in the people to help us
deliver on that change
Tangibility bias : Investing in people can feel more complex and nebulous than buying a chunk of
software – there’s a tangibility bias at play. As Kornferry discovered in a landmark study on the future
of work, 67% of CEOs believe that technology will create greater value in the future than people,
while economic data shows that human capital is in fact worth 2.33x more. The organisations that
are going to thrive over the next decade are the ones that start re-aligning their priorities now.
Culture quotient : If it's your responsibility to lead or influence the human beings in your
organisation we have some good news for you. We believe it’s in our evolutionary code to change,
thrive and evolve as human beings. By tapping into our Human Code, we believe we can create
organisational cultures, where people and culture thrives and your change programme delivers.

Sally Earnshaw


Networking Lunch

In an agile world it is becoming ever more clear that organisations are becoming constrained by their success.  For survival in the gig economy, machine economy, with disruptive ways of working, and with significant pressure on non-balance sheet risks organisations must be renewed—like a forest that must burn to allow new growth.  Organisations need to reinvent themselves to survive and grow.  And HR has a key role to play.  Sarah and Doug will approach this topic from the perspective of systems thinking, chaos theory, leadership and the learning organisation: particularly its capacity to renew and self-organise.  Combining both thought leadership in this area and experience of how the HR function this has helped bring this to life in The Coca-Cola Company; they will present a fast moving overview of how organisations need to embrace crisis and renewal

Sarah Hutton & Doug Ross

HR Director Western Europe – Coca Cola

Performance management is shifting to meet new organisational realities. The move toward agile organisations challenges us to change traditional processes and build more continuous and flexible ways of working. Learn how a continuous feedback culture can support the agile organisation, while inspiring your people to take ownership of their own development. A new form of engagement is emerging and brings with it a new form of coaching our people. Hear more from the CEO of Tandem who will share experience and best practices from Tandem’s global clients.

Jim O’Brien


A cradle to grave approach to developing leaders from within an organisation, to grow the success of your business through your people. Maintaining your vision and goals and growing loyalty in your employees and customers

Dominic Flanagan

Costco Wholesale UK

This talk will focus on How you can drive a positive employee experience through wellbeing, culture and engagement.

Ama Afrifa-Tchie

Culture Trip

AI and cognitive technologies are changing the way we deliver HR and Talent Management. Using live demos and new technology, this session brings to life how every HR process and interaction is likely to be re-imagined with AI solutions; illustrating how organisations of the future will shift to being talent-centric and AI-powered and highlighting opportunities for HR reinvention.

Nick Thompson


Networking Drinks Reception