Power Talk Session

Track Schedule

Day 1 (April 24)

Organiser’s Welcome Remarks

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Go Ashokh Menon, Agile Coach, Change Agent & Certified Trainer – One Synergy Global


Navigating Global Workforce Challenges: The Role of Multi-Country Payroll Systems in Building HR Resilience

  • Delving into the challenges of managing today’s global workforce
  • Leveraging technology to adapt to diverse and international workforce complexities
  • Strategies to expand compliantly into new global markets

Rex Eng, Regional Director, Corporate & International Relations – Southeast Asia – BIPO

Soft Skills Spotlight: Developing Resilience and Adaptability for Effective Change Management

  • The vital role of soft skills in change management
  • Developing resilience and adaptability in individuals and teams
  • Overcoming challenges and fostering a culture of soft skills

Kate Sullivan, Global Head of Services & Talent , Corporate English Solutions – British Council
Marvin Ang,
Cluster Business Manager, Corporate English Solutions – British Council

Building your Business Case for Culture Investment

  • How to build a business case for culture and elevate HR on the executive agenda
  • Proving the commercial value of investing in an employee experience solution
  • Gaining insights from proven and successful people strategies

Gavin Morse, Senior People Scientist – Culture Amp


Applying the Science of Behaviourmetry in People and Talent Decisions

  • The science behind talent management and the tools to do it effectively
  • Unlocking the full value of technology enablement in workforce transformation and people development
  • Perfecting talent experience and scaling to accommodate a growing modern workforce

Gauri Gupta, Chief Data Scientist – Mercer Talent Enterprise

The Future of Work: Trends, Risks and Opportunities for Employee Benefits

  • Key trends in the future of work and their impact on employee benefits
  • How can organisations harness the forces of change to offer relevant benefits to attract and retain talent?
  • Risks inherent in the future of work and what organisations can do to protect themselves

Sarah Wong, Senior Director, Employee Benefits – Howden
Edward Wong, Regional Director, Cyber & Technology Solutions – Howden

Borderless Wages – How to Pay Remote Teams

  • Understanding the key dynamics of hiring anyone, anywhere in the world of remote work
  • How you can pay salaries and provide benefits to a team distributed across geographies
  • Strategies for compensating a worldwide workforce

Jane Lee, Vice President of Sales – Asia Pacific – Remote
Pim Altena, General Manager, Partnership Business – Remote


Fostering a Progressive Workplace

  • Importance of having a progressive workplace
  • Which are some progressive practices an employer can put in place?
  • What the Tripartite Guidelines on Flexible Work Arrangement Request are and how they can help you as an employer

James Pang, Principal Manager – TAFEP

Future of Hiring: Elevating Remote Tech Recruitment

  • Bridging the gaps in the talent market with pre-vetted professionals
  • Shortening recruitment cycles to just a few hours
  • Tech hiring in today’s GenAI world

Buta Singh, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer – Workfall

Avature’s Strategic Toolbox for a Holistic End-to-End Candidate Experience

  • The know-how and tips to revolutionising your talent strategies
  • Enhancing recruiting service delivery with an agile and AI-powered platform
  • Responding to market forces and gaining a competitive advantage to win the war for talent

Dimitri Boylan, Founder & Chief Executive Officer – Avature
Raman Richards, Regional Sales Director – Asia Pacific – Avature

Fostering Resilience and Diversity through EOR Services – A Strategic Approach to Global Talent Management

  • How EOR empowers businesses to effortlessly access and manage a global talent pool
  • Strategies for building a resilient workforce to navigate the uncertainties of today’s business environment
  • Actionable strategies for utilising EOR services to cultivate a diverse and inclusive workplace

Jim McCoy, Chief Executive Officer – Atlas

Integrating AI and Design Thinking to Boost Innovation in your Organisation

  • Is AI only a hype like metaverse NFT or the real deal that every business leader needs?
  • Importance of organisational readiness and business alignment for AI adoption
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration and diverse perspectives to harness the full potential of AI and design thinking

Dr. Andrew Ma, Co-Founder & Director – Steam Building


HR Tech Festival Awards presentation for:

  • Employer of Choice
  • HR Team of the Year
  • Best C-suite Leader
  • Best HR Leader
  • Best use of Technology
  • Best Workplace Culture & Engagement above 500 employees
  • Best Workplace Culture & Engagement below 500 employees
  • BEST ASEAN Human Development

Day 2 (April 25)

Chairperson’s Recap

Hazriq Idrus, Founder – The Speaking Factory



Building a Scalable People Analytics Capability – The Perfect Combination of Technology and People

  • Having a solid, trusted and automated data foundation for good decision-making
  • How One Model platform cuts through the hype and provides all the capabilities for data orchestration
  • Generating insights from AI and storytelling for people leaders to make faster and better decisions

Bruce Chadburn, Director of Sales – Asia Pacific – One Model

How to Recruit the Employees You Already Have

  • Leveraging primary and applied research to provide a tactical and practical roadmap for organisations
  • Retaining and recruiting existing employees with a focus on connection, celebration, compensation and choice
  • Navigating the evolving landscape of work and employment

Emma Harvie, Senior Manager, Customer Success & AWI Advisor – Achievers


To Transform, Listen

  • How voice of employee will transform how leaders make decisions and create positive organisational impact
  • The need to be strategic, intentional and accountable when leaders seek out and act on employee input
  • Creating a listening strategy that works for your organisation and employees

Kanika Singh, Regional Director – Southeast Asia & Japan – Gallup

Rising above Compliance Complexity and Operate with Confidence Using Dayforce

  • Key workforce challenges organisations are facing today
  • Strategies and systems employers can use to conquer workforce complexity
  • The role technology plays in mobilising the workforce to accelerate performance

Evelyn Lim, Director for Enterprise Sales Asia – Dayforce
Joshua Ooi,Senior Manager for Solutions Advisory – Dayforce

Empowering the Future of SMEs through Digital Strategies for Talent and Growth

  • Why digitising SME employment practices is creating a new era of employment for SMEs
  • How organisations can advance talent acquisition through technology
  • What can organisations do to further enhance employee engagement and retention?

Kevin Fitzgerald, Managing Director – Asia – Employment Hero

From Reach to Engagement – Elevating Employee Experience and Internal Communications

  • Embracing a new era of connectivity and collaboration for a more engaged and empowered workforce
  • Maximising business success and impact with intranet excellence
  • Aligning internal communications and HR practices to shape employee satisfaction

Ramak Salamat, Vice President – Asia Pacific – Staffbase