Talent Unleashed

People are the foundation of any successful organisation today. To unleash the full potential of your employees, this theatre highlights how organisations can create an inclusive and engaged workplace from an increasingly diverse pool of talent.

Track Schedule

Day 1 (April 24)


Opening Remarks

Catherine Wong, Managing Director – HRM Asia


OPENING KEYNOTEA Regulator’s Perspective on Global Human Capital Trends, Outlook and Technology’s Impact

  • Effects of global human capital policy, regulatory and enforcement developments on all HR aspects
  • Advice on HR regulation and compliance amidst trends in employee activism and discrimination
  • Promises and perils of deploying and using AI-driven technologies in HR and the workplace

Keith Sonderling, Commissioner – U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

LEADERSHIP PANELThe Future of Work: Value Creation through Innovative HR Strategies and Technologies

  • Resetting for relevance: Redesigning work, working and workplaces to scale performance
  • HR transformation and people dynamics – How, when and what to prioritise?
  • Boosting digital HR and moving from market hype to strategic investments

Aslam Sardar, Chief Executive Officer – Institute for Human Resource Professionals (IHRP)
Aileen Tan, Group Chief People & Sustainability Officer – Singtel
Akarin Phureesitr, Chief People Officer – Central Pattana

Morning Tea Break

CASE STUDYSteering HR Transformation to Elevate Work and Deliver on Business Imperatives

  • Adapting to new work paradigms and holistic technology adoption
  • Navigating process innovation and data-driven insights for competitive advantage
  • Effective strategies and synergies for HR and EX to enhance business value

Melinda McKinley, Global Head, HR Strategy & Digital Transformation – Standard Chartered Bank

PANEL Future Proofing your Workforce and Enhancing Business Resiliency in the Age of AI

  • Prioritising workforce upskilling and reskilling in bridging the skills gap and digital divide
  • Supporting people development and change management with new age tools
  • Ensuring business sustainability with a skills-based talent model and agile work design

May-Ann Lim, Director, Data Governance | Executive Director – Access Partnership | Asia Cloud Computing Association

Dean Tong, Managing Director, Head of Group HR – UOB
Melissa Kee, Chief People Officer – Temus
Terence Chia, Assistant Chief Executive Officer, Corporate Group | Cluster Director, Human Capital, Digital Industry & Talent Group – Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA)
Toi Chia Tan, Chief of People, Organisation & Communications – StarHub

Lunch, Networking & Expo Hall Visit

Chairman’s Welcome Remarks


KEYNOTESecuring the Future of Business: Boardroom Strategies for Leadership, Talent and Succession

  • Understanding the value agenda of managing, developing and growing your employees
  • Why and how a self-esteem-based leadership culture can help mitigate business risks
  • Enhancing organisational and workforce capabilities for sustained growth and outperformance

Martin Laschkolnig, Founder & Director – Institute for the Development of Potential

Harnessing ROI and Evolving your HR Strategy with People Analytics

  • Keeping score of your talent analytics strategy, structure, maturity and impact
  • Embarking on talent assessments to drive improvements and shape business outcomes
  • Gaining behavioural insights and eliminating unconscious biases for informed decisions

David Jones, Founder & Chief Executive Officer – The Talent Enterprise

Investing in Human Capital – The HR Playbook to Redefining Talent Experience

  • Diagnosing jobs and skills challenges in a changing work landscape
  • Nurturing and developing talent by linking employee goals to business priorities
  • Focusing on the human capital imperative to deliver strategic, financial and people results

Anish Lalchandani, Global Head of Talent Management – A.P. Moller – Maersk 

Afternoon Tea Break


Recognising Drives and Motivation – The Catalyst to Turning Potential into Performance

  • Adopting a practical and purposeful approach to individual, team and organisational development
  • Empowering growth and future-ready leadership through an active learning culture
  • Tuning in on strengths, motivation and behavioural insights to constructively unlock people potential

Senior representative from Management Drives

Upskilling and Reskilling: New Technologies, Designs and Business Models for the Modern Organisation

  • Identifying key technologies and their application in L&D – What are some benefits and drawbacks?
  • Envisioning new learning designs and their impact based on organisational and employees’ needs
  • Exploring new business models that bring both fresh ideas and enhanced value

Dr. CJ Meadows, Director, i2e – The Innovation & Entrepreneurship Centre – S P Jain School of Global Management

Closing Remarks & End of Day One

Day 2 (April 25)

Chairman’s Recap


KEYNOTEBusiness Agility – The Golden Key to a Future-Proof Workforce

  • Rapid optimisation of talent supply and demand in an uncertain world
  • Supercharging talent mobility in a multi-generational and multi-geography workforce
  • Built-in business resilience by incorporating AI into workforce optimisation

Kris Wadia, Founder & Chief Executive Officer – Humanized Leadership

Strategic and Agile Approaches to Total Talent Management

  • Mastering the talent lifecycle for healthy business growth and continuous improvement
  • Utilising AI to empower employee engagement and talent development
  • Powering the ‘hire to retire’ process with a holistic talent management ecosystem

Adam Walker, Vice President – Asia Pacific – Avature

Morning Tea Break


Crafting a Multigenerational EVP and Bridging Generational Gaps in Employer Branding

  • Relooking at the essential elements of employer branding in a multigenerational workplace
  • Incorporating your EVP into the company’s culture and DNA
  • Impact of a multigenerational EVP on employer branding and its significance in talent acquisition and retention

Rachele Focardi, Founder & Chief Executive Officer- XYZ@Work

Amplifying Purposeful HR and Business Value with Human Experience Management

  • Disrupting the status quo and accelerating change management with digital HXM
  • Integrating core HR with talent management to deliver high returns on people investments
  • Simplifying the talent roadmap and embedding EX success

Senior representative from SAP SuccessFactors

PANELDesigning an Employee Experience that Drives Talent Attraction and Workforce Agility

  • Doing more with less amidst shrinking budgets, market volatility and an expanding EX scope
  • Scaling personalised and connected experiences to unlock employee energy
  • Boosting EX through talent management and performance measurement


Neetha Nair, CHRO – Prudential Assurance Company Singapore
Antoinette Louis, Vice President, Head of Talent Acquisition – Asia Pacific – Mastercard
Brandon Lee, Assistant Chief Executive, Transformation Support Group – Workforce Singapore

Lunch, Networking & Expo Hall Visit


Redefining Recruitment Paradigms in a Hi-Tech and Hi-Touch Hiring Landscape

  • Democratising access to jobs and matching talent with the best opportunities
  • Automating hiring processes for greater workflow efficiency and results
  • Intelligent automation and generative AI as game changers to recruitment and retention

Senior representative from HireVue

Adopting a Balanced Digital-First Approach to Talent Recruitment and Outsourcing

Kristian Warner, Head of Talent Acquisition – Asia Pacific – GSK
Agnes Goh, Vice President, Talent Acquisition – SAPMENA – L’Oreal

Afternoon Tea Break


Embracing a People-First and Purpose-Driven Culture to Create Great Workplaces

  • Evaluating workplace culture and designing purposeful HR programs and policies
  • Setting cohesive workforce and talent goals beyond generational differences and stereotypes
  • Building an inclusive workplace culture to attract talent and combat attrition

Chuan Hui Loh, Chief People Officer – Asia – Lendlease

Formulating an Integrated Approach to Total Rewards and Employee Well-being

  • Examining HR’s vital role in championing employee happiness and satisfaction
  • Devising an effective total rewards strategy for the hybrid and remote workforce
  • How total rewards can deliver total wellness to revitalise talent health

Rui Savio Dass, Head of Total Rewards – Asia Pacific – Netflix

Closing Remarks & End of Conference