Work Reimagined

With organisations relooking at how they operate and collaborate in the era of hybrid and remote working, this theatre examines key strategies that will drive sustainable growth and workplace transformation. It will also deep dive into how new age technologies are reshaping work and how organisations can harness AI, automation and data analytics to enhance employee engagement and operational efficiencies.

Track Schedule

Day 1 (April 24)


Organiser’s Welcome Remarks

Gnosoulla Tsioupra-Lewis, Chief People & Culture Officer – Arc Network


Chairman’s Opening Remarks

Steve Boese, President & Co-Founder – H3 HR Advisors


H.E. Dr. Kao Kim Hourn, Secretary General of ASEAN – Association of Southeast Asian Nations


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

Parul Munshi, Workforce Transformation Partner & Regional Sustainability Consulting Leader – PwC South East Asia Consulting

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
  • Embracing 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)
Tan Toi Chia, Chief of People, Organisation & Communications – StarHub

Lunch, Networking & Expo Hall Visit

Chairman’s Welcome Remarks

Rob Salisbury, Chief Strategy Officer Strategic Resources International



Transforming the Top Workplace Trends into Impactful and Actionable HR Strategies

  • Insights into technology, economic and societal factors that affect the state of organisations
  • How will emerging trends impact technology and HR strategies to drive business transformation?
  • Translating the latest in technology and workplace trends into action plans for success

Steve Boese, President & Co-Founder – H3 HR Advisors

How Employer of Record Servies are Leading the Charge in Global Workforce Flexibility

  • Revolutionising workforce dynamics and aligning business purpose with individual aspirations
  • Effectively navigating legal intricacies, redefining market expansion and empowering distributed teams
  • Unlocking the full potential of organisational agility and global talent connectivity

Sagar Khatri, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer – Multiplier

Effective Workforce Optimisation and Performance Management for the Hybrid World of Work

  • Benefits of a data-driven approach to strategic, operational and tactical workforce planning
  • The role of technology in boosting employee morale and productivity in hybrid work operations
  • Future proofing workforce strategies for informed resourcing decisions and organisational efficiency

Ankur Sawhney, Group People & Culture Director – 7-Eleven – DFI Retail Group

Afternoon Tea Break


Achieving Organisational Agility through World-Class Learning Journeys 

  • Adopting a growth mindset that embraces risk taking and experimentation to adapt to change
  • Growing agility that will bring the highest value to customers and achieve organisational goals
  • Delivering learning as a journey to develop skills and competencies to maximise impact

Craig Smith, Product Lead, Business Agility – SoftEd
Shannon Ewan,
Chief Executive Officer – International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile)

The Progressive Impact of AI on Workforce Revitalisation, Training and Career Transitions

  • Prioritising skills enhancement and mastery in the age of talent mobility and career growth
  • Raising workforce agility and adapting to pivotal shifts in reskilling, upskilling and lifelong learning
  • Harnessing the power of AI and digital inclusivity to advance business and people goals

Eileen Nah, Managing Director & Head, Future Smart & Leadership – OCBC Bank

Closing Remarks & End of Day One

Day 2 (April 25)

Chairman’s Recap

Rob Salisbury, Chief Strategy Officer – Strategic Resources International


KEYNOTERewriting the HR Rulebook: Meaningful Work and Employee Experience Redefined

  • DBS’ focus on integrated employee experience
  • Powering workspace and people strategies
  • The magic of experimentation

Erwin Chong, Managing Director, Group Head of Corporate Real Estate Strategy & Administration – DBS Bank

Leadership Reimagined: Unlocking Transformative Leadership Capabilities

  • Understanding the construct of transformative leadership in today’s rapidly changing and increasingly complex world of work
  • Developing transformative leadership capabilities to helm organisations in the new normal
  • Adopting the multi-faceted roles leaders need to play in the Gen-AI transformation

Martijn Schouten, Workforce Transformation Leader – PwC South East Asia Consulting
Tina Wahi
, Managing Director, Director, Workforce Transformation – PwC South East Asia Consulting

Morning Tea Break


The Age of Flex: Success Metrics of Workforce Inclusivity and Empowerment

  • Designing hybrid and remote work models that align with business and customer requirements
  • Modernising infrastructure and refining communication practices to support flexi-work
  • Creating an environment of trust, feedback and empowerment where teams can focus and thrive

Evelyn Stier, Global Head of IT Business Consulting & Digitalisation – Siemens

Navigating Singapore’s Hiring Landscape: SEEK’s Insights

  • Current hiring landscape and trends that lie ahead
  • Attract and retain talent with the right compensation and benefits
  • The future workplace beyond office walls

Chew Siew Mee, Managing Director, Singapore – Jobstreet by SEEK 

PANELThe Ins, Outs and Best Practices to Remodelling People and Workplace Strategies

  • How to successfully evolve workforce development and workplace transformation programs
  • Streamlining workplace IT and service delivery to simplify and harmonise work dynamics
  • Future challenges and new roadmaps for work, digitisation and employee experience

Caroline Burns, Founder & Managing Director – Workplace Revolution

Sushil Kumar, Senior Director, Real Estate & Workplace – Asia Pacific – VMWare
Alexander Boe, Head of People & Operations – Telenor Asia
Sharon Pock, People, Culture & Workplace Global Director – Voyager Worldwide

Lunch, Networking & Expo Hall Visit


Investing in and Improving Employee Vitality

  • Vitality as a measure of well-being and the business imperative of boosting vitality levels
  • Latest workplace trends: What employees want and how employers can help
  • Tailoring wellness programs to the needs and goals of your organisation and employees

Larisa Beckhouse Okeke, Chief Marketing Officer – Singapore & Hong Kong | Global Head of Research & Insights, International Health – Cigna Healthcare

PANELDriving Cohesive Employee Journeys amidst Digital Disruption and Change Management

  • Identifying value drivers to improving and personalising digital workplace experiences
  • Implementing HCM solutions to effectively manage the employee lifecycle and continuum of needs
  • Getting visibility into data and metrics to co-create and elevate employee experience

Sunil Puri, Vice President, Research & Engagement – Stewardship Asia Centre

Paul Chua, Group Head of People Technology & Analytics – Jardine Matheson
Poon Lye Yee, Vice President, Head of People Technology – Temasek

Chong Yee Lin, Head of HR Technology, HR Digital Solutions Centre of Excellence – Asia Pacific – Air Liquide

Afternoon Tea Break


Envisioning the Future of Gig Economy and On-Demand Work Culture at Play

  • Maintaining a coherent organisational culture in the gig economy
  • Rethinking contingent workforce deployment to address skills shortage and talent bottlenecks
  • Having a conducive ecosystem to create better career, growth and financial opportunities

Dawn Wong, Head of People & Experience – Asia Pacific – VaynerMedia

Closing Remarks & End of Conference