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MALAYSIA HR TECH

CONFERENCE & EXPO 2024

Workforce 2.0 - Innovations In HR Tech

Experience Malaysia’s Largest HR Tech Conference & Expo!

Join us on 5 – 6 March 2024 (Tuesday & Wednesday) @ Sime Darby Convention Centre (SDCC), Kuala Lumpur. With over 1500+ delegates, including 100+ tech partners and influential HR Tech decision-makers, Malaysia HR Tech Conference & Expo 2024 promises an unparalleled networking experience.

Malaysia HR Tech Conference & Expo 2024
Workforce 2.0 - Leading the HR Tech Revolution.

Join us in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for the most significant HR Tech event in the country. With over 1500 delegates, including 100+ tech partners and influential HR Tech decision-makers, Malaysia HR Tech Conference & Expo 2024 promises an unparalleled networking experience. Meet high profile global speakers and personalities.

The HR Tech industry in Malaysia and Southeast Asia is exploding with growth, boasting an astonishing CAGR of 15.7% from 2020 to 2025.

Malaysia HR Tech 2024 presents an unmissable chance to seize the lead and dive into cutting-edge HR Tech solutions, ensuring you stay miles ahead of the competition.

When

Tuesday & Wednesday, 5 - 6 March 2024

Why You Should Attend?

Be Empowered by Leading Industry Speakers

Get inspired by industry speakers on digitalizing workforce management and driving tech-driven efficiency.

Embrace Cutting-Edge HR Tech Solutions

Experience live demonstrations of cutting-edge HR Tech solutions from leading providers.

Calling all CEOs, CIOs, COOs, CHROs / HR Leaders & more!

Tailored to CEOs, CIOs, COOs, CHROs, HR & Tech professionals from diverse backgrounds. Enhance your HR Tech strategy!

Register Your Free Entry

Yes, You read it right. It's totally free!

Register now to join our Malaysia HR Tech 2024 event and unlock a world of possibilities! Network with industry leaders, gain valuable HR knowledge, and enjoy complimentary coffee, tea breaks and bento lunches at a dedicated dining area. Don’t miss out!

Get ready to win fantastic prizes in our exciting lucky draw! Everyone is eligible to participate, so seize this opportunity. Simply register here and increase your chances of winning. Don’t hesitate—register now and may luck be on your side!

CHRO Track Pre-registration

Apply now to book your place in our CHRO track. Only a limited number of participants will be selected to receive an invitation and delve into this exclusive experience. Don’t miss your chance – secure your spot today!

CTO Track Pre-registration

Apply now to book your place in our CTO track. Only a limited number of participants will be selected to receive an invitation and delve into this exclusive experience. Don’t miss your chance – secure your spot today!

Sponsors & Partners

Shape the future of HR in Malaysia: Sponsor and exhibit at the Malaysia HR Tech Conference & Expo 2024, and showcase your brand to over 1500 industry leaders.

Event Partner

Event Partner - Jobstreet by Seek

Title Sponsor

MHRTech24 Title Sponsor - Adrenalin

Diamond Sponsor

MHRTech24 Diamond Sponsor - Akrivia HCM
MHRTech24 Diamond Sponsor - coursera
MHRTech24 Diamond Sponsor - MDEC
MHRTech24 Diamond Sponsor - Sharp
MHRTech24 Diamond Sponsor - HRD Corp

Gold Sponsors

MHRTech24 Gold Sponsor - Paywatch Global
MHRTech24 Gold Sponsor - Androgogic
MHRTech24 Diamond Sponsor - Disprz

Silver Sponsor

MHRTech24 Silver Sponsor - Aisling
MHRTech24 Gold Sponsor - Yash Technologies
MHRTech24 Gold Sponsor - Acall

Exhibitors

TECH CONNECT

Empowered Delegates, Cutting-Edge HR Tecnology Providers, Emerging HR Tech Professionals and Immersive Tech Activities.

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Onsite Activities

Showcasing The Latest HR Products & Services

Explore a wide array of cutting-edge products and services in the HR domain, carefully curated to meet the needs of our esteemed delegates. This is your opportunity to discover the solutions that will propel your organisation forward.

Compensation & Benefits

Technology Outsource

Talent Management

Payroll & Compliance

Manpower Outsource

Employee Engagement

Employee Self Services

Workforce Analytics

Employee Assessment Tools

Health & Wellness

Workforce Planning

Expatriate Management & Mobility

Human Capital Management

Workforce Management

Training & Development

Employee Screening

Recruitment & Talent Acquisition

Industrial Relations

HR Compliance

HR Audits

Others

WHO YOU WILL MEET AT
MALAYSIA HR TECH 2024?

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C-Suite Leaders

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CEO, CHRO, CIO, CTO, CFO, COO, CMO, CSO & Business Leaders

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HR Heads/ Directors/ SVPs/ VPs/ GM/ Senior Managers & HR Leaders

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Managers, Specialists, Senior Executives, Analysts & Consultants

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Tech Professionals

Tech Professionals

Developers & Others

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Agenda

Conference Tracks Schedule

General Track

Day 1

5 March 2024

08:00 AM
Morning Refreshments and Conference Registration
08:30 AM
Conference Hall Opens
08:45 AM
Doors Open: Video Show
08:55 AM
Video: The Protagonist
09:00 AM
Welcome by Emcee and Conference Overview
09:05 AM
Ice-Breaker & Networking Session
09:15 AM
Welcoming Remarks by Key Partner
09:20 AM
Opening Address by VVIP
09:35 AM
The Changing Landscape in the Human Capital Space and the Importance of HR in Driving Digital Transformation

Join HR and leadership thought leader Roshan Thiran, as he takes the stage to shed light on the dynamic shift occurring in the realm of Human Capital and the pivotal role of HR in driving transformative change. In this captivating session, Roshan will delve into the profound transformations shaping today’s world and emphasize the need for HR to reinvent itself. With insightful anecdotes and expert analysis, he will inspire attendees to envision HR as an external force, transcending traditional boundaries.

Roshan will also highlight the significance of embracing data-driven employee intelligence, propelling HR from a soft, emotional function to an agile, analytics-powered powerhouse. Don’t miss this enlightening talk, where you’ll gain invaluable insights to navigate the changing landscape of Human Capital and unlock HR’s potential as a catalyst for transformation.

 

Speaker

Roshan Thiran

Founder, Leaderonomics

10:20 AM
Introductions to Key HR Tech Players That Every HR Leader Must Know

Key Partners

Akhrivia HCM

Coursera

Cornerstone / A Talent

Pulsifi

Marissa Lau

ABA Traits, Leaderonomics

Sharmila Thiagarajan

ABA Traits, Leaderonomics

10:45 AM
Morning Coffee & Networking Break | Press Conference
11:15 AM
Product Session – Role of Technology in HR

Speaker

Seek Asia/ Jobstreet

11:30 AM
Cracking the Code of Employee Intelligence Through Digital

Get ready to unravel the secrets of “Cracking the Code of Employee Intelligence through Digital” with the esteemed speaker Tareef Jafferi, MIT alumnus, former Googler, and Founder of Happily.ai. In this thought-provoking talk, Tareef will dive deep into the realm of HR’s evolution into a data-driven function with a sharp focus on understanding employee insights. Drawing upon his extensive experience, he will explore how organizations can harness the power of digital tools and technologies to unlock valuable employee intelligence.

Tareef will emphasize the significance of translating these insights into meaningful and personalized experiences that drive employee satisfaction, engagement, and productivity. Join this enlightening session to gain valuable insights and discover innovative strategies for leveraging digital solutions to crack the code of employee intelligence and elevate your organization’s performance to new heights.

Speaker

Tareef Jafferi

MIT. Ex-Googler, Founder of numerous HR Tech companies

12:00 PM
Innovative Minds in a Digital World: Fostering a Fearless Tech-Driven Culture

In the swiftly evolving landscape of the digital era, Karin Hurt, a renowned expert in culture and human resources, will present an insightful session: “Innovative Minds in a Digital World: Fostering a Fearless Tech-Driven Culture” at the upcoming HR Tech Summit.

 

In this dynamic 30-minute session, Karin combines her expertise in creating courageous cultures with the human elements of digital transformation. Attendees will explore how to overcome the Fear of Speaking Up (FOSU) in a technology-rich environment and encourage a culture where innovative digital solutions and open communication thrive. This keynote is perfect for HR professionals and leaders who want to integrate a fearless approach to problem-solving with digital advancements and foster a workplace where technology and human creativity intersect to drive remarkable outcomes in a Techovation era.

 

12:35 PM
Introductions to Key HR Tech Players That Every HR Leader Must Know

Key Partners

Kuljit Chadha

Founder & CEO, Disprz

Paywatch Global

Ron Stephens

Asia Pacific Business Development Director, Androgogic

Nigesh Armon

GLS Biz / Eqwip

12:55 PM
Morning Wrap-Up & Insights Summary
01:00 PM
Lunch & Networking Break
02:15 PM
Special Feature – Technology & The Future of HR Analytics

Speaker

David Simmonds

Chairman, HCM Metrics

02:30 PM
Digitising Rewards & Employee Engagement

Don’t miss out on a captivating talk by Omar Hadoui, Managing Director of BI Worldwide, as he will shares his expertise on “Digitizing Rewards & Employee Engagement.” In this enlightening session, Omar will delve into the crucial aspect of employee rewards and engagement, emphasizing the transformative power of digital tools and technology. With a keen focus on leveraging digital solutions, he will explore innovative strategies to enhance employee motivation, recognition, and overall engagement. Through compelling insights and real-world examples, Omar will demonstrate how organizations can leverage the digital landscape to create personalized and impactful employee experiences.

Join this session to gain invaluable knowledge on digitizing rewards and employee engagement, unlocking the full potential of your workforce in today’s digital age.

 

Speaker

Omar Hadoui

Managing Director, APAC, BI Worldwide

02:50 PM
Designing A Comprehensive Digital Employee Experience

In this cutting-edge session, the MyAdrenalin leader will share their thoughts on how you can transform your organisation by using Contextual, Contemporary, and Composable digital applications that digitizes employee lifecycle processes and experiences.

Speaker

MyAdrenalin

03:10 PM
Panel Discussion 1
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Practical Use Cases of How Technology Adoption in the Human Capital Space has Enabled Growth & Transformation

In this compelling session, industry experts and thought leaders will showcase real-world examples of how technology adoption has revolutionized the human capital landscape, driving growth and transformation in organizations. Through in-depth discussions and case studies, the panellists will highlight the tangible benefits and transformative impact of technology in areas such as talent management, employee engagement, learning and development, and more. They will deep dive into how generative AI is completely transforming the HR space.

Prepare to be inspired as they share eye-opening research and insights, unveiling the untapped potential of technology adoption in unlocking organizational success. HR leaders simply cannot afford to miss this thought-provoking panel discussion, where they will gain invaluable perspectives and practical strategies to leverage technology for driving growth and transformation in their organizations. The panel will also share a bit about the future of work and how technology will shape the future of work.

Panelist

Khim Tan

Future of work expert, former CHRO at AIA & Alliance Bank

Kuljit Chadha

Founder & CEO, Disprz

Christine Sterk

Chief Business Officer, Pulsifi

Moderator

Arulkumar Singaraveloo

Former CHRO & CEO of Malaysia HR Forum

03:50 PM
Networking Break
04:10 PM
Employee Experience in the Digital Age: Understanding How Technology and Leadership is Critical to the Employee Journey

In today’s digital-centric world, the employee experience has transcended beyond mere office interactions and has been profoundly influenced by technology at every touchpoint. The session on ‘Employee Experience in the Digital Age’ delves into the transformative impact of technology on the holistic journey of an employee, from their initial onboarding to their eventual exit. As organizations strive to attract and retain top talent, understanding and optimizing the digital touchpoints becomes paramount.

This session will explore the myriad ways in which technology can elevate the employee experience, from AI-driven onboarding processes that ensure smooth transitions, to digital feedback tools that foster continuous growth, and even to offboarding systems that leave a lasting positive impression. Attendees will walk away with a comprehensive understanding of how to harness the power of digital tools to create a seamless, engaging, and empowering experience for every employee.

 

Speaker

Dr. Avnesh (Avi) Ratnanesan

Leadership & Growth Master Coach, Trainer & CEO, Energesse

04:40 PM
Closing Address: Driving a Digital HR Community in Malaysia

With AI, and new technology in HR, building a Digital HR community to connect and collaborate together becomes even more critical.  HRD Corp has numerous initiatives to help create collaborative HR communities. Learn from its CE, Datuk Wira Shahul Dawood, how HRD Corp is building a thriving Digital HR community.

 

Speaker

Dr. Peter Lee

Awantec Director, Talent and Development

04:50 PM
Lucky Draw Session 1
05:00 PM
Closing & Day Recap

CHRO Track

Day 1

5 March 2024

08:00 AM
Morning Refreshments and Conference Registration
09:00 AM
Attend Plenary Session & Break
10:00 AM
Welcome by Emcee and Special CHRO Track Overview
10:10 AM
Icebreaker & CHRO Tech Challenge Discussion

 

Facilitated by

Nadiah Tan Abdullah

CHRO, S P Setia

Ang Hui Ming

Growth and Strategic Initiatives Leader, Leaderonomics

10:25 AM
Welcoming Remarks by Strategic Partner

Speaker

Seek Asia/ Jobstreet

10:35 AM
It’s Time to Reimagine The Future of Work – Today!

Speakers

Geer Langezaal

Solution Consulting Lead, Asia, Cornerstone onDemand

Michael Warren

Regional Vice President, Asia, aTalent

10:55 AM
Digital HR for CHROs: Deep Diving Into the Future of HR

Speaker

MyAdrenalin

11:15 AM
Digital Adoption for Organisations

In this exclusive session, the Head and leader of Coursera Asia Pacific, Eklavya Bhave, an experienced business and technology executive, will share on some of the transformations happening in the digital adoption of organisations, specifically zooming in on the learning and development space.

Speaker

Eklavya Bhave

Head of Asia – Coursera

11:30 AM
Digital Learning For CHROs: Diving Deep into the Development Space

In this exclusive session, the Disprz team will be sharing how CHROs can transform the learning space using technology and learning management systems.

Speaker

Disprz

11:40 AM
CHRO Perspective Discussion: Addressing Malaysian CHRO Challenges

This session will take the input collected in session 1 (on key challenges) and work out interventions and opportunities to solve these significant Malaysian challenges for Malaysian HR leaders and directors.

Panelist

Izham Wahab

CHRO, BSN

Nadiah Tan Abdullah

CHRO, S P Setia

Mohd Imran Kunalan

CHRO, Westport

Facilitated by

Sashe Kanapathi

CEO, Leaderonomics International

12:25 PM
Diving Deep into Employee Experiences and Employee Intelligence (Talent Analytics and Predictive Modeling) – The CHRO Perspective

Esteemed speaker Tareef Jafferi, MIT alumnus, former Googler, and Founder of Happily.ai will dive deep into the realm of HR’s evolution into a data-driven function with a sharp focus on understanding employee insights and experiences. Drawing upon his extensive experience, he will explore how organizations can harness the power of digital tools and technologies to unlock valuable employee intelligence. Tareef will emphasize the significance of translating these insights into meaningful and personalized experiences that drive employee satisfaction, engagement, and productivity.

Join this enlightening session to gain valuable insights and discover innovative strategies for leveraging digital solutions to crack the code of employee intelligence and elevate your organization’s performance to new heights.

 

Speaker

Tareef Jafferi

MIT. Ex-Googler, Founder of numerous HR Tech companies

01:00 PM
Lunch and Networking Break
02:15 PM
Special Feature & Introduction to Masterclass
02:20 PM
Masterclass on Culture & Transformation: Courageous Cultures Collaboratory: How to Build a Culture of Innovation and Problem Solving

Elevate the innovative capacity of your organization in this cutting-edge 3-hour workshop. The Courageous Cultures Collaboratory is designed for Executive HR leaders eager for actionable solutions that revolutionize the workplace in a digital world.

The Courageous Cultures Collaboratory is more than just a learning experience—it’s an interactive journey that will challenge and equip you with tools, best practices, and daily habits to lead a cultural transformation in your organization. By attending, you’ll not only gain invaluable insights but also practical, scalable solutions that will make work, work better for everyone. Join us to become the champion of change your company needs.

Learning Objectives

Discover Cutting-Edge Research:
Gain insights into pioneering research that reveals the barriers to psychological safety and innovation and why psychological safety is necessary but not sufficient, if you want ever team member bringing practical, useable ideas to their work.

Master the 4 Steps to a Courageous Culture:
Learn the essential steps to foster a culture that embraces courage and innovation.

Hands-On Application:
Engage in dynamic, interactive exercises where you will apply contemporary tools and techniques to real-world HR strategic challenges.

Develop Strategic Action Plans:
Formulate a tailored action plan to instigate a culture of courage and innovation, ensuring that these elements are interwoven into the fabric of your organizational practices.

Networking and Collaboration:
Build valuable connections with other HR executives, fostering a network of professionals dedicated to pioneering innovative workplace cultures.

 

Facilitated with

Jean Marie DiGiovanna

global keynote speaker, certified executive coach, bestselling author and founder of Renaissance Leadership.

With 25+ years as a disruptor and change catalyst, she transforms leadership mindset, fostering trust, collaboration, and innovation. With a tech background, including co-founding Cambridge Technology Partners, she knows what it takes to bridge the gap between technology and human dynamics, crafting authentic, high-growth cultures.

03:45 PM
Networking Break
04:00 PM
Culture Masterclass (continued)

Masterclass with Karin Hurt continues.

04:45 PM
Closing Address
05:00 PM
Group Photo

General Track

Day 2

6 March 2024

08:00 AM
Morning Refreshments and Conference Registration
08:30 AM
Conference Hall Opens
08:45 AM
HRTech Video
09:00 AM
Welcome Back & Ice Breaker
09:05 AM
Day 1 Recap – Programme Manager Sharing & Key Insight Reinforcement
09:15 AM
The CHRO perspective on Digital HR & Transformation

In this exclusive session, Datuk Nora Manaf, the esteemed Chief HR Officer of Maybank and recognized as one of the top 50 HR leaders globally, offers a deep dive into the intricacies of digital transformation from the vantage point of a CHRO. As the HR landscape undergoes seismic shifts in the digital age, the role of the CHRO has never been more pivotal. Datuk Nora will share her invaluable insights on steering one of Asia’s leading banks through the waves of digital change, highlighting the challenges, triumphs, and lessons learned along the way. Drawing from her rich experience, she will shed light on the strategies that have worked, the importance of agility in HR practices, and the vision required to lead in an era of constant evolution.

Attendees will have the unique opportunity to glean from her wisdom and understand the mindset, tools, and approaches that can drive successful digital HR transformations.

 

Speaker

Datuk Nora Manaf

CHRO, Maybank

09:40 AM
Leading the Human Renaissance: Navigating Tech-Driven HR in the Age of AI

In an era where AI and technology are at the forefront of transforming workplaces, Jean Marie, International keynote speaker, best-selling author, and executive coach, brings a refreshing perspective in her talk, “Leading the Human Renaissance: Navigating Tech-Driven HR in the Age of AI”. Her session delves into the heart of human resources—the irreplaceable value of emotional intelligence, the transformative power of curiosity, and the profound importance of embracing diversity.

Jean Marie invites the audience to look beyond the algorithms and data, to the core of what makes organizations thrive: the power of being human. She will energize your mind and heart as she shares the vital skillset needed to lead HR in the Age of AI and harness the power of Renaissance Leadership™. Attendees will experience the #1 skill that unlocks human potential, a powerful tool that ignites dialogue and maximizes technology’s power and a deeper way of listening that fosters a culture of authenticity, belonging, and ideation amidst diverse talents, ideas, and AI.

Join us to embark on a transformative journey that explores the intersection of humanity and technology in the dynamic landscape of HR.

 

Speaker

Jean Marie DiGiovanna

global keynote speaker, certified executive coach, bestselling author and founder of Renaissance Leadership.

With 25+ years as a disruptor and change catalyst, she transforms leadership mindset, fostering trust, collaboration, and innovation. With a tech background, including co-founding Cambridge Technology Partners, she knows what it takes to bridge the gap between technology and human dynamics, crafting authentic, high-growth cultures.

10:05 AM
The Digital Cultural Transformation Journey at Microsoft

Microsoft will share their cultural transformation journey and how HR leaders need to leverage technology to be successful in driving transformation and change in their organisation.

 

Speaker

K Raman

CEO, Microsoft Malaysia

10:30 AM
Introductions to HR Tech Key Players

Key Partners

MyAdrenalin

Azril Aswad Rosli

Budaya & Happily app

Arun Nagarajah

CEO, Talent Store

10:45 AM
Morning Coffee & Networking Break
11:15 AM
The Role of AI in Talent Acquisition, Recruitment, Management, Development & the HR Space

In an era where technology is reshaping industries, the HR domain is not immune to the transformative power of artificial intelligence (AI). The session delves into the multifaceted impact of AI on human resources. From streamlining the recruitment process with predictive analytics to enhancing candidate experience through chatbots, AI is revolutionizing the way organizations attract, hire, and retain talent. Beyond recruitment, AI’s influence extends to areas like employee engagement, performance analysis, and predictive attrition modeling.

This session will provide attendees with a comprehensive overview of the current applications of AI in HR, the potential challenges posed by its adoption, and a glimpse into the future of AI-driven HR solutions. Participants will gain insights into best practices, potential pitfalls, and strategies to harness the full potential of AI in their HR endeavors.

 

Speaker

Akhrivia HCM

11:35 AM
Panel Discussion 2
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Diving Deep into Digital HR for Recruitment, Talent Attraction & Employee Wellness Space

In this dynamic session, esteemed HR leaders will come together to explore the cutting-edge realm of digital HR and its impact on recruitment, talent attraction, and employee wellness. The panel will delve into the latest trends, strategies, and best practices in leveraging digital technologies for attracting top talent, optimizing recruitment processes, and creating a culture of employee well-being. Through a lively exchange of ideas and real-world experiences, attendees will gain invaluable insights and practical takeaways to enhance their HR practices in the digital landscape.

Join this panel discussion to stay ahead of the curve and gain a competitive edge in the ever-evolving world of HR.

 

Panelist

Seek Asia/ Jobstreet

Patrick Hew

CTO, Paywatch Global

Nadiah Tan Abdullah

CHRO, S P Setia

Bala Murali

Business Consultant, Androgogic

12:35 PM
Special Session on Technology

This is a special session to showcase the latest technology.

 

Speaker

SHARP

12:50 PM
Lunch & Networking Break
02:00 PM
Video: Digital HR Transformation
02:05 PM
Bouncing Back in This New World

In a world that has been irrevocably changed by unforeseen challenges and relentless transformations, resilience and adaptability have become more than just virtues—they are the very foundations upon which the future of work and personal fulfillment rests. Andrew Matthews, celebrated author, international speaker, and a beacon of positivity, brings his wealth of experience and insight to the HR Tech Summit, guiding over 2000 HR professionals and leaders through the art and science of bouncing back in this new, uncharted world.

Andrew’s journey has taken him across the globe, from the boardrooms of Fortune 500 companies like Shell, HSBC, and McDonald’s to educational institutions and even prisons, touching lives and reshaping attitudes with his books, including international bestsellers Being Happy!, Follow Your Heart, and How Life Works. His works, transcending cultural and linguistic barriers, have inspired over 8 million readers worldwide to find joy, purpose, and success in their lives and careers.

This session promises not only to enlighten but also to entertain, as Andrew wields his signature lightning-fast cartoons to illustrate his points, making complex concepts accessible and engaging. With a career spanning several decades and a portfolio of speaking engagements to over 1000 corporations and 300 educational institutions worldwide, Andrew brings a unique blend of humor, realism, and actionable insights to the forefront of discussion.

“Bouncing Back in This New World” is not just about resilience in the face of adversity; it’s about embracing change, understanding the dynamics of a transformed workplace, and fostering a culture of innovation and inclusivity. Andrew will delve into the essence of what it means to thrive amidst chaos and confusion, offering tangible strategies for HR professionals to lead with empathy, courage, and vision.

Attendees will leave equipped with the knowledge and tools to navigate the complexities of modern-day leadership, employee engagement, and organizational development. This session is an invitation to explore the intersections of attitude, adaptability, and action—to not only survive but flourish in this new era of work and beyond.

Join us for an unforgettable journey with Andrew Matthews, as we learn to bounce back, push forward, and redefine what it means to lead and succeed in this new world.

 

Speaker

Andrew Matthews

Bestselling Author and International Speaker

02:35 PM
Panel Discussion 3
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Digitising Employee Development & Management through Gamification, Blended Learning & Immersive Experiences

This highly anticipated session brings together industry experts and visionary leaders to explore the forefront of futuristic employee learning and growth practices. Attendees will delve into the captivating world of gamification, blended learning, and immersive experiences, witnessing how top global organizations are revolutionizing their approach to employee education.

The panelists will share cuttingedge insights, research, and real-world examples, unveiling the evolving landscape of employee development and management. With the ever-increasing emphasis on personalized and engaging learning experiences, HR leaders will gain valuable strategies and innovative approaches to enhance employee growth and unlock the full potential of their workforce.

Don’t miss this captivating panel discussion, as it promises to provide a glimpse into the future of employee learning and captivate your imagination with the endless possibilities that lie ahead.

 

Panelist

Coursera

Bala Murali

Business Consultant, Androgogic

Sashe Kanapathi

CEO, Leaderonomics International

Ian Lee

Senior General Manager, Group Organizational Learning & Development, JCorp Berhad

Moderator

Arulkumar Singaraveloo

Former CHRO & CEO of Malaysia HR Forum

03:25 PM
Digital & People: Beyond the Hype: Understanding the power of people in Transformation & Growth

In the ever-evolving technological landscape, digital has emerged as a buzzword often surrounded by both excitement and scepticism. The session by the prominent Dr. Goh aims to demystify this myth that technology is the end all and the ultimate drive to change and transformation but to share how people play a significant role, in spite of AI and other new technology to drive change and transformation. Dr Goh will share his perspective on technology and also how you can leverage technology together with your people to drive transformation and change that is sustainable.

 

Speaker

Goh Chee Leong

Top Psychologist, Global expert on people psychology and CEO HELP Tertiary Education Group

03:45 PM
Networking Break
04:10 PM
Panel Discussion 4
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Learning From Malaysian HR Leaders: Harnessing the power of Digital In Malaysian Businesses

In this panel session, Malaysian HR leaders will discuss the challenges, issues and best practices of digital implementation and enabling in their organisation.

Join this dialogue amongst the top HR Leaders in Malaysia as they share their insights on their challenges, issues and how they overcame them to drive digital in their organisations.

 

Panelist

Nadiah Tan Abdullah

CHRO, S P Setia

Mohd Imran Kunalan

CHRO, Westport

Bala Theverayan

Asia Pacific HR Director, B. Braun

Vinesh Naidu

CHRO, PWC Malaysia

Izham Wahab

CHRO, BSN

04:55 PM
Lucky Draw Session 2
05:05 PM
Closing Remarks by Key Partner/ Sponsor

CTO Track

Day 2

6 March 2024

08:00 AM
Morning Refreshments and Conference Registration
08:30 AM
Breakfast Reception for CTOs & Networking
09:00 AM
Welcome by Emcee and Special CTO Track Overview
09:05 AM
Icebreaker & CTO Tech Session
09:25 AM
Welcoming Remarks

Speaker

Seek Asia/ Jobstreet

09:35 AM
Opening Address by Key Sponsor
09:45 AM
Role of Technology in HR

1. Evolution of tech

2. The future (automation, AI)

3. The rise of self-service portals

4. Challenges: data privacy, cybersecurity, change management

5. Case Study: successful implementation

 

Speaker

Sashe Kanapathi

CEO, Leaderonomics International

10:20 AM
Pioneering Excellence: HR-Tech Integration Strategies for Corporate & Tech Leaders

Join the author of ‘People Strategy and Workforce Optimization’ on a thrilling journey where technology leaders sharpen their perspectives on a complex, ever-changing business environment and fast-paced digital landscape. The fusion of HR and tech is not just a trend—it’s a game-changer for organizational triumph, BUT the key question of ‘what’ ‘when’ and ‘how to’ best execute, leave many leaders at a standstill. Together, Chief Technology Officers (CTOs) and HR Leaders are poised to revolutionize the modern workforce by seamlessly integrating tech solutions and business goals with transitional cross-functional teams that have diverse agendas. This electrifying keynote will uncover deep corporate truths in the symbiotic relationship between technology, key stakeholders and the workforce, unveiling strategies to drive innovation, elevate employee experiences, and conquer strategic objectives.

Buckle up for a wild ride through the ever-evolving terrain of leadership thinking, dynamic decision-making and HR technology. With an arsenal of real-world examples, this talk will unveil the various advantages and considerations, including flexibility of best-of-breed solutions vs the streamlined single-platform integrations, whilst navigating the human experience. Get ready to chart a course towards sustainable growth and unparalleled competitive advantage by harnessing the full potential of HR tech, paving the way for collaboration between CTOs, HR and employee champions as the cornerstone of triumph in the digital era.

Speaker

Dr. Avnesh (Avi) Ratnanesan

Leadership & Growth Master Coach, Trainer & CEO, Energesse

10:45 AM
Morning Coffee & Networking Break | Press Conference
11:15 PM
Panel Session
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Evaluation of HR tech vendors for IT Leaders

1. How involved should CTOs get.

2. Assessing vendor reputation

3. Trusting HR on fit for business

4. Integration, API capabilities

5. Data security and privacy

6. Cost vs Value

7. Vendor relationship and support

8. Performance evaluation

9. Versioning and upgrades

Panelist

Omar Hadoui

Managing Director, APAC, BI Worldwide

K Raman

CEO, Microsoft Malaysia

Angie Safi

Global TA Operations Leader, General Electric

Moderated by

Prashant Gonga

CTO, eVULX

12:05 AM
Integrating AI Functionality in HR Technology: A Product Designer’s Perspective

Tired of HR tech that feels clunky and outdated? Join Tareef Jafferi, founder of Happily.ai and veteran product designer, as he explores the cutting-edge of AI-powered HR solutions. In “Integrating AI Functionality in HR Technology: A Product Designer’s Perspective,” Jafferi will offer a roadmap for crafting intuitive, user-centered HR tools that leverage AI to:

Streamline recruitment:
Discover how AI can analyze resumes and predict candidate success.

Enhance employee experiences:
Learn ways AI-driven chatbots and feedback systems can boost engagement.

Uncover hidden insights:
See how AI can unlock workforce trends and patterns you may be missing.

Speaker

Tareef Jafferi

MIT. Ex-Googler, Founder of numerous HR Tech companies

12:40 PM
Navigating Ethical Challenges in HR Tech

1. Understanding bias in algorithms and automation

2. Fairness and transparency considerations

3. Data privacy and consent. 

4. Regulatory compliance: GDPR, etc. Understanding local laws

5. Ethics in employee monitoring

01:00 PM
Lunch & Networking Break
02:25 PM
Special Feature
02:30 PM
Panel Session
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Panel Session: The Future of HR & Learning

This special session is for CTOs to understand how to support L&D teams and HR teams with Tech to help grow, develop, manage and transform their employees and organisations.

Panelist

Jasmine Ng

Web3 & Blockchain expert, Founder & Board Member

MyAdrenalin

Disprz

Cornerstone/ aTalent

Moderator

MDEC

03:15 PM
The Dilemma of a CTO in the Age of Generative AI

In the first half of his engaging talk, Amar Chhajer, Director at UST Global, will address the burgeoning potential and inherent challenges that Generative AI presents to today’s CTOs. With a focus on the HR space, Amar will unpack the transformative capabilities of Generative AI in streamlining HR processes, enhancing employee experiences, and fostering innovative recruitment strategies. He will explore case studies where Generative AI has revolutionized talent management, from personalized training programs to predictive analytics in hiring. Amar will also navigate the ethical and operational quandaries that technology leaders face as they integrate this emerging AI into their strategies while ensuring compliance, privacy, and security.

 

In the subsequent segment, Amar will delve into the practical aspects of leveraging Generative AI within HR frameworks to boost productivity and innovation. He will provide actionable insights on building AI-fluent teams that can harness the power of Generative AI tools, such as natural language processing and content creation platforms. The discussion will pivot to optimizing these tools for talent development, employee engagement, and organizational knowledge creation, highlighting the pivotal role CTOs play in driving a culture that embraces and effectively utilizes Generative AI. Attendees will leave with a clear understanding of how to align Generative AI with their people strategy to unlock new value and competitive advantage.

Speaker

Amar Chhajer

Senior Director, UST Global

03:45 PM
Networking break
04:15 PM
The future of HR Tech

1. Role of blockchain in tech

2. Role of virtual/augmented reality

3. What are the gaps that still need solutions: Micro-credentials, task-based performance review, etc.

4. Evolving cybersecurity threats with the power of computation

5. Evolving work practices (eg remote work during pandemic)

6. The need for agility

7. Predictive analytics

04:40 PM
Closing Address
05:00 PM
End of Session

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