09.00-09.05 Welcoming Speech, Opening Remarks by Forum Producer
09.05-09.15 Forum Introduction by Day 1 Chairperson

Highlights on Forum Day 1 Key Sessions

Audrey-Ciccone-112x128 Audrey Ciccone
Chief Strategist
Analytic Perspectives

Audrey Ciccone is a senior Human Resource professional with more than 15 years consulting experience in Australia and Canada. As the Chief Strategist of Analytic Perspectives, Audrey’s experience ranges from consulting within small entrepreneurial businesses to advising executive teams in mid-cap organizations in a variety of industries including manufacturing, security, logistics, telecommunications, life sciences and professional service firms. Audrey’s passion lies in analyzing the connection between HR and operational effectiveness. Combining her consulting expertise with skills in data analysis, interpretation and visualization, she works with clients to diagnose business risk and shift practices to increase profitability. Audrey is an engaging and thought-provoking speaker who has developed and facilitated public workshops and presentations with Murdoch University, the Certified General Accountants of Canada, the University of British Columbia, Canadian HR associations and others. Organizations whose managers have benefited from Audrey’s workshops include Citic Pacific Mining, Wesfarmers, Rio Tinto, Mantra Group, Bank of Queensland, John Deere, City of Busselton, Ikea, WA Department of Education Services and many others.

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09.15-10.00 Building from Scratch: People Analytics & Its Culture

  • Going from “none” to some…
  • Moving from some to more…
  • Making it useful
Lisa-112x128 Lisa Mulligan
Director Human Resources –  Asia Pacific & Middle East
MRC Global

Lisa has over 18 years’ experience in Human Resources and Organizational Development gained at domestic and global listed companies operating in the Retail, Distribution, Insurance, FMCG, Port Management and Manufacturing industries. Her passion and focus is developing people, and in particular, leaders in organization to help them create an effective organizational culture. Lisa is currently the Director HR Asia Pacific and Middle East for MRC Global, a Fortune 500 US multinational and the largest distributor of pipe, valve and fitting products and services to the energy and industrial markets. Lisa has gained experience across the region in devising and driving HR strategy, acquisition integration, start-up businesses and delivering key talent development programs.

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10.00-10.45 Achieving Excellence in Employee Retention: Predictive Retention Strategies  

  • Predictive analytics as a key enabler of delivering the people strategy – keeping it simple and meaningful
  • Track, analyze and measure turnover with analytics
  • Spotlight on talent and engagement – from analytics to insights (showcasing examples from Aviva)
Anuradha-Purbey-112x128 Anuradha Purbey
HR Director

Anuradha has over 20 years of experience in strategic planning, HR business partnering, change management and talent engagement in countries such as India, the US, Singapore, Indonesia and Vietnam. Building capability and helping people realize their true potential is her passion.

10.45-11.15 Morning Refreshments
11.15-12.00 Bridging the Gap Between HR and the Business with HR Analytics

  • Describing a framework to understand your strategy, business needs, and competitive advantage
  • Identifying critical questions to inform decision making
  • Demonstrating the alignment between the critical questions and business outcomes
  • Delivering impact and accountability by measuring the execution of strategy
Marcus-Champ-112x128 Marcus Champ
Senior Manager HR Analytics
Standard Chartered Bank

Marcus’ professional background is in behavioral science, with undergraduate and graduate qualifications in Organizational Psychology. Marcus has worked in the area of HR analytics, generalist HR, and evidence-based management for around 15 years, in a wide range of industries, including: Health, Law, Public Infrastructure, Engineering, Information Technology, Mining and HR Consulting. Some of the key projects Marcus has worked on in the past include: modeling retention, analyzing safety behavior, productivity assessment, assessing and quantifying human capital, strategic workforce planning and workforce segmentation. Some of key projects Marcus is currently working on include: human capital forecasting, productivity analysis, predictive attrition modeling, and performance analysis.

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12.00-12.45 Recruitment Intelligence with Talent Acquisition Analytics

  • Map the talent demand and supply trends which impact an industry or geography, and diagnose the talent eco-system surrounding a business
  • Lead a strategic conversation on competing talent priorities
  • Build a customized investment hypothesis to divert discretionary talent dollars towards the highest value outcomes
Gyan-Nagpal-112x128 Gyan Nagpal
PeopleLENS Global Associates Consulting

Gyan Nagpal is an award-winning talent strategist and commentator, who has deep expertise in researching ongoing changes to the global talent pool. As CEO and Principal of PeopleLENS Global Associates, Gyan helps clients in 11 countries enhance the effectiveness of their long-term talent strategy. Gyan’s bestselling book Talent Economics – The Fine Line Between Winning and Losing the Global War for Talent is a former No 1 on’s “Hot New Bestsellers in HR” list, and was selected by Soundview as one of the “30 best business books of the year”.

12.45-13.05 Effective Wellness ROI and Employee Engagement from HR Analytics

  • Leveraging benefits spend to get personalized employee flex choice and workplace wellness administration
  • Improving employee participation in workplace wellness programs
  • Increase wellness ROI with HR analytics from employee health risks, claims data and health screening results
RCK-VOTY-112x128 Rosaline Koo
Founder & CEO

Rosaline Koo is the founder & CEO of CXA, Asia’s first insurance wellness marketplace. Rosaline has 25 years of P&L and operational experience leading start-ups & corporate turnarounds in Asia & the US. She supervised P&G factory lines in Iowa before working in 8 different roles during her 8 years at Bankers Trust Company in New York. Rosaline launched two technology start-ups in Asia during the dot-com boom, before moving to her client ACE to lead alternative distribution channels for A&H insurance. She also ran Mercer Marsh Benefits’ 14 countries across Asia Pacific, growing the business by 800% over 8 years. Rosaline graduated from UCLA with a Cybernetics degree and an MBA from Columbia University.

13.05-14.15 Lunch
14.15-15.00 Understanding HR Analytics & its Impact to Organizational Success

  • What is HR Analytics and what it isn’t
  • The importance of HR Analytics on business outcomes
  • How organizations are benefiting (or suffering) from HR Analytics
Anitha-112x128 Anitha Ramakrishnan
HR Director, Asia Pacific and Japan
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Anitha Ramakrishnan is the Asia Pacific & Japan HR Director for Talent Management at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. She has experience in the fields of Talent, Leadership and Business Partnering across different companies, cultures, business environments. She consults with businesses on Leadership Development solutions and also coaches’ senior management teams on the breadth of HR solutions ranging from Change to Performance Management. Anitha has extensive experience with partnering across from Sales to Global Functions. This year she also led the Change management efforts for Hewlett Packard’s separation efforts for APJ.

15.00-15.45 People Analytics – Google’s Way of Playing It

  • Employees don’t always make great decisions
  • Behavioral science and experimentation can help nudge employees in the right direction, improving performance, health, and happiness
  • What you can do in your organization
Geoff-Ho-112x128 Geoff Ho
People Analytics, PhD in Organizational Behavior, Behavioral Scientist

Geoff Ho is a behavioral scientist working in Google’s People & Innovation Lab to conduct innovative research that transforms organizational practice within Google and beyond. His award-winning and legislature-impacting research on diversity and leadership has been published in prestigious academic journals and covered in media outlets around the world.

15.45-16.15 Afternoon Refreshments
16.15-17.00 Effective Succession Planning With Insights from Data Analytics

  • Planning for succession
  • What data insights can support your succession plans
  • Next steps for HR
Eugene-Lam-112x128 Eugene Lam
HR Director

Eugene has more than 20 years of HR experience, covering a broad spectrum of human capital domains including HR Strategy, Staffing, L&D, Performance Management, Transition Management, Resource Management, and Org & Human Performance Consulting. He has led HR teams across geographies (US, Latin America, CEEMEA and Asia Pacific),and has worked in the Ministry of Defence and Technology sector.Eugene is currently the Regional HRDirector at Kimberly-Clarkwhere he leads the HR function across all business and global functions in ASEAN. Prior to this, Eugene’s work experience includes: HR Leader APAC, Juniper Networks; Vice President HR Applied Global Services and Asia Pacific, Applied Materials; Vice President HR AP-Japan, Personal Systems Group, Hewlett Packard; HR Leader Growth Markets Unit, Global Business Services, IBM; Singapore/South Asia HR Lead, Accenture.He speaks and participates in HR forums both locally and within the Asia region.

 17.00-18.00 Panel Discussion – Empowering The Future of Talent Management with Talent Analytics

  • Forecasting challenges and resistance in talent management for the next 5 to 10 years
  • Envision solutions to talent management challenges with talent analytics
  • Orchestration of business, talent management strategies and new technology
Marcus Champ
Senior Manager HR Analytics
Standard Chartered Bank
Lisa Mulligan
Director Human Resources – Asia Pacific & Middle East
MRC Global
Anuradha Purbey
HR Director
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09.00-09.15 Opening Address by Forum Chairman
09.15-10.00 Storytelling with HR Analytics for Stakeholders’ Buy-In

  • Analytics in HR as an organizational transformation to Talent Management
  • Capabilities vs. Perception vs. Belief. The challenges for an effective use of analytics.
  • A question of ethics; should Analytics be used in HR?
David-Hardoon-112x128 David Hardoon
Executive Director, Chief of Analytics

Dr. David R. Hardoon is an Executive Director at Azendian Solutions Pte. Ltd. where he heads the advanced analytics practice and is responsible for the positioning of business analytics advisory and services to clients across different business sectors across the region. Prior to his current engagement, he had established expertise in developing and applying computational analytical models for business knowledge discovery and analysis through his involvement in a number of research projects in the domains of taxonomy, neuroscience, aerospace and finance.

10.00-10.45 HR Data, The New Oil: Making An Impact With Data-Driven Language and Visualization

  • Cut the HR crap!
  • Speaking the business language
  • Using data visualization
Jagmohan-Singh-112x128 Jagmohan Singh
Former Field HR Director (China & South East Asia Region)
Medecins San Frontieres

Jagmohan who is currently on a 6 month sabbatical break, was until recently the former Field Human Resources Director of MSF-Hong Kong since 2009. During this time Jagmohan led HR strategies and activities spanning over 13 countries, which included Mainland China, greater China and South East Asia. As part of his role, he represented the region in international HR platforms (Belgian group of 9 & International Human Resources Director’s group of 24) and contributed to the strategic HR domains for the movement, worldwide. Over the years, with the valuable support of a great team, he built a solid reputation for MSF-Hong Kong, which became known as a key HR player within the global movement. Jagmohan also led the formation of the HR group of APAC sections.

10.45-11.15 Morning Refreshments
11.15-12.00 Maximizing Your Return on Investment from HR Analytics

  • Building a foundation – what data do you have to get key analytics?
  • Building insight – how do you get key insights that are most relevant for decision making?
  • Building a process – how do you ensure that your analytics can provide continual insight?
Manu-Khetan-112x128 Manu Khetan
Rolling Arrays

A recognized technology leader known for crafting the requisite strategic vision to achieve business goals, Manu offers a unique blend of executive acumen, hand-picked team building credited with demonstration of business productivity measurement and SAAS applications adoption parameters at Rolling Arrays. As Chief Executive Officer, Manu has built a niche IT Organization that has consistently delivered excellence in modern software solutions in the field of Human Resources, Cloud and Mobility. With a reputation for adopting latest technological trends, Manu’s work has been instrumental in providing Rolling Arrays with an SAP Gold Partner Status and Best BPO Partner Award in 2013 along with ’Best Cloud Partner of the Year award for two consecutive years 2014 and 2013. Prior to Rolling Arrays, Manu has worked for SAP Labs at Germany, Bulgaria, Israel and India and thereafter consulted for various blue chip clients worldwide.

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 12.00-12.45 Human Capital Cost Optimization Through HR Analytics

  • Reducing cost of turnover and maximizing quality of hire
  • Streamlining HR operations to reduce HR cost
  • Driving down workforce cost and driving up business revenue
Yos-Rizal-Setiawan-112x128 Yos Rizal Setiawan
HR Director

Yos Rizal has over 20 years of extensive experience in a full spectrum of Human Resources and Management Development functions in various major multinational companies. He has proven track records, is particularly instrumental in designing and executing the full spectrum of Human Resources strategic platforms, such as: Talent Acquisition, Leadership/Talent Management, Competency Development, Performance Management, Compensation Management, HR Business Process/Analyst, HR Information System, Employee Engagement, Industrial Relation, etc. and has proven achievements in managing the merger and acquisition process, more specifically in leading change management, organization development, transformation process, culture building, and managing people-related issues.

12.45-14.15 Lunch
14.15-15.00 Breaking Through Resistance: Eliminating HR’s Phobia of Data & Analytics

  • Befriending your fear: Understanding data and its uses
  • Data cluttering?! Solutions to data migration & integration
  • Encouraging an interactive data-driven culture
Jayesh-Menon-112x128 Jayesh Menon
Global OE Leader – Asia
Micron Technology

Jayesh is a global focused HR business partner, and leader who has lived, and worked in India, China, Malaysia, and Singapore managing entire APAC region including Australia, and Japan. Jayesh has been the keynote speaker in various HR and business events held across the region. Jayesh has experience in hands-on setting up of new locations/ entities/factories, global shared services across multiple countries in the Asia Pacific region, and staffing leadership teams from scratch, to managing HR operations for about 80,000 employees, and leading a team of about 197 HR team members in fortune 500 companies. He is also the finalist in the HRM Asia “Robert Walters Best HR Leader Award – 2015”

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15.00-15.45 Outsourcing Your Fear (Outsourcing HR Analytics Function)

  • To outsource or not to outsource? (Pros and cons of outsourcing analytics function)
  • Identifying lacking functions for analytics
  • Formulating the business case for outsourcing analytics
George-Ho-112x128 George Ho

George is a Director in the Technology Consulting unit of PricewaterhouseCoopers South East Asia Consulting practice. He possesses in-depth experience of APAC markets over 16 years. He has worked with various clients across industries on advising them on HR technologies strategies, on-premise and cloud solutions while aligning with HR service delivery. Prior to joining PwC, George was the HR Technology Practice Leader in Towers Watson and built the technology consulting practice in APAC.

15.45-16.15 Afternoon Refreshments
16.15-17.00 Forecasting Potential HR Risks and Overcoming Analytics Challenges With Predictive HR Analytics

  • Moving from reporting to predictive analytics
  • Exploiting workforce insights from multiple data sources
  • Transforming risks to opportunities
  • Developing predictive analytics models that align to business needs
Cheryl-Toth-112x128 Cheryl Toth
Asia Pacific Region Leader, IBM Smarter Workforce

Cheryl Toth is the Asia Pacific Region Leader for IBM Smarter Workforce Consulting based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Cheryl specializes in business analytics as an enabler for business decisions, organizational change and talent optimization. She currently manages a regional team of consultants who improve business performance through people insights using the domains of surveys, competencies, assessment and analytics. Prior to this, she was HR Senior Manager for Workforce Analytics responsible for setting up and managing a global analytics delivery center within IBM. She joined IBM as a Human Capital Management Consultant within Global Business Services and has over 20 years of consulting experience in a variety of organizations, industrial settings, and countries.

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17.00-18.00 Panel Discussion – Realistic Picture of the Future: The Evolution of HR Analytics in the Next 5 to 10 Years

  • How will HR function evolve with the use of data and analytics in the next 5 to 10 years time
  • Implications to HR work and thought processes with increasing insights from Big Data
  • How will the advancement in technology further improve the process of data analysis
  • Be aware of the possible pitfalls and drawbacks
Anika-Grant-112x128 Anika Grant
APAC and ASEAN HR Director

As part of Accenture’s global Human Resources management team, Anika Grant is the HR lead for ASEAN and Asia Pacific. In this role she is accountable for all HR service delivery in ASEAN and for the execution of our Talent Strategy across the APAC region (China, Japan, ANZ, South Korea, ASEAN and the Philippines).

Philippa-Penfold-112x128 Philippa Penfold
HR & Talent Director APAC

Philippa Penfold is the HR & Talent Director APAC for GroupM, part of the WPP Group. GroupM is the world’s largest advertising media company in terms of billings and serves as the parent company to WPP media agencies including Maxus, MEC, MediaCom, Mindshare, Xaxis and Vocanic. During Philippa’s 17 years in HR she has worked in senior roles across various industries including Media, Finance, Mining, IT and Professional Services, primarily in MNCs. In her current position she is analyzing and redesigning HR programs and supporting the implementation of new HR practices. In recent roles, Philippa led the change management aspects of major transformation projects including restructures. She is curious about how social capital and networks contribute to innovation and renewal and how organization can leverage them for business sustainability and future performance.

Norbert_Modla_112x128 Norbert Modla
Global Head of HR
JF Hillebrand Group

Norbert has more than 18 years of international experience across Asia, Europe and the Middle-East. Norbert has a diverse mix of business (P&L responsibility), management consulting and HR professional experience. Norbert has proven track record of delivering value while leading cross-functional and regional teams in both emerging and mature market environments, demonstrating strategic agility, leadership and business acumen in connecting with and impacting senior management teams globally of complex multinational organizations across several industries such as Consumer goods, Banking, Insurance, Telecom, Oil and Life science.

Srikanth_Chandrashekhar_112x128 Srikanth Chandrashekhar
Head of Talent Management – Asia Pacific
Pall Corporation

Srikanth Chandrashekhar is the Head of Talent Management at Pall Corporation who heads talent management for the company across the Asia Pacific region. Previously, he was the head of HR for Bombardier Transportation in APAC and he had also held regional HR roles in EMC and Honeywell. At Pall Corporation, he is currently working on organisational talent reviews for the region, as part of OD planning for financial year 2016. He is also responsible for organisational development, performance management, and learning and development; including leadership hiring and development.

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Workshop Timetable:

Workshop A will run from 9.00am – 1pm with mid-morning and luncheon breaks.

Workshop B will run from 2pm – 5pm with a mid-afternoon refreshment break.

Registration begins 30 minutes before each workshop commences.

Workshop A: 09.00-13.00 Build & Establish a HR Analytics Center Of Excellence to Integrate HR & the Business

Led by Manu Khetan, CEO, Rolling Arrays

Key Takeaways:

  • Enable organizations to identify the need to build a HR Analytics Center of Excellence
  • Enable firms to create a methodology to systematically assess and optimize key workforce issues such as

o New hire quality
o Career development
o High performer retention and turnover
o Leadership effectiveness and sustainability

  • Enable companies to understand where their workforces are most effective so as to

o Identify tangible opportunities for improvement
o Determine which investments are likely to offer the greatest return

  • Get inside scoop on how world-class HR organizations are building HR and Workforce Analytics from ground up
  • Determine which HR COE operating model best serves your organization’s immediate and long-term analytics and strategies
  • Prioritize initial project and identify “quick wins” to establish credibility & win stakeholder buy-in
Workshop B:
Building a Predictive Analytics Organization

Led by Forum Chairperson, Audrey Ciccone, Chief Strategist, Analytic Perspectives

Key Takeaways:

  • Enable participants to learn how to use HR metrics to predict future trends and pro-actively address HR issues to improve organization’s performance
  • Interact with other participants to understand the basic concepts of predictive analytics and develop own process to implement a predictive analytics function at respective organization
  • Workshop content includes:
    • Creating an HR Information Vision for your organization
    • Understand the basic components of predictive analytics and applying them to suit your business needs
    • Align HR metrics to organization’s business strategies and how to effectively communicate predictive analytic results to your senior management team