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Dave Ulrich, “father of modern HR” and “HR thought leader ofthe decade”has co-authored over 30 books and 200 articles, ranked as the #1 management guru by Business Week,profiled by FastCompany as one of the world’s top 10 creative people in business, a top 5 coach in Forbes, and recognized on Thinkers 50 (Hall of Fame) as one of the world’s leading business thinkers, has anunmatched passion for ideas with impact, and has truly shaped the HR profession.
Dave continually seeks newideas that tackle some of the world’s thorniest challenges and as we adjust to the new ways of working, anopportunity has arisen for companies to reimagine, innovate, and adapt to keepahead of the curve
As Chief People Officer at StellaMcCartney, I define and implement the people strategy, bringing the ethical,sustainable and responsible elements of what the brand stands for into ourpeople and culture agenda. As a breaker of tired outdated HR ‘rules’ I operatewith the values of trust, respect, integrity and compassion to create a heartcentred global community.
Barry is a seasoned HR and Technology expert and has been involved in business change for over 25 years, working in senior HR and Talent roles. He has an in-depth knowledge of the developing horizon in the technology space and is long-term advocate in the positive impact of HR technology. We look forward to hearing from Barry on how HR will continue to evolve and why people should always be a priority.
Lara has over 17 years experience working in HR and is passionate about solving human problems in a business context. With a dedication towards applying human-centric design to people practices and design thinking to co-creating solutions, Lara focuses on improving the employee experience to positively impact the customer experience and strengthen the emotional connection between all stakeholders and the organisation.
Lara is currently the People Director at Satalia, an AI consultancy that solves exponentially hard problems combining machine learning and optimisation to build decision-making solutions. Not only does she get to experiment with forward-thinking future of work practices internally but she also supports Satalia's clients in helping them develop their own capability to be ready for the future of work.
Luke Coutinho is an award-winning and globally renowned integrative and holistic lifestyle coach. His unique community concept, You Care - All about YOU has millions of ardent global fans.
His approach towards prevention and recovery revolves around four pillars: Balanced Nutrition, Adequate Exercise, Quality Sleep, and Emotional Detox.
An entrepreneur and author of 4 bestsellers, Luke is also a pioneering figure of preventive care in India. He has won numerous awards, a few prominent ones being the Fit India Champion for Lifestyle and Wellness by Honourable Prime Minister of India Shri. Narendra Modi. And his recent felicitation by the Governor of Maharashtra - His Excellency, Bhagat Singh Koshyari, for impacting lives through his online and offline initiatives in the pandemic.
In a world where accessible healthcare is a dream for many, Luke’s free videos, blogs, challenges, ebooks, and budget programs have helped thousands successfully reverse lifestyle disorders.
He is also the co-founder of RESET - Holistic Living Concepts, YouCare Lifestyle - India's trusted sustainable e-commerce platform, and the chief program mentor for Integrative Nutrition and Dietetics courses at the Lifeness Science Institute (LSI).
Sandra is an experienced HR leader, with an inclusive style and can do attitude. She has in-depth knowledge of global talent management and continuous employee listening and feedback models. In 2021, she has been working with defining Kemira’s new Purpose and Future Leadership Principles. She works regularly with design thinking and enjoys co creating solutions!
David is a Senior Transformation consultant at the Berlin-based company CoachHub (Europe's leading b2b digital coaching platform). At CoachHub, he helps business leaders and HR executives of multinationals to transform their organisations, revolutionize corporate learning and drive cultural change, across all countries, by scaling behavioral change and individual transformation through digital coaching.
Soumyasanto Sen is an Advisor and Leader in Digital HR, Workforce Transformation, Technologies, and Analytics. He has more than 18 years of experience in this aspiring area together with HRIS implementations, Digital HR strategy and transformation, use of new technologies, research and thought leadership across North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific for large and mid-size companies.
Soumya ranks among the top global Influencers and thought leader in HR Technology, Transformation, and People Analytics, and also a well-known keynote speaker. He is the author of a highly popular book Digital HR Strategy: Achieving Sustainable Transformation in Digital Age and co-author of The Sustainable Organisation - a paradigm for a fairer society.
Ian is an advocate for the crucial role that people play in helping companies thrive. His career has focused on enabling people, teams and companies to perform at their best. For the last 15 years, Ian has been helping leaders elevate their HR strategies and programs through the effective use of people analytics. At Visier Ian led the development of our market-leading solution and now leads the overall strategy for the People Analytics business.
Matt's vast understanding of the technology horizon alongside his deep communications expertise, will undoubtedly make for truly eye-opening and cutting-edge insights that will leave you with actionable ideas that you can take forward to help your people and organisations better prepare, predict, and execute your positive, post-lockdown futures.
Teresa Fearis is the Head of Partnerships at Unmind. She is an HR technology professional with a passion for improving the mental health of employees across the globe. Before joining Unmind Teresa worked for SAP SuccessFactors and IBM where she led go-to-market for wellbeing, employee experience and other partner solutions.
Dave Phillips is a Commercial Team Leader at Unmind who believes everyone has the right to a healthy mind. Prior to joining Unmind Dave worked in professional sport and has transferred his enthusiasm for helping individuals fulfil their potential from the tennis court to the workplace.
A energetic HR expert, that has made her career journey through technology companies like HP, Microsoft and Philips where she is now leading and designing the workforce of the future in the Philips Domestic Appliances divestment. She thrives leading digital transformations in complex business environments. The creation of unique business experiences to enable leaders of the future through her work is often how she stands out and lives her purpose.
George is the founder and CEO of Udal Cuain AB, based in Sweden.
George is a renowned Futurist, responsible for igniting ideas, discussion on the practical applications of the digital revolution of business and how artificial intelligence will impact our professional lives in the future.
George spent over 25 years in various roles at IKEA, establishing ‘Make IKEA a Great Workplace’ and to ‘Visualize the Future Workplace’ as their futurist.
Mahima is an experienced HR leader who has worked extensively across Asia market and in global roles from last 18 years. She has in depth knowledge in rewards, talent and organization development and loves driving purpose as organization and individual agenda.
Bart Van Bambost has a 20years+ background in international HR and change management. He worked in Europe, USA, Middle East, Africa and Latin America. He is the former Sr. HR Director Europe of Nike, Regional HR Director EMEA & Latin America at Danone and co-founder of the HR consulting firm ThinkTalent. Currently he is the CHRO of the Japanese healthcare company Nipro.
Bart is a sought-after international speaker, board member of both scale-ups and social profit organizations and serves as an honorary ambassador of HOGENT university. In 2019 he completed an Arctic expedition.
Bart holds a Master degree in Communication Science and a bachelor degree in Psychology.
Bianca West heads up Professional Services in EMEA, the team that is responsible for effectively guiding customer projects from concept to successful deployment. Located out of London, UK she is also responsible for creating the infrastructure to deliver on managing field readiness activities and the associated growth plan. Inspiring women in business is something that Bianca is passionate about and her role as Chair of the Achievers Women’s Network (AWN) allows her to facilitate the advancement of women working at Achievers. Bianca and the AWN team put passion in to practice through information sharing, best practices, education and experience.
Ben Couriel is Enterprise Account Executive at Achievers. Based out of the UK, he is responsible for engaging with Achievers prospective customers across EMEA, exploring their individual people and engagement challenges/objectives; and how Achievers can help. With a background in HR consulting and technology, Ben is highly experienced in supporting global customers and their people and engagement challenges. He is passionate about helping our global customers to improve their employee experience and drive measurable engagement and business improvement.
Marjolein has over 18 years of experience across the full scope of HR within the IT and consulting business. She is currently the Chief People Officer for IBM Benelux, with responsibility for leading the significant people transformation to optimize the workforce towards a Cloud and AI organization. Previously, Marjolein has served in a variety of Global and European Strategic and Generalist HR roles, developing several game changing and award-winning programs. Marjolein is passionate about driving a more human workplace and the evolving role of HR in the future of work.
As Chief People Officer, Matthew oversees the overall employee experience at Astound Commerce and is responsible for developing Astound Commerce’s People strategy to support the ongoing evolution of the business, and embed Astound Commerce’s culture that will attract, develop inspire, and retain the best talent around the globe.
Matthew is a commercially minded Human Resources executive with a proven leadership record in high growth, market leading, companies across multiple sectors, previously holding a number of key global leadership roles across, AdTech Tech, Fintech, Telecoms and Online Gaming sectors at Rakuten Advertising, Bwinparty, Asurion. He is also a board advisor for a mobile financing start up.
“Yesterdays home runs don’t win today’s games.” Babe Ruth
CoachHub's Vice President of UK and Ireland, Juliane Sterzl, leads CoachHub's rapidly growingUK&I Sales team. Juliane's diverse and extensive international experiencein Germany and the UK attributes to her success in building and leadingmulti-cultural commercial teams. Having started her career working with leadingtechnology vendors at Gartner, she more recently specialised in supporting HR& L&D professionals as Regional Vice President at Skillsoft andRegional Head of Sales at LinkedIn. Juliane's current role is to make CoachHubthe leading digital coaching provider in the UK.
With over 15 years experience in leadership development across the globe, designing, developing, facilitating, and coaching across the leadership pipeline, Windy is passionate about coaching, leadership and behavioural change. As a Senior Behavioural Scientist for CoachHub, she helps advance the science of digital coaching and behaviour change at scale in CoachHub's Coaching Lab. Windy helps organisations worldwide to effectively design, implement and evaluate their coaching programmes. As a coach she continues to impact lives one coaching conversation at a time.
David is thriving at the intersection of human skills, learning science, technology and the modern workplace. With Go1 he is building the best elearning subscription on the planet and is concerned by all things content, partnerships and strategy.
David designs and delivers human-speak elearning solutions for organisations large and small across the globe, from scale-ups to professional associations, banking, Fortune Global 500, government and even a couple of presidential offices!
Over 10 years in the industry and a wealth of experience across the Middle East and Nordics.He's fascinated by the bigger picture, understanding our reality and making the world a better place to live in.
Outside of 'work' David spends an inordinate amount of time navigating the mysteries of the cosmos, avoiding the collapse fate of human civilisation, blockchain transformation and artificial intelligence.
Lauren has one true calling, to increase our abilities to learn and be more optimal humans by getting to know, experience, and join forces with our brains. As a credentialed science translator (Neuroscience, Medical Neuroscience) Lauren is one of the first learning designers in the world to merge the operational function of the brain with cognitive theories, spearheading the evolution of optimizing learning design.
As both a designer and keynote speaker, she has taken people through transformative journeys of curiosity, spanning the globe (Japan, Australia, Canada, USA, Europe, UK) applying her talents to some of the most prominent industries (finance, hospitality, IT, retail, insurance, Edtech) and organizations (Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Tata Consultancy Services, Allstate Insurance, Tokyo Disney Land, Social Bakers, KPMG,).
Whether you’re ending one journey or starting another, Lauren has one motto you’re sure not to forget. YARR!! You Are Really Ready!
Siobhan is a Strategic Mobility Advisor and thought leader on Global Mobility. Currently supporting Pandora as Interim Director of Global Mobility.
She was previously Global Head of Mobility for Naspers, (Prosus) and before that an Associate Partner with EY where she led the Mobility Performance Improvement team for EMEIA. She has over 35 years’ experience in Global Mobility as both a practitioner and consultant having worked for ORC Worldwide, Mercer, Thomson Reuters, Deloitte and EY.
Siobhan has extensive experience in large mobility transformation projects including mobility strategy, programme improvement, change management, M&A’s etc. She has a proven track record in global mobility with a strong reputation in the marketplace.
She has lived and worked in Asia, Africa, Australia and the Middle East. A Companion of the CIPD, Member of SHRM, and World at Work. She is a Partner with Talent Mobility Search, a Board member of the Permits Foundation, Advisor to NetExpat, Certino, Global Expat Pay and Global Mobility Executive.
Siobhan is passionate about global mobility and in 2010 received the first FEM award for her outstanding contribution to the field. She currently runs her own consulting firm SC Worldwide specialising in strategic mobility consulting, speaking, and meeting facilitation, mentoring etc.
She was recently voted one of the top 100 mobility professionals in the world.
Rose is Head of Global Mobility at Philip Morris International and leads a team of talented mobility specialists responsible for supporting PMI’s goal of deploying strategic talent around the globe. Rose has responsibility for ensuring the services of mobility, whether for international new hires, international assignments or domestic moves, are delivered seamlessly and with minimal disruption to the individual, their family and the business. Within the Global Mobility function, Rose has responsibility for all aspects of client service delivery, policy, payroll, technology, vendor management, and specifically immigration and tax as they relate to people movement. Rose is focussed on integrating global mobility with the talent management agenda at PMI and creating a truly strategic talent mobility function delivering best in class assignee engagement, a digital consumer experience and business partnership. Rose has 20 years of global mobility experience working for BP and Eli Lilly although she started her career in forensic science.
Tracy is the Senior Director of Global Mobility and Global HR Services at Equinix, where she has been for just over 5 years. Tracy is responsible for the strategy, policy and execution of all cross border activity and compliance requirements for the Equinix Group, building a first class Global Mobility program to facilitate and enable a growth business agenda and nurture talent. In addition, Tracy has global responsibility for HR Shared Services, transforming the function to deliver core HR services to Equinix in an efficient and scalable way and with enhanced customer services
Prior to Equinix, Tracy was the Head of Global Mobility for HSBC, responsible for leading a global team to manage 2000 assignees across 65 countries and build a global infrastructure to deliver a first class service proposition. Tracy has lead a number of regional and global transformation programs
Olga joined HP in 1997 and has since worked in various European and WW leadership roles. She has consolidated and developed global, strategic knowledge management capabilities, drove digital operations and managed contact center functions for HP services and support. She currently leads the Work of the Future program in close partnership with HR and as well drives innovations and operations for HP’s support training, video, and content, for customers, partners, and employees. Olga holds a Master degree in Political Sciences from the University of Amsterdam and as a lifelong learner continued her education at different universities and business schools (Harvard, INSEAD, Nijenrode, MIT, Stanford, Cambridge). Olga works and lives from the Netherlands
Jerry is an expert who is passionate about people and leadership development, learning, diversity, culture and leadership – he’s authored a course on culture change for Linkedin Learning, and frequently speak on these topics at conferences.
He has 20 + years of international consulting and in-house experience leading teams in the US, Germany and Switzerland with leading companies in the technology, consulting, FMCG and financial services industries: Daiichi Sankyo, Allianz, Google, Ernst & Young, Wells Fargo, ABB, and Daniel Swarovski.
He is currently concluding his role as the Head of Learning, Leadership & Talent Europe for Daiichi Sankyo, a global pharmaceutical company, and moving into a global role reporting to the headquarters in Tokyo, where he will be co-leading a global culture transformation.
Sharon Kirby is the Senior VP at earned wage access provider AnyDay. Sharon was one of the early entrants who launched earned wage access in the UK and Europe and has spent almost 3 years working with Senior HR Leaders and C Suite to show them how an employee having access to their own earned wages can quite literally be life changing for them and provide the employer with a happier employee who is able to be present in their role when their financial stress is reduced.
Sharon has spoken at events all over Europe on this subject and is passionate about employee wellbeing
Daniel is Linklaters Global Diversity and Inclusion Leader. Daniel leads the firm through the global expansion of its D&I Strategy and Action Plan, delivers D&I training both internally and externally around the globe, and advises the firm on key business issues including: global recruitment, data collection and monitoring, procurement, global mobility, reward and marketing.
During Daniel’s time at Linklaters, the firm has increased female representation at Executive Board level to 42%, launched industry collaborations like Legal Core and Open for Business, and Founded the Linklaters Diversity Faculty, a consultative advisory group combining D&I and Employment Law expertise to create D&I engagement and solutions for businesses.
Daniel’s background is in equality consultancy, public speaking and social theory. He holds a Master’s in Gender & the Media from the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) and a Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies and Sociology from The University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA).
Ann Ratcliff has spent her tenure focused on helping professionals gain visibility to their futures and a pathway to achieving them.
After a long career supporting professionals’ careers via Learning and Development initiatives. Ann joined Fuel50 in the fall of 2015, realizing the power of their digital experience and its ability to reach every employee.
Ann’s current responsibilities include consulting with organizations such as Abbott, Aon, Boeing, Dow Chemical, Fidelity, John Deere and others, strategizing on how they can most effectively realize the value of building a dynamic Talent Marketplace.