HR Leadership Stream

Tuesday 24 April 2018

8:00am Registration opens
8:45am Opening remarks from the Chairperson
  Grace De Castro, Founder & Chief Empowerment Officer, Vision et Agir Management Consultancy
9:00am Reworking the revolution: Ushering in a new future for the workforce

In the age of artificial intelligence (AI), business success will increasingly depend on people and machines collaborating with each other to be able to create new forms of growth and innovation. Therefore, it is imperative for business to act now and commit to Applied Intelligence – the ability to rapidly implement intelligent technology and human ingenuity across all parts of their core business to solve complex problems and to generate entirely new revenue streams. What should organizations prioritize to build a culture where Applied Intelligence and people can fully thrive?

  • Reimagine work – redefine roles from the bottom up, and rebuild job descriptions that rely increasingly on people with intelligent machines.
  • Pivot the workforce – aligning it to generate growth through new customer experiences and new business models.
  • Scale up new skilling – with targeted training to cater to different levels of skills and willingness to learn.

Jacob Dalevi Artelius - Managing Director and Human Resources Lead, Accenture Operations Delivery Centers PH

9:45am The HR leader as a business strategist: Linking HR to an organisation’s strategic management process

The role of HR has changed with HR becoming an integral part of achieving business goals. How can an organisation successfully align HR with their corporate objectives? How can an HR leader effectively step in to become a highly-valued business partner?

  • Using tools to enable HR as a strategic partner
  • Developing the mindset and skills for HR transformation
  • Identifying HR’s role in strategy formulation
  • Defining competencies an HR leader needs to help attain goals

Raymund Soberano - SVP/Group Human Resources Officer, Inquirer Group of Companies

10:15am Morning refreshment & networking break
10:45am Strategic HR: How to implement a winning HR strategy from start to finish

An effective HR program is well planned and well executed from the research and development phase to implementation and evaluation.

  • The key ingredients of a successful HR plan
  • How to implement an HR strategy across departments and divisions
  • Evaluating the HR strategic plan throughout its life cycle

Laean Benitez - Senior Manager, Talent Development, Baker McKenzie Global Services Manila

11:30am Inspiring workplaces through a compelling employee value proposition

An Employee Value Proposition (EVP) works on a simple principle - give your employees the best and you will get the very best out of them in return. The stronger your EVP, the better their engagement, behaviour, and rapport with your organisation. Identifying crucial moments in every employee’s lifecycle, an effective EVP can bring renewed happiness, productivity and loyalty.

  • Latest research findings on key EVP moments in employee lifecycle
  • The new rules of engagement in the employee landscape
  • Case study: Building and sustaining an effective EVP tailored for your organisation

Manav Batra - General Manager, BI Worldwide

12:00pm Networking Lunch
1:00pm CASE STUDY: Learning and development programs that engage millennials

Technological advances and demographic shifts are disrupting the learning and development landscape. Organisations are increasingly trying to compress training into shorter, sharper interventions to engage young employees who have grown up in a digitally-saturated culture. What is the ideal blend for and L&D program?

  • How to incorporate massive open online courses (MOOCs) into a training program
  • M-learning and E-learning formats that keep learners engaged
  • Social learning and micro-learning - How quick is too quick when delivering training?
  • Engaging without sacrificing quality and depth of learning
  • Experiential training, including simulations, case studies, and flipped classrooms
  • Shifting from an internally focused, corporate-centric learning universe to a learner-centric one

Xandra B. Galang - Learning and Development Human Resources Group Manager, Aboitiz

1:45pm PANEL: Big data and technology – What role should HR play?

Digital technology is disrupting business models and radically changing the way we work. With automation increasingly disrupting the workforce, what will this mean for the future role of HR departments?

  • The opportunities and challenges presented by mobile, cloud, big data and social technologies
  • How can we help employees shift to a ‘digital mind-set’?
  • How will HR itself revolutionise its own systems and ways of delivering HR services?
  • Will technological advances give HR professionals more time to focus on high-value tasks?
  • What does the ‘fourth industrial revolution’ really mean for the HR profession?


Oliver C. Requilman, Vice President for Human Resources, St. Luke's Medical Center

Manuel Sacramento, Strategic Planning Manager, Coca-Cola FEMSA

Divya Sharma, Philippines Country HR Leader, IBM


Grace De Castro - Founder & Chief Empowerment Officer, Vision et Agir Management Consultancy

2:30pm Afternoon refreshment & networking break
3:00pm Leadership development: Are we ready for tomorrow’s future?

As organizations become flatter and more dispersed, companies need better strategies for developing leaders to perform both as individuals and in teams. Now more than ever, HR directors need to challenge traditional methods of selecting and grooming future leaders.

  • Are today’s companies ready for the new leaders who are needed tomorrow?
  • What skills will leaders need in 10+ years?
  • How can we groom leaders for the future when the future is uncertain?
  • Keeping high-potential leaders engaged throughout the process

Divya Sharma - Philippines Country HR Leader, IBM

3:45pm PANEL: How to attract and retain high performers in 2018 and beyond

High-performing employees are in hot demand in today’s economy so it’s crucial to have a solid plan in place to attract and engage top-performing employees

  • What are the best practices to identify high performers effectively and how do you encourage them to join or stay with your company?
  • How often should you increase the compensation of high performers (and by how much)?
  • What are the best non-salary benefits to include in a retention armoury?
  • How do you truly understand what high performers need?


Jose Christoper Cadua, Vice President & Head Human Resources and Administration, Cignal TV

Joann P. Hizon, Vice President – HR, Admin & Facilities, SM Investments

Raymund Soberano, SVP/Group Human Resources Officer, Inquirer Group of Companies


Grace De Castro, Founder & Chief Empowerment Officer, Vision et Agir Management Consultancy

4:30pm Conference concludes

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