10 - 11 April, 2019
Novotel Singapore on Stevens, Singapore

Conference Day Two– Thursday 11 April 2019

8:00 am - 9:00 am Morning Refreshment and Registration

9:00 am - 9:15 am Opening Remarks from the Chairperson

9:15 am - 9:45 am OPENING KEYNOTE: Building the Organisational Roadmap for Successful Digital Transformation and AI Adoption

  • The impact of AI and robotics on displacing jobs and creating new roles
  • Defining organisational vision and values in formulating your workforce planning roadmap
  • Enforcing digital capabilities to re-skill existing workforce and maximise the potential of talent pools
Mr Mostaq Shakil Ahmed, Head of Global Workforce & General Manager of Microsoft Support Engineering at Microsoft

Mr Mostaq Shakil Ahmed

Head of Global Workforce & General Manager of Microsoft Support Engineering

9:45 am - 10:15 am Towards Industry 4.0: Accelerating Digitisation and Automation for Enhanced Business and Workforce Performance

  • Bracing for the impact of Industry 4.0 and putting on your digital gear
  • How can digitisation and automation reduce business complexities and bring about higher efficiency gains?
  • Complementing the human touch with technology and raising the bar in business scalability 

10:15 am - 11:00 am Speed Networking & Morning Refreshment Break

11:00 am - 11:30 am PRU Workplayce: The Use of Open Spaces to Foster Agility and Collaboration in the Workplace

  • Facilitating agile development and positive workplace interactions through innovative open space concepts
  • Effective space planning and design to encourage cross-pollination and the exchange of ideas across multiple disciplines
  • Creating social spaces to stimulate experimentation and the exploration of new ideas  .

11:30 am - 12:15 pm PANEL: Exploring Workplace Trends and Concepts: Traditional Office Space vs. Co-Working vs. Shared Offices vs. Hot-Desking

  • Reassessing modern workplace strategy and ensuring alignment with evolving work and workforce dynamics
  • Evaluating the merits, challenges and cost-effectiveness of different workplace options
  • Creating an inclusive and engaging environment to enhance employee productivity and experience
Mr Sushil Kumar, Senior Director - Real Estate & Workplace & IT - APAC at VMware

Mr Sushil Kumar

Senior Director - Real Estate & Workplace & IT - APAC

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm Rethinking Furniture Choices and Design Strategies that Promote Workplace Experience

·         Adopting a user-centred approach in the design and development of workplace facilities
·         Reviewing workstations, furniture, purpose-built areas to improve workplace ergonomics and productivity
·         Leveraging innovative place-making strategies to enhance employee and workplace experience

12:45 pm - 2:00 pm Networking Lunch

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Integrating Health and Wellness into Workplace Design and Development

·         Making the connection between workplace design, human behavior, health and performance
·         Exploring key design elements that support focused work, collaboration, learning, socialising and rejuvenation
·         Implementing evidence-based health and wellness programs to promote employee well-being in the workplace

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Shaping Workplace Culture and Experience to Attract and Retain Talent

·         Reflecting corporate brand and culture in the workplace to nurture a sense of community and purpose
·         Developing an ecosystem of workplace options that support diverse activities and work style preferences
·         Investing in technology and reengineering work processes to deliver and meet modern employee expectations

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Revitalising Workplace with “Collaboration First” Principles to Spur Innovation in the Organisation

·         Assessing spatial options to facilitate knowledge sharing, group brainstorming and speed of decision-making
·         Building behavioral prototype spaces to test new collaborative environments
·         Ensuring adaptability of furnishings and technology within the spaces to boost social engagement and co-creation

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm Afternoon Networking & Refreshment Break

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm PANEL Adapting to New Workforce and Workplace Trends and Requirements in a Rising Gig Economy

·      Observing the changing dynamics of today’s job market whilst breaking stereotypes and overcoming limitations 
·      Embracing the gig economy – Is there still a constant need to up-skill and retrain your regular workforce?
·      Achieving a win-win contingent workforce program that benefits employees and enterprises
Mr Banjo Castillo, General Manager – Singapore at Unilever

Mr Banjo Castillo

General Manager – Singapore

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm CLOSING KEYNOTE: Achieving Digital Dexterity in Leadership and the Workforce

·      Thriving in the digital era and advocating digital dexterity as an organisational-wide competency
·      Unleashing digital dexterity in the workforce with a modern workplace strategy
·      Championing workforce agility and engagement that contributes to workforce effectiveness 
Mr Alexis Saussinan, Global Head of Organization Development & Analytics at Merck Group

Mr Alexis Saussinan

Global Head of Organization Development & Analytics
Merck Group

5:30 pm - 5:30 pm Closing Remarks from Chairperson & Close of Conference Day Two