How can technology be utilised to increase engagement and interactivity of the learning experience? HR Tech Interactive is Asia’s biggest and longer-running HR technology and innovation conference, happening in Kuala Lumpur on 12 September, in Singapore on 14 September, and in Manila on 28 September.

“More and more organisations are deploying learning programs as part of their HR strategy to motivate, engage and nurture their workforce,” said Tom Holz, senior director of Blackboard for Business and Government. “The use of technology for learning can help HR departments create the right learning environment and enable employees to improve their skills and knowledge and help businesses keep their people engaged while achieving business goals.”

HR Tech Interactive 2017 will explore the topics research into the HR community has found to be the most critical for the HR profession, such as talent analytics, mobile HR strategy, HR cloud, social media, and hiring tools. Here are some key sessions to look out for during the conference:

Presenting the session on “Learn, Grow or Become Obsolete”, Holz will share with delegates on how top organisations measure competencies, inspire collaboration and keep employees engaged with timely, relevant content. In addition, his presentation will cover how the HR team can deliver engaging and successful training programs with flexible and innovative learning environments.

Holz leads the Blackboard for Business and Government team. He helps multinational corporate clients achieve their business goals through technology-driven learning and development programmes. He is a learning technology and training veteran with 17 years of success in consulting and sales leadership roles at Blackboard and Cornerstone. He has partnered with more than 300 organisations in their transitions to and implementations of Blackboard.

Blackboard is a global leader in education technology and innovative solutions that improve the experience of over 100 million users around the world. Blackboard’s solutions allow more than 16,000 higher education, school, professional, corporate and government organisations in 90 countries to improve every aspect of the learning experience for students, workforce, instructors, managers and administrators.

Blackboard brings together several platforms that serve to deliver more than just a learning platform. Through deep integrations, many exciting technologies can be accessed in synch with the learning environment. Blackboard brings a social and interactive learning experience to a remote workforce; deliver training courses and workplace information to mobile devices; and connect learners, organisations and the wider workforce.

Past HR Tech Interactive participants are senior HR leaders from major employers in the region, such as AXA, Credit Suisse, Ericsson, Hewlett Packard, Hyatt Group, Maersk, Petronas, Societe Generale, UPS, and Volvo Cars. All presenters & panellists, such as David Chin, chief human resources officer at Biosensors, are director or vice president level HR professionals with regional responsibility.

Held in Malaysia, Philippines, and Singapore in September, HR Tech Interactive is Asia’s biggest HR technology strategy event. Attendance to the one-day annual event is by invitation only with invitations reserved for the senior in-house HR professionals.

Human Resources’ “Interactive-style” conference format applies to case study presentations, panel discussions and roundtable discussions in which delegates work through five topic areas in a single day – an experience described by attendees as eight hours of intense peer learning.

Senior HR professionals interested in getting a global and Pan-Asian regional view of HR tech can visit the event website For more information, please contact:

- For Singapore: Priya Veeriah, Regional Producer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., +65 6423 0329 - For Malaysia: Heather Ang, Regional Producer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , +65 6423 0329 - For Philippines: Heinz Bulos, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.