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How Abbott Labs & MSD get value from HR tech

Asia Pacific – Investment in HR technology is paying off for many companies as new tools continue to automate admin functions and unlock real bottom line value across all areas of human capital management.

Two companies which have experienced real bottom line commercial benefits from their increased use of HR technology are Abbott Laboratories and MSD International.

Human Resources is now pleased to announce the participation of the heads of HR from these two prestigious companies at HR Tech Interactive 2015.

HR Tech Interactive is free-to-attend but admission is by invitation-only. The number of delegates is capped at 100 and only senior regional HR professionals from large companies and government departments are invited.

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“Technology plays a pivotal role in people management because it helps accelerate business execution, boost employee productivity, and provide efficiency to the decision-making process,” said Aditi Sharma Kalra, regional editor of Human Resources.

“HR Tech Interactive participants will learn more about this from our line-up of speakers who are top influencers and experts in the industry.”

Now in its third year, HR Tech Interactive 2015 will focus on the areas of HR technology exhaustive research into the HR community has found to represent the most pressing issues for HR professionals in Asia today. Among the speakers are:

With over 14 years of experience in HR, Dheeraj Shastri, global human resources strategy & analytics head at Abbott Laboratories, is known for his finance and macro-economic expertise and various HR leadership capabilities which were developed while working with Fortune 500 companies like GE, Xerox, HP and most recent Abbott laboratories. His other strengths are in workforce planning, talent management, human capital assessment, predictive analytics, productivity analytics, headcount cost management, employee engagement and compensation & benefits.

Dennis Chai, director of HR shared services for Asia Pacific & Japan at MSD International, leads a group of managers, team leads, support analysts and outsourced vendors in China and Singapore. He monitors the day-to-day operations of the company’s Asia Pacific HR support centre. Chai holds a bachelor of science in information systems from Brigham Young University in Hawaii and also an MBA from the University of Western Australia.

In addition to Shastri and Chai, Human Resources magazine also welcomes Dion Groeneweg, HR transformation & workforce planning leader, talent, at Mercer. Groeneweg runs Mercer’s workforce planning & analytics practice in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America and spends the majority of her time advising companies on HR strategy, particularly in HR technology but also general business issues. Prior to joining Mercer, she founded and became the CEO of Cape Group Global, a leading human capital boutique consulting company. Groeneweg is well-versed in change management, HR process analysis and design, HRIS ERP systems and integrated talent management systems.

Some of the other companies represented on the HR Tech Interactive agenda are Merck, Kimberly-Clark, Credit Suisse, OshKosh, and many more. All presenters & panellists, such as Freddie Chow, Chief Talent Officer Asia Pacific at Sanofi, are director or vice president level HR professionals with regional responsibility.

To be held in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Hong Kong in October, HR Tech Interactive is Asia’s only regional conference on HR technology strategy. Attendance to the one-day annual event is strictly by invitation only with invitations reserved for the senior in-house HR professionals. Attendance is capped at 100 delegates.

While the theme of HR Tech Interactive 2015 is the role of technology in organizational change, the topics the conference will focus on are: big data talent analytics, mobility for HR professionals, cloud-based people management, social media and collaboration, and next-generation recruitment tools. To get a global and Pan-Asian regional view of HR technology strategy, do not miss HR Tech Interactive 2015.

Human Resources’ “Interactive-style” conference format is a unique blend of 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 participating in HR Tech Interactive can visit the event website or call the following Human Resources magazine staff:

For Singapore:Nikita Erpini, Regional Producer,, +65 6423 0329For Hong Kong: Darren Beck, Regional Producer,, +65 6423 0329For Kuala Lumpur:Evon Yew, Regional Producer,, +65 6423 0329

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