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How HR embraces the digital revolution in Asia

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Digital transformation can enhance processes and optimise performance, but it still comes with unique challenges such as culture readiness, workplace transitions, and knowledge on technologies.

Top HR execs and technology specialists will tackle the highs and lows of digitalising various HR functions at HR Tech Interactive, the regional invitation-only HR technology event for HR leaders, organised by Human Resources.

“Rethinking digital strategies in HR goes beyond gathering the latest tools and systems in the market,” said Aditi Sharma Kalra, regional editor of Human Resources magazine.

“The speakers at HR Tech Interactive 2016 will show how digital revolution can successfully take place at the workplace as well as in each employee’s mindset.”

Now in its fourth year, HR Tech Interactive will focus on the areas of HR technology research into the HR community has found to represent the most pressing issues for HR professionals in Asia today.

An example of how the 'digital revolution in HR' topic will be addressed at the conference is in the form a panel discussion. The panel discussion “HR in this digital revolution- the enabler and roadblocks” will uncover the true role of HR in digitalisation as a company transforms into a new age digital organisation.

Panellists include Teofilus Ponniah, HR director, regional office and regional head for transformation at DHL, Suresh Kalpathy, business entrepreneur and software evangelist at ServiceDott, and Susan Chen, chief HR, organisational development and compliance officer at Viva Generik. Together, they will disentangle the issues surrounding HR departments as they take full advantage of technological developments.

The panellists will identify tools that enable HR professionals to develop and deliver high impact programs. Delegates will also learn how HR can shape a vision for digitisation that is aligned with the overall business goals and backed by a strong business case for technology investments.

Another panel discussion entitled “Integrating new technology in HR functions to drive excellence” will look into HR policies for recruitment, retention, employee engagement and performance measurement.

The panel is composed of Azaharin Abd Latiff, senior vice president of group HR operations and projects at AmBank Group, Then Sik Kwang, head of human resources at DPDHL IT Services, and Stanley Alphans, HR shared services leader, APAC at Kimberly-Clark.

The panellists will share insights and experience on how to transform HR functions with technology efficiently and effectively and the factors to consider when HR practitioners assess new technology.

“At HR Tech Interactive 2016, delegates will get techniques and perspectives that reveal why innovation is a consistent component in any step that makes digital revolution in HR possible,” said Evon Yew, regional producer at Human Resources magazine.

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, SocieteGenerale, UPS, and Volvo. All presenters and panellists, such as David Chin, chief human resources officer at Biosensors, were director or vice president level HR professionals with regional responsibility.

Held in Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong 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: Jenilyn Rabino, regional producer, [email protected], +65 6423 0329 - For Malaysia: Evon Yew, regional producer, [email protected], +65 6423 0329 - For Hong Kong: Sarah Kee, regional producer, [email protected], +852 2861 1882

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