29th & 30th January 2019

Agenda


Event Agenda

08:00 - 08:30

Registration and Networking Reception

08:30 - 08:40

Iain Brumpton, Head of HR Services
Iain Brumpton
Head of HR Services
Zurich

Chair's Opening Remarks

08:40 - 09:00

Line De Decker, Senior Vice President HR, Emerging Markets, Intercontinental and Europe
Line De Decker
Senior Vice President HR, Emerging Markets, Intercontinental and Europe
GSK
OPENING KEYNOTE

The Future is Now

When our new CEO took the helm of GSK in April 2017, she had a very clear vision of what she wanted our company to become: to be one of the world’s most innovative, best performing and trusted healthcare companies.

She was also very explicit about what would stay the same and what would change.

One thing was sure: we needed to go fast, go bold, be different... And she could not do it all by herself.

This is the story about how 600 accelerators took accountability for shaping the company's future.

This is a story about success and failure and about where we are now, 2 years into this change journey.

09:00 - 09:20

Iain Brumpton, Head of HR Services
Iain Brumpton
Head of HR Services
Zurich

Human Side of Contingency and Disaster Recover Practices

As a global insurer, Zurich’s customers range from individuals through to complex corporate businesses.

Zurich’s primary purpose is to “protect customers”. This is achieved by working with customers to pro-actively mitigate risk and when needed, support customers throughout challenging situations.

Ranging from HR operational contingency practices, through to the development of ‘black box policies’ for application in major disasters; Zurich’s HR team has pulled on Zurich’s customer experiences to ensure the human side of risk management is central to the internal Zurich contingency and disaster recovery plans.

This session will provide an overview of Zurich’s approach and key learnings.

09:20 - 09:40

Solution Provider Case Study

09:40 - 10:00

Sophie Lovett, Head of HR Shared Services DK
Sophie Lovett
Head of HR Shared Services DK
Total

Authentic Leadership During a Take-Over Transition

Authentic leadership is an approach to leadership that emphasizes building the leader’s legitimacy through honest relationships with followers which value their input and are built on an ethical foundation. As an Authentic Leader I strive to promote truthful self-concepts based on openness. In my opinion Authentic Leadership is more important than ever and no longer something that can be taken as a given through physical presence. In my experience Authentic Leadership is key during a take-over transition but at the same time also what I have struggled the most with for the past year.

10:05 - 10:25

Solution Provider Case Study STREAM 1/2/3/4

10:30 - 11:00

Business Meetings

Business Meetings

11:05 - 11:25

Kim Atherton, Chief People Officer
Kim Atherton
Chief People Officer
OVO Energy

Innovation is the Only Thing that Organisations Should Care About

The world economic forum states that AI will fundamentally change the workplace. As machine learning absorbs repetitive workloads the playing field for organisational efficiency will level and innovation will be the factor which determines competitive advantage. Kim will talk about what organisations need to do now to get ready for these changes and how the future workplace is an even more exciting place to be.

Kim Atherton joined OVO Energy 5 years ago, first as Head of Talent and for the last 4 years as Chief People Officer. She has overseen rapid employee growth from 100 - 1,500 employees and taken the business from 172nd to 20th in the Sunday Times Best Places to Work. Prior to this she was a Chartered Occupational Psychologist, consulting globally with organisations including HSBC, Virgin Atlantic and Novartis.

11:30 - 11:50

Solution Provider Case Study STREAM 1/2/3/4

11:55 - 12:15

Vicky Gray, HR Director
Vicky Gray
HR Director
Barclays

Using LX to Transform Learning Culture

A lot of organisations are currently struggling with wanting to move their cultures on, how they do it, how they measure it and how they audit it.

Barclays are currently revamping their approach to learning and development, repositioning it as a service to the business rather than something they make people do as a regulatory requirement.

In this session, Vicky will cover the following:

  • What is LX (learner experience) and where does it come from?
  • How can you use it as a basis for transforming your learning culture?
  • The LX journey at Barclays

12:25 - 13:15

Group 1 - P2P Connect Speed Networking

Group 1 - P2P Connect Speed Networking

13:15 - 13:35

Nichola-Jayne Thomas, Head of HR
Nichola-Jayne Thomas
Head of HR
Peugeot

Group 2 - Group Discussion How Do We Stop History Repeating Itself?

What happens if our existing high potential definitions are precluding us from being able to identify the next CEO? Join this peer discussion to find out how Groupe PSA are challenging existing talent management practises and to share best practise/ideas with other HR professionals.

With over 20 years senior HR experience in both operational and strategic HR roles, Nichola- Jayne is currently the Head of Talent & Development for Groupe PSA. She is responsible for global talent management policy, talent systems and analytics, leadership competencies, evaluation and development programmes.

Group 2 - Group Discussion How Do We Stop History Repeating Itself?

13:15 - 14:10

Networking Lunch

Networking Lunch

14:20 - 15:10

Group 2 - P2P Connect Speed Networking

Group 2 - P2P Connect Speed Networking

14:20 - 15:10

Nichola-Jayne Thomas, Head of HR
Nichola-Jayne Thomas
Head of HR
Peugeot

Group 1 - Group Discussion How Do We Stop History Repeating Itself?

What happens if our existing high potential definitions are precluding us from being able to identify the next CEO? Join this peer discussion to find out how Groupe PSA are challenging existing talent management practises and to share best practise/ideas with other HR professionals.

With over 20 years senior HR experience in both operational and strategic HR roles, Nichola- Jayne is currently the Head of Talent & Development for Groupe PSA. She is responsible for global talent management policy, talent systems and analytics, leadership competencies, evaluation and development programmes.

Group 1 - Group Discussion How Do We Stop History Repeating Itself?

15:15 - 16:15

Business Meetings

Business Meetings

16:15 - 16:35

Tony Cooke, Senior HR Director
Tony Cooke
Senior HR Director
Adidas Group
CLOSING KEYNOTE

Let's Start Again

Tony Cooke is the Vice-President of HR for regional west of Europe, covering the UK, Ireland, the Nordics, Iberia, France and Benelux at the Adidas Group. The sportswear giant is investing in the physical and mental health of its employees in a bid to boost productivity, drive efficiency, and encourage communication and collaboration throughout the business.

In this session, Tony will explain how and why the company have decided to completely knock down and rebuild its UK headquarters in order to boost the performance and well-being of its staff. It has been undergoing extensive ongoing refurbishments to modernise the space over the last eight months. This is a concept based around realising the needs of employees have changed and trying to build an environment where people will be more productive, creative, happier and more motivated.

16:40 - 17:00

Solution Provider Case Study STREAM 1/2/3/4

17:00 - 17:45

Business Meetings

Business Meetings

17:50 - 18:20

Thomas Vejlgaard, Vice President Human Resources, People Development
Thomas Vejlgaard
Vice President Human Resources, People Development
Alfa Laval

Winedown Workshop 1 - Finding Your Leadership Purpose - How to Develop Authentic Leaders!

Authenticity is being and acting consistent with who you hold yourself out to be for others, and for yourself. When leading, being authentic leaves you grounded, and able to be straight with yourself, and straight with others. Finding your leadership purpose is an important step towards being authentic.

Winedown Workshop 1 - Finding Your Leadership Purpose - How to Develop Authentic Leaders!

17:50 - 18:20

Ben Phillips, Group Head of Talent
Ben Phillips
Group Head of Talent
BP

Winedown Workshop 2 - Known Unknowns or Unknown Knowns?

What will the future of work look like, and what implications might this have for Talent and HR?

Winedown Workshop 2 - Known Unknowns or Unknown Knowns?

17:50 - 18:20

Tony Cooke, Senior HR Director
Tony Cooke
Senior HR Director
Adidas Group

Winedown Workshop 3 - How Are You Managing Your Talent?

What do we do with people who we believe are talents in our organisation? This allows you the opportunity to hear what the Adidas Group are doing to manage the talent and their expectations. Tony wants to hear from you!

Winedown Workshop 3 - How Are You Managing Your Talent?

18:20 - 18:35

Coffee and Networking Break - Day 1 Close

Coffee and Networking Break - Day 1 Close

20:00 - 20:30

Drinks Reception

Drinks Reception

20:30 - 22:00

Networking Dinner

Networking Dinner