Two days to address your biggest HR issues

The conference is designed for you to build a programme that suits your own business and professional development needs. With all the latest HR and people management issues discussed and debated, you can find the right sessions for you. Take a look at the full programme below, using the plus signs to find out more details.

You can select your sessions by topic stream…

  • Insights into Changing Context
  • Business, Commercial Insights and Analytics
  • HR Essentials and Learning Processes
  • Science of Human Behaviour
  • Innovation, Digital and Technology

…and from a variety of formats to suit your learning style:

  • Keynote
  • Masterclass
  • Case Study
  • Panel Discussion
  • Workshop
  • Ignite
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Wednesday 04 November 2015

09:30-09:45

Opening Statement by Peter Cheese

Speaker: Peter Cheese, CEO, CIPD

09:45-11:15

[KN1] Mental Capital and Wellbeing at Work. Bridging the Productivity Gap

Speaker: Professor Sir Cary Cooper, 50th Anniversary Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester
Subject: Insights into Changing Context Insights into Changing Context
Format: Keynote

11:40-12:40

[A1] Analytics and Data-Driven Decisions: adding real value to the business

Speaker: Morten Kamp Andersen, Partner, Proacteur
Subject: Business, Commercial Insights and Analytics Business, Commercial Insights and Analytics
Format: Masterclass

[A2] International Talent Management Strategies to Succeed in Changing Markets

Speaker: Ian Parkes, VP, Talent and Leadership Development, Fujitsu
Speaker: Ann Elizabeth Rennie, Deputy Director General, Asian Development Bank
Subject: Insights into Changing Context Insights into Changing Context
Format: Case study

[A3] Enabling Leaders to Develop and Maintain High Levels of Performance

Speaker: Indi Seehra, Director of Human Resources, London School of Economics
Speaker: Catherine Ward, Group Director of Human Resources, Interserve
Subject: HR Essentials and Learning Processes HR Essentials and Learning Processes
Format: Case study

[A4] HR Business Partners Driving Change to Develop a Successful Culture

Speaker: Helen Thevenot, Global HR Business Partner, Thomson Reuters
Speaker: Steve Foster, Organisational Effectiveness Manager, Transport for London
Subject: Insights into Changing Context Insights into Changing Context
Format: Case study

14:10-15:10

[B1] DNA of a Champion – talent alone is not enough

Speaker: Clive Woodward, Winning Head Coach, England 2003 Rugby World Cup
Subject: HR Essentials and Learning Processes HR Essentials and Learning Processes
Format: Masterclass

[B2] Profession for the Future – adapting HR to the changing world of work

Speaker: Toby Peyton-Jones, HR Director, Siemens UK
Speaker: Louise Fisher, HR Director, Xerox Europe
Speaker: Derek Burton, Company Leader, Cougar Automation
Subject: Insights into Changing Context Insights into Changing Context
Format: Panel discussion

[B3] Performance Motivation: a strengths-based approach for a more productive workforce

Speaker: Rachel Collier, Chief Talent Officer, iCrossing UK
Speaker: Ailsa Suttie, Head of People and Culture, CSMA Club
Subject: Science of Human Behaviour Science of Human Behaviour
Format: Case study

[B4] Innovative Approaches to Transformational Change to Sustain Business Performance

Speaker: Gill Nicholson, Deputy Director Talent, Engagement and Diversity, HMRC
Speaker: Kirstin Furber, People Director, BBC Worldwide
Subject: HR Essentials and Learning Processes HR Essentials and Learning Processes
Format: Case study

14:10-17:30

[W1] HR Analytics in a Digital Age

Speaker: Andy Campbell, HR Strategy Director EMEA, Oracle (Business, Commercial Insights and Analytics stream sponsor)
Subject: Business, Commercial Insights and Analytics Business, Commercial Insights and Analytics
Format: Workshop

[W2] Developing Effective Employee Engagement Strategies for Business Success

Speaker: Emma Bridger, Managing Director, People Lab
Subject: HR Essentials and Learning Processes HR Essentials and Learning Processes
Format: Workshop

[W3] Redefining the HR Business Partner Role to Respond to Your Organisation’s Needs

Speaker: Rhyan Anderson, HR Director and Change Specialist, Renard Exec Ltd
Subject: Insights into Changing Context Insights into Changing Context
Format: Workshop

[W4] Aligning Your Performance Management System to Your People and Business Needs

Speaker: Catherine Cuffley, Executive Coach and Leadership Development Consultant, Thinking Choices
Subject: HR Essentials and Learning Processes HR Essentials and Learning Processes
Format: Workshop

15:30-16:30

[C1] Neuroscience for Leadership: harnessing the brain-gain advantage

Speaker: Dr Tara Swart, Neuroscientist, Medical Doctor, Leadership Coach and Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan
Subject: Science of Human Behaviour Science of Human Behaviour
Format: Masterclass

[C2] Value-Based Recruitment to Attract, Select and Retain the Right Talent Fit

Speaker: Daniel Eley, HR Director, Hunter Boot Ltd
Speaker: Neil Daly, Employer Brand and Strategic Resourcing Manager, EDF Energy Plc
Subject: HR Essentials and Learning Processes HR Essentials and Learning Processes
Format: Case study

[C3] Agile Organisation Development Strategies to Respond to Your Business Needs

Speaker: Matt Elliott, HR Director, Virgin Money
Speaker: Neil Morrison, Group HR Director, Penguin Random House
Subject: Business, Commercial Insights and Analytics Business, Commercial Insights and Analytics
Format: Case study

[C4] Flexible and Agile HR Strategies to Accelerate Business Growth

Speaker: Jennifer Flint, Assistant Director, People, Isos Housing Limited
Speaker: Alyson Fadil, HR Director, Sofaworks
Subject: HR Essentials and Learning Processes HR Essentials and Learning Processes
Format: Case study

16:50-17:30

[D1] The Serious Business of Happiness to Increase Productivity and Retain Your Talent

Speaker: Stephanie Davies, CEO, Laughology
Speaker: Pam Betts, Business Development and Improvement Manager, International Nuclear Services
Subject: HR Essentials and Learning Processes HR Essentials and Learning Processes
Format: Masterclass

[D2] How HR can Drive Data Security to Protect Organisations and Individuals

Speaker: Dr David BaMaung, Glasgow Caledonian University
Speaker: Professor Rona Beattie, Professor of HRD, Department of Business Management, Glasgow School for Business and Society, Glasgow Caledonian University
Subject: Innovation, Digital and Technology Innovation, Digital and Technology
Format: Case study

[D3] Latest Developments in Employment Law and Legislation for HR Professionals

Speaker: Martin Warren, Head of Labour Relations, Eversheds
Subject: HR Essentials and Learning Processes HR Essentials and Learning Processes
Format: Case study

[D4] Hierarchical Structures versus Organisational Freedom – what’s best for you?

Speaker: Tim Scott, Head of People and OD, Brook
Speaker: Andy Swann, General Experimenter, The Work Project and Simple. Better. Human.
Subject: Innovation, Digital and Technology Innovation, Digital and Technology
Format: Ignite Debate

Thursday 05 November 2015

09:30-10:30

[E1] Outsmarting the Digital Deluge: succeed into the future world of work

Speaker: Dave Coplin, Author and Chief Envisioning Officer, Microsoft UK
Subject: Innovation, Digital and Technology Innovation, Digital and Technology
Format: Masterclass

[E2] Building the HR of the Future – developing capabilities and lean ways of working

Speaker: Group Captain Adrian Bettridge, Commandant Defence School of Personnel Administration, Ministry of Defence
Speaker: John Greatrex, Group HR Director, Unipart
Subject: Insights into Changing Context Insights into Changing Context
Format: Case study

[E3] Developing an Effective Leadership Culture to Support Business Change

Speaker: William Hague, Chief People Officer, HMRC
Speaker: Inji Duducu, Group HR Director, Benenden Group
Subject: HR Essentials and Learning Processes HR Essentials and Learning Processes
Format: Case study

[E4] Shared Metrics and Co-Operation between HR and Finance to Add Business Value

Speaker: Louise Fisher, HR Director, Xerox Europe
Speaker: Xavier Heiss, VP Financial Planning and Analysis and Global Finance Shared Services, Xerox
Subject: Business, Commercial Insights and Analytics Business, Commercial Insights and Analytics
Format: Case study

09:30-12:00

[W5] Supporting Organisational Growth through HR Technology

Speaker: Richard Doherty, Senior Director, EMEA Product Marketing, Workday (Innovation, Digital and Technology stream sponsor)
Subject: Innovation, Digital and Technology Innovation, Digital and Technology
Format: Workshop

[W6] The School of Life Presents ‘How to Be Resilient’

Speaker: Gaylene Gould, Faculty Member, The School of Life
Subject: HR Essentials and Learning Processes HR Essentials and Learning Processes
Format: Workshop

[W7] Applying Neuroscience to Enhance Change Management in Your Organisation

Speaker: Nick Dowling, Director, think.change
Speaker: Gary Luffman, Director, think.change
Subject: Science of Human Behaviour Science of Human Behaviour
Format: Workshop

[W8] Social Collaboration and Communities of Practice for Increased Performance

Speaker: Julian Stodd, Captain, SeaSalt Learning
Speaker: Jane Hart, Modern Workplace Learning Advisor, Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies (C4LPT)
Subject: HR Essentials and Learning Processes HR Essentials and Learning Processes
Format: Workshop

11:00-12:00

[F1] Breaking through the ‘Value Wall’ to Demonstrate the Commerciality of HR

Speaker: Linda Kennedy McCarthy, Group HR Director, SIG Plc
Subject: Business, Commercial Insights and Analytics Business, Commercial Insights and Analytics
Format: Masterclass

[F2] Flexible People Development to Meet Your Future Talent Needs

Speaker: Mariana Popovic, Head of Learning and Organisational Development, Ebay
Speaker: David Pamplin, Academy Director, BT
Subject: HR Essentials and Learning Processes HR Essentials and Learning Processes
Format: Case study

[F3] Delivering Large-Scale Public Sector Transformation through Effective HR

Speaker: Low Peck Kem, Chief HR Officer and Senior Director (Business Partnerships), Public Service Division, Prime Minister's Office, Singapore
Subject: Insights into Changing Context Insights into Changing Context
Format: Case study

[F4] Retain Knowledge and Enhance Digital Skills through Apprentices and Graduates

Speaker: Aileen Randhawa, HR Director, MBDA UK
Speaker: Negin Lancarani, Graduate Recruitment and Development Manager, L'Oreal
Subject: HR Essentials and Learning Processes HR Essentials and Learning Processes
Format: Case study

13:30-14:30

[G1] Developing High Performance in Your Organisation – is talent a myth?

Speaker: Matthew Syed, Bestselling Author of Bounce and Black Box Thinking
Subject: Science of Human Behaviour Science of Human Behaviour
Format: Masterclass

[G2] Enabling Business Performance Through Analytical Capabilities and People Insights

Speaker: Giovanni Everduin, Head of Strategic HR, Communications and Change, Tanfeeth
Speaker: Greig Aitken, Group Head, People Strategy and Insight, Royal Bank of Scotland
Subject: Business, Commercial Insights and Analytics Business, Commercial Insights and Analytics
Format: Case study

[G3] Shifting Workplace Learning Through Social Collaboration and Digital Tools

Speaker: Sukhvinder Pabial, Head of OD, One Housing Group
Speaker: Julian Stodd, Captain, SeaSalt Learning
Subject: Innovation, Digital and Technology Innovation, Digital and Technology
Format: Ignite Debate

[G4] The Future of Diversity and Inclusion – how do we make it work?

Speaker: Amir Kabel, Global Diversity and Inclusion Lead, Diageo
Speaker: Chris Yates, Director of Development and Chief Learning Officer, Caterpillar
Speaker: Liza Strong, Head of Organisational Talent and Diversity, Royal Mail Group
Speaker: Stephen Frost, Principal, Frostincluded
Subject: Insights into Changing Context Insights into Changing Context
Format: Panel discussion

13:30-15:30

[W09] Tools and Knowledge to Integrate Health and Wellbeing into Your Business

Speaker: Fiona Lowe, Head of People Strategy and Development, Westfield Health (Science of Human Behaviour stream sponsor)
Subject: Science of Human Behaviour Science of Human Behaviour
Format: Workshop

[W10] Growing Resilient Leaders and Leadership in Your Organisation

Speaker: Andrew Larkin, Principal Consultant, Leadership Learning Team
Subject: HR Essentials and Learning Processes HR Essentials and Learning Processes
Format: Workshop

[W11] Ethical Decision Making in Organisation Design and Development

Speaker: Naomi Stanford, Organisation Design Director, NBBJ
Speaker: Ruth Stuart, Lead Consultant – Strategic Projects, CIPD
Subject: Insights into Changing Context Insights into Changing Context
Format: Workshop

[W12] Effective Succession Planning Strategies to Develop Your Future Talent

Speaker: Alistair Redgrave, Senior Adviser, CIPD
Subject: HR Essentials and Learning Processes HR Essentials and Learning Processes
Format: Workshop

14:50-15:30

[H1] Unlocking Hidden Capabilities: refocusing performance management

Speaker: Paul Matthews, Managing Director, People Alchemy
Subject: Insights into Changing Context Insights into Changing Context
Format: Masterclass

[H2] How Do We Leverage Reward to Engage Different Groups of Employees?

Speaker: Tatiana Collins, Global Head of Reward, Subsea 7
Speaker: Richard Hortop, Director of Reward, Sky
Speaker: Andrew Bates, VP Head of Compensation, GSK
Subject: HR Essentials and Learning Processes HR Essentials and Learning Processes
Format: Panel discussion

[H3] Insights from Neuroscience to Help Employees Perform at their Best

Speaker: Tony Williams, Group Director of Organisational Development, Orbit Group
Speaker: Hilary Scarlett, Director, Scarlett & Grey (formerly Scarlett Associates)
Subject: Science of Human Behaviour Science of Human Behaviour
Format: Case study

[H4] Creating a Learning Organisation to Achieve Competitive Advantage

Speaker: Julie Simpson, Managing Director, Investment Services and Client Service Delivery, BNY Mellon University
Subject: Innovation, Digital and Technology Innovation, Digital and Technology
Format: Case study

15:50-17:00

[KN2] Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader. The New Rules for Success

Speaker: Professor Herminia Ibarra, Cora Chaired Professor of Leadership and Learning, Professor of Organizational Behaviour, INSEAD
Subject: Insights into Changing Context Insights into Changing Context
Format: Keynote