10 - 11 April, 2019
Novotel Singapore on Stevens, Singapore

Conference Day One – Wednesday 10 April 2019

8:00 am - 8:45 am Morning Refreshment and Registration

8:45 am - 9:00 am Opening Remarks from the Chairperson

  • Action plan build to transform the workforce and workplace of tomorrow
  • Challenges and opportunities in today’s shifting workforce demographics
  • Adopting agile leadership and mindset in reshaping workforce development
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Dr Michael Fung

Deputy Chief Executive (Industry), Chief Human Resource Officer & Chief Data Officer
SkillsFuture SG

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Dr Jaclyn Lee

Chief Human Resources Officer
Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)

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Mr Abhinav Singhal

Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer – Asia Pacific
thyssenkrupp

9:45 am - 10:15 am Embracing Digital Investments and Adoption for Greater Workforce Efficiency and Workplace Agility

  • Reinvention through strategy – How can digitisation and transformation improve workforce productivity?
  • Paving the way for better workplace experiences with continued advancements in digital technology and automation
  • Prioritising digital investments and exploring new ways of technology-enabled thinking and working

10:15 am - 10:30 am Speed Networking

10:30 am - 11:00 am Morning Networking & Refreshment Break

11:00 am - 11:30 am Powering Change, Collaboration and Innovation in the Modern Workplace

Mr Erwin Chong - Executive Director, Head of Corporate Real Estate Strategy and Administration, DBS Bank
  • Meeting the new demands of a flexible and connected workplace with  agile CRE team structures and portfolios
  • Enabling future way of working through designing human-oriented work spaces with and for end-users      
  • Investing in integrated communication and collaboration tools to optimise workforce productivity and employee experience in the workplace 
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Mr Erwin Chong

Executive Director, Head of Corporate Real Estate Strategy and Administration
DBS Bank

11:30 am - 12:00 pm The AMEX Experience: Deploying Activity-Based Working (ABW) to Drive Workplace Agility and Employee Engagement

Mr James Foo - Vice President, Global Real Estate and Workplace Enablement, American Express Singapore
  • Examining the challenges and opportunities for introducing Activity-Based Working  across the enterprise
  • The importance of aligning real estate, HR, culture and IT to support an activity-based working environment
  • Dissolving silos, enhancing cross-functional collaboration and encouraging autonomy  via Activity-Based Working
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Mr James Foo

Vice President, Global Real Estate and Workplace Enablement
American Express Singapore

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Delving into Evolving Workplace Trends in Asia and Transforming into a High Performance Workplace

  • Reconfiguring  office portfolios to incorporate modern workplace trends and adapt to changing business needs
  • Utilising human-centric workplace designs to elevate workplace efficiency and collaboration
  • Building effective workplace wellness facilities and programs for greater employee engagement and overall business performance 

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Networking Lunch

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Enhancing Workplace Connectivity, Communication and Collaboration in the Digital Age

Mr Sheridan Perkins - Global Head - Workplace, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Leveraging digital workplace as a strategic asset to drive employee and organisational performance
  • Exploring investments in communications infrastructure, business applications, physical workplace and digital security to enable seamless, real-time work 
  • Re-engineering work and business processes to reap the full benefits of a digital workplace
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Mr Sheridan Perkins

Global Head - Workplace
Standard Chartered Bank

  • The convergence of physical and digital: How can organisations redesign workplaces to create a more agile, empowered and engaged workforce?
  • Leveraging mobility and Internet of Things to create new modes of collaboration and intelligence sharing
  • Providing employees the tools and flexibility to work anywhere, anytime and connect seamlessly across borders
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Mr Sajit Sankar

Vice President, Regional Head for Real Estate Services, Asia Pacific
Mastercard

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Ms Nikki Tan

Chief Digital & Information Officer
Daimler Financial Services Africa & Asia Pacific

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Ms Caroline Court

Head of Real Estate, Hub East Asia Oceania
Ericsson

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm How are Cloud-Enabled Workforce Models Disrupting and Reshaping Today’s Workplaces?

  • Achieving business scalability and workplace flexibility with cloud
  • Enabling Internet of Things for enhanced workplace productivity and efficiency
  • Strengthening workplace collaboration and overall employee experience by providing flexible and secure access to information

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm Afternoon Networking & Refreshment Break

4:15 pm - 5:25 pm INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

Structured to maximise interaction and in-depth focus on a topical subject matter, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in two roundtable sessions of their choice, which has close relevance to their area of expertise and / or scope of responsibility

4:15 pm - 5:25 pm Roundtable A: Creating a 360o Digital Employee Experience

4:15 pm - 5:25 pm Roundtable B: Driving Workforce Collaboration and Innovation

Ms Isabel Austin - Senior Director, Asia Pacific Recruitment & Talent, Covance
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Ms Isabel Austin

Senior Director, Asia Pacific Recruitment & Talent
Covance

4:15 pm - 5:25 pm Roundtable C: Gen-Y versus Gen-Z: Engaging and Retaining the Millennials

Mr Narsingh Chaudhary - Senior Vice President and Head of Strategy & Business Excellence, Siemens
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Mr Narsingh Chaudhary

Senior Vice President and Head of Strategy & Business Excellence
Siemens

4:15 pm - 5:25 pm Roundtable D: Holistic Approaches to Employee Engagement and Customer Experience

4:15 pm - 5:25 pm Roundtable E: Optimising Work with Wearable Technology

4:15 pm - 5:25 pm Roundtable F: Governing a Mobile Workforce

4:15 pm - 5:25 pm Roundtable G: Shaping High Performance and Employee-Centric Workplaces

4:15 pm - 5:25 pm Roundtable F: Designing Smart Workplaces for Value Creation

5:25 pm - 5:30 pm Closing Remarks from Chairperson & Close of Conference Day One