#AccelerateHR 2020 concluded on 22 October 2020. Look out for more information on the 2021 conference soon! 

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3


9.15am - Opening address

Aditi Sharma Kalra
Regional Editor
Human Resources Online


9.20am - Inside the boardroom: Positioning HR as a strategic enabler through changing business environment
  • Defining what the new norm means for the business and understand the new skills for this new world.
  • Exploring key opportunities and ways HR can collaborate with C-suite leaders to overcome business downturn.
  • Discover how organisations have leveraged limited human capital resources to accommodate to the economic uncertainty.


Raghav Gupta - Managing Director - Coursera India & APAC - Accelerate HR APACRaghav Gupta
Managing Director
Coursera India & APAC

Laurent Bertrand - Chief Executive Officer - BetterTradeOff - Accelerate HR APAC Laurent Bertrand
Chief Executive Officer

 Wiwik Wahyuni
 Home Credit Indonesia

Nikhil Shahane - VP Talent & Engagement - TechnipFMC - Accelerate HR APAC Nikhil Shahane
 VP Talent & Engagement

 Farid Basir
 Chief Human Resources Officer
 Telekom Malaysia


 Aditi Sharma Kalra
 Regional Editor
Human Resources Online

10.10am - Navigating through the post-COVID employment landscape: The impact on HR
  • Practical insights on managing disruptions and cost-cutting measures in light of COVID-19.
  • Workforce mobility issues as borders begin to reopen.
  • Future-proofing businesses in light of the megatrends that will shape the working world of tomorrow.

Celeste Ang
Baker Mckenzie

Zhao Yang Ng
Local Principal
Baker Mckenzie


Jerene Ang - Deputy Editor - HumanResourcesOnline - Accelerate HR APAC Jerene Ang
Deputy Editor
Human Resources Online

10.40am - Refreshment break
10.50am - All-rounded HRBP excellence: Relationship building with business units to integrate D&I into learning frameworks
  • How can HR address the developments on D&I in the learning space?
  • Functioning with enough business acumen as a business partner.
  • Establishing a culture to innovate through engagement of all line managers from an HR perspective.


 Luckana Sookthong
General Manager Human Resources
Mercedes-Benz (Thailand)


11.30am - Prepare your planning cycle early centered around your Talent as a subset
  • Re branding HR to CEG (Colleague Experience Group) and what does that mean for CEG, the workforce and the business?
  • Starting your planning cycle early to ensure the business remains capable and well prepared.
  • Driving your people agenda through a business lens enabling the business to meet its objectives.

 Anjum Ghaffar
 Chief Human Resources Officer
 American Express

12.10pm - Lunch break
1.10pm - People-centric design: Propelling effective organisations through a purpose-led approach
  • Empowering employees to become meaningful contributors to the organisation. 
  • Leveraging on a strategic framework that improves communication and increases buy-in from employees.
  • Strengthening relationships and alignment between leaders and employees.


Senthiyl S.S.G
 Director (Consulting)
The Arbinger Institute

2.00pm - Getting your hands dirty: Acknowledging hands-on business leaders as a value add and shaping the organisational culture
  • How Edelman walks the talk and is constantly on the lookout to elevate its cultural experience for its employees?
  • Driving innovation from the top to lead and champion management of talent within the organisation.
  • Establishing trust as the new currency and driving culture, beginning from its leaders.

 Mazuin Zin
 Managing Director
 Edelman Malaysia

2.30pm - Refreshment break
2.55pm - Purpose-driven mission: Driving workplace satisfaction by putting meaning back into work
  • How can you instil job satisfaction among employees beyond the job role?
  • Designing a culture that employees are proud to be part of.
  • Leveraging on a safe and open culture to close the gap between performance delivery and what employees want.

 Amit Dawn
 Unza Vitalis (Wipro)

3.30pm - Uncertainty, Anxiety and Stress: Leveraging AI for Mental Wellbeing
  • A new study released by Oracle and Workplace Intelligence shows workplace stress reaches record height – sharing five key findings.
  • The shifting economy and decrease in human interaction have impacted the mental health of many individuals in the workforce
  • Employees are looking for HR leaders to provide support in new ways. Learn how AI can help.

Shaakun Khanna
 Head of HCM Applications Strategy, Asia Pacific
Oracle Corporation

4.00pm - End of day one