Day 2 | Thursday, 17 August 2023




Welcome address

Aditi Sharma Kalra

Aditi Sharma Kalra


Human Resources Online


[Opening keynote]

The evolution of the CHRO role: Moving from efficiency to resiliency and innovation
In order to thrive in the current workplace, CHROs need to move beyond an efficiency-based approach and cultivate a resilient, innovative culture that values people and community. This keynote will focus on the mindset, behaviour, and capabilities that CHROs must possess in 2023 and beyond to lead successful organisational transformations. Attendees will learn how to effectively lead their organisations towards a more innovative, resilient, and people-focused future.
Panchalee Weeratammawat

Panchalee Weeratammawat

Chief People Officer

Central Retail Corporation


[Case study]

Talent check: Scrutinise and strengthen your workforce capability through talent analysis

A well-rounded talent function isn’t a bonus; it’s a crucial part of achieving business goals and out-competing other organisations for in-demand talent. If your company aspires to maximise ROI when scaling, one of the most valuable actions you can take is conducting a talent analysis. This session, you’ll:

  • Understand the strengths and weaknesses of your talent function
  • Assess whether your team has the capabilities and assets necessary to drive business forward.
  • Discuss the benefits of conducting a talent audit to maximise ROI when scaling
Dr. Santhipharp Khamsa-ard

Dr. Santhipharp Khamsa-ard

Chief People Officer

Ananda Development Company

Morning break


[Panel discussion]

Transforming talent development: Combating skills shortage with effective upskilling and reskilling programmes
  • Discover how to implement skills-based hiring in your organisation and build a more resilient talent pipeline.
  • Learn the best practices for designing and implementing effective upskilling and reskilling programmes that deliver measurable results.
  • Identify the key components of a successful continuous learning programme, including personalised learning paths, mentorship, and feedback mechanisms.


Kunchanya Karuhadej (Kun)

Kunchanya Karuhadej (Kun)

Chief People Officer

RS Group
Krishnan Unni

Krishnan Unni

Chief People Officer

Mega Lifesciences Public Company Limited


[Leadership Exchange]

Supercharging your biggest asset: Developing and sustaining high-performing team

In today’s fast-changing work environment, teams have become essential for organisational success. With the rise of hybrid, distributed, and remote work, teams must navigate new challenges to remain effective. Moreover, creating teams comprising seemingly unrelated function members can provide a diverse range of perspectives and expertise to solve complex problems and achieve shared goals. Building strong teams that can thrive in these new work settings is critical for organisations to remain competitive and adapt to changing business needs.

In this session we aim to:

  • Understand the benefits of building a high-performing team to increase productivity, innovation, and profitability.
  • Learn the key elements of developing a high-performing team, including clear communication, effective leadership, and ongoing learning and development.
  • Discover real-life examples and case studies of companies that have successfully built high-performing teams and the strategies they employed.


Leadership exchange is a discussion between all the participants moderated by a facilitator.

Mila Pascual-Nodusso

Mila Pascual-Nodusso

Talent Director, APAC & MEA


Networking lunch


[Case study]

Moving around but not out: Leveraging internal mobility to career growth

Employees no longer view career growth in the same ways they once did. Instead, they are rejecting the ladder in favour of the lattice, moving into different departments within their organisation, and displaying the rising trend of internal mobility. In this session, we aim to:

  • Understand the benefits of internal talent mobility for your organisation’s growth and development.
  • Create a culture of internal mobility that promotes employee engagement and development.
  • Discover strategies for identifying and developing employees’ skills and talents, so that they can move across different roles and functions within your organisation.
Yuriy Demkovych

Yuriy Demkovych

Human Resources Director, Indochina Region


[Case study]

Digitise or die: Leading in a digital-first world

The disruptions of the past years supercharged digital adoption across industries. Digital trailblazers, digital migrators and digital aspirants are the three evolution stages helping enterprises understand how far they’ve embedded digitalisation within their ecosystems. In this session, you’ll:

  • Understand the three stages of digital evolution and how they impact an organisation’s digitalisation efforts.
  • Learn how digital transformation can add value, productivity and efficiency to an organisation.
  • Discover how digitalisation can drive business growth and help people in the workplace.


Pitichai Dejprasertsri

Pitichai Dejprasertsri

Director - HR Technology and Process Development

CPF Group


[Case study]

Redrawing succession management: How to handle disruption within your succession plan

Succession management is not easy in today’s world of unknowns. But getting it right is mission critical. How can organisations build a succession plan that works now, in the future, and that keeps pace with the continually changing world of work? This session will explore:

  • Importance of succession planning and its role in ensuring business continuity
  • Revamping your current succession planning strategies to respond to future challenges

Afternoon break


[Case study]

Moving beyond traditional ways of working: Cultivating an agile mindset for continuous improvement

In today’s highly competitive business environment, adopting an agile mindset is crucial for companies to stay ahead of the curve. An agile mindset fosters a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement. However, instilling agile principles into an organisation’s culture requires a concerted effort. Success hinges on ongoing monitoring, adaptation, and a willingness to embrace change and uncertainty. 

  • Understanding of the agile mindset and principles, and how to be applied to diverse organisational cultures.
  • Gaining practical skills and strategies for implementing agile ways of thinking in the organisations.
  • Learning how to measure the success of agile adoption and how to continuously adapt agile practices to meet evolving needs. 


Shaun Wong

Shaun Wong

Group Chief Transformation Officer

Siam Makro Public Company Limited


[Closing panel]

Meta HR: What do leaders need to know about themselves?

In a world full of known unknown’s organisations must create a new approach to leadership development. What does the next generation of HR leaders need to know? Despite many answers to this question, the answers become muddled in very conflicting information. Rethinking how we develop the next generation of leaders requires HR to do some internal self-reflection.

This session will help you identify what is critical to the success of the HR and the organisation and how to become deep thinkers to harness a global and cultural perspective.


Closing remarks

Aditi Sharma Kalra

Aditi Sharma Kalra


Human Resources Online


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