HR Indaba Programme

DAY ONE

16 October 2019

Programme: Day 2

Programme: Day 2

Main Stage

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

09:00

WELCOME

09:00 - 09:15

Speakers: Jeanette Chambers, Modertor,  Melle Eijckelhoff, Founder CFO South Africa

 

Lets start the HR Indaba 2019!

09:15

What can HR do when machines do everything?

09:15 - 09:45

Speaker: Michael Cook, Senior Manager – Center for the Future of Work, EMEA, Cognizant

 

We all know that technologies like AI and machine learning are already rapidly changing the business ecosystem. But what will the future of work really look like? Will it dehumanise HR? And how do you as HR professionals prepare for this future? Some say it will turn into a worker’s nightmare and a jobless era. Others are more optimistic.  Join Michael Cook – Center for the Future of Work – and learn from his original research and analysis which scenarios are the most likely to unfold.

10:00

Speaker Interview 1

10:00 - 10:20

10:30

Speaker Interview 2

10:30 - 10:50

11:00

Speaker Interview 3

11:00 - 11:20

11:30

Speaker Interview 4

11:30 - 11:50

13:00

Speaker Interview 5

13:00 - 13:20

13:30

Speaker Interview 6

13:30 - 13:50

14:00

Speaker Interview 7

14:00 - 14:20

14:30

Speaker Interview 8

14:30 - 14:50

Breakout Room 1

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

09:15

Live stream of keynote: What can HR do when machines do everything?

09:15 - 09:45

Speaker: Michael Cook, Senior Manager – Center for the Future of Work, EMEA, Cognizant

 

We all know that technologies like AI and machine learning are already rapidly changing the business ecosystem. But what will the future of work really look like? Will it dehumanise HR? And how do you as HR professionals prepare for this future? Some say it will turn into a worker’s nightmare and a jobless era. Others are more optimistic.  Join Michael Cook – Center for the Future of Work – and learn from his original research and analysis which scenarios are the most likely to unfold.

10:00

How to lead your company into the 21st century

10:00 - 10:45

Speaker: Brigitte de Gama, Chief People Officer, McDonald’s

 

The technologies that drive the 4th Industrial Revolution offer your company huge opportunities to build a successful and sustainable business. However, to benefit you will need access to the right talent, knowledge, and skills. That is exactly why McDonald’s recently rolled out its very first Corporate University in South Africa. Join McDonald’s Chief People Officer Brigitte da Gama as she shares her learnings: the successes and failures. Discover what you can do to develop a future-proof organisation and lead your company into the digital age.

11:00

In-house recruitment - why most companies fail

11:00 - 11:45

Speaker: Tshidi Khunou, Talent Acquisition, FNB Wealth and Investments

 

Over the last 10 years, corporate South Africa focused their attention on saving costs through in-house recruitment. Some get this right and some, unfortunately, miss the mark completely. Talent acquisition is all about strategy execution and we can never forget that it is a crucial part of the business. Are you able to control the quality of your recruitment process, the candidate experience and future-readiness of your talent acquisition? Join Tshidi Khunou (Head of Talent Acquisition at FNB Wealth and Investments) and learn about the factors that determine in-house recruitment success. He will share his invaluable insights into maintaining the complex balance between technology, people, specialist, generalist and the latest ideas behind sourcing strategies in recruitment.

12:00

Lunch and Networking

12:00 - 12:45

13:00

Future-proof your business - make young people part of the solution

13:00 - 13:45

Speaker: Neliswa Fente, Springage Lead, Deloitte

 

By 2020, millennials will make up 50 percent of the workforce. Their natural ability to come up with disruptive, bold ideas makes them a valuable resource for your organisation. They are digital natives who naturally consider the future in their thinking. With a little bit of understanding, millennials could be the differentiator in achieving your company’s strategic objectives. How? Join dynamic young leader Neliswa Fente, (Leader and Co-Founder of Springage, Deloitte), and discover how to get ready for the growing millennial workforce and millennial customers.

14:00

Medication or meditation: How to future-proof productivity

14:00 - 14:45

Speakers: Barbara Parker and Alexandra Hadfield, Stress Executives Meditation for Business

 

As an HR professional you are dealing with a workforce that is becoming functionally unemployable due to stress and stress-related illnesses. Stress is on the rise! 21st Century workers are facing a unique form of stress in their private and professional lives – and we are struggling to cope. Many turn to medication … and yet the solution is so simple. Join Stress Executives Barbara Parker and Alexandra Hadfield to explore the neuroscience of stress and discovery how meditation can unlock your own resilience skills. During this session Meditation for Business will introduce you to the tools to turn a barely coping workforce into a thriving team of productive employees.

15:00

Global HR trends – Customer point of view

15:00 - 15:45

Speaker: Mark Judd, VP, HCM Product Strategy, EMEA Workday

 

Trailer coming soon

16:00

Networking

16:00 - 17:00

Breakout Room 2

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

09:15

Live stream of keynote: What can HR do when machines do everything?

09:15 - 09:45

Speaker: Michael Cook, Senior Manager – Center for the Future of Work, EMEA, Cognizant

 

We all know that technologies like AI and machine learning are already rapidly changing the business ecosystem. But what will the future of work really look like? Will it dehumanise HR? And how do you as HR professionals prepare for this future? Some say it will turn into a worker’s nightmare and a jobless era. Others are more optimistic.  Join Michael Cook – Center for the Future of Work – and learn from his original research and analysis which scenarios are the most likely to unfold.

10:00

Culture eats your strategy for breakfast. So how do you change it?

10:00 - 10:45

Speakers: Laurette Makhubele, HR Director SECA, JTI, Marge Mantje, Head of Human Resources, Alexander Forbes Investments, Angela Madlala, Director Talent Management Ogilvy and Mather SA

 

Do you feel that your organisational culture needs to adapt and change to cope with new challenges?
Many of us do and it is one of the most difficult challenges for HR Leaders. An organisation’s culture comprises an interlocking set of goals, roles, processes, values, communications practices, attitudes and assumptions – a mutually reinforcing system that prevents any attempt to change it! It takes insights, skill and above all persistence to successfully change it. In this panel discussion, you will hear from HR executives who have done the hard yards and learn the first steps you can take.

11:00

Scraping both knees - hard lessons from the boardroom.

11:00 - 11:45

Speakers: Celiwe Ross, Human Capital Director, Old Mutual Limited and Tania Hector, HR Director East and Southern Africa, Nestle

 

The road to the C-suite is not always paved with glam, glitter and success. You have to work hard to accomplish your dreams and realise your goals. And inevitably you will be confronted with your own massive and terrible failures. In this exclusive masterclass, top HR directors share their personal stories of falling hard, getting up and moving on. What they learned through failure are some of the most invaluable lessons you could possibly garner in life.  Are you ready to turn failure into personal growth and success? Join HR executives Celiwe Ross (Old Mutual) and Tania Hector (Nestle) as they share their moments of truth.

12:00

Lunch and networking

12:00 - 12:45

13:00

Leading in the digital workspace

13:00 - 13:45

Speakers: Elanie Kruger, Group Organisational Effectiveness Director, Brigitte da Gama, Chief People Officer McDonald’s and Roy Masamba, Chief People Officer, Multichoice

 

As HR professionals we need to prepare ourselves for the digitisation and automation of almost every process and task. Because one thing is sure: The digital transformation of our businesses, organisations and workspaces will continue. Does digitisation come at the cost of company culture? How can you as an HR professional drive digitisation, meet ROIs AND maintain a healthy company culture? The good news is that it is possible. Join top HR Executives Elanie Kruger (Tshebo Group), Brigitte da Gama (McDonald’s) and Roy Masambe (Multichoice) as they share their learnings on driving digitisation in their respective companies. Where to start, what to do, and what to avoid at all cost.

14:00

HR Stepping up to the plate; creating value in the 21st century

14:00 - 14:45

Speakers: Carel Nolte, Executive Brands and People, Purple Group and Christelle Colman, Managing Director Elite Risk Acceptances

 

A good story puts your whole brain to work – especially stories about events and moments in life that have changed or shaped someone’s way of thinking. Each story and each professional experience can be a gold mine of wisdom, ideas, and insights. So let’s share them! Join storytellers Carel Nolte (CN&Co Founder and EasyEquities Executive of Brands and People) and Christelle Colman (MD, Elite Risk Acceptances) who will tell their stories about successes, failures and value creation.

15:00

How to become unstoppable

15:00 - 15:45

Speakers: Alex Granger, Cebile Xulu HR Director South & Central East Africa – Mondelēz International, Suren Naidoo, Chief People Officer OUTsurance, Matimba Mbungela, CHRO Vodacom Group

 

Most people have a desire for success and achievement. Some call it legacy, others call it purpose. Some go as far as wanting to win at all costs. Maybe you do too. But have you ever considered being UNSTOPPABLE? Think shifter, author and international speaker Alex Granger will show you that being unstoppable is possible. And being unstoppable is nothing like you have ever experienced before. Join us for this session with Alex (Chief Purpose Officer of Twice Blue), CHRO Awards nominees Cebile Xulu (HR Director South & Central East Africa, Mondelēz International), Suren Naidoo (Chief People Officer, OUTsurance) and Matimba Mbungela (CHRO Vodacom Group) to discover the secret.

16:00

Networking

16:00 - 17:00

Breakout Room 3

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

09:15

Live stream of keynote: What can HR do when machines do everything?

09:15 - 09:45

Speaker: Michael Cook, Senior Manager – Center for the Future of Work, EMEA, Cognizant

 

We all know that technologies like AI and machine learning are already rapidly changing the business ecosystem. But what will the future of work really look like? Will it dehumanise HR? And how do you as HR professionals prepare for this future? Some say it will turn into a worker’s nightmare and a jobless era. Others are more optimistic.  Join Michael Cook – Center for the Future of Work – and learn from his original research and analysis which scenarios are the most likely to unfold.

10:00

Understanding contemporary HR: Technologies and trends that shape your journey

10:00 - 10:45

Speaker: Lerato Semenya, Managing Executive TalentCRU

 

In a time when technology is considered a competitive edge in business and in attracting and retaining top talent in the market, it’s important to remember that your business goals and your strategy come first. So how can technology give your business a competitive edge? And what do all these new technologies really mean for you as an HR professional? Lerato Semenya – Managing Executive at talentCRU – will help you unravel the buzzwords and translate them into practical actions based on your business goals. She will explain the latest technologies and HR innovations and illustrate how you can align them with your HR strategy. Join this session and learn how to debunk the hype and successfully map your own strategic innovation journey.

11:00

Leveraging the strength of AI, machine learning and augmented analytics

11:00 - 11:45

Speaker: Janka Petrovicova,Business Analyst Workday

 

It’s been said that data is the new oil, but what if your business is built on top of a gushing geyser? In fact, it most likely is. Almost all companies produce far more data than they can analyse. Join this session to understand Workday is leveraging powerful artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and augmented analytics technologies to provide dynamically-created key metrics accompanied by explanatory narratives—what we call stories.

12:00

Lunch and networking

12:00 - 12:45

13:00

Presentation 3

13:00 - 13:45

14:00

Presentation 4

14:00 - 14:45

15:00

Presentation 5

15:00 - 15:45

16:00

Networking

16:00 - 17:00

Breakout Room 4

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

09:15

Live stream of keynote: What can HR do when machines do everything?

09:15 - 09:45

Speaker: Michael Cook, Senior Manager – Center for the Future of Work, EMEA, Cognizant

 

We all know that technologies like AI and machine learning are already rapidly changing the business ecosystem. But what will the future of work really look like? Will it dehumanise HR? And how do you as HR professionals prepare for this future? Some say it will turn into a worker’s nightmare and a jobless era. Others are more optimistic.  Join Michael Cook – Center for the Future of Work – and learn from his original research and analysis which scenarios are the most likely to unfold.

10:00

High Performing Team Assessments

10:00 - 10:45

Speaker: Jopie de Beer, CEO JvR Africa Group

 

Successful HR leaders are aware that even the most talented individuals and high performers can only make a difference if the team’s collective effort is high. The value of strong teamwork far exceeds the sum of each individual’s contributions. A stronger team will improve the overall performance of the company. How are your teams doing? Do you have enough insight and control over the elements that contribute to team performance and effectiveness? Learn from Dr. Jopie de Beer – CEO of JvR Africa Group – how High Performing Team Assessments can help you unlock and develop high-performance teams. She will share the exclusive data, insights, practical cases and research that will help you take the next step in building winning teams.

11:00

Presentation 2

11:00 - 11:45

12:00

Lunch and networking

12:00 - 12:45

13:00

Enabling financial resilience to activate the potential of your employees

13:00 - 13:45

Speaker: Viresh Maharaj, CEO Sanlam Corporate Sales & Marketing

 

“The American Psychological Association recognises financial stress as the LEADING cause of smoking, weight gain, alcohol and drug abuse among employees in the USA. Forty five percent of employees polled by PwC in the USA indicated that financial matters are their leading cause of stress – more than jobs, relationships and health combined. The Sanlam Benchmark research showed that 73 percent of South African employees experienced financial stress with more than half admitting that it was having a negative impact on them at the workplace.

Join Viresh Maharaj, Actuary, to discuss this epidemic and to explore how enabling financial resilience can activate employee engagement, health and happiness.

14:00

Redesigning wellness: Employee resilience training, the science of working well

14:00 - 14:45

Speaker: Njabulo Sithole CEO Resilience Institute South Africa 

 

“A resilient organisation is able to adapt in times of uncertainty, pressure and ambiguity. People, teams and leaders operate under complexity and a pace that demands advanced personal and interpersonal skills. Succeeding as an organisation is much more likely when we build resilience into our strategy, culture, and day-to-day practices. Join this session and learn how to build a resilient workforce. Discover the importance of:
– A measure of resilience through the Resilience Diagnostic app
– The skills to bounce through adversity
– A growth mindset
– The ability to connect and make the most out of relationships with co-workers
– The cultivation of flow opportunities thus sustaining high levels of performance

15:00

"Design the employee experience to effectively engage a modern, diverse workforce "

15:00 - 15:45

Speaker: Julia Makhubela Employee experience designer & CEO 54twentyfour

 

Some of us have been a part of a team that worked well: we’ve reported to managers that brought out the best in us and we were offboarded well when we left a company. Such experiences often happen by chance. We have now entered into an era where we can no longer leave these to chance: companies are expected to be egalitarian and younger workers are driven by intrinsic motivators. What worked well in the past is no longer adequate. Designing the employee experience enables organisations to effectively engage a modern workforce. Join Julia Makhubela, employee experience designer and CEO 54twentyfour, and get insights on designing your organisation’s experience.

16:00

Networking

16:00 - 17:00

Breakout Room 5

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

09:15

Live stream of keynote: What can HR do when machines do everything?

09:15 - 09:45

Speaker: Michael Cook, Senior Manager – Center for the Future of Work, EMEA, Cognizant

 

We all know that technologies like AI and machine learning are already rapidly changing the business ecosystem. But what will the future of work really look like? Will it dehumanise HR? And how do you as HR professionals prepare for this future? Some say it will turn into a worker’s nightmare and a jobless era. Others are more optimistic.  Join Michael Cook – Center for the Future of Work – and learn from his original research and analysis which scenarios are the most likely to unfold.

10:00

Do you want to be your organisation’s leader, or a follower?

10:00 - 10:45

Speakers: Dr Pat Smythe, Executive Chairman Emergence Growth

 

Africa’s HR leaders now have the greatest opportunity ever presented to them. They can be at the forefront of reshaping how organisations are managed. Dr Pat Smythe will be sharing the staggering effects that engaged employees would have on their organisations’ profits and customer service. He will be sharing results of the continent’s leading Employee Engagement Survey, and will include ground-breaking research on the impact of employee engagement on customer service.

11:00

Unraveling the 4th Industrial Revolution

11:00 - 11:45

Speaker: HB Klopper, Director Executive Education IIE MSA

 

“There is no doubt that the rise of technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics and machine learning will impact the way we live and work. The predictions about the changes that are heading our way are quite dramatic and overwhelming. In this session we discuss the practical consequences of the 4th Industrial Revolution. What are the skills needed for your organisation to stay successful? Is there a practical way to anticipate what is coming? Should you adjust your approach to continuous learning and talent development? Professor HB Klopper shares his practical insights and solutions to stay relevant in the near future.

12:00

Lunch and networking

12:00 - 12:45

13:00

Presentation 3

13:00 - 13:45

14:00

"Are you future-proofing your employees? The wearable future of the mobile, connected employee - and what this means for HR "

14:00 - 14:45

Speaker: Rob Bothma Strategic Business Solutions Engineer Oracle

 

“It is predicted that in the next decade, the centre of our digital lives will have moved from our smart mobile devices to wearable glasses, which will start blurring our real world with the digital world around us, making it difficult to distinguish reality from digital illusion.

This will impact the lives of employees, from how they are initially recruited, through all their learning and development and ultimately to how their performance and careers are both planned and managed.

HR needs to ensure they are able to understand these technologies in order to extract the maximum value from the innovations they offer. Join this session and learn how employees are best served and not threatened by emerging technologies.

 

 

15:00

L&D intelligence: The ingredients of the ideal skills cuisine in South Africa

15:00 - 15:45

Speaker: Gerhard Visser CEO eStudy South Africa

 

“The South African skills cuisine consists of four ingredients: the 70:20:10 learning model, high-impact learning, compliance training, and B-BBEE skills development requirements. You need to carefully weigh your ingredients so as not to lose texture and taste, but still, achieve the desired results – a bigger bang for your bucks. Then you need a spicy cook-in-sauce to blend a unique cuisine called: The ideal learner experience carefully planned to stretch your budget without compromising on learning purpose and objectives. Join this session and learn from Gerhard Visser, CEO eStudy South Africa, how to bring these ingredients together and how to achieve your desired learning outcomes with limited budget and resources.

16:00

Networking and drinks

16:00 - 17:00

HR Discovery Tech zone

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

09:15

Live stream of keynote: What can HR do when machines do everything?

09:15 - 09:45

Speaker: Michael Cook, Senior Manager – Center for the Future of Work, EMEA, Cognizant

 

We all know that technologies like AI and machine learning are already rapidly changing the business ecosystem. But what will the future of work really look like? Will it dehumanise HR? And how do you as HR professionals prepare for this future? Some say it will turn into a worker’s nightmare and a jobless era. Others are more optimistic.  Join Michael Cook – Center for the Future of Work – and learn from his original research and analysis which scenarios are the most likely to unfold.

10:00

Skillogical

10:00 - 10:20

10:30

Meet TalentGenie the AI-driven ATS, see how it screens all your ad response in less than 10 minutes

10:30 - 10:50

Speaker: Jonnathan Koch CEO and Founder TalentGenie

 

Jonnathan Koch, Founder & CEO of TalentGenie & TalentScraper, will demonstrate how artificial intelligence can bring you a vastly superior recruitment experience. TalentGenie uses a combination of linguistic pattern recognition and other forms of AI to help you screen candidates in less time than it takes you to make and drink a cup of coffee, and in the process save up to 60 hours a month. Join Jonnathan and discover what TalentGenie can do for you and your company.

11:00

Presentation 3

11:00 - 11:20

11:30

Presentation 4

11:30 - 11:50

12:00

Lunch and networking

12:00 - 13:00

13:00

Presentation 5

13:00 - 13:20

13:30

Your onboarding is terrible. And yes, it matters. Let’s fix it!

13:30 - 13:50

Speaker: Roland Glass Chief Business Officer VentureWeb

 

There’s a good chance you are still doing onboarding the same way you were doing it five years ago. But the world has changed since then, and it’s still changing. Day 1 in a new role tends, more often than not, to be the worst day – not a promising start. You need to know the common onboarding mistakes and how to overhaul your onboarding programme for super-engaged and highly productive people. In this showcase you’ll get stats, three steps to follow, and an introduction to a slick piece of tech, Enboarder. We’ll help you save the day, Day 1, and all the days after.

14:00

Presentation 7

14:00 - 14:20

14:30

Presentation 8

14:30 - 14:50

15:00

Discover how the Stress Code app could potentially transform your organisation's health and performance landscape

15:00 - 15:20

Speaker: Richard Sutton Founder & CEO Suttonhealth

 

“The World Health Organization cites stress as the health epidemic of the 21st century. At the centre of this storm is South Africa, rated as one of the most stressed nations on the planet.
Research shows that ongoing stress is strongly associated with the increased risk of developing many chronic diseases as well as other physical and mental health issues.
Chronic stress can also result in higher absenteeism rates together with significant reductions in productivity and professional efficiencies. As traditional stress management systems are failing to cope with a growing global crisis, we may be able to find solutions using science and technology.  In this showcase you will see how The Stress Code app could potentially transform your organisation’s health and performance landscape. At its core, this technology can be used as a performance vehicle that provides real-time insights into the primary organisational stresses, as well as a nuanced solutions model that can be applied to individuals and groups at all organisational levels. “

16:00

Networking

16:00 - 17:00