Mercer 2018 Asia HR Conferences - Singapore


SINGAPORE, 29 - 30 August

Event Agenda

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09:00–09:15Conference Welcome

Aekaraj GuruvanichMercer

09:15–10:00Keynote: Navigating the Innovation Ecosystem in South East Asia

Arnaud BonzomEntrepreneur-in-residence, INSEAD

10:00–10:45Plenary: Stay Ahead - Delivering the Workforce of the Future Now

Puneet SwaniGlobal Business Solutions Career Leader, Growth Markets, Mercer

10:45–11:15Networking Break

11:15–12:00Panel: Building a Future-ready Workforce - What's at Stake?


Peta LatimerCEO, Singapore, Mercer


Eugene LamRegional Human Resources Director, Kimberly Clark

Chan Wing GitHead, Human Resources, Administration and Training, BreadTalk

Evangeline ChuaChief People Officer, GovTech

Sylvia LaiChief Operating Officer, Group HR, DBS Bank

12:00–12:45Plenary: The Fourth Industrial Revolution: A New Paradigm for Education and Training

Dr Michael FungGroup Director, Training Partners Group, CHRO and CDO, SkillsFuture Singapore

12:45–13:45Lunch Break

13:45–14:30Plenary: Designing an Informed Rewards Strategy Armed with the Latest Trends

Godelieve van DoorenRegional Industry Leader, Asia Pacific, Mercer


Megatrends offers a new approach to global issues that organizations are living with and must address.

The session will focus on three key trends impacting the future of work in three rapid 20 minute presentations.

  • The Twin Threats of Aging and Automation
  • Dealing With the Gender Pay Gap and Outdated Practices
  • Job Redesign for the Silver Generation

Vidisha MehtaRegional Career Solutions Leader, Mercer

Godelieve van DoorenRegional Industry Leader, Asia Pacific, Mercer

Sean TanPrincipal, Consulting Services, Mercer


Attendees will have the opportunity to join in a deeper discussion on one of the Megatrends in a smaller group of peers to highlight the most important questions when navigating change and disruption.

15:45–16:15Networking Break

16:15–17:00Plenary: Employee Engagement, Shell Singapore's Journey

Leslie HaywardVice President, Human Resources, Shell

17:00–17:15Social Capital: The Currency of Your Future Workforce

  • What enthuses and empowers people has remained a conundrum
  • The currency that bound the human race and built civilizations might have cues to this question
  • What if Enterprises can learn and orchestrate this currency?

Arun SundarChief Strategy Officer TrustSphere, Founder, The Social Capital Institute


Aekaraj GuruvanichMercer

17:30–19:30Drinks Reception


09:00–09:15Day 2 Welcome

Aekaraj GuruvanichMercer

09:15–10:00Keynote: The Disruptive Clout of Emerging Technologies

Charlie AngBusiness Futurist and Innovation Expert

10:00–10:45Panel: Megatrends Takeaways: Unpacking the Key Questions


Lewis GarradEmployee Research and Engagement Leader, Mercer

10:45–11:15Networking Break

11:15–12:00Plenary: Agility and Design Thinking for Digital Reinvention in HR

Pallavi SrivastavaAsia Pacific and Greater China Talent Leader, IBM

12:00–12:45Plenary: Exploring Transformation with Cognitive HR

Xu XianManager, People Analytics and Cognitive Offerings, IBM

12:45–13:00Fast Focus: The Future of Work Through the Eyes of a Robot

Jeanniey MullenGlobal Chief Marketing Officer, Mercer

WarrenMercer Robot

13:00–14:00Lunch Break

14:00–14:45Workshop Session A

Unpacking HR Challenges and Opportunities in China

Maggie LiSenior Principal, China Business Head, Mercer

Unpacking HR Challenges and Opportunities in the ASEAN Frontier Countries (Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam)

Kulapalee TobingSenior Principal and Career Products Business Leader, Mercer

Tieu Yen TrinhCEO, Talentnet Corporation

May Sabai Win (Jasmine)Head of HR, Myanmar Brewery

Delivering Sustainable Performance Through Improved Sales Incentives

Lionel LowRewards Lead, Mercer

Managing International Assignments in Asia: Challenges, Strategies and Trends

Mario FerraroGlobal Mobility Leader for Asia Middle East and Africa, Mercer

14:45–15:00Moving Rooms

15:00–15:45Workshop Session B

Unpacking HR Challenges and Opportunities in India

Namita BharadwajTalent Management Advisory Leader, Mercer

Enhancing Employee Benefits in the Digital Age

Liana AttardPartner, Regional Health Consulting Leader, Mercer

Unpacking HR Challenges & Opportunities in Japan – Aging Workforce

Masashi WatanabeRegion Mobility Practice Leader, Growth Markets, Mercer

Hiroki MiyaderaJapanese Business Advisory Leader, South and East Asia, Mercer

Understanding HR Transformation and Change Management

Lin BaoheHR Transformation Leader, Mercer

15:45–16:15Networking Break

16:15–17:00Plenary: Implementing Smart Workplace Analytics

Nishanth SatheesanWorkplace Analytics Business Leader, Microsoft Asia

Melanie Sharpe NseirHR Lead, Microsoft Services Asia


Aekaraj GuruvanichMercer

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