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The Future of HR / Artificial Intelligence in HR

September 4 @ 12:00 am

The Future of HR / Artificial Intelligence in HR

We would like to announce that we are continuously monitoring the ever-changing circumstances surrounding the coronavirus and we aim to reschedule this event to a later date in 2020 (to be confirmed).

We regret the circumstances however in these unprecedented times, we must, along with advisory guidelines and measures, place the safety and wellbeing of people first.

We thank you for your understanding and we will announce the new dates as soon as possible.

The 4th Edition of our Future Of HR Events Series

AI – HR IMPACT LAB: Separating Hype from Reality & Preparing the Organisation of Tomorrow

Presenting this groundbreaking 2 Day immersive workshop combined with an innovative series of best in class end user presentations, and panel discussions, facilitated by Global Thought Leader in AI & HR technology, Ian Bailie.

Event Overview

“If you’re trying to build a digital HR strategy to incorporate some of the new AI solutions that are appearing in the market, it can be difficult to know where to start or how to evaluate and implement the right technology for your business. The HR technology market is exploding and it is harder than ever for HR professionals to choose from the ever increasing number of vendors that are available or to separate hype from reality. Join us for this 2 day event that will take a deep-dive into how AI is impacting the HR function, what areas you should focus on first, and how other companies have selected and implemented AI solutions successfully in their organisations.

Chaired by Ian Bailie, a leading expert in HR technology and artificial intelligence in HR, you will learn about the latest trends in the HR technology market, how to identify the opportunities that can have the most impact, and what AI solutions are gaining the most traction. You will also get the opportunity to hear from leading HR practitioners on their experiences of deploying AI technology and to understand first-hand the lessons they have learned along the way. Sign-up now to start your journey on implementing AI technology for your business today.”

Key Learning Objectives:
  • What is the roll of HR in adapting to the impact of automation
  • Considerations for HR professionals when implementing AI tools
  • AI best practices in Candidate Sourcing
  • How to incorporate A.I systems into their talent management decision making
  • Why the future of work needs to balance technology with humans
  • How to use chatbots to improve employee experience
  • How Companies are transforming HR function with AI

Who will Benefit:

Heads of Digital HR & Innovation, HR Technology, HR Directors, Heads of HR & Digital Transformation, VP’s Talent Mgt and senior level practitioners and executives working in other related functions. Hr Technology, Digital HR, Artificial Intelligence, Heads of Machine Intelligence & Data Scientists.

Event Outline
  • What are the skills that HR professionals need to build to excel in the future?
  • AI in HR: What, Why, Where, When, and How
  • How COMPANY X is transforming its HR function with AI
  • How to build an innovative digital HR function
  • How to use chatbots to improve employee experience
  • Why the future of work needs to balance technology with humans
  • How to use technology to automate your recruitment process
  • The role of HR in a digital age

Global Thought Leader & Event Chair

Ian Bailie is the Managing Director of myHRfuture.com and an advisor and consultant for start-ups focused on HR technology and People Analytics, including Adepto, Worklytics and CognitionX. In his previous role as the Senior Director of People Planning, Analytics and Tools at Cisco Systems, he was responsible for delivering the tools and insights to enable and transform the planning, attraction and management of talent across the organisation globally.

Ian is passionate about HR technology and analytics and how to use both to transform the employee experience and prepare companies for the Future of Work. Ian is an in-demand speaker who presents regularly on People Analytics, AI and the digitisation of HR.

Check back with us weekly for new additions and updates!

Wednesday (Date tbc)
10:30 – 11:00

Welcome Power Juice, Coffee & Registration

11:00 – 11:15

Chair Introduction & Address / Ian Bailie / MD / myhrfuture.com

11:15 – 11:30

Ice-Break Introductions

In the spirit of collaboration and motivation, get to know your fellow participants who you’ll be spending the next two days with during the Ice-Break Introductions.

11:30 – 12:30


Artificial Intelligence at Work: What is the role of HR in a future of automation and AI? What are the skills needed to prepare for the future?

With the increase of technology impacting both our consumer and work lives, what is the role of HR in adapting to the impact of automation on its own profession, as well as the need to support the business in an AI world? This presentation will help you to understand:

  • What are the skills that HR professionals need to build to excel in the future?
  • What are the best uses of AI technology to help transform and automate HR?
  • How can AI tools, data and analytics help improve the employee experience?
  • What are the most important considerations for HR professionals when implementing AI tools?

Ian Bailie / MD / myhrfuture.com + HR AI Research Advisor / CognitionX

12:30 – 13:00


Case Study: Transforming the HR function with A.I.


13:00 – 14:00

Working Lunch

14:00 – 14:15

A.I. SNACKS (Food for thought)

Introducing a series of short burst sessions designed with “Food For Thought” in mind.

We hear from 2-3 participants from the audience to share their specific challenges they face in their organisations, with the entire group. These challenges are then explored for resolution in the Round-table Hack session on Thursday afternoon.

14:15 – 15:15


AI in HR: What, Why, Where, When, and How?
State-of-the-art understanding of applications of AI in HR.

This highly interactive workshop will provide delegates with a state-of-the-art understanding of applications of artificial intelligence (A.I) in human resources. The workshop approach will involve discussion of case studies describing applications of A.I to critical areas of the employee lifecycle and HR processes and practices.

The workshop is suited for business leaders interested incorporating A.I systems into their talent management decision making to drive business performance.

Nigel Guenole / Director of Research / Goldsmiths

15:15 – 15:45


Now you have AI… How do you Manage It?

As digital forces reshape how enterprises connect with their employees, cognitive chatbots and virtual assistants are becoming an integral aspect of today’s Employee Experience, with the user-centric capabilities that build a motivated, engaged, high-performing workforce.

Learn how EY collaborated with IBM to design and build “Goldie”, a Talent virtual assistant which has answered in excess of 2.2 million questions in 2 years.

Explore how they deployed Goldie, where Goldie is today and what the thinking is of where it will go in the future.

Rob Gilder / Associate Director HR Systems / EY

15:45 – 16:15

Networking Break

16:15 – 16:45


HR´s role in Workforce and Business Transformation (A.I.)

How can HR use its unique opportunity and unlock the companies potential?
What is required from HR to support the Business Transformation and how HR enforces leaders and employees to the new way of working?

CEOs constantly repeat that employees are the main capital of many companies. HR can play a front role in acquiring the right talents, providing the required transparency and opportunities for these talents to grow and succeed. Prepare for Gen Y, Gen Z and the new requirements of these generations. Provide new and more efficient ways of learning and navigating employees through their career path by enabling employees to provide best contribution to future business success. HR can be the key enabler for future business.

Matthias Balint / Head of Global HRIT Transformation / Allianz

16:45 – 17:15


How the use AI Algorithm is improving the Employee Experience at AXA

Christophe Castan / Head of AI Digital Transformation / AXA

17:15 – 17:35

Chair Day 1 Recap + Hot Points.


End of Day 1

Thursday (Date tbc)
08:30 – 08:55

Morning Power Juice, Tea & Coffee

08:55 – 09:00

Chair’s Day 2 Overview

09:00 – 09:30


Automating your Recruitment Process with A.I. Tech

In this session we will look through examples of recruitment automation technologies & how to choose the best for your system.

The factors for driving recruitment automation are well known, competition for talent, information overload & better technology sited as the most prevalent but how do we measure the benefits & ROI of recruiting automation. Join us for this session with a best in class example from multinational company DSM

Liz MacKay / Global Head of Talent Acquisition / DSM

09:30 – 09:50


Intelligent tools to eliminate Unconscious Bias in Recruitment


09:50 – 10:20

SOLVAY Presentation

Curious to hear how Solvay is transforming from process centric HR to Employee-centric HR?

Join this session to hear more about how their home build YOU platform enables the transformation, leveraging AI and digital, as well as the softer behavioral change elements.

Bruce Fecheyr-Lippens / SVP, Digital HR, People Analytics / Solvay

10:20 – 10:50

Networking Break

10:50 – 11:20

Unilever Presentation

Never a Better Time to Create a Great Employee Experience

It has never been easier and faster to get things done as a consumer. Personalised, easy-to-use mobile technologies have become part of our daily lives. Still the experience we offer to employees are not always at the same level.

How can we use technologies as AI, chatbots, machine learning flavoured with a human touch on moment that matter most to make employee experience as simple, personal and delightful as it can be, allowing people to be at their best.

Tom Dewaele / VP Global Employee Experience and Operations / Unilever

11:20 – 11:50

AGEAS Presentation

Building Skills for Creating Value with Predictive Analytics

Finding analytic talents (data scientists, “translators”/purple people, data engineers, etc.) is hard and expensive as there is a shortage on the market. Moreover, finding them is not enough as for creating value with analytics you need domain knowledge in the areas where it will be used.

In addition, we have all great people in our companies that deserve to be helped to upskill to new technology as opposed to be made redundant. This is why Ageas decided two years ago to launch an ambitious people development program: the Analytic Talent Development Program.

Come to the session to find out the approach used to build the program, how the program was promoted within the organization, how it is run and the first results/lessons learned.

Georges Theys / Global Head of Analytics / Ageas

11:50 – 12:40


Neuro Leadership -Lead Rapid Transformation.

The brain transforms all the time. Why is it so hard for the organization?

The conventional approach to transformation has a fundamental misunderstanding about change at the core — that assessment and prioritization will be enough. Dive into the science underlying effective change initiatives, informed by the brain’s strengths and constraints, organized around the core principles of behaviour change

  • What is a framework for thinking differently about your customers needs?
  • How can you lead your team to bring fresh thinking to the table?
  • How can we move faster and work smarter through uncertainty?

Marcia Smythe / Regional Director, Europe / NeuroLeadership Institute

12:40 – 13:00


Another A.I. offering from a “best In class”, solution provider


13:00 – 14:00

Working Lunch

14:00 – 14:15

A.I. SNACKS (More Food For Thought)

3 more challenges offered by the audience to be explored in the Round-table Hack session in the afternoon.

14:15 – 14:45


A story of humanizing technology and enabling it to work for us

Our world is changing exponentially. External disruptive powers force us to re-imagine how we organize our workplace and technology enables new ways of collaboration, innovation and global talent sourcing.

Culture has become the new currency whilst the changing nature of the workforce requires us to re-think our people strategy. Accessibility of data is re-defining what is possible and helps us to drive deeper levels of company and employee empowerment.

How can we continuously re-invent ourselves as an organization to set ourselves up for sustainable success?

Elke Willaert / HR Director, Benelux / Microsoft

14:45 – 15:30


A selection of speakers & experts answer your specific questions from the floor

Moderator: Ian Bailie / MD / myhrfuture.com + HR AI Reserach Advisor / CognitionX

Panelists: Nigel Guenole / Director of Research, Institute of Management / Goldsmiths, University of London
Elke Willaert / HR Director, Benelux / Microsoft
Marcia Smythe / Regional Director, Europe / NeuroLeadership Institute
+ more tba!

15:30 – 15:45

Networking Break

15:45 – 16:45


Roundtable Groups Hack explore and hack solutions to the challenges presented throughout both Days.

Findings presented and reviewed by Workshop Leader Ian Bailie.


Event Close.


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