Conference: 24 – 25 February 2020 | Workshops: 23, 26 & 27 February 2020 |Ritz-Carlton DIFC Dubai, UAE
Workshop A | 8.30 – 14.30 Workshop F | 8.30 – 14.30

Title:
How Technology Will Affect your Workplace in the Next Decade

Facilitator Name:
Francesco Carobolante Technology Executive and Ex-VP Engineering Qualcomm Inc., USA

Workshop Description:
For many years, we have heard the “end of Moore’s law” is coming and will slow down the ability of electronics to continue down the path of providing cheaper, faster and more complex products. In reality, technological advances are unstoppable, and we will continue to experience acceleration of scientific achievements. Continued growth of computing resources will expedite the development of new capabilities: from material sciences to nanotechnology, 5G communication to robotics, computers are increasingly helping us develop the next generation of technologies. AI, Big Data and Blockchain are changing the business landscape, creating a new hierarchy of competitive advantages. Faster and faster, this exponential evolution brings new challenges to our social fabric, as new ethical and legal issues affect both private and workplace environments.

Learning Outcome:

  • Which key technologies are poised to affect workplace and society at large.
  • What key skills are required for the future workforce and how to identify talent in a time of extremely fast innovation.
  • How training needs are likely to evolve in the next decade to maintain an effective workforce.
  • Which new social, legal and ethical issues HR practitioners will face and what should be considered to address them.

Title:

HR Analytics 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Get Started

Facilitator Name:
Mr. Giovanni Everduin, SHRM-SCP, Managing Partner, ETNICITY Group, UAE

Workshop Description:
As companies are making the shift from doing digital projects to fully digital enterprises, HR function must embrace and embody a new digital mission to redefine its role as enablers of a digital organization. Being digital is not a destination, but an evolution requiring HR to help prepare digital ready workforce and bringing the “future of work” to life with a blend of robotics, automation, and “gig workers”. HR must focus on the employee experience to drive customer experience as the future of business success emerges at the intersection of digital innovation and human influence. This interactive workshop will examine what it takes to become a digital HR leader with focus on specific digital skills development.


Learning Outcome:
  • Understand the different concepts of HR analytics
  • Understand typical challenges in getting started with HR Analytics
  • Learn the critical steps to set up an HR analytics capability from scratch
  • Learn how to use analytics to solve business problems with real examples that can easily be replicated in your organization
  • Learn how to use data and insight for storytelling
  • Understand the basics of some of the newest sources of data and analytics techniques (e.g. workplace data, natural language processing)
Workshop C | 8.30 – 14.30 Workshop D | 8.30 – 14.30
Title:

Digital Transformation in HR (Part I): Setting HR Strategy

Facilitator Name:

Dr. Anna A. Tavis, SHRM-SCP, Academic Director, New York University, USA

Workshop Description:

Digital HR is taking center stage in business transformation to the workplace of the future. Transformation to Digital goes beyond implementing a new HRIS system. As organizations discover new technologies, platforms, and ways of working, HR is acquiring new skills, assuming new roles and positioning itself as consultants, coaches and facilitators of larger organizational transformation. This modular workshop will provide an overview of HR’s digital transformational journey; it will focus on how to navigate the digital workplace of the future, develop HR innovation capability, and explore employee experience (Ex).

Learning Outcome:

  • Review trends, opportunities and challenges of digital economy
  • Find out what HR can learn about digital from software engineers, customer service, marketing and PR
  • Define your HR strategy in a digital world, assess your digital capabilities and set priorities for development
  • Agree on your key areas of focus and create with your leadership team a digital HR roadmap designed to support your organization’s transformation goals
  • Design employee journey maps and employee personas, measure employee experience and build/select assessment tools to validate Ex impact on engagement, productivity & HR function efficiency
Title:

Robotic Process Automation (RPA): The Role in HR Excellence

Facilitator Name:

Dr. Arunprasad P, SHRM-SCP, Director for Business Research and Consulting, University of Dubai, UAE

Workshop Description:

RPA (Robotic Process Automation) uses artificial intelligence (AI) to capture and learn how to do work by ‘watching’ a user actually do work – no programming skills are required! Some people call RPA the technology that will eliminate the BPO industry others are saying it will help organizations become even better ‘learning organizations’. During this session you will learn how the technology works, including some of the basic steps and tools to design (not program!) applications that can then start to capture then do the transactional work of HR.

Learning Outcome:

  • Understand the significance of RPA and its impact on different process applications
  • Learn about the leading RPA players in the market with specific relevance to ‘Automation Anywhere’ and ‘UiPath’
  • Understand how you can automate the rule based or mundane processes using software BOTS
  • Learn about the business analysis (Process Maturity Model, Automation Pipeline, Feasibility Analysis, Complexity Assessment, ROI Analysis, Automation Design Process)
  • Learn about the WebControl Room and the Enterprise Client
  • Understand the BOT creator (Smart Recorder, Screen Recorder, Web Recorder, Task Editor)
  • Learn about BOT insights and assessment
Workshop E | 8.30 – 14.30 Workshop B | 8.30 – 14.30
Title:

Digital Transformation in HR (Part II): Becoming a Digital HR Leader

Facilitator Name:

Dr. Anna A. Tavis, SHRM-SCP, Academic Director, New York University, USA


Workshop Description:

As companies are making the shift from doing digital projects to fully digital enterprises, HR function must embrace and embody a new digital mission to redefine its role as enablers of a digital organization. Being digital is not a destination, but an evolution requiring HR to help prepare digital ready workforce and bringing the “future of work” to life with a blend of robotics, automation, and “gig workers”. HR must focus on the employee experience to drive customer experience as the future of business success emerges at the intersection of digital innovation and human influence. This interactive workshop will examine what it takes to become a digital HR leader with focus on specific digital skills development.

Learning Outcome:

  • Create the business case for a skill-based organization of work, diagnose your organization’s maturity to manage skills, and understand the latest technology that helps to manage skills and a more agile organization of work
  • Assess yourself on the HR maturity curve for digital transformation leadership
  • Learn how to leverage the power of data from the thought leaders in people analytics
  • Collaborate on solving analytics use cases and change management models to maximize the impact of data in making HR decisions
  • Learn about the new technologies as they are being developed and implemented
  • Experiment and try on out of the box inventions
Title:

Organization Strategy and HR systems

Facilitator Name:

Prof. Gurunathan L., Associate Professor for HRM, XLRI, India

 


Workshop Description:

Human Resource management has largely been taught and practiced as a “professional” way of managing people towards enhancing their productivity (as an example). However professional approaches to human resource management is a very necessary but not a sufficient approach to manage people, since the organizational purpose, its strategy and their consequences has a huge impact on what is required of the human resources. This makes alignment to strategy while maintaining a professional approach to human resources necessary to every HR professional.

Learning Outcome:

  • Understanding strategy and how it affects HR systems, starting with organization design
  • Understanding how strategy impacts on performance management and reward systems
  • Focus on the basics and foundational elements of aligning human resources management to organizational strategy
  • Learn about aligning reward systems to organizational strategy