Rapidly Accelerated Transformation: Navigating Culture, Talent and Technology Innovations in Asia Pacific – How CHROs are staying ahead in the new world of work

10th November 2020, APAC

Virtual Event Series

Hosted By

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Date: Tuesday, 10th November 2020

Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (AEDT)
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (SGT)




Synopsis and overview of the session

HR executives to discuss:

The world of work, while navigating the most unprecedented business continuity crisis in modern history, is now operating under newer paradigms. The evolution of the workplace got rapidly accelerated and a new work culture is here to stay. Organizations across the globe are working towards adapting to this #newnormal and HR is at the driver’s seat of this transformation.

In a recent AI@Work global study, 78% of respondents say that 2020 is the most stressful year ever. From managing the highest ever workplace stress to safeguarding the mental well-being of the employees, from managing a distributed workforce to unleashing the power of AI, HR leaders are managing multiple transformation priorities at an overwhelming speed – and all of this when the role of HR itself is changing and evolving the most.

Focus Network, in partnership with Oracle, will be bringing leading HR thought leaders and fellow CHROs will discuss the contemporary HR challenges in Asia Pacific and what they are doing to stay ahead in the game. We value your exclusive insights and invite you to share your perspectives.

Agenda at a glance

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Registration & networking

4.00 pm – 4.05pm – Welcome address

4.05 pm – 5.15pm – 3 course lunch served4.05 pm – 4.45pm – Embracing disruption in the financial services industry: A Privacy versus Security conundrum – Amanda Chan, BlackBerry

4.45 pm – 5.15pm – Demo

5.15pm – 5.45pm – Discussion

5.45 pm – 6pm – Closing remarks


Rowan Pix

Rowan Tonkin, Sr. Director, HCM Transformation, Oracle

Rowan has spent the last 23 years working in HR/OD roles, including 15 years as a CHRO/HR Director/GMHR leading HR functions for Australian and New Zealand organisations. He is a Fellow of both the New Zealand and Australian HR Institutes and was the NZ HR Person of the year in 2011. Rowan have also been a CIO and most recently was responsible for leading the ANZ Bank’s HR Systems, Technology, Payroll, Analytics and Channel Management teams delivering to 50,000+ employees in 30 countries. His passion is HR, Technology and digitalising HR services that maximise new technologies and improve employee experience.

About Oracle

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