Enabling HR Through Artificial Intelligence – Hosted by the Human Capital and ICT Committees

Roop Kaistha, Regional Director - Talent Innovation Centre, Randstad Sourceright; Jocelyn Lam, Skills Lead, Asia Pacific Talent, IBM; Alan Pang, Executive Value Advisor, HR Technology for Talent & Organisation, SAP SuccessFactors APJ; Lynn Tan, Co-Founder, Blonk Group; and Moderator Tom Kraabel, International Human Resources Leader, LeBaark Consulting

Venue : AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, Shaw Centre #23-03 S(228208) - Stamford American Auditorium

Date : March 01, 2018

Time : 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Price : $0.00

2018-03-01 08:00:00 2018-03-01 09:30:00 Asia/Singapore Enabling HR Through Artificial Intelligence – Hosted by the Human Capital Committee With the region continuing to face challenges in talent attraction and retention due to an ongoing talent crunch and high employee turnover rates, it is imperative for HR professionals to simplify and streamline their people processes. To win this war for talent, people managers also need to develop new approaches and use new tools to attract and engage the human capital best fit for their organization. Talent attraction and engagement are no longer just about finding the right people, but also using the best technology to attract and grow employees. In this month’s session, we are bringing together a panel of HR practitioners and HR service partners for a discussion on how best to enable HR through Artificial Intelligence and related tools. Please join us in this introduction to the myriad of tools and technologies available, to hear stories about how to identify which may be best for your needs, and learn ways to use them efficiently and effectively. Stamford American Auditorium (AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, #23-03 Shaw Centre) AmCham Singapore Register for event

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Description


Hosted by the Human Capital and Information, Communications, & Technology (ICT) Committees


Agenda

8:00 am – 8:15 am
                    Registration
8:15 am – 8:20 am                    Introduction of Panelists
8:20 am – 9:20 am                    Panelists Discussion
9:20 am – 9:30 am                    Q&A

Synopsis

With the region continuing to face challenges in talent attraction and retention due to an ongoing talent crunch and high employee turnover rates, it is imperative for HR professionals to simplify and streamline their people processes.  To win this war for talent, people managers also need to develop new approaches and use new tools to attract and engage the human capital best fit for their organization. Talent attraction and engagement are no longer just about finding the right people, but also using the best technology to attract and grow employees.

In this month’s session, we are bringing together a panel of HR practitioners and HR service partners for a discussion on how best to enable HR through Artificial Intelligence and related tools.  Please join us in this introduction to the myriad of tools and technologies available, to hear stories about how to identify which may be best for your needs, and learn ways to use them efficiently and effectively.

About the Panelists

Roop Kaistha
Regional Director - Talent Innovation Centre
Randstad Sourceright

Prior to joining Randstad - Roop worked for ING Bank in India. She set out in her career with Randstad in 2006 as the Manager of Banking with Randstad in Malaysia. She has since fulfilled a variety of roles across Randstad and Randstad Sourceright in Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore, and established expertise in operations and solution design across RPO and MSP. As a part of the senior leadership team of Randstad Sourceright in Asia Pacific, Roop has been instrumental in building the company's business in the Asia Pacific region.

In her current role, Roop leads RSR's Talent Innovation Centre for Asia Pacific.
  She is responsible for rolling out Randstad's innovative Technology stack in Asia Pacific including but not limited to AI and Chat-bot technologies and Predictive Data tools. She is responsible for partnering with Randstad Investment Fund to identify and assess leading-edge technologies to drive productivity in the team and value to customers.

Jocelyn Lam
Skills Lead, Asia Pacific Talent
IBM

Jocelyn currently leads Skills Development for IBM Asia Pacific with responsibility of developing strategic initiatives to increase expertise in critical skill areas. Jocelyn joined IBM in New York City as part of the HR M&A practice, managing the people elements of acquisitions, outsourcing and divestiture deals. Jocelyn then took an assignment to Singapore in 2016 as an ASEAN HR Business Partner for IBM’s strategic growth unit, Cognitive Solutions.

Prior to joining IBM, Jocelyn worked with non-profit organisations in Kolkata, Shanghai, and Washington D.C. Jocelyn brings a passion for curiosity, collaborative innovation, and new ways of working.

Jocelyn most recently holds a Master of Arts in Social-Organizational Psychology from Columbia University and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Chinese and American Studies from Johns Hopkins-Nanjing University. Life outside IBM includes exploring South East Asia, teaching dance, and marveling at urban design.

Alan Pang
Executive Value Advisor, HR Technology for Talent & Organisation
SAP SuccessFactors APJ

His 20 years of HR expertise ranges from restructuring & cultural change, selection & assessment, performance management, leadership development & succession, and workforce analytics & planning. He has extensive talent & organisation experience in industries of auto, consumer goods, e-commerce, financial service, hi-tech, pharmaceutical, and professional service, and the public sector in Asia. At SAP SuccessFactors, he is helping clients align technology solutions such as digital & mobile learning, intelligent service, machine learning, and predictive modelling with HR programs targeting at identifying, developing, motivating, and assessing critical talents and future leaders.

Between 2009 and 2013, he managed Aon’s HR Global Research Center in Singapore to partner with Singapore Institute of Directors, INSEAD, and University of Southern California and developing talent & organization methodology and tools in areas of corporate governance, leadership development, and workforce analytics, helping companies like Abbott, GE, Google, Maersk, Schneider, etc. optimize their talent sourcing, workforce planning, and restructuring solutions, with the critical talents and mid-and-above management as the focused workforce segments.

Prior to joining Aon, he was Hewitt Associates’ Managing Director of Greater China managing HR Outsourcing services. The consecutive winning of China Staff’s Outsourcing Firm of the Year 2005 through 2008 is a good reflection of his leadership in turning around the business to a balance between financial success, client loyalty, and end user satisfaction.

Before Hewitt, he worked with General Motors setting up joint ventures, transplanting Lean Manufacturing Systems, and launching new operations in China and Thailand, including the build-up of GMU facilities outside of U.S. transferring curriculum and courseware on car making technology as well as management know-how.

Lynn Tan
Co-Founder
Blonk Group

Lynn co-founded Blonk Group, the digital talent acquisition company, providing mobile job matching application and search services.

Lynn brings 16 years’ professional experience of which 8 years is dedicated to HR consulting and talent acquisition within large international consulting groups in Greater China, Japan and South-East Asia. She has a track record in executive search, assessment and coaching, leadership development and change management. Working extensively with multinational companies across industry sectors, Lynn has advised leading multinationals on successful executives and built high value solutions for C-team effectiveness, organizational and leadership development. She also has 10 years’ experience in strategy consulting and publicity & marketing.

Lynn is passionate about people and a firm believer that people make strategy work – the right people will deliver the right results. She wants to help the right talents and hiring managers find each other. Driven by the idea of tearing down walls and simplicity, Lynn aspires to shape the digital transformation of HR through innovative solutions that resonate with today’s new market realities. Keen on technologies and innovation, she understood that new hiring tools, processes and methodologies could bring drastic changes to the recruitment industry.

Lynn holds an MBA with distinction from University of Strathclyde Business School (UK) and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in European Studies with French, Economics and Sociology from National University of Singapore.

Lynn is an English and Mandarin native speaker. She also speaks French and Cantonese. She has worked in the UK and lived in China and Japan.

About the Moderator

Tom Kraabel
International Human Resources Leader
LeBaark Consulting

Tom Kraabel is an accomplished human resources leader with over two decades’ experience living and working in countries across Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East, in addition to his home country of the United States.

During the past fifteen years, he has served Fortune 500 companies, Private Equity firms, locally owned enterprises, and individuals from bases in Abu Dhabi, Tokyo, Singapore, Shanghai, and Brussels.
  Prior to his career in human resources, he lived in Israel and attended school in England.  He travels extensively, visiting close to fifty countries in his lifetime.

Currently based in Singapore, Tom is helping companies and individuals improve organizational performance through his work at LeBaark Consulting, a provider of interim HR leadership, executive coaching, and strategic consulting services.
  He also serves as a Co-Chair on the American Chamber of Commerce’s Human Capital Committee.

Preceding his venture into entrepreneurship, Tom used his international experience and HR expertise to improve organizational capability by leading the Global Talent Acquisition and Talent Development functions at Pall Corporation, the world’s leading provider of purification and filtration solutions.
  Prior to his global Talent role, Tom served as Pall’s HR leader for the Asia Pacific Region.  During his time as regional leader, Tom and his team were central to the integration of Pall into Danaher Corporation, its new parent company.

Before joining Pall Corporation, Tom served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources for MasterCard’s Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa region.  Based in Singapore, Tom was responsible for the creation and execution of MasterCard’s human capital strategy across APMEA.

Prior to his tenure with MasterCard, Tom was Vice President for Human Resources and Services with Ingram Micro, Incorporated.  Based in Brussels, he was responsible for the development and implementation of the EMEA’s human resources strategy.  While in this role, Tom also served as a core member of the team responsible for repositioning Ingram’s EMEA business strategy during the global financial crisis.  Tom joined Ingram Micro in 2004 as Senior Human Resources Director for Asia Pacific.  During his tenure with Ingram in Asia Pacific, Tom was responsible for leading the HR component of Ingram’s acquisition of Tech Pacific, the largest in the corporation’s history.

Early in his human resources career, Tom served for nearly a decade with Honeywell, and its predecessor AlliedSignal, in the US and Asia Pacific.  While with AlliedSignal, he played a pivotal role in the integration of AlliedSignal’s Honeywell acquisition.  Following AlliedSignal’s acquisition of Honeywell, he also played an active role in General Electric’s attempt to buy the newly formed Honeywell.  Before embarking on a career in human resources, Tom worked for UPS and The Fisher Group Companies where he held positions in operations, customer support, marketing, and sales.

Tom served with distinction in the United States Marine Corps as an aviation radar technician and instructor.  He holds a Bachelor’s degree in business from Luther College and a Master’s degree in human resources and industrial relations from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Business.