The HR Directors Innovation & Strategy Challenger Meeting –What is the value to you as an attendee?

The HR Directors Innovation & Strategy Challenger Meeting –What is the value to you as an attendee?

Posted Jun 21st, 2015 by Expedite | 0 comments

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“If you want to build the business, build the people”- Brownie Wise

Traditionally, HR directors have been responsible for the company's personnel and training strategy. However, in the modern world HR professionals are responsible for a whole a lot more than just people management. Haven’t you ever felt that you are required to continuously cultivate and improve on your current expertise, in order to keep up with changing trends?

The proliferation of technology and fluctuations in the business environment has resulted in a number of challenges for HR professionals, which will continue to evolve for years to come. This is where the‘HR Directors Innovation & Strategy Challenger Meeting’ plays a key role. The event is aimed at creating a dynamic environment, where HR directors are truly inspired and informed by the most rigorously-selected line-up of facilitators.


Day one of the event begins with keynote Presentation by Julie Markey, Director of HR, Ocado: who will speak about “HR for a new world order; Modernising HR for a rapidly growing, agile business”. The rest of day one will consist of case studies, boardroom briefings and workshops ranging across five broad categories: Talent, Engagement, Leadership, Executive Intelligence and Global Strategy.

Some highlights of day one:

  • One of the first seminars of the day is a case study discussing talent dynamics in an evolving world, presented by Gerard Penning, Executive Vice President Human Resources Downstream, Shell International Petroleum Co Ltd.
  • An interactive workshop by Will Murray, MD, Packtypes, will provide useful insights into driving business performance and unlocking workforce potential through transformational employee engagement.
  • Keith Hutchison, ‎Global HR Business Partner, National Grid, will deliver a boardroom briefing focusing on A Recipe for Success – Enabling Growth through Strategy, Structure and Culture.
  • Additionally, Richard Smelt, HR Director of McCain Foods will hold a discussion on managing the talent pipeline across a decentralised, global business.


Day two consists of two keynote presentations; the future of reward; how the new generation is shaping reward by Peter Newhouse, Global Head of Reward, Unilever, and Developing High Performing Executive Teams; unlocking collaboration within the most senior ranks of an organisation by Nick Pope, Global Learning Director, Unilever.

On Day two, the seminars have been grouped into the following categories: Employer Benefits, Reward, Learning & Development, and Technology.

Some highlights of day two:

  • A Case study presentation by Gillian Quinton, Strategic Director, Buckinghamshire County Council will focus on placing compensation and benefits at the heart of HR strategy.
  • Jim Thomas, Managing Director, PDW Group will conduct a workshop on the following topic: 'Want to change and improve behaviour? Well Most Training Doesn’t Work! How to Maximise your Development Investment and Create a Cultural Shift.'
  • Sheila Gupta, HR Director, University of Cambridge will conduct a boardroom briefing, on meeting strategic/ operational organisational development goals within a diverse, international workforce.

We believe that HR directors must gain real learning outcomes and accordingly the HRISCM event aims to help you discover innovative and forward-thinking strategies; these can help take you and your organisation to the next level. Furthermore, we are focused on providing you with cutting edge knowledge, from progressive and valuable discussions, which will provide a tangible return on investment in the time and money you’ve committed to being here.

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