6th HR Minds Summit
02-03 February 2017

Austria Trend Hotel Savoyen
Vienna – Austria

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6th HR Minds Summit

In HR global trends are likely to influence organisations, the next generation coming into the workplace, and what they are going to expect. How to develop a strategy of Right Job for the Right Person at the Right Career Developmental Stage? What motivates people and keeps them engaged? What are the most successful and handy TECH innovations worldwide? How to promote the company brand within the employed colleagues hence creating a higher rate for retention? How can HR add value when anchoring a new business culture?

These questions will be answered and discussed at the conference, in addition to main focuses as: Change Management, Cultural Organization, Leadership programes, HR analytics, Employee Engagement, Innovation in HR, Talent Attraction, etc. And as the world is shrinking, talent needs to be identified both globally and locally by utilizing information technology and alternative approaches.

While capturing talent becomes a more transparent and brand-based process, retaining talent becomes an ever more challenging task. At this event we will be discussing answers to different pressing questions that various HR departments face across Europe.

In addition GLC will introduce unique “HR Hackathon” where participants will be able to preview the most innovative and technologically driven breakthroughs in HR.

What is more, GLC special Open Panel discussions as well as Round Tables session bring a special interactive spin on the event bringing people together and sharing their know-hows and views.

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Michael R. Virardi
Michael R. Virardi Speaker | Author | Trainer
Lars-Olof Grün
Lars-Olof GrünHead of HR, Product Development
General Motors Europe
Sandy Begbie
Sandy BegbieChief People Officer
Standard Life
United Kingdom
Bernard Van Stekelenburg
Bernard Van StekelenburgFormer Chief Human Resources Manager
Associated British Food Agriculture
United Kingdom
Adam Hodgkinson
Adam HodgkinsonHR People Development Partner | Leadership, Nations & North
United Kingdom
David Sperl
David SperlHR Director Digital EMEA+APAC
GE Healthcare
Petra Berecova
Petra Berecova Senior Vice President Executive Management
Deutsche Telekom AG
Mark Vlaanderen
Mark VlaanderenSenior Director/ Head of Leadership, Talent & Learning
The Netherlands
Shivani Wadhwa
Shivani WadhwaDirector of HR
Anita Živkovic
Anita ŽivkovicPresident
James Hudson
James HudsonHead of Recruitment (Europe)
Levi Strauss & Co.
Andreas Steurer
Andreas SteurerHead of HR Expertise Center & Operations
UniCredit -
Michiel Van Den Berg
Michiel Van Den BergHead of Group Remuneration and Organization Effectiveness
Erste Group Bank AG
Simona Popovici
Simona PopoviciGroup Human Resources Director
KMG Rompetrol
Martina Huemann
Martina HuemannProfessor | Head of Project Management Group | Scientific Director and Lecturer of Professional MBA | Co-Founder and Manager
WU Vienna University of Economics & Business | WU Executive Academy | Enable2change
Roxana Milas
Roxana MilasHR Lead - Central East Europe - Consumer Segment

Our Advisors

 Marco Bertola
Marco BertolaHr Initiatives & Change Management
UniCredit Spa
Kate Hughes
Kate HughesGroup Head of Organizational Effectiveness & Employee Experience
Zurich Insurance
Yossi Gal
Yossi GalVice President, HR
Ráczné Szőke Ildikó
Ráczné Szőke IldikóExecutive Director of HR
Raiffeisen Bank
Despina Mantesi
Despina MantesiHead of HR

Event schedule

Day one

  • 08:30 Welcome Coffee and Registration

  • 09:20 Opening Remarks from the Chair

  • 09:40 Transform, Reform or Exit!

  • 10:20 HCM Technology will kill the HR Profession within 5 years

  • 11:00 Tea, Coffee, Networking & Exhibits

  • 11:30 Six generations at work. Developing. Growing. Performing

  • 12:10 Future Leaders and the Role of Group Executive Management

  • 12:50 Luncheon & Networking

  • 13:50 Do we truly BLEND our LEARNING?

  • 14:30 Organisational Development and Change

  • 15:10 Tea, Coffee, Networking & Exhibits

  • 15:40 Remote Work – The Challenge of Changing ‘Old’ Habits

  • 16:20 OPEN PANEL DISCUSSION: Globalisation and
    the HR Undertaking

  • 17:20 Closing Remarks from the Chair & Networking

Day two

  • 08:50 Tea, Coffee & Networking

  • 09:20 Opening Remarks from the Chair

  • 09:40 Globalisation

  • 10:20 HR in a distributed and matrix organisation

  • 11:00 Tea, Coffee, Networking & Exhibits

  • 11:30 4 Rotating Round Table Discussions Permanent
    Moderators and Topic per table. Four groups of
    delegates rotate from one table to the next after
    equal time slots.

  • 12:30 Projects that Create the Future: HR Strategies within Project-Oriented Organisations

  • 13:10 Luncheon & Networking

  • 14:10 The Need for Change: Anticipating the “Digital” Take Off in the Industry

  • 14:50 Embedding new HR technology in a legacy environment

  • 15:10 Embedding new HR technology in a legacy environment

  • 15:30 Tea, Coffee, Networking & Exhibits

  • 16:00 The Future of Jobs in the context of 4th Industrial Revolution

  • 16:40 Generation Z-What to Expect

  • 17:20 Closing remarks from the Chair and Networking & Farewell Networking

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Who will you meet?

Chief Human Resources Officers (CHRO) / Chief People Officers Chief Executive Officers (CEO) / Chief Financial Officers (CFO) Senior Vice Presidents / Vice Presidents / Heads / Directors /
Senior Managers, Managers / Analysts / Consultants / Advisors OF:

  • HR Europe
  • European Resourcing
  • Human Capital
  • Global HR
  • Group HR
  • Group EMEA HR
  • EMEA People
  • Talent Management
  • Leadership
  • Leadership Development
  • Recruitment and Selection process
  • Employee relations
  • Employer branding
  • Performance management
  • Competence Development
  • Skill Pool
  • Recruitment and Selection process
  • Resourcing & Talent
  • Learning & Development
  • Organizational
  • Development
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • HR Strategy & Operations
  • HR expertise centre
  • Change management
  • HR transformation
  • Retention and various HR professionals in related HR functions from cross industries across the Globe

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We understand that not all senior-level professionals might be available on the dates. As the event is an annual event, most of the attendees try to postpone their engagements or send a small group from their teams to benefit from the conference.

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