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The Future of Work

A Council Collaboration
NOVEMBER 13 - 14, 2018 | WEWORK XINTIANDI | SHANGHAI, CHINA

NOVEMBER 13 - 14, 2018 | PADANG & CO | SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE


November 13 - 14, 2018

A Collaboration of The Conference Board Peer Networking Groups
November 13-14, 2018, Singapore and Shanghai

 

Download The Overview

Why This Collaboration?

The ‘Future of Work’ debate, until now, has been discussed by siloed functions, with many events talking about the implications but not clearly defining the strategic steps that organizations need to take.

The Conference Board and its peer networks will address this challenge. Bringing together senior executives from HR, Finance, Communications and Legal departments from over 100 corporations, this collaboration will run concurrently in Shanghai and Singapore and embrace digital technologies.

This unique event, reflecting the collaborative and connected ‘Future of Work,’ is designed to extract the collective wisdom of over 200 executives – enabling you to best position your organization to anticipate, respond to and take advantage of disruptive change, and delivering key insights which will define the ‘Future of Work.'

The Conference Board C-Suite Challenge™ 2018 report – our global consultation with CEOs and C-Suite Executives – has identified the following key issues, all of which we will explore at this event:

  • Nearly 80% of CHROs predict an increasing use of ‘digital labor’
  • The top two priorities for CEOs and CHROs in Asia are: attracting and retaining top talent; and the need to develop and deliver new business models in response to disruptive technologies
  • Workforce diversity and the development of next generation leaders to drive innovation are among the top priorities for global CHROs
  • CEOs, CFOs and CHROs see organizational culture and design as a key driver of future success
  • Innovation and agility are increasingly important

What Are The Outcomes?

Our agenda is designed to focus on the strategic and people challenges with three key themes: Digital Transformation, Artificial Intelligence & Analytics, and Future Leadership. The program structure consists of thought leadership presentations, senior executive panel discussions, facilitated concurrent breakout sessions, and networking gatherings. We will hear from thought-leaders, innovators and disruptors as they:

  • Share their stories of how they are changing their organizations to better compete in a digital future
  • Explore how to create agile, data-driven functions that serve the business
  • Describe the latest technological and operational advancements
  • Help you develop strategies and plans for 2020 and beyond

What Will Follow?

The Conference Board will publish research insights originating from the knowledge sharing and senior executive discussions at this event, exclusively for participants, defining the ‘Future of Work’ from the perspectives of business leaders and identifying actionable insights for department heads.

Who Will Attend?

This event is designed specifically for members of The Conference Board Council program. Attendance is strictly by invitation only, As with our Council meetings networking will remain a key priority. And with the variety of members you will meet from Councils covering the HR, Communications, Finance, and Legal functions you will be able to build on strategies, actions, and support networks for collaboration after returning to your organization.

Key Agenda Themes

Digital Transformation Digital transformation leverages digital technologies and the data they produce to connect organizations, people, physical assets, and processes, often in ways that were never possible before. These connections often lead to changes in business strategy to capitalize on emerging customer needs. Digital transformation offers competitive advantage, including the ability to quickly pivot in response to new opportunities, build long-term relationships with customers, and launch new business models. The need to develop a digital strategy is the basis of the ‘Future of Work.’

Artificial Intelligence & Analytics The advent of analytics was driven by the need to know your customer and will still remain the primary focus of most organizations. However, the importance of understanding the value of the forgotten stakeholder – the employee is coming to the fore. Artificial Intelligence is an important element of this as it is often identified as the harbinger of doom for jobs as we know it. However, one will have to consider how these technologies can augment the workforce, free people from the mundane allowing the increase in creativity and innovation. The traditional talent strategies of “Buy, Build or Borrow” will have to be redefined as “Buy, Build, Borrow or Bot” and the measurement of the implications of these strategies in the form of analytics will be key drivers of evolution and success.

Future Leadership The impact of technology is not the only driver of change in the workplace. The concept of the contingent workforce is being embraced by both employees and employers. As much as technology is driven by connectivity, the future leader will have to embrace connectedness and develop their personal networks and brand in order to deliver on projects on a contingent basis. How organizations embrace the ‘Future of Work’ will be defined by its future leadership.

 

Download The Overview

 

Participating Councils

Participating Councils

 Human Resources Management  Specialist Councils
  • Asia-Pacific Human Resources Council
  • Asia-Pacific Talent & Diversity Council
  • Asia-Pacific Talent Acquisition Council
  • Asia-Pacific Total Rewards Council
  • China Human Resources Council
  • Emerging Markets Human Resources Council
  • Workforce Analytics Institute Council
  • China CFO Council
  • Emerging Markets Finance Executives’Council
  • Emerging Markets Mergers and Acquisitions Council
  • Asia-Pacific Chief Legal Officers’ Council
  • Asia-Pacific Communication and Marketing Council
  • China Communication and Marketing Council

Agenda Framework

Day 1: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 
8:30 a.m. Arrival Refreshments
9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks: Why This Environment Matters
9:15 a.m.

Key Session 1: Digital Transformation

9:30 a.m.

Panel Discussion: Digital Transformation

10:30 a.m. Refreshment Break
10:45 a.m.

Breakout Track 1: Digital Transformation

11:35 a.m.

Cross-Group Sharing

12:30 p.m.

Networking Lunch

1:30 p.m.

Key Session 2: Artificial Intelligence & Analytics

1:45 p.m.

Panel Discussion: Artificial Intelligence & Analytics

2:45 p.m.

Refreshment Break

3:00 p.m.

Breakout Track 2: Artificial Intelligence & Analytics

3:50 p.m.

Cross-Group Sharing

4:45 p.m.

Day 1 Concludes 

5:00 p.m.

Networking Cocktail Reception

Day 2: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 
8:30 a.m. Arrival Refreshments
8:50 a.m. Opening Remarks
9:00 a.m.

Key Session 3: Future Leadership

9:15 a.m.

Panel Discussion: Future Leadership

10:15 a.m. Refreshment Break
10:30 a.m.

Breakout Track 3: Future Leadership

11:35 a.m. Cross-Group Sharing
12:30 p.m.

Summary and Learning Wrap-Up

1:00 p.m. Event Concludes
Guest Speakers and Sponsorship Guidelines

Guest Speakers, Co-Attendees and Sponsorship Guidelines

  • For this Collaboration event Council members will be encouraged to nominate their C-Suite executives as guest speakers.
  • Council members are requested to nominate one executive colleague from a different function within their organization to co-attend the meeting
  • Speaking preferences will be assigned to Council members and practitioners leading these initiatives in their organizations
  • Selected partner organizations who sponsor the event, and thought-leading academicians working in concert with Council members, will be invited to present at this meeting.
Price

Registration Fee

  • Members of participating Conference Board Councils: Complimentary
    • Attendance at this event is complimentary for participating Council members and nominated co-attendee colleagues.
  • Standard registration fee: US$2,900

     

    Dates: November 13-14, 2018
    Singapore venue: Padang & Co, LEVEL 3, Mapletree Business City
    Shanghai venue: WeWork Xintiandi, 17/F China Overseas International Center

    Event program is subject to change.

     

    For more information, please contact your Council Program Director or Council Manager.

     

LOCATION

WeWork Xintiandi
17/F China Overseas International Center 
Tower B, 838 South Huangpi Road 

Huangpu District 
Shanghai 200025
MAP

PARTICIPATING SPONSOR
CBA
CIO Connect
Korn Ferry
LEVEL 3
Padang & Co
SAP Success Factors
Skills Future SG
SmartUp
Up2Speed
wework
AGENDA
NOVEMBER 13 - 14, 2018
WEWORK XINTIANDI,SHANGHAI, CHINA
November 13 - 14, 2018

A Collaboration of The Conference Board Peer Networking Groups
November 13-14, 2018, Singapore and Shanghai

 

Download The Overview

Why This Collaboration?

The ‘Future of Work’ debate, until now, has been discussed by siloed functions, with many events talking about the implications but not clearly defining the strategic steps that organizations need to take.

The Conference Board and its peer networks will address this challenge. Bringing together senior executives from HR, Finance, Communications and Legal departments from over 100 corporations, this collaboration will run concurrently in Shanghai and Singapore and embrace digital technologies.

This unique event, reflecting the collaborative and connected ‘Future of Work,’ is designed to extract the collective wisdom of over 200 executives – enabling you to best position your organization to anticipate, respond to and take advantage of disruptive change, and delivering key insights which will define the ‘Future of Work.'

The Conference Board C-Suite Challenge™ 2018 report – our global consultation with CEOs and C-Suite Executives – has identified the following key issues, all of which we will explore at this event:

  • Nearly 80% of CHROs predict an increasing use of ‘digital labor’
  • The top two priorities for CEOs and CHROs in Asia are: attracting and retaining top talent; and the need to develop and deliver new business models in response to disruptive technologies
  • Workforce diversity and the development of next generation leaders to drive innovation are among the top priorities for global CHROs
  • CEOs, CFOs and CHROs see organizational culture and design as a key driver of future success
  • Innovation and agility are increasingly important

What Are The Outcomes?

Our agenda is designed to focus on the strategic and people challenges with three key themes: Digital Transformation, Artificial Intelligence & Analytics, and Future Leadership. The program structure consists of thought leadership presentations, senior executive panel discussions, facilitated concurrent breakout sessions, and networking gatherings. We will hear from thought-leaders, innovators and disruptors as they:

  • Share their stories of how they are changing their organizations to better compete in a digital future
  • Explore how to create agile, data-driven functions that serve the business
  • Describe the latest technological and operational advancements
  • Help you develop strategies and plans for 2020 and beyond

What Will Follow?

The Conference Board will publish research insights originating from the knowledge sharing and senior executive discussions at this event, exclusively for participants, defining the ‘Future of Work’ from the perspectives of business leaders and identifying actionable insights for department heads.

Who Will Attend?

This event is designed specifically for members of The Conference Board Council program. Attendance is strictly by invitation only, As with our Council meetings networking will remain a key priority. And with the variety of members you will meet from Councils covering the HR, Communications, Finance, and Legal functions you will be able to build on strategies, actions, and support networks for collaboration after returning to your organization.

Key Agenda Themes

Digital Transformation Digital transformation leverages digital technologies and the data they produce to connect organizations, people, physical assets, and processes, often in ways that were never possible before. These connections often lead to changes in business strategy to capitalize on emerging customer needs. Digital transformation offers competitive advantage, including the ability to quickly pivot in response to new opportunities, build long-term relationships with customers, and launch new business models. The need to develop a digital strategy is the basis of the ‘Future of Work.’

Artificial Intelligence & Analytics The advent of analytics was driven by the need to know your customer and will still remain the primary focus of most organizations. However, the importance of understanding the value of the forgotten stakeholder – the employee is coming to the fore. Artificial Intelligence is an important element of this as it is often identified as the harbinger of doom for jobs as we know it. However, one will have to consider how these technologies can augment the workforce, free people from the mundane allowing the increase in creativity and innovation. The traditional talent strategies of “Buy, Build or Borrow” will have to be redefined as “Buy, Build, Borrow or Bot” and the measurement of the implications of these strategies in the form of analytics will be key drivers of evolution and success.

Future Leadership The impact of technology is not the only driver of change in the workplace. The concept of the contingent workforce is being embraced by both employees and employers. As much as technology is driven by connectivity, the future leader will have to embrace connectedness and develop their personal networks and brand in order to deliver on projects on a contingent basis. How organizations embrace the ‘Future of Work’ will be defined by its future leadership.

 

Download The Overview

 

Participating Councils

Participating Councils

 Human Resources Management  Specialist Councils
  • Asia-Pacific Human Resources Council
  • Asia-Pacific Talent & Diversity Council
  • Asia-Pacific Talent Acquisition Council
  • Asia-Pacific Total Rewards Council
  • China Human Resources Council
  • Emerging Markets Human Resources Council
  • Workforce Analytics Institute Council
  • China CFO Council
  • Emerging Markets Finance Executives’Council
  • Emerging Markets Mergers and Acquisitions Council
  • Asia-Pacific Chief Legal Officers’ Council
  • Asia-Pacific Communication and Marketing Council
  • China Communication and Marketing Council

Agenda Framework

Day 1: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 
8:30 a.m. Arrival Refreshments
9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks: Why This Environment Matters
9:15 a.m.

Key Session 1: Digital Transformation

9:30 a.m.

Panel Discussion: Digital Transformation

10:30 a.m. Refreshment Break
10:45 a.m.

Breakout Track 1: Digital Transformation

11:35 a.m.

Cross-Group Sharing

12:30 p.m.

Networking Lunch

1:30 p.m.

Key Session 2: Artificial Intelligence & Analytics

1:45 p.m.

Panel Discussion: Artificial Intelligence & Analytics

2:45 p.m.

Refreshment Break

3:00 p.m.

Breakout Track 2: Artificial Intelligence & Analytics

3:50 p.m.

Cross-Group Sharing

4:45 p.m.

Day 1 Concludes 

5:00 p.m.

Networking Cocktail Reception

Day 2: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 
8:30 a.m. Arrival Refreshments
8:50 a.m. Opening Remarks
9:00 a.m.

Key Session 3: Future Leadership

9:15 a.m.

Panel Discussion: Future Leadership

10:15 a.m. Refreshment Break
10:30 a.m.

Breakout Track 3: Future Leadership

11:35 a.m. Cross-Group Sharing
12:30 p.m.

Summary and Learning Wrap-Up

1:00 p.m. Event Concludes
Guest Speakers and Sponsorship Guidelines

Guest Speakers, Co-Attendees and Sponsorship Guidelines

  • For this Collaboration event Council members will be encouraged to nominate their C-Suite executives as guest speakers.
  • Council members are requested to nominate one executive colleague from a different function within their organization to co-attend the meeting
  • Speaking preferences will be assigned to Council members and practitioners leading these initiatives in their organizations
  • Selected partner organizations who sponsor the event, and thought-leading academicians working in concert with Council members, will be invited to present at this meeting.
Price

Registration Fee

  • Members of participating Conference Board Councils: Complimentary
    • Attendance at this event is complimentary for participating Council members and nominated co-attendee colleagues.
  • Standard registration fee: US$2,900

     

    Dates: November 13-14, 2018
    Singapore venue: Padang & Co, LEVEL 3, Mapletree Business City
    Shanghai venue: WeWork Xintiandi, 17/F China Overseas International Center

    Event program is subject to change.

     

    For more information, please contact your Council Program Director or Council Manager.

     

Other scheduled dates and locations for The Future of Work:

November 13 - 14, 2018 – Padang & Co, Singapore, Singapore

Participating Sponsor
CBA
CIO Connect
Korn Ferry
LEVEL 3
Padang & Co
SAP Success Factors
Skills Future SG
SmartUp
Up2Speed
wework