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Save the dateNovember 24 & 25, 2021 (GMT+8)
Organizer
Organizer
Organizer:
Contact Person: Ho Sau Fong
Introduction
Introduction

To say that the COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted every aspect of our lives, especially the way we work, is an understatement.


Between 2019 and 2021, the number of unemployed people increased from 187.3 million to 220.5 million, across the globe. Nonetheless, this number is expected to fall to approximately 205 million, in 2022. Whatever the numbers may be, it is evident that countries and companies need to prioritize the improvement of their human capital for a new economy and workplace.


Learning, skilling, and training are at the heart of the new labor market. The new learning and development approach aims to address the jobs that no longer exist, the skills gap and mismatch between the existing workforce and future jobs, and the great resignation of 2021.


As such, the LEARNTech Asia Conference 2021 seeks to provide future-ready opportunities for companies and individuals to meet the great demand of the new labor market. Over the span of two days, industry experts from across the globe will share their insights on a virtual platform.

Agenda
Agenda
  • Day 1

    November 24, 2021

  • Day 2

    November 25, 2021

  • 9 AM - 9:05 AM

    Conference Welcome Note

    Conference Welcome Note

    9:05 AM - 9:15 AM

    Welcome Speech

    9:15 AM - 10 AM

    KEYNOTE: Future-Ready Talent Strategies for Organizations

    KEYNOTE: Future-Ready Talent Strategies for Organizations

    With the great resignation looming and the battle for talent being increasingly fierce this year, leaders need to move past their traditional talent strategies and adopt talent technologies such as automation, AI, and other cutting-edge technologies to future-proof their talent pool.As businesses strive to thrive beyond the pandemic, leaders need to re-architect their talent strategies to include a more diverse and fluid workforce. They also need to proactively deal with social and emotional iss...
    With the great resignation looming and the battle for talent being increasingly fierce this year, leaders need to move past their traditional talent strategies and adopt talent technologies such as automation, AI, and other cutting-edge technologies to future-proof their talent pool. As businesses strive to thrive beyond the pandemic, leaders need to re-architect their talent strategies to include a more diverse and fluid workforce. They also need to proactively deal with social and emotional issues that directly impact employee productivity, engagement, and experience such as mental health.
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    10:10 AM - 10:55 AM

    FEATURED TOPIC: Moving towards self-directed learning for performance

    FEATURED TOPIC: Moving towards self-directed learning for performance

    Our current work from home reality is unlikely to be permanent. That said, the impact of the pandemic crisis on the office will be. As organizations plan their return to the physical office, leaders and senior management need to rethink the way they manage their employees and run their businesses.The re-architecting of the workplace, workforce, work styles, and workflows calls for a new learning and development approach. One that will better suit a hybrid office that effectively integrates its p...
    Our current work from home reality is unlikely to be permanent. That said, the impact of the pandemic crisis on the office will be. As organizations plan their return to the physical office, leaders and senior management need to rethink the way they manage their employees and run their businesses. The re-architecting of the workplace, workforce, work styles, and workflows calls for a new learning and development approach. One that will better suit a hybrid office that effectively integrates its people, space, and technology.
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    11:05 AM - 12:05 PM

    PANEL DISCUSSION: Empowering People at the Workplace

    PANEL DISCUSSION: Empowering People at the Workplace

    An organization focused on surviving is more likely to re-skill its workers based on what best suits the organization's needs. A thriving organization understands that to retain their talent they need to unleash the potential of their workers.In fact, thriving organizations are led by leaders who are unafraid to ask questions. It is these leaders who are willing to prioritize the empowerment of their workers with agency and freedom to apply the latter's interests and passions to meet the needs o...
    An organization focused on surviving is more likely to re-skill its workers based on what best suits the organization's needs. A thriving organization understands that to retain their talent they need to unleash the potential of their workers. In fact, thriving organizations are led by leaders who are unafraid to ask questions. It is these leaders who are willing to prioritize the empowerment of their workers with agency and freedom to apply the latter's interests and passions to meet the needs of the organization.
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    12:15 PM - 1 PM

    FIRESIDE CHAT: Digital Learning: Driving the Future of Work

    FIRESIDE CHAT: Digital Learning: Driving the Future of Work

    In this post-pandemic world, learning while working is the new norm. Not only are employers realizing the need to proactively create digital learning opportunities for their employees, employers also recognize the growing trend of learning and development being a must-have work benefit amongst the newer generations of employees. Thereby, changing the future of work.

    1 PM - 2 PM

    Lunch Break

    Lunch Break

    2 PM - 3 PM

    PANEL DISUCSSION: Co-Building A Sustainable Workforce

    PANEL DISUCSSION: Co-Building A Sustainable Workforce

    History proves to us that the turbulent nature of the current labor market landscape will negatively impact the young professionals who are navigating their entry into the workforce. Employers together with governmental agencies, and training and development institutions need to collaborate to co-build a work environment that effectively addresses the skills mismatch and gap experienced by these young professionals.

    3:10 PM - 4:10 PM

    PANEL DISCUSSION: Skilling Up From A Distance

    PANEL DISCUSSION: Skilling Up From A Distance

    The underlying reason for learning and development (L&D) in the workplace is to ensure that organizations and their people are future-ready. What happens then, if the future is suddenly propelled to the present? As businesses and individuals move back and forth between a physical and virtual workplace as the pandemic slowly evolves into an endemic or epidemic, learning has to be included into the flow of work.

    4:20 PM - 5:05 PM

    KEYNOTE: Learning Innovations for a Hybrid Working World

    KEYNOTE: Learning Innovations for a Hybrid Working World

    Ford formed special teams and set up new production lines in its manufacturing facilities to produce tens of thousands of ventilators. Similarly, Decathlon worked with the Institute of Studies for the Integration of Systems to redesign the former's snorkeling masks into ventilator masks to address the shortage of ventilator masks during this pandemic.Learning has been at the heart of these innovations. In fact, reskilling and upskilling have never been more important than in the past 19 months. ...
    Ford formed special teams and set up new production lines in its manufacturing facilities to produce tens of thousands of ventilators. Similarly, Decathlon worked with the Institute of Studies for the Integration of Systems to redesign the former's snorkeling masks into ventilator masks to address the shortage of ventilator masks during this pandemic. Learning has been at the heart of these innovations. In fact, reskilling and upskilling have never been more important than in the past 19 months. As the global labor market reopens, the integration of human and technology capabilities in equal partnership is ever more important. Collectively, we have to prioritize learning technologies to advance the professional development of employees and the adaptability of organizations.
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  • 9 AM - 9:55 AM

    Break

    Break

    9:55 AM - 10:40 AM

    FIRESIDE CHAT: Developing an Agile & Adaptable Workforce

    FIRESIDE CHAT: Developing an Agile & Adaptable Workforce

    Amid the recent disruption to the labor market, organizations have had to ensure their employees continue to progress forward in their professional development. As such, organizations have had to evaluate how the jobs within their organizations are evolving and to what extent.

    10:40 AM - 10:50 AM

    Break

    Break

    10:50 AM - 11:35 AM

    FEATURED TOPIC: An Experiential Learning Experience for All Employees

    FEATURED TOPIC: An Experiential Learning Experience for All Employees

    Some might say that the pandemic and digital transformation are necessary disruptions to increase efficiency and productivity at the workplace. However, employees are left overwhelmed with 'technostress' and a widening skills gap.Thus, creating opportunities for enterprise L&Ds to empower the workforce with the right tools and resources to develop their resilience and adaptability for an ever-evolving future. Indeed, traditional learning methods are unable to match the skills gap and demands of ...
    Some might say that the pandemic and digital transformation are necessary disruptions to increase efficiency and productivity at the workplace. However, employees are left overwhelmed with 'technostress' and a widening skills gap. Thus, creating opportunities for enterprise L&Ds to empower the workforce with the right tools and resources to develop their resilience and adaptability for an ever-evolving future. Indeed, traditional learning methods are unable to match the skills gap and demands of the modern workforce.
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    11:35 AM - 11:45 AM

    Break

    Break

    11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

    FIRESIDE CHAT: Aligning Technology & Human Capabilities for a Sustainable Workforce

    FIRESIDE CHAT: Aligning Technology & Human Capabilities for a Sustainable Workforce

    Fuelled by the pandemic, business leaders now recognize the need to employ technological tools to prioritize the physical and mental well-being of their employees. Indeed there is an inextricable link between our well-being, work, and lives but organizations also recognized the need to re-skill and upskill their employees to ensure a sustainable future for both employees and organization.

    12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

    Lunch Break

    Lunch Break

    1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

    FEATURED TOPIC: Leadership Insights from Jim Collins & Eric Weinstein

    FEATURED TOPIC: Leadership Insights from Jim Collins & Eric Weinstein

    2:30 PM - 2:40 PM

    Break

    Break

    2:40 PM - 3:40 PM

    PANEL DISCUSSION: Charting A New Career Path Amid Adversity

    PANEL DISCUSSION: Charting A New Career Path Amid Adversity

    One of the most common phrases we have heard in the past year and a half is "these are uncertain times" and "during this time of uncertainty", and the reality is that our career paths will always be filled with uncertainty whether from our own doing or external factors such as the pandemic recession and the Fourth Industrial Revolution.It is our ability to adapt and pivot through these adversities that matters more. Hence, how can we, as individuals, chart a new career path for ourselves amid th...
    One of the most common phrases we have heard in the past year and a half is "these are uncertain times" and "during this time of uncertainty", and the reality is that our career paths will always be filled with uncertainty whether from our own doing or external factors such as the pandemic recession and the Fourth Industrial Revolution. It is our ability to adapt and pivot through these adversities that matters more. Hence, how can we, as individuals, chart a new career path for ourselves amid the great disruptor of this decade?
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    3:40 PM - 3:50 PM

    Break

    Break

    3:50 PM - 4:35 PM

    KEYNOTE: Future-Focused Skilling

    KEYNOTE: Future-Focused Skilling

    The new and uncertain nature of work requires today's workers to pivot between professions with significantly different skill sets, and navigate mid-career job transitions accompanied by substantial reskilling and upskilling. With a multitude of learning and development opportunities, the aim of skilling should be to ensure that one is capable of remaining flexible, adaptable, and competitive in a labor market that is ever-changing.
Speakers
Speakers
  • Anita Lettink (Partner at Strategic Management Consultant)

    Anita Lettink

    Partner at Strategic Management Consultant

  • Alvin Goh (Executive Director of Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI))

    Alvin Goh

    Executive Director of Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI)

  • Dr Sumitra Nair (Chief Digital Skills and Jobs Officer at Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC))

    Dr Sumitra Nair

    Chief Digital Skills and Jobs Officer at Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)

  • Sanjeev Sahgal (Chief People Officer at Mercy Corps)

    Sanjeev Sahgal

    Chief People Officer at Mercy Corps

  • Frank Koo (Head of LinkedIn (Asia) at LinkedIn)

    Frank Koo

    Head of LinkedIn (Asia) at LinkedIn

  • Peter Hamilton (Board of Directors at World Employment Confederation)

    Peter Hamilton

    Board of Directors at World Employment Confederation

  • Dr Justina Tan (Director at the Centre for Workplace Learning and Performance of Institute of Adult Learning (IAL))

    Dr Justina Tan

    Director at the Centre for Workplace Learning and Performance of Institute of Adult Learning (IAL)

  • Dr Chee Teck Phua (Director of National Centre of Excellence for Workplace Learning (NACE))

    Dr Chee Teck Phua

    Director of National Centre of Excellence for Workplace Learning (NACE)

  • David Yeo (LEARNTech Asia Chairman at Kydon Group)

    David Yeo

    LEARNTech Asia Chairman at Kydon Group

  • Christina Wong (Manager, Global Learning Delivery Operations at Google)

    Christina Wong

    Manager, Global Learning Delivery Operations at Google

  • Gherry Akbar (VP, Head of People Development & Culture Engagement at Indosat Ooredoo)

    Gherry Akbar

    VP, Head of People Development & Culture Engagement at Indosat Ooredoo

  • Nazral Safril Mohammad Sapari (Director, Human Capital of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC))

    Nazral Safril Mohammad Sapari

    Director, Human Capital of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)

  • Thanit Herabat (Plan & Policy Analyst at National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC))

    Thanit Herabat

    Plan & Policy Analyst at National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC)

  • Adrianus Yoza Aprilio (Founding Member at ASEAN Future of Work Council)

    Adrianus Yoza Aprilio

    Founding Member at ASEAN Future of Work Council

  • Prof Salim Akoojee (International Consultant at University of Nottingham (Affiliate))

    Prof Salim Akoojee

    International Consultant at University of Nottingham (Affiliate)

  • Sandy Ng (Chief Strategy Officer at Kydon Group)

    Sandy Ng

    Chief Strategy Officer at Kydon Group

  • Sripathi Chakkravarthi (Regional Director - APAC of Whatfix)

    Sripathi Chakkravarthi

    Regional Director - APAC of Whatfix

  • Pooja Gianchandani (Programme Expert at UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Vocational Education & Training (UNEVOC))

    Pooja Gianchandani

    Programme Expert at UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Vocational Education & Training (UNEVOC)

  • David Hendrick Jr (Director, People Development of Centre for Healthcare Innovation at Tan Tock Seng Hospital)

    David Hendrick Jr

    Director, People Development of Centre for Healthcare Innovation at Tan Tock Seng Hospital

  • Wannaporn Srivatthanangkoon (VP, People Communication and Employer Branding,  People Engagement & Communication, People Function at Siam Commercial Bank)

    Wannaporn Srivatthanangkoon

    VP, People Communication and Employer Branding, People Engagement & Communication, People Function at Siam Commercial Bank

  • Jane Low (Manager and Learning Advisor for Senior Leader Development at Shell)

    Jane Low

    Manager and Learning Advisor for Senior Leader Development at Shell

  • Samuel Kim (Founding President at Center for Asian Leadership Initiatives)

    Samuel Kim

    Founding President at Center for Asian Leadership Initiatives

  • Edwin Koh (VP of Group Organization & Talent Development at Lazada)

    Edwin Koh

    VP of Group Organization & Talent Development at Lazada

  • Edwin Lye (Assistant Executive Director of Industrial Relations and Membership at Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF))

    Edwin Lye

    Assistant Executive Director of Industrial Relations and Membership at Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF)

  • Neeti Mahajan (Managing Director/Operations Head GSC Malaysia and Global Head of Workforce Management at HSBC)

    Neeti Mahajan

    Managing Director/Operations Head GSC Malaysia and Global Head of Workforce Management at HSBC

  • Thomas Paris (Chief Learning Officer at ZilLearn)

    Thomas Paris

    Chief Learning Officer at ZilLearn

  • Rashmi Sharma (Associate CTO, Talent & HR at Accenture)

    Rashmi Sharma

    Associate CTO, Talent & HR at Accenture

  • Dr Roland Yeo (Strategic HR Advisor, Training & Development at Aramco)

    Dr Roland Yeo

    Strategic HR Advisor, Training & Development at Aramco

Tickets
Tickets

Complimentary Conference Pass

This ticket allows for live session viewing only.

Free

Premium Pass

This ticket allows for live session viewing, on-demand session viewing and issuance of a certificate of participation.

S$39.90
Sponsors and Partners
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