27 July, 2022 | Sydney, Australia

The Adaptive Workforce: Competing on Experience & Wellbeing

Collaborate and learn with 120 top CHRO and Heads of People & Change driving collaboration and performance

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Conflicting business priorities and legacy mindsets are holding back projects and growth

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Harness the collective intelligence of the world’s foremost thought leaders to learn best practices and be inspired.

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Top 100 HR Tech influencer, Top-25 Global Consultancy influencer and Global VP Talent & Product Strategy at Oracle

Chris Havrilla

Top 100 HR Tech influencer, Top-25 Global Consultancy influencer and Global VP Talent & Product Strategy at Oracle


Chris has worked diligently through her career with business and HR leaders—as an internal HR or HR strategy/technology practitioner, Consultant/Adviser, or Researcher/Analyst —on radically improving talent strategy, technology, and leadership—as well as the tech vendors who serve them.

With a unique blend of technical, HR practitioner, business and vendor experience, she laughingly describes herself as a bit of a talent, HR Tech and Future of Work “whisperer”. Chris has a degree in MIS, with a concentration in AI, from the UGA Terry College of Business. She loves figuring out how the latest trends and innovations in data, tools, and technology can help change the face of HR and the world of work.

She will say technology and data does play a huge role in how we make work better for people and people better at work — and not just be the work. And that humans are the ones who ask questions, solve problems, and take actions — with tools/technology in hand. Chris loves helping companies and people think about their outcomes — ask the right questions — determine technology and data strategy — and how it should all be utilized and applied to get their desired outcomes. She doesn’t profess to have the answers, but how to help you solve for them.

Chris was named as an Onalytica recent research report, “Who’s Who in Future of Work?” as well as their “Top 25 Global Consultancies Influencers” research study across all C-Suite topic categories — including the AI, emerging tech, and future of work sub-categories. She is also featured in Human Resource Executive® and the HR Technology Conference annual Top 100 HR Tech Influencers list, which recognizes individuals from the HR, technology, and business communities who are impacting the state and future direction of HR technology.

Kristine Dery
Professor of Work, Innovation and Technology at Macquarie University

Dr Kristine Dery

Professor of Work, Innovation and Technology at Macquarie University


Kristine Dery is the Professor of Work, Technology and Innovation, and Associate Dean Curriculum and Learning- Post-experience at Macquarie Business School.

She leads the strategic development and delivery of all post graduate programs for executives with business experience looking to upskill or transition to new roles. These courses include: MBA, GMBA, Master of Applied Finance and a suite of Executive Education open and bespoke programs including micro-credentials. Kristine is also an Academic Research Fellow with MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research (MIT CISR).

Kristine’s current research explores what it takes for large companies to transform their workforce to be relevant in a digital world. Together with colleagues at MIT CISR, Kristine has recently published a framework that helps firms understand the degree to which their workforce is future-ready. Kristine’s previous research has explored the employee experience in the context of Agile Ways of Working, Virtual Connectivity, and also what it takes to attract and retain the Talent with the digital skills to successfully deliver on the challenges of new digital business models. She works closely with research colleagues both at MIT CISR and Macquarie Business School to ensure that her research is integrated into the broader context of digital transformation.

Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company

Alistair Carmichael

Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company


Alistair is an Associate Partner focused on unlocking potential and performance through culture, organisation design, change leadership, and operating model design and leadership development.

He is a leader of McKinsey’s People and Organisation Performance Practice across Asia. He is passionate about mental health and is one of the founding leaders of the McKinsey Health Institute, with a focus on workplace mental health, and an advisor on McKinsey’s global mental health program “Mind Matters”.

Chief Futurist at Atlassian

Dom Price

Chief Futurist at Atlassian


An accomplished TED speaker, Dom is proud to work at Atlassian, the home of the most intelligent t-shirt wearers in business.

As their resident Work Futurist, Dom is Atlassian’s in house “Team Doctor” helping Atlassian scale by being ruthlessly efficient and effective, and spends over half his time helping their customers navigate transformation, agility, leadership, and the future of work.

Dom helped pioneer Atlassian’s Team Playbook and has a deep passion for understanding of teamwork and the changes needed today to build thriving businesses.

He has previously been the GM Program Management for a global gaming company and a Director of Deloitte.

A keen traveller, Dom has traversed over 53 countries so far, but after 17 years on these shores, he calls Australia home.

Connecting the Region’s
Top CHRO leaders

People Edge is an invitation-only conference that brings together technology executives from the region’s most influential Enterprise and Government organisations, including:

People Edge gathers leading HR, People and Change executives for an interactive day.

Hear from the experts, draw upon the collective intelligence of our region’s leading HR, People and Change executives, and learn the next steps from others on similar journeys.

With complete health and safety compliance, we are finally able to meet again face-to-face to share war stories, validate and compare lockdown and distributed workforce strategies.

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Why you should be here

Peer Introductions

Increase your own ability via a network of trusted connections by meeting with expert stakeholders and calibre peers. Every delegate must qualify to join the community.

Personalised Agenda

Self select your path through your choice of keynotes, panels, roundtables and workshops, perfectly aligning our content with your tactical and strategic needs.

Practical Insights

Global speakers ahead of you on the journey equip you with their learned experience, giving you the competence and tools you need.

Debating Critical Themes

01 Competing on Experience & Wellbeing​

Continued digital transformation, productivity​ and future innovation will depend on employee experience, and the connection of the individual’s purpose to that of the organisation.​

02 Your Ability to Communicate​

Facing increasing complexity and internal workforce dynamics – how do you manage perceptions and stakeholders, own the room, win allies and take everyone on the journey?​

03 Rebuilding and Motivating after the Pandemic​

Back to work and hybrid work strategies, managing employee costs, while balancing talent shortage and improving skills and digital capabilities.​

04 Fostering a Cohesive Culture, Virtually?​

If 50% of Australia’s workforce stay remote, the need to ‘Collaborate From Home’ and stay connected throughout the organisation has never been more critical. ​

05 Operational Empathy​

NOBL Collective NYC advises business leaders on how to build flexibility and adaptability into their technology and their teams for better uptake, productivity and wellbeing.​

06 Equipping & Empowering the Future-Ready Workforce​

Invest in a future-ready workforce by empowering people to solve complex problems, then design​
a work environment where people can deliver more value for customers. ​

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