Agenda

Wednesday, 27 July 2022

07:45 - 08:30

Registration & Check-in

Secure your seat in the keynote room for the day.

Jim Berry

CEO at ADAPT

About

Jim is well known in the local market for delivering on his promise and his entire career has been spent connecting the right people at the right time in roles across Europe, China and Australia.

He founded ADAPT to deliver quality outcomes with integrity and now in our 8th year, growth has been consistent. Jim is still positioned across sales and account management where he delivers innovative results and programs and leads by example.

He also runs entrepreneurial product development and the evolution and clear differentiated value of ADAPT’s offerings. As well as a NSW Small Business Excellence nomination, ADAPT were 55th in BRW’s 2014 Top 100 Start Ups – Jim’s 3rd time there – previously as Founder of Strategic Path, an award-winning ICT publisher, he steered the company to make the list in both 2009 and 2010.

08:30 - 08:45

Welcome to ADAPT's 1st People Edge "It's all about our People."

Jim Berry - CEO at ADAPT Read More

For 11 years, ADAPT have hosted local heads of technology, finance and digital. We know in depth their challenges, aims, pain points and barriers. Almost universally they face conflicting business priorities, legacy mindsets and lack a common language to drive sustainable cultural change. More than ever, our people are core to success and growth. Based on this for ADAPT are hosting Australian leaders of HR, People and Change to identify and communicate how to empower and deliver on exactly what our corporations need for success in the digital age.

Matt Boon

Director of Strategic Research at ADAPT

About

As Director of Strategic Research at ADAPT Matt Boon, is responsible for directing and developing ADAPTs research content and positions. In his role at ADAPT Boon advises C-Suite executives across the end-user and technology provider landscape. Boon is also responsible for bringing together groups of C-Suite leaders to discuss and prepare for the myriad of challenges and opportunities they face.

ADAPT host’s numerous industry leading IT focused events annually and Boon is responsible for hosting, chairing and delivering ADAPT independent content and positions to help attendees make informed IT decisions.

08:45 - 09:05

ADAPT Research: The Collective Intelligence: Insights from your Peers and Stakeholders

Matt Boon - Director of Strategic Research at ADAPT Read More

ADAPT’s research and advisory team reveal the latest local fact-based insights, based upon 20,000 conversations and over 1,000 detailed surveys of our region’s executive finance, digital and IT leaders. Matt reveals the core findings distilled from aggregated insights from your executive IT, Finance, Security and Digital peers on their drivers, aims and opinions on people strategy and culture.

This is also compared with your People Edge pre-event attendee survey to share your peers priorities, resource allocation, aims and challenges helping you to benchmark strategy and validate your thinking.

Dom Price

Chief Futurist at Atlassian

About

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.

09:05 - 09:50

Practical approaches to enhance Employee experience, engagement and retention

Dom Price - Chief Futurist at Atlassian Read More

Employees find it hard to connect, collaborate and locate information, creating frustrations. What practical steps can companies take to drive a superior employee experience and shape the future of work? How do you balance company needs and employee needs, to drive the business forward?

Dom will discuss how to:

  • Make the work environment “friction-free” for collaboration
  • Define the role of leaders and managers in this distributed environment
  • The role of technology in collaboration, connection and cooperation
09:50 - 10:20

Delivering connected and engaging employee experiences for hybrid work

with ServiceNow Read More

Business leaders face a do-or-die situation when addressing the challenges of the new world of hybrid work. Digital transformation within employee experiences is no longer simply a driver of growth and productivity—it’s an imperative to help employees find better balance and keep them creative, productive, and engaged.

Organisations must embrace digital platforms that prioritise their most important stakeholders, enabling seamless employee experiences no matter where or how work happens—whether it’s at home, in the office, or on the go.

Learn how organisations can curate information and services into dynamic, personalised platform that increases employee engagement:

  • Improving employee productivity by reducing the time it takes to look for help
  • Decreasing application fatigue by integrating all the information employees need in a single place
  • Keeping employees informed and engaged with personalised, actionable communications
10:20 - 10:40

Refreshments Break

Alistair Carmichael

Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company

About

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”.

10:40 - 11:10

McKinsey on “The critical role of leaders in tackling unprecedented levels of employee burnout”

Alistair Carmichael - Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company Read More

We’ve all seen the data showing elevated levels of attrition and employees changing their relationship with work. Now new research shows ~1 in 4 employees are reporting signs of burnout, and similarly elevated levels of symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Alistair will share what the research means for Australian workplaces, how organisations can and must take action and why you, as leaders, play a critical role in resisting the next wave of pandemic impact.

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”.

11:10 - 11:30

Strategic Partner Insights with Slack

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The future of work is about talent, connection and flexibility.

According to Slack’s Future Forum Research, 57% of employees are open to a new job this year, and flexibility is the number 2 reason for job satisfaction. Cultivating connection requires shifting to a Digital Headquarters.

During this session, our panel will discuss:

  • What employees want
  • How to foster culture, connection and alignment to retain talent
  • Tools and tricks to improve employee experience
11:30 - 11:50

Drive User Adoption to Empower your Digital Workforce

with WalkMe Read More

Few departments feel the brunt of digital change quite like HR! While it is key to organisational growth, only 16% of HR teams consider their transformational projects as successful.

This session will share some use cases on how organisations across Australia are:

  • Quickly and efficiently onboarding new employees
  • Saving time and relieving employee frustration
  • Keeping employees engaged in remote or hybrid work environment
11:55 - 12:55

1-1 meetings with qualified Strategic Partners

Intelligently matched opportunities connecting the right people at the right time for the right reasons.

11:55 - 12:55

ADAPT Executive Insight Roundtables

Attend your pre-selected roundtable to participate in a peer discussion with confidence under Chatham House Rules moderated by an ADAPT analyst with subject matter experts.

Roundtable 1

Insights with ServiceNow

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Roundtable 2

The Connected Leader: Identifying and nurturing the next generation of leaders in a distributed world

with Workday Read More

This roundtable will explore how we identify the next generation of leaders, ensure synergy of values, provide systemised support for individual success and promote a sustainable business.
The question is: How do you ensure you have visibility of the “potential” of future leaders in a hybrid work environment?

ADAPT research shows that future-ready organisations need to design policies with inclusion at the core, not as an afterthought.
Removing connection silos and cultural barriers will enable organisations to identify skills, provide equal opportunities and evolve operating models for ease and engagement.

Traditionally those closest to the C-level have had the greatest opportunities for development and advancement – leaving many capable employees in the dark in a distributed environment.

The discussion will focus on:

  • How do we identify future leaders and develop them in a distributed environment?
  • How do you ensure alignment of corporate and individual values?
  • What processes and mechanisms do you need to put in place to uncover future leaders?
Roundtable 3

Why Your Best Employees Are Leaving (and how to keep them)

with CultureAmp Read More

Employee retention: it’s an important metric for any organisation’s health and one that executives across the business often scrutinise. With 1 in 4 employees currently thinking about leaving their jobs and “The Great Resignation” well and truly upon us, there has never been a more important time to rethink your employee experience so you can keep your best people.

During this roundtable discussion, Culture Amp will share key insights gathered from over 13 million survey responses (and across 4,000 customers) to help you understand:

  • The data you need to prioritise (to keep your best people)
  • How you can enable your managers to develop their teams and keep people motivated
  • The importance of creating employee agency (and empower your people to own their experience at work)

Chris Havrilla

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

About

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.

Roundtable 4

Delivering An Employee Experience That Ignites Potential

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

We’ve all seen the headlines. The ones that state employee experience (EX) is now the number one trending topic for business leaders in 2022. We know it is not a passing trend for you, but rather the foundation for how you operate.

But employees want more. They are looking beyond material perks and are motivated to find a company that understands jobs coexist with personal lives. They want to belong to a culture that supports their growth and well-being, both inside and outside the office.

Join Oracle for an interactive discussion with your peers on how they’re approaching EX by using the latest innovations with a personalised approach—one that can adapt and support employees’ new, unmet, and frequently changing needs.

12:55 - 13:50

Lunch Roundtable with Slack

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Meditation, yoga, massages, gym memberships, free food – you name it, companies are trying everything to enhance the employee experience to attract and retain talent. But are these approaches working, and to what extent? What practical steps can companies take to drive a superior employee experience and shape the future of work? How do you balance company needs and employee needs, to drive the business forward?

Employees find it hard to connect, collaborate and locate information, adding to their frustrations.
IT leaders told ADAPT that 70% of employees struggle to adapt to today’s connected workplace between the home and the office. And that 60% of companies plan to uplift employee experience in the next 12 months. However, only 20% expect to allocate more funding to the effort.

The survey also found that 47% of workers struggle to find the correct information, with resources now residing in a disjointed set of new and existing communications tools. And that 24% of employees find it challenging to collaborate with remote colleagues, leading them to feel disconnected from peers and the organisation’s purpose — and contributing to departures.

Being part of the work community, establishing new friendships, developing a sense of belonging, having control of one’s own environment and making work easy, simple and fun seem to be driving employee choices. More than ever, a sense of purpose is defining work.

During this session, we will discuss how to:

  • Identify and balance company and employee needs
  • Implement practical approaches to drive employee engagement
  • Make the work environment “friction-free” for collaboration
  • Define the role of leaders and managers in this distributed environment
  • The role of technology in collaboration, connection and cooperation
12:55 - 13:50

Peer Networking Seated Lunch

Emma Mehaffey

Founder, Emjoy and Former GM, Culture & Employee Experience, Virgin Australia Group

About

I am Emma, Founder of Emjoy. Emjoy is about stripping away the big words, the fancy diagrams and standard frameworks. It’s about real human leadership. It’s about remembering what it’s like to be an employee at all stages and what that means to people. It’s about giving people a reason to get up every morning. Giving them something to believe in. It’s simple, its inspirational, it’s the future and it delivers joy in spades.

And what do I know about Culture and Experience? I’ve spent the last 15 years of my career at the global leader in creating epic Cultures, the Virgin brand, Virgin Australia. I began my career in early days of Virgin Blue and experienced the unique challenge that comes with aviation. My last role as the General Manager of Culture and Employee Experience gave me the opportunity to lead a 9,500 employee base. From hiring the best of the best, to having to let go thousands of employees during COVID that loved what they did. It was a role that encompassed the breadth of human emotion.

Throughout the most challenging year globally, I made a push to implement Workplace by Facebook to all employees. In a time of extreme stress, anxiety and sadness the roll out of this tool transformed the way we approached our people and allowed us to do something extraordinary. Proving that communicating with your people as real, raw humans will always triumph.

13:50 - 14:25

ADAPT interview on “Filling the Connectivity Gaps to compete on Experience in a hybrid world.”

Emma Mehaffey - Founder, Emjoy and Former GM, Culture & Employee Experience, Virgin Australia Group Read More

Emma was at Virgin for nearly 15 years, and had the role of EX created with a departmental direct report to the CEO. She then transitioned through three CEOs prior to the chaos of 2020.

Her earlier focus on Employee Experience was at the forefront of change, when many were putting EX on the back burner to focus on customer experience.

The philosophy was you can’t deliver and compete on CX if you have disengaged staff who are not bought in to the “Why?”. This led to clear strategies to connect culture from the C-suite to fill the connectivity gaps in the workforce. Emma will also talk candidly about their challenges with real use cases of employee communications and engagement whilst at Virgin, facing uniquely serious challenges of COVID 2020 with 80% of the workforce being stood down. From that she has direct advice for creating culture and communication in a post lockdown world.

Liz Kreuger

Associate Principal at NOBL Collective

About

Liz is an Associate Principle at NOBL, a global organisational design firm born in the US with a new office in Sydney. She’ll break down what leaders can do to create and retain a high-performing team, drawing on her experience in operations, human resources, and organisational strategy to drive meaningful and lasting change.

14:25 - 14:55

The Great Re-engagement: How to build hybrid cultures that keep people sticking around

Liz Kreuger - Associate Principal at NOBL Collective Read More

The Great Resignation is on everyone’s mind and continues to be fed by news of burnout stats, and stories of newly discovered purpose. Add to that the limbo of hybrid work where organisations are trying to figure out what good looks like, and you have a recipe for mass disconnect.

We’re seeing a fundamental shift in how people think about their sense of agency over their lives – they’re thinking more deeply about their purpose, taking stock of what matters most to them in life and making bold decisions. The question now is how might organisations leverage this agency to keep people sticking around? Liz will explore an approach for building hybrid cultures that re-engage people in this new age of agency.

14:55 - 15:20

ADAPT Perspective: "Aligning with your Stakeholders, Winning Allies and executing on Success."

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ADAPT’s research on what CIO, CFO, Digital and other C-Suite peers need from their leaders of HR, People, Culture and Change.

15:30 - 16:30

1-1 meetings with qualified Strategic Partners

Intelligently matched opportunities connecting the right people at the right time for the right reasons.

15:20 - 16:20

ADAPT Executive Insight Roundtables

Attend your pre-selected roundtable to participate in a peer discussion with confidence under Chatham House Rules moderated by an ADAPT analyst with subject matter experts.

Chris Anderson

Head of Workplace Technology, ANZ at Cisco

About

Chris is a Workplace and Collaboration Technology Specialist at Cisco. During his 14 years at Cisco, Chris has worked with Private and Public Sector organisations to implement digital collaboration and remote working strategies.

Chris’s key projects include the design and consulting for a secure communications platform for Australian Government, communications capability strategies for medium and large enterprises, and the implementation of Cisco’s largest cloud managed collaboration solution for an Education organisation.

John Corbett

Workplace & Real Estate Strategist, ANZ at Cisco

About

Having formally entered the real estate industry in the early 90s as a real estate Valuer, John’s career journey intersected several associated real estate disciplines including agency, real estate finance and corporate real estate advocacy, prior to joining Cisco.

Transitioning through the more traditional corporate real estate functions making up Cisco’s global real estate portfolio over 15 years, it became evident that the convergence of traditional workplace strategy and workplace technology was becoming naturally intertwined such that John’s focus pivoted towards architecting innovative technology enabled workplace strategies, focused on getting corporate real estate to work harder for users by securely maintaining, sustaining and scaling the user experience, all within Cisco’s catalogue.

Years of experimentation, learning and development has resulted in notable workplace project successes and helped with the reinvention of Cisco’s workplace user experience while continually enhancing real estate efficiencies. Still very much focused on corporate real estate and workplace strategy, John is now a part of the Cisco Workplace Technology team where he continues his pioneering of technology enabled workplace strategies, working with Cisco customers to enable them with similar success.

Roundtable 5

Creating a conscious culture in the new work environment

Chris Anderson - Head of Workplace Technology, ANZ at Cisco John Corbett - Workplace & Real Estate Strategist, ANZ at Cisco Read More

Is your organisational culture eroding with increasingly dispersed teams? There is no one-size-fits-all for hybrid work in this new age of blended of work styles.

As leaders navigate what hybrid work looks like for their organisation, it’s become clear that it’s incredibly complex, and can’t be solved in isolation. HR, IT, and Facilities, are beginning to merge common goals and become integral role players.

The traditional office-centric ways of reinforcing culture, no longer carries weight, and the employee experience is at risk of being left in the balance.

Join us as we discuss the role of technology in rebalancing, and humanising the workplace, by embedding wellbeing, safety and empathy into design and practice.

Roundtable 6

Insights with SuccessFactors

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This session will look at the proven approaches to help your organisation elevate the employee experience, and empower your employees to become ambassadors.

Join us for an informative roundtable, where we will discuss:

  • Improving employee engagement, productivity and retention
  • Delivering impactful digital experience
  • Improve and elevate employee benefits
  • Manage and improve the employee lifecycle
Roundtable 7

Why Personalised Coaching is Essential for Leaders to Stay Ahead

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As quality talent becomes increasingly scarce, building leadership competencies must become an integral part of skilling across the organisation. And in a world that has become rapidly virtualised, we can expect an increased investment in digital coaching throughout the employee lifecycle.

In this session, join your peers, and expert coaches from Skillsoft Coaching as we explore the rise of personalised digital coaching and the impact it has on organisations to:

  • Build better managers
  • Attract and retain top talent
  • Effect lasting behavioural changes
  • Deliver measurable impact to business success
Roundtable 8

How Technology Can Help You Attract and Retain Top Talent

with Ceridian Read More

With “The Great Resignation” upon us, having the right strategy for attracting and retaining talent is ever more critical. Learn how new technologies can help you build a stronger workforce and create a competitive advantage in the pursuit of top talent.

Dr Kristine Dery

Professor of Work, Innovation and Technology at Macquarie University

About

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.

16:35 - 17:05

Creating a Future Ready Workforce: How to be relevant in a digital world?

Dr Kristine Dery - Professor of Work, Innovation and Technology at Macquarie University Read More

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.

Kristine will discuss latest local data from ADAPT, compared to rest of world research from MIT on digitisation and digital fitness, while outlining high performing industry case studies to reveal how companies are empowering their people to make better decisions and build value. Many large organisations are experiencing frictions around workforce redevelopment, where the digital fitness and staff capabilities has not grown at same pace as the covid-induced accelerated digitisation of work. Beyond ‘wellbeing’ – how do we embed the skills and practices to make people ready for today’s future and agile to handle challenges?

Discussion includes:

  • Ensuring focus on the customer is not at the cost of employee experience.
  • Getting the balance right between becoming a hostage to technology; versus digitally fit staff without the right systems.
  • What are the best new performance metrics and how to ensure and measure digital ‘fitness’?
  • The shifting role of leaders in creating the future ready workforce?

Peter Hind

Senior Analyst at ADAPT

About

Peter Hind has spent the last 25 years as an analyst and commentator on the ICT industry. He says his primary areas of interest are the potential of technology to transform the way organisations operate, the change management obstacles executives encounter in realising this potential and the tactics and techniques leaders have deployed to overcome these difficulties.

Peter now takes on multiple roles within ADAPT including the moderation of private events and roundtables, interviewing business executives about the strategies they are pursuing and assisting with the structuring of our delegate surveys and the interrogation and analysis of ADAPT’s treasure trove of end-user and C-level data

Chris Havrilla

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

About

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.

Dr Kristine Dery

Professor of Work, Innovation and Technology at Macquarie University

About

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.

Mary Lemonis

Chief People & Sustainability Officer at REA Group

About

Mary is the Chief People Officer of REA Group and is responsible for the Group’s people strategy across its global network.

She leads teams across business partnering, talent acquisition, remuneration, organisation development, HR operations, employee communications, community partnerships and sustainability. Mary joined REA in March 2018, and with more than 25 years’ experience in HR, she is passionate about realising enterprise value and growth by creating an exceptional employee experience.

Prior to REA, Mary worked for Campbell Arnott’s where she was the Vice President – Human Resources for Asia Pacific for eight years and worked in a variety of senior HR roles with Campbell Soup Company both in Australia and the US. Previously, Mary worked with Lion – a leading beverages company in Australasia – for 6 years in HR roles across Australia and China.

Mary holds a Bachelor of Manufacturing Management from the University of Technology Sydney and is a founding member of the International Women’s Forum Australia.

17:05 -17:35

People Edge Panel: Who owns Employee Experience - and how to be world class?

Peter Hind - Senior Analyst at ADAPT Chris Havrilla - Top 100 HR Tech influencer, Top-25 Global Consultancy influencer and Global VP Talent & Product Strategy at Oracle Dr Kristine Dery - Professor of Work, Innovation and Technology at Macquarie University Mary Lemonis - Chief People & Sustainability Officer at REA Group Read More

Our panel of experts and peers will debate the best tactics to scale successful and sustainable employee experience, and comment on the day’s main highlights.

Drinks and canapes are served to the room during this session.

17:35 - 17:40

Closing Comments

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17:40 - 18:30

People Edge Peer Networking Opportunity

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Based in our keynote room – an opportunity to stay, mingle and meet other attendees over drinks and food and discuss the day.

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