9:20am – 9:30am

Welcome and opening remarks from the Chairperson

Alicia Roach – Director, QHR

9:30am – 9:50am

HR Tech Talk – Tips for Choosing an HR Tech Vendor – Questions to ask

So you’ve made the decision to adopt a hr tech solution in your organisation. Now, where do you start? Do you wish you had a list of items to look out for when shortlisting your preferred HR Tech vendor? As one of Workday’s leading global services partners, Adam Scheider from Appirio, has seen many examples of what can fall through the cracks when customers are selecting a trusted adviser. In this session Adam Scheider will provide you with a checklist so you don’t make the same mistakes

  • Outcomes, not costs – Taking a cost first view to selecting vendors, vs looking at outcomes
  • References – Not doing the right type of reference/past customers checks.
  • Culture fit – Are you properly considering the culture fit of the vendor with your organisation

Adam Scheidler -Workday Solution Architect/Delivery Manager, Appirio


The future of HR automation:

  • What HR will look like in 2021 – what’s going to change and how will it affect your role
  • Automation is here and fast coming – what are the strategic HR tools you need to consider: chatbots, sentiment analysis, augmented reality (AR) and intelligence augmentation
  • The shift towards CX [customer experience] by designing better EX [employee experience]
  • Why adoption should be all HR needs to think about

Glenn Donaldson – Head of Customer Success, intelliHR


How the digitisation of employment and income verifications can benefit HR?

In Australia, manual employment and income verification processes consume valuable time of HR professionals, time that could be used more effectively elsewhere.

  • How manual employment and income verification processes impact businesses?
  • What are the benefits of digitisation of employment and income verification?
  • How can digital transformation of these processes can assist in improving productivity?
  • How can you successfully implement this at your workplace?

Matt Tebbe – EGM Equifax A/NZ Workforce Solutions, Equifax

11:00am- 11:30am

Morning Tea


The Rise of Platforms: Mobilizing the Workforce to be More Efficient

Bridget Loudon – Founder and CEO, Expert360


Do you need an STP Check?

Get ready for the ATO’s new Single Touch Payroll regulations. This session will provide you with everything you need to know about the changes:

  • Understand the key drivers
  • How the STP regulations work and what it means for your organisations
  • The important dates and what you need do to prepare
  • How a review of your payroll system can increase your HRM capability and benefit your whole organisation.

Mike Ellis – Chief Commercial Officer, Synchrony Global


The value of data analytics in onboarding and retaining talent

Start investing in your employees’ experience and engagement as early as their first hundred days. Learn how to use data analytics in onboarding and employee development. In this session find out:

  • How you can use data analytics as part of the onboarding process
  • How to organise a solid plan that gives transparency to the probation process
  • How data can help you empower your future star employees and their managers with the right connections and expectations
  • How regular 360-degree reviews by managers, peers, subordinates, and even suppliers and customers can bring fairness to employee assessment and development.

Stephen Walker – Vice President – Australia and New Zealand, Peoplewave

1:00pm – 2:00pm



The 3 best ways to integrate HR Tech

Every organisation has multiple HR systems in place including analytics, LMS, recruitment, onboarding, health and safety and payroll. Integration of data, data integrity, maintenance, reliability and usability is a concern to all of us. Getting integration right has not been an easy process. It can be expensive and confusing.

In this session, find out about the 3 best integration methods

  1. Horizontal integration using data transportation for synchronicity
  2. Vertical integration using data exposure and interaction for users
  3. IDAM [Identity and Access Management] – data controls

Gerard Barwell, Managing Director, Silverdrop HR & Payroll Services


Topic TBC

Luke Amundson – APAC Sales Director, Peakon


Transform, redeploy or transition

Every organisation and individual will be involved in at least one of these major career events in the future.  What do each have in common and how can you be well prepared?

In this session, find out how technology can enable:

  • assured future capability
  • adaptive organisations
  • self-directed employees

Anne Moore – Founder and CEO, PlanDo


Afternoon Tea


How virtual reality is shaping training and culture in workplace

The 5 principles of virtual reality (VR) and how they can be applied to your organisation; plus case studies of how to use VR in training.

  • What filters to use to ascertain if VR is the most effective medium for your training program
  • How to leverage the strengths of VR
  • What are the traps to watch out for
  • What’s the most appropriate VR hardware to use

Angus Stevens – Managing Director, Start VR


Pitch Fest and Drinks