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Leading software provider Sage has joined HR Tech Interactive, a regional invitation-only HR technology event for HR leaders and senior HRIS specialists.

HR Tech Interactive 2016 is a one-day conference for HR business and technology specialists happening in Hong Kong on 30 September, in Kuala Lumpur on 6 September, and in Singapore on 15 September.

“The digital era has changed the way employees communicate with the companies and manage work”, said Leny Januar, business development manager, Sage. “HR transformation whilst embracing digital technology will be essential to manage HR Functions effectively”.

Januar will be presenting on “Unlocking the potential within HR functions”, shedding light on the key trends and impacts of the digitalisation of HR and business and how people strategy can be aligned with business strategy.

Januar graduated with a computer science degree from the University of Alberta. She has more than 20 years experience in HR and payroll solutions providing assistance to many customers in the areas of implementing and automating the company’s HR system.

Her expertise also includes payroll solutions throughout the region, including Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Thailand and Brunei. She also speaks at seminars in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia on effective HR and payroll solutions and using technology through automation and integration.

Januar will be joined by Yaj Malik, executive vice-president and managing director at Sage, who will be hosting a roundtable session on “Big Data Talent Analytics”. Malik will lead the discussion on how HR practitioners can use workforce data to bring about greater efficiencies and decision-making.

Malik was appointed the executive vice-president and managing director of Sage in late 2015. He has more than 20 years of leadership experience in building high growth software businesses and has led sales transformation charters across many technology organisations in Asia Pacific.

At Sage, he is leading expansion efforts across some of the fastest growing markets in the world, leading the organisation in Asia to deliver world-class technology for integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems, supporting the ambition of the region’s entrepreneurs.

Sage Asia is a leading supplier of accounting and business management software to small and medium sized businesses. It provides businesses around the world the information, insight and tools they need to succeed today. Re-imagining business is not about playing catch up, it’s about leapfrogging the competition.

Sage combines social, mobile and real-time technology to put live information at your fingertips so you can make fast, informed decisions. Sage also builds trust with customers by being the go-to source of business advice for small and medium businesses. The company creates a high-speed, high-performance culture, and is becoming One Sage – a single organisation that delivers the same outstanding customer experience the world over.

Past HR Tech Interactive participants are senior HR leaders from major employers in the region, such as AXA, Credit Suisse, Ericsson, Hewlett Packard, Hyatt Group, Maersk, Petronas, SocieteGenerale, UPS, and Volvo. All presenters & panellists, such as David Chin, chief human resources officer at Biosensors, were director or vice president level HR professionals with regional responsibility.

Held in Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong in September, HR Tech Interactive is Asia’s biggest HR technology strategy event. Attendance to the one-day annual event is by invitation only with invitations reserved for the senior in-house HR professionals.

Human Resources’ “Interactive-style” conference format applies to case study presentations, panel discussions and roundtable discussions in which delegates work through five topic areas in a single day – an experience described by attendees as eight hours of intense peer learning.

Senior HR professionals interested in getting a global and Pan-Asian regional view of HR tech can visit the event website For more information, please contact:

– For Singapore: Sammi Zhang, Regional Producer,, +65 6423 0329
– For Malaysia: Evon Yew, Regional Producer,, +65 6423 0329
– For Hong Kong: Sarah Kee, Regional Producer,, +852 2861 1882

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