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The impact of technology on the human resources spectrum is best understood through real-life case studies, the perspectives of different industries, and expert insights from highly accomplished HR professionals.

These will all be delivered at HR Tech Interactive, the regional invitation-only HR technology event for HR leaders and senior HRIS specialists, through its speakers who represent the smartest users of HR tech across Asia Pacific, such as BASF PETRONAS Chemicals, Danfoss, and Johnson Electric.

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 success of HR Tech Interactive every year can also be attributed to our speakers’ credibility, competence, and commitment to support their peers in exploring HR tech possibilities,” said Aditi Sharma Kalra, regional editor of Human Resources magazine. “In addition, the conference is a rare opportunity to network with industry leaders, idea generators, and decision-makers in the fields of technology and human capital strategy.”

HR Tech Interactive will tackle issues the latest HR technology research has found to be affecting the HR community and businesses in general, including big data analytics, workforce management systems, mobile-enabled processes, social media campaigns, and talent management applications. Among the experts discussing these at HR Tech Interactive 2016 are:

Thiyagarajan Govindasamy is a well-rounded HR leader and expert change agent whose 20 years of experience spans across oil and gas, mining and information technology, as well as banking and financial services. As the current regional director for human resources at Danfoss Industries, Govindasamy supervises various HR functional areas, such as recruitment, rewards (C&B), salary administration (payroll), employee training and development and employee relations.

Hari Nair is the head of continuous improvement at BASF Petronas Chemicals. Before his current role, Nair performed the talent engagement and HR transformation functions at Maxis Group companies in both India and Malaysia. He also served as head of HR for software companies Core Objects and Envision. Nairhas a PhD. in Human Resources Management and is a Chartered Member of CIPD, UK. Nair has presented and published several articles on contemporary HR issues in international journals and conferences.

As the general manager of global talent management for the Johnson Electric Group, Charles Hughley supervises all aspects of global talent management and talent development for the organisation. Hughley has over 20 years of public and private sector experience in human resources, strategic planning, continuous improvement, and workforce analytics.

Hughley performed several leadership roles in Fortune 500 companies, such as ITT Corporation, Eaton Corporation, and the Ford Motor Company. He holds a BSc in Organisational Communications from Eastern Michigan University, a Master’s of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University with a focus on Information Resource Management, and a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Michigan.

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, Societe Generale, UPS, and Volvo. All presenters and 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 www.hrtechinteractive.asia. For more information, please contact:

– For Singapore: Jenilyn Rabino, Regional Producer, jenilynr@humanresourcesonline.net, +65 6423 0329
– For Malaysia: Evon Yew, Regional Producer, evony@humanresourcesonline.net, +65 6423 0329
– For Hong Kong: Sarah Kee, Regional Producer, sarahk@humanresourcesonline.net, +852 2861 1882



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