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The ability to use analytics, cloud and other platforms in driving human resource management is crucial in order to generate valuable returns for the business.

HR Tech Interactive, Asia’s only regional conference dedicated to technology innovation in HR management, will see senior HR executives from renowned companies in Asia such as Biosensors International, Johnson Electric and Maybank sharing their insights on how to use HR technology to achieve desired results.

HR Tech Interactive is free-to-attend but admission is by invitation-only. The number of delegates is capped at 100 and only senior regional HR professionals from large companies and government departments are invited.

“By including more experts in HR tech, the event becomes encompassing in terms of issues yet specific with recommendations and strategies,” said Aditi Sharma Kalra, regional editor of Human Resources magazine.

“As for speakers, HR Tech Interactive 2015 looks at their credibility, range of experience and exceptional accomplishments in their respective companies and in the industry in general.”

Now in its third year, HR Tech Interactive 2015 will focus on the areas of HR technology research into the HR community has found to represent the most pressing issues for HR professionals in Asia today.

Among the speakers are heads of HR from Biosensors International, Johnson Electric, and Maybank Group.

David Chin, chief human resources officer at Biosensors, has over 20 years of experience in various disciplines of HR in the UK, Europe and Asia.

He handles Biosensors’ HR strategy and execution across its locations in the Asia Pacific, Europe & Middle East and the Americas.

Prior to his current role, Chin served as the group head of HR at Neptune Oriental Lines and supervised its strategic efforts in the areas of organisational design, compensation, talent management, succession planning and leadership development for over 13,000 employees worldwide.

Chin has also held global and regional HR roles at UBS and JP Morgan, exposing him to organisational and leadership & management development, talent management and recruitment.

Johnson Electric’s director of strategic global talent acquisition, Michelle Loong, earned her bachelors degree in information management from University College London and her Masters in human resource management from Middlesex University Business School.

Before joining Johnson Electric, she served as vice president of the global talent acquisition for Asia Pacific with MSCI for over five years and before that spent 10 years with various top international global search firms in several Asian markets.

With over 20 years of experience in HR, Mei-Lynn Chan, EVP and head of the group organisational development and performance management at Maybank, has been exposed to compensation & benefits, performance management, competency-based applications such as learning & development, leadership development, recruitment & selection and change management.

She has worked with the likes of Hay Group as a practice leader and as the country manager and managing consultant for Towers Watson. 

Chan gained her Bachelor’s degree, majoring in psychology, a post-graduate diploma in educational psychology and a Masters in applied psychology from Australia.

Some of the other companies represented on the HR Tech Interactive agenda are Merck, Kimberly-Clark, Credit Suisse, OshKosh, and many more.

All presenters & panellists, such as Freddie Chow, chief talent officer Asia Pacific at Sanofi, are director or vice president level HR professionals with regional responsibility.

To be held in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Hong Kong in October, HR Tech Interactive is Asia’s only regional conference on HR technology strategy.

While the theme of HR Tech Interactive 2015 is the role of technology in organisational change, the topics the conference will focus on are: big data talent analytics, mobility for HR professionals, cloud-based people management, social media and collaboration, and next-generation recruitment tools.

To get a global and Pan-Asian regional view of HR technology strategy, do not miss HR Tech Interactive 2015.

Human Resources’ interactive-style conference format is a unique blend of 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 participating in HR Tech Interactive can visit the event website www.hrtechinteractive.asia or call the following Human Resources magazine staff:

For Singapore: Nikita Erpini, Regional Producer, nikitae@humanresourcesonline.net, +65 6423 0329

For Hong Kong: Darren Beck, Regional Producer, darrenb@humanresourcesonline.net, +65 6423 0329

For Kuala Lumpur: Evon Yew, Regional Producer, evony@humanresourcesonline.net, +65 6423 0329



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