Conference Day One: Tuesday 1 May 2018

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Conference Registration and Networking

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM Opening Remarks by the Conference Chair

9:10 AM - 9:50 AM Understanding the Demographic of your Current and Future Workforce as a Starting Point in your Digital Transformation Journey

Monika Lacey, Assistant Director Workforce Strategy & Capability, Australian Radiation Protection And Nuclear Safety Agency
  • Understanding your current workforce demographic through data analytics analysis
  • What does digital capability mean for your organisation and how do you build an agile digital culture?
  • Transitioning your ageing workforce and knowledge transfer
  • What will the new millennial workforce mean for your organisation and how can you integrate a contingent workforce and the gig economy into your futures thinking?

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Monika Lacey

Assistant Director Workforce Strategy & Capability
Australian Radiation Protection And Nuclear Safety Agency

9:50 AM - 10:20 AM Thought Leadership Session

10:20 AM - 10:50 AM Understanding the Intersection of People, Space and Technology

Katherine Ramsden, Head of People, Culture and Change, Transforming Westpac Group HQ
Ensuring a culture is fit for the future is a high priority for many organisations and understanding how People, Space and Technology intersect can affect every aspect of how work gets done. Our people, culture and change program was designed to keep employees excited and engaged through-out a large-scale transformation impacting 5,500 employees at our Sydney Head Office. Our quest for sustainable change required a flexible approach to educate, inform and inspire the right behaviours through the change journey and beyond as agile working continues to evolve.

  • Taking people on the change journey
  • Leveraging design to support an agile workforce
  • Utilizing technology to enhance the employee experience and foster collaboration
  • Maintaining and upgrading people’s digital skill sets in agile environments

Katherine Ramsden

Head of People, Culture and Change
Transforming Westpac Group HQ

10:50 AM - 11:10 AM Speed Networking Session

An effective structured interactive session designed to help expand your network through one-to-one focused conversations. Bring your business cards!

11:10 AM - 11:40 AM MORNING TEA AND NETWORKING BREAK

11:40 AM - 12:20 PM Shifting a System: Transforming the Health Workforce to Create our Preferred Future

Helen Finneran, Principal Policy Advisor –Workforce Planning, Workforce Planning & Capability Group, Department of Health and Human Services (Victoria)
Population ageing, growing prevalence of chronic conditions, higher expectations of consumers and rapidly changing technologies will test the sustainability of our health care system into the future. Substantial innovation is essential if we are to continue to provide access to high quality care. System-wide transformative change to workforce roles, workforce models and ways of working is needed to enable the implementation of new models of care.

  • The future horizons of transformative workforce innovation in health and how to prevent them
  • How health workforce innovation really happens and how to spread it system wide
  • Methods for creating future workforce roles and models
  • Projections, forecasting and modelling when you aren’t trying to predict the future workforce.

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Helen Finneran

Principal Policy Advisor –Workforce Planning, Workforce Planning & Capability Group
Department of Health and Human Services (Victoria)

12:20 PM - 1:00 PM Reshaping your Organisation and Building your Workforce to Excel in an Environment Enhanced by New Technologies

Ursula Phillips, CIO, PepsiCo Australia & New Zealand
A year on from the overhaul of its Sydney headquarters, PepsiCo Australia and New Zealand has seen significant increases in employee engagement and business performance. PepsiCo’s CIO, Ursula Phillips, will share the transformation journey – the objective, the challenges and how the change continues to impact the company’s culture and productivity.

  • The cultural impact of replacing a traditional, hierarchical environment with a digitally-enabled, agile environment
  • How a Connected Employee program is opening up career possibilities and enabling flexible working
  • How back-office automation is removing non-value added work and freeing up time to drive business results

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Ursula Phillips

CIO
PepsiCo Australia & New Zealand

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM NETWORKING LUNCH

2:30 PM - 3:10 PM Preparing for the Workforce of the Future through Scenario Planning, Risk Management and Workforce Analytics

Scott Johnston, Assistant Commissioner Performance and Analytics Division, NSW Public Service Commission
  • Utilising Workforce Planning to Make Strategic Investment Decisions:
  • Good Data as a Foundation for Effective Workforce Planning
  • Understanding your organisational transformation and the new digital roles of your people
  • Scenario planning and risk management for digital talent

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Scott Johnston

Assistant Commissioner Performance and Analytics Division
NSW Public Service Commission
  • What will your Future Workforce Look Like?
  • Understanding the way people work and how their roles and responsibilities will change
  • Delivering transformational change – the HR and Digital Teams working collaboratively to achieve organizational goals
  • Understanding the psychological impact on workers in an environment of increased automation and robotics
  • Building a vision for the future – how do you integrate and human and digital labour?

Panel members:

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Lisa Taylor

Director of Human Resources
Volksvagen
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Scott Johnston

Assistant Commissioner Performance and Analytics Division
NSW Public Service Commission
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Ursula Phillips

CIO
PepsiCo Australia & New Zealand

3:50 PM - 4:20 PM AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING BREAK

4:20 PM - 5:00 PM Exploring Agile Response Strategies to Ensure Effective Supply, Demand and Retention of Digital Talent

Kristin Hay, HR Director, East (Asia, JANZ, MET), Travelex
  • Developing agile response strategies in an era when graduates are leaving university without job ready digital skills
  • Cross-skilling your workers as one of the most effective ways to gain instant access to talent
  • Achieving diversity of approach through the up skilling of workers who offer a different perspective to your traditional tech workforce
  • Ensuring you have the soft skills in partnership with tech workers to achieve maximum innovation and growth within your organisation

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Kristin Hay

HR Director, East (Asia, JANZ, MET)
Travelex

Champagne Solutions Clinic

Table A

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Aligning your Workforce and HR Strategy with your Digital Business Transformation Strategy

Kristin Hay, HR Director, East (Asia, JANZ, MET), Travelex
Facilitator:

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Kristin Hay

HR Director, East (Asia, JANZ, MET)
Travelex

Table B

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM How AI will Influence the Core Competencies Required for your Future Workforce

Joyjit Gorain, Operational Excellence - Enterprise Transformation, Group Operations, Zurich Insurance Company Ltd
Facilitator:

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Joyjit Gorain

Operational Excellence - Enterprise Transformation, Group Operations
Zurich Insurance Company Ltd

Table C

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM A Futures Thinking and Strategic Foresight - Methods for Future Demand and Supply Analysis

Helen Finneran, Principal Policy Advisor –Workforce Planning, Workforce Planning & Capability Group, Department of Health and Human Services (Victoria)
Facilitator:

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Helen Finneran

Principal Policy Advisor –Workforce Planning, Workforce Planning & Capability Group
Department of Health and Human Services (Victoria)

6:00 PM - 6:00 PM End of Day One and Networking Drinks