The Race Between People & Technology: What’s Doable Right Now?

Register Now
Countdown days left
Kuala Lumpur
October 10, 2018
logo image
Hero Image -->

About The Conference

JW Marriott
Kuala Lumpur
October 10, 2018
Wednesday, 9am to 5:00 pm

The annual HCBP Conference, is Maslow’s signature event especially designed to create a platform for HR business partners and industry players to explore best practices, share their knowledge and exchange solutions on current trends in the industry. Each year, great lengths are taken to craft the theme and content of the Conference to ensure it delivers nothing less than cutting-edge information on trending Human Capital (HC) issues.

The theme for HCBP ‘18 is “The Race Between Human & Technology: What’s Doable Right Now?”

This year we will explore the race between human and technology, and what is doable right now from a human capital perspective. The event will feature success stories from companies that have adapted technology into their HR Practices as well as highlighting some of the challenges faced by some companies while incorporating HR digitalisation, and also address the question of upskilling or recruiting.


and Panellists

  • Nurul Izzah Anwar

    Keynote Speaker
  • Nurul Izzah Anwar

    Keynote Speaker
    Nurul Izzah Anwar is the current Member of Parliament for Permatang Pauh. As a strong proponent of human and civil rights, she has worked with a number of agencies and institutes on advocacy work. Among them are the Malaysian Islamic Youth Movement (ABIM), Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM), and Women Leaders International Forum (WLIF). She has advocated on behalf of Malaysian political prisoners and human rights movements at the international level, most notably at an intervention in the main session at the 55th Commission on Human Rights, Geneva.

    Her political career began with the creation of the People’s Justice Party (KEADILAN) in 1999 where she played a vital role in its establishment and currently is on her second term as highest ranking Vice President Elect, as well as the party's Election Director -­ a post she holds jointly with Dato' Saifuddin Nasution (former Party Secretary General). She is also the founding member for the Trans­Pacific Partnership Agreement Caucus and the Women's Caucus.

    She is also the Board of Director for Centre of Reform, Democracy and Social Initiatives and has founded Akademi Manusiawi, a training centre for future activist and politicians.

    Prior to entering politics, she earned her Masters’ Degree in International Relations (with specialization in Southeast Asia Studies) from the School for Advanced International Studies at John Hopkins University and her Bachelors’ Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from University Tenaga Nasional.

    She is kept extra busy by the presence of her two darlings: Safiyah and Harith.
  • Sharmeel Kaur

    Head of Human Resources DHL Asia Pacific Shared Service
  • Sharmeel Kaur

    Head of Human Resources
    Sharmeel believes that lifelong learning is exactly that and should not be limited by age or perceived ability. She has this belief that all of us are born with talent that have the competencies, capabilities and the ability to do anything if given the right career path, development and the right tools and techniques to perform their jobs. One must be armed with the right skillset, any form of knowledge and attitude to be able to perform to the highest of standards.

    She is a skilled HR practitioner with experience in the full spectrum of Human Resources which includes - Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, IR/ER, HR Strategies & Framework, Payroll Management/Compensation & Benefits, HR Compliance, Workforce Planning, Expat Management, HR Budgeting, Onboarding Processes, Learning & Development, design, delivery and management of bespoke training programmes. Armed with various recognitions from the Ministry of HR & other established organisations for her work and HR related projects or contributions, she has gone on to become one of the renowned speaker/panelist at various HR Conferences in Malaysia & Globally. Recently, being conferred the Award; 100 Top Global HR Minds & various Best Employer Brand/Excellence Awards, she’s a familiar member of the panel judge for HR Excellence Awards Asia/Malaysia where her contributions also received esteemed recognitions.

    Sharmeel is a Trained & Certified Psychometric Assessor for Multiple Assessment Centers. She is familiar with the approaches & methodologies of being an assessor, moderator & facilitator for many various leadership type assessments. She has over 22 years of industry experience out of which 13 years in Human Resources and is a big believer in skills diversity & passion for people. A highly motivated and pro-active person, her aim in life is to be always Thought Leader & Coach and to be able to give back as much to the community & HR Fraternity. She is currently the Head of HR in DHL Asia Pacific Shared Services Malaysia.
  • Animesh Mukherjee

    Head - HR Centre of Expertise Digi
  • Animesh Mukherjee

    Head - HR Centre of Expertise
    Animesh leads the HR-Centre of Expertise in Digi, which is responsible for designing and delivering HR programs, policies and processes across the full value chain of employee experiences. His primary focus is on driving Digital Transformation through people & culture as the company pivots from a classic 'Telco' into an Internet company that can compete with industry disruptors.

    He is particularly passionate about developing organization culture and has practical experience in embedding themes such as Innovation, Customer Obsession & High Performance. Prior to Digi, he spent 12 years with Aon Hewitt, a global management consulting firm specializing in Human Resources.

    Animesh holds an MBA from National University of Singapore (NUS) and for ~ 15 years has lived & worked in ASEAN across Malaysia, Thailand & Singapore.
  • Nadiah Tan Abdullah

    Chief Human Resources Officer SP Setia Berhad
  • Nadiah Tan Abdullah

    Chief Human Resources Officer
    Nadiah comes with more than 20 years of HR expertise, with focus on Organizational Development and Change Management. Her experiences span across both local and Fortune 500 multinationals in various industries with local/regional and HQ roles, winning regional and global awards for her contributions.

    A graduate of BA International Relations from the UK, she has the advantage of looking at HR from a global and holistic perspectives. Her expertise lies in driving Change initiatives focusing on developing the optimum organizational structure, attracting the best talent using creative and strategic channels. She has been actively involved in creating positive and sustainable development platforms for enhanced talent capabilities and employee engagement for sustainability.

    Her passion has always been in the work around Women and Leadership and has played lead roles within diversity advocate initiatives with TalentCorp, Advisor to Gorgeous Geeks and CyberJaya Women network and now the co-lead for the HR work stream for the 30% Club in Malaysia. A strong believer in Coaching and Mentoring. She is a certified Coach and an NLP Practitoner.

    Her contribution has been highly accorded with recognition through a number of Awards; “Women Leadership Achievement Award” at the 2nd World Women Leadership Congress Award 2015 in Mumbai. Most recently in April 2017, she received the Top 50 HR Leaders Award (Malaysia) by World HRD Congress and in August 2017, she was awarded the prestigious Asia HRD Award for her contribution to development in the HR Community.
  • Datuk Dr. Siraj Khan

    Chief Executive Officer Maslow Trainers & Consultants
  • Datuk Dr. Siraj Khan

    Chief Executive Officer
    Armed with a doctorate in industrial psychology, he serves as a member of board of directors and corporate advisor of several multinational companies in Malaysia. He has extensively supported foreign direct investment (FDI) in this country, in both aspects, investment and re-investment, of mainly multinational companies (MNCs) in manufacturing sector with countries such as Japan, US and Europe. Among his specialties are Strategic Corporate Communication, Leadership, Strategic Planning and Management, Business Process Engineering to HR Best Practices for Organizational Excellence, to state a few. He is also an AIIA Certified Assessor and Coach, Industrial Psychologist and a Fellow Certified Business Administrator. An inspiring and motivational CEO with first-rate interpersonal skills, Datuk Dr. Siraj Khan is awarded as one of the Top 100 CEO SME Award in the 2013 and subsequently 2015.

    Datuk Dr. Siraj’s belief in lifelong learning and continuous improvement is seen in his meticulous planning and execution and at the same time focusing on the development of the team through coaching and mentoring.
  • Jasmin Peters

    Regional Talent Management and Organisation Design Head CIMB Group
  • Jasmin Peters

    Regional Talent Management and Organisation Design Head
    Jasmin's areas of expertise and experience are in her multiple consulting roles with the Financial Services, Pharmaceutical and Oil & Gas industries respectively. She has in-depth and vast knowledge in organisational and business transformation, culture inculcation and change management within the Banking Sector. Her experience within the Pharmaceutical industry is specific to training, developing and executing sustainable Regional Customer Relationship Management (CRM) models. Her experience with the Oil & Gas and FMCG industries, is in leading the Change Management Plans and Initiatives, working directly with the ERP Implementation Teams to ensure end-to-end successful system implementation for clients globally.

    Jasmin is currently the Regional Talent Management and Organisation Design Head at CIMB Group.
  • Chen Fong Tuan

    Chief People Officer Mah Sing Group
  • Chen Fong Tuan

    Chief People Officer
    Fong Tuan is the Chief People Officer for Mah Sing Group. He is responsible for the end-to-end People operations for the Group, being a member of the executive team providing strategic and tactical inputs to drive organizational goals and business objectives.

    Prior to this, Fong Tuan was the Director, Human Resources for B Braun Asia Pacific. Previously he held senior HR leadership roles with the Maybank Group, British American Tobacco, OCBC and Coca Cola. He also had a stint with Watson Wyatt (now known as Willis Towers Watson) as Malaysia’s Talent Practice Lead, consulting in the areas of talent management, total rewards and human capital strategy. He started his career with Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia’s power utility company, where he was a scholar.

    Fong Tuan, a qualified professional engineer, holds a first class honours degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from University of Sussex, UK, MBA in Organisational Behaviour from Australia, postgraduate degree from INSEAD and Harvard, and also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). He is also an Associate Faculty for Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business, Universiti Utara Malaysia.
  • Ling Hsern Wei

    Head of Learning & Development PwC Malaysia
  • Ling Hsern Wei

    Head of Learning & Development
    Ling Hsern Wei is the Head of Learning & Development at PwC Malaysia (Malaysia’s Top Graduate Employer 2013, 2012 and a three gold winner at the HR Excellence Award 2014). He believes that learning and development is most effective when it moves beyond the classroom and is most transformative when it is designed into the work environment, activities and relationships. In 2011, he was selected as one of the “30 under 30” Learning Leaders at Elliott Masie’s Learning 2011, a programme aimed at developing and spotlighting the next generation of learning leadership. He has an MSc in organisational and occupational psychology and before PwC spent his working career in consulting and leadership development in London.
  • Dr. Reza Abraham

    Chief Operating Officer Maslow Trainers & Consultants
  • Dr. Reza Abraham

    Chief Operating Officer
    Dr. Reza Abraham is a highly sought-after speaker and business consultant in Asia. His vast exposure to international work and life environments made him a master in tailoring every solution to its intended audience and situation. He delivers practical, cutting-edge insights which empower individuals and transform organisations. He has broad industry experience with special expertise in Leadership, Coaching for Excellence, Teamwork, Culture and Change.

    At Maslow Trainers & Consultants, one of South East Asia’s preferred providers of advisory, consultancy and training solutions, he has been playing a leading role for the past 8 years in accelerating company’s growth and producing exceptional results for its clients. Dr. Reza has published articles in international journals, has been a guest author to business magazines and is the chairman of the annual Human Capital Best Practices (HCBP) Conference.
  • Marta Kondryn

    Head of People Mindvalley
  • Marta Kondryn

    Head of People
    Marta Kondryn is a people and culture enthusiast and Head of People at Mindvalley.

    Mindvalley’s purpose is to change the world through education. We believe in pushing humanity forward through the best teachings around well-being, mindfulness, relationship, mindset, fitness and many more. Mindvalley is also famous around the world for its incredible company culture, and building a global team of 250 people from 46 nationalities in its Kuala Lumpur office.

    Marta is also the current curator for DisruptHR in Kuala Lumpur. She sincerely loves finding the best people, keeping them growing and fulfilled in their roles. She is committed to make the world a happier place to work by building authentic and heart-centred organisations with strong culture.
  • Jim White

    Managing Director Monin Asia
  • Jim White

    Managing Director
    Jim White is the Managing Director for Monin Asia, with over 20 years of global foodservice experience, having worked for various international FMCG organizations in Australia, Asia, Europe, the Former Soviet Union, and the Middle East. Jim has an MBA in Marketing from Canada and has been in Malaysia since the start of 2017, managing the Monin business through-out the Asia Pacific, as well as supplying product into the Middle East.
  • Jaya Kohli

    Director - Strategy, Policy Development and Research Asian Institute of Finance
  • Jaya Kohli

    Director - Strategy, Policy Development and Research
    Experienced HR professional with over 15 years of work experience across multiple industries ranging from Outsourcing ( BPO), Consumer goods, Technology & Telecom, Finance and Consulting. The roles have been in different countries across India, Europe and Asia. Experience in leading cross functional teams in areas of HR Information Systems (HRIS), Performance Management, Talent Management and Leadership Development. Have experience in implementation and roll out in HR process and tools in Training, Performance Management, Compensation Planning, Succession Planning, Diversity & Inclusion and Talent Management
  • James Farquhar

    Managing Director Fourte International
  • James Farquhar

    Managing Director
  • Juliah Koh

    Executive Director Brand 360 Degree Sdn Bhd
  • Juliah Koh

    Executive Director
    Julia is the Executive Director of Brand 360 Degree Sdn Bhd, a consultancy firm on brand and marketing matters for multinationals and innovative Malaysian companies. She is also a Chartered Marketer and a member of Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK.

    She has over 15 years of experience in the branding and marketing field, honing her craft at both local companies and multinational corporations. She co-founded Brand 360 Degree to expand on her passion for delivering strategy-driven brand results. She has worked with leading multinationals including Barry Callebaut AG, London Speaker Bureau, Rockwool Asia, Wonda Coffee, Mead Johnson    and Acer Malaysia. She has also advised prominent local corporations including Ngan Yin Groundnuts, Claytan Group of Companies, UAC Berhad and Sazarice, a subsidiary of Bernas.

    Julia is also active in the startup ecosystem through WomenWill, a Google initiative to create economic opportunity for global women, through technology. She is a committee member of Gorgeous Geeks, a non profit organisation that seeks to empower women through technology.


    Registration & Morning Coffee

  • Welcome Address & Keynote

  • The Finishing Line

    This session looks into how companies successfully adapted technology to enhance the employee experience. It looks at some of the tools which companies have incorporated and the impact to the organizations.

  • Networking Coffee Break

  • The Race: What's Doable?

    While we look at digitalization, industry 4.0 and AI, we also have to look into how ready we are to keep up with the trends. Is it just the cool thing to do or is it a tool that is useful?

  • Rapid Fire Round

    Inspired by the Shark Tank series, this session gives opportunity to upcoming entrepreneurs to pitch their digital solutions which can benefit your company.

  • Sponsored Lunch

  • Don't Worry, We Are Here To Help You

    What are the solutions which are available for you in the market? How did those solutions help other companies and would help you?

  • Smooth Transition or Stumbling Block

    Panel Discussion: Is the transition to a technology workplace smooth or rather a stumbling block? Experiences, challenges, resistances, hiccups: the panellists share the best practices in embracing technology changes in the workplace.

  • Networking Tea Break

  • Upskill or Not?

    Some of the resistance people face when trying to use technology advancement is the perception that jobs will become redundant and we will be depending on technology. This session looks into the importance of companies understanding that even if they acquire a new digital technology, they will need someone to man it.

  • Closing Remarks & Lucky Draw

Conference Video


Leave us a comment

Sponsors and Partners