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Cultural Change & Business Transformation
Target Group

Decision Makers and Experts in HR, People, Human Capital, Talent, Employee Wellbeing, Corporate Learning & Training, Diversity & InclusionChange Management, Leadership, Organizational Design & Development, Business Strategy, Transformation, Innovation and Corporate Learning & Training

Key Topics
  • Corporate Culture & Values
  • Employee Reward, Recognition & Motivation
  • Internal Communications & Engagement
  • Learning & Talent Development
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Demographic Change, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Change Management & Leadership
  • Organizational Design & Strategy Implementation
  • Digital Mindset & Sustainability
  • Ageing Workforce & Skill Gaps
  • Corporate Learning & Training
  • Digital Integration of Blue-Collar Workforce

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH

9:00

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

Chief Innovation Officer
Manpower Group
USA

Conference Opening by the Organizer and Welcome to the Moderators

This session is in English
Philippe Clarinval

Contributing Writer
Forbes Human Resources Council & Advisor at Harvard Business Review
Switzerland

9:15

Building a Marketplace and our Company in a Greenfield Approach

  • Platform economy – our business model
  • Building our company – our journey
  • Company culture – major pillars
  • Marketeers worklife – impressions

George Umeljic

Head of People & Culture
METRO Markets
Germany

This session is in English

9:45

Creating networks of engaged leaders to transform the execution of the worldwide strategy

  • The purpose of the ING RideTheWave program within Wholesale banking was to create Engagement Networks in the 3 ING regions (Europe, North America, APAC), who were empowered to promote initiatives to the power sponsors with three objectives in mind: they would translate the strategy of the organization into concrete projects, they would develop greater engagement of the teams and they would contribute to the transformation of the company culture and ecosystem.
  • The project ingredients: assessments on the ability to engage, mobilizing more than 200 ING participants over the course of the project, sharing initiatives with power sponsors, and leadership development.
This session is in English
Annemieke Roobeek

Chief Executive Officer
MeetingMoreMinds
The Netherlands

Jacques Quinio

European Solutions Director for Talent Management
Right Management
United Kingdom

Vincent Maagdenberg

Global Head of Lending
ING Wholesale Banking
The Netherlands

10:15

Transformation - Outside-In and Inside-Out

  • How exactly can we enable ourselves to become a customer-centric, performance-driven company?
  • How can we give leaders responsible for this transformation while still creating a movement regardless of hierarchy?
  • How can we enable employees to understand the big picture and their contribution to that?

Nadine Bunz

Head of Culture, Change & Communications
Lapp Group
Germany

This session is in English

10:45

Coffee Break with Networking

11:15

Change Management - Obtaining Leadership Buy-In

  • From a 2 hours workshop to one day with the leadership team
  • Why Superwoman and a painting session are part of this story
  • Motivating the people who power the business to buy into the change strategy

Michelle Bock

Senior Transformation Manager
Merck
Germany

This session is in English

11:45

Organisation Identity - Reinventing Leadership to Change Culture

  • Shell is embarking on a leadership and cultural journey as a key enabler of delivering this strategy across the various Shell business
  • Enabling colleagues to have a Learner Mindset, to be purposeful and be their best selves in order to accelerate change through external and internal collaborations
  • Insights into the approach being taken, including embedding the leadership and cultural themes into business priorities, supporting leaders in transforming their own leadership and enabling a movement in their organisation to bring the ‘new’ into being in order to deliver the strategic outcomes.

Winda Evers

Senior Leadership & Team Development Consultant
Shell International
The Netherlands

This session is in English

12:15

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

Building a Marketplace and our Company in a Greenfield Approach - George Umeljic, Head of People & Culture, METRO Markets


Creating networks of engaged leaders to transform the execution of the worldwide strategy - Annemieke Roobeek, Chief Executive Officer, MeetingMoreMinds and Jacques Quinio, European Solutions Director for Talent Management, Right Management and Vincent Maagdenberg, Global Head of Lending, ING Wholesale Banking


Organisation Identity - Reinventing Leadership to Change Culture - Winda Evers, Senior Leadership & Team Development Consultant, Shell International

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

Building a Marketplace and our Company in a Greenfield Approach - George Umeljic, Head of People & Culture, METRO Markets


Creating networks of engaged leaders to transform the execution of the worldwide strategy - Annemieke Roobeek, Chief Executive Officer, MeetingMoreMinds and Jacques Quinio, European Solutions Director for Talent Management, Right Management and Vincent Maagdenberg, Global Head of Lending, ING Wholesale Banking


Organisation Identity - Reinventing Leadership to Change Culture - Winda Evers, Senior Leadership & Team Development Consultant, Shell International

13:00

Lunch Break with Networking

14:30

The Challenges of Culture Change on a Global Level

  • The challenges of leading a culture change for a 125-year-old Japanese pharmaceutical company
  • Aligning values and behaviors across the spectrum of the culture map, á la Erin Meyer
  • How to conduct and analyze a cultural diagnostic on a global level

Jerry Pico

Head of Leadership, Learning & Talent Europe
Daiichi Sankyo Europe
Germany

This session is in English

15:00

People and Culture Transformation - Becoming a Worldwide Network Organization

  • Transformation & organizational steering
  • Autonomy, mastery & purpose

Andreas Schmitz

Head of People & Culture Germany
Roche
Germany

This session is in English

15:30

LEAN Cultural Transformation - How to Make it Really Work

  • Shaping the BASF journey for Lean Six Sigma principles to drive improvement is an ongoing journey
  • This inherently contains cultural transformation, with one question at the core of it: What does it take to reach maximum impact?
  • We showcase how we unlock the power of LSS by assessing change impact and addressing tangible solution levers

Bea Steinhart

Senior Project Manager ‑ Management Consulting
BASF
Germany

This session is in English

16:00

Coffee Break with Networking

16:30

The Re-Invention of Corporate Organizations to Meet the Challenge of the War for Talent 2.0

  • Never before has the workforce had to change as drastically and in as many dimensions in the span of just 10 years
  • The capability of industrial firms to build and retain the workforce of the future will be a major factor in separating winners from losers
  • Evolving mindsets and the need for agility will drive major changes, especially to manufacturing firms’ organization
  • Culture, more dynamic organizational structures, and management models around autonomy, self-fulfillment, and virtualization will lead the change

Stefan Frank

Manufacturing Industry Strategy Senior Director ‑ EMEA
Oracle
Sweden

This session is in English

16:45

Transforming for a New Race

  • What was the magnitude of change utility companies faced (and still facing)
  • How can this challenge be addressed

Engin Aksu

Vice President ‑ Business Transformation
E.ON
Germany

This session is in English

17:15

The 77 Human Needs System - a Method to Understand, Create and Measure Corporate Culture and Employee Experience

  • How employee experience is created in people's minds and how it can be systematically designed by fulfilling human needs
  • How organizational culture affects employee experience by satisfying or compromising human needs
  • Which human needs are most important for an engaging corporate culture
  • How the 77 Human Needs System helps to understand corporate culture, create a target picture, and measure achievement

Guido Beier

Human Experience Evangelist
Telekom
Germany

This session is in English

17:45

GWM Key Talent Development Program - Supporting the UBS Transformation

  • UBS is on a transformational journey to better serve our clients
  • All divisions are key to support this transformation, and Global Wealth Management contributes massively to the overall success of UBS
  • To get our employees ready, GWM is running Key Talent Programs, to develop leaders into crucial roles within 18-24 months
  • The presentation will cover all nuggets and will provide an answer of why this program was awarded by external providers

Daniel Neubauer

Global Head Talent & Development Global Wealth Management
UBS
Switzerland

This session is in English

18:15

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

The Challenges of Culture Change on a Global Level - Jerry Pico, Head of Leadership, Learning & Talent Europe, Daiichi Sankyo Europe


Transforming for a New Race - Engin Aksu, Vice President ‑ Business Transformation, E.ON


The 77 Human Needs System - a Method to Understand, Create and Measure Corporate Culture and Employee Experience - Guido Beier, Human Experience Evangelist, Telekom


GWM Key Talent Development Program - Supporting the UBS Transformation - Daniel Neubauer, Global Head Talent & Development Global Wealth Management, UBS

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

The Challenges of Culture Change on a Global Level - Jerry Pico, Head of Leadership, Learning & Talent Europe, Daiichi Sankyo Europe


Transforming for a New Race - Engin Aksu, Vice President ‑ Business Transformation, E.ON


The 77 Human Needs System - a Method to Understand, Create and Measure Corporate Culture and Employee Experience - Guido Beier, Human Experience Evangelist, Telekom


GWM Key Talent Development Program - Supporting the UBS Transformation - Daniel Neubauer, Global Head Talent & Development Global Wealth Management, UBS

19:00

Summary of the First Day of the Conference

19:15

Evening Reception with Sparkling Wine, Snacks and Networking

Engage in exciting conversations. Strengthen your network after a day full of knowledge sharing, groundbreaking presentations, and interesting conversations. Join delegates and speakers in the relaxed atmosphere of the event venue.

This session is in English

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1ST

9:00

Philippe Clarinval

Contributing Writer
Forbes Human Resources Council & Advisor at Harvard Business Review
Switzerland

Day 2 Opening by the Organizer and Welcome to the Moderator

This session is in English
Fay Niewiadomski

Founder & CEO
International Consulting and Transformation Network (ICTN)
United Kingdom

9:15

The Complex Role of the Modern CEO - Between Alignment and Transformation

  • Successful transformation requires strategic alignment
  • The importance of agility to move with speed and scale
  • HR has a critical strategic role to play

Philippe Clarinval

Contributing Writer
Forbes Human Resources Council & Advisor at Harvard Business Review
Switzerland

This session is in English

9:45

Actuate Change Through Leadership Communication

  • How to make an impact in this new world where we either command attention in seconds or become forever irrelevant
  • It is impossible to become a great leader of change without being a great communicator
  • Achieve clarity, consistency, and confidence in your communication that inspires trust and enable change
  • To actuate change, we must understand, connect, deliver and move people as part of our daily responsibilities

Fay Niewiadomski

Founder & CEO
International Consulting and Transformation Network (ICTN)
United Kingdom

This session is in English

10:30

Corinna Erken

Senior New Business and Partnerships Manager
signals
Germany

Organizational Transformation at Signal Iduna - How to Scale and Leverage the Adoption of New Roles and Responsibilities

  • Business transformation: reasons, goals, and measures
  • Coaching as an underestimated lever in (digital) transformation
  • Why mindset change is so important and how CoachHub supports corporates in developing it sustainably
This session is in English
Thorsten Schaar

Vice President & Country Manager DACH
CoachHub
Germany

11:00

Coffee Break with Networking

11:30

Cultural Transformation Through Design Thinking

  • How to align strategy, vision and culture, since it is the culture that provides employees and managers with the environment to collaborate and lead effectively towards a common goal
  • Being unaware of the vision or not knowing where the overall strategy will lead, creates a culture of uncertainty that hinders innovation and acts as a stumbling block towards a successful future
  • The session will show how a new cultural understanding can be created by developing tangible prototypes and involving all employees around the globe

Ina Graf-Hoffmann

Vice President ‑ Global Head of Talent & Organization Development
Leoni
Germany

This session is in English

12:00

Annette Näher

Head of HR
Z‑Laser
Germany

Future-Oriented HR Management

  • How to match up current employees with future company needs within a clear objective-oriented and performance-driven corporate culture
  • How to motivate and enable people into the future
This session is in English
Kerstin Spurk

Organizational Developer
Alexander Bürkle
Germany

12:30

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

The Complex Role of the Modern CEO - Between Alignment and Transformation - Philippe Clarinval, Contributing Writer, Forbes Human Resources Council & Advisor at Harvard Business Review


Organizational Transformation at Signal Iduna - How to Scale and Leverage the Adoption of New Roles and Responsibilities - Corinna Erken, Senior New Business and Partnerships Manager, signals and Thorsten Schaar, Vice President & Country Manager DACH, CoachHub


Actuate Change Through Leadership Communication - Fay Niewiadomski, Founder & CEO, International Consulting and Transformation Network (ICTN)


Cultural Transformation Through Design Thinking - Ina Graf-Hoffmann, Vice President ‑ Global Head of Talent & Organization Development, Leoni

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

The Complex Role of the Modern CEO - Between Alignment and Transformation - Philippe Clarinval, Contributing Writer, Forbes Human Resources Council & Advisor at Harvard Business Review


Organizational Transformation at Signal Iduna - How to Scale and Leverage the Adoption of New Roles and Responsibilities - Corinna Erken, Senior New Business and Partnerships Manager, signals and Thorsten Schaar, Vice President & Country Manager DACH, CoachHub


Actuate Change Through Leadership Communication - Fay Niewiadomski, Founder & CEO, International Consulting and Transformation Network (ICTN)


Cultural Transformation Through Design Thinking - Ina Graf-Hoffmann, Vice President ‑ Global Head of Talent & Organization Development, Leoni

13:15

Lunch Break with Networking

14:30

Role of the Leader in Cultural Transformation

  • Leaders play a critical role in cultural transformation
  • A new culture needs new leadership behavior
  • The future role of leaders
  • A foundational journey for any leader

Frank Kellenberg

VP Global Head of Organization Development & Inclusion
Sandoz
Germany

This session is in English

15:00

Scaling a Self-Organizing Operative Model

  • SonarSource is a Software development company, founded 12 years ago and is already in an excessive growth phase.
  • We are kind of a particular organization, which is built on highly autonomous and empowered (in some cases leaderless) teams, aiming to harness collective intelligence.
  • My intention will be to highlight the pressure this excessive growth has put on our operating model and how we have overcome these challenges from an organizational developer point of view.
  • I am going to highlight our responses related to nurturing our culture, our way of doing leadership, and supporting teams to advance their team maturity

Katalin Juhasz

Team Developer
SonarSource
Switzerland

This session is in English

15:30

Mirjam Abele

Director Workplace Strategy
Delivery Hero
Germany

How to Transition from a Traditional to a New Workplace Experience

  • What a flexible workplace looks like and what does that even mean?
  • Why flexible workplaces are a win for everyone
  • What’s next in the Hero Hub?
This session is in English
Gabriela Rago

Senior Project Manager‑ Workplace Strategy
Delivery Hero
Germany

16:00

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

Role of the Leader in Cultural Transformation - Frank Kellenberg, VP Global Head of Organization Development & Inclusion, Sandoz


Scaling a Self-Organizing Operative Model - Katalin Juhasz, Team Developer, SonarSource

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

Role of the Leader in Cultural Transformation - Frank Kellenberg, VP Global Head of Organization Development & Inclusion, Sandoz


Scaling a Self-Organizing Operative Model - Katalin Juhasz, Team Developer, SonarSource

16:45

End of the Conference with Summary

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