Agenda at a Glance



Change is Permanent: How Much Learning and Development Sector has Evolved in 2020

  • Explanation of the shift toward the gig economy and highlight the movement to outsource traditional learning roles / tasks rather than training external contractors
  • Discussion over the new responsibilities beyond the traditional role of deploying training programs at the request of business leaders
Lisa Lang , Head of Learning and Education Americas, Siemens
12:50 - Break


Evolution of Connected Learning from Digital Learning

  • AI based digital learning development and talent development initiatives
  • How to do less of efforts to learn and get higher levels of learning
Jesse Jackson , Chief Learning Officer, J.P. Morgan
13:50 - Break


PANEL DISCUSSION: How Can We Make Intelligence from Information

  • Discussion on the adaptability of technology, content, authoring tools and LMS
  • How do I get context while making selection

Panel Members:
Amit Joshi , Lead - Global L&D, Talent, OD, Commercial Capability, Business & Transformation, Meril HR
Vaishali Phatak , Global Head- Technical, Learning, Diversity andInclusion, Tech Mahindra
15:00 - Networking Break


Change of Role of L&D from Content Curator to Aggregator

  • Explanation how blended learning has evolved the role of L&D
  • Enabling the center of excellence in a team

Mariam Al Mazrouei , Manager-Group, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)
16:20 - Break


How to Solve the Problem of Plenty

  • Discussion over how to choose the right software/platform/content for the right person at the right time 
  •  What are the criteria to filter from the plethora of information to precise

Todd Bowler , SVP, Head of Learning & Development, Lazada, Singapore
17:20 - Break


Byte Learning or Bite Learning

  • Evolution of learning with concepts like micro learning, bite size learning
  •  Move from hours of learning to small nuggets of learning – micro learning – just in time learning 
Catherine Curtis , Director Global Technical Learning, Microsoft
18:20 - End of Day 1


Journey from LMS to LXP in 6 Weeks

  • Understanding how Zurich Insurance globally launched their revamped LXP in 6 weeks only
  • Case study of how an aspiration results in a global launch including how to make it happen and what we can learn from it
  • Discussion over how to evolve an idea to a globally managed but locally executed engagement campaign
Adrian Staeubli , Global Head of Talent Development, Zurich Insurance Company Ltd
12:50 - Break


How to Understand Choose the Right LMS in the Context Part

  • Understanding how to define the needs and requirement of an organization before choosing the apt technology
  • Getting a glimpse of what are the right questions to be asked from the vendor/ solution provider
13:50 - Break


PANEL DISCUSSION: How to Hold the Attention Span of the Learner for More Than 7 Minutes

  • Analyzing various methods available in the digital hemisphere 
  • Content is the magic word for creating & holding the interest 
  • How to make these training tools to be relevant and simple, and to be agile so that they keep upskilling themselves as needed 
  • How do you constantly engage into workforce

Maneesh Bhatia , Learning and Development Manager, Atlantis Resorts, UAE
Tathagata Basu , Group Head - Learning & Talent Management, Piramal Group
Dr. Swatee Sarangi , Global Head - Learning Leadership & Organization Development, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories
Amit Sharma , Vice President – HR , Volvo Group
Amit Goyal , Head - India & S.E. Asia, edX
15:00 - Networking Break


Gamification for Learning

  • Discussion over how to adapt Interactive Systems in business development 
  • Understanding the level of Instructional Design in Gamification 
  • How to use gamification for simulation learning
16:20 - Break


Simulations for Learning

  • How to manage simulation in the blended learning effectively 
  • Merger of simulation with gamification 
  • How to do we train virtually for the virtual trainings in an effective manner
17:20 - Break


Panel Discussion: Making Learning Memorable: Style, Content & Timings

  • Technology enable learning or gamification being an integral part of L&D
  • Virtual reality is the reality of the time and era 
  •  Discussion over how to recognize the need and use of gamification and simulation

Dr. Adrian Waite , Head of Talent, Leadership & Organizational Effectiveness (Middle East, Turkey & Africa), Boehringer Ingelheim
Frederic Page , VP Field Transformation and Readiness, SAP
Anuj Kathuria , Chief Talent Officer, Reliance BP Mobility Limited
Dr. Ray Pastore , Associate Professor & Esports Program Coordinator, University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW)
Max Gabriel , Chief Transformation Officer, Informa Markets
18:30 - End of Day 2


How to Develop a Working Model by Keeping in Mind Well Being of the Employee

  • Discussion over the steps to make Work from Home model mentally and physically effective 
  • Methods to make team-work efficient at inter and intra department 
  • Improving and redefining the learning culture of the company
Caroline Knowles , Head of HR Transformation and Change Management, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia
12:50 - Break


Focus on the Human Element and How Can We Leverage the Technology to Fosters Community and Culture

  • Discussion over on-boarding of a new member to the organization 
  •  A way ahead of blended working model by keeping employee engagement, development in mind
Jodi Rabinowitz , Head of Talent and Organizational Development, Zoom Video Communications
13:50 - Break


How to Use Facts, Evidence, and Data to Show the Impact of Training and Learning

  • Using impact analytics to show the impact of learning on performance and business goals 
  • Methods and techniques for proactive impact planning including determination of measures, metrics, and KPIs (key performance indicators) for impact analytics
Kevin M. Yates , L&D Detective, Impact Measurement Investigations
14:50 - Networking Break


Providing Tools of Assessing and Incentivization

  • Development and analysis of the tools of self-assessment 
  • Understanding of assessment and incentivization tools from the micro to macro level for the growth and development 
  • How to assess the non-financial KRA’s and KPI’s by using technology
16:30 - Break
16:35 - HR and L&D


Navigating Ways of Filling the Gap Between Productivity and Fatigue

  • Use of technology beyond training and development 
  • Analysis of using technology to measure the wellbeing of an employee
Surya Prakash Mohapatra , Global Head- Talent Transformation and Learning & Development, Wipro Digital Operations and Platforms
17:20 - Break


PANEL DISCUSSION: How to Bring Synergy Technological Equilibrium Between HR & L&D by Leveraging Technology

  • Understanding how HR will calibrate with the system to develop employees for their current and future roles
  • Discussion on how L&D will set a system to success
Christie-Ann Plaatjies , HR Director Southern Africa, Hilti
Animesh Kumar , Chief People Officer, ZEE
Madhavi Lall , Managing Director and Head Human Resources, Deutsche Bank India
Anup Malavia , Global Head - Learning & OD, Tata Technologies Ltd
Unmesh Pawar , Partner and Head, People, Performance and Culture, KPMG India
18:30 - End of Day 3