IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

Alison Tung

Global Chief Human Resources Officer
YAGEO Corp.

Session: Agile HR!

Experienced Head of Human Resources with a demonstrated history of working in multiple industries. Skilled in Organizational Design, Strategic Management, Leadership, Talent Management, and Remuneration Strategies. Strong human resources professional with a master’s degree focused in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from New York University.

Brandon Carson

VP Learning and Leadership
Walmart (USA)

Brandon Carson is the Vice President of Learning and Leadership at Walmart, and is responsible for talent development strategies in support of the overall US business strategy. Prior to joining Walmart, Brandon led the learning and development team for Delta Air Lines’ global airport operations. In his past, he has held global learning leadership roles with Home Depot, Microsoft, and Apple. In 2020, he founded L&D Cares (www.ldcares.org), a nonprofit dedicated to providing coaching, mentoring, and support to help talent professionals thrive and flourish in their career.

Brandon has authored two books, Learning in the Age of Immediacy and L&D’s Playbook for the Digital Age, both published by ATD Press. As a speaker, Brandon talks about digital transformation, innovation, employee experience, and how the digital age impacts workplace performance. He holds a M.Ed in Educational Technology, a BA in Business, and certification in advanced analysis.

Catherine Rickelman

Manager, Senior Talent and Learning Solutions Architect
IBM (USA)

Catherine Rickelman, with over 20 years in learning solution design and development, manages the Center for Advanced Learning Management Development D&D team and is lead designer on IBM’s Succeeding@IBM onboarding global initiative. Primary responsibilities include creating and implementing learning learning solutions for our new employees, technical leaders, managers, and other critical employee groups.

Dana Trudeau

XR & Mobile Innovation Lead
Accenture (USA)

Dana Trudeau is the Innovation Lead for Mobile and Extended Reality (XR) for Accenture’s Information Security (IS) organization. In her role, she oversees strategic initiatives focused on increasing employee awareness and adoption of secure practices that aim at reducing information security risks using innovative technology (virtual reality, augmented reality, mobile). Dana’s vision for innovation and her ability to leverage new technologies to drive behavior adoption has contributed to enhancing Accenture’s IS Behavior Change program and establishing the program as a leader in innovation. Her forward thinking has reshaped not only how employees complete training, but how they can digitally collaborate through virtual immersive experiences. Dana has extensive experience in learning solutions design and delivery and has managed change efforts for large scale technology, process, and behavior change implementations. At Accenture, she has developed award-winning Virtual Reality (VR) cybersecurity training courses and an award-winning cybersecurity mobile app that has both proactive and reactive features to keep employees cyber-safe while at work, at home, and on-the-go. Dana is eager and passionate about leveraging VR, augmented reality, and mobile technology to bring people together and shape behaviors through consequential immersive learning in a way that can be experienced 100% virtually.

Danny Lin

Chief HR, Sustainability & Risk Officer
Qisda Corporation

Danny Lin is currently the Vice President of Qisda, Chief Human Resource, Sustainability and Risk Officer, in charge of the Group’s human resource planning, risk management and sustainability governance and development.

Under his leadership, the transformation of the Qisda Grand Fleet organization and human resource upgrade demands of Qisda Group have been integrated, thereby enhancing the human capital development and employer brand. This allowed the company to the receive the award for Best Companies to Work For in Asia for three consecutive years. In addition, he has also utilized digital and systematic methods to strengthen the infrastructure and to score high on indicators, in order to effectively increase the sustainability and risk control values, and to assist in the continuous development and growth of the Group.

Danny joined Qisda in 2005, where he established the risk management infrastructure and led the company to overcome crises with early preventive deployment. He then assumed the position of auditing head, during which he utilized big data to audit high risk units. He also established an active digital auditing mechanism, achieving an outcome of approximately NT$10 million production value per person per year. In 2018, he assumed his position as Chief Human Resource Officer, and implemented digital transformation along with the establishment of an online knowledge sharing platform, AI interview, and also assisted the fleet to establish the Human Resource 3.0 system.

In 2020, he further assumed the position of Chief Sustainability Officer. In addition to the corporate sustainability development of Qisda, he further promoted the common development and sustainability implementation indicators for fleet partners, to facilitate the achievement of the five main objectives of ESG.

Danny has extensive experience in the three major fields of risk control, human resources, and sustainability, and is also smart with numbers. In addition, he has established clear targets and focuses for systematic management and the creation of value, and he has the PACRP risk expert (PARIMA) license.

Danny Lin graduated from the Department of Risk Management, National Chengchi University, and also a Master’s Degree in Risk Management from Glasgow Caledonian University, UK, and a PhD from the College of Finance and Banking, National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology.

Henrik Bresman

Chair
INSEAD Global Leadership Centre (Singapore)

Henrik Bresman is an Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD. He studied economics at the Stockholm School of Economics, philosophy and Japanese at Lund University, Sweden, and financial management at Keio University, Japan. He received his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Professor Bresman is an expert on distributed leadership and high-performance teams. He is the co-author of the top-selling book X-Teams: How to Build Teams that Lead, Innovate, and Succeed (published by Harvard Business School Press), which examines how teams at all levels can take on strategic leadership roles and change the direction of their firms. It also documents how top management can unlock the talent of the organisation to create an infrastructure for innovation across their company.

His research on leadership and teams in contexts of technological innovation, international post-acquisition integration, and strategic change draws on data from industries such as biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, aerospace, software development, and investment banking. His articles have appeared in peer-reviewed academic journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies, MIT Sloan Management Review, and Organization Science. He has served on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, and Organization Science. His work has been profiled in many media outlets including Time Magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Forbes, and The Economist.

Professor Bresman’s work has been recognised with honours such as the Journal of International Business Studies Decade Award (winner), the George R. Terry Book Award (finalist), the Academy of Management’s William H. Newman Award (winner), the Academy of Management’s Best Paper Award (Organizational Development and Change Division), and the Richard Beckhard Prize for best article on organisational change published in the MIT Sloan Management Review.

Professor Bresman’s current teaching at INSEAD focuses on developing principled and effective leaders. He is directing the Management Acceleration Programme. His teaching at INSEAD has been awarded the Dean’s Commendation for Excellence in Executive Development Programmes (EDP) Teaching, Excellence in EDP Direction, and Excellence in MBA Teaching. He has also been nominated for the Best MBA Core Course Teacher award.

Prior to entering academia, Professor Bresman worked in several roles as a manager, consultant, and entrepreneur. He co-founded a venture capital firm focused on early-stage technology businesses.

JD Dillon

Chief Learning Architect
Axonify Inc. (USA)

JD Dillon became a learning and enablement expert over two decades of working in operations and talent development with dynamic organizations, including Disney, Kaplan, and AMC. A respected author and speaker in the workplace learning community, JD continues to apply his passion for helping people around the world do their best work every day in his role as Axonify’s chief learning architect. JD is also the founder of LearnGeek, a workplace learning insights and advisory group.

Jennifer McCartney

Director, Talent Development
PayPal (Ireland)

Jennifer McCartney is the director of leadership and talent development for PayPal. During her time at PayPal, she has won multiple industry awards for the design and deployment of leadership interventions. Jennifer also spends a significant amount of time supporting the deployment of diversity and inclusion programs and has represented PayPal for Ireland’s Diversity and Inclusion Chamber of Commerce and numerous other DEI-related initiatives.

Josh Davies

CEO
The Centre for Work Ethic Development (USA)

Josh Davies is passionate about helping others make a difference in their lives, jobs, and community. Through his work as a speaker and trainer, he has engaged and encouraged professionals across North America, the Middle East, and Asia. His engaging and connecting speaking style combined with relevant content make him an in-demand speaker, consistently giving more than 60 keynote presentations and workshops to education, workforce, and corporate events annually. Mr. Davies was awarded the 2022 H.G. Weisman Award by the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals for his exceptional service to workforce development nationwide. He was also named by Education 2.0 as one of 2022’s Outstanding Leaders, and by the Global Forum for Education and Learning as one of 2021’s Top 100 Visionaries in Education in recognition for his contributions to education globally. Additionally, he was awarded the 2021 Spirit of CHART Award by the Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers for his commitment to the hospitality industry throughout the pandemic.

Kathryn Coleman

SVP, Talent Learning and Insights
3M

Session: 

Kathryn Coleman has more than 20 years of experience in talent acquisition, diversity, strategy, policy, and project management. As senior vice president of talent, learning, and insights at 3M, Kathryn leads a global cross-functional team that brings together experts to provide world-class workforce and talent planning. Prior to joining 3M, Kathryn held several leadership roles in the public and private sector, at organizations including SUPERVALU, Carlson School of Management, and University of Minnesota. Kathryn earned a PhD in educational policy and administration from the University of Minnesota, a MA in counseling and student personnel psychology from the University of Minnesota, and a BA in Psychology from Macalester College. She has served on several local and national boards, including the Conference Board, Career Development Practitioners Council, National Black MBA Association (Twin Cities Chapter), National Society of Hispanic MBAs, and the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management.

Kelli Kombat

Professional Certified Coach & Global Head of Talent & DEI
IDEO.org

Session: 

Kelli Kombat, PCC, is a people-centric engagement strategist with over 18 years of HR experience working with multinational corporations and providing DEI consultation and workshops. Kelli is an HR executive at IDEO.org and earned a BS degree from Norfolk State University and a MBA degree, specializing in HR Management from Baker College. She has been trained as a Global and Sr. Professional in HR, is certified in Leadership Coaching for Organizational Performance and Professional Coaching.

Kenneth Tan

Vice President ; Adjunct Faculty Member
Certis Corporate University ; Nanyang Business School (Singapore)

Kenneth is Vice President, Head, Certis Corporate University, where he designs and delivers leadership programs, digital and technology upskilling interventions and future skills training for over 34,000 learners around the world.

As a result, Certis achieved the Singapore SkillsFuture Employer Award in 2020, Singapore Human Resource Institute, HR Learning and Development Silver Standard in 2021, Great Place to Work 2021 and Great Place to Learn 2021 accolades, thus contributing to Certis becoming 8th Great Place to Work Singapore in 2020/21.

Kenneth also teaches Organizational Behaviour, Design Thinking and Innovation in the Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University, and is also a ATD and Gallup Certified Coach for executives and teams, and has coached leaders and their teams for MNCs and global companies in Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe.

His research interests and past publications are related to employee relations, Human Resource and Organizational Behavior in areas of Psychological Safety, Learning and Development, Leadership Development and Team Development. He is currently a Senior reviewer for the International Academic Forum and presents his work regularly in global conferences.

Krista Pederson

Managing Director, Asia Pacific
Hogan Assessments (China)

Currently located in China, Krista Pederson is the Managing Director, Asia Pacific, for Hogan Assessment Systems. With advanced fluency in Mandarin Chinese and fifteen years of international business experience, Krista is focused on growing Hogan’s brand and accelerating Hogan business for distributors in the region. Hogan’s APAC markets include Greater China (including Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau); Korea; Japan; Malaysia; Singapore; Indonesia; India; New Zealand; Australia; the Philippines; and Vietnam.

Krista has represented Hogan at numerous conferences and events, speaking at the Association of Test Publishing’s (ATP) Innovations in Testing Conference in the US; the International Association for Cross Cultural Psychology (IACCP) Conference in Japan; the Association for Talent Development (ATD) Asia Conference in Taiwan; and the DDI International Conference on Assessment Center Methods in Shanghai. She is an active steering board member of the Asia Association of Test Publishers (AATP) and has organized distributor events across the APAC markets she manages every year since 2014.

Krista has worked on the translation and cultural adaptation of reports and assessments at Hogan, including the Judgment Assessment and Report; the Chinese Insight Report Series; and the Chinese Summary Reports. Understanding the rigor of needed for translations in this field, she took the lead in drafting a professional translation protocol for all Hogan translations.

Krista also brings Global Thought Leadership to her team, working on various research initiatives related to APAC while managing the official Hogan WeChat channel. Krista has served diverse clients in APAC on behalf of Hogan’s distributors providing Hogan trainings and debriefs to clients including Oracle; Porsche Consulting; Walmart; Yanfeng; BIMBA; and CEIBS; etc.

Prior to joining Hogan, Krista was the Director of Marketing and Communications at WGP Investment Consulting in Shanghai, China, where she spent over six years providing business consulting to a diverse portfolio of clients including Saudi Aramco, Harris Interactive, Haworth Furniture, and Be Green Packaging. She also served on the Board of William Global Partners Ltd., and Green Packaging Solutions Ltd., in Hong Kong, which focused on environmentally friendly pulp and paper packaging technology.

Krista graduated Magna Cum Laude from Baylor University in 2007, with a University Scholar/Sociology and Asian Studies Major. She attended and received an Honorary Certificate from Tsinghua University from 2005-2006, studying Asian Studies and Chinese Language. She is a Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society Member.

Michael Useem

Director, Center for Leadership and Change Management
The Wharton School (USA)

Michael Useem is Director of the Leadership Center and McNulty Leadership Program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. His courses and programs focus on leadership and change, and he is author of The Leadership Moment, Leading Up, The Leader’s Checklist; and The Edge: How Ten CEOs Learned to Lead.

Nathan Khan

Head of L&D and HR Partnerships; Hong Kong & Taiwan
LinkedIn (Hong Kong)

Nathan Khan is the Head of Partnerships at LinkedIn Hong Kong & Taiwan and works with organizations from all backgrounds on how to effectively leverage the world’s largest professional network. Nathan’s key ambition is to bring people closer together through the vision of LinkedIn, particularly across talent related projects.  He is passionate about working with companies — spanning stages and sectors; cultures and continents — to sharpen their workforce to bolster their business results, brand value, success and achievements.

Nathan received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of British Columbia, where he studied sociology & economics. Prior to LinkedIn, Nathan worked in the headhunting sector, with clients in the banking, hospitality, retail, insurance & logistics sectors. His over a decade of experience in the talent sector has made him a firm believer in using open networks and empowering people through all the resources at their disposal to be the best version of themselves.

He is passionate about the future ways of work. In his free time, he enjoys music, spending time with loved ones and enjoying the outdoors with his Hong Kong rescue dog.

Peter Wei

Executive Vice President
CTBC Bank | Human Resources Group

Nathan Khan is the Head of Partnerships at LinkedIn Hong Kong & Taiwan and works with organizations from all backgrounds on how to effectively leverage the world’s largest professional network. Nathan’s key ambition is to bring people closer together through the vision of LinkedIn, particularly across talent related projects.  He is passionate about working with companies — spanning stages and sectors; cultures and continents — to sharpen their workforce to bolster their business results, brand value, success and achievements.

Nathan received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of British Columbia, where he studied sociology & economics. Prior to LinkedIn, Nathan worked in the headhunting sector, with clients in the banking, hospitality, retail, insurance & logistics sectors. His over a decade of experience in the talent sector has made him a firm believer in using open networks and empowering people through all the resources at their disposal to be the best version of themselves.

He is passionate about the future ways of work. In his free time, he enjoys music, spending time with loved ones and enjoying the outdoors with his Hong Kong rescue dog.

Robert Garcia

Vice President Coaching in Organizations
International Coaching Federation (ICF) (USA)

Robert Garcia is vice president of ICF Coaching in Organizations is responsible leading the operations that enable global organizations to build coaching capabilities and develop a strong coaching culture. He is committed to securing customer loyalty, implementing innovative strategies to enhance productivity and increase sales, and has established strong business relationships in over 50 countries.  He has held senior level positions at Randstad, SHRM, Baptist Health, Florida International University (FIU), LHH, ADP, and United Healthcare. He is an adjunct professor in business and human resource management at FIU.

Robert obtained a Master of Business Administration at FIU, has a Bachelor of Science in Management from Nova Southeastern University, HR Certifications from SHRM and HRCI and is an Executive Coach. He is fluent in English and Spanish is a frequent keynote speaker at global conferences and has presented in 6 continents.

Roberto Galvez

Corporate Services Director
Gunung Sewu (Indonesia)

Session: 9 Lessons in Implementing a Blended Learning Approach for MOOCs 

Roy Skillicorn

Senior Director Global Enablement
Cisco (USA)

Roy leads Cisco’s Global Customer Experience Field Enablement organization, responsible for offer and portfolio enablement, Professional and Consulting development programs, and emergings talent onboarding, development, and role-readiness programs. Before focusing on enablement and workforce acceleration, Roy built and led multiple global services and consulting practices for Cisco, created strategic alliances with global services partners, and led critical customer account management. Roy is a Capella University Advisory Board member. In his free time, he enjoys Photography, weight training, and spending time with his wife and two daughters.

Sanjay Bose

Executive Director HR Corporate Office
Indian Oil Corporation (India)

SK Bose is presently Executive Director (HR) Corporate Office, IndianOil, New Delhi. He has also served as Head of HR of Panipat Refinery and Petrochemicals Complex, IndianOil’s flagship refinery.

Presently responsible for talent acquisition, talent development, , performance management, establishment, supporting business growth, organizational culture, value, equity, stakeholder management.

An Electrical Engineer, M.Tech (Management and System) from the IIT-Delhi and MBA from MDI, Gurgaon, Shri Bose joined IndianOil in January 1985 as a Graduate Engineering Trainee. During his career spanning over 30 years, has served IndianOil in the diverse functional areas like Operation & Maintenance, LPG Sales & Strategy and Human Resources in different geography in India.

Shri Bose was a member of the FICCI Energy Management Study Tour Team to Canada and attended Advanced Management Programme (AMP) at ASCI, Hyderabad/Bocconi, Italy. Presented a few papers in the national and international conferences.  Successfully completed Bronze and Silver Certification on Assessment from M/s KPMG.

He is the member of Academic Council & adjacent faculty at RGIPT, Raebareli.  A life Member of ISTD, ATD, QCFI, IEEE and AIMA. He is also Co-Chairman of CII, NR-HR Committee. National Council member of ISTD.  He combines his varied experience with an innovative and holistic approach, which has added new angles to the entire stream of functioning in HRD, MS, HR, CSR &Training besides various working in business functions of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.

Shweta Bandi

Director of HR Technology & Employee Experience
Adobe (USA)

Session: HR Technology and Employee experience – Employee experience is like ice-cream and how to use HR Tech to enable the employee experience vision

Shweta Bandi is an innovative strategist and thought leader in Employee experience and HR Technology. She has been an instigator in bringing the workplace and workforce technology together to deploy a digital mindset and drive a unified experience with employee at the core. Shweta is responsible for defining and executing the Employee Experience Technology strategy and the short- and long-term HR tech roadmap to attract, hire, develop, and grow diverse and inclusive talent at Adobe. Shweta leads a team of senior leaders, technology partners, business analysts and solution architects to design and build solutions and platforms to deliver on business capabilities and trusted, valuable analytics and metrics to drive data driven decision making at Adobe.

Sophia Chang

The Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO)
Yuanta Financial Holdings Company

Sophia Chang is the Chief Human Resource Officer(CHRO) for the Yuanta Financial Holdings. In her current role, she is responsible for leading Yuanta’s overall human resources strategy, and overseeing the subsidiaries in promoting human resources policies, programs and their performance.

Ms. Chang holds masters of accounting and bachelor in history. – all from National Taiwan University.She has various working experiences in the financial industry, and has worked in the brokerage and human resources business of Yuanta Securities, Syspower Technology, Yuanta Bank, and Yuanta Life.

In addition to experience in the three major fields of Taiwan’s financial industry – securities industry, banking industry and insurance industry, she also has the experience working in the information technology industry and is a cross-industry and cross-discipline human resources executive.

Sunny Huang

Executive Director ; Founder
New Wide Group ; WorkFace Taipei Smart Capital Angel Club

Sunny Huang is the Executive Director of New Wide Group, which is a global textile company, specializing at knitting fabrics and garment products manufacture. He graduated from University of Edinburgh, Management of Training and Development, Master program in UK. Mr. Huang holds both EMBA Degrees of National Taiwan University and Fudan University (China). After joining NEW WIDE GROUP in 2003, with the profession and  rich experience of management , Sunny’s expertise in Human Resource, Strategy, and Management lead the growth of revenue from 3 billion to 30 billion New Taiwanese Dollars.

With more than 10,000 employees spanning 14 nationalities and cultures, NEW WIDE is a leading manufacturer of textile and apparel in Taiwan and has led the industry in promoting a smart and sustainable textile supply chain in recent years.

Meanwhile, Sunny is also dedicated to cultivating the cross-strait start-up ecosystem. Both of WorkFace Taipei and Smart Capital were found by Sunny from 2015 to 2017 based on providing startup tools forums, online consulted by experts etc.

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