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Linda Kennedy
Chief Human Resources Officer
Your CONNECT HR experience is bespoke to you. Connect with the industry In-Person or join us online at our Virtual Summit.
In-Person
Twickenham Stadium,
London, England
23 - 25 October, 2022
Event Details
Virtual
BST Time Zone
31 October - 4 November, 2022
Event Details
An event experience curated around you and your business needs
Tailored-to-you meetings, leading speakers and incredible networking opportunities. CONNECT HR provides senior HR executives a platform to access the exact content, insight and solutions they need to drive their business forward.
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Hear from Industry Experts
With over 25 captivating speakers on the agenda, learn from leaders driven to inspire.
Solve Your Top Challenges
Meet One2One with solution providers specifically qualified to meet your business needs.
Make Inspired Connections
Share strategic insight with 150+ HR leaders across industry.
It’s All Complimentary
Catering, accommodation and £150 travel reimbursement is covered by us.
Hear from Industry Experts
Learn from thought leaders paving the way in your industry, all from the comfort of your own home.
Solve Your Top Challenges
Meet One2One with solution providers specifically matched to your business needs.
Total Flexibility
Whether you’re at home or in the office, access sessions in real time or on-demand.
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Experience the Only Solutions-Based Event

Tell us the challenges you’re facing, and we’ll schedule meetings with the right solution providers to solve them. You leave with a plan and the tools you need to move your company forwards.

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"It was a brilliant program, well-curated and great speakers. I liked the follow-up until the day of joining the event and the assistance provided by the Quartz team. Looking forward to joining in person next year"
HR Manager,
Voltas Limited
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"Very much enjoyed the event and meeting a lot of new people and organizations"
HR Project Manager,
Philips
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"The one-to-one meetings were really valuable, well organised and a good use of my time."
HR Manager,
LanguageLine Solutions Limited

Hear From Today’s Most Influential Brands and Voices

Andrew Stotter-Brooks
Vice President Learning and Development
Manoj Puthan
Head Learning Services and Capability Enablement
Michael Godfrey
Global Head of Learning & Development
Michael Wright
Global Head of Talent Acquisition
Navid Nazemian
Global Head of Human Resources - Group Finance
Linda Kennedy
Chief Human Resources Officer
Caroline Bendelow
Group People & Organisational Development Director
Chris Hunter
Global Head of Executive & Business Talent
Noa Perry Reifer
Global Head of Talent and People
Siobhan McHale
Executive General Manager (EGM) People, Culture & Change
Jaya Kiran Satish
Country Human Resources Head - UK&I
Andrew Stotter-Brooks
Vice President Learning and Development
Manoj Puthan
Head Learning Services and Capability Enablement
Marilyn Kronenberg
Global Head of R&D, Clinical Science, Organisation and Data and Digital Science
Michael Wright
Global Head of Talent Acquisition
Navid Nazemian
Global Head of Human Resources - Group Finance
Tope Sadiku
Global Head of Digital Employee Experience
Dr Tracey Leghorn
Chief Human Resources & Health and Safety Officer
Linda Kennedy
Chief Human Resources Officer
Siobhan McHale
Executive General Manager (EGM) People, Culture & Change
Caroline Bendelow
Group People & Organisational Development Director
Maggie Spong
Vice President Talent Acquisition
Fulya Fraser
Chief Human Resources Officer

Enjoy the Perks of Exclusivity; Everything is on us

As an attendee you’ll receive:

  • One night complimentary accommodation
  • Catering and open bar
  • Travel reimbursement
  • Dedicated Attendee Relations Manager to tailor your experience

Get Rewarded

Since we can’t treat you to accommodation and delicious dining with a virtual event, we’ve designed a brilliant rewards system worthy of your time. Take all 6 solution provider meetings and earn your choice of amazing rewards, including JBL and Amazon products and charitable donations.

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A Tailored Agenda For You

Tune In on Your Time

Choose from 25 Speakers, 6 Networking Opportunities and More
It’s entirely up to you whether to catch the presentations as they come online or watch on-demand.
Sunday23 October
Monday24 October
Tuesday25 October
5:00 - 7:00pm
Welcome Reception and Registration
7:30 - 8:50am
Breakfast
8:00 - 9:00am
Keynote: TBD
9:00 - 10:00am
How Is Hybrid Working Affecting DEI in Your Company?
• How has the transition to a hybrid working environment impacted organisations’ ability to be inclusive?
• What can you do to make sure that both prospective and current employees are aware of initiatives that improve DEI?
• What tools can you invest in to enable positive and impactful changes to DEI?

Speakers:

COMING SOON!
10:00 - 11:00am
COMING SOON!

Speakers:

COMING SOON!
11:00 - 12:00pm
From Great Resignation to Great Retention
• What can HR leaders change beyond workplace flexibility to improve retention?
• Can you take advantage of the great resignation to proactively understand where your company needs to change?
• Rethinking commonly accepted norms around pay equity discussions to create newer and open cultures of information dissemination

Speakers:

COMING SOON!
12:00 - 1:00pm
How Will AI and Advanced Analytics Shape the Future of HR?
• How do you utilize your people data in the best way possible?
• How to tackle outdated Performance Management Processes?
• How to stay updated un the current workforce?

Speakers:

COMING SOON!
1:00pm
Networking Lunch
2:00 - 3:00pm
Reaching the Next Frontier of L&D
• Creating a best-in-class content strategy to make L&D approachable and exciting for employees
• How to leverage technology to ensure employees can learn new skills where it best suits them
• Ensuring your L&D processes are agile and adaptable to rapidly changing business and societal norms

Speakers:

COMING SOON!
3:00 - 4:00pm
Bring New Meaning to Employee Wellness
• How you can create programmes that improve your workforce’s mental, physical and financial health
• How to encourage employees to take advantage of new wellness opportunities
• Translating wellness into improved productivity and business outcomes

Speakers:

COMING SOON!
4:00 - 5:00pm
COMING SOON!

Speakers:

COMING SOON!
5:00 - 6:00pm
Has Your HR Team Done Enough to Become a True Business Partner?
• How to best support newer managers to ensure that business strategy is followed from top to bottom
• Enabling strategic development through improved performance analysis
• Changing HR culture from reactive to proactive

Speakers:

COMING SOON!
6:00 - 9:00pm
Networking Dinner
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7:30 - 8:50am
Breakfast
8:00 - 8:50am
Keynote: From Diversity to Dollars: Embedding DEI in Your Team
• How DEI not only fosters innovation but can act as an advantage compared to competitors
• How to give diverse employees a voice to improve DEI initiatives
• How to truly embrace DEI as part of your strategy

Speakers:

COMING SOON!
9:00 - 10:00am
Mind the Gap: What Skills Is Your Company Missing?
• As digitisation increases, how can you identify the skills needed to take advantage of improved processes and capabilities?
• How can you effectively upskill existing employees to use new tools?
• When new employees are needed, where are the greatest pools of talent to choose from?

Speakers:

COMING SOON!
10:00 - 11:00am
Remote, Bionic Performance Management
• How to use the collaboration tools you already have to measure your employees’ performance whilst working remote
• How to avoid bias in performance evaluations

Speakers:

11:00 - 12:00pm
Is Your Workspace Fit for Purpose?
• Making your office space an enjoyable space for employees
• How to create separate environments to foster different methods of work for varying outcomes
• What can businesses do to ensure that employees are maximising their efforts both remotely and in the office?

Speakers:

COMING SOON!
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Tuesday1 November
Wednesday2 November
Thursday3 November
Friday4 November
Redesigning and Implementing a Brand-New End-to-End HR Strategy
  • People performance and architecture
  • HR strategy and our future
  • Changing to adapt to the new normal
  • The importance of being human in the future of HR

Speakers:

Andrew Stotter-Brooks
Vice President Learning & Development
Fostering Engagement through Employee-Centric Digitisation
  • What does the term “engagement” mean to you?
  • Why is it important to encourage employee engagement in remote environments?
  • How should employees’ needs and responsibilities influence leaders of technology choices?
  • Innovation isn’t going to slow down. How will this affect the need to buy new tools so that organisations can thrive?
  • Change fatigue is becoming far more prevalent in modern businesses. What can businesses do to avoid this phenomenon?
  • Do you think there are ways of authentically capturing employee feedback to influence change?
  • How can these efforts drive a high-performance culture?

Speakers:

Manoj Puthan
Head Learning Services and Capability Enablement
Imagine a future where career sites are actually useful

Key Takeaways:

  • What if your career site is so engaging, people would spend more than 16 hours a day on it?
  • What if your career site content was so compelling, people dream about it, at night?
  • What if your career site is so addictive, people compare it to alcohol?
  • What if your career site could level the playing field for underrepresented groups who don’t have traditionally strong links to your industry or employees?

Speakers:

Michael Wright
Global Head of Talent Acquisition
Driving Cultural Change: What’s Really HR’s Role as a Business Partner?
  • What role should HR take in driving change within organisations?
  • How can the HR function transition from an “order taker” to an enabler?
  • What can HR do to empower managers to lead initiatives that support overall business strategy?

Speakers:

Marilyn Kronenberg
Global Head of R&D, Clinical Science, Organisation and Data and Digital Science
Mastering Executive Transitions
  • Exploring the intersection between executive leaders and career paths
  • How to avoid the biggest mistakes in executive transitions
  • Use the proven Double Diamond Framework to transition successfully

Speakers:

Navid Nazemian
Global Head of HR
How To Achieve Successful Employee Brand & Sustainability

This session will explore employee branding and sustainability at KP Films – looking at company brand and employee brand; EVP concept delivery and design.

Speakers:

Linda Kennedy
Chief Human Resources Officer
Employer Brand Within Purpose-Driven Organisations

This session will look at how developing your organisation’s purpose, defining your employer brand and engaging your people, can improve your overall culture and business performance.

Speakers:

Caroline Bendelow
Group People & Organisational Development Director
Inclusion & Diversity in Talent Acquisition at AstraZeneca

Maggie Spong, Global VP Talent Acquisition, talks about some of the key Inclusion & Diversity initiatives her team have put in place at every stage of the hiring process – from recruitment opening, through attraction and sourcing, selection and interview, to offer and onboarding.

Speakers:

Maggie Spong
Vice President Talent Acquisition
Optimising the human element of organisational evolution to achieve success

Organisations are evolving at a greater pace than ever before. In the war to survive in a rapidly changing world, they must become more agile. In doing so, they must not leave their people behind. Instead they should draw on their collective knowledge to identify and deliver change. But to do this, there needs to be different approach to people management and leadership styles; these need to take account of the human element of organisational evolution in order to achieve sustained success.

Key Takeaways:

  • Organisational performance and success is dependent on an engaged workforce
  • Organisations are evolving at a greater pace than ever before, we must not leave our people behind but instead draw on them to identify and deliver change
  • Employees are increasingly looking to organisations that focus on the human element; they are looking for trust, humanity, and compassionate leadership

Speakers:

Dr Tracey Leghorn
Chief Human Resources and Health & Safety Officer
HR's critical role in disruptive times: Creating more adaptive workplaces

Does your workplace need to adapt in disruptive times? Are you seeing a need for faster change in the “next normal”? How are you taking up your role to help create a more adaptive culture? New Values statements, training, systems, or processes won’t create more adaptive workplaces. You will need a new toolkit to shift the underlying patterns in the culture. In this session, Siobhan McHale will share her ground-breaking 4-STEP SOLUTION to creating workplaces that can deliver, grow and adapt.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to create workplaces that can deliver, grow and adapt
  • How to take up your HR or advisory role in relation to workplace change
  • How to be more adaptive in disruptive times

Speakers:

Siobhan McHale
Executive General Manager (EGM) People, Culture & Change
Developing the Workforce: Maximising Employee Experience

How to define, measure and enhance employee experience; Supporting collaboration, team bonding and problem-solving; Inspiring employees through democratised technology; Rethinking the traditional “workplace”.

Speakers:

Tope Sadiku
Global Head of Digital Employee Experience
HR Leadership Transformation

HR Leadership is transforming more than before to lead in a heavily disrupted world. Change was always part of the game but we have entered into an era where innovation, authentic connection to end customer and internally to our colleagues and transformation are key to survival. In this new world, we need more of the horizontal skills at the helm to truly understand the business and its challenges. HR function leads the most critical capital of any company and can no longer be seen or act as just a support function.

Speakers:

Fulya Fraser
Chief Human Resources Officer

KEY THEMES

Recruitment, Loyalty and Retention

Performance Management Enablement and Employee Engagement

Change Management and Building Agility into HR Organisational Design

Cultivating Key Skills and Competencies – Learning and Personal Development

Strategic HR & Leadership

An Exclusive Community for Senior Executives

Connect with the thought leaders of your industry at six different networking events.

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Accommodation on Us

Enjoy one of rugby's most renowned stadiums, The Cabbage Patch, just a stone's throw from where you'll be staying. Take in the views of the pitch, or venture through the town and along the River Thames in your spare time.

Inspiration, in Your Own Time

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Still Have Questions?

We've answered a few FAQs to get you started. But please don't hesitate to reach out with more.

In-Person Event Questions

The cost of producing CONNECT HR is underwritten by our solution providers, who are more than willing to make the investment in such an exclusive audience. Your pass includes:

  • Dedicated Attendee Relations Manager and custom schedule
  • Access to speaker content
  • Face-to-face industry networking opportunities
  • One2One meetings with vetted solution providers, specifically matched to your business needs
  • One night accommodation, travel reimbursement, incredible catering throughout the event, and an open bar.

Based on the details of your registration, we carefully select only the most suitable solution providers for you to meet with. Each meeting is 30 minutes and focused on solving a specific priority you have listed.

We are looking for executives with genuine needs for new solutions and buying influence or authority. Invitations are extended to C-level executives, SVPs, VPs, Directors and Senior Managers within all HR functions.

There are many reasons to attend! For starters, CONNECT HR is the only event tailored to help you with your current challenges. You’ll learn from the experts and connect to the solutions you need. Your time is valuable, and sticking to your budget is more important than ever. CONNECT HR is designed to help you maximize your time and money for the best possible results.

Virtual Event Questions

CONNECT HR Virtual Summit is unique in its ability to connect you to qualified solution providers. They’re more than willing to underwrite the cost of your attendance in exchange for access to such an exclusive audience.

Your virtual pass includes:

  • All sessions and recordings
  • Six or eight One2One meetings with vetted solution providers, specifically matched to you
  • £200 or £300 in rewards upon completing all meetings

Based on the details of your registration, we carefully select solution providers for you to meet with. Each meeting is 30 minutes and focused on solving a specific priority you have listed. Once completed, you’re eligible to receive a rewards package. All meetings will take place on Zoom and we handle the logistics.

We are looking for executives with genuine needs for new solutions and buying influence or authority. Invitations are extended to C-level executives, SVPs, VPs, Directors and Senior Managers within all HR Functions.

Yes, but only for your One2One meetings, which are scheduled for a date and time you prefer. The presentations do not expire and will all be available on-demand to watch at your leisure—anytime, any place.

There are many reasons to attend! CONNECT HR Virtual Summit is the only online event customised to help you with your current challenges. You’ll learn from the industry and connect to the solutions you need. Your time is valuable, and sticking to your budget is more important than ever. CONNECT HR is designed to help you maximise your time and money for the best possible results.

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