About the Event

When: Thursday, October 8, 2020
Time: 3.00 – 4.30 PM CET

This virtual event is free of charge

The world as we know it has changed. The new world of work demands speed and flexibility. HR leaders will need to enable the business to lead from the edges, adopt the right technologies and drive a new vision of organisational culture

The key to success will be in how the function and profession pivot from their legacy role of being a steward of employment to being a steward of work and the new employee experience

In this webcast we will explore actions being taken to rethink, reshape and enhance the impact of HR, as well as hear from some companies at the forefront of this reinvention.

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Ravin Jesuthasan, Futurist and Global Thought Leader Willis Towers Watson

Ravin Jesuthasan is a recognized global thought leader, futurist and author on the future of work and human capital. He has led multiple research efforts on the global workforce, the emerging digital economy, the rise of artificial intelligence and the transformation of work. Ravin has lead numerous research projects for the World Economic Forum including its ground-breaking studies; Shaping the Future Implications of Digital Media for Society, Creating a Shared Vision for Talent in the 4th Industrial Revolution and HR 4.0: Shaping People Strategies in the 4th Industrial Revolution. He is a regular participant and presenter at the World Economic Forum’s annual meetings in Davos and Dalian/Tianjin and is a member of the forum’s Steering Committee on Work and Employment.

Ravin has been a featured speaker on the aforementioned topics at conferences in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Latin America. He has also been featured and quoted extensively by leading business media including CNN, BBC, The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, CNBC, Fortune, FT, The Nikkei (Japan), Les Echoes (France), De Telegraaf (Netherlands), Valor Economico (Brazil), Business Times (Malaysia), Globe and Mail (Canada), South China Morning Post, Dubai One TV and The Australian among others. Ravin is a frequent guest lecturer at universities around the world including Oxford University, Northwestern University and the University of Southern California.

Ravin was named to the Thinkers 50 Radar Class of 2020. He has also been recognized as one of the top 25 most influential consultants in the world by Consulting Magazine, one of the top 8 future of work influencers by Tech News and one of the top 100 HR influencers by HR Executive. He is the author of the books Transformative HR, Lead The Work: Navigating a World Beyond Employment and Reinventing Jobs: A 4-Step Approach to Applying Automation to Work. Ravin has authored over 100 articles including 10 for the Harvard Business Review and his article in the HR People and Strategy Journal entitled Performance Management as a Business Discipline received the Walker Award for the most original and valuable contribution to the HR profession. He is also a regular contributor to Forbes Magazine

Ravin has led numerous large scale, global restructuring and transformation engagements for companies around the world. His clients include six global high-tech companies, eight international financial services organizations, four large retail organizations, a major U.S. motion picture studio, four international consumer goods companies, six large pharmaceuticals firms, five major energy companies and twelve global airlines among many others.

Education and Credentials: Ravin holds B.B.A. (Finance) and M.B.A. (Finance) degrees and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Ravin is a Fellow of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce).


Angel Hoover, Head of Benelux at Willis Towers Watson

Angel Hoover is the Head of Benelux of Willis Towers Watson, with responsibility for the company’s operations and market portfolio in The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. Angel has been with Willis Towers Watson for more than twelve years, working in a range of leadership roles in the US and Europe. Prior to this, she co-led Willis Towers Watson’s Talent & Rewards business and led the Talent Advisory, Insights and Data business in Western Europe. When not working, she is active with her family, and is an avid cyclist and reader.

Boasting 45,000 employees globally, Willis Towers Watson was formed in 2015 following the merger between Towers Watson and Willis Group, in a move that created an $18 billion company. For more than 150 years, the organisation has been solving people and risk challenges that enable healthier, happier employee lives.

Nick Dalton, EVP HR at Unilever

Nick Dalton is Unilever’s executive vice president of HR business transformation. Nick has long wrestled with the ever-changing nature of work in the consumer goods industry. Yet keeping pace with automation, artificial intelligence, and machine learning are requiring the century-old company to move faster than it ever has before. Dalton and his colleagues developed a comprehensive scheme to bring the multinational’s 155,000 employees into the future of work. This vast program includes operational and cultural change across many divisions in more than 100 countries. The effort includes promoting lifelong learning, creating a hybrid staffing model, and working in new ways with governments, unions, and other external entities.