Our Virtual Events


The Three Futures of HR: Talent After the Great Reset

Speaker: Gary A. Bolles
Chair for the Future of Work at the Singularity University, Partner at Charrette llc, Co-founder at eparachute.com, Co-architect at The Greenwood Fund

The seismic events of 2020 have given us a new start date for a re-envisioned role for the People function of organizations. HR is at a crossroads, and its future depends on its commitment to a human-centric tomorrow. Which future will you choose?

Gary A. Bolles is an internationally-recognized expert on the future of work, future of learning, and future of the organization. His focus is on the strategies for helping individuals, organizations, communities and countries to thrive in the digital work economy. As Chair for the Future of Work for Singularity University, he leads the organization’s efforts to empower a global community with the mindset, skillset, and network to create an abundant future of work and learning. In the seismic transition to what Bolles calls the digital work economy, individuals, organizations, communities and countries all need to develop a shared understanding of the dynamics of disruptive change, collaborate on the development of effective strategies, and ensure that all people have access to meaningful work and lifelong learning opportunities.


From Remote to Hybrid

Speakers: Mikkel Lyngbo Nielsen (Ericsson), Andrew Lewis (Telia), Stefan Moritz (McKinsey / Veryday), Julia Klier (McKinsey)

How leaders can combine the best of how we used to work with the best of how we will have to work in the future. How should the hybrid office and digital workplace of the future be organized? What capabilities are needed to realize this goal? What is the roadmap to get there in a holistic and efficient way?

During the current pandemic, we have experienced a dramatic acceleration of trends shaping the expectations and new routines of employees for working together. In our webinar, we will re-cap the learnings from our July session on employee experience and on our approach to shape the future together with employees. We will also share new insights on how to use the current window of opportunity to activate the organization and take concrete next steps to organize the future of hybrid work.


Shifting from Transformation to Reinvention

Speakers: Ravin Jesuthasan (Willis Towers Watson), Angel Hoover (Willis Towers Watson) and Nick Dalton (Unilever)

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.


Skilling for the Next Normal

Speakers: Angelika Reich (McKinsey & Company), Fabian Billing (McKinsey & Company), Vidya Krishnan (Ericcson), Renato Dorrucci (Intesa Sanpaolo).

As automation continues its rapid evolution, companies are experiencing a shift in the workforce skills they need to thrive and grow. This interactive session will survey participants on how they believe automation and new ways of working will impact their organizations in the next 10 years and beyond. We will look at how it will affect workforces, learning agendas, and training budgets. As a group we will explore approaches to identifying re-skilling needs and practical ways to close skills gaps.


The Future of Human Potential

Speaker: Vivienne Ming

Named one of Inc. Magazine’s “Top 10 Women to Watch in Tech,” and featured frequently for her research and inventions in The Financial Times, The Atlantic, Quartz Magazine and the New York Times, Dr. Vivienne Ming is a theoretical neuroscientist, technologist, and entrepreneur whose guiding mission is to maximize human potential, from neurons to toddlers to whole economies.


Re-imagining Organizations of the Future

Speaker: Alex DiLeonardo, Partner, McKinsey & Company
and Richard Steele, Partner, McKinsey & Company

The organization of the future is taking shape in the moves that companies are making now. In this 1-hour virtual forum, our lead thinkers Dickie Steele and Alex di Leonardo will explore how leaders can accelerate their organizations’ journeys toward becoming not only faster but also better for customers, employees, and society at large – with three mutually reinforcing areas together providing glimpses into what a “next normal” organization could look like. While being management imperatives in “normal” times, right now they have become test beds for intense experimentation and soul searching, as they get to the core questions that organizations must always seek to answer for themselves: Who are we? How do we operate? How will we grow?