Leading People Summit.
April 21-22, 2020.
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Conference Overview Speakers Agenda Insights
Leading People Summit.
April 21-22, 2020.
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08:30 am - 09:00 am

Welcome and Registration

09:00 am - 09:30 am

Welcome Remarks by IESE's Dean

Prof. Franz Heukamp

09:30 am - 10:00 am

Introduction to the Summit: Managing People or Managing Machines?

Prof. Sebastien Brion, IESE

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Networking Coffee Break

10:45 am - 12:00 am

Working with AI: The Company of the Future (Part I)

Artificial intelligence has the power to transform companies by offering new sources of advantage and innovative business models. Through an engaging mix of learning methodologies, including dynamic group discussions, interactive class lectures and the case method, in this workshop participants will expand their understanding of AI implications in the HR functions and also from an organizational standpoint.

They will explore how AI shapes different and new roles, reskilling and training needs, identifying essential human, organizational, and technological capabilities, as well as senior decision making processes and other challenges and strategic benefits.

Academic material and pre-readings will be sent two weeks before the start date to lay a theoretical foundation as well as to maximize the workshop learnings and goals.

 Prof. Javier Zamora, IESE

12:00 am - 12:15 pm


12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

Working with AI: The Company of the Future (Part II)

Prof. Javier Zamora, IESE

12:45 pm - 14:00 pm

Networking Lunch

14:00 pm - 16:45 pm

Working with AI: The Company of the Future (Part III)

Prof. Javier Zamora, IESE

16:45 pm - 17:45 pm

Keynote Session

Keith McNulty, Global Director of People Analytics & Measurement, McKinsey

17:45 pm-18:00 pm

Closing Remarks

In this slot the academic director, Sebastien Brion, will summarize and connect the key messages and learnings of the day and link them to the content of the following day.

Prof. Sebastien Brion, IESE




Today’s technological revolution is reshaping how organizations manage their people. No one knows for sure what artificial intelligence’s effect on work will be, but we can all agree on one thing: it will affect and it will be disruptive.

On day 2 we will focus on how HR divisions across all industries are beginning to harness new technologies and we will learn and discuss opportunities and challenges that place HR at the core of business and people decisions.   


                                         Opening Remarks

09:00 am-10:00 am

Keynote Session  

 “Leading People through Disruption”

Lucy Adams, CEO, Founder of Disruptive Hr & Former BBC HR Director

Drawing on her experience of leading complex change and heading up HR in major organizations such as the BBC and Serco, in this session Lucy Adams will offer leaders and HR professionals´ new ways of leading through disruption and new ways of thinking about how we lead, engage and manage our people in the 21st Century. We will discuss some practical examples of people management innovation and the implications for leaders and HR teams of the future – new skills and mindsets needed

      ·        Interview with Prof. Sebastien Brion, IESE

10:00 am -10:30 am

Coffee Break

10:30 am-11:45 am

Panel Session I

Recruitment & Selection in a Tech Driven World 

Analytics and AI have the potential to change HR functions in many different ways. One of the leading applications today of technology in HR is in recruitment and selection processes.

In this session we will examine and discuss how organizations at the forefront of this adoption are benefiting from adopting analytics, and artificial intelligence in talent acquisition.

Moderator: Prof. Sebastien Brion, IESE

11:45 am-12:15 am

Networking Coffee Break

12:15 am-13:30 am

Panel Session II 

The Future of Learning, Development & Reskilling 

Data science is having a profound impact on the HR function, and is rapidly becoming critical for differentiation and even survival. The aim of this panel session is to reflect on the potential impacts that Big Data and Data Science offer to Learning and Development and the opportunities and challenges that poses for the learning experience.

Moderator: Giuseppe Auricchio, Executive Director, Learning Innovation Unit, IESE

13:30 pm-14:30 pm

Cocktail Lunch

14:30 pm-15:45 pm

Panel Session III

Data Driven Talent Management 

Following the questions and challenges from previous sessions, in this panel we will reflect on how data can improve talent management.

Can data help organizations develop a talent strategy supporting decisions and informing them in a better way? Will these technologies contribute to well-being in organizations or introduce new and unforeseen avenues of conflict? 

Moderator: Prof. Sampsa Samila, IESE

15:45 pm-16:15 pm

Networking Coffee Break

16:15 pm-17:45 pm

A Case Study on Digital Transformation 

In this final session to close two intense days of reflections and discussions we will be looking at a case study of digital transformation within Siemens AG, to analyze what is the impact of this change on the HR functions and the key takeaways the example can provide to HR leaders to explore new technologies, platforms, and ways of working.

Interview with Henning Koehler, Siemens AG Global Head of HR Operations and Transformation 

Moderator: Prof. Sampsa Samila, IESE

17:45 pm-18:15 pm

Closing Remarks

Prof. Sebastien Brion, IESE