Day Stage Sessions

Presentations, case studies, and workshops brought to you by the world's leading HR service providers

What should you expect from the Day Stage Sessions?

The Day Stage at The HR Congress provides yet another opportunity to learn about the latest ideas and best practices from some of the world’s leading HR service providers. These bite-sized presentations and case studies are brought to you based on years of practical development, research, and real-world application.

The Day Stage sessions will feature both Presentations and Workshops. All Day Stage sessions and Workshops are free to attend for all ticket holders–though Workshop spaces are limited!

Day 1 – November 19

Day Stage 1

10:30 – 11:00 – Presentation: Agile Success Through the Eyes of Failure by Eric Filonowich, Scrum Alliance

Eric Filonowich, Lead Software Engineer, Scrum Alliance

As Scrum Alliance progresses through an Agile transformation, we look back on past experiences across an IT career of over 30 years and compare.

11:10 – 12:40 – Workshop: Agile Employee Engagement: Using Your Engagement Survey to Transform Your Culture and Accelerate Performance by Steven Buck, Glint

Steven Buck, Head of People Science, EMEA, Glint

By harnessing the feedback and sentiment of your people in the right ways, you can transform your organization — becoming more innovative, faster, and more resilient, in addition to attracting and retaining top talent. While soliciting feedback from your people is an obvious first step, what’s most important is the way your organization responds to that feedback and takes action to improve. This interactive workshop will help you design a more effective employee engagement program and measurement strategy from the ground up, using practical advice and real-life case studies to provide you with a new framework for improving engagement and performance. This session will walk you through the process of shifting leaders’ mindsets, driving accountability among managers and leaders, and making action-taking easier. You’ll hear perspectives incorporating decades of organizational development consulting, and work with your peers to build a plan you can begin to implement immediately. This workshop is free of charge and is brought to you by our Sponsoring Partner Glint.

13:00 – 13:20 – Presentation: HR Digitalisation – Accelerating and Simplifying HR Processes with the Electronic Signature, Jonathan Verger, Signaturit

Jonathan Verger, Account Executive, Signaturit

Signaturit is leveraging the way Human Resources is managing the editing, signing and archiving processes for all HR documents. During this talk, we will take the audience through several use cases in order to give the best practices, easily applicable within their companies. Signaturit is a Qualified Trust Service Provider regulated by the eIDAS (910/ 2014) delivering trusted services for more than 2000 companies worldwide.

13:20 – 13:40 – Presentation: The Employee Voice – Decoding 55 Million Points of Feedback, Michael Dean, Peakon

Michael Dean, Director of Employee Experience, Peakon

Why do we really leave our jobs? Are generational differences as big as we think? What would employees do if they had a magic wand to improve their workplaces? Peakon’s Director of Employee Experience will answer these questions and more, based on a vast data set of opinions, ideas and concerns, that explain what people want most from today’s world of work.

14:00 – 15:30 – Workshop: The Leadership and Appreciation Connection by David Sturt, O.C. Tanner

David Sturt, speaker at The HR Congress 2019David Sturt, Executive Vice President, O.C Tanner Company

Recent global culture studies reveal that two key factors in particular—leadership and recognizing and rewarding results—have a disproportionately significant impact on team and organization culture and success. In an interactive breakout session, David Sturt will share well-researched insights, best practices, and practical ideas to help leaders make the shift to being better coaches, mentors, and developers of their people to fuel improved business results. This workshop is free of charge and is brought to you by our Sponsoring Partner O.C. Tanner.

15:30 – 16:00 – Presentation: Why Talent is Leaving by Arjen Swank, Effectory

Arjen Swank, Senior Engagement Specialist, Effectory

In current times talented employees can choose where they want to work. There are endless possibilities of tools and systems that supposed to make the field of HR more easy. Yet we see so many companies making wrong decisions. As Europe’s leader of Employee feedback Effectory has seen 10.000+ organizations from within. We see the best performing organizations and the worst. In this Daystage Speech Arjen Swank will share insights and key lessons from Effectory’s 20 years of experience.

Day Stage 2

10:30 – 11:00 – Presentation: How a Startup Would Do Employee Experience, Arne Van Damme, INTUO

Arne Van Damme, COO, INTUO

When you’re in a strapped-for-cash startup, you do things differently. You have to reach what they call product-market fit, before the money runs out. That requires an extreme level of empathy and tons of quick iterations. The exact same thing that will get you the perfect employee experience. I’ll draw the parallel in this session

11:10 – 12:40 – Workshop: Close Your Tech Talent Gap with the Human Cloud by Przemek Berendt, Talent Alpha

Przemek Berendt Founder & CEO, Talent Alpha

Struggling with attracting, recruiting and retaining tech talent? Come and see how you can close your tech talent gap with Talent Alpha’s Human Cloud Platform. In this workshop we will demonstrate how our platform enables enterprise organizations to access an untapped pool of highly qualified and project-ready IT experts, on-demand. See how leveraging our Skills Tree and Talent Science innovations can help match your next project with the best tech teams in Europe.

14:00 – 15:30 – Workshop: Walk the Talk – Don’t ‘Just Sprint’ It! – Agility Beyond the Buzzword by Timm Urschinger, LIVEsciences

Timm Urschinger, Co-Founder & CEO, LIVEsciences

Agility, New Work and Self-Organisation are buzzwords that everyone uses right now. Many organisations start with doing some sprints, but don’t really end up going much further or deeper. If you want to learn more about ‘Agile Mindsets’, ‘Agile Leadership‘, and ‘Agile Organisations‘, and how to make them tangible – you will be able to learn something valuable for your specific organisational needs during our workshop!

15:30 – 16:00 Presentation: Getting Started in People Analytics: Practical Tips and Considerations by Dan Harrison, Perceptyx

Dan Harrison, Director of Innovation, Perceptyx

People Analytics is an area of growing significance to forward-thinking HR leaders. Driven by a desire to make more evidence-based people decisions, HR is now able to be more strategic partners to the business through recent innovations in data science and technology. Data is everywhere, and unlike any time before, HR have a powerful role to use data to drive meaningful change. But how does one get started in the People Analytics space? Perceptyx’s Director of Innovation, Dan Harrison, Ph.D., will present a session covering the people analytics landscape, with practical considerations for commencing and maturing the practice.


Day 2 – November 20

Day Stage 1

11:10 – 12:40 Workshop: Unlearn Everything About Talent Management ASAP by Arne Van Damme, INTUO

Arne Van Damme, COO, INTUO

Talent management can actually be simpler than you think. Join us in this interactive workshop as we go back to the drawing board and build up some simple tools to help engage people, indicate who needs attention, and to make sure that managers are actually managing what’s important. We’ll cover five simple questions, the future of compensation and benefit increases, as well as some findings from the latest state of the art research.

13:00 – 13:20 Presentation: Getting Started in People Analytics: Practical Tips and Considerations by Dan Harrison, Perceptyx

Dan Harrison, Director of Innovation, Perceptyx

People Analytics is an area of growing significance to forward-thinking HR leaders. Driven by a desire to make more evidence-based people decisions, HR is now able to be more strategic partners to the business through recent innovations in data science and technology. Data is everywhere, and unlike any time before, HR have a powerful role to use data to drive meaningful change. But how does one get started in the People Analytics space? Perceptyx’s Director of Innovation, Dan Harrison, Ph.D., will present a session covering the people analytics landscape, with practical considerations for commencing and maturing the practice.

13:20 – 13:40 – Presentation: Talent Alpha

Przemek Berendt Founder & CEO, Talent Alpha

More information about this session will be available soon!

Day Stage 2

13:45 – 15:15 – Workshop: Walk the Talk – Don’t ‘Just Sprint’ It! – Agility Beyond the Buzzword by Timm Urschinger, LIVEsciences

Timm Urschinger, Co-Founder & CEO, LIVEsciences

Agility, New Work and Self-Organisation are buzzwords that everyone uses right now. Many organisations start with doing some sprints, but don’t really end up going much further or deeper. If you want to learn more about ‘Agile Mindsets’, ‘Agile Leadership‘, and ‘Agile Organisations‘, and how to make them tangible – you will be able to learn something valuable for your specific organisational needs during our workshop!