Keynote Sessions

The HR Congress Nice 2019 will feature seven fantastic keynote presentations, each delivered by an expert speaker well versed in the world of HR and organizational development. Our keynotes have been carefully selected to ensure that we deliver the most relevant messages and valuable content to you! From Hacking Workplace Culture with Vishen Lakhiani, to Unlocking People Performance with Claude Silver, and Re-Thinking HR Value Creation with Dave Ulrich – there’s a rich depth to the insights on offer this year. Don’t miss them!

Keynote Sessions Day 1 – November 19

09:00 – 09:45 – Rethinking Organization in the Age of Agility, Digitization and AI by Julian Birkinshaw

Julian Birkinshaw Professor at London Business School and Education Management Consultant

We live in a world of digital disruption, where established firms need to rethink both how they compete and how they are organised. In this talk, Professor Birkinshaw will describe the new models of organising that are taking shape today, and how these are helping firms deliver on the imperatives for decisive action and emotional conviction. He will also talk about the leadership qualities that are needed as digital technology, and AI in particular, makes many of the traditional parts of the leader’s job obsolete.

Keynote Sessions Day 2 – November 20

15:45 – 16:30 – Rethinking HR Value Creation in the Age of Disruptions by Dave Ulrich

Dave Ulrich Speaker, Author, Professor, Thought Partner on HR, Leadership, and Organization

Join this keynote session from Dave Ulrich to learn about the evolutions in HR value creation in a work context that is dramatically changing through social expectations, digital technology, economic transitions, political uncertainties, environmental responsibility, and demographics. Some of the key points addressed in this keynote include:

• HR stakeholders are broadening. Who are the customers who get value from HR? Traditional HR customers are within the organization. Increasingly, HR stakeholders are outside the company.
• HR is not about HR, but creating value for others. Value is not defined by what HR does, but by how it impacts others.
• HR unique contributions. HR should ask: do we have the right talent, leadership, and organization to add value, to deliver strategy, serve customers, gain confidence from investors, and build reputation with communities?
• Talent is evolving as needs and skills are augmented by digital technologies; HR needs to help employees find a sense of community and purpose.
• Organization evolution: pivoting from seeing the organization as roles and hierarchy to capabilities that deliver value to the marketplace.
• Leadership evolution: moving from a focus on the individual “hero” leader to a shared leadership capability embedded throughout the organization.
• HR departments govern work. The HR department should reflect the logic and governance of the business.
• HR practices solve problems. Isolated HR activities need to be bundled to create value.
• HR competencies have impact. HR professionals need to reinvent themselves to deliver value.


Purchase Your Congress Ticket now!

For only €995 you can purchase a Congress Plus ticket, which gives you access to the whole HR Congress Agenda, plus the ticket also includes access to one Masterclass of your choice!