FHRD’s An­nual HR Con­fer­ence - HR & Tech­nol­ogy: Driv­ing Busi­ness Value

The Malta Independent on Sunday - - BUSINESS & FINANCE -

This year will once again see Malta’s largest HR con­fer­ence, with a strong line-up of speak­ers com­ing from IBM, LinkedIn and CIPD among oth­ers. This year’s con­fer­ence theme is re­lated to HR and Tech­nol­ogy. The con­fer­ence has be­come the main event in Malta for all things re­lated to HR, Train­ing and Busi­ness Man­age­ment. The num­ber of del­e­gates reg­is­tered for this year’s event has al­ready hit the 400 mark. In ad­di­tion, 24 lo­cal ex­hibitors will be dis­play­ing their prod­ucts and ser­vices.

In the past, HR’s re­la­tion­ship with tech­nol­ogy has of­ten been trou­bled. To­day, es­pe­cially with the advent of cloud com­put­ing and big data, tech­nol­ogy is adding agility, flex­i­bil­ity, an­a­lyt­ics and a whole set of new tools to HR. Such tools bring a bet­ter un­der­stand­ing of the cur­rent state in an or­gan­i­sa­tion, en­abling it to in­ter­vene in a more con­ver­sant man­ner and in the process an­tic­i­pat­ing is­sues that might arise at the work­place.

IBM Europe’s Chief HR Of­fi­cer Gary Kil­dare will be open­ing this year’s event with a key­note speech on the future of work. A num­ber of in­ter­ac­tive work­shops and a multi-sec­tor panel ses­sion will fol­low. The event will be con­cluded with a key­note ad­dress by Tif­fany Poep­pel­man from LinkedIn who will con­sider the in­ter­sec­tions of learn­ing and tech­nol­ogy.

If HR wants to con­tinue play­ing a crit­i­cal role in help­ing busi­nesses an­tic­i­pate and man­age or­gan­i­sa­tional change, it must have tech­nol­ogy at its core. Be­cause of ef­fi­cien­cies, cost sav­ings and em­ployee ex­pec­ta­tions, the us­age of tech­nol­ogy in HR has be­come too crit­i­cal to ig­nore.

This year’s event is be­ing held on 20 Oc­to­ber at the Hil­ton con­fer­ence cen­tre. The part­ners for the event are PwC, Castille Re­sources, The Malta In­de­pen­dent, Hil­ton Ho­tel, Shire­burn Soft­ware Ltd., Bank of Val­letta, Out­door Liv­ing Malta and MAPFRE MSV Life plc. Reg­is­tra­tion can be made solely on­line by vis­it­ing http://fhrd.org/2017conf. For more in­for­ma­tion send an email to con­fer­ences@fhrd.org or call 2131 3550.

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