CHRO – Reloaded 2018 2018-07-20T13:50:19+00:00


The CHRO Virtual Summit Reloaded is a unique opportunity to hear from the leading minds and practitioners in the field of HR. Following on from the inaugural CHRO Virtual Summit in May, the event provides a detailed platform to dive further into the continuous evolution of the CHRO’s role in a business era sculpted by emerging digital technologies, agile work, cultural change, and the transformation of organizations. The event is brought to you by the enthusiastic team behind The HR Congress – ‘The Davos of HR’ in Brussels on 28/29 November.

5 Reasons To Go Virtual


You won’t need to leave your office (or home) while enjoying the presentations and
learning about the latest developments in HR.


Pay only a fraction of what you would pay for registration at a similar sized in-person, live event.


For a live event of similar quality, you would probably need to pay for return flights and a
few nights at a local hotel, which could easily double your cost. There are no hidden fees
or other expenses to pay here.


You will have access to all the presentations on demand, so you can re-watch them any time you want.


In comparison to a live event of the same size, a virtual event saves the equivalent in
carbon emissions that would be reduced by planting approximately 18,000 trees.



Dave Ulrich

The Father of Modern HR, Professor of Business, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

Dave is a Professor of Business at the University of Michigan and a partner at the RBL Group, a consulting firm focused on helping organizations and leaders deliver value. Dave studies how organizations build capabilities of speed, learning, collaboration, accountability, talent, and leadership through leveraging human resources.

Ingrid Eras-Magdalena

EVP & CHRO, Belmond

Ingrid is a senior executive within the hospitality industry, with experience in HR, Operations, Organisation Learning and Design as well as in M&A. Ingrid has over 25 years of HR leadership experience in Hotel, Regional and Global Corporate roles. As a CHRO of Belmond, Ingrid oversees HR, L&D, and CSR activities for the entire organization.

John Boudreau

Professor and Research Director, University of Southern California Marshall School of Business

John Boudreau is a Professor and Research Director at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and Center for Effective Organizations. He is recognized worldwide for breakthrough research on the bridge between superior human capital, talent and sustainable competitive advantage.

Whitney Johnson

Innovation and Disruption Theorist

Whitney Johnson was named one of the world’s fifty most influential management thinkers by Thinkers50 in 2017. She is the author of the bestselling Build an A Team (Harvard Business Press, 2018), a Financial Times and CEO Read, Book of the Month. She formerly was the co-founder of the Disruptive Innovation Fund with Harvard’s Clayton Christensen, where they invested in and led the $8 million seed round for Korea’s Coupang, currently valued at $5+ billion.




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(Sessions listed in Central European (Brussels) Timezone, GMT+1) 

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8 Skills for the Future of Work

How best does one ensure that you are prepared for the ‘new world of work’? In a context of exponential change, what will it take to be ‘future-fit’? These are important questions for everyone to be asking – wherever it is you find yourself along your career path. This session, based on our global experience and research, identifies and explores 8 essential skills vital to ensuring personal adaptability in a changing world.

To be successful and relevant in tomorrow’s world will demand that both individuals and organisations are adaptable. The need to be adaptable goes beyond being a strategic imperative – it is something that needs to be cultivated at a ‘DNA’ level. It necessitates being a learner and this is the focus of this new presentation: what needs to be learnt today in order to develop an adaptive DNA that will make thriving tomorrow possible?

The what (it is), why (it is important) and how (to do it) of each of the eight skills will be explained. Participants will leave with a clear idea as to what the future will demand of them and how to prepare for that future today.

The Belmond Culture Journey: Combining Leadership, Resilience and Change


Trends in Agility & Change

Agility has become the “capability du jour.” Agility is the ability to anticipate and/or quickly respond to emerging market opportunities. Agility combines being able to change, learn continually, and act quickly and with flexibility for both organizations and individuals. During this masterclass Professor Ulrich will discuss in details how in a world of unrelenting change, agility matters in regards to Strategic agility, Individual agility., Organization agility and lastly Human resource agility. Furthermore during the masterclass attendees will identify what can be done to increase organizational agility and the role of HR in helping to do so in addition to identifying what are teh etoold for making institutionals, initiative and individual change happen.

Creating the Culture of Agility – Waving in the Impact of New Technologies on Work

This session will focus on how to make a large organization even more responsive and adaptable in a rapidly changing business environment. Through many practical examples Gerard will demonstrate that even an elephant can dance, however creating a culture of agility requires building an organizational framework that is flexible enough to support change in addition to a leadership which not only accept by embraces change. Furthermore, the session will also cover the requirements of HR to be truly aligned and embedded with business, moving from a reactive mode to proactively create a talent and organizational blueprint in addition to enhance stakeholder relationship to make the company future ready.


Scaling Organization Agility with Adaptive Space

Michael is the author of the book Adaptive Space, which is based on a decade long research initiative that won the 2017 Walker Prize from People + Strategy. As the Chief Talent Officer for GM he launched GM2020, a grass roots initiative designed to enable employees to positively disrupt the way they work in an Adaptive Space. Adaptive space can be thought of as the relational and emotional freedom for people to freely explore, exchange, and debate ideas. It operates as a sort of free trade zone for ideas, by tapping into the power of network dynamics, adaptive space creates connections that serve to discover, develop, and diffuse new ideas into and across an organization. During this session Michael will discuss how HR can enable organizational agility and unleash creativity across an organization.


Evolution – Revolution in Talent Management

In 2017 Volvo group has embarked on a journey of reinventing Talent Management. Bahar Rasouli and her team of 7 has been put in charge of the project. The traditional annual performance management did not deliver result as it lacked agilty, opennes and true feedback. There was also a need to change the perception of HR to become more of an educator, supporter function than a pollicing role. So a new, mobile friendly performance management system was put in place based on Neuroscience and a new, revised values of Volvo group. Join this fascinating session to learn more about:

• Revising Talent and Performance Management at a group level
• Moving towards enteprise agility and a feedback culture
• Lessons learnt and surprises after the first 33 pilot launches
• What’s next, how to sustain the positive change and create lasting impact

Reinventing Jobs to Optimize Work Automation

AI will significantly disrupt and potentially empower the global workforce. It won’t happen all at once or in every job, but it will happen, and leaders will need an automation strategy that realizes its benefits, avoids needless costs, and rests on a more nuanced understanding of work. Leaders need a clear-eyed way to think about how these technologies will specifically affect their organizations. The right question isn’t which jobs are going to be replaced, but rather, what work will be redefined, and how?


Building an “A” Team

What’s the secret to having an engaged and productive team? It’s having a plan for developing allemployees–no matter where they are on their personal learning curves. Better morale and higher performance happen through learning, argues Whitney Johnson. In over twenty years of coaching, investing, and consulting, Johnson has seen that employees need continuous learning and fresh challenges to stay motivated. The best bosses know this, and they know how to make it happen by thoughtfully designing people’s jobs around the skills they have today as well as the skills they’ll need to be even more valuable tomorrow. That’s how entire organizations stay competitive in an unpredictable, rapidly changing business environment.

In this speech, Whitney explains how to become one of those bosses and how to build your A-team by:

• Identifying what your employees already know and what they need to learn
• Designing their jobs to maximize engagement and learning
• Applying a seven-step process for leading each person up their learning curve

How to Build an Epic CHRO/CEO Relationship







  1. You have the ability to engage with hard to reach, busy prospects who may never have been able to travel to a live event due to time constraints or travel restrictions.

  2. Nearly all prospects do thorough research online before taking the time and energy to meet with a possible provider. To cut through some of the noise, this is an opportunity to be their first choice in the research process.

  3. You can truly activate your global sales force and all your existing online marketing and sales initiatives to drive traffic to the relevant content provided by your digital assets.

  4. As opposed to a live event of comparable size, there are no extra costs involved with exhibiting such as travel, accommodation, equipment hire and much more.

  5. This is a GDPR compliant way to gain leads, as all participants have agreed to share their details with partners and preferred providers.


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