Article: TechHR Study Tours 2020: Experience the digital journey of some leading companies


TechHR Study Tours 2020: Experience the digital journey of some leading companies

On Day three of People Matters TechHR Singapore 2020, get to visit organizations and institutions like OCBC, INSEAD, Singapore Zoo, Prudential Assurance Company and National Library of Singapore. Learn from and experience their digital transformation journey.
TechHR Study Tours 2020: Experience the digital journey of some leading companies

To help businesses with their digital transformation and learning journey, People Matters through TechHR Study Tours in Singapore, last year took the learning experience beyond the conference halls to the workspaces of progressive organizations including Google, Netflix, Facebook, P&G, 3M, SMU, SUTD, NUS and TCS. 

Now as the world of work gets more complex and business and leaders continue to look to each other for inspiration to solve their talent problems, People Matters TechHR Study Tours are back again. On 21st February, 2020, HR Leaders attending the Asia’s largest conference, People Matters TechHR Singapore 2020 will have the opportunity to indulge themselves in an immersive learning experience and visit organizations like OCBC, Prudential Assurance Company, Boeing, GE, National Library of Singapore and INSEAD. 

The HR leaders can choose one Study Tour from the many diverse themes and organizations to choose from. These study tours have limited capacity and will be booked on a first-come-first-serve basis, so  make sure you register for the one you wish to attend on time. 

Here’s a sneak peek into some of the themes and organizations to choose from:

Learn how OCBC Bank rebooted its L&D framework to survive disruption

Leaders at the OCBC Bank found that the key to surviving disruption lies in recalibrating L&D initiatives in order to create an environment where agility and innovation can thrive. In this study tour, you will get an opportunity to immerse yourself in the learning journey of OCBC bank and help you reboot your learning strategy for building a high-performance and agile team.

In this study tour you will learn:

  • What were the critical business disruptions for OCBC?
  • How is OCBC measuring the impact these initiatives are having to business? What are the ongoing metrics that they keep tracking?
  • What were the key learnings from the current process and how does OCBC intend to take the L&D initiatives to the next level?

Deep-dive into the culture strategy of Prudential Assurance Company that helps them drive transformation

The world of work is rapidly changing and most organizations are undergoing a tremendous transformation. Whether it is to cope with the digital disruption or manage a multi-generational workforce. There is a need for companies to be more experimental and exploratory, or co-evolve with other actors in a multi-company ecosystem.

Prudential Assurance Company acknowledged this need to move in tune with the changing demands of business and developed a strong culture strategy to drive transformation from the core of the organization. In this study tour you will learn about this transformation journey of Prudential.

Here’s what you will learn:

  • How has Prudential Assurance transformed in the past two to three years? How has culture played a crucial role in driving transformation?
  • What are the core values of Prudential Assurance that have helped them foster successful transformation?
  • How has Prudential Assurance been able to embed these values in the culture?

Digital transformation & gearing up for the future: Learning with the wildlife at Singapore Zoo

When it comes to leveraging interactive technology and digital touchpoints to enhance the experience, Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS) seems to have it figured it out. It is using technology to not only transform visitors’ digital experience but also to aid in the daily care of the creatures which are part of Jurong Bird Park, Night Safari, River Safari, and Singapore Zoo.

In this study tour Marcus Heng, Chief HR Officer, Wildlife Reserves Singapore will take the delegates through the entire digital experience and share the strategy that goes behind creating it.

Here’s what to look forward to:

  • An hour-long learning session by Marcus Heng on how Wildlife Reserves Singapore is digitally transforming & gearing up for the future.
  • One hour of a tour of ‘RepTopia’, which is home to over 60 species of reptiles and amphibians, a third of which have never been seen here before.
  • Learn how WRS uses technology to aid in the daily care of the creatures.

Learn how to design organizations in the age of AI from INSEAD

Organizing is one of humanity’s oldest technologies. Artificial Intelligence, in particular, machine learning, is one of the newest. Though somewhat futuristic, it is not hard to imagine that Intelligent algorithms can become members of organizations, collaborating with or even replacing humans in some tasks. But much more prosaically, AI can also provide tools for improving how we design and manage organizations.

In this study tour, Phanish Puranam, Professor of Strategy shall discuss two ways in which both the technologies, organizing, and machine learning, interact today.

In this study tour you will learn:

  • How organizations and organization designs are being shaped by algorithms.
  • How can you unlock the potential of machine learning and adopt it at your workplace.
  • How machine learning can be used to design and manage organizations.

Gain insights on how Boeing transformed HR to build an agile global function

Having embodied the true essence of going global, Boeing’s challenges of building a global HR function are unique. However, Boeing is one of the companies that has been able to transform its HR function and operate seamlessly across borders.

With a goal of becoming an agile function, Boeing’s HR team concentrated on digital initiatives and successfully drove digital transformation across the whole company. Some practices also included providing consistency and mobility with localized flexibility to attract, retain, and manage people appropriately. In this study tour, gain insights from Boeing’s journey of building HR into an agile global function.

Here’s what you will learn:

  • How Boeing’s identified the need to transform HR as a global function?
  • What were the roadblocks in the global digital transformation journey? And how did Boeing navigate through these roadblocks?
  • What milestones is Boeing targeting going forward and how does the team plan on achieving them?

Delve into the innovation excellence journey of National Library of Singapore

Since its inception in 1995, NLB embarked on a journey to transform the landscape of libraries in Singapore. Its leadership teams galvanized the people with a razor-sharp focus on delighting its customers while improving staff productivity. Over time, a strong organization-wide innovation culture developed. To mitigate the inherent risks when introducing innovations, NLB extended its project life-cycle with additional stages to support experimentation (e.g., proof-of-concept, prototype, and pilot).

In this study tour, learn:

  • What are some of the innovations NLB made in the strategic focus areas of social engagement, digital services and resource optimization.
  • How NLB leveraged design thinking for library@orchard.
  • How they partner with their volunteers at library@chinatown and the Citizen Archivist Project.

Study Tours registration link is now open only for registered delegates. Haven’t registered as a delegate yet? No worries! Click here to register for People Matters TechHR Singapore and get more details of the study tour. 

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