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APACSep 7

Join us as we explore the role of culture in reworking work for everyone

Connect with the Culture First Community at this free, one-day virtual experience on Sep 7. We’ll hear from leading experts and thought leaders on building culture first foundations and discuss our collective vision for the world of work.

Free virtual experience Sep 7

We’re gathering as a community to explore the intersection of culture, science, and innovation.

Register to join us at Culture First APAC as we explore ideas, dive into the data, and create meaningful connections. Gain the clarity and skills you need to develop your people practices, transform workplace culture, and navigate change.

Together, we’ll dive into insights, guidance, and practices on:

Building and nurturing culture first foundations

Learn how to overcome unexpected change by making culture the foundation of everything you do.

Designing impactful employee experiences for everyone

Explore the latest data, tools, and best practices organizations are using to amplify the employee experience.

Creating a better world through work

Discover how you can meet employees’ expectations for meaningful work through social impact and action.

Take notes from leading thinkers, researchers, and doers.

More speakers announced soon

Speakers

Headshot photograph of Dylan Alcott, 2022 Australian of the Year.

Dylan Alcott

Accomplished athlete, Paralympian, philanthropist, disability activist, and 2022 Australian of the Year.

Headshot photograph of Edweena Stratton, CPO at Culture Amp.

Edweena Stratton

Culture Amp’s CPO, with 20+ years of experience leading People & Culture at Salesforce, Oracle, and more.

Headshot photograph of Didier Elzinga, CEO & co-founder of Culture Amp.

Didier Elzinga

CEO & Co-Founder of Culture Amp – a fast-growing unicorn startup & a global leader in employee experience.

Headshot photograph of Jamila Rizvi, author & gender equality advocate.

Jamila Rizvi

Author & gender equality advocate recognized as one of the most influential voices for young women in Australia.

Pip Marlow – Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President, Salesforce.

Pip Marlow

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President, Salesforce Australia, New Zealand and ASEAN.

Rod Hamilton, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at Culture Amp.

Rod Hamilton

Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at Culture Amp.

Sec Maljanec, General Manager of Human Resources at the Richmond Football Club.

Sec Maljanec

General Manager of Human Resources at the Richmond Football Club, with 20+ years of experience in a variety of leadership roles.

Anne Henry, Chief People & Culture Officer of Beca.

Anne Henry

Chief People & Culture Officer of Beca – one of Asia Pacific’s largest independent advisory, design and engineering consultancies.

Chloe Hamman, Director of Product People Science at Culture Amp

Chloe Hamman

Director of Product People Science at Culture Amp. Chloe holds a Masters in Organizational Psychology and Bachelor degrees in both Science and Commerce.

Chin Yin Ong, Chief People Officer at Grab

Chin Yin Ong

Chief People Officer of Grab, with 20+ years of experience that spans across Sales & Marketing and Human Resources.

See what the day has in store

8:00am

Welcome session

Connection and networking.

9:00am

Why culture matters, with Didier Elzinga

Join us for an opening keynote with Didier Elzinga on why culture matters and what to do about it. Didier will share:

  • The latest research from 6,000 companies on why culture matters more than ever before
  • Stories from the world’s top performing companies
  • Actionable insights that you can take back and apply to your own company

Presented by:
Didier Elzinga, Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer, Culture Amp

9:30am

How to make work “work” for women, with Jamila Rizvi

What does the research tell us about how we can make work “work” for women? In this session, Jamila will explore:

  • The impact the pandemic had on women’s work, pay, how they’re valued, and how they want to be valued
  • How we should redesign systems to make work better for everyone
  • Why DEIB (diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging) should be seen as a human issue that’s everyone’s responsibility

Presented by:
Jamila Rizvi, Deputy Managing Director, Future Women

10:25am

Adaptable organizations: Creating a culture that can thrive in an unpredictable world

Our world, both inside and outside of the workplace, is changing at an accelerated pace that we have never seen before. During this session, you will learn:

  • Why today’s organizations need to continuously adapt their strategies in order to retain employees and build a successful business.
  • How a leading APAC organization has built a culture-first foundation that empowers people leaders to turn uncertainty into opportunity

Presented by:
Lara Thom, Global Chief Marketing Officer, Guzman y Gomez Mexican Kitchen

10:25am

Evidence-backed ways to strengthen your culture based on your unique company type

What impact does hiring and turnover have on the employee experience, and how does it affect company culture? In this session led by Culture Amp’s People Science team, we will share our most recent learnings based on an analysis of over 1.8 million employees from almost 2500 companies.

Presented by:
Announced soon

11:05am

The impact of being culture first, with Rod Hamilton & Chloe Hamman

How are your efforts as people leaders driving positive change in the world of work? In this session, Culture Amp’s product leaders will reveal:

  • Never-before-seen insights about the impact HR leaders are driving in the workplace
  • A sneak peek of new Culture Amp capabilities that will empower you to expand your impact in the future

Presented by:

  • Rod Hamilton, Co-founder & Chief Product Officer, Culture Amp
  • Chloe Hamman, Director of People Science, Culture Amp

11:35am

Moments that matter: Crafting powerful experiences across the employee lifecycle, with customer panel

How can organizations unlock the full potential of their people? You’ll walk away from this session with inspirations and insights that have the potential to make a lasting impact on your people and your business.

Presented by:

  • Anne Henry, Chief People & Culture Officer, Beca
  • Angela Harris, Executive General Manager, People Strategy & Effectiveness, NBN
  • Ben Dudley, Managing Director, Zento Group

Moderated by:
Gavin Morse, Senior People Scientist, Culture Amp

1:00pm

Navigating the CHRO/CEO relationship, with leaders panel

What is the role of the CHRO and CEO relationship? In this session, our panelists will share:

  • How you can navigate the critical CHRO/CEO relationship
  • What culture looks like in the boardroom
  • How to secure buy-in from the top
  • Stories from their careers at Salesforce, PwC, Telstra, Culture Amp, Google, and more

Presented by:

  • Edweena Stratton, Chief People Officer, Culture Amp
  • Pip Marlow, Chief Executive Officer, Salesforce ANZ & ASEAN
  • Justin Angsuwat, Chief People Officer, Blackbird Ventures

1:45pm

The power of purpose: How Richmond Football Club built a purposeful people strategy

In this session, you will hear how Sec Maljanek – Richmond Football Club’s General Manager of Human Resources – and her team have built a culture rooted in making a positive difference in the workplace and the community.

Presented by:
Sec Maljanek, General Manager of Human Resources, Richmond Football Club

Moderated by:
Tony Tran, Lead People Scientist, Culture Amp

1:45pm

Creating meaningful work through social impact

Work and life have become increasingly blended, and employees care more than ever about their company’s impact on the larger world. During this session, you will explore:

  • How a better world can begin with a better workplace
  • How organizations can meet employees’ expectations for meaningful work through social impact, while simultaneously moving their business forward

Presented by:
Chin Yin Ong, Chief People Officer, Grab

Moderated by:
Chloe Hamman, Product Director of People Science, Culture Amp

2:25pm

How to build a better and fairer world of work for everyone, with Dylan Alcott

In this keynote session, Dylan will share:

  • His personal story of overcoming limiting barriers and beliefs
  • The importance of disability inclusion and accessibility in the workplace
  • How companies can create workplaces where every employee is empowered to perform at their highest level

Presented by:
Dylan Alcott, accomplished athlete, Paralympian, philanthropist, disability activist, and 2022 Australian of the Year

3:10pm

Final reflections, with Didier Elzinga

Join Didier in reflecting on what we’ve learned about what it means to be Culture First.

Presented by:
Didier Elzinga, Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer, Culture Amp

3:25pm

Closing connection session

We’ll close out Culture First APAC as a community and connect on what we can do next to continue to build a better world of work.

  • Chloe Sesta Jacobs

    “Culture First isn’t an event – it’s an experience. I walk away every year feeling supported, inspired, and ready to put my learnings into action.”

    Chloe Sesta Jacobs

    Chapter Lead, Sydney

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