24 October 2018
Sofia Event Center
keynote talks, discussion sessions, networking sessions, workshops
600 + attendees - CEOs and senior managers, HR professionals from different sectors of the economy, IT professionals, representatives of consulting companies, recruitment agencies, public administration, PR specialists, NGO sector.
Early-bird registration until August 31st: participation fee: 180 BGN excl. 20% VAT
Participation fee from September 1 to October 16: 230 BGN excl. 20% VAT
Participation fee from October 17 to October 23: 300 BGN excl. 20% VAT
Jan-Emmanuel De Neve Associate Professor of Economics and Strategy, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Jesús Vega Strategic Consultant, Author, Speaker, Independent advisor and Former Managing Director of Zara-Inditex
David Mendlewicz Co-founder, Butterfly
Diego Soroa Architect, Head of Innovation Lab, Singularity U Ambassador, ExO HeadCoach, Speaker and Instructor
Manjuri Sinha Global Lead – Technology Recruitment, Zalando SE
Noor van Boven Chief People Officer, N26
Alessandra Solazzi Talent Acquisition Director, Accenture - Italy, Greece and East Central Europe
Anna Brandt Global Talent Acquisition Leader, Brandt Talent Solutions
Maria Ratz Leader of PwC’s Academy Bulgaria
Ilias Sousis Head of Domestic Market, Agencies and YouTube, Greece, Bulgaria,Cyprus and Malta, Google
Ruslan Papazyan Managing Director, Trelleborg AB
Victor Francess Co-founder, Excitel, Co-founder, Orbitel
Volen Vulkov Co-Founder & Harmonizer-in-chief, Enhancv
Kristina Ivanova Vice President of Operations, TELUS International Europe
Zoya Paunova Country Director, AstraZeneca България
Maria Atanasova Human Capital Business Partner, Developer Tooling at Progress
Minna Naumanen Director Global HR Services at Cargotec
Victor Fachev Head of Human Resources, Kaufland Bulgaria
Tsvetanka Mintcheva Head of Global Banking Services Division and Member of the Management board of UniCredit Bulbank
Ines Subashka Founder, Inspired Fit Strong, Trainer, Author
Metodi Georgiev Executive Director of Cargill Bulgaria and Operational Director of Cargill’s shared service center in Sofia - Cargill Business Services Sofia
Boris Hristov Founder of Presentation Agency 356labs
Rene Tomova Co-founder, Creative Shower
Teodora Simeonova Design Consultant, Creative Shower
Tzvetelina Teneva Co-founder and Senior Facilitator, The Business Institute
Mariya Staykova President of ICF Bulgaria Chapter
Irina Vasilevska Chief Corporate Affairs Officer at Telenor Bulgaria, Managining Board member of the Bulgarian Business Leaders Forum
Moderator: Boris Hristov, Founder of Presentation Agency 356labs
8:45 - 9:30 Registration and coffee
9:30 – 09:40 Opening
09:40 – 10:10 Employee Wellbeing and Happiness at Work
Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Assoc. Professor of Economics and Strategy, Oxford Said School
10:10 – 10:40 How Technology Will Change People and Businesses
Jesus Vega, Keynote Speaker, Strategic Consultant, Former, Managing Director, Zara-Inditex
10:40 - 11:00 How Machine Learning and AI Can Help HR Building the Next Generation of Leaders
David Mendlewicz, CEO and Co-founder, Butterfly.ai
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 - 12:35 Discussion panel: HR 4.0
Anna Brandt, Global Talent Acquisition Leader, Brandt Talent Solutions
Manjuri Sinha, Global Lead, Technology Recruitment, Zalando
Noor Van Boven, Chief People Officer, N26
Alessandra Solazzi, Talent Acquisition Director, Accenture, Italy, Greece and East Central Europe
Moderator: Maria Ratz, Leader, PwC Academy Bulgaria
12:35 - 13:20 HR Insider: Case Studies and Lessons Learnt
A stream of project presentations and open discussion
Victor Fachev, HR Director, Kaufland
Maria Atanasova, Director Human Capital EMEA, Progress
Minna Naumanen, Director Global HR Services, Cargotec
Moderator: Darina Cherkezova, Product Manager, Karieri
13:20 – 14:20 Networking lunch break
14:20 – 14:30 Leadership Lessons Learnt From Sports
Ines Subashka, Founder, Inspired Fit Strong
14:30 - 15:00 Discussion panel: Women in Leadership
Kristina Ivanova, Vice President of Operations, TELUS International Europe
Irina Vasilevska, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Telenor, Managining Board member of the Bulgarian Business Leaders Forum
Zoya Paunova, Country Manager, Astra Zeneca
Boris Hristov, Founder of Presentation Agency 356Labs
Moderator: Maria Staykova, Chairman of the Management Board, ICF Bulgaria
15:00 - 16:00 Discussion panel: Future of Leadership
Ruslan Papazyan, Managing Director, Trelleborg
Volen Vulkov, Co-founder and Harmonizer-in-Chief, Enhancv
Metodi Georgiev, Executive Director of Cargill Bulgaria and Operational Director, Cargill Business Services Sofia
Victor Francess, Co-founder Excitel, Co-founder, Orbitel
Tsvetanka Mintcheva, Head of Global Banking Services Division and Member of the Management board of UniCredit Bulbank
Moderator: Rene Tomova, Co-founder, Creative Shower
16:00 – 16:20 The Rise of Exponential Organizations
Diego Soroa, Founder of Cuantics Lab and Rise Works, ExO Head Coach and Singularity University Ambassador
16:20 - 16:40 9 Principles of Innovation at Google
Ilias Sousis, Head of Domestic Market, Agencies and YouTube, Greece, Bulgaria,Cyprus and Malta, Google
Parallel program: Workshops*
11:30 - 13:00 HR Jam for designing a better experience for a digital native employee
Facilitators: Rene Tomova, Co-founder, Creative Shower and Teodora Simeonova, Design Consultant, Creative Shower
Length: 90 min.
What will be this workshop about:
We will make a quick dive into Design thinking philosophy with it’s main instruments (Persona and Customer journey). Then we will review a pre-populated but absolute real Persona of a digital native employee and will set our minds free to brainstorm the most exciting employee experience for such a person. We will review the phases of an employee journey (attracting, assessing, employing, on boarding, recognising/rewarding, developing (talent management), retaining, separating) and will work in small groups to define the TO-BE employee journey with it’s targeted emotional response and signature initiatives.
A valuable sharing from your side will follow, after which we will try to blow your ming with some real inspirational examples of what is already there for this difficult target. Like for example, the Best failure award of Procter&Gamble (one of the companies that explicitly rewards failure by giving cash prizes or trophies to people who foul up) or Accenture, the company which gives sabbaticals to high performers to serve communities.
Come join us to try some different way of thinking and experimenting.
14:30 - 16:00 Innovation and intrapreneurship
Business simulation of Harvard Business Publishing, facilitated by The Business Institute
Facilitator: Tzvetelina Teneva, Co-founder and Senior Facilitator and Consultant at The Business Institute
How innovation ideas are generated within the organization?
What the criteria to use for ideas evaluation?
How the organisational culture impacts its innovation capabilities?
At this workshop participants will play one of the newest business simulations of Harvard Business Publishing, focused on approaches to innovation and intrapreneurship in the organisation.
They play the role of an intrapreneur, provided with a mandate from thе CEO for innovation to support business results.
Working with limited time and budget, participants design innovation initiatives - open and closed innovations - to generate a pool of ideas. They must then review, test, and make a selection from among those ideas in order to choose the best possible innovation for the organization. The results are evaluated as quantiy and quality by the intelligence of the simulation.
The Business Institute facilitators build up the game and the participants insights with structured approaches to innovation – related to the level novelty and the choice between open and closed innovation initiatives. They dwell into the topic how the structure and culture of the organization support or hinder its innovation and intrapreneurship capabilities.
*The workshops are free for registered participants for the conference. Signing up for the workshops will be onsite on October 24. Seats are limited and will be allocated on first-come, first-served basis.