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Employee Experience & Engagement Summit | Agenda

Tuesday, 17 October 

Exhibition Hall


Registration & Morning Refreshments


Welcome to Country

Aunty Janet Galpin, Boon Wurrung Elder

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Chairperson’s Opening Address

Amy Singe, General Manager People Performance, Culture & Safety, Yarra Valley Water

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Q&A: Assessing the future of employee experience

  • Navigating a distributed workforce and the evolving landscape of work 

  • Learn how to build an employee-centric culture in your organisation

  • Understand the current trends and predictions for employee experience and engagement

(Moderator) Amy Singe, General Manager People Performance, Culture & Safety, Yarra Valley Water

Michael Kim, Head of HR JAPAC & SAMEA, Spotify

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Karlee Scott-Murphy, a Microsoft expert, will explain what Generative AI is and how it will impact HR in terms of culture, operations, and employees

  • With the number of conversations about “AI” increasing significantly, there are a lot of questions in the HR community about why people teams should be paying attention. Karlee Scott-Murphy, Global Employee Experience Specialist at Microsoft, will join us to provide a level 101 on what is Generative AI and why it is different. She will also share some of her insights on what HR leaders need to do to prepare for the changes ahead to our cultures, how we operate as employees and as organisations.

Karlee Scott-Murphy, Global Black Belt – Employee Experience, Modern Work, Microsoft

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Fireside Chat: Taking a holistic approach to your employee experience strategy

  • Managing wellbeing and work-life balance of employees to improve engagement levels

  • Driving positive employee experiences through an inclusive culture

(Moderator) Megan Turner, Head of People and Capability, Windermere Child and Family Services

Beata Pereh, Chief People and Culture Officer, DPV Health

Sharon Gray, Head of People and Culture, OzHarvest

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Speed Networking

Exhibition Hall


Morning Tea

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Fireside Chat: Leveraging HR technology to engage hybrid and remote teams

  • Hear what strategies leading organizations have implemented to engage employees virtually

  • Building meaningful connections online amongst employees to drive engagement and employee satisfaction

  • Advocating new technologies to assist employees with managing workloads

  • Utilising technology to measure and enhance EX and engagement

Mandy Sisson, Head of Employee Experience and Learning, Estia Health (Moderator)

Taryn Evans, Head of People Experience, Melbourne & Olympic Parks Trust

Chris Best, Head of People and Culture, THE ICONIC

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Presentation: Tackling the employee-company disconnect

The world has changed. Why hasn’t the way we work together changed too?

Our inability to interact as we once did has left us feeling disconnected, disadvantaged and despondent. Team Interaction Optimisation (TIO), empowers everyone to understand themselves and each other, builds trust, helps forge connections and drive diversity. By enhancing how we work together, we can progress within successful organisations and achieve better outcomes.

Luke McKeever, Chief Executive Officer, Thomas International

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Case Study: Creating change leadership through business transformation

  • Hear how Egis is successfully integrating several acquired companies in Australia and New Zealand through implementing system led change and change management practices. 

  • Discover the employee experience challenges throughout the journey and the role of data and systems in accelerating the transformation

Lisa Taylor-Mesiti, People & Engagement, Director, Egis

Exhibition Hall


Networking Lunch (Employee Experience & Engagement Summit)

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Interactive Breakout Discussions

Breakout A: The new wave of AI represents a whole new way of working: How is your organisation preparing to embrace this?

Karlee Scott-Murphy, Global Black Belt – Employee Experience, Modern Work, Microsoft

Breakout B: Personalising EX through data analytics and HR technology

Chris Best, Head of People and Culture, THE ICONIC

Exhibition Hall


Afternoon Tea (Employee Experience & Engagement Summit)

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Interactive Mini Workshop: Evolving an Organisation’s Culture and Employee Experience

  • Strategies to driving a culture shift in your organisation for next 3-5 years

  • What are the impacts of a culture shift on the employee experience?

  • Considerations for changing the culture to evolve employee’s experiences

Eva Pool, Head of People Experience, Country Road Group

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Reflection and Key Takeaways

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Chairperson’s Closing Address

Exhibition Hall


Networking Drinks

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