What is the HR Innovation Roundtable?

A powerful closed door one-day workshop for 30 C-Level HR Leaders hosted at member organisations presented by carefully selected Executive HR Practitioners. We bring together cross-industry leaders for intimate discussions around specific challenges and transferable solutions. 

Designed for and by Senior HR practitioners (No sponsors/vendors).

World-Class Facilitators

The world’s most successful HR Practitioners share their insights and experiences helping you to expand your knowledge, shortcut execution plans and deliver on essential objectives.

Lars Immisch, Executive Vice President HR

How to create and map out a cultural evolution journey

  • How do we define the key drivers of our company culture such as values, and then implement new actions throughout to accent them for all?

  • What does the start of the journey look like, why do it and what is it needed?

  • What have we done concretely (actions launched in “Culture Evolution, Leadership & Inclusion” and “Talent & Executive Management” departments): Values Journey, Culture Driver’s, Change agents, Communities & networks approach, internal and external eco-system

  • What are the pitfalls to avoid? How to deliver on your cultural evolution journey, quicker. What are the next steps and the way forward from here, to continue the changes and make it sustainable?

Christiane Bisanzio, Vice President Diversity & Inclusion

How to shift company mindsets away from hostile approaches to inclusion

  • Changing the culture to recognise groups like the LGBT+ community

  • Helping people to have conversations in the right way rather than being too scared to have conversations at all

  • Learning new ways to be more accepting of mental illness and other groups not as widely recognised in Diversity and Inclusion debates

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Marc de Savigny, VP HR & Transformation

Transforming HR to transform the business

  • What are the biggest organisational changes we can make to prepare for the future of work?

  • How can Digitilisation aid the role HR plays in the company?

  • Why do people still fear automation and how can we shift this?

  • What effect will HR transformation have on the business as a whole?

Clare McClung, Vice President HR EMEA & Americas

How do we successfully utilise HR Data and People Analytics to drive HR decision making?

  • What influences can People Analytics play in the changing role of the HR Business partner?

  • How do we ensure company-wide data literacy and judgement?

  • Why should we still trust instincts and people when modern HRIS platforms are so strong?

Livia Freudl, Vice President HR

Women in Leadership - How do we increase the female share of executives?

  • How do we increase diversity in our management teams and in particular increase the female share?

  • Should companies use quotas or does this have negative associations?

  • What role does unconscious bias and inclusiveness play in hiring processes?

  • What new approaches can we look at to gain new success?


Strategic Focuses

HR Technology, Analytics & Digital HR

How to use predictive and prescriptive analytics to Foster Innovation and Leadership.

The power of cognitive computing and how to leverage machine learning to help automate human judgement.

How can organizations change the HR function itself to operate in a digital way, use digital tools and apps to deliver solutions, and continuously experiment and innovate? 

Diversity & Inclusion

How to leverage the new streams of talent around the world and respond to the changing faces of customers.

How implicit bias may create "blind spots" and what to do about it.

How to qualify D&I's impact on corporate purpose, brand reflection and performance.

How to create an action plan to tackle unconscious bias.

Learning & Development

How to effectively quantify your L&D initiatives across the entire organisation and understand the ROI.

How to create a workplace where employees maintain their ability to learn and outpace your competition.

How to redefine Learning as a business imperative and re-position the L&D function as a strategic business enabler.

Talent Management & Employee Experience

How to define talent with respect to future leadership and succession.

Modern approaches to talent which move away from dogmatic procedures.

How to promote talent from within to grow leadership culture.

How to measure performance for the benefit of all involved.

How can organizations drive new management practices through the digital workforce?

Culture & Engagement

Which aspects of corporate culture should be taken into account when implementing new strategy?

What effect will new generations have on corporate culture?

How to align individual team cultures with the overall organisational culture.

How can employees work together to build a culture that best represents themselves and the company?

How to create a working environment that enables productivity.



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13th May 2019

Pre-Workshop Dinner & Networking | 18:30 - 20:30

A relaxed networking evening before the intense business discussions begin. Dine in the presence of your peers to learn, share and ponder over the key topics of the upcoming day.


14th May 2019

HR Innovation Roundtable | 08:00 - 17:20

All workshops are scheduled for 1:20hrs and consists of a 30min Case Study, 30min Roundtable Discussion and a 20min focus on Strategic Outcomes and how to Implement Learnings

Each workshop is built around the needs and challenges of senior HR Leaders and focuses on a specific area of HR.

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14th May 2019

Post-Workshop Drinks Reception | 17:20 Onwards

The perfect opportunity to follow up on the great discussions during the day in a completely informal environment with your peers.

Why Attend

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World Class Facilitators

The world’s most influential HR & business executives share their insights and experiences from leading global brands

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No Sponsors, Vendors or Press

No press, vendors or media. A closed-door environment without vendor solicitation allowing you to focus on learning and networking

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Tailored to You

Your challenges, objectives and interests are incorporated into all workshops through our bespoke member profiling

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Personal and Powerful

Real takeaways from senior practitioners representing a diverse range of industries guarantees you will have top-level conversations

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See World Class HR in Action

Our workshops are hosted by leading global companies who open their doors for a day of intimate discussions about specific challenges and transferable solutions

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Unique Format

Interactive case studies, intimate roundtable discussions and informal networking structured to help you bring home real tangible experiences




Hosted at Airbus Defence and Space HQ in Ottobrunn, near Munich