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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. 

This time efficient learning and benchmarking platform, allows you to validate your strategy with fellow practitioners and gain access to new case studies and proven frameworks. We will expand your knowledge and help you shortcut the execution of plans to deliver on essential objectives.  

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


Engage with industry practitioners who will transform the way you think about HR

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Hein Knaapen
Chief Human Resources Officer

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Luigi Maria Fierro
Global Head of HR Strategy and Transformation

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Agnes Jongkind
Global Vice President HR

Gustavo Canton
Vice President Global People Analytics & Metrics

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Lisbeth Nielsen
Global Vice President HR COO

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Dr. Christian Schmeichel
Senior Vice President, COO Global HR

Pre-Workshop Dinner & Networking

12th November      |      18:30 - 21:30      |      Bolenius Restaurant

Bolenius is a modern Dutch restaurant located in Amsterdam's financial district located between the modern buildings, the tightly styled restaurant has a refreshing and contemporary look. ensuring . A relaxed networking evening before the intense business discussions begin in a fun atmosphere to learn, share and ponder over the key topics of the upcoming day

HR Innovation Roundtable

13th November      |      08:00 - 18:00      |      ING Headquarters

All workshops are scheduled for 1:10hrs and consists of a 20min Case Study, 30min Roundtable Discussion and a 20min focus on Strategic Outcomes and how to Implement Leanings

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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Luigi Maria Fierro Global Head of HR Strategy and Transformation

Behind the scenes at ING - Learn how to drive innovation and achieve results that last

  • Tour of ING's HQ and their World class Agile way of working

  • Explore the power of Obeya Rooms

  • See tribe and squad departments in action providing a deep-dive on their way of working

  • The power of HR High-Impact Squads to make sure we address a way of working, effectiveness, implementation and what it means being agile

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Lisbeth Nielsen Global Vice President HR COO

Talent and successor planning in a constantly changing environment

  • Are the current/ traditional approaches towards Talent and successor planning still relevant?

  • With the fast-changing landscape and unpredictability of the environment, how do we plan and develop a successor for a role that may not exist?

  • Who is the key stakeholder, the changing organization or the individual?


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Christian Schmeichel SVP & Chief Operating Officer, Global HR

Running HR like a Business

  • HR Consumer Experiences – Rethinking HR by putting the HR Consumer front and center

  • Digitization of HR – How to best leverage cutting-edge technology

  • Data-driven HR – From big data to smart data by looking into the HR crystal ball


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Agnes Jongkind Global Vice President HR

Leading transformation from traditional HR to the digital future – How to deal with transformation uncertainties

  • Digital HR – portals, platform and tools

  • Digital business needs digital leadership

  • Digital Talent Acquisition – Recruiting digital talents with digital methods

  • Utilize the data – HR analytics will predict the future


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Gustavo Canton Vice President Global People Analytics & Metrics

The new HR Analytics template to stay relevant?

  • A Tale of High Performance (Advanced HR Analytics uses cases findings)

  • So what happened? The journey so far

  • The path of higher value



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Hein Knaapen Chief Human Resources Officer

Aligning the HR Vision with the organisational strategy focused on creating a differentiating customer experience

  • By empowering people to stay ahead in life and in business, HR’s role is to simplify & streamline, operational excellence and performance culture

  • The main levers of delivery include creating greater leaders and better managers offering superior people services

  • The main enablers of executing this include business partnering capabilities, global communities of expertise, global people information system, standardised people processes and selecting & partnering with the right vendor(s)

Why Attend

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World Class Case-Studies

Our carefully selected speakers from the world’s leading HR organisations showcase their proven frameworks and practical insights providing you with actionable takeaways

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Collaborative & Bespoke Format

Guaranteed relevance as each workshop is designed around your challenges, objectives. Hear practical steps and tools to keep ahead and win in the market

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Networking & Members

Powerful round table discussions focused on acquiring knowledge and sharing experiences from cross-industry peers creating powerful industry connections and allies 

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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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No Sponsors, Vendors or Press

Attendance is strictly closed-door for Senior level HR practitioners where you’ll experience a protected environment without any sales solicitation

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Continuous Learning

Gain practical insights into what other companies and industries are doing to take back to your boardroom and stay connected with your peers in the HRD Leaders Community





ING Global HQ in Amsterdam