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.

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Jean-Christophe Font, Chief Talent Officer

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Melissa Kantor, VP People Analytics & Insights

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Charles Bendotti, SVP People & Culture

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Jos Schut, Chief HR Officer

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Mara Zavagno, VP HR & Chief D&I Officer


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

Strategic Focuses

Jean-Christophe Font, Chief Talent Officer

Staying True to Vision and Agile in Execution : the ingredients for success in Nestlé HR Transformation

  • Nestlé initiated a very large HR transformation in 2015 aiming to improve effectiveness and efficiency of our End-to-End HR processes

  • The transformation impacted processes, technologies, organization and ways of working

  • While we are still in the middle of the transformation, we have gained significant experiences and learnings

  • As always, we are proud of successes but we grow more through tough challenges

Melissa Kantor, Vice President People Analytics & Insights

What are the key design considerations to prioritise when modernising & digitalising HR

  • Laying the foundations of the People Operations and Development (PO&D) modernisation journey which includes the introduction of a cloud based HCM platform & a cutting edge People Analytics solution

  • How do you place process simplification and user experience at the heart of your design to increase self service and drive rapid adoption

  • And why do this? Research & Organisations recognise that a workforce empowered with effective tools and services are more engaged

Jos Schut, Chief HR Officer

The Incumbent Challenge; Preparing your Organization for the Future. the enabling role of CHRO’s

  • The role of CHRO’s in preparing the organization for the future

  • Traditional views on strategy versus emerging views on strategy (Vision, Understanding, Clarity and Agility)

  • How to develop an informed point of view on the future from an HR perspective?

Discussion Topics

Delve into cutting-edge content demystified by fellow practitioners

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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7th October 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.


8th October 2019

HR Innovation Roundtable | 08:00 - 17:20 | Hosted at Nestle’s Global HQ

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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8th October 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.




Hosted at Nestlé’s Global Headquarters in Vevey, Switzerland