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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Fabrice Spenninck, Chief HR & Communications Officer

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Carlo Corollo, Vice President HR

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Mara Zavagno, Chief D&I Officer and Vice President HR


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

Carlo Corollo, Vice President HR


  • Purpose, What is It? Why is it important? And what is the process of excavating

  • How D&I + CSR are strictly correlated to bottom line results

  • How you need to change your communication style to connect all dots and boost engagement

  • The pivotal role HR plays in setting the cultural tone of a company

Mara Zavagno, Chief D&I Officer and Vice President HR

Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging - How to make it work

  • A leader-led business-driven approach to evolve your D&I strategy to drive performance

  • Demystifying diversity; The mix of differences and similarities that are both visible & invisible

  • Diverse teams make better decisions up to 87% of the time whilst diverse companies outperform those who are not by a staggering 38%

  • How can you use diversity to foster an culture of innovation and create sustainable change

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Fabrice Spenninck, Chief HR & Communications Officer

Facing the VUCA World - Lessons to transform the Leadership

  • Learn what is the VUCA World and why leadership is vulnerable to face these changes

  • Study what can be done to equip your leaders with tools and processes helping them to go through tough times

  • Facing the new reality - Agile and Emotional Leadership traits

  • What is HR’s role to play in this VUCA World


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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