Nordic CHRO Virtual Executive Summit

20 May 2021 | 08:00 - 15:00 CEST

20 May 2021 | 08:00 - 15:00 CEST

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Collaborate with your peers

Come together with your peers virtually to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Nordic CHRO Virtual Executive Summit.

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CHROs today:

Planning for and shaping the future of work

Becoming the board's leader of human capital

Transforming HR structure and strategy

Co-Chairs

Alex Jaffe

USTC Group
CHRO

Martin Lexa

Mölnlycke
Chief People & Corporate Communications Officer

Martin Nissler

Securitas
VP, People & Organisation

Hanna Reijonen

Posti
SVP, HR

What to Expect

Connect with your CHRO community through a variety of different session formats at the upcoming Virtual Executive Summit. You'll have the opportunity to listen, engage and create lasting relationships with like-minded peers.

Sessions

Hear from CHRO practitioners and thought leaders on how they're solving critical challenges impacting your role today in Keynote sessions, and join intimate, interactive discussions with peers in Boardroom sessions.

Meet the Speakers

Don't miss this opportunity to meet with CHRO practitioners and industry thought leaders who shared their insights on the agenda. Come with questions and get ready to meet new friends in this casual session designed to foster peer connections and collaboration in the Nordic community.

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a private, one-on-one setting through Evanta's Peer-to-Peer Meetings. Be sure to opt in when you register and get matched based on your key priorities.

Agenda


20 May 2021

08:00 - 08:45  CEST Virtual Summit Keynote

Shifting Strategies for an Evolving Employee Landscape

Martin Lexa headshot

Martin Lexa

Chief People & Corporate Communications Officer

Mölnlycke

Stephanie Werner-Dietz headshot

Stephanie Werner-Dietz

Chief People Officer

Nokia

Connectivity has never been more essential as companies work to bridge the gap in hybrid work environments. The leadership provided by managers plays a vital role in maintaining a sense of belonging, whether employees are returning to the office or continuing to work remotely.

Join this session as HR leaders discuss:

  • How to create a motivational atmosphere for employees in remote and hybrid work environments

  • Challenges in promoting and building culture with new hires as well as permanent and temporary employees

  • Strategies to build on engagement in the "new normal"


08:45 - 09:00  CEST Break

09:00 - 10:00  CEST Virtual Summit Boardroom

Harnessing Disruption — Evolving Your Employee Communication Approach

Nazir Ul-Ghani headshot

Nazir Ul-Ghani

Head of EMEA

Workplace from Facebook

Ola Arvidsson headshot

Ola Arvidsson

CHRO

Arla

Louise Henbest headshot

Louise Henbest

HRD Global Market Operations

Unilever

In today’s ever-evolving business environment, HR leaders must think about employee communication in an entirely new context. As the rate of change increases, maintaining a connected workforce will require CHROs to re-assess communication strategies, as well as the employees’ mental and physical health.

 Join this session as HR leaders discuss:

  • How to engage deskless workforce and connect remote employees
  • Bringing the company culture to life through company-wide communication 
  • Implementing a plan that addresses future business and talent requirements

09:00 - 10:00  CEST Virtual Summit Boardroom

Rethinking Health and Wellbeing to Withstand the Challenges of the New Normal

Jonas Berndtsson headshot

Jonas Berndtsson

Global HRD

AAK

Elisabeth Milton headshot

Elisabeth Milton

Global People & Culture

Falck

The pandemic has not only had an impact socially and economically, the global health crisis is also ravaging mental health. What are the long-term implications of the past 12 months for our employees’ health and wellbeing? Setting expectations and goals for a strained workforce.

Join this session as HR leaders discuss ways to:

  • Create sustainable well-being solutions in the way of benefits, flexibility and support for employees
  • Design personalized wellbeing offerings to meet contrasting employee needs

  • Establish processes that destigmatize mental health and get leadership buy-in

09:00 - 10:00  CEST Virtual Summit Boardroom

Adapting to the New Reality of Leadership

Marie-Louise Brebøl Christensen headshot

Marie-Louise Brebøl Christensen

VP, Head of People & Culture

Danske Commodities

Alex Jaffe headshot

Alex Jaffe

CHRO

USTC Group

For many organizations, the traditional operating model has changed drastically in light of the pandemic. Now CHROs face a new set of challenges as they must educate leaders to manage teams in remote and hybrid work environments, while also ensuring the business hits strategic goals. How can HR shift C-suite mentalities and enable recruitment of the next generation workforce?


Join this virtual boardroom as HR leaders discuss ways to:

  • Coach people leaders to be empathetic, flexible and transparent with their teams

  • Forecast future skill needs to set the workforce up for success

  • Creatively shift C-suite mentalities to enable recruitment 



10:00 - 11:00  CEST Virtual Summit Keynote

Creating, Communicating and Fostering your DE&I Strategy

Pierre Berkmann headshot

Pierre Berkmann

SVP Group HR

GN Group

Martin Nissler headshot

Martin Nissler

VP, People & Organisation

Securitas

Diversity, equity and inclusion are top of mind for HR executives, but how are leaders implementing programs to initiate change? Leaders today are finding inspired pathways to create a progressive and inclusive cultures, development opportunities, and collaborative opportunities to drive diversity initiatives. How are CHROs partnering with executive leadership, people leaders and individual contributors to foster a culture of DE&I?

Join this session as HR leaders discuss:

  • Keys to establishing successful and collaborative programs 

  • Strategies for communicating and demonstrating commitment to your workforce 

  • Methods for robust DE&I implementation

11:00 - 11:15  CEST Break

11:15 - 12:00  CEST Virtual Summit Keynote

Fostering Successful Leadership in the New Normal

Hanne Berg headshot

Hanne Berg

CHRO & SVP

Scandinavian Tobacco Group

Kirsi Nuotto headshot

Kirsi Nuotto

SVP HR

VTT

Stewart O'Brien headshot

Stewart O'Brien

Group HRD

HL Display

For many organizations, the traditional operating model has changed drastically in light of the pandemic. Now CHROs face a new set of challenges as they must educate leaders to manage teams in remote and hybrid work environments, while also ensuring the business hits strategic goals.

Join this session as HR leaders discuss ways to:

  • Coach people leaders to be empathetic, flexible and transparent with their teams

  • Forecast future skill needs to set the workforce up for success


12:00 - 13:00  CEST Virtual Summit Boardroom

HR’s Role in Communicating and Implementing Change

Cecilia Forzelius headshot

Cecilia Forzelius

EVP People & Culture

Nobia

Liisa Sihvo headshot

Liisa Sihvo

SVP Group HR

HKScan

Communication is key to implementing a successful enterprise-wide change management strategy. Driving the change management strategy through transparency and putting employees at the heart of the enterprise requires support and consistent execution throughout all levels of leadership.


Join this virtual boardroom session as HR leaders discuss:

  • Empowering workers by communicating expectations with the scope of change

  • Addressing internal resistance to change management and sustaining adoption

  • Strategies to gain buy-in from stakeholders affected by change




12:00 - 13:00  CEST Virtual Summit Boardroom

Beyond the Data — Redesigning HR Strategies With Human Analytics

Ida Åhlund headshot

Ida Åhlund

CHRO

American Express Nordics

Louise Sylvest headshot

Louise Sylvest

Chief People Officer & Head of Corporate Affairs

Bestseller

Christian Carlsen headshot

Christian Carlsen

Head of HR

Arriva

Bringing HR into the digital era is an increasingly high priority on CHRO’s agendas. As organizations have been pushed to digitalize at the speed of light within the past year, more business cases are being made for a complete redesign of HR strategies that put data and analytics at the core of their decisions.

In this session, CHROs will explore:

  • Aligning HR data through automation in a global business

  • How to gauge potential attrition and minimize the effects of employee turnover

  • Utilizing HR data in C-level decision making processes

12:00 - 13:00  CEST Virtual Summit Boardroom

Adapting Business Strategies to the Changing Consumer Landscape

Laura Exner headshot

Laura Exner

Chief HR & Communications Officer

Höegh Autoliners

Malin Cullin headshot

Malin Cullin

EVP People & Culture and Sustainability

Duni Group

One year into the pandemic, CHROs are reflecting upon changes in their organisations, including the shift in customer behaviour. Many businesses have had to adapt serving customers in a new, digital way.

Join this discussion as HR leaders will address:

  • Digitalising the customer experience through data analytics
  • Reskilling and upskilling employees to meet new consumer demands
  • Shifting the company culture to embrace the digital journey

13:00 - 13:30  CEST Networking

Meet the Speakers

Don't miss this opportunity to meet with CHRO practitioners and industry thought leaders who shared their insights on the agenda. Come with questions and get ready to meet new friends in this casual session designed to foster peer connections and collaboration in the Nordic community.

13:30 - 15:00  CEST Virtual Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Meet virtually for in-depth conversations with your colleagues

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Your Community Partners


Program Partner

Nordic CHRO Community Manager


For inquiries related to this event, please reach out to your dedicated program contact.

Chloe Stevenson

Community Manager

+44 (0)7701 308 236

chloe.stevenson@gartner.com