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DEC 12th, 2024 | NORDIC HYBRID EVENT
KULTTUURIKASARMI, HELSINKI, FINLAND
GOING LIVE 8AM CET & 9AM EET
#hrexenordic
SPEAKERS

MODERATOR 2024

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ella kanninen

JOURNALIST, TV-HOST

Ella Kanninen is a well known and experienced Finnish journalist and tv-host. Her career began with Yle's Morning TV  and she has worked as a news anchor on TV1 and as a journalist-host on the 'Puoli seitsemän' program. Ella is fluent in six languages and has written several books about Italian culture and food.

FIRST SPEAKER FOR 2024

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TIMO LESKINEN

EVP, Human Resources | Vaisala (FI)

Timo is leading HR at Vaisala, a global measurement technology company enabling climate action. He joined the company and its Leadership Team in October 2021. Previously, he worked as SVP, HR at Konecranes and has held senior HR leadership roles at Fiskars Group and Nokia.

 

Timo has a Master's degree in psychology and is pursuing doctoral studies at Henley Business School. Leskinen specializes in developing people strategies, leading organizational transitions, advancing DEI, and enhancing talent management to align with corporate goals. His leadership focuses on driving strategic initiatives and fostering cultures of continuous improvement and integration in global settings..

SPEAKERS FROM 2023

riikka salminen

MANAGING DIRECTOR | DELL TECHNOLOGIES FINLAND

Riikka Salminen, M. Sc., Applied Mathematics, is a leader with passion to technology and leadership. She admires Winston Churchill’s leadership thesis and believes that optimism and continuous learning will drive the business growth even in tough times. Technology is a strong power that helps organizations to prosper, but it also gives people new tools to work more productively and at the same time resilience to their everyday life. Riikka works as Managing Director at Dell Technologies Finland. Before moving to Dell, Riikka was VISA's Country Manager for Finland, Sweden and Baltics. Before that she has had a long career in several international and domestic sales management positions in the technology sector. Along with her own work, she acts as a mentor, and she is also an active outdoor exerciser.

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HELKA PIRINEN

CEO | PEOPLE & LEADERSHIP CONSULTING 

CEO, MBA Helka Pirinen is a best seller non-fiction writer, keynote speaker and coach with 20 + years of experience as a speaker both in Finland and abroad. Helka's special skills are change management, future management, interaction skills, psychological safety and emotional intelligence. She is an inspiring speaker who awakens to think about leadership and working life in a new way. Helka writes blogs and produces the All in podcast series in Supla. She has worked as the country manager of People & Performance services at Capgemini Consulting and People & Change services at KPMG. Helka has worked as a HR manager and journalist in her career. Helka´s new book called Esihenkilö muutoksen johtajana (Change Management) Almatalent, published in August 2023.

IRA SILVENDOIN

HR DIRECTOR | VALMET AUTOMOTIVE

Ira is a business executive specializing in people management in the tech industry. She is driven by organizational culture transformations, leadership and shaping the future of factory work through employee experience. Ira currently works at Valmet Automotive, an automotive company with growth strategy the field of green mobility. Automotive industry is going through the biggest transformation in its history - which brings interesting challenges for HR to support the business in cultural and behavioral changes.

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matti-esko seppä

VP, PEOPLE | WOLT

Matti-Esko Seppä has served as the head of human resources at Wolt for the last 4.5 years. At Wolt, Matti-Esko has focused on scaling the HR and recruitment teams amidst the company's international growth. During this time, Wolt's People organization has expanded from a team of fewer than 10 people to an organization of just over 150 people. Matti-Esko's journey to HR has particularly gone through HR technology and analytics – before Wolt, he worked as the head of HR technology at what is now known as TietoEVRY.

tuuli stenbäck

HR DIRECTOR | ACCOUNTOR SERVICES FINLAND

Tuuli Stenbäck is HR Director at Accountor Services, a 1000-person organization providing top tier accounting, payroll, HR, and financial outsourcing services in 30+ sites in Finland. Tuuli has a diverse background from scale-ups, growth companies, and larger organizations. Prior to Accountor, she managed the HR function in six countries at LeadDesk, where she built the company’s HR processes from scratch to IPO shape. Tuuli is a Social Psychologist and passionate about driving tangible business results through capable leadership and employee motivation.

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CHRISTINA POULSEN

HEAD OF EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT | METSO

Christina is a people-oriented leader who is passionate about making an impact through a positive working culture. She has over two decades of experience in driving communications and employee engagement initiatives in global public companies. Christina has successfully led KONE's internal communications and currently serves as the Head of Employee Engagement at Metso. Her vision is to achieve a company culture where every employee feels empowered to make a difference.

reggie rusan

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER | ESYSTEM NORDIC

Reggie has over 35 years of Enterprise IT experience and has been helping Finnish organizations with digital transformation for 23 years. Currently the CCO/CTO for eSystem Nordic, focusing on creating great employee and customer engagement through digital transformation.

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martijn vrolijk

HEAD OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT NORDICS & GROWTH MARKETS EUROPE | ADP

With a Dutch origin and a foundation in account management and communication science from Amsterdam, Martijn embarked on a journey 19 years ago that led to Sweden. Drawing from a robust background in sales and project management, Martijn have evolved into the Head of Business Development for ADP , overseeing operations across 24 European countries. Martijn’s expertise lies in supporting impactful global digitization journeys of international corporations with a focus on HCM and Payroll.

Agenda

AGENDA DECEMBER 2024

DEC 12TH

Starting 9AM EET - Helsinki Time

8.30

Registration & breakfast

9.00 

Opening remarks by our moderator - welcome! 

THEME 1: Leadership and organizational agility

9.05 

KEYNOTE

HIGHLIGHT CHANGE AND DRIVE INNOVATION IN THE WORKFORCE

TBA

  • Strategies that support the development of agile mindsets and practices among employees

  • The role of HR in agile leadership

  • Case initiatives that led to significant improvements in organizational agility and innovation

9.35

THE MANY FACES OF CULTURE-CHANGE

Timo Leskinen, EVP, Human Resources, Vaisala 

Insights into overcoming possible resistance to change and fostering an environment of acceptance and growth

 

9.55

EMPOWERING THE CONTINGENT WORKFORCE

Address the growing importance of contingent labor and HR´s strategy so support the future of workforce.

  • How do businesses adapt their work culture and policies to better incorporate freelancers, contractors, and part-time employees to create a seamless team dynamic?

  • Technological solutions that facilitate onboarding, project management, communication, and performance tracking for a geographically and temporally dispersed workforce

10.15

Coffee & Networking Break

THEME 2: Integrating technology and innovation

10.45

PANEL DISCUSSION

MERGE AI IN HR - Transformation towards intelligent workforce management

  • What are the most transformative AI applications you've implemented or seen in HR, and what impact have they had on workforce management?

  • What skills and roles are emerging within HR teams as a result of AI integration?

  • How do you see AI shaping the future of HR in the next 5 to 10 years? What long-term strategies should HR leaders consider now?

11.15

IMPLEMENTING THE EU PAY TRANSPARENCY DIRECTIVE IN NORDIC WORKPLACES

Identify potential challenges that organizations might face, such as restructuring pay scales, managing employee expectations, and maintaining competitiveness.

  • Preparation and implementation strategies

  • Impact on HR Practices

11.35

INTEGRATING SEAMLESS GLOBAL WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

  • Discussing the challenges of managing a global workforce, including compliance with diverse labor laws and cultural differences

  • How technology can aid in creating a unified HR management system that supports seamless operations across multiple countries.

11.55

Lunch Break & Networking

THEME 3: Employee-centric future of work

13.05

TECH ETHICS IN HR - Balancing efficiency and privacy

Ethical considerations HR must navigate when implementing new technologies, such as AI and analytics, especially regarding employee data privacy and surveillance.

13.25

RESKILLING STRATEGIES - Preparing for the future of work

  • What are the key competencies and skills that businesses anticipate needing and how can reskilling programs be designed to meet these future needs?

  • What are the challenges specific to the Nordic labor market that reskilling programs need to address?

  • How can reskilling be tailored to accommodate different learning styles and speeds, ensuring that all employees can benefit equitably from the opportunities it offers?

13.45

REVOLUTIONIZING FEEDBACK - How continuous listening transforms employee engagement

Examining how continuous feedback mechanisms and listening strategies can significantly enhance engagement and overall company culture.

 

14.05

Coffee & Networking Break

14.35

KEYNOTE

THE ERA OF EMPLOYEE AUTONOMY - HR’s role in empowering choice

Discussing the shift towards giving employees more control over how, when, and where they work, and the role of HR in facilitating this transition

15.00

KEYNOTE

DEI 2.0 - The next frontier in inclusive organizational cultures

  • Exploring cutting-edge strategies for embedding DEI deeply into organizational DNA, beyond traditional measures.

  • Future work culture strategies

15.25 - 15.30 

Remarks by our moderator - End of Day

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