Thursday, October 15, 2015
from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm (registration 9:00 am)
Meliá Milano Hotel (Via Masaccio 19, Milan)
October 15, 2015
To continue to be successful, companies face change, often radical change. Being more global, more innovative, more digital, more rapid, more flexible, more effective and more efficient are all possible. The quality of people and the corporate organization—the protagonists of change—is all that is real.
The Human Resources manager has a central role because he or she manages “human capital” and governs the deep-seated causes behind success or lack of success. Understanding quickly what to stop doing, where to innovate and with what competencies, is an absolute necessity.
With a series of plenary sessions hosting international experts and parallel round tables in which to share and discuss today’s most critical challenges and the strategies for facing them, the Workshop focused on these issues:
Chief Learning Officer at Wipro (Bangalore), one of the largest ICT companies in the world, he has been the head of the HR teams of Microsoft, PepsiCo, Colgate and Tata Steel, in India and the US. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Chief Learning Officers program at Wharton Business School. He is an advisor in the use of social media for the Society of Human Resources Management, which has named him one of the top social media influencers in terms of HR and leadership. He is the author of the best-seller, Don’t Hire The Best, which discusses the coherence between personality, role and culture as the primary selection criterion. His articles have appeared in Forbes, The Economic Times, People Matters Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Hindu Business Line and Operations Research & Management Sciences Today. In 2014, his blog was one of the most-read and most-followed in India.
Aubrey de Grey
Chief Science Officer and co-founder of Strategies for the Engineered Negligible Senescence Research Foundation, he is the English biomedical gerontologist who conceived of the project described in the book, Ending Aging, aimed at curing aging by postponing the moment in which the effects of deterioration produced by metabolic processes reach pathogenic levels. According to de Grey, by 2035 we will be able to give a 60-year-old the body of someone of 30. An expert in cellular and molecular biology, he studied biogerontology on his own and has worked on the development of artificial intelligence and genetics. He received an honorary degree from Cambridge University for his theory, “The Mitochondrial Free Radical Theory of Aging”. He is Editor-in-Chief of Rejuvenation Research, fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and the Aging Association.
President of The European House-Ambrosetti and Manager of the “Competitive Advantage through People” unit which includes the Human Resources, Assessment & Development, Professione Manager and Marketing & Sales practices, he is a sociologist by training and is an expert in processes of change and how to transform the behavior of people into business results through organizational means and HR management. He teaches Decision-Making and Negotiating Processes at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan.