Main Conference Day 1

8:15 AM - 9:00 AM Registration and Coffee

9:00 AM - 9:05 AM IQPC Welcome

Veronica Brejan

Executive Coach and Co-Founder(former CPO Europe Pizza Hut, Global Head of Talent Vodafone, KPMG People & Change Consultant)
Fly Through Life

9:15 AM - 9:55 AM How can we, as a HR organisation, help in a VUCA world:

Bente Sverdrup, HR Director, Gjensidige
  • An emphasis on the analytical approach – do we have the correct competencies for future requirements?
  • The role of leaders in delivering change management
  • Current workforce trends and expectations to continually evolve company culture
  • Setting employee goals and implementing a transparent people development plan

Bente Sverdrup

HR Director

9:55 AM - 10:35 AM Case Study: Creating and implementing a compelling employer branding strategy:

Eva- Lotta Gothe, Head of Group Employer Branding , Telia Company
  • Creating a cross market Employer Brand Strategy
  • From concept to implementation; forming the strategy and getting people on board to implement
  • A review of the strategy
  • Structural changes that occurred as a result of the Employer Branding Strategy

Eva- Lotta Gothe

Head of Group Employer Branding
Telia Company

10:35 AM - 11:05 AM Networking Break and Morning Coffee

11:05 AM - 11:45 AM Case Study: The cultural transformation of a global company:

Niklas Nordling, Head of Culture Transformation and Organization Development , Nokia
  • The starting point of co-creating Nokia’s company culture as we acquired Alcatel-Lucent in 2015
  • The intent of our core culture and how we shape ways of working
  • The relationship between culture and people development, brand and employee experience
  • Demonstrating an environment that attracts top talent

Niklas Nordling

Head of Culture Transformation and Organization Development 

11:45 AM - 12:25 PM CASE STUDY: Motivation and Satisfaction of Employees:

Thomas Møller Jeppesen , Senior PO&D Partner, Lego Group
  • Creating leadership context and motivating and satisfying employees: An insight into Lego Brand Framework and the 4 promises that have been implemented and ensuring they are delivered
  • Employee Survey, action planning and honest reflection on it's impact
  • What's next? Timely data analysis and the need for a more agile and developed system to measure impact of change and ROI

Thomas Møller Jeppesen

Senior PO&D Partner
Lego Group

12:25 PM - 12:55 PM How to make continuous listening succeed

Anders Filtenborg, Director, Ennova
Today, many HR departments feel the pressure for new digital and agile survey solutions. Based on the work with numerous global clients, Ennova shares its findings on how to be agile, but still organizational aligned in its survey set-up. The talk includes topics such as continuous employee listening, behavioral design in HR surveys, survey design strategies and how to get things done.

Anders Filtenborg


12:55 PM - 2:00 PM Networking Lunch

2:00 PM - 2:40 PM Building a common Bonava brand & culture cross eight countries (Nordics, Germany, St. Petersburg and the Baltics):

Melissa Shelley Höjwall, Global Head of Change Culture and Transformation, Bonava
  • Bonava had six months to implement a new company brand during the demerger from NCC in 2016
  • Practical examples and lessons learned from several years of working consistently with brand & culture building activities, both before and after the demerger
  • Proven effect on bottom line business results

Melissa Shelley Höjwall

Global Head of Change Culture and Transformation

2:40 PM - 3:20 PM Starting from scratch: considering what you need to create a positive employee experience in a start up environment

Katja Lee, Director People and Culture, Hehku
  • Appointing the right leaders to motivate and engage employees
  • Creating an employer brand; what is the vision?
  • Considering what talent values and how to attract them
  • How digital should the workspace be when creating an office in 2018

Katja Lee

Director People and Culture

3:20 PM - 3:50 PM Technology Demonstrations

Meet our hand selected solution providers offering the most innovative solutions to optimise your employee experience.

3:50 PM - 4:20 PM Afternoon Coffee and Networking Break

4:20 PM - 5:00 PM Case Study: Improving the Employee Experience through understanding Employer values, mission and identity:

Marcin Jurków, Chief People Officer, Droids on Roids
  • Team development activities to reinforce company identity
  • Factoring values and mission into every aspect of the business
  • Measuring the success of Employer Branding Strategy

Marcin Jurków

Chief People Officer
Droids on Roids

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Interactive Discussion Group: HR transformation, what do you think your role encompasses?

Siri Wikander, Director of People Growth, Scandic Hotels
Separating into tables, each group will consider the transformation of HR from traditional to modern and determine what key responsibilities HR now holds, how that differs from the traditional and why the transformation has occurred. Each group will nominate a spokesperson who will then feedback to the room what they have decided the modern definition of HR is and to what end.
  • Traditional HR vs modern HR
  • The need to collaborate with other functions
  • Responsibility of HR to have innovative culture
  • What do others expect from modern HR
  • What does the future hold?

Siri Wikander

Director of People Growth
Scandic Hotels

6:00 PM - 6:05 PM End of Conference Day 1 and Chairperson’s Closing Remarks

6:05 PM - 7:30 PM Drinks Reception: enjoy a well deserved drink with your fellow industry peers!