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​Singapore to Host Asia’s Largest HR Tech Conference – People Matters TechHR in February

Press Release   •   Feb 11, 2019 14:32 +08

  • The inaugural edition of People Matters TechHR Singapore is expected to attract over 1,000 business, HR & government leaders, 70 speakers, 75 HR tech and digital solution providers
  • Conference features the largest start-up program in Asia in HRTech & WorkTech space with 50 start-ups participating.

Singapore, 11 February 2019: Asia’s largest HR Technology Conference, People Matters TechHR, will debut its Singapore edition on 28 February 2019 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre. Organized by People Matters, the fastest-growing community for HR and business leaders in the region and the leading HR media brand in the space of work, talent & tech, the two-day program is set to attract over 1,000 business & HR leaders, with over 70 speakers, 75 HR digital solution providers and 50 startups across the globe.

“Digital transformation is impacting all spheres of business, work, and jobs. Today's incredible pace of technology advancement provides businesses, talent leaders and technologists with the perfect opportunity to engineer a fascinating workplace of tomorrow. Asia requires a unique model for digital transformation that takes into consideration the generational, social and economic idiosyncrasies. People Matters TechHR Singapore 2019 is structured to trigger thought-provoking conversations on talent, technology and digital transformation by bringing industry leaders, HR practitioners, government representatives, HR tech solution providers, startups and investors under one roof,” shares Ester Martinez, CEO & Editor-in-Chief, People Matters Pte. Ltd.

Key speakers at the conference include Dr. Robert Hogan, Founder & President at Hogan Assessments; Jason Averbook, CEO & Co-Founder at Leapgen; Ray Wang, Principal Analyst & CEO at Constellation Research Inc; Goh Swee Chen, Chairman Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF); Andrew Spence, Faculty Member at Blockchain Research Institute; Nora A Manaf, Group Chief Human Capital Officer at Maybank, and Aileen Tan, Group Chief HR Officer, Singtel.

The conference agenda will focus on practical insights for leaders to nurture a future-ready digital workforce; key technologies to accelerate effectiveness in learning, recruitment, performance and talent management; applications of AI, Robotics, Blockchain in the context of work and masterclasses on critical skills like talent analytics, building a digital roadmap and business case for HR technology.

The conference agenda is structured in the following four content tracks:

  • Tech as the Glue: Technology for productivity and alignment through the employee life-cycle.
  • The Future is Now: Harnessing technologies that could enable disproportionate leaps in work efficiency.
  • Digital Force: Nurturing future-ready digital workforce.
  • How-to-digital: The process of deploying technology within the context of our organizations.

People Matters TechHR Startup Program

In addition to the conference, about 50 HR tech start-ups will be able to showcase their companies at the Startup Zone, meet investors one-on-one and attend exclusive masterclasses. Investors including Singapore Press Holdings, Golden Gate Ventures, SeedPlus, TRIVE, Cento Ventures, Accenture Ventures, TNF Ventures, Monk's Hill Ventures, ENRG Hong Kong Limited and Omidyar Network will mentor and guide the participants of the program in an exclusive program designed for the selected start-ups.

Learning and Networking Opportunity

People Matters TechHR Singapore 2019 is a platform for professionals across industries and regions to come together and learn from each other and its panel of experts. Through various masterclasses, panel discussions and talk shows, the impact of technological innovations on multiple areas of work and talent will be discussed. Some of the world’s most influential technology leaders like Rudy Karsan, HR tech entrepreneur turned investor and Brian Sommer, Founder & Technology Industry Expert, TechVentive and global thought leaders like Dr. Robert Hogan, President & Founder at Hogan Assessment and Jason Averbook, Co-founder and CEO, Leapgen will be at the conference. Asian HR leaders like Aileen Tan, Group CHRO, Singtel; Kulshaan Singh, Chief People Officer, Charoen Pokphand Group; Chin Yin Ong, Head of People, Grab; and Grace Yip, Managing Director, Head of HR, ASEAN Accenture, will brainstorm ways of solving the most pertinent talent challenges and how technology will define the future of work.

People Matters Study Tours

The conference also includes a study tour segment which will take place on 1 March 2019. Companies such as Netflix, Singapore University of Technology & Design, 3M, P&G, Google, TCS, Workplace by Facebook, Singapore Management University, Oracle and the National University of Singapore will be hosting delegates as part of this exclusive program.

“People Matters Study Tour is an immersive learning session curated for delegates of the conference to create new perspectives and experiences. Each Study Tour will be a three to four hour sessions where we will deep-dive into a particular theme, where the delegates will get an opportunity to learn how that organization is tackling a particular business challenge, and it will also be an opportunity to experience an office and live the culture of that organization,” adds Ester.

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  • About People Matters

    People Matters is a community of CHROs, Business and Government leaders committed to the advancement of talent & work practices for superior & sustainable business impact. Thriving on innovation, People Matters has continued to be a pioneer of insightful, impactful, and the most sought-after content for talent leaders in Asia. People Matters engages with over 300,000 talent leaders in the region to challenge, transform and enrich the way HR technology & talent management practices contribute to business growth and success. People Matters is the proud owner of state-of-the-art virtual conferences, innovative physical events, and other digital properties. The company's TechHR Conference is the largest HR Technology conference in Asia. For more information, please visit


    Selena Sheikh

    Pinpoint PR

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    Pinpoint PR (PPR) is an award-winning boutique public relations (PR) consultancy in Singapore. We uniquely specialise in science and emerging technology PR. We (and our clients) have won awards for events publicity as well as financial PR.

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