Great Place to Work® Conference 2019

Culture: A Strategic Imperative

Define | Align | Refine

When

3rd of September
8.30 am Onwards

Where

Grand Ballroom
Hilton Colombo

Culture done well is a powerful driver of business performance.
Learn from thought leaders and best practices from great workplaces, how alignment between organisational culture and strategy had led them to achieve and sustain great results.

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Culture: A Strategic Imperative

  • Define: Creating a culture blue print that supports the vision and strategy enables an organization to achieve higher levels of performance.

  • Align: Strategy drives focus and direction while culture is the enabler that makes strategy successful.

  • Refine: Strategy drives focus and direction while culture is the enabler that makes strategy successful.

Connect

With more than 350+ participants from 100+ organizations in attendance, you’ll gather practical insights on how to reach greatness by tapping into your employees’ fullest potential.

Learn

Come hear from Great Place to Work® experts and catalysts from national & global Best Workplaces and learn first-hand how these award-winning organizations create and champion high-trust cultures.

Inspire

With a stellar line-up of Founders, CEOs, and Senior Leadership, be inspired and challenged to raise the bar at your own workplace through practical lessons from leaders who know what it takes to create and sustain a great workplace.

Lead

Whether you are just beginning to cultivate your high-trust culture or looking for further inspiration to elevate your workplace, the 8+ sessions will enable you to champion the cause of “Making Sri Lanka a Great Place to Work”!

Speakers

Dr. Ravi Fernando

Global thought leader and passionate advocate of Strategic Corporate Responsibility.
Executive in Residence –INSEAD Business School (France)

Prof. Rick Smith

Professor of Strategic Management Practice
Lee Kong Chian School of Business Singapore Management University

Sanjeeva Abeygoonewardena

Executive Director
Mountain Hawk Express (Pvt) Ltd, Licensee Federal Express Corporation

Dr. Sumit Mitra

CEO
TESCO Global Business Services

Amit Ramani

Founder & CEO
Awfis Space Solutions Private Limited

Chamila Bandara

Chamila Bandara

Director & Chief Executive Officer
Mountain Hawk Express (Pvt) Ltd, Licensee Federal Express Corporation

Dr. Ankita Singh

Dr. Ankita Singh

Vice President & Global Head - HR
CIGNEX Datamatics

Aarthy Arunasalam

Aarthy Arunasalam

Employment Lead
Women in Work Program (IFC)

Lakmini Wijesundera

Lakmini Wijesundera

Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer
IronOne technologies

Chathuri Munaweera

Chathuri Munaweera

Director – Legal and Governance
AIA Insurance Sri Lanka

Shehara Jayawardana

Shehara Jayawardana

Joint Managing Director
McLarens Group

Kshanika Ratnayaka

Kshanika Ratnayaka

CEO
Great Place to Work Sri Lanka

Prasenjit Bhattacharya

Prasenjit Bhattacharya

CEO
Great Place To Work India

Akshay Jadhav

Akshay Yadhav

HR Solution Advisor- SuccessFactors
SAP India

Parul Thakuria

HR Senior Value Adviser
SAP SuccessFactors for EMEA and APJ

Rangika Abeynayake

Head of Systems and Processes
John Keells Group

Nikhil Advani

CEO
AIA Insurance Sri Lanka

Dhinakariah Rajagopal

Sr. Customer Engagement Executive
SAP India

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Agenda

Great Place to Work® CXO Forum – “Building a Future Fluent Culture”

Great Place to Work® Conference 2019 - Culture: A Strategic Imperative: Define | Align | Refine

Download Presentations - CXO Forum

Dr. Sumit Mitra

How business leaders can become future

Prasenjit Bhattacharya

Presenjit Bhattacharya

CEO's Culture Dashboard

Nikhil Advani

Health and wellness in the workplace

Parul Thakuria

Innovative Solutions that drive employee experiences

Download Presentations - Conference

Dr. Sumit Mitra

Creating a culture that inspires people to strive for excellence

Sanjeeva & Chamila

Workplace culture matters - Journey of Mountain Hawk Express

Akshay Jadhav

Akshay Yadhav

Reimagining human experience with technology

Prof. Rick Smith

High trust high performance culture

Chathuri Munaweera

Chathuri Munaweera

Health and wellness

Dr. Ravi Fernando

Culture of sustainability

Partners

SAP-Sri-Lanka

Platinum Partner

Silver Partner

Mastercard-Sri-Lanka

Event Partner

AIA-Vitality-Sri-Lanka

Panel Partner

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Event Partner

Ecowave Sri Lanka

Platform Partner

Bio-Foods-Sri-Lanka

Event Partner

Dialog-Axiata-Sri-Lanka

Telco- Connectivity Partner

Paragon-Asia

Congress Partner

Hilton-Colombo

Hospitality Partner

Classic-Travel-Sri-Lanka

Travel Partner

The-Employers-Federation-of-Ceylon-and-INternational-Chamber-of-Commerce

Strategic Partners

Memories from Great Place to Work® Conference 2018

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Investment

CXO Breakfast Forum Only: LKR  6,500 + taxes

Conference 2019 Only: LKR 16,500 + taxes

Both Events: LKR 20,000 + taxes

Case Studies

Thought Leadership

Best Practices

Registration & Breakfast
7.30 am

Opening Remarks
8.30 am

THE ART OF LEADERSHIP – NURTURING PROFESSIONALS TO BE EFFECTIVE LEADERS
9.50 am – 10.30 am
Ronnie Peiris,

CASE STUDY: DEVELOPING EMPLOYEES TO ACHIEVE THEIR REAL POTENTIAL
10.35 am – 11.05 am
Asoka Pieris, Group CEO, Singer Sri Lanka

CORPORATE VITALITY – IMPROVING EMPLOYEE WELLNESS
11.25 am – 11.55 am
Dr. Myralini S. Thesan, Medical Director, AIA Group

TRUST IMPACT – MEASURING TRUST “ON -DEMAND”
11.55 am – 12.15 pm
Prasenjit Bhattacharya, Director, Great Place to Work® Institute Sri Lanka

CASE STUDY: FROM LEGACY TO REAL-TIME – THE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION AT MAHINDRA GROUP
12.20 pm – 01.05 pm
Jaspreet Bindra

LEARNIMON – FOSTERING BEHAVIOURAL CHANGE THROUGH ON-DEMAND LEARNING
02.05 pm – 02.45 pm
Rukmal De Silva, Chief Visionary Officer, 361 Degrees

INSIGHTS: KEY DIFFERENTIATORS OF BEST WORKPLACES IN SRI LANKA
02.45 pm – 03.15 pm
Ruwani Alwishewa, Assessment Manager, Great Place to Work® Institute Sri Lanka

CASE STUDY: TRUST FUELS PERFORMANCE: “THE JOURNEY”
03.35 pm – 04.05 pm
Suresh Muttiah, GM HR, Union Assurance PLC

PANEL DISCUSSION: MANAGING YOUR WORKFORCE IN THE NEW AGE
04.05 pm – 04.55 pm
(Moderated by) Aroshi Nanayakkara, CEO, Global Consulting Company
Kasturi Chellaraja Wilson – Managing Director, Hemas Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd, Hemas Surgical and Diagnostics Pvt Ltd, Hemas Logistics and Maritime Cluster
Sumeet Verma – Director HR, Unilever
Vickum Senanayake – Group Chief Corporate Officer, EZY Corp
Thilak Piyadigama – Chief Operating Officer/Senior Executive Vice President at NTB

CLOSING REMARKS
04.55 pm – 05.00 pm
Kshanika Ratnayaka, CEO, Great Place to Work® Institute Sri Lanka

OPENING REMARKS
9.00 am – 9.10 am
Kshanika Ratnayaka, CEO, Great Place to Work® Institute Sri Lanka

HUMAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT IN THE “ON-DEMAND ECONOMY”
9.10 am – 9.50 am
Rachna Sampayo, Senior Director, Human Resources, Oracle Inc

THE ART OF LEADERSHIP – NURTURING PROFESSIONALS TO BE EFFECTIVE LEADERS
9.50 am – 10.30 am
Ronnie Peiris,

CASE STUDY: DEVELOPING EMPLOYEES TO ACHIEVE THEIR REAL POTENTIAL
10.35 am – 11.05 am
Asoka Pieris, Group CEO, Singer Sri Lanka

CORPORATE VITALITY – IMPROVING EMPLOYEE WELLNESS
11.25 am – 11.55 am
Dr. Myralini S. Thesan, Medical Director, AIA Group

TRUST IMPACT – MEASURING TRUST “ON -DEMAND”
11.55 am – 12.15 pm
Prasenjit Bhattacharya, Director, Great Place to Work® Institute Sri Lanka

CASE STUDY: FROM LEGACY TO REAL-TIME – THE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION AT MAHINDRA GROUP
12.20 pm – 01.05 pm
Jaspreet Bindra

LEARNIMON – FOSTERING BEHAVIOURAL CHANGE THROUGH ON-DEMAND LEARNING
02.05 pm – 02.45 pm
Rukmal De Silva, Chief Visionary Officer, 361 Degrees

INSIGHTS: KEY DIFFERENTIATORS OF BEST WORKPLACES IN SRI LANKA
02.45 pm – 03.15 pm
Ruwani Alwishewa, Assessment Manager, Great Place to Work® Institute Sri Lanka

CASE STUDY: TRUST FUELS PERFORMANCE: “THE JOURNEY”
03.35 pm – 04.05 pm
Suresh Muttiah, GM HR, Union Assurance PLC

PANEL DISCUSSION: MANAGING YOUR WORKFORCE IN THE NEW AGE
04.05 pm – 04.55 pm
(Moderated by) Aroshi Nanayakkara, CEO, Global Consulting Company
Kasturi Chellaraja Wilson – Managing Director, Hemas Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd, Hemas Surgical and Diagnostics Pvt Ltd, Hemas Logistics and Maritime Cluster
Sumeet Verma – Director HR, Unilever
Vickum Senanayake – Group Chief Corporate Officer, EZY Corp
Thilak Piyadigama – Chief Operating Officer/Senior Executive Vice President at NTB

CLOSING REMARKS
04.55 pm – 05.00 pm
Kshanika Ratnayaka, CEO, Great Place to Work® Institute Sri Lanka

Thilak Piyadigama

Chief Operating Officer/ Senior Executive Vice President
Nations Trust Bank

Vickum Senanayake

Group Chief Corporate Officer and CEO of Enterprise Business
EZY Corporation Sri Lanka

Sumeet Verma

Director – Human Resources and Corporate Relations
Unilever Sri Lanka

Kasturi Wilson

Managing Director
Hemas Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd, Hemas Surgical and Diagnostics Pvt Ltd, Hemas Logistics and Maritime Cluster

Presentations from Conference 2018

Developing Employees to Achieve Their Real Potential

Asoka Peiris

Human Capital Management in the ‘On-demand Economy’

Rachna Sampayo

Learnimon – Fostering Behavioural Change Through On-demand Learning

Rukmal De Silva

From Legacy to Real Time – The Digital Transformation at Mahindra Group

 Jaspreet Bindra

Corporate Vitality – Improving Employee Wellness

Myralini S. Thesan

Key Differentiators of the Best Workplaces in Sri Lanka

Ruwani Alwis Hewa

Technology Insights – Trust Impact -Measuring Trust on Demand

Prasenjit Bhattacharya

Case Study – Trust Fuels Performance ‘The Journey’

Suresh Muttiah

Attendee Testimonials from past Conferences

"Inspiring. Learnt new concepts. The ideas were fascinating."
“A wonderful way to explore the innovative ways of engaging employees”
"The biggest takeaways were new trends & applications to make my company a great place to work."

Past Speakers

Bob Lee

Author & Culture Expert

Chandi Dharmaratne

Senior Director Human Resource
Virtusa

Chiranthi Cooray

Chief Human Resource Office
Hatton National Bank PLC

Dian Gomes

Chairman
Hela Clothing

Dilani Alagaratnam

President HR Legal Sustainability & ERM
John Keells Group

Ishan Dantanarayana

Group Chief People Officer
Brandix Group

Dilrukshi N. K. Kurukulasuriya

Chief Human Resource Officer
DIMO

Mano Sekaram

CEO and Co –Founder
99X Technology

Nitin Bawankule

Director
Google India

Rajiv Jayaraman

Founder and CEO
KNOLSKAPE

Sarinda Unamboowe

CEO & Managing Director
MAS Kreeda

Sudhakar Rao

Vice President / Head - HR Cloud, Success factors
SAP India

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