Butti Saeed Al Kindi officially opens HR Summit & Expo 2017

  • Digital technologies offer infinite possibilities to HR professionals

Butti Saeed Al Kindi, Second Deputy Chairman of the Dubai World Trade Centre officially opened the region’s largest gathering of human resources experts, the HR Summit & Expo.

Following an official opening, Al Kindi toured the exhibition halls, meeting with exhibitors who have congregated in Dubai for the three-day event which runs until Wednesday 8 November at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Starting today, the event features headline gurus Professor Michael Useem from Wharton Business School; Thinkers50 Guru Professor Lynda Gratton and number eight on the Thinkers 50 list Professor Herminia Ibarra from London Business School, as well as Simon Sinek’s highly anticipated livestream session on 8 November.

Held under the theme, ‘Empowering the People Side of Business’, the summit also features speakers from prominent regional and international companies such as Emaar Hospitality, EXPO2020, Viva, Majid Al Futtaim Holding, Guinness World Records, Jaguar Land Rover, Oracle, and PepsiCo.

With a full range of Human Capital Management solutions, the largest IT solutions vendor for the enterprise market, Oracle, believe the new-age of technology driven workplaces will enact a transformation of business and organisational norms.

Swami Natarajan, SaaS Strategy Leader – ECEMEA, Oracle said, “Digital technologies today offer infinite possibilities for fostering collaboration, engagement and enhancing innovation across all functions in every industry. Human Resources is no exception with cloud technology revolutionising the function to help HR professionals actually contribute to the bottom line of the organisation.”

“With Oracle intelligent applications, HR professionals can operate with speed, keep employees engaged and informed to foster customer impact, and adapt quickly to an agile business environment.

“The HR Summit and Expo will be a good opportunity for us to engage with key thought leaders and HR professionals from across the region and showcase the impact of Oracle cloud solutions for creating a modern HR ecosystem.”

The 14th edition of the summit and exposition is set to welcome more than 5,000 HR professionals who will have access to practical seminars, the latest in HR technology, as well more than 100 exhibitors showcasing the latest in HR solutions for organisations.

The expanded practical seminars held over the three days will deliver more than 70 sessions spanning seven themes: learning and development; employee engagement; HR technology and people analytics; compensation, benefits and employee wellness; professional development; business, leadership and strategy; and recruitment and talent management.

The HR Summit & Expo is supported by Headline Sponsors: Oracle, CivilSoft, Wharton University of Pennsylvania, Henley Business School, London Business School and NeuroLeadership Institute; Strategic Partner: Franklin Covey; Platinum Sponsors: Financial Times, Daman, Cubiks Cornerstone OnDemand and XpertLearning; Gold Sponsors: CRI Group and CIPD; Silver Sponsors: HR Certificate Institute, Eruditus, Dale Carnegie and Brainquil; and Mobile App Sponsor: OnPro.