The Davos of Human Capital 2021

Session Date: 22 July 2021

The world was moving towards a model of greater people empowerment before the Covid pandemic, but organizational models lagged behind – and had to adapt quickly as the crisis swept the globe.

As we look ahead to recovery, we have no choice but to take a people-first approach to business. Why? We’ve learned that businesses have to create the conditions with people and society that enable them to flourish over time. Technology connected us, but our shared human experience exposed our need for empathy, care, creativity and collaboration. This has reshaped the importance of unifying our approach to the planet, our people and our businesses into a single-minded strategy.

At The Davos of Human Capital 2021, Duke CE will convene a global conversation on what it means to humanize our organizations, strategies and the way we work.

You’ll hear from Thinkers50 #1 strategy expert Rita McGrath on re-imagining strategy through a human lens and how leaders can capture the next wave of advantage in the post-pandemic era. Top global leaders and experts will share how they are unlocking the human capacity to explore, invent and imagine our new reality with empathy, creativity and collaboration.

Event Agenda

Welcome

Sharmla Chetty and Charmaine Houvet set the context for why we need to humanize our approach to business and leadership.

Sharmla Chetty

Sharmla Chetty

President of Global Markets, Duke Corporate Education

Charmaine Houvet

Charmaine Houvet

Senior Director Public Policy & Government Strategy Africa, Cisco

The Time is Now: Why Business Must Create Common Purpose

Join the Dean of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, Bill Boulding, as he explains how businesses need to create the conditions to connect with people and society for a sustainable future.

Bill Boulding

Dean and J.B. Fuqua Professor at The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University

Strategy through a Human Lens: Seeing Around Corners

Hear from Thinkers50 #1 strategy expert and best-selling author Rita McGrath who will share insights on how to reimagine strategy through a human lens and capture the next wave of competitive advantage in a post-pandemic world.

Rita McGrath

Rita McGrath

Leading expert in innovation and strategy and best-selling author

Humanizing Organizations: The Pursuit of Economic Revival

Our panel of leading senior executives at global companies share how environmental sustainability, moral and social justice need to be integrated into their business and industry models. Leaders no longer have the option of opting out. The conversation has moved beyond ‘why integrate ESG’ to responding to the leadership call to action authentically.

Fran Katsoudas

Fran Katsoudas

EVP and Chief People, Policy & Purpose Officer, Cisco

Wendy Lucas-Bull

Wendy Lucas-Bull

Chairman, Absa and Shoprite

Daniel Hanna

Daniel Hanna

Global Head Sustainable Finance, Standard Chartered Bank

Sharmla Chetty

Sharmla Chetty

President of Global Markets, Duke Corporate Education

Marc Kahn

Marc Kahn

Global Head of People & Organisation and Executive for ESG, Investec Plc.

Dr. Krishna Udayakumar

Dr. Krishna Udayakumar

Associate Director for Innovation, Duke Global Health Institute &
Associate Professor of Global Health and Medicine
Director, Duke Global Health Innovation Center
Panel Facilitator

Humanizing Work: The Future is Hybrid

Work will never be the same again. Are your leaders ready for hybrid work and the gig economy? Hear from human capital leaders on how they are rethinking agile ways of working and maximizing potential in a hybrid world.

Carl Segerstrom

Carl Segerstrom

SVP, Chief Talent Officer, Merck

Tim Munden

Tim Munden

Chief Learning Officer, Unilever

Sam Fernando

Learning & Leadership Leader, Aurecon

Claire Jordan

Claire Jordan

Leadership Development Consultant

Jeanett Modise

Jeanett Modise

Group HR Director, Sanlam Limited

Chantal Butler

Chantal Butler

People Director, Woolworths

Abdulaziz Yousef Al-Roomi

Abdulaziz Yousef Al-Roomi

Executive Manager – Human Resources Group, Boubyan Bank

Dr. Thokozile Lewanika Mpupuni

Dr. Thokozile Lewanika Mpupuni

Group Head of Leadership, Learning and Talent, Absa
Panel Facilitator

The Future of You: Gaining Internal Clarity in a World of Instability

Michael Chavez will share how personal clarity functions as an antidote to burnout. He will explore why and how our leadership purpose and unique superpowers can help us build personal resilience in these extraordinary times.

Michael Chavez

Michael Chavez

CEO, Duke Corporate Education

Closing

Vishal Patel

Vishal Patel

Global Managing Director, Duke Corporate Education

Charmaine Houvet

Charmaine Houvet

Senior Director Public Policy & Government Strategy Africa, Cisco

Thank you to our Davos of Human Capital 2021 event sponsors!

Absa
Sanlam
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