Conference Agenda


Chair’s opening remarks

09:30 - 09:40

A new landscape - what does AI mean for HR?

09:40 - 10:20

AI (especially generative AI) is accelerating change in the workplace. It will...

AI (especially generative AI) is accelerating change in the workplace. It will enable faster, easier and smoother routine work processes but there are also worries that it will automate and replace human labour altogether.

This opening session aims to dispel any myths around the introduction of AI at work and look at what the People Profession must do as instrumental players in its adoption.

  • Where in the HR profession are we expecting to see AI become commonplace, and what are the implications?
  • What knowledge (technical or otherwise) should HR professionals have of AI?
  • What should HR professionals look out for in a world of AI (e.g. CVs, applicants, and workplace culture)?

Lightning case studies: AI in action

10:20 - 11:00

Hear three case-study examples of how AI is being used in different...

Hear three case-study examples of how AI is being used in different ways. There will then be time for reflection and questions.


  • How does AI increase efficiency and how can we ensure accuracy?

  • What insights can we draw from data with the help of AI?

  • What should we look out for when introducing AI into business processes?

Networking Break

11:00 - 11:30

Speaker spotlight: Meet the speakers from the morning sessions to continue the...

Speaker spotlight: Meet the speakers from the morning sessions to continue the conversation around their topic. Speakers will be positioned on different ‘topic tables’ throughout the networking area.

Beat the bots workshop: Bridging the gap between technological disruption and human capacity

11:30 - 12:10

An interactive battle of intelligences exploring the processes and outcomes of tasks...

An interactive battle of intelligences exploring the processes and outcomes of tasks carried out by machines in comparison to people. What area does AI excel in? What are the pros and cons to consider for AI-powered HR decisions?


  • Delegates choose between four breakouts sessions
  • You will be set a task by the speaker of each session
  • You will then compare the results of the task and discuss the impact AI had on completing it

11:30 - 12:10

Session A

Recruitment and RetentionComparing CV selection by human and machine. How can we...

Recruitment and Retention


  • Comparing CV selection by human and machine. How can we tackle issues of bias? In what ways could AI impact the working lives of people with disabilities?


11:30 - 12:10

Session B

People AnalyticsUse AI to analyse data quickly and build confidence as a...

People Analytics


  • Use AI to analyse data quickly and build confidence as a data-led trusted advisor

Speaker:

11:30 - 12:10

Session C

Corporate and Internal CommunicationsA look at how AI can be used to...

Corporate and Internal Communications


  • A look at how AI can be used to complete day-to-day tasks, and also help spark creativity when writing.

11:30 - 12:10

Session D

Learning and Talent DevelopmentHow AI can determine a learner's existing knowledge and...

Learning and Talent Development


  • How AI can determine a learner's existing knowledge and adapt the learning journey accordingly.

Case Study: Applying AI use cases in a large organisation - how chatbots are enhancing employee experience

12:10 - 12:40

How AI use cases are being considered at scale in a large...

  • How AI use cases are being considered at scale in a large global organisation
  • What are the risks with AI and how are these being considered
  • HR use case: how automating routine tasks and enquires can increase productivity
  • What have we learnt and how best can we get value from a chatbot

Networking Lunch

12:40 - 13:40

Drop in AI clinic'

Trouble-shooting roundtables: Alleviating ai-xiety

13:40 - 14:20

This is a unique opportunity to work through any challenges and concerns...

This is a unique opportunity to work through any challenges and concerns around the adoption of AI into day-to-day business processes. Will a robot take my job? Can we ensure employee privacy and data security? In what areas have we seen the most success using AI? 


  • You can submit suggestions for roundtable topics through a link after registering for the conference
  • Delegates will work alongside our Chairs to tackle each concern in a series of brain-storming roundtables

Masterclass: Preparing your workforce to harness AI

14:20 - 14:50

This masterclass will look at how to build awareness and acceptance of...

This masterclass will look at how to build awareness and acceptance of AI tools, and define where AI is most effective in your workplace (and where it is not).


  • Impact of AI on the organisation and HR operating models and policies

  • Define and implement a future skills plan to give the workforce the skills, capabilities, and confidence to use AI effectively (and safely)

  • The future of AI in the workplace and beyond (say goodbye to the mouse and keyboard)

Networking Break

14:50 - 15:20

Speaker spotlight: Meet the speakers from the afternoon sessions to continue the...

Speaker spotlight: Meet the speakers from the afternoon sessions to continue the conversation around their topic. Speakers will be positioned on different ‘topic tables’ throughout the networking area.

Hackathon: Ethical considerations of AI in the workplace

15:20 - 16:00

Along with the rise of AI automation, comes concerns around the consequences...

Along with the rise of AI automation, comes concerns around the consequences of misuse and effect on employment law. During this session, delegates will deal with a series of ethical dilemmas and determine how best to avoid them.


  • How to use AI ethically against a backdrop of rapid adoption

  • What are the consequences for businesses and individuals of AI misuse? What constitutes misuse? 

  • Legal landscape of AI

Panel: AI ‘ the now concern!’ - Where do we go from here?

16:00 - 16:40

The future of work is present. What practical steps does the People...

The future of work is present. What practical steps does the People Profession need to take in order to manage and communicate the adoption of AI within an organisation? 


  • How do you allay employee’s fears and how do you measure and articulate the benefits of AI operationally?

  • How can we be empowered as a profession to arm ourselves confidently with new tools?

  • How can we expect the nature of work and job design to change in the coming years?

Chair’s closing remarks

16:40 - 16:45