4:45 – 5:25 PM (BST)
Technology is disrupting the workplace in every industry, but it takes the right people and approach to make sure it’s fully integrated to maximize the company and employee success. Understanding how to effectively embed change and foster the culture of innovation is one of the most underestimated competitive advantages.
Karolina will discuss how people are key to any organization’s change and transformation by understanding employee needs by implementing acceptance and open communications programs. She will share examples of how proper change management can get employees to work in new ways, adapt to new technologies and collaborate better to achieve business goals and agility.
Miguel will present how leaders can purposely shape culture to achieve their strategic ambitions. Analysing current culture, defining desired culture and behaviours and then creating a roadmap to achieve the desired culture touching on individuals’ head heart and hands.
Global Change & Transformation @ Google
Karolina Lewandowska is an expert in communications, organizational change and business transformation. For over 12 years, she has worked with organizations globally in a variety of industries, helping them to achieve business and cultural transformation through the use of Google technology. Karolina is now part of the strategy and operations team at Google Cloud team and is based in London. She has a postgraduate certificate in Business International Relations and Sinology.
Chief HR Officer, No7 @ Walgreens Boots Alliance
Miguel has over 25 years of Strategic Business Partnering and Talent Management experience across the Americas, Europe and Asia in FMCG, Retail and Digital companies. He is currently the CHRO of the No7 Beauty Company, a division of Walgreens Boots Alliance. He is also the HR Leader for WBA’s retail international markets in Latin America, Europe and Asia.
Miguel has a strong business background and is highly accomplished in leading large-scale transformational changes, designing and implementing Human Resources Strategies, and pioneering state-of-the-art interventions to drive cultural change, employee engagement, and leadership development.
Prior to joining No7 Beauty Company, Miguel spent 16 years at PepsiCo, his last four years as Vice President Talent Management Europe Africa (EMEA), prior to that he held senior roles in Walmart, Neoris Technology Partners, and Colgate-Palmolive.
Miguel is from Argentina where he studied Economics, an MBA, and Post Graduate specialization in Human Resources. His career took him to Puerto Rico, Mexico, Spain, and now London, he most recently was accredited as a Global Fellow in Talent Management.
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