Great Place to Work® Conference 2020

Thriving on Chaos - The Culture Factor

When

13th of January 2021
8.00am Onwards

Where

Hybrid
(Hilton Colombo and Web)

The WORLD has suffered a major setback driving BUSINESS into a time warp and impacting its PEOPLE in an unprecedented manner.

However, Independent research has shown that while Great Workplaces are not immune to market shocks, they recover rapidly due to their resilient and robust culture of trust. The time has come to rise like a Phoenix from the ashes and rediscover, reinvent and regain lost glory.

To learn through insights, thought leadership and case studies;
Join us as we open the doors to discover new beginnings, new ways of working in the New Normal.

Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds

Connect

With more than 250+ participants from 100+ organizations in attendance, you’ll gather practical insights on how to reach greatness by tapping into your employees’ fullest potential.

Learn

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 10 knowledge sharing sessions giving insights from 16 eminent though leaders to champion the cause of “Making Sri Lanka a Great Place to Work”!

Speakers

Indranil Chakraborty

Founder
StoryWorks

Chamila Bandara

Director/ CEO
Mountain Hawk Express

Thushara Ranasinghe

MD / CEO
Ceylinco Life Insurance

Kasturi Chellaraja Wilson

Deputy Group CEO
Hemas Holdings

Iftikar Ahamed

Managing Director
Softlogic Life Insurance

Arjuna Herath

Senior Partner
Ernst & Young

Manesh Fernando

Area GM - Hilton Hotels Sri Lanka and GM - Hilton Colombo
Hilton

Dimithri Perera

Country Manager
DHL (Keells)

Siddarth Iyer

Country Manager
Maersk Lanka

Dr. Michael Burchell

CEO
Great Place to Work® Middle East

Lahari de Alwis

Project Manager - Consulting Service
Great Place to Work® Sri Lanka

Isuru Gunasekara

Executive Vice President / CPO & Head of Sustainability, ERM & Group Initiatives
John Keells Holdings

Dilrukshi Kurukulasuriya

Chief Human Resources Officer
Diesel and Motor Engineering PLC

Ishan Dantanarayana

Chief People Officer
Brandix Group

Chandi Dharmaratne

Vice President HR | Responsible for, ‘New Norms’ and Intelligent Automation Implementation in HR Globally
Virtusa

Aruni Goonetileke

Director
Sunshine Holdings, Soflogic Finance and Tea Small Holder Factories PLC

Shanta Rajapaksha Yapa

Chief Commercial Officer
Avonet Technologies/ Author

Pulasthika Wirasinha

Head of Human Resources
London Stock Exchange Group

Sandra De Zoysa

Group Chief Customer Officer
Dialog Axiata

Anura De Alwis

Chief Executive Officer
Pyxle

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Agenda

Great Place to Work® CXO Forum

Great Place to Work® Conference 2020 –
Thriving on Chaos - The Culture Factor

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

Memories from Great Place to Work® Conference 2019

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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

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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

Join us at the upcoming #GPTWConference2018 at the Grand Ballroom, Hilton Colombo to tap into the fullest potential of all your people.

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