Virtual Global HR Conference 2023

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Silvia Idahosa

PeopleOps Pulse 2023 is an opportunity for Human Resources (HR) and People Operations professionals to connect and learn about the current trends in the industry. It is happening from October 10-12, and the timing is 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. New York Time (EST). As the time suggests, the conference will take place over three half-days.

Agenda and Speakers

October 10 | Tuesday | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

On Day 1, speakers Deepa Mahesh, Neptali Martinez, and Dr. Mohamed Rabie Elsheikh will take the stage.

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM EST
Holistic Wellbeing for a Healthy Workforce
Speaker: Deepa Mahesh

Deepa Mahesh is an ICF Life & Leadership Coach and an Arts-based Leadership development facilitator. She is also the founder & CEO of Poorna Wellbeing.

A healthy workforce is a dream of every organization. Yet, at the implementation level, there is a ground to travel. It is a partnership between the employee and the organization to seek wellbeing. Wellbeing is not the absence of illness, it is a pursuit of equanimity at various levels of human existence. It is wellbeing at the level of the physical body, energy, emotions, and thoughts. The HR team, the manager, and the employee’s joint responsibility is to seek, want, and acquire it.

During her session, she will discuss holistic well-being for a healthy workforce. This entails well-being at various levels and how it enhances employee productivity.

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM EST
Managers as Coaches
Speaker: Neptali Martinez

Neptali Martinez is the founder and principal at NJM Career/Leadership Coaching. His company provides career and executive coaching for professionals in areas such as Information Technology and Human Resources.

The popular saying, “Employees don’t leave companies, they leave bad managers,” speaks volumes about the challenges we all face when we manage employees. How many managers hire an employee on a Friday afternoon, and a person shows up on Monday morning? The complexity of dealing with human beings in the work environment is not new, and because of the rapid changes taking place at work, that challenge is getting even more complex.

During his session, he will enlighten us on managers as coaches. He will talk about making the transition from a manager to a coach and present a more effective way of relating with employees.

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM EST
Leading The Journey towards Successful Organizational Transformation
Speaker: Dr. Mohamed Rabie Elsheikh

Dr. Mohamed Rabie Elsheikh is the founder & CEO of Tanmyah for Management Consulting & Training. Their mission is to inspire people and organizations to accelerate growth and achieve excellence.

What is organizational transformation, and why is it important for organizations to undergo transformation? What are some common challenges that organizations face during the transformation process? How can leaders build a transformational culture within their organizations?

If the above questions have been lingering, don’t miss out on this session. Dr. Mohamed will walk us through the journey toward successful organizational transformation. Change leads to transformation; it is inevitable. So this session will touch on why we need to transform and the processes involved in the transformation.

October 11 | Wednesday | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

On Day 2, our speakers will be Aditya Roy and Cliff Berg.

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM EST
Designing HR Technology Hyperconvergence for the Workforce of the Future
Speaker: Aditya Roy

Aditya Roy is a Senior Manager of Cognizant Technology Solutions. He serves in the HR-Consulting space and has over 17 years of experience in FinTech, Govt., Retail, and high-tech domains.

As organizations navigate the complexities of an evolving digital landscape in Enterprise HR, the role of human resources (HR) is becoming increasingly crucial in driving strategic decision-making and fostering a productive and engaged workforce. The emergence of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) technology presents a unique opportunity for HR departments to streamline their operations, enhance employee experience, and support the workforce of the future.

This session is centered on the concept of HR technology hyperconvergence, potential benefits, and the key considerations for designing and implementing such systems, with a special emphasis on how Agile PeopleOps (APO) can facilitate it.

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM EST
What Is Needed From PeopleOps to Support Organizational Agility
Speaker: Cliff Berg

Cliff Berg is the Managing Partner of Agile 2 Academy. In 2020, he co-founded the Agile 2 movement by assembling a global team of 15 people, helping them to reach a consensus on a range of complex issues regarding organizational agility.

What are the core ideas of Agile 2? Why is agility behavioral, and is not achieved by adopting so-called Agile frameworks? His session will be about what is needed from PeopleOps to support organizational agility, with a focus on the core ideas of Agile 2.

October 12 | Thursday | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

On Day 3, Dr. Amy Narishkin, Brunello Gianella, Tom Thliveris, and Alex Dutch Greene will take the stage.

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM EST
Awkward to Awesome: How Leaders Boost Agility, Diversity and Collaboration with Cultural Intelligence
Speaker: Dr. Amy Narishkin

Dr. Amy Narishkin is a thought leader, strategist, and consultant helping organizations make the shift to cultural intelligence. She has 30 years of experience in teaching, consulting, managing, and researching.

Diverse teams with moderate to high levels of cultural intelligence outperform homogenous teams on a number of outcomes — productivity, cost-savings, innovation, safety, and a lot more. Dr. Amy’s session will discuss how leaders can boost agility, diversity, and collaboration with cultural intelligence. She will highlight the different stages of cultural intelligence and the value of a diverse team that feels seen and heard.

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM EST
Lived Individuality
Speaker: Brunello Gianella

Brunello Gianella is an Independent Consultant with 40 years of experience in the industry. He has consulted for companies like Ford, Shell, and Mazda.

Are you looking for ways to be the best version of yourself in an ever-changing world? We understand that having a strong identity and values is essential for success. That’s why we created this session focused on helping you unleash your full potential in the agile world. You will discover three main areas – Agile Innovator, Agile Personality, and Agile Knowledge – which will help you foster creativity, resilience, and self-awareness as an Agile professional. Achieve greater levels of success while staying true to who YOU are.

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM EST
Living Conscious Culture
Speakers: Alex Dutch Greene and Tom Thliveris

For the third session on Day 3, we have co-speakers Tom Thliveris and Alex Dutch Greene.

Tom Thliveris is a passionate healthcare IT admin with a mission to improve health systems and provide better care to patients. He is currently a Principal Consultant for the University of Miami. Alex Dutch Greene is a passionate cultivator and pioneer of human experience whose mission is to create out-of-the-box solutions that allow people to overcome barriers to change. He is also an Organizational Change Management Lead.

In a post-COVID era, creating a conscious organizational culture is essential. There is a different focus on meeting human needs, and aligning ourselves to a shared experience is a challenging yet necessary task. Empowering individuals at all levels of an organization with the proper tools for living with awareness is an important step forward, but “walking the walk” is an entirely different ballgame. Our own belief systems, assumptions, and expectations often stand in the way of true progress. How do we get out of our own way so that we can create integrated organizational cultures?

In their session, the speakers will address the importance of creating a conscious organizational culture in a post-COVID era. They will also introduce frameworks on how organizations can create an organic environment.


Our esteemed speakers have made a date with us to bring value to the HR and People Operations community. The topics are loaded, and their goal is to enhance the understanding of our conference theme and stir relevant discussions.

Like our speakers, you can make a date with us to be a part of this value-filled opportunity to learn and connect with fellow professionals. Register for the conference and get your tickets via our PeopleOps Pulse 2023 website.

As a reminder, the theme of PeopleOps Pulse 2023 remains ACE (Agility, Coaching, and Experience).

Don’t miss this opportunity. Connect. Learn. Grow.

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