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With HR being pulled quickly into the world of digital ‘disruption’, there is now a strong mandate for HR professionals to embrace digital and its associated transformation tasks with vigor. The rapid changes occurring for the organization and HR now present a whole new landscape for the future of work, the role of HR in digital transformation, the organization, and management practices. Companies are seeking improvement on organizational effectiveness through digital workplace practices in order to optimize people investments. The 2018 Digital HR Summit series hence enables business leaders and HR decision makers to connect and share ideas on how the adoption of Digital Workplace capabilities and the latest HR trends are able to revolutionize people practices for better business outcomes.



Fons Trompenaars

Founder, Trompenaars Hampden-Turner Consulting

Fons is known around the world for his work as a consultant, speaker and author of various books. As founder of Trompenaars Hampden-Turner Consulting, he has spent over 25 years helping Fortune 500 leaders manage their business dilemmas to increase global effectiveness. In 2015 he was listed by Thinkers50 as one of the most influential management thinkers alive.

Milo Jones

Visiting Professor, IE Business School
Milo Jones is a Visiting Professor at IE Business School in Madrid, where he lectures on Geopolitics and Non-Market Strategy. He is also the Managing Director of Inveniam Strategy. Milo’s expertise lies applying the models, frameworks and tools of the Intelligence Community and Geopolitics to financial and business issues. His current research involves the impact of digital technology on geopolitics and society.

Jeff Lindeman

Director of Finance, HR & IT, WD-40 Company

Jeff Lindeman is the Finance, IT, and HR leader for the WD-40 Company’s EIMEA trading block. Based in London, he serves the needs of the company’s hundreds of tribe members sustaining the WD-40 economy. Jeff is also a board member for TrendSource, a market intelligence firm providing insights to a wide range of clients.

Tina Riester, Speaker at Digital HR Summit Amsterdam

Tina Riester

Senior Expert - Digital Work, Deutsche Telekom

Tina is responsible for the design, piloting and implementation of (digital) enabling formats to foster new ways of working and collaboration at Deutsche Telekom. She has a strategic position in the development of group-wide employee personas in co-creation with DT workforce; development, piloting and implementation of interactive transformation journeys.

Charles Kidd, Speaker at Digital HR Summit Amsterdam

Charles Kidd

Global Head of Learning and Talent Development, Belmond
Charles is the Global Head of Learning and Talent at Belmond. He has a proven track record of working globally with a variety of operating committees within a highly matrixed organization. He is known for delivering high impact learning and facilitation, from line level to executive teams that closes performance gaps across multi-cultures, to cross-functional and global teams.

Steve Ward

Talent Attraction & Employer Brand Strategist, < Steve.Ward > Social Recruiting Strategies

Generally regarded as the original practising Social Recruiter, Steve Ward is a passionate expert, ideas-sharer and keynote speaker in talent attraction strategy, recruitment marketing, sourcing, social selling, campaign management, talent networks and pipelines and recruitment branding. He also has a big heart for engaging emerging talent into Digital. 

Roland de Bruijn, speaker at Digital HR Summit Amsterdam

Roland de Bruijn

Leadership Coach and Trainer, CultureF90

Jochem Van Dijk, Speaker at Digital HR Summit Amsterdam 2018

Jochem Van Dijk

Head of HR Digital, ABN AMRO

Msc. Jochem Van Dijk MPFM is the Head of HR Digital within ABN AMRO Bank and responsible for realizing an HR digital landscape that enables HR’s employee experience strategy. In addition, Jochem is leading the implementation of agile HR within the HR IT landscape. He has a background in HR IT consultancy, project management and lean HR across both public and privately owned companies.

Kasper Tillmann

Director, Tillmann HR, & former Director of People Development & Culture, VodafoneZiggo
Kasper is a business oriented HR generalist who fosters change with a genuine interest in improving the lives of people. Kasper aims to deliver measurable positive impact in organizations and was formerly the Director People Development & Culture at VodafoneZiggo. In this position he was the lead in developing and implementing the Learning & Cultural strategy in line with business and HR Strategy.

Sabine van der Meijden

Global Performance Manager, ING
Sabine is currently a Global Performance Manager at ING in Amsterdam. Prior to this role she gained experience in organizational development at PwC and ING Insurance. At ING she is responsible for the implementation and review of new performance management technologies.

Christophe Vanden Eede, Speaker at Digital HR Summit Amsterdam 2018

Christophe Vanden Eede

Talent Acquisition and Development Director, Telenet
Christophe has extensive experience in HR; from Employer Branding to L&D and Digital Transformation. Formerly he was the CLO at Engie (Benelux), and is currently the Chief Talent Officer for the Telenet Group. He is a co-author of the book “Social Technology in Business” and is the President of the Belgian HR Digital community, which aims to raise digital awareness and skills for HR professionals.

Stijn De Groef, Speaker at Digital HR Summit Amsterdam

Stijn De Groef

CEO and Co-Founder, Talmundo
Stijn is the CEO and Co-Founder of Talmundo. Stijn has previous experience in various senior Talent Management roles at EMEA and global levels in organizations such as Swarovski and Goodyear prior to founding Talmundo in 2012. Stijn now travels the world spreading the word about the great technology Talmundo develops in the area of Onboarding.

Volker Jacobs

Managing Director and Founder, TI People
Volker is the Founder and Managing Director of TI People, based in Hamburg. He holds degrees in economics and information science, and has worked for U.S. and European consulting companies. He works with CHROs, heads of HR strategy, HR technology and HR transformation of global companies on innovation and digitalization of HR.

David McGoldrick, speaker at Digital HR Summit Amsterdam 2018

David McGoldrick

Director of Human Resources, Comfort Keepers Ireland

David is currently the HR Director at Comfort Keepers Ireland (Sodexo). He has over 20 years of executive management experience in HR, spanning sectors including Retail, Manufacturing, Transport, Aviation, and Health Care. He is highly accomplished in all areas of HR development and is known for his effective approaches to transformational leadership and engagement.

Felice Valente

Former Global Head of People Development & Recruitment

Felice is the former Global Head of People Development & Recruitment at a large Italian multinational. He is an international Senior HR Leader with a proven track record of over 15 years in driving the people agenda at leading brands in automotive, high tech, and fast moving goods.

Dustin Robinson, Speaker at Digital HR Summit Amsterdam 2018

Dustin Robinson

Digital Content Manager, Talentsoft
Dustin is a Digital Content Manager at Talentsoft. He is passionate about helping employers to provide their employees with a personalized journey that not only improves business productivity, but also helps employees to find greater meaning in their work.

Asael Akkerman, Speaker at Digital HR Summit Amsterdam 2018

Asaël Akkerman

Head of Workplace Benelux - Global Occupier Services, Cushman & Wakefield

Asaël currently the Head of Workplace Benelux – Global Occupier Services at Cushman & Wakefield. In this role he is responsible for Workplace Strategy development in the Benelux region, and managing the delivery of Workplace Strategy and Change Management services. He is passionate about making workplaces happier places to be.

Gerda Stelpstra, speaker at Digital HR Summit Amsterdam

Gerda Stelpstra

Senior Consultant Workplace Strategy, Cushman & Wakefield

Gerda Stelpstra is a workplace strategy consultant at Cushman & Wakefield who focuses on developing positive Experiences in the workplace. She strives to bring a balance between building both the organization and its people.

Marnix de Groot, speaker at Digital HR Summit Amsterdam 2018

Marnix de Groot

TA, Employer Branding and Recruitment Technology Strategy, Alliander

Marnix is currently responsible for the talent acquisition, employer branding and recruitment technology strategy at Alliander. Prior to this role, he gained extensive experience in these fields. He advises employers on the use of HR marketing and technology and startups in HR technology on business strategy.

Deepa Daniels, speaker at Digital HR Summit Amsterdam

Deepa Daniels

Head of Product, Peakon
Deepa Daniels is the Head of Product at Peakon, where she works with the product development team and customers to build software that helps organizations and managers make better people decisions. Deepa has studied Disruptive Strategy at Harvard Business School and Innovation Leadership at UC Berkeley College of Engineering.

Steven Plehier, speaker at Digital HR Summit Amsterdam

Steven Plehier

Digital HR & Organisation Director, Deloitte Consulting

Steven is an experienced advisor in the domain of Human Resources Transformation with a focus on digital transformation. Steven focuses on developing worker employee experiences and is co-leading Deloitte’s Cloud HCM community in EMEA. He guides business and HR executives in their journey becoming the next generation digital business.

Anique Nieuwendijk, speaker at Digital HR Summit Amsterdam

Anique Nieuwendijk

Senior Consultant - Human Capital, Deloitte
Anique is a senior consultant in Deloitte Belguim. She combines her knowledge on Talent Management with a passion for technology to guide companies through their transformations into the future of work. Enabled by design thinking, she supports clients in designing their Employee Experience journeys and the creation of digital capabilities for HR.

Asher Lake, speaker at Digital HR Summit Amsterdam

Asher Lake

Digital Consultant (KLM Digital Transformation), KLM
Asher enables the Digital Transformation at KLM’s HR departments through agile methodologies. He also transforms the culture of innovation in this company by introducing new technologies – using employee centric designs to make this happen. He loves to inspire and empower with people-centric topics.

William O'Keeffe, Speaker at Digital HR Summit Amsterdam

William O'Keeffe

Policy Officer – DG Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion, EU Commission

William is a seconded national expert to the European Commission, with extensive experience in policy development in the areas of education, training and employment. He is currently working on initiatives on use of technology and digitalisation within education through innovation and strategic partnerships with industry and public sector.


Companies when they think Digital they think Information Technology – however, it’s much more about People than IT. To harness the cognitive capacity of people we must move from industrial digital to human digital.

Ade McCormack, Digital Business and Transformation Advisor, FT Columnist

What is the single most critical element of digital transformation? It is culture. You have to change the culture if you want to be succesful in the digital world.

David Sperl, HR Director Digital EMEA & APAC, GE Healthcare

I wouldn’t see digital HR as a disruption element or a cause or case for disruption, I would rather see it as an enabler for HR. HR used to have a hammer and a screwdriver to fix things, today they have a super well equipped toolbox to do that. The only thing they have to figure out is what to use each tool for.

Michael Custers, Chief Marketing Officer, NGA Human Resources

27-28 March, 2018


With organizations and our day-to-day lives going through significant digital changes, it seems inevitable that HR is going to transform as well. Moving from a supporting role to leading organizational change, “Digital HR” now has the power to re-design the workforce and the workplace through adapting the core HR functions and practices to fit the new needs created by the general business digital transformation. In the sessions of this track, we will show that Digital HR is more than just implementing and using technology, that it is about giving HR the best opportunity to have a critical impact on business outcomes, simplify processes, and ultimately create a better employee experience within the organization.


Times are changing – and so is the workplace. The office is no longer just a physical space with more or less strict office hours, it has evolved into an environment where work is undertaken through digital platforms. With the digital transformation of both the workplace and our own day-to-day lives, lines are becoming blurred between the professional and personal realms, where collaboration now happens on levels that were unimaginable little more than a decade ago. The evolution of work poses a range of new challenges to organizations, who need to facilitate the use of mobile and cognitive technologies in order to stay competitive in an increasingly digital market. However, integrating these technologies is not merely enough. Companies need to adjust their corporate culture in order to encourage a digitally integrated mindset, while also meeting the needs and expectations of a complex, multi-generational workforce and consumer market.




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