Convergence Asia Pacific: Technology, Work, Talent

Plenary Sessions:

Digital transformation of financial institutions

By Dr. Ben ShenglinProfessor of Banking and Finance, Dean of Academy of Internet Finance, Zhejiang University


Are your Total Rewards programs supporting your digital transformation?

By James Walsh-Gortazar, Global Lead for the Fintech Compensation and Benefits Surveys,   Willis Towers Watson

Digitisation is disrupting almost all organisations; creating new ways of working and requiring new culture, behaviours and skills for success. Are you enabling readiness for your organisation? How do you reward your digital talent? We will try answer some if these questions using findings from our latest surveys and research, including some trends and learnings from the Fintech markets in Europe and North America.


New People Equation in the New Economy - how AI, blockchain, skills frameworks and behavioral economics are redefining human capital

By Shai Ganu, Managing Director, Rewards, Asia Pacific, Willis Towers Watson

The digitalisation of the workplace and technological advances from blockchain to artificial intelligence (AI) are upending our notion of work, work relationships and economic models. Yet performance and rewards programs haven’t kept up with these shifts. 

In this session, Shai Ganu will discuss how conventional way of human resource management is changing across the employment lifecycle. He will also propose a new people equation for the new economy, that balances the technology with human-centricity. 

Through his presentation, we will challenge the conventional thinking regarding pay, performance, motivations. 


Digital transformation acceleration – best practice sharing

By May Wei, Head of Talent & Rewards, Willis Towers Watson Taiwan

Technological disruption is happening in almost every industry in every country. In many industries, the products, services and the way work is done will change, in turn impacting organisations’ management philosophies and definitions of success. Most organisations will find that they need to undertake a digital transformation journey, which often leads to challenges such as sustaining traditional business model, and attracting and retaining digital talent, aligning to digital culture.

In this session, May Wei will discuss what organisations going through digital transformation need to consider, and how the “6 Right Solutions” can help achieve their digital transformation vision. She will share actual client cases of financial services companies in Taiwan successfully evolving all operating elements to fully support the digital strategy implementation, and reshaping their structures.


Panel discussion:

Transforming your organisation to drive digial enablement

Facilitated by Smilla Yuan, Head of Greater China, Willis Towers Watson


Breakout sessions:

Interactive breakout sessions to discuss the latest HR issues and technology:

  • Assessing digital competency

  • Career enablement

  • Compensation frameworks in the digitalisation era
  • How to thrive in the fintech revolution- A more systematic and integrated reward architecture for greater market advantage