ICEDR Dialogue Event: The Hallmarks of a Game-Changing Talent Strategy

May 16, 2014


May 16, 2014

Hong Kong

This program is hosted by UBS. Sponsor companies may send 4 participants.

During this session we will explore two separate but deeply related topics: first, what are the elements that contribute to enabling a company to become a game-changing company; and second, in what ways does a company’s talent strategy contribute to this effort? Let us share our bias up front: We don’t think companies become game-changers by chance, nor do we think that a company will ever achieve this status without superior human capital and talent management strategies. So just what does make a company’s talent strategy a game-changer?

Game-changing talent strategies are ruthlessly focused on supporting and in some cases, driving their companies’ business strategies. This is done primarily through the enduring commitment, engagement and accountability of the top executive team, but also by securing the very best talent management professionals who are able to combine their deep functional expertise with the strategic business acumen required for flawless execution. These talent leaders, together with their line partners, have mastered a series of inherent tensions that confound so many companies today. We will outline these tensions and provide illustrations of what game-changing companies are doing to master them.

This ICEDR program will be designed as a forum for dialogue and intensive discussion. We will share our findings from a brand new Harvard Business Review article that will have just come out on this topic (January 2014 issue) and invite you to engage with the companies profiled in the article.

Learning Objectives

  • The theme for this ICEDR Dialogue Event will be Creating a Game-Changing Talent Strategy and will highlight the UBS and BlackRock case examples while allowing for in-depth panel discussions and great peer networking.

Who Should Attend

This ICEDR program is intended for individuals who are, for example:
- A Regional HR head or one or two moves away from the top HR job in their region
- Head of the HR function for a business unit
- Global HR Directors, responsible for a component of the corporate HR operation worldwide
- At a career midpoint, with about 10 years of experience in HR




Nick Avery

Managing Director at Lyric Human Capital & Senior Fellow, ICEDR

Ajit Iyer

Human Resource Director, JAPAC Region, AbbVie

Maria Chan

Managing Director, APAC Group Head of Human Resources, UBS AG

Larry Kaye

Principal, Lawrence Kaye Consulting, LLC & Senior Fellow, ICEDR

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Final Participant List

This is the final participant list for the UBS / ICEDR Hong Kong Dialogue Event.


The Hallmarks of a Game-Changing Talent Strategy

Larry Kaye discusses the Hallmarks of a Game-Changing Talent Strategy during the ICEDR / UBS Dialogue Event.