KUALA LUMPUR, 13th July 2020 – Human Resources (HR) technology company, Grooves hosted a first-of-its-kind online WorkTech summit recently on the 30th of June that ran until the 2nd of July. The summit was a fully remote, interactive session spanning over three days, allowing Malaysians and people across the world to watch influential talks and participate in networking opportunities. The summit was sponsored by Malaysia’s Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), Malaysian talent-sourcing company Pymetrics, bestselling author Michael McQueen, and consulting company Altimeter.
The virtual summit gathered more than 1,100 attendees spanning across 54 countries, 18 guest speakers and moderators with more than 65 companies exhibiting their unique products and services. The session featured aspiring minds, bestselling authors and industry leaders and included guest speakers like Chief Talent Officer of Netflix, Patty McCord and Chief Operating Officer of Lazada Malaysia, Shah Suriye Rubhen, among others.
“We are very proud to have been able to collaborate with MDEC to host the world’s first Work Technology Summit to give guidance for people struggling through this pandemic. We believe that there is a crisis, there is always room for innovation and improvement. Therefore, we see this COVID-19 pandemic as a challenge to be innovative with how we work and communicate with each other,” said Mr. Yukihiro Ikemi, Chief Executive Officer of Grooves.
Changing the Future of the Workplace
As we enter a new phase of flexible working, it is important for employers to adapt fast and learn from the challenges as COVID-19 disrupted our workforce. To overcome this, the Grooves’ Work Technology Summit focused on highlighting the importance of adapting to change and shifting paradigms and how leadership can pave the way towards a new movement of work.
Through virtual networking opportunities, inspirational speeches by the brightest minds in the industry, and live demos of innovative digital tools, Grooves Work Technology Summit presented new opportunities to form human connections virtually, access to new inventions and professional insights while engaging audiences from around the world. The summit aimed to educate attendees to become citizen scientists (employees skilled at leveraging data, analytics and digital tools) through the employment of workflow tools. Furthermore, it encouraged participants to dream big and utilize innovations that will advance their competitiveness and value during times of crisis.
Other guest speakers who took the stage in front of virtual attendees included Pallavi Srivastava (Asia Pacific & GCG Talent Leader for IBM), Charlene Li (author and speaker), Gary A. Bolles (Chair for the Future of Work at Singularity University), Siobhan McHale (author of “The Insider’s Guide to Culture Change”), Ir. Dr. Karl Ng (Director, Data Ecosystem Development Division at MDEC), Michael McQueen (multi-award winning speaker, trend forecaster and bestselling author of 8 books), Max Thum (Head of Revenue for Healthmetrics), Chen Fong Tuan (Country HR & General Affairs Director for Samsung Electronics), Nina Sharil Khan (Founder & CEO of PopCon), Ganesh Mahendranathan (Country Head at Found8) and Scott Johnstone (Regional Sales Leader – APAC from Pymetrics).
As an HR Tech company, Grooves constantly innovates, improves and advances HR processes for the future. The company’s vision is to build the work-shift infrastructure for the working people of tomorrow. Moreover, Grooves has a special platform called Forkwell.io which helps companies connect to a community of over 30,000 software developers and data scientists. For more information, please visit Grooves or Forkwell.io.