The 3rd annual REBA Innovation Day took place on 23 November at the St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel. Thank you to the 175+ reward, compensation, benefits and HR practitioners who attended to hear about the latest trends and developments in benefits technology.
They also collected an advance copy of the brand new, first ever REBA Technology Survey report in association with JLT. This can now be downloaded free if you're a Professional Member.
Video tutorial: JLT's Andrew Drake reveals first insights into REBA Technology Survey 2017
The REBA Innovation Day is the only reward and benefits tech and data analytics conference in the calendar! It's an opportunity for practitioners to embrace the tech-enabled opportunity of developing more strategic input.
This year’s event featured a high end programme, as well as two round tables for optimised knowledge sharing. The top line up of speakers included great companies such as Unilever, Nestle, Sage, SIG, BGL Group, Mercer, AON, Capita, JLT, Reward Gateway, Thomsons, Benefex, Xexec and more.
Technology is driving immense positive change in reward, so this annual event is designed to keep delegates up-to-speed with what that change means for them and their role of managing reward.
(REBA's Professional Members can attend REBA events free.)
Outline Conference Programme
Registration and mix ’n mingle breakfast
Opening Remarks from the Chair: How reward and benefits tech is changing strategies
Opening Keynote Address: Changing HR practice in a time of digital transformation As organisations from the broadest range of sectors transition to become more agile and fit-for-purpose in a digital-empowered world, HR and employee engagement and experience are moving to be front and centre of transformation programmes. How does leadership, culture and HR practice need to change in response to these challenges and opportunities?
The new context for leadership and organisations - digital disruption and rapidly shifting consumer, competitive and company environments
Agile thinking and approaches: the changing HR and employee experience
Shifting performance management processes, building high performance teams, developing a learning culture, approaches to talent acquisition and management
The role of employee engagement in digital transformation
Neil Perkin, Author of Building The Agile Business Neil is also theContributing Author of ‘The Future of HR in the Digital Age’ (Econsultancy, May 2017). BIMA named him one of the most influential people in the UK digital sector.
Practitioners’ Advice:Using data and insight to demonstrate how reward strategies drive business success This session will illustrate how, in language the Board understands, reward levers and tools can drive recruitment and performance to meet business objectives. Smarter use of reward as a strategic lever.
Discover the increasing management information responsibility and skill sets that will be needed for reward in the future
Ways to use predictive data and metrics strategically to become a trusted advisor to the Board and senior managers
How to provide real time analytics and insight to support key business decisions
Adapting your own data and MI capabilities to enable reward transformation in your business
Linda Kennedy-McCarthy, Group HR Director, SIG Group A specialist in organisation design, change management and engagement, Linda takes a metric-driven approach to demonstrate value-added HR. Jordan Pettman, Global Head of People Data, Analytics and Planning, Nestle Considered a leader in workforce planning and analytics, since 2008 Jordan has worked with leading organisations across the globe to help build data driven, people decision making HR environments.
Joint Q&A for preceding speakers
Round Table Discussions: hosted by sponsors
Streamed Sessions (broken by lunchbreak)
Developing your digital strategy from the employee point of view Understanding the technology journey and how to bring tech alive within an organisation
Key employee insights you need to flag up to the senior management team
Effectively using theinfrastructureyou already have in place
The role of the devices employees alreadyownand use
David Walker,Chief Commercial OfficeratPersonal Group
Financial wellness - update on the latest digital solutions to engage staff in future financial planning
The rapid evolution of fintech and what's out there
Understanding the varied demands and pressures of your employees
Using Big Data to help you provide tailored and relevant financial wellness solutions
How an engaged and financially informed workforce can be a win-win
Martin Laws,Senior Reward and Benefit Consultantat Capita Employee Benefits
Using technology to integrate reward, benefits and performance mangagment: latest thinking
Theoretical innovation vs systems innovation
Greater levels of immediacy for performance-related rewards for non-sales and production type roles
Moving reward to be a key player in talent management via technology and data
Hot off the press: first insights from the REBA/JLT Technology Research 2017
Andrew Drake,Consulting and Proposition Directorat JLT Employee Benefits
Extracting relevant data and insight to enhance the effectiveness of HR strategies through reward and benefits
Understanding what data is important and what isn't
How to avoid drowning in data
What are other employers finding effective?
Using predictive analysis effectively
Understanding your journey analytics
Is real time data important?
Deborah Rees,Director of Consulting atInnecto Reward Consulting
Become an expert of change in a world where growth in tech and data means HR is increasingly exposed
What change means to HR and reward, and how to embrace it effectively
How to use change to drive the numbers that make HR and reward accountable to the business
The key risks HR needs to be aware of when managing multiple data points
How to implement change to reward and benefits, and measure the impact in real time
Rob Boland,Group Director of Product & Client Success atReward Gateway
How is technology developing to help employers manage their workplace savings strategies? CASE STUDY Nationwide: Improving user experience through communications, default funds and technology
What strategies and technologies can be used to improve user experience and create better financial futures for your workforce
How to use robo-guidance effectively
How might robo-guidance evolve in the future?
Ian Baines, Head of Pensions,Nationwide John Taylor, Partner,Hymans Robertson
How to transform and integrate your benefits, pensions or reward technology without major disruption
Why we have been managing IT projects wrong … until now
Mapping out your digital project to focussing on the user journey
User experience is king: learning from personal tech
Holistic view for staff: How to pull different benefits together in one place
What employers can do to pressure providers to offer greater integration of systems
Dipa Mistry Kandola,Head of Flexible Benefits atLCP Thomas Porter,Senior Partner atLCP
Personalisation: evolving from reward to experience In this session delegates will hear how to maximise benefits data and analytics to personalise benefits and truly enhance the employee experience
Segmentation is dead, long live personalisation: how reward has moved on
Why measurement is the key to success
What leading employers are doing with analytics
The barriers to break down in order to actively engage your employees in their benefits
David Dodd, Consulting Director,Thomsons Online Benefits
Six pieces of data you need to support a successful financial wellness programme Q&A interview with REBA
What data you need from your advisers and providers and how do you get it?
Should you do cohort analysis or can this be too impersonal?
Using analytics to get sight of different employee's priorities
What do you do with the insights once you have them?
Phil Blows,Director,Wealth Wizards
Building the business case to justify investing in digital offerings to future-proof reward and benefits strategies
Explaining the ‘adapt or die’ imperative to the board and how to get CFO backing
Using data based decisions to drive strategic design
Getting across the opportunity for the business as a whole
Ensuring you provide quality reporting that speaks to your board, not just HR
Andrew Stemp, Associate Partner, Aon Strategic Advisory
The intranet of me: how the future is an audience of one In this session delegates will learn how to design an employee experience which is persuasive, grabs employee attention and enables you to deliver a great experience every day:
How the world's most innovative companies are designing persuasive employee experiences
Why you must compete for the limited employee attention available
How to use simplicity as your secret weapon
Why all analytics are not created equal
Matt Macri-Waller, CEO ofBenefex
How to use data and analytics to develop a compelling and authentic EVP
Viewing the EVP as a holistic and flexible reward model
Building evidence, through data and mangement information, of the need for change, and predicting business outcomes
From 'generations' to 'personas' - understanding your own employee segments and their interests
Using your EVP as an investment model, to inform programme design and support employee communications
David Wreford, Partner, Mercer
Transforming global compensation & rewards - using technology to drive effectiveness, improve performance and achieve compliance
Addressing compensation requirements regardless of scale or complexity
Driving effectiveness with analytics and benchmarking
Finding the one stop global platform - does it exist?
Meeting all internal & external compensation requirements
Best practices and lessons learnt
Michael Mors, General Manager D/A/CH and Head of Sales Europe, Beqom
Using social recognition technologies to drive broader HR strategies
Why the socialisation of the employee experience is extending beyond recognition programmes
Linking your social communications to L&D, wellbeing, performance and other HR strategies to drive engagement
How to use recognition technology to hook into broader HR agendas
The crucial role technology plays in creating social recognition networks and social capital in today's workplaces
Jamie King, Director of Global Reward, Xexec
Off-the-grid workshop: dealing with data and technology challenges faced by employers Vendor free Chatham House session where delegates will be encouraged to share real life challenges, solutions and swap supplier recommendations.
Philip Hayne, Co-Founder and Director of The Reward & Employee Benefits Association
How disruptive innovation is changing the world as we know it. And what we can do about it Tällt Ventures gives an insight into the changing tech landscape and the changes reward practitioners face. They'll discuss the latest trends, showcase the ventures driving the change and talk through strategies on how we stay ahead of disruption.
An insight into how the reward and benefits industry is being disrupted by new technologies
A glimpse into the new ventures changing the world as we know it
Top recommendations to ensure your company stays relevant
Matt Connolly, CEO & Founder, Tällt Ventures
Round Table Discussions: hosted by reward directors
Expert Opinion: GDPR Regulations - how will it affect the processing of personal data of the workforce? Reward practitioners are having to use more data and cross analyse it with other data, in order to offer targeted benefits and ensure their reward strategies are driving the business. Practitioners are becoming increasingly concerned about what they can, or cannot, do, and what permissions they need to have in place to maximise their data. This session will examine the incoming data laws from a benefits, pensions and pay angle.
GDPR legislation - portability from an employee benefits perspective (employee performance, profit levels, whether they have a family etc)
Data analysis to meet legislative requirements e.g. auto enrolment and Gender Pay Reporting
Cyber security - concerns about potential breaches
Data Protection and the global linkage - different territories equals different legislation
David Widdowson, Partner, Abbiss Cadres Sophie White, Partner, Abbiss Cadres
Practitioner Quick Fire Wins: Technology and the changing world of work - how the benefits package of the future needs to be different Reward needs to be a reflection of how we are thinking differently about work, as a result employee benefits will change. What should we do now to prepare and engage employees of the future?
Adjusting practices to meet the needs of an increasingly agile workforce
How to meet the demands of digital natives who expect personalised, retail-level experiences
Technologising the technologists - introducing solutions to highly technical individuals in your organisation
Where does reward and HR technology go next - revolution or evolution?
David D’Souza, Head of Engagement, CIPD Paul Craven, Global Reward Specialist, NTT Security
Practitioner Quick Fire Wins: Be prepared - how and why technology will change transparency and fairness in pay, benefits and employee performance measures Reward is increasingly using technology to make compensation more transparent and inclusive - with the objective of re-engaging employees around compensation with more flexibility.
Using technology to solve transparency and ratios around remuneration
Moving from ratings to real time frequency on performance and PDRs
Using deep dive data analysis to ensure equitable pay
Roger Fairhead, VP People, AB InBev Ian Wright, Senior Manager Compensation & Benefits EMEA & PSO, VMware
Practitioner Quick Fire Wins: From AI to UX - enhancing the reward technology experience through effective use of auto-intelligence and the latest user experience hacks Having the analytical mind to be able to interpret the data, to come up with creative solutions, is the key to the future.
Using analytics to understand user preferences and drive system improvements
Making sense of the maxim 'aligning rewards to strategy' through technology
How AI is redefining the future of benefits
Personalisation and using MI to ‘understand’ individual employees better
Toria McCahill, Associate HR Director - Group Functions and Reward, BGL Group Lloyd Taylor, Director of Global Reward, Sage
Panel Discussion: Reward and benefits professional career tips We round up all our speakers from the 'Practitioner Quick Fire Win' sessions for you to pose your burning questions with regards to developing the ideal skill set required, in light of all the future innovations in reward technology, that is ever-changing for reward practitioners.
Closing Keynote Address - Practitioner Viewpoint: The digital benefits journey -trigger, awareness, valuation, conversion, delivery It is time to completely re-imagine the benefits experience from a technology point of view? In this session Keith shares his practical views on how reward and benefits managers can go about this.
Using ‘Design Thinking’ to put the employee at the centre of a personal benefits experience
Using an AI Chatbot to engage with employees about their benefits
Crafting knowledge articles for a twenty second attention span
Using APIs and robotics to efficiently administer benefits
Keith Williams, Global Project Lead - Re-Imagine Benefits Delivery, Unilever Keith is an HR technology innovation strategist, design thinking champion, agile product owner and parent to a Chatbot. During his nine years at Unilever, he has led technology projects in reward and benefits, knowledge, employee engagement and communications.
St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, London
St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, London Euston Road Kings Cross, London NW1 2AR