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Tim Ringo, Chartered FCIPD, is an author, speaker and executive board advisor on topics related to HR and Human Capital. His latest book, Solving the Productivity Puzzle, published on August 2020, is available on www.KoganPage.com
Tim has over 30 years’ experience as a senior executive in the HR Consulting and HR Software industry. He has architected and led some of the largest and most successful HR change programs in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. His background and deep expertise give him a unique perspective on how engaged people harnessing smart technology is transforming the world of work. He began his career in Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) in 1990 where he was Managing Director, in Accenture’s Talent and Organization, Service Line.
In 2006, he was recruited to IBM Global Business Services where he led IBM’s global Human Capital Management (HCM) consulting practice. He was most recently Vice President, SAP SuccessFactors for Europe, Middle East and Africa. He led SuccessFactors’ HR Advisory teams across the region. Tim has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Max M. Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University.
He is also a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD.
Kate Barker is a highly-regarded Futurist with a passion for advancing the Future of Work.
She is currently serving to advance Fortune 500 companies around the world giving clients confidence in their future on how to stay competitive & minimise risk through leading-edge Future of Work Strategies, Leadership for the 21st Century, human-centric Organizational Cultures and innovative Digital Workforce Transformations.
She has extensive global experience in partnering with Boards, C-Suite Executives, Prime Ministers & Sheikhs to bring to life the most relevant industry trends impacting the future of work, workforce and workplace.
As a Futurist for $500b Futurist-City, NEOM in Saudi Arabia, to an Executive Advisor to His Highness (UAE) to leading global consulting teams for SAP & PWC in Asia, and Ernst & Young based in New York globally across 150 countries, Kate has garnered great respect.
Ron Thomas is the Managing Director of Strategy Focused Group an international consulting firm based in Dubai and Singapore.
He is a visiting executive faculty member at the Global Human Resources Leadership Institute at Howard University School of Business in Washington, DC as well as American University based in Dubai. Certified @Leadership Architect by Korn Ferry & Chief Learning Officer Business Intelligence Board.
Ron is the former CEO of Great Place to Work-Gulf and CHRO of Al Raha Group, based in Riyadh. He holds certifications from HCI as Global Human Capital Strategist (GHCS), Master Human Capital Strategist (MHCS), and Strategic Workforce Planner (SWP) as well as New York University.
He has been identified as one of the top 100 Global Inspirational Leaders, Top 5 HR/Leadership thinkers in the Middle East by CIPD. He received the Outstanding Leadership Award for Global HR Excellence at the World Human Resources Development Congress in Mumbai, and was named as one of the 50 Most Talented Global HR Leaders in Asia
His work has been featured in the Wall St. Journal, Inc. Magazine, Workforce Management and numerous international HR magazines covering Africa, India and the Middle East. He is a columnist/blogger for magazines such as Insight magazine, HR People of Africa, SHRM and CEO.com. etc. He writes on Leadership and Organizational Dynamics at TheHRObserver [Middle East] and HRZone.com [UK]
Board memberships include the Harvard Business Review Advisory Council, McKinsey Quarterly Executive Online Panel, and HCI's Expert Advisory Council on Talent Management Strategy.
He is a sought-after speaker throughout the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific Region and USA.
Nomi is an experienced HR executive with outstanding leadership and business skills, bringing wealth of knowledge to the business from the services, mining, public service and construction & manufacturing / steel industries. Nomi has approximately 20 years of HR generalist experience, with her last position being an Executive HR Director at Aveng Trident Steel where she sat in the Aveng Trident Steel Holdings Board and Remco meetings, and reported to the Aveng Group Transformation Board.
Amongst others, Nomi worked for the De Beers Group, The Department of Trade and Industry and Lonmin. She prides herself in driving transformation and culture change, talent acquisition and management including performance management, succession planning, development of HR and employee development strategies, Organisational Design, Change Management and Industrial Relations.
She currently runs her own Human Capital Consultancy, Nissi Human Capital Solutions, based in Johannesburg. She is also a non-executive board member of Icebolethu Group as well as Camelia Holdings Foundation.
With the recent changes due to COVID-19 and the technological advancement, Nomi was invited to various media interviews to provide her expert advice on the new world of work, including TV (channel 403), Radio (SAfm, Kaya, Metro, Vuma etc). She was also invited to be one of the speakers at the “Future of HR Virtual Summit hosted by Topco media. Furthermore, Nomi (Nissi) hosted a “trending” webinar in partnership with the IPM on the impact of COVID-19/Technology on the conditions of employment as well as on the HR Profession. Nissi was nominated as “the company of the week” by Topco Media in November 2020. She also wrote a few articles, published in various publications, on the same topics.
Nomi is a member of the IPM, and is also leading the Institution’s Volunteering team with the aim of having an impact in building the HR Profession in the country, as well as providing input in the national employment policies.
Nomi is a Life and Team Coach trained with the Coaching Development and CRR Global, both institutions ICF accredited. She holds a MCom degree in Business Management from the University of Johannesburg, and an Honours degree in Industrial Psychology from UNISA. She obtained her Post Graduate Diploma in Enterprise Management, and a Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences from Rhodes University in Grahamstown. She also holds a Certificate in Strategic HR Leadership from Stellenbosch Business School.
Mohamed El Nemr is an experienced technology leader overlooking and responsible for the cloud productivity and security business for Microsoft across Middle East and Africa emerging markets.
He has over 7 years of technology experience across B2B marketing, business development and product expertise. His core focus is empowering organizations across the region to achieve more securely.
When Mohamed isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as watching sports such as Football, Tennis, F1 and MMA.
Teresa Castano joined SAP in 2018 as a Digital HR Transformation Advisor where she works with clients in EMEA South to enable adaptive and resilient companies through people and leveraging technology, supporting them in building the roadmap and case for change.
Prior to SAP, Teresa has worked to elevate the value of HR for more than 15 years, acting as an HR Business Partner at Accenture Iberia and in HR Consulting in Accenture's Talent & Organization division and at Peoplematters, supporting national and international clients with their Human Resource Strategy & Transformation programs.
Nelly Boustany is the Senior Director HXM Value Advisory EMEA South at SAP, the world's leader in Enterprise Application Software. In her role, Nelly connects with Executive HR leaders as well as HR communities, boards and advises on their HR digital transformation readiness and challenges, journey to success, best practices and lessons learned.
Nelly has 20 years of HR experience of which 15 years of leadership experience overseeing HR for global companies in the MENA region during periods of business transformation, strategic expansion, optimization & M&As. Prior to her current role, Nelly was the HR Director for SAP across the Middle East & North Africa region, responsible for ensuring business success through developing and executing on its people strategy, while transforming the business as well as HR organizations in alignment with the global company strategy. Nelly has brought a clear focus to the people agenda and has been instrumental in driving SAP’s growth as well as successfully transforming the HR organization across the region.
Nelly is passionate about enabling business transformation through people. She strongly believes in building corporate cultures that allow organizations to thrive and attract, nurture and retain the best and most diverse talent. She was the executive sponsor of the first SAP Business Women Network in the MENA region, the SAP Early Talent Community as well as and SAP’s Young Thinkers Program in MENA.
Nelly received her Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Haigazian University in Beirut, Lebanon, as well as an MBA from Notre Dame University in Lebanon.