The 4th edition of the HR Tech MENA Summit that brought over 350 attendees concluded at the Palazzo Versace in Dubai on May 8th, bringing the curtains down on two power-packed days of presentations and discussions around critical issues affecting the region’s HR industry, particularly the impact of technology on workplace productivity and the skills needed for jobs of the future.
The annual Summit, organized by Dubai-based QnA International and officially supported by the UAE Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, provided a rare opportunity for HR professionals in the Middle East to meet and interact with experts and technology leaders from around the world in order to keep themselves — and their organizations — abreast of the latest technological trends shaping the future of work.
The Summit was organized with support from IBM – Platinum Sponsor, Infor and PeopleFluent – Gold sponsors as well as XpertLearning, Cornerstone OnDemand and OnPro -Silver sponsors.
As part of a new format introduced at this year’s edition, the panel discussions revolved around the themes of ‘Talent Tech’ and ‘Learning and Development Tech’ on Day 1. The topics on Day 2 included modern talent management practices and the different approaches in driving talent strategy in the digital age, to the rapidly changing role of a CLO (Chief Learning Officer) and the rising need for organizations to make the move from traditional to digital learning ecosystem.
Expressing his appreciation to the sponsors for their support and contribution to the event’s success, Sidh N.C., Director, QnA International, said, “As the only initiative of its kind in the region, HR Tech MENA Summit has emerged as a critical catalyst in accelerating the evolution of Human Resources towards a technology-driven future. This year’s edition saw participation from leading international experts and a wider cross-section of industries than ever before, and I take this opportunity to thank all our partners and sponsors as well as the delegates for helping make the event such a resounding success.”
Samantha Carter, Marketing Manager – Middle East & Africa, Infor, said, “It has been a very productive two days for us at the HR Tech MENA Summit. We met with a lot of senior HR professionals from interesting companies, and we find a lot of potential for HR solutions in the region.”
Frederik Ballon, Managing Director – EMEA, PeopleFluent, said, “It has been really exciting meeting companies from the region. This is the first time we participated in this event and the experience couldn’t be better and we look forward to coming back next year. We encountered a lot of companies in the region that we wouldn’t have had access to outside of this Summit.”