CHRO Day is set to be full of insight, conversation and fun!


Themed “Reimagining prosperity”, the 2023 CHRO Day is expected to deliver thought-provoking conversations and insights.

HR leaders from various industries are expected to converge on the luscious five-star Leonardo in Sandton, Johannesburg on 4 July .

A thought-provoking keynote address will be delivered by World Economic Forum tech pioneer and author Jos Dirkx, who will give attendees a how-to guide for 21st century innovation within their organisations and explain how leaders can leverage collective intelligence to outshine competitors.

Kosta Kontos, lecturer of the Data Science Leadership course at the Graduate School of Business at the University of Cape Town, will carry through the technology and HR theme by giving thoughtful insights on how best to recruit, structure and retain high-performance data teams.

Industry leaders Pumeza Bam, Nzwa Shinowa and Jedd Myers in a session moderated by industrial psychologist and transition coach Sylvia Baloyi, will explore how the best leaders continue to lead while dealing with their own physical or psychological trauma.

Also on the line-up will be 4 Day Week South Africa director Karen Lowe, who will be discussing the first local pilot of a four-day work week and what it has revealed about the appetite for such a radical change, as well as the potential benefits and drawbacks of this model. Transnet chief of people management and learning Itumeleng Matsheka, and Eskom CHRO Elsie Pule will shed light on what it takes to implement and maintain progressive HR practices in embattled state-owned enterprises.

Cell C CHRO Juba Mashaba will weigh in on the best practices for successfully combining cultures and operations after mergers and acquisitions, while Sanlam CHRO Sana-Ullah Bray will share his thoughts on why communities of belonging are the key to fostering deep connections with employees.

A full day of thought-provoking and honest HR led conversations is expected. Watch out for more coverage from the 2023 CHRO Day right here.

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