2 Days

6 Breakaways

30+ Speakers

2021 Summit Key Focus Areas
  • Energising the organisation, teams and individuals
  • Fostering winning mind-sets in a Collaborative Culture
  • Laying the foundation for HR’s Digital Transformation
  • Transforming HR through Technology
  • Choose Technology that fits your Business Model
  • Best Practices in Strategic HR Process Automation
  • Catapulting Skills Development beyond the 4th Industrial Revolution
  • Youth skills for the 4th Industrial Revolution
  • What is the future of RPA in HR?
  • Redefining HRD through Data Analytics
More About the Conference

The Future of HR Summit has quickly built up credibility as southern Africa’s premier platform for articulating the fundamentals of human capital management at all levels, while unpacking the latest implications of digital disruption on the industry. It scrutinises the changing job descriptions of HR professionals and showcases the industry’s ongoing, innovation-led evolution. But what makes it unique?

After all, a lot of global HR conferences talk about the future of HR. The robots are coming, they warn us. Virtual reality is the new reality. Everything online. Chat bots. Data is going to be …well …big. It’s fascinating if frustrating for the average HR practitioner, who comes away with little clarity on how to get to this future; having spent X in company funds to be at the event. You return to your desk, trying to catch up on the 3 days of work missed and no less perplexed by it all; still sifting through traditional printed CVs and entering names on Excel sheets, while waiting for the rap of aluminium knuckles on the door.

Southern Africa’s 7th annual Future of HR Summit will put the far future aside and recalibrate focus onto the definite near future: what you as a CEO, MD, HR Director or Manager can start doing now, or at least just now, to move towards your company’s digitally-driven future. From 18 – 19 August 2021, we will bring to the Summit relevant industry experts and solution providers to show you what your next step is in terms of automated recruitment, online employee engagement, scalable e-learning, data analytics, wellness programmes and other key aspects of HR.

Get effective solutions to assist with the implementation of your company’s HR Digital Transformation Strategy and come away with concrete actions you can take during the next 12-18 months.

The 7th annual Future of HR Summit: A practical guide to HR’s Digital Transformation. Sponsor, speak, exhibit or experience:

Our 2021 Future of HR Strategic Partners




Exhibition Partners


Local & International Speakers


Breakaway Sessions

2021 Speaker Network

Alexandria Procter


Dave Millner

Author, Futurist and Consulting Partner

 HRCurator, UK

Dr Natasha Winkler-Titus


Society for Industrial & Organisational Psychology, SA

Suzanne Lucas

Owner and Founder

Evil HR Lady, USA

Valter Adao

Chief Executive and Digital Leader

Cadena Growth Partners, SA

Gerhard Hartman

Vice President, Medium Business

Sage Africa & Middle East

Phillipa Geard


RecruitMyMom, SA

Oran Cohen

Founder & CEO, SA

Dr Lester Goldman


 Water Institute of Southern Africa

Nene Molefi


Mandate Molefi Consultants

Thato Mmaditla

Human Resources Director

Youth Employment Service (YES),SA

Sthembiso Phakathi


Organisational Transformation, Deloitte Consulting

Lisa Andrews

HR Director – Talent & Organisation Africa

Unilever, SA

Zakhele Mgobhozi

Founder and Group Managing Director

Modern Centric

Vanisha Balgobind

Executive Head of Human Resources


Shelagh Goodwin

GM: Human Resources

Media 24

Cameron Sello Morajane

CEO and Director


Surendra Naidoo



Natasha Haffajee

Organizational Development Specialist

Intelligent Debt Management

Henneri Crous

Head Of Commercial

Johannes Kanis

Cloud and Enterprise Business Group Lead


Briony Liber

Career and Leadership Coach

Briony Liber Coaching and Consulting

Dr Sipho Manana

Executive of Corporate Services

Umgeni Water

Reshmili Lutchman

Group Executive for Corporate Services

Water Research Commission

Marc Privett

General Manager

Chris Stylianou

Founder and CEO

The Adventure is Real

Deborah Hartung

HR Leader and Author of Talent Liberation

Richard Sutton

Performance Strategist

Younes Hairej

Founder & CEO

Aokumo Inc.

Nadia Vatalidis

VP of People


Shaun Mader


Shaun Mader Studio

Vuyolwethu Dubese


Innovation Consultant | (Angel) Investor | Global Moderator

Sabina Nawaz

Global CEO Coach, Leadership Keynote Speaker and Writer

Thabiso M. Mohlabeng


Top Media & Communications

In partnership with Simplify, the Future of HR Summit & Awards brings together CEOs, HR leaders and HR tech innovators from across southern Africa.

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