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Click, yawn and go back to mute – not on our watch! Because H.U.G Digital is everything but just another virtual HR conference. It is THE online event for HR managers, recruiters and decision-makers who want to dig deep rather than just scratch the surface when it comes to information. Would you like to come out of an online event bursting with motivation and inspiration for a change? No problem, because H.U.G Digital allows you to tailor your personal program. We shared the stage together with a number of HR pioneers and other experts from the world of politics and research to take a look ahead at what the current changes in the world of HR will bring.

Speakers

We would like to thank all speakers who we had the pleasure to welcome at the H.U.G Digital 2020 and who inspired us with their insights.

SAP SE

Frauke von Polier 

COO People

EN

Frauke von Polier 

COO People SAP SE EN

Frauke von Polier works as people and organizational expert in the tech space for over 10 years and focuses on digital transformation. Being the Chief People Officer for Zalando scaling from 300 to 14,000, a Senior Advisor to  McKinsey and now with SAP, she brings different views to the table. Frauke is currently COO People at SAP SE and responsible with her team for the HR Tech stack, People Analytics, People Experiences and People Strategy for 100,000+ employees.

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Dropbox

Laura Ryan

Director of International HR

EN

Laura Ryan

Director of International HR Dropbox EN

Laura Ryan is the Director of International HR at Dropbox, the content collaboration platform that helps keep work organised in the new world of distributed working.

Laura joined Dropbox in 2015 to lead the company’s international people strategy and operations – and her team ensures that Dropbox continues to grow as a great place to work. Prior to this, she spent five years at Google building out their fast growing geo operations function for Europe, leading recruitment activities and building HR policies.

Today, Laura has over 16 years of experience within the HR industry, having previously started her career at the insurance company Aviva, where her commitment to “making work human” was awarded with fast-tracked progression during her seven years at the organisation.

Laura also holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Galway University and is committed to her personal mission as an HR leader to shape the way of working for future generations.

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Amorelie

Lea-Sophie Cramer

Founder and Board Member

EN

Lea-Sophie Cramer

Founder and Board Member Amorelie EN

Lea-Sophie is Founder of Amorelie, Europe’s most successful love-life brand which was sold to ProSiebenSat.1 in 2015. Lea functioned as CEO of Amorelie until 2019. She is an active angel investor, speaker, influencer, and advisory board member.

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The Business Romantic Society

Tim Leberecht

Co-Founder and Co-CEO

EN

Tim Leberecht

Co-Founder and Co-CEO The Business Romantic Society EN

Tim Leberecht is a global consultant and author as well as one of the most passionate and astute thinkers for a new humanism in business and society in the light of digitalization, automation and artificial intelligence. He is the author of the international bestseller „The Business Romantic: Fall back in love with your work and your life“. Leberecht is a sought-after speaker. His TED Talks „3 Ways to (Usefully) Lose Control of Your Brand“ and most recently „4 Ways to Build a Human Company in the Age of Machines“ were seen by more than 2 million people worldwide. Leberecht is the co-founder and co-CEO of The Business Romantic Society, a firm that helps companies and executives with strategic transformations and the creation of more humane brands and cultures. Previously, he was Chief Marketing Officer of NBBJ, an international architecture and design firm with clients including Amazon, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Samsung, Starbucks and Tencent. 

Leberecht was a member of the Values Council of the World Economic Forum from 2011-2016 and is currently a member of the Forum’s Europe Policy Group. He is also co-founder and curator of the event and co-working platform House of Beautiful Business.

Tim Leberecht was born and raised in Germany and recently returned to Berlin after fourteen years in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

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Peakon

Anne-Sofie Nielsen

CTO

EN

Anne-Sofie Nielsen

CTO Peakon EN

Anne-Sofie is Peakon’s CTO, leading our Engineering & Data Science teams. She has a passion for helping people grow to the next level, and is always curious to learn and improve.

Having started her career as a Software Engineer, she has since led Product Development at Kapow Software and Kofax, and won multiple awards for her work as CTO at online supermarket nemlig.com

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TransferWise

Ross Seychell

Chief People Officer

EN

Ross Seychell

Chief People Officer TransferWise EN
Ross is currently Chief People Officer at TransferWise, one of Europe’s most successful mission driven technology companies. His mission is to help teams and organisations develop innovative and disruptive people strategies that have real impact.
He started his career in HR over 20 years ago and has been part of a range of scaling and hyper growth global businesses such as King, Tesco and Virgin Media.
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Prologis

Virginia Colurcio

VP HR Europe

EN

Virginia Colurcio

VP HR Europe Prologis EN

Virginia holds a degree in law from University of Naples (Italy), integrated by studies at University of Gent (Belgium), University of Groningen (the Netherlands) and Cambridge (UK). Virginia has held a number strategic HR leadership positions within different industries such as : HR Director EMEA at Netflix, Global Head of HR at Anthos, Director of IR/ER & Supply Chain Benelux at Unilever, Senior HR Director International at Belkin, etc. Before Virginia started her business career she lectured for 4 years at University of Groningen (the Netherlands). She currently lives in the Netherlands with her four children.

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Toni Gimeno

Toni Gimeno Solans

Inbound Recruiting & Employer Branding

EN,ES

Toni Gimeno Solans

Inbound Recruiting & Employer Branding Toni Gimeno EN,ES

Toni Gimeno collaborates, advises and trains HR teams to apply Digital Marketing and Inbound Recruiting strategies to digitalize their recruitment processes and build their Employer Branding to attract the best talent. He was one of the founders of Talent Clue, a recruitment software in Spain, where he created the “Inbound Recruiting” methodology. He has helped more than 500 companies such as Adecco, Amazon, McDonald's, Accenture, Volkswagen, Wurth, Telepizza, Securitas Direct, L’Oreal or Decathlon, to improve their employer brand and digitalize their selection processes.

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Netlight IT Consulting GmbH

Daniel Schober

Talent Manager

EN

Daniel Schober

Talent Manager Netlight IT Consulting GmbH EN

During Daniel’s studies of international economics, he professionally played American football in Europe and Canada. Since 2012 he has been working for Netlight and has made it his business to find the right people to further develop the Netlight culture in Munich at three locations. He was not only able to contribute to generating growth from 17 employees to now more than 350 „Netlighters“ in Germany, but was also able to deepen his knowledge in recruiting and talent management.

 

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Personio

Geraldine MacCarthy

Chief Revenue Officer

EN

Geraldine MacCarthy

Chief Revenue Officer Personio EN

At Personio, Geraldine MacCarthy is tasked with driving the tech company’s European expansion. MacCarthy brings almost twenty years of sales and technology experience in executive roles at category leading companies like Dropbox and Google. As Head of Dropbox Business EMEA she was instrumental in building up the European business. Prior to that, she spent over seven years at Google in multiple leadership positions, supporting their European expansion and establishing several new offices.

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Ecosia

Jenny Christina Conrads

Chief People Officer

EN

Jenny Christina Conrads

Chief People Officer Ecosia EN

Jenny is a charity/ social business consultant, people development coach, performer, media producer and former journalist. She is currently the Head of People & Culture at Ecosia, the search engine that plants trees! She is passionate about social and political activism, interested in human psychology, and has taught improv for businesses and team building for many years following her performing arts training and international business studies.

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Calm

Scott Domann

Chief People Officer

EN

Scott Domann

Chief People Officer Calm EN

Scott Domann is Calm’s Chief People Officer, responsible for leading the diversity, equity and inclusion, business partner, recruiting, people development, and operations functions for the global organization.  Before joining Calm, Scott was the Chief People Officer for Honey Science Corporation and led the company’s $4B acquisition by PayPal.  Prior to Honey Scott held senior HR leadership roles at Netflix, Facebook, Disney, and TimeWarner.  Scott is based in Los Angeles and holds an MA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from New York University and a BA in Psychology from the University of Kansas.

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Futurist

Stefan Hyttfors

Award Winning Keynote Speaker & Author

EN

Stefan Hyttfors

Award Winning Keynote Speaker & Author Futurist EN

Stefan Hyttfors is an award-winning keynote speaker and author focused on disruptive technologies, behavioral change, and next-generation leadership.

Stefan has a background as a journalist and economist. He has been awarded the Swedish speaker of the year two times.

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Clicars.com & Open Water Swimmer

Pablo Fernández Álvarez

Co-Founder

EN

Pablo Fernández Álvarez

Co-Founder Clicars.com & Open Water Swimmer EN

Pablo is co-founder and CEO of Clicars.com, the leading digital car dealership in Spain with 120+ million euros in revenues while being profitable and cash flow positive, culminating in a successful exit to the PSA Group (4th car manufacturer in the world). Clicars won the South Summit Best Team Award (among 3,000+ startups) and was chosen as the The New Business of the Year by the European Business Awards (among 30,000+ companies in Europe). He began his professional career at Boston Consulting Group from where he moved to banking, becoming the youngest executive vice president at Banco Santander where he led the bank’s strategy in the United States as a member of the management committee of a bank with $150 billions in assets and 25,000+ employees. Pablo graduated from Harvard Business School and from Complutense University winning the extraordinary graduation award and the national award for the best academic transcript in Spain.

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Personio

Ben Kiziltug

Head of International

EN

Ben Kiziltug

Head of International Personio EN

As International Lead, Ben is leading Personio’s expansion across the UK, Benelux, Nordics and Spain and further drives the company’s goal of becoming Europe’s leading HR software solution for SMB’s.
Before joining Personio in 2019 he was the Regional Sales Director EMEA at Stack Overflow where he oversaw the company’s international growth scaling the team from 2 to 70+ people across UK, Germany and France.

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Personio

Roman Schumacher

Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer

EN

Roman Schumacher

Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer Personio EN

Roman is co-founder of Personio and has been the main responsible for the software and the entire product management since 2015. The studied media computer scientist with focus on human-computer interaction worked for start-up pioneers such as Westwing and Foodora before Personio. At Personio, he now plays a major role in implementing the product vision of Personio as a holistic HR platform.

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Personio

Laura Schroeder

Head of Brand and Comms

EN

Laura Schroeder

Head of Brand and Comms Personio EN

Laura Schroeder is an experienced brand and innovation strategist who has worked and advised in the HR technology space for 15 years at leading global organizations.  She holds post graduate certifications in Strategic Human Resources Practices from Cornell University and in Design Thinking from MIT Sloan School of Management. Her articles and interviews have been published in the US, Europe and Asia and she regularly contributes to popular blogs such as Compensation Cafe, Hacking HR, and Let’s Grow Leaders.
As Head of Brand and Comms at Personio, her focus is helping HR teams scale operations, reduce complexity and work more strategically

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Personio

Jimena Real de Azua de Kuhn

Account Executive

EN

Jimena Real de Azua de Kuhn

Account Executive Personio EN

In June 2019, Jimena joined as the first International Sales Account Executive at Personio, making our brand known in other markets. Since end of 2019, Jimena is focused in the Spanish market, advising enthusiastically small and medium companies on their digital transformation in HR.

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Our formats

What you could expect at H.U.G Digital:

Live from the Personio Studio

We'll be broadcasting live from the Personio studio to guide you through the day.

Expert Talks

H.U.G Digital brings together experts and pioneers from the world of HR to discuss challenges, opportunities and the future of this exciting field.

International Track

Keynote presentations, expert talks and master classes in English from speakers of international companies throughout Europe. For some countries, we also offer regional sessions in their respective national languages.

Networking

Take the opportunity to network with other participants online and foster an exchange on current issues, challenges and best practices in HR.

Panel Discussion

Listen to a number of experts from various industries discussing current HR issues and sharing their thoughts directly with you.

Podcasts

Additionally, you have the option to listen to a selection of the best HR podcasts around. Be inspired by experts discussing current questions and issues in HR.

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Why H.U.G?

Challenging – Currently, every company is confronted with new challenges in HR, even more so than ever. We provide practical impulses for mastering these challenges with flying colors.

Unconventional – Expect H.U.G Digital to surprise you with a range of engaging formats far from passive knowledge consumption. Our supporting program delivers plenty of specials to ensure that boredom will not be an issue.

Collaborative – We want to promote and broaden the HR community. Take the opportunity to meet other HR experts and share fields of interest, challenges and best practices between you.

We would like to thank our H.U.G Buddies & media partners