Blue Ocean Corporation


About IHRC

The smartest HR teams are those that are aware of the “future of work”. And with changes getting more dramatic than ever, the future will arrive faster.

While tomorrow’s HR leaders will have to be more tech-savvy and agile, they must also be able to accommodate something more exciting, more big and extra-ordinary in their area of work.

Blue Ocean Conferences is proud to present the International Human Resources Conference (IHRC) on 18th June, 2022, Saturday at the Armani Hotel in Dubai-Burj Khalifa, United Arab Emirates. Themed on the concept of “HR Metaverse – Transforming Human Capital Digitally”, IHRC will serve as a niche platform for HR leaders and professionals to unite and gain world-class insights enabling the profession to thrive in an ever-transforming world of action.

Chief Guest & Patron

His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan bin Mubarak Al Nahayan

We are truly blessed to receive the valuable patronage and support of His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan bin Mubarak Al Nahayan for the International Human Resource Conference on 18th June 2022. At the same time, it is also a great honour for us to have His Excellency as the Chief Guest of IHRC 2022. Blue Ocean Conferences is humbled and grateful for His Excellency’s generosity.

Advisory Board Members

Dr. Sathya Menon

Group CEO Blue Ocean Corporation
Dr. Jasim Al Ali
Chief Advisor of IHRC 2022 Deputy CEO of Corporate Sector & CEO of Happiness & well-being at Dubai Media Incorporated
Douglas Kent
Executive Vice President Strategy and Alliances at Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM)
Abdul Azeez
Group Chairman,
Blue Ocean Corporation

Mohammed Al Ali

Group Vice Chairman, Blue Ocean Corporation

John Elis

Chief Operating Officer Blue Ocean Corporation

IHRC 2022 Visionary Speaker Line-Up

Dr.Sajeev Nair
Founder of Limoverse
Aušra Antanavičienė
Vice President – HR at Peikko Group Corporation
Marie – Louise Ek
Senior Director HR Africa, Middle East, South Asia at PepsiCo
Dr. Sangeeth Ibrahim
Vice President – Head of Learning and Development at First Abu Dhabi Bank

Emma Davies

Chief Culture and People Excellence Officer | CHRO | HR Director at Masafi

Mohammed Al Hijan

Chief Human Resources Officer at King Saud University Medical City, Saudi Arabia
Manish Mohan Misra
Group Head, HR Transformation & Special Projects at Emirates National Oil Company, Dubai
Aysha Sulaiman
Group Director of Human Resources and Development - Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ)
Monica Hernandez Alarcon
HR Director at General Motors - Egypt and Middle East
Hayfa Abuzabibah
Chief Human Capital Officer at Al-Dabbagh Group

Ramachandran VS

Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Blue Ocean Corporation

Percy J Engineer

Senior Director - Academics, Blue Ocean Corporation
Dr. Rajesh Bhandari
Senior Director – Academics at Blue Ocean Academy
Lama Atoui
Faculty – HR and Soft Skills at Blue Ocean Academy
Natalja Kissina
HR VP & Sustainability Leader Gulf Countries at Schneider Electric
Haitham Samman
Global Digital HR Transformation & Learning Leader at IBM

Sergio Snyder

Area HR Director, UAE at Marriott International

Mona AlHebsi

FCIPD, CPCC, ACC, PMP, MBA Success Coach, HR Expert, Speaker and Author
Khalid AL Junaibi
Future Accelerator Thought Leader
Sanjeev Pradhan Roy
Head-Talent Acquisition at Galadari Group, Dubai & Host of “In Conversation with Roy”, A Global Leaders Podcast/Vlog Series
Vignesh Menon
Managing Director at Wealth-i Corporate Service Provider
George Jayesh
Corporate Relations Manager - Blue Ocean Corporation

Emma Davies

Chief Culture and People Excellence Officer | CHRO | HR Director at Masafi

Mohammed Al Hijan

Chief Human Resources Officer at King Saud University Medical City, Saudi Arabia

Creating Immersive Experiences to Leverage Human Potential

As the world moves into the future, the pace of change itself is accelerating with the potential to continue disrupting entire industries. HR leaders must be ready to navigate whatever change comes their way.

Technology and innovation are key driving factors for harnessing human potential, leading to efficiency and advancement. Today’s and tomorrow’s HR leaders are supposed to nurture a work culture where employees can engage with each other in far more immersive way. In short, it must be reflective of productivity, wellbeing and above all employee satisfaction.

The International Human Resources Conference is the perfect platform to learn and translate the current and upcoming trends in technology including the role of Metaverse. All of these will enable you to connect closely to your people and secure the employee – employer relationship on a much higher level.

And as metaverse as a technology drives a level of intrigue not seen before, many companies including some of the world’s top-leading brands like Coca-Cola, Walmart, Gucci, Disney etc have shown an avid interest in the technology by utilizing the same.

IHRC will witness HR representatives from different industries – banking, finance, healthcare, manufacturing, E-commerce, education and training, supply chain, automotive, etc.
Game Changing Ideas
All set to take place in the heart of Dubai - the world’s leading smart and sustainable city, the International Human Resources Conference 2022 hasthe perfect backdrop for facilitating the opportunity to discuss game changing ideas that can elevate HR practices to the next level.
Next-level Networking
Meet, interact and connect with a global community representing the best minds and key influential leaders from different industries and from the government and private sectors to build a powerful network.
Matching Pace with Innovation
With evolution pacing up speedily in the world HR leaders must keep abreast of modern emerging ideas and practices that will affect not just the workforce but the larger business canvas for their organizations. Catch up with all you need to know at IHRC 2022.
Embrace the Future
Workplaces are beginning to emphasize the employee experience as a means of fostering improved engagement and productivity. That requires the ability to design an experience that is so advanced that it can leverage workforce potential to the maximum. This will help companies gain optimal productivity, as well as stay competitive.

Key Note Topics

Sharing Experiences, Enriching Learning

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  • Is Metaverse all set to disrupt existing business practices
  • Growing interest of brands toward the intriguing idea of Metaverse
  • Are three-dimensional virtual offices the future of work
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  • Remodelling work culture to leverage employee engagement
  • Areas of HR that Metaverse will help to improve
  • Metaverse pushing the hybrid work model to the next level
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  • AI – leading the way toward the futuristic smart work approach
  • Ways in which Artificial Intelligence has helped HR
  • Areas where AI may not work in favor of organizational human capital
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  • The latest and upcoming digital HR trends to follow up with
  • Enhancing productivity in remote and hybrid workspaces
  • Valuable digital HR strategies to achieve organizational goals
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  • Areas for HR leaders to focus on for enabling growth opportunities
  • Top ways to unlock the true innovation culture in your organization
  • Challenges that HR leaders face while trying to foster an innovation culture
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  • Ways in which HR leaders develop diversity, inclusive and equity initiatives
  • Are diverse and inclusive companies more likely to hit financial goals
  • HR shattering the false dichotomy between empathy and accountability
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Panel Discussions

Listen, Learn and Grow

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  • Valuable gains for HR Leaders from Blockchain Integration?
  • Blockchain serves both ways – for candidates and hiring managers
  • Short, mid and long-term Blockchain action plans for CHROs
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  • Will small ventures benefit equally from metaverse
  • Practical ways in which business can utilize Metaverse
  • Trends, opportunities and challenges that could Metaverse Bring forth for businesses
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  • True definition of a great workplace culture
  • Aligning organizational goals with great employee experience
  • Technology and leadership to drive business value through experience.
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  • Relationship between HR, Ai and data science
  • Resolving HR strategic challenges through Ai and data science
  • Potential challenges faced by HR during Ai and data science implementation.

IHRC Awards 2024 Dubai

Individual Award Categories

  • Inspirational Leader of the Year
  • HR Business Partner of the Year
  • HR’s Rising Star of the Year

Organization Award Categories

  • Outstanding Talent Management Strategy
  • Best Women Development & Leadership Programme
  • Best Employee Support Strategy

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