HR Talks Amsterdam: Leadership and management skills to navigate VUCA times

A breakfast discussion hosted by FT | IE Business School Corporate Learning Alliance

The session took place at TomTom HQ in Amsterdam and we would like to thank for Arne-Christian van der Tang, SVP Group HR, for welcoming us in their Amsterdam office and his insightful presentation.

The session offered an opportunity to discuss how to communicate, encourage and train the workforce to drive change in an organisation. The roundtable was moderated by Joseph Pistrui, PhD, Professor of Entrepreneurship & Innovation, IE University and Robin Kwong, Head of Digital Delivery at Financial Times.

Joseph referred to two of his articles on HBR; ‘The Future of Human Work Is Imagination, Creativity, and Strategy‘ and ‘To Seize the Future, Create a Leadership Circle’. On the other hand, Robin gave examples of corporate transformation and digitalization of the deliverables, such as the Uber Game that are revolutionizing the news industry.

Robin Kwong, Head of Digital Delivery, Financial Times

Robin has a remit to push the boundaries of digital story-telling and to make imaginative project planning routine across the FT’s editorial operations.

Joseph Pistrui, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at IE Business School and member of the FT | IE Corporate Learning Alliance educator network

Joseph’s work integrates experience from the practice of management with a wide-ranging set of theories and focuses on the “entrepreneurial problem” of innovation-based growth and new business development.

Dr Stefan Marose, VP for Corporate Partnerships, FT | IE Corporate Learning Alliance

Stefan advises companies on corporate learning and ensures that FT | IE Corporate Learning Alliance finds the right fit for the tailored corporate programmes which we sell.  Stefan strongly believes in the value of lifelong learning and has experienced it himself: he is a Doctor in Chemistry and Biotechnology, certified Business Coach and an AA CSB certified MBA.

HR Talks gather small groups of senior executives together to debate leadership challenges, approaches and strategies. Hosted by FT Journalists and members of our global educator network, these sessions encourage conversations among selected audiences in private settings.