28-30 June 2017 | Aspire Training Centre, Nairobi, Kenya

Conference Day Two: Friday, 30 June 2017

8:00 am - 9:00 am Registration and welcome refreshments

9:00 am - 9:15 am Opening remarks and day one recap from the Chairman

9:15 am - 10:00 am Change management and adoption – Underestimating the quantum of change for people

Before you embark on your journey, you need to prepare the groundwork for a successful transition.
Many organisations have started their implementation without the proper foundations to detrimental affect.
Understanding and adopting the best practices in change management will not only facilitate a smooth take off but will also assist in minimising turbulence as you continue travelling to your destination.

l Having a clear line of sight on all organisational changes, ensuring requisite resources support that change
l Changing organisational culture from one that recognises individual achievement to one that rewards collective achievement; creating a culture where shared services will blossom and thrive
l Defining clear roles and responsibilities to provide a framework for accountability and clarity for all stakeholders
l Adopting strategies that support multi-market operations such as language barriers and differing time zones
Oltesh Tobias, Regional Chief Procurement Officer at African Development Bank

Oltesh Tobias

Regional Chief Procurement Officer
African Development Bank

Historically the norm when setting up shared services has been to transfer non-strategic people into the operation.
This inherently breeds an unmotivated, low-skilled workforce. As the set up progresses and the latest developments in technologies are put in place, your workforce will need to mature to effectively manage this integral part of your business. Being able to identify, train and retain key talent who can drive your business agenda will differentiate those who can offer business excellence from those who offer business adequacy.

l Understanding the importance of your workforce and the impact they have on the overall performance of your SSO and wider business
l Top tips on how to attract, engage, retain and train key talent in your area
l Developing staff to ensure they deliver the maximum efficiency in their daily tasks
Pauline Schu, Professional Insights Manager at ACCA Global

Pauline Schu

Professional Insights Manager
ACCA Global

Catherine  Khabure, Head of HR Shared Services at Diageo, Kenya

Catherine Khabure

Head of HR Shared Services
Diageo, Kenya

Mariam-Mendy Njie, Head of Finance Systems and Controls, Africa at Standard Chartered Bank

Mariam-Mendy Njie

Head of Finance Systems and Controls, Africa
Standard Chartered Bank

Wekulo  Nasokho, Senior Human Resources Business Partner at British American Tobacco

Wekulo Nasokho

Senior Human Resources Business Partner
British American Tobacco

10:45 am - 11:15 am Networking break

11:15 am - 12:00 pm Shared services as a value-adding activity: Transforming your SSO from a cost centre to a profit centre

Ehsan Shammasi, Head of Human Resources Shared Services at Al Tayer Group, UAE

Ehsan Shammasi

Head of Human Resources Shared Services
Al Tayer Group, UAE

Understanding where you are going is key when creating a roadmap to drive your business forward. Whether you are starting your journey or have been on the journey for some time, knowing where the future of shared services lies will enable you to get there more effectively. This panel will look at:
l Gaining insights from the leaders in the industry as to their long-term objectives for their shared services operations
l Examining how technology will facilitate process optimisation and further minimise transactional costs
l Future proofing your business to enable your shared services centre to drive your business growth and expansion
l Examining how nationalisation laws and regulations will impact the development of your shared services initiatives
l Identifying the end game for business process outsourcing - can you run an effective business with minimal internal employees?
l Eliminating human involvement in transactional processes and utilising your workforce to maximise profitability
Allan  Kilavuka, Global Operations Local Leader, Sub-Sahara Africa at General Electric Company, Kenya

Allan Kilavuka

Global Operations Local Leader, Sub-Sahara Africa
General Electric Company, Kenya

Jacqueline M. Otwori, Director, Business Process Re-engineering & Service Delivery Standards at Huduma Kenya Secretariat

Jacqueline M. Otwori

Director, Business Process Re-engineering & Service Delivery Standards
Huduma Kenya Secretariat

Gary Thompson, Consultant Advisor – Shared Services Program at Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, UAE

Gary Thompson

Consultant Advisor – Shared Services Program
Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, UAE

Mark Buwalda, Head of Sales at Cognizant Africa

Mark Buwalda

Head of Sales
Cognizant Africa

Samuel Kariuki, Group Finance Director at Centum Investment Company

Samuel Kariuki

Group Finance Director
Centum Investment Company

12:45 pm - 1:00 pm Chairman’s closing remarks

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Networking lunch and close of SSON Africa