Debbie Stanford-Kristiansen

Chief Executive Officer Novo Cinemas

CEO of the Year 2019 and 2018, Top 30 Most Influential Women in the Arab World 2019 as well as #5 of Women in Global Cinema 2019.

Conference Day One: Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Tuesday, October 20th, 2020

12:50 PM IDG Seven: Developing Problem-Solving Capabilities: Shift Towards A Proactive Culture

It is said that sharp employees with ownership and problem solving capabilities are the only thing that can sustain a business. While hiring the right workforce is key, what are you, as a business, doing to cultivate this problem-solving culture? Do your employees have the freedom and training required to innovate your processes?

2:20 PM Expert Outlook: Talent Management

Ever wondered if your workforce can compete with global successes, such as Amazon? Moreover, have you ever considered whether your management and workplace culture allow the same opportunities as these global giants? Top-level management deals with business decisions on practically on hourly basis, a huge contribution to which is a company’s productivity. However, while constantly stressing on productivity, response times, and ROI, do we forget the importance of a balanced and motivated workforce? Do we concentrate on numbers more than employee engagement and training?

Join this session as top executives divulge their secrets on talent management:
  • Determining and retaining the apt workforce for you. Are you missing out on suitable talent because of archaic, ignored processes?
  • Should strategies drive workplace culture or vice-versa?
  • Do your strategies fail because people do not realise it is a part of their job to support, regardless of their seniority level?

Conference Day Two: Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Wednesday, October 21st, 2020

3:10 PM EXECUTIVE DEBATE: Experienced Workforce: Are They Helping Or Hindering The Process?

  • For: Experienced staff offer a level of expertise that new starters and outsiders cannot possess, leading to a risk-averse and safe business approach
  • Against: Experienced staff, especially management, are the core catalysts of ‘pushback’ and, inevitably, increase change management efforts by multifold

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Debbie.

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