Speakers

It was a pleasure to welcome more than 50 speakers from the HR world at H.U.G Digital 2021.

Spotify

Alexander Westerdahl

VP, HR Research & Development

EN

Alexander Westerdahl

VP, HR Research & Development Spotify EN
I am happy to be at the H.U.G Digital to spread the word about flexible work.

Alexander wanted to become an engineer, but he says that he met people who were much more passionate about it than he was. He realised he needed to discover his own spark and found it in HR. Before becoming VP of HR Research & Development at Spotify, he led HR teams in telco, fintech and tech.

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Oakam

Sophie Theen

Chief People Officer

EN

Sophie Theen

Chief People Officer Oakam EN
I'm looking forward to share my experience and to network at H.U.G Digital!

As the Chief People Officer in Oakam, Sophie’s aim is to shift cultural paradigms within organisations and to champion diversity and equality using structured, disruptive thinking. Pre Oakam, she’s led recruitment projects with Ford, General Motors and IBM, before shifting her passion and focus to setting up the future of HR in Fintech Startups like Revolut & 11:FS. She is a regular mentor and career coach in the startup community as well as a mental health coach.

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RBL Group | University of Michigan

Dave Ulrich

Speaker, Author, Professor, Thought Partner on HR, Leadership and Organization

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Dave Ulrich

Speaker, Author, Professor, Thought Partner on HR, Leadership and Organization RBL Group | University of Michigan EN

Dave Ulrich is the Rensis Likert Professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan and a partner at the RBL Group – a consulting firm focused on helping organizations and leaders deliver value. He has published over 200 articles and book chapters and over 30 books. He edited Human Resource Management 1990-1999, served on editorial board of 4 Journal and on the Board of Directors for Herman Miller (16 years), has spoken to large audiences in 90 countries; performed workshops for over half of the Fortune 200; coached successful business leaders, and is a Distinguished Fellow in the National Academy of Human Resources. He is known for continually learning, turning complex ideas into simple solutions, and creating real value to those he works with in three fields: Organization, Leadership and Human Resources.

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Volvo Group

Hamira Riaz

VP Strategic Leadership

EN

Hamira Riaz

VP Strategic Leadership Volvo Group EN
Always delighted to share big new ideas!

A lifetime of reinvention! Hamira is a clinical neuropsychologist turned strategy consultant and recently moved into HR.

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Wise

Ben Craig

Head of Recruitment & Employer Brand

EN

Ben Craig

Head of Recruitment & Employer Brand Wise EN
I'm excited to share some of my learnings (and mistakes) with like minded people at H.U.G Digital!

Ben is passionate about sourcing, growing and developing talents. He has helped to change the way in which companies align the right people, with the right opportunities at the right time.

He graduated from a Business Degree at Southampton Solent University and also stayed on for an additional year as Students Union President. He spent 5 years in recruitment at the professional services company Capita, primarily recruiting across finance and technology in London. Relocated to Sydney and stayed within professional services for a further 3 years, again primarily recruiting within finance and technology. Ben joined Aristocrat (gaming) for 5 years and initially lead APAC Talent Acquisition and then moved onto lead Global hiring. Then he relocated back to London to join TransferWise, to lead Global Recruiting & Employer Brand. He’s been there now for 2 years.

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bestselfy

Hilary Klassen

CEO & co-founder

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Hilary Klassen

CEO & co-founder bestselfy EN
H.U.G for me stands for: H - Human; U - Unparalleled; G - Grow. A chance to interact, learn, challenge, and shape who we are and our rapidly changing field.

x-Gallup, HR Leader, Strengths Coach, Co-Founder of the Secret HR Society (peer-to-peer network), and currently CEO & founder of bestselfy – AI pocket coach for work for all employees to succeed and thrive – not just senior leaders – on a mission to democratize coaching. All that is Hilary.

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Warner Media

Asif Sadiq MBE

SVP and Head of Equity and Inclusion International

EN

Asif Sadiq MBE

SVP and Head of Equity and Inclusion International Warner Media EN
I'm excited to be a speaker at H.U.G Digital because it's a great opportunity to learn and understand the future of HR and the transformation needed in the space!

Asif is SVP and Head of Equity and Inclusion International at Warner Media, prior to which he was the Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion at adidas and Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging for The Telegraph Media Group. He was previously the Head of Diversity and Inclusiveness for EY Financial Services and the Head of the Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Unit for the City of London Police. He is a Multi-Award Winning Diversity and Inclusion expert with over 15 years experience and a proven track record in achieving operational and strategic targets, managing quality, performance, risk and change.

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Vinted

Daniel Illes

Head of People

EN

Daniel Illes

Head of People Vinted EN
I'm an absolute HR nerd and my idea of fun is expanding my knowledge of various People topics. I'm excited to be a part of H.U.G Digital centred around my passion.

Daniel is Head of People at Vinted, Europe’s largest c2c second hand fashion platform. He leads a team of 35 across Talent Acquisition and People Operations. Previously, Dan was Chief People Officer at Drover (acquired by Cazoo) and worked as a lawyer in the early stages of his career.

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Cruise Automation

Arden Hoffman

Chief People Officer

EN

Arden Hoffman

Chief People Officer Cruise Automation EN
My passions lie in scaling HR during hyper-growth as well as pre & post IPO strategy. I strive to develop world class HR experiences for the companies I work with and I love sharing best practices I’ve learned along the way.

Arden Hoffman is Cruise’s Chief People Officer as well as an advisor to fast-growing technology companies looking to build and scale seamless HR functions. Before Cruise, Arden was the VP of People at Dropbox, where she was responsible for building and scaling the company and culture across its 12 global offices and from a private startup to a publicly-traded company. Prior to that, she served in numerous People leadership roles at Goldman Sachs and Google. She has a B.A. with honors in Rhetoric from UC Berkeley and an MBA from the Wharton Business School. She lives in Mill Valley with her wife, two children, and numerous animals.

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Melissa Re Wellness for Joyful Living

Melissa Re

Public Speaker, Wellness Specialist

EN

Melissa Re

Public Speaker, Wellness Specialist Melissa Re Wellness for Joyful Living EN
H.U.G. Digital is truly innovative and inspiring, and I am very excited that H.U.G Digital is making wellbeing and mental health education a priority, in a forward-thinking, fun, and engaging way!

Melissa is a former model and aerial performer turned public speaker, lecturing internationally on mental health awareness and women’s empowerment.
She’s known for her engaging and inspiring workshops that combine her unique areas of specialization in stress management, clinical hypnotherapy, dream interpretation, mindfulness and meditation, mythology, depth psychology, and yogic philosophy. Her multi-faceted career revolves around a life-long passion for psychology, mental health, and the study of the unconscious mind. She draws from numerous disciplines to create standout workshops that address wellbeing in a fun, original, and holistic way.

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Curve

Ben O'Mahony

Engineering Manager

EN

Ben O'Mahony

Engineering Manager Curve EN

Ben O’Mahony is an Engineering Manager at Curve and has 4 years experience working in high growth startups & scaleups. Previously Ben has a background in HR & Operations and took Cytora remote first. In his spare time he is a startup-up advisor and community admin for DBR, a community of over 6,500 Inhouse People & Talent Acquisition professionals.

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Accel

Chloe Palmer

Head of People

EN

Chloe Palmer

Head of People Accel EN
I'm excited to meet other people and HR professionals at H.U.G Digital and learn what is top of mind for them at the moment.

Chloe supports companies across the Accel Portfolio on all things people-related; learning and development, team design, compensation, diversity and inclusion and more.
Prior to Accel, Chloe was the HR and Operations Director at Secret Escapes, a flash sale luxury travel company. At Secret Escapes, Chloe led a team of 100 people covering the global HR and Operations agenda and supported the scaling of the business to more than 1200 employees in 22 markets.

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Tractable

Giovanni Lotti

VP of People

EN

Giovanni Lotti

VP of People Tractable EN
Excited to see how the industry is reacting to the many challenges posed by Covid in the last year!

Giovanni is VP of People at Tractable. He joined as first person in the space and among the first 20 employees, pre-money and pre-product. Now he leads a global team of 12 team members in recruitment, talent management, HR. Before Tractable,  Giovanni started his career in management consulting at Bain & Co, and after that he joined an exec search firm.

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Boston Consulting Group

Orsolya Kovacs-Ondrejkovic

Associate Director, People Strategy

EN

Orsolya Kovacs-Ondrejkovic

Associate Director, People Strategy Boston Consulting Group EN
I'm looking forward to share our findings about how the expectations of workers changed due to the pandemic, based on our latest research of 209,000 respondents across 190 countries. Excited to discuss what these changes may mean for the way we view people management!

Orsolya is an Associate Director at Boston Consulting Group based in Zurich. She works with HR leaders across industries and countries to help prepare for the future of work, implement strategic workforce planning, transform the HR function, and develop leadership and talent strategies. She is also the lead author of the Decoding Global Talent series, analyzing work and mobility preferences of hundreds of thousand employees and jobseekers worldwide since 2014.

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Spill

Will Allen-Mersh

Partner

EN

Will Allen-Mersh

Partner Spill EN
Looking forward to having a great interactive workshop with likeminded people who care about mental health and employee wellbeing at H.U.G Digital!

Will Allen-Mersh is a partner at Spill, a startup offering mental health support to employees through Slack. Spill works with over 50 qualified therapists and is registered with the BACP, the UK’s foremost psychotherapy body.

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Personio

Geraldine MacCarthy

Chief Revenue Officer

EN

Geraldine MacCarthy

Chief Revenue Officer Personio EN

At Personio, Geraldine MacCarthy is responsible for all Go-to-market activities and 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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Personio

Ross Seychell

Chief People Officer

EN

Ross Seychell

Chief People Officer Personio EN
I am excited to be a speaker at H.U.G Digital 2021, to bring together 1000s of HR professionals from across Europe, and beyond, to share ideas, learn and collaborate!

Ross is an HR fanatic with a passion for enabling organisations to achieve their goals, through their valuable asset – their people. He has over 20 years of experience in leading people & workplace teams, helping them to deliver commercial people strategies. Ross has had the pleasure of working for some phenomenal companies – Virgin, King, Wise and now Personio.

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SHITSHOW – Mental Health Consultancy

Johanna Dreyer

Co-Founder of SHITSHOW – Mental Health Consultancy

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Johanna Dreyer

Co-Founder of SHITSHOW – Mental Health Consultancy SHITSHOW – Mental Health Consultancy EN
Workplace Mental Health is becoming an increasingly important topic in human resources work. We're looking forward to an exchange with participants of H.U.G 2021!

„SHIT HAPPENS. WHAT REALLY MATTERS IS HOW WE HANDLE IT.“ SHITSHOW empowers organizations to be mentally healthy and enthusiastic about Mental Health.

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SHITSHOW – Mental Health Consultancy

Luisa Weyrich

Co-Founder of SHITSHOW – Mental Health Consultancy

EN

Luisa Weyrich

Co-Founder of SHITSHOW – Mental Health Consultancy SHITSHOW – Mental Health Consultancy EN
Workplace Mental Health is becoming an increasingly important topic in human resources work. We're looking forward to an exchange with participants of H.U.G 2021!

„SHIT HAPPENS. WHAT REALLY MATTERS IS HOW WE HANDLE IT.“ SHITSHOW empowers organizations to be mentally healthy and enthusiastic about Mental Health.

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Personio

Alex Grant

VP Product Management

EN

Alex Grant

VP Product Management Personio EN
I'm truly passionate about helping small and medium sized businesses unlock the potential of their greatest resource: their people. I'm excited to share what we're working on within the Personio product organization and learning more about the needs of our customers.

Alex is a well-rounded executive with a track record of leading high-performing global teams and is experienced in delivering high growth software solutions end-to-end, from clear strategy, scaled operations, through to impactful GTM. He is currently responsible for the product team at Personio, enabling excellence in people operations and strategy for Europe’s SMBs. His prior responsibilities include leadership roles in product, product marketing, and Enterprise customer success at Hootsuite, the world leader in social media management.

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High Performance & Vocal Branding Consulting

Christiana Aloneftis

Self-employed

EN

Christiana Aloneftis

Self-employed High Performance & Vocal Branding Consulting EN
I'm excited to have the opportunity to be a speaker at H.U.G Digital to share, impact and connect with inspiring companies, people and game-changers. High Performance & Vocal Branding (NWOW) is in demand more than ever as companies search for new ways to navigate the communicative, organizational and collaborative challenges of the pandemic. It is an absolute pleasure to be included in this wonderful line-up of speakers and to have the chance to make a valuable contribution to the participants of H.U.G Digital 2021.

Christiana Aloneftis is a High Performance & Vocal Branding Consultant, active Operatic Artist and Language & Lyric Diction Coach based in Munich and originally from Melbourne, Australia. She holds a double Masters in Translation & Interpretating Studies and Operatic Performance and is passionate about empowering her clients to reclaim and enhance their prime analogue communication tool to maximise sustainable performance. Since beginning her business in 2021, she has coached private and corporate clients from nexMart GmbH & Co. KG, Personio, Microsoft, IQ Gemini & Move to Think, TVI Entwicklung und Produktion GmbH among others.

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Nobody's Watching

Claudia Colvin

Founder

EN

Claudia Colvin

Founder Nobody's Watching EN
My professional background is in DEI and HR. I'm excited to be connecting with a community of people who will help shape the future of this industry at H.U.G Digital!

Claudia Colvin is the Founder of Nobody’s Watching, an uplifting dance events business for amateur dancers. She aims to boost moods and mental health through playful dance breaks. She’s also an award winning diversity and inclusion professional and brings this approach to her events.

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ForChiefs

Hugo Suidman

Sidekick

EN

Hugo Suidman

Sidekick ForChiefs EN
“Every chief leads from purpose”: This is ForChiefs’ mission that we – together with our clients – work for every day. At H.U.G Digital we have an opportunity to demystify 'purpose' and showcase our approach to discover your first version individual purpose statement in 60 Minutes.

Hugo inspires people, teams and organizations with growing pains. He doesn’t just work for organizations. He works for people, builds long-term relationships and follows his clients on their path of transformation. His approach is an intense cocktail of learning, experiencing, debating, speeding up, and laughing. For 15 years he has led big teams in various corporations and startups that were in the process of transformation. In 2012 he pursued his long lasting dream of moving to Berlin with his wife and 4 children.

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ForChiefs

Louisa Plasberg

Sidekick

EN

Louisa Plasberg

Sidekick ForChiefs EN
From my experiences in the private and the public sector I learned that we can only improve the world when all parts of society work together. To me, purpose-driven leadership is the way to achieve that collaboration. That's why I look forward to spreading this concept at H.U.G Digital 2021.

Louisa is passionate about the role businesses can play in our society – by taking on leadership in addressing societal challenges and as great places to work. She studied Economics, Political Science and Public Administration in Germany and the United States. Louisa started her career in political communications and worked for corporate clients as well as for a Member of Parliament. As a passion project she hosts a podcast called “Lehrjahre”, where she interviews people about their time as a young professional in their 20s and what they learned from it.

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Personio

Kálmán Györy

Talent Acquisition Manager

EN

Kálmán Györy

Talent Acquisition Manager Personio EN
I am looking forward to being a Speaker at the H.U.G. digital 2021 to share insights about our Technical Recruiting journey of the last 2 years you cannot simply find on Google.

Kálmán is a data-driven and insightful Talent Acquisition Manager who is passionate about growing tech teams and dreams. From a small start-up to corporate environments and for the last 2 years at Personio, he has grown his skills in full-cycle recruiting, strategic sourcing, data analytics and project management.

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Culture Amp

Dr. Arne Sjöström

Senior People Scientist

EN

Dr. Arne Sjöström

Senior People Scientist Culture Amp EN

 

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Coffee Circle

Deborah Moschioni

Head of HR

EN

Deborah Moschioni

Head of HR Coffee Circle EN

 

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Personio

Oliver Krüger

People Partner Lead

EN

Oliver Krüger

People Partner Lead Personio EN

 

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Personio

Johannes Negwer

Account Executive

EN

Johannes Negwer

Account Executive Personio EN
I'm excited to be part of H.U.G Digital because of the exchange between interesting people from different industries and functions always brings new ideas and food for thought for the challenges in everyday life.

Johannes Negwer is an Account Executive at Personio GmbH and advises tax and law firms in the implementation of HR management software. Through his experience at Personio and as a management consultant for social impact, he has gained experience in a wide range of digitalisation projects and is familiar with the challenges in the HR sector.

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Spring Partners

Joanne Thompson

Founding Partner

EN

Joanne Thompson

Founding Partner Spring Partners EN
Over the last year we have gone through one of the most fundamental shifts to the way we work, and as we now emerge into the 'new normal' the future of work and what that looks like is one of the biggest questions on so many employees and employers minds. I am excited to be part of an event that is bringing together people who are the forefront of defining how companies lead us into the future of work.

Joanne is one of the founding partners of Spring, a consultancy that helps the leaders of tech startups, scaleups and disruptors tackle their key challenges of explosive growth. Joanne founded Spring with Nicola Lynch in 2020 drawing on their expertise from ten years as consultants at Bain & Company, and from founding and leading numerous startups and scaleups. Most recently prior to founding Spring Joanne was the CEO of blow LTD.

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Spring Partners

Nicki Lynch

Founding Partner

EN

Nicki Lynch

Founding Partner Spring Partners EN
H.U.G Digital 2021 brings together some of the top talent in the People and Operating model space to take the time to re-group and reconsider some of the previous models and ways of working. After all the change that has happened to the workplace and to the workforce over the last 14 months, this is a unique opportunity for us to come together, reflect and look to forward to the new future of work.

Nicki is the other founding partner of Spring, a consultancy that supports purpose-driven tech startups, scaleups and disruptors navigate the challenges that come with fast growth. Nicki’s background is a combination of management consulting at firm Bain & Company and various leadership roles in high growth tech businesses – she has worn the COO, CCO and CEO hat and has a broad set of experiences scaling startups.

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Fox & Sheep | HABA Digitalwerkstätten

Verena Pausder

Startup founder, bestselling author & entrepreneur

DE

Verena Pausder

Startup founder, bestselling author & entrepreneur Fox & Sheep | HABA Digitalwerkstätten DE

Verena Pausder is one of the best-known faces of the start-up scene in Germany. Dynamic, curious, smart, strong in implementation. She is an expert in digital education, founder of Fox & Sheep and the HABA Digitalwerkstätten. An opinionated woman who gets involved.

In 2016, she was named a „Young Global Leader“ by the World Economic Forum. In her eyes, giving children equal access to digital education is one of the core prerequisites for the future viability of our time. To this end, she founded Digitale Bildung für Alle e.V. in 2017. In 2018, she was included in Forbes Europe’s Top 50 Women In Tech list. She gives everything for the future of education. Thus, during the Corona period, she put homeschooling-corona.com online and initiated the largest education hackathon in Germany #wirfürschule. For this, she was honoured by Handelsblatt and BCG as a 2020 thought leader. Her book „Das Neue Land“ is a Spiegel bestseller and was awarded the special prize „Entrepreneur Book of the Year“ by the Frankfurt Book Fair, Handelsblatt and Goldman Sachs. Verena is also involved in the topic of education on the Innovation Council of Digital State Minister Dorothee Bär and on the university council of CODE University in Berlin. Born in Hamburg in 1979, she lives in Berlin with her husband and three children.

 

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About You

Annika in der Beek

Director HR & Organizational Development

DE

Annika in der Beek

Director HR & Organizational Development About You DE

Annika in der Beek is Director HR & Organizational Development at the Hamburg-based e-commerce platform About You and is responsible for HR, recruiting and organizational development projects, from HR processes to leadership development. After her Master’s degree in psychology and international business, she first worked as a strategy consultant with focus on mergers, acquisitions and corporate development and then changed her consulting focus to HR on organizational design and HR technologies.

Annika’s talk at the H.U.G Digital will be in German.

 

 

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Infineon Technologies AG

Alexander Greie

Talent Attraction Manager

DE

Alexander Greie

Talent Attraction Manager Infineon Technologies AG DE
Sharing is Caring - proud to be part of this great community!

As Talent Attraction Manager at Infineon Technologies, Alexander works in the field of recruiting and active sourcing. With his many years of experience in tech recruiting, he supports and advises hiring managers in successfully filling positions in the competitive engineering and IT talent market. The topic of active sourcing has accompanied Alexander since his career start in the personnel services sector, later followed by a hidden champion in the electrical engineering industry, and most recently in the corporate environment as an in-house recruiter.

Alexander’s Talk at the H.U.G Digital will be in German.

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Blinkist

Anna-Lisa Obermann

Director of People & Workplace

DE

Anna-Lisa Obermann

Director of People & Workplace Blinkist DE
The Corona crisis has given an immense urgency to the need to rethink work. For successful business, we need strategic, creative HR professionals in companies now more than ever, who see themselves not as administrators but as creators. How do we position ourselves in a truly agile way in order to be able to take on the great challenges with all their ambiguity? Which structures, tools, frameworks and processes work in the new home office/hybrid everyday life? How do we effectively strengthen self-efficacy, resilience and autonomy in order to master the shift from a culture of presence to a culture of results? Answering such questions requires courage, self-reflection and inspiration. And what better way to do this than through exchange with others? This is what H.U.G Digital offers us and I am very much looking forward to learning from and with so many colleagues and interested people, making new contacts and collecting ideas. I also find it inspiring that the H.U.G, now in its second digital version, is itself a prime example of perceiving the crisis as an opportunity to courageously test new concepts, learn lessons and constantly develop further.

Anna-Lisa discovered her passion for HR & New Work concepts when she joined the Berlin start-up Blinkist in 2012 and began building up the HR department. Influenced by her part-time work as a systemic mediator and integral business coach, her focus is on making HR work and organizational development holistic, agile, purpose- and value-oriented and on achieving ambitious strategic goals based on employee empowerment and engagement.
Otherwise, she likes to spend her time on yoga mats or sport horses, with good books and inspiring people – currently especially with her husband and her daughter, who was born in March.

Anna-Lisa’s talk at the H.U.G Digital will be in German.

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MerantixLABS

Nicole Büttner-Thiel

Co-Founder & CEO

DE

Nicole Büttner-Thiel

Co-Founder & CEO MerantixLABS DE

Nicole Büttner-Thiel is an economist, entrepreneur and tech optimist. She is Co-Founder and CEO of MerantixLABS, a consulting firm specializing in artificial intelligence. She is also on the management team of Merantix AG, an AI venture studio that incubates AI companies and has been named one of the top 10 AI startups multiple times by Forbes and Bilanz, among others. As an entrepreneur, she was named Digital Leader of Europe by the World Economic Forum and among the Top 40 under 40 by Capital Magazine. In 2018, Nicole Büttner-Thiel founded DataQuotient, an expert platform around machine learning and artificial intelligence, to provide professionals and expertise to companies, especially SMEs. She supports startups, SMEs and corporations in identifying and effectively implementing application areas for these new technologies in their own companies. Nicole wants Europe to be at the forefront of AI and is committed to liberal economic, technology and European policies. She focuses on the impact of technology on society and business and was selected as a 2018 Jeune Leader by the Aspen Institute France for this work. Nicole also writes, lectures and teaches regularly on artificial intelligence at the University of St. Gallen and the Swiss Finance Institute, among others. She is also a startup coach at Founders Institute.

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Unilever

Hilke Krause

Country Business Lead Ben&Jerry's DACH

DE

Hilke Krause

Country Business Lead Ben&Jerry's DACH Unilever DE
I am an enthusiastic Purpose Ambassador, so I'm very happy to share insights at H.U.G Digital into my personal Purpose journey for inspiration, as well as my passion for Brands with Purpose and how companies can contribute to positive social change.

In her role as Country Business Lead Ben & Jerry’s DACH, Hilke is responsible for one of Unilever’s fairest, most digital and most iconic brands. To achieve this, she combines sustainable economic success and delicious, fairly produced products with a courageous commitment to social and climate policy issues. Hilke’s personal purpose is „Be Ganehsa“ – both privately and professionally she is always looking for challenges that require new ways, new qualities and new approaches.

Hilke’s talk at the H.U.G Digital will be in German. 

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Munich Re

Patricia Ott

Lead Global Employer Branding & Diversity Strategy

DE

Patricia Ott

Lead Global Employer Branding & Diversity Strategy Munich Re DE
I'm very excited to be part of H.U.G Digital 2021, as this event is THE highlight for me in the pandemic online event jungle in HR - with clear differentiation through professional online setting, inspiring topics & the mix of start-up & corporate.

Patricia has 10 years of experience in HR, and has been particularly passionate about the topics of culture, change and employer branding. After completing her master’s degree in communicology at the LMU in Munich, she spent more than three years at Roland Berger, where she was responsible for HR marketing and their entry-level program, the RB Gap Year, and then worked for Siemens‘ in-house consultancy in the area of talent acquisition. Now she is responsible for all strategic issues regarding the global employer brand and the global diversity strategy at the world’s largest reinsurer, the Dax group Munich Re – her latest HR passion is the topic of New Ways of Working as well as innovative Talent Management & People Development approaches.

Patricia’s talk at the H.U.G Digital will be in German.

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DATEV eG

Rainer Schubert

Head of Development New Working Environments

DE

Rainer Schubert

Head of Development New Working Environments DATEV eG DE
The current time is challenging us in all respects. Besides the many negative and often very burdensome effects of this crisis, it also opens up opportunities for us to drive and implement innovations that would have taken years before. To ensure that this effect does not fizzle out, we have to create facts quickly. In my opinion, we can only do that collectively. This makes me want to share the thoughts that are currently driving us with as many people as possible. And that's why I'm already very excited about the H.U.G Digital discussions.

An engineer at heart, progress and innovation are Rainer’s passion. Over the past 12 years, he has been able to significantly influence and shape the evolution of working environments at DATEV. Due to the increasing dynamics of change in work, the course for a flexible and sustainable strategy must be set ever earlier. This is particularly evident at the current time, when the Corona pandemic is proving to be a „fire accelerator“ for change in working. In August 2019, a research unit was therefore created at DATEV for the development of new working environments, which Rainer has been leading ever since, contributing his operational experience.

Rainer’s talk at the H.U.G Digital will be in German.

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Celonis SE

Janina Nakladal

Director of Sustainability

DE

Janina Nakladal

Director of Sustainability Celonis SE DE
Learning from each other is just as central to my job as working together with other forward thinkers who understand sustainable values in the company not only as a responsibility but also as a strategy to be successful in the long term. The H.U.G Digital offers a great platform to get new input and meet like-minded people - and to initiate innovations together. I'm happy that I can share my experiences as a speaker and make many new contacts!

Janina Nakladal is Director of Sustainability at the software company and Unicorn Celonis in Munich. She is passionate about transformative thinking at the intersection of technology and sustainability – and learning and growing in fast-growing companies.
After building the Academic Alliance team to collaborate with global educational institutions, she now develops the global sustainability program. In her role, she manages sustainable co-innovation projects with clients and partners, ESG reporting, diversity and employee engagement initiatives, and the Celonis Aspire program for an integrated and holistic ESG strategy. Before Janina already worked in a variety of roles including Siemens Healthineers, Random House Publishing and the United Nations.

Janina’s talk at H.U.G Digital will be in German.

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New Flag GmbH

Yvonne Riedel

Director People

DE

Yvonne Riedel

Director People New Flag GmbH DE
This is already the third time in a row for me, so I'm very happy that I will join the H.U.G Digital as speaker again. For me, the H.U.G has been one of the annual must-have events for courageous and innovative HR professionals from the very beginning and I am already super excited about the new concept and the many best practice talks and examples. I really like the practical relevance of H.U.G and I always leave the event with lots of concrete tips and ideas.

After many years at large companies such as Mercedes-AMG (Daimler), Ernst & Young (EY) and ProSiebenSat.1, where she was responsible for strategic recruiting and employer branding issues, Yvonne is now more interested in start-ups and SMEs. As HR manager at Talentry, YFood and New Flag, Yvonne has already been able to design and roll out several modern people strategies. Professionally, she likes to design on the green field, privately you’re more likely to meet her in the sand while beaching, on the yoga mat or on the bike saddle. Yvonne has an MBA, is a business mediator and yoga trainer, and the next project on her bucket list is coach training.

Yvonne’s talk at H.U.G Digital will be in German.

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Katharina Holl Yoga & Coaching

Katharina Holl

Systemic Coach & Yoga Trainer

DE

Katharina Holl

Systemic Coach & Yoga Trainer Katharina Holl Yoga & Coaching DE
Last year at H.U.G Digital, it was already an "inner flower-picking" experience to exchange with pioneers on the topic of mindfulness and to learn how a mindful value culture can be lived in companies.

As a business psychologist, systemic coach and mindfulness trainer, Katharina lives New Work and supports companies in establishing human connection and mental well-being in times of digitalization and change. She accompanies teams through her very successful format: BRAVE SPACES, creating courageous places where honest exchange can take place and new ways of communication can be practiced. She also coaches managers throughout Germany with her systemic mindfulness approach.

Katharina’s talk at the H.U.G Digital will be in German.

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planetgroups NGO

Tim Riedel

Founder & Managing Director

Tim Riedel

Founder & Managing Director planetgroups NGO
"I am a great fan both of Personio and of my/our co-host Anna Alex of planetly, so there was no question I would say yes to the invitation."

With a long background in HR Management, Talent Acquistion and Skills Assessment, Tim decided to leave his job as Managing Director of an HR Consultancy in April 2020 and dedicated his „career to the atmosphere“ – working on Climate Action that is. With his limited skillset none of the existing NGOs and consultancies seemed to fit his profile, and – what was even more important – none of them focused on what he felt was the missing piece to the transformation: employees. And that’s where and how planetgroups entered the stage.

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zackes.com

Zackes Brustik

Greentech-focused Moderator

Zackes Brustik

Greentech-focused Moderator zackes.com
In my eyes decarbonisation is THE next big thing after digitalization: You can't get around it and it cuts right to the core of your organisation - changing products, business models and processes. And much like digitalization it is first a question of people and culture and then of technology. Which bears the huge potential to transfer the learnings of digital transformation on decarbonisation. What better to place to talk about it then an HR conference?

‚Which technologies and innovations truly serve our cause as humanity?‘ – a slightly dramatic question, yet the question at the center of Zackes‘ work as a moderator and Emcee for tech and startup matters. Zackes is specialised in hosting events for the GreenTech and Startup-Scene in Europe, with events ranging from engineering hackathons, pitch battles for green startups to podcasts around electrification and sector-coupling. He’s followed the rise of sustainability and impact driven businesses from being a fringe scene to now being the players that every other organisation needs to watch. He shares his insights, learnings and conversations on a weekly basis on Linkedin.

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Capgemini Invent

Christin Käppler

Head of Agile Organization & Enablement

DE

Christin Käppler

Head of Agile Organization & Enablement Capgemini Invent DE
I look forward to the exchange and inspiration, new insights and unexpected perspectives at the H.U.G Digital!

With a broad market and consulting experience of 10 years, Christin knows how to convince sceptics, attract multipliers, empower leaders as well as employees and develop ecosystems. Her heart beats for the topic of culture change and agile transformation. Christin empowers clients to change their mindset and achieve sustainable digital transformation.

Christin’s talk at the H.U.G Digital will be in German.

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DATEV eG

Marilena Bluhm

Organizer Development of Working Worlds

DE

Marilena Bluhm

Organizer Development of Working Worlds DATEV eG DE
The participation of DATEV eG as part of the partnership with Personio at H.U.G Digital 2020 has shown me how versatile and exciting the event format is. To be a part of the H.U.G Digital 2021 with another DATEV eG topic is a great opportunity to give further insights into our work and to make new contacts.

After her bachelor’s degree in social sciences and jobs at DB and Volkswagen AG, Marilena completed her M.Sc. in social economics and worked at DATEV eG as a marketing manager for HR solutions (including the partnership with Personio). Her master’s thesis led her to the topic of „New Working Worlds“ at DATEV, where she has been contributing her ideas since March 2021.

Marilena’s talk at the H.U.G Digital will be in German.

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xentral

Matthias Hofmuth

Head of People & Organization

DE

Matthias Hofmuth

Head of People & Organization xentral DE
I'm really looking forward to finding new inspiration and meeting interesting people at the H.U.G Digital! Maybe I can even convince some great people to join our company.

Matthias has been working for companies for more than 12 years now, including in the start-up scene. At FlixBus, he led the HR department as it grew from 80 to 1,600 employees and the company itself expanded to 20+ countries. He holds a PhD in Entrepreneurship from LMU and is chairman of the advisory board of an HRIS consultancy.

Matthias‘ talk at the H.U.G Digital will be in German.

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MinQi

Dr. Sarah Mahr

Co-Founder MinQi

DE

Dr. Sarah Mahr

Co-Founder MinQi MinQi DE
For me, H.U.G stands for an innovative working environment in which the health and well-being of employees play a central role - the name fits very well ☻ I am looking forward to connecting with like-minded people and learning from each other!

Sarah is co-founder of MinQi and supports employees and teams in staying balanced, healthy and motivated despite stressful (remote) everyday life. Because – this is her firm conviction – in order for New Work and agile working to work, we need new routines and tools (including meditation, yoga and breathing techniques), and we need to integrate regenerative breaks back into everyday (virtual) team life.

Sarah’s talk at H.U.G Digital will be in German.

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MinQi

Dr. Delphine Bradt Colin

Co-Founder & CEO

DE

Dr. Delphine Bradt Colin

Co-Founder & CEO MinQi DE
For me, H.U.G Digital 2021 is a great opportunity to exchange ideas with an engaged and smart HR community. The H.U.G. is a top HR event and I am especially looking forward to numerous conversations and feedback on the topic of corporate health and stress management during remote work!

Delphine is a passionate entrepreneur with a cosmopolitan attitude. From her hometown Paris to Munich, she has gained extensive experience in many different companies. She has a broad knowledge of CSR, HR, corporate reputation and digitalization. With MinQi, she is pursuing her dream of combining digital technologies and old knowledge to create solutions for the corporate world – for more well-being and performance.

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Der WEITBLICK

Sabine Wieser

Founder | Business, Team and Life Coach

DE

Sabine Wieser

Founder | Business, Team and Life Coach Der WEITBLICK DE
What I like about H.U.G. Digital 2021 is the modern, unifying, eye-opening approach with great practical relevance. That's why I want to share my ideas, knowledge and impulses with great pleasure and thus contribute to a successful online event.

As HR Director and VP in international and national companies in various industries, Sabine has become very familiar with leadership culture and team-building processes. And also what it takes to develop a team into a performing team. This professional background and her great enthusiasm for teams, modern leadership and coaching led her to found WEITBLICK in 2018, a place to grow and create your tomorrow.

Sabine’s talk at the H.U.G Digital will be in German.

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Personio

Susanne Schloßbauer

Content Marketing Manager | Yoga & Mindfulness Trainer

DE

Susanne Schloßbauer

Content Marketing Manager | Yoga & Mindfulness Trainer Personio DE
I'm happy to be part of H.U.G Digital because it allows me to combine two topics I love: HR and Mindfulness.

Susa is part of the content marketing team at Personio, where she deals with the changing role of HR and a new generation of employees. As a yoga & mindfulness trainer, she helps people to pause in today’s fast-paced world of work, to feel their bodies and to find their own centre.

Susa’s talk at the H.U.G Digital will be in German.

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Pia Baur

Pia Baur

Systemic Coach, Business Trainer, Mindfulness & Yoga Teacher

DE

Pia Baur

Systemic Coach, Business Trainer, Mindfulness & Yoga Teacher Pia Baur DE
My experience as a trainer and through my 8-year corporate career shows that success, productivity, innovation and growth are most effective when the foundation has been built. The basis is not only purely technical skills and job experience, but is mainly determined by one's own management (resilience and mindfulness), awareness, cooperation through better communication and the common identification with meaning and values. Emotional intelligence is the foundation for the new world of work and sharing and training this, in whatever position, is my absolute passion.

Pia Baur is a systemic life and business coach, trainer, meditation leader and yoga teacher & lecturer, podcaster and author. As an expert and speaker for resilience, mindfulness and communication, she supports companies such as KPMG, the University of Tübingen and Steelcase in strengthening emotional intelligence, well-being, authenticity and empathy. With her unique and holistic mind, body and soul approach, she supports private clients in coaching and workshops to lead a healthy and content life of strength, fulfilment and confidence through emotional intelligence, awareness, self-efficacy and potential development.

Pia’s talk at H.U.G Digital will be in German.

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The Thriving Ones Consultancy

Jenny C. Conrads

Employee Development & Organizational Resilience Coach

EN

Jenny C. Conrads

Employee Development & Organizational Resilience Coach The Thriving Ones Consultancy EN
I'm excited to exchange ideas with the many, enthusiastic HR talents at H.U.G Digital!

Jenny is an experienced Employee Development & Organizational Resilience Coach. With many years of experience in coaching both leaders and employees across a number of purpose driven companies, she helps professionals expand and manage their inherent self-care capabilities, conflict resolution skills and career satisfaction levels. As a former Executive & Chief People Officer of a range of start-ups across the tech/ media/ charity sectors, Jenny has first hand experience with solving the corporate challenge of developing a strong link between corporations and their people. Her artistic career as a professionally trained actor and comedy performer is part of her toolkit and her approach mixes business coaching with elements of game, entertainment and fun.

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HolisticFood GmbH

Vincent Fricke

CEO & Founder

DE

Vincent Fricke

CEO & Founder HolisticFood GmbH DE
I'm excited to be part of H.U.G Digital to reach people with my topics!

Vincent is a chef and, as managing director and founder of HolisticFood GmbH, heads a catering and consulting company with a focus on healthy and holistic nutrition. His core competencies are sustainability as well as agile leadership and transformation. Vincent is board member of the Munich Nutrition Council since 2020.

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Mediashop GmbH

Magdalena Rautinger

Head of HR MediaShop Group

DE

Magdalena Rautinger

Head of HR MediaShop Group Mediashop GmbH DE
H.U.G Digital and the diversity it offers is enormously exciting! Personio, in particular, has placed a lot of emphasis on change in the cooperation and implemented it in the way we understand this topic - together and accompanying.

Magdalena has been passionate about supporting organizations and people, developing and optimizing processes for 25 years. At the beginning, she worked in the IT area of large corporations – of course, with process changes and competence adjustments of the people involved, both externally and internally. After that, she oriented herself more and more towards process changes and company developments in the banking and trading environment, but always with people at the core. Especially important to Magdalena are: orientation and clarity!

 

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Itsaboutskills

Gesine Schulz

Founder & HR Edutainment Creator

DE

Gesine Schulz

Founder & HR Edutainment Creator Itsaboutskills DE
H.U.G is such a sympathetic event series, which I was allowed to accompany from the beginning and therefore absolutely see as an important, value-added, new meeting place for the HR community!

Gesine Schulz studied human resources management and business administration. She supports interim projects with her consultancy, advises founders in the set-up of the HR department and is passionate about giving team-building workshops. She is a TikTok Content Creator (@diePersonalabteilung) and tries to lighten up the dusty image of our profession on all occasions.

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zentor GmbH

Dr. Valentin Schellhaas

Gründer und CEO

DE

Dr. Valentin Schellhaas

Gründer und CEO zentor GmbH DE
Helping to shape the future of work is one of the most exciting challenges facing our society - and I'm sure purpose will play an increasingly important role (especially in a post-Covid-19 era).

Valentin is a former „Business Monkey“ (ex-manager Bain, CMO Westwing, MD Experteer) with a PhD in psychology and on a quest to find a formula for happiness. 

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Personio

Elisa Langendorf

Trainer Personio Academy

DE

Elisa Langendorf

Trainer Personio Academy Personio DE
I'm looking forward to the direct exchange with our customers and to meeting new people at H.U.G Digital!

Elisa has been with Personio since May 2019 and initially supported Personio’s customers during setup as a Junior Implementation Manager in COps, which gave her a very good understanding of customer needs and requirements for the software. As a trainer at the Personio Academy, she is responsible for the conception and strategy of various training formats, as well as the implementation of customer training.

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BP Launchpad

Ruth Penfold

People Practice Lead

EN

Ruth Penfold

People Practice Lead BP Launchpad EN
I believe passionately in the emerging role of the People function within businesses, and see a huge opportunity in helping businesses build the right environments for the people of tomorrow, whilst creating a platform for people to thrive for today.

Ruth has spent the past few years building technology businesses from a People standpoint (Shazam and Onfido) is now working with Launchpad, bp’s new business builder. She also teaches yoga and has a podcast called Pancakes and Peacocks.

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Personio

Roman Schumacher

Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer

DE

Roman Schumacher

Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer Personio DE

Roman Schumacher is the Chief Product Officer (CPO) and Co-Founder of Personio. Since the company’s founding in 2015, Roman leads product development and is responsible for Personio’s product vision and strategy. Equipped with a background in computer science and design, his work includes overseeing Product Management, Research and Design.  

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Personio

Cassandra Hoermann

People Experience Lead

DE

Cassandra Hoermann

People Experience Lead Personio DE
H.U.G Digital is an exciting format with great speakers and program - it has been a lot of fun to be part of the H.U.G events in the last few years!

Cassandra is responsible for the People Experience at Personio and ensures with her team that candidates and employees have a unique Personio experience: from the first point of contact to the last day (and beyond). She has supported the growth from 100 to almost 700 employees in less than two and a half years with strategic and creative measures. Before Personio, Cassandra worked for ProSiebenSat.1 for three years.

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Personio

Hanno Renner

CEO & Co-founder

EN DE

Hanno Renner

CEO & Co-founder Personio EN DE

Hanno Renner is co-founder and CEO of Personio, the all-in-one HR software for SMEs. After his bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering, Hanno did his master’s in Munich, Auckland and New York. Since 2015, he and his team have been helping small and medium-sized businesses across Europe unlock their potential by digitizing and automating HR processes.

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StellenWERTE | Airbus Group

Christine Riedmann

Business Psychologist | Expert for Personnel & Organizational Development

DE

Christine Riedmann

Business Psychologist | Expert for Personnel & Organizational Development StellenWERTE | Airbus Group DE
I'm very happy to be able to exchange ideas with others on the H.U.G Digital on the subject of values and corporate culture, which is close to my heart. I'm always happy to learn with and from others. H.U.G Digital is the perfect platform for this!

As a business psychologist and expert in human resources and organizational development, Christine lives New Work and agility. She has been working for the aerospace group Airbus for almost 20 years, most recently in strategic HR development. She also founded StellenWERTE in 2018. As a values coach, she accompanies her clients* in achieving individual goals with a focus on corporate culture and purpose. With the development model 9 Levels of Value Systems she makes values measurable by means of an online value analysis.

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The Good Culture

Katrin Wewel

Founder

DE

Katrin Wewel

Founder The Good Culture DE
What I look forward to most is the exchange with people. New ideas, perspectives and impulses - but also new problems and questions make H.U.G Digital so exciting for me!

Katrin studied cultural anthropology in Frankfurt and worked for more than 15 years in marketing for large companies such as Publicis, Carl Zeiss and Lekkerland. She knows all sides of corporate culture: as an employee she experienced transformation processes, as a manager she initiated them, as a leader she carried them out. That’s exactly why Katrin is on fire for what she does. She has experienced first-hand what it means when a company’s purpose, values and rules are not clear, when managers do not lead or when structures and processes do not work. She is driven by the idea that employees enjoy going to work every day and have a common goal: The success of the company.

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PERSOBLOGGER.DE

Stefan Scheller

Founder

DE

Stefan Scheller

Founder PERSOBLOGGER.DE DE
I've missed the opportunity to get in touch with the HR community during the many months of physical isolation. I'm looking forward to an active exchange on all our favourite topics: HR!

In addition to his full-time job in employer branding at DATEV eG, Stefan started critically questioning and publishing HR topics in 2013 in the role of „persoblogger“. In 2020, PERSOBLOGGER.DE launched as a fully-fledged HR portal with numerous value-added services and has further established its status as one of the most relevant websites for HR practitioners. Stefan’s 7th specialist book will be published soon and his speaking engagements are also steadily increasing again after a Corona-related slump in 2020.

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Power Break

Anne Bavelaar

CEO & Founder

EN

Anne Bavelaar

CEO & Founder Power Break EN
I'm looking forward to inspire and contribute to the overall well being of employees by giving HR managers tools to improve physical and mental health of the staff.

Anne is an elite athlete and Dutch national champion in modern pentathlon, and has been training and competing internationally the last 10 years. She also has an office job, and noticed that her colleagues and friends had a hard time staying active during the day. The lockdown and remote working didn’t help and therefore she wanted to help them so they would feel better. That’s why she started offering “Power Break”.

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Personio

Nadine Beyreuther

Trainer Personio Academy

DE

Nadine Beyreuther

Trainer Personio Academy Personio DE
I'm looking forward to two days full of great opportunities to share best practices with others and I'm a very big fan of H.U.G.

Nadine studied biology and chemistry for her teaching degree, which sparked her passion for „training“ people.
Before working as a trainer at Personio Academy for over a year now, she previously worked in event management.

 

 

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Die Wirtschaftspsychologinnen

Melanie Meyer-Tischler

Wirtschaftspsychologin M.A

DE

Melanie Meyer-Tischler

Wirtschaftspsychologin M.A Die Wirtschaftspsychologinnen DE
We're pleased to be able to contribute raising awareness of this essential topic with our workshop "Why does every company need to talk about mental health?".

Melanie accompanies companies on their way to optimizing a sustainable workplace and corporate culture and specializes in the topics of emotional and psychological stress in the work context.

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Die Wirtschaftspsychologinnen

Melanie Faltermeier

Wirtschaftspsychologin B.A.

DE

Melanie Faltermeier

Wirtschaftspsychologin B.A. Die Wirtschaftspsychologinnen DE
We're pleased to be able to contribute raising awareness of this essential topic with our workshop "Why does every company need to talk about mental health?".

As a business psychologist B.A. and individual psychological consultant & coach, Melanie accompanies people in dealing with their own psyche. Through her own burn-out experience, she opens the space for a better handling of psychological stress at work.

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Osborne Clarke

Dr. Philipp Raben

Lawyer

DE

Dr. Philipp Raben

Lawyer Osborne Clarke DE
I was already a speaker at H.U.G Digital 2020 - many interesting discussions resulted from last year's presentation. For me, Personio sets standards in modern HR work, and this is also reflected in this year's line-up.

Philipp is a specialist attorney for employment law, specializing in future topics such as agile transformation, implementation of IT systems and hybrid working. In addition, he also advises in classic areas such as restructuring and in all negotiations with employees and works councils. He advises all companies from start-ups to DAX-listed corporations.

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Achtsamkeits-Schmiede

Tina Klein

Mindfulness & Yoga Trainer, Life Coach & Workplace Mindfulness Trainer

DE

Tina Klein

Mindfulness & Yoga Trainer, Life Coach & Workplace Mindfulness Trainer Achtsamkeits-Schmiede DE
Being a speaker at H.U.G Digital fills me with great joy. What a wonderful opportunity to exchange ideas with people who are aware that mindfulness has the potential to positively change not only everyday life (at work), but also society as a whole.

For years, Tina worked in the private sector, helped to build a successful start-up, and over time slid deeper and deeper into the „stress spiral“.
Due to this experience, she is particularly interested in professionally supporting people and organizations in meeting the demands of (professional) life with growing composure, gaining greater freedom of action and being able to act in a level-headed and self-determined manner even in difficult situations.
As an expert in stress management through mindfulness & meditation, she now accompanies people on their path to inner calm, ease and clarity, bringing them to their full potential.

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Jobufo GmbH

Eva Stock

Head of Business Relations at Jobufo & blogger of hrisnotacrime.com

DE

Eva Stock

Head of Business Relations at Jobufo & blogger of hrisnotacrime.com Jobufo GmbH DE
For me, H.U.G is the epitome of a modern HR fair. I am happy that I can really learn something new here and pass on my own knowledge. Exciting speakers and hot topics - from HR professionals for HR professionals. And great people in the background who curate with love. What more could an HR professional's heart desire?!

Eva has been working in HR for over 10 years. To make sure she doesn’t get bored, she has started several careers at once. As Head of Business Relations at the recruiting tech provider Jobufo, as a book author (HR True Story), blogger (hrisnotacrime.com), podcaster and speaker, she can be found wherever modern HR work is concerned.

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Personio

Julia Beuthien

Senior Talent Acquisition Manager

DE

Julia Beuthien

Senior Talent Acquisition Manager Personio DE
I'm looking forward to exchanging ideas with colleagues from other companies, sharing experiences and using new knowledge to make our HR work a little bit better.

After graduating in Business Psychology and HRM, Julia started her career in the Campus Recruiting department of a top management consultancy. From there, she moved to Personio a year ago, where she has since supported various teams from Marketing to Customer Operations & Success in their development and growth.

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Eva Kaul

Business Psychologist I Organizational Development & Transformation

DE

Eva Kaul

Business Psychologist I Organizational Development & Transformation DE
I'm looking forward to H.U.G Digital and the participants! The frequency of change in all areas of life has increased many times over in recent years, making it all the more important to proactively shape these changes so as not to feel exposed to the fast pace of life. I am looking forward to inspiration and exciting people who are interested in sharing their experiences.

As a business psychologist, Eva helps individuals, teams and companies to develop personally and professionally. Always with the goal of enabling each individual to be more self-directed and enjoy their work. She advises organizations and teams in critical (growth) phases and accompanies and designs change processes. Helping to acknowledge conflicts and to solve identified organizational and mental blockages is what drives her. Her heart beats especially for working with values. She is firmly convinced that the recognition and connection of personal and organizational values helps to shape successful corporate cultures.

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Personio

Julian Scholze

Team Lead Talent Acquisition - Product & Analytics

DE

Julian Scholze

Team Lead Talent Acquisition - Product & Analytics Personio DE
Really looking forward to sharing our experience in hypergrowth recruiting with other HR professionals!

Julian was born and raised between Munich and the Alps. After he started his career in Headhunting he has spent several years in a Digital Agency working in a variety of roles in Recruiting and Digital Strategy Consulting and Product Management. Julian is part of Personio’s journey since one year.

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Live mindful - feel free

Gabriela Voß

Mindfulness trainer, life coach and space seeker

DE

Gabriela Voß

Mindfulness trainer, life coach and space seeker Live mindful - feel free DE
I'm excited to be part of H.U.G Digital 2021 because I see so many similarities: I love challenges, I like to solve them in an unconventional way and I believe that together we can achieve a lot. One of them is to bring the topic of mindfulness more strongly into companies.

Gabriela is a systemic coach with a focus on voice dialogue and organisational constellations, as well as a certified mindfulness and MBSR trainer. She loves to find personal spaces with people where they can recharge.

She has worked in business for many years, knows stressful times from her own experience and knows how to find a healthy way out of them. In companies, she brings teams and managers back to their more serene and productive zones – preferably outdoors.

 

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Personio

Angelina Gentili

Head of People Operations

EN ES

Angelina Gentili

Head of People Operations Personio EN ES

Angelina ha liderado equipos de Recursos Humanos para el sector tecnológico en países como Estados Unidos (Bay Area), España y Chile. Durante su carrera, ha dedicado especial énfasis al diseño de estrategias de atracción y selección de talento en organizaciones en etapas de transformación y crecimiento acelerado.

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nilo.health

Jonas Keil

Co-Founder

DE

Jonas Keil

Co-Founder nilo.health DE

nilo.health is the mental well-being support for your entire workforce. Based on individual challenges and preferences, they provide the right support to your employees: from 1on1 video sessions with psychologists over digital trainings & tools to interactive workshops.

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Studitemps

Patrick Schumacher

Vice President Platform Solutions

DE

Patrick Schumacher

Vice President Platform Solutions Studitemps DE

Patrick Schumacher is working at Studitemps since 2015 and was initially responsible for the service area as Key Account Manager. Since August 2019, he is responsible for the development of the customer portal product as Product Owner. Before Studitemps, he already worked in the HR area.

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bon republic

Rico Fernando

Co-Founder & HR | Product Strategist

DE

Rico Fernando

Co-Founder & HR | Product Strategist bon republic DE

Bonrepublic is an HR SaaS platform that radically transforms employee engagement and recognition. Through our concept consisting of Challenges, Recognitions, Rewards and Performance Reviews Goals, Feedback and incentives. This ultimately leads to more productivity and better results, building on a collaborative, cross-functional workforce and a positive and high-performing company culture.

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Belonio

Thomas Pry

shareholder of [whyit] GmbH and CEO

DE

Thomas Pry

shareholder of [whyit] GmbH and CEO Belonio DE

 

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LDI, Leadership | Development | Innovation

Dr. Sonja Bausch

Owner

DE

Dr. Sonja Bausch

Owner LDI, Leadership | Development | Innovation DE
It's not a no-brainer, but it's not a contradiction either: economic success and new work go together. But this requires communities that share ideas, so that people simply become more courageous to try out new things. That's why I'm delighted to be part of H.U.G Digital!

Sonja holds a doctorate in psychology, is a businesswoman and coach. She was employed in corporations for many years before she started her own business as a consultant. Today she accompanies executives, teams and organizations in change. The company acronym LDI also stands for her core topics: Leadership, Development and Innovation. As an agile coach and change manager, she builds bridges between people, but also between traditional and new working worlds.

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Personio

Simon Hofmann

SDR

DE

Simon Hofmann

SDR Personio DE
I'm looking forward to meet new experts at H.U.G Digital and to the short presentation of Personio in live!

As a Sales Development Representative at Personio, Simon Hofmann supports small and medium-sized companies in optimizing their administrative HR processes. His focus is on analyzing current challenges and finding an individual solution together.
Thanks to his many years of experience in the hotel and tourism industry, he is used to responding to different needs in an individual and personalized way.

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Personio

Adriana Kubikova

Account Executive UKI

EN

Adriana Kubikova

Account Executive UKI Personio EN
I'm excited about showing the H.U.G Digital attendees our Europe’s leading HR software! Further to that, I'm always looking to share my perspective on the HR tech industry and best practices with people who share the same interest.

Adriana was the first Account Executive on the UKI market. On a daily basis, she helps companies streamline and automate their HR processes and get the most out of their HR function. Prior to this, she worked worked with Talent Acquisition teams of leading brands such as Coca-Cola, Virgin Atlantic, Heineken, PwC and Unilever on building a great Employer Brand.

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Circula

Gabriela Oliveira

Human Resources Manager

DE

Gabriela Oliveira

Human Resources Manager Circula DE

Gabriela is originally from Brazil, graduated in Psychology and working in the Start-up scene of Berlin since 2017.

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Planetly

Anna Alex

Founder & CCO

EN

Anna Alex

Founder & CCO Planetly EN
Employees play a key role in the fight against climate change, as it is often employees who play an active role in climate protection within companies. I am therefore very pleased to be able to speak at H.U.G Digital about climate protection and the role of employees.

Anna Alex is the founder and Chief Customer Officer (CCO) of Planetly, a climate tech company that develops digital tools to help businesses calculate, reduce and offset their carbon emissions.From 2012 to 2018, Anna Alex successfully built the personal shopping service OUTFITTERY. She left the operational business at the end of 2018, but continues to support the company as a board member.Anna Alex studied economics, sociology and psychology in Freiburg and Paris and started her career the start-up incubator Rocket Internet.In the course of her career, she has been voted Europe’s „Inspiring Fifty“, the „Most Inspiring Women in Technology“ and „Young Elite – Top 40 under 40“. Anna Alex is co-author of the Spiegel bestseller „Future Republic“.

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Personio

Franziska Klenk

Inbound Sales Representative

DE

Franziska Klenk

Inbound Sales Representative Personio DE
I'm very happy to be part of H.U.G Digital this year and to be able to present Personio. Especially in the current times, I think it's extremely important to continue to spread HR knowledge and maintain the exchange - the world doesn't stand still.

As a Bavarian, Franziska was drawn back to beautiful Munich after completing her Bachelor’s degree in Netherlands, where she then completed her Master’s degree in Business Psychology. In February 2020, she applied to Personio and started as an SDR. Since August 2020, she has incredible fun working as an Inbound Sales Representative.

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www.unlearn.eu

Klara Sucher

Partner

DE

Klara Sucher

Partner www.unlearn.eu DE
Transformation work is relationship work. I believe that the future of HR lies in creating space for this. If the individuals in the organization develop, then the organization can develop as well. That's what I want to promote at H.U.G Digital.

Klara studied political science because she is interested in the question of how people can live and work together sustainably. How do they resolve conflicts and make decisions? In companies, employees as well as managers face the same question. She brings systematic and relational perspectives to coaching organizations. In 2017, she co-founded UNLEARN and since then has accompanied organizations of various orientations and sizes in their development.

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7Mind

Anna Rosenbaum

Chief Mindfulness Officer

DE

Anna Rosenbaum

Chief Mindfulness Officer 7Mind DE

Anna Rosenbaum is a health scientist at 7Mind responsible for the app’s content. 7Mind was founded in 2014 at the University of Witten-Herdecke to make meditation and mindfulness suitable for everyday use with modern offers. With over 1.9 million users, 7Mind is now one of the most popular meditation apps in Germany, is recognized by many health insurance companies, and is now also available in English, French, and Dutch. 7Mind’s goal is to teach people that their mental well-being is just as important as their physical health. Therefore, in collaboration with scientists and experienced meditation trainers, they develop various offers that provide the easiest possible introduction to the topic of mindfulness. In the online magazine, podcast, newsletter and on social media, we provide information about trends and topics related to mindfulness, meditation and a balanced life.

 

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Head Of Sales

Juliane Schraps

7mind

DE

Juliane Schraps

7mind Head Of Sales DE

Juliane Schraps helps companies to contribute to the holistic health and satisfaction of all employees with the help of mindfulness and meditation in everyday work. 7Mind was founded in 2014 at the University of Witten-Herdecke to make meditation and mindfulness suitable for everyday use with modern offers. With over 1.9 million users, 7Mind is now one of the most popular meditation apps in Germany, is recognized by many health insurance companies, and is now also available in English, French, and Dutch. 7Mind’s goal is to teach people that their mental well-being is just as important as their physical health. Therefore, in collaboration with scientists and experienced meditation trainers, they develop various offers that provide the easiest possible introduction to the topic of mindfulness. In the online magazine, podcast, newsletter and on social media, we provide information about trends and topics related to mindfulness, meditation and a balanced life.

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Planetly

Benedikt Franke

Founder and CEO

Benedikt Franke

Founder and CEO Planetly

Benedikt Franke is founder and CEO of Planetly. Plantely is a climate-tech company developing digital tools enabling companies to calculate, reduce and compensate their Co2 emissions. It’s Planetly’s declared goal to make the business world carbon-neutral.

Before founding Planetly, Benedikt Franke was co-founder of Helpling, Europe’s leading marketplace for household services. As a co-CEO, he led the company from 2014 to 2019. He has started his career as an associate with Boston Consulting before joining Rocket Internet in 2009. There, he closely cooperated with the portfolio’s different companies and founded MyCityDeal (now Groupon) in Britain as the company’s COO. In 2010, Benedikt was a co-founder of the Latin America Group, a content and advertising network in premium-livestyle sector in Latin America.

Benedikt has got a BA in philosophy and economics of Bayreuth university and a master in ESCP Europe. He is a member of the Federal experts‘ commission labour and social welfare as well as of the Federal experts‘ digital commission of middle-income and trade association (MIT).

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Moderation

These moderators guided you through the H.U.G Digital 2021

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Dan Ram

Moderator

EN

Dan Ram

Moderator TheIgniterPad FZ LLC EN
When it comes to the future of work, H.U.G Digital is where the conversation is happening. I'm excited to engage in conversation with decision makers in the industry on topics like new work, culture, sustainability and current trends.

Dan Ram ignites the stage as an Event MC & Speaker at over 100 events a year. Hosting changemakers like President Barack Obama, billionaire founders like Sir Richard Branson, record breaking athletes like F1 champion Nico Rosberg, Grammy-winning artists and celebrities, he works on 4 continents from college campuses to parliaments to in-house corporate innovation days to the biggest tech conferences in the world. His passion is to inspire people with his motto ‚Start Now Start Simple‘ in building a future we all want to live in.

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Personio

Ben Kiziltug

Head of Northern Europe

EN

Ben Kiziltug

Head of Northern Europe Personio EN

As Head of Northern Europe, Ben is leading Personio’s expansion across the UK, Benelux, Nordics and further drives the company’s goal of becoming Europe’s leading HR software solution for SMB’s. Before joining Personio in 2019 he spent 7 years at Stack Overflow as Regional Sales Director EMEA.

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Marta Galofré

Program Manager

EN

Marta Galofré

Program Manager Personio EN
I'm super excited to be taking part of H.U.G Digital and contribute to our event!

Marta comes from Spain, Barcelona and she started at Personio in November last year as its first Program Manager. Prior to that, she spent 4 years in beautiful Australia working at Atlassian. She loves dark chocolate and the ocean.

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Maximilian Specht

Content Marketing Manager

EN

Maximilian Specht

Content Marketing Manager Personio EN
The H.U.G Digital is an incredible platform for talking about the future of HR, and the future of work, more broadly. It's such an experience, and I am honoured to be part of these forward-thinking and defining conversations!

Maximilian Specht is a Content Marketing Manager at Personio. As an expert copywriter and content creator, Max’s work is focused on writing surrounding HR issues, topics, and topics that educate and engage audiences.

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MDR

Yara Hoffmann

Journalist, moderation & podcast host

DE

Yara Hoffmann

Journalist, moderation & podcast host MDR DE

Yara Hoffmann is a German journalist. She has worked for media companies such as SWR3, 1LIVE, Südkurier, ZDF and MDR. She worked in the editorial departments of „heute“ news and delivered to all programs of ZDF. Since 2018, she was a reporter at the ZDF regional studio in Saxony-Anhalt. There, she was primarily responsible for cross-media current affairs reporting. This also includes format development, on-reportages and live broadcasts. Since 2020, she has been a format developer for moving images and a presenter of formats for MDR Saxony-Anhalt.

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Personio

Maria Duni

Country Manager Nordics

EN

Maria Duni

Country Manager Nordics Personio EN

Maria is leading Personio’s expansion across the Nordics as Country Manager. She further drives the company’s goal of becoming Europe’s leading HR software solution for SMB’s. Before joining Personio, Maria has previously contributed to the successful growth of other SaaS companies in the Nordic region such as Dropbox, MongoDB and IBM

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Carolin Goerke

Professional Community Manager

DE

Carolin Goerke

Professional Community Manager Personio DE
I also was a presenter at H.U.G Digital last year and had a lot of fun!

Carolin works at Personio for two and a half years in the Customer Operations & Success Team.

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Jana Rippel

Professional Solution Manager Service

DE

Jana Rippel

Professional Solution Manager Service Personio DE
Sustainability practitioner and advocate | Enabling Better Organizations @ Personio

Sustainability practitioner and advocate | Enabling Better Organizations @ Personio

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Julia Stamm

Product Manager

EN

Julia Stamm

Product Manager Personio EN
I'm excited to be part of H.U.G Digital because of the variety of talks and workshops!

Creative, communicative, proactive – Julia is a passionate Product Manager working at Personio for the past 2 years. She loves solving complex problems with multidisciplinary teams, learning new things and being challenged is what inspires her.

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Personio

Daniele Bozzi

Community Manager

EN

Daniele Bozzi

Community Manager Personio EN

As a Community Manager, Daniele’s mission is to build and foster the relationships between international customers on public channels and during live events. A true „people person“ with a cosmopolitan background, Daniele is passionate about human connection, foreign languages, sustainability, and traveling.

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Personio

Laura Schroeder

Head of Brand and Comms

Laura Schroeder

Head of Brand and Comms Personio

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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Krujane Krasniqi

Teamlead Customer Service

DE

Krujane Krasniqi

Teamlead Customer Service Personio DE

Krujane is a team lead in Personio’s Customer Service department.

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Hanna Betzle

Community Event Manager

DE

Hanna Betzle

Community Event Manager Personio DE
I am looking forward to an interesting exchange, exciting workshop sessions and stimulating insights into a range of new topics such as mindfulness and New Ways of Working (NWoW).

Hanna joined Personio in October 2019. Since February, she has been working as Community Manager, organizing events and workshops and taking care of the communication strategy for the Academy. Furthermore, she is in charge of the Customer Advisory Board. Before that, she supported companies in Sales to optimize their administrative HR processes. Her master’s degree in innovation helps her to develop new ideas and integrate innovative concepts.

 

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Sven Mößbauer

Head of Sales Development

DE

Sven Mößbauer

Head of Sales Development Personio DE

As Head of Sales Development, Sven has been driving Personio’s expansion in the DACH region together with his team since the end of last year. With one inbound sales team and four outbound sales teams, Sales Development is the central pillar of new customer acquisition in the DACH region.Before joining the Personio family, Sven was responsible for building international sales to small and medium-sized businesses at the market leader for execution management systems – Celonis.He will be moderating this H.U.G Online session on „Preventing digital fatigue: How HR creates the perfect balance for employees“.

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Personio

Gregor Malta

Account Executive

DE

Gregor Malta

Account Executive Personio DE

At the beginning of 2018, Gregor started as a Sales Account Executive advising small and medium-sized companies on their way to digitization. Since then, he has been passionately supporting a wide variety of companies throughout Germany in identifying and analyzing their challenges and solving them together.

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Personio

Franziska Rduch

Senior Product Marketing Manager - Global Payroll

DE

Franziska Rduch

Senior Product Marketing Manager - Global Payroll Personio DE

Franziska spent two years in Personio’s sales team helping companies evaluate Personio as a solution and decide on digital processes. At the beginning of 2020, she moved to Product Marketing and has since been enthusiastically working to bring Sales, Product and Marketing closer together.

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