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The Economist Corporate Network is continuing a special series of exclusive, interactive online meetings entitled 'Global Round Table' for senior business executives in the same job functions. We are leveraging our networks across nine cities from Johannesburg to Tokyo to allow members to share their knowledge and experience with their peers in other countries.

For this round we are inviting Chief People Officers and Human Resources Directors from leading multinational and local companies in Asia, Middle East and Africa to discuss how their jobs and their priorities have changed during the covid-19 pandemic.

At our previous meeting, we uncovered that executives have predominantly accepted flexible and remote working policies as part of the reality going forward. While some are seeing opportunities and more positive sides for their colleagues and employees, others are concerned of keeping the levels of productivity high. Everyone agrees that the role of communication is growing and sees a renewed importance of empathy in management. So what's next?

Dominic Price, Work Futurist at Atlassian and an expert on work evolution and transformation, is joining us this time to share his thoughts and ideas on the future of work and discuss them with you. Do we need to replicate office functionality in virtual environment or to create something entirely new to enhance the teamwork? How to build and maintain company culture in your organisation with predominantly remote employees? Where do we go next after accepting the 'new reality' of remote working? And what, in the end, is "work" and its future?

Join us for a discussion on December 16 at 16:00-17:15 SG/HK time (17:00-18:15 TK/SK time, 12:00-13:15 UAE time, 10:00-11:15 SA time). We encourage all participants to join with their audio and video turned on in order to facilitate an engaging and stimulating discussion.


16:00 - 16:05
Introductory remarks
16:05 - 16:30
Fireside chat with Dom Price
16:30 - 17:10
Interactive discussion among participants
17:10 - 17:15
Closing remarks


  • Dominic Price (Work Futurist at Atlassian)

    Dominic Price

    Work Futurist at Atlassian

    Born to Joy in the harsh Manchester Winter of 77, Dominic has a career that has reached far and wide through Europe, US and Asia PAC.

    Dom is proud to work at Atlassian, the home of the most intelligent t-shirt wearers in business. As resident Work Futurist, Dom is Atlassian's in house “Team Doctor” helping company scale by being ruthlessly efficient and effective, and spends over half his time helping our customers navigate transformation, agility, and the future of work.

    Dom helped pioneer Atlassian's Team Playbook and has a deep passion for understanding of teamwork and the changes we need to make today to build thriving businesses.

    He has previously been the GM Program Management for a global gaming company and a Director of Deloitte.

    A keen traveller, Dom has traversed over 50 countries so far, but after 17 years on these shores, he calls Australia home.

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  • Mattie Bekink (China Director of The Economist Corporate Network)

    Mattie Bekink

    China Director of The Economist Corporate Network

    Mattie Bekink is responsible for the Economist Corporate Network’s China strategy, including programme development and client servicing across China. She also provides support to all Economist Corporate Network programmes worldwide with a China component.

    Ms Bekink has extensive experience in the public, private and policy sectors. Prior to joining The Economist Group, she was the Executive Director of the Fulbright Commission in the Netherlands. She also ran an eponymous consulting business, advising senior executives from businesses, universities and non-profit organisations on China policy, strategy, public affairs, and corporate social responsibility. Ms Bekink practiced law at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, has worked with the US-Asia Law Initiative at NYU Law School and the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative China Program, and served in the legal department at General Motors China.

    Ms Bekink has a BA in International Relations from Stanford University and a JD from the Georgetown University Law Center.

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  • Dimitry Rakin (Associate Director, ECN North Asia of Economist Corporate Network)

    Dimitry Rakin

    Associate Director, ECN North Asia of Economist Corporate Network

    Dimitry Rakin is the Associate Director of the Economist Corporate Network North Asia, where he is responsible for events planning, private briefings, data analysis and research in Japan and South Korea. He is an expert on Japanese economy, business and trade as well as on the history and politics of the East Asia region.

    Prior to joining The Economist Group, Dimitry was a Senior Officer of Economic Affairs in the Trade Delegation Unit of the Russian Embassy in Japan connecting Russian and Japanese companies, promoting Russia as an investment destination and facilitating Russia-Japan intergovernmental negotiations on economic cooperation. He started his career as an editor covering East Asia in one of the biggest Russian news agencies (ITAR-TASS) working in the central office and Tokyo Bureau of the agency.

    Dimitry has an MA degree in Japanese language and history from the Institute of Asian and African Studies at Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) and was also a Japanese government (MEXT) research scholar at Meiji University’s Graduate School of Law, Tokyo. In addition to native Russian language skills, he is fluent in English and Japanese.

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