About Talent Focused HR for a new normal DigiConnect

The effects of COVID-19 on the economy won’t be fully understood for years to come. However, its impact is already being felt across industries and organizations.

For some companies, the pandemic has caused a surge in demand requiring an increase in operations. While for many other businesses, the situation is more dire. Instead of ramping up, owners and executives face tough decisions regarding cutting costs in order to survive.

With talks of furloughs, pay reductions and mass hires; HR is in the driver’s seat to make sure companies can maintain business continuity while keeping their people at the center of their decision—a role that will continue as organizations adjust to the new normal; whatever this normal is going to be.

As companies move from simply reacting to the pandemic toward operating in a changed environment, organizational structures that once made sense need to be re-evaluated. Skills and capacity needed is being constantly reviewed and updated.

This leaves companies with the task of understanding what skills their workforce posses and retraining their employees as deemed necessary to perform duties essential to business continuity. This creates an extra focus on employee sentiment as employers need better insight into the well-being of their employees. With tangible metrics and suggestions at-hand, HR teams can make changes like adjusting staffing levels, bringing back workers, training workers for new skills and assessing workers’ talents and interests.

The Talent Focused HR for a New Normal DigiConnect will bring together senior HR leaders from the public and private sectors in Qatar to discuss some of these challenges and learn latest best practices and innovative solutions on how they can effectively manage and monitor the talent needed to operate in the current and evolving situation.

Benefits of attending Talent Focused HR for a new normal DigiConnect

  • Exploring how to capture the sentiment of your employees and act with insight on these findings
  • Listening to the experience and lessons learned from HR leaders
  • Understanding how as an HR leader you can support the business better in these challenging times


Time Activity
14:00 – 14:05 Welcome note by Jan Duthoo, Head of SuccessFactors Middle East South at SAP
14:05 – 14:20 Talent Focused HR for a New Normal by Matthias Feineisen, Head of EMEA South HXM Presales at SAP
14:20 – 14:30 Live Demonstration by Tim Wassink, HCM Manager MENA & Africa SuccessFactors at SAP
14:30 – 15:00

Panel Discussion

  • Jan Duthoo, Head of SuccessFactors Middle East South at SAP
  • Dr. Loui Al-Fakhri, Director of Insurance, Health Records, Staff Training and Development at Al Ahli Hospital
  • Mohamad Kheir, Group HR Director at Power International Holding
15:00 – 15:15 Q&A


Jan Duthoo

Head of SuccessFactors Middle East South at SAP

Jan Duthoo holds a master in information technology from KU Leuven in Belgium and an MBA of applied economics from INSEAD, Paris.
Jan was appointed as the Head of SAP SuccessFactors for Middle East South in 2018 carrying responsibility for SAP SuccessFactors human experience management (HXM) solutions. He joined SAP in 2012 and since then he has been a part of acquisition of SuccessFactors, held management and directors’ role in Belgium and the Netherlands within SAP. Jan has guided organizations of all sizes and industries in Europe and the Middle East in their HR Digital Transformation.
Before joining SuccessFactors, Jan has acted as country manager for Rational Software in Belgium, BMC Software in the Netherlands and was a senior manager in IBM.
Jan is passionate about leading teams through changes and developing people.

Matthias Feineisen

Head of EMEA South HXM Presales at SAP

20+ years of professional and international experience in HXM Technology working in various roles including building and growing the SAP SuccessFactors Solution Consulting team in EMEA since 2008. Continuing this journey to lead the HXM Solution Consulting Team and work with our customers on their Digital Transformation Journey and make Human Experience Management real

Tim Wassink

Human Experience Presales Manager at SAP

Tim is a professional with 21+ years of human resource management,  IT and consulting experience.

Tim is a very experienced business traveler, he has visited 70+ countries over the last 15 years. Holding the Dutch nationality. Tim mainly lived in The Netherlands but also Helsinki and currently in Dubai.

Dr. Loui Al-Fakhri

Head of Staff Training and Development Department at Al-Ahli Hospital

Loui Al-Fakhri is the Director of Insurance, Health Records and Staff Training & Development at Al-Ahli Hospital.
Dr. Al-Fakhri holds a Ph.D. in digital communications and has 15 years of international experiences in the telecom industry.
For the last 10 years, Dr. Al-Fakhri has become an effective healthcare director with a proven track record of introducing efficiencies, creating high performance teams and leading them to deliver improved results.

Mohamad Kheir

Group HR Director at Power International Holding

A dynamic HR leader with 12+ years of extensive experience in overseeing strategic partnerships and HR transformations and a master’s in management information systems, Assoc. CIPD . Throughout the years, as a seasoned HR professional, he has led several HR departments within the private and public sector with the continuous objective of optimizing and implementing positive change within organizations. Throughout his career he was able to lead a high performing team of experts and add exceptional value to the business within a fast-paced environment.  As a business advocate, he has achieved proven success in creating cultures of collaboration and executing constructive change in organizations; to achieve and create a workforce that possesses consistent principles and values. He effectively balances big picture thinking and strategic HR planning to achieve personal and professional objectives

Who Will Attend Talent Focused HR for a new normal DigiConnect

Senior experts with the below job titles from across all industries in Qatar:  

  • Chief Human Resource Officers
  • Chief Peoples’ Officer
  • VP of HR

About SAP

SAP is the market leader in enterprise application software, helping companies of all sizes and in all industries run at their best: 77% of the world’s transaction revenue touches an SAP system. Their machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytic technologies help turn customers’ businesses into intelligent enterprises. SAP’s end-to-end suite of applications and services enables customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and make a difference. With a global network of customers, partners, employees, and thought leaders, SAP helps the world run better and improves people’s lives. For more information, please visit www.sap.com/mena/products/board-room.html


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