Program Schedule

In facing uncertainties, we also have to adapt at an accelerated pace. As Digitalents, we must continue to thrive and rise above through learning from people who have experienced adversities and turned challenges to success.


In the 3-day program, 3 highly relevant tracks will be featured:

  • Agility – nimble in strategies with carefully planned decisions
  • Grit & Growth Mindset – a leader’s mindset inspires oneself & others
  • Empathy – soft skills are important in keeping the state of well-being and boosting morale and confidence


We will feature STORIES on how Talent Development Leaders were able to cope with the crisis and succeed with their AGILITY.


SHARE real STRUGGLES and with the help of a learning community, they were able to uncover new potential as Digitalents.


INSPIRE the innate RESILIENCE of Talent Development Leaders and the passion to LEAD.

DAY 1 – NOVEMBER 16, 2020
12:30 Log In
12:30 to 1:00 PM Opening of Virtual Exhibits – E-Networking
1:00 to 1:30 PM Opening of the Convention
1:30 to 1:45 PM Welcome Message from the Convention Chair
Speaker: Michie Concepcion
45th PSTD National Convention Chairperson
1:45 to 2:00 PM Opening Remarks – Message from the President
Mr. John Reily D. Baluyot
President, Philippine Society for Talent Development, Inc.
2:00 to 2:15 PM Keynote Address
Speaker: Anthony Pangilinan
Chairman, Anthony Pangilinan Group
2:15 to 2:25 PM BREAK
2:25 to 3:25 PM Plenary Presentation: Building a Digital Organization
Speaker: Eugene S Acevedo
President and CEO, RCBC
3:25to 3:35 PM BREAK
3:35 to 4:35 PM Concurrent Session A: Grit & GM
AQ/ EQ for Talent Developers
Speaker: Judith Claridades
Consultant/ Certified Practitioner, Kandidata Asia

Concurrent Session B: Agility
Unlocking Digital L&D
Speaker: Xandra Feliza B. Galang
AVP, L&D/Engagement of SM SuperMalls

Concurrent Session C: Empathy
Creating Psychological Safe Spaces
Speaker: Dr Randy Dellosa
Life Coach, The Randy Dellosa Wellness Center

4:35 to 4:45 PM BREAK
4:45 to 6:00 PM Plenary Panel Conversation: Compassion in Business – Business at Heart
Speaker: Ruel T. Maranan
President Ayala FoundationSpeaker: Carsten Tripler
Managing Partner, SyNet EMEA – Germany

Speaker: Delf Ornelas
Managing Partner, SyNet APAC, Australia

6:00 to 6:30 PM Fellowship
DAY 2 – NOVEMBER 17, 2020
12:30 to 1:00 PM Opening of Virtual Exhibits – E-Networking
1:00 to 2:15 PM Plenary Session: Developing Talents in the Great Reset (The 4th Industrial Revolution)
Speaker: Jose Manuel De Dios
CEO, Prime Metro BMD
2:15 to 2:25 PM BREAK
2:25 to 3:25 PM Session A: Grit & GM
Digitally Enabled Talent Development 
Speaker: Nico Bambao
Director for Wonderful Employee Experience, Globe Telecom

Session B: Agility
Speaker: Abelardo Cruz
Managing Director, Qualfon

Session C: Empathy
Begin Again: Helping Affected Individuals to Bounce Forward 
Speaker: Acie Arroyo-Cruz
HR Advisory, Willis Towers Watson

3:25to 3:35 pm BREAK
3:35 to 4:35 pm Session A: Grit & GM
Building Adaptive Teams  
Speaker: William Miller
Global Faculty Leader and L&D Leader – EU, General Electric

Session B: Agility
Speaker: Sarj Estrella

Session C: Empathy
Calming the Chaos with Organizational Empathy  
Speaker: Sheila Pangilinan
HR Lead, Mondelez Philippines

4:35 to 4:45 PM BREAK
4:45 to 6:00 PM Session A: Grit & GM
THRIVE: The Revolutionary Learning Experience Platform
Speaker: JP Villanueva
Human Capital Strategy & Service Architect, Viventis Search Asia Inc

Session B: Agility
Speaker: Alfred Jimenez
Director & AVP – Pacific Cross Academy, Pacific Cross Philippines

Session C: Empathy
Principles of Social Sustainability: An Innovative Culture of Learning and Development
Speaker: Marina Romina Gemini “Gem” Brion Zabala
President, CEO, Master Trainer and Life Coach

DAY 3 – NOVEMBER 18, 2020
12:30 to 1:00 PM Opening of Virtual Exhibits – E-Networking
1:00 to 2:15 PM Plenary Panel Conversation: Leadership Competencies in the 21st Century 
Speaker: Abigail Marie D. Casanova
President and CEO, SB Finance (affiliate of Security Bank)

Speaker: Delf Ornales
Managing Partner, SyNet APAC, Australia

2:15 to 2:25 PM BREAK
2:25 to 3:25 PM Session A: Grit & GM
Bounce Forward Leadership, A Personal Journey
Speaker: Amor Camiling-Villalon
VP, SM Investment Portfolio

Session B: Agility
Collaborative and Social Learning: Move fast and go far through Peer to Peer Learning
Speaker: Vanessa Trower
AITD President (New South Wales)

Session C: Empathy
Building a Happier Working Environment 
Speaker: Serely Alcaraz
Executive Director, ITD World

3:25to 3:35 PM BREAK
3:35 to 4:35 PM Session A: Grit & GM
Bounce Forward Stories of a Team  
Speaker: Louie John M. Banta
CEO and Chief Consultant, LJMB Consulting

Session B: Agility
Exploring New Skills Leveraging on Strengths 
Speaker: Paul Rivera
Co-founder and CEO, Kalibrr

Session C: Empathy
Building Relationships and Connections During the Pandemic
Speaker: Michelle Ockers
President, Australia Institute of Training and Development (Queensland)

4:35 to 4:45 PM BREAK
4:45 to 5:00 PM Closing Remarks
5:00 to 6:00 PM Conference Closing
Note: Schedules and program titles are for information purposes only.

Titles may change depending on the speakers and their availability.