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Head Corporate Human Resources

14.15 – 14.45 Loft-2

The Role of HR in Agile Transformation 🇬🇧

The agile hype continues. People are the heart and soul of any agile transformation. But there are many different understandings and interpretations of what agile means. Also for HR.

In her talk, Caroline explores the role of HR in agile transformation, how HR can be a driving force in shaping culture and getting people on board and sheds light on how Vontobel is doing it. With her background on serving several years at Google, Caroline will also look at the myths about how big tech companies work. Most of them are not true, especially when it comes to agile.

Short Bio

Caroline Knoeri has extensive HR experience with a record of success in directing critical programs for top-tier, global organizations in diverse industry sectors. She has worked in all areas of Human Resources, including international, compensation, benefits, development, and mergers and acquisitions.

Caroline is currently Corporate Head of HR for Vontobel, based in Zurich, Switzerland. Before that she has worked 12 years at Google, where she was the European HR Leader for Google Engineering and Cloud.

She has also worked for GE, and started her career in the Polyamide Industry.

Caroline has a Masters of Science in Human resources and international mobility from the ENS Cachan, France, and is graduated from Sciences Po Paris.

Caroline is known to engineer forward-thinking solutions that combine the best of today’s technology with sound management strategies and prudent fiscal decisions. Her areas of expertise include Talent, Leadership/Org development, Mergers and acquisitions, Strategic workforce planning and International implementations.

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