Change Work for Good

We’re excited to bring HR Connect to you – live and in-person. Get ready to learn, inspire, and connect as you gather insights, experiences, and ideas that can help you develop a future-ready workforce.

Throughout the event, we will offer targeted sessions focused on the issues you care about most, with insights from HR leaders on how they are transforming their workforce and their business. Be inspired by your peers and their success stories by engaging in discussions, thought-provoking strategy talks, and dialogues with thought leaders.

You’ll also have the opportunity to network with a growing community of our customers and partners that are leading the way to change work for good.

We look forward to seeing you at HR Connect 2023!




8.30 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

Registration / Networking Breakfast

9:00 a.m.–9:20 a.m.

HR Connect Welcome Session: Unleash the Power of Human Potential and Change Work for Good

  • Michael Pawlyszyn, SVP and GM, North America, SAP SuccessFactors
  • Mark Mancuso, Country Manager, Canada at SAP SuccessFactors, SAP
  • Rebecca Rowley, Head of HR, SAP Canada

9:20 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

Innovation Session: Applying the Latest HR Technology to Elevate the Human Experience

  • Steven Babcock, National Practice Director, SAP Human Experience Management Solution Advisory, North America, SAP SuccessFactors

10:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

AI and HCM - Trends, Use Cases, and Product Strategy 

  • Josh Gosliner, Senior Director, Product Growth Strategy, SAP SuccessFactors
10:30 a.m.–10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m.–11:15 a.m.

Fireside Chat: Fueling Pembina’s Workforce of the Future
Hear directly from the Pembina Pipeline Corporation team as they share their recent implementation experience, business case, and objectives on why the organization felt the move to SAP SuccessFactors Human Experience Management Suite was the right decision. They will share the driving factors in this move, including technology alignment, stakeholder involvement throughout the implementation, and why they chose PwC as an implementation partner.
  • Kyle Hougen, Senior Manager, Applications, Pembina Pipeline Corporation
  • Holly Kennedy, Senior Manager, HR Operations, Pembina Pipeline Corporation
  • Ehtasham Ulhaque, Partner, SAP SuccessFactors Practice Leader, PwC Canada
  • Jennifer Melnyk, Partner, HR Transformation Future of Work Leader, PwC Canada

11:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Customer Panel – Transforming Your Business and Employee Experience

Facilitator: Mike Bouchard, Senior Value Advisor, SAP

  • Maria Rodmell, Vice President, HR Operations, Kinross Gold Corporation
  • Grant Cain, Senior Manager HRIS Transformation, Algonquin Power and Utilities Corp.
  • Anja Schiralli, Head of Employee Services and Systems, Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)
  • Michael Moreira, Senior Director, SAP Program, Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)

12:00 p.m.–12:45 p.m.

Lunch / Partner Expo

12:45 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

Winning with Employee Experience – Strategies and Capabilities

  • Ehtasham Ulhaque, Partner, SAP SuccessFactors Practice Leader, PwC Canada
  • Svetlana Ogay, Value Advisor Expert, SAP
  • Geoff Gagesch, National Director, SAP Human Experience Management Solution Advisory Canada, SAP SuccessFactors 

1:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Enhancing the Seller Experience with SAP Sales Performance Management
  • Rahul Iyer, General Manager, Sales Performance Management, SAP
  • Horia Puscus, Senior Manager, Platform Enablement, The Co-operators 

2:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

Break/Partner Expo

2:30 p.m.–3:15 p.m.

Customer Panel – Talent and Skills, Strategy, and Approach

Facilitator: Karleen Murphy, Senior Account Executive, SAP SuccessFactors

  • Erin Jackson, Chief Human Resource Officer, University of Toronto
  • Cherilyn Nobleza, Executive Director, HR Transformation and Analytics, University of Toronto
  • Rebecca Rowley, Head of HR, Canada, SAP
  • Adil Naqvi, National Director, Talent Management, Metro Inc.

3:15 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks

  • Mark Mancuso, Country Manager, Canada at SAP SuccessFactors, SAP
3:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m Partner Expo/Networking Reception



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