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How to attract digital talent?

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How to attract digital talent?

November 21st, 2017
9.30h - 11.30h
Mobile World Centre
Do we have the right team for implementing our strategy? Where can we find it? How do we manage and measure talent? Are we leading a well-aligned digital culture? These are some of the main questions asked by organizations when faced with the need to manage talent during this fourth industrial revolution. Immersed as we are in the global and digital age, cultural transformation is the key to satisfying the market’s latest demands. Consequently, companies are applying a wide variety of changes to the way they recruit, retain and develop the loyalty of new profiles with digital skills.
We invite you to participate in the upcoming Mobile Talks session, which will explore in depth how companies are managing their human capital and which are the necessary skills for addressing this new paradigm. To debate this issue, the session will count with the presence of international managers who are pioneering the implementation of a transformative vision of talent in organizations.


Christopher Dottie
Managing Director Hays Spain
Hays is the world’s leading recruiting experts in qualified, professional and skilled work. Christopher joined Hays in 1996, he started at Hays as a consultant before assuming his current role. He previously worked for the group in the UK and Portugal, opening the Lisbon, Barcelona and Valencia offices before assuming his Managing Director's role. The company operates across the private and public sectors, dealing in permanent positions, contract roles and temporary assignments. Hays has been operating in Spain since 2001, and currently has offices in Madrid, Cataluña, Levante, País Vasco and Andalucía, all of them managed by Chris. Christopher studied in L'école Superieure des sciences commerciales d'Angers and also in Ashridge Business School an Executive development course. He finished 2 years ago a business program at the International Institute for Management Development. Christopher Dottie is also the President of the British Chamber of Commerce in Spain.
Francisco Martínez
Director at Celera
Francisco Martínez has a Law Degree. He is Director at Celera, a talent accelerator aimed to identify talented individuals in Spain and equipping them with a series of key tools that will allow them to develop their potential to the fullest. At Celera we accelerate people not projects. Prior to that he was the Director of the European Institute for Entrepreneurship. Advices and is member of the board of different startups.
Xavier Escales
Country Manager of ASICS Spain and Portugal
Xavier Escales is the Country Manager of ASICS Spain and Portugal, a company for which he has worked for more than a decade. A graduate in Administration and Business Management, he completed a number of programs in prestigious universities such as IESE, IE and ESADE in Spain, and Columbia, Stanford and London Business School abroad. He developed his professional career working for multinationals such as Panasonic, LifeFitness and Accor hotels, always in positions in the field of sales and marketing.
Sylvia Pascaline
Global Talent Acquisition Sr. Specialist at Almirall
Sylvia Pascaline is a multilingual HR specialist with vast experience in agency and in-house recruitment and holder of a Master degree in HR Management. For the last 4 years, Sylvia has been a part of the Corporate HR team of the of the Spanish pharmaceutical company Almirall as a Global Talent Acquisition Sr. Specialist. In this role she is supporting the business with their talent needs, Employer Branding projects and developing digital solutions for recruitment.
Manuel Ángel Méndez
Managing Editor of Teknautas - El Confidencial
Manuel Ángel Méndez is managing editor of Teknautas, the technology and science section of El Confidencial. Prior to this, he was managing editor at Gizmodo en Español, the spanish version of Gizmodo, one of the most read US tech blogs worldwide, owned by Gawker Media, acquired by Univisión in late 2016. Manuel wrote for five years for El País and Cinco Días about tech and digital economy. He started his career as a technology analyst based in London for the US consultancy Forrester Research. He holds a degree in Economics with studies in journalism in University of London and he is the winner of the X National Edition of Accenture Journalism Award.


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