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DisruptHR JOZI 1.0

WHEN  28 November 2017 17:30 to 20h00
WHERE  Hyundai Head office Bedfordview

NEOXSO are very excited to bring the first DisruptHR event to you in Johannesburg! 


DisruptHR is a huge growing global community. There are just over 100 DisruptHR cities/communities in 22 countries (visit to find out more).
NEOXSO have secured the licensing to host all events in the Johannesburg area. DisruptHR is built on the belief that how we’ve approached people and talent in the past won’t be the best way to approach them in the future. DisruptHR is founded on the idea that ALL business leaders (and that includes you, HR!) need to be ready to take some risks, to stir the pot…in short, to DISRUPT.
Join us for a lively evening of spirited, focused presentations by professionals who will share their disruptive ideas on how to move our collective thinking forward when it comes to talent.
We're taking the brilliance of TED Talks, adding a pinch of HR energy, finishing it with a dash of "talent" and giving each speaker 5 minutes to blow your mind on topics relevant to the human experience in the workplace!

Disrupt talks are attended by C-suite leaders, community leaders, technologists, managers, students, politicians, and yes, even a few HR professionals. Its a great place to network too :) 


5:30 pm-6:00 pm: Disrupter registration, enjoy some snacks and networking.
6:00 pm-7:00 pm: Listen to awesome DisruptHR speakers. The audience is encouraged to interact - clap, laugh, cry, tweet, text, and share their experience with each other and the world.
7:00 pm-8:00 pm: More networking, then leave disrupted and ready to create change!

Speaker for the event are: 
  • Deborah Hartung, Founder and Chief HR Disruptor at Pivot PeopleTech. Topic is "Assholes and nice guys are killing your business!".
  • Kevin Distiller, Managing Director at Odyssey Talent Assessments. Topic is "Its all a game – gearing up psychometrics for the future".
  • Stan Horwitz, Co-Founder at NEOXSO. Topic is "Digital Colonialism & the role of the SA HR Executive".
  • Estea Rautenbach, Director at Prescience. Topic is "5 surprising ways that deep learning will disrupt HR".
  • Thami Qezu, Denel PMP Executive Manager HR at Denel. Topic is "Is HR Ready for the 4IR?".
  • Themba Chakela, General Manager Group Organisational Effectivness at Britehouse. Topic is "Any thing I can do, (A.)I can do better".
  • Masenyane Molefe, Human Resources Director at Huyndai South Africa. Topic is "The future (or not) of FTE".
  • Ursula Fear, Talent Architect at Talent Talks. Topic is "The future Chief Learning Officer in a world of Blahhh!".
  • Janet Du Preez, Co-Founder at NEOXSO. Topic is "Death of strategy, values and engagement".
  • Paul Charles, Chief Executive Officer at Resilience Coaching Interational. Topic is "Somebody get me a towel, please!".
  • Michele Seroke, Chief people Officer at MOTUS. Topic is "The bots are here! Digitising HR for service delivery".
  • Percey Dikobe, Managing Director at Siwaju Consulting. Topic is "Games at Work".
  • Sean Harvey, Co-Founder at NEOXSO. Topic is "5 AI tools you can use right now in your business".


The submission deadline for the Johannesburg event will close on the 15th November 2017. If you have something to share, an idea you want to test out, or something you’ve always wanted to say about the future of HR and talent, send us a note to keep you in mind for our next event! Pop us a mail at [email protected]


Thank you to our amazing sponsors!
  • Hyundai South Africa -
  • NEOXSO -
  • Pivot People Tech -
  • Hellocrowd -
  • The WaterKing -

Want to get involved and sponsor a future event? Get in touch at [email protected]


What can I bring into the event?
Bring your mobile device to share your tweets and posts about the event but that's all you will need.
Will there be food?
Yes, we will have a range of platters and snacks for all attendees.

Will there be drinks?
Hell yeah :) 
Mad Giant is known for their amazing craft beer brewed by a chemical engineer passionate about combining science and flavour.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please send any questions to [email protected] and someone will respond to you no later than the next business day.

Photo/Video Disclaimer:
As part of the DisruptHR Johannesburg experience photos and videos will be taken at the event. The Disrupt HR team and it’s presenting sponsor, reserves the right to use the photos and videos for promotional and marketing purposes, using whichever channel it chooses (e.g. LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, etc). By purchasing a ticket to DisruptHR Johannesburg you agree to this disclaimer.

When and where?

Hyundai Head Office Bedfordview
Cnr of Lucas lane and Norman Road
South Africa

Tue 28 Nov 2017 at 5:30 PM (SAST)
Tue 28 Nov 2017 at 8:30 PM (SAST)

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