600Minutes Leadership & HR

HR and the Future Workplace: Transition, Culture & Technology

November 24 - December 01, 2021


About the Event

Years 2020 and 2021 have changed the world with HR leaders facing challenges they have never seen before. The new normal is here to stay but what comes after this? What will the world look like for HR leaders when employees start to return to offices? How should HR lead people in this new reality?

Join us at our annual flagship event 600Minutes Leadership & HR as we bring together HR leaders and decision makers virtually to discuss the latest technologies and trends that will strengthen the role of HR with the business framework. Connect with fellow peers to learn about their insights on leadership, diversity and building post-pandemic staff commitment. Participate in virtual 1-to-1 sessions to discuss challenges, solutions and build fruitful partnerships this November.


As the Global Group Head of Diversity and Inclusion for ISS World Services, Margot Slattery is responsible for the strategic direction, implementation and alignment of its integrated diversity and inclusion initiatives across five global dimensions: Cultures & Ethnicity and Race, Abilities, Gender, Sexual Orientation/LGBTQ+ and Generations and Age.

During her previous tenure at Sodexo, Margaret was a co-founder and signatory of Ireland’s first Diversity Charter. Margot has won numerous awards for her role in supporting diversity and inclusion and women in business, including the Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite (National Order of Merit) from the French Ambassador to Ireland. She was FM Leader of the Year at the 2018 FM Awards for Ireland and received the Business Leader Award at the WXN 25 Most Powerful Women in Ireland Awards that same year. She has appeared four times on the Financial Times’ annual Top 100 list of OUTstanding LGBT Business Leaders.

Margot Slattery

Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion
ISS Facility Services A/S

Kirsi Nuotto has an extensive experience in human resource management in various industries from both domestic and international companies. Her strength and passion is to enhance cultural transformation, leadership and developing people and wellbeing in organisations. Kirsi has been VTT's Senior Vice President in Human Resources since 2016, and previously she has served as Senior Vice President in Human Resources in Outotec, Cargotec and GlaxoSmithKline. Kirsi has also been a member of board in Posti Group, Finrail and Fintraffic.

Kirsi Nuotto

SVP Human Resources

Jenni Santalo is the Vice President of Marketing and Communications at VTT. She is in charge of a team of 20 professionals who are building VTT’s brand, positioning, demand creation and digital customer experience. As an innovative person, Santalo wants to push VTT even further in solving the world’s wicked problems. A great example of her creative aptitude was her input to VTT’s brand renewal in 2018. The slogan “Beyond the Obvious” represents many of the things Santalo believes in, such as bravery, creativity and persistence. During her career, Santalo has worked for several companies and organisations, including the IT company Tieto and the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She has also volunteered in Uganda, where she worked as an information officer for the Finnish Refugee Council.

Jenni Santalo

VP, Marketing, Brand and Communications

Karoliina Mellanen

Organizational Psychologist, Author
Guest Speaker

Carita Himberg

SVP, Human Resources (CHRO)
Metso Outotec Oyj

Daniela Prinz

Global Head of Learning & Competency Development
ZF Friedrichshafen AG

Olli-Pekka Saksa

VP, Global head of HC
Futurice Oy

Matleena Immonen

Legal Counsel

Anssi Rantanen

Growth Tribe Finland

Featured Sessions

Keynote : Diversity, inclusion and belonging in a VUCA world: Why it matters more than ever
Speaker: Margot Slattery - ISS Facility Services A/S
Keynote : Case New Work @ VTT
Tässä keskustelevassa puheenvuorossa päästään sukeltamaan VTT:n New Work-ohjelmaan ja sen viiteen teemaan.
Speakers: Kirsi Nuotto - VTT, Jenni Santalo - VTT
Leadership presentation : Millenniaalien johtaminen etätyöaikana
Speaker: Karoliina Mellanen - Guest Speaker
Panel discussion : What have years 2020 & 2021 taught us about HR leadership?
Speakers: Carita Himberg - Metso Outotec Oyj, Daniela Prinz - ZF Friedrichshafen AG, Olli-Pekka Saksa - Futurice Oy
Keynote : HR-botti 40 000 ässäläisen arjen tukena.
Speaker: Matleena Immonen - SOK
Event Themes

In Discussion

A New Reality: Leadership in Exponential Times

Creating a Culture of Wellbeing: Building Post-Pandemic Staff Commitment

Emerging technologies: Construction of Digital HR-Framework

Diversity and Inclusion: Embracing D&I as Part of Responsible Business Strategy

Event Partners

Solution Providers

Spotlight Videos




Leading the diverse workforce: how to manage generational and cultural diversity in the workplace
Future organization: Competence and performance development in the changing environment
Transformation of the Corporate Culture: Foundation for a Solid Employer branding
Building Futureproof wellness and retention strategy to meet changing employee expectations


Petteri Kilpinen
Lääkärikeskus Aava Oy
Kirsimarja Blomqvist
Lappeenrannan teknillinen yliopisto LUT
Henna Ojala
Guest Speaker