FU.SE 2021 is an exclusive global online gathering of CHROs and C-level decision-makers focused on the evolving role for HR in the transformation of companies and people.

FU.SE started in 2019 as a solutions-seeking movement on the future of work, led by corporations (the Adecco Group, BCG, Microsoft) and institutions (ILO, OECD).


In previous iterations of FU.SE, we’ve welcomed Brad Smith, President at Microsoft, Zaqy Mohamad, Senior Minister of State and Ministry of Manpower; Lisa Liswood, Secretary General of the Council of Women World Leaders; Nicolas Schmit, EU Commissoner for Jobs and Social Rights; Hans-Paul Bürkner, Chairman, BCG; Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, United Nations' Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director at UNICEF; Janina Kugel, Board Member at Konecranes or Guy Ryder, Director General at the ILO. You can explore all 2020 and 2019 sessions on our channel here.


FU.SE 2021, held virtually, will focus on:


  • Building inclusive, skill-based organisations

  • Reimagining the role of talent in driving business transformation

  • Designing new ways of working

Register below to join the discussion surrounding the future of work and get ready for inspiring panel discussions on the latest HR trends and solutions, fireside chats with top experts, and exclusive CHRO community sessions.

Programme at a Glance

September 30 

 Time (CET) 






FU.SE Opening: Reimagining Talent as a Major Driver of Business


HR is moving away from being a transactional service provider to a truly strategic function placing people at the center of corporate strategy.


What are the implications for leadership and management?


With Alain Dehaze, CEO, The Adecco Group; Martine Ferland, CEO, Mercer; moderated by Emma Nelson, BBC Broadcaster



HR Tech of the Future


Technology is increasingly integrated in all HR aspects, and with it come major ethical and practical challenges.


Explore the latest HR tech solutions with top innovators and start-up leaders.




Jeremias Adams-Prassl, Professor of Law, Oxford University


So-Young Kang, Founder and CEO, Gnowbe


Marcus Grüschow, Co-founder, MGME Neurotech; PhD, Zurich Center for Neuroeconomics


Stijn Nauwelaerts, Corporate Vice-President, Geo-MCAPS, Human Resources, Microsoft

moderated by Emma Nelson, BBC Broadcaster



CHRO Conversation with Professor Carl Benedikt Frey, Oxford Martin Citi Fellow,

Founder and Director of the Programme on the Future of Work, Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford


The CHRO-only off-the-record session will deep-dive into people-centric HR strategies with opening remarks by Gordana Landen, CHRO, The Adecco Group, and moderated by Emma Nelson, BBC Broadcaster





The top finalists of our CEO for One Month Program discuss the challenges and opportunities for improving youth employability




Jordan Topoleski, CEO for One Month programme finalist


Mani Makkar, CEO for One Month programme finalist


Alice Maréchal, Co-chair of the Youth Thinking Ahead, TASC Initiative


Maria Claudia Grau Martinez, Global Director, Brand and Public Relations, AIESEC


Nazrene Mannie, Executive Director, GAN Global

Moderated by Shareena Hatta, Head, Social Innovation Lab and CEO for One Month Programme, the Adecco Group Foundation



Fireside Chat: Talent Scarcity Through the Lens of Resource Scarcity


How can we solve the talent scarcity paradox? 



Sunnie Groeneveld, Managing Partner, Inspire 925


Moderated by Emma Nelson



Fireside Chat: Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Organisation


Why is diversity and inclusion a major priority for the business leaders, and what is the role of the boards in improving diversity?


Speaker: Jean-Christophe Deslarzes, Chairman, the Adecco Group


Moderated by Emma Nelson



FU.SE Closing: Building Solutions for the Better World of Work


Thought leaders and business leaders discuss solutions for building people-centered organizations of the future and lead the transformation of companies, institutions and people.


Speakers: Richard Baldwin, Professor of International Economics, the Graduate Institute, and Editor-in-Chief, Voxeu.org


Closing remarks by Alain Dehaze, CEO, The Adecco Group

Moderated by Emma Nelson



Please kindly note that if you are an employee of any of the Adecco Group brands, the live stream link will be published on the intranet and therefore we kindly ask you not to register for the event.