Agenda


May 27, 2015 / Governing Body Private Dinner


6:30pm Governing Body Private Dinner

Creating a Competitive Advantage That Delivers Results

Dinner Keynote 

Tony Bridwell
Chief People Officer
Brinker International, Inc.
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Everyone in the room knows the importance of culture within an organization. Today HR leaders need to consider how culture can provide a competitive advantage within the marketplace. The strategic importance of HR within an organization increases when you deliberately link your culture to results. Culture is where structure meets strategy. Tony Bridwell of Brinker International discusses the premise, blockers, drivers and outcomes of creating a culture of accountability within your organization and producing a competitive advantage while delivering key results.


May 28, 2015 / Conference


7:00am - 7:45am

Registration & Breakfast

7:45am - 8:30am Opening Keynote

Leadership Training From the Top Down

Keynote 

Jim Amorosia
President & CEO
G6 Hospitality
Sherry Vidal-Brown
EVP, Human Resources
G6 Hospitality
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During the last several years, G6 Hospitality has focused on driving growth and developing one of its most valuable assets: its people. Jim Amorosia, president and CEO, and Sherry Vidal-Brown, EVP of HR, discuss how they have partnered to engage the senior leadership team and spur a culture of engagement, responsibility and a heart for service. Their strategy includes a variety of initiatives and a unique leadership development program, which has accelerated both individual and company growth. The duo share how they joined efforts to drive discipline and commitment from the senior leadership team.

8:30am - 9:00am

Networking Break

9:00am - 9:50am Breakout Sessions

CHROs as True Business Partners

Featured Session 

Mike Buskey
EVP and President, US Stores
GameStop Corporation
Paul Raines
CEO
GameStop Corporation
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Whether it’s attracting great talent, developing internal potential, creating a compelling work environment, or proactively addressing associate issues, today’s CHRO must be connected to the CEO as a true business partner. It starts with demonstrating a clear understanding of the company’s vision, then creating sustainable programs and initiatives to achieve the short- and long-term goals. GameStop CEO Paul Raines describes how he has leveraged a revitalized HR function, led by EVP and President Mike Buskey, to drive change, innovation and expansion in one of the most unique retail channels in the industry.

The World Is Flat and Young

Executive Boardroom  sponsored by: Buck Consultants Inc.

Kathryn Collins
VP, Human Resources
Trinity Industries, Inc.
Anne Thomas
VP, Corporate Recruiting
Walmart Stores, Inc.
Tami Simon, JD
Managing Director, Knowledge Resources Center
Buck Consultants Inc.
Moderator
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Workforce demographics are dramatically shifting, specifically in terms of age and emerging markets. Every day, 10,000 people turn 65 in the U.S. While established economies such as Canada, Brazil, Mexico, France and Germany have shrinking workforces, emerging markets in Australia, China, India, Japan and Russia are growing. Asia eclipses other economies in population growth — with approximately 4.16 billion people in 2010, Asia will continue to dominate world population. How are employers preparing for a more diverse global and multigenerational workforce? Tami Simon of Buck Consultants leads this discussion on changing demographics and implications for CHROs.

Creating Compelling Employee Experiences Through Immersive Technology

Executive Boardroom  sponsored by: Appirio

Calvin Hilton
VP Corporate Human Resources
Alliance Data Systems Corporation
Jean Lee
SVP, CHRO
CEC Entertainment
Harry West
VP, Services Product Management
Appirio
Moderator
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In today’s consumer-driven world of devices, mobile apps and experiences, the business enterprise is under increasing pressure to deliver great technology experiences to the workforce. Today’s HR organizations have better technology available, but many still struggle with the concept of portals, elegant process design, and disparate systems of record and engagement. Wes Wu of Appirio will lead this discussion on how consumer expectations influence HR technology choices, how generational changes in the workforce drive technology acceptance, and how peer companies are reacting to these trends to propel HR into the future.

9:50am - 10:20am

Networking Break

10:20am - 11:10am

Disrupting How Enterprises Get Work Done

Game Changer  sponsored by: HourlyNerd

Peter Maglathlin
Co-Founder & CFO
HourlyNerd
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The on-demand economy is changing how we do business. Join Peter Maglathlin as he discusses how technology enables companies to flexibly leverage the right resources exactly when you need them — and never when you don’t.

Out of the Chair, Into the Challenge

Game Changer 

Tom Moore
SVP – Compensation, Benefits, and Policy
AT&T
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How do you encourage employees companywide to partake in wellness campaigns? Tom Moore of AT&T discusses the strategy and iterations that made the company’s Chairman’s Challenge a successful health program.

More Than Tactical – Developing Strategic Partnerships

Game Changer 

Michael Karicher
SVP & CHRO
Golden Living
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How do you make vendor relationships more than transactional? Mike Karicher shares how he and fellow HR leaders built an annual vendor summit to get the most from strategic partners.

10:20am - 11:10am Breakout Sessions

Making the Leap – From Back Office to Enterprise Leaders

Featured Session 

Mike Haefner
Executive Vice President
Atmos Energy Corporation
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Once the Rodney Dangerfield of the C-suite, CHROs are increasingly becoming influential business leaders. Mike Haefner of Atmos Energy believes the mindset of the CHRO is often a limiting factor in the influence they and their teams have within their companies. Years of leading change, growing talent, advising leaders, shaping corporate culture and building organizational capability has positioned HR leaders to take on even bigger roles. Haefner shares lessons learned from 17 years as a CHRO working with five CEOs and asks HR leaders if they are doing everything possible to grow business leaders within their HR teams.

Leading From an Emerging Future – The New Change Curve

Executive Boardroom  sponsored by: Right Management

Patrick McLaughlin
SVP & CHRO
Frito-Lay North America
Whitney Shelley
VP & CHRO
Denbury Resources Inc.
Jill Vershum
EVP, Talent Solutions
Right Management
Moderator
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Transformations abound when planning and executing on brand promises, divestitures, acquisitions, technology, leadership succession and employee engagement. All require well-planned communication strategies to lead and engage people, and shape the desired culture. The new change curve means letting go of old habits, paying attention in new ways and allowing space for an emerging future. In this executive boardroom, Jill Vershum leads a strategic discussion on the new change curve and effective practices CHROs and change agents can use to get below the surface, connect with intention and awareness, and shift mindsets from “me” to “we” to gain buy-in at all levels.

Analytics, Analytics, Analytics – A Crystal Ball for CHROs

Executive Boardroom  sponsored by: IBM

Gunjan Aggarwal
Global Head of Talent Acquisition
Ericsson
Dan Sessa
EVP & CHRO
Lennox International Inc.
Duke Daehling
Director, Talent Management, Analytics, and Strategy
IBM
Moderator
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What if you could easily predict the best employees for high-value roles or identify who will stay (or even leave) your organization? With the right data and processes, CHROs can look into the future to make more informed talent decisions and answer critical business questions including root causes of turnover. Explore how real-time insights can be used to create strategic yet flexible workforce plans that take into account the macro environments in which companies operate. Join this discussion on how organizations can use predictive and prescriptive analytics to make all of this possible — even for executives without deep analytic backgrounds.

11:10am - 11:40am

Networking Break

11:40am - 12:50pm Luncheon Keynote

The Sailor of 2025

Keynote 

Michael White
Commander, Naval Education and Training Command
United States Navy
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Sailors are the lifeblood of the Navy — past, present and future. When examining the system used to attract, train and inspire America’s best and brightest to serve and stay Navy, it’s evident current capabilities are in need of an upgrade. The Navy is challenged with continually refreshing and replacing officer and enlisted leadership and — like every organization — it must adapt policies and systems to recruit and retain America’s best. In this session, hear how the Navy is meeting the ubiquitous talent challenge by evolving its approach to personnel management and training to meet the demands of a new generation of leaders.

12:50pm - 1:20pm

Networking Break

1:20pm - 2:10pm Breakout Sessions

Appreciate Great Work to Drive Performance and Results

Featured Session  sponsored by: O.C. Tanner

Kevin Ames
Director, O.C. Tanner Institute
O.C. Tanner
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How do you nurture great work in your organization — work that increases revenue, drives efficiency gains, leads to product innovation and helps strengthen customer relationships? Recent qualitative and quantitative studies have proven the No. 1 driver of great work is appreciation. Drawing from case studies, research and real-world examples, the O.C. Tanner Institute’s Kevin Ames makes the case for developing a valued workforce and equipping leaders with tools for purposeful appreciation. He’ll demonstrate how today’s business success comes when people feel valued for the work they do and offer best-in-class strategies for building a culture of great work.

A Practical Solution for Continuous Improvement

Featured Session 

Matthew Jones
VP, Talent Management
Essilor of America, Inc.
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How do you operationalize continuous improvement within talent management? Essilor has taken a unique approach to embed it within the organization. For every exempt employee, 5 percent of the bonus structure is tied to metrics around talent management, creating a financial incentive for everyone to contribute and provide influence. Matt Jones discusses the impact of focusing on talent management at Essilor, and strategies that spur organic talent management growth, including partnering with HR, ignoring score improvement and allowing the business’ needs to guide growth.

Redefining Social – It's More than Apps and Icons

Featured Session  sponsored by: Oracle

Christine Mellon
VP HCM Transformation
Oracle
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As online usage has exploded over the past decade, the word "social" has become synonymous with popular apps and websites. In terms of human capital management, the concept of social is much more profound. How should sustainable relationships with communities, essential to organizations, be built? How can employment brands be reinforced through online and offline connections? Does social power and continuity — that strengthens the ability to attract, engage, retain and motivate employees — exist across the entire talent ecosystem? What tools matter in building social capital with employees, alumni and other communities? Join Christine Mellon, VP of HCM transformation for Oracle, for a look at what social should really mean to HR.

Aligning Business Strategy With Wellness Engagement

Executive Boardroom  sponsored by: Provant Health

Michael Karicher
SVP & CHRO
Golden Living
Jody Diaz
SVP, HR & Chief People Officer
Rent-A-Center, Inc.
Heather Provino
CEO
Provant
Moderator
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How does success in engagement align with the business? Defining engagement, and the success thereof, can be a struggle. From the perspective of work productivity, retention and well-being, it’s imperative to align success within these engagement initiatives to overall business strategy. With wellness programs, it comes down to impacting individual lives — allowing people to improve results for both the employer and employee. Health impacts everything from metrics like retention and benefits savings to human factors like better productivity and engagement. To better understand wellness, it’s not just about knowing numbers; it’s about knowing well-being.

2:10pm - 2:30pm

Networking Break

2:30pm - 3:20pm Breakout Sessions

Driving Business Transformation Through Employee Engagement

Featured Session 

Gunjan Aggarwal
Global Head of Talent Acquisition
Ericsson
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When the C-suite develops strategy, their workforce needs to be able to understand it in order to effectively implement it. By developing a particular skill set, HR has the power to guide the C-suite’s vision into reality. Gunjan Aggarwal of Ericsson shares a three-part plan that aids business strategy execution and how an HR action plan can be instrumental in business transformation.

Executive Compensation – A Maze of Rules and Regulations

Featured Session 

Jose Motta
VP, Total Rewards
Dean Foods Company
Kim Warmbier
EVP, Human Resources
Dean Foods Company
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From 409A and Dodd-Frank, to the broader views of ISS and Glass Lewis, the field of executive compensation has become increasingly complex and challenging. Today, the use of clear performance-based metrics and equity rewards, transparent CD&As, and market-driven compensation has become the standard. Compensation committees are expected to demonstrate their oversight of total rewards approaches at public companies at a time when declassified boards are becoming prevalent. Kim Warmbier and Jose Motta of Dean Foods discuss their journey to tackle many of these challenges and share best practices they have recently implemented in executive compensation.

Age-Friendly Workforces – Good for Business, Good for All Ages

Executive Boardroom  sponsored by: Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Teresa Fairbrook
VP, Human Resources
Pioneer Natural Resources Company
Paul Hoffman
SVP, Human Resources and CHRO
Hunt Oil
Michael Hodin, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Global Coalition on Aging
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Moderator
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Some call it the silver tsunami, others a demographic tidal wave, but everyone recognizes it as the largest demographic shift history has ever seen. With it comes incredible opportunity, if properly harnessed. Employers, now faced with an aging population and expanding skills gap, look for new and better ways to utilize employees’ energy while retaining high potentials and top performers. Though the task seems daunting, organizations can attract and retain the best talent through skill development, mentoring and support that leverages workers across generations. Michael Hodin will share the tools needed to ensure bright economic and organizational futures.

The Workforce of the Future

Executive Boardroom  sponsored by: Towers Watson

Cathy Fraser
SVP, Human Resources
Tenet Healthcare Corporation
Carrie Kirby
EVP, Human Resources
Energy Future Holdings Corp.
Maureen Tarantello
Managing Consultant
Towers Watson
Moderator
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To determine where the workforce is going, consider the multitude of changes that have occurred since the baby boomer generation initially entered the workforce. What do the next five or 10 years hold? What will the workforce of the future look like? Who will fill the halls? Will there be halls? Join this boardroom to discuss how the evolving workforce will impact the business beyond demographics and generational profiles, the characteristics needed in the workplace, the risk of not planning ahead, and the upside for organizations that do their due diligence.

3:20pm - 3:40pm

Networking Break

3:40pm - 4:40pm Closing Keynote

CEO Perspectives – CHROs as Partners

Keynote  sponsored by: Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

Christopher J. Durovich
President & CEO
Children's Health System of Texas
Tom Greco
CEO & President
Frito-Lay North America
Sandi Stevens
SVP
Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.
Moderator
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HR leaders are looked to as key partners in pushing strategy, working alongside CEOs to promote a successful work atmosphere and, in the end, positively affecting the bottom line. CEOs from a diverse set of organizations share their views on effective CEO-CHRO relationships, HR’s role as it relates to executive leadership, and how CEOs manage the biggest challenge of all — finding time to address competing priorities. These influential leaders describe their hallmarks of great leadership and best practices for partnering with CHROs to build quality teams that support the organization’s goals and mission.

4:40pm - 5:00pm Closing Reception & Prize Drawings

Closing Reception

Closing Reception 

Rowdy
Mascot
Dallas Cowboys
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Hosted by Rowdy of the Dallas Cowboys