San Francisco

CHRO Leadership Summit

June 1, 2017

Parc 55 San Francisco

Agenda

May 31, 2017 / Governing Body Private Dinner

6:00pm - 8:30pm Governing Body Private Dinner

Performing Under Pressure – The Science of Emotional Intelligence

Dinner Keynote 

Bill Benjamin
Partner
Institute for Health and Human Potential
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You’re trustworthy, confident and take criticism in stride. You motivate yourself, foster strong relationships and stay calm under pressure. In short, you’re emotionally intelligent. Emotional intelligence can be strengthened and exercised like a muscle, resulting in smarter decisions and better employee interactions. Having a high emotional quotient, or EQ, is especially important under pressure, when unchecked emotions can lead to poor decisions and unintended consequences. In this session, Bill Benjamin explains the brain science behind emotional intelligence and shares strategies that will help you thrive under pressure.

June 1, 2017 / Conference

7:00am - 7:45am

Registration & Breakfast

7:45am - 8:30am Opening Keynote

The Thoughtfully Ruthless Guide to Rapid Growth

Keynote  sponsored by: SoFi at Work

Val Wright
International Leadership & Innovation Expert, Author & Thought Leader
Thoughtfully Ruthless
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What is Val Wright’s biggest insight from her work around innovation working with forward-thinking companies including Starbucks, Xbox, Amazon, and Google? She says her experiences have shown time and again that it’s not the economy, market conditions, or competition that’s holding your business back. The secret is locked in how leaders ruthlessly, yet thoughtfully, manage their time, energy, and resources, in parallel. You will learn how to magically create more time, increase the probability that you will get promoted, and catapult your long-term growth.

8:30am - 9:00am

Networking Break

9:00am - 9:50am Breakout Sessions

Cultivating a Supportive Culture for Working Women

Featured Sessions 

Lisa McGill
CHRO SVP of People
Fortinet, Inc.
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Women potentially wear many hats throughout their lives: employee, daughter, manager, mother, boss, wife, executive, caregiver — to name a few. Lisa McGill intimately understands the challenges that come with what can sometimes feel like competing roles. In this session, the mother of twins will share how she balanced being an employee, executive and mom as she climbed the corporate ladder. Learn the details of a program she implemented at her company that created a more supportive culture for working women, making it easier for them to grow both a family and a career.

Think Exponentially – Staying Relevant in an Era of Disruption

Featured Session 

Marjan Mohsenin
Futurist
Singularity University
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Robotics, artificial intelligence and biotech promise to fundamentally alter business, society and us in the coming decades. Marjan Mohsenin shares the incredible reality on the horizon and how it’s empowering individuals and small companies to do what only governments and multi-national companies were able to achieve a few decades ago. Mohsenin will introduce a framework for exponential growth and explain the mindset HR leaders must adopt to think exponentially, find their intrapreneurs and attract the right talent in this time of rapid change.

9:00am - 9:50am

Breakout Sessions

9:50am - 10:20am

Networking Break

10:20am - 11:10am Breakout Sessions

Creating a Value-Driven Culture

Featured Session 

Ron Storn
VP, People
Lyft
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Session details to come.

Navigating a Private Equity Acquisition

Featured Session 

Tom Berquist
CFO
TIBCO Software Inc.
Michele Haddad
SVP, Global Human Resources
TIBCO Software Inc.
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Session details to come.

The Cost of Bay Area Hiring

Executive Boardroom 

Carla Boragno
VP Site Services
Genentech, Inc.
Kathryn Fisk
CHRO
El Camino Hospital
Nancy Vitale
VP, Human Resources
Genentech, Inc.
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For Bay Area companies, securing quality talent is as difficult as finding a moderately priced apartment in San Francisco. Amid suffocating gridlock and high-priced housing, organizations are struggling to recruit promising candidates willing to relocate. Companies have considered offering corporate housing, employee transportation and subsidized rent, but the most effective approach for attracting new hires remains unclear. In this roundtable discussion, executives collaborate on strategies for recruiting in the increasingly pricey Bay Area.

11:10am - 11:40am

Networking Break

11:40am - 1:10pm Luncheon Keynote

Big Data as a Springboard to Bigger Talent Pools

Featured Session 

Dion Love
Principal, Executive Advisory Services
CEB, now Gartner
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Education. Tenure. Skills. As the list of requirements grows, the size of the talent pool shrinks. Suddenly, you’re competing against 12 companies for the same 20 candidates. How do you expand the pool without sacrificing quality? Dion Love suggests augmenting recruiter judgment using big-data insight. Advanced techniques measure how each job requirement reduces hiring options, while uncovering new talent sources by pinpointing adjacencies across skill groups, locations, industries and more. In this session, Love demonstrates how big data helps recruiters influence hiring managers and coach candidate careers to improve talent outcomes.

1:10pm - 1:40pm

Networking Break

1:40pm - 2:30pm Breakout Sessions

Culture Comeback – Retaining Employees After Change

Featured Session 

Lori Spence
SVP, Human Resources
Riverbed Technology
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Lori Spence is no stranger to challenges. After Riverbed Technology was acquired by a private-equity investor in 2015, the challenges of organizational change became a reality. The company spent more than six months restoring internal calm, which included onboarding more than 600 new hires and finding novel ways to invest in employee engagement. Its efforts paid off, and Riverbed is now enjoying the advantages of a strong, resilient culture and low turnover. In this session, Spence shares her experience leading the company to calmer waters, regaining a spot as a “Best Place to Work” and creating an environment that encourages employees to grow their careers at this fast-paced technology company.

The Starting Point – Frameworks for Bias Mitigation

Featured Session 

Lori Mackenzie
Executive Director
Stanford University
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Implicit bias is a well-documented phenomenon that affects the key "people-processes" supporting organizations' operations, culture and leadership. When bias surfaces in critical functions like recruitment, hiring and performance evaluation, it can impede effective decision-making. The result? Companies can unintentionally turn away, overlook or lose high-potential talent. Lori Mackenzie discusses the research on how biases are embedded in people-processes, describes the consequences and suggests strategies for minimizing its effects on decision-making.

There’s an HR App For That

Executive Boardroom 

Lisa McGill
CHRO SVP of People
Fortinet, Inc.
Lowell Richardson
SVP, Human Resources
California Dairies Inc.
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As technology continues to provide innovative ways for people to work and communicate, organizations have an opportunity to introduce new tools that elevate employee experience. The options are plentiful and can revolutionize the way HR leaders hire, retain and engage employees. They can be used to help executives strategically control benefits investments or connect with new talent. The numerous possibilities, though, make it all too easy for HR leaders to get in over their heads. In this roundtable discussion, executives discuss successes and challenges of HR app adoption.

2:30pm - 2:50pm

Networking Break

2:50pm - 3:40pm Breakout Sessions

Getting Traction – Organizational Support for Bias Mitigation

Featured Session 

Paul Chiames
CHRO
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Lori Mackenzie
Executive Director
Stanford University
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Acknowledging and understanding bias does not automatically translate into organizational support for mitigating it in people-processes. Bias mitigation provides the thinking and tools needed to change individual people decisions over time. Accomplishing this requires taking an honest look in the mirror at your company’s cultural habits. In this session, Paul Chiames shares how one organization used neuroscience research to make approaching the mirror feel safer. Following this case study, Lori Mackenzie will lead a bias-mitigation exercise.

The New Review – Revamping Performance Management

Executive Boardroom 

Madonna Bolano
CHRO, Head of Global Human Resources
Applied Materials
InaMarie Johnson
SVP & CHRO
Plantronics, Inc.
Terese Kemble
SVP, Human Resources
Juniper Networks
Gracie Mercado
VP HR
Golden State Warriors
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When CHROs revamp their performance management approaches, they have a few things to consider: annual reviews or monthly check-ins? Rating scales or one-on-one feedback? Connecting or disconnecting performance management with merit? Executives are invested in creating new ways to enhance and track employee performance. Some are moving completely away from traditional year-end reviews while others simply want to freshen up annual evaluations. In this roundtable discussion, executives share ways they’ve breathed new life into outdated performance management processes.

3:40pm - 4:00pm

Networking Break

4:10pm - 4:40pm Closing Keynote

Mind over Skills – The Future of Leadership

Keynote  sponsored by: Glint

Ciela Hartanov
Head of Research and Strategy
Google Inc.
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Skillsets may get the job done, but it’s mindsets that propel companies to that next innovative level. At Google, leaders are encouraged to think differently. Assisting them is Ciela Hartanov, who has been instrumental in the creation of expansive mental models answering the question, “What is the future of leadership?” In this session, she challenges today’s standards and shares not-yet-released research on the six mindsets that are fundamental to leaders’ success.

4:40pm - 5:20pm

Closing Reception & Prize Drawings