Agenda


June 22, 2015 / Governing Body Private Dinner


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

Disrupting The Future of Work

Dinner Keynote 

Devin Fidler
Research Director, Technology Horizons
Institute for the Future
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Work is poised to change in significant ways over the coming decade. As historically process-orientated tasks are turned on their heads, strategic CHROs must reimagine how companies organize and characterize work, and how they go about obtaining the skills and framework they need to be successful in the new marketplace. In this energetic session, dive into IFTF’s research covering some of the underlying forces changing the nature of work, including the rise of platforms and automation technologies. From this foundation, Devin Fidler will look at ways that it may be possible to catalyze a more workable future.


June 23, 2015 / Conference


7:00am - 7:45am

Registration & Breakfast

7:45am - 8:30am Opening Keynote

The Changeover Generation – How Gen Z Will Revolutionize The Workplace

Keynote 

Melissa Lavigne-Delville
Generational Insights & Trends Expert
Founder of Culture Co-op
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Generation Z will take a decidedly different approach to work than their millennial counterparts. Nearly a decade after the economic recession, hyperspecialized education and a rising “indie workforce” — 40-50 percent of workers will be sole proprietors, freelancers and gig workers by 2020 — will completely change the way companies approach, design for and develop talent. This eye-opening keynote will explore how to win the best talent and why the share economy will reshape social support systems ranging from healthcare to retirement funds. Learn how the next generation of workers will signal the end of America’s 9-to-5, and new opportunities and challenges for employers.

8:30am - 9:00am

Networking Break

9:00am - 9:50am Breakout Sessions

Great Talent Is Not Enough – Aligning for Innovation

Featured Session  sponsored by: ADP

Hilda West
VP, HR Strategic Consulting
The Clorox Company
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Having the best scientists and marketing experts from the top schools isn’t enough to guarantee innovation success. Hilda West and her team knew Clorox’s existing talent strategies weren’t sufficient to drive the company’s ambitious 2020 strategy or support its goal of leading the market through product innovation. An in-depth analysis of Clorox’s growth plan revealed gaps in goals and metrics as well as in structure, including how team members were (or were not) working together. West lays out her strategy for gaining internal buy-in through a comprehensive partnership with Clorox R&D to co-create a talent approach that accelerates business growth.

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.

Can Technology Cure Healthcare?

Executive Boardroom  sponsored by: Castlight Health Inc.

Jing Liao
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
TriNet
Wendy Scott
SVP, Human Resources
Varian Medical Systems, Inc.
Seth Cohen
Vice President of Strategic Accounts
Castlight Health Inc.
Moderator
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U.S. enterprises spend nearly $620B on healthcare. It’s a top-three business expense that increases by 8 to 10 percent every year and affects more than half of all Americans who rely on their employer for health coverage. This roundtable discussion, moderated by Castlight Health’s Seth Cohen, will explore how CHROs can leverage enterprise health systems and take full advantage of innovative technology to increase quality engagement in their healthcare initiatives while reducing spending. The discussion will cover how organizations can make data-driven decisions regarding employee well-being and in turn link health and wellness information to measurable business results.

Executive boardrooms are private, closed-door sessions designed to foster interactive dialogue and attendee participation around a specific, strategic topic. Seating is limited to 25 attendees and priority is always given to CHROs.
To reserve your seat, please contact: Vickie Queen, 503-922-0210, vickie.queen@evanta.com

9:50am - 10:20am

Networking Break

10:20am - 11:10am Breakout Sessions

Powering On – Activating Sustainable Strategic and Cultural Change

Featured Session 

Michelle Frandsen
Sr. Organization Development Specialist
Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Gary King
Chief Workforce & Technology Officer
Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Arlen Orchard
CEO and General Manager
Sacramento Municipal Utility District
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The departure of one CEO and the onboarding of a new CEO can send a shockwave through an organization, and expert HR leaders are proactive about absorbing and directing the ensuing cultural and strategic changes. Gary King and Michelle Frandsen discuss SMUD’s search for a new CEO and how they implemented a comprehensive cultural and organizational redesign effort aimed at eliminating complacency. Arlen Orchard, the new CEO, shares how he delivers on his vision of an agile company in a traditionally slowmoving industry, and instills new leadership behaviors to reinforce the company’s structural and strategic realignment.

Peace in the War for Top Talent

Featured Session  sponsored by: PwC

Mary Lyons
Partner
PwC
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Global megatrends clearly tell a story — there will always be a tension between businesses, the marketplace and talent, and to maintain a healthy balance and be competitive, CHROs must focus on syncing their talent strategy to the business. This means applying innovation principles to the talent strategy itself and seeking out previously unexplored avenues for solutions. Mary Lyons will share results from PwC’s 2015 CEO Survey to highlight core talent challenges, and then uncover new capability models for hiring and building leaders, tools for exceptional performance management and culture systems, and tactics for reaching a strategic armistice through talent and business alignment.

Analytics, Analytics, Analytics – The Future of the Workforce

Executive Boardroom  sponsored by: IBM

Kevin Lyman
SVP, Human Resources
Altera Corporation
Jeannine Raymond, Ph.D.
AVC, Human Resources
University of California, Berkeley
Nancy Vitale
VP, Human Resources
Genentech, Inc.
Victor Reyes
Associate Partner – Talent & Change
IBM
Moderator
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What if you could easily predict the best employees for high-value roles, as well as identify who will stay (or even leave) your organization? With the right data and processes, CHROs can make more informed, data-driven talent decisions and answer critical business questions including the root cause 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 session to learn how the use of predictive and prescriptive analytics can make all of this possible — even for executives without deep analytic backgrounds.

Executive boardrooms are private, closed-door sessions designed to foster interactive dialogue and attendee participation around a specific, strategic topic. Seating is limited to 25 attendees and priority is always given to CHROs.
To reserve your seat, please contact: Vickie Queen, 503-922-0210, vickie.queen@evanta.com

11:10am - 11:40am

Networking Break

11:40am - 12:50pm Luncheon Keynote

Creating Inclusive Workplaces – Seeing and Blocking Bias

Keynote 

Shelley Correll
Professor, Department of Sociology
Stanford University
Caroline Simard
Research Director
Stanford University
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Diversity is not just a Silicon Valley issue. Although technology companies have come under recent scrutiny, every CHRO is fueled by the need to innovate — and that means building a more inclusive workforce. The biggest barriers to this goal, however, are often hidden in everyday human processes and interactions in the form of unconscious bias from well-intentioned people. Shelley Correll and Caroline Simard from the Clayman Institute at Stanford University provide research-based insight and strategies to see and block unconscious bias so every company can make better decisions, harness diverse perspectives and create workplaces where everyone can thrive.

12:50pm - 1:20pm

Networking Break

1:20pm - 2:10pm Breakout Sessions

Reinventing the HR Business Model

Featured Session  sponsored by: McLean & Company

Scott Kelly
SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer
Hitachi Data Systems
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If you focus on the catch rather than the pitch, you’ll always be playing catch up. That’s the thought that prompted Scott Kelly to fundamentally rework Hitachi Data Systems’ HR business model. He saw a department impoverished by time, bogged down by transaction and spending 20 percent of its energy putting out operational fires. Kelly responded by synchronizing service delivery with the business life cycle, and partnering across departments to drive horizontal value across HR. He will share how his Strategic Predictive Value Add model liberated more white space for innovation and value-add activities while redefining the function of HR.

Building a Great Place to Work: A Conversation With China Gorman

Featured Session  sponsored by: Globoforce

Andrea Gappmayer
Senior Recognition Consultant
Globoforce
China Gorman
Former CEO
Great Place to Work Institute, Inc.
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Building a great workplace and culture is no longer a “nice to have” for business leaders in today’s global marketplace. It is often the key differentiator between companies that succeed and get the best talent versus those that don’t. Join Globoforce’s Andrea Gappmeyer as she interviews China Gorman, the former CEO of the Great Place to Work Institute. In this interactive session, Gorman will share actionable tips and strategies on how leaders can build a more human workplace — including how you can infuse your organization with trust, positivity, recognition, connections, and a strong sense of pride for the company and its goals.

The Office Is Dead, Long Live The Office!

Executive Boardroom 

Madonna Bolano
Group VP, Human Resources
Applied Materials
Michelle Kwait
VP, Human Resources
Ghirardelli Chocolate Company
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Global conference calls take place over digital networks. Product innovators collaborate socially from their phones. And email has long since abandoned the confines of traditional business hours. With the lines between personal and professional life irrevocably blurred, the question becomes: Is work more a “place” or an “experience”? HR leaders must determine what mix of virtual networks, flexible work plans and tools will provide the most value to the business and its increasingly diverse workforce. Explore the benefits and challenges of virtual work, productivity and alignment strategies, and hear from peers how they are designing a new kind of office.

Executive boardrooms are private, closed-door sessions designed to foster interactive dialogue and attendee participation around a specific, strategic topic. Seating is limited to 25 attendees and priority is always given to CHROs.
To reserve your seat, please contact: Vickie Queen, 503-922-0210, vickie.queen@evanta.com

2:10pm - 2:30pm

Networking Break

2:30pm - 3:20pm Breakout Sessions

Transforming Employee Surveys Into Real Business Drivers

Featured Session  sponsored by: Strategic Management Decisions, LLC

Todd Horton
Director, Workforce Intelligence
Dignity Health
Scott Mondore
Managing Partner
Strategic Management Decisions, LLC
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For years, Dignity Health conducted annual employee surveys measuring various forms of engagement, but they wanted to be more strategic and uncover what specific attitudes or feedback truly drives real business outcomes. Dignity Health partnered with SMD and utilized an advanced analytics approach that allowed them to identify the business drivers and deliver actionable information into the hands of change agents at each level of the organization. Scott Mondore and Todd Horton will share their approach, along with tactics for integrating business outcome data into the survey process, and turning the results into simple, effective actions for leaders at every level.

2:30pm - 3:20pm

Success After a Shake-Up

Game Changer 

Tim Harman
Head of Organizational Development
MUFG Union Bank
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How do you reconstitute two organizations after a global merger of scale? Strategic talent integration and acceleration led to surprising results and a new development model for this global bank.

This is the first of three concise and compelling 15-minute presentations during this breakout session. Each brief, high-value presentation will extract a leading best practice or a breakthrough industry solution with tangible takeaways.

Bring the Whole “U” To Work

Game Changer 

Mindy Kornberg
VP, Human Resources
University of Washington
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Pop quiz — why do most wellness and engagement efforts fade away or worse, never catch on? Learn to borrow from marketing and gamification to create and sustain performance behaviors.

This is the second of three concise and compelling 15-minute presentations during this breakout session. Each brief, high-value presentation will extract a leading best practice or a breakthrough industry solution with tangible takeaways.

Beyond Window Dressing

Game Changer  sponsored by: Mercer

Deon Riley
SVP Human Resources
Ross Stores, Inc.
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For diversity that goes beyond rank and numbers, apply laser focus to career destination planning. This $10B retailer builds talent from within through cross-functional, high-touch and low-cost leadership development.

This is the third of three concise and compelling 15-minute presentations during this breakout session. Each brief, high-value presentation will extract a leading best practice or a breakthrough industry solution with tangible takeaways.

2:30pm - 3:20pm Breakout Sessions

Practical Wish Fulfillment – Effective Executive Succession Planning

Executive Boardroom 

Tom Baker
SVP, Human Resources
SanDisk Corporation
Dawn Lederer
CHRO, Americas
Arup Group Limited
Joe Wegener
VP, Human Resources
Core-Mark International
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“A goal without a plan is just a wish,” and executive succession plans without a concrete strategy behind them can’t be realized. Flatter organizational structures, senior management demographic shifts and niche skill requirements mean that CHROs need to respond with increasingly flexible, yet well-defined succession plans. How can organizations become better positioned to address departures and movement at the VP level and above, and should HR leaders look externally or to internally develop the right candidate for each role? Join this discussion to examine strategies for creating comprehensive executive succession plans and ensuring leadership continuity in a tumultuous talent environment.

Executive boardrooms are private, closed-door sessions designed to foster interactive dialogue and attendee participation around a specific, strategic topic. Seating is limited to 25 attendees and priority is always given to CHROs.
To reserve your seat, please contact: Vickie Queen, 503-922-0210, vickie.queen@evanta.com

3:20pm - 3:40pm

Networking Break

3:40pm - 4:20pm Closing Keynote

Customers Are the Epicenter of Global Change

Keynote 

Erin Nelson
EVP & CMO
SunPower Corporation
Doug Richards
EVP, Administration
SunPower Corporation
Tom Werner
President & CEO
SunPower Corporation
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Customer experience, brand and culture are intrinsically linked. To realize its bold organizational and performance goals, SunPower created a customer-, brand- and people-centric environment that enables the company to lead and continually reinforce change. Erin Nelson, Doug Richards and Kim Rutledge share how they fused brand with company culture and marketing and design principles to launch a global change initiative that impacted everything from performance management to compensation. Tom Werner will share how having a customer-centric experience is transforming the company and its future, and the team will share how branding has been essential to driving engagement and the initiative’s success.

4:20pm - 5:00pm

Closing Reception & Prize Drawings