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June 23, 2014 / Governing Body Private Dinner

6:30pm - 9:00pm Governing Body Private Dinner

Think Epic, Be Epic – HR as Disruptive Heroes

Dinner Keynote

Bill Jensen
Author & Thought Leader
“Simplicity” & “The Courage Within Us”
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Human resources is in a prime position to influence the way business innovates and responds to disruption. Bill Jensen interviewed 100 disruptive heroes to discover the underlying skills and attitudes that allow them to leverage disruption. He gives examples of leaders from innovative companies and how they create a culture of disruption. With that framework established, this session provides an opportunity for HR leaders to collaborate in a roundtable format and share their insights on how to impact their own organizations. Join Jensen as he shares crucial takeaways that empower HR to turn disruptions into strategic advantages.

June 24, 2014 / Conference

7:00am - 7:30am

Registration & Breakfast

7:30am - 9:00am Opening Keynote

The Art and Science of Great Work

Keynote sponsored by: O.C. Tanner

Michael Bungay Stanier
Author & Thought Leader
"Do More Great Work"
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As a senior HR leader, imagine if you could help your people have more impact without working any harder. Of course, this is easier said than done. In this practical and engaging session with Michael Bungay Stanier, author of “Do More Great Work,” learn the difference between good work and great work, and why the distinction is critical. Understand the three core characteristics you need to do more great work; sharpen your focus and increase the amount of great work you are doing; and leave this hour with new insights and an action plan for doing things differently.

9:00am - 9:30am


9:30am - 10:30am Breakout Sessions

Iberdrola’s Answer to the Demographic Challenge

Featured Session

Sheri Lamoureux
VP, Human Resources
Iberdrola USA, Inc.
Tom Ryan
Director, Business Strategies
Iberdrola USA, Inc.
Chad Scoma
Manager of HR Planning
Iberdrola USA, Inc.
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Like many organizations, the Great Recession provided only a temporary reprieve to Iberdrola in retaining an aging workforce. With 70 percent of their employees eligible to retire in the next 10 years, workforce planning has come to the forefront for the business. Pushed by the need to plan for the future rather than react to short-term finances, Iberdrola began to identify how the nature of work will change over time. This practical session discusses the process and challenges of embedding workforce planning into the organization’s strategy and how HR can add value to the business by exceeding customer value and expectations.

Healthcare Outlook 2.0

Featured Session sponsored by: Fidelity

Robert Kennedy
Health and Welfare Practice Leader
Fidelity Investments
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Employer-sponsored healthcare programs are at a critical crossroad. Emerging market dynamics are driving innovation, employee healthcare consumerism and efficiencies in healthcare delivery. Key employer challenges and opportunities shaping the 2.0 healthcare world include HSAs and the “Cadillac Tax,” wellness and health improvement programs, physician reimbursement and provider strategies, and private exchanges. By navigating through all these possibilities, HR executives are seeking new ways to create a healthy balance of improved health outcomes, lower costs and higher levels of employee engagement. Join this session for a frank peer-driven discussion of key employer health strategies in the post-ACA world.

HR Leveraging Technology to Create Competitive Advantage

Executive Boardroom sponsored by: Appirio

Pierre La Perriere
SVP, Human Resources
Gilbane Building Company
Tamah Rosker
VP, Global Human Resources
iBasis, Inc.
Jason Averbook
Chief Business Innovation Officer
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HR must be nimble enough to support a changing business landscape while meeting the demands of a global workforce. HR leaders are constantly looking for ways to improve efficiency while adding value to the organization. One way CHROs can gain new executive influence is to develop a greater understanding of cloud, mobile and social technologies, and ways to design, deploy and sustain these strategies. In this executive boardroom, Jason Averbook leads a discussion on the many forces shaping HR technology today and what it will take to be competitive in the future.

10:30am - 10:45am


10:45am - 11:45am Breakout Sessions

Tuning Into Big Data – HR by the Numbers

Featured Session sponsored by: Oracle

Mike Bollinger
Vice President, HCM Transformation Practice
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Honing in on Big Data has universal impact on your organization’s performance in quality, marketing, customer retention and HR. How can HR leaders use data to predict behaviors that impact attrition, engagement and strategic workforce planning? How can data metrics and analytics align with overall business strategy? How do practitioners move from hypothesis to action? Join this session led by Mike Bollinger to explore answers to these questions and discover skills necessary to embrace the numbers that can no longer be ignored.

Beyond the Headlines – How HR Executives Can Alleviate the Boomer Exodus

Executive Boardroom sponsored by: SuccessFactors, an SAP Company

Maria Anderson
Senior Director, Human Resources
Orchard Brands
Jane Borkowski
VP, Human Resources & Organizational Development
Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.
Gabby Burlacu,
Customer Insights and Alignment Specialist
SuccessFactors, an SAP Company
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Organizational practitioners have long been aware of the impending demographic changes in the workforce, with key tenured talent approaching retirement and the influx of millennials into the hiring market. This session will focus on some of the lesser-known implications of the demographic shift, exploring how staffing, performance management, and developmental processes can help to alleviate potential performance issues caused by multigenerational teams, an older workforce, and large-scale loss of institutional knowledge. In this boardroom discussion, HR executives collaborate on ideas for how best to leverage the benefits of these demographic changes while minimizing the potential negative impact.

11:45am - 12:15pm


12:15pm - 1:45pm Luncheon Keynote

Transformation Through Transparency – Communicating It All


David J. Weaving
EVP & Chief Administrative Officer
Realogy Holdings
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In an industry harder-hit by the recession than most, Realogy's success as a real estate leader has depended upon management’s commitment to communication and transparency. This journey has been marked by many difficult decisions; openly facing these decisions has led to the renewed success of the organization, including recognition by Ethisphere Institute as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies for the past two years. This positive transformation, which is a testament to the leadership and the employees’ commitment to doing things the right way, has uncovered best practices around driving a healthy culture, managing a large-scale corporate relocation and communicating with employees on a real-time basis.

1:45pm - 2:15pm


2:15pm - 3:15pm Breakout Sessions

A Case of Classic Potential

Featured Session

Kyle Polischuk
VP, Human Resources
The Talbots, Inc.
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After decades of consistent growth, 2007 to 2012 proved difficult for specialty retailer Talbots — economic challenges, change in leadership, downsizing and a failed attempt to lure new customers that bewildered its loyal following. At the same time, the world of recruiting changed dramatically with the rise of social networking. Fast forward to today, Talbots has launched a branding initiative to help convey its comeback story through recruiting efforts. Join this session to learn how this venerable brand is keeping its profile relevant and using social media to expand prospects, retain talent and reduce overall recruiting spend.

Shifting the Focus to Talent for Better Business Outcomes

Featured Session sponsored by: Peoplefluent

Doug Ring
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Organizations worldwide continue to face retention issues, high turnover, productivity loss, and ultimately diminished financial results due to an increasingly disengaged workforce. Seeking to dramatically improve employee engagement, companies are shifting their focus from HR processes to the talent. The link between engagement and positive business results is clear, but the strategies that today’s visionary business leaders use to engage employees and measure success are immensely varied. Join this session to learn how a talent-centered approach can impact engagement and produce better business decisions and financial results.

3:15pm - 3:30pm


3:30pm - 4:30pm Closing Keynote

Staples – Make HR Offshoring Happen


Regis Mulot
SVP, Global Human Resources
Staples, Inc.
Erica Rockenback
Director, Talent Acquisition
Staples, Inc.
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Outsourcing holds the promise of simplifying operations and allowing organizations to focus on their core business. However, outsourcing can be expensive, complicated and occasionally a failure. Regis Mulot, SVP of HR at Staples, has done a 180-degree spin from mistrusting outsourcing to fully embracing it. This session focuses on Staple’s journey and the lessons learned along the way. Come to hear the top 10 do’s and don’ts in outsourcing and how Staples made offshoring work for them.

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Closing Reception & Prize Drawings