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May 7, 2014 / Governing Body Private Dinner


6:30pm Governing Body Private Dinner

The Core of Leadership – Appreciation and Authenticity

Dinner Keynote

Mike Robbins
Author & Thought Leader
"Nothing Changes Until You Do"
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Relationship building is paramount for business leaders, especially in today’s fast-paced, globalized world. Executives who are self-aware, genuine, honest, and even vulnerable, create a culture where trusting relationships thrive and teams are motivated to focus on what truly matters. Join Mike Robbins as he exposes the most vital characteristics of being an exceptional leader — appreciation and authenticity. These key qualities unify and inspire teams to achieve goals and drive high performance. Robbins shares practical strategies for communicating with impact, building authentic relationships, and leading teams that bring out the best in themselves and others and generate measurable results.


May 8, 2014 / Conference


7:00am - 8:00am

Registration & Breakfast

7:30am - 9:00am Opening Keynote

People-First Perspectives Defining Times of Change

Keynote

Asad Husain
EVP & CHRO
Big Heart Pet Brands
Dave West
President & CEO
Big Heart Pet Brands
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Big Heart Pet Brands, previously part of Del Monte Foods, recently announced its launch as a stand-alone pet food and snacks company. The creation of Big Heart Pet Brands involved a series of organization changes over 18 months. In this co-presentation, Dave West and Asad Husain discuss their change journey from a people perspective, the strategy they employed, the lessons learned from managing change and the importance of building trust within the company by keeping the employee perspective at the forefront. They also emphasize how a strong CEO-CHRO relationship is integral for designing organizational strategy that can navigate through uncertainty.

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9:00am - 9:30am

Break

9:30am - 10:30am Breakout Sessions

Developing Synergy With the CFO

Featured Session

Donna Morris
SVP, Global People & Places
Adobe Systems Incorporated
Mark Garrett
EVP & CFO
Adobe Systems Incorporated
Brett Hooper
SVP, Human Resources
JDSU
Moderator
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The CFO has a powerful role that expands beyond the finance function, with influence over the broader enterprise. Many CFOs and CHROs don’t spend enough time together given their joint oversight on strategic organizational matters. Since HR and finance offer differing perspectives and priorities, it can be challenging to develop a harmonious relationship. Ultimately, this partnership can lead to improved business processes and garner the attention of the CEO and BOD. Join this presentation moderated by Brett Hooper, as Donna Morris and Mark Garrett address how HR and finance can team up to steer strategic initiatives and deliver positive outcomes for the organization.

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Supporting the Business on a Global Scale

Featured Session

Jing Liao
VP, WW Human Resources
Atmel Corporation
Prasad Setty
VP, People Analytics & Compensation
Google Inc.
Michelle Kwait
VP, Human Resources
Ghirardelli Chocolate Company
Moderator
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In the enterprise, corporate growth is top of mind. International dynamics contribute to an evolving business environment which requires the development of globalization strategies at an unprecedented scale and intensity. It’s up to HR leaders to overcome organizational barriers and tackle issues around talent management and recruiting and retention, while managing the rising costs of an employee base positioned on multiple continents. Join this panel presentation as HR executives share critical insights and practical steps in defining a worldwide people strategy, and how they’ve propelled successful business results that meet the rapid progress of today’s global business.

Pressures From the C-Suite

Featured Session sponsored by: Oracle

Christine Mellon
VP HCM Transformation
Oracle
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Join Christine Mellon, former CHRO and strategic consulting executive, to learn more about current expectations and interactions between boards of directors, CEOs and CHROs. Studies indicate boards and CEOs are more involved in talent management than ever. What are boards asking for? What are CEOs worried about? How should a CHRO help lead the way in the existing business environment? And, perhaps most importantly, are we “there” yet? At this critical time in the evolution of the CHRO role, hear how HR can craft a self-determined future to be a major, influential force with boards and CEOs.

The Equitable Equation – Improving Earnings by Improving Health

Executive Boardroom sponsored by: Anthem National Accounts

Denise Haylor
CHRO
Flextronics International Ltd.
Wendy Scott
SVP, Human Resources
Varian Medical Systems, Inc.
Gary Earl
VP, Health Transformation
Anthem National Accounts
Moderator
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Companies can elevate human and social value by promoting lifestyle choices that improve the health and wellness of their employees. A vibrant and healthy workplace has the tenacity to drive business results and can impact the organization on many levels beyond the bottom line. A winning formula of both success and significance for their people invites all stakeholders to invest and assures each investor a positive return beyond mere economics. In this boardroom discussion led by Denise Haylor and Wendy Scott, and moderated by Gary Earl, CHROs take an in-depth look at how enabling wellness at the workplace impacts the future health of organizations — and humanity.

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 25 attendees (seating priority is given to CHROs). To reserve your seat, please contact:

Christin Haehl at 503-445-6595 or christin.haehl@evanta.com
Robby Edwardsen at 971-717-6645 or robby.edwardsen@evanta.com

10:30am - 10:45am

Break

10:45am - 11:45am Breakout Sessions

Defining New Strategies for HR

Featured Session

Dan Henkle
SVP, Global Human Resources
Gap Inc.
Eric Severson
SVP, Global Talent Solutions
Gap Inc.
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In a transforming business landscape, CHROs are finding new ways to impact organizational design. Gap Inc. recently implemented an unconventional co-leadership model for HR to meet the ever-evolving needs of the business. The new model enables speed and accessibility, and a balanced focus on both long-term objectives and day-to-day realities. In this session, Dan Henkle and Eric Severson share Gap Inc.’s path to defining this new collaborative HR philosophy, which is resulting in a deep connection throughout the organization and an HR team that is delivering on big and bold business initiatives.

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Life After the Performance Review

Featured Session sponsored by: Gerstco, Inc.

Wendy Scott
SVP, Human Resources
Varian Medical Systems, Inc.
Ellen Johnston
Director, HR & Leadership Development
Varian Medical Systems, Inc.
Scott Tredennick
Director, Service Supply Chain
Varian Medical Systems, Inc.
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Business leaders are discovering the need for a new era in employee evaluation, one that provides coaching for the future rather than a score-based assessment focused on the past. Three years ago, Varian Medical Systems began changing its corporate culture by eliminating performance reviews and ratings, training managers to coach rather than judge. After securing C-suite buy-in, the HR team shifted the process to more frequent manager-employee discussions on goal progress, competency development and coaching for success. In this session, Wendy Scott, Ellen Johnston and Scott Tredennick detail their efforts and the challenges overcome as they move away from this standard, yet antiquated, HR process.

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Winning the War for Talent – Promoting Employee Financial Wellness

Featured Session sponsored by: Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Roger Gray
Director and Institutional Sales Manager
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
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Two key components are at the heart of company talent initiatives: global economic recovery and demographic trends leading to a skills shortage. An upturn in the economy has led to business growth and job opportunity, but has also highlighted the skills crisis and talent gaps. Shifting employee demographics, needs and priorities are positioning retirement and benefits programs as the strongest weapons in an employer’s talent arsenal. As organizations advance employee financial wellness, HR leaders are leaned on to pilot these programs. Join this session as Roger Gray discusses how current global economic outlook trends will impact business strategy and shape the talent approach of the HR function.

HR Technology – Reducing Friction on the Organization

Executive Boardroom sponsored by: Adobe EchoSign

Sean Kundu
Director, Human Resources and Employment Counsel
San Francisco 49ers
Kevin Lyman
SVP, Human Resources
Altera Corporation
Jon Perera
Vice President
Adobe EchoSign
Moderator
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Critical technology trends will define the world of HCM for years to come and prompt HR leaders to continually look for ways to streamline processes. New technologies can attract talent, retain employees and shape the experience for individuals, managers and executives in unexpected ways. But consideration for implementation and global issues are essential for total workforce engagement. Join this discussion led by Sean Kundu and Kevin Lyman, and moderated by Jon Perera, to detail critical issues around technology, and how advancements can lead to increased organizational capabilities and empowerment for HR.

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 25 attendees (seating priority is given to CHROs). To reserve your seat, please contact:

Christin Haehl at 503-445-6595 or christin.haehl@evanta.com
Robby Edwardsen at 971-717-6645 or robby.edwardsen@evanta.com

11:45am - 12:15pm

Break

12:15pm - 1:45pm Luncheon Keynote

Transforming the Performance Management System

Keynote sponsored by: SuccessFactors, an SAP Company

Dr. David Rock
Director
NeuroLeadership Institute
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Performance management continues to challenge companies of all sizes. HR executives historically focus on process, technology and measurement solutions, but the real challenge lies in changing the mindset around performance management, shifting the quality of the conversations on this topic and building a business case for change. Dr. David Rock utilizes his neuroscience research to share innovative practices to rebrand performance management; methods to best measure results; cost-efficient ways to embed these new habits in managers; the science of measuring and managing individual performance throughout the organization; and the opportunity to rethink performance management strategy altogether.

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Video
1:45pm - 2:15pm

Break

2:15pm - 3:15pm Breakout Sessions

Continuity to the Core – Going Beyond Employment Branding

Featured Session

Kevin Lyman
SVP, Human Resources
Altera Corporation
Jocelyn King
Head of Worldwide Corporate Marketing
Altera Corporation
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Questions around employment branding often illuminate a conflict between HR’s internal employee communications and the company’s marketing emphasis on product messaging. Altera Corporation experienced this problem, with the two groups on seemingly different paths. To achieve consistent internal and external communication, HR and marketing aligned around a common overarching strategy, delivering results while making mutual sacrifices and minimizing investment. In this session, Kevin Lyman joins forces with Jocelyn King to describe their collaboration which resulted in a more robust employment brand, consistent overall messaging throughout the organization, and greater empowerment and development of staff in their teams.

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Creating a Culture of Great Work

Featured Session sponsored by: O.C. Tanner

David Sturt
Executive Vice President
O.C. Tanner Institute
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In today’s competitive marketplace, organizations need to draw differentiating ideas and solutions from every employee. Innovation can come from anyone, anywhere. But are employees making all the contributions they’re capable of? How do HR executives support cultures where innovation and great work — from idea conception to delivery — thrive? In this presentation, New York Times best-selling author David Sturt will reveal insights from the largest-ever study of award-winning work. He’ll share five researched practices that every employee, team and leader can use immediately to make a difference and drive improved results.

Measure, Manage and Deliver Engagement in Sync With the Business

Executive Boardroom sponsored by: Towers Watson

Varun Bhatia
SVP & CHRO
Levi Strauss & Co.
Nancy Vitale
VP, Human Resources
Genentech, Inc.
Dylan Galaty
Senior Consultant
Towers Watson
Moderator
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Research consistently shows that employee engagement has a direct impact on business. Even a small improvement in productivity can have a positive effect on an organization’s performance and competitiveness. However, given the complex and fast nature of today’s business environment, ensuring an engagement program is aligned with an organization’s people and business objectives is increasingly difficult. Join this session led by Varun Bhatia and Nancy Vitale, and moderated by Dylan Galaty, to discuss how to strategically measure, manage and deliver engagement in sync with business objectives, and how that leads to a high-performing and results-driven culture.

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 25 attendees (seating priority is given to CHROs). To reserve your seat, please contact:

Christin Haehl at 503-445-6595 or christin.haehl@evanta.com
Robby Edwardsen at 971-717-6645 or robby.edwardsen@evanta.com

Sifting Through Metrics for Better Workforce Analysis

Executive Boardroom sponsored by: Peoplefluent

Scott Kelly
CHRO
Hitachi Data Systems Corporation
Joe Wegener
VP, Human Resources
Core-Mark International, Inc.
Jeff Carr
CEO
Peoplefluent
Moderator
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Business leaders demand constant access to workforce analytics that provide actionable information and insight — not just general, organization-wide analytics, but analytics that pertain to specific areas like engagement, talent management and recruitment. Join this session, led by Scott Kelly and Joe Wegener, and moderated by Jeff Carr, as CHROs discuss how to define optimum workforce analysis results from analyzing the “right” metrics; that is, the ones that drive strategic business outcomes.

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 25 attendees (seating priority is given to CHROs). To reserve your seat, please contact:

Christin Haehl at 503-445-6595 or christin.haehl@evanta.com
Robby Edwardsen at 971-717-6645 or robby.edwardsen@evanta.com

3:15pm - 3:30pm

Break

3:30pm - 4:30pm Closing Keynote

Instrumental Partnerships Leading to Excellence

Keynote sponsored by: RiseSmart

Marissa Andrada
svp, Global Partner Resources
Starbucks Coffee Company
Kevin Johnson
Former CEO
Juniper Networks, Inc.
Steven Rice
EVP, Human Resources
Juniper Networks, Inc.
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With their insights on organizational capability, CHROs are in a unique position to offer guidance to CEOs and boards of directors on aligning the HR function with business strategy. To achieve success, CHROs and senior leadership must foster a trusting and open relationship where both parties collaborate to accomplish agreed upon goals. Join Steven Rice from Juniper Networks and Marissa Andrada from Starbucks as they share their success stories on driving better business results through collaboration with Kevin Johnson, former Juniper CEO and current board member at both Juniper and Starbucks.

4:30pm - 5:00pm

Closing Reception and Luxury Prize Drawings