May 17, 2010 / Governing Body Private Dinner

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

Becoming a ‘Giant’ – the Evolution of a Leader

Dinner Keynote

William H. Neukom
Managing General Partner & CEO
San Francisco Baseball Associates L.P.
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As CEO of the San Francisco Giants, Neukom brings a strong sense of meritocracy to the organization, believing that thoughtful objectives and evaluation lead to a successful workforce. Neukom asserts that advancement and compensation should be a reflection of merit, and this outlook is a key element of the performance management initiative he brings to the organization.

Neukom’s passion for leadership was set in motion at a start-up software company and brought him to his current position as leader of the Giants ownership group. His unique story offers insight into how well-defined and dynamic leadership can influence and inspire the business.

May 18, 2010 / Conference

7:00am - 8:00am

Registration & Breakfast

8:00am - 9:00am Opening Keynote

Bringing HR into the Boardroom


Pat Nazemetz
Corporate VP & Chief Ethics Officer
Xerox Corporation
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HR executives, serving on a board of directors and working with their boards, can provide unique insight and perspective about the effective deployment of human capital in the enterprise. In this session, Patricia Nazemetz will discuss her experience serving on the board of directors for WMS Industries, and her extensive involvement in chair and trustee positions with educational and medical entities as well as supporting the board of directors in her company.

Session discovery topics:

  • Understanding the board of directors - expectations and responsibilities
  • Preparing for the role of board member - benefits and risks
  • Bringing the HR perspective to the boardroom - adding value to the overall business strategy
9:00am - 9:30am

Networking Break

9:30am - 10:30am Breakout Sessions

Building Leadership to Drive Strategic Growth

Best Practice sponsored by: Taleo

Donna Morris
SVP Human Resources
Adobe Systems Incorporated
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In the past five years, Adobe has grown from 4,200 employees to more than 8,000 worldwide. As the organization has expanded, so has the need to develop exceptional leaders globally across the company. Developing exceptional leaders internally creates competitive advantage, drives strategic growth and is critical to Adobe's ongoing success.

Adobe's goal has been to develop exceptional leaders who drive strategic growth for their respective businesses. The company aims to develop leaders who know how to engage global, cross-business teams in a manner consistent with the company's values, build exceptional customer experiences, and build a collaborative network with other Adobe leaders.

Session discovery topics:

  • Identifying talent by defining leadership and management criteria
  • Benefits of building vs. buying leadership bench
  • Preparing future leaders to drive the company's strategic growth

Preparing for the Post-Reform Era

Featured Speaker sponsored by: UnitedHealthcare

Reed Tuckson, M.D. FACP
Executive Vice President and Chief of Medical Affairs
UnitedHealth Group
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Now that health care reform has occurred, all stakeholders have new challenges and opportunities to enhance the health of their constituents and improve the affordability of health care. During his presentation, Dr. Tuckson will discuss:

  • The steps necessary to sustain the benefits derived from the recently passed legislation
  • The strategies necessary to address quality health outcomes
  • The importance of achieving cost containment that leads to more affordable health care
10:30am - 10:45am


10:45am - 11:45am Breakout Sessions

Emerging Trends in Executive Compensation

Executive Discussion sponsored by: Towers Watson

Leslie P. Lundberg
SVP, Human Resources
Con-way, Inc.
Lane Ringlee
Senior Consultant
Towers Watson
Jerry Warren
SVP, Compensation and Benefits
McKesson Corporation
Rich Lau
Director of Compensation, Benefits and EEO
University of California, Berkeley
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Companies continue to be significantly impacted by new legislation and regulation on executive staff compensation. The consequences and expectations of emerging regulations require companies to think of innovative ways to offer compensation to their top executives while balancing shareholder expectations. Join this session and participate in a provocative discussion from a panel of compensation experts on new regulations and the evolving role the HR executive has in shaping the landscape of executive compensation.

Session discovery topics:

  • Discussion of executive compensation programs offered by panel member companies
  • Significant trends and developments in regulation and best practices
  • Aligning with shareholder and public expectations

Raising the Bar on Talent: Energizing and Engaging a Retail Workforce

Best Practice sponsored by: Kenexa

Jane Marvin
SVP, Human Resources
Ross Stores, Inc.
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Jane Marvin has co-championed a business plan that embraces a vision of change by driving engagement, connection and the importance of people to improve productivity and customer service. In this session, Marvin will share the challenges and triumphs of executing this culture shift within a large retail organization and the key role proactive HR plays in this strategy.

Session discovery topics:

  • Identifying key success factors - understanding core competencies
  • Empowering the workforce - engagement, connection and support
  • Improving skills across the company - driving individual development plans to frontline employees
11:45am - 12:15pm

Networking Break

12:15pm - 1:45pm Luncheon Keynote

Developing a Model for Global HR Transformation

Keynote sponsored by: Workday

Paul Humphries
EVP, Human Resources & Communications
Flextronics International Ltd.
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With more than 200,000 employees worldwide, Flextronics is one of the world's largest electronics manufacturing organizations. In 2006, the executive staff adopted a new business model, making HR transformation a priority. Join Paul Humphries as he illustrates the accomplishments and challenges of aligning and centralizing a global HR function.

Session discovery topics:

  • Adding strategic value - HR as a business partner
  • Aligning HR operations and administration
  • Creating consistency - implementing policies, strategies and leadership development programs
  • Fostering a culture of change through transformation
1:45pm - 2:15pm

Networking Break

2:15pm - 3:15pm Breakout Sessions

Raising the Leadership Quotient through Evaluation

Best Practice sponsored by: Precept Group

Lynn Jolliffe
EVP, Human Resources
Ingram Micro, Inc.
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Serving 150 countries worldwide, Ingram Micro is the world's largest wholesale distributor of computer products. Challenged to streamline and simplify the organization's global performance management structure, Lynn Jolliffe established a calibration system to review and maximize human potential. Implementing this change has led to employee development and opportunity, globally impacting the organization.

Session discovery topics:

  • Creating opportunities through performance review
  • Cultivating innovative thought and driving organizational change
  • Achieving higher levels of accountability from senior management through rating scales and process review

Creating the Right Social Networking for your Workforce

Best Practice sponsored by: The Standard

Bert Sandie
Director of Technical Excellence
Electronic Arts, Inc.
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At Electronic Arts, Inc., social networking is an essential part of enabling collaboration between colleagues in different physical locations. Trends are emerging from a new generation of workers, who blend their work and personal lives through social interfaces such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Bert Sandie, Director of Technical Excellence at Electronic Arts, envisaged an opportunity and implemented an internal, enterprising social networking system for better business partnership.

Session discovery topics:

  • Fostering a collaborative culture — encouraging employees to share ideas, knowledge and skills
  • Social networking as an HR tool — a new way of looking at talent management and career development
  • Quantifying social media for business growth — return on investment of an internal networking system
3:15pm - 3:30pm

Networking Break

3:30pm - 4:30pm Closing Keynote

The Importance of HR Leadership Networking

Keynote sponsored by: Kaiser Permanente

Joe W. Laymon
Corporate Vice President, Human Resources
Chevron Corporation
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Cultivating a collaborative community of HR leaders provides a forum for insightful dialog and facilitates powerful and strategic discussions about the challenges facing HR executives. As principal steward of Chevron's "Invest in People" strategy, Joe Laymon recognizes the importance of a leadership networking environment that is provocative in thought and rallies the HR community. With more than 31 years of experience in human resources, Laymon will share the significant impact that leadership networking has had on his professional journey.

Session discovery topics:

  • Inspiring thought - inspiring and motivating future HR executives
  • Utilizing the power of relationships and networking
  • Seizing opportunities - leading through change and overcoming challenges
4:30pm - 5:00pm

Networking Reception