Boston CHRO Executive Summit

June 4, 2019 , Hyatt Regency Boston

June 4, 2019
Hyatt Regency Boston

Collaborate with your peers

Get together with your peers to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Boston CHRO Executive Summit.

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CHROs today:

Investing in your people and the right technologies 

Innovating with advanced technologies and new delivery models

Influencing business stakeholders and enterprise outcomes

Boston CHRO Governing Body


The Governing Body Co-Chairs shape the summit agenda, ensuring that all content is driven by CHROs, for CHROs.

Co-Chairs

Ronald Arigo headshot

Ronald Arigo

State of Massachusetts
CHRO

Ginger Gregory headshot

Ginger Gregory

Biogen
EVP, CHRO

Marilyn Hausammann headshot

Marilyn Hausammann

Harvard University
VP, Human Resources

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Cynthia Ring

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
CHRO

Agenda


June 3, 2019

6:00pm - 8:30pm  Governing Body Welcome Reception

Creating a Company of Owners — Maximizing Employee Engagement

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Dr. Daren Martin

Culture Architect and Best-Selling Author

"A Company of Owners"

CHROs are always hunting for ways to squash culture killers, cultivate a fun business climate and boost employee relationships and engagement. Dr. Daren Martin provides a blueprint for business leaders to architect a thriving culture and maximize employee engagement.

Join this opening keynote presentation and:

  • Increase your companies’ net profitability by as much as 756%
  • Significantly improve employee engagement and retain top talent
  • The ABCs of architecting your very own Company of Owners

June 4, 2019 - morning

7:00am - 7:45am  Registration & Breakfast

7:45am - 8:30am  Keynote

Don’t Risk It — Learn to Be Ethically Vigilant

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Rashmi Airan

Ethics Speaker

Author & Thought Leader

One oversight, one moment of turning your head the other way is all it takes to alter the course of your entire career. That’s the lesson Rashmi Airan learned after approving a few creative transactions during her time as a real estate lawyer. After serving time in prison for bank fraud, Rashmi speaks about the importance of being ethically vigilant.

Join Rashmi’s session to learn how to:

  • Create a culture of ethics and compliance
  • Identify slippery slopes that can lead down an unethical path
  • Be ethically vigilant in and out of the workplace

8:30am - 9:00am  Networking Break

9:00am - 9:50am  Breakout Session

A Roadmap for Effective Inclusivity Strategy

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Dr. Robert Livingston

Lecturer of Public Policy

Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government

Companies are keen on addressing diversity and inclusion challenges, but how much progress is being made? To truly build an enterprise strategy moving toward solutions, profound and substantive conversation is required. 

Join Dr. Livingston to explore:

  • Tips for leading effective conversations about race in the workplace
  • Leveraging data and science to move toward solutions
  • Collaborating across diverse groups toward common goals

9:00am - 9:50am  Breakout Session

Unlocking the True Potential of Well-Being

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Meg Newman

Chief Human Resources Officer

Keurig Dr Pepper

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Sarah Simmons

Vice President, Sales

Quantum Health

A healthy workforce and a holistic approach to well-being can drive better business. Are you enabling your workforce to engage with their health?

Join as Meg Newman and Quantum Health discuss how they partnered and empowered employees to:

  • Think differently about wellness solutions
  • Innovate workforce engagement practices
  • Transform the definition of healthcare success

9:00am - 9:50am  Executive Boardroom

Maximize Business Value With a Next-Generation Employee Experience

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Gary Fortier

Chief People Officer

Cengage Learning

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Gaylan Sankey

HR Transformation Leader

ServiceNow

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Joan McGrail

Vice President Human Resources

New Balance

With every initiative, HR executives have an opportunity to advance the business through delivering an exceptional employee experience. Powered by intelligent cross-functional digital workflows that mirror the modern consumer-style experience, organizations can unlock more productivity, and increase retention through a human-centered experience – all while positioning themselves as employers of choice.

Join this boardroom session and discuss:

  • Aligning overall people strategy to business outcomes
  • Using consumer grade technology to build truly meaningful employee experiences 
  • Keeping people at the center of all delivery decisions and enabling a self-service 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 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CHROs).

To reserve your seat, please contact:

Julie Arndorfer at 971-271-6877 or julie.arndorfer@evanta.com

9:50am - 10:20am  Networking Break

10:20am - 11:10am  Breakout Session

Enabling Growth – Our Journey and the Focused Power of Data Science

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Lisa Britt

SVP, CHRO

Thermo Fisher Scientific

As HR leaders become more adept at leveraging data and analytics in their attraction and retention tool belt, talent acquisition evolves from an order filling exercise to being a planful and proactive practice.

Join this session where Lisa Britt explores how Thermofisher Scientific is using analytics to:

  • Predict holistic hiring needs
  • Blend metrics to drive impact to the organization
  • Better understand the end-to-end employee journey

10:20am - 11:10am  Breakout Session

Reinventing Your Talent Ecosystem

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Amy Leschke-Kahle

VP Performance Acceleration

The Marcus Buckingham Company, an ADP company

Businesses today require a complete talent strategy built for maximum performance. Understanding how to build this requires diligent assessment of the latest research, best practices and current offerings.

In this session, you will:

  • Dive into what modern human resources looks like
  • Examine how talent strategy can fulfill business needs
  • Explore three key pillars of a talent ecosystem

10:20am - 11:10am  Executive Boardroom

Enabling Employee Communication That Empowers the Workforce of the Future

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Jenn Congdon

CHRO

Watts

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Cynthia Ring

CHRO

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

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Ian Gilbert

Chief Revenue Officer

GuideSpark

A top priority for HR leaders is ensuring their workforce is engaged and empowered to make critical decisions in the moment. This is particularly poignant given the current climate of change. How can leaders deliver innovative communication solutions that have immediate impact without breaking stride?

 Join this boardroom to discuss:

  • Leveraging effective engagement strategies for better business results
  • Creating a best-in-class environment with an empowered workforce
  • Scaling business engagement across dispersed or on-the-go personnel

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 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CHROs).

To reserve your seat, please contact:

Julie Arndorfer at 971-271-6877 or julie.arndorfer@evanta.com

11:10am - 11:40am  Networking Break

June 4, 2019 - mid-afternoon

11:40am - 1:10pm  Keynote

Using Stories to Ignite and Inspire High Performance Culture

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Daniel Jacobs

Founder and CEO

Avanoo

In the past 15 years, 52% of Fortune 500 companies have disappeared. As executive teams have become aware that no business is insulated from increasingly competitive global markets, they’ve realized that their one lasting competitive advantage is culture. Simultaneously, employees have noticed that their companies need them more than they need their companies, and they have new demands. If these demands aren’t met, they will leave — or never come onboard at all. Companies must invest in culture to drive next-level performance from their best employees.

In this talk Daniel Jacobs will cover:

  • Why culture will drive more value than sales for businesses of the future
  • Why extraordinary culture is the only lasting competitive advantage
  • How to scale great culture that supports desired results for companies and employees

1:10pm - 1:40pm  Networking Break

June 4, 2019 - afternoon

1:40pm - 2:30pm  Breakout Session

Unifying Through Growth

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Amee Desjourdy

CHRO

Global Partners LP

Lean how Amee Desjourdy built the HR department at Global Partners LP, helping the company achieve its “one global” mission.

1:40pm - 2:30pm  Breakout Session

Gratitude From the Ground Up

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Rosette Cataldo

VP, Performance & Talent Strategy

Workhuman

Can human connections serve as the foundation for organizational success? Through data-driven stories of gratitude, Rosette Cataldo will explore the business value of creating a more human workplace.

In this session, you’ll learn how to:

  • Create an employee experience strategy that builds inclusion
  • Empower your employees to own your company culture
  • Unify teams around shared values and business goals

1:40pm - 2:30pm  Executive Boardroom

Talent Analytics for Strategic Growth

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Ronald Arigo

CHRO

State of Massachusetts

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Janice Deskus

CHRO

Staples

HR executives are keen on exploring ways to implement data and analytics capabilities to turn information into knowledge and knowledge into insight. As HR leaders review their end-to-end employee journey, what are the key metrics to ensuring their teams have the right skills and information to meet the strategic needs of the future?

Join this interactive session with your peers to explore how HR teams can:

  • Focus attention on relevant analytics
  • Develop analytic and predictive competencies
  • Implement data driven decision making

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 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CHROs).

To reserve your seat, please contact:

Julie Arndorfer at 971-271-6877 or julie.arndorfer@evanta.com

2:30pm - 2:50pm  Networking Break

2:50pm - 3:40pm  Breakout Session

Data and Dialog — Tackling Questions of Equity and Representation

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Shuba Gopal

Senior People Scientist

Broad Institute

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Andy Porter

Chief People Officer

Broad Institute

Andy and Shuba Explore a Gender Pay Equity Study

2:50pm - 3:40pm  Breakout Session

Measuring Up — An Interactive Benchmarking Discussion

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Vivian Leonard

Director, Human Resources

City of Boston

One of the best ways to push yourself is to know where you stand among your peers and allow them to challenge your assumptions. But even if you have a speed-dial full of trusted associates, this type of information sharing can be piecemeal and infrequent.

In this interactive session, you will:

  • Benchmark your processes around the community’s most pressing priorities
  • Compare your priorities with a cross-section of your peers
  • Share actionable insights from the morning’s sessions

2:50pm - 3:40pm  Executive Boardroom

Learning and Development Without Boundaries

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Danielle Benedict

CHRO

United Natural Foods, Inc.

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Alejandro Reyes

SVP & Chief People Officer

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Developing leadership skills is not a static process, and HR leaders need solutions that meet employees when and where they learn. How can organizations address the principal stages of employees’ careers, build individual skills, and collectively drive better leadership capability at every level of the enterprise?

Join this boardroom session and you will:

  • Explore how to provide a next-level learning experience
  • Share successful strategies to identify and advance your talent
  • Discuss the latest learning techniques to ensure growth meets potential


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 15 attendees (seating priority is given to CHROs).

To reserve your seat, please contact:

Julie Arndorfer at 971-271-6877 or julie.arndorfer@evanta.com

3:40pm - 4:00pm  Networking Break

4:00pm - 4:40pm  Keynote

The Role of HR in Driving Digital Transformation

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Brian Kropp, Ph.D.

Group Vice President, HR Practice

Gartner

As enterprises continue to focus on the future of work and strategize best practices for leveraging AI and analytics to deliver the best results, how can HR leaders position themselves as drivers of digital transformation?

Join Brian Kropp as he explores strategies to:

  • Shift leaders’ mind-sets on the talent implications of digital strategy
  • Attract, develop, and retain digital talent 
  • Facilitate enterprise-wide digital adaptation

4:40pm - 5:20pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

Location


Venue & Accommodation

Hyatt Regency Boston

Your Community Partners


National Thought Leader
Keynote Sponsor
National Sponsors
Local Sponsors
Global Thought Leader

Boston CHRO Program Manager


For inquiries related to this event, please reach out to your dedicated program manager.

Julie Arndorfer

971-271-6877

julie.arndorfer@evanta.com