San Francisco CHRO Virtual Executive Summit

December 8, 2020 | 8:00am - 1:15pm PST

December 8, 2020 | 8:00am - 1:15pm PST


Collaborate with your peers

Come together with your peers virtually to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the San Francisco CHRO Virtual Executive Summit.

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

The Future of Work and Organizational Culture

Actionable Strategy for DE&I

Employee Sentiment and Engagement


Tracy Keogh

Chief Human Resources Officer

Lori Sundberg

Western Digital Corporation
EVP and Chief Human Resources Officer


December 8, 2020

8:00am - 9:00am PST Virtual Summit Keynote

DE&I — A Movement Not a Moment

Creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace has been a goal for decades, but this year the call for meaningful change has caused organizations to shift that goal to one of their top priorities. As leaders of people and culture, CHROs must blaze a path for the movement, taking action that propels the organization forward.

Join this keynote session to hear HR leaders discuss:

  • The present and future of diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Substantive actions organizations can take in advancing DE&I
  • Road maps to impact change

9:00am - 10:00am PST Virtual Summit Boardroom

The Future of Work is Here — Evolving the HR Model

2020 has been a catalyst for change for most organizations as they have adjusted their business models and remote work policies to accommodate changing demands. With the future of work arriving sooner than anticipated, how is the HR model evolving to meet the needs of the business?

Join this virtual boardroom to discuss:

  • Aligning HR operating models with new business models

  • Creating new remote work policies and reporting structures

  • Updating processes around recruiting, onboarding and retention

9:00am - 10:00am PST Virtual Summit Boardroom

Transforming Learning and Development

Remote work and restrictive travel policies have accelerated the pre-existing trend towards digital-first, on-demand learning and development. But delivery is only one aspect of L&D undergoing a transformation, as organizations rethink the roles and skills they need for the future. 

Join this virtual boardroom to discuss:

  • Aligning your L&D offerings with the changing demands of the business 

  • Meeting employee expectations of a consumer-like experience

  • Onboarding new workers in a remote environment

10:00am - 11:00am PST Virtual Summit Keynote

The Future of Work and HR Design

The future of work is now and CHROs are redesigning the HR function to deliver. In this keynote session, HR leaders discuss how their strategies, teams and structures are transforming in a new era of work. 

11:00am - 12:00pm PST Virtual Summit Boardroom

Employee Engagement — More Than a Metric

Maintaining an engaged workforce as employees navigate personal stress and an uncertain future is a challenge all HR leaders are facing. Monitoring and acting on employee sentiment is a necessary lever for employers to pull to maintain engagement and productivity.

Join this virtual boardroom to discuss:

  • Trends in employee sentiment and engagement

  • Meaningful actions employers can take to support the workforce

  • Lessons learned after a year of disruption

11:00am - 12:00pm PST Virtual Summit Boardroom

Culture Continuity in Disrupted Times

For many organizations, transitioning to remote work and making adjustments for frontline employees has caused a cultural upheaval. Preserving the organizational culture amidst disruption requires partnership across all levels of leadership and meaningful action to support the workforce.

Join this virtual boardroom to discuss:

  • How HR leaders are working to maintain culture in a disrupted environment

  • Strategies for keeping a dispersed workforce connected

  • How to empower all employees to be ambassadors of company culture

12:00pm - 12:45pm PST Virtual Summit Keynote

Closing Keynote


12:45pm - 1:15pm PST Networking

Community Discussion

An informal and interactive opportunity for you to network with peers in small groups. 

2:30pm - 4:00pm PST Virtual Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Meet virtually for in-depth conversations with your colleagues

Conducting business virtually makes it more challenging to meet and network with like-minded peers. During this time of disruption and uncertainty, it’s become even more critical to collaborate with peers who are facing the same challenges.

Now, we are bringing you the opportunity to set up 1-to-1 meetings in a private, virtual setting with community peers directly after the Virtual Executive Summit.

  • Peer-to-Peer meetings are 25 minutes in length, giving you the chance for more personal interaction and in-depth conversation with your fellow San Francisco CHRO Virtual Executive Summit peers.
  • All conversations are private and will not be recorded
  • Meet up to 3 peers based on your shared interests or priorities

Participant Testimonials

  • ‘If I came just for the peer to peer meetings, my time was well spent. This is truly your USP.’ Stuart Hughes, CDIO at Rolls Royce
  • ’The peer to peer mtgs were maybe the BEST part of this mtg’ Edward Wagoner, Executive Director, Digital, JLL
  • ‘Best idea ever; I had such productive sessions with all three of my peers’ Dd Budiharto Sr. Director of Cybersecurity, Baker Hughes

How to participate

Please contact your Program Manager to participate.


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San Francisco CHRO Program Manager

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

Laurel Temme