San Francisco CHRO Executive Summit

June 22, 2022 | San Francisco Marriott Marquis

June 22, 2022
San Francisco Marriott Marquis

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Collaborate with your peers

Get together with San Francisco's top CHROs to tackle shared business challenges and critical priorities facing your role today. Participate in this one-day, local program with peer-driven topics and interactive discussions with your true C-level peers.

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

Keeping culture consistent in a hybrid world

Driving meaningful diversity, equity and inclusion progress

Attracting key talent in a competitive landscape

San Francisco CHRO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Amy Hanlon-Rodemich

GlobalLogic
Chief People Officer

Eva Majercsik

Genesys
EVP & Chief People Officer

Kim Sullivan

Concentrix
Senior Vice President and Global Chief People Officer

What to Expect

Interactive Sessions

Hear from CHRO practitioners and thought leaders on how they're solving critical challenges impacting your role today in Keynote sessions, and join smaller, interactive discussions with your peers in Breakout and Boardroom sessions.

Community Networking

Make new connections and catch up with old friends in casual conversations during dedicated time for networking designed to better acquaint you with your San Francisco CHRO community.

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a private, one-on-one setting through Evanta's Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.

Agenda


June 21, 2022

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

Governing Body Welcome Reception

Governing Body members host this dinner for attendees to launch the event with an evening of peer networking and an opportunity to give back! We are partnering with Together We Rise to assemble and personalize Sweet Cases packed with a teddy bear, warm blanket, hygiene kit, and fun activities. Each item provides a sense of childhood stored in a safe, new duffle bag. Join to help assemble these bags in preparation for delivery to a local Foster Care Agency around San Francisco.

June 22, 2022 - morning

7:30am - 8:15am  Registration & Breakfast

8:15am - 9:00am  Keynote

Essential Benefits for the Future of Work

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Dan Figurski

President, KinderCare At Work and Champions

KinderCare

The pandemic forever shaped the way we work, whether hybrid, remote or in-person. Nowhere is the shift more evident than among working parents. How can employers evolve their benefits approach to support families and what are forward-thinking companies doing to attract and retain parents?

Join Dan Figurski, President KinderCare At Work and Champions, for a perspective on:

  • How the pandemic shifted working parents’ expectations and what employers can do to meet them
  • Why childcare benefits are among the most impactful to offer
  • How employers are taking advantage of this opportunity today

9:00am - 9:30am  Networking Break

9:30am - 10:15am  Breakout Session

Reducing Bias and Increasing Psychological Safety to Drive Team Performance

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Vijay Pendakur

Vice President, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

VMWare

Team performance takes a powerful combination of raw talent plus team culture. Teams that consistently outperform have taken steps to reduce the role of unconscious bias in team dynamics while increasing psychological safety so everyone feels able to share and engage.

Join this breakout session to learn:

  • How bias and psychological safety can affect team performance
  • Steps to limit bias at the leader and individual contributor levels
  • Practical steps to enhance psychological safety across the organization

9:30am - 10:15am  Breakout Session

How Checkr Empowers Parents at Work

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Kelly Morgan

SVP of Marketing

Maven Clinic

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Megan Baker

Head of Payroll, Stock and 401(k)

Checkr

As the separation between work and home life have disappeared, employees look to their employer to provide more support in balancing both than ever before. This is especially true for those starting or already taking care of a family, and the impact of not supporting them in this journey is significant. A recent study found that although over 57% of people are planning to expand their families in 2022, 60% have left or considered leaving their jobs because of their benefits. Companies like Checkr are realizing that to attract and retain talent, they need to start with what’s closest to so many of their employees — family.

Join this session for a conversation on:

  • How Checkr supports their global workforce with fertility, family building, and beyond
  • Where traditional benefits may fall short in supporting the full family journey
  • Empowering parents to do their best work and plan for a long-term future with their organizations

9:30am - 10:15am  Executive Boardroom

Change is a Choice — Building a Digital-First Culture

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Shawn Athay

Senior Vice President of Human Resources

California Dairies

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Liz Benton

Industry Advisor, Digital Transformation

WalkMe

Few departments feel the brunt of digital change quite like HR.  As organizations accelerate their digital transformation, HR is tasked with leading the people side of the cultural shift. What practices, approaches and technologies is your organization employing to navigate change, streamline the employee experience and boost retention?

Join this session to discuss:

  • Maintaining a competitive advantage and top-line growth through technology
  • Fostering a digital-first culture that affects behavioral change and enhances the employee experience
  • Overcoming change fatigue and uncovering what matters most to current and potential employees

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: 

Natalia Klein at natalia.klein@evanta.com

10:15am - 10:45am  Networking Break

10:20am - 10:45am  Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a one-on-one setting through Evanta’s Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.

10:45am - 11:30am  Workshop

Let’s Brainstorm! Getting Ahead of Workforce Disruptions

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Lisa Mulrooney Gross

Chief People Officer

ChargePoint

You can’t be ready for what you don’t see coming— but what should be on your radar as a people strategy leader in the technology capital of the world?

Join this interactive session with CHROs to debate and collaborate on executing a talent strategy through various scenarios including:

  • Disruptions to the workforce through automation, AI and emerging technologies
  • Rapid talent shifts in the face of sudden economic worldwide shocks
  • Readying for both near-term shocks and long-term transformations

10:45am - 11:30am  Breakout Session

From People Analytics to Person Analytics — How the CHRO Collapses Distance to Impact

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Paul Rubenstein

Chief People Officer

Visier

The CHRO’s report to the board is simply the sum of many decisions made by front-line people leaders. The CHRO can’t be in the middle of every discussion to make sure decisions are ‘on strategy’ and ‘thoughtful’ — but what if they could? What if they were able to use people analytics as a way to ‘be in the room when it happens?’

Join Visier Chief People Officer, Paul Rubenstein, to learn:

  • Practical case studies of how the CHRO can shape talent outcomes using people analytics
  • How to use people data beyond the HR function to impact business results
  • Ways people analytics can improve organization-wide talent decisions

10:45am - 11:30am  Executive Boardroom

Retention and the Empowered Employee

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Toby Hervey

CEO & Co-Founder

Bravely

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Laura Robblee

CHRO

Zuora

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Sudarshana Rangachary

SVP Human Resources and CHRO

Essex Property Trust

Employees’ expectations for their lives at work have never been higher, and their freedom to find a company that can meet them has never been greater. How should HR leaders be rethinking retention in light of an unprecedented power shift in the workplace?

Join this interactive boardroom to discuss:

  • The needs of today’s “Empowered Employee”
  • How leaders can seize the opportunity to re-engage their people
  • Steps to implement an individualized mindset and approach to retention

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: 

Natalia Klein at natalia.klein@evanta.com

June 22, 2022 - mid-afternoon

11:30am - 12:30pm  Lunch Service

12:30pm - 1:05pm  Keynote

Leading With Trust and Intention

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Adriana Duque-Hughes, PhD

Principal, People Science

LinkedIn

We're currently experiencing the greatest transformation the world of work has ever seen, with professionals reconsidering not just how they work but where and why. Talent leaders must help create a company culture fit for this new world of work. Successful organizations have embraced a more human-centric culture, one whose hallmarks are flexibility and employee well-being, to attract and retain talent during the Great Reshuffle.

This session will discuss:

  • Redefining culture and creating unique experiences that allow people to feel connected and valued
  • Leading with trust in today’s talent market and hybrid work environment
  • Transforming organizational structures to meet the needs of employees

1:05pm - 1:20pm  Break

1:20pm - 2:05pm  Breakout Session

Making the Workplace Work for Women

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Laurie Shakur

VP, Head of People, Rakuten USA & B2B

Rakuten Advertising

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Danny Guillory

Chief Diversity Officer

Dropbox

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Livia Freudl

Senior Vice President, Head of Human Resources

Varian, A Siemens Healthineers Company

According to a Gartner survey, 65% of women say the pandemic has made them rethink the place work should have in their lives. As many organizations work to improve gender equity, particularly in STEM fields, this is a statistic that cannot go ignored. How can CHROs ensure the workplace of the future works for women?

Join this session as HR leaders discuss:

  • Creating an equitable environment where women, and in particular women of color, are fairly recognized and compensated for their contributions
  • Meeting the new expectations women have for flexibility and work-life balance
  • Cultivating an organizational culture where women can achieve success without burnout 

1:20pm - 2:05pm  Breakout Session

Cultivating Human-Centered Leaders to Conquer Complex Change

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Sandra Quince

CEO of Paradigm 4 Parity and D&I Leader

AceUp

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Rosette Cataldo

HR Leader and Advisor

AceUp

Today’s leaders need to be able to handle change, lots of it, and faster than ever. Discover actionable ways leaders can effectively navigate and facilitate change for themselves, their teams, and their organizations.

Join this session to explore ways to:

  • Develop leaders to have the agility, empathy and resilience to lead change
  • Equip people to feel supported, engaged and confident to lead themselves
  • Align individual, team and organizational goals to unleash collective potential 

1:20pm - 2:05pm  Executive Boardroom

Agility as a Means of Survival – Strategies for Transformation

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Ross Hill

VP Advisory

Orgvue

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Cori Davis

Chief People Officer

Genentech

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Sudakshina Ghosh

Vice President, Human Resources

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Any single geopolitical, economic or social disruption could require businesses to adapt, and more often than not, organizations are now dealing with intersecting challenges on a continual basis. The pace and frequency of change mean CHROs are playing a more integral role than ever in transformation and organizational design.

Join this session to discuss how to:

  • Evolve approaches to business transformation amid external transformation
  • Identify trends and take preemptive action to ensure organizational survival
  • Leverage data and technology to drive reorganization and improve efficiency

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: 

Natalia Klein at natalia.klein@evanta.com

June 22, 2022 - afternoon

2:05pm - 2:35pm  Networking Break

2:10pm - 2:35pm  Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a one-on-one setting through Evanta’s Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.

2:35pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

Blending People and Technology for DE&I Outcomes

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Giselle Mota

Principal, Future of Work

ADP

The future of work is here and now and yet still evolving. This creates an unprecedented opportunity to reshape how we use both technology and human strategies to create a world of work that is positive for everyone. Join this session to review use cases and discuss how organizations can leverage a combination of artificial intelligence, machine learning and data strategies to identify and help humans solve for gaps in DE&I from a holistic, responsible and creative lens.

This session will explore:

  • Strategies to identify and mitigate bias in AI, machine learning and data
  • How to leverage AI and analytics to recognize gaps in your DE&I strategy
  • Methods to blend AI and analytics with human action to move the needle on progress

2:35pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Rethinking Recruiting Effectiveness

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Ben Bromberg

SVP Client Engagement

Paradox.AI

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Erin Andre

Senior VP & Chief Human Resources Officer

Informatica

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Eric Hunn

VP of People, CHRO

BellRing Brands

Sourcing talent is more difficult than ever, and recruiters are feeling it. Attrition, burnout, turnover — in the most competitive labor market in recent memory, how can CHROs make major improvements to the recruiting function, and the recruiter role itself, to improve hiring outcomes?

Join this session to discuss ways to:

  • Leverage technology and automation to optimize recruiter workload and efficiency
  • Improve hiring speed, candidate experience and onboarding processes
  • Prepare for major workforce shifts and future-proof hiring

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: 

Natalia Klein at natalia.klein@evanta.com

2:35pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

The Role of HR in Times of Crisis and Change

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Carolyn Gracey

SVP, People and Places

Infoblox

In the past few years, CHROs have been at the center of crisis after crisis. As society feels the effects of a pandemic, social injustice, geopolitical turmoil, and now even war — responsibility is falling on HR’s desk. How can HR leaders navigate the current challenges, while also remaining adaptable for future disruptions?

Join this session to discuss:

  • The impacts of disruption on HR strategy, overall business goals and the CHRO role itself 
  • How to balance responding to immediate crises while still focusing on long-term strategic work
  • Ways HR can set the organization up for resilience to navigate global shocks

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: 

Natalia Klein at natalia.klein@evanta.com

3:20pm - 3:35pm  Networking Break

3:35pm - 4:10pm  Keynote

I Do Soulful Work

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Michael Alicea

Chief Human Resources Officer

Trellix

The talent shortage plaguing cybersecurity is not new. For decades, we’ve relied on the same tactics to close the gap. Not doing anything differently to solve the problem is the very definition of insanity. 

Join this session with Michael Alicea, CHRO at Trellix to explore: 

  • Cybersecurity’s soulful work as a recruitment tactic 
  • Diversity data and the work needed to close the gap
  • External partnerships to build pipeline

4:10pm - 4:40pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

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  • Our invitation-only gatherings are designed to be smaller in scale, providing a safe and comfortable environment.
  • All in-person programs are local and complimentary, with zero impact on your organization’s T&E.

To ensure the well-being of participants, partners, and associates, we will continue to monitor and adhere to government, venue, and health agency guidelines.

As a part of our commitment to create the safest possible environment, we are requiring all participants, partners, and associates to confirm adherence to our program participation requirements prior to arrival. Additional information and FAQs can be found here: Health and Safety Policy.

Location


Venue & Accommodation

San Francisco Marriott Marquis
MORE INFORMATION

A block of rooms has been reserved at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis at a reduced conference rate. Reservations should be made online or by calling 415-896-1600.

Deadline to book using the discounted room rate of $340 USD (plus tax) is May 30, 2022.

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San Francisco CHRO Program Manager


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

Natalia Klein

Program Manager

239 839 8616

natalia.klein@evanta.com