San Francisco CHRO Executive Summit

June 27, 2024 | Grand Hyatt at SFO

June 27, 2024
Grand Hyatt at SFO


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:

Developing next-generation leaders by evolving role expectations instead of new skills

Reshaping a corporate culture that thrives in a hybrid environment

Investing in the right HR technology to drive growth and meet business expectations

San Francisco CHRO Governing Body

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

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Kristi Cappelletti-Matthews

VSP Global

Cori Davis

Chief People Officer

Eric Hunn

Premier Protein
SVP of People, CHRO

Eva Majercsik

EVP & Chief People Officer

Kim Sullivan


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.


Keynote Sessions

The Alchemy of Talent: Unlocking Peak Performance on Complex Teams

In a time of extraordinary disruption and rapid change, extended periods of uncertainty can often lead to diminished team outcomes. But, skillful leaders can harness specific tools to enable their teams to flourish in complex times. This interactive workshop will focus on the science and skills of psychological safety and team connection, two proven drivers of team performance in moments of disruption.
Join this session with Dr. Vijay Pendakur to learn how to:

  • Leverage scientific evidence supporting the strong connection between diversity and business success
  • Upskill managers to lead psychologically safe teams
  • Harness the behavioral science of team connection to increase team resilience in extended periods of change

Defining and Delivering the Value of Culture

CHROs must develop targeted strategies to define a culture that equally represents how employees engage with the organization and how they meet the day-to-day expectations of business. Finding and delivering a balance will provide a more positive employee experience while simultaneously fulfilling enterprise goals.

In this keynote, CHROs will discuss:

  • Tailoring offerings to meet employee needs and improve attrition and wellbeing
  • Aligning behavior-based aspects of culture with organizational design
  • Providing a connection to culture to sustain workforce performance

Breakout Sessions

Reimagining a New People-Centric Future

Organizations face increased expectations to place their people at the center of business—and the next step is making that practical for all involved. Hear the latest research on how organizations everywhere can cultivate nimble resiliency amid change and enhance their people experience to create a future that allows employees to stay, feel fulfilled, and do their best work.

Join this session to learn:

  • Leading with practical empathy
  • Supporting the critical 80%
  • Achieving equitable flexibility

What's Next in HR Tech and Analytics?

In the competitive Bay Area market, many organizations strive to be on the cutting edge of technology and data utilization. But when it comes to HR specifically, insufficient talent analytics capabilities and challenges with technological implementation can limit impact.

Join this session to hear how CHROs can:

  • Close technical skills gaps to future-proof the HR function
  • Build a data-driven HR function that advances talent outcomes
  • Optimize people technology and analytics to drive business results

Animating HR – A Storytelling Journey

Influenced by Pixar’s history of telling empathetic and poignant stories, VP of People Reema Batnagar began weaving storytelling into her own leadership style and harnessing its power to improve leaders across the organization. 

Join this session to learn how to:

  • Take off the “HR Hat” and show up for your organization as a human being first
  • Demonstrate how HR can lead organizations through times of hardship and change
  • Develop leaders to be able to show up authentically and tell their own stories

Executive Boardroom Sessions

Futureproofing Skillsets with Strategic Planning

A Gartner study found 33% of the skills needed in an average job posting from 2019 are no longer necessary in 2024. As job responsibilities continue to evolve, CHROs must anticipate the versatility of future skillsets. Shifting from a tactical short term approach to a strategic long term plan can set the workforce up for success.

 Join this session to discuss:

  • Planning for challenges that result in talent gaps
  • Anticipating evolving job responsibilities
  • Implementing a formal development program aimed at future skills

Expanding Talent Pipelines Through the Power of Potential

Organizations have long discussed diversifying their talent pipelines, and recent technological and labor market disruptions are forcing some to take action now to meet skill needs. How can CHROs help democratize job access to prioritize potential over credentials?

Join this session to discuss:
  • Establishing inclusive and transparent recruitment practices
  • Looking past outdated qualification requirements when assessing candidates
  • Appealing to untapped talent pools from diverse industries and backgrounds

Why Don’t Employees Feel Supported?

Most organizations have expanded benefits in both volume and scope, but many employees are frustrated with information overload and overall employee experience. How can CHROs build meaningful connections between the workforce and their benefits while navigating an ever-expanding technology ecosystem?

Attend this session to learn:

  • Strategies for connecting employee insights to actions to power stronger engagement
  • Ways to integrate employee experiences to increase adoption
  • How organizations can leverage personalization and AI to help people feel seen and cared for

Reshaping Employee Development for Business Needs

Despite a massive spend, Gartner research shows learning & development managers feel only one in three employees can quickly apply the skills they've learn in training. By changing behaviors and rethinking growth to focus on filling enterprise gaps, CHROs can be crucial in reshaping organizational success.

Joins this boardroom to discuss:

  • Thinking beyond personal and individual transformation
  • Focusing on development for practical application
  • Creating out of the box strategies for upskilling

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming in-person gathering

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Venue & Accommodation

Grand Hyatt at SFO

Your Community Partners

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Community Program Manager

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Alisa Hauser

Community Program Manager