Southern California CHRO Inner Circle

June 12, 2019 , Yamashiro

June 12, 2019

Collaborate with your peers

Get together with your peers to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Southern California CHRO Inner Circle.

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

Southern California CHRO Governing Body

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


Dina Barmasse-Gray headshot

Dina Barmasse-Gray

The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated
SVP, Human Resources

Melanie Graper headshot

Melanie Graper

CoreLogic, Inc.

Ross Pollack headshot

Ross Pollack

Lionsgate Entertainment

Celina Scally headshot

Celina Scally

Apria Healthcare Group, Inc.

Joseph Vacovsky, Jr. headshot

Joseph Vacovsky, Jr.

Young's Market Company
EVP, Human Resources


June 12, 2019

4:00pm - 5:00pm  Executive Networking Reception

5:00pm - 6:30pm  Discussion Topics

The New HR Digital Leader

Michael Adamson headshot

Michael Adamson

Vice President, Global HR Operations

UST Global

Dina Barmasse-Gray headshot

Dina Barmasse-Gray

SVP, Human Resources

The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated

Ross Pollack headshot

Ross Pollack


Lionsgate Entertainment

Kevin Tackaberry headshot

Kevin Tackaberry

EVP, Human Resources


Ellen Sheehan headshot

Ellen Sheehan

Executive Director


Gillian Wright headshot

Gillian Wright

Chief HR and Administrative Officer

Southern California Gas Company

Brenda Diederichs headshot

Brenda Diederichs

Assistant CEO/Human Resources

County of Riverside

Andy Ortiz headshot

Andy Ortiz

SVP, Human Resources and Organization Development & CHRO

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

More than 80% of CEOs are focused on driving the digital transformation of their business. And with this transformation, so has the role of the CHRO. Attracting and retaining digital talent is not enough. For organizations to experience long-term success in the digital age, CHROs must fundamentally rethink their approach to the workforce and work — and strategically partner with their C-suite peers. In this dinner conversation, HR leaders will explore opportunities for their program and the business as enterprises adopt a digital mindset. 

Topic 1: Building the Digital Organization

  • What digital initiatives is your enterprise currently navigating? How has your organization adapted to embody the digital mission of the enterprise?
  • What are 2-3 key areas in which you’re impacting the organizational environment and driving change (organization design, focused leadership diagnostics, targeted learning strategies, etc.)?
  • Have you implemented a “digital-first” strategy? If so, how is this different than traditional change management? How is your strategy addressing workforce redesign and technology advancements?

Topic 2: Talent Strategy in the Era of Digitalization

  • What is your core talent strategy for digitalization? Upskilling? Diversifying talent pools? Building a more autonomous workforce?
  • In the midst of digital transformation, have you revisited your learning and development strategies and systems? How have digital initiatives impacted your approach to and application of L&D programs?
  • How are you developing managers for the digital age?

Topic 3: The Role of Emerging Technologies in HR Leadership

  • What emerging technologies have you implemented or plan to implement in the near future to automate or augment workforce capabilities?
  • How have emerging technologies played into the gamification of key initiatives like recruitment or employee engagement in your HR program?
  • Have you adopted a cloud-based Human Resource Management system or Human Capital Management system? What was your roadmap? Challenges? Successes?

6:30pm - 7:00pm  Networking Break

7:00pm - 8:00pm  Summary Discussion & Dinner

8:00pm - 9:00pm  Social Hour




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National Thought Leader
National Sponsors
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Southern California CHRO Program Manager

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

PJ Marcello

(971) 978-5031