Vancouver, BC CHRO Inner Circle

November 6, 2019 , The Vancouver Club

November 6, 2019
The Vancouver Club

Collaborate with your peers

Get together with your peers to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Vancouver, BC 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

Vancouver, BC CHRO Governing Body

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


Todd Gilchrist headshot

Todd Gilchrist

Alberta Health Services
VP, People, Legal & Privacy

Marlene Higgins headshot

Marlene Higgins

DHX Media
VP, People

Chad Hiley headshot

Chad Hiley

Finning International

Chris Taylor headshot

Chris Taylor

Best Buy Canada

Kim Toews headshot

Kim Toews

HSBC Canada
EVP & Head of Human Resources


November 6, 2019

4:00pm - 5:00pm  Registration & Opening Reception

5:00pm - 6:30pm  Discussion Topics

The New HR Digital Leader

Aman Malhi headshot

Aman Malhi

Senior Manager, Human Resources & Administration

Boston Pizza International

Chris Taylor headshot

Chris Taylor


Best Buy Canada

Kim Toews headshot

Kim Toews

EVP & Head of Human Resources

HSBC Canada

Sharon Torgerson headshot

Sharon Torgerson

VP, People

Island Health

Marni Johnson headshot

Marni Johnson

SVP, Human Resources & Corporate Affairs

BlueShore Financial

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 Digitization

  • What is your core talent strategy for digitization? 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


Your Community Partners

Summary Discussion Partner
National Sponsor
Local Sponsor

Vancouver, BC CHRO Program Manager

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

Zachariah Elliott