New York CHRO Executive Summit

June 19, 2019 | The Roosevelt Hotel

June 19, 2019
The Roosevelt Hotel

Collaborate with your peers

Get together with your peers to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the New York CHRO Executive Summit.

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

Leading through a new employee experience

Redesigning HR strategies, structures, and service delivery models

Modernizing mental health and well-being programs in a new era of work

New York CHRO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

William Kane

Sumitomo Corporation
SVP & GM, HR

Paul Marchand

Charter Communications
EVP & CHRO

Douglas Parks

HealthNow New York, Inc.
Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

Mike Prutting

FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation
Chief Human Resources Officer

Agenda


June 18, 2019

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

Strolling Magic and Mentalism

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Rmax Goodwin

Magician and Mentalist

Rmax

Rmax will “stroll” performing close up magic to facilitate interaction. Turning the mundane into awe-inspiring, Rmax makes magic happen in your hands.

June 19, 2019 - morning

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

8:15am - 9:00am  Keynote

Egoless Leadership

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Cy Wakeman

Author & Thought Leader

Reality-Based Leadership

Managing egos in the world of HR Leadership can be a daunting proposition. Are you leading your team effectively? Recent research suggests that conventional leadership strategies actually fuel drama in the workplace, wasting time and money in the process. Clearly, leadership is in need of a rebuild. Cy Wakeman has a radically different approach to leadership.


In this session, Wakeman will discuss:

  • Science and research behind her modern approach to leadership
  • Tools and techniques that will enable leaders to cut the cost of drama
  • How organizations can drive big results

9:00am - 9:10am  Networking Break

9:10am - 10:00am  Breakout Session

Innovation Starts With Culture

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Russ Kliman

Head of Strategic and Innovation Programs

SEI Investments

In a world characterized by disruptive business models and technology, consumer hyper-adoption and hyper-abandonment, and where startups not only challenge but conquer well-entrenched incumbents, enabling an innovative culture is more critical than ever. In this session Russ Kliman will examine how to create culture-based initiatives that foster innovation and creative problem solving for today’s workforce.

In this session, you will learn:

  • The key characteristics to enabling an innovative culture
  • About various programs and initiatives to help drive creative problem solving
  • Examine different organizational patterns which support innovation
  • How SEI innovated their culture to foster innovation

9:10am - 10:00am  Breakout Session

Communication Strategies to Improve the Employee Experience

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Keith Kitani

Co-Founder and CEO

GuideSpark

While some organizations treat communication as an afterthought, it’s actually the most critical driver in getting employees engaged, aligned and excited about the priorities of your business.

In this session, Keith Kitani will discuss:

  • Communication strategies to drive business and cultural change
  • How to improve employee program adoption
  • Tactics to improve your employee communications

9:10am - 10:00am  Executive Boardroom

How the Board of Directors can Impact Culture

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John Reid-Dodick

Chief People Officer

WeWork

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Angela Blum-Finlay

EVP & Chief Human Resources Officer

Dime Community Bancshares Inc.

Business transformations affect all aspects of the business and require an adaptable team that can identify new business objectives and respond quickly. A changing workplace culture is no different. Actively including the board and CEO is crucial to developing a workplace environment that engages employees. How can HR build the capacity and tools to influence the business? How can board members be an ally to the HR function during times of change? In this discussion, CHROs share strategies for creating partnerships that move the business and culture forward.

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).

10:00am - 10:30am  Networking Break

10:30am - 11:20am  Breakout Session

Redefining for the Future With Succession Planning

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Elisa Bannon-Jones

Chief Human Resources Officer

Frontier Communications Corporation

As the world shifts so too do organizations. Elisa Bannon-Jones knew she needed to prepare the organization for where it would be in the future.


In this session, Bannon-Jones will explore:

  • How to use analytics to approach succession planning
  • The importance of creating a business case
  • How to communicate talent programs as the lever in transforming an organization

10:30am - 11:20am  Breakout Session

Evolving Culture to Support Transformation

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Leah Truitt

Senior Manager, Internal Communications

WW

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Dan Nieves

Senior Client Success Manager

Workplace by Facebook

Transforming a company and a brand for the future starts from the inside. Organizations around the globe are looking for new ways to connect their workforces and provide the tools and environment to engage employees like never before.
 
In this session, you will:

  • Learn how WW is creating a culture that accelerates and embraces transformation
  • Discover how to give all employees a voice
  • Examine why a digital community is vital for growth

10:30am - 11:20am  Executive Boardroom

Maximize Business Value With a Next-Generation Employee Experience

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Patricia Goodwin-Peters

SVP, Head of Human Resources

Atlas Air Worldwide

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Robyn Price Stonehill

EVP, CHRO

Assurant

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Gaylan Sankey

HR Transformation Leader

ServiceNow

With every initiative, HR executives have an opportunity to advance the business through delivering an exceptional employee experience. Powered by intelligent cross-functional digital workflows that mirror the modern consumer-style experience, organizations can unlock more productivity, and increase retention through a human-centered experience – all while positioning themselves as employers of choice.
 
Join this boardroom session and discuss:

  • Aligning overall people strategy to business outcomes
  • Using consumer-grade technology to build truly meaningful employee experiences
  • Keeping people at the center of all delivery decisions and enabling a self-service culture

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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact Danielle Gregoire.

June 19, 2019 - mid-afternoon

11:20am - 11:45am  Networking Break

11:45am - 1:00pm  Keynote

Connecting Culture and Brand to Drive Growth

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Jeff Spiegel

SVP & Chief Marketing Officer

KinderCare Learning Centers

Seven years ago, KinderCare Education started its cultural transformation and business turnaround with the intent to make a positive, lasting change for its people and the hardworking families they support. Since then, the company has experienced unprecedented business growth and, for the past three years, has been recognized by Gallup for setting the standard in creating an environment where employees are emotionally connected with each other and their work.

In this keynote, Jeff Spiegel, HR leader turned chief marketing officer will share:

  • How he unlocked a new and progressive brand purpose – Confidence for Life
  • The importance of a close partnership between HR, operations, and marketing
  • Best practices for cultivating a company culture that improves the customer experience

1:00pm - 1:10pm  Networking Break

1:10pm - 2:00pm  Breakout Session

Benchmark Belonging! An Interactive Experience

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Chrystiane Junqueira

Vice President Human Resources

Bunge North America

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Arthur Langer

Professor of Professional Practice and Director, Center for Technology Management

Columbia University

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Gretchen Reising

CHRO

Jackson Lewis

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William Kane

SVP & GM, HR

Sumitomo Corporation

One of the best ways to check your assumptions in business is to know where you stand among your peers and allow them to challenge your assumptions. But even if you have a speed-dial full of trusted associates, this type of information sharing can be piecemeal and infrequent. This interactive session is your chance to:

  • Baseline your diversity program and explore context around progress
  • Compare inclusion initiatives with a cross-section of your peers
  • Walk away with actionable insights

1:10pm - 2:00pm  Breakout Session

Manifesting Joy Through Employee Strengths and Analytics

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Mahe Bayireddi

CEO

Phenom People

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Colleen Stratton

SVP, Human Resources

SEI Investments

When companies use analytics to predict employee strengths, workplaces teem with productivity and joy. Discover how SEI evaluates the talents of their employees to help them perform, grow, and relish in their work, creating more magic moments in life.

In this session, you will:

  • Assess employees’ geniuses
  • Examine how to use analytics to cultivate engagement
  • Discuss creating compelling life moments at work

1:10pm - 2:00pm  Executive Boardroom

The Benefits Differentiator

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Michael Serbinis

CEO

League, Inc

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Jim Minogue

CHRO

Guggenheim Partners

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Tony Cydylo

SVP & GM, Human Resources

Marubeni America Corporation

With five generations in the workforce and an ever increasing competition for talent, how can CHROs create organizations that attract and retain top talent? From baby boomers to Generation Z, HR must find a way to offer benefits packages that appeal to the many mindsets of a multigenerational workforce and deliver them in a way that is easy to use, understand and drives better business outcomes . How do you tailor these plans to make sense for your industry while making them stand out from the competition?

Join this session to discuss:

  • New benefits and platforms companies are implementing to attract across the generations
  • Leveraging benefits to improve the employee experience


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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact Danielle Gregoire.


June 19, 2019 - afternoon

2:00pm - 2:30pm  Networking Break

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

A Holistic Approach to Wellbeing

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Jil Galloway

SVP & Chief Administration Officer

Mitsubishi International Corporation

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Frances Shields Dedeian

Director of Benefits

Mitsubishi International Corporation

From industry disruption to geopolitical and environmental concerns, today's workplace has many stressors that impact employees’ health and wellbeing. Mitsubishi International Corporation knew it needed to develop a wellbeing program to address the overall health of the workforce.

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • Tactics in utilizing data in a more meaningful way
  • Communication techniques to educate the workforce
  • Lessons from Mitsubishi’s wellbeing journey

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

Building World Class IT Is a People Project

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Kevin Field

CIO

FAIRCO

As the workforce shifts becoming digital and geographically dispersed, it’s vital for CHROs to partner with IT in driving employee engagement.

In this session, hear how Kevin Field, CIO:

  • Drove engagement across a diverse workforce
  • Developed talent and reduced turnover
  • Increased productivity across a geographically dispersed enterprise


2:30pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Leading With Learning

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Angela Blum-Finlay

EVP & Chief Human Resources Officer

Dime Community Bancshares Inc.

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Douglas Parks

Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

HealthNow New York, Inc.

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Greg Driscoll

Vice President North America

CrossKnowledge

As the world becomes more digital, diverse, and talent scarce organizations must reinvent and adapt. True transformation means transforming inside and out, and developing a thorough learning strategy can ensure that the employees of today are prepared to be your leaders of tomorrow.
 
In this boardroom, you will:

  • Explore how to provide a consumer-grade experience to learning
  • Share successful strategies to identify and advance your next-level talent
  • Discuss the latest learning techniques to ensure growth meets potential

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 C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact Danielle Gregoire.

3:20pm - 3:40pm  Networking Break

3:40pm - 4:20pm  Keynote

Driving Strategic HR Solutions for Successful Organizational Transformation

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Marine de Boucaud

CHRO

AXA Equitable Life

Today’s shifting landscape and continuously evolving business demands present unique challenges for HR professionals. Drawing from her experience transforming and leading AXA Equitable Life’s human resources function during a time of significant change for the company – Marine de Boucaud will share lessons learned and some insights on driving strategic HR solutions for successful organizational transformation.

4:20pm - 5:00pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

Location


Venue & Accommodation

The Roosevelt Hotel

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New York CHRO Program Manager


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

Danielle Gregoire

Business Development Manager

5038286159

danielle.gregoire@gartner.com