New York CHRO Executive Summit

November 14, 2019 | Convene at One Liberty Plaza

November 14, 2019
Convene at One Liberty Plaza

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

Paul Marchand

Charter Communications
EVP & CHRO

Douglas Parks

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

Mike Prutting

FUJIFILM
Chief Human Resources Officer

Agenda


November 13, 2019

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

The Art of Innovation — Creativity at Work

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Noah Scalin

Artist, Innovation Consultant

Another Limited Rebellion

Hear from artist/author, Noah Scalin, on how to sustain innovation in both work and life. During this interactive session, participants will have the opportunity to practice key concepts immediately with a high-energy, hands-on workshop and a facilitated discussion to cull insights and applications.

In this interactive session you will:

  • Explore personal leadership practices that foster a culture of innovation
  • Discover “The Big 7” practices that you can use to continually learn and grow in your work
  • Participate in a Creative Sprint® challenge that will keep participants creating and connecting after the workshop ends

November 14, 2019 - morning

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

8:00am - 8:15am  Opening Comments

8:15am - 9:00am  Keynote

Harness Your Super Powers to Tackle the Digital Future

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Ben Hammersley

Author & Futurist

Ben Hammersley

If you or your organization is afraid of what’s next and feel that there are forces at work that drain your market share, Ben Hammersley is here to help. A futurist, he explains the inherent disconnect between business leaders and the world we live in today. He reveals the extreme interconnectedness between seemingly disparate entities, and how technology is at work in everything you do, whether you realize it or not. Discover how technology can give you superpowers and how you can use those special abilities to your advantage to not just survive, but conquer, this age of digital transformation.

In this session, Hammersley will explore:

  • How CHROs can prepare for unprecedented change?
  • What technologies are on the horizon that will revolutionize talent strategies
  • How to leverage technologies to enhance the employee experience

9:00am - 9:20am  Networking Break

9:20am - 10:10am  Breakout Session

Creating Global Cultural Agility

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Caryn Angelson

CHRO & Chief Legal Officer

Tokio Marine North America, Inc

As organizations look to expand (both locally and globally), the importance of developing a workforce with cultural agility becomes more vital.

In this session, Caryn Angelson will:

  • Discuss the important distinction between cultural agility and geographic mobility
  • Explore strategies to develop an agile workforce that can excel across different cultures
  • Dig into the successes and lessons learned in piloting their entry level Management Associates Program

9:20am - 10:10am  Breakout Session

Activating Talent — The Journey to Redefine Performance

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Jay Caldwell

VP Talent Solutions

ADP

Driving future business success requires facilitating changes that enable leaders to get the most from their teams. Their ability to empower and coach employees to be at their best is more critical than ever, as organizations require more resiliency and speed.

In this session, Jay Caldwell will share how ADP:

  • Implemented research-based practices to drive organizational transformation
  • Accelerates employee performance and measures it in real time
  • Transforms the value and impact of performance

9:20am - 10:10am  Executive Boardroom

Wellness for the Future of Work

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Beth Stankard

SVP, Head of HR Coach

Coach

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Jennifer Stites

Chief Human Resources Officer

Conair

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Marco Crespo

US CEO

Gympass

Employee health and wellness is a critical driver of organizational transformation, not simply a component of employee compensation.
In this boardroom, you will discuss:

  • How wellness can be the key in transforming an organization
  • What benefits organizations are implementing to attract across the generations
  • How employee turnover and retention can be impacted by corporate wellness

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 your event Program Manager, Danielle Gregoire at Danielle.Gregoire@evanta.com

10:10am - 10:30am  Networking Break

10:30am - 11:20am  Breakout Session

Balancing Employee Autonomy and Accountability

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Anna Lundstrom

Vice President, Head of HR Americas & Content BU

Spotify

As employers strive to innovate, how do you create a culture that fuels top talent into an organization? Spotify has made explicit choices that are all at the heart of building an engaging and inspiring working environment.
 
In this session, you will learn:

  • How to foster autonomy and accountability through hyper growth
  • How to drive development without using traditional performance management methodologies
  • How a non-hierarchical, transparent, and value-driven leadership model can drive growth

10:30am - 11:20am  Breakout Session

Driving Wins That Benefit People and Business

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Suzanne Stoller

Chief People Officer

Guild Education

Company success and employee wellbeing don’t have to be discrete efforts, and CHROs are the drivers behind providing strategic wins that benefit both the people and the business.

In this session, Suzanne Stoller will discuss:

  • How HR teams can make systemic changes that drive business results
  • How to implement benefits that impact the bottom line while also benefiting employees
  • How CHROs can provide a strategic angle to their business unit

10:30am - 11:20am  Executive Boardroom

Becoming a Talent Magnet with a Motivating Experience

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Angela Blum-Finlay

EVP & Chief Human Resources Officer

Dime Community Bancshares Inc.

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Margaret Pego

SVP & CHRO

PSEG

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Jill Vitali

DVP/GM RPO

ADP

In today’s economy, CHROs must consider many factors to position their company to win against the competition in the war for talent.

In this boardroom, you will discuss trends in:

  • Creating a winning candidate—and employee—experience
  • Carrying the candidate experience through to post-hire programs to retain talent
  • Adjusting HR practices to better align with employee desires

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 your event Program Manager.

10:30am - 11:20am  Executive Boardroom

Data: A Common Language for Change

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Douglas Parks

Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

HealthNow New York, Inc.

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Mike Prutting

Chief Human Resources Officer

FUJIFILM

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Neha Parikh Shah, PhD

Director, Microsoft Workplace Intelligence

Microsoft Corporation

Data from everyday work can create a common language that brings leaders together on the case for change, priorities for action, and measurement of ongoing progress.

In this boardroom you’ll discuss:

  • The use of data to help create alignment and momentum across the organization
  • Challenges faced in gaining alignment and the impact on initiatives
  • What approaches work and how to transform your adversities into opportunities

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 at Danielle.Gregoire@evanta.com

November 14, 2019 - mid-afternoon

11:20am - 12:15pm  Lunch & Comments

Lunch & Interactive Discussion

In this networking lunch you have the opportunity to have relevant and topical conversations with your peers. The below questions are a guideline for you to start your table conversations.

  • HR and business partnership
    • How are you aligning the overall people strategy to business strategy/ priorities?
    • What HR metrics does your board or executive team care about most? How do you use these metrics to link back to business strategy?
    • How do you leverage talent management technology and tools to achieve key business outcomes?
  • Diversity and inclusion
    • In what ways are executives supporting the advancement of diverse groups?
    • How are you measuring the progress and improvement in your culture for diverse groups at your organization?
    • What are your most prominent diversity and inclusion challenges and successes?
  • Learning and development
    • How has learning and development evolved at your organization? What does the workforce need in the 21st Century for L&D?
    • In this era of on demand fulfillment, how are you bringing a Netflix-like, consumer approach to learning within your organization? 
    • How are you aligning your learning programs with your business needs?
  • Talent analytics
    • What are you hoping to solve for? What are your goals with analytics? What are the top things you’re hoping to get better at?
    • How are you utilizing analytics to better predict talent needs in the next six to twelve months?
    • What barriers are you facing as you try to move towards actionable analytics? How are you changing the culture of doubt around what HR can bring to the table on analytics?
  • Digital transformation
    • How are you keeping people at the center of delivery decisions?
    • Are you utilizing AI in HR optimization? How are you leveraging technology to allow for optimization of HR?
    • How have emerging technologies played into the gamification of key initiatives like recruitment or employee engagement in your HR program?


12:30pm - 1:00pm  Keynote

Building Digital Workplaces that Work

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Pat Wadors

Chief Talent Officer - CHRO

ServiceNow

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Gaylan Sankey

HR Transformation Leader

ServiceNow

As workplace demographics shift and the war for top talent continues, employee expectations for a connected and personalized experience continue to rise.  Employees expect to find more purpose at work and they become easily frustrated when their productivity is hindered on the job by non-value add, administrative tasks. In this fireside chat, Pat Wadors will share her insights and perspectives on:

  • Building a leading-edge digital workplace that starts with a human-centered design
  • Focusing on employee feedback, expectations and their moments that matter
  • Creating a mindset shift within your organization to build the workplace of the future

1:00pm - 1:30pm  Networking Break

November 14, 2019 - afternoon

1:30pm - 2:20pm  Breakout Session

Building a Climate of Belonging at Cornell

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Linda Croll Howell

Director, HR Analytics

Cornell University

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Mary Opperman

VP and CHRO

Cornell University

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Angela Winfield

Associate Vice President for Inclusion and Workforce Diversity

Cornell University

Organizations are addressing diversity and inclusion challenges, but how much progress is being made? Two years ago, the Cornell team began developing data to better understand factors leading to a genuine sense of belonging in their workforce.
In this session, you will:

  • Examine the importance of utilizing both qualitative and quantitative data to understand the impact of your D&I initiatives
  • Address the complexity of how employees develop a genuine sense of belonging
  • Understand the importance of moving beyond diversity awareness

1:30pm - 2:20pm  Breakout Session

Closing the Skills Gap with AI

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Eric Bokelberg

Global HR Innovation Leader, IBM Talent & Transformation

IBM

In the next three years, as many as 120 million workers may need to be retrained or reskilled as a result of AI and intelligent automation. How should CHROs prepare their organizations?

In this session, Eric Bokelberg will:

  • Examine the nature of the skills challenge facing organizations today
  • Explain where the skills gap fits in the CEO and CHRO agendas
  • Explore how AI can provide new insights into workforce capabilities and inform reskilling action

1:30pm - 2:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Reimagining the Employee Experience with Recognition

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Gary Beckstrand

VP, Marketing

O.C. Tanner

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Jill Saverine

SVP, Human Resources

Aircastle

With competition for talent at its peak, the employee experience is the new black. Organizations must rethink how to create workplace cultures where people choose to join, engage, and stay.

In this boardroom, you will discuss:

  • New ways to think about the employee experience
  • What will differentiate your organization when attracting and retaining talent
  • How recognition can help employees thrive at work

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 your event Program Manager.

1:30pm - 2:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Unlocking Transformation through Culture

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David McCauley

Sr. Vice President, Global Head of Human Resources Group

Allied World

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Johnna G. Torsone

Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

Pitney Bowes

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Parker Mitchell

CEO and Founder

SHIFT

Transformations are the new normal, but they are hard to get right. A strong culture and engaged employees are crucial in any change programs, putting CHROs at the center of transformation efforts.

In this boardroom you will discuss:

  • Which elements of successful change programs are common across digital workforces
  • How to continue to drive meaningful change through the long tail of a transformation
  • Why transformations depend on a focus on culture and people

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 your event Program Manager Danielle Gregoire at Danielle.gregoire@evanta.com.

2:20pm - 2:30pm  Networking Break

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

M&A — Integration and Stabilization for Transformation

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Paul Marchand

EVP & CHRO

Charter Communications

M&A growth can provide many opportunities, but without a proper plan organizations will struggle to drive business growth. After two large acquisition, Paul Marchand knew that integration and stabilization were key to Charter Communication’s transformation.

In this session, Marchand will explore the:

  • Complexities and difficulties of a successful M&A
  • Importance of digging into policies to properly communicate across the c-suite
  • Multi-faceted approach to creating a successful culture

2:30pm - 3:20pm  Breakout Session

Developing a High-Performance Culture to Enable Corporate Growth

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Jesse Harriott

Global Head of Analytics

Workhuman

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Christina Brenner

SVP, Total Rewards, Global Human Resources

MasterCard

A strong organizational culture – one that supports, recognizes and, most importantly, celebrates different employees’ perspectives – can clearly differentiate its business from competitors. Companies that can relate their diverse and inclusive cultures directly to their business strategy will perform and grow. Understanding how a culture of recognition, today, and in the future, can go hand in hand with business strategy is vital for today’s CHRO.

In this session you will:

  • Identify processes that help build a cohesive culture
  • Explore how positivity-fueled environments can enable culture and contribute directly to company success
  • Understand the data and insights that a human-centered workplace can provide


2:30pm - 3:20pm  Executive Boardroom

Accelerating Agility in 21st Century Leadership

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Patricia Goodwin-Peters

SVP, Head of Human Resources

Atlas Air

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Brad Neilley

Senior VP, CHRO

AvalonBay

In a fast-paced, ever-evolving business landscape, having top talent isn’t enough: today’s leaders must be able to accelerate and adapt to changing strategies, priorities, and ways of working to ensure that their organizations can continue to stay ahead.

In this boardroom, you will:

  • Discuss how to increase adaptability for quick, changing circumstances
  • Explore how to learn quickly to improve continuously
  • Share strategies that allow organizations to recover quickly and emerge stronger from setbacks

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 your event Program Manager, Danielle Gregoire at Danielle.Gregoire@evanta.com

3:20pm - 3:30pm  Networking Break

3:30pm - 3:40pm  Closing Comments

3:40pm - 4:10pm  Keynote

Winning Culture — How Authentic Leadership Drives Better Guest Experience

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Orlando Ashford

President

Holland America Line

 As a former human resources executive, Orlando Ashford knows something about shaping organizational culture and performance. Since joining Holland America Line as their president in 2014, the company has embraced a major shift toward authentic leadership and communication.

In this session, you’ll hear how this shift helped them:

  • Break employee engagement records
  • Deliver unprecedented revenue numbers
  • Reach new heights with NPS scores

4:10pm - 4:45pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

Location


Venue & Accommodation

Convene at One Liberty Plaza

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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