New York CHRO Virtual Executive Summit

November 10, 2020 | 8:00am - 4:00pm EST

November 10, 2020 | 8:00am - 4:00pm EST

Collaborate with your peers

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

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

The challenges and opportunities of hybrid and distributed workforces

The year of employee data

The rapid evolution of the HR function


Ruth Ferguson

Related Companies
SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer

Paul Marchand

Charter Communications

Douglas Parks

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

Mike Prutting

Fujifilm North America Corp
Chief Human Resources Officer


November 10, 2020

8:00am - 8:45am  EST Virtual Summit Keynote

A Skill-Based Approach to L&D

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Vidya Krishnan

Chief Learning Officer


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Janice Burns

Chief Career Experience Officer


Remote work and the challenges of the pandemic have accelerated the trend towards digital-by-default learning strategies. This change isn’t just putting what would have been in person courses, online. It's a complete redesign of the digital and human learning experience for an entire workforce that is virtually connected. This change demands a different way of working when it comes to learning. Discover how Ericsson is tackling change and challenge in building future critical skills for a connected world where digital transformation is skills transformation.

Join this keynote to discuss:

  • How learning organizations need to partner differently to co-create the future of work
  • Designing employee experiences that drive adoption and transformation
  • How to create a pragmatic skills-based strategy that empowers talent mobility

8:45am - 9:00am  EST Break

9:00am - 10:00am  EST Virtual Summit Boardroom

What’s in Store for Your Employee Healthcare Strategy?

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Caryn Angelson

CHRO & Chief Legal Officer

Tokio Marine North America, Inc

Mike Prutting headshot

Mike Prutting

Chief Human Resources Officer

Fujifilm North America Corp

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Robbie Cape

CEO & Co-founder


The global pandemic has made healthcare strategy top-of-mind for most employers. At the same time, remote work has changed employee expectations of work, benefits, and the employee experience. What does this new environment mean for your overall employee health benefits game plan?

In this boardroom, you’ll discuss:

  • Weighing competing priorities in your overall benefits strategy
  • Determining a primary care plan that aligns with the changing healthcare landscape
  • Improving employees’ health experience by meeting them on their terms

9:00am - 10:00am  EST Virtual Summit Boardroom

Talent Without Borders

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Ruth Ferguson

SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer

Related Companies

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Howard Tiegel

Chief Human Resources Officer, Americas Division

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

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Chinor Lee

Global Head of Culture, Belonging, Inclusion & Diversity


With unprecedented numbers of employees working remotely, organizations have a unique opportunity to cast off geographical constraints and meet talent wherever it is. 

 Join this session to discuss: 

  • Harnessing a borderless talent marketplace
  • Overcoming the key challenges of remote recruiting and onboarding 
  • Sourcing diverse talent and fostering inclusion in a remote environment

9:00am - 10:00am  EST Virtual Summit Boardroom

The Future of Distributed Workforces

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Mike Bokina

Vice President, Head of Human Resources

Siemens USA

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Nelson Jamel

Chief People Officer

Anheuser-Busch InBev

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Molly Hellerman

Global Head of Innovation Programs


Organizations across the world are in the midst of an unprecedented experiment in remote work. Across industries, assumptions about working from home have been put to the test. But what does the current experience say about the future of remote work?

In this boardroom, you’ll discuss:

  • Lessons learned from a year of remote work
  • Collaboration and culture in a remote environment
  • Strategies for harnessing distributed and hybrid workforces in the future

10:00am - 10:45am  EST Virtual Summit Keynote

Innovative Employee Recognition That’s On-Brand

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Andrea Procaccino

Chief Learning Officer and Vice President, Talent Development & Diversity

New York Presbyterian Hospital

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David Sturt

Executive Vice President

O.C. Tanner

Join Andrea Procaccino and David Sturt to hear how NewYork-Presbyterian’s innovative recognition strategies tie back to the organization’s employee brand. Recognition has supported NYP’s culture during the pandemic, with leaders infusing fun and creativity into every aspect of recognition during the COVID-19 crisis to motivate their people.

In this keynote, you will hear how to:

  • Design your workplace culture with a research-based framework
  • Find ways to create memorable experiences for your people
  • Re-evaluate your employee experience by embedding appreciation and recognition

10:45am - 11:00am  EST Break

11:00am - 12:00pm  EST Virtual Summit Boardroom

Wellness, Wellbeing and Everything in Between

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Deborah Borg



Martin Falkenberg headshot

Martin Falkenberg


SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions

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Marshall Porter



Wellness is different in 2020. As people struggle to balance home and work while coping with unprecedented uncertainty and stress, taking time for self-care is vital to resiliency. Employers have stepped up in many ways to support the workforce, and employees are taking advantage of these resources in record numbers.

Join this virtual boardroom to discuss:

  • How wellness benefits correlate with employee engagement
  • Trends in wellbeing and how employers can support the workforce
  • The future of wellness in a remote environment

11:00am - 12:00pm  EST Virtual Summit Boardroom

The New Realities of Talent Management

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Laura Cushing

Chief Human Resources Officer


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Kamal Ahluwalia


Your workforce needs different skills today than they did a year ago. At the same time, remote and socially distanced work means that leaders have less day-to-day visibility into their employees’ development. In this environment, employers need to be more deliberate than ever in making sure they have the right talent, in the right roles, at the right time.  

In this boardroom, you’ll discuss:

  • The emerging skills your organization needs to drive growth
  • Challenges of managing talent in a remote environment
  • Creative solutions for retaining and developing the right talent

11:00am - 12:00pm  EST Virtual Summit Boardroom

Data, Dashboards and Decisions – Making Sense of a Moving Target

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Susan Osgood

VP, Corporate HR

Sharp Electronics Corp

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Jennifer Stites

Chief Human Resources Officer


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Susan Hanold, Ph.D.

VP, Talent Strategy


A volatile talent market leaves little room for error when preparing your workforce to meet the future demands of your business. Having data can be helpful, so long as it helps align talent results with strategic objectives.

In this session, you’ll discuss:

  • Leveraging engagement and culture data to make informed hiring decisions
  • Data analytics and benchmarking methods to address wage and turnover issues
  • Scaling recruiting to manage through resource gaps and surging demands

12:00pm - 12:45pm  EST Virtual Summit Keynote

The Changing Dynamics of the Employee Experience

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Stacey Hoin

Executive Vice President, Human Resources

GE Capital

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Ravi Swaminathan



COVID-19 didn’t create the workplace trends that we are dealing with now, but it did help to solidify them. Employees increasingly demand consumer-like experiences, meaningful human connections, and a sense of belonging. And that means that an approach to EX that worked in the past will be ill-suited to the future that is rapidly emerging. 

Join this keynote to learn about:

  • The evolving relationship between employer and employee
  • Inclusive approaches that engage all segments of your workforce 
  • Employee-centric strategies that work for onsite and remote workers

12:45pm - 1:15pm  EST Networking

Community Networking and Discussion

Join this informal and interactive networking session to connect with your New York CHRO peers. In this session, the New York community will have the chance to share their takeaways from the program in small groups and walk away with at least one new connection. 

2:30pm - 4:00pm  EST Virtual Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Meet virtually for 1-to-1 in-depth conversations with your colleagues

Conducting business virtually makes it more challenging to meet and network with like-minded peers, and now it’s become even more critical to collaborate with CHROs who are facing the same challenges.

This is an opportunity to meet 1-to-1 in a private, virtual setting with community peers directly after the Virtual Executive Summit.

  • Peer-to-Peer meetings are 25 minutes in length, giving you the chance for more personal interaction and in-depth conversation with your fellow CHRO peers.

  • All conversations are private and will not be recorded

  • Meet up to 3 peers based on your shared interests or priorities

How to Participate 

Available if you sign up and select peer meetings prior to the summit. To join your meetings or download meeting calendar invites, please reference the instructions that were emailed to you from

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New York CHRO Program Manager

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

Lynn Morrow

Program Manager