San Francisco CHRO Executive Summit

June 12, 2019 | The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square

June 12, 2019
The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square

Collaborate with your peers

Get together with your peers to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the San Francisco 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

San Francisco CHRO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Brian Almas

Fortinet, Inc.
SVP & CHRO

Amy Cappellanti-Wolf

Symantec
SVP & CHRO

Tracy Keogh

HP Inc.
CHRO

Lori Sundberg

Western Digital Corporation
EVP, Chief Human Resource Officer

Agenda


June 11, 2019

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

Driving Conversations That Create Change

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Erica Williams Simon

Head of Creator's Lab

Snap Inc.

As our country’s streets regularly fill with protestors and social media and news outlets explode with the latest social and political movements, organizations can find it difficult to know how to respond. Yet many employees are looking to their employers to assist in driving conversations that create change and acknowledge what’s happening outside business walls. But how can CHROs create an environment that allows a diverse workforce to tell its story?

In this session, Erica Williams Simon will examine how to:

  • Drive conversations that create change
  • Help a diverse workforce tell its story
  • Engage Millennials and Gen Z with compelling values and mission


June 12, 2019 - morning

8:00am - 8:45am  Registration & Breakfast

8:45am - 9:30am  Keynote

Building Digital Workplaces that Work

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Pat Wadors

Chief Talent Officer - CHRO

ServiceNow

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Jen Stroud

HR Evangelist & 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

9:30am - 10:00am  Networking Break

10:00am - 10:50am  Breakout Session

How HP Is Reinventing Learning

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Michael Jordan

Global Head, Talent and Learning

HP Inc.

As the world becomes more digital, diverse, and talent scare organizations must reinvent and adapt. True reinvention means reinvention inside and out, and HP Inc. is doing just that.

In this session, Mike Jordan will examine how to:

  • Deploy a Netflix-approach to learning within your organization
  • Create a development and sponsorship experience for emerging talent
  • Reinvent onboarding in a gamified app experience way


10:00am - 10:50am  Breakout Session

Impacting Business Results with People Analytics

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Betsie Reynolds

VP Transformation & Strategic Analytics

Rizing

The amount of data that's collected about employees is vast and often untapped to improve day-to-day decisions that positively impact the business. 

In this session, you will discuss how to: 

  • Use operational reporting and people analytics to create business results
  • Encourage senior leaders to ask the right people-related questions
  • Focus on people-related data to help improve productivity
  • Prepare your front-line leaders to mature their people analytics strategy

10:00am - 10:50am  Executive Boardroom

Making the Workplace More Human

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Kathryn Fisk

CHRO

El Camino Hospital

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Michael Papay

CEO and Founder

Waggl

In a digital world where everything seems to be changing faster than ever before, connection to one another and to our organizations is becoming increasingly mission-critical to achieving success.


In this boardroom session, you will discuss:

  • Factors contributing to a more human workplace
  • How to truly engage people
  • Practices for strengthening employee 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 Laurel Temme.

10:00am - 10:50am  Executive Boardroom

Courageous Conversations—Removing Stigma on Mental Health

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Lowell Richardson

SVP, Human Resources

California Dairies Inc.

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Lori Sundberg

EVP, Chief Human Resource Officer

Western Digital Corporation

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Jennifer Christian-Herman

Executive Director, Strategic Customer Engagement, Product Innovation & Evaluation

Kaiser Permanente

Many employees will experience a mental health challenge and will struggle in silence even though these conditions are common and treatable.

Join this conversation to explore:

  • Setting the tone for a productive and mentally healthy workforce
  • Creating awareness and encouraging acceptance around mental health care
  • Structuring policies and providing benefits and coverage that lead to healthier outcomes

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.

10:50am - 11:20am  Networking Break

June 12, 2019 - mid-afternoon

11:20am - 12:10pm  Breakout Session

Leveraging Technology — Doing More With Less

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Lowell Richardson

SVP, Human Resources

California Dairies Inc.

HR teams spend hours assisting employees with routine tasks. When California Dairies needed to cut costs, removing HR leaders from these routine tasks was front and center.

In this session, Lowell Richardson will discuss:

  • How to leverage technology to centralize the organization
  • How to move to a more “self-service model for routine HR tasks
  • Why you should assume your employees are capable
  • How to move away from HR generalists to HR specialists

11:20am - 12:10pm  Breakout Session

Gratitude From the Ground Up

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Rosette Cataldo

VP, Performance & Talent Strategy

Workhuman

Can human connections serve as the foundation for organizational success? Through data-driven stories of gratitude, Rosette Cataldo will explore the business value of creating a more human workplace.

In this session, you’ll learn how to:

  • Create an employee experience strategy that builds inclusion
  • Empower your employees to own your company culture
  • Unify teams around shared values and business goals


11:20am - 12:10pm  Breakout Session

Office Hours With Chris Ulrich

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Chris Ulrich

Body Language Expert & Political Consultant

Author & Thought Leader

What does your body language say about you? What shifts might you make to change how others perceive you? Join this special one-on-one session exclusively for Governing Body members with body-language expert, Chris Ulrich for candid feedback on your in-person and online body language. Sessions are 25-minutes and pre-registration is required.

In this unique, private session, you’ll receive:

  • One-on-one consultation with a premier expert
  • Live analysis of your unique body language cues
  • Personalized executive presence improvements

11:20am - 12:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Accelerating Agility in 21st Century Leadership

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Audrey Charles

CHRO

Lam Research

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Tim Weyland

VP, HR

Topcon

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Kaveh Naficy

Partner

Heidrick & Struggles

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 Laurel Temme.


11:20am - 12:10pm  Executive Boardroom

The Benefits Differentiator — Appealing Across Generations

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Brian Almas

SVP & CHRO

Fortinet, Inc.

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Nancy Vitale

SVP, Human Resources

Genentech

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Dave Fisher

SVP, Employee Benefits

Alliant Insurance Services

As the next generation prepares to enter the workforce, how can CHROs create organizations they want to work at? From millennials to Generation Z, HR must find a way to offer benefits packages that appeal to the many mindsets of a multigenerational workforce. How do you tailor these plans to make sense for your industry while making them stand out from the competition?
In this boardroom session, you will:

  • Discuss new policies and benefits companies are implementing to attract across generations
  • Learn how to assess employee total rewards needs on a large scale

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 Laurel Temme.

12:10pm - 12:40pm  Networking Break

12:40pm - 1:50pm  Keynote

Executive Presence for Lasting Leadership

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Chris Ulrich

Body Language Expert & Political Consultant

Author & Thought Leader

Any given gesture -a nod, a point of the finger - unconsciously communicates powerful ideas and feelings that have tangible consequences. Top executives are generally proficient in their ability to interact with others, but the stakes are raised during high-level negotiations, reporting to the board, inspiring and empowering senior managers or dealing with tricky internal matters.

Join body language expert Chris Ulrich as he shares:

  • Why every movement and action is magnified in high-level situations
  • Tools and techniques to build rapport quickly
  • How executives can communicate more effectively

June 12, 2019 - afternoon

1:50pm - 2:20pm  Networking Break

2:20pm - 3:10pm  Breakout Session

Scaling and Growing a Globally-Minded Culture

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InaMarie Johnson

Chief People Officer

Zendesk

In today’s quickly transforming world, it is vital to build a culture that has a global perspective. Learn how InaMarie Johnson builds a globally-minded culture that embraces empathy, new perspectives, and creative ways of solving problems.

In this session, Johnson will explore:

  • Building an authentic, globally-minded culture
  • Crafting an intentional employee and candidate experience
  • Operationalizing D&I across a global organization


2:20pm - 3:10pm  Breakout Session

The Business Case for Employee Well-Being

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Steven Parker

Senior Vice President of Business Development

Virgin Pulse

78% of large employers consider employee well-being a meaningful part of their business strategy, yet only a small number of them have developed robust methods for measuring and analyzing its financial impact on their organizations. This leaves wellness programs vulnerable when budgets tighten, and it prevents companies from elevating employee well-being to the level of importance it deserves.

In this session, Steven Parker will address:

  • What well-being really means for employees
  • Data and insights linking employee wellness to business results
  • The state of play and future trends in well-being


2:20pm - 3:10pm  Breakout Session

Office Hours With Chris Ulrich

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Chris Ulrich

Body Language Expert & Political Consultant

Author & Thought Leader

What does your body language say about you? What shifts might you make to change how others perceive you? Join this special one-on-one session exclusively for Governing Body members with body-language expert, Chris Ulrich for candid feedback on your in-person and online body language. Sessions are 25-minutes and pre-registration is required.

In this unique, private session, you’ll receive:

  • One-on-one consultation with a premier expert
  • Live analysis of your unique body language cues
  • Personalized executive presence improvements


2:20pm - 3:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Enabling Employee Communication that Engages the Workforce of the Future

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Gary King

Chief Workforce Officer

SMUD

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Amy Wireman

GVP, HR

BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.

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Ian Gilbert

Chief Revenue Officer

GuideSpark

A top priority for HR leaders is ensuring their workforce is engaged and empowered to make critical decisions in the moment. This is particularly poignant given the current climate of change. How can leaders orchestrate effective communications strategies that have immediate and lasting impact, without breaking stride?
 
Join this boardroom to discuss:

  • Leveraging multi-dimensional communication strategies for better business results
  • Influencing employee journeys to create a framework for an empowered workforce
  • Scaling business engagement across discrete employee groups, including dispersed or on-the-go personnel

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 Laurel Temme.

2:20pm - 3:10pm  Executive Boardroom

Women’s Issue to Business Issue – Increasing Gender Diversity

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Liane Hornsey

Chief People Officer

Palo Alto Networks

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Laura Robblee

VP People and Places

GoPro, Inc.

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Kristen Howe

Chief Product Officer

Linkage Inc.

In creating a strategy for advancing women leaders, focusing on individual development is not enough. Research shows that addressing key impactors will enable women to perform better, stay at their companies longer, and advance in their careers.


In this session, you will discuss how to:

  • Focus development to overcome unique hurdles
  • Foster executive action to advance women
  • Create and sustain an inclusive 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 Laurel Temme.

3:10pm - 3:40pm  Networking Break

3:40pm - 4:20pm  Keynote

Building an Empathetic Workforce — Aligning on Values, Culture and Impact

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Louise Pentland

Chief Business Affairs, Legal & HR Officer

PayPal, Inc.

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John Kunze

VP Global Consumer Product and Engineering

PayPal, Inc.

We are seeing a dramatic shift in the way society evaluates and perceives businesses across industries, and in the role that internal and external stakeholders expect corporations to play. Employees and consumers alike are paying more and more attention to company values and increasingly prefer brands that stand for something more than just delivering profit to shareholders. This fundamental shift towards a new era of purpose-driven leadership has created an incredible opportunity for businesses to reimagine and truly align on values, culture and impact. In this fireside chat, Louise Pentland and moderator John Kunze explore:

  • PayPal’s journey to establish and maintain an inclusive workplace culture reflective of the company’s mission, vision and values
  • Programmatic efforts to drive greater diversity across the business
  • The value of an empathetic and inspired workforce

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

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San Francisco CHRO Program Manager


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

Laurel Temme

Program Manager

971-222-2372

laurel.temme@evanta.com