Toronto CHRO Inner Circle

March 26, 2024 | Blu Ristorante

March 26, 2024
Blu Ristorante

Collaborate with your peers

Join Toronto's top CHROs for an intimate networking dinner and facilitated discussion on key business challenges. Enjoy a relaxed evening of dinner and drinks with your peers to share best practices, make new connections and build professional relationships.

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

Navigating Ongoing Expectations of Technology Implementation

Assessing the Risks While Seizing the Opportunities

Toronto CHRO Governing Body

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

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Sonia Boyle

Gore Mutual Insurance Co.
Chief People Officer

Mohammed Chahdi

Global Vice President, Employee Experience

Barb Keenan

Liquor Control Board of Ontario
Chief People Officer

Marcia Mendes-d'Abreu

Foresters Financial
Global CHRO

Brigid Pelino

Definity Financial
Chief People and Culture Officer

Rashid Wasti

Weston Group of Companies
EVP & Chief Talent Officer


March 26, 2024

4:30pm - 5:30pm  Executive Networking Reception

5:30pm - 6:45pm  Discussion Topics

Leveraging Emerging HR Technology Amid AI Complexities

Karen Collins headshot

Karen Collins

Chief Talent Officer


Sarah McCurrie headshot

Sarah McCurrie

Head of Human Resources, Aon Canada


Janine Pajot headshot

Janine Pajot

VP, Human Resources

Bayer Corporation

Permpreet Soomal headshot

Permpreet Soomal

Chief People Officer - HR Canada

Capital One Canada

The rising impact of cutting-edge technologies and increased hype around AI have added additional layers of complexity to the unique challenges faced by HR leaders. Economic conditions and disruptions have urged CHROs to embrace innovation and offer agility and flexibility to drive productivity and digital outcomes. However, a recent Gartner study reveals that 60% of HR leaders are uncertain about the impact of evolving technology trends, such as generative AI, on HR and talent.

In the swiftly transforming landscape, the ongoing revolution in emerging technologies is poised to significantly reshape how organisations recruit, nurture, and extract value from their workforce. What initiatives will you undertake to craft a future-ready HR technology adoption roadmap and stay ahead of the widespread integration of AI that fulfills future business needs?

Join your peers to discuss practical solutions for adopting trending technologies, managing AI applications, and planning for the talent transformations to come.


Topic 1: Navigating Ongoing Expectations of Technology Implementation

  • How can HR leaders play a strategic role in assessing the potential impact of emerging technologies on HR process and practices?
  • How do you assess the readiness of your workforce to embrace emerging technologies, including AI?
  • Within the HR function, where do you intend to invest on HR technology in the next 12 months?

Topic 2: Assessing the Risks While Seizing the Opportunities

  • What could be the potential impact AI solutions and use cases have on work, talent, skills, roles and responsibilities? What can HR leaders do to prepare themselves and their workforce for the potential changes?
  • What’s your view on emerging technologies concerning risks and ethics? Are you open to tolerate any risks associated with it?
  • How do you effectively communicate the benefits and risks to key stakeholders?

6:45pm - 7:15pm  Networking Break

7:15pm - 8:30pm  Summary Discussion & Dinner

8:30pm - 9:30pm  Social Hour

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming in-person gathering

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Complimentary parking available at SP Parking Garage at 55 Avenue Rd, located below the Yorkville Village Mall. Please provide parking voucher for validation upon event check-in.

Map of parking garage found HERE

Community Program Manager

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

Neiland Fitzgerald

Community Program Manager