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All sessions from June 18th are now available on-demand for your viewing convenience.

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FIRESIDE CHAT: Building a Dynamic Resilient Enterprise: Optimize your Workforce to the New World – featuring IBM

Thriving in today’s new normal has thrust senior HR professionals on a journey to resiliency. Building resiliency within an enterprise’s workforce enables it to quickly adapt no matter the crisis.

The critical need is to build and enable a highly productive workforce capable of collaborating, running workshops, executing projects and running business operations in a new normal full of ever-changing conditions. And while most enterprises have come out of the initial chaos of the crisis with a more stabilized and operational footing, HR leaders must now shift their focus to react and adapt for a ‘future unexpected.’

This chat will focus on building out an organization’s ability to respond to changing conditions quickly and effectively and how to balance addressing immediate threats while establishing longer-term success.

Our discussion will empower you to:

  • Re-imagine work so that roles could be performed in the most productive way through the lens of location
  • Develop a workforce strategy that considers where work can be performed which will change where you hire, train and progress your people
  • Transform the skills of your organization using personalized continuously learning in and agile enterprise

Hosted by: IBM

*By attending this IBM session, you will be entered into a raffle to win a $100 Mastercard gift card. This offer is available to eligible Human Resources professionals. You are eligible to be entered into the free prize draw if you meet the following criteria 1) Valid U.S. mailing address 2) Valid email address 3) Must have a title of Director or higher 4) Company revenue must exceed $100M 5) Must reside in the United States. Gift card can take up to 1 week to process if eligible.

Victoria PelletierV.P., North America Talent & Transformation LeaderIBM Services

Ola SnowChief Human Resources ManagerCardinal Health

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FIRESIDE CHAT: How to Listen, Understand and Respond to the New and Evolving Needs of Your Employees – featuring BT

Experiences in the workplaces are often designed in the absence of knowing what employees really want or need. Organizations deploy annual or bi-annual engagement surveys, but these tools lack the ability to understand employees in their day-to-day work life and fail to uncover emerging risks and detect patterns in employee attitudes. By not engaging employees at a more frequent cadence, companies are at risk of acting too late on issues that have real impact on employee sentiment.

This conversation will focus on why Employee Experience must shift from an HR-only priority but grow to a company-wide initiative to gain a more real-time understanding of how employees are doing and what can be done to improve their experience across the organization. Our discussion will empower you to:

  • Break down silos and partner with teams across the organization to help capture the voice of employees and better understand worker and management needs
  • Develop an employee pulsing strategy that considers the right frequency and types of signals
  • Act on evolving employee sentiments in the moment, not after

Hosted by: Medallia

Melissa Arronte, Ph.DSolution Principal, Employee ExperienceMedallia

Neynes LadhaDigital Solutions, Service & Improvement DirectorBT

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KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: The Future of Work - Technology, Hiring and Learning in a Post-Pandemic World

As every great human capital leader knows, the secret to success is thinking proactively.  But even the best and brightest could not have prepared for a global shutdown, mass layoffs, and the instantaneous alteration of an entire workforce.  Looking one step ahead keeps your workforce agile and ready for what might come.  Now more than ever, leaders must focus on the future of work.  This session will revisit lessons learned during the COVID-19 shutdown, ways to develop organizational responses to the impacts of current and future crisis, and how to help hire, cultivate and reorient talent strategies.

Topics of discussion include, but are not limited to:

  • Addressing the challenges and opportunities brought on by the COVID-19 crisis
  • Ways to invest in continuous learning, improve company culture and help employees adjust to the new normal
  • Identify the technology and processes that worked, and those that failed during the crisis and which types of tech smart companies are investing in now

Laura LeeChief Human Resources OfficerMGM Resorts International

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KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: You've Got Data - Now What? People Analytics & Workforce Planning

HR departments are knee-deep in people data. Yet, many organizations struggle to turn collected metrics and analytics into actionable business initiatives. In this session, you will learn how many organizations are utilizing data to enhance and create business strategies that drive workforce success.

Key takeaways will include:

  • How to master the workforce data dilemma and what to measure?
  • How to create a people analytics action plan for your company
  • Optimizing data usage to align your current and future workforce with strategic goals
  • Tips for overcoming common HR challenges to gaining internal support for analytics initiatives

Lydia WuHead of Talent Analytics & Transformation Panasonic

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Lunch Break

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PANEL DISCUSSION: HRIS & Beyond - A Look at the Latest, Greatest HR Technologies in 2020

HR software is evolving at warp speed!  From chatbots to virtual reality, technology is transforming the way HR does business.  Keeping up with all the opportunities and innovations to make HR processes more efficient and effective is a challenge for even the most tech-savvy HR professionals.  Attend this panel discussion to learn how top companies are combining intelligent technology with human ingenuity, and which HR technology types drive the most significant results and value.

Topics of discussion include, but are not limited to:

  • HRIS and beyond- the past, present and future of HR software
  • Latest HR software technologies (enhanced hiring, chatbots, virtual reality, cloud-based HR, Employee Wellness, data security & more) and how companies are using them to automate & streamline processes
  • Real-life stories of evaluation, selection and planning to help your organization find the right technology for your goals
  • Getting the most bang for your tech buck


Monique JeffersonHead of HR, Business Services-Americas and Global IT HR Business PartnerHogan Lovells


Jeffrey GalushaVice President, Global HRISSotheby's

Jeremy D. PrestonInformation Systems, IT Director – HR & Legal The Dow Chemical Company

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PANEL DISCUSSION: The Future of Diversity & Inclusion is Now

From recruitment to mentoring, human resources professionals stand at the forefront of strategy for diversity and inclusion.  Survey after survey shows that companies that hire more dynamically in terms of gender, culture and ethnicities, outperform employers that fail to make diversity a priority. From recruiting, to rewards and recognition, being a diverse and inclusive organization requires a whole new way of hiring and managing talent.

Beyond compliance legislation and the latest headline news, this session will drill down on:

  • How innovative companies are advancing their D&I goals
  • Ways that HR technologies can help improve diversity & inclusion in the workplace
  • How to squelch the dangerous diversity beast called implicit bias
  • Proven methods for measuring diversity and inclusion success
  • Recognizing and fixing a flawed approach to diversity & inclusion


Natalie RunyonDirector, Enterprise Content, Talent, Culture and Inclusion Strategist, Market Insights Thomson Reuters


Jeanette BashfordGlobal Head of HR, EngineeringBloomberg

Mario GaglianoVice President, Biopharma HR, Emerging Markets Pfizer

Nicholas IadevaioVice President of Human Resources L'Oreal USA

Demetria JohnsonInclusion & Diversity Talent Acquisition StrategistGilead Sciences