2017 Human Capital Forum: Employee Experience in the Digital Era
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As the digital era continues to transform modern consumer expectations, HR executives are grappling with modern employee expectations how to enhance the employee-employer relationship. Join Argyle Executive Forum to explore these topics further at our 2017 Human Capital Forum: Employee Experience in the Digital Era in San Francisco. Throughout a full day of thought leadership content and networking, we will focus on the most pressing issues that human capital executives are facing in 2017, with an agenda geared specifically towards CHROs, Chief People Officers, Chief Talent Officers, Chief Learning Officers and Chief Diversity Officers, as well as VPs and Directors of HR, talent, learning & development, change management, and HR analytics in a leadership role. Key topics that we will discuss include:
- Designing the employee experience to foster efficiency, engagement, and empowerment
- Exploring how digitalization will continue to impact corporate structure, employee vs. employer expectations, and organizational culture
- Mapping the employee and workplace journey
- Leveraging technology and data to manage the candidate and on-boarding process
- Social media and mobile recruitment strategies to identify top talent
- The role of employee engagement surveys and performance management within the modern organization
- Fostering employee communication and innovation in the workplace
Our keynote presentations, fireside chats, panel sessions, and networking breaks will enable candid discussions with your peers focused on these topics and more. Speakers at our 2016 San Francisco Forum included Richard Taylor, SVP & Director of Human Resources at Intel Corporation; Paul Pastrone, VP, Global Talent Management at Lenovo; Tami Cabaniss, VP People at PayPal; Terese Kemble, SVP Human Resources at LAM Research Corporation; Tracy Layney, SVP & CHRO at Shutterfly; and more.
We look forward to bringing together another fantastic faculty in 2017, and to hosting you alongside our community of Fortune 500 HR leaders hailing from Northern California and beyond!
This event will feature insights from top
Savers View Bio »
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Cisco Systems View Bio »
Alex Goryachev is an entrepreneurial go-getter. He takes risks, thinks ahead, and loves making way for new innovations. Over the past 20 years, he’s made it his business to turn disruptive concepts into emerging business models.
For him, it’s all about a passion to create a strategy and then drive it home to “get things done.” And as Cisco’s senior director of Innovation Strategy and Programs, he has plenty of opportunities to put this passion to the test.
He sparks internal innovation by providing employees at all levels the chance to share their big ideas, many of which make their way into the company’s innovation engine. Alex also carries the torch for co-innovation across Cisco’s ecosystem.
He’s especially excited about Cisco's Innovation Centers, which can be found in major cities around the world. Led by Alex, these hubs bring together customers, partners, startups, accelerators, governments, research communities, and universities in a lab setting. Their goal is to discover, develop, and implement game-changing, outcome-based solutions.
He also heads up the Cisco Innovation Grand Challenges. These polished events help creative thinkers bring their technology ideas to life. And then there’s the Cisco Technology Radar, the company’s engine for identifying emerging technology transitions.
Alex began his Cisco journey in 2004 with a singular focus: Innovation. He defined and operationalized several high-profile Cisco initiatives, including the company’s Country Transformation plan for Cisco in emerging markets. He also held senior roles in Development, Marketing, Finance, and Channels, providing him a 360 view of how a great company ticks.
Prior to Cisco, Alex was a successful consultant with extended assignments at Napster, Liquid Audio, IBM Global Services, and Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.
Blue Diamond Growers View Bio »
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San Francisco Public Utilities Commission View Bio »
Carl Luckenbill has worked in the learning & development field for over twenty three years. He started his career in the United States Navy where he developed his passion for facilitating others learning. He then spent several years at Hewlett Packard and at Automatic Data Processing (ADP), and is now the Chief Learning Officer for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC). He has an undergraduate degree in Workforce Development from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, a Master’s degree in Adult Learning from Oregon State University and a Master’s degree in Organizational Psychology from Antioch University.
Carl’s personal mission statement is “to facilitate human development to its fullest potential.” He uses this simple statement to guide him in his work and the career choices he makes.
Carl’s main area of focus at the SFPUC is employee learning & development, specifically in the areas of leadership, management and interpersonal skills development. He and his team also spend a great deal of time working on organizational design and development projects.
Sungevity View Bio »
A.J. is a talent and HR aficionado with over a decade of experience within Talent and Business Operations. His career stems from a foundation in training and development at KSL Capital, where he coached line leaders on how to select, coach, and retain top talent at some of the world’s most prestigious luxury resort properties. A.J. also spent time managing a team of recruiters at Premier Staffing where he worked alongside well-known tech giants in organizing talent strategy and recruiting tactics. A.J. currently serves as the Vice President of Talent and Engagement at Sungevity—the world’s leading platform technology for residential solar—where he leads an HR team that spans across the United States. His org within Sungevity is responsible for Talent Acquisition and Talent Brand, workforce planning, Employee Engagement, and Diversity and Inclusion. A.J. also serves on the Board of Directors for the Oakland Chamber of Commerce, is a Commissioner with The Department of Energy’s Jobs Strategy Commission, and lives in Oakland, California.
HP View Bio »
Paul leads the talent management Center of Excellence at Lenovo, a Global 500 company providing innovative consumer, commercial, and enterprise technology with a Top 3 market share in PCs, notebooks, smartphones, tablets and servers globally. His team helps business leaders identify strategic capability requirements and integrates the human capital and organization development solutions that will help make the business strategy succeed. Prior to joining Lenovo Paul was VP of Learning and Organization Development at Hewlett Packard, supporting the 35,000 worldwide employees in HP's Printing and Personal Systems (PPS) division from its creation in early 2012. Prior to joining HP Paul lived in London for 11 years where he was a partner in Accenture’s UK Talent Management and Organization Performance consulting practice, working with global clients on talent strategy execution. Previously he served as VP of International, and Managing Director, Europe, as a member of the leadership team that took the corporate learning infrastructure cloud services company DigitalThink though it’s highly successful IPO in 2000. Prior to moving to Europe, Paul was VP of Latin America at International Data Corporation (IDC), and VP of Software, Systems and Internet Research at Gartner Group.
The Gap View Bio »
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CBS Interactive View Bio »
Trisha Stiles is the Senior Vice President of Human Resources for CBS Interactive, a top 10 global Internet property and the #1 publisher of premium content online. CBS interactive is based in San Francisco, California and its properties include CBS.com, CNET, CBSSports.com, TVGuide Digital, CBSNews.com, and others.
In her role, Trisha oversees HR Business Partners, Talent Acquisitions and People Operations across CBS Interactive globally, with her team strategically supporting business goals as well as working to create a diverse and engaging culture. Trisha joined CBS Interactive in 2011 as a Director and then VP for CBS’s Entertainment, News, and Sports brands and, soon after, was also managing HR Operations for all of CBS Interactive. She oversaw company-wide strategic projects such as Work Force Planning, Performance Management and Compliance, and was promoted to Senior Vice President for all of CBS Interactive in 2014.
Prior to joining CBS Interactive, Trisha served the Director of HR for Cable and Distribution where she oversaw the Syndication, Digital Distribution, Cable Studio and Cable Development teams across the USA, Syfy, Bravo and Oxygen properties, Director of HR for the NBC San Diego TV Station, and the Leader of Six Sigma for all of HR at NBC. In that role she earned her Six Sigma Black Belt while working on strategic HR initiatives and major projects such as the NBC and Telemundo integration and the NBC Universal merger. Trisha joined NBC Universal in the competitive GE Human Resource Leadership Program (HRLP) where she spent time in rotations at NBC and on the GE Internal Audit Staff.
Trisha has experience working with Employee Resource Groups and Diversity initiatives which include: the GE Woman’s Network, GE Mentors, CBSi Cares, Students Rising Above and Open a Door Foundation. As a leader in these organizations, she has helped promote diversity and giving as strategic and essential business initiatives.
Trisha holds a BA in Psychology from UC Santa Barbara and an MA in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University. She is currently pursuing an MA in International Affairs with a focus on Finance and Business at Columbia.
8:00am – 9:00am BREAKFAST
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Kick off the day with a healthy breakfast and networking. Connect with your peers in the HR community from a variety of industries before the morning’s content begins.
9:00am – 10:00am OPENING KEYNOTE featuring CISCO SYSTEMS
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In today’s digital era of accelerated change, every employee needs to think and act like an agile entrepreneur in a startup. That’s a daunting challenge for any large organization with established job roles and functions. At Cisco, a “coalition of co-conspirators” that includes a leading role from HR has mounted a grassroots movement to ignite a more entrepreneurial environment across all functions, grade levels and geographies.
Cisco’s recent Innovate Everywhere Challenge urged all of its approximately 72,000 employees in more than 120 countries to tap into their passions, team up, disrupt and innovate game-changing solutions together. Driven by Alex Goryachev, senior director of Innovation Strategy and Programs, nearly 50 percent of the workforce engaged, submitting more than 2,000 ideas from 1,100 teams. Collaboration with HR was key to the success of the challenge and a follow up My Innovation program. In this session, you will learn:
- How to ignite an innovation disruption across the entire workforce to help transform cultures into startup-like environments
- The importance of HR’s involvement in leading or taking a major role in a cross-functional, grassroots approach to change
- How to get full participation and commitment from the CEO and executive leadership team to help drive transformation
Senior Director of Innovation Strategy and Programs
10:00am – 11:00am MORNING NETWORKING BREAKS
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Take a break to make new connections and discuss the morning presentations over coffee and snacks.
11:00am – 1:00pm “Creating and Maintaining a Highly Engaged Employee Experience”
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- Building a strong employer brand
- Organization and employee communication strategies
- Improving the employee/manager relationship
- Driving corporate culture with unique perks, benefits, and incentive plans
- Increasing employee satisfaction in the workplace
1:00pm – 2:00pm LUNCH
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Take a midday break to grab lunch, network with your peers, and discuss the morning presentations.
2:00pm – 3:00pm “Leveraging Technology to Maximize Employee Engagement”
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- HR challenges with organizational culture and employee engagement
- Leveraging technology to target and personalize employee communication
- Challenges and lessons learned in determining employee’s needs and wants
- Key HR metrics for decision making and predicting future organization results
- Best practices in performance management and employee recognition
- Driving employee efficiency
3:00pm – 3:30pm AFTERNOON NETWORKING BREAKS
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Take a break to switch tables, meet some new peers, and discuss the afternoon presentations over coffee and snacks.
3:30pm – 4:00pm “The Digital Era: New Trends in the Modern HR Environment”
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- Technology trends and its impact in organization growth and productivity
- Building a digital-first HR strategy
- Integrating social media, mobile, analytics, and cloud in talent management and acquisition
- Leveraging technology to enhance employee collaboration and teamwork
- Employee surveys and real-time engagement evaluation
4:00pm – 5:00pm CLOSING RECEPTION
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Wrap up the day with a cocktail (or a few!) and hors d'Oeuvres. Head home with new connections and a notebook full of key takeaways to implement back at the office.
Explore the most critical challenge areas and hot topics for HR leaders such as:
Examine how your organization is using technology to better align HR with the business to drive results, and how these adjustments are impacting the bottom line. Our speakers will discuss:
- Using workforce and predictive analytics to make decisions
- Leveraging mobile and social tools to manage recruiting efforts
- Modernizing the function through adoption of new skillsets
- Sharing the impact of human resources with the executive team
Empowering the workforce
Review the obstacles of building a unique organizational culture through employee engagement, and the importance of finding solutions to develop workforce efficiency. Get briefed on:
- Pinpointing employee needs and wants through effective communication
- Measuring the success of training initiatives and learning opportunities
- Providing engaging learning and development options for staff
- Deploying tools to nurture leaders and grow engagement from within
Recruiting top talent
Reflect on major issues that are intrinsic to identifying top talent and maintaining a high level of engagement, and discuss how the candidate profiles differ across generations. Gain insight into:
- Approaching and engaging the digitally savvy candidate
- Using innovative tools to attract and empower
- Prospecting smart with a strategic, targeted workforce plan
- Maintaining selectivity while humanizing the application process
The role of HR
The HR discipline continues to evolve in scope and practice. Discuss the ways human capital executives are change agents, reviewing the challenges of creating a results driven vision and culture. Hear about:
- Aligning the organization with a new 'people' strategy
- Creating a high performance culture that supports business goals
- Leveraging mechanisms and tools to motivate and engage employees
- Making a difference through a larger role on the executive team
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