Why You Should Attend!

Argyle Executive Forum is bringing together leading HR executives for our 2017 CHRO Leadership Forum: Redefining HR as the Business Partner 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:

  • Transforming HR into a critical supporter of key business initiatives
  • Identifying and developing the next generation of leadership within the organization
  • Aligning talent and the business through partnerships across the C-suite
  • The future of HR as a strategic advisor
  • Leveraging analytics to source the right talent, understand employee behavior, and predict trends
  • New leadership development trends in the digital economy

Our keynote presentationsfireside chatspanel sessions, and networking breaks will provide you with actionable takeaways to bring back to the office, as well as the opportunity to both strengthen and expand your network of peers. We look forward to hosting you!

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This event will feature insights from top executives, including:

If you'd like to recommend a speaker, please email Diana Caldera at dcaldera@argyleforum.com.

Manish Asnani Senior Vice President, Human Resources
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Audrey Charles Vice President, Human Resources
Lam Research Corporation
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Carina Cortez Vice President, Human Resources
Walmart Global eCommerce
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Bertrand Dussert Vice President, HCM Transformation and Thought Leadership
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Stephanie Fehr Vice President, Retail Talent
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Terese Kemble Chief Human Resources Officer
Juniper Networks
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Jeremy King Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, US and Global Platforms
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Carl Luckenbill Chief Learning Officer
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
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Jo Mackness Assistant Vice Chancellor, Human Resources
UC Berkeley
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Colleen McCreary Chief People Officer
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Paul Pastrone Vice President, Global Talent Management
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Ling Shao National Vice President, Client Solutions
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Karalyn Smith Senior Vice President of Human Resources
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  • 8:30am - 9:30am Breakfast
  • 9:30am - 9:35am Argyle Opening Remarks
  • 9:35am - 10:10am Opening Keynote Session
  • 10:10am - 10:40am Networking Break
  • 10:40am - 11:25am Panel Discussion: “Employee Empowerment: A Modern Approach to Performance & Engagement”
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    Session topics include, but aren't limited to:
    • Best practices in performance management and employee recognition
    • Driving employee efficiency
    • Latest trends in learning and development
    • Nurturing leaders to drive engagement within the organization
    • Challenges and lessons learned in determining employee’s needs and wants

  • 11:25am - 11:45am Networking Break
  • 11:45am - 12:30pm Panel Discussion: “The HR Impact in 2017 and Beyond”
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    Session topics include, but aren't limited to:
    • The rise of digital era and transformation in the workplace and its impact in HR leadership strategies
    • Preparing millennials as the next generation of leaders
    • Accelerating women and diversity in the workplace and in leadership roles
    • Leveraging data and technology to measure the business impact of leadership and HR initiatives
    • Driving and organizational culture of high performance in the organization
    • Generating leadership development and growth and preparing for the organization in the future 

  • 12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch
  • 1:30pm - 2:20pm Panel Discussion: “The Evolving Talent Landscape and the Impact on HR Strategy”
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    Session topics include, but aren't limited to:
    • How the role of HR has evolved in the digital era
    • Key components in recruitment strategies and how to implement them
    • Employer branding and identifying candidate experience to attract future talent
    • Leveraging technology to connect with critical talent
    • Engaging and retaining top talent in the organization
    • Trends in the talent landscape that will impact HR in the future

  • 2:20pm - 2:40pm Networking Break
  • 2:40pm - 3:15pm Keynote Session: "HR as a Business Partner"
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    • HR as a valuable business partner
    • Creating and building a high performance environment
    • Increasing innovation in the workplace
    • The importance of aligning talent and the organization through partnering across the C-Suite
    • Leveraging data to align key decisions with strategic business objectives 

  • 3:20pm - 3:55pm Closing Keynote Session
  • 3:55pm - 4:00pm Argyle Closing Remarks
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm Closing Reception

Explore the most critical challenge areas and hot topics for HR leaders such as:

Revolutionizing HR

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

Still have questions? We have answers.

I want to attend, but what if I'm unsure of my schedule and need to cancel my participation?

Just let us know. We understand that schedules change! However, we always have a waiting list for this event, and if you don't cancel, we will assume you are still attending and your spot will go unused. If you must, cancel at least 48 hours prior to the event to make room for others!

What if I can't be OOO for a whole day, or need to come late?

We have wifi and private rooms available for attendees to take calls and spend some quiet time on emails, as well as access to printing. Have a morning meeting you can't miss? No problem. This event was designed for busy executives - we get it.

I'd like to bring some colleagues. Do I need to register them online?

Events are more fun with friends, and we'd be happy to host your team. You can have them register online, or send us their names, titles and email addresses and we will take care of it for you! request a pass.

I don't see the event venue listed. Where will the meeting be held?

To maintain exclusivity, we don't release the venue address until the registration process has been completed. All logistical details will be shared once you have requested a pass and been approved.

The "2017 CHRO Leadership Forum: Redefining HR as the Business Partner" in San Francisco is proudly sponsored by:

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Traveling for the event? Stay at one of our recommended hotels nearby:

The below hotels are recommended by Argyle Executive Forum. Please note that we do not have a corporate rate.

For details on where the event will take place, please contact your Argyle relationship manager.


JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square

515 Mason St
San Francisco, CA 94102
Telephone: (415) 771-8600


San Francisco Marriott Marquis

780 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Telephone: (415) 896-1600


San Francisco Marriott Union Square

480 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
Telephone: (866) 912-0973