Why You Should Attend!



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. 

 

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 executives, including:

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

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Ramona Agrela Chief Human Resources Executive
University Of California, Irvine
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Carol Lee Andersen President, North America
Questback
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Aimie Aronica Global Head of Employee Engagement
PayPal
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Rajeev Behera CEO
Reflektive
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Chris Boyce CEO
Virgin Pulse
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Paul Burrin Chief Marketing Officer
Fairsail
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Luciana Duarte Vice President, Global Head of Employee Communications, Engagement, and Culture
Hewlett Packard
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Mindy Geisser Chief Human Resources Officer
Savers
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Alex Goryachev Senior Director of Innovation Strategy and Programs
Cisco Systems
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Andee Harris Chief Engagement Officer
HighGround
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Eric Hunn Executive Director of Human Resources
Whole Foods Market
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Sheena Kunhiraman Head of Global Human Resources Solutions
Levi Strauss & Co.
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Sudarshana Rangachary Vice President, Human Resources and Communications
The Gap
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David Razon Director, People Experience
Instacart
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Sarah Smith Director of Talent Management
Marathon Oil Corporation
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Trisha Stiles Senior Vice President, Human Resources
CBS Interactive
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Kevin Walker Senior Director of Field Marketing
Indeed
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  • 7:45am – 8:45am Arrival and Breakfast
  • 8:45am – 8:50am Argyle Executive Forum Opening Remarks
  • 8:50am – 9:25am Keynote Presentation featuring Cisco Systems: “The Experience of Disruptive Innovation to Engage, Empower and Excite Talent”
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    Today’s market transition to a digital economy is igniting unprecedented opportunities for profitability—and competition. It’s predicted that digitization is a multi-trillion dollar market, but also that this revolutions means 40 percent of Fortune 500 companies won’t exist or be relevant in 10 years.
     
    This mass digitization of business and society is fomenting a new era of challenges, disrupting organizations throughout every industry.  All companies face an extraordinary urgency now to be exponentially faster, more agile, and innovative with solutions—market-transitional solutions that change the game. This means nothing short of quickly cultivating an environment where employees at all levels and in every function are inspired and incentivized to think and act more like passionate entrepreneurs in a startup.
     
    Alex Goryachev, Cisco’s Senior Director of Strategic Innovation, addresses disruptive programs, lessons learned and the latest advances in transforming employees into entrepreneurs. He will also focus his insights on igniting a culture of innovation companywide, as well as how this helps companies to win “the war for best talent.” In this session, you will learn:

    • How to launch a grassroots innovation disruption across the entire company with the support of the C-Suite and “co-conspirators,” which captures the imagination of the entire workforce, and unleashes their most passionate ideas
    • The importance of empowering every employee to co-develop ideas with cross-functional teams, external customers, and mentors both inside and outside the company
    • Key lean startup methodologies that can be adapted to big companies that require a combination of creativity, discipline, teamwork, and alignment to corporate goals.

    Alex Goryachev
    Senior Director of Innovation Strategy and Programs
    Cisco Systems

  • 9:30am – 9:50am Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Indeed: "Transformational Talent: Portrait of the High Performance Workforce"
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    Kevin Walker
    Senior Director of Field Marketing
    Indeed

  • 9:50am – 10:15am Networking Break
  • 10:15am – 11:00am Panel Discussion: “Employee Empowerment: A Modern Approach to Performance & Engagement”
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    Session topics include, but are not limited to:
    • How do you define employee engagement?
    • What challenges are HR executives seeing with regards to employee engagement in the workplace?
    • How has the social/mobile era impacted corporate structure, employee vs. employer expectations, and the overall employee experience?
    • What is the role of Performance Management relative to employee engagement?
    • What Performance & Engagement strategies are in place today, what’s working? What’s not?
    • How are you leveraging technology to create a stronger organizational culture and improve performance?
    • Has HR shifted their focus on empowering employees to take charge of their performance and development in your organization?    
    • Looking ahead, how can HR develop and keep a highly engaged workforce that drives consistent productivity?
    • How is your HR team leveraging analytics today, what measurements are important to your organization?

    Moderator:
    Eric Hunn
    Executive Director of Human Resources
    Whole Foods Market
     
    Panelists:
    Luciana Duarte
    Vice President, Global Head of Employee Communications, Engagement, and Culture
    HP Inc.
     
    Andee Harris
    Chief Engagement Officer
    HighGround
     
    Sudarshana Rangachary
    Vice President, Human Resources and Communications
    The Gap
     
    Trisha Stiles
    Senior Vice President, Human Resources
    CBS Interactive

  • 11:05am – 11:25am Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Questback: “Secure the Survival of HR: Transforming People Processes into Strategic Human Capital Management”
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    The Digital Era and the Internet of Things proliferated the collection and analysis of hard data to enable better business decisions and improve operational efficiency as a result. While hard data is successful in measuring the statistical probability of a situation occurring, it proves insufficient when it comes to fully understanding the situation within context. How can enterprises leverage feedback collected directly from employees to align the employee experience to strategic goals and objectives? To this, big data misses the why.
     
    From SHRM to Bersin by Deloitte, the resounding theme is ‘different by design’ – a transformation of people processes. Deloitte notes HR is now “…the steward and designer of these new people processes.” Forbes predicted that 2017 will see vanishing of silos between HR, marketing and customer experience “…in order to develop experiences.” Historical silos fall as enterprises merge disciplines to form a new complete, strategic view of enterprise interactions with all people – employees, customers, markets. Will you be ready?
     
    Questback President, Carol Lee Andersen, will discuss five emerging trends in the use of technology to align the employee experience to strategic goals and objectives, including:

    • Increasing frequency and form of measurement
    • Reducing time to insight through real-time reporting
    • Enabling immediate action on insights for management
    • Providing people with a voice at their own request
    • Integrating engagement data with customer and financial data

    Carol Lee Andersen
    President, North America
    Questback

  • 11:25am – 11:50am Networking Break
  • 11:50am – 12:35pm Panel Discussion: “The Evolution of HR in the Digital Era”
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    Session topics include, but are not limited to:
    • How has your role and your entire HR team been impacted by the rise of digital era?
    • How has your organization leveraged technology to transform and drive organizational growth?
    • Has technology improved your employees' user experience? Can you share specific examples?
    • What steps are you taking to ensure that your organization can adapt to digital trends?
      • What are some of the challenges you anticipate?
    • How are you building a digital-first HR strategy in your organization?
    • How has the rise of millennials within the workforce impacted your organization, and what steps have you taken as an HR team to adapt?
    • Looking ahead, how will technology create a stronger workforce culture and improve the digital employee experience?

    Moderator:
    Sheena Kunhiraman
    Head of Global Human Resources Solutions
    Levi Strauss & Co.

    Panelists:
    Ramona Agrela
    Associate Chancellor and Chief Human Resources Executive
    University Of California, Irvine

    Rajeev Behera
    CEO
    Reflektive 

    Mindy Geisser
    Chief Human Resources Officer
    Savers

    David Razon
    Director, People Experience
    Instacart

  • 12:40pm – 1:00pm Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Virgin Pulse: “Thriving Employee Experiences Deliver Wellbeing, Engagement, and Business Results”
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    Many companies agree that employee engagement is a key driver of critical business outcomes like productivity, culture, and retention. But with global engagement rates remaining stagnant, we’re forced to ask: What’s the secret to moving the needle? The answer is an employee experience centered on wellbeing, one that empower individuals to build healthy habits that help them perform at their best, both in and out of this office. In this session, Chris Boyce, CEO of Virgin Pulse, will discuss the science of behavior change, key drivers of healthy habits, and the ways that a corporate strategy that prioritizes wellbeing will drive critical business results. 

    Chris Boyce
    CEO
    Virgin Pulse

  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm Lunch
  • 2:00pm – 2:20pm Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Fairsail: "Why Delivering Great Workforce Experiences is Key to Improving Employee Engagement"
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    Recent employee engagement surveys suggest that only 1 in 3 people are fully engaged at work. This presentation will suggest that the key to improving productivity is to recognize that engagement is the outcome of a series of factors, including workforce experiences.  Examples of how technology can help in transforming workforce experiences will be shared and some wider implications explored. 

    Paul Burrin
    Chief Marketing Officer
    Fairsail

  • 2:25pm – 3:00pm Keynote Presentation featuring Marathon Oil Corporation: "Building an Innovative Culture – It's More About Engaging the People Than Finding the Technology!"
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    A practical case study exploring how we have reached our cultural tipping point by changing the way we view performance, redefining the way we see leadership, and sparking the engagement of our team to ultimately create a culture of innovation. Come and hear how industries have more in common than you might think – especially when it comes to talent!

    Sarah Smith
    Director of Talent Management
    Marathon Oil Corporation

  • 3:00pm – 3:15pm Networking Break
  • 3:15pm – 3:50pm Keynote Presentation featuring PayPal: “How PayPal is Re-Imaging the Employee Experience”
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    How do you create the pull rather the push? How do you create magical moments for your employees that feel authentic and are enduring. How do you think about HR initiatives as people products?  All of these questions will be answered when we reimagine the employee experience.
     
    Aimie Aronica
    Global Head of Employee Engagement
    PayPal

  • 3:50pm – 3:55pm Argyle Executive Forum Closing Remarks
  • 3:55pm – 4:55pm 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!

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.

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