Why You Should Attend!



Argyle Executive Forum is bringing together leading HR executives for our 2018 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 HR executives are facing going into 2018, 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 (but not limited to):

  • Building a consumer and digital HR organization   
  • Using an agile approach in talent recruitment and employee development 
  • Leveraging technology to enhance the employee experience and workplace collaboration
  • The future of HR as a business partner and strategic advisor
  • Identifying and developing the next generation of leadership within the organization

Our keynote presentations, fireside chats, panel 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 in the Bay area!

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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Pranesh Anthapur VP, Human Resources
Uber
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Amii Barnard-Bahn Senior Vice President, Human Resources
River City Bank
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Andrew Bartlow Head of Human Resources (CHRO and Vice President)
Invitation Homes
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Lilith Christiansen VP of Onboarding Solutions
SilkRoad
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Adam Hills Senior Vice President and Head of Product Strategy―Wellness
Ayco
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Liane Hornsey Chief Human Resources Officer
Uber
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Janis Hoyt Chief People Officer
The Honest Company
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Eric Hunn Head of Human Resources (TMS), Northern California & Northern Nevada Region
Whole Foods Market
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InaMarie Johnson Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Plantronics
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Jackie McCormick EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer
Mechanics Bank
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Julia Mendez Principal Business Consultant
PeopleFluent
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Michelle Prince SVP, Global Head Learning & Development
Randstad Sourceright
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Guissu Raafat Baier Vice President, Human Resources
Instacart
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Kristen Robinson Chief Human Resources Officer
Pandora Media
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Karen Rolfes Vice President of Human Resources, Capability and Transformation
Treasury Wine Estates Americas
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Suzanne Rumsey Head of Global Talent Management
Tivo
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Donna Salvo Head of Systemwide Talent Management
University of California
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Aaron Schwartz Recruitment Evangelist
Indeed
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Alex Shubat CEO
Espresa
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Jen Stroud HR Evangelist and Transformation Leader
ServiceNow
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David Sturt Executive Vice President, Marketing, O.C. Tanner Institute
O.C. Tanner
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Adelmise Warner Employment Counsel and Strategic Partner
Pandora Media
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  • 7:30am – 8:30am Breakfast
  • 8:30am – 8:35am Argyle Opening Remarks
  • 8:35am – 9:10am Fireside Chat featuring Pandora: "The Employee Experience at Pandora: Lessons Learned"
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    Join Kristen Robinson and Adelmise Warner as they discuss Pandora’s exciting workplace culture, key factors that make an ideal employee experience, and why this is crucial in every organization.  

    Kristen Robinson
    Chief Human Resources Officer
    Pandora

    Interviewed by:

    Adelmise Warner
    Employment Counsel and Strategic Partner
    Pandora

  • 9:15am – 9:45am Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Indeed: “The Human Side of Hiring”
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    In an increasingly automated world, we’re regularly compelled to contend with experiences that threaten to dehumanize us—and the hiring process has not escaped this trend.

    Join Indeed’s Recruitment Evangelist, Aaron Schwartz, for an in-depth look at candidates’ decision-making and behavior at specific junctures during the hiring journey. You’ll walk away understanding how to establish a strong connection with job seekers throughout the recruiting process and why doing so has the power to transform your talent pool.

    Aaron Schwartz
    Recruitment Evangelist
    Indeed

  • 9:45am – 10:10am Networking Break
  • 10:10am – 10:30am Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring ServiceNow: "Transforming the Employee Experience Through Service Delivery"
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    Creating workplaces that foster innovation and productivity to drive bottom line results is a central concern for every CHRO.  Yet so many people today would say that it is not easy to be an employee in their organization and certainly far from frictionless.   In their outside lives, employees live in a world where it’s easy to get things done and services experiences are often not only just ok, but delightful.  How would the employee experience be different if we treated our employees the same way we treat our customers?  What if we put the employee at the center of our HR strategies?  In this discussion, we will discuss approaches to reimagining the employee service experience so that our greatest asset, our employees, can get back to the business of moving our organizations forward.

    Jen Stroud
    HR Evangelist and Transformation Leader
    ServiceNow

  • 10:30am – 11:15am Panel Discussion: “Talent Trends Impacting HR in 2018”
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    Session topics include, but aren't limited to:

    • Transforming talent strategies in the organization
    • Aligning talent strategy with the overall business strategy
    • Best practices in engaging today’s candidates
    • Overcoming workforce challenges and turning it into a competitive advantage
    • Creating a resource-rich organization in order to attract and retain the best people and leveraging automation and artificial intelligence
    • Attracting and retaining talent for tomorrow’s workforce
    • Talent trends impacting HR beyond 2018

    Moderator:
    Jackie McCormick
    EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer
    Mechanics Bank 

    Panelists:
    Pranesh Anthapur
    VP Human Resources
    Uber

    Andrew Bartlow
    Head of Human Resources (CHRO and Vice President)
    Invitation Homes
     
    Eric Hunn
    Vice President, People
    Premier Nutrition
     
    Michelle Prince
    SVP, Global Head Learning & Development
    Randstad

  • 11:20am – 11:40am Networking Break
  • 11:40am – 12:00pm Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring SilkRoad: "Strategic Onboarding to Drive Business Outcomes"
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    Unemployment is low, voluntary attrition is high, and organizations are fighting to find and retain the right caliber of talent. What’s more, organizations are struggling to communicate the impact of their people initiatives on business outcomes such as customer service and revenue performance. Join SilkRoad’s Lilith Christiansen, author Successful Onboarding, for a session on what is strategic onboarding and how to leverage strategic onboarding to drive business outcomes.

    Lilith Christiansen
    VP of Onboarding Solutions
    SilkRoad

  • 12:00pm – 12:45pm Panel Discussion: “Enhancing Diversity in the Workplace”
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    Session topics include, but aren't limited to:

    • Defining diversity and inclusion
    • Challenges facing in creating a diverse workplace
    • Successful initiatives and best practices in identifying D&I issues
    • How analytics can measure the impact of successful D&I strategies in your organization
    • Leveraging technology to increase diversity in the organization
    • Using big data to eliminate workforce discrimination
    • Responding to feedback on how diversity and inclusion initiatives impact employees
    • Identifying, preventing, and eliminating bias in the workplace
    • Future D&I efforts in the organization

    Moderator:
    Suzanne Rumsey
    Head of Global Talent Management
    TiVo

    Panelists:
    Janis Hoyt
    Chief People Officer
    The Honest Company
     
    Julia Mendez
    Principal Business Consultant
    PeopleFluent

    Guissu Raafat Baier
    Vice President, Human Resources
    Instacart

    Donna Salvo
    Executive Director, System-Wide Talent Management
    University of California

  • 12:50pm – 1:10pm Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Ayco: “Trends in Financial Wellness”
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    Amongst a growing trend of Financial Wellness program offerings, there is also a growing expectation by employees that their employer will offer some type of financial benefit. With so many options, it can be difficult to make an informed decision that will also align with your organization’s culture and goals.

    Join Adam Hills, Senior Vice President and Head of Product Strategy – Wellness, to learn how to identify and segment the marketplace of available financial wellness program models, evaluate program designs, and understand the difference between sustained engagement strategies (what works well) and flawed design (what doesn’t).

    Adam Hills
    Senior Vice President and Head of Product Strategy―Wellness
    Ayco

  • 1:10pm – 2:10pm Lunch
  • 2:10pm – 2:30pm Thought Leadership Spotlight featuring Espresa: “Engaging Workplace Programs: Understanding Modern Trends”
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    Curious how top companies engage their employees? Workplace programs have become the latest trend in employee benefits. Alex Shubat, CEO of Espresa, will reveal the best practices that your company can immediately implement to create a company culture that fosters employee engagement using a modern digital environment.

    Alex Shubat
    CEO
    Espresa

  • 2:30pm – 3:15pm Panel Discussion: “Building a High Performance Organizational Culture”
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    Session topics include, but aren't limited to:

    • Defining culture and how it is linked to the organization’s purpose
    • The role of HR in creating and leading a cultural transformation
    • How HR can impact organizational culture to align purpose, enhance leadership, and create growth and opportunity in the organization
    • Enhancing employee engagement and sustaining a high performing culture
    • Cultural barriers encountered and how they are formed
    • Main factors that contribute to a high-performing culture

    Moderator:
    Amii Barnard-Bahn
    Senior Vice President, Human Resources
    River City Bank
     
    Panelists: 
    InaMarie Johnson
    Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
    Plantronics
     
    Karen Rolfes
    Vice President of Human Resources, Capability and Transformation
    Treasury Wine Estates Americas

    David Sturt
    Executive Vice President, Marketing, O.C. Tanner Institute
    O.C. Tanner

  • 3:15pm – 3:30pm Networking Break
  • 3:30pm – 4:05pm Fireside Chat featuring Uber and Treasury Wine Estates: "Building an HR Strategy at Uber"
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    In this session, Liane Hornsey will discuss her journey since taking on the CHRO role at Uber, how the HR and people team is building a strategic direction at the organization, and enhancing the overall employee experience.

    Liane Hornsey
    Chief Human Resources Officer
    Uber

    Interviewed by:
     
    Karen Rolfes
    Vice President of Human Resources, Capability and Transformation
    Treasury Wine Estates Americas

  • 4:05pm – 4:10pm Argyle Closing Remarks
  • 4:10pm – 5:10pm 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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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.

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Hotel Nikko


222 Mason St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
Telephone: (415) 394-1111
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JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square


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


500 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
Telephone: (415) 677-9494
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