Human Capital

1 Day Meeting

2019 Human Resources Leadership Forum: Creating the Workplace of the Future

San Francisco, CA - Oct 29, 2019


Human resources executives are defining the future of work: diverse ecosystems of collaboration and co-creation. Today’s HR executive is a critical partner in any organization’s success and growth. Modern senior HR executives are reimagining work beyond silos, operating at the intersection of talent and technology. Argyle’s CHRO Leadership Forum provides the relationships, resources, and solutions to help HR leaders digitally transform their organization to become the workplace of the future. 

Argyle, in collaboration with our CHRO Advisory Board, will present innovative takes on workforce planning, employee engagement, talent management technology, and the new strategic role of HR in business transformation. Agenda items will include: 

  • What the human role is during and after the rise of machines in the workplace
  • Leveraging automation and analytics for workforce planning
  • Agility in talent recruitment and employee development
  • Promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in every organization
  • Workforce empowerment through innovative training initiatives and communication strategies
  • Distribution of HR disciplines across the C-Suite in more strategic ways

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Ramona Agrela

Ramona Agrela

Associate Chancellor and Chief Human Resources Executive

University Of California, Irvine

Brenda Bradbury

Brenda Bradbury

Vice President, Employee Relations/Labor Relations Project

MGM Resorts International

Alex Goryachev

Alex Goryachev

Senior Director of Innovation Strategy and Programs

Cisco Systems

Phyllis James

Phyllis James

Executive Vice President, Chief Diversity & Corporate Responsibility Officer

MGM Resorts

Humera Malik

Humera Malik

Vice President, Learning, Engagement, Analytics and Performance

Electronic Arts

Genoa Martell

Genoa Martell

Head of Recruiting


Susan Moriconi

Susan Moriconi

Chief Human Resources Officer


Amy Patel

Amy Patel

Senior Director, HR

Walmart ecommerce

Pradheepa Raman

Pradheepa Raman

Chief Talent and Innovation Officer

Stanley Black & Decker


This event will feature insights from top executives, including

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8:00am - 9:00am
9:00am - 9:10am
Opening Remarks by Argyle Host
9:10am - 9:45am
Fireside Chat: Managing Automation Technology to Be Both Cost-Efficient and People-centric

Session topics include (but are not limited to):

  • How has implementing automation technology impacted your workforce?
  • What HR challenges have you faced when automating processes?
  • What best practices would you recommend for managing workforce concerns and demands?How has the implementation of HR automation impacted your industry?
  • Is your organization a leader in adopting these types of solutions?
9:45am - 10:15am
Table Talks

We will present highlights and key findings from our pre-event insights survey to share with you the challenges, pain points and decision-making behaviors shared among your peers.

10:15am - 10:35am
Thought Leadership Spotlight
10:35am - 11:05am
Networking Break
11:05am - 11:25am
Thought Leadership Spotlight


11:25am - 11:55am
Fireside Chat: Succession Planning: Best Practices

Millennials and Gen Z are notoriously unafraid to hop from position to position until they feel professionally and personally fulfilled. Traditional incentive structures don’t always appeal to younger generations. Join us for a conversation about best practices HR teams are leveraging in order to retain talent.
Session topics include (but are not limited to):

  • What incentives have you offered? What works and what doesn’t? 
  • What types of alternative compensatory structures would you like to offer?
  • How and where are you sourcing new talent? Does this differ from traditional practices?
  • Where is your organization in relation to your competitors in terms of succession planning?
  • How can an organization become a leader in this space?
11:55am - 12:15pm
Networking Break
12:15pm - 1:00pm
Panel Discussion: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Session topics include (but are not limited to):
  • How does your organization define diversity? What steps have been taken to achieve DEI?
  • Are there particular functions you notice a lack of diversity, within your organization and within the wider professional landscape? How can this be ameliorated?
  • What steps do you recommend for organizations that want to promote equity?
  • Do you have an active strategy for promoting DEI? Explain.
  • How has “MeToo” impacted quotidian HR processes in your organization?


Genoa Martell
Head of Recruiting

1:00pm - 2:00pm
2:00pm - 2:35pm
Fireside Chat: How Can HR Facilitate Successful Change Management?

Session topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Aligning image projected outside the organization to what daily practices are on the inside
  • Best practices for aligning company culture with vision
  • Attracting talent, helping those who don’t fit culture to their next position
2:35pm - 3:20pm
Roundtable Discussion: HR as a Business Partner

Join us for an interactive discussion as we hear from a senior HR leader on 2019 on best practices for developing and strengthening cross-functional partnerships, and then get involved as the audience participates in roundtable discussions and presents their own experiences and solutions.

  • Biggest impact HR has on other functions in your organization?
  • Are there particular functions with whom you most often collaborate?
  • How are other functions adopting HR roles in their day to day operations?
  • What is the HR biggest challenge you foresee in the coming year?
  • Often HR reports into another function. Is this the case for your organization and if so, to whom do you report?
3:20pm - 3:50pm
Keynote Presentation: "Navigating the Future of Work"

Session topics include, but aren't limited to:

  • The evolving role of HR in facilitating the business by creating a thriving and agile workforce
  • Driving employee engagement and enhancing the employee experience
  • Creating and redefining the Employee Value Proposition (EVP) and total reward elements
  • Building a high-performing organizational culture
  • Preparing for, attracting and retaining the workforce of the future
3:50pm - 4:00pm
Closing Remarks by Argyle Host
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Closing Reception
*Schedule and timing is subject to change


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Advisory Board

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