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HR Transform 2018 featured two and a half days of networking and insights with a world-class group of People executives, thought leaders and innovators.
Tuesday, April 3rd

12:00pm – 6:00pm

Registration Open

3:00pm – 5:00pm

Pre-Conference Workshop Sessions

Imperative Workshops

  • Transforming Performance Management
  • Equipping Your Managers to be Powerful Coaches

LifeLabs Learning Workshops

  • People Reading Techniques for People Ops
  • Getting Cross-Team Collaboration Right

5:00pm – 7:00pm

Official Kickoff Reception — St. Croix

Wednesday, April 4th

7:00am – 5:00pm

Registration Open

7:00am – 8:30am

Breakfast

7:30am – 8:00am

Community Mindfulness Meditation — St. Thomas B

Plenary Sessions

8:30am – 8:35am

Welcome

8:35am – 9:00am

Real People. Reel Stories. Spotlight on Employer Branding.

9:00am – 9:30am

Perspectives on Culture and Technology

9:30am – 10:00am

Fireside Chat with The Honorable Penny Pritzker

10:00am – 10:30am

Networking Break

10:30am – 12:00pm

Morning Pathway Sessions

Room C3Room C1

10:30 am - 11:00 am

The CEO View on Talent

10:30 am - 11:00 am

The Pitch vs The Promise - Candidate Journey

11:00 am - 11:30 am

How CPOs are the New Business Executive

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Growth Insights: A Fireside Chat with Rajeev Behera, CEO @ Reflektive

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Power to the People (Officers) - Creating the Organization of the Future

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

How to Scale Culture and Talent

12:00pm – 2:00pm

Lunch + Expo Open

2:00pm – 4:30pm

Afternoon Pathway Sessions

Room C3Room C1

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Four Generations, Ten Sets of Needs

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

A Look at What’s Next in HR Tech

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Social Good - Making It Good for Business

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Balancing the Needs of the Modern Worker and Workplace

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Innovation Showcase

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

The Future of Work and Global Talent Strategy

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Innovation Showcase

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Impact of the Gig Economy and Other Non-Traditional Labor Models

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Innovation Showcase

4:30pm – 5:30pm

Office Hours

4:30pm – 6:00pm

Expo Open + Official Reception

Thursday, April 5th

7:00am – 7:30am

Community Zumba Class — St. Thomas B

7:30am – 8:30am

Breakfast

8:00am – 4:00pm

Registration Open

Plenary Sessions

8:30am – 8:40am

PeopleTech Partners Spotlight

8:40am – 9:10am

Behavioral Economics in the Workplace

9:10am – 9:45am

Making the Digital Connection

9:45am – 10:15am

Unfolding the “Leaky Tech Pipeline:” A Fireside Chat with Freada Kapor Klein

10:15am – 10:30am

Networking Break

10:30am – 12:00pm

Morning Pathway Sessions

Room C3Room C1

10:30 am - 11:00 am

WTH Do I Do Now? A View from Those Who Were First

10:30 am - 11:00 am

HR Trends, the Rise of the VC Talent Partner

11:00 am - 11:30 am

How BPTW Winning Organizations Check Their Cultural FICO Scores

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Leveraging Technology to Change the Way We Recruit

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Frontiers in People Analytics

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Leadership Training - New Solutions for an Age-Old Problem

12:00pm – 2:00pm

Lunch + Expo Open

2:00pm – 4:30pm

Afternoon Pathway Sessions

Room C3Room C1

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Separating HR Science vs HR Science Fiction

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Diversity & Inclusion - It’s About Time

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

The Art of Hypergrowth

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Benefits 2.0 - What Your Employees Really Want

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Future of Work with AI

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Completing the Circle of Wellness

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

FinTech Solutions for HR Problems

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Life Stages of Company Benefits

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Show May Be Ending, Your Power and Influence is Just Beginning

4:30pm – 5:30pm

Expo Open + Official Reception

9:00pm – ???

The Official After Party

Tuesday, April 3rd

12:00pm – 6:00pm

Registration Open

3:00pm – 5:00pm

Pre-Conference Workshop Sessions

Imperative Workshops

  • Transforming Performance Management
  • Equipping Your Managers to be Powerful Coaches

LifeLabs Learning Workshops

  • People Reading Techniques for People Ops
  • Getting Cross-Team Collaboration Right

5:00pm – 7:00pm

Official Kickoff Reception — St. Croix

Wednesday, April 4th

7:00am – 4:00pm

Registration Open

7:00am – 8:30am

Breakfast

7:30am – 8:00am

Community Mindfulness Meditation — St. Thomas B

Plenary Sessions

8:30am – 8:35am

Welcome

8:35am – 9:00am

Real People. Reel Stories. Spotlight on Employer Branding.

9:00am – 9:30am

Perspectives on Culture and Technology

9:30am – 10:00am

Fireside Chat with The Honorable Penny Pritzker

10:00am – 10:30am

Networking Break

10:30am – 12:00pm

Morning Pathway Sessions

Room C3Room C1

10:30 am - 11:00 am

The CEO View on Talent

10:30 am - 11:00 am

The Pitch vs The Promise - Candidate Journey

11:00 am - 11:30 am

How CPOs are the New Business Executive

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Growth Insights: A Fireside Chat with Rajeev Behera, CEO @ Reflektive

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Power to the People (Officers) - Creating the Organization of the Future

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

How to Scale Culture and Talent

12:00pm – 2:00pm

Lunch + Expo Open

2:00pm – 4:30pm

Afternoon Pathway Sessions

Room C3Room C1

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Four Generations, Ten Sets of Needs

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

A Look at What’s Next in HR Tech

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Social Good - Making It Good for Business

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Balancing the Needs of the Modern Worker and Workplace

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Innovation Showcase

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

The Future of Work and Global Talent Strategy

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Innovation Showcase

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Impact of the Gig Economy and Other Non-Traditional Labor Models

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Innovation Showcase

4:30pm – 5:30pm

Office Hours

4:30pm – 6:00pm

Expo Open + Official Reception

Thursday, April 5th

7:00am – 7:30am

Community Zumba Class — St. Thomas B

7:30am – 8:30am

Breakfast

8:00am – 4:00pm

Registration Open

Plenary Sessions

8:30am – 8:40am

PeopleTech Partners Spotlight

8:40am – 9:10am

Behavioral Economics in the Workplace

9:10am – 9:45am

Making the Digital Connection

9:45am – 10:15am

Unfolding the “Leaky Tech Pipeline:” A Fireside Chat with Freada Kapor Klein

10:15am – 10:30am

Networking Break

10:30am – 12:00pm

Morning Pathway Sessions

Room C3Room C1

10:30 am - 11:00 am

WTH Do I Do Now? A View from Those Who Were First

10:30 am - 11:00 am

HR Trends, the Rise of the VC Talent Partner

11:00 am - 11:30 am

How BPTW Winning Organizations Check Their Cultural FICO Scores

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Leveraging Technology to Change the Way We Recruit

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Frontiers in People Analytics

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Leadership Training - New Solutions for an Age-Old Problem

12:00pm – 2:00pm

Lunch + Expo Open

2:00pm – 4:30pm

Afternoon Pathway Sessions

Room C3Room C1

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Separating HR Science vs HR Science Fiction

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Diversity & Inclusion - It’s About Time

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

The Art of Hypergrowth

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Benefits 2.0 - What Your Employees Really Want

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Future of Work with AI

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Completing the Circle of Wellness

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

FinTech Solutions for HR Problems

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Life Stages of Company Benefits

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Show May Be Ending, Your Power and Influence is Just Beginning

4:30pm – 5:30pm

Expo Open + Official Reception

9:00pm – ???

Real People. Reel Stories. Spotlight on Employer Branding.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, how many words is a moving picture worth? The shift from static words on a page to a rich experience of the work environment is one of the biggest changes to happen in talent acquisition. It is the shift from the job description to employer branding, as potential employees aren’t just looking for a job. They are looking for a company. This session sheds a light on the idea that work is becoming more human and that each company needs to present a more authentic view of what it’s truly like to be a part of the organization.

Sjoerd Gehring
VP Talent Acquisition and Employee Experience @ Johnson & Johnson

Ronda Fraley
Director of Corporate Talent @ Caesars Entertainment

Mark Frein
Chief People Officer @ InVision

MODERATED BY:

Kathryn Minshew
Founder & CEO @ The Muse

Perspectives on Culture and Technology

Technology is changing the world in which we live and allowing us to do things we never thought possible. Data once hidden and invisible has seen the light. AI enables predictive recruiting and higher quality talent. Internal social tools can enhance knowledge sharing, improve collaboration and lead to more engaged employees. Thought leaders from IBM, Slack, GLG and Kapor Capital come together to share their perspectives on culture, diversity, upskilling talent acquisition, “going social” in the workplace and much more.

Brian Elliott
GM, Slack Platform @ Slack

Amber Grewal
Vice President, Global Talent Acquisition @ IBM

Melinda Wolfe
Global Head of Human Resources @ GLG

MODERATED BY:

Uriridiakoghene "Ulili" Onovakpuri
Partner @ Kapor Capital

Fireside Chat with The Honorable Penny Pritzker

One of the foremost authorities on the future of work, The Honorable Penny Pritzker, Founder and Chairman of PSP Capital and the 38th Secretary of Commerce, knows first-hand that people are a company’s most important asset. While working in President Obama’s Administration daily interactions with America’s CEOs helped shape her perspective on the changing nature of work and the importance of preparing for 21st century jobs. Her Fireside Chat will be a special opportunity to hear unique insight on how technology is driving change and how companies prepare for success in this new future.

The Honorable Penny Pritzker
Chairman and Founder of PSP Capital Partners and 38th Secretary of Commerce 

MODERATED BY:

Lisa Gelobter
Chief Executive Officer @ tEQuitable

The CEO View on Talent

How do you spell success? On the classic earnings call it was a recap of financial earnings, potentially product updates and assurances that future success was still in order. Today, it would be spelled T-A-L-E-N-T. So much so that 70% of S&P 1200 and S&P Midcap earnings calls discussed talent management with investors in recent calls. Talent is rapidly becoming the leading indicator of an organization’s fiscal wellbeing, and it is also (finally) getting the attention of the CEO, not just the CFO. Ensuring this trend is key not just to people professionals but the organization as a whole.

Lorna Borenstein
CEO and Founder @ Grokker

Tal Gilbert
CEO @ Vitality Group USA 

Scott Thompson
Chief Executive Officer @ Tuition.io    

MODERATED BY:

Caribou Honig
Co-Founder @ HR Transform 

The Pitch vs The Promise - Candidate Journey

From the first point of contact regarding possible recruitment to interviewing, from offer made to rejection, each step must be treated with care. Companies can no longer afford to scrimp on any part of an employee’s employment journey. Effective talent acquisition and ultimately retention is no longer a collection of various, loosely connected silos. It is a holistic approach making good on promises made. So, how do you deliver on said promise, and what does it mean to achieve success in the candidate journey? Come hear how organizations small and large are tackling one of the most important issues.

Caitlyn Cone
VP/Group Director, Talent @ DigitasLBi

Andrew Levy
Director, Talent Attraction @ WeWork

Carolyn Betts Fleming
Founder & CEO @ Betts Recruiting

Jason Weingarten
Co-Founder & CEO @ Yello

MODERATED BY:

Tarek Pertew
Chief Creative Officer @ Uncubed

How CPOs are the New Business Executive

Expectations are higher, the conversation among the C-Suite has changed. Each leader is expected to know more and do more for their organization, and this includes the Chief People Officer. These executives come from multiple disciplines, from marketing to finance, product to business strategy. What lessons can we take from those areas to apply here? Today CPOs have key metrics and ROI top of mind as they find themselves in a high-wire balancing act of fostering a thriving talent pool while contributing to the ultimate success of the business.

Mark Frein
Chief People Officer @ InVision

Elana Krieger
Head of People @ Via

Diane Vavrasek
VP of HR @ Jet.com & Walmart eCommerce

MODERATED BY:

David Kaplowitz
VP of People & Operations @ Quovo

Growth Insights: A Fireside Chat with Rajeev Behera, CEO at Reflektive

What if your employees’ needs conflicted with your business goals? It doesn’t have to be that way. Today’s HR leader must strike a balance between what helps a business compete, grow, and drive revenue, and what enables employees to thrive. Performance management and employee engagement are intertwined more than ever before. Join Rajeev Behera, CEO of Reflektive, for a fireside chat featuring results from an exclusive study that will equip you to align employee and business growth.

Rajeev Behera
CEO @ Reflektive

MODERATED BY:

Meghan Biro
Founder & CEO @ TalentCulture

Power to the People (Officers) - Creating the Organization of the Future

Many have historically viewed HR as an unhelpful, often bureaucratic administrative team. According to Josh Bersin, those days are truly over! Instead the People organizations of today are generally innovative, creative, experimental, business and technology-savvy. As a follow-up to the earlier session, listen as Senior People Officers share their experiences - the good, the bad, and the ugly of growing their organizations.

Matt Hoffman
VP, People @ DigitalOcean

Ian Gover
President and Co-founder @ Everwise

Lindsey Dole
VP People @ Updater Inc.

Theresa Pauzer
Chief People Officer @ 1010data

MODERATED BY:

Laci Loew
Founder & Principal @ Laci Loew & Company LLC

How to Scale Culture and Talent

More than a company’s product or business model, its people and culture are perhaps the only long-term competitive advantages the organization has. While technically separate, people and culture are interlinked. You can’t have culture without people, and who you hire, as well as how fast you hire them, directly impacts culture. And, just like finding the right people, creating the right culture is a deliberate decision that cannot start early enough. So, what are the tricks to getting it right? Join us for a discussion on the dos and don’ts of scaling both successfully.

Janna Biagio
Director of People @ Celmatix

Cindy Gordon
VP of People @ PolicyGenius

Stephen Scott
Founder & CEO @ Starling

Jon Greenawalt
Chief Culture Officer @ SharkNinja

MODERATED BY:

Meredith Haberfeld
Founder & CEO @ ThinkHuman

Four Generations, Ten Sets of Needs

Organizations are increasingly grappling with how to manage a workforce that spans multiple generations, from Baby Boomers to Millennials. Couple that with the increasing popularity of using freelancers and virtual employees and the complexity multiplies tenfold. What are the values and expectations of each generation, of each group of employees? How do you create a culture that embraces the uniqueness of your employees and their unique needs? How do you find commonalities to create cohesion from such disparate groups? These questions and more are the focus of this ageless session.

Madeline Kolbe Saltzman
Head of Talent and People @ Handshake

David Reid
Founder & CEO @ EaseCentral

Isa Watson
Chief Executive Officer @ Envested

MODERATED BY:

Meghan Biro
Founder & CEO @ TalentCulture

A Look at What's Next in HR Tech

Issues, not technology, are what people professionals focus on most. Those creating HR Tech would like to change that, or at least continue to make aware that tech exists to help people professionals with some of their most pressing issues. And whether today’s people professionals are able to prioritize technology, technology will continue its march towards to rewriting how all industries and jobs operate. Join us as we take a deep dive into the modernization that’s reshaping HR and what’s still yet to come!

Jeff Carr
Chief Operating Officer @ Zenefits

Jonathan Kestenbaum
Managing Director @ Talent Tech Labs

Mark Rieder
SVP, HR Technologies and Benefits Administration @ NFP

MODERATED BY:

Corey Greendale
Managing Director @ First Analysis

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Technology and globalization are increasing the pace of workforce change. In just a few years, a third of the skills needed in our workforce will be brand new. Traditional models of hiring no longer provide the agility businesses need to get work done. We’re at the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally change the way we work and live. As the Fourth Industrial Revolution unfolds, it forces change on companies. In this fireside chat, Stephane Kasriel, CEO of Upwork will discuss the disruptive impact of technology on finding, hiring, and working with the best talent and how companies can use technology to their advantage.

Stephane Kasriel
Chief Executive Officer @ Upwork

MODERATED BY:

Chris Shipley
Managing Director @ Ascent Line Partners

Social Good - Making It Good for Business

Ask almost anyone – individuals and corporations alike if it is important to give back, and “Yes,” is the resounding answer. Judge the response based on people’s behaviors, and it is a different story. Can this gap be bridged at the workplace? Moreover, can giving back serve as a tool to improve company culture, and even to meaningfully engage customers? Spoiler Alert: Yes! And here is where we learn how companies can create a “culture of giving” and much more.

Alexandrina Koykova
Director, People Operations @ MongoDB

Heather Myers
Sr. Manager, People Operations @ Squarespace

Elliot Epstein
Head of People Operations @ Knotel

MODERATED BY:

Matt Amalfitano
CEO & Executive Director @ RaisedBy.Us, Inc.

Balancing the Needs of the Modern Worker and Workplace

A study commissioned by the White House showed that workers with flexible work arrangements reported a “higher likelihood” of remaining with their employer for the following year. People professionals know flexibility is a smart talent strategy; it is among the highest-impact, lowest-cost tools they have to optimize their workforce, made possible by advances and ubiquity in technology. Yet, more and more companies are questioning whether it is truly better for them. Flexibility is just one example where employers are inheriting workers with different needs and expectations than ever before. Trying to make them happy while making sure the company continues to perform cohesively, at the high standards requested, means more options and tougher decisions on the part of the people professionals.

Merary Soto-Saunders
Vice President of People @ Andela

Shelby Wolpa
VP People Operations @ InVision

Peter Louis Johnston
Founder and CEO @ Kalo

MODERATED BY:

Cara Brennan Allamano
SVP, People @ Planet Inc.
Co-Founder @ PeopleTech Partners

Innovation Showcase

The HR tech landscape is ever-changing, and continually reinventing itself in ever-exciting, ever-promising ways. Join us for our Innovation Showcases, where a curated group of innovative entrepreneurs will make you say “Wow. That is what I never knew I always needed,” in this series of show-and-tell demos.

Romish Badani
Chief Executive Officer @ Bridge US

Juan Luis Betancourt
Founder and CEO @ Humantelligence

Chris Buttenham
Founder and CEO @ Obie.ai

Lisa Carrel
Co-Founder & Chief Sales Officer @ Proxfinity, Inc.

Nathan Harris
Founder & President @ Ease

Kristy McCann Flynn
CEO @ GoCoach

Charu Sharma
CEO @ Next Play, Inc.

Justin Dart
Business Development Lead, US @ Headstart

David Silverman
Founder and CEO @ Crosslead

Arthur Woods
Co-Founder @ Imperative

Felix W. Ortiz III
Founder and CEO @ Viridis Learning

Heather Waibel
CEO @ Welnys

MODERATED BY:

Mark Rieder
SVP, HR Technologies and Benefits @ NFP

The Future of Work and Global Talent Strategy

Because the world is more globally connected and more digital than ever, global mobility has become not just increasingly sophisticated but accessible. The benefits for global diversity are becoming more widely known. These trends mean that tomorrow's best workforces will be an accelerating series of connections among people and teams spread across the globe. This impacts the way in which companies approach their global talent strategy. In this panel we sit down to discuss how the need for a globally mobile workforce is impacting talent attraction, recruitment and retention.

Peggy Smith
President and CEO @ Worldwide ERC

Medha Rishi
Head of Global Mobility and Benefits @ Square

MODERATED BY:

Brynne Kennedy
CEO & Founder @ Topia

 

Innovation Showcase

The HR tech landscape is ever-changing, and continually reinventing itself in ever-exciting, ever-promising ways. Join us for our Innovation Showcases, where a curated group of innovative entrepreneurs will make you say “Wow. That is what I never knew I always needed,” in this series of show-and-tell demos.

Romish Badani
Chief Executive Officer @ Bridge US

Juan Luis Betancourt
Founder and CEO @ Humantelligence

Chris Buttenham
Founder and CEO @ Obie.ai

Lisa Carrel
Co-Founder & Chief Sales Officer @ Proxfinity, Inc.

Nathan Harris
Founder & President @ Ease

Kristy McCann Flynn
CEO @ GoCoach

Charu Sharma
CEO @ Next Play, Inc.

Justin Dart
Business Development Lead, US @ Headstart

David Silverman
Founder and CEO @ Crosslead

Arthur Woods
Co-Founder @ Imperative

Felix W. Ortiz III
Founder and CEO @ Viridis Learning

Heather Waibel
CEO @ Welnys

MODERATED BY:

Mark Rieder
SVP, HR Technologies and Benefits @ NFP

The Impact of the Gig Economy and Other Non-Traditional Labor Models

“Independence is happiness.” - Susan B. Anthony

150 million workers in North America and Western Europe no longer call the confines of traditional employment their work home, having chosen (and many times not) life as independent contractors. It is one of the largest shifts to have happened to the workforce and workplace in generations. What it means for HR leaders is equally profound, especially if the estimates of 43% of the workforce being “gig” workers in less than two years’ time. Independence should be a choice, and these workers should be leading richer lives than they were previously. The time is now to both harness the desire to ensure happiness and productivity for all.

Ace Callwood
Chief Executive Officer @ Painless1099

Wade Burgess
Chief Executive Officer @ Shiftgig

Sandi Lin
CEO & Co-Founder @ Skilljar

Carolyn Frey
Chief People Officer @ Philz Coffee

MODERATED BY:

Christina Goldschmidt
VP of Customer Experience & Design @ Cake & Arrow

Innovation Showcase

The HR tech landscape is ever-changing, and continually reinventing itself in ever-exciting, ever-promising ways. Join us for our Innovation Showcases, where a curated group of innovative entrepreneurs will make you say “Wow. That is what I never knew I always needed,” in this series of show-and-tell demos.

Romish Badani
Chief Executive Officer @ Bridge US

Juan Luis Betancourt
Founder and CEO @ Humantelligence

Chris Buttenham
Founder and CEO @ Obie.ai

Lisa Carrel
Co-Founder & Chief Sales Officer @ Proxfinity, Inc.

Nathan Harris
Founder & President @ Ease

Kristy McCann Flynn
CEO @ GoCoach

Charu Sharma
CEO @ Next Play, Inc.

Justin Dart
Business Development Lead, US @ Headstart

David Silverman
Founder and CEO @ Crosslead

Arthur Woods
Co-Founder @ Imperative

Felix W. Ortiz III
Founder and CEO @ Viridis Learning

Heather Waibel
CEO @ Welnys

MODERATED BY:

Mark Rieder
SVP, HR Technologies and Benefits @ NFP

PeopleTech Partners Spotlight

PeopleTech Partners is an advisory and investment group working with early stage HR technology founders to help them gather product feedback and secure new pilots with top HR advisors from companies like Slack, Box, Thumbtack, Evernote, OpenTable, and more. They have also been a key partner and advocate for HR Transform. To kick off Day 2, we will hear highlights of the biggest trends, thoughts on the questions People Professionals should be asking when adopting new tech, and advice on how to cut through the noise to pick the best for your company.

Robby Peters
Co-Founder @ PeopleTech Partners

Cara Brennan Allamano 
Co-Founder @ PeopleTech Partners

 

Behavioral Economics in the Workplace

Humans are quirky and fallible in terms of decision-making and follow-through. No one knows this better than people professionals. Challenged by small probabilities, humans are heavily influenced by social norms, sometimes forgetting or procrastinating, in favor of concentrating on what is happening right now. And what are those in the HR world to do given the amazing human brain also has quite limited attention capability and cognitive bandwidth? These behavioral insights and others have significant implications on the dynamics at play within the workplace. Luckily for us, Josh Wright, Executive Director of ideas42, comes armed with key intelligence so that you learn how to turn human quirkiness and fallibility into increased productivity and engagement.

Josh Wright
Executive Director @ ideas42

 

Making the Digital Connection

Digital innovation is influencing Human Resources at a rapid pace, and teams across the globe are trying to prepare and keep up with these ever-present changes. Join us for a discussion with leaders from top-tier companies who have chosen to empower their organizations with digital tools and tech innovation. They will connect the digital dots providing insight into the digitization of HR through the lens of scale, capability, efficiency and employee focused design.

Deb Sinta
Vice President, Talent @ Tyson Foods

Matthew Owenby
SVP, CHRO @ Aflac Inc.

Chris Keys
Director, HR Software @ Willis Towers Watson

MODERATED BY:

Ali Safavi
Principal, Ventures; Global Head InsurTech @ Plug and Play

Unfolding the "Leaky Tech Pipeline": A Fireside Chat with Freada Kapor Klein

Known nationally as a thought leader, Kapor Klein will share her insights as a leading investor in the People, Operations and Technology (POT) sector as well as observations on driving diversity and inclusion in tech. Freada has been vocal in holding the tech industry accountable for the sobering lack of progress to date. During her fireside chat she will provide examples and solutions on how to fix the “Leaky Tech Pipeline.”  

Freada Kapor Klein
Partner @ Kapor Capital

MODERATED BY:

Bernard Coleman III
Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion @ Uber

“WTH Do I Do Now?” A View from Those Who Were First

It is a question we have all said…multiple times. But seriously, “WTH Do I Do Now?” The company is growing by leaps and bounds, and now you need to boldly go where the organization has never gone before, and in many cases where you have never gone before. What makes a team and company successful? Where do you start? You will hear from warriors who have returned from battle victorious. These People Officers have been in the trenches, they know what it takes, and will share the secrets to their success.

Stephanie Fogle
VP of People and Culture @ TripleLift

Dan Portillo
Talent Partner @ Greylock

Dawn Sharifan
Sr. Director, People @ Slack

Amy Stoldt
VP, People @ Peloton Cycle

MODERATED BY:

Al Adamsen
Founder & Executive Director @ Global People Analytics Network

HR Trends -  The Rise of the VC Talent Partner

Investors have started to put their money where they have long put other people’s money – backing people. This time, instead of it being at specific portfolio companies, they are creating internal centers for excellence dedicated to talent across their entire portfolio. VC Talent Partners are people professionals with a wide perspective and a daunting mandate. They gather here to share lessons from supporting Talent for dozens of the most successful startups. Additional insights will include how People leaders can forge deep and lasting connections with their CEO’s, what great People functions look like, and best practices helping successful companies scale.

Robert Hatta
Partner @ Drive Capital

Cat Hernandez
Partner, Human Capital @ Primary Venture Partners

Amy Knapp
Head of Talent @ Redpoint

Tejas Maniar
Vice President @ Mayfield

MODERATED BY:

Luke Beseda
VP of Talent @ Lightspeed Venture Partners

How BPTW Winning Organizations Check Their Cultural FICO Scores

The FICO score revolutionized how companies view individual risk, providing a more predictable view into an individual’s credit health. Why then doesn’t such a metric exist for companies, especially when looking at their cultural health? This is the exact concept championed by Culture Doctor, Peter Phelan, who believes not only can you measure and track your organization's "Cultural FICO Score," but the risk of not doing so is equally large. We also broaden the conversation to a focused panel discussion with People & Culture Leaders with strong Best Places to Work winning ways - and see to what extent their experiences might map to "Cultural FICO Score" measurement frameworks.

Nicole Olver
VP, People @ Conductor

John Orta
Chief People Officer & General Counsel

MODERATED BY:

Peter Phelan
Founder & CEO @ ValuesCulture

Leveraging Technology to Change the Way We Recruit

By now, we can all agree that talent is an organization’s most valuable asset. Less consensus, however, exists with respect to the role technology can and should play in helping organizations with their talent needs. Technology offers promises of epic advancements in optimizing referral networks, people intelligence, developing a company’s predictive hiring fingerprint, along with removing bias to create more inclusive workforces. In this session we hear from startups that are changing the talent acquisition game, allowing HR leaders to be more effective in the process, so that you can both understand the latest advances and decide those that are right for you.

Mohit Bhende
Founder @ Karat.io

Paul Biagio
Manager, People Tech & Analytics @ Squarespace

Kristen Hamilton
CEO & Co-Founder @ Koru

Vinayak Ranade
Founder and CEO @ Drafted

MODERATED BY:

Michael Krasman
CEO and Co-Founder @ UrbanBound

Frontiers in People Analytics

Data is the new oil. That is an expression permeating its way through almost every industry digital transformations touch. This is often followed by the older adage of we can’t measure what we can’t track. The combination of which has created one of the HR world’s own, can’t ignore buzzwords – People Analytics. Like oil, raw data is rarely meaningful or valuable. Making sense of the hype and creating useful strategies for People Analytics is the focus of this session. Whether starting from square one or looking to take your predictive analytics insights to the next level, you will gain practical concepts that you can take and apply almost immediately.

Greg Besner
Chief Executive Officer @ CultureIQ

Randy Knaflic
Senior Advisor to the CEO @ Jawbone Health

Chris Louie
SVP, People Analytics & Talent Acquisition @ Nielsen

MODERATED BY:

Stela Lupushor
Founder @ Reframe.Work Inc.

 

Leadership Training - New Solutions for an Age-Old Problem

Millennials now outnumber all other generations in many companies. While there is nothing inherently bad about that, for many high growth companies, it means an influx of managers who simply haven’t managed before. A new manager here or there is often easy for a company to absorb, but a critical mass of them presents an entirely new challenge. What worked for manager training in the past does not seem to be working now, and yet if companies cannot provide first time managers with effective leadership coaching, they risk taking several steps backwards on so much other hard work already done to foster an engaged workforce and drive company performance and growth. Are there new-age solutions that work for this age-old problem?

Jack Altman
Co-Founder and CEO @ Lattice

Jeremy Hamel
Co-Founder and CEO @ Hone 

Tony Mitchell
Chief Evangelist and Relationship Lead @ Waggl

Simon Rakosi
Co-Founder, COO @ Butterly.ai

MODERATED BY:

Michelle Maldonado
Founder & CEO @ Lucenscia

Separating HR Science vs HR Science Fiction

As the benefits of innovation become more widely experienced it offers us increasing opportunities to be more dynamic in the ways in which we combine the “human” with the technology. What does the future look like, and how much of it is science fiction versus fact? Take your protein pills, put your helmet on and journey with us into the future as we think through the real implications of how emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are redefining what is possible in the workplace. What can we do to bridge the gap between the tools we use today and the tools of tomorrow to get ahead of this curve.

Joel Martinez
HR Director Consumer @ Amazon

Omar Tawakol
Chief Executive Officer @ Voicera 

Anand Dass
Workplace Partnerships @ Facebook

MODERATED BY:

Michael Kenworthy
Vice President @ Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC

Diversity & Inclusion - It's About Time!

Time’s Up. #MeToo. Black Lives Matter. The voices of diversity and inclusion are not just getting heard but are breaking once impenetrable barriers. Equally exciting is not just the public attention but that attention has made its way and spurred lively dialogue from break rooms to boardrooms. Now that the way has been paved, how do we create diverse and safe workplaces that embrace everyone, providing each individual with tools to thrive? What role can data play in your approach to D&I, and which data points should you be focused on? How should Belonging factor in to your approach? Join us for answers to these questions and more from a group of thought leaders evangelizing this work each and every day.

Laura Gómez
Chief Executive Officer @ Atipica 

Toby Hervey
CEO and Founder @ Bravely 

Heidi Williams
Co-founder and CTO @ tEQuitable 

MODERATED BY:

Willie Jackson
VP of Business Development @ Moxy

The Art of Hypergrowth

If you have ever heard the expression, “Laying the tracks while running the engine at full steam,” you are familiar with hypergrowth. Far from a Silicon Valley phenomenon, hypergrowth is a global one, with companies having to rapidly scale while not impacting the very growth engine enabling this rapid scaling. While challenging, it is possible. And, we are pleased to share lessons from those who have forged the way so that you can help achieve the seemingly impossible.

Jude Komuves
Chief People Officer @ Collective Health

Joanna Riley
CEO & Co-Founder @ Censia 

Ron Storn
Chief People Officer @ Zume Pizza, Inc.  

Bethany Crystal
General Manager, Network @ Union Square Ventures

MODERATED BY:

Greg Mazanec
Partner @ QED Investors

Benefits 2.0 - What Your Employees Really Want

The word benefit comes from the Latin bene facere, meaning to do good (to), and benefactum, meaning good deed. It was certainly never meant to mean – what big pain (to administer) and what a big cost center. Despite the administrative and financial reality of benefits, they remain among the single biggest weapons in a company’s quiver for hitting the acquisition and retention bullseye. And, like almost everything else, what people want continues to evolve. Helping you stay in touch with what your employees want and ensure you are delivering benefits which are meaningful to both of you is the laser focus on this session. Join us too while we rethink benefits offerings and consider all the new expectations and possibilities.

Rachel Kaplowitz
CEO & CO-Founder @ Honey

Shannon Spanhake
Founder & CEO @ LUCY

Kristen Valdes
Founder & CEO @ b.well Connected Health

MODERATED BY:

Brianna Swanson
HR Consultant @ Retain HR 

The Future of Work with AI

Even technology cynics, skeptics, and other doubters will find it impossible to avoid the impact that AI is having. The problem of course is not the impact technology can have, it is reconciling seemingly incongruent terms, such as “artificial intelligence” and “human resources.” And yet, proponents will not only champion their mutual existence but tout how the former can make the latter more “human.” Why? Because technology was at its core designed to allow humans to reclaim their time, and to be more human. That is the very thing driving those at x.ai – to leverage technology, which today means artificial intelligence empowering people to optimize their workdays, be more agile, and do more of what they love. Dennis Mortensen, CEO of x.ai, shares how knowledge workers will take advantage of the emerging paradigm of intelligent agents to all become managers of their own suites of AI agents while also finding freedom to do meaningful work.

Dennis Mortensen
CEO & Founder @ x.ai

MODERATED BY:

Jessica Lin
General Partner @ Work-Bench

Completing the Circle of Wellness

The boundaries of work and life are at times fixed, and at other times permeable. Debate will always rage as to what separation should exist between them, but this is not a debate about boundaries but about continuity. Work impacts life, and life impacts work. Wellness is the key and the modern people professional has recognized the impact wellness has on employee productivity. There are multiple pillars to wellness including sleep, nutrition, movement, financial health, family dynamics and all play a part in an employee’s happiness. Let’s explore some unique approaches to keeping the happy going 24 hours a day.

Jeremy Fischbach
Co-Founder & CEO @ Happy

Christopher Lindholst
CEO and Co-Founder @ MetroNaps 

Emeka Oguh
Founder @ PeopleJoy 

Liz Wilkes
Chief Executive Officer @ Exubrancy

MODERATED BY:

Stacey Nordwall
Senior People Operations Manager @ CultureAmp

FinTech Solutions for HR Problems

The FinTech industry has enjoyed a more than decade boom, almost greater than any other technified industry. Global investment in the sector hit over $31B last year: the effects of its disruption are part of our daily lives… and soon to be a bigger part of our work lives. From global payroll and cryptocurrency to next generation 401(k) programs to business insurance for the Gig economy, technology is enabling new approaches to traditional offerings. Join us for a discussion on the impact of FinTech on the workplace and explore how to deploy the products they’ve created.

Kevin Busque
Founder and CEO @ Guideline

Callum King
Chief Executive Officer @ Brightside 

Chad Nitschke
Co-Founder and CEO @ Bunker 

Maayan Karstaedt
Account Manager Expert @ Papaya Global

MODERATED BY:

Cathy Gao
Growth Equity @ AXA Strategic Ventures

Life Stages of Company Benefits

The landscape for attracting and retaining talent is increasingly competitive. Scaling companies, poised for rapid growth, are confronted with balancing robust benefits packages while controlling costs. Join us to hear perspectives from organizations at various life-stages including start-ups, SMBs and enterprise organizations. Seasoned HR professionals will share insights on: PEO transitions, considerations for commercial and self-funded plans, merging onto parent company benefits. Offering a total rewards package for employees will ensure that they are productive and fulfilled.

Marjorie Ajero
VP, Human Resources @ Group Nine Media

Gretchen Bennett
Global HR Director @ Polaris (an IQVIA company) 

Keryn Koch
VP of People @ CommonBond 

Tara Malone
VP, Benefits @ Young & Rubicam Group

MODERATED BY:

Howard Metzger
President @ MBL Benefits Consulting

The Show May Be Ending, Your Power and Influence is Just Beginning

While HR Transform may be wrapping up its inaugural 2018 session, if we have done our jobs correctly, the impact each and every one of you will have is just beginning. After two jam-packed days of content how do you digest it all and put it to work for you in creating positive change? What better way to end our sessions with a little fun and see what “fate” has in store for you.

Tania Luna
Partner @ LifeLabs Learning

 

Real People. Reel Stories. Spotlight on Employer Branding.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, how many words is a moving picture worth? The shift from static words on a page to a rich experience of the work environment is one of the biggest changes to happen in talent acquisition. It is the shift from the job description to employer branding, as potential employees aren’t just looking for a job. They are looking for a company. This session sheds a light on the idea that work is becoming more human and that each company needs to present a more authentic view of what it’s truly like to be a part of the organization.

Sjoerd Gehring
VP Talent Acquisition and Employee Experience @ Johnson & Johnson

Ronda Fraley
Director of Corporate Talent @ Caesars Entertainment

Mark Frein
Chief People Officer @ InVision

MODERATED BY:

Kathryn Minshew
Founder & CEO @ The Muse

Perspectives on Culture and Technology

Technology is changing the world in which we live and allowing us to do things we never thought possible. Data once hidden and invisible has seen the light. AI enables predictive recruiting and higher quality talent. Internal social tools can enhance knowledge sharing, improve collaboration and lead to more engaged employees. Thought leaders from IBM, Slack, GLG and Kapor Capital come together to share their perspectives on culture, diversity, upskilling talent acquisition, “going social” in the workplace and much more.

Brian Elliott
GM, Slack Platform @ Slack

Amber Grewal
Vice President, Global Talent Acquisition @ IBM

Melinda Wolfe
Global Head of Human Resources @ GLG

MODERATED BY:

Uriridiakoghene "Ulili" Onovakpuri
Partner @ Kapor Capital

Fireside Chat with The Honorable Penny Pritzker

One of the foremost authorities on the future of work, The Honorable Penny Pritzker, Founder and Chairman of PSP Capital and the 38th Secretary of Commerce, knows first-hand that people are a company’s most important asset. While working in President Obama’s Administration daily interactions with America’s CEOs helped shape her perspective on the changing nature of work and the importance of preparing for 21st century jobs. Her Fireside Chat will be a special opportunity to hear unique insight on how technology is driving change and how companies prepare for success in this new future.

The Honorable Penny Pritzker
Chairman and Founder of PSP Capital Partners and 38th Secretary of Commerce 

MODERATED BY:

Lisa Gelobter
Chief Executive Officer @ tEQuitable

The CEO View on Talent

How do you spell success? On the classic earnings call it was a recap of financial earnings, potentially product updates and assurances that future success was still in order. Today, it would be spelled T-A-L-E-N-T. So much so that 70% of S&P 1200 and S&P Midcap earnings calls discussed talent management with investors in recent calls. Talent is rapidly becoming the leading indicator of an organization’s fiscal wellbeing, and it is also (finally) getting the attention of the CEO, not just the CFO. Ensuring this trend is key not just to people professionals but the organization as a whole.

Lorna Borenstein
CEO and Founder @ Grokker

Tal Gilbert
CEO @ Vitality Group USA 

Scott Thompson
Chief Executive Officer @ Tuition.io    

MODERATED BY:

Caribou Honig
Co-Founder @ HR Transform 

The Pitch vs The Promise - Candidate Journey

From the first point of contact regarding possible recruitment to interviewing, from offer made to rejection, each step must be treated with care. Companies can no longer afford to scrimp on any part of an employee’s employment journey. Effective talent acquisition and ultimately retention is no longer a collection of various, loosely connected silos. It is a holistic approach making good on promises made. So, how do you deliver on said promise, and what does it mean to achieve success in the candidate journey? Come hear how organizations small and large are tackling one of the most important issues.

Caitlyn Cone
VP/Group Director, Talent @ DigitasLBi

Andrew Levy
Director, Talent Attraction @ WeWork

Carolyn Betts Fleming
Founder & CEO @ Betts Recruiting

Jason Weingarten
Co-Founder & CEO @ Yello

MODERATED BY:

Tarek Pertew
Chief Creative Officer @ Uncubed

How CPOs are the New Business Executive

Expectations are higher, the conversation among the C-Suite has changed. Each leader is expected to know more and do more for their organization, and this includes the Chief People Officer. These executives come from multiple disciplines, from marketing to finance, product to business strategy. What lessons can we take from those areas to apply here? Today CPOs have key metrics and ROI top of mind as they find themselves in a high-wire balancing act of fostering a thriving talent pool while contributing to the ultimate success of the business.

Mark Frein
Chief People Officer @ InVision

Elana Krieger
Head of People @ Via

Diane Vavrasek
VP of HR @ Jet.com & Walmart eCommerce

MODERATED BY:

David Kaplowitz
VP of People & Operations @ Quovo

Growth Insights: A Fireside Chat with Rajeev Behera, CEO at Reflektive

What if your employees’ needs conflicted with your business goals? It doesn’t have to be that way. Today’s HR leader must strike a balance between what helps a business compete, grow, and drive revenue, and what enables employees to thrive. Performance management and employee engagement are intertwined more than ever before. Join Rajeev Behera, CEO of Reflektive, for a fireside chat featuring results from an exclusive study that will equip you to align employee and business growth.

Rajeev Behera
CEO @ Reflektive

MODERATED BY:

Meghan Biro
Founder & CEO @ TalentCulture

Power to the People (Officers) - Creating the Organization of the Future

Many have historically viewed HR as an unhelpful, often bureaucratic administrative team. According to Josh Bersin, those days are truly over! Instead the People organizations of today are generally innovative, creative, experimental, business and technology-savvy. As a follow-up to the earlier session, listen as Senior People Officers share their experiences - the good, the bad, and the ugly of growing their organizations.

Matt Hoffman
VP, People @ DigitalOcean

Ian Gover
President and Co-founder @ Everwise

Lindsey Dole
VP People @ Updater Inc.

Theresa Pauzer
Chief People Officer @ 1010data

MODERATED BY:

Laci Loew
Founder & Principal @ Laci Loew & Company LLC

How to Scale Culture and Talent

More than a company’s product or business model, its people and culture are perhaps the only long-term competitive advantages the organization has. While technically separate, people and culture are interlinked. You can’t have culture without people, and who you hire, as well as how fast you hire them, directly impacts culture. And, just like finding the right people, creating the right culture is a deliberate decision that cannot start early enough. So, what are the tricks to getting it right? Join us for a discussion on the dos and don’ts of scaling both successfully.

Janna Biagio
Director of People @ Celmatix

Cindy Gordon
VP of People @ PolicyGenius

Stephen Scott
Founder & CEO @ Starling

Jon Greenawalt
Chief Culture Officer @ SharkNinja

MODERATED BY:

Meredith Haberfeld
Founder & CEO @ ThinkHuman

Four Generations, Ten Sets of Needs

Organizations are increasingly grappling with how to manage a workforce that spans multiple generations, from Baby Boomers to Millennials. Couple that with the increasing popularity of using freelancers and virtual employees and the complexity multiplies tenfold. What are the values and expectations of each generation, of each group of employees? How do you create a culture that embraces the uniqueness of your employees and their unique needs? How do you find commonalities to create cohesion from such disparate groups? These questions and more are the focus of this ageless session.

Madeline Kolbe Saltzman
Head of Talent and People @ Handshake

David Reid
Founder & CEO @ EaseCentral

Isa Watson
Chief Executive Officer @ Envested

MODERATED BY:

Meghan Biro
Founder & CEO @ TalentCulture

A Look at What's Next in HR Tech

Issues, not technology, are what people professionals focus on most. Those creating HR Tech would like to change that, or at least continue to make aware that tech exists to help people professionals with some of their most pressing issues. And whether today’s people professionals are able to prioritize technology, technology will continue its march towards to rewriting how all industries and jobs operate. Join us as we take a deep dive into the modernization that’s reshaping HR and what’s still yet to come!

Jeff Carr
Chief Operating Officer @ Zenefits

Jonathan Kestenbaum
Managing Director @ Talent Tech Labs

Mark Rieder
SVP, HR Technologies and Benefits Administration @ NFP

MODERATED BY:

Corey Greendale
Managing Director @ First Analysis

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Technology and globalization are increasing the pace of workforce change. In just a few years, a third of the skills needed in our workforce will be brand new. Traditional models of hiring no longer provide the agility businesses need to get work done. We’re at the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally change the way we work and live. As the Fourth Industrial Revolution unfolds, it forces change on companies. In this fireside chat, Stephane Kasriel, CEO of Upwork will discuss the disruptive impact of technology on finding, hiring, and working with the best talent and how companies can use technology to their advantage.

Stephane Kasriel
Chief Executive Officer @ Upwork

MODERATED BY:

Chris Shipley
Managing Director @ Ascent Line Partners

Social Good - Making It Good for Business

Ask almost anyone – individuals and corporations alike if it is important to give back, and “Yes,” is the resounding answer. Judge the response based on people’s behaviors, and it is a different story. Can this gap be bridged at the workplace? Moreover, can giving back serve as a tool to improve company culture, and even to meaningfully engage customers? Spoiler Alert: Yes! And here is where we learn how companies can create a “culture of giving” and much more.

Alexandrina Koykova
Director, People Operations @ MongoDB

Heather Myers
Sr. Manager, People Operations @ Squarespace

Elliot Epstein
Head of People Operations @ Knotel

MODERATED BY:

Matt Amalfitano
CEO & Executive Director @ RaisedBy.Us, Inc.

Balancing the Needs of the Modern Worker and Workplace

A study commissioned by the White House showed that workers with flexible work arrangements reported a “higher likelihood” of remaining with their employer for the following year. People professionals know flexibility is a smart talent strategy; it is among the highest-impact, lowest-cost tools they have to optimize their workforce, made possible by advances and ubiquity in technology. Yet, more and more companies are questioning whether it is truly better for them. Flexibility is just one example where employers are inheriting workers with different needs and expectations than ever before. Trying to make them happy while making sure the company continues to perform cohesively, at the high standards requested, means more options and tougher decisions on the part of the people professionals.

Merary Soto-Saunders
Vice President of People @ Andela

Shelby Wolpa
VP People Operations @ InVision

Peter Louis Johnston
Founder and CEO @ Kalo

MODERATED BY:

Cara Brennan Allamano
SVP, People @ Planet Inc.
Co-Founder @ PeopleTech Partners

Innovation Showcase

The HR tech landscape is ever-changing, and continually reinventing itself in ever-exciting, ever-promising ways. Join us for our Innovation Showcases, where a curated group of innovative entrepreneurs will make you say “Wow. That is what I never knew I always needed,” in this series of show-and-tell demos.

Romish Badani
Chief Executive Officer @ Bridge US

Juan Luis Betancourt
Founder and CEO @ Humantelligence

Chris Buttenham
Founder and CEO @ Obie.ai

Lisa Carrel
Co-Founder & Chief Sales Officer @ Proxfinity, Inc.

Nathan Harris
Founder & President @ Ease

Kristy McCann Flynn
CEO @ GoCoach

Charu Sharma
CEO @ Next Play, Inc.

Justin Dart
Business Development Lead, US @ Headstart

David Silverman
Founder and CEO @ Crosslead

Arthur Woods
Co-Founder @ Imperative

Felix W. Ortiz III
Founder and CEO @ Viridis Learning

Heather Waibel
CEO @ Welnys

MODERATED BY:

Mark Rieder
SVP, HR Technologies and Benefits @ NFP

The Future of Work and Global Talent Strategy

Because the world is more globally connected and more digital than ever, global mobility has become not just increasingly sophisticated but accessible. The benefits for global diversity are becoming more widely known. These trends mean that tomorrow's best workforces will be an accelerating series of connections among people and teams spread across the globe. This impacts the way in which companies approach their global talent strategy. In this panel we sit down to discuss how the need for a globally mobile workforce is impacting talent attraction, recruitment and retention.

Peggy Smith
President and CEO @ Worldwide ERC

Medha Rishi
Head of Global Mobility and Benefits @ Square

MODERATED BY:

Brynne Kennedy
CEO & Founder @ Topia

 

Innovation Showcase

The HR tech landscape is ever-changing, and continually reinventing itself in ever-exciting, ever-promising ways. Join us for our Innovation Showcases, where a curated group of innovative entrepreneurs will make you say “Wow. That is what I never knew I always needed,” in this series of show-and-tell demos.

Romish Badani
Chief Executive Officer @ Bridge US

Juan Luis Betancourt
Founder and CEO @ Humantelligence

Chris Buttenham
Founder and CEO @ Obie.ai

Lisa Carrel
Co-Founder & Chief Sales Officer @ Proxfinity, Inc.

Nathan Harris
Founder & President @ Ease

Kristy McCann Flynn
CEO @ GoCoach

Charu Sharma
CEO @ Next Play, Inc.

Justin Dart
Business Development Lead, US @ Headstart

David Silverman
Founder and CEO @ Crosslead

Arthur Woods
Co-Founder @ Imperative

Felix W. Ortiz III
Founder and CEO @ Viridis Learning

Heather Waibel
CEO @ Welnys

MODERATED BY:

Mark Rieder
SVP, HR Technologies and Benefits @ NFP

The Impact of the Gig Economy and Other Non-Traditional Labor Models

“Independence is happiness.” - Susan B. Anthony

150 million workers in North America and Western Europe no longer call the confines of traditional employment their work home, having chosen (and many times not) life as independent contractors. It is one of the largest shifts to have happened to the workforce and workplace in generations. What it means for HR leaders is equally profound, especially if the estimates of 43% of the workforce being “gig” workers in less than two years’ time. Independence should be a choice, and these workers should be leading richer lives than they were previously. The time is now to both harness the desire to ensure happiness and productivity for all.

Ace Callwood
Chief Executive Officer @ Painless1099

Wade Burgess
Chief Executive Officer @ Shiftgig

Sandi Lin
CEO & Co-Founder @ Skilljar

Carolyn Frey
Chief People Officer @ Philz Coffee

MODERATED BY:

Christina Goldschmidt
VP of Customer Experience & Design @ Cake & Arrow

Innovation Showcase

The HR tech landscape is ever-changing, and continually reinventing itself in ever-exciting, ever-promising ways. Join us for our Innovation Showcases, where a curated group of innovative entrepreneurs will make you say “Wow. That is what I never knew I always needed,” in this series of show-and-tell demos.

Romish Badani
Chief Executive Officer @ Bridge US

Juan Luis Betancourt
Founder and CEO @ Humantelligence

Chris Buttenham
Founder and CEO @ Obie.ai

Lisa Carrel
Co-Founder & Chief Sales Officer @ Proxfinity, Inc.

Nathan Harris
Founder & President @ Ease

Kristy McCann Flynn
CEO @ GoCoach

Charu Sharma
CEO @ Next Play, Inc.

Justin Dart
Business Development Lead, US @ Headstart

David Silverman
Founder and CEO @ Crosslead

Arthur Woods
Co-Founder @ Imperative

Felix W. Ortiz III
Founder and CEO @ Viridis Learning

Heather Waibel
CEO @ Welnys

MODERATED BY:

Mark Rieder
SVP, HR Technologies and Benefits @ NFP

PeopleTech Partners Spotlight

PeopleTech Partners is an advisory and investment group working with early stage HR technology founders to help them gather product feedback and secure new pilots with top HR advisors from companies like Slack, Box, Thumbtack, Evernote, OpenTable, and more. They have also been a key partner and advocate for HR Transform. To kick off Day 2, we will hear highlights of the biggest trends, thoughts on the questions People Professionals should be asking when adopting new tech, and advice on how to cut through the noise to pick the best for your company.

Robby Peters
Co-Founder @ PeopleTech Partners

Cara Brennan Allamano 
Co-Founder @ PeopleTech Partners

 

Behavioral Economics in the Workplace

Humans are quirky and fallible in terms of decision-making and follow-through. No one knows this better than people professionals. Challenged by small probabilities, humans are heavily influenced by social norms, sometimes forgetting or procrastinating, in favor of concentrating on what is happening right now. And what are those in the HR world to do given the amazing human brain also has quite limited attention capability and cognitive bandwidth? These behavioral insights and others have significant implications on the dynamics at play within the workplace. Luckily for us, Josh Wright, Executive Director of ideas42, comes armed with key intelligence so that you learn how to turn human quirkiness and fallibility into increased productivity and engagement.

Josh Wright
Executive Director @ ideas42

 

Making the Digital Connection

Digital innovation is influencing Human Resources at a rapid pace, and teams across the globe are trying to prepare and keep up with these ever-present changes. Join us for a discussion with leaders from top-tier companies who have chosen to empower their organizations with digital tools and tech innovation. They will connect the digital dots providing insight into the digitization of HR through the lens of scale, capability, efficiency and employee focused design.

Deb Sinta
Vice President, Talent @ Tyson Foods

Matthew Owenby
SVP, CHRO @ Aflac Inc.

Chris Keys
Director, HR Software @ Willis Towers Watson

MODERATED BY:

Ali Safavi
Principal, Ventures; Global Head InsurTech @ Plug and Play

Unfolding the "Leaky Tech Pipeline": A Fireside Chat with Freada Kapor Klein

Known nationally as a thought leader, Kapor Klein will share her insights as a leading investor in the People, Operations and Technology (POT) sector as well as observations on driving diversity and inclusion in tech. Freada has been vocal in holding the tech industry accountable for the sobering lack of progress to date. During her fireside chat she will provide examples and solutions on how to fix the “Leaky Tech Pipeline.”  

Freada Kapor Klein
Partner @ Kapor Capital

MODERATED BY:

Bernard Coleman III
Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion @ Uber

“WTH Do I Do Now?” A View from Those Who Were First

It is a question we have all said…multiple times. But seriously, “WTH Do I Do Now?” The company is growing by leaps and bounds, and now you need to boldly go where the organization has never gone before, and in many cases where you have never gone before. What makes a team and company successful? Where do you start? You will hear from warriors who have returned from battle victorious. These People Officers have been in the trenches, they know what it takes, and will share the secrets to their success.

Stephanie Fogle
VP of People and Culture @ TripleLift

Dan Portillo
Talent Partner @ Greylock

Dawn Sharifan
Sr. Director, People @ Slack

Amy Stoldt
VP, People @ Peloton Cycle

MODERATED BY:

Al Adamsen
Founder & Executive Director @ Global People Analytics Network

HR Trends -  The Rise of the VC Talent Partner

Investors have started to put their money where they have long put other people’s money – backing people. This time, instead of it being at specific portfolio companies, they are creating internal centers for excellence dedicated to talent across their entire portfolio. VC Talent Partners are people professionals with a wide perspective and a daunting mandate. They gather here to share lessons from supporting Talent for dozens of the most successful startups. Additional insights will include how People leaders can forge deep and lasting connections with their CEO’s, what great People functions look like, and best practices helping successful companies scale.

Robert Hatta
Partner @ Drive Capital

Cat Hernandez
Partner, Human Capital @ Primary Venture Partners

Amy Knapp
Head of Talent @ Redpoint

Tejas Maniar
Vice President @ Mayfield

MODERATED BY:

Luke Beseda
VP of Talent @ Lightspeed Venture Partners

How BPTW Winning Organizations Check Their Cultural FICO Scores

The FICO score revolutionized how companies view individual risk, providing a more predictable view into an individual’s credit health. Why then doesn’t such a metric exist for companies, especially when looking at their cultural health? This is the exact concept championed by Culture Doctor, Peter Phelan, who believes not only can you measure and track your organization's "Cultural FICO Score," but the risk of not doing so is equally large. We also broaden the conversation to a focused panel discussion with People & Culture Leaders with strong Best Places to Work winning ways - and see to what extent their experiences might map to "Cultural FICO Score" measurement frameworks.

Nicole Olver
VP, People @ Conductor

John Orta
Chief People Officer & General Counsel

MODERATED BY:

Peter Phelan
Founder & CEO @ ValuesCulture

Leveraging Technology to Change the Way We Recruit

By now, we can all agree that talent is an organization’s most valuable asset. Less consensus, however, exists with respect to the role technology can and should play in helping organizations with their talent needs. Technology offers promises of epic advancements in optimizing referral networks, people intelligence, developing a company’s predictive hiring fingerprint, along with removing bias to create more inclusive workforces. In this session we hear from startups that are changing the talent acquisition game, allowing HR leaders to be more effective in the process, so that you can both understand the latest advances and decide those that are right for you.

Mohit Bhende
Founder @ Karat.io

Paul Biagio
Manager, People Tech & Analytics @ Squarespace

Kristen Hamilton
CEO & Co-Founder @ Koru

Vinayak Ranade
Founder and CEO @ Drafted

MODERATED BY:

Michael Krasman
CEO and Co-Founder @ UrbanBound

Frontiers in People Analytics

Data is the new oil. That is an expression permeating its way through almost every industry digital transformations touch. This is often followed by the older adage of we can’t measure what we can’t track. The combination of which has created one of the HR world’s own, can’t ignore buzzwords – People Analytics. Like oil, raw data is rarely meaningful or valuable. Making sense of the hype and creating useful strategies for People Analytics is the focus of this session. Whether starting from square one or looking to take your predictive analytics insights to the next level, you will gain practical concepts that you can take and apply almost immediately.

Greg Besner
Chief Executive Officer @ CultureIQ

Randy Knaflic
Senior Advisor to the CEO @ Jawbone Health

Chris Louie
SVP, People Analytics & Talent Acquisition @ Nielsen

MODERATED BY:

Stela Lupushor
Founder @ Reframe.Work Inc.

 

Leadership Training - New Solutions for an Age-Old Problem

Millennials now outnumber all other generations in many companies. While there is nothing inherently bad about that, for many high growth companies, it means an influx of managers who simply haven’t managed before. A new manager here or there is often easy for a company to absorb, but a critical mass of them presents an entirely new challenge. What worked for manager training in the past does not seem to be working now, and yet if companies cannot provide first time managers with effective leadership coaching, they risk taking several steps backwards on so much other hard work already done to foster an engaged workforce and drive company performance and growth. Are there new-age solutions that work for this age-old problem?

Jack Altman
Co-Founder and CEO @ Lattice

Jeremy Hamel
Co-Founder and CEO @ Hone 

Tony Mitchell
Chief Evangelist and Relationship Lead @ Waggl

Simon Rakosi
Co-Founder, COO @ Butterly.ai

MODERATED BY:

Michelle Maldonado
Founder & CEO @ Lucenscia

Separating HR Science vs HR Science Fiction

As the benefits of innovation become more widely experienced it offers us increasing opportunities to be more dynamic in the ways in which we combine the “human” with the technology. What does the future look like, and how much of it is science fiction versus fact? Take your protein pills, put your helmet on and journey with us into the future as we think through the real implications of how emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are redefining what is possible in the workplace. What can we do to bridge the gap between the tools we use today and the tools of tomorrow to get ahead of this curve.

Joel Martinez
HR Director Consumer @ Amazon

Omar Tawakol
Chief Executive Officer @ Voicera 

Anand Dass
Workplace Partnerships @ Facebook

MODERATED BY:

Michael Kenworthy
Vice President @ Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC

Diversity & Inclusion - It's About Time!

Time’s Up. #MeToo. Black Lives Matter. The voices of diversity and inclusion are not just getting heard but are breaking once impenetrable barriers. Equally exciting is not just the public attention but that attention has made its way and spurred lively dialogue from break rooms to boardrooms. Now that the way has been paved, how do we create diverse and safe workplaces that embrace everyone, providing each individual with tools to thrive? What role can data play in your approach to D&I, and which data points should you be focused on? How should Belonging factor in to your approach? Join us for answers to these questions and more from a group of thought leaders evangelizing this work each and every day.

Laura Gómez
Chief Executive Officer @ Atipica 

Toby Hervey
CEO and Founder @ Bravely 

Heidi Williams
Co-founder and CTO @ tEQuitable 

MODERATED BY:

Willie Jackson
VP of Business Development @ Moxy

The Art of Hypergrowth

If you have ever heard the expression, “Laying the tracks while running the engine at full steam,” you are familiar with hypergrowth. Far from a Silicon Valley phenomenon, hypergrowth is a global one, with companies having to rapidly scale while not impacting the very growth engine enabling this rapid scaling. While challenging, it is possible. And, we are pleased to share lessons from those who have forged the way so that you can help achieve the seemingly impossible.

Jude Komuves
Chief People Officer @ Collective Health

Joanna Riley
CEO & Co-Founder @ Censia 

Ron Storn
Chief People Officer @ Zume Pizza, Inc.  

Bethany Crystal
General Manager, Network @ Union Square Ventures

MODERATED BY:

Greg Mazanec
Partner @ QED Investors

Benefits 2.0 - What Your Employees Really Want

The word benefit comes from the Latin bene facere, meaning to do good (to), and benefactum, meaning good deed. It was certainly never meant to mean – what big pain (to administer) and what a big cost center. Despite the administrative and financial reality of benefits, they remain among the single biggest weapons in a company’s quiver for hitting the acquisition and retention bullseye. And, like almost everything else, what people want continues to evolve. Helping you stay in touch with what your employees want and ensure you are delivering benefits which are meaningful to both of you is the laser focus on this session. Join us too while we rethink benefits offerings and consider all the new expectations and possibilities.

Rachel Kaplowitz
CEO & CO-Founder @ Honey

Shannon Spanhake
Founder & CEO @ LUCY

Kristen Valdes
Founder & CEO @ b.well Connected Health

MODERATED BY:

Brianna Swanson
HR Consultant @ Retain HR 

The Future of Work with AI

Even technology cynics, skeptics, and other doubters will find it impossible to avoid the impact that AI is having. The problem of course is not the impact technology can have, it is reconciling seemingly incongruent terms, such as “artificial intelligence” and “human resources.” And yet, proponents will not only champion their mutual existence but tout how the former can make the latter more “human.” Why? Because technology was at its core designed to allow humans to reclaim their time, and to be more human. That is the very thing driving those at x.ai – to leverage technology, which today means artificial intelligence empowering people to optimize their workdays, be more agile, and do more of what they love. Dennis Mortensen, CEO of x.ai, shares how knowledge workers will take advantage of the emerging paradigm of intelligent agents to all become managers of their own suites of AI agents while also finding freedom to do meaningful work.

Dennis Mortensen
CEO & Founder @ x.ai

MODERATED BY:

Jessica Lin
General Partner @ Work-Bench

Completing the Circle of Wellness

The boundaries of work and life are at times fixed, and at other times permeable. Debate will always rage as to what separation should exist between them, but this is not a debate about boundaries but about continuity. Work impacts life, and life impacts work. Wellness is the key and the modern people professional has recognized the impact wellness has on employee productivity. There are multiple pillars to wellness including sleep, nutrition, movement, financial health, family dynamics and all play a part in an employee’s happiness. Let’s explore some unique approaches to keeping the happy going 24 hours a day.

Jeremy Fischbach
Co-Founder & CEO @ Happy

Christopher Lindholst
CEO and Co-Founder @ MetroNaps 

Emeka Oguh
Founder @ PeopleJoy 

Liz Wilkes
Chief Executive Officer @ Exubrancy

MODERATED BY:

Stacey Nordwall
Senior People Operations Manager @ CultureAmp

FinTech Solutions for HR Problems

The FinTech industry has enjoyed a more than decade boom, almost greater than any other technified industry. Global investment in the sector hit over $31B last year: the effects of its disruption are part of our daily lives… and soon to be a bigger part of our work lives. From global payroll and cryptocurrency to next generation 401(k) programs to business insurance for the Gig economy, technology is enabling new approaches to traditional offerings. Join us for a discussion on the impact of FinTech on the workplace and explore how to deploy the products they’ve created.

Kevin Busque
Founder and CEO @ Guideline

Callum King
Chief Executive Officer @ Brightside 

Chad Nitschke
Co-Founder and CEO @ Bunker 

Maayan Karstaedt
Account Manager Expert @ Papaya Global

MODERATED BY:

Cathy Gao
Growth Equity @ AXA Strategic Ventures

Life Stages of Company Benefits

The landscape for attracting and retaining talent is increasingly competitive. Scaling companies, poised for rapid growth, are confronted with balancing robust benefits packages while controlling costs. Join us to hear perspectives from organizations at various life-stages including start-ups, SMBs and enterprise organizations. Seasoned HR professionals will share insights on: PEO transitions, considerations for commercial and self-funded plans, merging onto parent company benefits. Offering a total rewards package for employees will ensure that they are productive and fulfilled.

Marjorie Ajero
VP, Human Resources @ Group Nine Media

Gretchen Bennett
Global HR Director @ Polaris (an IQVIA company) 

Keryn Koch
VP of People @ CommonBond 

Tara Malone
VP, Benefits @ Young & Rubicam Group

MODERATED BY:

Howard Metzger
President @ MBL Benefits Consulting

The Show May Be Ending, Your Power and Influence is Just Beginning

While HR Transform may be wrapping up its inaugural 2018 session, if we have done our jobs correctly, the impact each and every one of you will have is just beginning. After two jam-packed days of content how do you digest it all and put it to work for you in creating positive change? What better way to end our sessions with a little fun and see what “fate” has in store for you.

Tania Luna
Partner @ LifeLabs Learning

 

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