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headline sponsor: UKG

At UKG™, our purpose is people. Formed by two leaders in HR solutions, UKG combines the strength and innovation of Ultimate Software and Kronos®. Our love for all things HR and workforce management is matched only by our people-centered culture. Together, we’re committed to inspiring workforces and businesses around the world, helping to pave the way forward for our people, customers, and industry.

2021 Confirmed Sponsors Include:

2021 Confirmed speakers

MGM Resorts International

Laura Lee, Chief Human Resources Officer

Change Healthcare

Leila Bryner, SVP, Internal Communications & Employee Experience

Stanley Black & Decker

Pradheepa Raman, Chief Talent & Transformation Officer

Kuehne + Nagel

Jason Allen Ashlock, Senior Vice President, Customer + Employee Experience,

Humana

Callie Baumann, Vice President of Employee Experience, Digital Workplace

Mastercard

Kerri Warner, Global Head of Employee Communications

Procter & Gamble

Maria Alejandra De Cordova, Vice President Human Resources Gillette, Venus, Braun and TAOS

Kellogg Company

Melissa Howell, CHRO

The Kraft Heinz Company

Monica Novomisle, Chief People Officer, United States

On the Border Mexican Restaurants

Diane Sanford, Chief People Officer

Prudential Financial

Shradha Prakash, VP Future of Work, Org Design & Talent Enablement

Starbucks

Molly Hill, VP, Global Learning, Development and Partner Experience

Brooks Enterprise and Consultants

Lakisha Brooks, Talent Management Executive

UKG

Dr. Chris Mullen, Director, Strategic HR Advisory

UKG

Teresa Smith, Senior Partner HCM Advisory Group

Dewpoint Communications

Victoria Dew, CEO

Intel

Karla Blanco, Director, Diversity and Inclusion, Products & Systems Integration

The Business of HR

Barbie Winterbottom, CEO

Blue Shield of California

Mary O'Hara, Chief Human Resources Officer and SVP, Internal Communications

Pexip

Jordan Owens, VP, Architecture

IC Thrive

Karen Johnston, Director Of Communications

Agenda

10:00am - 10:20am

Chairman's Welcome and Opening Remarks

Victoria Dew, CEO, Dewpoint Communications

 

10:20am - 11:00am

Panel: The Future HR leader

  • What does the Future HR leader look like? What skills do they need?
  • How can HR leaders gain and maintain their seat at the executive top table?
  • Balancing the voice of the employee with the needs and goals of the company
  • How can HR leaders strengthen and demonstrate their strategic ability?

Moderator: Barbie Winterbottom, CEO, The Business of HR

Panellists:

Melissa Howell, CHRO, Kellogg Company

Monica Novomisle, Chief People Officer, United States, The Kraft Heinz Company

Diane Sanford, Chief People Officer, On the Border Mexican Restaurants
Mary O’Hara, Chief Human Resources Officer and SVP, Internal Communications, Blue Shield of California

11:00am - 11:30am

Presentation: Preparing for the Future

Resilience has always been a skill and topic of conversation but now more than ever, leaders and employees are looking how to become more resilient. In this session Dr. Chris Mullen will discuss three ways to practically implement resilience in your professional and personal life. It will help those who attend to grow in this area and prepare them for the future of work.

Speaker: Dr. Chris Mullen, Director, Strategic HR Advisory, UKG

11:30am -12:00pm

Developing skill sets for the future workforce

  • How can employers encourage growth and opportunities to its employees?
  • Boosting capabilities and skills through training
  • Do employees have the right skills to achieve drive future growth and performance?
  • Building technical skills in areas such as data science, AI and cyber security
  • Understanding emerging, existing and legacy skill sets
  • Adopting a dynamic approach to reskilling and redeploying talent

12:00pm - 12:20pm

Coffee and Speed Networking

12:20pm - 12:50pm

Presentation: HR as Experience Design

  • Centering purpose as the driving organizational force
  • Installing micro-structures that foster empathy
  • Integrating employee voices, journey maps and moments that matter
  • Managing agile teams to accelerate development

Speaker:

Jason Ashlock, Senior Vice President, Customer + Employee Experience, Kuehne + Nagel

12:50pm - 1:30pm

Panel: Creating an excellent digital employee experience

  • How can employees feel valued, trusted and engaged?
  • Enabling employees to be their most productive
  • Creating a good remote onboarding experience for new employees
  • Gaining deeper insight into employee motivations
  • Managing employee wellness and mental health

Moderator: Lakisha Brooks, Talent Management Executive, Brooks Enterprise and Consultants

Panellists:

Callie Baumann, Vice President of Employee Experience, Digital Workplace, Humana

Molly Hill, VP, Global Learning, Development and Partner Experience, Starbucks

Teresa Smith, Senior Partner HCM Advisory Group, UKG

 

10:00am - 10:20am

Chairman’s Welcome and Opening Remarks

Victoria Dew, CEO, Dewpoint Communications

10:20am - 11:00am

Panel: The Impact of Covid on HR and Internal Communications

•        How has the pandemic changed the role of HR and Corporate Comms?

•        What new trends are we seeing?

•        What is the future of HR roles now that every employee is connected comms and HR?

•        What can be learnt from different industry verticals?


Panellists:
Leila Bryner, SVP, Internal Communications & Employee Experience, Change Healthcare
Kerri Warner, Global Head of Employee Communications, Mastercard

11:00am - 11:30am

Presentation: Employee wellbeing in the digital age

  • Tackling mental health and encouraging social connectivity
  • Employing analytics to identify areas of concern
  • Managing potential conflict between home and office workers
  • How can remote workers keep separation between work and home life an avoid being on 24/7.

Speaker:

Maria Alejandra De Cordova, Vice President Human Resources Gillette, Venus, Braun and TAOS- Procter & Gamble

 

11:30am - 12:00pm

Presentation: Harnessing the power of AI for HR

  • What can AI help HR leaders to do?
  • What impact can it have on your business?
  • Creating and AI strategy that is right for your organization
  • What affect will automation tools have o the workforce?
  • Barriers to AI adoption

12:00pm - 12:20pm

Coffee and Speed Networking

12:20pm - 12:50pm

Presentation: Becoming a resilient organization

  • What challenges need to be overcome to become truly resilient organization? A look at skills and work design.
  • Shifting focus from being an efficiency first to resiliency first enterprise.
  • Leveraging employee and organizational agility to be prepared for continuous changes and respond with speed and effectiveness.
  • Removing barriers to resilience.

Speaker: 

Laura Lee, Chief Human Resources Officer, MGM Resorts International

12:50pm - 1:20pm

Presentation: The Role of HR in digital transformation

  • How can HR play a role in its organization’s digital transformation strategy?
  • How can HR leaders become trusted advisors and facilitators of Digital Transformation?
  • Keeping strategies aligned with business needs
  • Addressing the skills gap
  • Managing change and mindsets among employees

Speaker:

Pradheepa Raman, Chief Talent & Transformation Officer, Stanley Black & Decker

1:20pm - 2:00pm

Panel: Driving diversity and inclusion in a remote workforce

  • How has the move to remote working impacted diversity in the workplace?
  • What role does internal communications play in creating workplace equality?
  • Creating protocols of language and behaviour.
  • Leveraging multiple digital channels to relay information, protocols and drive engagement.

Moderator: Lakisha Brooks, Talent Management Executive, Brooks Enterprise and Consultants

Panellists:

Shradha Prakash, VP Future of Work, Org Design & Talent Enablement at Prudential Financial

Celeste Warren, Vice President, Global Diversity and Inclusion COE, Merck

Karla Blanco, Director, Diversity and Inclusion, Products & Systems Integration, Intel