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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, Global Head of Human Resources and Chief Transformation Officer, Global Tools & Storage

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

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

Nationwide

Kelly Marlow, Associate Vice President, Digital Workplace Experience

Schneider Electric

Jean Pelletier, VP, Digital Talent Transformation

United Site Services

Sadia Ayaz, Vice President Talent Management

Walmart Global Tech

Laura Berg, Vice President, Associate Digital Experience

Igloo Software

Andrea Gumz-Dietrich, Team Lead, Customer Success

Igloo Software

Brad Rooke, Solutions Consultant

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:

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: Resiliency & the Future You: Why you need it and what you can do to improve your professional and personal life

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 -12:10pm

Panel: Collaboration and Communication with a distributed workforce

  • How are digital technologies improving the way a distributed workforce communicate and work together?
  • What best practices are organisations discovering for effective communication and collaboration?
  • Enabling cross – team collaboration and fostering a culture of innovation in a remote or hybrid workforce
  • Strategies for reducing complexity and noise. Finding the right content, frequency, targeting and tooling.

Moderator: Victoria Dew, CEO, Dewpoint Communications

Panellists:

Kelly Marlow, Associate Vice President, Digital Workplace Experience, Nationwide
Jean Pelletier, VP, Digital Talent Transformation, Schneider Electric

Sadia Ayaz, Vice President Talent Management, United Site Services

Laura Berg, Vice President, Associate Digital Experience, Walmart Global Tech

Jordan Owens, VP, Architecture, Pexip

12:10pm - 12:30pm

Coffee Break

12:30pm - 1:00pm

Presentation: Reaching employees wherever they need to work

  • Why an agile digital workplace is essential to internal communications
  • How employee apps support your journey and remove communications silos
  • Real life examples of other organizations tapping into these tools
  • What you can do right now to improve employee engagement, communications and collaboration

Speaker:

Ron Beres, Sr. Account Executive, LiveTiles

1:00pm - 1:40pm

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

 

1:40pm - 2.10pm

Presentation: Is Your Digital Workplace Future Proof?

As the global pandemic forced almost every type of business to change their work practices and priorities, it also put a spotlight on the importance of technology to enable business continuity. Amongst these technologies was the digital workplace. Considered by some organizations as a “nice-to-have”, the digital workplace is now a necessity. So how did yours stack up? Was it a critical part of your business continuity plan? Or did it leave you wishing you did more? Were you forced to re-think how it could function as a mission-critical tool for crisis communication, remote collaboration, culture and engagement, and more? 

Join Brian McIlravey, VP of Customer Experience at Igloo Software, as he shares tips and lessons learned from Igloo’s customers, and how they plan to move their digital workplace strategies forward

Speaker: Brad Rooke, Solutions Consultant, Igloo Software

2.10pm

End of Day One

09:30am - 09:50am

Chairman’s Welcome and Opening Remarks

Victoria Dew, CEO, Dewpoint Communications

09:50am - 10:20am

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

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?

Moderator: Victoria Dew, CEO, Dewpoint Communications


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

Andrea Gumz-Dietrich, Team Lead, Customer Success, Igloo Software

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: Three things sailing around Africa taught me about what internal comms teams need today

2021 brings a massive agenda for those working in the people space as we navigate themes like employee experience, mental wellbeing and digital workplaces. While the “same storm, different boats” sentiment comes to mind as no two companies are alike, the power of effective communication is one thing we can all agree on. Join me as we unpack three practical tips that will help your internal comms team stay on course this year.  

Speaker: Karen Johnston, Director Of Communications, IC Thrive

12:00pm - 12:20pm

Coffee Break

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, Global Head of Human Resources and Chief Transformation Officer, Global Tools & Storage at Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.

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

2:00pm

Close of Conference