May 9-10, 2023 | Chicago, USA | In-Person

The Leading
Future of Work Event Series

The Future of Work USA Event launched in 2019 with the core mission to focus on the latest trends & strategies within the Future of Work landscape including: the role of the HR and People function, Talent Management, Workforce Planning, Frontline Workers, Workplace Transformation, HR Technology, Culture, DEI, Employee Engagement, Digital Workplace, Learning & Development and Office Space & Design.

Created for senior executives within:

✓ Human Resources
✓ Internal Communication
✓ Change Management
✓ Talent Management

 

✓ Digital Workplace
✓ Employee Experience & Engagement
✓ Business Transformation
✓ Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

2022 Confirmed Speakers

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Keith Sonderling, Commissioner

UNITED STATES EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION (EEOC)

Keith Sonderling

Temitope Sadiku, Global Head of Digital Employee Experience

THE KRAFT HEINZ COMPANY

Temitope Sadiku

Stephen Dwight, Chief Talent Officer

TAKEDA

Stephen Dwight

Molly Nagler, Chief Learning Officer

PEPSICO

Molly Nagler

KeyAnna Schmiedl, Global Head, Culture & Inclusion

WAYFAIR

KeyAnna Schmiedl

Mary Phaphan, Managing Director| Strategy & Process Improvement

JPMORGAN CHASE & CO

Mary Phaphan

Peter Walmsley, SVP Organization Effectiveness

SCOPELY.COM

Paul Walmsley

Victoria Dew, CEO

DEWPOINT COMMUNICATIONS

Victoria Drew

Kimberly Moore-Wright, Chief Teammate (People) Officer and Head of Enterprise Diversity

TRUST

Kimberly Moore-Wright

Rob King, Head of People Analytics, Sr. Director

TAKEDA

Rob King

Deborah Hyman, Head of Employee Communications & Employer Brand

WELLS FARGO

Deborah Hyman

Alicia Austin, Senior Vice President, NA People & Organization

PUMA GROUP

Alicia Austin

Nadine Maschika, VP, Employee Experience & HR Operations

TAPESTRY

Nadine Maschika

Michael Powers, Director of Employee Experience & Engagement

TOAST, INC.

Michael Powers

Dan Collier, Head of Learning and Development

SUFFOLK CONSTRUCTION

Dan Collier

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Rich Robles, VP & Chief Diversity Officer

BOSTON CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

Rich Robles

Jez Langhorn, Chief Human Resources Officer

GLOBAL PARTNERS LP

Jez Langhorn

Franchesca Carrington, , Vice President, DEI & Talent Development

SHARKNINJA

Franchesca Carrington

Monica Bertran, Head of Innovation and Employee Engagement Communications

BLOOMBERG

Monica Bertran

Mike Dallas, SVP Global Head of Employee Experience

MANULIFE

Mike Dallas

Speaker short description.

Smita Katakwar, Vice President Of Technology

WEGMANS FOOD MARKETS

Smita Katakwar

Elizabeth Burton, Director, Workplace Transformation

SUNCOR

Elizabeth Burton

Mark Smith, Head of Talent Acquisition

THE KRAFT HEINZ COMPANY

Mark Smith

Ankur Gopal, Founder

INTERAPT

Ankur Gopal

Michelle Saunders, Vice President, Head of Talent Management

HARBORONE BANK

Michelle Saunders

Karen Mendoza, Director, Employee Experience

TRIPADVISOR

Karen Mendoza

Adrian Cohn Vice President, Marketing

CONDECO

Adrian Cohn

Matthew Valencius, Senior Manager, Enterprise Skills

BOEING

Smita Katakwar

Mike McNeilly, Director of Enterprise Accounts

POLITEMAIL

Mike McNeilly

Lauren Brouhard, Head of Workforce Planning, Talent Management and People Analytics

FIDELITY INVESTMENTS

Lauren Brouhard

Priya Ramanathan, VP of Government & Workforce Partnerships

GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Priya Ramanathan

Kristie Franco, Director of Sales

GROWTHSPACE

Kristie Franco

Catherine Moy, Chief People Officer

BDO

Catherine Moy

Melissa Matlins, VP Marketing

VIMEO

Melissa Matlins

Lee McKinley, Manager, People Development

BIOVECTRA

Lee McKinley

Crystal Boysen, Chief People Officer

VIMEO

Crystal Boysen

Aimee Gindin, Head of Marketing & Strategy

TORCHLIGHT, a LifeSpeak company

Aimee Gindin

Jon Rovello, Director of Workplace

HQO

Crystal Boysen

David Maffei, President; Chief Revenue Officer

Akumina 

Aimee Gindin

Cynthia Stuckey, Head of NA/Canada

EZRA

Aimee Gindin

Ani Acker, Global Director of Learning and Leadership Development

CELONIS

Ani Acker

Yscaira Jimenez, Chief Innovation Officer

Opportunity @ Work

Aimee Gindin

Caitlin Brady, Strategy Advisor

Firstup

Aimee Gindin

2022 AGENDA

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  • 9AM

     

    Chair's Welcome and Opening Remarks

    Presented by: Victoria Dew, CEO, Dewpoint Communications

  • 9:15AM

    Panel: The HR Leader in a Hybrid World

    • What are HR Leaders new priorities and how have these shifted over the last couple of years?
    • What has the pandemic and remote working taught HR Leaders about their workforce?
    • What do HR Leaders need to consider when formulating their back-to-work / hybrid work strategies?
    • How will HR leaders monitor and measure the effectiveness of their new model work strategies going forward?

      Moderator: Victoria Dew, CEO, Dewpoint Communications
      Panelists:
      Kimberly Moore-Wright, Chief Teammate (People) Officer and Head of Enterprise Diversity, Truist
      Catherine Moy, Chief People Officer, BDO
      Temitope Sadiku, Global Head of Digital Employee Experience, The Kraft Heinz Company
      Peter Walmsley, SVP Organization Effectiveness, scopely.com


  • 9:55AM

    Presentation: Adopting a flexible working model

    • One size does not fit all - how can you offer employees a flexible model that suits them?
    • Challenges and opportunities that flexible working presents to employers
    • Maintaining connection and engagement in the flexible working model
    • How do you measure productivity?
    • How do employers maintain equity and inclusion with on-site workers vs. remote workers

    Presented by:  Mary Phaphan, Managing Director| Strategy & Process Improvement, JPMorgan Chase & Co

  • 10:25AM

    Fireside Chat: Make it Meaningful - Adopting a Marketer’s Mindset for Employee Engagement

    Talking at people is easy. Engaging them – genuinely and meaningfully – is hard. Join Melissa Matlins, VP of Marketing at Vimeo, and Crystal Boysen, Chief People Officer at Vimeo, for a thoughtful discussion around how people teams and leaders can apply marketing principles to how they engage with employees. They’ll look at story, audience, and format, and explore video's unique ability to redefine the relationship between these three pillars.

    Crystal Boysen, Chief People Officer, Vimeo
    Melissa Matlins, VP Marketing, Vimeo

  • 10:55AM

    Coffee Break and Speed Networking

  • 11:25AM

    Presentation: Leading Remote teams

    • Common challenges of leading remote teams#
    • What skills sets do managers of a dispersed workforce need?
    • How can managers inspire innovation and drive engagement across remote teams?
    • Creating a productive, engaging and inclusive environment for all employees regardless of location

    Presented by: Peter Walmsley, SVP Organization Effectiveness, scopely.com

  • 11:55AM

    Presentation: Engaging employees through effective and creative communications

    • Lessons from the last 2 years
    • How should we rethink employee engagement for the future.

    Presented by: Monica Bertran, Head of Innovation and Employee Engagement Communications, Bloomberg

  • 12:25PM

    Panel: Reshaping Your Workplace Through Technology

    How is your organization managing the tight labor market, limited skills availability, and gap business capabilities in an increasingly digital world? To win in this workplace, organizations have to be intentional with their technological approach to reduce friction and increase flow.  In this discussion we will explore the implications of this shift and the impact this will have in the future.

    • Implications for this new way of operating
    • How design-thinking led approach to technology has enabled organizations to compete in today’s environment
    • Other technologies that are reshaping the workplace and the way we work.

    Moderator: Adrian Cohn, Vice President, Marketing, Condeco

    Panelists:

    Smita Katakwar, | Vice President Of Technology, Wegmans Food Markets|
    Mike McNeilly, Director of Enterprise Accounts, PoliteMail 
    Rob King, Head of People Analytics, Sr. Director, Takeda

  • 1:05PM
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    Lunch Break

  • 2:00PM

    Panel: Building and maintaining culture with a hybrid workforce

    • How can leaders be intentional about creating a strong, positive and inclusive company culture?
    • Facilitating open communication, collaboration and driving innovation
    • Shifting to an outcome-focused work culture
    • Promoting self-care and wellbeing and avoiding burn out
    • Effective onboarding introducing new team members
    • Creating a sense of belonging within the organization

    Panelists: Deborah Hyman, Head of Employee Communications & Employer Brand, Wells Fargo | Mike Dallas, SVP Global Head of Employee Experience, Manulife
    Michael Powers, Director of Employee Experience & Engagement, Toast, Inc.
    David Maffei, President; Chief Revenue Officer, Akumina
    Lauren Brouhard, Head of Workforce Planning, Talent Management and People Analytics, Fidelity Investments

  • 2:40PM

    Presentation: Why the US Caregiver Crisis is a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Crisis: 3 Ways Employers Can Support Employee Caregivers

      • With more than 53 million family caregivers in the U.S., the majority of whom are working, every organizations is impacted by the caregiver crisis
      • Caregiver responsibilities are most heavily impacted by marginalized populations
        • Racial minorities are overrepresented as family caregivers, and they’re less likely to have access to caregiver resources and paid leave
        • On average, a woman 50 or older who leaves the workforce to care for an aging parent will lose more than $300,000 in wages and retirement savings
        • LGBTQ+ individuals take on caregiver responsibilities nearly a decade before the general population
        • 20% of family caregivers show clinical signs of depression, twice the rate of the general population and 33% report experiencing moderate to severe forms of anxiety
      • Learn ways that investing in employee caregivers supports your organization’s bottom line and contributes to a caring culture with higher retention

    Presented by:

    Aimee Gindin, Head of Marketing & Strategy, Torchlight, a LifeSpeak company

     

  • 3:10PM

    Presentation: Getting personal: How to nurture and grow your talent in today’s workplace

    • Why BIOVECTRA uses personalized development that is real, reliable, and relevant to grow and retain their talent pool
    • Keeping it Real - Personalizing your L&D strategy for individual employees
    • Making it Reliable - Scaling these programs across teams and seniorities
    • Ensuring it’s Relevant - Tying your programs to concrete business goals and KPIs

    Presented by:

    Lee McKinley, Manager, People Development, BIOVECTRA
    Kristie Franco, Director of Sales, GrowthSpace

       

  • 3:40PM

    Coffee Break

  • 4:10PM

    Presentation: The Future Is Now: How Suncor Workplaces Energize Our Workforce

    • The future of work and implications for workspace - the employee focused journey
    • Transforming the physical and digital workplace experience - a data informed, agile approach to creating productive workspaces - use cases from last two years

    Presented by:

    • Elizabeth Burton, Director, Workplace Transformation, Suncor

  • 4:40PM

    Presentation: Cutting Through The Noise To Create A Continuously Engaged Workforce


    Digital overload - it's real and it's just too much! People are drowning in systems, making it increasingly challenging to have your communications heard. In an era of burnout and disengagement, learn how to take an employee centric approach to cut through the noise and create a remarkable employee experience.

    Presented By:

    Caitlin Brady, Strategy Advisor, Firstup

     

     

     

  • 5:10PM

    Panel: Diversity Equity and Inclusion in the hybrid workplace

    • What challenges and opportunities does hybrid working bring for DEI?
    • What do employers need to consider when advancing equity in a hybrid workplace?
    • How do you create a level playing field for advancement and reward?
    • Addressing the biases managers may hold toward in-person and remote work.

    Moderator: Joy Rain, Talent Acquisition Leader, 2U

    Panelists:

    • KeyAnna Schmiedl, Global Head, Culture & Inclusion, Wayfair
    • Rich Robles, VP & Chief Diversity Officer Human Resources, Boston Children's Hospital
    • Franchesca Carrington, Vice President, DEI & Talent Development, SharkNinja

  • 5:50PM

    End of day one conference sessions

  • 5:50PM - 7pm

    Networking Drinks in the Exhibition Area

  • 9:15AM

     

    Chair's Welcome and Opening Remarks

    Presented by: Victoria Dew, CEO, Dewpoint Communications

  • 9:30AM

     

    Presentation: Can AI Advance Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility?

    Employers are using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to make employment decisions at every stage of the job life cycle, from hiring to promotion to firing. AI-driven technologies have the potential to make the workplace more open, fair, and inclusive by eliminating unlawful discrimination from employment decisions. However, AI can also amplify workplace bias if it is poorly designed or carelessly deployed. U.S. EEOC Commissioner Keith Sonderling will address the implications of Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning in Human Resources.

    Presented by:

    • Keith Sonderling, Commissioner, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

  • 10:00AM

    Fireside Chat: Rethinking your candidate pipeline to build a future-ready workforce

    Moderator:

    • Yscaira Jimenez, Chief Innovation Officer, Opportunity @ Work

    Panellists:

    • Priya Ramanathan, VP of Government & Workforce Partnerships, General Assembly
    • Ankur Gopal, CEO Interapt

  • 10:30AM

    Panel: Surviving the Great Resignation

    • What can HR do evolve the employee value proposition?
    • Addressing the work-life balance - how can employers promote a healthy work culture?
    • Outcomes over output - reimagining how productivity is measured
    • Extending trust and creating great employee experiences
    • How can employers provide additional flexibility?

    Moderator: Victoria Dew, CEO, Dewpoint Communications

    Panelists:

    • Jez Langhorn, Chief Human Resources Officer, Global Partners LP
    • Mark Smith, Head of Talent Acquisition, The Kraft Heinz Company
    • Michelle Saunders, Vice President, Head of Talent Management, HarborOne Bank

  • 11:10AM

    Coffee Break and Speed Networking

  • 11:40AM

    Presentation: The War for Talent

    • Strategies for gaining and retaining talent. How do you keep your top performers?
    • How to attract and retain talent through innovative hiring, onboarding, and skill-building initiatives
    • Making your workplace a place with purpose and meaning and a great place to work

    Presented by: Stephen Dwight, Chief Talent Officer, Takeda

  • 12:10PM

    Presentation: Architect your future workforce development strategy to the needs and wants of your people and business

    According to Gallup’s research, “18- to 24-year-old workers consider upskilling a more important benefit than retirement, sick leave, parental leave, life insurance and vacation.” But it isn’t just the youngsters—the research found that “among workers aged 55 and older, more than half (53%) say upskilling is “very” or “extremely” important. No doubt about it, we are in a moment where employees recognize that they can be more discerning about where they decide to work and how they invest their time. In this environment, it is integral for organizations to demonstrate their commitment to employees in order to retain, and attract, key talent. Join Cynthia Stuckey, Head of Ezra NA/Canada, as she discusses:

    • New step-change's for workforce development to ensure you have the right skills/right people ready to meet your organizational needs
    • Re-image how to tackle the work-force development challenges
    • Identify a new approach to support your career mobility needs
    • How your managers can become your most valued work-force development asset

    Presented By:  Cynthia Stuckey, Head of NA/Canada, Ezra

  • 12:40PM

    Panel: The holy grail: How to truly engage employees and elevate the employee experience

    • How are employers boosting the employee experience and engagement post covid?
    • How has the employee experience changed now there are new hybrid working models?
    • A look at the shift in employee engagement to focus on well-being
    • Extending trust and investing in creating frictionless employee experience
    • How can employers create an inclusive company culture and a positive employee experience for all?
    • Employee listening strategies

    Moderator: Victoria Dew, CEO, Dewpoint Communications

    Panelists:

    • Nadine Maschika, VP, Employee Experience & HR Operations, Tapestry
    • Karen Mendoza, Director, Employee Experience, Tripadvisor
    • Jon Rovello, Director of Workplace, HqO
  • 1:20PM
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    Lunch Break

  • 2:20PM

    Presentation: How PepsiCo is Future-Proofing L&D

    To prepare for an uncertain future, aim for agility over accuracy. PepsiCo’s learning team leans away from prescriptions—this course for this person in this role!—and into open access to education, empowering associates to steer their own development and careers. In the past three years, PepsiCo has removed barriers to learning for its 290,000 associates by adopting an AI-powered learning platform, delivering live courses on demand, and removing the need for manager approval to enroll in programs. PepsiCo’s CLO, Molly Nagler, will take you through the strategy behind these decisions and the impact they are having. She will conclude by predicting the one skill for the future of work you probably haven’t thought of.

    Presented by: Molly Nagler, Chief Learning Officer, Pepsico

  • 2:50PM

    Panel: L&D leaders of the Future

    • What skills and capabilities will L&D leaders and teams need for the future?
    • How can they foster a culture of learning in the organisation?
    • What challenges are there for L&D in a post pandemic era?
    • How to navigate the plethora of emerging L&D tech
    • How can you create a resilient, future-focused L&D team?

    Moderator: Janet Wise, L&D Consultant and founder, Wise Advantages

    Panelists:

    • Matthew Valencius, Senior Manager, Enterprise Skills, Boeing
    • Dan Collier, Head of Learning and Development, Suffolk Construction
    • Ani Acker, Global Director of Learning and Leadership Development, Celonis
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  • 5:50PM

    End of Day Two

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Prices & packges

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Standard Two Day Pass

$550 USD
  • Two Day Conference Ticket
  • Coffee-break & Networking
  • Lunch & Networking
  • Access To All Session on The Day
  • Access to All Sessions Post Event via The FoW HUB

Location

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AIRPORT

Boston Logan International Airport-
3.6 Miles from venue

PARKING

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Revere Hotel | Boston Common

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