Session Details

 

 

Wednesday, April 6

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.

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Kayla Flint

Manager

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Kayla Flint is a leader within Baker Tilly’s Human Capital consulting practice. Her focus is on helping clients shape and execute strategies that will improve their organization’s ability to develop, engage and retain their talent. Kayla has led Talent Management process design and system implementations for both global and domestic clients ranging from 5,000 to 150,000 employees. She focuses on adoption and long-term viability of cloud technologies and the processes they enable.

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Jeffrey Haynes

Director

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Jeff has over 20 years of broad HR-related skills, with interests in HR technology, reward systems, performance measurement, analytics, and job structure. His work has strengthened workforce commitment and motivation, increased labor competitiveness and improved performance. Prior to Baker Tilly, Jeff was a VP - HCM Transformation with Oracle Corp. serving as a thought leader and advisor to senior HR practitioners and executives.

What are the best ways to create a culture of high performance and develop your employees at the same time? What are the best ways to provide feedback that is actionable and timely? What are leading organizations doing in the area of the traditional annual review that has historically been an expensive and time-consuming process? This session offers modern practices around performance feedback and employee development. Learn how organizations are using business goals to drive a culture of performance, develop their employees, and provide feedback to their remote and mobile workforces. The session also covers how organizations are using world-class technology to enable processes that that support growth, learning, and feedback and make the greatest difference.

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.

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Roberto Spuri

HCM Business Development Senior Director

Oracle

Roberto Spuri is a Sr Director, Human Capital Management (HCM) Solution Specialist at Oracle, where he leads the HCM strategy for Oracle HCM Cloud products in Latin America. Mr Spuri has more than 18 years of successful experience  on large-scale HR initiatives from strategy through service delivery.  He joined the company from Futurestep, a Korn Ferry company, where he led the Latin America organization offering fully customized, flexible services to help organizations meet their talent management and talent acquisition needs.

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Lindberg Araya Miller

Operational Excellence and Human Capital Director

Dos Pinos (Costa Rica)

My career started as a Human Capital Executive with broad multidisciplinary and multicultural focus, by occupying positions such as HR Director or similar with local, regional and later on Global responsabilities.

Global experience teach you how to be extremely flexible, tolerant and innovative, capable to brought high energy levels and constant care on all assignments regardless the business or the geography.

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Jessica Hermosilla

Gerente de Personas (CHRO)

Teleton (Chile)

Jessica Hermosilla is a Commercial Engineer with post-graduate studies in Organizational Behavior Development as well as People Development.

She currently serves as Human Resources Director at Teletón Institute, in Chile. Teletón is a non-for-profit institution with 65 years of existence, a pioneer in the rehabilitation of children and adolescents with disabilities. Teletón has a network of 13 rehabilitation centers throughout Chile.

During all these years, Jessica has lead different working teams, identifying their needs, and providing innovative solutions to improve both individual and team performance, with special emphasis in preventing the emotional burnout of individuals and teams.

Previously, Jessica worked at Price Waterhouse Cooper as Human Resources and Consulting Manager.

Currently, Jessica lives in Santiago, Chile; she is married and has 3 children.

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Solange Oliveira

Corporate Management Manager

OI BT Call Center (Brazil)

Public Relations Professional  and  Marketing with solid experience in large companies such as Coca-Cola Company, Orange Business Services, Bravante Group and Oi Telecom.

Experienced in change management planning and corporate projects implementation with more of 20 years of experience in merger communications and brand management.

Degree in Social Communication and Postgraduate  in Marketing.

Currently  Corporate Management Manager at BT Call Center, a company of Oi Group  in charge of Organizational development , Corporate culture management , Internal communications , Talents management and career path.

When not working, she likes to stay home playing with her dog and hang out with friends. She has passion for music and enjoys singing with her husband who plays keyboard.

She loves karaoke and physical exercise.

Discover how Latin America HR executives impact their organizations with modernization initiatives. In this panel learn what led them to look for an HR transformation, what options were evaluated, how they created a business case for the acquisition of HR technology, and how the solutions they chose perform on return on investment. Discover how all of them thought BIG and were able to reposition HR within their organizations.

2:00 p.m.2:45 p.m.

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Dr. Gerry Ledford

Senior Research Scientist

Center for Effective Organizations

Gerald Ledford, PhD is senior research scientist at the Center for Effective Organizations (CEO), Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California. Much of his professional work focuses on employee reward systems and performance management. His PhD and MA in psychology are from the University of Michigan. Ledford has authored more than 125 articles and 10 books, and he frequently speaks at professional events.

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Christine Yokoi

HCM Cloud Product Strategy Director

Oracle

Christine Yokoi is responsible for human capital management product strategy for Oracle HCM Cloud applications, with a focus on talent management. She works with customers, partners, and industry experts to shape the product direction for the talent management suite. She has more than 15 years of industry expertise in various roles including product development, product marketing, and sales support for Oracle and PeopleSoft.

Cutting-edge performance management practices have received enormous attention in the past two years. These practices include ratingless appraisals, continuous (rather than annual) feedback, and crowd-sourced feedback. This session examines several key issues including why there has been such a surge in the adoption of these practices recently, what research shows about their effectiveness, what types of organizations fit them best, and what role technology can play in their effective implementation. This session also offers conclusions from several recent studies by Dr. Gerry Ledford of the Center for Effective Organizations, as well as practical insights rooted in the deep experience of Christine Yokoi from  Oracle HCM Product Strategy.

3:00 p.m.3:45 p.m.

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Mark Bennett

Director, HCM Cloud Strategy

Oracle

Mark Bennett is strategy director for Oracle’s work /life solutions, social HCM cloud, and profile management products. He previously led the development of cutting-edge talent management software, including performance management and learning management solutions. Bennett has written articles for publications including Workforce Solutions Review and Talent Management magazines. He earned his MBA from the Wharton School of Business and his previous career experiences include Apple, IBM, and Saba Software.

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Sarah Finnie Robinson

Founding Partner

WeSpire

Sarah Finnie Robinson is WeSpire Founding Partner: behavior-change tech firm supporting corporations on positive-impact employee-engagement. Previously directed content promotion at The Atlantic, iVillage, The New Yorker. Publications: HuffingtonPost, Family Life, Medium. Scholar, penultimate Aspen Institute Environment Forum. MIT Climate CoLab judge. Boards: Boston Harbor; Metcalf Institute; Princeton78 Foundation, global service. Frequent speaker on behavior science, sustainability, work-life.

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Armen Berjikly

Founder/CEO

Kanjoya

Mr. Armen Berjikly is an experienced entrepreneur passionate about technologies that help understand people's motivations, needs, and sentiment. He currently serves as the founder and CEO of Kanjoya, a workforce intelligence company deploying innovations in data science to automatically measure, predict and improve the employee experience. Armen is the founder of Experience Project, the largest effort to document and share human experience, and a graduate of Stanford University.

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François Recorbet

CEO

Nutrilog

Francois Recorbet is co-founder and CEO of Nutrilog, a leading French nutrition software company. Driven by innovation, he is bringing his expertise in nutrition and connected devices to the workplace with EatwellRx™, an evidence-based nutrition and wellness end-to-end solution that engages employees to improve their quality of life by maintaining a healthy weight and adopting appropriate diet habits through real-time assistance in food-purchase decision-making and body composition monitoring.

What can you do to help your employees become more effective at work and less stressed when they leave work behind? How can you do that in a way that engages employees? The realities of workplace pressures combined with the outside demands and aspirations that employees must deal with affect both performance and engagement. Is there a way to better harmonize these forces rather than have them be in conflict? How can you view employees’ work/life holistically to better address their needs as well as the organization’s? In this session, attendees find out why aligning employee motivations with business objectives across multiple areas of work/life is key to success, how it can be done, and the steps to make it happen.

4:15 p.m.5:00 p.m.

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Peter Lynch

VP of Talent

Great-West Financial

Peter Lynch is an experienced executive in global operations, change management, communications, training, and talent.

He has been an executive with multiple Fortune 500 companies, but perhaps what sets him apart is that he’s managed to carve out success in both the cubicle and the coffee shop, because he’s also an entrepreneur.
 
His app, Digital Fridge, has been downloaded in more than 70 countries, and was twice a finalist, once a winner for Denver’s Hottest Startup.

How does Vine drive 1.5 billion video views per day? How can Snapchat get 6 billion video plays per day? And how do they do this with no requirement to complete a training course? The answer is found in the simplicity of the goldfish. In this session, attendees learn the secrets the world’s fastest-growing apps are using to turn customers into voracious consumers of content and ravenous learners. Come find out how you can flip the learning model on its head and drive self-directed consumption of your learning content.

Thursday, April 7

9:00 a.m.9:45 a.m.

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Christine Yokoi

HCM Cloud Product Strategy Director

Oracle

Christine Yokoi is responsible for human capital management product strategy for Oracle HCM Cloud applications, with a focus on talent management. She works with customers, partners, and industry experts to shape the product direction for the talent management suite. She has more than 15 years of industry expertise in various roles including product development, product marketing, and sales support for Oracle and PeopleSoft.

The way organizations manage their talent has been changing over the last few years, and this is reflected in the new ways that organizations use HCM tools. Leaders are looking to alter their processes to fit with how they work in the modern day, and some are moving away from traditional methods to those that better match their culture, resulting in richer information for leadership and a higher level of engagement in the workforce. Join us to explore modern talent management ideas and practices that may work for your organization.

10:45 a.m.11:30 a.m.

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Mark Sweeny

Chief Executive

Certus Solutions

Mark Sweeny is the founder and CEO of Certus Solutions and an award-winning, industry-recognized specialist in the delivery of cloud change management programs. He has provided counsel and direction to the boards of two international software houses as well as Her Majesty’s Government, and has overseen the startup of two businesses. He is a Fellow of the British Computing Society, holds a First-Class Honors degree in business studies and a MBA from Strathclyde Graduate Business School.

The idea that “our best assets are our people” seems like it has been around since the beginning of time. But with the advent of cloud technology as an innovation enabler, we now have the ability to explore the possibility of creating an “Employee Index” (EmpIndex) to measure employee value to the organization using advanced metrics similar to those used in professional sports. Drawing on examples from the world of sports with citations from the likes of Sir Alex Ferguson, Bill Belichick, and Billy Bean, attendees are also challenged to measure employees using the same tracking indexes used to measure the stock market and subsequently derive market value. Controversial thinking? Absolutely!

11:45 a.m.12:30 p.m.

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Mark Bennett

Director, HCM Cloud Strategy

Oracle

Mark Bennett is strategy director for Oracle’s work /life solutions, social HCM cloud, and profile management products. He previously led the development of cutting-edge talent management software, including performance management and learning management solutions. Bennett has written articles for publications including Workforce Solutions Review and Talent Management magazines. He earned his MBA from the Wharton School of Business and his previous career experiences include Apple, IBM, and Saba Software.

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Prabu Iyer

Director Product Strategy

Oracle

What is your organization doing to handle the HR-related data that it’s being flooded with, not only at the management level, but at the individual level as well? More and more, managers and employees are faced with overwhelming amounts of data and choices based on that data. Although data analytics can help us see patterns and trends, what’s needed are ways to analyze that data and find ways to understand that “thinking,” which we can then follow or course-correct. With some of this technology already available to consumers, managers and employees will demand similar solutions in the workplace. In this session, attendees find out why the big data deluge requires action now, explore how machine learning can address it, and get examples of where it can help.