Wednesday, April 6

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

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Eric Lesser

Research Director

IBM Corporation

Eric Lesser is research director and North American leader for the IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV). He leads a global team responsible for driving IBM’s research and thought leadership across a range of industry and cross-industry topics. In addition to setting direction and providing oversight across the IBV research portfolio, his most recent publications have focused on the impact of analytics, workforce and human capital issues, social business, and enterprise mobility.

The most recent IBM C-Suite study, which incorporates insights from more than 5,000 CXOs from around the globe (including more than 600 CHROs), highlights the need for organizations to address the rapidly changing business environment resulting from industry convergence and digital disruption. Although CHROs are seeing many of the same issues and opportunities as their peers in the C-Suite, they also recognize the need to address a range of workforce-specific challenges associated with these trends. This session highlights key areas where CHROs need to focus their time and attention, including the need to manage talent more strategically, redefine the role of HR service delivery, and enable leaders to manage during constant change.

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

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Sona Manzo

Vice President

Hitachi Consulting

Sona Manzo is a Vice President with Hitachi Consulting. She leads the Oracle Solutions HCM practice and acts as an executive sponsor for HCM transformation initiatives. She has been working with organizations for over twenty years to strategize, implement and optimize solutions that align people, process and technology with organizational strategy. She is passionate about Modern HR and user experience, and works with the Hitachi global team to drive innovation.

With disruptive forces rippling across all industries, how will you use social, mobile, digital, and other rapidly evolving modern HR capabilities to empower your organization?  Come learn from customers harnessing the promise of cloud technology to accelerate the pace of HCM transformation. This session highlights Hitachi Consulting’s own global journey to the cloud as well as other customers from healthcare, retail, finance, high tech, and more. It also includes case studies and critical success factors for achieving the goals of their modern HR initiatives as they attract, hire, onboard, develop, reward, and retain the right resources to fuel strategic initiatives and drive the innovation needed to remain competitive in today’s changing marketplace.

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

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Jessica Kriegel

Sr. Organization Development Consultant

Oracle

Jessica Kriegel, EdD serves as an organizational development consultant for Oracle Corporation, where she acts as a strategic consultant on issues of organizational development, change management, and talent development. She is also author of the book Unfairly Labeled: How Your Workplace Can Benefit from Ditching Generational Stereotypes.

In this session, author Jessica Kriegel challenges the concept of “generational differences” by arguing that conventional wisdom around generations is nothing more than stereotype and unfair judgment. There are 80 million Millennials in America. The only thing they have in common is a 20-year-wide age similarity. It is unreasonable to assume that those 80 million people are motivated by the same things, attracted to the same things, and should be dealt with in the same way. Intergenerational dynamics has become a hot topic in corporate America. Numerous books, articles, and blog posts have been written on the subject, but almost all of it is unsubstantiated bias based on stereotype. Generational differences are like horoscopes: fun to read but mostly generic enough to apply to anyone.

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

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June Farmer

Senior Product Strategy Director

Oracle

June is part of the HCM Product Strategy team at Oracle. She is often seen supporting conversations, with customers, partners and prospects, sharing Oracle’s Cloud Applications vision and overall strategy as well as showing ‘the art of the possible’. June has been working with Oracle Cloud Applications since 2007 and led the Early Adopter Program. A Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), with a background in sales, consulting and her own Oracle Partner organization with E-Business Suite.

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Kautul Mehta

Director, Product Management and Strategy

Oracle

Leading product strategy for Oracle Learning Cloud, HCM Cloud Mobile and HCM Integration Platform.

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Jessica Kriegel

Sr. Organization Development Consultant

Oracle

Jessica Kriegel, EdD serves as an organizational development consultant for Oracle Corporation, where she acts as a strategic consultant on issues of organizational development, change management, and talent development. She is also author of the book Unfairly Labeled: How Your Workplace Can Benefit from Ditching Generational Stereotypes.

In our ever-changing, fast-moving digital world there has never been more reasons to keep abreast of new trends, embrace change, and become a digital change agent. In this session, learn why an enterprise digital learning solution must foster a culture of learning and sharing within the organization. Business leaders should be able to drive learning and development initiatives that are key to executing their business strategy. Is your organization’s learning strategy aligned with achieving your business goals?

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

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Annette Wellinghoff

VP HCM Transformation

Oracle

Annette Wellinghoff, VP of HCM Transformation, has had a significant impact on shaping HCM transformation strategy in the East. She works closely with CHRO’s and line of business leaders as a trusted advisor and strategic resource. As a recognized expert in Human Resources, Annette is regularly featured as a speaker at leadership events. She has also co-authored books in the field of human resources. In recognition of her success,she was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by SHRM Greater Miami.

It is easy to recognize that organizations today are experiencing multiple planned and unplanned changes at once, so change can no longer be effectively managed as a project. The goal of this session is to intrigue, provoke, and inspire attendees with insights from research benchmarks, case studies, and interviews with business leaders that highlight the top 10 principles for rapid change. These principles provide HR leadership teams with clear opportunities to support business transformations supported by HR and other technology investments.

Thursday, April 7

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

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Ann Blakely

Partner

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Ann Blakely is the leader of the Human Capital Services practice for Baker Tilly’s Management Consulting division. She is an experienced management consultant with a proven history of helping organizations successfully deliver their most critical strategic talent initiatives. She focuses on large-scale human capital transformation through the use of HR, talent, and workforce management applications.

As the famous HCM analyst Abraham Lincoln said, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I’ll spend the first four sharpening the axe.” The journey to the cloud does not start with technology, it originates with the evolution and collaboration of IT and HR. Both functions must re-imagine their roles as they consider current HCM processes and ongoing maintenance. When done effectively, role redefinition and modern technology can act as the accelerator and enabler for true business transformation. In this session hear firsthand from retail giant American Eagle Outfitters how the roles of IT and HR must evolve, collaborate, and innovate in new ways to effectively move to and live together in the cloud.

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

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Bertrand Dussert

Vice President, HCM Transformation

Oracle

Bertrand Dussert serves as human capital transformation and strategy advisor to Oracle's executive clients, and over the last two years has consulted with HR leadership from over one third of the Fortune 100.

In his most recent role prior to joining Oracle, Bertrand served as the global leader for HR Shared Services, Recruitment Operations, Workforce Planning and HRIS at American Express.

Over the past five years as companies have started a wholesale migration to the cloud for HR applications, the notion of what's possible in the HR service delivery space has radically changed. Assumptions around what's needed for a great experience need to change, and this session explores what best-in-class employee experience might look like in two to three years. The session includes lessons from omnichannel consumer marketing, leading HR organizations, and other contexts, to inform a discussion on what it could look and feel like to work for a great employer in 2020.

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

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Bruce Pfau, PhD

Vice Chair, HR & Communications

KPMG

Featured in the Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal, and Fortune magazine, KPMG's 10,000 Stories Challenge has inspired confidence, empowered change, and improved employee morale. Convinced that today’s workforce wants more than what they can see in their paychecks, KPMG launched an initiative aimed at inspiring our already high-morale workforce to reach new levels of engagement by reframing and elevating the meaning and purpose of their work. Attend this session to hear Bruce Pfau PhD, Vice Chair, Human Resources and Communications, share this exciting project on how employees view their work in a new light with renewed purpose and are making a difference in their communities and around the world. For more information, read Bruce’s article in the Harvard Business Review.

Featured in the Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal, and Fortune magazine, KPMG's 10,000 Stories Challenge has inspired confidence, empowered change, and improved employee morale. Convinced that today’s workforce wants more than what they can see in their paychecks, KPMG launched an initiative aimed at inspiring our already high-morale workforce to reach new levels of engagement by reframing and elevating the meaning and purpose of their work. Attend this session to hear Bruce Pfau PhD, Vice Chair, Human Resources and Communications, share this exciting project on how employees view their work in a new light with renewed purpose and are making a difference in their communities and around the world.