2019 Strategic HR Forum

The New Employee Experience

October 27 - 29, 2019 Boston, MA



​11:30 AM - 3:30 PM

​Pre-conference CHRO event with Ram Charan (by invitation only)

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Ram Charan, Global Adviser to CEOs & Corporate Boards and Bestselling Author.

Renowned global business advisor Ram Charan has advised the world's top leaders on their toughest challenges. In an interactive discussion, Charan will share his experience and insight into how organizations are rethinking the frameworks and strategy they use to design and deliver an optimum employee experience. 

​6:30 PM - 8:00 PM 
​Welcome Networking Reception

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Breakfast | Exhibits

​8:30 AM - 9:45 AM  

​9:45 AM - 10:15 AM 
​Break | Exhibits

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Daniel Jacobs, Founder and CEO, Avanoo.

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Peer Connect Lunch | Exhibits

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Michelle Gadsden Williams, Managing Director NA & Canada, Inclusion & Diversity Lead, Accenture.

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Breaks | Exhibits

​3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

4:30 PM- 5:30 PM

Alastair Robertson, Former CHRO, Kingfisher Plc, and current Chief People Officer, Straumannand Mark LaScola, Managing Principal, On The Mark.

Introducing the Employee Life Cycle Operating Model based on the end-to-end employee experience. This modern, norm-busting OM directly aligns HR to its core purpose while driving efficiency, effectiveness, and the fungible use of HR resources with a keen focus to deliver just what the business and colleagues needs and nothing more. The OM focuses on what matters most to the business and employees utilizing lateral, end-to-end thinking and ensuring what is needed is delivered at the right time at the right place.  Robertson and LaScola will unveil the Employee Life Cycle Operating Model and tell the story behind its development and implementation. 

​5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Cocktails and Conversation
​7:00 PM
​Dine Around

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Breakfast | Exhibits

​8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
Rachel Carlson, CEO and Co-Founder, Guild Education

Doing well by doing good: How F1000 businesses are advancing their bottom line by expanding opportunity for their workforce
Guild Education co-founder and CEO Rachel Carlson will discuss how automation and new technologies are threatening to disrupt the labor market in the coming years, and how leading employers like Walmart, the Walt Disney Company and others are responding to this challenge by expanding access to education benefits to millions of workers. By unlocking social and economic mobility for their workforce, these forward-thinking companies are helping advance their own bottom line by improving recruitment and retention, boosting their brand equity and helping train the next generation of leaders. In sharing the motivations behind these investments and why they benefit both employer and employee, Carlson will demonstrate how expanding access to education isn't just the smart thing to do for businesses right now --- it's how to best prepare for an uncertain future of work. 

​9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Ravin Jesuthasan, Global Leader and Suzanne McAndrew, Global Business Leader, Willis Towers Watson

​10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
​Break | Exhibits

​​10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Holly Tyson, Chief Human Resources Officer, Dick's Sporting Goods.

*Schedule is subject to change