Coming Soon--Visionaries 2020

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October 18 - 20, 2020 Chicago, IL

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​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 PM - 1:00 PM

Peer Connect Lunch | Exhibits HRPS Forum Icon-RoundtablePeerCnx_RGB.png

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Ruchi Jalla, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, BAE Systems, Inc; 

An organization's diversity and inclusion evolution is often times one of hand, head and heart. And, it hasn't been any different for BAE Systems. During this session, BAE Systems' Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Ruchi Jalla will share how to: provide leaders with rich experiences so that D&I moves from a static talking point to a dynamic personal connection; destigmatize taboo topics to bring conversations from the world-at-large into the workplace; and use meaningful data to underpin the D&I story.

Andy Porter, Chief People Officer, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard; Shuba Gopal, Senior People Scientist, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Breaks | Exhibits

​3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

4:00 PM- 5:00 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. 

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

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Breakfast | Exhibits

​8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
Daniel Jacobs, Founder and CEO, Avanoo.

Using Stories to Ignite Culture and Drive Clarity in the Midst of Disruption
Join Daniel to discover how HR leaders can harness accelerating disruption to build extraordinary cultures. In this interactive and energetic keynote, Daniel will teach you how to use your own stories and your employees’ stories to build a connected, resilient culture that can lead your organization through any disruption!

​9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Ravin Jesuthasan, Global Leader; Suzanne McAndrew, Global Business Leader, Willis Towers Watson; Anne Bodnar, Chief Human Resources Officer, Willis Towers Watson; Maria Morris, Board Director, Wells Fargo and S&P Global; Lucien Alziari, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Prudential.

​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