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2018 Strategic HR Forum


October 14 - 16, 2018 Chicago, IL

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Speakers






Brigette Mcinnis-Day
Chief HR Strategy & Digital Transformation Executive
SAP SuccessFactors

Brigette McInnis-Day is the Chief HR Strategy & Digital Transformation Executive for SAP SuccessFactors. She spearheads an exciting new alignment in SuccessFactors' global Center of Expertise, HR Value, Solution and Technology Advisors. Brigette is also the Executive Head of SAP's Digital HR Experience team, a global program that positions SAP as the leader in Digital HR through world-class customer-centered events, promoting forward thinking HR Strategy, and creating compelling regional programs & demand management that focuses on sales conversion.

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Michael Arena, PhD
Chief Talent Officer 
General Motors

Michael Arena is the Chief Talent Officer for General Motors Corporation. He is responsible for enterprise talent management, talent & organizational analytics, leadership development and global learning. Since joining General Motors, he has employed an evidence-based approach to driving organizational performance, leveraging such concepts as predictive analytics and network analysis to empirically determine talent needs across the pipeline. Arena also launched GM2020, which is a grass roots initiative designed to enable employees to connect and create across the organization and was highlighted in Fast Company in 2016. In addition to his current responsibilities at GM, Arena also teaches in Penn's MS in Organizational Dynamics program and acts as a dThinking coach within Stanford's dSchool.  

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Dean Carter
Vice President of Human Resources & Shared Services
Patagonia

Mr. Dean E. Carter has been Vice President of Human Resources & Shared Services at Patagonia, Inc. since May 2015. Mr. Carter provides strategic leadership and direction of Patagonia’s global human resources, finance and legal teams and is charged with developing initiatives to support Patagonia’s nearly 2,000 employees worldwide in carrying out its mission. He served as the Chief Human Resources Officer and Vice President of Talent & Human Capital Services at Sears Holdings Corporation and has supported more than 220,000 employees in the United States and Asia and partnered directly with more than 30 Business Unit President. He was the Chairman of the Sears, Roebuck & Co. Foundation. In 2013, he was awarded the Top 10 Breakaway HR Leaders by the Global HR Summit.

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Matthew Burns
Head of HR
JYSK

Matt's nearly 20-year corporate journey has taken him around the world, supporting organizations in North America, Europe, Asia and South America.

He's presently the Head of HR for a global retailer and leads a team that was recently recognized for the: 'Most Innovative Use of HR Technology' in Canada.

In less than 12 months, the HR team at JYSK sourced, acquired, implemented and integrated five disparate technologies, creating their own a custom HR enterprise solution. Their digital transformation automated existing administrative tasks, transitioned the HR department to near-paperless daily operations, and enhanced the department's service to the business.

Get ready for a high-energy discussion that will leave you with simple, actionable tactics.

You can find Matt sounding off on all things on tech innovation, future of work and HR on LinkedIn or Twitter 








Kristen Roby Dimlow
Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Total Rewards and HR Business Insights
Microsoft

Kristen is the Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Total Rewards and HR Business Insights at Microsoft, which includes broad-based global compensation, executive compensation, US benefits, international benefits strategy and philosophy, global mobility and relocation, performance management, stock design and administration, M&A and HR Business Insights. Kristen is a 19-year Microsoft veteran who spent the first half of her Microsoft career in corporate finance controller positions at Microsoft including Office, Windows, Server and Xbox. She moved to HR in 2002 leading University Recruiting and transitioned to Engineering Line leader roles in Windows, Platforms and Services Division, Online Services and Devices. 

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Sandra Leung
EVP & General Counsel
Bristol-Myers Squibb 

Sandy Leung is the Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. She leads the worldwide Law Department and is responsible for a wide range of legal areas including intellectual property, commercial and regulatory law, litigation, corporate governance and securities and transactions including licensing, acquisitions and divestitures. She also has responsibility for Environment, Health & Safety, Corporate Security and Corporate Philanthropy.

Sandy joined Bristol-Myers Squibb in 1992 as a staff attorney in the litigation department. She was promoted to positions of increasing responsibility and was elected Corporate Secretary in 1999. In September 2006, she was appointed Interim General Counsel. In February 2007, she was named General Counsel.  

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Simon King
Global Head of Talent and Workforce Innovation
Bristol-Myers Squibb 

Simon King is a senior HR executive with more than 25 years of experience in the Bio-pharmaceutical industry. King graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a bachelor's in Genetics, and started his career in Research and Development at AstraZeneca. He quickly developed a passion for developing people and organizations and made the transition from R&D to Human Resources. He worked at AstraZeneca, holding increasingly senior positions culminating in being the Head of HR for Research and Development. In April 2013, he moved to Bristol-Myers where he is now the Global Head of Talent and Workforce Innovation, leading an integrated talent function supporting 24,000 BMS employees globally. He has worked globally throughout his career and led progressive people strategies to enable organizations to thrive and transform.

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