WorkVision 2020

April 19 - 21, 2020 Scottsdale, AZ



Sunday, April 19

12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Registration Open

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Welcome Networking Reception

Monday, April 20

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Networking Breakfast

8:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Keynote Session: Human Centric Organization

Rahul Varma

Rahul Varma is Chief Talent Officer – Technology

Varma will share how Accenture is leading the charge in creating a human centric organization. From Accenture’s approach to newskilling, upskilling, and continuous learning, which ensures its people continue to stay relevant in the digital age, to the company’s mission to be the most truly human company in the digital age. This talk will share how Accenture continues to put its people at the center, while leveraging technology and innovation to elevate the human experience, and positively impact its people, clients and communities.

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM


10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

The Inside Gig: How to create an adaptive enterprise to drive workforce productivity

Kelley Steven-Waiss

Kelley Steven-Waiss is Chief Innovation Officer, Founder/GM

The future of work isn’t something that happens to companies — it’s something leaders must create for their people and for their organizations. Adaptive enterprises will win by identifying future opportunities and proactively reconfiguring themselves and their business models, in the face of changing customer and market demands. In this keynote, industry thought leader Steven-Waiss and co-author of an upcoming, highly-anticipated book, The Inside Gig, will introduce a bold new talent operating model. This model will help organizations operate in a more agile manner by creating a gig economy inside your company. It allows your employees to bring their best selves to work while offering a platform that encourage continuous reskilling to prepare them for the changing skills required by your organization.

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Keynote Session

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Peer Connect Lunch

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Vision Labs

Vision Labs will explore the latest thinking and business strategies delivered by HR leaders and industry experts who are paving a new way forward in the ever-evolving world of work. Intentionally designed to allow for thought-provoking discussion and small group interaction, participants will challenge themselves to think differently, share ideas and real world experiences as they explore solutions to their business challenges.

2:15 PM - 2:45 AM


2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Keynote Session: Reframing HR for a Humanistic Digital World

Zeev Neuwirth

Zeev Neuwirth is Chief Clinical Executive for Care Transformation & Strategic Services

3:30 PM - 4:30 AM

Keynote Session: Intentional Integrity- How Smart Companies Can Lead an Ethical Revolution

Rob Chesnut

Rob Chesnut is Chief Ethics Officer

Trust is at an all-time low among employees globally, as leaders of companies are increasingly coming under fire for unethical, even illegal behavior. At the same time, the world needs companies to step up and take on greater responsibilities to solve the big, complex global problems. You can't be successful in the 21st century without leaders that demonstrate integrity and build an environment of trust with their workforce and the communities where they operate. Airbnb's former General Counsel and Chief Ethics Officer, and the author of the new book "Intentional Integrity," will share how Airbnb has taken on these challenges in a unique, human way that has its employees excited and proud of their commitment to integrity. Hear about the things your organization may be doing that probably aren't moving the needle, and what low cost steps you should be implementing this year to send the right messages about your workplace environment.

6:30 PM - 10:00 PM

A Taste of Scottsdale Dining Experience

Tuesday, April 21

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Networking Breakfast

8:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Keynote Session: The Rise of the Individual In the World of Work

Josh Bersin

Josh Bersin is Principal Research Partner

The role of businesses and organizations in society has changed. Companies are no longer just “employers” providing jobs. They are now expected to demonstrate a clear mission to employees and ensure people have a clear purpose in their work as well as development opportunities. How do these increased expectations impact HR? What new responsibilities do they bring? And how can HR adapt to drive this change? In this presentation, Bersin will give offer guidelines for leading this transformation in the year ahead.

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Keynote Session: You’re Only As Healthy As Your Community

Bechara Choucair

Bechara Choucair is SVP & Chief Community Health Officer

Organizations can only be as healthy as the communities they operate in. How can businesses look beyond what we typically think of as medical health and address social drivers of health – safe, stable housing, nutritious food, reliable transportation and vital social connections? Bechara Choucair, MD, SVP & chief health officer for Kaiser Permanente, one of America’s leading integrated health care providers and not-for-profit health plans, will discuss why KP is elevating social health to the same level as physical and mental health and how creating an integrated approach to address social needs will improve conditions for health and equity in communities across the country.

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Vision Lab: Augmenting Human with Digital at Aflac

Matthew Owenby

Matthew Owenby is Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

At Aflac, they believe that robots will not save or replace people, they will just make great people better and customer interactions more meaningful. In this interactive session, Owenby will discuss Aflac’s ongoing journey to a destination where they have integrated Human & Digital by combining the best technology for their business with their people. Owenby will share how they prepared, invested and continue to invest in their people to enable technology that delivers results for their customers and their stakeholders. Learn how, by “taking the robot out of the human,” Aflac has developed 21 BOTS and realized $10M in benefits annually.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Vision Lab: NASA Future of Work Framework

Elizabeth Kolmstetter and Dan L. Ward

Elizabeth Kolmstetter is Director of Talent Strategy and Engagement
Dan L. Ward is Special Advisor, Talent Solutions.

In 2019, NASA received a directive to land the first woman and the next man on the moon within five years through partnerships with the emerging commercial space industry. NASA was challenged to embrace a new mindset, to transform into a leaner, more accountable and agile organization, and incorporate new ways to accomplish our mission formerly only performed by NASA. Kolmstetter and Ward will share NASA’s Future of Work framework and the insights, challenges and opportunities that are informing NASA’s future talent strategy.

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Peer Connect Lunch

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Harvard Business Review’s Women at Work: Creating a Culture of Allies

​W. Brad Johnson and David Smith

​W. Brad Johnson is U.S. Naval Academy Professor & Faculty Associate
David Smith is Author and Associate Professor of Sociology

Organizations that are serious about meeting their goals for women in leadership, gender equity, and the bottom line are developing a culture of male allyship. They are coaching men to be visible and engaged supporters of their female colleagues through everyday actions that drive progress. In this HBR Women at Work session, HBR editor Amy Gallo talks with David G. Smith and W. Brad Johnson, authors of Good Guys: How Men Can Be Better Allies for Women in the Workplace, about the critical role HR plays in setting the example and helping others adopt best practices.

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM


3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Keynote Session: Intentional Leadership

Carla Harris

Carla Harris is Vice-Chairman, Managing Director

We are witnessing a shift in leadership from top “producers,” those with the most revenues or the most billable hours, to leaders who can motivate and inspire others beyond their own expectations. We find ourselves in an environment where the growing professional workforce of Millennials and Gen Zers are demanding motivation and inspiration as table stakes for their performance. So the question is, “What does it take to be an outstanding leader in today’s environment?” Harris asserts that if anyone chooses to take on the leadership seat, then one must be intentional about 8 things in order to be a powerful, impactful, influential leader in today’s environment. Hear her make the case for: Authenticity, Building Trust, Clarity, Creating other Leaders, Diversity, Innovation, Inclusivity, and Voice as essential components of being a powerful leader today.

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sunset Networking Reception