Day 1: Sunday, March 18

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM Registration

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM Welcome Orientation

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Network Lunch

1:30 PM - 1:45 PM Chairperson's Opening Remarks

Opening Keynote

12:45 PM - 1:15 PM Reimagining Talent Management to Drive Business Performance and Evolve the Enterprise: An Agile Workforce

Fernando Sanchez-Arias, Chief People Officer, Global Custom Commerce, The Home Depot
The changing demographic profile of the workforce is shifting the expectations of the work experience; new technology trends are reshaping the world of business; talent pipelines continue to shrink as the US approaches a state of full-employment; digital disruption continues to challenge organizations to transform and reskill. In such a context, business leaders have to re-think the way their organization is designed around new ways of working. The concept of career is morphing into a continuous learning experience, enabled by always-on, on-demand learning; talent attraction and retention continue to challenge leaders to improve the employee journey and focus on enhancing the employee experience; workplace culture continues to play a key role in all of the above.

Our engaging opening keynote will introduce the discussion on how can Chief Talent Executives help drive performance, create value, and prepare the organization of the future, in which agility and cooperation play a central role. Topics include:

•Redesigning the organization around new ways of working to foster cooperation and agility
•Rolling out new talent programs: how to ensure wide-spread adoption?
•Leading culture change: a continuous process of transformation


Fernando Sanchez-Arias

Chief People Officer, Global Custom Commerce
The Home Depot

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM Business Meetings

2:50 PM - 3:20 PM Business Meetings

3:20 PM - 3:40 PM Networking Break

Plenary Session

3:45 PM - 4:15 PM What do Employees Really Want? Enhancing Employee Experience to Increase Engagement

We have all heard how many “actively disengaged” employees there are in the workforce. Despite years of companies trying to drive engagement, the number of disengaged workers hasn’t changed much, if at all. Why is it that most employee engagement programs don’t show results? Employees want to be heard; they want to be valued and they want to make a difference. Employers want – in fact, need – productive, engaged workers. Perhaps there is a different way to think about employee engagement.

In this session we will share a transformational approach to employee engagement that actually works. These simple and effective methods can yield engagement and performance improvements broadly across the organization. Be prepared to learn:
•The key link between engagement, performance and success (both personal and business)

•The single most important, and often overlooked element in employee surveys

•The most common mistakes companies make before, during and after an employee survey and how to avoid them



Ignite Presentations

4:15 PM - 5:05 PM Talent Management Technology: Fuel 50 - Career Pathing Technologies

Today, most Talent Management Systems based on cloud technologies are approaching the state of full integration. Chief Talent Officers are now focusing on systems that will help them strengthen employee engagement, teamwork, innovation, and collaboration – to motivate and engage all generations of workers, especially the younger ones.

This series of power presentations will approach new and fresh Talent Management technologies to help CTOs reinvent how people work: creating team-based tools for goal alignment, coaching, providing on-going feedback, measuring engagement; managing performance, redesigning careers paths, and fostering personalized learning.


Ignite Presentations

4:15 PM - 5:05 PM Talent Management Technology: Checkster – Efficient Hiring at your Figertips

Today, most Talent Management Systems based on cloud technologies are approaching the state of full integration. Chief Talent Officers are now focusing on systems that will help them strengthen employee engagement, teamwork, innovation, and collaboration – to motivate and engage all generations of workers, especially the younger ones.

This series of power presentations will approach new and fresh Talent Management technologies to help CTOs reinvent how people work: creating team-based tools for goal alignment, coaching, providing on-going feedback, measuring engagement; managing performance, redesigning careers paths, and fostering personalized learning.


Ignite Presentations

4:15 PM - 5:05 PM Talent Management Technology: OutMatch – Big Data and Talent Analytics to Hire, Retain and Develop

Today, most Talent Management Systems based on cloud technologies are approaching the state of full integration. Chief Talent Officers are now focusing on systems that will help them strengthen employee engagement, teamwork, innovation, and collaboration – to motivate and engage all generations of workers, especially the younger ones.

This series of power presentations will approach new and fresh Talent Management technologies to help CTOs reinvent how people work: creating team-based tools for goal alignment, coaching, providing on-going feedback, measuring engagement; managing performance, redesigning careers paths, and fostering personalized learning.


Thoughtexchange (Part 1)

5:05 PM - 5:55 PM My Challenge to Our Challenges: Social Learning and the Process of Change

What intimidating challenges do we need to discuss? Good question! But more importantly: What do we agree on? What don’t we agree on? How do we optimize this opportunity for learning? Prior to this event, attendees of the CHRO Exchange have been asked to share and rate challenges worthy of discussion. In this 2 parts experiential session everyone will discover interesting insights about what is important to the group and then spend time having discussions that matter to everyone.
•Did you miss the invite? Participate before the event here through the following link:
•Key takeaways? TBD of course! But we just might get a chance to see them live.

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Business Meetings

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM Business Meetings

7:00 PM - 7:30 PM Networking Cocktails

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Networking Dinner