Live 2023: San Francisco

Wednesday, June 21, 2023
8:30AM PT - 5:30PM PT


Rediscovering Community Amidst Changing Corporate Values

In an environment of constant workplace change, how can employers create a consistent community that builds enduring bonds of trust with workers? Our one-day live conference will bring together leading thinkers and top executives in HR, hybrid work, diversity, benefits, social impact and employee engagement for an up-to-the-minute conversation on topics such as creating equity in a hybrid workplace, balancing productivity with well-being, offering better career paths, developing diversity in leadership, and supporting working parents.


From Day One is a Recertification Provider for SHRM and HRCI. This session is eligible for 4 credits from both organizations. The Activity IDs will be sent to attendees after the conclusion of the session.


From Day One Is Proud to Welcome Our Title Sponsor, Care for Business


08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
Foyer / Robertson Auditorium Breakfast
09:30 AM - 09:35 AM
Robertson Auditorium Opening Remarks
09:35 AM - 09:40 AM
Robertson Auditorium Session Introduction


Jess Marble, Director of Growth Marketing, Care for Business 

09:40 AM - 10:00 AM
Robertson Auditorium Fireside Chat #1


Jessica Swank, Chief People Officer - Box


Erin Griffith, Journalist, New York Times

10:00 AM - 10:05 AM
Robertson Auditorium Session introduction


Dr. Mundi Attinasi, Chief Operating Officer and Medical Director, Lookout Health

10:05 AM - 10:45 AM
Robertson Auditorium How Career Growth Can Be a Part of Employee Experience from the Beginning

Increasingly, workers say they want to grow in their jobs. How are companies designing an experience that provides a variety of career paths and development opportunities? When are the key moments to communicate a company's learning culture, starting with onboarding? What are the most effective new educational techniques, including coaching and mentoring?


Karla Samdahl, VP, Global Head of Executive Talent Acquisition & Board Integration - Cisco

Shannon McNair - Head of Business and People Operations - Persona

Sid Prashar, Director, Executive Recruiting - Global Functions - Google

Tim Davisson, Director, Business Development - Stewart Leadership

Elan Kawesch, Chief Product Officer - Claira


Dan Ashley, anchor and reporter, ABC7 KGO-TV Bay Area

10:45 AM - 11:10 AM
Robertson Auditorium Changes to Employee Benefits in an Uncertain Economy: 2023 Priorities for HR Leaders

Because of the economic uncertainty we’re facing in 2023, HR Leaders are focused on optimizing benefit spending for workforce productivity and retention. According to the latest research from Care for Business, 95% of employers are recalibrating their benefit strategy, bringing another year of change to their workforce. In this presentation, you’ll learn: which benefits are most impacted by today’s economic shifts, the impact of supporting your employees with caregiving needs on your business, who these benefits programs are commonly designed for (and why we need to shift our thinking), and about employer expectations of government support for working caregivers.


Jess Marble, Director of Growth Marketing, Care for Business

11:10 AM - 11:30 AM
Foyer Coffee Break
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Robertson Auditorium Transforming ERGs to support your people (and your business)

Employee resource groups (ERGs) often start organically when affinity groups within an organization come together to create belonging through community. At Greenhouse, we treat our Arbors – our ERGs – as a strategic function of the business that allows our people to show up as their authentic selves, support their communities and drive strong business results. In this live working session with Ashley Ladd, Head of Diversity at Snyk, Nia Darville, Senior Manager, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Allyship (IDEA) Activations at Greenhouse will provide real-time coaching using Greenhouse learnings. You’ll learn:

  • Tactical ways you can customize ERGs for your specific business

  • Structured hiring best practices to effectively and inclusively “hire” ERG leadership teams

  • How to align ERGs’ goals to business goals

  • The power of ERG leadership as a people development tool


Nia Darville, Senior Manager, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Allyship (IDEA) Activations, Greenhouse

Ashley Ladd, Head of Diversity, Snyk


11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Fisher Banquet East The Significance of the Five Pillars of Belonging

Research shows that for organizations looking to improve the employee experience, creating conditions for belonging have an immediate and lasting effect. Employees who feel a sense of belonging are more engaged and have higher job satisfaction, better mental health, and improved productivity. In this interactive session, Achievers will share a tactical, practical perspective on how to ensure that every employee feels Welcomed, Known, Included, Supported, and Connected.


Krystal Hindle, AWI Advisor, Achievers

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Fisher Banquet West AI for EX: The Future of Tech for Employee Experience Initiatives

Artificial intelligence (AI) seems to be what everyone’s talking about in business today—but what about for HR leaders and People managers? How can we leverage AI in this dynamic landscape and still maintain confidentiality and privacy? In this 45-minute interactive workshop, you’ll learn: how and why employee experience is the next biggest thing for AI and HR tech, practical ways to address issues like burnout and turnover, and how AI for EX levels the playing field for employees and management alike.


Alejandro Martínez Agenjo, CEO & Co-founder, Erudit

Corey Jordon, Head of Growth, Erudit

12:15 PM - 01:10 PM
Foyer / Robertson Auditorium Lunch
01:10 PM - 01:55 PM
Robertson Auditorium Bringing Pets Into the Family of Benefits: How It Contributes to a Culture of Inclusivity

HR benefits leaders have traditionally centered employee benefits around families with kids under 18, despite research showing that only a third of the U.S. workforce meets that definition. At the same time, 70% of Americans own at least one pet and that figure is expected to grow by 14% by 2030. Notably, 95% of pet owners say they consider their animal companions to be integral members of their families. Through interactive conversations and access to new research, participants will gain deeper insights into the ways the bond between pets and their owners influence the employee experience. We explore how incorporating pet benefits into your overall rewards strategy can foster a more inclusive culture, while driving employee engagement, retention, and productivity. The goal: creating a more inclusive, thriving workplace culture that recognizes the value of pets as essential family members.


Dan Lieberman, President, Airvet

01:10 PM - 01:55 PM
Fisher Banquet West Workshop #5: Emtrain
01:10 PM - 01:55 PM
Fisher Banquet East How to Find and Engage Top Talent Using AI and ChatGPT

In this workshop, we will explore the power of AI and ChatGPT in finding and engaging top talent. Leveraging AI technology, organizations can optimize their talent acquisition strategies by efficiently sourcing candidates, screening resumes, and conducting initial interviews. ChatGPT, a cutting-edge language model, can be utilized to engage with potential candidates, providing personalized and interactive experiences. We will delve into the various ways AI can enhance the recruitment process, from automated candidate screening to bespoke engagement strategies.  Discover how AI and ChatGPT can revolutionize talent acquisition, saving time and resources while ensuring the selection of the best candidates for your organization's success.


Jeremy Schiff, CEO, Recruitbot

02:05 PM - 02:10 PM
Robertson Auditorium Session Introduction: Caroo


Chelsie Rae Lee, co-Founder & CEO, Caroo 

02:10 PM - 02:50 PM
Robertson Auditorium Enhancing Employee Well-Being Through Whole-Person Management

Whole-person management is revolutionizing the employee experience by recognizing the importance of addressing all aspects of an individual's well-being. What are some effective strategies and initiatives used to enhance the overall employee experience? What are the benefits of adopting and supporting a holistic approach?


Samanntha DuBridge, Vice President of HR (Benefits, Culture, & People Experience) - Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)

Heidi Schisel, VP, People & Culture of Commercial, Medical and Government Affairs - Genentech

Claire Zhang, VP, Human Resources - Samsung

Elizabeth Pavese, Ph.D., Sr. Business Psychologist - Workday

Justin Holland, CEO and Co-founder - Healthjoy


Pete Suratos, News Reporter, NBC Bay Area / KGO-TV

02:50 PM - 03:15 PM
Robertson Auditorium Employee Engagement and Recognition: Trends & Tips, With Help From Coach Ted Lasso

How is employee experience changing in the current environment? We'll take a close look, then explore how companies are navigating flexible work and creating a sense of recognition and belonging. This is critical to creating a healthy work environment, yet there's a disconnect between what managers think they're doing and what workers perceive. With a few lessons from Ted Lasso, we'll show frameworks and strategies for creating a culture of recognition for the 2023 workforce.  This isn't necessarily easy, but as Ted says, "A challenge is a lot like riding a horse, isn't it? If you're comfortable while you're doing it, you're probably doing it wrong."


Matthew Willis, SVP North America, Advantage Club

03:15 PM - 03:20 PM
Session introduction: Burnalong
03:20 PM - 03:45 PM
Foyer Coffee Break
03:45 PM - 03:50 PM
Robertson Auditorium Session Introduction: Quantum Health


Kate McNaughton, Regional VP of Sales, Quantum Health

03:50 PM - 04:30 PM
Robertson Auditorium From Recruitment to Advancement: How to Keep Momentum Going on Diversity and Inclusion

Companies made huge commitments to DEI, yet many employees in Gallup surveys say they aren’t feeling it in terms of greater respect and sense of belonging. How can employers identify their blind spots and obstacles to progress? How can DEI efforts be implemented during the whole employee life cycle, from recruiting to advancement? How can they train their managers to become more open in talking about discrimination and its impact on employee well-being? What factors build trust on diverse work teams


Chad Nico Hiu, SVP, Strategy, Equity & Impact - YMCA of San Francisco

Antoinette Hamilton, Global Head of Inclusion & Diversity - Lam Research

Shai Poulard, Global Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging - NerdWallet

Meghna Majmudar, Head of Executive and Leadership Engagement - ReadySet


Shawna Chen, Breaking News Reporter - Axios

04:30 PM - 04:55 PM
Robertson Auditorium Getting Practical on DEI: How the Challenge Happens in the Implementation (Fireside Chat)

Good intentions and stirring commitments are places to start, but the real work of DEI calls for systemic change, navigating risks, and measuring the results.


Cynthia Owyoung, Author, All Are Welcome: How to Build a Real Workplace Culture of Inclusion That Delivers Results, and VP of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, BILL 


David Thigpen, Director of the Undergraduate Journalism Program, University of California, Berkeley

04:55 PM - 05:00 PM
Robertson Auditorium Title Sponsor Closing Remarks


Jess Marble, Director of Growth Marketing, Care for Business

05:00 PM - 05:05 PM
Robertson Auditorium Closing Remarks
05:05 PM - 05:30 PM
Foyer Evening Reception


The conference will take place at the Mission Bay Conference Center, located in UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay.