Live 2024: San Francisco

Thursday, June 13, 2024
8:30AM PT - 5:30PM PT


Building a Culture for Workers and Companies to Thrive in Times of Change

In an era of digital transformation and rising employee expectations, companies will need to become even more attuned to the needs and aspirations of workers to keep them engaged and satisfied on their career paths. And in an environment of hybrid work and strained profits, employers will have to focus on making work both efficient and sustainable. How can companies do more with less, while maintaining employee well-being? What are the next frontiers in talent acquisition, employee benefits, learning and development, and diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging?

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.


08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
Gateway Pavillion Breakfast
09:30 AM - 09:35 AM
Cowell Theater Opening Remarks
09:35 AM - 09:55 AM
Cowell Theater Fireside Chat #1
09:55 AM - 10:00 AM
Cowell Theater Session Introduction


Ilona Jurkiewicz, President, Americas, Cappfinity

10:00 AM - 10:40 AM
Cowell Theater Developing Leaders Who Can Balance Productivity With Individuality (Panel)

In managing a diverse and flexible workforce, today's leaders need expertise well beyond their technical skills that got them into management roles. How can employers identify and develop leaders with the human insights, confidence and authority to make myriad decisions a day about the people they supervise? How can they set high expectations as well as embracing the individuality of team members? What kind of learning and development formats bring the best outcomes? What are the typical mistakes of first-time managers–and how can they be avoided? 


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

John Bailey, VP, People, Fanatics 

LeeAnn Mallorie, Founder, Guts & Grace Leadership 

Charlotte Park, Head of People, Tapestry, at Google X

Jake Canull, Regional Director of The Americas, Top Employers Institute


David Thigpen, Educator, University of California, Berkeley

10:40 AM - 11:05 AM
Cowell Theater AI Powered L&D: Helping Companies Rethink and Adapt with Agile Learning Pathways (Thought Leadership Spotlight)

Generative artificial intelligence (AI) advancements have prompted companies to reskill their workforces swiftly to keep up with new threats and opportunities, while delivering on their technology ambitions. L&D leaders have a crucial role in navigating this change by empowering their organizations with structured learning that supports business agility, while minimizing the human cost of disruption. In this session, Coursera’s solutions consultant will discuss harnessing AI’s power to create tailored learning experiences that address the diverse needs of your workforce while tackling the complexities of today’s evolving business landscape. Explore current use cases as well as AI course offerings available today to help you and your teams.


Zac Rule, Vice President North America, Enterprise, Coursera


11:05 AM - 11:30 AM
Gateway Pavillion Coffee Break
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Gallery 2 (Network Leader Workshop)


Phil Willburn, Network Leader, Board Member, VP People Analytics, Workday

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Seminar Room 2 The End of the Transactional Workplace Is Here: the New Work Promise Cultivates a Resilient Organization (Workshop)

In a time of rising anxiety and shrinking budgets, maintaining employee engagement and confidence in personal and organizational resilience can feel like a daunting task. In this presentation, based on qualitative and quantitative research conducted by Keystone Partners, we'll discuss key findings: when, where, and what kinds of investments make the greatest impact on employee perceptions of stability, reciprocity, authenticity, empathy, and other leading indicators of individual and organizational resilience. We'll share how to identify these defining moments and discuss how leaders can positively impact resilience with strategic investments in employee development.


Tim Driscoll, EVP, Sales & Marketing, Keystone Partners

Shawna Simcik, SVP, Leadership Development, Keystone Partners

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
The Grey Box Pathway to Becoming a Skills- Based Organization: Tools, Frameworks & Insights (Workshop)

There’s a great deal of discussion about the skills economy and its impact on organizations. Increasingly, data shows us that skills-based solutions, frameworks, talent strategies and assessment approaches are the foundation for building unbiased processes that support DEI and talent transformation goals. They also increase access to opportunity and solve for the overwhelming skills shortages we are feeling. Join us to learn about how skills-based approaches can solve your business challenges, unlock employee potential, attract more diverse candidates, and discover the full potential of the workforce. During this interactive session you’ll get insights from our 18 years of research, and practical review of best practices for creating and leveraging a skills-based framework across the whole employee lifecycle, and their corresponding impact on organizational outcomes such as diversity and inclusion, performance, and engagement.


Ilona Jurkiewicz, President, Americas, Cappfinity

Stephen Mueller, Head of Consulting, Americas, Cappfinity

12:15 PM - 01:15 PM
Gateway Pavillion Lunch
01:15 PM - 02:00 PM
Gallery 2 Workshop #5
01:15 PM - 02:00 PM
The Grey Box Workshop #4
01:15 PM - 02:00 PM
Seminar Room 2 Workshop #6
02:10 PM - 02:55 PM
Cowell Theater Making Your Employee Value Proposition Relevant and Authentic (Panel)

Besides offering competitive salaries, employers seeking skilled workers from a limited talent pool need to ensure that what they’re offering aligns with what candidates are looking for right now. In what ways can employers be fresh and authentic in their value proposition? How can companies make sure the story they’re telling about their employer brand accurately matches what employees are saying? What is the current hierarchy of what's important to workers in terms of benefits, career advancement, job flexibility and corporate culture? 


Tiffany Johnson, VP, HR, GlobalFoundries

Michael Mager, Head of Talent Branding, Samsara               

Claire Ucovich, Director, Head of HR/Executive Coach, CFO organization, Airbnb

Ken Oliver, VP, Social Impact Division & Executive Director, Checkr Foundation, Checkr

Jon Harold, Head of Sales and Partnership, SoFi


02:55 PM - 03:20 PM
Cowell Theater (RedCAT Systems Thought Leadership Spotlight)



03:20 PM - 03:45 PM
Gateway Pavillion Coffee Break
03:45 PM - 04:30 PM
Cowell Theater How People Analytics Can Help Employers Match Worker Skills to Future Needs (Panel)

With the universe of workplace skills expanding constantly, employers have to think ahead about what they'll need as their businesses change and grow. What are the best ways to assess the skills of current workers, predict the skills that will be needed soon, and put into place the methods to bring employees up to speed? At the same time, how can employers adapt their talent pipelines so they're drawing on a wider and more relevant pool of candidates?


Nick Kalave, Head of People Data Science, Atlassian

Shveta Miglani, Ph.D., Head of Global Learning, Development & Skilling, Micron Technology

Kari Crowley, Global Head, Professional and Organizational Development, Google Data Centers, Google

Rebecca Warren, Director, Talent Centered Transformation, Eightfold


Michal Lev-Ram, Editor-at-Large, Fortune

04:30 PM - 04:55 PM
Cowell Theater Fireside Chat #2


Kim Scott, author, Radical Respect: How to Work Together Better 



Michal Lev-Ram, Editor-at-Large, Fortune

04:55 PM - 05:00 PM
Cowell Theater Closing Remarks
05:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Gateway Pavillion Evening Reception


The conference will take place at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco known for renovated military buildings on the waterfront offering venues for the arts.