February 25-27, 2019

Julia Morgan Ballroom | San Francisco

The future of work is now.

Reza Moussavian

SVP Digital & Innovation (HR)



Before taking the lead for the HR division “Digital & Innovation”, Dr Moussavian ran its predecessor named “Shareground” which focused on implementing a culture of innovation throughout Deutsche Telekom.


Prior to joining Deutsche Telekom AG, he worked as managing partner at Detecon, the subsidiary digital consulting company of Deutsche Telekom. He was responsible for establishing new telecommunication companies and transforming established ones in the Middle East and Africa. Furthermore, his career path included positions at IBM and PWC. He completed his doctorate in innovation management in South Africa after studying business administration in Cologne, Germany.



Heather McGowan


Co-Founder, Work to Learn

Strategic Advisor to the President, Becker College 


Architect, Kanbar College of Design, Engineering, and Commerce at Philadelphia University


co-author and co-editor of the book Disrupt Together: How Teams Consistently Innovate.


As an internationally known speaker, writer and thought leader, McGowan prepares educators and business leaders to most-effectively react to rapid and disruptive changes in education, work, and society. 

Susan Schmitz

Chief of People Strategy



As the Chief of People Strategy for a business unit of Dell Technologies, Susan leads initiatives to attract, retain and develop top talent in over 80 countries. She is passionate about driving positive business outcomes via diverse and inclusive teams that are engaged and empowered to best serve Dell customers. Susan works remotely and travels extensively. She loves the possibilities for growth and learning that technology and a global mindset enable and believes “we can’t fix what we can’t talk about."

Barry O'Reilly

Founder & CEO


Contributor @ Inc.

Co-author of Lean Enterprise: How High-Performance Organization Innovate At Scale



Barry O’Reilly Founder and CEO of ExecCamp, the entrepreneurial experience for executives, and Antenn.ae as well as the co-author of Lean Enterprise: How High-Performance Organization Innovate At Scale, the latest addition to the Eric Ries Lean Series with O’Reilly Media, and a Harvard Business Review must-read for would-be CEO’s. 

Claudia Fulga


Vice President, People



Claudia leads People Operations at Fivestars where she focuses on creating and fostering programs to give employees an enriching and memorable experience. She’s an SFSU adjunct instructor and co-founder of HR 2.0. Before Fivestars, she helped numerous startups with their employee experience and spent over ten years in HR for architecture and interior design firms. Claudia’s first loves are traveling, playing with dogs, and anything motorcycle-related, so you can imagine what happens when she’s able to do all three at once. Mind. Blown. 

Joshua Miller


Amazon Best Selling Author: "I CALL BULLSHIT: Live Your Life, Not Someone Else's" 


Joshua Miller is a creative leader and impactful executive coach. His career experience has spanned both the advertising world and the world of leadership and organizational development. In advertising, he was the creative lead, responsible for the campaign strategy for Fortune 100 brands. Today, he is an innovator, developing and supporting executive development and change management for many of the same companies.


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Pat Wadors

Chief Talent Officer

CHRO, ServiceNow

former CHRO, Linkedin​

Pat Waders is one of the most well known and respected CHROs in the country. As the former SVP Global Talent Organization for LinkedIn, the professional social network with more than 500 million active users around the world, Pat Wadors was responsible for all things HR. She joined LinkedIn in 2013 bringing a wealth of experience gained from Calvin Klein Cosmetics, Viacom, Merck, Applied Materials, Align Technology, Yahoo! and Plantronics.

Mark Levy

Fmr Global Head of Employee Experience



Pioneer of Airbnb's Employee Experience function, which supports the entire employee journey from recruiting through alumni and everything in between. Traditional HR functions in addition to employee volunteerism, Workplace and our special sauce of Ground Control, who bring our culture to life. Recognized in 2016 as the #1 Best Place to Work by Glassdoor.

Mary George Opperman

Vice President & CHRO



Cornell University employs approximately twenty thousand staff and faculty on campuses in Ithaca, Geneva, New York City and Qatar. 


Under Mary’s leadership, Cornell has received numerous workplace awards including being named AARP’s top U.S. employer for workers 50 and older two years in a row. Cornell has also been listed as a best employer for working mothers, prospective and adoptive parents, IT professionals, veterans, and women executives. In March 2015, Mary was selected by the editors of Human Resource Executive magazine as one of the 15 most influential women leaders in human resources.



Founder, Mabbly

Creator, Advisor.tv



Adam is a seasoned entrepreneur, startup veteran, and founder of Mabbly. As the co-author of Science of Story and creator of Advisor.tv.


He has inspired countless organizations and individuals to make a conscious choice to pursue purpose.

Lisbeth McNabb

CFO and Digital Executive

B2B2C Digital Technology


Board of Director, Chair of Audit, NEXSTAR MEDIA GROUP


High energy leader who has driven large scale from start-up to $1 Billion revenue for three companies and driven M&A through acquisition and company exits. Passionate about maximizing the CEO vision and talent of the people with innovation scaling and conscious capitalism.

Dyan Finkhousen

Director, Open Innovation & Advanced Manufacturing; President, GE FUSE


GE GENIUSLINK, crowd-powering business to accelerate innovation and redefine what’s possible.  

Dyan leads Fuse, the new manufacturing business model that combines crowdsourcing with rapid prototyping and small batch manufacturing to accelerate product and technology development.

Angela Hood

Founder & CEO

ThisWay Global


American entrepreneur, Angela Hood founded ThisWay Global’s ‘AI4Jobs’ following more than two years of R&D at ideaSpace – University of Cambridge, UK.


Prior to founding ThisWay, Angela spent 20+ years in defense and engineering and supporting military families through NMFA and USMC. AI4Jobs provides qualified candidates to top companies, affordably and efficiently, by applying artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Rob Oddi

Change Management & Leadership Expert, CCMP™, Prosci/ADKAR, Certified Facilitator of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®


Rob Oddi is a change, culture, and leadership expert with over 20 years’ experience delivering change on multi-million dollar projects, programs, and initiatives. His best clients use his expertise and counsel to create strong cohesive teams, accelerate strategy development, create powerful engagement, and increase the success of change and transformation. 


Clients include Enbridge, Algonquin College, all major political parties in Canada, The City of Toronto, The Province of Ontario, The Government of Canada as well as TD Bank, BMO, SourceAmerica, and Tiffany’s.

Gifford Pinchot

Chairman, Pinchot & Company


Founder and President Emeritus of "The Bainbridge Graduate Institute" - (Now merged with Presidio Graduate School), which offered the first MBA in Sustainable Business.


Known for having coined the terms intrapreneur, intrapreneurship and intrapreneuring. Gifford is a noted thought leader on intrapreneuring, innovation and susatinable business


Author of the bestseller, Intrapreneuring: Why You Don't Have to Leave the Corporation to Become an Entrepreneur, which was published in 15 languages. Intrapreneuring launched and defined the intrapreneurship movement, which is flourishing today. 


Aaron Hurst

CEO, Imperative

Author, The Purpose Economy

Founder, Taproot Foundation

Author, Fast Company's Purposeful CEO profile series.


A globally recognized social entrepreneur who works to create communities that are empowered to realize their potential. He is the CEO of Imperative, a B Corp advocating for Purpose-Oriented Workers and supporting the organizations that embrace them.



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Julia Douthart

Executive Director



Chris Shipley 

Technology journalist, author, analyst & entrepreneur 

As a  leading technology analyst for more than 25 years, Chris has documented, influenced, and predicted the impact of technology on business and society and built a career identifying and dissecting disruptive change.


As the executive producer of DEMO from 1996 to 2009, Chris helped more than 1,500 companies make their market debut including ground-breaking products such as salesforce.com, TiVO, VMWare, among many others.


Chris is a sought-after advisor, currently a Fellow, Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute and Analyst at Work to Learn. 

John Hagel

Founder and Co-chairman Center for the Edge, Deloitte 

Fellow, World Economic Forum 

Trustee, Santa Fe Institute Trustee, Independent Institute 

John Hagel is co-chairman of the Deloitte Center for the Edge, which he co-founded in 2007 with John Seely Brown. He currently occupies leadership roles at the World Economic Forum and the Santa Fe Institute. Hagel has lived in Silicon Valley for 35 years and, in addition to founding two technology start-ups, has spent most of his career at the intersection of business strategy and information technology.

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Dawn Klinghoffer 


General Manager

HR Business Insights


Dawn Klinghoffer oversees advanced people analytics &  research for Microsoft’s business units globally, analytics support for HR programs such as Global Talent Acquisition, Global Diversity &  Inclusion, Global HR Operations, reporting tools and technology for HR, and HR data privacy. Dawn started her career with Microsoft over 18 years ago, with the last 13 years in the People Analytics space, as the team has grown in scope and scale. Before Microsoft, Dawn worked as an Actuary with leading insurers. Dawn graduated with a BA in Mathematics from Bucknell University.

Pamela Stroko

VP, HCM Transformation & Thought Leadership, ORACLE


A recognized leader in the talent management arena with over 20 years’ experience as a practitioner. Over her career she has developed deep expertise in all aspects of talent management, focusing on delivering business results by aligning enterprise strategy with strategies for building people capability across the organization. 


A seasoned executive coach, Pamela developed her expertise as a talent leader by serving in senior business and HR roles at RR Donnelley & Sons Company, Deloitte, The Coca Cola Company, ICI London, Gap Inc., and Kraft.

Barry Melnkovic

Vice President & CHRO



Barry Melnkovic joined U. S. Steel in May 2017 as vice president and chief human resources officer.  In this role, he is responsible for all facets of the company’s human resources and labor relations organizations. 


Previously he served as executive vice president and chief human capital officer for National Railroad Passenger Corporation / Amtrak, as well as serving as an officer and member of the company’s executive committee.  During his tenure, Mr. Melnkovic developed and executed Amtrak’s human and labor relations strategies for the company’s large workforce, established an enterprisewide lean six sigma function and a culture of continuous improvement.  

Dr. Christal Morris

Vice President, Human Resources International and Corporate



Dr. Morris serves as the Vice President of Human Resources for UPMC, a $14B healthcare organization with over 67,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 27 hospitals and clinics. 


Her 20 plus years of experience in HR, across several leading organizations like Willis Towers Watson, Time Warner, Ernst & Young and Intel have provided her with Strategic Human Resources experience in areas of Leadership Development, talent management, employee engagement, inclusiveness strategy, organizational development, recruitment, work/life flexibility programs, HR program and policy management in global settings.

David White


Talent Insights



David considers it a privilege to be working at LinkedIn - a company that is transforming the world of talent. As a professional, David has had diverse opportunities working with amazing people in his life and career which has put David in a position to add incredible value to the teams and companies he works with


David has a Doctorate of Law from Brigham Young University—J. Reuben Clark Law School and an MBA from the Brigham Young University Marriott School of Business.

Chase Rowbotham


Head of People Analytics



Chase Rowbotham is Head of People Analytics for Genentech.  Hired into the role in April 2015, Chase is responsible for leading a team of professionals to develop and execute an HR analytics strategy that enables data-driven decisions across the entire employee lifecycle.  People Analytics is dedicated to creating a great place for the organization’s 15,000 employees to do their best work in support of Genentech’s mission and goals.

Thomas Schulz


CHRO & Member of the Management Board



DB Schenker offers globally logistical services, operating in over 130 countries worldwide and employing over 72K. 


An innovating and progressive leader, Thomas Schulz began his career in 1995 as a lawyer for the Holletschek und Partner law firm in Cologne. He held the position of Corporate Human Resources at Dachser GmbH & Co. KG, based out of Kempten where he focused on developing the strategy for global HR management.


In 2012, Schulz was appointed to the Management Board of Schenker AG, headquartered in Essen, where he is now in charge of Human Resources. Schulz holds an MBA in financial management.

Kate (Carlson) North

Managing Director

Workplace Innovation 



Global Chair, IFMA’s Workplace Evolutionaries (WE) Community


For more than 25 years, Kate has been helping organizations create innovative workplaces and adopt new ways of working. Her global expertise includes: workplace strategy, change management, training, research, sustainability, design and leadership.  Kate is passionate about workplace and community.  In 2012, Kate co-founded the “Workplace Evolutionaries” (WE)

Keith Black

Vice President, Human Resources

Philadelphia Media Network


Philadelphia Media Network (PMN) is the publisher of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com. Keith accepted the role of VP of Human Resources in 2015. His first task was the assessment and complete reconstruction of the HR function to closely align with PMN's strategic initiatives and to establish a positive workplace culture based on the Respectful Workplace platform. In addition to leading the team responsible for all traditional HR initiatives, Keith also handles all labor relations for their 13 unions, employment law matters, and security and facilities issues.

Ulysses J. Smith

frmr Lead for Special Projects, Innovation & Strategic Engagement (SPISE), CORNELL UNIVERSITY


Founder and CEO of Archetype


Ulysses J. Smith is the Lead for Special Projects, Innovation & Strategic Engagement (SPISE) at Cornell University, an initiative that aims to leverage the talent of a diverse workforce by utilizing non-traditional engagement methods to foster innovation, creativity, and belonging. Smith is a graduate of Cornell University, receiving degrees in both Urban & Regional Studies and Government.

Bernard Coleman III

Global Head, Diversity & Inclusion



As Uber's Head of Diversity & Inclusion he has had to move at lightning speed to harness the power that its unique workforce offers.


Prior to Uber, Bernard led Hillary for America's (HFA) Diversity and Human Resources initiatives, as the first-ever Chief Diversity and Human Resources Officer in United States history, for any presidential campaign of either political party. 

Shannon Lucas

Vice President, Head of Emerging Business Unit



Intrapreneur. Innovator. Facilitator. Change Agent.


Shannon is a global innovation executive specializing in future trend analysis, driving innovation & intrapreneurial culture, and delivering transformational technology solutions. Strategic consultant and expert facilitator, experienced in guiding Fortune 1000 corporate customers through ideation and prototyping to market entry. Seasoned program manager passionate about constantly iterating corporate innovation methodologies and the cultural support mechanisms to make them successful and repeatable.

Nigel Cameron

President & CEO, Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies​


Nigel Cameron, Ph.D., M.B.A. is a graduate of Cambridge and Edinburgh Universities and the Edinburgh Business School. Before founding C-PET, he was Research Professor & Associate Dean at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), where he established the first US university center on nanotechnology & its social implications.


Nigel has also served on US delegations to the UN and UNESCO, and was invited to participate in the State Department-led scenario planning Project Horizon.


He has written widely on the policy impacts of emerging technologies, including, Will Robots Take Your Job? A Plea for Consensus (Polity Press / John Wiley)


Micheal Priddis

CEO & Founder



CEO and founder of Faethm, an R&D firm focused on the Applications and Implications of emerging technologies such as AI, robotics, advanced materials and IoT. 


At the Boston Consulting Group, Michael led and built the BCG Digital Ventures business across Asia, as part of the global leadership team, achieving team and revenue growth that was significantly over plan.



Stephane Kasriel

Chief Executive Officer



As CEO of Upwork, the largest freelancing website, and co-chair of the World Economic Forum Council on the Future of Education, Gender and Work, Stephane is in a unique position to share his perspective on future trends -- from global forces impacting the job market and the rise of the freelance economy to how companies are changing the way they build teams and the way education should evolve. An expert in staffing innovation and remote work, Stephane led a distributed team of engineers as Upwork's SVP of Engineering before ascending to be CEO. His book Hire Fast & Build Things details how to use freelancers to power businesses. Stephane holds an MBA from INSEAD, Master’s from Stanford in CS and a BS from Ecole Polytechnique in France.

Saidah Nash Carter

Head of Innovation



Saidah a builder of new experiences for new platforms and the SVP of Innovation - Africa at Thomson Reuters and the Africa Lead for Thomson Reuters Labs - Cape Town, 

Innovation is about experimentation.


Thomson Reuters is committed to partnering and experimenting with our customers and other thought leaders to make innovation and positive industry disruption - that really changes lives and industries - a reality. The importance of true partnership and co-creation in building solutions of the future cannot be underestimated. We are all change agents and together we can navigate the complexities and ensure that Africa can realize its true potential and take its rightful place in the global innovation arena. 


John W. Sigmon

frmr Chief Human Resources Officer

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine


The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF) is a global organization dedicated to advancing military medical research by administering, managing and supporting preeminent scientific programs that benefit members of the armed forces and civilians alike. Previously, John was the CHRO for AARP and has held several prestigious posts with government agencies including the HHS.



Jamai Wallis Blivin

Founder and CEO



Innovate+Educate was founded in 2009 by CEO Jamai Blivin and several top U.S. companies focusing on an industry led movement for education to employment. I+E is a national 501c3 implementing research based strategies and solutions across the U.S. with a focus on regions and industry led activities. We are a THINK and DO organization and serve as an aggregator to implement system change. 


Innovate+Educate believes the current education to employment pathway is broken. A new system is required. Their work focuses on working with cities and communities to address their workforce issues, connecting job seekers to employment by using validated assessments to create a common language between education, workforce, employers and policymakers. 



Mariam Kakkar

Chief, Talent Development 



Mariam Kakkar is a talent management professional with over 17 years of experience in the public sector. She has spent the last 13 years working in the UN system at UNDP, UNICEF and UNFPA in the areas of organizational development, integrated talent management, high potential development, career development, executive talent management, knowledge management, innovation, employee engagement and leadership development.

 Mariam leads the Talent Development Unit at UNDP, which is responsible for developing individual, team and organizational capabilities to meet the organization’s strategic mission. The team leads the implantation of processes, systems and tools to create a culture of continuous learning, knowledge sharing and innovation  for UNDP’s 18, 000 global employees.


Before joining the UN, Mariam worked at the Center for Learning and Performance @Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec and the Ministry of Education of Quebec. She has a doctorate in Educational Technology from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.

Sean Sullivan

VP. Human Resources


Tufts Medical Center is an exceptional not-for-profit, 415-bed academic medical center that is home to both a full-service hospital for adults and Floating Hospital for Children. Located in downtown Boston, the Medical Center is the principal teaching hospital for Tufts University School of Medicine. Floating Hospital for Children is the full-service children’s hospital of Tufts Medical Center and the principal pediatric teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine. Tufts Medical Center is affiliated with five community hospitals and with New England Quality Care Alliance, its community physicians’ network.




Brynne Kennedy

CEO and Founder



Brynne founded MOVE Guides (now Topia) after being an expatriate herself while an investment banker, and has raised $100 million dollars from top venture capital funds to reinvent global mobility solutions. Brynne is also the Founder of #Mobility4All, a non-profit movement that empowers those fleeing poverty and conflict through global mobility, and to which MOVE Guides contributes a % of its revenue.  Brynne has won many awards for her leadership including Entrepreneur of the Year in the Women in IT Awards, Women of the Future Awards and Stevie Awards.  She has been a part of Management Today’s 35 Under 35, named a Workforce Game Changer, one of 25 people changing the HR industry, and recognized with the Meritorious Service Award from Worldwide ERC.  In 2017, Brynne won London Business School’s Distinguished Alumni Award.

Jason Scott



Remote Year brings groups of inspiring professionals to travel, live, and work in different cities around the world. Spending one month in each city, the community will connect with local cultures and business ecosystems, forming lifelong, borderless personal and professional relationships along the way.

The professionals participating in a Remote Year program come from various backgrounds, industries, and nationalities. Each group is specially named — after an inspiring leader, concept, or term — with the purpose of driving a common connection and life-long bond between each individual both during and after their RY experience. Even when programs end, our customers' relationships to the Nation continue to grow and give back.


Audrey Williams-Lee

VP, Corporate Human Resources & Global Philanthropy 



HR leader and advisor for C-suite executives and their leadership teams, leading the development and implementation of a multi-year workforce and talent strategy to meet long-term business objectives.  

Audrey also leads Hyatt’s community engagement, social impact and governance efforts to mitigate organizational risks in the areas of human rights and human trafficking, and direct the company’s philanthropy strategy and approach to charitable giving. Further responsible for overseeing the operation of Hyatt’s corporate office to ensure the space where colleagues work and engage provides an environment where they can be their best.

Zoe Harte

SVP, Head of Human Resources and Talent Innovation



Zoe Harte is the Head of Human Resources and Talent Innovation at Upwork, Her passions include: transforming cultures; bringing core values to life; executive coaching; creating inclusive organizations at all levels; compensation leveling and framework development; managing global teams; organizational development and design; building recruiting capacity; organizational relocations; policy development which bolsters collaborative cultures; mergers and acquisitions; rightsizing teams; 360 feedback and performance management; career pathing; developing and providing training; and employee communications.


Joanna Riley




Joanna Riley is an entrepreneur, advocate, and mentor in technology, and is currently the CEO and Co-Founder of Censia. Joanna has a highly experienced background in building and scaling companies, which she attributes to her deep passion for people and building technologies that allow people to be their best selves.  She brings her wide knowledge of the industry to better transform the way enterprise companies hire talent.


Featured in Fortune, Fast Company, Forbes, Inc, WSJ, Financial Times, Bloomberg, Huffington Post, NYSE, TechCrunch, Business Insider, and in 2017 was named one of the 100 highest-ranking women in tech globally, and in 2016 was awarded the Most Powerful and Influential Women, and the Power ’30 Under 30’.


Prior to Censia, Joanna was the co-founder and CEO of 1-Page, a SaaS solutions provider which she led to a successful IPO,  was part of the International Training Unit for the FBI, and sits on numerous prestigious boards.

Terri Griffith

Associate Dean

Leavey School of Business

Santa Clara University

Author of The PLUGGED-IN Manager ​

Summit Chair

Associate Dean and Professor of Management & Entrepreneurship in Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business. Her passion is understanding how new and old technologies, organizational practices, and people’s skills can be woven together to achieve strategic and performance targets today -- and how to learn from the results so tomorrow's performance is even better.

Her award-winning book, The Plugged-In Manager: Get in Tune with Your People, Technology, and Organization to Thrive, offers clear examples and frameworks for succeeding now and in the future: not just leadership, not just technology, but a powerful combination that leverages all your resources.

Terri is one of the 100 honored members of the 2012 Silicon Valley Women of Influence and serves on the Human team for Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Inc. Her current projects focus on how we best integrate artificial intelligence into our work and crowd-powered organizations.

Julia Guenster

Director of Global HR Innovation & Digitization 



Julia is managing HR Innovation and Digitization at DB Schenker on a global scale, where she scouts, leads and drives initiatives as well as stakeholder engagement to generate and catalyze a sustainable culture transformation for a 72K+ employee corporation. 


Her focus areas are establishing an innovative mindset within the organization, as well as introducing innovative approaches to people management, talent development, and team processes. 

Ross Sparkman

Head of Strategic Workforce Planning



Contemporary people leader with deep business acumen and an analytical approach in the fields of Human Capital Strategy and Strategic Workforce Planning. His modern approach to improving company performance through its most valuable asset - PEOPLE - spans across several industries and focuses on leveraging big data and advanced statistics to help align the workforce with organizational strategy. Once aligned, talent levers can be used to create an optimal employee and organizational "people" mix that drives superior company performance.

Regina Schofield

Director, Corporate Engagement and Educational Outreach 



The Honorable Regina B. Schofield is the Director of Corporate Engagement & Education Outreach for Battelle Education. Based in the Washington D.C., she leads Battelle’s east coast STEM education initiatives in addition to regional philanthropy efforts.  

Nominated by the President, she served as Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs at the U. S. Department of Justice. In that position, she oversaw programs like Project Safe Childhood, the Prisoner Reentry Initiative, and the White House Initiative on Helping America’s Youth, among many others. 

Kevin Lustig

Chief Executive Officer 


Kevin is CEO of Skillo, Skillo is a content sharing and learning platform. Previously Kevin was Senior Vice President of North Central University in San Diego. 

George Hudgens

HR Operations & Talent Acquisition



I believe that HR's highest order mission is in advancing a work culture where employees can give their best effort and ideas in a way that allows them to maximize their personal fulfillment. The potential for the HR function to concurrently enhance organizational performance and individual fulfillment has inspired me, and is why I gravitated into HR after an early career focused on data and systems. My technology and engineering background brings new thinking and skills into the HR function in service of this mission.

Jennifer Hulett

Vice President & Head of HR



Accountable for all HR strategy and delivery in support of 15,000 employees, for a $7B products and services business. Direct management of a team of 100+ HR professionals, including HR Business Partners, HR Generalists, Total Rewards, Benefits, Talent Management, Talent Acquisition, Workforce Planning & Analytics, and Learning & Development. Dual reporting to the CHRO of Ericsson and the CEO for North America.


Ericsson is a world’s leading provider of communications technology and services.Today, more than 40 percent of the world’s mobile traffic goes through Ericsson networks in over 180 countries, and we support customers’ networks servicing more than 2.5 billion subscribers



Josh Bersin

Founder and Principal


An icon in Human Resources & L&D circles, Josh Bersin founded Bersin & Associates, now Bersin™, in 2001 to provide research and advisory services focused on corporate learning. A coveted speaker at industry events and a popular blogger, he has been named one of HR’s top influencers by multiple commentators.


Josh spent 25 years in product development, product management, marketing, and sales of e-learning and other enterprise technologies. He has a BS in engineering from Cornell, an MS in engineering from Stanford, and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.

Benjamin Pring

Co-Founder & Managing Dir.

Center for the Future of Work



Co-Author of What To Do When Machines Do Everything


A widely acknowledged IT futurist and thought leader with a storied track record working with the biggest and fastest growing IT innovators and the most demanding and sophisticated IT buyers. Bens expertise has helped clients see around corners, think the unthinkable and calculate the compound annual growth rate of unintended consequences..


Cognizant (Nasdaq-100: CTSH) is a world-leading professional services company and employs well over 250,000 in the United States and over 180,00 in India.

Michael Arena

Chief Talent Officer






Claude Silver

Chief Heart Officer VAYNERMEDIA 


As VaynerMedia’s first Chief Heart Officer, Claude Silver unlocks employees' potential by forging human-to-human connection, creating cultures of belonging, empowers teams to be purpose-driven, efficient, and strong, and infuses the agency with empathy, humanity, and joy. Claude’s unique perspective on corporate leadership and team-building comes both from her training in Transpersonal Psychology & Human Development and her experience in talent management, leadership development, coaching, employee retention, workplace culture, and people operations.

The 2019

Work Rebooted

agenda is currently in development!


If you have suggestions on topics, thought leadership or summit activities, or if you would like to sponsor or have a presence at the summit please reach out to us via the Executive Director. 


Julia Douthart

CEO & Executive Director


Partner, Purpose Events



The program is in development and thought leadership is growing rapidly! Please connect with julia@purposeevents.com for more information on participating.

Martin Tracey

Chief People Officer 


Fmr Global Vice President HR


Martin Tracey is CPO at Enjoy Technology, Inc., a  new kind of delivery experience offering same-day delivery with personalized setup of today’s best tech products founded and led by Ron Johnson, former head of Apple Retail


Previously Global Vice President of Team Member Services (HR) at Whole Foods where he had strategic responsibilities for the end-to-end team member experience including recruitment, compensation and benefits, talent analytics, learning and development and payroll operations for more than 87,000 team members. 


Also a Starbucks veteran where he held the role Chief Talent Officer and Vice President of People Development.