7:00am – 2:00pm PST | 10:00am – 5:00pm EST

All times below shown in PST

7:00 am Conference Login & Networking

7:15 am Introduction from the LEAP HR Team: Welcome to LEAP Tech Talent

7:30 am Chair’s Welcome, Opening Remarks & Connection Before Content

Champion First-Class Learning, Leadership, & Workforce Development

7:40 am Discover: “Ericsson on the Move”: Driving a Business-Centric Leadership Development Strategy to Cultivate an Ultra-Competitive, High Performing Tech Workforce

Synopsis

  • What can we do more of to equip our people leaders with the tools they need to be highly effective at managing and growing a qualified, fast-paced tech workforce?
  • Incorporating business priorities into leadership strategies to align people programs with the gaps needed for your tech business to thrive
  • How Ericsson has developed the Ericsson on the Move cultural initiative for 7,500 leaders globally to drive a breakthrough in the quality of management practices, enabling the firm to attain its 2022 profitability target two years ahead of schedule

8:00 am Discover: Holding Managers Accountable: Revolutionizing the Employee Experience by Establishing a High-Trust, Data-Driven “Manager Effectiveness Program”

Synopsis

  • How can we better identify our most effective people leaders and build a measurement program, backed by our company values, to ensure every employee has a remarkable work experience—bolstered by a great manager?
  • Incorporating comprehensive manager evaluations into employee engagement surveys to enable transparent feedback, create a data-driven manager performance framework, and improve business outcomes from the ground up while showing a direct correlation between manager effectiveness, employee engagement, and retention
  • How UKG bringing together its legacy employee survey and leadership development programs to create MX (Manager Experience): Driving a manager evaluation program that boosts retention and engagement, develops exceptional people leaders, and empowers employees at all levels to have a voice in who they work and a direct impact on company culture and performance

8:20 am Discover: Championing Curiosity & Engagement in Career Paths to Unlock the “Year of Growth” in Your Established Tech Firm

Synopsis

  • What do we need to stop, start, and continue doing in our approach to promoting career development to drive better engagement in personal and professional development in tech?
  • Creating new, people-led pathways to company growth by better engaging your workforce’s curiosity in their future career opportunities
  • How HR at Vonage is spearheading the Year of Growth initiative by championing 6 non-traditional, employee-led content pieces to drive curiosity in career development, boost retention, and enable business growth

8:40 am Develop: What Are the Most Critical Aspects of a Disruptive Learning or Leadership Development Strategy?

Synopsis

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Chair

9:00 am Speed Networking Break

Re-Vitalize Your Approach to Culture to Reconnect with Your Tech Talent

10:00 am Discover: Driving a Bulletproof Culture in Times of Change Through Unity’s “In It Together” Strategy

Synopsis

  • Understand the steps you can take to evolve your business model and support a globally distributed workforce through unprecedented times, using culture, communication, and values as your north stars
  • Learn how the ethos In it Together can become a catalyst for collaboration across global teams – even when working remotely
  • Discover new ways of thinking to democratize culture by putting it in the hands of your workforce

10:20 am Discover: Leading the Way for Completely Distributed Work: Creating the Culture & Infrastructure to Thrive Remotely with InVision’s “Remote-First Organization & Culture Design”

Synopsis

  • What does it mean to create a fully-remote organization: How is it structured, and what are the benefits and watch-outs after 10 years?
  • The importance of a design-centric approach to remote on-boarding: What has changed during the pandemic, and what will remain in the future?
  • Revealing InVision’s Remote-First Organization & Culture Design: How InVision creates community across its employees and customers with intentional moments of human connection

10:40 am Develop: What More Can We Learn From the People Leaders Harnessing NonTraditional Workforce Strategies to Drive a High Performing Tech Workforce into the Future?

Synopsis

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Chair

11:00 am Partnerships & Connections Break

Transform the Way You Develop & Retain Your Unique Workforce

11:30 am Discover: Disrupting Traditional Thinking Around Growing & Retaining Qualified Tech Talent: Exploring the “Empowering ThoughtWorker Growth” Initiative

Synopsis

  • What do we need to do differently around engaging and developing our tech workforce to build an infrastructure and culture of continuous talent cultivation?
  • Driving new approaches to upskilling, feedback, and development: How to leverage your internal tech talent to create digital tools to promote employee growth
  • How ThoughtWorks has established the 2-year Empowering ThoughtWorker Growth initiative to create a strong culture-led platform for business scale – supporting its consistent annual growth of more than 20% year on year

11:50 am Discover: Engineering a Research-Backed Approach to Amazon’s “Military Advancement”: Transforming the Way we Engage, Develop, & Retain Diverse Workforces in Tech

Synopsis

  • What needs to change about the way we engage, support, and retain the diverse populations at every level within our tech firms?
  • Driving new ways of thinking to better identify and meet the learning needs and skills gaps that exist in different communities throughout your workforce
  • How Amazon have spearheaded the Military Advancement Program to refine its understanding and service of the needs and requirements of its veteran population in partnership with universities across the US

12:10 pm Discover: How LogicMonitor’s ‘Quarterly Talent Planning’ Initiative Turned Its Traditional Review Process Upside Down & Is Attracting More Diverse Tech Talent

  • Heather Henry Senior Director of Global Talent Acquisition, LogicMonitor

Synopsis

  • What do we need to do differently in HR to mirror the agility of our industry?
  • The non-traditional approaches to performance management, career pathing and compensation that will resonate with and engage the younger generations in your workforce
  • How LogicMonitor is leveraging the benefits of its brand-new quarterly merit process to transform the way it attracts high-performing and diverse talent

12:30 pm Develop: What Do We Need to Do More of To Better Develop & Retain Every Portion of Our Workforce in Tech?

Synopsis

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Chair

12:50 pm Roundtable Networking Break

Create a Revolutionary New Workforce Learning Framework

1:20 pm Discover: Disrupting the Nature of Work: Pioneering Radical Approaches to Learning Through the “FLEXWORK Coalition”

Synopsis

  • What traditional thinking needs challenging about workplace learning to enable our tech workforce to unlock – and take responsibility for – their personal and professional growth?
  • Defying the notion of cohort-based learning: What it takes to build a centrally managed, personally driven strategy to development
  • How Palo Alto Networks has turned workplace learning on its head as part of the innovative FLEXWORK Coalition to provide self-paced learning, and individual development paths to keep the business cutting edge by unlocking the potential of its 7,000 strong workforce

1:40 pm Discover: Skills Are Only the Starting Point: How Modern HR Technology Is Changing Learning Strategy & How Work Gets Done

Synopsis

  • Skills training is essential to organizational success, but in truth, skills are only a starting point. Skills training needs to be part of a more complete and holistic development strategy. We need to challenge simplistic thinking that focuses on “We need to train employees. How do we do it?”
  • The complete skills strategy encompasses: Skills detection, creating learning pathways, the role of LXP and LMS to deliver and develop, and personalized development and learning content
  • Join Cornerstone to explore the tentpoles of learning strategy and how modern Learning technology is the key to changing how the work of skills training is done

2:00 pm Develop: What Traditional Thinking Needs Challenging to Build A Fit-For- Purpose Learning Framework That Truly Meets the Needs of Your Unique Tech Business?

Synopsis

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Chair

2:20 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks & End of Conference Day One