7:00 am
Conference Registration & Networking

8:00 am What it Takes to Make a Leap a Reality

8:10 am Chair’s Welcome, Opening Remarks & Connection Before Content

  • Sondra Calhoun most recenty Snr Director of Learning & OD / Co-Owner, Pushpay / Strada Consulting

Driving Higher Retention Of In-Demand Tech Talent

8:20 am Discover: Re-evaluating Attrition to Retain Top Performing Tech Talent

Synopsis

  • What can we do differently to retain top talent in the fast-paced tech talent market?
  • Non-traditional methods of measuring attrition to identify more actionable solutions and retain the top performing employees.
  • How Talkdesk is working proactively with top performing employees to remove the frustrations that will prevent them from scouting new opportunities elsewhere, and that has driven a downward trend in attrition year on year.

8:40 am Discover: Re-imagining Performance & Development for Higher Talent Retention

  • Nicole Hopkins Founder, Former VP (head of) People , Up & to the Right Consulting, Webflow

Synopsis

  • What can we do differently to ensure the employee review is not a checkbox activity?
  • Fresh approaches to re-imagining the review process to encourage ongoing development while creating space to prioritize unique journey discussions.
  • How Webflow is managing hyper-growth and hoping to challenge the realities of average tenure in tech by providing clear career direction for all new Webflowers.

9:00 am Discover: The Power of Strategic Workforce Education

Synopsis

  • The American workforce is undergoing one of its most dramatic shifts,
  • Employers are set to become the leading educators in our society,
  • Despite massive investments into professional development, only 17% of employees feel those investments are meaningful,
  • A strategic approach to creating a robust learning and development program can create 3x the ROI

9:20 am Develop: What More Can We Learn from the Tech Organizations Rethinking How to Retain Top Talent in the Workforce?

  • Rod Lacey Chief People Officer, simPRO
  • Nicole Hopkins Founder, Former VP (head of) People , Up & to the Right Consulting, Webflow

Synopsis

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Chair

9:40 am Action: What Are You Now Going to Do Differently to Increase Retention Rates in Your Tech Organization?

Synopsis

Output Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair

10:00 am
Networking Break

Building New, Stronger Cultures in Fast-Changing Tech Firms

11:00 am Discover: Building Inclusive Cultures to Increase Diverse Talent Retention

Synopsis

  • What can we do to prevent women and diverse talent leaving our tech communities at a disproportionate rate?
  • Fresh approaches to unconscious bias training and recruitment methods to build a valued and diverse tech team.
  • How Exabeam is proactively hiring diverse talent and building a culture where every individual feels welcome, wanted, and valued to increase retention in minority groups and boost employee engagement.

11:20 am Develop: What More Can We Learn from the HR Tech Innovators Prioritizing Culture in Their Organizations?

Synopsis

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Chair

11:40 am Action: What Are You Now Going to Do Differently to Build a Better Culture in Your Tech Organization?

Synopsis

Output Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair

12:00 pm
Networking Lunch

The Future of the HR Leader in Tech

1:00 pm Panel Discussion: Rethink, Re-imagine & Redesign the Future of HR for Transformational Impact on Tech Firms in 2022 & Beyond

1:30 pm Discover:Building Your Workforce While Competing for Technical Talent

Synopsis

  • Technology companies in all phases of growth uniquely decide how to build their workforce to scale for growth.
  • A large percentage of their growth will include high priced technical talent and stiff competition to land them.
  • How Airtable effectively manages growth and views future challenges.

1:50 pm Develop: What Lessons Can We Learn From HR Leaders Tackling Transformation Head-On?

Synopsis

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Chair

2:00 pm Action:What Are You Now Going to Do to Transform your Tech Organization?

Synopsis

Output Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair

2:20 pm Afternoon Break

Prioritizing the Health & Wellbeing of Tech Employees

2:40 pm Discover: Driving a Positive Mindset for Employee Wellbeing & Productivity

Synopsis

  • What can we do differently to embed a culture of wellbeing in our tech firms?
  • Fresh approaches to creating a positive employee mindset.
  • How Cohesity is using positive intelligence to embed wellbeing into its culture to develop a common language of understanding and increase employee productivity.

3:00 pm Discover: The Strategic Solution to the Inclusion Revolution

  • Jesyka Simpson Managing Director, AccelPeople a Westwood & Wilshire Company

Synopsis

  • Today’s workforce requires inclusive HR leaders capable of addressing a myriad of changing workplace needs.
  • The inclusion revolution is here, and this presentation will outline the key actions HR leaders can take to align DEIB with organizational strategy and adapt to the ever-changing demands of 2022 and beyond.

3:20 pm Develop: What More Can We Learn from the HR Leaders Transforming the Way We Support & Encourage Tech Employees

Synopsis

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Chair

3:40 pm Action: What Are You Now Going to Do to Support Your People?

Synopsis

Output Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair

4:00 pm
Networking Break

Rethink Learning & Development in a Post-Pandemic Climate

4:20 pm Discover: Diversifying Tech Talent for a Broader Workforce & Fresh Innovation

  • Khalil Smith Vice President of Inclusion, Diversity, and Engagement, Akamai Technologies

Synopsis

  • What can we do to diversify tech talent, when far fewer than half of technical graduates are women or people of color?
  • New initiatives to broaden the tech workforce with diverse viewpoints to inspire fresh, innovative ideas.
  • How Akamai Technologies created its own training program, Akamai Technical Academy, for diverse individuals who are interested in a technical career but who may not have a STEM background or formal, technical education.

4:40 pm Discover: Re-imagining Virtual Learning for Cross-Pollination, Increased Management Effectiveness & Employee Engagement

  • Kristen Hartley Learning & Development Lead, Leader Development & Performance Management, Pinterest

Synopsis

  • What new L&D approaches can we drive in a virtual environment and how can we create connections when they are not occurring organically during the pandemic?
  • Fresh approaches to boosting connectivity and cross-pollination through virtual learning.
  • How Pinterest has created a 14-week virtual learning program designed to connect managers from different departments and locations, resulting in increased management effectiveness and employee engagement, as well as recognition at the Brandon Hall Excellence Awards.

5:00 pm Develop: What More Can We Learn from HR Leaders Rethinking How to Unlock the Potential of Employees in Tech?

  • Khalil Smith Vice President of Inclusion, Diversity, and Engagement, Akamai Technologies
  • Kristen Hartley Learning & Development Lead, Leader Development & Performance Management, Pinterest

Synopsis

Question & Answer Session Facilitated by the Chair

5:20 pm Action: What New Thinking Are You Now Going to Apply to More Effectively Unlock the Potential of Your Tech Employees?

Synopsis

Output Focused Action Session Facilitated by the Chair

5:30 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks & End of Conference Day One