December 4 - 5, 2019

Future Work Live

FWL is the premier conference for HR Leaders to Design the Future Employee Experience

The premier conference for HR practitioners, Future Work Live is bringing some of the foremost, industry-leading HR executives to discuss the challenges facing Chief Human Resource Officers. Join over 300 senior leaders to network and learn about opportunities and solutions in people analytics, HR technology, artificial intelligence, and automation. Prepare your organization for the future of work.

Taking place December 4-5th in New York City, Future Work Live is a new multi-stage event designed to provide HR executives and business leaders with the tools and inspiration needed to future-proof your organization.


The future of work is live in:

3 Stages. 1 Great Event.

Connect with over 300+ Human Resources executives and expand your network. Meet the disruptive startups and innovators who are changing the world of work. Future Work Live will be a unique interactive learning and networking experience, providing actionable takeaways to empower you to be build a more engaged and tech-powered business.

The agenda is carefully crafted by experienced industry experts and technology disruptors to provide timely, actionable insight into the competitive dynamics for building the workplace of the future.

Future Work Leaders

Future Work Live brings together like-minded leaders and executives who strive to create the best work experience for all employees. More than a conference, FWL is a conversation and collaborative celebration of exciting social start-ups, inspiring brands and forward-thinking individuals that are defining the employee experience, together.

People Analytics & HR Tech

Two days of deep dives in Artificial Intelligence, people analytics and the data-enabled organization, and trend briefings on HR Technologies including recruitment, performance management, eLearning and employee engagement.

Future Work Labs

Six 90-minute intensive sessions over two days, allowing for more granular analysis into the most pressing real world challenges facing HR in 2020. Lab themes will address: Road-mapping for creating a diverse organization; Cultural health checks and diagnosis; Social media in the workplace, Rewards and incentives that work; Training and development; Implementing AI.


Day 1 Wednesday 4th

















Starting at 8am


Registration and Breakfast


Chairperson Opening Remarks: Welcome to Future Work Live! – Main Stage

Alex Weber Award-winning host, motivational comedian speaker

Starting at 9am

9:15am – 9:55am

KEYNOTE: Global Trends Now and The Future of Almost Everything – Main Stage

As an HR leader, knowing what is now isn’t enough – you also need to know what will be, or you’re gone. Tomorrow’s world will look vastly different from today’s, so strap on your jetpack and get ready for an exhilarating “advance preview” of the most spectacular and useful trends that are guaranteed to shake up our world. In a rollicking presentation packed with keen insights, you will get a “sneak peek” into the contemporary culture of tomorrow – and the changes that are revolutionizing the way we all work, live and play. Global trends expert Daniel Levine will treat you to a glimpse of everything that matters – from the future of ecology, technology, transportation and medicine, to communications, business, and human relationships. Plus, he will put it into perspective and connect the dots, so you know what it means for success in your business. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to stay ahead of the game. Be inspired by trends-based innovation happening outside your industry that will help you innovate from within.

Daniel Levine Bestselling author, Global Trends Expert

9:45am – 9:50am

Microsoft Chairperson Opening Remarks – Main Stage

9:55am – 10:25am

Microsoft Presentation – Main Stage

Starting at 10am

10:15am – 11:45am

The Science of Working Human – Track 3

While many organizations are already beginning to see the incredible capabilities of AI across HR, using these techniques to enhance human intelligence and gain real value from their data is an aspiration for others. During this interactive session, Jesse Harriott, head of analytics and executive director of the WorkHuman Analytics & Research Institute, will highlight how delivering a more human workplace culture opens up a treasure trove of unique data where AI techniques can be applied. Attendees will engage in breakout sessions that: • Discuss the data a human-centered workplace provides • Dissect areas in their own organizations that could provide data sets • Analyze the talent management lifecycle in order to identify areas where AI can be applied Following participation in this workshop, you will learn: • How authentic human interaction data can highlight red-flags of disengagement among your workforce • Ways to uncover bias between teams across your workforce • Using social network analysis to uncover “hidden gems” in the organization

Jesse Harriott Global Head of Analytics & Executive Director

10:25am – 10:50am

Welcome Party in Expo Hall

Take some time to mingle with your peers and meet the exhibitors at FWL. Discuss the big ideas you’ve just been listening to, grab some swag, and learn about new solutions to the challenges that the future of work poses.

10:50am – 11:55am

The Forces Shaping the Future of Work: The Fourth Industrial Revolution is Here – Main Stage

The world of work is changing, and HR is at the forefront of that change. From technological innovations driving a seismic shift in the workplace, to data analytics bringing more science to the art of managing people, to that workforce being comprised of more generations than ever before – the changes run deep. The way the HR department engages with the organization will be forever changed. Are you prepared for the changes that are coming – or, in some cases, already here? Join our panel of top-level HR professionals to learn the big picture trends that are specific to your role, and how leaders in the field are addressing them today. Plus, a featured CEO will be on hand to share what organizations need from their HR function in the new landscape.

Ashira Prossack Multi-Generational Workplace Expert

Ernest Ng VP, Global HR Strategy, People

Mark Miller Workplace Technology Strategist

Ian O’Keefe Managing Director, Global Head of Workforce Analytics
JPMorgan Chase

Starting at 12pm

12pm – 12:45pm

Generation Z: Getting Ahead of the Next Hiring Wave & What to Expect from the Future Workforce – Track 1

Just got your head wrapped around the Millennial workforce? Time to prepare for Generation Z, the first generation to grow up in a purely technology-driven world. Their relationship to the workplace will not only be shaped by their employers’ use of technology, but by company culture and leadership style. They’ll be graduating from college and entering the workforce as we enter 2020, and your organization needs to be ready to attract, engage, and develop them. • Understand how they’re forecast to manage their careers • Key differences between Millennials and Generation Z • The role company culture plays in attracting and on-boarding the new tech-savvy generation entering the workforce • Using technology to meet this generation where they are (hint, think digital) • How do their experiences and characteristics shape how they will be as workers? • What are the expectations and challenges that organizations foresee when it comes to engaging the new workforce?

Ashira Prossack Multi-Generational Workplace Expert

12pm – 12:45pm

Embracing the Cognitive Enterprise: Accelerating Power of Purpose in the Workforce with Intelligent Workflows – Track 2

Today’s HR leaders must reinvent culture, skills and experiences using intelligent workflows to optimize process and augment business decisions. Reinvention of your enterprise requires a focus on organizational development — improving all the ways your employees interact with customers, the business and each other. Using AI, automation and new talent technologies, you can reinvent the entire talent lifecycle – from attracting and hiring the right people to engaging them like never before and keeping their skills sharp. Sponsored by IBM

Elizebeth Varghese General Manager, Talent & Engagement

12:50pm – 1:10pm

Thought Leadership Presentation – Track 1

12:50pm – 1:10pm

Thought Leadership Presentation: Demystifying AI (ZipRecruiter) – Track 2

How AI and talent acquisition experts can work together

Cindy Klein Manager, Key Accounts

Starting at 1pm

1:10pm – 2:15pm

Luncheon Keynote: Building Digital Dexterity in an Uncertain Era of Technological Change – Main Stage

Technology is moving far faster than the regulatory landscape, creating massive disruption across industries. Join Natalie Pierce of Littler to hear about the latest trends in biometrics laws, AI in hiring, and building your AI and robotics automation, including personnel needed in-house. You’ll come away a step stronger in building your digital dexterity, a critical need in any organization.

Natalie Pierce Shareholder, Co-Chair, Robotics, AI and Automation Practice Group
Littler Mendelson

Starting at 2pm

2:15pm – 2:55pm

TimesUp and MeToo Were Just the Start: Creating a Culture That’s Respectful, Safe, and Inclusive – Track 1

Building culture doesn’t end when you’ve developed a harassment policy. How you implement your policies is just as crucial. HR is the frontline of culture in organizations. Are you creating a transparent organization that can handle complaints? Are you looking ahead to creating an environment where all feel included, and their voices welcome? – Examining NDAs role in your culture – Minimizing gender disparities, including pay equity, senior leadership, and more – LGBTQ+ inclusion: Sexual orientation and gender identity at work – Microaggressions, implicit bias, and what HR needs to do now

2:15pm – 2:55pm

Big Data: It’s Not How Big Your Data Set Is, It’s How You Use It – Track 2

Data analytics should be so much more than just running a report. Your analytics should work towards solving a business problem. Successful analytics programs support the business strategy, and incorporate models into the decision-making process.

Geetanjali Game Director, Modeling and Insights
Johnson & Johnson

Tanya Stemberger Data Scientist

Carissa Shaftoe Data Industrialist
Brightfield Strategies

Starting at 3pm

3pm – 3:25pm

Managing and Maintaining a Flexible Workforce – Track 1

Daniel Pichl Head of HR Siemens Healthineers Ultrasound
Siemens Healthineers

3pm – 3:25pm

WHO CARES? Rethinking Performance to Grow Engagement, People and a Healthy Culture from the Inside Out – Track 1

For companies to survive the future of work it is essential to change from a culture running on stress and burnout to a healthy culture, that is supportive and inclusive our diverse human needs at work. By cultivating A Culture of Care™ we fuel performance and engagement from the inside out, by understanding what truly drives our choices and giving people the tools to take better care of themselves AT work. Because our most important resource for sustainable success in the future is our humanity. – Why we have to change the way we work to change from a culture running on stress and driven by survival mode, to a culture that is not just people-centric, but also encourages self-care AT work in order to achieve optimal performance, engagement and innovation. – How integrating our human needs at work is essential for reclaiming our health, happiness and humanity at work, and create both sustainable personal and organizational growth and success. – How a Culture of Care™ is not only a strategic choice for peak-performance, talent retention and sustainable success, but also the framework for a culture that is based on self-leadership, engagement, fulfillment and the key to taking charge of our physical, emotional and mental wellbeing at work.

Jeanette Bronee Rethinker, Performance Strategist & Culture Coach, International Keynote & TEDx Speaker, Author, CEO & Founder
Path for Life

3:30pm – 3:45pm

Wellness Break

Your brain is going – now get your body going! Join Dawn Lorentz of Self Reboot for a brief energizing stretching session during your break and power up for the remainder of the afternoon.

Dawn Lorentz
Self Reboot

3:45pm – 4:15pm

Get in the Delorean, McFly: What the Future HR Department Looks Like – Main Stage

It may sound strange at first but hiring a passionate candidate who is a “people person” with a liberal arts degree, a background as a creative director, or a deep understanding of sociology could be highly beneficial to an HR department. While these individuals may not have an extensive background in HR policy, they may be better equipped to think creatively about HR challenges in a way that transcends standard approaches and solves big picture, organizational needs. Also, by building an HR team of people from different backgrounds, a company is better able to leverage diverse and new perspectives to create experiences and programs that are relevant to everyone. Join Anthony and hop into his HR Delorean to take a look into a Future HR Department where you will see creatives, strategists, experience designers, developers, data scientists and a few HR generalists.

Anthony Onesto Chief People Officer

Starting at 4pm

4pm – 4:05pm

Microsoft Chairperson Closing Remarks – Track 1

4:05pm – 5:30pm

Happy Hour in the Expo Pavilion

Starting at 5pm

5:25pm – 5:30pm

Chairperson Closing Remarks – Track 2

Starting at 6pm

6pm – 9pm

VIP Dinner: Purposeful HR Innovation and Transformational Change at Scale (Hosted by IBM)

Register to Request an Invitation here: In today’s world, HR is arguably the main engine of business growth, with HR executives now being tasked as the agents of change, never having had so much influence nor playing such an important role in driving transformation. Disruption is all around us, and it’s generating quite the impact on the entire talent lifecycle and the employee experience. Incorporating new technology isn’t always an easy task, however, the organizations that are leading the charge in our current “digitally disrupted business era” have HR departments that are human-centric and AI-powered. At this senior executive, invite-only dinner, Argyle Executive Forum, in partnership with IBM, will host an informative and interactive discussion about how companies are leveraging intelligent workflows to drive business performance. Hear how an adaptive, self-reinventing, fast-paced and fast-learning workforce gives you competitive advantage. Join your peers to discuss: • How HR can re-skill and overcome the barriers to adopting evolving technologies • The future of HR as a strategic advisor and an agent of change • Best practices and learnings from implementing Intelligent Automation to drive transformation and business performance

Elizebeth Varghese General Manager, Talent & Engagement

Who attends our events

Future Work Live brings together HR executives together from across the East Coast


FWL provides human resource decision makers with direct access to the leading though leaderships, technologies and services in the marketplace. Delegates gain insight into key issues in conference sessions and deep dives with industry visionaries – they then use this learning for detailed conversations with sponsoring companies to discuss ways to work together.

Sponsors of FWL are considered the leading players in their specialist areas and have a high-value opportunity to engage an elite group of industry decision-makers utilizing a number of platforms.

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When you walk through the doors at Convene’s One Liberty Plaza location, you’ll feel like you’ve turned left into Business Class. Convene at One Liberty Plaza is our newest fully-integrated workplace in Lower Manhattan. With over 90,000 square feet of beautifully appointed amenities spanning across two floors, you’ll be able to tap into a multitude of private office spaces, coworking desks, and on-demand meeting and event spaces for up to 318 people. Members also enjoy curated in-building community programming and farm-to-table culinary offerings from our Executive Chef. You’ll forget you’re at work.


We have negotiated a special room rate for the event for $385 per night at the Gild Hall, located at 15 Gold Street, New York, NY. Book your discounted room at the using the following link: here.

The room rate expires on November 4th and valid only for the dates December 3rd-6th, please book as soon as possible in order to secure your discounted rate.


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