The workplace landscape is changing rapidly and in many cases the Future of Work is already here. Are you prepared for what’s to come?
Introducing Future Work Live; the new multi-stage event designed to provide HR executives and business leaders with the tools and inspiration needed to future-proof your organization.
Taking place December 4-5th in New York City, Future Work Live is bringing together over 300 leaders in Human Resources to network and learn emerging trends, the latest predictions and solutions in people analytics, HR technology, artificial intelligence, and automation.
Prepare your organization for the Future of Work by joining us at Future Work Live.
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 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.
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.
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.
Paul Price CEO, Argyle Group
9:10am – 9:55am
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.
Bestselling author, Global Trends Expert
Founding Director, Avant-Guide Institute
9:50am – 9:55am
9:55am – 10:25am
Chief of Staff & Operations
10:25am – 10:50am
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 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.
Moderator: Trish Uhl
Senior Consultant, Data Science, AI, & Advanced Analytics, Owl’s Ledge
Managing Director, Global Head of Workforce Analytics
Head of People Analytics and Employee Experience
Ashira Prossack Multi-generational Workplace Expert
Practice Leader – Workplace Transformation
10:50am – 12:20pm
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
Greg Stevens, Ph.D.
Senior Manager, Advanced Analytics and Lead Researcher
Workhuman’s Analytics and Research Institute
12pm – 12:05pm
12pm – 12:05pm
Creator, Learning Systems Engineering Framework™ and Founder
Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum
12:05pm – 12:45pm
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
12:05pm – 12:45pm
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. In this roundtable discussion, learn how with 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.
General Manager, Talent & Engagement
12:50pm – 1:10pm
The hype surrounding artificial intelligence in recruiting is at an all-time high. But according to a survey from HR.com, more than 65% of those surveyed by HR.com say the extent of A.I. being used today is “low” or “not at all”. So what’s holding organizations back? Join us as we present new survey findings and knock down the myths around A.I. in talent acquisition.
Head of Enterprise Product Marketing
1:10pm – 2:15pm
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.
Shareholder, Co-Chair, Robotics, AI and Automation Practice Group
2:15pm – 2:55pm
Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is an important leadership and collaboration skill. For example, employees are more likely to be engaged at work with emotionally intelligent leadership. However, EQ’s direct impacts are localized to small group member exchanges in which participants and leaders pick up on social cues, empathize, and motivate each other to perform. What if we could understand the sentiment and emotions of our employees on a grander organizational and constant scale using streams of naturally occurring social interactions across the company? This session proposes the use of passive and/or continuous listening and analytics to increase our awareness of cues across the company, “empathize,” learn how our employees become productive and demotivated, and action when it matters most.
Head of People Analytics and Employee Experience
2:15pm – 2:55pm
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. Hear what our panel of seasoned data scientists have to share on how they utilize the data in their organizations to build bigger, stronger, better businesses.
Head of Global HRIS
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Director, Modeling and Insights
Johnson & Johnson
3pm – 3:25pm
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.
Rethinker, Performance Strategist & Culture Coach, International Keynote & TEDx Speaker, Author, CEO & Founder
Path for Life
3pm – 3:25pm
The presentation explores new technology innovations that is shaping both the workplace and culture. The workplace and organizational culture are rapidly evolving as a result of technological and economic changes. Having five generations of employees for the first time in history (Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials, and Generation Z), companies are struggling to address emerging needs of their employees and utilize available tacit knowledge. Tacit knowledge sharing is critical in an aging workforce in which highly specialized skills will be lost to retirement. As companies seek to make the most of their mature workforces through the transfer of skills and knowledge to workers in other generations, it is imperative that younger workers be receptive to learning from older workers, and older workers are willing to listen and consider opinions and views of the younger workers to achieve communications between different generations of employees. In essence, “generations” comprise different cultural groups. Thus, intercultural competence is instrumental for effective tacit knowledge sharing among multiple generations of employees. The presentation will highlight the artificial intelligence-based adaptive virtual reality simulations in developing intercultural competence in the workplace.
Dr. Mesut Akdere
Associate Professor of HR Development & Director
Purdue HRD Virtual Lab, Purdue University
3:30pm – 3:45pm
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.
3:45pm – 4:15pm
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.
Chief People Officer
4:15pm – 4:25pm
4:25pm – 5:25pm
8:45am – 8:50am
8:50am – 9am
9am – 9:35am
In 2018 and 2019, “The Workplace Wellness” surveys of over 1,600 employees in North America found that over 50% reported access to natural light and views of the outdoors were their most important office perks – outranking onsite cafeterias, fitness centers, medical care, and childcare. Further, 67% of employees said they are more productive in workplaces that promote a healthy environment. This session will discuss the growing importance of the workspace in creating an employee experience that is memorable, compelling, and leads to increased productivity. In this session you will learn: • Key findings of the study including the # 1 office perk – natural light and how exposure to natural light and views is linked to better health and increased employee productivity • How HR leaders can partner with Real Estate and IT to re-imagine workspace and create a high performing and engaged workforce. • What you can do as an HR leader to take an audit of your workspace to propose ways to enhance access to natural light and outside views • With workers spending an average of five hours, 42 minutes at their desk each day, there is a large impact access to natural light has on their overall work performance, wellbeing and satisfaction.
VP, Human Resources
9:40am – 10:15am
Things are moving faster than ever before – there are more changes in our current lifetime than there have been a generation ago. Once upon a time, your skills may have lasted your entire work career. Now, though, those days are gone. Everyone in the organization needs to continuously learn and adapt in order to continue to succeed. Whether you need to re-skill employees for a new role altogether, keep workers up to date with changes affecting the position, or just stay abreast of new developments, continuous learning needs to be part of your organization and culture. – How to effectively build continuous learning into busy employee schedules – Supporting continuous learning with your culture – What types of continuous learning have been most effective – and why – Using learning as a recruitment, retention, and engagement tool – Learning from your learners: Developing a feedback loop to create the learning your workforce crave
Managing Director, Product & Innovation Leader
PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services LLC
Sr. People Success Development Lead
9:40am – 10:15am
Every day it seems like we’re getting inundated with more information, more tasks to perform, more, more, and more without really understanding the impact it can have on employee well-being. We can’t control the future, but we can help create an environment that will allow our employees to thrive in this ever-changing era. Learn from Salesforce’s Ernest Ng how research, data, and technology can help companies understand — and measure — the importance of employee well-being and its impact on sustained growth. You’ll also hear an example of Salesforce’s own journey that lead the company to discover how to design strategies and programs that help employees thrive in an increasingly complex environment.
VP, Global HR Strategy, People Analytics and Technology
10:15am – 10:45am
The Financial Times (FT) – one of the world’s leading business news organizations – has over 1 million paying subscribers. How did they achieve this? By identifying a clear opportunity and business strategy around diversifying and engaging the FT’s external readership. It was so successful that they undertook a similar strategy internally to ensure there is diversity of background, thought and voice throughout the workforce and culture. Also critical is that employees feel included at every touchpoint of their FT experience. During this session, Kirsty will share this journey, the initiatives which had the most impact and will provide the audience with practical tips and advice to help them to shape their approach.
Head of US HR and Global Projects
10:15am – 10:45am
Graybar’s HR Insights team uses data and analytic studies to help all divisions make strategic business decisions. Join Christy Fishel as she discusses the formation and evolution of the team as they move from operational reporting to predictive and prescriptive analytics. You will also get a unique opportunity to see a Case Study report they deliver to different business divisions. • Moving up the analytics maturity model • Creating a balance between metrics vs. analytics • How to take business questions and build answers to them • Delivering results: The Graybar Case Study method
Graybar Electric Company, Inc
11am – 11:25am
11:50am – 12:20pm
11:50am – 12:20pm
In terms of data analysis, companies are fast dividing into the Haves – think Microsoft, IBM, and Facebook – and the Have Nots – around 75% of most organizations. The knowledge and insight that their data analysis brings will give the Haves a huge advantage in terms of hiring, decision-making, and other competitive areas. Lydia Wu of Panasonic shares her strategies for building out your data analytics program from Day One. • Learn practical steps to create an effective analytics strategy, from the start with a small budget • What are the key components to include, and crucial data to collect?
Head of Talent Analytics
12:25pm – 12:55pm
In 2018, OMFGCO decided to experiment with how their studio hours worked. Instead of focusing on set work hours, they turned their focus to work results instead. Two days a week, everyone was allowed a completely flexible schedule – including working remotely, and working the hours that suit your life. The results of this experiment? OMFGCO shares their insights in this fascinating case study. They found their team shifted focus to personal accountability, and ‘face time’ became a thing of the past. By measuring what matters most, OMFGCO was able to figure out a more sustainable way of working without compromising efficiency or quality. • What are the top questions they now answer when analyzing work schedules? • Strategic insights you can use to implement a similar program at your organization • Issues they came across – and how they rectified them • Managing clients outside of the 9-to-5 • Benefits to employees, clients, and the organization as a whole
Partner & CFO
12:25pm – 12:55pm
As the employment landscape shifts, the role compensation and benefits play needs to change, too. With alternative workforces, automation integrating into the organization, and the need to build out more technical skill sets, companies need to think differently about building rewards programs to stay competitive in the future of work. • Broad trends across industries, and common challenges all face • How to determine if you’re spending your rewards dollars wisely • Competing for scare talent, and effectively retaining your people • Strategies to compete for technical talent when you’re not a tech company • Creating an internal context to help employees feel fulfilled and connected to the organization’s purpose
Willis Tower Watson
Senior Director, Talent and Rewards, Global Leader Technology Industry Group
Willis Tower Watson
12:55pm – 2pm
2pm – 2:40pm
The gig economy. Remote contractors. Full on flexibility. The future of work is not going to be 9 to 5. Instead, workers of all generations are seeking flexibility to accommodate their lifestyles. How you structure your employment offerings will determine how successful you are in attracting and retaining the best talent. You’ll hear best practices in how to use non-traditional employment opportunities, as well potential legal issues to be aware of when offering these options , including wage and hour concerns, and multistate workforces.
Founder & Principal
Grace HR Consulting, LLC
Engagement Leader – Talent Management Strategic Partnership
Founder & CEO
2pm – 2:40pm
Blockchain, the technology behind Bitcoin, is gearing up to be transformative to HR operations. Put simply, blockchain allows personal data to be owned by the individual, rather than the organization. Think along the lines of educational credentials – instead of getting them authenticated from the institution, the individual will “carry” that information directly. So what does this mean for HR? From securing sensitive data, to streamlining the recruitment process, as well as impacting payroll, blockchain offers multiple areas for HR’s operations to change dramatically. Prepare yourself – and your organization – for the changes that are heading your way.
Alexandra Levin, Esq.
Co-Founder & CEO
2:45pm – 3:10pm
When change occurs, panic sets in, and most organizations struggle to maintain motivation, engagement, and goal setting through transition – primarily focusing on numbers-driven and money focused goals with no context as to why these numbers matter. • Understand how critical having a clear purpose is for employee retention, innovation, and the bottom line. • Learn how story is a key component for creating a clear purpose and direction that is inspiring and motivating. • Gain insight into the key types of stories every leader should be telling regularly within and outside of the workplace to create a culture of inclusive connection, engagement, and growth.
The New Quo
2:45pm – 3:10pm
The trends for cybersecurity aren’t good – data breaches are getting bigger, hackers are getting savvier, and the amount of compromised data is on the rise. And so are the costs – the average total cost of a data breach is 3.92 million dollars. HR sits in the crossroads of data – not only do handle sensitive information on employees, but you’re also a key role in creating and implementing secure IT policies. – Learn the new approaches hackers are using to gain access – and what you can do to stop them – Effective ways to get employees to act safely online – Best practices in balancing access with security
Associate Managing Director
3:15pm – 3:30pm
3:30pm – 4pm
As our lives continue to become more complex, both in and out of the workplace, many workers seek a way to balance the demands on them. Leaving a full-time position to become a consultant or contractor has developed into a success strategy for many individuals and the organizations they work with. Join our panel of highly successful – both in their corporate positions, and now as contractors – corporate leavers to learn what your company may be missing out on if you’re not tuned into this segment of the workforce. • Learn what makes some people leave the corporate world – and is there anything you can do to keep them? • What these corporate leavers bring to organizations in their new, contracted roles that you can’t get from employees.
Moderator: Erin Halper
Founder & CEO
Founder & CEO
Know & Flourish
Kadisha Phillips Growth Strategy Consultant
3:30pm – 4pm
Gartner predicts that 25% of digital workers will use a chatbot or virtual employee assistant (VEA) on a daily basis by 2021. These digital docents include a special category of coaching chatbots that offer employees a personalizaed experience that helps them put training into action back on-the-job. Engineered differently than their content chatbot counterparts and trained on conversational datasets, AI-enabled coaching chatbots offer a unique opportunity to engage employees, monitor & measure behavior change, gain insights into program improvements and uncover barriers to employee skill & capability development success. Using practical examples, learn how people development functions are leveraging coaching chatbots combined with data analytics to enhance and extend their learning & talent development programs. Explore the real-world results coaching chatbots and conversational intelligence can create for organizations and people as part of a smart digital learning strategy. Key Takeaways 1. Five Learning Engineering strategies for coaching chatbot success 2. The powerful combination of chatbots and data analytics 3. Using AI for impact, insights and business intelligence
Trish Uhl, PMP, CPLP
Creator, Learning Systems Engineering Framework™ and Founder of the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum
4:05pm – 4:30pm
There are 3 important factors organizations must consider when recruiting and retaining women of color STEM professionals: culture, community and communication.When speaking about culture, people oftentimes refer solely to company culture. This is important, but equally important is the ability for women of color to exhibit their culture at work and have it accepted in the local community. Community is key to retaining talent. If women of color don’t find community, they feel ostracized and they will seek another employer. Community is important to them. Lastly is communication. Employers must clearly communicate career advancing opportunities, processes and plans with experienced women of color. Candidates are no longer looking for experience but an opportunity to grow their careers and influence internal and external customers.
Future Work Live brings together over 300 HR executives, Talent leaders, and People innovators.
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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