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PRE-EVENT

JUNE 13  San Francisco 
Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture

Exclusive WORKSHOPS

Disruption is here now! Business executives need to change their way of thinking in order to thrive and innovate. Companies need to make bold changes, take big risks and disrupt themselves before someone else does. Join one of two exclusive leadership workshops, or join us for UNLEASH, the unique recruitment and talent management gathering.
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INNOVATION WORKSHOP
 

Vivek Wadhwa
Academic, Researcher, Writer & an Entrepreneur

This workshop will introduce business executives to the new paradigms of innovation and competitiveness and how to thrive in today’s era of exponential technologies. It will teach you how to watch for convergence and disruption and to think like the startups that are gunning for them.

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CONSUMERIZATION OF
HR WORKSHOP

Jason Averbook
Thought Leader & Author

As part of this Full Day Workshop, you will receive tools to help you build your HR Digital Strategy, how to design your workforce experience and tools to help you in marketing and telling your story. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to join Jason and HRN at this exclusive workshop.

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UNLEASH

The theme for our 1st ever Unleash event is recruitment and talent management. Inspired by our successful international events disruptHR and iRecruit. A gathering of 300 people will be at the General's Residence, where one side of the residence will exclusively look what at where HR and Recruitment leaders are investing their time and budgets, whilst the other side of the building will showcase the startups looking to disrupt the industry and investors and incubators looking to get behind them.

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INNOVATION WORKSHOP

Innovation has globalized, and business models and technology developed in one country can easily be exported to another. Companies will need to make bold changes in order to survive in this new era of industry disruption. They must take big risks and disrupt themselves before someone else does. This workshop will combine a series of lectures and discussions to teach business executives about the new paradigms of innovation and competitiveness and how to thrive in today's era of exponential technologies. It will teach them how to watch for convergence and disruption and to think like the start-ups that are gunning for them.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

8:30 am

Registration & Coffee

9:00 am

Overview of exponential technologies and what they are making possible

The program will start with the basics of exponential technologies and their progression. Vivek will detail advances in fields such as computing, medicine, sensors, artificial intelligence, digital manufacturing, robotics, nano-materials and synthetic biology. He will show how 3D printing and robotics will revolutionise manufacturing; advances in DNA sequencing, and how synthetic biology will make it possible to engineer drugs for the individual and create personalised stem cell lines. And how autonomous, self-driving cars will revolutionise urban transport, and low‐cost tablets and artificial‐intelligence-based learning systems will bring education to the world’s masses. Additionally, learn how Star Trek-like tricorders, holodecks and replicators are becoming a reality.

10:30 am

Coffee & Networking

11:00 am

Risk for corporations, identification, surveillance, and business intelligence

Exponential technologies are creating unprecedented security risks. Tarun Wadhwa will explain how the inclusion of sensors, analytics and information in every part of the corporation has led to widespread vulnerabilities. As a result, the prospect of hacking and manipulation into places that traditionally carried far less risk is greater. The companies being built for the future must take into account that equipment and objects can be remotely hijacked, and executives will have to deal with cutting-edge industrial espionage far deeper than anything previously possible. Hostile governments and organised crime can reach far deeper into the operations of a company from any place in the world. This session will highlight best practices, detail what can be done to prepare for these threats, and show how some companies are successfully anticipating security challenges. More than just a change in approach, understanding tomorrow’s threats will require an entirely different mindset.

11:30 am

Convergence and industry disrupt

Changes in technology are happening at a scale which was unimaginable before and will cause practically every industry — including finance, insurance, health care, manufacturing,transportation, education, IT services and communications — to be disrupted over the next few years. A large number of companies that are presently the leaders in their industries will not likely exist in 10 years. Too many industry executives are not aware of the changes that are coming, are reluctant to invest the type of money that is be required for them to reinvent themselves, or are protecting legacy businesses. Vivek Wadhwa will explain how exponential technologies converge and create new industries.He will illustrate how advancing technologies will affect several industries and whole job functions. Disruption is a double-edged sword which allows companies that lead the change to have the trillion-dollar market capitalisations. This session will teach business executives how to watch for these disruptions and to take advantage of them.

12:15 pm

Industry disruption workshop

Participants will be divided into diverse groups of four to five people. You will be asked to select a business area and discuss the technologies that might disrupt them. Each group will prepare a series of scenarios and discuss these with the class.

1:00 pm

Lunch

2:00 pm

Innovating in the exponential era

Vivek Wadhwa will teach some of the new rules going forward, including differences between big companies and startups and new work paradigms (we are always on, connected; everything is urgent; adapt or perish). He will also explore how information resides in the cloud, knowledge spreads instantaneously, ideas come from anywhere, and how success now depends on sharing rather than hoarding knowledge. He will illustrate the new techniques of crowdsourcing, crowd creation and contests, and discuss the importance of building an entrepreneurial culture that empowers employees.

2:45 pm

Entrepreneurship workshop

Participants will be asked to assemble in groups of four or five people and take the role of nascent entrepreneurs who are trying to enter their industry. They will be asked to think, and act, like the Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who are gunning for Goliath. They will be presented the challenge of disrupting a specific line of business that the company is engaged in. They will also be asked to design contests for solving key problems faced by the company. Risk for corporations, identification, surveillance, and business intelligence will also be explored.

3:30 pm

Coffee & Networking

4:00 pm

Policy, law, ethics

A discussion on the regulatory and legal challenges posed by exponential trends for business, industry and society at large. With technologies advancing faster than our ability to regulate their uses, the traditional approaches of governments and institutions are also facing massive disruption. The focus will be on the importance of anticipating and understanding the legal and ethical ramifications of technological change.

5:00 pm

The future is what we make it

Vivek Wadhwa will conclude with a discussion of the paths that lay ahead of us as we rebuild our societies and institutions over the next decade.

CONSUMERIZATION OF HR WORKSHOP

Infusing knowledge and developing the skills of HR and IT leaders who need to serve the workers of today and tomorrow have never been more important. HRN combined with Jason Averbook have developed and are bringing to you a broad library of core experience, frameworks and ideas based on our decades of experience and our awareness of fast-moving trends in the workplace. Our program is collaborative, compelling, contextual and continuous. Lessons learned can be applied on the job immediately.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

8:30 am

Registration & Coffee

9:00 am

HR Digital Strategy – How to build and maintain

Our HR/Workforce Technology Strategy is where is all begins  why build a strategy, the tools to build the strategy and what are the components of the strategy will all be covered during this first session of the Digital HR Workshop.  You will leave with an understanding of how to build your strategy and the tools necessary to begin this journey.  How do you create your vision?  How to do measure alignment?  How do you determine what HR wants to be great at versus performing at? These are all questions we will cover in this first section of the workshop.


9:30 am

Worker Experience – Why it matters and an introduction to design thinking

As the world has shifted from a place where HR uses the tools and the workforce is serviced to a model where the workforce uses the tools and the HR department is there to support, our HR Service Delivery model must change drastically. In this section of the workshop, we will cover topics including; why the HR Service Delivery model is changing, how to design the right model for your organization and what the tools needed are to succeed in 2017 and beyond.  We will also cover an introduction to design thinking that will be a necessity for designing all processes and thinking through all deployments into the future. You will leave with tools to help build this model.


10:30 am

Coffee & Networking

11:00 am

HR Systems Architecture – Getting the data right for the future

Having the right MDM (Master Data Model)and the right overall system design is mandatory to take advantage of the tools and technologies offered in the market today and more importantly, to deliver the best overall experience for the workforce and deliver the right data to the business.  How to build integration models, how to think through single vendor vs. best of breed and how to truly realize an integrated experience for all shareholders will be covered in depth in this section.  Tools to think through your data model and a process guide to making process decisions and realizing integration points will be a takeaway from this section.

12:00 pm

Deployment and Sustainment of cloud solutions

Whether we are looking at deploying cloud solutions for the first time or already have, the concept of deployment and sustainment have changed massively with cloud as our delivery vehicle.  How we run our solutions, how we optimize them for the future and continue to innovate is the ROI (run, optimize,innovate) recipe for success.  In this section, we will cover what it takes to be successful, how to structure your HR and IT organizations to be optimized in this deliver model and how to plan your sprints versus marathons to continue to keep up.  You will leave with new ideas and templates to plan perpetual beta within your HR and IT organizations. 

1:00 pm

Lunch

2:00 pm

Why governance is mandatory and how to implement

Decision making and “air traffic control”of HR and workforce technology is even more mandatory and more difficult to day than in the past.  The ability to include the business in the planning and deployments of processes/solutions is a requirement and gaining “buy-in” and prioritizing efforts have become one of the more important aspects of our roles. In this section we will cover how to build the right governance models,what governance should provide to the organization and how to leverage governance to achieve our goals and visions for our roles.  You will leave with templates and tools to drive governance in your organization. 

2:30 pm

Change Management in 2017

In 2017 and beyond, change management is not what it used to be.  The concept of HR being a marketing function is new to most yet a crucial component of success going forward.  Who are our audiences,how do we reach them and what is important to them are key concepts to achieving success in marketing and change and they are new concepts to many in HR and IT.  We will cover how to conduct audience and message mapping, how to go beyond a campaign to an ongoing branding mission and how to focus on the “what matters” to the “who audience”.  You will leave with tools and template to deploy processes and solutions in your organization.


3:30 pm

Coffee & Networking

4:00 pm

Storytelling – The future of HR is no HR

The reason we do anything in the HR and technology space is to provide data and tools to the business to help them make better decisions. Through our history,we have delivered HR reports to the business without them truly knowing what to do with the data and leaving the business feeling that HR is “out of touch”with the business.  Storytelling is a key concept mandatory to turn HR data into business data and a skill that will be required of all of us into the future. You will leave this section with ideas and tools to turn your data in to stories and why a story will help make your message concrete into the future.

Unleash

The theme for this year's Unleash is recruitment and talent management. In the past 5 years HR Tech World has grown. Recruitment leaders, investors and startups have been the lifeblood of this journey. A gathering of 300 people will be at the General's Residence which is a massive location overlooking the Bay Area- Fort Mason, Alkatraz and Golden Gate Bridge. One side of the residence will exclusively look what at where HR and Recruitment leaders are investing their time and budgets, whilst the other side of the building will showcase the startups looking to disrupt the industry and investors and incubators looking to get behind them. This is an exclusive gathering.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

8:30 am

Registration & Coffee

9:00 am

Sessions

10:35 am

Coffee & Networking

11:00 am

Sessions

1:00 pm

Lunch

2:00 pm

Sessions

3:35 pm

Coffee & Networking

4:00 pm

Sessions

PRE-EVENT Speakers

Testimonial

Great program
and a value-laden,
high ROI experience
which is remembered
& referenced
time after time.

Naomi Bloom
Managing Partner
Bloom & Wallace