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SUMMIT 2016: Industry Knowledge Sponsor Sessions
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Don't miss our sponsor-presented Industry Knowledge Sessions during the exhibit hall networking breaks! Sponsors will provide 20-minute TED-talks style presentations in the new Industry Knowledge Center, right on the show floor. They will provide free-flowing, short lectures exploring critical topics important to HR leaders. Don't miss your chance to speak at the Industry Knowledge Center! Contact Ty Wilson at or call 301-658-6929 for more information about this opportunity.

#beyondemployment: (10:10 - 10:30 AM)

Sponsored by: 

Speaker: Ravin Jesuthasan, Managing Director and Global Practice Leader, Talent Management and Organization Alignment, Willis Towers Watson 

As artificial intelligence and the democratization of work increasingly transform the very essence of our organizations, companies are facing fundamental challenges to many long-held beliefs about work and talent. #beyondemployment examines the evolving nature of work and goes beyond interesting anecdotes to give HR leaders a decision-making framework for understanding the transformation of work.

The Employee Lifecycle: Best Practices for Driving a Culture of Continuous Listening: (10:35 - 10:55 AM)

Sponsored by

Speaker: Teryluz Andreu, Partner, US Engagement & Culture Leader, Aon Hewitt

Most executives will tell you that their employees are their most important asset. Yet, many still use the annual employee survey as the only tool for understanding the employee experience. That's a flawed strategy. To truly know what employees want and need, more frequent listening/feedback is a must.

We live in a world in which the shows that were just delivered to your home and the driver who just dropped you off can be rated/evaluated instantly. Not only do employees want the same experience from their employer, think about the power of having and responding to real-time feedback. To truly know what employees want and need, more frequent listening/feedback is a must. Please join us to learn more from employee engagement expert Teryluz Andreu as she discusses the emerging best practices for "continuous listening" across the employee lifecycle.


Games at Work? Match Talent with Opportunity Effectively: (12:15 - 12:35 PM)

Sponsored by

Speaker: Barbara Marder, Innovation Hub Team Leader - Talent, Mercer

They may not be Pokemon Go, but serious games and gamification are now making their way into the workplace and capturing the attention of millennials and Gen Z. Not only are games fun, they can also provide lots of data and valuable insights to both employees and employers. Find out how your organization can "win" the talent war with games and ensure that talent inside, and outside, your organization land in the career or role they are born to do.


Why Technology Matters to HR Professionals: (12:45 - 1:05 PM)

Sponsored by

Speaker: Hugh McLaughlin, Manager, PreSales, Workday.

The pace of change in our industry makes the discussion about technology and application design more important than ever for HR professionals. Why should you consider a different approach and why does it matter to your organization? The answer involves four critical areas: speed, security, insight and change. Join us as we take a look at what it means to be built for the future. 

From Learning at Work to Learning that Works: The Future State of Corporate Universities: (2:20 - 2:40 PM)

Sponsored by

Speaker: Michael McGowan, Managing Director, Leadership & Talent, BPI group

From apps to MOOCs to augmented reality, the landscape of organizational learning is evolving rapidly. 84% of learning leaders say their model will radically change by 2020, according to BPI group's 2016 global survey of corporate universities. Join us for a fresh perspective on the future of learning, and discover how HR can build talent development programs that achieve strategic business results. We'll discuss emerging trends in organizational learning, a practical approach for implementing learning that works, and the latest global research on how companies are transforming their corporate university models.