HR Exchange

The HR Exchange at Think, an exclusive half-day event-within-the-event, is designed to provide you with unprecedented insider access to some of the top leaders in HR. This is an opportunity for you to hear Diane Gherson, CHRO of IBM, share the story of IBM’s HR transformation and learn how other top HR leaders and experts have created organizations that are talent-centric and AI-powered.

HR Exchange at Think: Reinventing Talent, Transforming Business

When:  Monday, March 19, 1pm - 5pm
Where: Mandalay Bay Ballrooms A-D
Host: Duke Daehling, Partner, Talent & Engagement, IBM Services

1:00 - 2:15pm
Opening Keynote
Beyond HR Disruption: AI-Powered Talent Management is Key to IBM’s Digital Transformation 

Diane Gherson, Senior VP Human Resources and CHRO, IBM
Richard Hughes, Senior VP & COO Human Capital, UnitedHealth Group
Bob Schultz, General Manager, IBM Watson Talent & Collaboration Solutions

2:15 - 2:30pm
Break

2:30 - 3:15pm
HR TED Talks
The Future of Work 

John Sumser, Founder, Principal Author and Editor-in-Chief of HRExaminer Online Magazine
Tina Marron-Partridge, Global Leader Talent & Engagement, IBM Services
Wade Davis, Former NFL player, speaker, writer, activist and educator 
Peter Capelli, George W. Taylor Professor of Management at the Wharton School and Director of Wharton's Center for Human Resources 

3:15 - 4:00pm
Panel
Reinvent HR, Transform Business 

John Ferguson, Head of Talent Management, Citizens Bank 
Linda Ginac, Chief Executive Officer, TalentGuard
Kevin Grossman, President, Talent Board
Obed D Louissaint, Vice President, Human Resources, Watson, Cognitive Solutions & Research 

4:00 - 4:15pm
Break

4:15pm
Closing Session
The Future Workplace Experience

Jeanne Meister, Founding Partner of Future Workspace

Theater Sessions

Featuring HR trailblazers and visionaries

8759A
The Doctor Is In: Technology that Improves HR Also Reimagines Patient Care

Tuesday, March 20 | 2:30-3:10pm
Cloud and Data Campus Theater B

Gary Hill, IBM
Bill Morgan, Memorial Sloan Cancer Center

HRT-8819
Focus on Your Biggest Asset - Your People: How AI is Redefining the Way You Assemble Winning Teams
Tuesday, March 20 | 2:30-3:10pm
Reimagine Business Think Campus - Small Theater D

Aarti Borkar, VP Offering Management & Design, IBM Talent Management Solutions
Craig Shoneman, Director, Offering Management, IBM Talent Managent Solutions

HRT-4431
Reimagining Employee Engagement: AI-Powered Experiences at UnitedHealth Group
Tuesday, March 20 | 4:30-5:10pm
Reimagine Business Think Campus - Small Theater B

Richard Hughes, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Human Capital,  UnitedHealth Group
Hailey Herleman, Portfolio Executive IBM Talent Acquisition Optimization

HRT-8481
AI Powered HR Empowers Employees of Citizens Bank
Wednesday, March 21 | 11:30am-12:10pm
Reimagine Business Think Campus - Small Theater B

John Ferguson, Head of Talent Management, Citizens Bank
Wendy Tandon, Offering Management, IBM Talent Management Solutions

HRT-5855
From Recruit to On-Board in One Day: How AI is Transforming Recruiting at H&R Block
Wednesday, March 21 | 2:30-3:10pm
Reimagine Business Think Campus - Small Theater D

Katie Waldo Talent Acquisition Manager, H&R Block
Barrett Richardson, Offering Manager Watson Recruitment, IBM Talent Management Solutions

Client Sessions

Success stories from industry leaders

HRT-8716
What High Turnover Industries are Doing to Engage and Retain Their Talent
Tuesday, March 20 | 12:30-1:10pm
Mandalay Bay South, Surf B

Linda Ginac, CEO, TalentGuard
Gary Steele, Vice President Human Resources, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennesee
Dan Carey, EVP, Chief Administrative and Risk Officer, Farm Credit Financial Partners
David Shaw, IBM Talent Management Solutions

HRT-7042
Content + AI: A Candidate Experience People Love at Buzzfeed
Tuesday, March 20 | 3:30-4:10pm
Mandalay Bay South, Surf B

Chris Johnson, CoFounder and CEO, UnCubed
Mehjabin Kapasi, Sr. Offering Manager, Watson Talent, IBM Talent Management Solutions

HRT-8685
"Here You Can" - Unifying NBCU through Candidate Experience
Wednesday, March 21 | 8:30-9:10am
Mandalay Bay South,  Surf B

Gail Blum, Senior Talent Acquisition Operations Analyst, NBC Universal
Geri Barrison, Offering Manager, Talent Acquisition, IBM Talent Management Solutions

HRT-8715
Finding the Right Skills in Healthcare to Transform Your HR Strategy
Wednesday, March 21 | 9:30-10:10am
Mandalay Bay South,  Surf B

Christine Corning, Vertical Sales Manager, Healthcare, Cornerstone
Kathy Tinios, Talent Management Consultant, Dignity Health, Client
David Shaw, IBM Talent Management Solutions

HRT-7844
Optimizing the Employee Engagement Drives Business Results
Wednesday, March 21 | 10:30-11:10am
Mandalay Bay South,  Surf B

Michelle Franklin, Associate Partner, IBM Services
Debra Schmitt, Digital Change Practice Leader, IBM Services

HRT-3845
Anthem Uses an HR Chatbot to Reduce Costs and Improve Employee Experience
Wednesday, March 21 | 12:30-1:10pm
Mandalay Bay South,  Surf C

Tina Crosley, Manager Associate Resource Center, Human Resources, Anthem
Andy Jankowski, Executive Partner, Talent & Engagement IBM Services

HRT-8992
EY’s Artificial Intelligence Journey: Our Chatbot Succes 
Wednesday, 1:30-2:10pm
Mandalay Bay South, Surf B 

Abi Dudley, Global HR Systems Strategy Lead, EY
Steve Gill, Associate Director of HR Systems, EY

HRT-9062
The Change Within: Transforming Employee and Customer Experience through Design Thinking and Digital Change
Wednesday, March 21 | 3:30-4:10pm | Mandalay Bay South,  Surf B

Eugene Outley, Manager, Billing & Credit Operations and Systems, NV Energy
Erika Harkins, Management Consultant, Talent and Engagement, IBM Services

HRT-9063
The Secret Way Big Companies Hire Via Employee Referral
Thursday, March 22 |  9:30-10:10am | Mandalay Bay South, Surf B

Chirag Nangia, Founder and CEO, Reppify

Deep Dives

Explore the latest HR solutions and tools

9004A
Watson Talent Technical Deep Dive: How Competencies and Data Change the Talent Landscape
Monday, March 19 | 8:30-9:10am | Surf A

John Medicke, Distinguished Engineer, Smarter Workforce Big Data and Analytics
Stefan Liesche IBM Distinguished Engineer, IBM Watson Talent and Kenexa Architecture IBM Analytics, Smarter Workforce

9016A
Training Watson: How I/O Psychology, Data Science and Engineering Integrate for Responsible AI in HR
Monday, March 19 | 10:30-11:10am | Surf A

Stefan Liesche IBM Distinguished Engineer, IBM Watson Talent and Kenexa Architecture IBM Analytics, Smarter Workforce
Nigel Guenole, Predictive Analytics and Psychological Assessment, Smarter Workforce Institute 

9019A
Applying Data Science Technologies to Overcome Job Confusion: Watson Talent Competency Insights
Monday, March 19 | 3:30-04:10pm | Surf A

David George, IBM Smarter Workforce Information Architect
Stefan Schmitt, Lead Data Scientist, IBM Watson Talent

9073A
How to Succeed as Talent Data Explorer, Sending Postcards from a Successful Talent Data Lake
Monday, March 19 | 4:30-5:10pm | Surf A

David George, IBM Smarter Workforce Information Architect
Stefan Schmitt, Lead Data Scientist, IBM Watson Talent

Think Tanks

Interactive experience on specific topics

9436
Meet the Experts: MythBusters - HR is not ready for NPS
Monday, March 19 | 5:30-6:00pm | Business and AI Campus, Think Tank C2

Richard McColl, Vice President, GBS Global Workday Practice Leader, IBM
Joanna Daly, Vice President, Talent, IBM

8829A
Cutting-Edge Approaches to Understanding Bias and Creating More Inclusive Organizational Cultures
Tuesday, March 20 | 12:30-1:10pm | Business and AI Campus Think Tank C1
 

Sheri Feinzig, Director, Talent Management Consulting and Smarter Workforce Institute
Sadat Shami, Director Talent Development, Engagement & Social Analytics, IBM Human Resources

9041A
Hear from the Industry Experts: Breaking through the Hype of AI in HR to Learn What Drives Measurable Success
Tuesday, March 20 | 1:30 -2:10pm | Think Tank C1

Kevin Grossman, President, Global Programs at Talent Board
Chris Havrilla, Principal Havrilla LLC
John Sumser, Principal Analyst at HRExaminer
Rhonda Taylor, VP at HRMarketer 

8828A
How AI Powers the Digital Reinvention of HR
Tuesday, March 20 | 3:30-4:10pm | Business and AI Campus Think Tank C1

Eric Bokelberg, Global Center of Competency, Talent & Engagement, IBM Services

3481A
Recruiting in the Year 2023: Robots, AI, Blockchain and IoT Converge and Everyone Wins
Wednesday, March 21 | 8:30-9:10am | Business and AI Campus Think Tank C1

Jason Berkowitz, Business Development Executive, Talent & Engagement, IBM Services

8832A
Not Your Mama’s Lego Set: Building an AI Experience for Human Beings
Wednesday, March 21 | 9:30-10:10am | Business and AI Campus Think Tank C1

8832B
Not Your Mama’s Lego Set: Building an AI Experience for Human Beings
Thursday, March 22 | 8:30-9:10am | Business and AI Campus Think Tank C1

Geri Barrison, Offering Manager, IBM Talent Management Solutions

8831A
Sourcing with AI: Connecting with Candidates without Losing the Human Touch
Wednesday, March 21 | 10:30-11:10am | Business and AI Campus Think Tank C1

John Howrey, Design Principal, Watson Talent Management Solutions and IBM Watson and Cloud Platform, IBM
Ewing Gallapsy, IBM Watson and Cloud Platform

9383A
Identifying and Sourcing Talent for Cyber Security
Wednesday, March 21 | 11:30am - 12:10pm | Think Tank C1

Julian Meyrick, Vice President, Security, IBM Europe
Jim Alvilhiera, Watson Talent Sales Leader - Deloitte & Cybersecurity Assessments, IBM Watson and Cloud Platform

9447
Meet the Experts: MythBusters - Agile has no relevance to HR
Wednesday, March 21 | 3:40-4:00pm | Business and AI Campus, Think Tank C2

Richard McColl, Vice President, GBS Global Workday Practice Leader, IBM

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