outthink employee performance.

Create, Inspire, Drive

Today, HR leaders are facing marketplace disruption caused by a younger, more demanding workforce, technology changes affecting skill and productivity, and massive data overload. Information continues to expand exponentially and the ability to make sense of it and uncover it becomes more crucial in business decisions.

As a result, organizations are realizing the need to rethink HR strategies and systems that were designed for a different era. HR responsibilities are progressing beyond the traditional function areas such as benefits, compensation, talent acquisition, leadership & development, and employee relations towards more aggressive imperatives for success.

It’s about how we capture the incredible wealth of data and insight to create a winning culture, to inspire our workforce, and to drive business strategy. To outthink your competition, you need to create an environment that builds talent—with people who can learn, adapt, lead, and innovate in a workplace that is interactive and transparent. A focus on cognitive analytics and employee engagement becomes the transformative engine to shape the future of your organization's workforce.

By attending outthink as a Human Resources Leader, you will learn how IBM is transforming its own HR with cognitive analytics and how:

  • Organizations are leveraging social, mobile and analytic tools to create consumer-like experiences for their employees
  • To apply science and analytics to the art of talent management
  • You can create culture, inspire your workforce and drive business strategy with cognitive computing

Agenda:

08:30 – 09:30am

Registration, Breakfast, Networking

09:30 – 10:30am

  • Main Tent - Keynote: Where digital intelligence meets digital business

    What is cognitive business? Why is it important to your organization? What’s possible today? This session will introduce cognitive business and showcase some of the ways that early adopters are applying cognitive technologies to grow their business.

    During this keynote, we’ll explore the “dark data” of our companies, our customers and even our employees. Together we'll look at ways we can “outthink”; how we can learn, reason and make decisions in more creative and insightful ways. And we’ll share stories and visions of how each of us can experience and leverage cognitive computing to help us address our business needs and enhance our curiosity...both corporately and individually.

  • Speaker: Louis Richardson, IBM Storyteller & Enthusiast

    Louis serves as an IBM Storyteller & Enthusiast covering Social Smarter Work topics. In his worldwide role, he has the opportunity to meet with executives and business leaders who are interested in growing their business by changing the culture in their organizations to be more open, engaged, creative and transparent. While these topics can be complex, as a passionate practitioner Louis uses his conversational and storytelling approach to communicate "why" this is critical for today's businesses. He is a frequently requested speaker and enjoys sharing his experiences and observations in conferences, workshops and through social media.

  • Speaker: Jason Kelley, Vice President & Partner, Solutions & Design

    Jason Kelley provides global leadership for the solutions, design, and innovation business in IBM’s Global Business Services. He is responsible for working with enterprise clients to ensure IBM brings high valued business innovation that differentiate them from their competitors. His teams bring endless energy, creativity, and client focused outcomes for IBM clients around the world. Shaping, developing, and delivering unique business capability with the marriage of analytics, automation/robotics, Watson, and cloud technologies Mr. Kelley brings together the best of one IBM team.

10:30 – 10:45am

Break

10:45 – 11:15am

  • HR Track: Winning in the Future Workplace

    The Consumerization of Human Resources is happening. Is your organization ready? Join Jeanne Meister, Partner at Future Workplace, as she discusses research from her upcoming book on what leading organizations are doing to create consumer-type experiences for their employees. Learn how these organizations are leveraging social, mobile and analytic tools to attract, develop and engage employees.

    The keynote will focus on:

    • Results from Future Workplace Forecast—a study of 2,147 global companies examining what separates the forward thinking HR leaders from the others
    • New skills HR leaders need to develop inside their teams to prepare for and navigate the future workplace
    • Specific things that HR leaders can start doing today to win in the future workplace

  • Speaker: Jeanne Meister, HR Thought Leader, Founding Partner Future Workplace, Author

    Jeanne is Partner at Future Workplace, a firm dedicated to re-thinking, re-imagining and re-inventing the workplace. A contributor to Forbes Magazine, she sits on the Board of Advisors for Kronos Workforce Institute and was named a top 50 Influencer in Corporate HR and Recruiting by Glassdoor. Jeanne is the author of the bestselling book “The 2020 Workplace: How Innovative Companies Attract, Develop & Keep Tomorrow’s Employees Today.”

11:15 – 11:45am

HR Track: Putting it into practice: Explore how forward-thinking IBM customers are applying science and analytics to transform to a modern fact-based Human Resource organization. This is a very interactive session where you can ask questions, get insights and learn how you can take advantage of cognitive analytic solutions.

  • Speaker: Jeanne Meister, HR Thought Leader, Founding Partner Future Workplace, Author

    Jeanne is Partner at Future Workplace, a firm dedicated to re-thinking, re-imagining and re-inventing the workplace. A contributor to Forbes Magazine, she sits on the Board of Advisors for Kronos Workforce Institute and was named a top 50 Influencer in Corporate HR and Recruiting by Glassdoor. Jeanne is the author of the bestselling book “The 2020 Workplace: How Innovative Companies Attract, Develop & Keep Tomorrow’s Employees Today.”

  • Speaker: N. Sadat Shami, Manager, Center for Engagement & Social Analytics, IBM

    N. Sadat Shami leads the Center for Engagement and Social Analytics at IBM Corporate Headquarters in Armonk, NY. He has responsibility for IBM's employee engagement and employee social analytics strategy. His team of researchers and practitioners focus on delivering business insights by pushing the boundaries of the inferences that can be drawn by combining large scale social media data with enterprise data. Most recently, he has led several advanced analytics projects in the employee engagement and social space, showing linkage with various outcomes of interest to IBM. Prior to his current role, Sadat worked at the IBM TJ Watson Research Center in Cambridge, MA. Sadat has a PhD in Information Science from Cornell University, has published over 20 articles in highly selective peer reviewed conferences and journals, and has lived in five countries.

  • Speaker: Susan Steele, Executive Partner, Global Talent & Engagement Center of Competency, IBM

    Susan is a former Global Chief Human Resources Officer who advises C-Suite leaders on workforce strategies that increase revenues, enhance profitability, improve process efficiencies and create sustainable organizational change. Her background includes Chief HR Officer, Chief Learning Officer and Chief Talent Acquisition Officer roles at WPP, Deloitte and Linklaters.

    Susan’s early career was in P&L leadership roles at investment banks JPMorgan Chase and HSBC and with the NASDAQ/PHLX derivatives exchange.

    Susan is a frequent commentator on the evolving nature of the Chief HR Officer role: she has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal and Forbes and her comments on the Chief HR Officer’s role in strategy execution were featured in a white paper produced jointly by The Economist and the Project Management Institute. Susan’s views on the role of HR leaders in shaping the client experience appeared in the 2015 business book Building Strong Client Relationships. Susan’s comments on the global workplace can be found on Twitter @TalentTalking.

    Born in the US, Susan has spent more than half of her life living abroad; she has worked in Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia Pacific and the Americas and speaks fluent French. She holds both US and UK passports.

    In her spare time, Susan leads an alliance between the Bowery Mission and Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church aimed at addressing the needs of the street homeless in New York. She enjoys contemporary art and is a long-time investor in Flowers Gallery, a UK art gallery with exhibition space in London and New York.

11:45am – 12:15pm

Demo

12:15 – 12:30pm

Break

12:30 – 1:00pm

Main Tent: Take-Aways & Next Steps


April 11, 2016 New York City, NY
June 23, 2016 Toronto, ON
September 28, 2016 Los Angeles, CA

More cities to be announced shortly

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For questions or more information, please contact: outthink@us.ibm.com

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