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Best Workplace Immersion Experience

Immerse Yourself in the Art of Possible: The Future of Workforce and Organizational Transformation

Tuesday - March 3, 2020

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Reinventing talent and culture is one of the greatest opportunities – and challenges – of the digital era. As leaders at some of the world’s most prominent organizations, you are being called to dramatically evolve workforces, while simultaneously embracing new approaches. Join Great Place to Work and Accenture on Tuesday, March 3rd from 9:00am - 1:00pm for an exclusive program on workplace innovation and transformation. 

Creating a more innovative workforce to unlock growth potential

Accenture is a leader in human resources and workforce transformation. Today, the company is at a nexus of helping businesses implement innovative technologies to drive cultural change, stimulate growth and revolutionize recruitment and retention with a truly human approach. This immersive program and networking lunch will take place at Accenture's flagship Innovation Hub in San Francisco.               

"Companies need to be continuous innovators to grow and succeed in today's highly competitive environment. We built our San Francisco innovation hub to co-innovate with our clients, rapidly moving from idea to prototype to solution, to get to market faster and help them be the disrupters, not the disrupted."
Ashley Miller, Managing Director & Innovation Lead, San Francisco
Through the immersive experience, you will:
  • get hands-on with emerging technologies, startups and tools that are enabling human resources leaders to drive transformative changes and more;

  • connect with experts and learn more about current and future workplace trends and consider how you can attract, engage and retain the next generation of talent;

  • engage with senior leaders from Accenture and learn about new proprietary research on workforce trends, hear the latest insights from our annual gender equality report and see first-hand the technology trends that are caracterizing the post digital future; and

  • network with your peers and develop new relationships at a networking lunch while enjoying panoramic San Francisco views. 

Program Agenda

8:30 – 9:00am Shuttles depart Marriott Marquis for Accenture Innovation Hub
9:00 – 9:30am Registration and breakfast
9:30 – 9:35am Wecome by Great Place to Work
9:35 – 9:40am Opening remarks
9:40 – 10:35am Panel discussion – Unlocking Potential: Driving Organizational Transformation

This panel discussion will explore how change is now continuous, making organizational transformation constant and competitive agility a necessity. Accenture research shows that change can unfold in more than 26 trillion ways, and that the human side of change is the hardest. But by unlocking the potential of people, organizations can open up boundless opportunity for transformation and growth. Hear from a panel of senior leaders who will share stories of their organizations’ transformation experiences. Discussion topics include using data to drive transformation; redefining culture and leadership to meet the needs of workers expectations; addressing the skills gaps; and the unique role that Human Resources leaders are playing in the transformation space.

Moderator: Eva Sage-Gavin, Senior Managing Director, Talent & Organization, Accenture

Panel participants: Fran Katsoudas, Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer, Cisco  | Pat Wadors, Chief Talent Officer, ServiceNow | David D. Jones, Chief Human Resources Officer, Stanford Healthcare 

10:35 - 10:40am Spotlight: Innovation and Equality
10:40 - 10:45am SF Hub showcase introduction 
10:45 – 11:00am Break and assembly for sessions
11:00 – 11:50am Attend 2 sessions – Learning objectives:

1. Skilling Differently: Develop and retain diverse talent through new types of learning such as data-driven career planning, continuous micro learning, forecasting new skills, and more! Learn how you can improve the efficiency and experience of your workforce from top startups already serving leading organizations: 

  1. Talent Acquisition & Competency Matching: Eightfold 
  2. Intelligent Employee Experience: Akumina
  3. Digital Coaching Reimagined: Cognician
  4. Micro Tasking & Micro Skilling: Parsable 

2. Responsive Spaces: Explore what it will mean when smart materials embedded in the environment sense activity and monitor conditions, enabling it to adapt to your employees’ needs and allowing them to interface with and control their environment in new ways.

3. Human Plus: Learn new ways of working help attract new and different types of people into the workplace. Explore areas such as Human and Machine teaming, extended reality for real time learning, and flexible working environments that leverage emerging technology applications to enhance the workplace environment and experience.

4. Driving Innovation: Learn from Deborah Perry Piscione – an author and Silicon Valley veteran – how her People Equation nurtures innovation through the creation of a culture where risk-taking is rewarded, mavericks are encouraged, collaboration between competent people is common, and the response to proposed experiments and initiatives is to ask how rather than to question why.

12:00 – 1:00pm Networking lunch
1:00 – 1:30pm Shuttles depart Accenture Innovation Hub for Marriott Marquis