Design Thinking for Human Resources

Human Resources is in a state of mass-transformation. From re-structuring around employee needs to positioning the department as a revenue generating resource, even the name HR is being swapped for titles like People, Culture and Organizational Development.With all this change,HR is in need of a way to triage the right problems to focus on. 


With Human Centered Design principles in mind, Design Thinking for HR will help HR Professionals to gain a deeper understanding of their employee’s needs to create better solutions.


Join fellow HR Thought Leaders from companies like Microsoft, IBM, NBCUniversal and more August 19-21 in Chicago to learn how to effectively leverage Design Thinking to transform HR's people, processes, and technology.

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MEET YOUR DESIGN THINKERS

Karen Kocher

General Manager, 21st Century Skills & Employability
Microsoft

Lydia Wu

Senior Manager, Talent Analytics
Panasonic

Becki Cedrone

Director of Alumni & Community Marketing
The Coca-Cola Company

John Lawrence

Senior Leader, Data Governance - HR Reporting & Analytics CoE
GE

Fernando Sanchez-Arias

Director, Learning Organization
The Home Depot

Lisa Morris

Human-Centered Employee Experience Design & Service Design | Organizational Anthropology & Innovation
XPLOR

Christopher Koch

Director of Talent Development
NBCUniversal

Daniel Zumbrunnen

Senior Director, Talent Development
NBCUniversal Media

Cornelia Kunert

Employee Experience & Engagement Expert
Pro Insurance Solutions

Rohith Rai

Leader of Performance Management & Quality Analytics
UTHCM

Brian Walsh

Human Capital Transformation Manager, VP
Fifth Third Bank

Margaret Maupin

Senior Leader - Talent Acquisition and Engagement
Allstate

Jennifer Price

Director, Innovation Development
Vizient, Inc.

TJ Cochran

Director Organizational Development
Avis Budget Group

Vesna Kovac

Senior Human Resource Director
Celtra

Melissa Hui

Design for People & Culture
Context Leap

Nenuca Syquia

People Planning, Design & Analytics
Cisco

Allison O'Brien

Head of People: Human Resources and Recruitment
Kin Insurance

Monica J. Johnson

Business Initiatives Consultant
Wells Fargo

Grace P. Nakar

Vice President, Enterprise Diversity & Inclusion Learning; Human-Centered Design Learning
Wells Fargo

Andres Traslavina

Director Global Recruiting
Whole Foods Market

Karishma Patel Buford

Chief People Officer
OppLoans

Anna Hawk

Former Director M&A and Business Integration
Starbucks

Krystal Webber

Global Design & Strategy Leader
IBM Blockchain Services

Jacalyn Vander Ploeg

Sr. Advisor, Enterprise Culture and Change Management
CVS Health

Angela Nelson RPh

Enterprise Culture and Change Management
CVS Health

Michael Arena

VP Talent & Development
Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Matt Dudley

Senior Program Director
LUMA Institute

Amy Hedrick

Executive Director of North America
LUMA Institute

101 University Class for Beginners

90 Minute Sprints on Culture, Journey Mapping, Agile & Leadership

Thought Leaders & Ground Breakers in DT for HR

No Hotel Conference Room.

No Death by PPT

Actionable Themes

Embed a Design Thinking Mindset into the Organization

Engage Employees more Effectively

Upgrade and Re-Focus Performance Management

Successfully and Efficiently Transform HR Processes

Create Greater Learning and Development Outcomes

Conference Schedule

August 19 - 21, 2019

August
19

WORKSHOP DAY

Dive right in to some interactive learning with your peers and the executives who do business best. Choose up to three topical workshops.

August
20

MAIN CONFERENCE DAY ONE

Immerse yourself in the next generation of customer experience with keynote sessions, panel discussions, Interactive Discussion Groups and comprehensive expo hall. 

August
21

MAIN CONFERENCE DAY TWO

Learn from the best during our hands-on site tour day. An unparalleled opportunity to get an inside look at Electronic Arts, Visa and LegalZoom. 

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