December 7 - 9, 2021

Day Three

11:30 am - 12:00 pm EST Leadership Disrupted: A Systemic Approach to Reskilling Leaders to Thrive in Industry 4.0

William Huffaker - Sr. VP of Integrated Talent, Cerner

Several factors are converging and coalescing to disrupt the way we lead in organizations. Accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, megatrends are forcing a rapid evolution of the very construct of work and the workplace. A new framework is needed to boldly lead in the Industry 4.0+ era. In this talk, we will deconstruct leadership as it is today and review the skills required in this new leadership paradigm. We’ll discuss how Cerner Corporation, a company that sits at the intersection of healthcare and technology, is rolling out a new leadership framework and using it to assess and develop high-potential leaders as it pivots to cloud-based architecture and a software-as-a-service business model. We’ll also review how the company is realigning its approach to human capital management to support this leadership transformation.  

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the megatrends that are disrupting the way we lead organizations
  • Review a holistic model of leadership required for Industry 4.0+
  • Discover how to use assessments to evaluate leadership potential and re-skilling needs
  • Learn how the underlying “talent operating system” in the organization must also adapt
  • Review an approach to managing the change journey

William Huffaker

Sr. VP of Integrated Talent

Flexible work schedules, work from home, diversity & inclusion, wellness & wellbeing, returnships, identifying and refining internal & external workforce strategies aligned to our “new normal”. 

There are a lot of challenges that lay ahead for HR teams in the coming years when it comes to talent.

Join us for a panel discussion with HR leaders around how we reshape the workforce and how work fits into the lives of our people in the future. Whether it’s hybrid workforces, or managing an ever more delicate work-life balance, HR will be at the center of what defines work for the masses in the 2020s.


Celinda Farias Appleby

Director of Global Talent Attraction


Patty Dingle

Head of Diversity and Inclusion
Americas at BNY Mellon


Jonathan Cary

University and Diversity Recruiting Leader


Liz Brown

Senior People and Communities Director