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Introducing Spark Live 2020 by Beamery - the biggest online gathering of global talent leaders, sharing inspiration and practical ways to take hold of the immense opportunity that comes along with change and their vision for The Future of Work.

 

 

This year's speakers will cover hot topics including diversity, equity and inclusion, how to take ownership of change to drive results, new ways of finding, attracting and hiring talent, and much more. You’ll walk away both inspired and with practical ideas to make an impact within your own talent function.

AGENDA

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NOVEMBER 12TH
4:15pm / 11:15am / 8:15 am Taking Control of Change: How Beamery is Investing for the Future of Work
Abakar Saidov, Beamery
Sultan Saidov, Beamery

If there's been one constant in 2020 it's change. Overnight, organizations have been asked to transform strategies, processes, and technology as years of digital transformation are condensed into a few short months.

Change might force companies to adapt, but it also brings with it opportunities. It's a catalyst that can drive us forward. During this session, you'll hear Beamery founders Abakar Saidov and Sultan Saidov share how we're investing in helping our customers tackle everything that the future holds, and the path forward that we see at Beamery (look forward to a few surprise announcements along the way).
5:00pm / 12:00am / 9:00am Embracing Change to Power the Future of Talent
Stephen Lochhead, Senior Vice President, Global Talent Acquisition, Expedia

Change is the only constant these days. But this year has taught us that how you adapt to change makes the difference between surviving and thriving. Stephen Lochhead, VP of global talent acquisition at Expedia, is one leader who is making big bets when it comes to taking charge of change and redefining the role that talent strategy plays in the future of work.

During this session, Stephen will give us the inside scoop on several key talent initiatives that he's placing front and center to power the next stage in Expedia's evolution. He'll share his take on why there's never been a better time than now to think radically, specifically the opportunity for internal mobility programs to drive organic, operational change and improve diversity, equity and inclusion. You'll hear about Expedia's journey to date, what's worked and what hasn't, what the future holds, and how technology is supporting his change efforts.
5:45pm / 12:45pm / 9:45am Coming soon!

6:30pm / 1:30pm / 10:30am [Panel] Creating and Sustaining Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the Workplace
Arelis Correa, VP of Talent Acquisition, Brown-Forman
Christopher Montefusco, Team Talent Acquistion Lead, National Basketball Association
Samantha Ramsay, UK Head of Resourcing, Balfour Beatty

How do you weave diversity, equity and inclusion strategies and initiatives into the DNA of your organization? Unsure of where to start or how to evolve your current DE&I programs? We've got you covered in this down-to-earth session where you'll hear an honest and frank discussion with global talent leaders driving meaningful change.

Panelists will share ideas, challenges and successes from their own efforts to attract, hire and build diverse teams, how to weave inclusion and belonging into the DNA of your organization (hint - it comes from the C-suite down), how to use data to make more informed decisions and challenge business leaders, and how to build programs that create value from the front line to the board room. You'll hear about the hurdles they've encountered, how they addressed them, and how they have partnered with colleagues and executives to build DE&I impactful programs.
7:15pm / 2:15pm / 11:15am [Panel] Transformative Talent Technology: What are the Barriers to Impact?
Aaron Matos, CEO & Founder, Paradox
Athena Karp, CEO & Founder, HiredScore
Cher Murphy, CPO, Ph.Creative


Innovation cycles continue to run rampant across an extensively fragmented talent tech landscape. From the proliferation of AI-powered point solutions to a proliferation of digital marketing offerings, it's increasingly difficult to discern what capabilities to prioritize. This creates both risks and opportunities for organizations looking for vendor partners to bring their transformation roadmaps to life.

In this session, Beamery's Director of Strategy Kyle Lagunas will moderate a panel of solution providers at the bleeding edge of transformative talent tech to explore the most common barriers to impact. Key questions include who owns change management, what skills and competencies TA teams should be bulking up, and how to get the most out of your limited resources. While the panel will begin with curated Q&A, we'll open up for audience participation—so come ready with the hard questions.
8:15pm / 3:15pm / 12:15pm Turning Recruiting on its Head: How a CRM-First Strategy Supports Rapid Growth
Phil Haynes, Head of Global Talent Acquisition, Zoom

It's no secret that Zoom has experienced explosive growth over the past year. In order to keep up with such an incredible trajectory, Phil Haynes, head of global talent acquisition, is making bold moves when it comes to how they're able to quickly find, attract and hire incredible talent while providing a consumer-grade experience to both recruiters and candidates. His big idea: Embedding CRM at the core of talent operations.

During this session, Phil will discuss how he's taking a different approach to talent acquisition in order to meet the rigorous demands of scaling a growing business. He'll talk about his unique "CRM-first" approach to recruiting, how he's rolling it out, and why he believes adoption and integrations are the new cornerstones to success. You'll get inspired to look at recruiting differently and walk away with lots of fresh ideas on how to make positive change within your own recruiting function.
9:00pm / 4:00pm / 1:00pm [Panel] Leading from the Core: How Talent Operations Can Serve as the Foundation for Change
Cheri Hanson, Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition Operations, Sierra Nevada Corporation
Kellie Wall, Talent Acquisition Planning & Program Manager, American Family

Looking to undergo meaningful change across the talent function and prepare for the future? Look no further than the talent operations team. At its core, this team has tremendous influence and impact on enabling success across the entire talent function, making them the perfect candidate for driving change. But where do you start?

During this session, you'll hear from seasoned talent ops leaders who have unique perspectives on how to partner with talent acquisition leadership to raise the bar and enact change across the function. They'll share ideas on how to maximize the use of technologies and processes to get the best bang for the company's buck, how to affect meaningful change management, optimize technology investments, and better enable recruiters to maximize productivity. (Are Recruiter Scorecards a thing of the past?) Get ready to take notes - you'll leave this session with fresh ideas and new ways of how your talent ops function can drive change within your own organization.
9:45pm / 4:45pm / 1:45pm Less Talk & More Action: How to Operationalize Transformation in the Talent Function
Gerson Mendez, AVP, Talent Acquisition, Sun Life Financial
Mallory Rellinger, Director, Talent Acquisition, Sun Life Financial

While there's been no shortage of talent transformation talk in recent years, few organizations have taken meaningful action—and many are unsure of where to begin. The talent acquisition team at Sun Life Financial—one of the largest insurance companies in the world—is actually walking the walk. They have embarked on a journey to deliver candidate and manager experiences that are a cut above the rest by simplifying and streamlining processes that bog recruiters down. It's a tall order, especially given today's environment of constant change.

During this session, Gerson and Mallory will walk us through their approach to transformation, focusing on building a culture of analytics, efficiency and automation, upskilling across the function—and taking things one step at a time. They'll share ideas on how you can build a proactive sourcing organization and operationalize transformation by bringing recruiters along for the ride and finding the right partners to bring your goals to life.
NOVEMBER 13TH
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9:00-10:00 AM Name Of event
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17:00-18:00 PM Name Of event
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19:00-20:00 PM Name Of event
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NOVEMBER 14TH
8:00-9:00 AM Name Of event
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18:00-19:00 PM Name Of event
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19:00-20:00 PM Name Of event
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2019 HIGHLIGHTS

Supercharge your Employer Brand

Employee activation is becoming a vital part of a mature talent attraction strategy, and it requires a holistic approach throughout the candidate journey.

The Transformative Role of AI

The most impactful use of AI in recruiting comes from assisting and augmenting recruiters' activities, not replacing them.

How to Make a Tangible Impact on Diversity

Talent teams have been stuck in a rut when it comes to diversity hiring, but the most competitive of them are learning to set higher expectations for the rest of the business.

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