Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

1 6:00pm - Opening Reception

>>> The Arrive Austin Hotel
2 7:00 - Dinner
3 7:30 - Dinner Keynote | PDXYZ Showcase
4 9:00 - Adjourn
1 6:00pm - Opening Reception

>>> The Arrive Austin Hotel

Opening Reception beginning at 6:00 PM CST

Arrive Hotel - 1813 C E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702 (Lefty’s Brick Bar | Connected to The Arrive)

 

2 7:00 - Dinner

3 7:30 - Dinner Keynote | PDXYZ Showcase

4 9:00 - Adjourn

Wednesday, May 18th, 2022

1 8:00 - Breakfast & Registration
2 9:00 - Opening Keynote

>>> Len Komoroski, CEO, Cleveland Cavaliers

>>> Dr. Karen Allen, Chief Impact Officer, San Antonio Spurs
3 9:45 - 10:15

Networking Break in the Experience Center
4 10:15 - 11:00 - Fair Market Main Stage Breakout

>>> Hollie Castro, CHRO & SVP of ESG, Yeti
5 11:00 - 11:30

Networking Break in the Experience Center
6 11:30 - 12:15 - Fair Market Main Stage Breakout

>>> Zaina Orbai, Chief People Officer, TheRealReal
7 12:15 - 1:00 - Lunch & Networking
8 1:00 - 2:00 - Lunch Keynote

>>> Dr. Jarik Conrad, VP Human Insights, UKG
9 2:00 - 2:30

Networking Break in the Experience Center
10 2:30 - 3:15 - Fair Market Outdoor Stage Breakout

>>> Kim Rutledge, EVP, People, Q2

>>> Carlos Carvajal, CMO, Q2
11 3:15 - 3:45

Networking Break in the Experience Center
12 3:45 - 4:30 - Closing Keynote

>>> Kalen Thornton, CMO, Gatorade

>>>Rory Rockmore, VP Global Creative, NYX Professional Make-up

>>>Ronalee Zarate-bayani, Former CMO, Los Angeles Rams
13 4:30 - VIP Reception
1 8:00 - Breakfast & Registration

Breakfast & Registration beginning at 8:00

Fair Market

1100 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78702

2 9:00 - Opening Keynote

>>> Len Komoroski, CEO, Cleveland Cavaliers

>>> Dr. Karen Allen, Chief Impact Officer, San Antonio Spurs

9:00 - 9:45am - "It’s More Than a Game: It’s Our Responsibility to Affect Change"

Len Komoroski, CEO, Cleveland Cavaliers & Dr. Karen Allen, Chief Impact Officer, San Antonio Spurs

"It’s More Than a Game: It’s Our Responsibility to Affect Change”

The  global pandemic, the national awakening to racial and social injustices and the desire for all people to feel a sense of belonging, has put business leaders in an opportune position to truly make a change. Current events, the changing media landscape, and the evolving nature of clients are forcing us to move beyond the idea that we’re simply experiencing just a moment in time around these issues. Rather, we’re in a movement of knowing, feeling, educating and embracing the ability to make a change.

In this interactive discussion Len Komoroski, CEO, Cleveland Cavaliers and Dr. Kara Allen, Chief Impact Officer, San Antonio Spurs will dive deeper into these issues that all business leaders are experiencing.

Agenda Topics include:

  • Engaging with all walks of life
  • Workplace “Equity” not just “Equality”
  • Engaging with the Workforce
  • Engaging with your clients
  • Effecting long-term change
  • Your community and societal impact
  • Connecting with multiple generations, ethnicities,

 

3 9:45 - 10:15

Networking Break in the Experience Center

4 10:15 - 11:00 - Fair Market Main Stage Breakout

>>> Hollie Castro, CHRO & SVP of ESG, Yeti

10:15 - 11:00am - "The Importance of Agility in the Ever-Changing Corporate Environment” 

Hollie Castro, CHRO & SVP of ESG, YETI

YETI’s CHRO and SVP, ESG, HOLLIE CASTRO, will discuss throwing out the HR playbook during the global pandemic, the expanded role of the HR professional during this turbulent time, and ensuring connectivity and support when the world was in isolation. She will also provide her insight into how those learnings influenced not only her leadership philosophy, but how they should shift the mindset of HR professionals in a post-COVID corporate world.

 

Hollie Castro is a global business executive who believes that when people are motivated and inspired, they do their best work. Currently, she is CHRO & SVP of ESG at YETI, and has the privilege of leading all things talent and culture. One of the best things about being a YETI zen is the way employees live the company values. Authentic. Innovative. Humble. Connected. Prioritizing to Make the Biggest Impact. Constantly Striving to Improve. Hollie loves working with companies that put employees at the center of their strategy in creating an environment built on integrity, fun, and collaboration. 

Before coming to YETI, Hollie was President of Castro Consulting Group where she provided coaching and advisement to executives and teams from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups on executive onboarding, organizational changes and job transitions.

Hollie also served as the SVP of Administration at BMC Software (5th largest pure play software company in the world), where she was responsible for Global HR, Real Estate and Facilities, Government and Community Affairs and Employee and Executive Communication. In this role, she successfully defined and executed a global human capital strategy, led a simplification of executive compensation with the Board of Directors’ Compensation Committee, and developed and led a talent and succession planning process through the company and to the Board. She was the leader of 13 acquisitions and three divestitures. Hollie was a key member of the leadership team charged with taking the company from public to private and executing a successful sale.

5 11:00 - 11:30

Networking Break in the Experience Center

6 11:30 - 12:15 - Fair Market Main Stage Breakout

>>> Zaina Orbai, Chief People Officer, TheRealReal

11:30 - 12:15 - "The paradigm shift in the relationship between employee & employer (what's changed? how to build to meet those changes?)"

Zaina Orbai, Chief People Officer, TheRealReal

One thing was and remains clear – no employer nor worker was prepared for what over- took the world in 2020, and its impact on organizations and individuals has varied widely. HR practitioners have worked hard to facilitate the change in leadership and worker mindset, values, and behavior while undergoing technological and transformational acceleration in the workplace. It was a significant change for millions of people to work from home for the first time. The pandemic shifted traditional paradigms dramatically to a relationship between employer and worker in months that was simultaneously real and virtual.

Yet, the issue for those standing in the multidisciplinary gap between traditional and digital human resources is not the technologies themselves that have been embraced positively in large part. The changing attitudes of organizational leaders and workers about the meaning of work – and how and where work gets done – have also changed. The blurring of the distinction between life and work in the home supplants the work-life balance struggle with the opportunities and challenges of life-work integration. There has rarely been an opportunity like this for HR to make a distinctive and positive difference in human capital. These shifts create significant opportunities – a “call to action” – for HR professionals to guide and lead their organizations through the inevitable changes that organizations and workers face today and into the future.

 

7 12:15 - 1:00 - Lunch & Networking

8 1:00 - 2:00 - Lunch Keynote

>>> Dr. Jarik Conrad, VP Human Insights, UKG

1:00 - 2:00 - "Human Like Me – Why We Fight, How To Stop, And The Role Business Must Play"

Dr. Jarik Conrad, VP Human Insights, UKG

Human Like Me – Why We Fight, How To Stop, And The Role Business Must Play

The world is at an inflection point. Human rights abuses, the rise of nationalism, the emergence of hate, chronic disparities based on race, age, sex, religion, and sexual orientation are occurring across the globe. These trends indicate that despite our sophisticated thinking in some areas, such as technology and medicine, we have fallen short when it comes to valuing other humans. The evolutionary instincts that paved the way for the survival of our species, such as tribalism, pose significant challenges for navigating modern life.  

The way we live and the way we work is unsustainable. Corporate social responsibility must take on a new meaning if we have any hope to move society to be fairer, more just, and more human. In this session, we will discuss how human resources professionals will be the drivers of this transformation, at the heart of which will be understanding and appreciating diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEI&B).

9 2:00 - 2:30

Networking Break in the Experience Center

10 2:30 - 3:15 - Fair Market Outdoor Stage Breakout

>>> Kim Rutledge, EVP, People, Q2

>>> Carlos Carvajal, CMO, Q2

2:30 - 3:15 - "What Future Employees Really Want: How are we Attracting and Retaining Talent?"

Kim Rutledge, EVP, People, Q2 & Carlos Carvajal, CMO, Q2

We take our work seriously, but have fun doing it.

Q2’s culture is built around collaboration—and nothing builds trusting, collaborative relationships like a fun atmosphere and a shared sense of purpose.

  • Celebrating Success
  • Workplace Fun
  • Holidays Across the Globe
  • Team Building

 

 

11 3:15 - 3:45

Networking Break in the Experience Center

12 3:45 - 4:30 - Closing Keynote

>>> Kalen Thornton, CMO, Gatorade

>>>Rory Rockmore, VP Global Creative, NYX Professional Make-up

>>>Ronalee Zarate-bayani, Former CMO, Los Angeles Rams

3:45 - 4:30 - Closing Keynote |

Closing Keynote | "Creating a Brand of Inclusivity | 360 Degree Relationship with All Walks of Life"

Kalen Thornton, CMO, Gatorade | Rory Rockmore, VP Global Creative, NYX Professional Make-up | Ronalee Zarate-bayani, Former CMO, Los Angeles Rams

In this interactive discussion, Kalen Thornton, CMO, Gatorade, Rory Rockmore, VP Global Creative, NYX Professional Make-up and Ronalee Zarate-bayani, Former CMO, Los Angeles Rams, will discuss the challenge around creating a brand that not only connects with multiple generations, but also the different cultures and ethnicities In the world today.

This session will focus on:

  • Strategies for connecting multiple generations
  • Taking a stand in today’s divisive world we are living in
  • Creating a culture that goes hand in hand with your company’s mission
  • Embracing equity both internally and externally
  • Navigating the political world of business we live in today

13 4:30 - VIP Reception

Thursday, May 19th, 2022

1 9:00 Breakfast & Registration | University of Texas

>>>Thompson Conference Center

>>> 2405 Robert Dedman Drive Austin, TX 78712
2 9:30 - 10:15 - Keynote

>>>Latonia Knox, Global Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Flex

>>>Vijay Pendakur, Chief Diversity, & Equity, and Inclusion Officer, Zynga
3 10:30 - 11:15 - Keynote |

>>> Claire Coder, CEO & Founder, Aunt Flow
4 11:30 - 12:15 - Closing Keynote
5 12:15 - Closing Comments
6 12:30 | Closing reception
1 9:00 Breakfast & Registration | University of Texas

>>>Thompson Conference Center

>>> 2405 Robert Dedman Drive Austin, TX 78712

2 9:30 - 10:15 - Keynote

>>>Latonia Knox, Global Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Flex

>>>Vijay Pendakur, Chief Diversity, & Equity, and Inclusion Officer, Zynga

9:30 - 10:15 - Keynote |"Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion: The Backbone to The Future Workforce"

Latonia Knox, Global Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Flex & & Vijay Pendakur, Chief Diversity, & Equity, and Inclusion Officer, Zynga

In order to cultivate equity, diversity and inclusion, justice needs to be incorporated. In this interactive discussion we will discuss, analyze and challenge the status quo within education and the corporate world. Many organizations believe that there is a lack of diverse candidates in the market, and need tools and education to overcome this issue.

Session Topics will Include:

  • Educating your team
  • Creating welcoming & inclusive interview processes
  • Understanding that Equality does not necessarily mean Equity
  • DEI includes (but are not limited to) culture, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, socioeconomic status, national origin, language, sexual orientation and disability.

Bill Ingham, Chief Officer, Organisation & HR, Visa Europe

3 10:30 - 11:15 - Keynote |

>>> Claire Coder, CEO & Founder, Aunt Flow

10:30 - 11:15 - Keynote | "6 Year (Overnight) Success: From college dropout to founder of Aunt Flow. The story of raising $11.2m for a market that "didn't matter" and how Aunt Flow went from an idea to a business stocking 23k bathrooms ranging from Apple to Princeton University."

Claire Coder, CEO & Founder, Aunt Flow

Claire Coder is a change maker, company creator, and people motivator!

 

4 11:30 - 12:15 - Closing Keynote

 

5 12:15 - Closing Comments

 

 

6 12:30 | Closing reception