Last Year's Featured Speakers

Our 2021 and 2022 speaker lineups are not yet available, but to get a sense for the topics and speakers that are common at i4cp's Next Practices Now Conference, please see below.
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Tom Rath

About Tom Rath

Tom Rath is an author and researcher who has spent the past two decades studying how work can improve human health and well-being. His 10 books have sold more than 10 million copies.

Tom Rath, Bestselling Author

Diane Gherson

About Diane Gherson

As former CHRO at IBM, Diane shaped a culture of continuous learning, innovation and agility. She has also digitally transformed the HR function, incorporating AI and automation across all offerings.

Diane Gherson, IBM

Marshall Goldsmith

About Marshall Goldsmith

Marshall is ranked the world’s #1 executive coach and is the only person to be honored twice by Thinkers50 as the top-ranked Leadership Thinker in the World.

Marshall Goldsmith

Skip Spriggs

About Skip Spriggs

Skip is the former CEO of the Executive Leadership Council, the preeminent membership organization for the development of global black leaders, and former CHRO of TIAA.

Skip Spriggs

Kristen Ludgate

About Kristen Ludgate

As SVP of HR at 3M, Kristen leads 3M's global HR teams, supporting 96,000+ employees in more than 80 countries.

Kristen Ludgate, 3M

Pat Wadors

About Pat Wadors

Pat Wadors serves as Chief Talent Officer (head of HR) for ServiceNow, the digital workflow company making work, work better for people.

Pat Wadors, ServiceNow

Jacqui Canney

About Jacqui Canney

Jacqui Canney is the Global Chief People Officer for WPP, a creative transformation company that builds better futures for its clients.

Jacqui Canney, WPP

Elliott Masie

About Elliott Masie

Elliott is a provocative, engaging and entertaining researcher, educator, analyst and speaker - focused on the changing world of the workplace, learning and technology.

Elliott Masie

Wilson Jones

About Wilson Jones

Wilson R. Jones is the president and CEO of Oshkosh Corporation, a F500 specialty truck and equipment manufacturer that has realized great success by adopting a people-first culture.

Wilson Jones, Oshkosh

Namrata Yadav

Namrata Yadav

Namrata is head of the inclusion strategy and diversity & inclusion programs at Bank of America. She was recently listed on Crain’s Chicago Business 40 under 40 list in 2018.

Namrata Yadav, Bank of America

Dean Carter

About Dean Carter

Mr. Dean has been Vice President of HR & Shared Services at Patagonia, Inc. since May 2015. Mr. Carter provides strategic leadership and direction of Patagonia’s global human resources, finance and legal teams.

Dean Carter, Patagonia

Joe Whittinghill

About Joe Whittinghill

As Microsoft's CVP, Talent, Learning, and Insights, Joe leads the team responsible for activating culture and learning, building world-class leaders, and enabling the workforce of the future.

Joe Whittinghill, Microsoft

Pamay Bassey

About Pamay Bassey

Pamay Bassey is CLO for the Kraft Heinz Company, where she creates a culture of continuous learning and drives the company’s global learning and development strategy and initiatives.

Pamay Bassey, Kraft-Heinz

Jenny Lay-Flurrie

About Jenny Lay-Flurrie

Microsoft's Chief Accessibility Officer combines her passion for seeing people reach their full potential with her drive to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities—people like her. 

Jenny Lay-Flurrie, Microsoft

Ryan Smith

About Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith is vice president of the global business human resources group at Intel Corporation. He leads Intel’s human resources for all business units, regions and functions around the globe.

Ryan Smith, Intel

Rob Cross

About Rob Cross

For over a decade, Rob Cross's research, teaching and consulting has focused on applying social network analysis ideas to critical business issues for actionable insights and bottom-line results.

Rob Cross, Connected Commons

Margo Downs

About Margo Downs

Margo has led the development of innovative people strategies at three iconic brands - Stitch Fix, Lululemon and Starbucks.

Margo Downs

Ellyn Shook

About Ellyn Shook

Ellyn is Accenture’s chief leadership & human resources officer, responsible for helping the 505,000 people of Accenture succeed both professionally and personally.

Ellyn Shook, Accenture

Humera Shahid

About Humera Shahid

Humera is the vice president of talent development at Intuit. She has broad-based experience in building talent strategies and organizational effectiveness.

Humera Shahid, Intuit

Kim Denning

About Kim Denning

Kim is the vice president of total rewards at Facebook. She has previously worked in senior compensation and benefits roles at Intuit, Microsoft, and Mastercard.

Kim Denning, Facebook

Christy Pambianchi

About Christy Pambianchi

Christy is the EVP and Chief HR Officer at Verizon, responsible for over 135,000 employees worldwide.

Christy Pambianchi, Verizon

Ivor Solomon

About Ivor Solomon

Ivor is the head of total rewards at Genentech and chair of i4cp's Total Rewards Leader Board, an invitation-only group of progressive rewards executives.

Ivor Solomon, Genentech

Lisa Buckingham

About Lisa Buckingham

Lisa is the EVP of People, Place & Brand at Lincoln Financial Group, where she oversees all facets of HR, advertising, diversity and inclusion, and more.

Lisa Buckingham, Lincoln Financial

Linda Cai

About Linda Cai

Linda is the global head of learning, leadership & talent development at Aon, where she is responsible for global learning strategy and Aon University.

Linda Cai, Aon

Mariana Garavaglia

About Katie Juran

Mariana is Chief People & Business Operations Officer at Peloton Interactive. She is responsible for scaling Peloton through Systems and People.

Mariana Garavaglia, Peloton Interactive

Dave Kim

About Dave Kim

Dave oversees inclusion and diversity at Gilead Sciences. He was previously head of global diversity and inclusion at Electronic Arts.

Dave Kim, Gilead Sciences

Pete Manias

About Pete Manias

Pete is the senior director of global compensation for Microsoft. Pete has been an employee at Microsoft for over 20 years.

Pete Manias, Microsoft

Jacqui Robertson

About Jacqui Robertson

Jacqui is an award-winning leader and culture change who serves as the global head of talent, diversity & inclusion for William Blair and chair of i4cp's CDO Board.

Jacqui Robertson, William Blair

Tim Price

About Tim Price

Tim is the total rewards lead, Americas, for Genentech/Roche. Previously, he served as Executive Director, Compensation & HR Administration at Columbia University.

Tim Price, Genentech/Roche

Jackie Hunter

About Jackie Hunter

Jackie is the senior director of diversity/inclusion and talent pipeline at Banner Health.

Jackie Hunter, Banner Health

Wagner Denuzzo

About Wagner Denuzzo

As Head of Capabalities for Future of Work, Wagner is responsible for Organizational Design and Capabilities, workforce analytics, AI inference of skills, upskilling/reskilling, and future of careers.

Wagner Denuzzo, Prudential Financial

Katie Juran

About Katie Juran

Katie leads Adobe’s diversity and inclusion efforts globally, spearheading Adobe's strategy across its four strategic pillars of pipeline, candidates, employees and industry engagement.

Katie Juran, Adobe

David Quilleon

About David Quilleon

As SVP of Global Mission, State Development and Operations at Best Buddies, David's career has been devoted to impacting the lives of people with IDD.

David Quilleon, Best Buddies

Recent Speakers

We're proud to have connected attendees with some of the most forward-looking and innovative thinkers and executives.
Dr. Brené Brown

About Brené Brown

Brown is the author of four #1 New York Times bestsellers: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, and Braving the Wilderness.

Dr. Brené Brown

Dan Pink

About Dan Pink

Pink is the acclaimed author of #1 New York Times bestsellers Drive and To Sell is Human.

Dan Pink

Tina Tchen

About Tina Tchen

Tina served as Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama. She is currently a partner at Buckley LLP and a leading voice on fighting discrimination and gender inequity.

Tina Tchen

Patty McCord

About Patty McCord

Patty McCord, former chief talent officer of Netflix, brings the Silicon Valley concepts of fresh ideas and innovation and applies them to rethinking the way we work.

Patty McCord

Dan Price

About Dan Price

Dan Price is the CEO of Gravity Payments. Honored as Entrepreneur of the Year in 2014, he earned international recognition for increasing the minimum wage for his workforce to $70,000.

Dan Price

John Boudreau

About John Boudreau

John Boudreau is recognized for breakthrough research on human capital, talent, and sustainable competitive advantage. His latest focus is on reinventing jobs by applying automation to work.

John Boudreau

Lucy Helm

About Lucy Helm

Lucy Helm is the executive vice president and chief partner officer at Starbucks. She will speak on how Starbucks is reimagining its role as the Third Place.

Lucy Helm

Tameika Pope

About Tameika Pope

Tameika Pope is the Chief Human Capital Officer of the United States Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., also known as the U.S. Central Bank.

Tameika Pope