Featured Speakers

The i4cp 2020 Next Practices Now Conference will feature sessions by today's most forward-thinking executives and thought leaders, including leaders from IBM, 3M, and Microsoft. We'll announce more speakers throughout the year.
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Diane Gherson

About Diane Gherson

As CHRO at IBM, Diane has 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

Dave Ulrich

About Dave Ulrich

Dave has long been called the “father of modern HR.” Dave serves as the Rensis Likert Professor of Business at the Ross School, University of Michigan. He is known for turning complex ideas into simple solutions. 

Dave Ulrich, U. of Michigan

Kevin Johnson

About Kevin Johnson

Kevin Johnson, who became Starbucks’ CEO in 2017, is passionate about continuing to nurture what’s at the heart of Starbuck’s success: human connection.

Kevin Johnson, Starbucks

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

Skip Spriggs

About Skip Spriggs

Skip is President and CEO of The Executive Leadership Council, the preeminent membership organization for the development of global black leaders including all of the three black CEOs in the F500.

Skip Spriggs, ELC

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, Starbucks

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

Garry Ridge

About Garry Ridge

CEO and president of WD-40 Company, Garry, 2016's "Igniter of the Year," is passionate about the learning and empowering culture he has helped to bring about over the course of his tenure.

Garry Ridge, WD-40

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

Dean Carter

About Dean Carter

Mr. Dean E. Carter 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

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

Gopi Kallayil

About Gopi Kallayil

Gopi Kallayil is the Chief Evangelist, Brand Marketing at Google. He works with Google’s sales teams and customers to help grow customer brands. He has authored two books, including The Happy Human.

Gopi Kallayil, Google

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

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