Mar 14, 2019
New York City, USA
Creating a Digital Fitness Talent Strategy: Building the Workforce of the Future Today is hosted by PwC
Leaders are racing to unlock the value of data, tech-enable business processes, and create better, more digitally-enhanced experiences for customers and employees. They are working to disrupt their own businesses before somebody else does. This cannot be done without substantial investment in talent. Executives know they can’t hire their way out of the need for upskilled employees. Employees are focused on organizations that will invest in their development and help secure their future.
This program will provide participants with insights on workforce and diversity strategies for a digital, data driven economy. Leaders from PwC will share insights from their own firm experience, along with executives from other organizations.
- Participants will obtain insights on topics including:
- Learning and Development strategies for building digital fitness with specific examples of apps, learning assets and development programs
- Driving digital upskilling and innovation at scale, using crowdsourcing, innovative platforms, new roles, and change and communications strategies
- Applications of people analytics to drive strategy, continuous improvement and the employee experience
- Building a growth mindset culture and lifelong learning
- Building inclusive leadership and insights from the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion initiative
Who Should Attend
This program is intended for:
- Human resources and diversity and inclusion specialists
- Senior executives who are committed to building a digitally fit workforce
- Professionals in line roles who are responsible for building and retraining technical talent
ICEDR partner companies may send 4 colleagues. ICEDR academic partners may send 1 colleague.
Chief People Officer, PwC
Mike Fenlon leads the people strategy and organization for PwC US, part of a network with over 200,000 people in 158 countries. He is an experienced global leader in strategy, leadership development, learning, innovation, culture, and performance.
Fast Company magazine recognized Mike as one of the 100 most creative business leaders in the world in 2016.
Mike is passionate about diversity and creating an inclusive workplace, and believes this is a key to innovation and competitiveness in the 21st century. Mike founded “Aspire to Lead: PwC’s Series on Leadership and Gender Equality,” a global, university based forum (www.pwc.aspire.com), and cosponsors PwC’s global impact partnership with United Nations - HeForShe.
Mike was a faculty member of the Columbia Business School executive education team ranked #1 in the world by The Financial Times.
As Associate Dean at Columbia Business School, he led EMBA programs and partnerships with London Business School and UC-Berkeley, and taught a popular course on Executive Leadership.
He directed The Fundamentals of Management: Highlights of the MBA, and the Columbia Senior Executive Program. He consulted in the non-profit and government sectors and served in Executive Programs at the Kennedy School at Harvard University.
Publications include articles on leadership, people strategy and innovation. He has been featured in The Financial Times, HR Magazine, Wharton Business Radio, Fox Television Business News, Big Think, and many other outlets.
Mike resides in New York, where he and his wife Dana are raising four children and a yellow lab. He is a runner and active in his community. He was educated at Columbia University where he received three master’s degrees and a Ph.D.
Founder & President, ICEDR & Senior Lecturer in Organizational Effectiveness, MIT Sloan School
Douglas A. Ready is a professor at MIT’s Sloan School of Management and is the Founder and CEO of the International Consortium for Executive Development Research (ICEDR), a premier global HR talent academy for nearly forty world-class companies and more than twenty-five top-tier business schools. For more than two decades, Doug has been bringing together many of the world’s best companies and business schools to share innovations and excellent practice in talent, leadership and strategic change.
Doug is considered one of the world’s leading authorities on strategic talent management and executive development. He is the author of many highly popular Harvard Business Review articles including “The Power of Collective Ambition,” “The Hallmarks of a Game-Changing Talent Strategy”, “Are You a High Potential?” “Make Your Company a Talent Factory,” “Winning the Race for Talent in Emerging Markets,” and “How to Grow Great Leaders.” He is also the author of several acclaimed MIT Sloan Management Review articles including: “Developing the Next Generation of Enterprise Leaders”, “Enabling Bold Visions,” “Leading at the Enterprise Level,” “How Storytelling Builds Next Generation Leaders,” and “Why Leadership Development Efforts Fail.” His writings have also appeared in the Financial Times, Business Strategy Review, Fortune and The Wall Street Journal. In 2008 he received the highly coveted Marion F. Gislason Award for excellence in the field of leadership and executive development. In addition, Business Horizons recognized Doug as one of the world’s Leadership Gurus. Doug has been named multiple times to Thinkers50, the premier ranking of the world’s top thought leaders.
Doug is an active advisor to CEOs and top executive teams around the world on developing companies’ enterprise leadership teams and implementing strategic and cultural change. He has worked with senior leaders at Hess Oil, RBC Financial Group, HSBC, Four Seasons, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LG Group, Ford Motor Company, Continental AG, Samsung Group, United Technologies and the United States Federal Reserve, among others.
Prior to serving as Senior Lecturer at MIT Sloan, Doug taught at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School and London Business School. He earned his Masters in Management from Harvard University and the PhD from Cranfield University in the UK.
March 14, 2018
8:30-9:00 Registration and Coffee
9:00-9:15 Welcome and Introduction
- Mike Fenlon, Chief People Officer, PwC
- Doug Ready, Founder & President, ICEDR & Senior Lecturer in Organizational Effectiveness, MIT Sloan School of Management
9:15-10:30 Learning & Development Strategies for Building Digital Fitness – PwC’s Digital Academy
- PwC colleagues
10:45-12:15 How to Digitally Upskill the Talent Your Organization Needs to Retain
-PwC colleagues who have experienced digital upskilling
1:15-2:15 Multi-Company Panel on Innovations in Digital Upskilling
-ICEDR Partner Panel
2:30-4:00 How to Create Inclusiveness in the Tech Space
4:00 Summary and Close
This program will take place at PwC’s New York City office at 300 Madison Avenue, New York, NY. The program will run from 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Please plan to arrive no later than 9:15 a.m. to pick up your materials.
300 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Please bring your ID with you as you will need this to enter the building.
Each participant is responsible for making his/her own hotel reservations. We suggest the following hotels:
Renaissance Hotel - Times Square
714 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10036
Marriot Marquis Hotel
New York, NY 10036
The New York Helmsley Hotel
212 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017
Business casual clothing is recommended for the program.