2017 HR Symposium

The Employee Experience and the Future of Work: May 3, 2017

2017 Keynote

Chris Yeh

Chris Yeh is the co-founder and General Partner of Wasabi Ventures and has founded, advised, or invested in over 100 high-tech startups since 1995.  He is a co-author of the New York Times bestseller, The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age, and the co-founder of Allied Talent, the official provider of The Alliance Framework for helping organizations better recruit, engage, and retain entrepreneurial employees. Chris earned two degrees from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School where he was named a Baker Scholar. 


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2017 Event Summary

HR Leaders Panel: Wisdom and Humor in an Era of Always-On Transparency
and Immediacy


SANTA CLARA—MAY 3, 2017—After revealing a few little-known bits of personal history, including a couple stints in Disneyland jail, an unfortunate encounter with a drunken pop star, and an uncanny ability to win at sports betting, top HR execs from five Silicon Valley companies settled into a free-wheeling panel discussion at HR Symposium 2017.


They delved into the theme of the day: the future of work and the employee experience—sharing wisdom learned from years of success as well as missteps that raised some sympathetic laughter from the audience of close to 500 HR specialists. The panel included: Kelli Dragovich, senior vice president of people at Hired; Liane Hornsey, senior vice president and chief human resources officer at Uber Technologies, Inc.; Britt Sellin, vice president of human resources at Cloudera; Dawn Sharifan, head of people operations at Slack Technology; and Margaret Wheeler, chief people and culture officer at Stitch Fix. At the helm as moderator was Jeff Diana, a previous panelist and seasoned executive with more than 20 years of experience in the human resources field. 


Topics ranged from how to evaluate employee experience and how to lead through change to name a favorite CEO, your worst HR buzzword and, of course, millennials. 


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