Preparing Leaders for the Future of Work

The Future of Work is upon us. Corporate success is depending on the steps business leaders, policymakers and workers will take to harness it. Bloomberg Next has been convening a series of live discussions on the future of technology, connectivity and the workforce since 2016. Workplace Shift: Preparing Leaders for the Future of Work provides the critical third prong of this conversation.

During this live event we will place business leaders, innovators, and influencers in the very scenarios they will face within the next 5-10 years and create an opportunity to imagine the role and responsibilities the C-Suite, Boards, and business leaders must fulfill.

Using interactive sessions, we will explore the shifts that businesses will need to make today to get to the right mix of talent, technology, and investments to be prepared for the Future of Work. And while we won’t get overly academic in our approach, we think they form an engaging framework for authentic, executive level dialogue on long-term issues.

The program will focus on:

  • Valuing Technology Investments vs. Workforce Investments
  • Assessing the Seat At The Table: The Rising Role of People Leaders
  • Preparing Your Workforce: Recruit vs. Technology, Training, & Retirement


Date and Time:

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Networking reception to follow. 


The Village
969 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Earn up to 3.0 HRCI or SHRM credits

Who Should Attend?

Senior Business Leaders in HR, IT, finance and strategy 




1:00 PM     Registration Opens

1:30 PM     Opening Remarks

1:35 PM     Assessing Your Company’s Preparedness for Future of Work

Bloomberg Next surveyed 200+ corporate leaders to gauge their readiness for major and ongoing change within their organizations. We’ll unveil the results and what they reveal about the way executives are handling process, learning and development, technology, and culture change.

1:45 PM     Balancing Technology Investments with Workforce Investments

A healthy bottom line is an obvious priority and measurement of success for any business. When it comes to financial decision making, how are leaders weighing the impact of investing in technology versus investing in human capital? 

  • Rob Falzon, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Prudential Financial, Inc.

2:05 PM     Leadership Outlook: Driving Your Organization Forward

Corporate leaders share their strategies for attracting talent, fostering leadership, and developing the tools they’ll need to successfully navigate a rapidly changing business landscape.

2:35 PM     Seat At the Table: The New Role of People Leaders

The role of people in a digital age is changing the very dialogue that Chief Human Resources Officers are having with their corporate leadership. We’ll explore how HR leaders are exercising influence in the board room and playing a key role in workforce strategy.

  • Valerie Gervais, Chief Human Resources Officer, Saint-Gobain Corporation
  • Rick Jensen, SVP, Chief Talent Officer, Intuit
  • Kristen Robinson, Chief Human Resources Officer, Pandora

3:05 PM     Networking Break

3:30 PM     Who (or What) is Getting Work Done

The generations making up today’s workforce are facing disruption and opportunity like never before. How can organizations cultivate work environments that support constant change and better prepare employees to meet evolving needs?

  • Amity Millhiser, Chief Clients Officer, PwC
  • Dawn Klinghoffer, General Manager, HR Business Insights, Microsoft

4:00 PM     Sponsor Segment: The Education Structure That Supports Future of Work

4:15 PM     Roundtable Workshops: Sustainable Workforce Development

Facilitated discussions on aligning efforts for recruitment, skills training and engaging experienced workers, exploring ways to address concerns and opportunities raised throughout the day.

5:15 PM     Takeaways & Wrap Up

5:30 PM     Closing Remarks 

5:35 PM     Networking Reception


  • Rob Falzon, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Prudential Financial, Inc.

  • Valerie Gervais, Chief Human Resources Officer, Saint-Gobain Corporation

  • Rick Jensen, SVP, Chief Talent Officer, Intuit

  • Dawn Klinghoffer, General Manager, HR Business Insights, Microsoft

  • Amity Millhiser, Chief Clients Officer, PwC

  • Kristen Robinson, Chief Human Resources Officer, Pandora


The Village
969 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103


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Mercer enables companies and employees to succeed in the future of work.  We deliver strategic advice and technology-driven solutions to help organizations improve the health, wealth and career for their employees. Mercer’s more than 22,000 employees are based in 44 countries and the firm operates in over 130 countries. For more information, visit www.mercer.com. Follow Mercer on Twitter @Mercer_US,  and LinkedIn.




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