Kelley Steven-Waiss serves as Founder & CEO of Hitch Works Inc., (hitch.works), a talent mobility platform that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to match project-based opportunities to internal employee skill profiles. Kelley founded and commercialized Hitch while she was the Chief Innovation Officer and Human Resources Officer at HERE Technologies. She has more than 25 years of executive management and consulting experience in human resources, change management and corporate communications. Prior to HERE Technologies, Steven-Waiss was executive vice president, chief human resources officer, for Extreme Networks, Inc., and was responsible for the company’s global human capital strategies. She is on the board of FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORM), the Chair of the Advisory Board for the Silicon Valley Education Foundation.
Co-Author of The Inside Gig: How Sharing Untapped Talent Across Boundaries Unleashes Organizational Capacity, a new book that will help companies unlock the hidden skills within their organizations to maximize their talent, increase agility and thrive. Released April 2020.
Active member of HR technology community and is a sought-after speaker, with keynotes and panels including Singularity, Disrupt HR, and NACD (National Association of Corporate Directors). Forbes HR Council Member, Contributor, and has been interviewed and quoted in many publications including Forbes, Authority Magazine, and Thrive Global. Recipient of Most Influential Corporate Directors Award in 2019 by Womens, Inc. and the YWCA’s Tribute to Women Awards in 2020.
SkillsCorporate GovernanceLeadershipM&AMarketing CommunicationsOrganizational DesignPublic SpeakingStrategyTalent Management
Jai Jaisimha is a visionary software product and engineering leader with a strong track record of results in data science, machine learning, advertising technology, and SaaS/enterprise software.
SkillsAgile DevelopmentApplication DevelopmentData Science and AISaaS ApplicationsSoftware ArchitectureTechnology Leadership
Nancy Bush is a C Level strategic executive who has worked in both public and private international organizations. She has in-depth experience leading strategic change initiatives, mergers & acquisitions, financial systems and process implementations, operations and facilities management, and fundraising. Her competencies include strong business acumen, results orientation, keen intellect, high integrity, and excellent executive leadership and partnering skills. Nancy is an expert in simplifying complex and chaotic business environments.
SkillsBusiness Growth StrategyFinancial ModellingFundraisingLeadershipM&AStrategyVenture Capital
Tabetha is an experienced tech entrepreneur with a demonstrated history of execution from initial start-up through growth stage businesses. She is a strong, collaborative executive able to build and lead successful teams. Skilled across all aspects of business strategy and operations, including finance, marketing, sales, legal, and people operations.
SkillsFundraisingLeadershipMarketingOperationsProduct Dev & RoadmapSales & Demand GenStrategy
Leela Gill is a SaaS leader with strong growth experience across sales and marketing, account management, product dev, UI/UX design, customer success & onboarding, M&A, and fundraising. She is proven at profitably growing B2B revenue with Fortune 500 clients like Walmart, The Home Depot, Eli Lilly, Lockheed Martin, targeting C-suite and VP decision-makers. She is responsible for go-to-market strategy, account-based marketing, field marketing, pipeline growth, lead conversion, content creation, and thought-leadership. Leela has excellent communication skills, collaborating with technical and sales professionals to drive results.
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Future State seeks opportunities to help organizations, teams, and individuals achieve their extraordinary visions and positively impact the world. This firm brings change management and operational transformation expertise to global enterprises in the life sciences, healthcare, and technology industries.
Shannon Adkins is an expert speaker and facilitator known for supporting and aligning teams as they develop visions, strategies, plans, and trust. She is a senior consultant delivering change management and operational Transformation results for Fortune 100 clients.
She is a highly connected individual with VP and C-level business relationships spanning life sciences, banking and financial institutions, Enterprise Software and SaaS, start-ups, and Fortune 500 companies. She is an accomplished, results-driven leader with experience spanning all functional areas in the high tech, life sciences, payments, and banking industries. She is quick to understand the complexities of any business and add value across the organization, identifying opportunities for growth and value creation.
Shannon has a demonstrated ability to identify and implement new opportunities through a combination of judgment and a deep understanding of critical business drivers. She has a strong sense of the customer, what drives them, and how to create a compelling user experience and loyalty. She exhibits strong leadership, coaching, and communication skills that produce outstanding results across organizational boundaries
Specialties: workshop design and facilitation, change management, relationship management, strategic alliance management, business development, P & L management, contract negotiation, team leadership, strategy, operational transformation, turnaround management, organizational development, 21st-century leadership, lean start-up.
At Falcon Associates Cathy Chiu is a Managing Partner at Falcon Associates, acting as an adviser and coach in shaping corporate value proposition, business model, go-to-market strategy, and pivot points in order to scale. She specializes in finance strategy, planning and metrics analysis, funding plans, paths, and execution.
I am an innovative, human-centered leader with deep expertise in people and organization development. I’m committed to diversity as a source of greatness and invest in the power of inclusion to elevate each person’s full potential.
Based on my experience with dozens of innovative organizations and thousands of talented people, I’ve developed an agile approach to talent management that drives customer obsession and leads to breakthrough outcomes in the face of constant change.
I approach my work through the lens of design to create behaviors, tools, processes, and systems that help people perform their best. I am a respected team builder and have well developed operational, strategic, and people leadership skills.
Edie Goldberg is the founder of E. L. Goldberg & Associates. She has specialized in human capital management and organization development for over 25 years. She focuses her practice on designing HR systems to attract, engage, develop and retain employees. Before starting her own company, Dr. Goldberg worked for Towers Perrin as the Global Leader in Career Management, Succession Planning, and Learning & Development. She also co-lead a Talent Management Initiative which produced groundbreaking research on employee perceptions regarding what attracts and retains them as well as the development of a process to help companies attract, retain, and engage their workforce.
Volker is a globally recognized leader in the human-centered future of work. Building on his skills as an entrepreneur, consultant, analyst, speaker, and author, Volker provides data-driven insights about business performance driven by a superior employee experience. Granular decomposition of the employee experience allows him to come up with strategies that organizations should implement to provide a superior experience to their people.
His company, TI People, crafts solutions from deep human resources expertise combined with a human-centered design approach and actionable data to make meaningful impact for individuals and businesses: Enriching lives at work through superior employee experiences at scale!
I am a workplace visionary and activist driving my clients to think differently about work, the future workplace and the future workforce. I am a Partner of Future Workplace, (www.futureworkplace.com) a HR Advisory and Research firm assisting organizations in re-imagining and re-inventing how they operate in the future workplace. I have a deep background and experience in corporate learning. I was awarded the Distinguished Contribution in Workplace Learning Award by the ATD and this was followed by the Colin Corder Award for Excellence in Workplace Learning by Learning & Performance Institute based in UK. Both awards are given to one executive each year honoring their contribution and body of work in the field of workplace learning.
I have also founded Future Workplace Network, a consortium of nearly 50 FORTUNE 500 organizations who come together both virtually and in person to discuss debate and share “next” practices on preparing for the future of work. Members have titles such as Chief Human Resource Officer, Chief Learning Officer, Chief Talent Officer and VP HR.
Finally, I contribute my thought leadership to the following publications: Financial Times, Fast Company, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Harvard Management Update, HR Executive, Journal of Business Strategy, SHRM, HRPS, TRAINING, T&D Magazine, Outlook, a publication of Accenture, People & Strategy Journal and Workforce Management.
Richard Mirabile is an Organizational Psychologist with over 30 years of diverse, business, consulting and academic experience. He has worked with such companies as Hewlett Packard, Apple Computer, Sybase, Motorola, Blue Shield, Bank of America, Levi Strauss, PG&E, SBC, Rockwell, AT&T, Hitachi Data Systems, Cadence Design Systems, Sun Microsystems, Roche Bioscience, County of San Mateo, United States Customs Service, County of Los Angeles, Sony Corporation, GAP, Inc., Honeywell, Cisco Systems, Intel, McKesson, and many others.
He has held positions as Guest Fellow, Center for Leadership Development, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, Partner, Leadership Consulting Services for Heidrick & Struggles, Director of Staffing and Development for GTE Telephone Operations Group; Western Regional Vice President of Linkage, Inc., an international consulting and education company specializing in 360 assessment and Leadership development; and Chief Learning Officer (CLO) for Virtual Learn, a venture-backed, e-learning company.
Dr. Mirabile was also the Founder and CEO of Success Factor Systems, Inc., the predecessor to the company now known as Success Factors. Success Factors completed a successful IPO in 2007 and was acquired by SAP in 2011. Earlier in his career, he was an Assistant Professor at Purdue University.
He holds a B.A. in Psychology, an M.S. in Psychology and a Ph.D. in Organizational Systems and has several national certifications in counseling and human resources.
Andrew Salzman is a global market development and growth strategist working with senior cross-functional leaders in emerging and established technology-based companies. High profile successes as a senior operating executive in the US, Europe, and Japan with Siebel/Oracle, Compaq/HP, IRI, Saba, e2open, Information Resources. Recent clients include Google, LinkedIn, Nest, Model N, Mitsubishi Electric, Flex, others.
Andrew provides companies seeking transitional or transformational growth with market- and customer-based insights to ensure product-market fit and aligned cross-functional execution. He specializes in market development strategy, strategic planning frameworks, marketing and sales planning, messaging and brand architectures, product portfolio and direction, channel strategies, go-to-market planning, sales enablement, product marketing, and lead generation.
He has deep experience working with innovative technologies including AI, Cloud, IoT, Big Data, Mobile, & Social Media across industries: enterprise hardware-software-infrastructure, cybersecurity, healthcare, financial services, cleantech, storage and networking, social media, talent management, and consumer tech software/hardware.
An instigator on how to thrive in the future of work, Sally is the CEO of Forshay, a firm that focuses on how people can do their best work through executive recruiting, project-based work, and improving the system of work through increased diversity, inclusion, and belonging.
Forshay was awarded #290 on the Inc. 5000 “Fastest-Growing Private Companies” list for 2015. Prior to founding Forshay, Sally co-founded and was CEO of Flexperience. Under her leadership, Flexperience grew into a nationally acclaimed firm, and was awarded “Top 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies” in 2010 by the San Francisco Business Times.
A speaker in two TEDx talks, Sally is a frequent keynote speaker on the future of work, women in leadership, diversity & inclusion, the science of work/life blend, applying design thinking to make work better, harnessing the value of a multi-generational workforce, and talent recruitment and engagement strategies. Sally has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, BBC, Forbes, YahooFinance, Huffington Post, KQED radio, NBC11 News, ABC7 News, among numerous other media publications.
Sally launched WorkLab in 2015, a design thinking community of action committed to making work better, based on her work with Stanford’s “Redesigning and Redefining Work” project. She is committed to prototyping new workplace strategies and systems that align with the lives of today’s workforce so companies can better harness talent for mutual success. WorkLab uses design thinking, lean startup, and storytelling skills to design, test, and scale experiments to #MakeWorkBetter.
Sally regularly lectures at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. She served for six years on the Advisory Council of Stanford’s Clayman Institute for Gender Research.
Katee Van Horn is an HR strategist and international keynote speaker focused on global Inclusion, Diversity, and Belonging (IDB). She is a former VP of Engagement & Inclusion for GoDaddy, a Fortune 500 company, where she helped build a truly special IDB culture. Her work there was featured in the NY Times and resulted in earning HRDive’s 2017 Executive of the Year Award. She was also a Valley of the Sun Athena HAIL 2020 Recipient for her work. She now leads VH Included Consulting & Coaching, focusing on partnering with global organizations to strengthen their cultures. She sits on the Multicultural Advisory Board for One Community AZ and is a board member of Firefly Education. She is particularly interested in moving underrepresented groups into leadership to achieve IDB goals.