Taking place from 21 – 23 October 2019 at the fantastic The Ritz-Carlton, Naples in Florida the US edition of our HR Insight Summit will bring together senior human resources decision-makers and business leaders from across North America to discuss current industry challenges – and how best to tackle them.

The summit will focus on key topics such as: data & innovation insights: the rise of workforce analytics & evolving with a culture of change; multigenerational management: employee engagement – incentives, rewards, compensation & health & wellness; and the digital & diverse workplace: organizational culture & productivity from hiring, training, retention, and succession planning.

From case studies that lift the lid on operations inside best-in-class organisations, to workshops and collaborative sessions that focus on real challenges and future technology innovations, to one-to-one meetings with industry peers offering practical advice tailored to your specific needs, the summit provides you with everything you need to implement your key projects more effectively.

Our Approach

Every GDS Summit has one stated aim: to help attending executives implement their key projects more effectively. We do this by developing an in-depth understanding of those executives' project needs, the business outcomes they want to achieve, and the challenges they face in terms of hitting those goals.

Who Attends

Our summits are designed for executives looking to take their business to the next level – from market-leading brands to disruptive new entrants. As such, we’ve worked with some of the world’s best-loved and most forward-thinking businesses.
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Past Attendees

At previous events we've helped executives from some the world's most significant firms - as well as the most forward-thinking - to address their project challenges.
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Michael Gruber
SVP Talent Acquisition
Compass Group USA
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Girish Ganesan
Head of Talent
TD Bank
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Jennifer Greenwald
Chief People Officer
Playboy Enterprises
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Dr. Samuel Rindell
COO Talent Management
Cigna
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Angela D. Harrell
SVP, Chief Diversity and Corporate Responsibility Officer
Voya Financial
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Brenda Lacy Davies
SVP HR
21st Century Fox
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Susan Lansing
SVP Head of Learning & Development
BNP Paribas
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Val Rupp
VP, HR Transformation and M&A
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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Denise LaForte
CHRO
Cushman & Wakefield
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Stephen DerManuelian
CHRO
Fleet Farm
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David Strauss
SVP Total Rewards, Human Capital Services
UnitedHealth Group
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Gary Lyew-Ayee
CHRO
Broward Health Imperial Point

6 Challenges in Human Resources

Our summit is focused on solving your strategic challenges
  • To create a stronger, happier, healthier workforce. To demonstrate effectiveness every step of the way.
  • To better use data and predictive analytics. Identifying the ‘why’ behind performance changes and informing all decision-making, inc. executive assessment.
  • To understand the latest thinking in change management, compliance, and communication.
  • To bridge the gap between your multigenerational workforce. To enable effective communication and collaboration.
  • To create a culture of recognition through scalable, meaningful and formalized programs (with even the most modest budgets).
  • To create powerful, cost-effective compensation, benefits and rewards programs that secure executive buy-in and accountability to attract, grow, retain talent.
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Summit Schedule

3 Days - 3 Summit Themes - 3 Workshops
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Monday October 21, 2019
Registration
1:00pm - 6:00pm

Grab your name badge, say hello, activate the onsite app and prepare to leave the office behind for two-and-a-half days of networking, learning and intelligence gathering.

Welcome remarks and delegate briefing
2:30pm - 2:45pm

What? When? How? Where? Join our Master of Ceremonies for a brief welcome and orientation session, where we’ll explain your itinerary for the next few days.

Panel Discussion
2:45pm - 3:30pm
Keynote
Interview
3:30pm - 3:50pm
Title TBC
Roundtable
3:50pm - 5:00pm
Drill Down Roundtables
Roundtable feedback
5:00pm - 5:30pm

Details To Follow.

Networking drinks
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Time to kick off your heels, loosen those ties and get to know your fellow summit attendees. Relax, drinks are on us.

Gala dinner
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Time for some fun; you’ve earned it. Join us for our night’s dinner and entertainment. Details to follow.

Gala dinner keynote, Q&A: Delegate
8:00pm - 8:30pm

From independent thinkers to technology pioneers to execs from some of the world’s most progressive brands, our keynote speakers are handpicked to provide you with the insight you need to inspire your next business decision.

Tuesday October 22, 2019
Breakfast
7:00am - 7:50am

The most important meal of the day. Get yourself set for a productive day by joining us for coffee, croissants and more.

Welcome Remarks
7:50am - 8:00am

Details To Follow.

Keynote
8:00am - 8:20am
Keynote Speech
Keynote
8:20am - 8:50am
Keynote Speech
Panel Discussion
8:50am - 9:20am
Keynote Panel
Oxford Style Debate and Live Polling
9:20am - 10:00am
Live Debate and Audience Polling
Coffee & Networking Break
10:00am - 10:20am

Take advantage of time to network with fellow summit attendees and further discuss your business transformation projects.

Case Study
10:20am - 11:00am
Case Study
Workshop
11:00am - 11:40am
Title TBC
Panel Discussion
11:40am - 12:20pm
Panel Discussion
Keynote
12:20pm - 12:50pm
Keynote Speech
Networking Lunch
12:50pm - 1:50pm

Worked up an appetite? Recharge those batteries with our buffet-style lunch, and prepare to meet the afternoon head-on.

Roundtable
1:50pm - 2:40pm
Drill Down Roundtables
Workshop
2:40pm - 3:20pm
Title TBC
Case Study
3:20pm - 4:00pm
Case Study
Panel Discussion
4:00pm - 4:40pm
Panel Discussion
Coffee & Networking Break
4:40pm - 5:00pm

Take advantage of time to network with fellow summit attendees and further discuss your business transformation projects.

Oxford Style Debate and Live Polling
5:00pm - 5:40pm
Live Debate and Audience Polling
Keynote
5:40pm - 6:10pm
Closing Keynote
Attendee downtime
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Time for a well-deserved break in your busy schedules.

Networking drinks
7:00pm - 7:30pm

Time to kick off your heels, loosen those ties and get to know your fellow summit attendees. Relax, drinks are on us.

Gala dinner, silent auction, quiz/trivia
7:30pm - 10:00pm

Time for some fun; you’ve earned it. Join us for our second night’s dinner and entertainment. Details to follow.

Wednesday October 23, 2019
Breakfast
7:30 am - 8:20 am

The most important meal of the day. Get yourself set for a productive day by joining us for coffee, croissants and more.

Welcome Remarks
8:20 am - 8:30 am

Details To Follow.

Keynote
8:30 am - 8:50 am
Keynote Speech
Keynote
8:50 am - 9:20 am
Keynote Speech
Roundtable
9:20 am - 10:00 am
Drill Down Roundtables
Coffee & Networking Break
10:00 am - 10:30 am

Take advantage of time to network with fellow summit attendees and further discuss your business transformation projects.

Case Study
10:30 am - 11:10 am
Case Study
Workshop
11:10 am - 11:50 am
Title TBC
Panel Discussion
11:50 am - 12:30 pm
Closing panel & wrap up
Buffet lunch
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Worked up an appetite? Recharge those batteries with our buffet-style lunch for your journey home.

Summit Location

The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, Florida

Our events take place at some of the most prestigious venues in the world. Five-star accommodation, dining and amenities make attending one of our summits both business and pleasure. Being productive has never been so much fun.

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Senior executives love our summits because of the unparalleled opportunity to meet people with ideas on how to move their key projects forward. But don’t just take our word for it…

To discuss how GDS Summits can help you solve your project challenges contact us on: 0117 921 4000 or email sayhello@gdsgroup.com.

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