December 11th  l  12:30pm-6:00pm  l  District Hall, Boston

Why Join Us?

As we approach the end of 2018, the war for talent continues to be tight. With the higher demand for talented candidates, employers must engage their people at every step of the employee experience.

At this 1/2 day conference, you’ll learn what it takes to create a motivated workforce, design custom experiences for each employee, maintain a culture during rapid growth and network with your peers who are facing the same challenges and opportunities as you, every day.


Gregg Lederman
President of Employee Engagement
Reward Gateway


Pratt Bennet
VP of Learning & Development
Ace-Up, Inc.

Mike Brown
VP, Talent

Michelle Buonopane
VP & Chief Human Resources Officer

Veronica Curran
VP, Talent Acquisition

Paul Fransisco
Chief Diversity Officer
State Street

Christie Lindor
Solution Principal

Christina Luconi
Chief People Officer

Mike McKee

Graham Walters
VP, People

Mike Zani
The Predictive Index

The Agenda

12:30pmRegistration & Networking

1:00pmKeynote: Give Employees What They Crave
- Gregg Lederman, President of Employee Engagement, Reward Gateway

In this keynote presentation, Gregg Lederman shares the science and secret of how managers can give employees what they CRAVE and enhance employee motivation and accelerate business results in as little as 10 minutes a week! Gregg introduces the power of strategically recognizing employees as a way to reduce stress and fuel the work environment with what employees CRAVE. Using real-life case studies with financial impact and highlighting compelling realities managers can relate to, audiences will walk away with a few leadership techniques and feel inspired to put them into practice.
2:00pmManaging People and Culture During Rapid Growth
- Pratt Bennet, VP of Learning & Development, Ace-Up, Inc. (moderator)
- Mike Brown, VP, Talent, Toast
- Veronica Curran, VP, Talent Acquisition, Mendix
- Christina Luconi, Chief People Officer, Rapid7
- Graham Walters, VP, People, DraftKings

This panel will explore how some of the fastest-growing Boston companies have managed to balance growth with employee retention and engagement. They’ll share what they’ve learned and which core values and behaviors have been most effective in keeping their people connected to the mission and motivated to do their best work.
3:00pmDesigning an Employee Experience Based on Employee Drives and Desires
- Mike McKee, CEO, ObserveIT
- Mike Zani, CEO, Predictive Index

We’ve all had the thrill of being part of an amazing team, if only for a fleeting moment. Trust, collaboration, and that unstoppable feeling - it’s magic. So, how do you design a winning team? Is it more about raw talent or chemistry? What if there are gaps in skills or talent? Join Mike Zani, CEO of The Predictive Index and former US Olympic Sailing coach, as he interviews Mike McKee, CEO of ObserveIT and former NHL player, to address these questions and outline winning strategies that foster the magic.
4:00pmHOW vs. the WHY to Find, Hire, Retain Diverse Talent
- Michelle Buonopane, VP & Chief Human Resources Officer, ERT
- Paul Francisco, Chief Diversity Officer, State Street
- Christie Lindor, Solution Principal, Slalom (moderator)

We know diverse and inclusive teams are more effective and successful. But diversity and inclusivity have different meanings for every company and defining those needs will define your D&I programs. In this session, our speakers will offer insights into how they build programs aimed at bringing in more diverse candidates, how it's shaped their internal teams and outputs, and the challenges and successes along the way.
5:00pmShare Key Takeaways, Network with the Crowd and Have a Drink!

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