Disrupt Your Org’s Talent Strategy

We take the health and safety of our members and all of those in the tech ecosystem very seriously. Given that concern, we are in the process of reviewing each of our March and April programs to determine whether to postpone it or offer it as a virtual event. We will communicate our decision regarding this event sometime this week. In the meantime, registration is closed.

About the Event

Acquisition. Development. Retention. Take a dive into these critical areas of your talent management strategy, making sure you are staying relevant in a highly competitive tech landscape. Advances in technology and the ever-changing demographic trends are radically shifting talent as we know it. Learn what challenges are evolving for the full life cycle—From attraction and acquisition to retention and development strategies. Explore the best defenses against involuntary turn-over in retention best practices. Stand out in your organization by creating an agile and measurable talent strategy.

Explore Best Practices in:

• Why Branding your culture is essential for talent acquisition
• Best practices in employee engagement
• Strengthen your employee retention

Who Should be There:

Directors and managers of talent acquisition and management, employee experience, human resources, people op’s.

Who You Will Hear From:

Heads of talent who are leading the way in their innovative environment. VP of People Operations and Directors who have experienced success in their talent strategies.


Chevy Cleaves
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
MIT Lincoln Lab


Chevy is the inaugural Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory. A four-time CDIO (Higher Ed, Industry, Government, R&D), Chevy is an experienced and transformational executive leader skilled in building and influencing coalitions to help further connect the application of Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) to an organization’s core strategy and goals. He has proven experience leading high-profile initiatives across national / international landscapes. Chevy is an expert in optimizing best practices across large government and private sector organizations, enabling increased collaboration, innovation, and productivity. He helps leaders develop a clear vision of how to maximize D&I across employee and operations life cycles to leverage all talent, enhance performance and create a strategic advantage.

Full Agenda:

7:45am  Check In and Network

8:30am  Keynote

9:15am  Session I: Reframing Talent; Insights from the Front Lines
Moderator: Cheryl Barbato, Co-Founder, Talent Retriever
Presenters: Mike Brown, VP, Talent Acquisition, Toast
Kerry Condon, Senior Director, Global Talent Acquisition, Akamai
Mindee Owens, Senior Technical Recruiter, CVS
Phil Reese, Director, Talent Acquisition, Chewy.com
Stacie Richie, Director, Talent Acquisition, Toast
Eric Tricket, Senior Director, Talent Acquisition, Wayfair

Listen to compelling stories from the area’s fast-moving tech companies on how they are creating strategies that meet their goals. Leaders will showcase strategies from attraction and acquisition to retention and development strategies.

10:15am  Networking Break

10:30am  Session II: Transformative Strategies that Improve Your Talent Attraction Game
Moderator: Mike Beck, Talent Acquisition, Nasuni
Presenters: Julia Bonarrigo, Senior Manager, Diversity and Inclusion, Akamai
Brendan Murphy, Head of Talent Acquisition, athenahealth
Jody Robie, SVP North America, Talent Works
Alex Zaroulis, VP of Communications, ScoutToGo

In today’s candidate-driven market, talent professionals are finding smarter ways to recruit top talent. During this discussion, discover what strategies produce the best results. Discover why you need to customize your USP (unique selling proposition) to attract the right talent. Dive into the details of why your brand matters. What referral programs, hiring channels and technology create strong teams. And, how talent optimization strategies work.

11:00am  Session III: Rebranding career development: How to create a workplace culture that attracts and develops talent
Moderator: Reed Bundy, Sr. Director of Employee Experience and Social Impact, Mimecast
Presenters: Drew Fortin, SVP, Sales and Marketing, Predictive Index
Mindee Owens, Snr. Technical Recruiter, CVS Digital
Julie Pridham, Director of Human Resources, Kyruus
Christina Spadaro, Manager of Employer Brand, Workhuman

Discuss the best strategies to retrain and reskill your employees and which programs and technologies are most effective. Discover how this leads to higher performance and effectiveness from your employees.

11:30am  Networking Break

11:45am  Session IV: Key drivers that yield high retention rates
Moderator: Rachel Weeks, Head of Growth Marketing, Reward Gateway
Presenters:Krista Allan, Snr, Director; Sensata
Amy Parker, Snr. Director, Global Talent Development, Acquia
Juli Vrochon, SVP of Talent and Communications, Nuance

When does engagement begin? Explore retention practices that are a critical component to having an all-star team.

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