Wednesday, September 25, 2019
8:00 am - 12:00 noon
8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:30 am Session Begins
11:30 am Networking Lunch
Featuring presentations by
SVB, CBSi, Shutterfly
Silicon Valley Bank (SVB): The Importance of Values in Our Success
At SVB, we believe Our Values are critical to our success. They had served us well but needed to be refreshed to serve us in our transformation into the future. In this presentation, you will learn what our new values are and HR’s role in implementing and integrating them deeply into the organization. Specifically, you will learn how HR’s leadership and execution is resulting in our employees’:
· Knowing the values and understanding the need of them for SVB’s success
· Believing that the values are the right ones for SVB’s success and personally committing to upholding them
· Incorporating the values into the way they do their work and relying on them to guide them in their decision-making and problem-solving
Peter Vultaggio, Head of Talent Development and Change Management
With a bachelor’s degree in the nationally ranked Biomedical Engineering School at UCSD, and a master’s degree in Human Resources and Organizational Development from USF, Vultaggio brings a systemic and holistic approach to organizations, and their talent and leaders. His engineering background has helped him to view business from a technical, analytical, and physiological perspective. His graduate work and business experience have helped him see the behavioral, emotional side of people, and the systems, processes side of organizations. His experience in Global Talent Development at Nike, Management and Organization Development at Charles Schwab, as well as consulting in Talent Management to financial institutions such as Fifth Third Bank, Wells Fargo, and World Bank, has honed his techniques of organically improving business productivity and results in parallel with employee engagement and retention. As the Global Head of Talent Development and Change Management at Silicon Valley Bank, his team is transforming the organization to become a talent force for the emerging digital economy.
CBS Interactive: Evolving Executive Training into an Executive Experience
Elise Ben-Yair, SVP, Human Resources, at CBS Interactive will share her team's experience in designing and managing an executive training program that spanned six months and included five different training vehicles. She will provide an overview of the content, what worked well/not well, and how they measured results.
Elise Ben-Yair, SVP HR
Elise has a depth of HR experience across numerous businesses in the media industry. She began her HR career on GE's HRLP program and supported several acquisitions and mergers for NBC, designing compensation programs and building HR information systems. During her long tenure at NBCUniversal she supported brands across entertainment, news, film, digital media and native digital businesses. Elise was the VP of People supporting BuzzFeed’s Entertainment Group, which makes videos, posts, and quizzes across a variety of distribution platforms. In September 2018 she took on the role of SVP HR, leading the HR function for CBS Interactive, which is the online operations of CBS Corporation as well as some of the top native digital brands in the entertainment industry.
The number one reason that M&A deals fail is a lack of cultural integration between the two companies. In April 2018, Shutterfly acquired Lifetouch, the national leader in school photography. While the company has been hard at work integrating our back-end processes and customer-facing offerings, we have also been driving large scale cultural integration between the two teams. We’ve addressed cultural change over several phases – have made some strong progress in aligning the employee experience, and still have many opportunities for the future. Things like company values, D&I, benefits, and more are all pieces of the overarching integration work. In this session, we’ll describe our approach, our successes and challenges, and where we see the work headed in the future.
Tracy Layney is Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Shutterfly Inc. Tracy brings more than 20 years of experience in human resources and organization strategy to her role, including HR leadership roles at Gap Inc. and Levi Strauss & Company. She also served as a Principal Consultant in the Organization and Change Strategy practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers/IBM Business Consulting Services. Tracy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Pennsylvania where she graduated magna cum laude. She is active in the HR thought leader community and serves on the Board of the HR Strategy Forum, the California affiliate of HR People + Strategy.