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Experience the Future of HR

Leverage technology to deliver superior employee experience and adapt to business change.

Shifting employee expectations, emerging business models, and technological disruptions are creating breathtaking change in the marketplace. Best-practice organizations succeed by leveraging end-to-end processes focused on customer value across the entire value chain. Your workforce is the key to delivering this value.

Modern HR organizations are playing a critical role in driving digital transformation by supporting business agility, rethinking the employee experience, and fostering a culture of innovation. They’re creating tomorrow’s HR, today.

Join CHROs and HR professionals across global human resources, talent management, workforce management, and workforce rewards for over 60 sessions designed to help you ignite new levels of engagement and productivity within your workforce, and integrate emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, chatbots, and blockchain into your HCM processes.

Special sessions with your peers in finance and supply chain will examine the benefits of cross-functional collaboration and process integration to deliver against your unique customer value imperatives.

Discover how to make work simpler, smarter, and more agile.

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Featured HR Speakers

Gretchen Alarcon

Gretchen Alarcon

Group Vice President, Human Capital Management Strategy, Oracle

Gretchen Alarcon is Group Vice President for Oracle's Human Capital Management (HCM) cloud software where she is responsible for product management, development and go-to-market initiatives that help businesses around the world modernize their HR practices through the adoption of Oracle's HCM cloud apps. Additionally, Alarcon acts as a thought leader, highlighting trends and strategic initiatives in business transition to the cloud. With over 20 years experience in product strategy, Alarcon has taken her knowledge of the industry to showcase the importance of modernization in Core HR, Talent Acquisition and HR Data Analytics, through the integration of cloud apps. Together with her team, she forecasts Future of Work movements and delivers initiatives to businesses to protect their bottom line.

Prior to Oracle, Alarcon worked at Icarian and National Semiconductor, Ford and Silicon Graphics, where she drove the management of workforce suites and aided in the redesign on worldwide human resource functions.

She holds an MBA from the University of Michigan and a BA in American Studies from Stanford University.

John Boudreau

John Boudreau

Professor, University of Southern California

John Boudreau is a professor at the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business and Center for Effective Organizations.

Recognized worldwide for his breakthrough research on the bridge between human capital, talent, and sustainable competitive advantage, John W. Boudreau, Ph.D. is much sought after by organizations, businesses, and the academic world for his insight and innovation in the fields of Human Resources, Human Capital Management, and Executive Development.

Dr. Boudreau is Research Director for USC’s Center for Effective Organizations and Professor of Management and Organization at Marshall School of Business. His large-scale studies and focused field research address the future of the global Human Resources profession, HR measurement and analytics, decision-based HR, executive mobility, HR information systems, and organizational staffing and development.

A strong proponent of corporate/academic partnerships, Dr. Boudreau helped to establish and then directed the Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies (CAHRS) at Cornell University, where he was a professor for more than 20 years.

Mike DiClaudio

Mike DiClaudio

Principal, People and Change, KPMG, LLP

Mike DiClaudio is a Principal in KPMG’s Advisory Services practice with more than 15 years of business consulting experience working with organizations globally to develop talent management, HR, and service delivery strategies, with direct linkage to technology, cost containment, and overall business alignment. He has a specific background across the full HR value chain, including organizational design, technology selection and implementation, and overall HR transformation.

Sheryl Johnson

Sheryl Johnson

Principal, HR Technology, PwC

Sheryl leads PwC’s Oracle HCM Cloud practice. She focuses on transforming her clients’ HR business function leveraging leading practices and Oracle Cloud technology. Sheryl partners with companies from strategy through execution to ensure maximum benefit to the organization. She is a proponent that organizations need a clear vision and roadmap of the HR Strategy and underlying technology blueprint. She has published articles and frequently speaks at conferences to discuss how companies are deploying integrated Cloud HCM technology and particularly Talent Management strategies that achieve competitive advantage.

Chris Leone

Chris Leone

Senior Vice President, Applications Development, Oracle

Chris Leone is senior vice president of development for Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud, including Oracle Global HR Cloud and Oracle Talent Management Cloud. In this role, Leone is responsible for the strategy, product management, product development, and product go-to-market functions that deliver modern HR in the cloud to global users. Recently, he was named #16 on Business Insider’s Most Important People in Cloud Computing list.

For more than 20 years, Leone has developed enterprise software applications for large and midsize companies. He came to Oracle via its acquisition of PeopleSoft, where he was responsible for the product management activities for the company’s financial and project management and enterprise performance management product lines. Prior to joining PeopleSoft, Leone was vice president of products at Hyperion, where he was responsible for business performance management applications.

Leone earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance and an MBA from Loyola Marymount University.

Michelle Norman

Michelle Norman

Vice President, Global Total Rewards, Mary Kay

Michelle currently serves as Vice President, Global Total Rewards at Mary Kay Inc. and is responsible for the global functions of Compensation, Benefits, HR Technology and Organizational Effectiveness (which includes Employee Training and Development, Organization Development, Communications, and Recognition). Prior to this role, she held a variety of positions at Mary Kay including Vice President, Human Resources where she led the International HR function focused on all aspects of HR in more than 30 countries. Michelle also held the position of General Manager, Mary Kay United Kingdom where she was responsible for all business operations as an expatriate in London, England. Prior to working at Mary Kay Inc., Michelle worked in several roles in Human Resources at Texas Instruments.

Kristy P. Simonette

Kristy P. Simonette

SVP of Strategic Services and CIO, Camden Property Trust

Kristy is responsible for information technology, innovation, marketing, and Camden’s Contact Center. Before joining Camden, Kristy was director of sales and customer service for, an e-commerce company that offers luxury goods and corporate gifts. Prior to, Kristy spent three years implementing, training, and managing support for IT systems at Browning Ferris Industries (BFI) and nine years at a multi-family management company, where she worked on site and in the corporate offices as an internal auditor, technical trainer, and help desk manager.

William Tincup

William Tincup

President, RecruitingDaily

William is the President of RecruitingDaily. At the intersection of HR and technology, he's a writer, speaker, advisor, consultant, investor, storyteller, and teacher. He has written over 200 HR articles, spoken at over 150 HR and recruiting conferences, and conducted over 1,000 HR podcasts. William prides himself on being easy to find on the Internet. Google him and connect with him via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.

William serves on the Board of Advisors for Gustav, Frrole, TechScreen, altru, bhired, Brazen, hirepool, Talentegy, Talent Ninja, Engagedly, Echovate, VibeCatch, Continu, Hyphen, Happie, RolePoint, Causecast, Work4, Talent Tech Labs, and SmartRecruiters. He was previously an advisor to PeopleMatter (sold to Snagajob Q2 2016), (sold to StepStone Q1 2016), Smarterer (sold to Pluralsight Q4 2014), and a board member of Chequed (merged to create OutMatch Q3 2015).

William is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a BA in Art History. He also earned an MA in American Indian Studies from the University of Arizona and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University.


HR General Sessions

  • Tomorrow's HR Today: HCM Opening General Session

    The HCM portion of the conference will kick off with host Cara Capretta, Vice President, Oracle HCM Transformation Practice. Mike DiClaudio will share KPMG's latest study on the Future of HR, and Chris Leone, SVP of Oracle HCM Cloud Development will show us how the future of HR is here today.

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  • The Future of Work: AI and HCM

    Get started on day two with John Boudreau, Professor of Management and Organization at the University of Southern California. His new book "Reinventing Jobs" focuses on the future of work and how to embrace AI's impact on jobs and tasks in the workplace. PwC will also host a fireside chat focused on the thought processes, tools, and techniques used by panelists from the Mary Kay cosmetic company and Camden Property Trust that helped them achieve faster business outcomes through digital innovation.

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Solution Areas

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Tuesday Pre-Conference Training

Arrive in Las Vegas by Tuesday morning and take advantage of free Oracle University-led training on cloud enablement and user adoption. Specific topics include reskilling and upskilling, key components of an effective end user strategy, and change management. Space is available on a first-come, first-serve basis to conference registrants. Reserve your spot.

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SHRM Re-Certification Approved Sessions

Attention SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certification holders! Earn up to 5 PDCs at Modern Business Experience. Oracle is a SHRM Re-certification Provider and is offering PDC credits for select sessions. Each session is worth between 1 and 1.5 PDC credits. Space is limited.

This program is valid for Oracle PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.

Certificate of Completion letters will be distributed approximately 60 days after the event. If you attended sessions eligible for SHRM continuing education credits, please complete this form to request a Certificate of Completion. You’ll be prompted to log in to your Oracle account to open the form.

Global Human Resources

Oracle Global Human Resources Cloud empowers HR for the world’s leading organizations and enables them to use a single global human resources solution to engage employees, align common HR processes, and promote a culture of compliance. At the conference, you will learn how to:

  • Manage complete global, local, and industry HR by consolidating your HRMS and deploying via one system
  • Optimize your organization by implementing large-scale changes faster
  • Engage your workforce by providing simple, quick access to HR information on any device
  • Deploy simple HR processes through a user experience based on role definitions and configurations

Talent Management

Oracle Talent Management Cloud ensures employees are engaged, strategic, and productive in the workplace. At the event, our customers and product experts will discuss how you can:

  • Reduce time to hire talent by leveraging recruitment marketing and employee referrals
  • Enhance your employees’ performance through modernization
  • Cultivate talent and support the creation of employee career development plans
  • Transform traditional learning by providing a modern experience that is agile, social, and personalized

Workforce Management

Oracle Workforce Management Cloud helps companies control labor costs, reduce manual processes, and simplify compliance for all employees, globally. At the conference, learn how you can:

  • Accurately capture time for full-time, contingent, non-exempt, and project-based employees
  • Control labor costs by reducing payroll errors and eliminating manual processes
  • Manage time on an exception basis with a robust rules engine
  • Minimize compliance risk by deploying company policies globally while supporting local jurisdictions

Workforce Rewards

Oracle Workforce Rewards Cloud helps companies differentiate and win the talent war by attracting and retaining employees with rewards and organizational remuneration structures. At the event, you will learn how to:

  • Compensate fairly, accurately, and effectively by designing and delivering tailored pay programs
  • Provide a strategic payroll management process that is accurate, efficient, and compliant
  • Present a unique, flexible benefits program aligned with your mission and objectives
  • Deliver effective sales compensation programs that align incentives to the overall strategy

Take the HCM Mobile Challenge

Bring your smartphone to the HCM Mobile Challenge and see how easy it is for your employees and managers to get work done in Oracle HCM Cloud's predictable, consistent experience from any device anywhere. Learn how easily customers are taking advantage of Oracle's exclusive mobile responsive design, and how the security of your company's most important data is fully protected.

Space is limited and seats are filling up. Conference registrants may reserve a spot by clicking the + sign next to a desired time slot.

HR Reception and Awards Ceremony

On Wednesday night from 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m., just before the Appreciation Event, we’ll celebrate our customers with great food, ambience, and conversation in Lagoon A, Mandalay Bay South Convention Center, Level 2. Join your industry peers and colleagues as we honor the winners of our HCM Cloud Rubies awards.

Oracle Executive Summit (Invitation-Only)

The Oracle Executive Summit is an executive event within Modern Business Experience that brings together industry thought leaders, practitioners, and Oracle executives in an exclusive environment to network and share the latest HR and technology best practices. Contact your Oracle sales representative if you are vice president level or higher and are interested in participating.

If you have been invited to attend the HCM Executive Summit, please respond to the invitation to register, or contact the registration team with questions via email or by calling 1.866.254.8740 (US and Canada) or +1.650.416.8794 (International).



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