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For strategic HR leaders to proactively lead the rapidly changing world of work.

[Sponsor event] Disrupthr Event: Architecting the Next Generation Organization

  • 21 Sep 2023
  • 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
  • UCSC Silicon Valley Extension

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This event is designed to challenge the status quo of conventional organizations. Our event speakers collectively believe traditional organizations can no longer adapt, manage and motivate fast enough to compete in the Knowledge Age. We need to rethink and reimagine organizations and work. We will share how to let go of traditional jobs, decision complexity and how our efficiency focus is leading us astray.

The Knowledge Age is about value creation, customer responsiveness and an unleashed workforce. In 60 minutes, we will share eight perspectives then summarize our experience in a narrative that will include HR moving from back office to front office, the powerful impact of generative AI, and HR as a profit center. In the afternoon, we will bring you into the conversation with panel discussions and identify specific actions that we can all take to transform ourselves and our organizations help us create the future organization.


These deeply experienced speakers believe we cannot use the same models of our past to driver the knowledge era of our future. This is our first step in communication our vision and we seek your engagement to get it right.

Michael Grove; Founder of HumanCentric Labs; CEO CollabWorks; author; former CEO of several venture funded startups.

Introduction: “The Architecture to Managing Talent as a P/L Function”

Dave Blakely; Executive Vice President, Mach49 - The Growth Incubator for Global Businesses.

Topic: Generative AI and the Future of Work

David Swanson; State Director CalSHRM, former Department Chair UC Santa Cruz Extension; author; former EVP, CHRO Americas, Global Lead SAP.

Topic: “Impact Versus Activity - Why Is Human Resources Still Seeking a Seat at the Table?”

Alec Levenson; Economist and Senior Research Scientist; USC Marshall Center for Effective Organizations; former Economist, Milken Institute.

Topic: “HR Needs to Build Organization Capability to be Truly Strategic”

Bruce Morton; Head of Strategy, Allegis Global Solutions; Co-author of the Universal Workforce Model.

Topic: “Universal Workforce Model

Charles Mah; Chief Customer Officer, ICIMS; former VP, Global Head of Talent Acquisition, Workday; GVP, Global Head of Talent Acquisition SAP.

Topic: “HR as a Business”

Eberhard Laepple: Principle, Director of Consulting, Director of Real Estate Planning, HOK V

Topic: "Workplace as a value creator"

Norman Su; Associate Professor of Computational Media and Vice Chair of Human-Computer Interaction – Master Degree; Directs Authentic User Experience Lab.

Topic: “Let’s Be Emotional – Empowering Change in the Workplace”

Kim Chaumillon; Senior VP, People, Mach 49; Executive Advisor HumanCentric Labs; former CPO, UBCO; VP HR at Herman Miller, and Trimble.

Topic: “Architecting the Next Generation Organization”

Tobin Trevarthen; Founder/CEO, Spatial Shift; Founder of the Narrative Playbook; Leading Narratologist in the future of work.

Topic: "Reframing the Strategic Narrative of Work"

Thank you Annual Sponsors!

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