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For Attendees

May 2024 | New York City

Past Program Sessions

Past Speakers

Urmi Majithia

Urmi Majithia

Principal Product Manager

Urmi Majithia, grew up in Mumbai, India and moved to the USA to pursue her Master’s from Carnegie Mellon University in Information Technology and Management. She has 14 years of experience with a unique blend in HR, HR Tech and HR Product organizations. She is currently leading Talent Experience products in Atlassian and has worked for EdCast, Spotify, Bank of America, Ernst and Young and Tata Consultancy services. She has led hire-to-retire development of HR technology products and programs including the management of global mobility and vendor outsourcing business processes. She is passionate about employee experience, learning, emerging technologies and HR Tech that makes the workforce future-ready. She is a trusted partner to the CHROs, HR Exec Team, CIO, Product, Engineering, Design and Insights team.
Ben Eubanks

Ben Eubanks

Chief Research Officer, Lighthouse Research & Advisory

Ben Eubanks is an author, speaker, and researcher living in Huntsville, AL. His team surveys thousands of employers and workers each year to understand the latest workplace trends and changes. His latest bestselling book, Talent Scarcity, explores how to hire and keep workers during the looming talent shortage. His first book, Artificial Intelligence for HR, is used as a textbook for universities training the next generation of HR leaders around the world. He also hosts We're Only Human, a podcast focusing on improving human resources, one HR pro at a time. When he's not speaking or writing, he spends time with his four kids and runs in a variety of outlandish races for fun.
Scott Loughlin

Scott Loughlin

Partner

Scott Loughlin is the U.S. lead, and global co-leader, of the Privacy & Cybersecurity Group at Hogan Lovells, the only Band 1 law firm for Data Protection in Chambers Global. With nearly 20 years of experience practicing data protection law, he helps clients find innovative solutions for using and protecting valuable data assets, while managing cybersecurity, compliance, and third-party risks. Scott addresses the most challenging areas of privacy and cybersecurity laws today, including complexities related to artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, emerging state, federal and international laws, business-to-business data use, sensitive data including genetics, biometrics and youth privacy, and incident response, to name a few. Outside of his client work, Scott launched a D.C. area program to help young students understand their digital footprint. The program teaches kids ways they can protect their reputations online and prevent their future social mobility from being “cancelled” through easy social media mistakes.
Sandra Loughlin, PhD

Sandra Loughlin, PhD

Chief Learning Scientist

A learning scientist and organizational psychologist, Ms. Loughlin is the Chief Learning Scientist and Global Head of Client Learning & Talent Enablement at EPAM Systems. She is responsible for aligning EPAM's internal and externally-facing educational activities under one umbrella and has been recognized as a Global Leader in Consulting by Consulting Magazine for her innovative approach and the demonstrated impacts of her programs.
Isabelle Bichler

Isabelle Bichler

COO and Co-Founder

Having co-founded a tech placement company that pioneered the use of technology to source, screen, and find best-fit candidates (which was successfully acquired) Bichler-Eliasaf envisioned the future of talent acquisition as one in which a data-driven focus on skills (rather than roles) would open up best-fit opportunities for employees and HR leaders. Today she lends her Responsible AI expertise to retrain.ai’s mission, and has presented research on the topic of Identifying Risk in DEI & Artificial Intelligence as part of earning her Masters of Science in Risk Management from the Stern Business School at NYU in 2022.
Yuying Chen-Wynn

Yuying Chen-Wynn

Managing Director

Yuying Chen-Wynn is a Chief Product Officer and technology executive with 20+ years of experience building EdTech, FinTech and Technology products across D2C, B2B and SaaS segments and leading global teams. She got her start in product management at Microsoft Windows when Bill Gates still worked there and yelled at developers for their code. She specializes in AI-driven product strategy, data transformation and international market expansion. She has spent almost a decade implementing AI in her product strategy and internal processes. Her AI productization has encompassed NLP/NLU, image processing, AR, content generation, adaptive learning and technical SEO. Lately, she has expanded her AI productization focus to work with multiple companies across industries as a fractional Chief Product Officer focused on AI Strategies.
Niloy Ray

Niloy Ray

eDiscovery Counsel

Niloy Ray litigates critical eDiscovery and electronic evidence issues nationwide, in class/collective actions, trade-secret matters, and all other forms of employment litigation. He counsels clients on proportionately and cost-effectively complying with preservation obligations and data-harvesting needs, develops case strategies aimed at minimizing eDiscovery sideshows, designs complex ESI review/production methodologies using cutting-edge tools such as threading, clustering, multivariate search criteria and AI, and addresses trial issues including the admissibility and authentication of electronic evidence. An active litigator, he regularly handles hearings, depositions and motion practice on matters relating to eDiscovery, and also helps clients set upwith enterprise-wide eDiscovery and information-governance best practices and policies. Over the past two years, Niloy has provided cross-functional advice to business, product, and HR client teams on the burgeoning use and regulation of artificial intelligence-driven tools and processes. In the AI context, he assists clients in creating and implementing AI development and use policies; in selecting, testing, and deploying AI tools across the employment lifecycle; and in navigating the compliance requirements and litigation risks of new and proposed AI regulations in the U.S. and abroad. Finally, Niloy regularly advises clients on record-retention requirements and data-minimization objectives within the labor and employment space.
Dr. Anna Tavis

Dr. Anna Tavis

Clinical Professor, HCM Department

Dr. Anna Tavis is Clinical Professor and Academic Director of the Human Capital Management Department at NYU’s School of Professional Studies. As Academic Director, she leads three MS degree programs in the Human Capital Management Portfolio: Human Resources Management and Development; Human Capital Analytics and Technology and Executive Coaching and Organizational Consulting. Additionally, Dr. Tavis manages five HCM certificate programs. She is the co-author of Humans at work the art and practice of creating the hybrid workplace. (Kogan Page, 2022) Prior to joining the NYU faculty, Dr. Tavis navigated a diverse global career in business, consulting and academia. In business, Dr. Tavis was the Head of Motorola’s EMEA OD function based in London, Nokia’s Global Head of Talent Management based in Helsinki, United Technologies Corporation’s Chief Learning Officer, and she was the Global Head of Talent and Organizational Development with AIG Investments. In academia, Dr. Tavis was on the faculty at Columbia University, Williams College, and Fairfield University. Two of Dr. Tavis’ Harvard Business Review articles in collaboration with Dr. Peter Cappelli : “HR Goes Agile” (2018) and “The Performance Management Revolution” (2016) were published in HBR’s “Must Reads” (2016 & 2018), and “Definitive Management Ideas of the Year” (2016 and 2018) and in “Agile: The Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review” (2020). Dr. Tavis is a frequent presenter at international conferences on the topics of Future of Work; People Analytics and Technology; Employee Experience; and Intelligent Automation in the Workplace. She is a Senior Fellow with the Conference Board and is the Academic in Residence with Executive Networks. She is the former Executive Editor of People+Strategy Journal, a publication of SHRM’s Executive Network and she is currently an Associate Editor of Workforce Solutions Review, a publication of the International Association for Human Resource Information Management.
Dr. Shay David

Dr. Shay David

CEO

As a founder of retrain.ai, Dr. David brought his vision of a reality in which every person has a good job, and anybody can be gainfully employed–not subject to technological unemployment. To that end, we are building the world’s leading AI platform for skills & qualifications assessment and workforce retraining, while working with employers and governments to place 1 million people back in jobs in the first 5 years. Prior to retrain.ai, Dr. David was well known for previously co-founding the video enterprise Unicorn Kaltura, where he served as CTO, CRO, and GM of Media and Telecom from inception to exponential growth.
Robert Szyba

Robert Szyba

Partner

Robert Szyba is a Partner at Seyfarth Shaw LLP. He guides employers operating in New Jersey, New York, and nationally through the nuanced requirements for hiring, compensation, retention, and separation of workers in a variety of industries. A seasoned litigator, Rob is an ardent advocate both in and outside the courtroom.
Art Kleiner

Art Kleiner

Editor-in-Chief, Kleiner Powell International

Art Kleiner is a writer, editor, and entrepreneur with a background in technology and business culture. He writes, speaks and consults on topics related to responsible AI and human behavior, organizational learning, the future of work, scenario planning, and the neuroscience of leadership. He is also one of the world’s leading consulting editors in business, and is editor-in- chief at the content strategy firm Kleiner Powell International (KPI). Kleiner’s books include The AI Dilemma: 7 Principles for Responsible Technology (coauthored with Juliette Powell, Berrett-Koehler/Penguin 2023); The Age of Heretics: A History of the Radical Thinkers Who Reinvented Corporate Management (Warren Bennis Books/Jossey-Bass, 1996 and 2018); Who Really Matters: The Core Group Theory of Power, Privilege and Success (Random House, 2003); and The Wise Advocate: The Inner Voice of Strategic Leadership (coauthored with research psychiatrist Jeffrey M. Schwartz and executive coach Josie Thomson, Columbia University Business Press, 2019). As editor-in-chief of the award-winning management magazine Strategy+Business, Kleiner published many influential thinkers and business leaders, and became a managing director at PwC. He was editorial director of the best-selling Fifth Discipline Fieldbook series with Peter Senge et al, and an editor at the Whole Earth Catalog, where he oversaw coverage of computers and business. He was one of the first people to write about the internet and its effect on people. Art is on the faculty at New York University, in their emerging media programs at Tisch School of the Arts. He has a master’s degree in journalism from the University of California at Berkeley.
Heidi Ramirez Perloff

Heidi Ramirez Perloff

SVP, Global Human Resources

Heidi Ramirez Perloff is a seasoned HR professional described by many as learning agile, curious, a change agent, connector and problem solver. Heidi is currently Senior Vice President, Global HR Strategic Initiatives and Delivery Solutions at The Estee Lauder Companies - a role that helps drive enterprise transformation to enable successful execution of business strategy through people, culture and leadership; technology; workforce insights and analytics; and organization effectiveness. She is currently playing a dual role on the digitally enabled NEXT business transformation initiative as both overall program HR lead as well as the lead for the HR Pillar. Prior to this role, Heidi has held various senior HR positions at ELC as Global HR Business Partner; Chief of Staff to the Global CHRO; and COE and Transformation leader. Heidi is attracted to complex problems and new opportunities, bringing talent and solutions together to realize organizational success. Heidi likes the challenge of bringing new ideas and unique solutions to organizations and helping change the mindsets and behaviors of those who contribute to company success. Prior to joining the ELC Companies, Heidi worked for and with top Fortune 500 companies including PepsiCo, Nielsen, Trusted Media Brands, Marsh McLennan and Mercer Consulting. She has led strategy creation; cleaned up balance sheets; reinvented health care delivery; driven legislative change; worked on multiple mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; redesigned infrastructure and organizations; saved hundreds of millions of dollars through smart design, process and contract improvements; and brought new and innovative solutions to global companies around the world - all while building and leading high-powered, results oriented global teams within and across functions.
Dr. Yustina Saleh

Dr. Yustina Saleh

Managing Director of Innovation Solutions

Yustina Saleh is the Managing Director of Innovation Solutions at The Burning Glass Institute. For over 20 years, Yustina has been on a quest to connect people with careers. Her life goal is to help people and organizations unlock their unique niches and then find their perfect job matches. She is a pioneer in skill-based hiring and workforce strategy, having created the intel chip of internal and external talent marketplaces. Yustina formerly spearheaded building a platform that connects people, work, and business outcomes at Visier, led skill-based analytics at Emsi, The Analytics Center of Excellence at Rutgers, real-time labor analytics at Burning Glass, and labor market and demographic research for the State of New Jersey. At The Burning Glass Institute, she works with educators, employers, and policy makers to develop solutions that build mobility, opportunity, and equity through skills.
Chris Gokturk

Chris Gokturk

Executive Dir., Fed. Compliance & Reporting

Chris Gokturk assists companies in understanding and mitigating their affirmative action and systemic discrimination risks, particularly in the areas of talent acquisition, compensation, performance management, as well as workforce planning and restructuring. Chris has more than 20 years of professional experience in compliance, enterprise risk management, and statistics. She has helped clients across all major industry groups develop, implement, and defend compliant affirmative action programs.She is a frequent speaker and trainer on pay equity and the requirements enforced by the OFCCP.  In addition to her practice, Chris is also an active participant in Littler’s Diversity Group.
Keith E. Sonderling

Keith E. Sonderling

Commissioner EEOC

Keith E. Sonderling was confirmed by the U.S. Senate, with a bipartisan vote, to be a Commissioner on the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in 2020. Until January of 2021, he served as the Commission’s Vice-Chair. His term expires July of 2024. The EEOC is the federal agency responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information. The laws apply to all types of work situations, including hiring, firing, promotions, training, wages, benefits, and prevent harassment and retaliation. Prior to his confirmation to the EEOC, Commissioner Sonderling served as the Acting and Deputy Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division at the U.S. Department of Labor. Before joining the Department of Labor in 2017, Commissioner Sonderling practiced Labor and Employment law in Florida. Commissioner Sonderling also serves as a Professional Lecturer in the Law at George Washington University Law School, teaching employment discrimination. Since joining the EEOC, one of Commissioner Sonderling’s highest priorities is ensuring that artificial intelligence and workplace technologies are designed and deployed consistent with long-standing civil rights laws. Commissioner Sonderling has published numerous articles on the benefits and potential harms of using artificial intelligence-based technology in the workplace and speaks globally on these emerging issues. Immediately before his confirmation to the EEOC, Commissioner Sonderling served as the Acting and Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division. The Wage and Hour Division administers and enforces federal labor laws, including the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the labor provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act. During his tenure, the Division accomplished back-to-back record-breaking enforcement collections and educational outreach events. Commissioner Sonderling also oversaw the development and publication of large-scale deregulatory rules and authored numerous Opinion Letters, Field Assistance Bulletins, and All Agency Memorandums. Additionally, he was instrumental in developing the Division’s first comprehensive self-audit program, which collected more than $7 million for nearly eleven thousand workers. Before his government service, Commissioner Sonderling was a partner at one of Florida’s oldest and largest law firms, Gunster. At Gunster, he counseled employers and litigated labor and employment disputes. In 2012, then-Governor Rick Scott appointed Commissioner Sonderling to serve as the Chair of the Judicial Nominating Committee for appellate courts in South Florida. Commissioner Sonderling was also active in the community, serving on the Board of Directors for Morse Life Health System, the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, and Leadership Florida. Commissioner Sonderling received his B.S., magna cum laude, from the University of Florida and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Nova Southeastern University.

Why Attend?

Talent scarcity. Upskilling and Reskilling. DEIB. Talent intelligence. Responsible AI. HR leaders have a lot to track in today’s changed–and continually changing–workforce landscape. Navigating it all while remaining agile and competitive isn’t just a departmental challenge; it’s an overall business imperative.

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The Responsible HR Forum, hosted by retrain.ai, will focus on the role of Responsible AI in building a diverse and inclusive workforce, and on increasing regulation around AI in automated hiring processes.

At a time when industry data shows that companies with highly diverse workforces generate more revenue, and when the epicenter of the business world, New York City, is in the spotlight for upcoming laws mandating AI bias audits, the time is now for this critical conversation.  

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The retrain.ai Responsible HR Forum is bringing together a wide range of specialists to share varying perspectives on the issues most affecting HR leaders today. Through speaking sessions, panel discussions and networking time, attendees can gain new insights into what exactly makes Responsible HR, and formulate strategies on how to enrich their own organization’s Responsible HR practices.

Venue and Travel

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