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June 30, 2020 - San Diego, CA

Join a group of influential, forward-thinking HR leaders who appreciate a critical reality - success lies not just in being able to foresee and prepare for the future, but also in the ability to lead your organization there.

SHRM's Executive Network, HR People + Strategy's CHRO Summit is an exclusive event designed for chief human resource officers (CHROs).  Limited to 60 CHROs, this daylong program explores the latest thinking and business strategies that drive innovation and organizational success. 

Participants will have the opportunity to engage in thought-provoking discussion and knowledge-sharing with business and thought leaders and to expand their professional network. 

The gathering of global CHROs at our Summit works towards defining the future of the Human Resources profession. 



The Summit is designed exclusively for the head of HR within their organization, has at least 15 years of experience, and who has been given the responsibility of helping shape the strategic direction of their mid-sized to large organizations of 1,000 or more employees and/or $500 million or more in annual revenue.

*All applications for attendance are subject to review. For more information about the CHRO Summit, please contact Stacy Swanson, at


Michael Arena, Ph.D.
VP Talent & Development
Amazon Web Services

Michael Arena is the vice president of talent and development at Amazon Web Services (AWS), where he is responsible for global talent practices, leadership development, and learning, organizational effectiveness, new employee success strategies and the organizational research activities to enable the growth and innovation of AWS.

Prior to joining AWS, Arena was chief talent officer for General Motors Corporation (GM), where he was responsible for enterprise talent management, cultural transformation, leadership development, talent acquisition, and people analytics. While at GM he launched GM2020, a grassroots initiative designed to enable employees to positively disrupt the way they work, which was highlighted in Fast Company and Fortune. This initiative and others are highlighted in his best-selling book, Adaptive Space: How GM and Other Companies are Positively Disrupting Themselves and Transforming into Agile Organizations.

His research on adaptation and networks won the 2017 Walker Prize from SHRM's Executive Network, HR People + Strategy and has been cited in the Wall Street Journal, Inc., Forbes, Entrepreneur, Harvard Business Review and Sloan Management Review. Prior to GM, Arena spent two years as a visiting scientist with MIT's Media Lab studying network theory. He also served as senior vice president of leadership development at Bank of America, where he co-designed and launched the Center for Future Banking, an initiative created to positively disrupt consumer banking.

Arena is a faculty member in Penn's Master's in Organizational Dynamics program and acts as a design thinking coach within the Stanford School. He earned his Ph.D. in organizational dynamics from the Union Institute and University. 

Michael N. Bazigos, Ph.D.
Managing Director
Global Leader, Organizational Analytics

As the senior partner leading Accenture Strategy's Organizational Analytics practice, Bazigos helps organizations perform through evidence-based approaches to their most pressing issues in talent and organization. Prior to joining Accenture Strategy's Talent & Organization unit, he held other leadership roles, most recently, as vice president of McKinsey & Co.'s OrgSolutions business. Bazigos earned his bachelor's degree in psychology from Pace University, first master's in industrial psychology from New York University, and second master's and Ph.D. in organizational psychology from Columbia University, where he also served as adjunct faculty in that graduate program.


​​MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2020
​5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
​Welcome + Check-in

​​​TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2020

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Registration +  Networking Breakfast

​8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
​The Future of Work in an AI World
Michael Bazigos
Managing Director
Global Leader, Organizational Analytics, Accenture
​9:30 AM - 9:45 AM
​9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Social Talent:
Shifting from Human Capital to Social Capital

Michael Arena
VP Talent & Development, Amazon Web Services
​10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Keynote Presentation - TBA 
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Peer Connection Lunch + Networking

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM 

Interactive Sessions and/or Site Tour

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Closing Reception

*Subject to change

 2020 Partner

A Special Thank You To 


About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations.  Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions - underpinned by the world's largest delivery network - Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders.  With approximately 442,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives.  Visit us at

About Accenture Strategy

Accenture Strategy operates at the intersection of business and technology.  We bring together our capabilities in business, technology, operations and function strategy to help our clients envision and execute industry-specific strategies that support enterprise-wide transformation.  Our focus on issues related to digital disruption, competitiveness, global operating models, talent and leadership help drive both efficiencies and growth.  For more information, follow @AccentureStrat or visit



Hilton San Diego Bayfront
1 Park Boulevard, San Diego, California 92101
Hotel Website

Cut-off Date: May 29, 2020

The friendly Hilton staff looks forward to welcoming guests to this downtown San Diego, CA, hotel located next to the San Diego Convention Center. 

Driving South on Interstate 5
Take Front St. exit.  Continue on Front St. until you reach Harbor Dr., turn left.  Continue to Park Blvd., turn right. 

Driving North on Interstate 5
Take Cesar Chavez Parkway exit.  At traffic signal, turn left on to Cesar Chavez Parkway.  Continue to Harbor Dr., turn right.  Continue to Park Blvd., turn left. 

Driving West on Interstate 8
Take Highway 8 (West) to 163 South.  Follow 10th Ave. to Market St., turn right.  Take Market St. to Front St., turn left.  Take Front St. to Harbor Dr., turn left.  Continue to Park Blvd., turn right.

Driving West on 94
Take 94 West into the city.  94 West will turn in "F" St.  Follow "F" St. to 8th Ave.  Turn left onto 8th Ave.  Take 8th Ave., to Market St., turn right.  Take Market St. to Front St., turn left.  Take Front St. to Harbor Dr., turn left.  Continue to Park Blvd., turn right. 

From the Airport
Drive out of parking lot.  Follow signs to Interstate 5/Downtown.  The ramp will put you on Harbor Dr. going South.  Continue to Park Blvd., turn right. 


​Designed exclusively for the head of HR, the CHRO Summit works towards defining the future of the Human Resources profession by exploring the latest thinking and business strategies delivered by world-renowned business and thought leaders. At the Summit, discussion and executive-level networking will allow participants to refresh past learning, strategize new ideas and approaches that drive innovation and business success.