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2019 Strategic HR Forum

October 27 - 29, 2019 Boston, MA

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Josh Bersin
Principal Research Partner
HR People + Strategy

Josh Bersin founded Bersin & Associates (now Bersin by Deloitte) in 2004 to provide research and advisory services focused on corporate learning, leadership, talent management, and HR technology. Josh is a frequent speaker at industry events and has been quoted on talent management topics in key media, including Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, The Financial Times, BBC Radio, CBS Radio and National Public Radio. He is a popular blogger for, a leading LinkedIn influencer, and has been a columnist since 2007 for Chief Learning Officer magazine. Josh spent 25 years in product development, product management, marketing and sales of e-learning and other enterprise technologies at companies including DigitalThink (now Convergys), Arista Knowledge Systems, Sybase, and IBM.  Josh's education includes a B.S. in engineering from Cornell University, an M.S. in engineering from Stanford University, and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. 

Joanne Lipman
Author and former
Editor in Chief
USA Today

Joanne Lipman, the bestselling author of That's What She Said, is one of the nation's most prominent journalists. She most recently was Chief Content Officer of Gannett, and Editor in Chief USA TODAY and the USA TODAY NETWORK, comprising the flagship title and 109 other news organizations including the Detroit Free Press, the Cincinnati Enquirer, and the Arizona Republic. In that role, she oversaw more than 3,000 journalists and led the organization to three Pulitzer Prizes plus an additional three Pulitzer finalists. Ms. Lipman began her career as a reporter at The Wall Street Journal, ultimately rising to Deputy Managing Editor, creating Weekend Journal and Personal Journal, and supervising coverage that earned three Pulitzer Prizes. New York Times media columnist David Carr described her as the Journal's "innovator-in-chief." She subsequently was founding Editor-in-Chief of Conde Nast Portfolio and, which won National Magazine and Loeb Awards. She is a frequent television commentator, seen on ABC, CNN, NBC, CNBC, CBS, MSNBC and PBS, among others, and her work has appeared in publications including The New York Times, Time, Fortune, Newsweek and Harvard Business Review. She is also co-author of the critically acclaimed musical memoir Strings Attached. 

Holly Tyson
Chief Human Resources Officer
Dick’s Sporting Goods

Holly Tyson has been Chief Human Resources Officer of Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. since August 2016 and has been its Senior Vice President since April 7, 2017. In this role, Holly is responsible for leading the overall talent strategy for Dick's Sporting, while ensuring that culture, practices, policies, and operations align with its overall objectives and values. Ms. Tyson served as Chief Human Resource Officer and Vice President at The Brink's Company from September 2012 until July 15, 2016. Tyson was with Bristol-Myers Squibb Company where she served as Vice President U.S. Pharmaceuticals Human Resources from 2010 to 2012 and Executive Director of World Wide Pharmaceuticals Talent & U.S. Pharmaceutical Sales Learning from 2009 to 2010. She held various Human Resources and Organizational Development leadership roles at Alliance Consulting, Cigna Corporation, and Accenture. She holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University in New York and a Bachelor’s Degree in English and psychology from the College of William and Mary in Virginia.