December 13, 2018 – Volume 1 Issue 12

IN THIS ISSUE

Members in the News: 2018’s HR2IT Featured Members & Partners
Research Center: Six Essential Actions to Build a Strong Learning Culture
Events: Webinar – 1:1 HR2IT Member Engagement
Coming Soon: Innovators, Pioneers, Ground Breakers and Trendsetters – The 2019 HR2IT Trailblazers
Welcome

What better way to celebrate the season than to recap the year in Issue 12 of the HR2IT Insider. As 2018 comes to a close, let’s take a look back at the HR2IT Community Members and their respective companies in the news – their insights and their initiatives for driving digital transformation and cultural shifts. If you’ve read every issue, thank you! If you’ve missed any, we’re featuring them again here for you to catch up on over the Christmas and Holiday break

 

2018’s HR2IT Featured Community Members & Partners

Insider Issue #1: Member in the News – CarMax
HR2IT Founding Partner Martha Heller talks to CarMax CIO Shamim Mohammad about his bold initiative to turn his IT team into a product organization. He offers a number of tips on how to transform an organization and its approach to talent. Read more 

 

Insider Issue #2: Member in the News – Salesforce
Artificial intelligence is a big play for Salesforce.com, whose Mira Hammond is a founding member of HR2IT. While Salesforce is building AI into its software platform, the applications of AI that are described in the article should get all of us thinking about our own digital transformations and how we improve the customer experience. Read more

 

Insider Issue #3 – Monsanto
As part of its digital transformation, Monsanto Co. has created a strategic partnership platform to innovate rapidly and drive change in collaboration with start-ups and industry leaders. Malvika Jhangiani is a founding member of HR2IT. The company believes this is the first effort in the agricultural industry to rapidly digitize and increase farm productivity globally by utilizing all facets of the business in partnership with other emerging leaders in innovation. Read more
Insider Issue #4 – AbbVie
AbbVie is a good example of how pharmaceutical companies are approaching digital transformation. As this article points out, AbbVie “restructured to place patient-centricity and innovative thinking at its core”. While written for a pharma audience, the approaches shown in this article are good examples for everyone. Demetris “D” Crum of AbbVie is a founding member of HR2IT. Read more


Insider Issue #5 – Boeing
Harish Rao, senior director of analytics at Boeing, featured on Boeing’s “Innovation Quarterly” web site explained how Boeing uses AI to innovate. While the examples are specific to Boeing, the approach should provoke conversations across your organizations. Mylene Barizo of Boeing is a founding member of HR2IT. Read more

Insider Issue #6 – Carnival
Carnival Cruise is using technology, including Internet of Things (IoT), to drive a friction-less customer experience. Kristin Hansen of Carnival Cruise is a founding member of HR2IT. If digital transformation starts with the customer experience and then works inward to people, process and technology, then Carnival is certainly cruising to success. Read more

Insider Issue #7 Schneider Electric
Jean-Pascal Tricoire posted on the Schneider Electric blog this article about the role of the extended enterprise in today’s digital economy. Amy deCastro, VP of HR, Schneider Digital is a founding member of HR2IT. Jean-Pascal’s post provides great insight on thinking about your business differently to accelerate and improve the customer experience and business performance. Read more

Insider Issue #8 – Ulta Beauty
Consumers today expect shopping to be convenient and personalized. An article featured on the Retail Customer Experience website highlights Ulta Beauty and how they’re meeting the changing challenges and expectations of customers on their digital and physical shopping journey. Fiona Thompson, HR Business Partner at Ulta is a new member of the HR2IT Community. And, in this article Mary Dillon, CEO of Ulta Beauty speaks about the way to meet the challenge. Read more

Insider Issue #9 – Salesforce
Salesforce sat down with Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO of Uber to discuss the future of transportation, and why a strong values-driven culture is so crucial to long-term business success. As the war for talent continues to gather steam in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, learn how companies can build a culture that competes. Read more

Insider Issue #10 – AbbVie
Take a look at AbbVie and how they’re incorporating digital health into their clinical trials. In the article – Clinical Trials, Millennial Style, Rob Scott goes on to say “you can’t do today’s job with yesterday’s methods and be successful tomorrow.” See what else he has to say…Read more

Insider Issue #11 – PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
It’s predicted by 2020, 40 percent of American workers will be independent contractors. This article talks about PricewaterhouseCoopers gig economy platform, the Flexible Talent Network that allows them to source their own network of qualified talent to do a specific role for a definitive period of time based on business needs. Read more

 
HR2IT Insider will be featuring many more Community Members in the news throughout 2019. If you have a story you’d like us to feature and share across the community, please contact Lorraine Ludwicki, Executive Director, at LLudwicki@HR2IT.com.

Research Center: Six Essential Actions to Build a Strong Learning Culture

To provide meaningful, long-term, mutually beneficial experiences and relationships that advance the HR2IT profession and this Community, December will continue to be a month for 1:1 engagement with HR2IT members and soon to be new members. As Executive Director, I commit to reaching out to each of you for conversation and confirmation that our 2018 Community Agenda will be a strong segue into 2019. 

Are the Top People and IT priorities the same or have they shifted? What are your thoughts for continued professional development, for tech talks and for networking among the Community? Please accept my invitation to connect in December as we’re stronger together in achieving our common and individual goals for the New Year ahead.

Agile organizations require agile leaders. These leaders are boundaryless—they see beyond self and silo; create inclusive and innovative environments; ensure alignment with head and heart; and build purposeful networks across the enterprise ecosystem. High-performance organizations strive to have leaders who are effective at the following traits—all are highly correlated to market performance and agility effectiveness.

Events: 1:1 HR2IT Member Engagement

To provide meaningful, long-term, mutually beneficial experiences and relationships that advance the HR2IT profession and this Community, December will continue to be a month for 1:1 engagement with HR2IT members and soon to be new members. As Executive Director, I commit to reaching out to each of you for conversation and confirmation that our 2018 Community Agenda will be a strong segue into 2019. 

Are the Top People and IT priorities the same or have they shifted? What are your thoughts for continued professional development, for tech talks and for networking among the Community? Please accept my invitation to connect in December as we’re stronger together in achieving our common and individual goals for the New Year ahead.

Coming Soon: Coming Soon: Pioneers, Innovators, Ground Breakers & Trendsetters –  The 2019 HR2IT Trailblazers

HR2IT Trailblazers will return in the New Year with more intriguing, thought provoking profiles of Founding Members. Keep a close watch on your inbox for the next HR2IT Trailblazer.

HR2IT is the exclusive community dedicated to the HR executive who supports the CIO and IT leadership team in $1+ billion companies. Please refer prospective members to Lorraine Ludwicki, Executive Director, at LLudwicki@HR2IT.com.

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