September 25-28, 2017
Crowne Plaza Chicago West Loop | 733 West Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60661

Laci Loew

Founder & Principal
Laci Loew & Company
Over the last 30 years, Laci has served in consultant, analyst, and thought leader roles to help organizations boost engagement, build healthy pipelines, retain top talent, and improve revenue by a factor of 2x or more, on average, in an ultra-competitive and perpetually changing and complex business climate. Her initial experience was jumpstarted as a senior leader within the people function for marquee organizations including Motorola, United Airlines, Owens Corning, Accenture, and Bersin & Associates (now Bersin by Deloitte). In early 2016, she launched her own “people powering performance” firm Laci Loew & Company LLC www.laciloew.com. Using her proprietary research methodology and science-based evidence, global organizations of all sizes and in all industries have relied on Laci to enable cultural fluency to optimize the performance of people, the creativity of teams, and the results of the business. The secret to their success lies in leveraging Laci’s unique and exclusive “how to” approach for accelerating human insights, developing products, programs, and solutions that shape an irresistible workplace, and creating people experiences that respect the expectations of today’s multigenerational workforce -- a workforce that values social responsibility, assumes inclusivity, and acts with respect for all. Laci embraces the challenge of defining solutions that improve and sustain individual and organizational performance. Laci studied at the University of Illinois where she earned her BS in education and psychology, holds her MBA degree, and is currently a PhD candidate in organizational effectiveness and leadership. www.laciloew.com Twitter: @LaciLoew LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laciloew


12:00 PM Leveraging Knowledge in the Network: The 2020 Employee Experience

If you are responsible for leading a business function and optimizing the performance of people, then you are paying attention to the enormous impact that automation will have on your workplace and workforce. Machines and cognitive systems will change how work gets done AND how well it gets done. Machines are replacing many services jobs and cognitive systems are re-defining the capabilities of the knowledge worker.  The compelling message: become an expert or get automated. 
 
In this key note, Bob and Laci will offer insights on the transformation of the business climate over the last 20+ years, how today’s cognitive systems are facilitating the transformation of workers from information users to insights experts, how insights experts are expanding higher level cognition skills, and what you should be doing to leverage the coming together of technology (cognitive systems) and humans (insights experts) to maintain a relevant, high-performing workforce.

2:00 PM A New Approach to Knowledge Management for the Employee Experience of 2020

In today’s ultra-complex, high-speed, and digital business climate, knowledge workers who just curate content will be left behind, and therefore so will your business. In this collaborative discussion, we will share key practices, lessons learned, and snags to avoid for implementing a modern knowledge management experience -- transitioning workers from overwhelmed content curators to revered insights experts.


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