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Follow-On Roundtable - CANCELLED
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When: September 25, 2018
8:00 - 10:00 am
Where: TBD
New York, New York 
United States
Presenter: Susan Steele & Wagner Denuzzo, IBM
Contact: Laura Peterson

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Due to logistical challenges the Roundtable has been cancelled

Looking to get ahead of the AI curve? Due to the success of January's program, we are excited to offer a Follow-On Roundtable covering this hot topic in a more in-depth, step-by-step session which will help out your AI strategy for your organization.

Cognitive computing (artificial intelligence) designed to solve problems the way humans do, (by understanding, reasoning and learning as illustrated by IBM Watson). To familiarize yourself with Cognitive Computing, download the PPT presentation from our January event here.

At this corporate practitioner roundtable Susan Steele, leader of IBM's Global Talent & Engagement Center of Competence, and Wagner Denuzzo, VP of IBM's Leadership Talent Transformation, will lead a discussion that explores how cognitive computing is disrupting and improving the HR role. You and 15-20 of your peers will discuss how cognitive computing could be deployed across your organizations and the impact this will have on employees, managers and HR professionals.

Examples of topics to discuss are presented below.

  1. Skill gaps: What are the gaps to the skills you will need in the future automated workplace? How can technology help you get the right talent?
  2. Adaptability: How to nurture adaptability and learning in your workforce to create the right mix of talent to harness technological breakthroughs in your industry?
  3. Learning: How to deliver on new learning and development models for new ways of working and learning?
  4. Career Frameworks: How to redesign jobs and compensation frameworks and create radically different career paths?
  5. Innovative culture: How to leverage technology to engage the workforce through innovation and creativity?

REGISTER BY EMAIL. Please email our Administrator, Alison Normand, at with your name/title/organization and select your top two questions from the list above to be addressed at the roundtable. Participants will be accepted on a first come, first served basis since there is a limited number of seats.

Please contact Laura Petersen,, for further questions. Laura will be confirming your registration and providing additional details closer to September 25th.

Susan Steele
Executive Partner
IBM Global Talent & Engagement Center of Competency

Susan Steele is the HR Reinvention Leader in IBM's Global Talent & Engagement Center of Competency, where she advises C-Suite leaders on talent strategies that increase revenues, enhance profitability, improve process efficiencies and create sustainable organizational change. Prior to joining IBM in 2015, Susan held Chief HR Officer, Chief Learning Officer and Chief Talent Acquisition Officer roles at WPP, Deloitte and Linklaters. Her early career was in P&L roles at investment banks JPMorgan Chase and HSBC and with the NASDAQ/PHLX derivatives exchange.


Wagner Denuzzo
VP, Talent Leadership Transformation
IBM Global Business Services

Wagner is the VP of Talent Leadership Transformation in IBM's Global Business Services. Prior to this role, he was leading IBM's Leadership and Management Development global portfolio with a focus on the IBM signature leader experience, from aspiring managers to executive leaders. Wagner has been a Leadership/Organizational Development Consultant, Executive Coach, and HR strategist for over 20 years, and his thought leadership on the future of HR and leadership has shaped IBM's Transformational agenda.


NYHRPS Break-Through Innovation Series provides a platform for members to discuss emerging issues among thought leaders, peers and HR decision makers in intimate settings limited to 15 participants and 1-3 experts.  Click here to learn more about the Follow-on Roundtables.