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Amy Cappellanti-Wolf

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Senior Vice President at Symantec, Chief Human Resources Officer, Executive Coach and Business transformer

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Speaker Amy Cappellanti-Wolf leads Symantec’s global human resources functions and serves as a Senior Vice President and CHRO of the leading cybersecurity company. Amy has over 30 years of experience helping businesses adjust, endure change, and develop outbound ideas for growth. Amy knows what companies should optimize in their business and employees to attain true success.

Why book speaker Amy Cappellant-Wolf?

  • Amy has held vital human resources roles at large corporations such as Cisco Systems and many other established organizations. Amy has developed innovative leadership development success programs and processes; she helps transform your business with exceptional guidance and insight.
  • She is optimistic about the future of work. Amy has directly contributed to companies’ globalization efforts. She has developed workforce planning and global mobility practices to resource new and emerging practices outside of the U.S.
  • Amy is an active part of her community. She provides ongoing support to children as a Board member of the non-profit Silicon Valley Children’s Fund. Amy also serves as an advisor to several private companies.

With more than three decades of experience leading companies across the high tech, entertainment, and consumer products industries, Amy is a proven organizational design and development leader as well as an executive coach focusing on talent as the key driver of business growth. Amy specializes in helping businesses thrive while undergoing deep transformation and has extensive experience leading complex mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. Amy has deep experience in architecting HR Operating Models in support of the business with her most recent emphasis on building Talent Development and HR Solutions capability. Amy specializes in helping businesses survive and thrive while undergoing deep transformation and has extensive experience leading complex mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. Her focus areas include Business Transformation and Change Management, Organizational Design and Process Management, Business Partnership, Communication Strategy Facilitation, and Diversity in Tech.

Prior to joining Symantec, Amy was CHRO at Silver Spring Networks, where she led Global HR, Real Estate, and Technical Education organizations. Amy helped to deliver a successful IPO in March 2013. She established HR infrastructure, programs, and technology to drive global scale for the fast growing hardware, software, and services business, and she led several organizational companywide restructures. Amy built and ramped a professional talent acquisition team, doubled the employee population in less than eighteen months, implemented various automation and information systems, and opened up the European, South American, and Asian offices.

From 2001 to 2009, Amy held key human resources roles at Cisco Systems, where she developed innovative leadership development programs and processes. She directly contributed to Cisco’s globalization efforts by developing workforce planning and global mobility practices to resource new and emerging capabilities outside of the US. Specifically, Amy led HR for the U.S. Enterprise Sales team; Worldwide Marketing; Business Functions; and the Decision Support, Services and Operations Businesses. Prior to Cisco, Amy also led HR teams at Sun Microsystems, The Walt Disney Company, and Frito-Lay.

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Technology and its impact on HR's Effectiveness

Technology runs today’s workplace but what role does it play for a department that has the word “human” in its title? Racing through rapid-fire business acquisitions, Amy Cappellanti-Wolf had to find the best path to leverage technology without losing the focus on employees.

In this session:

  • Simply put, Amy will deliver the tools you need to build an HR strategy that can solve real business problems while keeping the “human” in “Human Resources.”

 

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Navigating Change Management in M&A and Divestitures Through People.

Changes can range from rebranding company assets, ensuring employee alignment with the newly formed organization’s goals, to retaining key employees. Companies must also implement a comprehensive communication plan that addresses leadership, acquired employees, current employees, customers, and vendors.

In this session:

  • Amy demonstrates change management life-cycle process through a recent use case.
  • Providing  an outline with a tracks to help leaders and employees navigate the deal.
  • Reviewing how to stabilize and optimize the new organization to realize the deals full value.
  • Before leaving, attendees will understand how a disciplined approach to change management that views employees as key stakeholders dramatically improves the odds for a smooth transition.
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Surviving and thriving throughout enterprise transformation.

Executive teams are facing multiple and complex demands arising from changing market pressures, disruptive technology, acquisitions and competition for talent. CEOs and their surrounding teams know that attention to top and bottom lines is crucial.

Today’s enterprise is a complicated, open and alive system that must keep adapting to change. Thriving through transformation requires prioritizing people throughout.

In this session:

  • Laying out the challenges companies are facing,
  • Providing processes and systems that have been successfully implemented to prioritize talent during change,
  • Helping HR leaders successfully navigate change.
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Developing a High Performance Culture That Enables Your Company to Grow and Thrive

According to LSA Global, a consulting firm specializing in culture and talent, companies that align culture with business have 58% more growth and 72% more profitability. They have three times the customer satisfaction, two times the customer retention, eight times leadership effectiveness and over 17 times more employee engagement.

Every culture is unique to the company and the culture reinforces the company when it is well defined. Yet, only companies that can relate their cultures directly to their business strategy will perform and grow. What role does culture play in the growth of a company? How can we enable culture to grow our business? What processes can we implement to ensure our culture optimizes our business strategy?

In this session:

  • Speaker Amy Cappellanti-Wolf, explores how culture and business strategy go hand in hand, and demonstrate how culture is a key enabler for growing the business.
  • Using real life examples, Amy will explain how to integrate business strategy with culture, and lay out proven tools, processes and systems to develop a strong culture that helps the business grow and thrive.
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Keys to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Most global businesses today have wide ranging customer sets, with multinational needs and solutions. Those that are well positioned for success will have workforce’s resembling the customer base and community as a whole.

Without diversity of thought and experience, the customer base cannot be understood or properly served. Diversity in the workforce and equal treatment are therefore prerequisites for any successful organization. In order to represent everybody -not just a segment of the employees, businesses must remove biases, get the best and brightest in the war for talent and embrace all the different benefits diversity brings for their customers.

In this session:

  • Explaining the critical need for a diverse and inclusive business environment and the effectiveness of the “diversity multiplier”.Also, sharing practices she has put in place to help leverage the power of inclusion.
  • Exploring how having a strong talent and workforce strategy results in amazing dividends for all customers and shareholders.
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