April 22-24, 2018
Turnberry Isle Miami | Miami, FL

Adam Arkells

VP Global HR
Walbro

Adam Arkells joined Walbro in October 2015 as the Vice President of Global Human Resources. Adam is a seasoned executive with 25 years of HR leadership in several international businesses including All Nippon Airways (ANA), Swiss International Airlines, Starwood Hotels, and Cushman & Wakefield. Just prior to joining Walbro, Adam held the position of Chief Human Resources Officer for 6 years with Stuart Dean Co., a privately owned U.S. architectural restoration services organization with 17 offices in the U.S. and Canada. For Cushman & Wakefield, a Fortune 500 global commercial real estate firm, he led global HR for their Property Management & Facility Services division supporting 9,000 employees worldwide.

Adam began his career in City government in Los Angeles and spent almost 3 years leading the development of multi-million dollar air cargo facilities at Los Angeles International Airport before joining ANA’s cargo division and opening their headquarters and many offices and operations in North America. He holds a Master’s in Public & Business Administration from California State University (Los Angeles) and a Bachelor’s in Political Science from Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles).



8:05 AM (Panel) Leading Progress: CHRO’s Role in Reshaping the Organization for the Future of Work

Radical disruption of the way we work and do business is imminent, and in order to stay relevant, organizations need to start acting now. We are undergoing a fundamental shift in the way we work. In the workplace, automation and thinking machines are replacing human tasks, and transforming the skills that people will need to thrive. These momentous changes are raising considerable challenges within the organizational, talent and HR realms.

As the heralds of the people and culture within the organization, CHROs have a critical role in rethinking their business strategies and preparing the workforce to face the forces that are shaping the future. This engaging discussion will provide CHROs with insights into some of the questions that deserve a deeper look; in what ways can CHROs prepare their business for disruption? 

•How will AI and other technologies affect the business at every level, and what can HR do about it?
•Focusing on the human element: nurturing soft skills that can’t be replaced by machines
•Building a culture of agility, adaptability, and continuous learning



Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Adam.

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