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

Fernando Sanchez-Arias

Chief People Officer, Global Custom Commerce
The Home Depot

With almost 30 years of experience in global business & people strategy, leadership & talent development, organizational design & development, and cultural intelligence, Fernando has been leading, speaking, training, coaching and building alliances in more than 70 countries. He currently is part of The Home Depot, acting as the Chief People Officer of Global Custom Commerce and HR Director of THD Marketing/Online. 

Before joining the US retail leader, he worked as Corporate Director and Chief Learning Officer of LUKIVEN Energy & Business Group, an oil & gas, real state, construction and corporate education group. He co-cofounded UCEN, the corporate university of this business group. His passion for continuous improvement helped him to start MEJORAR, an international research, learning and development center for leaders, organizations and communities.

He holds a Magna Cum Laude university degree in Business Administration, with a major in Organization & Methods, is a Certified Executive Coach by the Monterrey Institute of Technology (ITESM) and Newfield Consulting, and an International Training Fellow (No. 31) of the JCI University. He served as member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Talent Development - ATD (formerly ASTD) and was the 59th World President of Junior Chamber International (JCI). He is currently part of the Wharton School/Graduate School of Education Work-based Learning Leadership Doctoral Program at the University of Pennsylvania (known as the PennCLO Executive Doctoral Program).



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 Fernando.

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