DENVER BUSINESS INSIGHTS CONFERENCE
*History Colorado Center
1200 BROADWAY
DENVER, COLORADO 80203
OCTOBER 24, 2017

*Hotel rooms available at the Art Hotel

 

Navigating Business Performance, Leadership, and
Culture in Today’s Economy

Today’s business environment is unpredictable with risks and opportunities around every turn.  

The DENVER BUSINESS INSIGHTS CONFERENCE is curated by business leaders for business leaders. Attend this conference to be "in the know" of:

  • The current economic, employment, and business forecast for the USA and Denver
  • Business and leadership trends
  • Meet other high performing business leaders, professionals, and entrepreneurs
  • To learn, share, and network

This conference is designed for professionals who desire to take their leadership, teams, and careers to the next level.

Join us for this intimate and unique day of learning and networking with leading business thought leaders and professionals thriving at the forefront of today’s economy.

Lysa Dahlin
Emcee
Doug McGhee
DJM & Associates, Executive Leadership and Life Coaching
Life Coach
Jack Strauss, Ph.D., Professor
Miller Chair of Applied Economics
Endowed Chair, Reiman School of Finance
Jack Strauss, Ph.D., Professor
Miller Chair of Applied Economics
Endowed Chair, Reiman School of Finance
Raymond Schiavone
President and CEO
Quark Software Inc.
Raymond Schiavone
President and CEO
Quark Software Inc.
Claire Hancock, SPHR
Vice President, Global Human Resources
Quark Software Inc.
Claire Hancock, SPHR
Vice President, Global Human Resources
Quark Software Inc.
Jerry L. Rueschhoff, ASA, MAAA
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Senior Client Consultant
Don Bobo
Partner
Market Leadership

Mercer

Don Bobo
President and CEO
Quark Software Inc.
Christopher Stanley
MD, MBA
Director

Navigant

Raymond Schiavone
President and CEO
Quark Software Inc.
Jay P. Hazelrigs, ASA, MAAA
Vice President and Lead Actuary
Optum
Jay P. Hazelrigs
Partner
Market Leadership
Denver, CO
Robin Mancuso, CEBS
Managing Director
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Robin Mancuso, SPHR
Vice President, Global Human Resources
Quark Software Inc.
Roberta McQuade
Sr. Vice President Human Resources
Arbor Private Investment
Roberta McQuade
Sr. Vice President Human Resources
Arbor Private Investment
Deborah Cooper
Head of Human Resources and People Development
FRONTSTEPS
Deborah Cooper
Head of Human Resources and People Development
FRONTSTEPS
Tim Galusha
Senior Associate
Magna Leadership Solutions
Tim Galusha
Senior Associate
Magna Leadership Solutions
Jude Rake
Founder and CEO
JDR Growth Partners
Author, The Bridge to Growth: How Servant Leaders Achieve Better Results And Why It Matters Now More Than Ever
Jude Rake
Founder and CEO
JDR Growth Partners
Author – The Bridge to Growth – How Servant Leaders Achieve Better Results And Why It Matters Now More Than Ever
Eric France, MD MSPH
Executive Director of Sales, Marketing and Product Development
Colorado Permanente Medical Group
Eric France, MD MSPH
Executive Director of Sales, Marketing and Product Development
Colorado Permanente Medical Group
Sheryl Anderson
Vice President, Human Resources
Century Communities
Sheryl Anderson
Vice President Human Resources
Century Communities, Inc.
agenda
 
7:00am - 8:00am
registration opens, MORNING BREAKFAST BUFFET 
8:15AM - 9:00AM
2018 eCONOMIC FORECAST - TRENDS, RISKS, AND OPPORTUNITIES

jACK STRAUSS, PHD:  MILLER CHAIR OF ECONOMICS AT UNIVERSITY OF DENVER

Dr. Strauss presents an economic update for the USA, Colorado, and Denver Metro Region. Close the 2017 economic business cycle on solid ground and be prepared for 2018 with this insightful update and economic forecast of trends, risks, and opportunities for Healthcare, Technology, Energy, and Manufacturing. 
9:15AM - 9:55AM
servant leadership - why leadership matters more than ever in today's economy

jude rake:  author, the bridge-to-growth; ceo, jdr growth partners

Learn how to take your leadership to the next level. Learn key elements of what Servant Leaders do to achieve better business results and why leadership matters more than ever in today’s economy.
10:15AM - 11:00AM
career acceleration - a business case

deborah cooper:  head of hr AND people development, FRONTSTEPS

Discover how Debbie Cooper transformed herself into a business leader, having refused to settle for working solely within the confines of the HR Box. Debbie will describe how she assessed her career through self-reflection and took accountability to craft her own development plan. By taking the risk and moving out of the safe, functional position and into an operational role, she thrived. Today, as the Head of People and Development for FRONTSTEPS, a Private Equity backed SaaS company, she employs the strategy that organizations develop leadership talent and that HR leadership function in parallel with operational leadership. Debbie will also share her perspective on how other organizations can develop leadership talent that understands people and culture, and why it’s crucial that successful companies insist that their HR leadership must also be Operational leadership.

11:10AM - 12:10pM
rAYMOND SCHIAVONE:  PRESIDENT & CEO, QUARK SOFTWARE INC.

CLAIRE HANCOCK, SPHR:  VP, GLOBAL HR, QUARK SOFTWARE INC.

Over the past decade Quark Software – headquartered in Denver since 1981 – has emerged as a recognized leader in enterprise software. How did the company that pioneered modern desktop publishing reinvent itself after 25 years amid market pressures, economic adversity, and cultural change? Ray Schiavone, Quark President and CEO, along with Claire Hancock, Vice President of Global Human Resources, will share how Ray and his executive team focused on leadership, people and vision to successfully navigate internal and external challenges.
12:15PM - 1:15PM
CONFERENCE LUNCH - LUNCH PROVIDED.  MEET & MINGLE AND EXHIBITOR EXCHANGE (MDC ROOM)
1:45PM - 2:15PM
INTERACTIVE FUN NETWORK

DOUG MCGHEE:  LIFE COACH, DJM & ASSOCIATES, EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP AND LIFE COACHING

Business networking skills are a career must.  Doug McGhee will remind us our professional lives can, and should, be fun. Discover in this interactive networking session how to share ideas, make connections, and build a following and have a blast.  We have designed “Fun” into Networking.  Join in and participate as we explore networking tools and models from Doug McGhee and how to put fun into our networking and business lives.
2:15PM - 2:45PM
AFTERNOON COFFEE BREAK, MEET & MINGLE & EXHIBITOR EXCHANGE
 
2:45PM - 3:30PM
HEALTHCARE PANEL EXPERTS - VISION ON THE FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE DELIVERY IN THE US

DISTINGUISHED PANEL:  

- Jerry L. Rueschhoff, ASA, MAAA – AJ Gallagher

- Robin Mancuso, CEBS – AJ Gallagher

- Eric France, MD, MSPH – Kaiser Permanente

- Christopher Stanley - Navigant

- Jay P. Hazelrigs – Optum

We bring together industry executives to share their vision on the future of healthcare delivery in the US and how providers and employers will navigate the impending changes.  Our executive facilitator will lead off with questions and challenges to the panel of clinical, financial and health plan experts and welcome questions from the audience.
3:45PM - 4:15PM
BREAKOUT SESSIONS

 

SHERYL ANDERSON:  VP HUMAN RESOURCES, CENTURY COMMUNITIES (COLORADO ROOM)

Sheryl Anderson will share with us her business case of market changes, business disruption and leadership change. Learn how a global entertainment enterprise transitioned from Founder Visionary Leadership to Business Strategy Leadership.  Sheryl will discuss the behind the scenes story about business transformation - from being a communications network company to a creative digital content provider - to address disruptive business markets globally.  This business case will address the challenges and solutions to business transformation, leadership and culture change, and how to build organizational agility into everything.
DON BOBO:  PARTNER, MERCER (MDC ROOM)

Don’s presentation will dive deep into the recent Global Talent Trends Report, focused on the areas of business performance, leadership, culture and transformation. This presentation will explore current trends in change preparedness, planning for change, required skillsets, changes to org and job design, role of technology, implications for business and human resources leaders.

TIM GALUSHA:  SENIOR ASSOCIATE, MAGNA LEADERSHIP SOLUTIONS (GREEN ROOM)
Tim will share his more strategic perspective of culture and participants will experience a process for crafting a culture that is aligned to their business strategy.  Calibrating across 10 different dimensions of culture, leaders identify and prioritize the specific approach that best enables their organization’s goals and objectives.  A well aligned strategy and culture can account for productivity gains by as much as two hours per day for every employee. What impact would this have on your organization?

Then Tim will share The System Framework model where participants create their own transformational plan in the moment.  Its straightforward methodology makes systems thinking easily accessible and actionable.  Come prepared with a significant organizational health change that could transform your organization and leave with the first draft of an integrated plan.
4:30PM - 5:15PM
ROBERTA MCQUADE:  SR. VICE PRESIDENT HUMAN RESOURCES, ARBOR PRIVATE INVESTMENT
Roberta McQuade is a leading human capital thought leader in Private Equity. She will share with us her views on the future of talent. As she is well versed in the demographic talent changes in the workplace, she coaches C-Suite executives across a range of industries across the country. This entertaining and enlightening presentation will describe the impact of millennials on our workplaces. Learn how winning leaders attract and retain today’s youngest workforce. How do we develop this talent cohort to become tomorrow’s leaders? Join in the fun, discover the serious art of talent development, and capture the new skills of leadership and talent development for the future success of your business.
5:30PM - 7:30PM
CONFERENCE COCKTAIL RECEPTION:  THE ART HOTEL ROOFTOP PATIO
 
CONFERENCE VENUE & Hotel Rooms

HISTORY COLORADO CENTER IN DOWNTOWN DENVER

Designed to ignite imaginations of all ages about Colorado history, this new museum and hub for civic engagement creates a rich experience for visitors through exhibits and programs that blend technology, media, environments and artifacts.

Visit the History Colorado Center for detailed info on exhibits,  hours, admission, parking, and more!

 

COSMOPOLITAN, ARTFUL HOTEL IN DOWNTOWN DENVER

Experience the newest luxury hotel in Denver, the ART, a hotel, set within the city's downtown “Golden Triangle” and Cultural District. A metropolitan gem with a contemporary design and high-tech amenities, the ART hotel features museum-quality paintings and sculptures and views of the city or mountains along with a wide array of complimentary and premium amenities, making your stay as comfortable as you prefer.  Contact the ART Hotel to book a room for the Business Insights Conference.

 
 
 
 
WHAT TO DO IN DENVER?

Denver is situated at the base of the Colorado Rocky Mountains and surrounded by 140 miles of panoramic, mountain views, creating an ideal backdrop for the Denver Business Insights Conference. This young, vibrant city is packed with award- winning restaurants, exciting attractions, and 300 days of sunshine


EXPLORE DENVER

who should attend?
 
CORPORATE AND OPERATIONS LEADERS AND PROFESSIONALs FROM TECHNOLOGY, ENERGY, HEALTHCARE, AND MANUFACTURING SECTORS
 

 
NON-PROFIT, COMMUNITY, AND GOVERNMENT LEADERS
 

 
ENTREPRENEURS AND HIGH PERFORMANCE BUSINESS LEADERS
 

 
EXECUTIVES, BUSINESS LEADERS, PROFESSIONALs IN TRANSITION AND THOSE LOOKING FOr THEIR NEXT BUSINESS CHALLENGE
 
CORPORATE AND OPERATIONS LEADERS AND PROFESSIONAL FROM TECHNOLOGY, ENERGY, HEALTHCARE, AND MANUFACTURING SECTORS

 
NON-PROFIT, COMMUNITY, AND GOVERNMENT LEADERS

 
ENTREPRENEURS AND HIGH PERFORMANCE BUSINESS LEADERS

 
EXECUTIVES, BUSINESS LEADERS, PROFESSIONALS IN TRANSITION AND THOSE LOOKING FOR THEIR NEXT BUSINESS CHALLENGE
 
advisory BOARD
 
James Tastard
Chairman of the Denver Conference Advisory Board, SVP and CHRO, Geokinetics, Inc.

Houston, Texas

Jon Gordon
Managing Partner, Sheer Velocity

Denver, Colorado

Debra Young
Managing Partner, Sheer Velocity

Denver, Colorado

 
 
Robert Ferguson
Regional Director of Sales and Marketing, HEI Hotels and Resorts

Denver, Colorado

Oscar Sánchez, MD
Physiatrist at Kaiser Permanente- Colorado

Denver, Colorado

Lakesia Campbell
Director of Operations, High Performance Network, LL

Houston, Texas

Exhibitors, Sponsors, and Friends of Denver Business Insights Conference:


                                                                                    
BECOME A SPONSOR 
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
In addition to participating as a session presenter, partnering with Denver Business Insights Conference as a sponsor is a great way to maximize your outreach to the conference audience! 

Please contact MyHPNetwork Sponsorship Manager, Lesley Conger, with any sponsorship inquiries. 

We look forward to partner with high performing sponsors to position your firm to business and decision leaders attending the Denver Business Insights Conference. We position our sponsors to address the following objectives: 

  • Internal engagement of conference attendees starting September 24th to allow our high performing sponsors to communicate and schedule meetings with conference attendees prior to the conference, In addition we will keep the private online conference portal open for up to one year following the conference.

  • Talent Acquisition

  • Thought Leadership/Conference speaking opportunities

  • Year-round events, teleclasses, webinars, educational offerings, including sponsor content and more.