The From Day One conference is a gathering of 200+ Founders, CEOs and principals across industries, designed to answer the question: how can we build stronger, more purposeful relationships with our employees, customers and community – starting today?
The conference, which took place at the UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center in downtown San Francisco on April 9, features a day of keynotes, panels, and fireside chats with leaders of businesses who are committed to putting people first. The day also included opportunities to network and join discussions with like-minded principals and change makers.
At a time of rising expectations about corporate accountability, companies need to be more in touch than ever with all of their partners in business. Cutting-edge technology and a mission statement are not enough; a well-developed sense of purpose and code of values become the guiding lights of the conversation from Day One.
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2019 Sponsors, Knowledge Partners, & Co-Hosts
Nick Baily, From Day One and Shane MetCalf, Co-Founder & Chief Culture Officer, 15Five
Alexandra Spunt, Chief Creative Officer, Everlane, interviewed by Kate Larsen, Reporter, ABC7 News
Despite widespread acknowledgement of the diversity gap in tech and related fields, change is slow to arrive. How can companies speed up progress, both in hiring and in making sure women and underrepresented groups have equal opportunity in pay and advancement? Which companies and sectors have the most effective strategies?
Moderator: Katy Steinmetz, San Francisco Bureau Chief, Time Magazine
Molly Ford, Sr Director Global Equality, Salesforce
Michele Nyrop, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Banana Republic and Gap Inc.
Rachel Ernst, VP Employee Success, Reflektive
Tyler Muse, Founder & CEO, Lingo Live
Phyllis James, EVP & Chief Diversity and Corporate Responsibility Officer, MGM
The healthiest businesses maintain a safe environment for employees to speak up. It boosts accountability, productivity, and originality. What businesses do it best-and how do they do it?
Moderator: Melia Russell, Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle
Nancy Vitale, SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer, Genentech
Heather Whiteman, Head People Strategy, Analytics, Learning & HR Operations, GE Digital
Rajeev Singh, CEO, Accolade
Jack Altman, Co-Founder and CEO, Lattice
Build a Culture of Continuous Feedback to Ensure Win/Win Communication – By Shane MetCalf, Co-Founder & Chief Culture Officer, 15Five
CEO Discussion: The responsibility of leaders to be high touch in a high tech world – By Jonathan Raymond, CEO, Refound and Allan Swan, President, Panasonic Energy
Ally Skills Workshop: New ways to foster critical conversations about difference and equality – By Willie Jackson, DEI Consultant & Facilitator, ReadySet & Maurice Wilkins, DEI Manager, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Survive or Thrive: A lesson from elephants and rats for developing organizational empathy – By Kevin Yip, Co-Founder & CEO, Blueboard
The Human Side of Business Transformation: Explore the science behind lasting behavior change & how to incorporate purpose into your strategy – By Karen Lai, VP Client Partners, BetterUp
Customers now expect to play a role in corporate philanthropy through their buying choices. How can businesses find the cause that fits their mission and culture? Why the most effective cause marketing-transparent, sustainable, and purposeful-make such a compelling story.
Moderator: Mary Huss, President & Publisher, San Francisco Business Times
Kevin McAndrew, Senior Director, Innovation Partnerships, Save the Children
Christine Lopez, VP Corporate Citizenship, McKesson
Brittany Hill, CEO & Co-Founder, Catalist
Paul Musser, Senior VP Humanitarian and Development, Mastercard
Kausik Rajgopal, West Coast Managing Partner, McKinsey & Company
Bechara Choucair, MD, SVP & Chief Community Health Officer, Kaiser Permanente, interviewed by Adam Rogers, Deputy Editor, Wired
Steve Koepp, From Day One and Shane MetCalf, Co-Founder & Chief Culture Officer, 15Five
Located at UCSF in downtown San Francisco, Mission Bay Conference Center is Bay Area’s only full service day time conference center.