Must-Attend Future of Work Panel in Palo Alto; Powerhouse Lineup of Cisco, LinkedIn, NetSuite, Pandora, SugarCRM and Jive Executives

Jacob Morgan to lead panel discussion on the evolving workplace and impact on corporate culture in our hyper-connected world

The modern day workplace is rapidly evolving as organizational models and workforces become increasingly diverse. While most companies are not yet embracing these changes, those that are reap huge rewards. In Jive’s upcoming “Future of Work in a Connected World” panel event, which will be held on December 10th at 6:00 p.m. PT at HanaHaus in downtown Palo Alto, Jacob Morgan—author, speaker, futurist and regular contributor for Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Inc. Magazine and CNN—will moderate a provocative discussion with leading HR and IT executives from high tech companies at the forefront of the workplace revolution, including LinkedIn, NetSuite, Pandora, SugarCRM and Jive. The forum will provide attendees with a holistic view on how the workplace is evolving and visionary insight into how companies can adapt from both a human and technology perspective.



Event details:


Francine Katsoudas, SVP and Chief People Officer at Cisco

Francine Katsoudas

SVP and Chief People Officer



Francine has extensive experience leading organizational transformations, driving large scale growth, talent acquisition, leadership development and succession planning. An 18-year veteran of Cisco, she was recently named a YWCA Silicon Valley Tribute to Women TWIN Honoree.


Pat Wadors

SVP Global Talent Organization



Pat joined LinkedIn in January 2013 to lead its world-class talent (HR) team. In addition to hiring, retaining and inspiring top talent, she is also responsible for all employee-related HR programs at LinkedIn, including compensation and benefits and performance management.


Kathy Zwickert

Chief People Officer



Kathy oversees NetSuite’s global HR programs and operations. She has a wealth of experience in high growth start-ups and large companies. Prior to joining NetSuite, she served five years as Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Communications for Oclaro.


Kristen Robinson

Chief Human Resources Officer



Kristen leads the human resources organization and is responsible for Pandora’s global people strategies and operations. She brings with her more than 25 years of experience in technology, including stints at Hewlett-Packard, Agilent Technologies, Verigy and Yahoo.


Steve Shead

VP of Information Technology & Security



Steve has Information Technology and Information Security experience across multiple industries including super computer, semi-conductor, ecommerce, retail and software. He is responsible for the Information Technology, Business Applications and Information Security functions at Sugar CRM.



Dean Chabrier

Chief People Officer

Jive Software


As Jive’s chief people officer, Dean is responsible for overseeing all aspects of worldwide human resources, including talent acquisition, talent management, compensation and benefits, employee engagement, diversity and inclusion, training and development, change management and merger and acquisition efforts.

  • When 6:00 p.m. PT, Thursday, December 10, 2015
  • Where – HanaHaus at 456 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA


The expert panel will cover the leading Future of Work topics:

  • Multi-generational workforces: increasing diversity in the workplace and workstyles
  • Organizational relationships with employees: part-time, flex-time and sharing economy
  • Remote and mobile employees: co-location, work from home and work from anywhere
  • Employee roles vs. career: increasing individual focus on career development

Learn more about the groundbreaking panel event, and Register here


Jacob Morgan
Author, Keynote Speaker, and Futurist

Jacob is a globally recognized keynote speaker, best-selling author (most recently of The Future of Work), and futurist. He is also the cofounder of the Future of Work Community, a global brand council devoted to exploring how the workplace is changing.

Two of the most exciting job functions in business today are HR and IT, as these departments are coming together like never before to drive the future of work at organizations around the world. I'm thrilled to participate in a panel with some of the world's top business leaders to explore this dynamic collaboration and the positive impact it has on corporate culture.

Jacob Morgan

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