Employee experience is the newest, most important trend in HR in the last 20 years. Employee experience is what differentiates the great companies from all others. Be part of this monumental change and stand out as a leader in North America!
Designed specifically for both the public and private sectors, the Employee Experience Summit 2018 will show you how to take a holistic and integrated approach to implementing employee experience in your organization. Take away strategies to:
This one-of-a-kind event in Canada is your one-stop-shop for everything related to transforming your employee experience – Register Today!
Karen Niparko is the Executive Director of the Office of Human Resources for the City and County of Denver. She oversees all aspects of the City’s human capital strategy including talent branding, recruitment, retention, rewards, learning & development, HRIS and analytics/innovation. She sponsors the City’s biennial Employee Engagement Survey and employee top recognition programs. In her role, Karen works closely with the Mayor’s office and City Council on behalf of human capital initiatives. Her team is focused on talent acquisition, increasing employee engagement to retain the best talent, performance excellence and innovation.
Karen holds an MBA from the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business, a BA from the University of Michigan and C-level executive programs at Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Karen serves on the board of IPMA-HR CO, Denver Head Start, is part of the Bloomberg/Harvard University City Leadership Initiative and frequently speaks at conferences and trade associations. She formerly served as a committee chair of the e-commerce committee of the Colorado Governor’s Strategic Workforce Development Council and chair of INROADS diversity internship programs. She is also chair of the Niparko Family Foundation with her adult children that focuses on eliminating domestic abuse and human trafficking while promoting self-sufficiency and education. She serves on the events committee for the Rose Andom Center in Denver – a center for victims of domestic violence.
Samir Bajaj is a global HR professional with over 20 years broad experience working in the Human Resources field. His experience includes work in Europe, Africa, North America, Latin America and the Middle East. He has worked in the Consumer Products, Financial Services, Consumer Electronics, Technology and Retail industries, with such companies as The Coca-Cola Company, Mellon Bank, BankBoston, LG, BeDo, Globalfoundries, and Levi Strauss & Co. Currently, Samir serves as the HR Director for Global IT at The Coca-Cola Company.
Samir has proven success in managing process and aligning business strategy with actionable HR strategy. His areas of expertise include global mobility, talent management, coaching, compensation, and organizational design. Samir’s global perspective and adaptability are proven assets that enhance his natural relationship management skills and have developed him into a great business partner and coach to senior leaders.
Samir holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Boston University and is currently a candidate for a Master’s Degree in International Relations from the Fletcher School of International Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Samir currently resides in Atlanta.
Paul Trudel, CHRE is the Senior Vice President, People and Culture with EllisDon Construction; a world-leading construction and building services company. His purpose at EllisDon is to create an environment that’s attracts the best and brightest talent and enable each of them to achieve the full extent of their career potential. Originally from the hospitality industry, Paul’s is committed to delivering authentic experiences to every employee in every location, every day. With 20+ years of leading the people function in fast paced organizations, his simple, high energy and people focused philosophy will be on display through his discussion at this year’s employee experience summit.