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Building an Innovation-Driven Tech Workplace

June 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT


Workplace disruption has taken hold, and the workforce is changing across industries—career trajectories and employee expectations have shifted dramatically, as we move further into a connected, autonomous world. The future looks bright but uncertain for many—how can tech companies keep up with the changing times and create an environment in which all employees can thrive? The talent market is competitive, and companies are faced with a unique strategy challenge: keeping pace with industry disruption and retain the tech talent that can help usher in a new, dynamic era of innovation.

Join Mercer and Silicon Valley Forum on June 20th for “Building an Innovation-Driven Tech Workplace” discussion, where our expert panelists will explore the ways in which today’s leading tech companies are changing the game, and how companies can transform their workplaces to foster innovation. We’ll examine existing evidence from Mercer’s extensive survey of more than 260 tech companies on the most successful practices for building an environment centered on innovation, including:

  • Impact-driven culture—today’s employees want to see the results they’re creating
  • Hybrid skills and experiences—many people can and do specialize in more than one skill
  • Inclusive processes and programs—create a clear path for a diverse workforce to thrive
  • Flexible organization structures—assemble teams that can collaborate and co-create at scale
  • Digital work environment—ensure that employees can work ahead of the curve

Get tickets and join us this June! #SVFMercerHR

This event is part of Mercer’s “Leading Through Disruption” series.


Sheela Sukumaran
Partner & Technology
Industry Leader, Mercer
Denyse Cardozo
Silicon Valley Forum
Renata Naoumov
Chief People Officer
Martina Sourada
Senior Director, SWQA
Gaurav Palta
Managing Partner, Enterprise AI
Bruno Fonzi
Director of Engineering


subject to change

6:00 – 6:45 pm – Registration, networking and refreshments
6:45 – 6:50 pm – Opening Remarks by Denyse Cardozo, Silicon Valley Forum
6:50 – 7:00 pm – Keynote Address by Sheela Sukumaran, Mercer
7:00 – 8:15 pm – Panel Discussion
8:15 – 8:30 pm – Audience Q&A
8:30 – 9:00 pm – Conclusion

Parking/How to Find Us

If the Bootup Ventures parking lot is full, drive around the building to the Stanford Health Center – parking is open after 5pm. Limited street parking is also available.

Look for the Silicon Valley Forum banner at the back of Bootup Ventures (not the Willow Road side) and just walk straight in!



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June 20, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT


Bootup Ventures
68 Willow Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States