Andrea Ledford *2017 CHRO of the Year*

NCR Corporation

Andrea Ledford, Executive Vice President, Chief Administration Office, and Chief Human Resources Officer for NCR Corporation, is a strategic member of the NCR Executive Team helping to drive our future vision. She oversees critical functions that drive change management, support NCR's corporate strategy as a hardware-enabled, software-driven business, and cultivate incredible employee experiences that engage, educate and inspire. Her global responsibilities include Human Resources, Corporate Marketing and Public Affairs, Corporate Real Estate, Global Security and Aviation. Andrea also oversees the NCR Foundation, which is dedicated to helping build stronger communities around the world by investing in innovative solutions that help people become self-sufficient. Prior to this position, Ledford served as NCR’s vice president of Human Resources for the Asia-Pacific region and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Before joining NCR in February 2006, Ledford was Symbol Technologies’ EMEA leader of Human Resources and held a variety of leadership roles at Cisco Systems in EMEA, Asia-Pacific and Latin America. Her background also includes positions in the areas of international human resources, compensation and benefits, and leadership development with Storage Technology, United International Holdings and Synergen.

Ledford has an Executive MBA from Insead University in Fontainebleau, France, and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Colorado.

11:15 AM Incredible Truths from the NCR Reinvention Journey

Recently named a 2017 CHRO of the Year, Andrea Ledford of NCR Corporation is an inspiring, executive team member helping to drive a company reinvention and new strategic vision through her leadership of critical functions including Human Resources, Corporate Marketing, Public Affairs and Corporate Real Estate. Andrea also directs the NCR Foundation which is dedicated to helping build self-sustaining communities around the world.

Since 2006, NCR has been on a thoughtful journey turning a 132-year-old company focused historically on hardware into a global technology and software powerhouse. As trusted business partners, Andrea and her teams maintain a laser-focused mission to cultivate an iNCRedible company culture by powering a plethora of diverse experiences that engage, educate and inspire employees across the globe.

As you can imagine, like most change initiatives, company reinventions are anything but easy. They come with a great deal of ups, downs and learning opportunities. In this provocative conversation, Andrea will highlight what she calls the iNCRedible Truths—a nickname she’s given to the most important lessons and ideas she and her teams have learned as they work with their counterparts in the business to reinvent NCR. In this session, you will learn how to:

  • Build more successful partnerships with your colleagues and business leaders
  • Drive sustainable employee engagement through a well-defined culture vision and plan
  • Use storytelling and design-based thinking to power incredible employee experiences