Lori Costew

Head of HR, Ford Smart Mobility, Digital Services and Global Data Analytics
Ford Motors Company

Lori Costew is an accomplished author, speaker, and 24 year veteran of the auto industry with a primary focus on HR and Organization Development. She is a results oriented executive specializing in: building relationships, executive coaching, strategic planning, organizational design, change management, union negotiations, facilitating, compliance, influencing and leading teams to positive outcomes.

8:20 AM HR 2.0 – The Path to Success

Today’s CEOs expect CHROs to be strategic partners and advisors, who can speak the business language from the perspective of talent strategy and talent data. With the economy largely becoming more knowledge-and service-based, talent has become a company’s most important resource and value-driving force. The opportunity for game-changer CHROs is to prescribe actions on the people side that will add real value to the business – actions which should be grounded in technology and predictive analytics, proving the ROI on human capital initiatives. 

This inspiring discussion will focus on a forward outlook of CHROs, starting now: what the key components of a forward-thinking leader that will help shape the new organization in the years to come.

Topics will include:
•Creating the blueprint of next-gen leadership
•Working with multi-geographical, knowledge-based, and inter-generational workforces
•Agile application of big data for key decisions 
•Implementing new technologies to increase HR impact
•Leveraging predictive analytics to help re-design the organization of the future
•Championing a culture of transparency, empowerment and digital enablement