HR Leadership Executive Roundtable Dinner – Houston


Join us for an exclusive and intimate executive HR thought leadership roundtable dinner at Quattro Restaurant in the Four Seasons Houston on Tuesday February 7th, that will provide an opportunity to explore how the journey to adopting an “HR analytics lifestyle” is about much more than technology.

Hear from featured HR leaders Thomas Burt, Vice President, Human Resource Operations, and Ira Kirkley, HR Business Partner of Children’s Health System of Texas who will share their experience of transforming HR into a strategic, business-oriented organization.

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Your host and moderator will be our very own Lexy Martin, Principal of Research & Customer Value at Visier best known for having been the lead researcher & author of the Sierra Cedar HR Systems Survey. Unwind at the end of your day and share best practices while comparing notes on how others are committed to taking HR from an administrative function to an organizational powerhouse.

Event Details:
When: Tuesday February 7, 2017
Arrival & Cocktails: 6:00 PM | Dinner & Discussion: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Quattro Restaurant, Four Seasons Hotel Houston | 1300 Lamar Street | Houston, TX 77010 | Directions

Please Note: Due to the exclusive nature of this event registrations will be reviewed for acceptance – attendees must be VP level or higher, HR executives, and select direct reports.


thomas burt Thomas Burt
Vice President, Human Resource Operations, Children’s Health System of Texas
Thomas Burt is Vice President, HR Operations at Children’s Health System of Texas, located in Dallas, Texas. He is responsible for the design, implementation and administration of competitive and cost-effective compensation, benefits and wellness programs to support the human capital needs of a rapidly evolving healthcare system. His responsibilities also include creating and executing an HRIS strategy to deliver consistent processes, integrated technology and meaningful metrics that enable the organization’s leadership to effectively manage its human capital investment. Before joining Children’s Health, Thomas served as Vice President, Director of Associate Services at JCPenney.
ira kirkley Ira Kirkley, SPHR
Human Resources Business Partner, Children’s Health System of Texas
Ira Kirkley is an HR Business Partner at Children’s Health System of Texas (CHST), located in Dallas, Texas. He provides strategic consulting to executives in CHST’s Population Health and Ventures divisions. He also supports the growth of the organization’s HR Analytics’ function. Before joining Children’s Health, Ira served as the Executive Director of Strategy for THERAPY 2000, one of the leading providers of pediatric habilitative therapy in the State of Texas. Additionally, he worked as a management trainer and operations leader for Starbucks Coffee Company’s retail division.


Host and Moderator:

Lexy Martin
Lexy Martin
Principal of Research & Customer Value, Visier
A sought-after thought leader and speaker, few researchers in the field of HR technology can match the experience that Martin has accumulated during her career in introducing emerging technologies. Prior to joining Visier, Martin was Vice President, Research and Analytics at Sierra-Cedar where she assisted organizations worldwide in defining strategies to implement enterprise applications by providing visioning, strategy development, process innovation, value analysis, and business case development. She also developed major change management and organizational learning programs to accompany the introduction of new initiatives and technologies to promote their success. Martin was also the lead author and director of the Sierra-Cedar Human Resources Systems Survey, the longest running and most acclaimed Human Resources technology survey. Read more: Visier Appoints Lexy Martin Principal of Research and Customer Value


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