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Jill Larsen

2016 Speaker

JILL LARSEN is SVP of strategic talent acquisition, people planning, and services HR at Cisco. Over the last two years, she has transformed Cisco’s talent acquisition team and aligned them to Cisco’s cloud and software transformation by implementing innovative recruiting and sourcing initiatives, executing a robust talent brand and social media strategy and driving next-generation talent pipelines. She is the global HR leader for Cisco’s Services organization, which includes 14,000 employees and $12 billion in revenues. In addition, she launched Alpha HR, an initiative that has been a catalyst for a number of disruptive talent approaches to accelerate Cisco’s people transformation. Throughout her career, Larsen has been focused on bringing innovative, disruptive, and transformative approaches to human resources, all in high tech. Prior to joining Cisco, she worked at EMC, SunGard, startups, and consulting firms in multiple HR roles. She is an active public speaker and community advocate, and serves as a board member for the Parents advisory council. Larsen earned her B.A. in communications and English from Boston College. She earned her master’s degree in HR management from Emmanuel College with summa cum laude distinction, winning the prestigious Academic Excellence award. She also has her PHR designation and a certificate in HR management from Bentley University. @ChicTalentDiva