Looking Ahead: The Future of Work

Liane Hornsey

About the Session

Our Looking Ahead series outlines our latest insights and talks hosted by leaders who are anticipating tomorrow’s challenges. Designed to help you enhance your impact and stay ahead, we deliver brief, but powerful and actionable insights that touch on pressing industry challenges. In short-format segments, exceptional business leaders zero in on innovative ideas, critical insight and lessons learned to advance industry knowledge.

Track: Looking Ahead Interview Series

Presentation Style: Thought Leadership

Audience Type: Human Resources, Talent, Recruiting


Liane Hornsey
EVP, Chief People Officer
Palo Alto Networks

Liane Hornsey joined Palo Alto Networks as chief people officer in September 2018. Liane previously served as chief people officer at Uber Technologies, Inc. where she helped transform the culture during a period of significant turbulence. Prior to that, she served as chief administrative officer and operating partner at SoftBank Group International. In this role she traveled the globe helping portfolio companies scale and achieve unsurpassed human capital success. For almost ten years before joining SoftBank, Liane led People Operations for Google’s Global Business and became Google’s first female vice president in human resources.

Liane has held senior leadership roles at lastminute.com Group, Virgin Media and BMG Music. Liane is widely recognized as one of the world’s pre-eminent practitioners in people operations as well as organization and leadership development.

Liane serves on the board of BUILD, a nonprofit organization that provides real-world entrepreneurial experience to empower youth from under-resourced communities to excel in education, lead in their communities and succeed professionally.