Samanntha DuBridge

VP, Benefits, Culture, M&A and Mobility

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

Samanntha DuBridge is a health care and Human Resources expert with more than 20 years’ experience working in the technology and health care industries. She is currently Vice President of Global Benefits, Culture/Employee Experience, HR Mergers & Acquisitions and Employee Mobility at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). In her role, Samanntha is responsible for driving strategy and execution across a range of topics, including building the HPE culture, creating an engaging team member experience, enabling the workplace of the future, and supporting the HPE talent strategy through design, development and compliance of all HPE benefits and mobility programs worldwide. She focuses on balancing shareholder value with accelerating HPE objectives to enhance the company’s competitive position to recruit, retain and optimize performance of the best talent. She’s passionate about creating programs and services that deliver a world-class experience for HPE team members and their families, supporting the whole person across the spectrum of wellbeing including behavioral health. She also leads the HR team’s support for Mergers & Acquisitions from due diligence through to deal close and management of change, ensuring effective integration and alignment to maximize the impact and value of each deal.

Speaker Questionnaire
What is the biggest thing you learned in 2020?

Continuing to lessen stigma in mental health is even more important and urgent than I thought.

What do you feel are the two most important benefits or areas that need to be a top priority in 2021?

Medical and wellness.

Can you share a story on an area of your healthcare program or employee benefits where you were able to create significant savings or stop costs from rising?

We've created a multi-pronged medical and pharmacy strategy based on data that has significantly reduced our healthcare trend.

If you could automatically receive a 10-20% reduction in costs in three areas/programs, what would your dream list be?

Medical, oncology and musculoskeletal, specialty pharmacy.

What is the most innovative program you will focus on in 2021 and/or 2022?

Health navigation/advocacy, mental health approaches.

How are you re-imagining corporate culture & well-being?

We have introduced our Future of Work - Edge to Office, which is a hybrid environment.

What virtual care solutions did you roll out during the pandemic? How valuable were they and why?

Headspace was the most valuable, but we did roll out other wellness programs.

If you look at our 3 Moonshots - Costs, Culture, and Care; In one sentence, tell us what would be something positive for us to take from 2020 and bring into this new year?

The barriers we saw to accessing traditional health care resources helped create new openness to alternative forms of care, including virtual care, telemedicine, and health improvement resources available through trusted online sources.

2021 Sponsors

1 Conference. 3 Moonshots.

Costs

Moonshot #1​

Reduce employer healthcare and benefits costs by 25% by 2025.​

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Culture

Moonshot #2​

Reimagine engagement and well-being.

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Care

Moonshot #3

Provide 40% of healthcare services virtually and through technology by 2025.​

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