ADP® ReThink Global HCM Conference
January 27-29, 2015
London, UK

On January 27-29, 2015 in London, UK ADP hosted the invitation-only ADP ReThink Global HCM Conference, an opportunity for attendees to come together for two-and-a-half days of networking, learning and discussion.

The ADP ReThink Global HCM Conference agenda explored global perspectives, building bridges across the organization, the importance of strong leadership, and managing and cultivating the foundation of organizational success – human capital management. The multi-day format featured keynote speakers, interactive discussions and success stories, while also providing a rare opportunity for us to come together to think about reshaping our organizations and defining our legacy as leaders.

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Conference Agenda

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration Desk Open
1:00 – 4:45 p.m. Executive Meetings
Please meet at the ADP ReThink Global HCM Registration/Hospitality Desk to check in for your scheduled meeting.

7:00 p.m. Welcome Reception – The Tate Britain
Attendees will board transportation for a private reception at The Tate Britain museum.

Gracing the banks of the River Thames, the original Tate Gallery houses the world's greatest collection of British art. This architecturally rich building encompasses diverse entertaining spaces, from classical to contemporary, surrounded by artwork from 1500 to the present day.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

7:00 – 8:15 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 – 8:45 a.m. Welcome
8:45 – 9:00 a.m. Your HCM Journey
Carlos Rodriguez, President & CEO – ADP

9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Keynote Speaker
Marcus Buckingham

10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Break – ReThink Central
Network with colleagues and sample the latest innovative HCM demos

11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Driving Innovation, Expertise and Insight
Stuart Sackman, Senior Vice President – ADP
Anna Carsen, VP Product – ADP

An effective innovation strategy doesn't hinge on adopting the newest technologies. And the most sought-after new service or tool doesn't guarantee long-term value to a company or its clients. The key is making sure your company's culture fully embraces innovative thinking.

Most companies either already have – or are in the process of innovating to better reach and serve their clients. Knowing this is where your company is going with its strategy, why not take a similar approach to your employees?

Stuart and Anna discuss how innovative global HCM solutions can transform your global employee experience.

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. From Strategy to Results: A Journey of Global HCM
Jean-Pierre Sounillac, CHRO – Faurecia

The state of global employment is puzzling. Over half (52.3%) of employers are concerned or very concerned about the shortage in skilled talent. Human Capital Management (HCM) is the approach to staffing that recognizes this need and supports continuous improvement of employees – not only to increase their level of skill for your business, but also to reward their loyalty by offering them new and exciting challenges. HCM should be strategy-driven, and should align your organization's people strategy with your company's overall values and goals. Jean-Pierre Sounillac shares how Faurecia has successfully set their global HCM strategy and the results thus far.

12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:40 – 2:00 p.m. Big Data and the Science of People
Ahu Yildirmaz, PhD, Head of ADP Research Institute – ADP

The challenge of becoming a big data organization can be an enormous undertaking, but with the availability of information come tremendous insights into the inner workings of an organization. Leaders are now able to glean intelligence into their most valuable asset – their people and delve into the science of their employees.

2:00 – 2:20 p.m. Talent Acquisition & Recruiting
Bradley Arnold, Senior Director – Talent Acquisition – McGraw-Hill Financial

In 1997, a groundbreaking McKinsey study revealed the "war for talent" as a strategic business challenge and a critical driver of corporate performance. Over the last 15+ years, the war for talent has shifted from the desire to simply hire to the battle to attract, recruit and retain top performers. This session will explore how a global organization struggles and ultimately wins the war for talent.

2:20 – 2:40 p.m. Global HCM As a Catalyst for Change
Andreas Mayer, Director HR Operations & Services – Teva Pharmaceuticals

How organizations respond to increased globalization is often a critical factor in their success. Many companies are moving towards more globally coordinated HR and service delivery models and utilizing these models as the catalyst for change within their organizations. This session will explore how a global organization has applied shared services to achieve their global HCM objectives.

2:40 – 3:15 p.m. Break – ReThink Central
3:15 – 4:15 p.m. The Importance of Focus in Managing Your Talent
Barroness Karren Brady, CBE

4:15 – 4:30 p.m. Day One Closing Remarks
4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Executive Meetings & ReThink Central
Please meet at the ADP ReThink Global HCM Registration/Hospitality Desk to check in for your scheduled meeting.

6:30 p.m. Dine London! Dine Around
Join us for Dine London! where you will enjoy a hosted dinner with your fellow attendees, ADP executives and clients at a local restaurant in London.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

7:00 – 8:15 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 – 8:35 a.m. Welcome
8:35 – 8:55 a.m. The Journey to Centralization
Dana Hunsaker, Director Employee Services – Interpublic Group

8:55 – 9:15 a.m. Best Practices in Data Privacy & Security
Devon Bryan, Vice-President, Global Trust & Assurance – ADP (Former Deputy Associate CIO for Cybersecurity – IRS)

9:15 – 9:40 a.m. Global Payroll as a Foundation for HCM
Zac Quayle, HR Leader – Cargill

9:40 – 10:00 a.m. Global Mobility
Achim Mossmann, Partner – Global Mobility – KPMG

10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Break – ReThink Central
10:30 – 11:45 a.m. HCM Panel
Moderated by Dermot O'Brien, Chief HR Officer – ADP

Maureen Brosnan, Managing Director – Accenture
Erica Volini, Principal & HR Transformation Leader – Deloitte Consulting
Xavier de Noblet, Consultant – EY
Chris Murray, Partner – PwC

A global panel of HCM experts convene to debate the issues facing global organizations today.

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. UNthink™
Erik Wahl

Somehow we've come to believe that creativity is reserved for the chosen few– the poets, the painters, the writers. The truth is bigger and better than that. Creativity is in all of us. We simply need to rediscover the keys that will unlock our potential.

In this session, Erik Wahl helps reframe your organization's thinking so that new creative actions become possible. Learning how to UNthink will inject your daily grind with new passion, allowing employees to see how the organization wants and needs all of their talents and energies, not just the ones they've been using so far. You'll begin the process of rethinking your life as a blank canvas of limitless opportunity on which to create your masterpiece.

12:45 – 1:00 p.m. Closing Remarks
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Executive Meetings
Please meet at the ADP ReThink Global HCM Registration/Hospitality Desk to check in for your scheduled meeting.


Marcus Buckingham

Marcus Buckingham – Opening Speaker

In a world where efficiency and competency rule the workplace, where do personal strengths fit in? Marcus Buckingham has dedicated his career to answering this complex question. Using his nearly two decades of experience as a Senior Researcher at Gallup Organization, he has challenged entrenched preconceptions about achievement to get to the core of what drives success.

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His latest project is the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller StandOut, a book and strengths assessment combination that uses a new research methodology to reveal your top two "strength Roles" – your areas of comparative advantage. StandOut goes beyond description to give people practical innovations that fit their strengths, and provide managers with quick insights on how to get the best from each of their team members.

The goal is to move companies toward greater success and productivity by creating a workplace in which employees spend more than 75% of each day on the job using their strongest skills and engaged in their favorite tasks, basically doing exactly what they want to do. Companies that focus on cultivating employees' strengths rather than simply improving their weaknesses stand to dramatically increase efficiency while allowing for maximum personal growth.

If such a theory sounds revolutionary, that's because it is. Buckingham calls it the "strengths revolution," and he founded The Marcus Buckingham Company (TMBC) in 2005 to help jump start a worldwide conversation about how to get people focused on their strengths.

As he addresses more than 250,000 people around the globe each year, Buckingham touts this strengths revolution as the key to finding the most effective route to personal achievement and the missing link to the efficiency, competence, and high performance for which companies constantly strive. He challenges conventional wisdom and shows the correlation between engaged employees and business fundamentals such as turnover rates, customer satisfaction, profits and productivity.

In his role as an author, independent consultant and speaker, Marcus Buckingham has been the subject of in-depth profiles in The New York Times, Fortune, Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal. He has appeared on numerous television programs, including "The Today Show" and "The Oprah Winfrey Show," and is routinely lauded by such corporations as Toyota, Coca-Cola, Master Foods, Wells Fargo, Microsoft and Disney as an invaluable resource in informing, challenging, mentoring and inspiring people to find their strengths and sustain long-lasting personal success.

Marcus Buckingham graduated from Cambridge University in 1987 with a master's degree in social and political science.

Erik Wahl

Erik Wahl – Closing Speaker

Erik Wahl is an internationally recognized graffiti artist, #1 best selling author and entrepreneur. Erik redefines the term "keynote speaker." Pulling from his history as both a businessman and an artist, he has grown to become one of the most sought-after corporate speakers available today. Erik's on-stage painting seamlessly becomes a visual metaphor to the core of his message, encouraging organizations toward profitability through innovations and superior levels of performance. His list of clients includes AT&T, Disney, London School of Business, Microsoft, FedEx, Exxon Mobil, Ernst & Young, and XPrize; Erik has even been featured as a TED presenter. The responses received have been nothing short of incredible, with standing ovations to prove it.

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Erik's bestselling business book UNTHINK was hailed by Forbes Magazine as "THE blueprint to actionable creativity" and by Fast Company Magazine as "Provocative with a Purpose."

Erik's understanding of vision was originally born in the school of disappointment. After a eight-year career as a partner in a corporate firm, he became frustrated by the lack of innovative thought and corresponding profits he saw in business. So he set out to challenge companies to change their way of thinking, while simultaneously pursuing his own individual passions. He rediscovered his love for art, and now plays in the business world by working through his art.

In the past 10 years, he has shared his incredible message with the largest and most influential companies in the world, leaving behind his prized artwork as a reminder of his passion for breakthrough thinking. He's the Warhol of Wall Street, the Renoir of ROI, the Picasso of Productivity, the Jobs of... well, having a Job.

He is Erik Wahl: graffiti artist, author, entrepreneur and philanthropist.

Jean-Pierre Sounillac

Jean-Pierre Sounillac – Executive Vice President Human Resources, Faurecia

Jean Pierre Sounillac, born in 1963, has a degree in Political science from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Toulouse (France), a Law degree from the Université des Sciences Sociales in Toulouse and a Post-graduate degree in management (3rd cycle) from the Institut de Gestion Sociale in Paris (France).

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He began his career at Chargeurs and went on, in 1993, to become Human Resources Manager at Schlumberger Water and Heat Metering, France.

In 1997 he became Human Resources Director at Valeo, Engine Cooling France Division, then Europe Division. In 2000 he was promoted to the position of Human Resources Director of Valeo, Friction Material Branch.

In 2001 he joined Alstom T&D as the Human Resources Vice Vice-President, Protection & Control Business.

The same year he decided to join Faurecia as the Human Resources Vice President of the Exhaust Systems Business Group.

In 2003, he was promoted to the position of Human Resources Vice President of the Components Business Group.

In September 2004, he was promoted to the position of Executive Vice President of Human Resources of the Faurecia Group.

ADP Experts

Carlos Rodriguez

Carlos Rodriguez – President & Chief Executive Officer, ADP

Carlos has been with ADP since 1999, most recently as President and Chief Operating Officer since May 2011, and previously as President of National Account Services and Employer Services International. He joined ADP through its acquisition of Vincam, where he served initially as CFO for a short period before becoming President of ADP TotalSource. Under his leadership, TotalSource became the fastest growing, as well as the largest, Professional Employer Organization (PEO) in the industry.

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Carlos then spent several years as President of ADP's Small Business Services (SBS), which included ADP's small business payroll services, ADP TotalSource and ADP Retirement Services. Under his leadership, SBS launched "RUN Powered by ADP®" payroll management service, which has become one of ADP's fastest growing product platforms.

Carlos holds master of business administration and bachelor of arts degrees from Harvard University. In addition to his work at ADP, Mr. Rodriguez serves on the Boards of ADP, and Hubbell Inc. He is a member of the Business Roundtable and the Economic Club of New York.

Mark Benjamin

Mark Benjamin – President, Global Enterprise Solutions, ADP

Mark Benjamin, a 21-year veteran of ADP, is President of Global Enterprise Solutions, which includes the following ADP business groups: National Account Services, Benefit Services, The RightThing, Multinational Companies, and Employer Services International.

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Mark leads ADP's businesses that serve some of the world's largest companies, generally those with 1,000 employees or more.

Prior to his current role, which he assumed in July 2013, Mark served as President of Employer Services International in Paris, France. While there, Mark succeeded in growing the HR and payroll outsourcing business across Europe, Asia/Pacific and Latin America. When he left, Employer Services International was serving clients in more than 80 countries.

Previously, Mark was Senior Vice President of Service and Operations at ADP's Small Business Services division, where he was the executive responsible for the highly successful launch and national rollout in the U.S. of the market-leading solution RUN Powered by ADP®.

Mark also has served in a series of sales roles of increasing responsibility during his tenure with ADP, which began when he joined the company as a payroll sales representative in 1992. In 2008, Mark was promoted to a Senior Vice President and Corporate Officer of ADP.

Mark earned a bachelor's degree in International Finance and Marketing from the University of Miami. In addition to his work at ADP, Mark serves on the Board of Regents for Seton Hall University and as Chairman of the Corporate Advisory Board for Voices Against Brain Cancer (VABC).

Dermot O'Brien

Dermot O'Brien – Corporate Vice-President & Chief Human Resources Officer, ADP

Dermot joined ADP in 2012 and leads the company's global human capital strategy, including talent acquisition, performance management, succession planning, learning, compensation and benefits, diversity and inclusion, and corporate social responsibility. Since joining the company, Dermot has been driving the alignment of the company's human capital strategy to its business strategy, while achieving exceptional levels of associate engagement.

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Prior to this, Dermot served as Executive Vice President of Human Resources at TIAA-CREF, a Fortune 100 Company, where he served for nine years. During his time at TIAA-CREF he was instrumental in leading significant positive shifts in business performance and employee engagement through the design and effective deployment of talent, leadership, reward, and inclusion strategies. He also played an important client relationship role. Earlier in his career, Dermot held several senior HR positions at Merrill Lynch & Co & Morgan Stanley, based in North America, Hong Kong and Japan.

Devon Bryan

Devon Bryan – Vice-President, Global Trust Assurance, ADP

Devon serves as ADP's operational executive responsible for designing, implementing, and managing ADP's Global Trust efforts in the areas of Third Party Risk Assurance, Client Security Assurance, ADP Associates' Trust Education, Awareness, and Transparency both internally and externally to ADP.

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Prior to joining ADP, Devon was a member of the Federal Government's Senior Executive Services (SES) and served as the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Deputy Associate CIO for Cybersecurity (Deputy, Chief Information Security Officer). As the Deputy ACIO Cybersecurity (Deputy CISO), Devon was the principal advisor to the ACIO, Cybersecurity regarding the design, development, and implementation of IRS comprehensive Cybersecurity programs including compliance, leading the identification and mitigation of cyber threats, determining cyber security strategies and investment priorities and monitoring overall security program implementation. During his tenure, he was responsible for establishing the IRS Cyber Security Incident Response Center (CSIRC), establishment of the IRS' Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) Program and leading the successful closure of several areas of the longstanding Computer Security Material Weakness.

Before joining the IRS, Devon spent 11 years engineering, securing and managing enterprise data networks for the US Air Force, separating as a Captain in January 1999. Devon then held several highly visible positions as an IT Security Engineering Consultant for a number of Civil Government agencies and large commercial companies before formally joining the IRS in July 2002, as the Associate Director of the IRS' Cyber Security Incident Response Center (CSIRC).

Devon holds an undergraduate degree in Applied Mathematics from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and a Masters Degree in Computer Science from Colorado Technological University. He is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), a Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA) and a Certified Information Privacy Practitioner – both USA and EU designations (CIPP/US/E).

Videos & Resources

ReThink Human Capital Management

ReThink: 2015 Global HCM Decision Makers Survey

ReThink: Talent Planning and Recruiting
Bradley Arnold, Senior Director, Talent Acquisition, McGraw Hill Financial

Global Payroll: A Foundation for HCM
Zac Quayle, HR Operations Leader, Cargill EMEA

Slide Presentations

ADP ReThink Global HCM 2015: Driving Innovation, Expertise and Insight
See how innovative global HCM solutions can transform your global employee experience.
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ADP ReThink Global HCM 2015: From Strategy to Results: A Journey of Global HCM
HCM should be strategy-driven, and should align your organization's people strategy with your company's overall values and goals. See how Faurecia has successfully set their global HCM strategy and the results thus far.
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ADP ReThink Global HCM 2015: Big Data and the Science of People
The challenge of becoming a big data organization can be an enormous undertaking, but with the availability of information come tremendous insights into the inner workings of an organization. Leaders are now able to glean intelligence into their most valuable asset – their people and delve into the science of their employees.
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ADP ReThink Global HCM 2015: Your HCM Journey
Learn about HCM and the challenges facing HCM leaders today.
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ADP ReThink Global HCM 2015: Lead from Strengths
Marcus Buckingham, the world's foremost authority on helping people engage the best of themselves in their work shares what the best leaders are like and what they can actually accomplish with the best teams.
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Conference Highlights

Top Three Reasons to Attend the ADP ReThink Global HCM Conference

1. Networking with peers in your industry to discover how they transformed their organizations

2. Gain insights and learn best practices from leading global organizations

3. Experience and test-drive the latest in innovative HCM solutions