Presenters & Thought Leaders
Keynote Speaker: Warren Berger
Innovation expert Warren Berger is a longtime journalist with New York Times, Wired, and Fast Company and the author of six books, including the international bestseller A MORE BEAUTIFUL QUESTION: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas. He shows how innovators and dynamic companies harness the power of inquiry—one of the most effective forces for igniting change in business and life. He has studied hundreds of the world’s leading innovators, designers, education leaders, creative thinkers, and red-hot start-ups to analyze how they ask game-changing questions, solve problems, and create new possibilities.
Gerry Leonard is the President of ADP Benefit Services, the division of ADP that provides Benefits outsourcing services to many of the largest companies and institutions in the United States. Gerry leads a team that is responsible for the administration of all facets of Benefits administration including enrollment, eligibility, consumer-directed benefits accounts (FSA, HSA, HRA, Commuter, Tuition), COBRA, dependent verification, and absence management.
Soumaia Mawad is a proven Sales Leader with over 35 years of corporate experience. She has a BS in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering from California State University, Northridge, CSUN, where she graduated in December 1981 with honors.
In 1993 Soumaia was recruited by ADP to lead their up market / large National Account team in the West. She held multiple roles in leadership including the Western Division Vice President where she had responsibility for the 13 Western states delivering growth every year for 5 years. Upon her success, she was promoted to Senior Divisional Vice President for ADP’s Added Value Services division and most recently was asked to lead the Benefits Group back in GES where she has strong relationships and roots.
Nacho is a Principal Product Manager at ADP in which he collaborates with key teams on innovative projects that involve career development, tools, training and activities. Nacho was brought to ADP to help bring the most innovative technology in the market and marry it to ADP's strong service tradition. He works as an evangelist for innovation across ADP’s product portfolio and is also responsible for building the common product process, roles and rubric. Prior to this role, Nacho was the Director of Product Management at ADP where he worked with a team on building a paradigm of shifting software that transformed the customer experience.
As a credentialed and experienced professional, Dr. Leopold brings a breadth of knowledge as a consultant, partner, and marketplace spokesperson. He is an industry thought leader in employee benefits and health and productivity. He works with Lockton account teams and employers to help identify trends and understand the correlation between health and productivity.
His recent book on the future of employee benefits entitled The Benefits Edge: Honing the Competitive Value of Employee Benefits has been described as a blueprint for benefits in the decade of healthcare reform. He is also the author of A Year in the Life of a Million American Workers, an almanac of absence data, in addition to numerous by-lined articles in the benefits media.
With over 25 years of experience in the military, law enforcement, and commercial sector, Roland Cloutier is one of today’s leading experts in corporate and enterprise security, cyber- defense program development, and business operations protection. At ADP, Roland has functional and operational responsibility for cyber, information protection, operational risk, workforce protection, crisis management, and investigative and protective security operations worldwide.
Roland was most recently honored as the RSA Conference 2016’s Excellence in the Field of Information Security Award Winner. He was also named the #1 Security Executive of the Year by ExecRank, Tech Exec Networks' Information Security Executive of the Year, and one of the Most Influential People in Security by Security Magazine. Roland is also an author of the book, “Becoming a Global Chief Security Executive Officer” where he shares his expertise on how to advance the practice of security executive management.
Eileen McCormick serves as Vice President, Compliance and Benefits in ADP’s HCM Strategic Advisory Services group, and is responsible for consultation, practical solutions and innovative health care delivery strategies to help improve client performance with benefits administration, health care and compliance.
Eileen brings more than 20 years of experience in working with Global multi-national corporations and FORTUNE 500 organizations (retail, healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, technology and GovEd), helping executive leaders with successful strategies by understanding an organization’s external factors, industry trends and business initiatives. She partners with clients on current and future state modeling in: benefits, workforce management, the Affordable Care Act compliance and leverages ADP Research Institute analytics to provide benchmarks and insights.
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