Transform the Way the World Works


Transform the Way the World Works


For more than ten years, ADP has been bringing together top-level executives from some of the world’s largest multinational organizations to explore global perspectives around cultivating human capital management in a complex, always-changing global environment.

Our theme “Transform the Way the World Works” focuses on the critical role you have in leading the charge in transforming not just your workforce but also impacting the broader global community.

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Day 1 — Tuesday, January 31, 2017

9:00 am – 5:00 pm ReThink Conference Registration
1:00 pm – 5:45 pm Scheduled Executive Meetings
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm ReThink Central
Demo our latest HCM Solutions and experience ADP's CIRC (Critical Incident Response Center) in virtual reality.
6:30 pm Departures for Welcome Reception
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Welcome Reception: MNAC – Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya
Meet us and your peers for an exclusive experience of networking, while enjoying exquisite art, Catalan cuisine and entertainment. Join us in welcoming Marcus Buckingham to the ADP family.

Day 2 — Wednesday, February 1, 2017

7:00 am – 8:15 am Breakfast
8:30 am – 8:50 am Welcome
Ed Flynn, President, Global Enterprise Solutions, ADP

Transform the Way the World Works
8:50 am – 9:50 am Opening Keynote: WORK RULES!
Laszlo Bock, Best Selling Author & Former SVP of People Operations, Google

Insights from inside Google from the visionary on company culture, Laszlo Bock, to help leaders transform the way we live and lead. Laszlo Bock's New York Times bestselling "Work Rules!" synthesizes a decade of explosive growth at Google, the latest cutting-edge academic research, and examples from the worlds of sports, art, nutrition, and business into 10 steps any organization can take to make work better. He explains how to build an unbeatable culture and hire better, why you should "pay unfairly," when to be frugal and when to be generous, and why your smallest actions can have the biggest impact. Taken together, he offers a roadmap to building an unbeatable organization — these principles are the playbook for high performance teams that win!
9:50 am – 10:30 am ReThink Central
Demo our latest HCM Solutions and experience ADP's CIRC (Critical Incident Response Center) in virtual reality.
10:30 am – 11:30 am Finding the Silver Lining
Stuart Sackman, Corporate Vice President, Global Product and Technology, ADP
Melissa Jimenez, Senior Director, Product Management, MNC, ADP
Deborah Carreau, Vice President of Global Payroll Systems, United Technologies

HCM software is on the move - relocating from its traditional abode on premise to a home in the cloud that promises an array of cost and resource benefit advantages. But this move doesn't mitigate the mounting difficulty of integrating such cloud-based systems, delivering a universally powerful user experience or of consolidating data for insight and analysis. Join this session to learn how ADP is finding the cloud's silver lining by innovating through collaboration with our clients to address these challenges. Hear directly from ADP clients about the benefits they're enjoying from today's solution and from ADP speakers rightfully excited about what's beyond the horizon.
11:30 am – 11:55 am Global Payroll at the Center of an HR Evolution
Mary Hull, Director, Global Payroll and Mobility Lead, Pfizer

Learn how Pfizer aggressively focused on a global payroll integration strategy to deliver operational excellence.
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Networking Lunch
1:05 pm – 1:35 pm Breakout Sessions:
  • Next Generation HR Transformation
    Kim Billeter, Principal, Ernst & Young

    This session will be focused on HR Transformation enabled by cloud technology including global payroll integration. EY will showcase a global retail implementation case study as we explore key facets of successful transformation, early value release and deployment in the cloud.
  • Trends, Challenges and Opportunities in Expatriate Management and Cross-Border Payroll Compliance
    Ben Garfunkel, Partner, KPMG LLP
    Achim Mossmann, Principal, Tax, KPMG

    This interactive session provides a high-level overview of the current environment for organizations with globally mobile workforces with a specific focus on international payroll and reporting. The discussion will provide insights on how organizations manage cross-border payroll, compliance and reporting requirements for their globally mobile workforce and how technology can support these processes. We will cover the challenges of home and host, split and shadow payroll and practical approaches and solutions.
1:40 pm – 2:10 pm Breakout Sessions:
  • The rise of Consumerism and the effect on Shared Services
    Jill Goldstein, Managing Director, Talent and HR BPO Offering Lead, Accenture Operations

    Employees and managers continue to bring their consumer-based expectations and preferences into the workplace–employees expect their employer to know whom they are, anticipate their needs, and deliver real-life solutions. In response, some companies are expanding their service delivery channels (e.g., mobile, chat, text), offering more self-service (through their ERPs/HCMs or Employee portals), and/or expanding service portfolios (e.g., travel, facilities). Each of which can be part of the broader paradigm shift to a consumer-centered service delivery model within Shared Services. In this session, Accenture will discuss new innovative ways of designing a service delivery model to meet these expectations, and the incremental steps some organizations are taking to progress against the vision.
  • Payroll should demand a voice in the HR SaaS conversation
    Bob Kaunert, HR Transformation Principal, Deloitte
    Brian Proctor, Managing Director Workforce Strategy & Insights Global Payroll Practice, Deloitte

    Moving to a global HR SaaS platform can be a truly transformational event for an organization, yet payroll executives are increasingly recognizing that their voices are essential to realize the true value of the HR SaaS investment. While many of these leaders have developed global payroll strategies, they are now insisting that payroll impact assessments be conducted to confirm that the new HR SaaS will result in a globally integrated payroll solution that meets organization and employee expectations for usability and data quality. In this session, Deloitte Consulting will outline successful strategies for ensuring that Payroll is influencing organizations HR technology and service delivery decisions.
2:10 pm – 2:45 pm ReThink Central
Demo our latest HCM Solutions and experience ADP's CIRC (Critical Incident Response Center) in virtual reality.
2:45 pm – 3:05 pm Transforming the Global Talent Acquisition Experience
Tanya Delany, Director of Selection, Onboarding and Analytics, IBM

Learn how IBM leverages technology and systems integration to transform the hiring experience.
3:05 pm – 3:45 pm Keynote: Is Globalization Dead?
Robert Armstrong, Chief Editorial Writer, Financial Times
3:45 pm – 4:15 pm A Better Way to Work
Roberto Masiero, SVP, ADP Innovation Labs

What are the impacts of the digital tools on the human and how might we embrace the next wave of technologies ---robotics, Machine Learning--- to build stronger, more competitive workforces while remaining sensitive to human needs? Sneak peek into the latest technologies and how these have the potential to create a better, more human way to work.
4:15 pm – 4:30 pm Closing Remarks
Todd Horvath, President, Multinational Clients, ADP
4:45 pm – 6:45 pm Scheduled Executive Meetings
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7:00 pm & 7:30 pm Cocktail Reception
Meet up with your Dine Barcelona! Dine Around group and head out for an amazing culinary experience. Check your personalized agenda for exact time.
8:00 pm & 8:30 pm Dine Barcelona! Dine Around
Join us for Dine Barcelona! and enjoy a hosted dinner with your fellow attendees and ADP executives at one of Barcelona's finest restaurants. Check your personalized agenda for location and time.

Day 3 — Thursday, February 2, 2017

7:00 am – 8:20 am Breakfast
8:40 am – 9:00 am Welcome
Todd Horvath, President, Multinational Clients, ADP and Event Emcee

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9:00 am – 9:25 am Defending HCM Platforms: An Inside View
Roland Cloutier, Chief Security Officer, ADP

The enablement of technology to better serve our businesses in attracting, retaining, and advancing our people has never been more critical. But challenges abound with ever increasing cyber threats, regulatory considerations for access and use of data globally, and the demands of a connected global workforce. Roland, CSO of ADP, author, and award winning industry thought leader will explore and explain critical cyber, risk, and privacy issues impacting HCM technologies and operations that all business need to be aware of and prepare for in the coming years.
9:25 am – 9:45 am The Art of Creating Value
Greg Beutler, Operating Partner, Blackstone
Davida Lara, SVP and Head of Global Payroll, Blackstone

Learn how Blackstone found significant value in deploying a single global payroll solution and transferred that knowledge across the firm's private equity portfolio.
9:45 am – 10:05 am HMSHost International: The Global Human Capital Management Journey
Christiane de Jong, HR Director, HMSHost International

Learn how HMSHost International, has one consistent view of its workforce around the globe, achieving higher employee engagement and consistency in HR processes and systems.
10:05 am – 10:45 am ReThink Central
Demo our latest HCM Solutions and experience ADP's CIRC (Critical Incident Response Center) in virtual reality.
10:45 am – 11:15 am Keynote: How to Build a Human Company in the Age of Machines
Tim Leberecht, Bestselling Author, Entrepreneur and Coach

Half of the human workforce is expected to be replaced by robots and software in the next twenty years. Tim believes that as machines take our jobs and do them more efficiently, soon the only work left for us humans will be the kind of work that must be done beautifully, rather than efficiently. In fact, to maintain our humanity in this age of machine-thinking and hyper-optimization, we may have no other choice but to create beauty. In his talk, Tim explores beauty as a critical quality for organizations striving to attract and retain the best talent as well as create meaningful relationships with their customers and society. Drawing from the arts and liberal arts, Tim makes a passionate case for a new radical humanism and proposes four surprising principles that you can use to build human companies.
11:15 am – 12:15 pm Closing Keynote: What role can Business Play in Advancing Human Rights?
Amal Clooney, Barrister and International Law and Human Rights Expert
Moderated by Nick Clooney, Award Winning Journalist and Amal's Father-in-Law
12:15 pm – 12:30 pm Closing Remarks
Todd Horvath, President, Multinational Clients, ADP and Event Emcee
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Meet & Greet... Photo Opportunity with Amal Clooney!
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Networking Lunch
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Scheduled Executive Meetings
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