Transform the Way the World Works


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ADP® ReThink Global HCM Conference

January 30 to February 1, 2018
Monte Carlo, Monaco

Tina Brown

Tina Brown

CEO Live Media & Founder of The Daily Beast and Women in the World

From acclaimed editor to the rarefied ranks of female CEOs, Tina Brown’s legendary career has been propelled by her talent for re - invention and leading organizations through extreme disruption. Her track record includes transforming Vanity Fair (increasing sales from 200,000 to 1.2 million), reinventing the New Yorker (increasing circulation by 30% and more than doubling newsstand sales) and pioneering online journalism as the founder and editor - in - chief of The Daily Beast. With hard - won wisdom gained as a leader in one of the most disrupted industries of our time, Brown shares stories of radical reinvention in the face of shifting tastes, technologies, business models, customers and market conditions — including invaluable insights on what it takes to come out on top.

Tina Brown is currently CEO of Tina Brown Live Media and the visionary force behind Women in the World, a global platform dedicated to building a better life for women and girls. In this role, she brings together the world’s most remarkable and powerful women at annual summits in New York, London and New Delhi. By convening inspirational activists, political change - makers and extraordinary leaders, Women in the World has also drawn luminaries such as Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Meryl Streep, Angelina Jolie and Christine Lagarde. Under Brown’s leadership, Women in the World has become a formidable platform for advocacy, awareness and connection. It has also showcased Tina Brown’s wit, intellect and talent for engaging audiences with her powerful storytelling.

Brown's storytelling, the early years of her celebrated career and the roaring ‘80s are showcased in her latest book, The Vanity Fair Diaries: 1983 – 1992. Selected as one of Time Magazine's top ten books of 2017, this riotously funny, celebrity - studded account tells how she survived back - stabbing rivalries and rampant skepticism to turn around Conde Nast’s failing flagship magazine. Behind the celebrated scoops and iconic magazine covers, Vanity Fair Diaries also tells an unforgettable account of radical reinvention, with valuable lessons for today’s climate of constant competition, change and disruption.

Whether she’s sharing stories of triumphant turnarounds, speaking about the challenges of women leaders or advocating to improve the lives of women and girls, Tina Brown brings audiences into the influential circle, inspiring experiences and passionate mission of one of the most remarkable women in our world today.


Richard Tyler

Richard Tyler

Chief Possibility Architect, BTFI Ltd, Bestselling Author,
International Speaker, Coach and Provocateur

For over 10 years, Richard and his BTFI team have been renowned for JOLTING companies by enabling them to see their performance through a different lens – one that is creative, values-orientated and honest. As the pioneers of Artful Leadership – they blend psychology, the arts and leadership for clients to push at the edges and lead their industries in innovative and collaborative ways that are completely different to what they’ve ever done before. Clients include JP Morgan, Cisco, HSBC, Mondelez, Microsoft, John Lewis Partnership, Co-op, and the NHS. From an early age, Richard dreamed of performing on stage and went on to play lead roles for a decade in many of London’s West End productions such as Les Miserables and The Phantom of the Opera, he started to understand how to deliver extraordinary performances consistently, providing the foundation for BTFI.

Since ending his career in performances, Richard has focused on training in Barrett Values CTT & Harrison Psychometric Assessment and studying Cognitive Hypnotherapy, CBT, NLP & EI and combines these skills with Artful Leadership techniques in his training and keynotes. Richard’s mission is to literally bring his performance skills into the corporate arena whilst unravelling the theory and application of authentic leadership and change management.


Sam Harper

Sam Harper

Director, Global Functions IT, HP Inc.

Sam Harper is currently the IT Director of Legal, HR & Payroll platforms, Procurement, and IT4IT. HP over the last several years has transformed into four distinct companies: HP, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, DXC Technologies and Microfocus. The payroll and time tracking transformation is a program, to transition services for employees in 60 countries to ADP’s Global View, Streamline, and Enterprise eTime hosted cloud services. Benefits include end-to-end global process standardization & automation, self-service capability, and compliance with changing legal and social requirements by country.

Sam began his career with HP IT in 2007 as a member of the HP Software team. He then assumed responsibility for leading the HP IT Vendor Strategy, Mergers and Acquisitions organization, where the team developed and executed an IT vendor strategy as well executing 25 acquisitions within the Office of the CIO function.

Prior to joining HP, Sam spent nine years managing strategy and planning of acquisition(s), development and divestiture of real estate for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. In this role Sam was responsible for corporate real estate as well as completing development deals with retailers such as Home Depot, Target, JC Penney, Hobby Lobby, and Best Buy. Sam has a Law Degree and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Arkansas Little Rock.


Mitch Spivey

Mitch Spivey

Vice President, Western Hemisphere HR Services, Global Payroll, Time & Absence, and Global Retail HR Systems, BP

Mitch lives by his resolve to be willing to take a chance and accept unexpected detours along the way, as his career path is evidence that those detours can lead to wonderfully unexpected opportunities.

Mitch began his journey with BP in 1993, in its Downstream business, as a retail store manager in Charleston, SC. Twenty-five years later, he now serves as the Vice President for Western Hemisphere HR Services, Global Payroll, Time & Absence, and Global Retail HR Systems, based in Houston.

With the merger of BP and Amoco in 1998, Mitch moved out of the retail direct management business from his then role as district manager over the Savannah, Georgia market, into a corporate role supporting the coordination and harmonization of BP’s merged business. There, bringing his extensive retail knowledge and expertise into play, he helped to redefine the operating structure for retail, including synchronizing processes, financials, and compensation models.

Through that role, Mitch also gleaned the experience he needed to segue into the HR function, where he found himself supporting Internal Communications and Community Affairs for the East Coast Businesses, as part of the HR reporting line. He soon relocated to Chicago to support BP’s US Fuels Value Chain in a similar communications capacity. More formally founded in HR at that point, Mitch subsequently held the role of Program Director for Global Retail HR, as well as Executive Assistant to the Senior Vice President of Global Retail HR.

Bringing together all his previous experience, in 2004 Mitch accepted the challenge of building the harmonized HR technology platform to support the then 1,200 retail locations in the US, and later supported the Downstream businesses through their implementation of SAP HR. Through natural progression, Mitch transitioned in 2009 to an operations management role, and made his way to Houston to support all US businesses following the global implementation of SAP HR.

For the past eight years, Mitch’s primary focus has been on creating, deploying, and owning BP’s Payroll, Time and Absence strategy, which includes accountability for payroll accuracy and technology in the nearly 70 countries where BP operates.

His current remit includes leading three streams of work in support of BP’s HR Modernisation Strategy: Western Hemisphere HR Services (via two delivery centers in Texas and Brazil); Global Payroll, Time & Absence; and Global Retail HR Systems.

Mitch holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in business and HR management.

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