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ADP® ReThink Global HCM Conference
January 31 to February 2, 2017
As Senior Vice President of People Operations and a member of Google’s management team since 2006, Laszlo partnered closely with Google’s three CEOs to date – Eric Schmidt, Larry Page, and Sundar Pichai – on major business and product decisions, growing the company from 6,000 to over 60,000 employees, acquiring companies like YouTube, Motorola, and DoubleClick, and ensuring the firm’s culture remained innovative and robust. In July 2016 he moved into a new role as Senior Advisor to the company. Laszlo is credited with creating the field of “People Analytics”, the application of academic-quality rigor and Google-paced innovation to people management.
Google has been recognized over 150 times around the world as an exceptional employer, including being named the #1 Best Company to Work for in the United States every year since 2012; the most desirable employer for undergraduates, college graduates, and MBAs in numerous countries; the #1 Top Diversity Employer overall; the best company for women in technology.
He joined Google from the General Electric Company, where he held various executive leadership roles within GE Capital. Before GE, Laszlo was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, serving clients in the technology, private equity, and media industries on a wide range of strategic and operational issues, including growth and turnaround strategy.
In 2010 he was named “Human Resources Executive of the Year” and in 2015 the “HR Professional of the Decade.”
Laszlo earned a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Pomona College, graduating in three years, and an MBA from the Yale School of Management. His New York Times bestselling book, WORK RULES! Insights from Inside Google to Transform How You Live and Lead, has been published in more than 20 languages and garnered numerous honors, including being named among the Best Business Books of the Year (The Economist).
Amal Clooney is a British human rights lawyer practicing at Doughty Street Chambers in London, where she specializes in international law and human rights. She is also a Visiting Professor at Columbia Law School, where she teaches Human Rights.
Her clients have ranged from political prisoners and ousted Heads of State to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and the Republic of Armenia. She has appeared before the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court, the European Court of Human Rights and various courts in the United Kingdom and the United States.
The Oxford-educated lawyer is a frequent adviser to governments on international law and has held a number of posts within the United Nations, including senior adviser to Kofi Annan when he served as the UN Envoy on Syria. While in The Hague she worked on the genocide trial of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic. Since then she has challenged the detention of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymonshenko at the European Court of Human Rights. She has advised the Greek government on the return of the Parthenon Marbles, represented the Chagossians on their legal fight to return to their islands, and acted as counsel to the Armenian government in a case on the Armenian genocide.
In the last year she successfully represented three political prisoners: Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy, who was convicted in the ‘Al Jazeera trial’ in Egypt; former President of the Maldives Mohamed Nasheed, who was imprisoned on false terrorism charges; and award-winning Azerbaijani journalist ‘Khadija', who was arrested in Baku after reporting on corruption by the Azerbaijani President. All have now been released from detention.
She is currently counsel to Nadia Murad and other Yazidi women who have been sexually enslaved by ISIS in Iraq and Syria, working to secure accountability for the genocide committed by ISIS in national and international courts.
Amal Clooney is on the UK government’s list of experts on international law and on the government’s panel to prevent sexual violence in conflict. She has also been named a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum, and she serves on the Forum’s Global Council on Human Rights.
In 2016, she co-founded the Clooney Foundation for Justice with her husband. One of their first projects -- aiming to educate hundreds of thousands of refugee children in Lebanon --was showcased at the 2016 United Nations summit on the refugee crisis.
Marcus Buckingham addresses over 250,000 people around the globe each year, captivating audiences with insights, research, and humor that inspire people (and often entire organizations) to build stronger teams and create happier workplaces.
Building on nearly two decades of experience as a Senior Researcher at Gallup Organization, he founded The Marcus Buckingham Company in 2006 with a clear mission: to instigate a “strengths revolution.” It started, as all revolutions do, with the simplest of ideas: that when people spend the majority of each day on the job using their greatest talents and engaged in their favorite tasks, basically doing exactly what they want to do, both they and their organizations will win.
In other words, companies that focus on cultivating employees’ strengths rather than simply improving on people’s weaknesses stand to dramatically increase efficiency and productivity while allowing for maximum personal growth.
In all of his speeches, Marcus demonstrates the correlation between strengths-driven, engaged employees and business fundamentals such as turnover rates, customer satisfaction, profits, and productivity. Challenging entrenched preconceptions about achievement to get to the core of what drives success, Marcus’s strengths-based approach is a win/win scenario that, without exaggeration, will define the future of work.
Tim Leberecht is a San Francisco-based German-American author, entrepreneur, and coach. He is the founder and CEO of Leberecht & Partners, a firm that helps leaders and organizations with their vision, story, and transformation. Tim is the author of the international bestseller, The Business Romantic: Give Everything, Quantify Nothing, and Create Something Greater Than Yourself (HarperCollins, 2015), that has been translated into eight languages to date. He is also the founder of The Business Romantic Society, a global collective of strategists, artists, and designers with the shared mission to bring beauty and enchantment to business.
Before launching Leberecht & Partners, Tim most recently served as the chief marketing officer of NBBJ, a global design and architecture firm specialized in healthcare and workplace design, with clients from Amazon, Google, Samsung, to Tencent. From 2006 to 2013, he was the chief marketing officer for product design and innovation consultancy Frog Design, famous for its work with Apple, Disney, GE, and many other Fortune 500 brands. In addition to his role at Frog, he also served as chief marketing officer for Frog’s parent, software engineering firm Aricent Group, from 2011 to 2013. Previously, he held marketing positions at mind-mapping software firm Mindjet and 3D-Internet firm Echtzeit, and was a consultant for the 2004 Athens Olympic Torch Relay and Deutsche Telekom. He began his career as a singer/songwriter.
Tim’s writing on marketing, design, and innovation appears in publications such as Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Forbes, Fortune, Psychology Today, and Wired. He has spoken at venues including TED, The Economist Big Rethink, DLD, SXSW, HSM Management Forum, Thinking Digital, the Silicon Valley CEO Summit, Commonwealth Club, Carnegie Mellon, Yale University, and the World Economic Forum. His TED Talks “3 Ways to (Usefully) Lose Control of Your Brand” and most recently “4 Ways to Build a Human Company in the Age of Machines” have been viewed by nearly 2 million people to date. Tim served on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Values from 2011-2016, is a member of the NationSwell Council, and serves on the Board of Advisors of Jump Associates, a strategy and innovation consultancy. He is the co-founder and co-curator of the 15 Toasts dinner series.
Chief Editorial Writer, Financial Times
Robert Armstrong is the Financial Times’ chief editorial writer as of November 2016. Previously, he was head of the FT’s esteemed Lex column, as well as a Lex columnist based in New York, providing insight on US technology, pharmaceuticals and consumer goods companies.
Prior to joining the FT, Armstrong was a senior columnist at Dow Jones Investment Banker, covering health care and technology. His writing has also appeared in The Wall Street Journal in the US and Europe and in Barron’s.
Prior to this, Robert served as an equity securities analyst at Seminole Capital Partners.
Robert Armstrong earned his PhD in Philosophy at Columbia University, where he taught undergraduates, and a BA, also in philosophy, at Wesleyan University in Connecticut. He is a CFA charter holder.
Operating Partner, Blackstone
Greg Beutler is an Operating Partner in the Private Equity group for Blackstone based in New York. Since joining Blackstone in 2005, Mr. Beutler has been involved in leading Blackstone’s cross-portfolio procurement platform which today is leverage by over 160 Blackstone portfolio companies and impact $5 billion in spend across 75 spend categories. He is also responsible for overseeing the portfolio monitoring process. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Beutler worked at General Electric for most of 18 years, most recently as General Manager of the Electronic Products business in GE Power. Prior to that he had several other GE assignments including European Supply Chain Director at GE Power Controls, General Manager of Global Sourcing at GE Lighting, as well as roles in GE Corporate, GE Plastics, GE Silicones and GE Industrial Systems divisions. Mr. Beutler received a Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a Master of Engineering, cum laude, in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University, and an M.B.A., with distinction, from Harvard University.
Vice President of Global Payroll Systems, United Technologies
Deborah (Deb) Carreau is the Vice President of Global Payroll Systems for United Technologies. Deb has over eighteen years of experience at UTC where she has held positions as the Controller of Otis Elevator (07-14) and Carrier Corporation (98-01), as Director, Shared Business Services (01-03) Director of Internal Audit (03 to 07) and most recently the Vice President of Global Payroll Systems (14 to present). Deb is currently responsible for the implementation of ADP GlobalView in twenty three countries around the world for over 185,000 employees.
Deb began her career as an Audit Manager at Mann Judd Landau and moved to Price Waterhouse as Audit Manager. She also worked in various executive positions at Holson Burnes Group and Stanley Works before she came to UTC in 1998.
Deb is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Management and also received a Master’s of Science Degree in Computer Science at Bentley College.
Director of Selection, Onboarding and Analytics, IBM
Tanya Delany, Ph.D. leads Selection and Onboarding for IBM where she is involved in developing selection and onboarding strategy and tools serving all global brands and businesses. Tanya has 20 years experience with IBM working on projects involving organizational development and change management, applicant and employee surveys, job analysis and competency modeling, selection test development, training system design and analysis and program evaluation. In addition to her work with assessment, Tanya leads teams of senior human resource professionals responsible for Onboarding, and Metrics and Analytics. She is responsible for the new hire journey once offer has been accepted through their first 100 days ensuring new hires are enabled and prepared for their IBM career. Tanya received her doctorate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology with a concentration in data analysis. She is BPS Level A and B certified and a member of the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology and EWOP. Tanya currently resides in Milan, Italy.
Director, Global Payroll and Mobility Lead at Pfizer
Mary Hull is the Director, Global Payroll and Mobility Lead at Pfizer. She has overall responsibility for the Global Payroll strategy and operations for the company and has recently completed the second phase of Pfizer’s Global Payroll Integration project. The project consolidated vendors, streamlined processes and prepared Pfizer for its global HR transformation and transition to a single, global HR platform based on Workday.
Previously, Mary led the HR Operations and Services team at Hospira (acquired by Pfizer in 2015). She was responsible for US and Regional Payroll and the SAP-based HR Information System, as well as Global Mobility. She led the successful implementation of Hospira’s global, cloud-based HR system, including self-service, payroll and benefits administration, HR reporting, compliance, and integration with the Talent Acquisition system.
SVP and Head of Global Payroll, Blackstone
Davida Lara is the SVP and Head of Global Payroll for Blackstone headquartered in NYC. She works in Human Resources specializing in Global Payroll, HRIS, Global Mobility, and International Assignment Policies for 20+ years. Mrs. Lara has led the global payroll function and implementation of many HRIS and Payroll systems in her career. Before joining Blackstone, she was the Head of Global HRIS and Payroll at Harman International Industries where she managed the Global Payroll/HRIS functions and global HR system strategy and implementation for over 23 countries. She is a senior leader who combines business applications experience, business process expertise and organizational management experience to produce measurable value.
Principal, Ernst & Young
Kim is a Principal in EY’s People Advisory Services and serves as the Global HR Systems leader and Americas HR Transformation leader. With over 20+ years of consulting experience, Kim specializes in HR transformation/HR Technology and has significant experience consulting across all areas of HR Service Delivery, shared services, and payroll with significant emphasis on HR technology (e.g., Workday, PeopleSoft/Oracle, ADP, SAP/SF, HR SaaS solutions). Prior to joining EY she was employed at Towers Watson for 15 years and led the Global HR Service Delivery and Workday Practice.
Executive Director, Ernst & Young
Eric Ernst is an Executive Director, Americas IT Advisory, Human Capital Management (HCM) Leader, Digital Transformation and cloud.
Mr. Ernst is an experienced leader in strategy, roadmap and business case development, business process analysis and reengineering, technology, organization and operating result improvement. 21+ years of progressive consulting and management experience spanning all areas of HCM technology and service delivery. He has global HR experience, working previously in Brazil, Canada, China, India, Mexico and the UK.
Partner, KPMG LLP
Ben is the National Partner-In-Charge of KPMG’s U.S. Global Mobility Services (GMS) practice. Ben also serves as a leader of the GMS Global Steering Group which is responsible for setting and implementing the strategy and direction of the Global GMS Network. He is also the Americas Regional Leader representing all national GMS practices in North and South America on the GMS Global Steering Group. Ben has held numerous leadership positions in the GMS practice during his over 30 year career with KPMG.
Managing Director, Talent and HR BPO Offering Lead,
Jill Goldstein leads the Talent and HR BPO offering globally for Accenture Operations. In this role, Jill helps guide the development and enhancement of Accenture’s talent, HR and learning outsourcing services and delivery. Prior to joining Accenture, Jill served in corporate HR and finance roles at Sara Lee, Verizon, Ford and Spherion. Jill joined Accenture in 2006 as Accenture’s product manager for compensation and benefits and has since served in various roles including leading the talent management suite of services and offering development for HR and Learning BPO (now Talent and HR BPO). In 2011, she was named the global HR BPO offering lead; the following year, her role expanded to include Learning BPO.
Jill serves as the Accenture co-chair on the IAOP Global Human Capital Chapter and is a member of the HRO Today Services & Technology Association global board of trustees and the North American board of directors where she works to increase awareness and adoption of HR outsourcing globally. Jill holds an accounting degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, and earned an MBA from Loyola University in Chicago.
HR Transformation Principal, Deloitte
Bob is a business driven HR leader within Deloitte’s HR Transformation practice. He brings over 25 years of experience in HR, Workforce Management, HR Service Delivery, Global Process Design, and Shared Services implementations. Bob also has skills and experience in various HR technologies such as Workday, Oracle/PeopleSoft, SAP/SuccessFactors, and Workforce Management technologies such as ADP eTime, Kronos, Workforce Software, and Infor (Workbrain).
Principal, Tax, KPMG
Achim Mossmann leads KPMG’s Mobility Consulting Services (MCS) group within the Global Mobility Services (GMS) practice and has over 20 years of experience in domestic and international Human Resources in the U.S. and Europe. Achim has extensive experience in all aspects of expatriate management ranging from international payroll and administration, process review and process improvement, and policy development, design and implementation. Furthermore, he has a strong background in compensation and benefits and has worked as an HR generalist in staff and line functions.
Prior to joining KPMG, Achim was the head of the International Human Resources organization of a major German electronics and engineering conglomerate in the U.S. where he was responsible for assignment administration and policy development. Achim supports currently several global companies with their assignment administration and policy and process re-engineering and oversees global engagements.
Managing Director Workforce Strategy
& Insights Global Payroll Practice, Deloitte
Brian has focused his career performing advisory services for high risk and complex engagements. Brian is Deloitte Consulting’s Global Payroll Practice Lead and specializes in global initiatives for fortune 100 organizations to complete payroll transformation initiatives achieving standardization and operational efficiencies through revised service delivery models and technology investments. Brian coordinates the delivery of Global Payroll services including strategy and business case development, controls and compliance design, and global implementation. Brian has experience implementing HR and Payroll Solutions in over 40 countries around the globe.
Staff VP, Chief Security Officer, ADP
As Staff Vice President and Chief Security Officer of ADP, Roland Cloutier brings an unprecedented understanding and knowledge of global protection and security leadership to one of the world's largest providers of human capital management solutions. With over 25 years of experience in the military, law enforcement, and commercial sector, Roland is one of today’s leading experts in corporate and enterprise security, cyber- defense program development, and business operations protection.
At ADP, a global provider of comprehensive payroll services and human resources management solutions, Roland has functional and operational responsibility for cyber, information protection, risk, workforce protection, crisis management, and investigative security operations worldwide.
Prior to ADP, Roland served as Vice President and CSO of EMC, was a United States Air Force Combat Security Specialist, and an Aerospace Protection and Anti-Terrorism Specialist for the Department of Defense. He also specialized in fraud and healthcare crime as part of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
President, Global Enterprise Solutions, ADP
As President of Global Enterprise Solutions, Ed leads 20,000 ADP associates deployed globally in several organizations: National Account Services, Benefit Services, Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), Talent, Multi-national Companies, and GESi. These businesses serve some of the world’s largest companies, generally those with 1,000 employees or more.
Since 1988, Ed held broad-ranging senior leadership positions in both ADP domestic and international businesses. Most recently, Ed served as Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales & Marketing for ADP where he was responsible for ADP’s global sales and marketing strategy.
Ed also served as President, Employer Services International (ESI) and was the Senior Vice President of International Sales for five years where he oversaw both direct and indirect sales for all geographies outside the United States, with a particular focus on Europe, Canada, Brazil, and Asia. He led his team in helping international clients to “think globally, act locally” on an everyday basis -- where bringing together fragmented systems and geographies is necessary to organize a global workforce, engage employees and achieve business results.
Before his International responsibilities, Ed managed ADP's largest sales force in the United States as Senior Vice President for sales in the Small Business Services division. Ed oversaw a team of traditional direct sales associates who assisted small businesses with their people management needs. During this time, he successfully launched indirect sales channels and established third-party alliances to help small business clients achieve their goals.
Ed serves as the executive sponsor of ADP's Military Business Resource Group, which increases the awareness of the sacrifices made daily by service members and their families as well as the value Veterans bring to the company and community.
Ed holds a bachelor’s degree from Providence College.
Senior Director, Product Management, MNC, ADP
Melissa has over 20 years of experience in HCM, leading teams in Implementation, Product Development and Client Service Delivery.
Melissa leads the Product Management team efforts of driving collaboration with clients to understand their business challenges; developing solutions to address these challenges; and working with internal partners to deliver. Melissa led the team to deliver the innovative GlobalView myView and myPay user experience. She is the lead Product Manager for Global Cloud Connect which is ADP’s latest initiative of connecting any client HCM to any ADP payroll product.
When Melissa is not working, she is spending time with her husband and two sons in Houston, Texas. Melissa is an Ironman triathlete.
Senior Vice President of ADP Innovation Labs, ADP
Roberto Masiero is the Sr. Vice President of ADP Innovation Labs. Roberto joined ADP in 2000 as Director Information Technology for ADP Brazil when his company in Brazil was acquired by ADP. Over the last 12 years he has lead several research and development teams on core ADP solutions.
Today, Roberto is responsible for ADP’s Innovation Lab where new technologies are researched and new products are developed and incubated. Recent projects include Mobile applications, Semantic Search, Big Data, Behavioral Intelligence and Marketplace.
Corporate Vice President, Global Product and Technology, ADP
Stuart Sackman, Corporate Vice President, Global Product and Technology, leads ADP’s Global Product and Technology (GPT) organization, overseeing both client-facing product development and internal technology (CIO/CTO) operations. Stuart ensures that the GPT team’s work aligns with ADP’s overall technology efforts and our strategic goal of becoming the world’s leading provider of Human Capital Management solutions.
Stuart joined ADP in 1992, and during his tenure has held positions with broad-ranging responsibilities across several ADP business units.