IBM Smarter Workforce Summit
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David Kelly

David Kelly

IBM Smarter Workforce European Director


About

David has been involved in the Human Capital and associated consulting industries for the last 14 years. A big proponent of cloud Talent management technologies and with a personal interest in the people metrics that drive growth across different industries, David has worked with over half of the FTSE 100 across a range of different HR and Workforce topics. He is currently the Vice President for IBM's Smarter Workforce brand in Europe. He holds a degree in modern languages and linguistics from the University of Bristol

David Kelly

David has been involved in the Human Capital and associated consulting industries for the last 14 years. A big proponent of cloud Talent management technologies and with a personal interest in the people metrics that drive growth across different industries, David has worked with over half of the FTSE 100 across a range of different HR and Workforce topics. David leads the Smarter Workforce business for IBM in Europe. He holds a degree in modern languages and linguistics from the University of Bristol.

Guest Speaker

Brian Cox

Professor Brian Cox OBE

Arguably the UK's best known physicist!


About

Arguably the UK's best known physicist, Professor Brian Cox's books and TV programmes have been read and watched around the world and credited with making science engaging and accessible to millions. With his down-to-earth, likeable enthusiasm, Brian is frequently labelled a 'rock star scientist'. Once the keyboard player for D:Ream, he has come a long way to his position as Professor of Particle Physics at Manchester University and a key part of the ATLAS and the CERN Large Hadron Collider projects.

Brian's blockbuster TV shows include Wonders of the Universe, Wonders of the Solar System and Wonders of Life, each looking at the fundamental science behind everything from stars and planets to atoms and microbiology. He has also presented Stargazing, Space Hoppers, The Big Bang and numerous editions of Horizon. His books accompanying the Wonders of... series have become huge bestsellers, as did his co-authored title Why Does E=mc2?

From speaking at TED in the US to World World Economic Forums in Davos and China, Brian's presentations engage, inform and entertain featuring awe-inspiring images from the depths of the universe as well as his trademark infectious enthusiasm for his subject. Alongside the story of life, the universe and everything, Brian argues that science can unite the world in an attempt to discover our shared origins. He also explains the work of CERN and their attempts to use cutting-edge technology and engineering to recreate events fractions of a nanosecond after the Big Bang "in the hope of revealing the underlying simplicity of the universe.”

An International Fellow of the Explorers Club Brian was awarded the prestigious Lord Kelvin Award for his work in promoting science to all. When not filming around the world, Brian writes for a range of newspapers and journals and co-hosts Radio 4's Infinite Monkey Cage, the comedy and science programme. He and his friend and co-host Robin Ince examine the big and not-so-big science questions alongside comedians, scientists and celebrities both on air and on tour. Brian also serves as the Royal Society’s Professor for Public Engagement in Science.

Professor Brian Cox OBE

Arguably the UK's best known physicist, Professor Brian Cox's books and TV programmes have been read and watched around the world and credited with making science engaging and accessible to millions. With his down-to-earth, likeable enthusiasm, Brian is frequently labelled a 'rock star scientist'. Once the keyboard player for D:Ream, he has come a long way to his position as Professor of Particle Physics at Manchester University and a key part of the ATLAS and the CERN Large Hadron Collider projects.

Brian's blockbuster TV shows include Wonders of the Universe, Wonders of the Solar System and Wonders of Life, each looking at the fundamental science behind everything from stars and planets to atoms and microbiology. He has also presented Stargazing, Space Hoppers, The Big Bang and numerous editions of Horizon. His books accompanying the Wonders of... series have become huge bestsellers, as did his co-authored title Why Does E=mc2?

From speaking at TED in the US to World World Economic Forums in Davos and China, Brian's presentations engage, inform and entertain featuring awe-inspiring images from the depths of the universe as well as his trademark infectious enthusiasm for his subject. Alongside the story of life, the universe and everything, Brian argues that science can unite the world in an attempt to discover our shared origins. He also explains the work of CERN and their attempts to use cutting-edge technology and engineering to recreate events fractions of a nanosecond after the Big Bang "in the hope of revealing the underlying simplicity of the universe.”

An International Fellow of the Explorers Club Brian was awarded the prestigious Lord Kelvin Award for his work in promoting science to all. When not filming around the world, Brian writes for a range of newspapers and journals and co-hosts Radio 4's Infinite Monkey Cage, the comedy and science programme. He and his friend and co-host Robin Ince examine the big and not-so-big science questions alongside comedians, scientists and celebrities both on air and on tour. Brian also serves as the Royal Society’s Professor for Public Engagement in Science.

Keynote

Debbie Landers

Debbie Landers

General Manager, IBM Smarter Workforce & Kenexa


About

Debbie is responsible for orchestrating all aspects of enabling Kenexa/IBM Smarter Workforce successful performance. She is accountable for driving growth through initiatives that take advantage of IBM reach and coverage and build on the strength of IBM’s position in Social Business, Analytics and HR Services. In addition to her Integration responsibilities Debbie has taken on a leadership role ensuring the effective operations of the Smarter Workforce team.
A career-long IBMer, Debbie has had numerous roles in a broad variety of IBM functions and businesses. Prior to this role, she spent over 20 years in the IBM Information Management business, most recently running the integration of the Netezza acquisition. Before that she was the Vice President of Global Client Support for Information Management, leading over 1500 personnel around the world focused on effective resolution of client issues with our software. She had additional roles in IM in leading the Lab Services business, building the channel technical support model, working on the Informix integration, working on alliances and eco-system partnerships, and as an engineering leader. She has also had roles in Marketing, Product Planning and Product Development.
Debbie has an HBSc in Computer Science from the University of Western Ontario and an Executive MBA from the University of Toronto. She takes pride in the mentoring she does in IBM, helping grow the next generation of leaders, and was a pioneer herself as the first person IBM Canada to work 100% remotely when she moved to Windsor ON in 1995. Debbie is also a proud wife, step-mother of two and is the mother of two amazing teenagers.

Debbie Landers

Debbie is responsible for orchestrating all aspects of enabling Kenexa/IBM Smarter Workforce successful performance. She is accountable for driving growth through initiatives that take advantage of IBM reach and coverage and build on the strength of IBM’s position in Social Business, Analytics and HR Services. In addition to her Integration responsibilities Debbie has taken on a leadership role ensuring the effective operations of the Smarter Workforce team.
A career-long IBMer, Debbie has had numerous roles in a broad variety of IBM functions and businesses. Prior to this role, she spent over 20 years in the IBM Information Management business, most recently running the integration of the Netezza acquisition. Before that she was the Vice President of Global Client Support for Information Management, leading over 1500 personnel around the world focused on effective resolution of client issues with our software. She had additional roles in IM in leading the Lab Services business, building the channel technical support model, working on the Informix integration, working on alliances and eco-system partnerships, and as an engineering leader. She has also had roles in Marketing, Product Planning and Product Development.
Debbie has an HBSc in Computer Science from the University of Western Ontario and an Executive MBA from the University of Toronto. She takes pride in the mentoring she does in IBM, helping grow the next generation of leaders, and was a pioneer herself as the first person IBM Canada to work 100% remotely when she moved to Windsor ON in 1995. Debbie is also a proud wife, step-mother of two and is the mother of two amazing teenagers.

Jonathan Ferrar

Jonathan Ferrar

VP Workforce Science & Analytics, IBM Smarter Workforce


About

Jonathan Ferrar leads Strategy and Product Management for IBM Kenexa & Smarter Workforce. In this role, he is responsible for leading the strategic direction, product strategy and thought leadership of HR solutions for clients – to help them create a Smarter Workforce. He has been in this role since January 2013. Prior to this, from 2010 to 2012 he held global HR responsibility for workforce analytics, HR strategy, transformation & planning at IBM.
He has worked in 3 different global companies across a 20+ year career mostly in Human Resources at Executive Management level. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Cambridge, UK and a Diploma in Human Resource Management from Kingston Business School, UK.
In addition to his IBM responsibilities, Jonathan is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development in the UK. He is based in New York, USA and can be found on Twitter @jaferrar and LinkedIn. He is listed as one of the Top HR Analytics Influencers in the world.

Jonathan Ferrar

Jonathan Ferrar leads Strategy and Product Management for IBM Kenexa & Smarter Workforce. In this role, he is responsible for leading the strategic direction, product strategy and thought leadership of HR solutions for clients – to help them create a Smarter Workforce. He has been in this role since January 2013. Prior to this, from 2010 to 2012 he held global HR responsibility for workforce analytics, HR strategy, transformation & planning at IBM.
He has worked in 3 different global companies across a 20+ year career mostly in Human Resources at Executive Management level. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Cambridge, UK and a Diploma in Human Resource Management from Kingston Business School, UK.
In addition to his IBM responsibilities, Jonathan is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development in the UK. He is based in New York, USA and can be found on Twitter @jaferrar and LinkedIn. He is listed as one of the Top HR Analytics Influencers in the world.

Speakers

Richard Hargreaves

Richard Hargreaves

Commercial Director, Corporate Research Forum


About

Richard is the Commercial Director for Corporate Research Forum (CRF) and Performance and Reward Centre (PARC) where he is responsible for the growth and development of both membership networks. This includes overseeing member acquisition and retention as well as working closely with the members to ensure the annual programme of research and events reflects their needs and concerns. In addition, he leads on the development of CRF’s product offering.
Prior to joining CRF and PARC in 2011, Richard was the EMEA Sponsorship Director at The Economist Group where he managed all commercial aspects regarding the conference and thought leadership research business in the region.

Richard Hargreaves

Richard is the Commercial Director for Corporate Research Forum (CRF) and Performance and Reward Centre (PARC) where he is responsible for the growth and development of both membership networks. This includes overseeing member acquisition and retention as well as working closely with the members to ensure the annual programme of research and events reflects their needs and concerns. In addition, he leads on the development of CRF’s product offering.
Prior to joining CRF and PARC in 2011, Richard was the EMEA Sponsorship Director at The Economist Group where he managed all commercial aspects regarding the conference and thought leadership research business in the region.

Dr. Nigel Guenole

Dr. Nigel Guenole

Research Manager - IBM Smarter Workforce Institute


About

Nigel Guenole is a Researcher with the IBM Smarter Workforce Institute and a Senior Lecturer in Management at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is known for his work in personality assessment and psychological measurement. Dr. Guenole's work has appeared in leading scientific journals including Industrial Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice and Frontiers in Quantitative Psychology & Measurement, as well as in the popular press. Dr. Guenole is the current external examiner for organizational behavior programs at London School of Economics (LSE) and University College London (UCL). He is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS). He is registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) in the United Kingdom, and is an international affiliate of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology in the United States (SIOP). At Goldsmiths Dr. Guenole teaches courses on leadership and statistical modelling.

Dr. Nigel Guenole

Nigel Guenole is a Researcher with the IBM Smarter Workforce Institute and a Senior Lecturer in Management at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is known for his work in personality assessment and psychological measurement. Dr. Guenole's work has appeared in leading scientific journals including Industrial Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice and Frontiers in Quantitative Psychology & Measurement, as well as in the popular press. Dr. Guenole is the current external examiner for organizational behavior programs at London School of Economics (LSE) and University College London (UCL). He is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS). He is registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) in the United Kingdom, and is an international affiliate of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology in the United States (SIOP). At Goldsmiths Dr. Guenole teaches courses on leadership and statistical modelling.

Ben Chambers

Ben Chambers

Global Leadership Development Director, GSK


About

Ben is part of the Talent, Leadership and Organisational Development Centre of Excellence at GSK and is responsible for the development of leaders across GSK. Specifically Ben looks after the development of the first and second line leaders at GSK, a population that is around 30,000 in size operating in multiple countries, cultures and languages. This development is undertaken using a blended approach that draws heavily on the 70/20/10 methodology.

In addition to the development of leaders at GSK, Ben also looks after the Assessment for Development work undertaken at GSK and is driving the work being done to increase levels of on-the-job learning. He has also developed the GSK Expectations, a set of standards for leaders and employees to be developed, measured and rewarded against.

Prior to working for GSK Ben spent time working for consulting organisations in the UK and Australia supporting a range of organisations in the public and private sector across a range of sectors. He has also spent time working for organisations such as HSBC, House of Fraser and Marconi. This time also included a significant assignment working in India.

Ben’s first degree was in Management Studies from the University of Leeds and his Masters in Human Resource Management was from the University of Westminster.

Ben Chambers

Ben is part of the Talent, Leadership and Organisational Development Centre of Excellence at GSK and is responsible for the development of leaders across GSK. Specifically Ben looks after the development of the first and second line leaders at GSK, a population that is around 30,000 in size operating in multiple countries, cultures and languages. This development is undertaken using a blended approach that draws heavily on the 70/20/10 methodology.

In addition to the development of leaders at GSK, Ben also looks after the Assessment for Development work undertaken at GSK and is driving the work being done to increase levels of on-the-job learning. He has also developed the GSK Expectations, a set of standards for leaders and employees to be developed, measured and rewarded against.

Prior to working for GSK Ben spent time working for consulting organisations in the UK and Australia supporting a range of organisations in the public and private sector across a range of sectors. He has also spent time working for organisations such as HSBC, House of Fraser and Marconi. This time also included a significant assignment working in India.

Ben’s first degree was in Management Studies from the University of Leeds and his Masters in Human Resource Management was from the University of Westminster.

Dr. Ines Wichert

Dr. Ines Wichert

Head of D&I Centre of Excellence, IBM Smarter Workforce


About

Ines heads up D&I Centre of Excellence for IBM Smarter Workforce in Europe where she works with our clients to build a community of D&I experts, as well as advising on diversity and inclusion solutions. Previously, Ines led the Women in Leadership research hub at the IBM Smarter Workforce Institute. She has a special interest in talent management and female leadership development. Her latest book “Where Are All the Senior Women? Nine Critical Job Assignments for Women Leaders” was published by Palgrave Macmillan. Ines has appeared on BBC News commenting on quotas for women, and has written and been interviewed for, amongst others, the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal Europe, the Sunday Times and various leading HR publications in the UK and abroad. She regularly speaks at events on the topic of women and leadership.

Before joining IBM, Dr. Wichert worked for many years as a management consultant advising global organizations on their talent issues. She has a Doctorate in Organisational Psychology from the University of Cambridge, and is the Co-president of the Professional Women’s Network in London.

Dr. Ines Wichert

Ines heads up D&I Centre of Excellence for IBM Smarter Workforce in Europe where she works with our clients to build a community of D&I experts, as well as advising on diversity and inclusion solutions. Previously, Ines led the Women in Leadership research hub at the IBM Smarter Workforce Institute. She has a special interest in talent management and female leadership development. Her latest book “Where Are All the Senior Women? Nine Critical Job Assignments for Women Leaders” was published by Palgrave Macmillan. Ines has appeared on BBC News commenting on quotas for women, and has written and been interviewed for, amongst others, the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal Europe, the Sunday Times and various leading HR publications in the UK and abroad. She regularly speaks at events on the topic of women and leadership.

Before joining IBM, Dr. Wichert worked for many years as a management consultant advising global organizations on their talent issues. She has a Doctorate in Organisational Psychology from the University of Cambridge, and is the Co-president of the Professional Women’s Network in London.

Nicky Ivory-Chapman

Nicky Ivory-Chapman FCIPD

Global Recruitment Director, Regus


About

Nicky is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and a Board Director for the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR)

Currently the Global Recruitment Director for Regus, Nicky’s responsibility lies in enabling the Regus teams, across 104 countries, to hire effectively and grow the Regus brand in new territories.

Joining Regus in 2014, during a period of high growth for the business, Nicky’s challenge is to create global consistency and implement programmes and technology that is scalable.

Prior to joining Regus, she was the Resourcing and Employer Reputation Manager for McDonald’s UK, responsible for Recruitment, Employer Brand, Uniforms and Employee Engagement across 1225 UK restaurants.

Nicky Ivory-Chapman FCIPD

Nicky is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and a Board Director for the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR)

Currently the Global Recruitment Director for Regus, Nicky’s responsibility lies in enabling the Regus teams, across 104 countries, to hire effectively and grow the Regus brand in new territories.

Joining Regus in 2014, during a period of high growth for the business, Nicky’s challenge is to create global consistency and implement programmes and technology that is scalable.

Prior to joining Regus, she was the Resourcing and Employer Reputation Manager for McDonald’s UK, responsible for Recruitment, Employer Brand, Uniforms and Employee Engagement across 1225 UK restaurants.

Dave Millner FCIPD, ACIB

Dave Millner FCIPD, ACIB

Executive Consulting Partner, IBM


About

Dave Millner joined from NatWest (now part of the RBS Group) where his background was originally in the Retail and Corporate functions predominantly focusing on risk and lending assessments. Following a change in career he went on to spend 2 years as a full time assessor and facilitator on the Bank’s Management Development programmes and from 1990 for some ten years was a key player within the Bank’s own internal HR consultancy function where he reached the level of Managing Consultant. This involved the setting up, managing and delivery of competency based consultancy solutions for a range of businesses and brands across the NatWest Group. Dave was responsible for the development of the Bank wide competency models, a wide range of selection and development centres, extensive range of recruitment and selection processes, individual and team based development systems and a wide range of activity relating to organisational development frameworks and processes (succession planning, performance management frameworks, HR process change, job family frameworks, etc.).
Since 2000 Dave has been responsible for establishing a professional HR consultancy practice together with a range of products and services that have complemented and supported the wide range of psychometric and online approaches that IBM has developed. Dave has worked directly with a variety of different organizations across the globe offering a range of assessment, development and performance based solutions, including Siemens, Johnson and Johnson, Hilton Hotels, Boots, Vertex, Royal Bank of Scotland, BP, HM Treasury, GE Money, Aviva, Nakheel, Hong Kong Jockey Club, Anglian Water and E.ON UK.

Dave Millner FCIPD, ACIB

Dave Millner joined from NatWest (now part of the RBS Group) where his background was originally in the Retail and Corporate functions predominantly focusing on risk and lending assessments. Following a change in career he went on to spend 2 years as a full time assessor and facilitator on the Bank’s Management Development programmes and from 1990 for some ten years was a key player within the Bank’s own internal HR consultancy function where he reached the level of Managing Consultant. This involved the setting up, managing and delivery of competency based consultancy solutions for a range of businesses and brands across the NatWest Group. Dave was responsible for the development of the Bank wide competency models, a wide range of selection and development centres, extensive range of recruitment and selection processes, individual and team based development systems and a wide range of activity relating to organisational development frameworks and processes (succession planning, performance management frameworks, HR process change, job family frameworks, etc.).
Since 2000 Dave has been responsible for establishing a professional HR consultancy practice together with a range of products and services that have complemented and supported the wide range of psychometric and online approaches that IBM has developed. Dave has worked directly with a variety of different organizations across the globe offering a range of assessment, development and performance based solutions, including Siemens, Johnson and Johnson, Hilton Hotels, Boots, Vertex, Royal Bank of Scotland, BP, HM Treasury, GE Money, Aviva, Nakheel, Hong Kong Jockey Club, Anglian Water and E.ON UK.

Mike Haffenden

Mike Haffenden

Director, Corporate Research Forum


About

Mike established Corporate Research Forum (CRF) as a syndicated research consortium to investigate the practices and principles which make a difference in people management. He applied the same principles in founding Performance and Reward Centre (PARC), CRF’s sister organisation reward forum.

Mike is also a founder and director of Strategic Dimensions, a leading HR recruitment firm. Previously, Mike held senior HR roles in major international businesses including Rowntree and Hewlett Packard.

Mike Haffenden

Mike established Corporate Research Forum (CRF) as a syndicated research consortium to investigate the practices and principles which make a difference in people management. He applied the same principles in founding Performance and Reward Centre (PARC), CRF’s sister organisation reward forum.

Mike is also a founder and director of Strategic Dimensions, a leading HR recruitment firm. Previously, Mike held senior HR roles in major international businesses including Rowntree and Hewlett Packard.

 Tom Howie

Tom Howie

Director - Programme Portfolio, BT


About

Tom is a managing director and business transformation leader with over 20 years’ experience in the instigation and delivery of large-scale organisational and operational change across a range of industries. This includes banking, energy, technology and communications organisation. Tom is currently leading the FTSE 100’s largest HR and support function transformation for BT.

Tom has a keen interest in developing and researching the global knowledge base around how organisational and people change is instigated and implemented, having studied and researched related subjects at Oxford and Harvard universities.

Tim Howie

Tom is a managing director and business transformation leader with over 20 years’ experience in the instigation and delivery of large-scale organisational and operational change across a range of industries. This includes banking, energy, technology and communications organisation. Tom is currently leading the FTSE 100’s largest HR and support function transformation for BT.

Tom has a keen interest in developing and researching the global knowledge base around how organisational and people change is instigated and implemented, having studied and researched related subjects at Oxford and Harvard universities.

Paget Miles

Paget Miles

European HCM Leader - IBM Smarter Workforce


About

Paget has over 13 years of experience within the HCM marketplace, helping organisations leverage SaaS and Cloud-based applications. Paget has worked extensively on global deployments of cloud applications and is heavily involved in projects across Europe of all sizes. During his tenure at IBM, his focus has been on developing a New Way of Working for HR. Paget holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management

Paget Miles

Paget has over 13 years of experience within the HCM marketplace, helping organisations leverage SaaS and Cloud-based applications. Paget has worked extensively on global deployments of cloud applications and is heavily involved in projects across Europe of all sizes. During his tenure at IBM, his focus has been on developing a New Way of Working for HR. Paget holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management

Roberto Blanda

Roberto Blanda

Head of Global Talent Acquisition for British American Tobacco


About

Roberto Blanda is currently the Head of Global Talent Acquisition for British American Tobacco, heading the Global Employer Branding area as well as the world-wide recruitment activities. In his 18 years of career Roberto previously held the role of Human Resources Director for BAT, Mercedes-Benz and Toyota Motor Corporation and equally had the chance to operate as Sales and Marketing Director for Daimler Financial Services Italy. Academically, Roberto has read an Executive MBA at Bocconi University (Italy), an MSc in Educational research Methodology at Oxford University and a Bachelor of Arts in applied linguistics at University of Washington in Seattle (USA).

Roberto Blanda

Roberto Blanda is currently the Head of Global Talent Acquisition for British American Tobacco, heading the Global Employer Branding area as well as the world-wide recruitment activities. In his 18 years of career Roberto previously held the role of Human Resources Director for BAT, Mercedes-Benz and Toyota Motor Corporation and equally had the chance to operate as Sales and Marketing Director for Daimler Financial Services Italy. Academically, Roberto has read an Executive MBA at Bocconi University (Italy), an MSc in Educational research Methodology at Oxford University and a Bachelor of Arts in applied linguistics at University of Washington in Seattle (USA).

Dilip Boury

Dilip Boury

Senior Consultant, IBM Smarter Workforce


About

He specialises in improving the working relationships between individuals and organisations for mutual benefit. He has worked with clients from across industries and sectors and published numerous papers defining best practice in leadership and management. His practice draws on an understanding of both individuals and organisations from Social Science, Occupational Psychology and Politics and on his own primary research into Employee Engagement, Leadership, Management, Organisational Change and HR. He also holds a position on the Management Board of the Association for Business Psychology where he is Head of Industry Standards.

Dilip Boury

He specialises in improving the working relationships between individuals and organisations for mutual benefit. He has worked with clients from across industries and sectors and published numerous papers defining best practice in leadership and management. His practice draws on an understanding of both individuals and organisations from Social Science, Occupational Psychology and Politics and on his own primary research into Employee Engagement, Leadership, Management, Organisational Change and HR. He also holds a position on the Management Board of the Association for Business Psychology where he is Head of Industry Standards.

Rob Jones

Rob Jones

Head of Organisational Effectiveness, Crossrail


About

Rob currently leads the Organisational Effectiveness function for Crossrail – the £15bn project delivering a new railway for London. Since joining in 2012 the team has won a number of awards for employee engagement, effectiveness and achieved Investor in People accreditation. Prior to Crossrail Rob lead the global L&D team for a retailer working across the UK, Europe, SE Asia and the US having completed various talent roles in retail, FMCG and publishing. He is a trustee of a charity of Partner Africa – an organisation that facilitates producer access to global supply chains. He sometimes writes a blog at www.mastersorbust.wordpress.com

Rob Jones

Rob currently leads the Organisational Effectiveness function for Crossrail – the £15bn project delivering a new railway for London. Since joining in 2012 the team has won a number of awards for employee engagement, effectiveness and achieved Investor in People accreditation. Prior to Crossrail Rob lead the global L&D team for a retailer working across the UK, Europe, SE Asia and the US having completed various talent roles in retail, FMCG and publishing. He is a trustee of a charity of Partner Africa – an organisation that facilitates producer access to global supply chains. He sometimes writes a blog at www.mastersorbust.wordpress.com

Clodagh O'Reilly

Clodagh O'Reilly

Workforce Science & Analytics Practice Leader, EMEA – IBM Smarter Workforce


About

Clodagh is an expert in large-scale recruitment, development and change programs. Ms. Clodagh has worked across numerous sectors including banking and financial services, healthcare, entertainment and engineering, with both national and international organisations. She uses her varied international project and people management experience to ensure she delivers consistent and sustainable results. Ms. Clodagh is the Chair of the Association of Business Psychologists in the UK, a former Guest Lecturer on the Metropolitan University’s Master of Science in Business Psychology and the University College London Master Science in Strategic Management of Projects. She is also the leader of IBM’s Assessment Consulting team in EMEA, based in the London office.

Clodagh O'Reilly

Clodagh is an expert in large-scale recruitment, development and change programs. Ms. Clodagh has worked across numerous sectors including banking and financial services, healthcare, entertainment and engineering, with both national and international organisations. She uses her varied international project and people management experience to ensure she delivers consistent and sustainable results. Ms. Clodagh is the Chair of the Association of Business Psychologists in the UK, a former Guest Lecturer on the Metropolitan University’s Master of Science in Business Psychology and the University College London Master Science in Strategic Management of Projects. She is also the leader of IBM’s Assessment Consulting team in EMEA, based in the London office.

Jairaj (JJ) Thakkar

Jairaj (JJ) Thakkar

Vice President, Human Resources of Global Strategy and Business Development, Statoil


About

Jairaj (JJ) Thakkar currently serves as Vice President, Human Resources of Global Strategy and Business Development (GSB) at Statoil, an international energy company present in more than 30 countries around the world with approximately 23,000 employees. He is also head of HR for the U.K. and is responsible for a cross-functional team which provides HR support to a division responsible for bringing together corporate strategy, business development, M&A activities, corporate sustainability and political analysis to actively drive the strategic direction and corporate development of Statoil.

JJ is an innovative, results-driven HR leader with over 20 years of strategic and operational experience in strategizing and driving organizational change, talent development and innovation. He specializes in working at the intersection of human behavior, business strategy and large scale organizational change. JJ is a trusted business partner to C-level and executive management teams with an extensive record of executing high impact talent solutions to drive business results and improve employee performance.

He has lived and worked across the globe in a broad spectrum of industries including energy, financial services, telecommunications, transportation, and consulting. He spent eight years of his career as a management consultant advising Fortune 500 companies on all aspects of business strategy, mergers & acquisitions and human capital issues. JJ resides in London with his wife and son.

Jairaj (JJ) Thakkar

Jairaj (JJ) Thakkar currently serves as Vice President, Human Resources of Global Strategy and Business Development (GSB) at Statoil, an international energy company present in more than 30 countries around the world with approximately 23,000 employees. He is also head of HR for the U.K. and is responsible for a cross-functional team which provides HR support to a division responsible for bringing together corporate strategy, business development, M&A activities, corporate sustainability and political analysis to actively drive the strategic direction and corporate development of Statoil.

JJ is an innovative, results-driven HR leader with over 20 years of strategic and operational experience in strategizing and driving organizational change, talent development and innovation. He specializes in working at the intersection of human behavior, business strategy and large scale organizational change. JJ is a trusted business partner to C-level and executive management teams with an extensive record of executing high impact talent solutions to drive business results and improve employee performance.

He has lived and worked across the globe in a broad spectrum of industries including energy, financial services, telecommunications, transportation, and consulting. He spent eight years of his career as a management consultant advising Fortune 500 companies on all aspects of business strategy, mergers & acquisitions and human capital issues. JJ resides in London with his wife and son.

Katharina Auer

Katharina Auerr

Global Head of Employee & Executive Communications, Zurich


About

Katharina joined Zurich in May 2012 as Global Head of Employee Communications and was appointed Head of Employee & Executive Communications in July 2014. She is an internationally recognised business communicator with proven delivery of effective global communication strategies and programs, and is an externally certified Lean Sigma Green Belt.

Previous roles include Head of Internal Communications at Rio Tinto, Head of Global Internal and Management Communications at Shell, Head of Global Internal Communications at AstraZeneca, Corporate Communications Lead at GE Capital EEF and Corporate Communications Manager at Corange/Boehringer Mannheim (later Roche). Katharina has worked in Nigeria, Hong Kong, the UK, the Netherlands, and is currently based in Zurich. Her main areas of expertise:

Katharina Auer

Katharina joined Zurich in May 2012 as Global Head of Employee Communications and was appointed Head of Employee & Executive Communications in July 2014. She is an internationally recognised business communicator with proven delivery of effective global communication strategies and programs, and is an externally certified Lean Sigma Green Belt.

Previous roles include Head of Internal Communications at Rio Tinto, Head of Global Internal and Management Communications at Shell, Head of Global Internal Communications at AstraZeneca, Corporate Communications Lead at GE Capital EEF and Corporate Communications Manager at Corange/Boehringer Mannheim (later Roche). Katharina has worked in Nigeria, Hong Kong, the UK, the Netherlands, and is currently based in Zurich. Her main areas of expertise:

Cornelia Kunert

Cornelia Kunert

Employee Engagement Strategy and Deployment, Group HR, Zurich


About

Cornelia joined Zurich in April 2007 and is responsible for the annual global Employee Engagement survey for Zurich. She is a dynamic management professional with advanced knowledge in project management disciplines, based on international standards; proven ability to combine strategy with organizational change and people; strong record of increasing profitability and improving operational efficiencies.
Her main areas of expertise:

Cornelia Kunert

Cornelia joined Zurich in April 2007 and is responsible for the annual global Employee Engagement survey for Zurich. She is a dynamic management professional with advanced knowledge in project management disciplines, based on international standards; proven ability to combine strategy with organizational change and people; strong record of increasing profitability and improving operational efficiencies.
Her main areas of expertise:

Helen Fish

Helen Fish

Chief Executive & Editor in Chief, Executive Grapevine


About

Helen Fish is Chief Executive & Editor in Chief of Executive Grapevine leading the company’s editorial strategy across its Human Resources, Recruitment and Board & Leadership portfolios. With over 20 years’ experience as co-author of The UK’s Retained Executive Search Industry Report and The Global Directory of Executive Recruiters, Helen has a developed a unique and unrivalled perspective into the talent management market culminating each year in the UK’s largest gathering of talent management specialists at Executive Grapevine’s annual conference.

More recently Helen led the transition of the Executive Grapevine to become a fully digital media business. Today the company enjoys over half a million hits to its online communities every month from the most engaged audience in the industry.

Helen Fish

Helen Fish is Chief Executive & Editor in Chief of Executive Grapevine leading the company’s editorial strategy across its Human Resources, Recruitment and Board & Leadership portfolios. With over 20 years’ experience as co-author of The UK’s Retained Executive Search Industry Report and The Global Directory of Executive Recruiters, Helen has a developed a unique and unrivalled perspective into the talent management market culminating each year in the UK’s largest gathering of talent management specialists at Executive Grapevine’s annual conference.

More recently Helen led the transition of the Executive Grapevine to become a fully digital media business. Today the company enjoys over half a million hits to its online communities every month from the most engaged audience in the industry.

Jenni Wheller

Jenni Wheller

Group Head of Communication, SSP


About

After graduating university with a Marketing degree, Jenni embarked on a career in Communications, working in a range of roles across public and private sector in the UK and globally. She joined SSP in March 2010, creating an internal communications function from scratch and was recently promoted to Group Head of Communications with responsibility for both internal and external communications.

SSP has over 30,000 employees in 29 countries and is a leading operator of branded food and beverage outlets at 125 airports, and over 270 railway stations around the globe.

The company's reputation is built on its ability to create the finest bars, cafes and restaurants in the travel sector. Its knowledge of the market stems from over 60 years in the business, coupled with incisive consumer research. This provides it with the ability to consistently deliver the excellence its clients and customers deserve.

Jenni blogs at Confessions of an internal communicator and in September 2012 she set up The IC Crowd on Twitter (@theiccrowd) to help connect internal communicators across the globe. Jenni was appointed chair of the CIPR in 2014.

Jenni Wheller

After graduating university with a Marketing degree, Jenni embarked on a career in Communications, working in a range of roles across public and private sector in the UK and globally. She joined SSP in March 2010, creating an internal communications function from scratch and was recently promoted to Group Head of Communications with responsibility for both internal and external communications.

SSP has over 30,000 employees in 29 countries and is a leading operator of branded food and beverage outlets at 125 airports, and over 270 railway stations around the globe.

The company's reputation is built on its ability to create the finest bars, cafes and restaurants in the travel sector. Its knowledge of the market stems from over 60 years in the business, coupled with incisive consumer research. This provides it with the ability to consistently deliver the excellence its clients and customers deserve.

Jenni blogs at Confessions of an internal communicator and in September 2012 she set up The IC Crowd on Twitter (@theiccrowd) to help connect internal communicators across the globe. Jenni was appointed chair of the CIPR in 2014.

Laura Wigley

Laura Wigley

Talent Development Manager, Jaguar Land Rover


About

Laura works as part of Jaguar Land Rover's recently created Talent Development team. Laura is currently leading the implementation of a renewed corporate focus on talent review, high potential development and succession planning. Since joining JLR in 2008 Laura has operational and specialist roles throughout the HR function. Laura’s approach is to focus on engaging stakeholders at all levels to develop solutions that fully meet their needs.

Previously Laura worked in HR and recruitment for Marks and Spencer’s. She has a degree in Psychology from Loughborough University.

Laura Wigley

Laura works as part of Jaguar Land Rover's recently created Talent Development team. Laura is currently leading the implementation of a renewed corporate focus on talent review, high potential development and succession planning. Since joining JLR in 2008 Laura has operational and specialist roles throughout the HR function. Laura’s approach is to focus on engaging stakeholders at all levels to develop solutions that fully meet their needs.

Previously Laura worked in HR and recruitment for Marks and Spencer’s. She has a degree in Psychology from Loughborough University.

Russell Deathridge

Russell Deathridge

IBM Senior Consultant & Executive Coach


About

Russell is a highly experienced and popular leadership consultant having been working in this sphere for nearly twenty five years. In that time he has successfully delivered numerous projects as a manager; trainer; program leader; strategic development consultant and executive coach. These challenges have taken him around the globe many times, working with entry level managers through to CEOs of Blue Chip companies.

This has given Russell a deep understanding of many global industries, their geographical and cultural differences and consequent unique challenges. In turn the solutions Russell offers are highly tailored, inventively meeting each client’s specific needs while at the same having a measurable business impact. He believes that "organisational potential can only be unlocked if the employees are happy, supported, developed and stretched”.

Russell holds a BA (Hons), an Institute of Direct Marketing Certificate and a BTEC in Contact Centre Leadership and Strategic Development. He has delivered accredited leadership programs (The Open University, Institute of Direct Marketing, BTEC).

Originally an actor, Russell appeared in a number of highly successful TV programs for both the BBC and ITV as well as lead roles in the theatre, including London’s West End. He still has an interest in all the arts and finds that his experience as an actor is invaluable when hosting large corporate events or speaking at conferences.

Russell Deathridge

Russell is a highly experienced and popular leadership consultant having been working in this sphere for nearly twenty five years. In that time he has successfully delivered numerous projects as a manager; trainer; program leader; strategic development consultant and executive coach. These challenges have taken him around the globe many times, working with entry level managers through to CEOs of Blue Chip companies.

This has given Russell a deep understanding of many global industries, their geographical and cultural differences and consequent unique challenges. In turn the solutions Russell offers are highly tailored, inventively meeting each client’s specific needs while at the same having a measurable business impact. He believes that "organisational potential can only be unlocked if the employees are happy, supported, developed and stretched”.

Russell holds a BA (Hons), an Institute of Direct Marketing Certificate and a BTEC in Contact Centre Leadership and Strategic Development. He has delivered accredited leadership programs (The Open University, Institute of Direct Marketing, BTEC).

Originally an actor, Russell appeared in a number of highly successful TV programs for both the BBC and ITV as well as lead roles in the theatre, including London’s West End. He still has an interest in all the arts and finds that his experience as an actor is invaluable when hosting large corporate events or speaking at conferences.

Maria Angelica Pérez

Maria Angelica Pérez

Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Ericsson


About

Maria Angelica is currently the Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Ericsson. The focus of her current role is to oversee and drive the implementation of the diversity strategy across 10 regions and 4 business areas for over 110,000 employees.

Before joining Ericsson, Maria Angelica worked in the financial services industry. She held the role of Head of Diversity and Inclusion for Europe, Middle East and Africa regions at UBS covering 29 countries. She also held the position of Diversity Specialist for the HSBC Global Businesses where she held responsibility for the development and implementation of the diversity and inclusion strategy for nine global businesses and approximately 40,000 employees.

Maria Angelica comes from a background of employee engagement, performance management, organisational development and organisation culture. Having completed her PHD research on workplace bullying she committed her career to Diversity and Inclusion.

Maria Angelica has a Bachelor degree in Sports Management from St. John’s University, New York, a Masters in Human Resource Management from the University of Westminster, London and a Doctorate of Business Administration from Nottingham Trent University.

Maria Angelica is a native Colombian, an American citizen, having been brought-up in the USA and has worked in both New York and London. The combination of her background, education, and international work experience brings an in-depth understanding to the practice and value of workplace diversity and its implementation.

Maria Angelica Pérez

Maria Angelica is currently the Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Ericsson. The focus of her current role is to oversee and drive the implementation of the diversity strategy across 10 regions and 4 business areas for over 110,000 employees.

Before joining Ericsson, Maria Angelica worked in the financial services industry. She held the role of Head of Diversity and Inclusion for Europe, Middle East and Africa regions at UBS covering 29 countries. She also held the position of Diversity Specialist for the HSBC Global Businesses where she held responsibility for the development and implementation of the diversity and inclusion strategy for nine global businesses and approximately 40,000 employees.

Maria Angelica comes from a background of employee engagement, performance management, organisational development and organisation culture. Having completed her PHD research on workplace bullying she committed her career to Diversity and Inclusion.

Maria Angelica has a Bachelor degree in Sports Management from St. John’s University, New York, a Masters in Human Resource Management from the University of Westminster, London and a Doctorate of Business Administration from Nottingham Trent University.

Maria Angelica is a native Colombian, an American citizen, having been brought-up in the USA and has worked in both New York and London. The combination of her background, education, and international work experience brings an in-depth understanding to the practice and value of workplace diversity and its implementation.

Andy Spence

Andy Spence

HR Transformation Director, Glass Bead Consulting


About

Andy Spence is HR Transformation Director at Glass Bead Consulting which supports clients to achieve their HR Transformation objectives through consulting services, innovative tools and educational services. Andy has worked on the design and implementation of HR Operating Models on over 22 major change and transformation programmes for diverse organisations including; BP, Novartis, John Lewis Partnership, ESAB, United Health Group, and the UK Department for Transport.
Andy’s key message is simple; HR Operating Models need to align process, technology, strategy and people to deliver business goals.
In addition to his consultancy work, Andrew regularly speaks at conferences around the world, writes and contributes to thought leadership groups, sharing knowledge, techniques and resources in HR Transformation with HR and wider community. This includes:

Andy Spence

Andy Spence is HR Transformation Director at Glass Bead Consulting which supports clients to achieve their HR Transformation objectives through consulting services, innovative tools and educational services. Andy has worked on the design and implementation of HR Operating Models on over 22 major change and transformation programmes for diverse organisations including; BP, Novartis, John Lewis Partnership, ESAB, United Health Group, and the UK Department for Transport.
Andy’s key message is simple; HR Operating Models need to align process, technology, strategy and people to deliver business goals.
In addition to his consultancy work, Andrew regularly speaks at conferences around the world, writes and contributes to thought leadership groups, sharing knowledge, techniques and resources in HR Transformation with HR and wider community. This includes:

Anika Link

Anika Link

Head of Corp. Employee Opinion Survey & Engagement, Deutsche Post DHL Group

Ritu Mohanka

Ritu Mohanka

Head of Workforce Science, IBM Europe


About

As leader of the Europe region for the Workforce Science business (covering Assessment, Survey, Leadership Development and Diversity & Inclusion). Ms. Mohanka leads a large team in building out and deepening the business across existing and new countries, offering leading edge solutions in the Human Capital Management (HCM) software and consulting space to the global HCM market. She has also personally led and delivered many key projects for some of IBM Smarter Workforce’s largest international clients across a wide range of sectors from Financial Services to Pharma, Industrials and Retail, linking results to overall strategic business goals to drive performance improvement.

Ritu Mohanka

As leader of the Europe region for the Workforce Science business (covering Assessment, Survey, Leadership Development and Diversity & Inclusion). Ms. Mohanka leads a large team in building out and deepening the business across existing and new countries, offering leading edge solutions in the Human Capital Management (HCM) software and consulting space to the global HCM market. She has also personally led and delivered many key projects for some of IBM Smarter Workforce’s largest international clients across a wide range of sectors from Financial Services to Pharma, Industrials and Retail, linking results to overall strategic business goals to drive performance improvement.

Eoin Hanley

Eoin Hanley FCIPD

Managing Director, PathwaysHR


About

Eoin Hanley has over 20 years in Strategic Human Resources with a focus on training, coaching and recruitment strategies. He has held senior regional and global roles for leading international companies such as PwC, Grafton Group, AAA AUTO and Amazon. He has also managed teams and projects in continental Europe, Central & Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

In the roles he has held he was responsible for helping companies achieve their business targets through the way they recruit, train and manage their talent. Eoin is an Executive Coach (EMCC & ICF) and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, where he lectures on their level 3 and 5 courses.

PathwaysHR assists companies achieve success for their specific business or marketplace, with a goal of helping clients continue their development long after the assignment has finished

Eoin is passionate about linking Human Resources to business goals; he has worked with both large and small clients to help them identify solutions to meet their individual needs and capabilities.

Eoin Hanley FCIPD

Eoin Hanley has over 20 years in Strategic Human Resources with a focus on training, coaching and recruitment strategies. He has held senior regional and global roles for leading international companies such as PwC, Grafton Group, AAA AUTO and Amazon. He has also managed teams and projects in continental Europe, Central & Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

In the roles he has held he was responsible for helping companies achieve their business targets through the way they recruit, train and manage their talent. Eoin is an Executive Coach (EMCC & ICF) and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, where he lectures on their level 3 and 5 courses.

PathwaysHR assists companies achieve success for their specific business or marketplace, with a goal of helping clients continue their development long after the assignment has finished

Eoin is passionate about linking Human Resources to business goals; he has worked with both large and small clients to help them identify solutions to meet their individual needs and capabilities.

Rosalind Stephenson

Rosalind Stephenson

Global Project Manager, Grant Thornton International


About

Rosalind joined Grant Thornton International as a Project Manager in October 2014 and is part of the global People and Culture team. She works on various global initiatives and toolkits designed to enhance and drive one employer brand.

Rosalind has over 10 years HR generalist experience, 4 of which were gained at the Grant Thornton Johannesburg firm. As part of her role there, she worked on national and global projects for Grant Thornton South Africa and Grant Thornton International. Other experience includes 2 years as Head of HR for a fund manager operating across Africa and the Middle East. Rosalind studied psychology and has a Masters in Applied Ethics for Professionals.

Main areas of expertise are:

Rosalind Stephenson

Rosalind joined Grant Thornton International as a Project Manager in October 2014 and is part of the global People and Culture team. She works on various global initiatives and toolkits designed to enhance and drive one employer brand.

Rosalind has over 10 years HR generalist experience, 4 of which were gained at the Grant Thornton Johannesburg firm. As part of her role there, she worked on national and global projects for Grant Thornton South Africa and Grant Thornton International. Other experience includes 2 years as Head of HR for a fund manager operating across Africa and the Middle East. Rosalind studied psychology and has a Masters in Applied Ethics for Professionals.

Main areas of expertise are:

Andi Britt

Andi Britt

Executive, European Talent & Change Leader, IBM


About

Andi leads IBM’s 300 strong European Talent & Change practice, providing human capital management and organizational change management advisory services for clients.

Andi specialises in IT led business and HR transformation and has worked with IBM’s largest clients in public and private sectors on Cloud SaaS, ERP and enterprise wide change management engagements. He is a regular speaker and presenter on IBM’s Research on HR, Change Management and Social Business.

Andi Britt

Andi leads IBM’s 300 strong European Talent & Change practice, providing human capital management and organizational change management advisory services for clients.

Andi specialises in IT led business and HR transformation and has worked with IBM’s largest clients in public and private sectors on Cloud SaaS, ERP and enterprise wide change management engagements. He is a regular speaker and presenter on IBM’s Research on HR, Change Management and Social Business.

Tanya Kennedy

Tanya Kennedy

Talent Acquisition Leader, Biogen

Jenny Brown

Jenny Brown

Head of Talent Acquisition Systems, BP


About

Jenny Brown is Head of Talent Acquisition Systems at BP, one of the world's leading international oil and gas companies.

Jenny joined BP in 2010 and played a key role in the transformation that saw the introduction of a common global system and process for internal and external resourcing activity across BP. The IBM Kenexa Brassring system is now used in 30 countries and 10 languages.

Prior to joining BP, Jenny provided consulting services to various large organisations. Jenny has an Economics degree from the University of Cambridge.

Jenny Brown

Jenny Brown is Head of Talent Acquisition Systems at BP, one of the world's leading international oil and gas companies.

Jenny joined BP in 2010 and played a key role in the transformation that saw the introduction of a common global system and process for internal and external resourcing activity across BP. The IBM Kenexa Brassring system is now used in 30 countries and 10 languages.

Prior to joining BP, Jenny provided consulting services to various large organisations. Jenny has an Economics degree from the University of Cambridge.

Nick Timpson

Nick Timpson

Learn EMEA Lead, IBM

Vince Cipollone

Vince Cipollone

Corporate Development Executive, IBM


About

Specialising in unique and challenging projects, I lead diverse, global teams to achieve meaningful - and sometimes life-changing - outcomes.... all with personal flair.

By day, I'm a Corporate Development Executive, specialising in the execution of Mergers & Acquisitions for IBM. I've closed various types of transactions in Brazil, Belgium, Italy, the UK, the US and Canada.

At night, I'm the co-lead for IBM's UK EAGLE (Employee Alliance for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Empowerment) business resource group. Under my leadership, we made a video featuring IBMers from nearly 30 countries around the world, holding hands in support of LGBT equality for IDAHOBiT Day. Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKxfYyY1w8w" . And if you like it, share it with others.

I received my BSE with a specialty in Accounting from the Wharton School, my BA in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, my MBA in Finance from the Wharton School and my Masters in International Relations from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Living in Muswell Hill, North London, with my partner, Tim, we enjoying spending time with our two teenage sons and exploring nature.

Vince Cipollone

Specialising in unique and challenging projects, I lead diverse, global teams to achieve meaningful - and sometimes life-changing - outcomes.... all with personal flair.

By day, I'm a Corporate Development Executive, specialising in the execution of Mergers & Acquisitions for IBM. I've closed various types of transactions in Brazil, Belgium, Italy, the UK, the US and Canada.

At night, I'm the co-lead for IBM's UK EAGLE (Employee Alliance for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Empowerment) business resource group. Under my leadership, we made a video featuring IBMers from nearly 30 countries around the world, holding hands in support of LGBT equality for IDAHOBiT Day. Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKxfYyY1w8w" . And if you like it, share it with others.

I received my BSE with a specialty in Accounting from the Wharton School, my BA in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, my MBA in Finance from the Wharton School and my Masters in International Relations from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Living in Muswell Hill, North London, with my partner, Tim, we enjoying spending time with our two teenage sons and exploring nature.

Tish Clyde

Tish Clyde

SVP Corporate HR International, Deutsche Post DHL (DPDHL)


About

Tish is responsible for driving Diversity, Employee Engagement and Employee Relations across the group which consists of 480,000 employees in 220 countries and revenues over €50bn.

Tish joined DPDHL in 2013 from GE Healthcare where she was global Labor & Employment counsel for 10 years. Prior to that, Tish worked for Barclays as well as being a lawyer with Allen & Overy, and later, a partner at Charles Russell in London.

Tish is married with 2 teenage sons and lives in London but commutes around the world. She is a trustee of a charity that develops leadership skills in young people and has a passion for yoga.

Tish Clyde

Tish is responsible for driving Diversity, Employee Engagement and Employee Relations across the group which consists of 480,000 employees in 220 countries and revenues over €50bn.

Tish joined DPDHL in 2013 from GE Healthcare where she was global Labor & Employment counsel for 10 years. Prior to that, Tish worked for Barclays as well as being a lawyer with Allen & Overy, and later, a partner at Charles Russell in London.

Tish is married with 2 teenage sons and lives in London but commutes around the world. She is a trustee of a charity that develops leadership skills in young people and has a passion for yoga.

Danny Wilks

Danny Wilks

Business Unit Executive UK & Ireland, Social Business & Smarter Workforce


About

Danny Wilks is the Business Unit Executive for IBM’s Social Business and Smarter Workforce Solutions in the United Kingdom & Ireland. He has responsibility for the company’s business in Messaging, Social Business, Smarter Workforce, and Digital Experience Software across Sales, Technical Sales, Marketing and Services for the region.

Danny Wilks

Danny Wilks is the Business Unit Executive for IBM’s Social Business and Smarter Workforce Solutions in the United Kingdom & Ireland. He has responsibility for the company’s business in Messaging, Social Business, Smarter Workforce, and Digital Experience Software across Sales, Technical Sales, Marketing and Services for the region.

Nicci Cook

Nicci Cook

Senior HRBP, Jaguar Land Rover

Tina Marron-Partridge

Tina Marron-Partridge

Partner and Vice President, Talent & Change Global Leader, IBM

Annemie Ress

Annemie Ress

Founder, PurpleBeach

Jonathan Garrett

Jonathan Garrett

CSR Director, Jaguar Land Rover

Kieran Colville

Kieran Colville

Consultant, IBM Smarter Workforce

Louise Reynolds

Louise Reynolds

Senior Purchasing Manager, Jaguar Land Rover

Peter Larsen

Peter Larsen

P&P Business Partner, Group People and Performance, Nilfisk-Advance

Watson Stewart

Watson Stewart

Head of Global Programmes & Services, People Team, BUPA






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