Chuck Edward is currently the Head of Global Talent Acquisition for Microsoft. He has been with Microsoft since 2004 working in various leadership roles in HR. Chuck started as an HR Director in the Microsoft Business Division (MBD), supporting the Unified Communications and Office Live groups and then spent 4 years leading HR for Microsoft’s Customer Service and Support (CSS) Organization. Prior to Microsoft, Chuck held Human Resources leadership roles at Cigna Behavioral Health, PepsiCo and 3M. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin and a Master of Arts with specialization in Human Resources Management from the University of Minnesota. Chuck enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter and son. He is an avid fly fisherman and a lifelong Green Bay Packer fan.
As the Vice President of People Planning, Design and Analytics, Elaine Mason leads a transformation function at Cisco that works with senior executives on executive talent and performance management, workforce analytics and planning, organization effectiveness and design thinking. Since joining Cisco in 2016, Elaine has lead two transformation initiatives – one focused on building management capabilities focused on people planning and a second focused on reinventing the company’s talent strategy. Prior to joining Cisco, Elaine was the Vice President of Organization Effectiveness and Workforce Planning at American Express (2012-2016) and Vice President of Planning and Education at Viacom/MTV Networks (2002-2007). Outside of her business experience, Elaine serves on the board of Imperative (a B-Corporation focused on enabling purpose driven work). Previously, Elaine has served as a National Board Member for the Taproot Foundation as well as the Board of the Organization Development Network of New York. Elaine holds a Master of Science in Organization Development from Pepperdine University.
Eric Hutcherson leads the NBA’s Human Resources department, managing a team that drives the NBA’s global workforce strategy built on a commitment to attracting, retaining, developing and engaging top talent for the NBA, WNBA, NBA G League and NBA 2K League. With a focus on people, culture and innovation, Hutcherson is responsible for leading global projects, processes and analytics that address business needs. He partners with the leagues’ senior leadership to enable, empower and develop employees in 13 U.S. and international offices guided by the league’s strategic direction.
Prior to joining the NBA in July 2014, Hutcherson was Managing Director and Chief HR Officer for the U.S. and Canada Division of Marsh, a leading global insurance brokerage firm. Before that, he held several leadership positions at Mercer, a financial services and human resource consulting firm, including Chief Human Resources Officer – Americas, and Global Leader for Mercer’s Outsourcing and Global Operations and Shared Services businesses.
Earlier in his career, he worked for Foot Locker and served as Assistant Director of Public Relations for the Boston Celtics.
Outside of the NBA, Hutcherson is a motivational speaker and created a career development training program, “Say Yes to Success.” He serves on the Board of Trustees for The Hun School of Princeton, the Board of Directors for Covenant House and the Senior Advisory Council for the National Association of African Americans in HR.
Hutcherson earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from New York University and a master’s degree in Sports Management and Administration from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He resides in Freehold, N.J. with his wife Linda and their two sons, Austin and Myles.
Josh Bersin is an analyst, author, educator, and thought leader focusing on the global talent market and the challenges and trends impacting business workforces around the world. He studies the world of work, HR and leadership practices, and the broad talent technology market. He is often cited as one of the leading HR and workplace industry analysts in the world.
He founded Bersin & Associates in 2001 to provide research and advisory services focused on corporate learning. Over the next ten years, he expanded the company’s coverage to encompass HR, talent management, talent acquisition, and leadership and became a recognized expert in the talent market. He sold the company to Deloitte in 2012, when it became known as Bersin™ by Deloitte. He continues to serve as a senior advisor to Deloitte, advising large organizations and contributing to major research initiatives. He also sits on the board of UC Berkeley Executive Education.
Bersin is frequently featured in talent and business publications such as Forbes, Harvard Business Review, HR Executive, FastCompany, The Wall Street Journal, and CLO Magazine. He is a regular keynote speaker at industry events and a popular blogger with more than 700,000 followers on LinkedIn.
Prior to founding Bersin & Associates, Josh spent 25 years in product development, product management, marketing, and sales of e-learning and other enterprise technologies. His education includes a BS in engineering from Cornell University, an MS in engineering from Stanford University, and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of two books, The Blended Learning Handbook and The Training Measurement Book, along with dozens of studies on corporate HR, learning, and talent technologies. He currently has a third book under contract with Harvard Business Publishing.
Karen is an HR professional with over 20 years of experience in employee engagement, teaming, organizational change, talent management, communication, facilitation, coaching, cultural transformation, process and organizational redesign, and learning and development. She began her career doing organization development at EY before leaving in 2012 to become the head of People at Seamless (and then GrubHub). She is currently the Chief People Officer at Pond5- the most filmmaker friendly marketplace for the licensing of content. There she leads efforts to attract, develop, engage, and retain a talented team that works every day to help filmmakers fulfill their creative vision. Karen has an undergraduate degree from Tufts University and a Masters in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University. She lives in NJ with her husband and two teenage daughters.
Kevin Ames is an author, a world-renowned speaker, and a Director of the O.C. Tanner Institute. He has spoken to hundreds of companies, leadership groups, executive teams, and conferences worldwide. Kevin is an expert in the areas of workplace culture, engagement, teambuilding, leadership, and personal development. Kevin has spoken to many global companies, including Coca-Cola, Dow, eBay, FedEx, Pepsi, Virgin Trains, Thomson Reuters, and Bank of America. With a mission to instill in others a passion for personal and professional excellence, Kevin travels around the globe to help companies create an engaging culture of greatness.
Robert Hogan, Ph.D., president of Hogan Assessment Systems, is an international authority on personality assessment, leadership, and organizational effectiveness. He was McFarlin Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of Tulsa for 14 years. Prior to that, he was Professor of Psychology and Social Relations at The Johns Hopkins University. He received his Ph. D. from the University of California, Berkeley, specializing in personality assessment.
Dr. Hogan is the author of more than 300 journal articles, chapters and books. He is widely credited with demonstrating how careful attention to personality factors can influence organizational effectiveness in a variety of areas — ranging from organizational climate and leadership to selection and effective team performance.
Suzanne began her career at a big four management consultancy firm working with clients in multiple industries in London and across Europe. She then moved to the Bay Area consulting at Hi-Tech companies and discovered her passion for Diversity & Inclusion and the next chapter of her career. She is currently the Chief Diversity Officer at Splunk.
A dynamic diversity and inclusion leader she has a passion for sourcing, engaging and developing talent to drive a culture of performance. She believes that future organizations will only be successful if they are able to include, harness and unleash the power of diverse teams.
Suzanne is Scottish, her husband is Nigerian, her 3 kids Sophia(13), Eva(10), Keir(6) are from California. She likes to work out, travel and go shopping ….although she is more skilled at the latter!
Tracy Steinwand is a proud Sandwich Artist and lead the team that saw SUBWAY® become the largest Quick Service Restaurant chain in Australia and New Zealand before relocating to the Global Headquarters in Connecticut where she now leads the Global Field Performance, Operations and L&D teams. She and the team is focused on the transformation of their Training programs for the 44,000 restaurants in over 110 countries which make up the Subway® brand. Tracy has worked with brands on both sides of the equator and has a unique understanding of the Quick Service Restaurant and retail industries. She is a passionate believer in the franchising business model and is a recognized specialist in the Quick Service Restaurant industry.
Tracy has a Masters of Business Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Management in Sydney, Australia, a Bachelors degree from the University of Victoria in Canada.
Dr. Wendy Robison is a Learning and Development leader with over 15 years of experience in talent development, strategic planning, complex project management, and research. For more than a decade, Dr. Robison has managed teams in multiple industries, including technology and education. She uses data and research-based approaches to design and deliver global programs in leadership and management development, employee engagement, organizational development, and change management.
Throughout her career, Wendy has worked for private and public companies, government, and non-profit organizations in the U.S., Africa, and Central Asia. Wendy has a B.A. from the University of Virginia and a Masters and Doctorate from Harvard University.
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