Arianna Huffington is the founder and CEO of Thrive Global, the founder of The Huffington Post, and the author of 15 books, including, most recently, Thrive and The Sleep Revolution. In 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet. In 2016, she launched Thrive Global, a leading behavior change tech company with the mission of changing the way we work and live by ending the collective delusion that burnout is the price we must pay for success.
She has been named to Time Magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people and the Forbes Most Powerful Women list. Originally from Greece, she moved to England when she was 16 and graduated from Cambridge University with an M.A. in economics. At 21, she became president of the famed debating society, the Cambridge Union.
She serves on numerous boards, including Onex and The B Team.
Her last two books, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder and The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night At A Time, both became instant international bestsellers.
Cristina A. Wilbur is Chairman of International School of the Basel Region AG and Head-Group Human Resources at Roche Holding AG.
In the past she occupied the position of Global Head-Human Resources & Senior VP at Roche Diagnostics (Switzerland) AG, Head-Group Human Resources at Roche Group, Director-Human Resources at EG&G, Inc., Director-Human Resources of PerkinElmer Optoelectronics, Inc. and Director-Human Resources at Roche Diagnostics Corp.
If you work in employee benefits, chances are you’ve come across David in one form or another. David has built a solid reputation as someone who believes passionately in the value of a clear, well considered benefits strategy. After all, employee benefits without a purpose risks being just another drain on budgets and resources.
With over 20 years delivering employee consulting services, David’s list of achievements is considerable. He has helped a broad scale of organisations – from SMEs to large FTSE 100 companies – and worked across a wide range of employee benefit areas.
What does David enjoy most about his role? It’s in seeing the value generated for clients by an innovative, well thought through employee benefits strategy. One that really meets the specific needs of an employer, as well as the people who work there.
Dr Anna Koczwara is Head of Behavioural Science at NatWest Group. She is a chartered occupational psychologist, with experience in academia, consultancy and working in-house for both public and private sector organisations . She has a PhD from Goldsmiths College, researching leadership and diversity in investment banking. Anna has published a number of peer reviewed articles and presented her work nationally and internationally. She was previously named Occupational Psychologist of the Year by the British Psychological Society.
Ed O’Brien has been Head of Learning for Europe and Latin America in Ericsson since 2017. With over 14 years of learning experience, Ed has been involved in driving transformation programs, delivering key strategic competence solutions and ensuring that he and his team act as coaches and partners to the business.
Prior to moving into the learning field, Ed has held Consulting and Product Management positions in Ericsson and Eir. Outside of learning, Ed is a keen runner and even running, there are many ways to learn!
Georgiana de Noronha was appointed in October this year to the role of President Kraft Heinz Northern Europe which spans the UK, Ireland and the Nordics. She was promoted from her previous role as VP People & Performance for Kraft Heinz EMEA where she led the shift to a performance and learning based culture with diversity and inclusion at its core. With a previous career background in finance, Georgiana joined Kraft Heinz in 2015 as sales director for the Tesco account before being promoted to head of talent for Kraft Heinz EMEA in 2016 where she developed a strong graduate and MBA entry programme to attract top talent across the zone. Georgiana has a BA in economics from the University of Virginia in the US.
Gordon is an extremely talented OD & HR professional. He has a knack of understanding people & organisations, to drive business results. He builds lasting relationships and is skilful in developing teams to achieve high trust relationships and he passionate about helping people achieve their potential and maximise the return on investment for the people resource in any business.
Working across Europe, Asia, Australia and the USA, Gordon has spent the past 10 years driving HR excellence through Organisational Effectiveness and Talent and Development at Kellogg. From coaching and team effectiveness, to organisational culture and business strategy, Gordon is passionate about bringing out the best in people and enabling team performance through individuals in order to drive extraordinary results. He currently is the Global Process owner for Leadership Development, Team Effectiveness and Executive coaching for Kellogg worldwide and runs the Kellogg Executive Development Program in conjunction with Harvard.
Jeri Doris joined Delivery Hero in January 2018 as Chief People Officer. Jeri is responsible for all things that impact the employee experience at Delivery Hero, from ensuring a positive environment to managing the people development programs. Before joining the team, she was Head of HR at Rakuten USA based in Silicon Valley. Jeri has extensive background managing the employee experience at both established and start-up companies, and prior to moving to Silicon Valley she held various international leadership positions at Groupon in Chicago.
Joel is Global Head of Executive & Leadership Development for Nokia. His team oversee Corporate Leadership Programs, Assessments and 360 Assessments, Executive Assessments, internal and external coaching.
Over the last 9 years he has overseen the centralization and design of corporate leadership programs, introduced new tools and methodologies for talent identification, managed a management appraisal for the Top 100, designed and launched Nokia’s new leadership framework and facilitated numerous CEO-level talent summits. Prior to this he was Global Head of Leadership & Talent Management at Nokia Siemens Networks. Before entering the Telecom industry, he had a similar role in the Pharmaceutical Industry for Novartis in the Consumer Health Division for CIBA Vision.
Karin is an expert in engagement, personal and organizational development, and is an international best-selling author. With over 20 years experience working with Fortune 500 companies globally, she has insights on business building, cultural transformation, building trust, purpose, and high performance. Karin loves working with cultural development, employee engagement, leadership training / mentoring, professional inspirational speaking and writing. She is also a Certified C-IQ™ Coach. Karin has been recognized as a global leader and employee engagement expert the last four years on the Engagement 101 list, the Top 30 HR Influencers and the 15 Most Influential Women in HR lists, and recently named on the 2020 Top Thought Leaders in Trust list. Her purpose is bringing joy to the workplace.
Kristin Holter is a global HR leader with extensive experience managing the people & change aspect of transformation. As an HR leader, she enjoys solving problems, building great teams, creating engagement, partnering with peers, project management, change management, and above all working together to deliver results. Kristin is currently interested in digital and the future of work and has always been a passionate student of inclusion and diversity.
As a talent management and employee experience practitioner for over 10 years, Liz has a true passion for marrying the art and science of psychology with an organization’s context to ensure leaders and employees have the right tools at the right time for sustainable change. Liz earned her Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Seattle Pacific University, where she also completed her M.A., and also holds a B.A. in Psychology from SUNY Geneseo.
Mervyn Dinnen is an HR & Talent analyst and researcher, creating whitepapers and insight reports, whilst advising recruitment and HR technology businesses on the emerging trends impacting hiring, retention, development and engagement. He is recognised as a Global HR Technology influencer, has authored the books Exceptional Talent and the forthcoming Digital Talent, and is an International speaker on recruitment and HR trends.
As Boom Chicago For Business’s Director of Content, Pep does it all: high level event host & facilitator, writer, stand-up comedian, public speaker, coach, and creator of innovative corporate programs. A co-founder of Boom Chicago, Pep’s passion is using comedy to make hard-to-communicate messages land and stick, as featured In his 2012 TED talk, ‘Fight, Flight or Make Your Opponent Laugh.’ Pep hosts events like TEDx Amsterdam, The Next Web Conference and The Nordic Business Forum to rave reviews, even making President Obama laugh at the NBF. He was nominated for an Emmy for his writing on America’s long-running television show, Saturday Night Live.
Peter uses HR strategy, analytics and insight skills to help clients identify and maximise the drivers of organisational and employee value and well-being to create a great employment experience and long term sustainable business success.
Peter’s expertise has been built through working consultancy and client side in HR strategy, proposition and policy development, employee engagement and well-being, employee research, HR metrics, analysis, insight and reporting, strategic workforce and business planning and Diversity & Inclusion.
Peter’s clients are primarily senior strategic HR leaders across multiple sectors who are looking to maximise the experience, well-being, performance and value generated by their workforce.
Rita Gunther McGrath is a world-renowned thought leader and a professor at Columbia Business School, where she directs the popular Leading Strategic Growth and Change program. She is widely recognized as a premier expert on leading innovation and growth during times of uncertainty. In her speeches and consulting, Rita works with Fortune 1,000 companies, helping boards, CEOs, and senior executives act strategically in rapidly changing and volatile environments. She has received the #1 achievement award for strategy from the prestigious Thinkers50 and has been consistently named one of the world’s top ten management thinkers in its bi-annual ranking.
Rita is the author of the best-selling The End of Competitive Advantage (Harvard Business Review Press, 2013). Her new book is Seeing Around Corners: How to Spot Inflection Points in Business Before They Happen (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019). She has written three other books, including Discovery Driven Growth, cited by Clayton Christensen as creating one of the most important management ideas ever developed.
Since 2009, Sascha Schneider has been Executive Vice President Human Resources & Organisation and a member of the Executive Board of the Hamburg luxury label Montblanc, which is part of the international luxury goods group Richemont. He is thus responsible for 3,300 employees worldwide. A graduate in law, Sascha has been working for 20 years in international management positions in Human Resources and IT & Organization in various industries, such as FMCG and banking. Sascha, who sees effective HR work as the enabler of sustainable value creation, is working in particular on tomorrow’s work organization, the changing role of HR, the effects and changes of the digital transformation on companies and employees and global talent management.
Terence Mauri is a global disruption expert challenging leaders to innovate, adapt and thrive in the age of disruption. His thinking has featured in Forbes, The Economist and HBR and he has been described by Thinkers50 the global ranking authority as ‘an influential and outspoken expert on the future of leadership’. He is an Inc. Magazine Writer (his column Future Proof has over 1 million readers) and is the author of the global bestseller, The Leader’s Mindset: How To Win In The Age of Disruption, described as a “game changer” by the FT. His new book The 3D Leader: Take Your Leadership To The Next Level is due out on 24 June.
Trish McFarlane is the CEO/ Principal Analyst of H3 HR Advisors. Trish is a former HR executive, HCM product leader, and analyst with over 20 years of experience in Big 4 public accounting, PR, healthcare, manufacturing and IT. She is the author of the popular Trish McFarlane blog (formerly HR Ringleader) and co-host of the most listened to HR industry podcast, the HR Happy Hour. Trish recently released her 2020 HCM Trends Report, where she and colleagues with the HR Federation identified where the industry is headed.
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