Global Business Mobile Talent
New York '14 March
Global Business - Challenges and Solutions Using Talent Mobility
The Changing 21st Century Workplace
...Managing the 21st Century Workforce

for the world we will be living in...
Frontier Markets
Emerging Markets
Mature/Developed Markets
US & Canada

Presented by
in a special alliance with

to be held at...
Ernst & Young LLP, 5 Times Square, 7th Av between 41st & 42nd
Meeting Room 24.032

REGISTRATION FEE $123 but $99/person when 2+ register same firm

Business Social
March 6th 6pm

Beekman Towers, 1st & 49th - rooftop salon
Attire: black & white
Registered Conference Delegates comped
$88 General Admission
Memo from
Edwin B Cohen -Conference CoChair

Editor & CEO

Host & Executive Producer
GlobalBusinessNews RadioTalkShow™

Editor & Publisher


7.30am -
Check-in, coffee, and strategic connections in sponsor table area

8.15 -
Program start
Moderator’s welcome remarks
...and introductions..."Who's in the room?"


8.30 - 9
Global Talent Benefits:
Results from a unique survey by NFTC and CIGNA

Ben Holley
CIGNA Global Health Benefits

9 - 10

The HR Journey
Increasing Impact; Decreasing Cost

Jane Malecki, Global Leader of Policy Advisory services
Ernst & Young

Jane is EY’s Global Leader of Policy Advisory services and is based in Iselin, NJ. She has more than 30 years of experience in the field of international assignments. Her career began with providing assignment tax services before transitioning to an advisory role. For more than 20 years, Jane has provided advice to Fortune 500 companies in the area of global mobility, including tax planning, assignment technology, and process and policy design. Jane spent the last 10 years in a global relocation management company creating a tri-regional global relocation and assignment service centers, in addition to advising clients on all areas of global mobility. Jane is a Senior Global Mobility Specialist (SGMS) and is a member of Mobility magazine's editorial committee. She speaks frequently at Worldwide ERC and the Forum for Expatriate Management events.

Morse Wilkenfeld, Executive Director
Ernst & Young

Morse is an Executive Director in EY’s Human Capital Management practice based in New York City. He helps HR and payroll organizations transform how they deliver services, contribute to the business, and attract, develop and retain staff. He has also led HR turnaround project and performed interim HR leadership roles. Morse’s experience cuts across all aspects of the HR operating model, including Rewards, Payroll, Talent, and Organization Effectiveness, as well as business partners, COEs, shared services and technology. Morse has over 30 years industry and consulting experience across a range of functions, including HR, Payroll, Finance, Supply Chain and IT, as well as a range of industries, including Energy, Manufacturing, Financial Services, Pharma and BioPharma, and Consumer Products. Morse has a BA and MBA from Rutgers University.

10 -
Coffee Break
Strategic Connections

10.20 - 10.50
Best Practice Global Health & Wellness Programs

Nancy Board, MSW, GPHR
Senior Healthcare Director
Global Corporate Challenge (GCC)

Nancy Board is an industry expert in global human resource management, health & wellness, employee assistance and international business. As Senior Healthcare Director with the GCC, a leading corporate health initiative, Nancy consults with current and prospective clients regarding value-add and long term strategies for effective health programming and sustainable outcomes. Prior to joining the GCC she served as Vice President, Health & Wellness for JPMorgan, Asia Pacific overseeing wellness and health initiatives for nearly 40,000 staff across 18 countries. Previously she served as Vice President, Global Services at PPC Worldwide, an international provider of employee assistance and workplace well-being programs, headquartered in the UK. There she developed the strategy and built the framework for health & wellness programming throughout Asia, based in Sydney. Having traveled and working extensively in Asia, she’s developed the cross-country and cultural acumen to successfully implement meaningful health programs across varied cultures, languages, and borders. For eight years Nancy supported the US Postal Service HR and Employee Relations teams with efforts to more effectively manage stress and enhance employee health & well-being. This included executive level coaching, consultation, and violence response and reduction strategies. This unique combination of HR and professional clinical skills has given her the ability to guide organizations in their development of human capital initiatives including risk reduction, leadership development, workplace productivity, and global health and wellness strategies.

10:55 - 12:30
Managing the 21st Century Workforce
in a 21st Century Workplace

Ed Cohen, Editor - Global Business News

Global Rewards

Frank Schuitema, HR Director,
Global Compensation

Responsible for the design, implementation, planning and administration of all non-executive compensation programs including job evaluation, benchmarking, salary survey participation, market reviews, base salary structure development, variable pay and special pay programs. Also oversees the management of international assignment and global mobility programs. Manage 3 regional (Americas, Asia and Europe) Compensation & Benefits Managers

Customer Centricity: An Inside Out Viewpoint

Diana Polak, Ph.D -
Strategic Performance Improvement Organizational Change Expert and Leadership Coach.

Breakthrough Change Strategies
and The Brookings Institute

Diana Polak is an international Performance Improvement and Organizational Change business advisor focusing on creating and implementing strategic, revenue enhancing, business improvement initiatives for clients throughout the United States, Europe and the Pacific Rim. Prior to starting her own firm Breakthrough Change Strategies, Dr. Polak worked for McKinsey, Accenture, PWC and Deloitte & Touche. Breakthrough Change Strategy specializes in creating customer centric strategic interventions that engage the workforce by enhancing a firm’s Human Capital Training & Development, Leadership Development, HR Data Analytic Knowledge Management, and Executive Coaching programs. Diana’s global background in Organizational Development, business strategy, coaching and consulting skills are combined with tactical execution leading to better business processes, client practices and improved global reputations. Dr. Polak was nominated a Young Scholar at EIASM (European Institute for Management) and a Young Leader with the Council on U.S. & Italy. In addition, Dr. Polak has spoken frequently before executives and professional organizations in the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific on a variety of business related topics. Dr. Polak received her doctorate from Harvard University with a concentration in Organizational Behavior and Information Systems. She has been a faculty member at Centre HEC ISA – France, Florida International University, Steven’s Institute of Technology and Northeastern University. She has conducted research and consulted on projects for the faculties of the Harvard Business School, The Sloan School of Management, and the Graduate School of Education at Harvard.

Credit Migration is Problem-solving;
Helping expats to America get settled financially and be more productive

Donald Rankin - Director Business Development

A highly respected executive within the global relocation industry, Don brings over 30 years of experience of helping clients manage their expatriate populations and mobility programs. He has led global business development initiatives managing international sales teams based in London, Hong Kong the USA and Canada. Don also brings first-hand an expatriate experience to Mycredex, having lived and worked in the UK, Ireland, Canada and most recently the United States, and holds FiCO Pro credit certification.

Key Challenges for US Companies Working in the Russian Market

Oleg Smirnoff, Founder & Principal
Smirnoff Associates

Smirnoff Associates, a New York based consulting firm, develops and implements strategies for entering markets of Russia, the countries of the former Soviet Union and Central Europe, conducts research and marketing studies, provides seminars and training, facilitates government relations, and establishes legal, business and operational infrastructure for global clients. As the first Russian PepsiCo executive and designated spokesperson, Oleg established and managed PepsiCo Inc. offices in the Soviet Union and Russia. A frequent speaker on the issues of business development and intercultural challenges, Oleg contributes the most current, in-depth analysis of the country’s history and present business environment, coupled with solid knowledge of local practices. Recently, he conducted training programs, seminars and workshops in the United States, Russia, Ukraine, Canada, France, Austria, Germany, Poland, Kazakhstan, Tatarstan.

Assignment ROI,
Productivity ROI

W. Cecyl Hobbs, SVP, Marketing and Business Development

Activate Networks is a venture-backed SaaS and services firm offering a platform for social network analysis of companies’ markets and internal professional communities, using technology licensed from Harvard University and the University of Virginia. Cecyl Hobbs leads Activate's corporate strategy, marketing, and business development efforts, which includes identifying and executing strategic partnerships, managing the company's marketing activities, and assisting in defining and executing the company’s business and market development plans as the leading network analytics software company. Cecyl Hobbs has a track record of success in companies within industries undergoing technology-triggered transformation. He is responsible for establishing major partnerships, overseeing expansion into new markets, and articulating the company’s strategy. Cecyl has led teams at Deloitte Consulting, IBM Life Sciences, and an early-stage consumer venture. In his last role, Cecyl led and supported business development efforts resulting in multi-year partnerships with several major companies, giving his company access to an audience of 10M+ consumers. He holds a BS from Florida A&M University and an MBA from Harvard University. Accomplishments include: Financial Leadership - As interim CFO (June 2012 - March 2013), helped the company raise a $10 million Series B round in 2012 from Reed Elsevier Ventures, Excel Venture Management, and Premier, Inc.. Strategic Partnerships - Negotiated the company’s largest multi-year strategic partnership with a company that provided an equity investment and priority access to a sales channel to over 2,800 prospective customer organizations. Marketing Leadership - Built and led a 5-person Marketing team, responsible for generating and influencing a significant portion of the sales pipeline, delivering two major conferences with over 450 registrants, securing articles and interviews in major publications, implementing leading-edge content marketing infrastructure and programs, and creating a library of high-value content within a 9-month period.

12.30 - 2:30


Executive Next Practices Institute and NextWorks™

Scott Hamilton will address, Executive Performance and Risk Reduction..."GOING ON ASSIGNMENT; HOW TO BE A GLOBALLY EFFECTIVE LEADER. Today's unique program is sponsored by and being presented in a partnership with Executive Next Practices Institute and NextWorks™. Hamilton says, "Today we are working in a diverse global marketplace seriously impacted by "light speed change" and consisting of multi-generations and multi-cultures in the workforce. How is the best way(s) to attract, develop, manage and retain this talent?"

Tommy W. Vines, Vice President
Business & Technical Leadership, Human Resources
IBM Corporation
Tommy (Tom) Vines is Vice President of Business & Technical Leadership, Human Resources for the IBM Corporation. He was appointed to this role in August 2010. His focus is on succession planning and leadership development across IBM, ensuring IBM has the business and technical leadership talent to fill key positions, now and in the future, resulting in a world-class leadership team. In 2011 Fortune Magazine ranked IBM #1 Top Global Company for Leaders for the second time, following the same recognition in 2009.

Prior to this role, Tom was Vice President of Human Resources, Growth Markets based in Shanghai, China from July 2008 where he focused on IBM’s expansion and growth in Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa. During his tenure in the Growth Markets, Tom was instrumental in the organizational and leadership appointments that established the Growth Market teams. He established the Growth Market Human Resources management systems and launched both the Growth Market Country General Manager Forum and Diversity Council. Tom provided leadership for many critical initiatives to support the continuing growth of IBM's business in the Growth Markets reaching more than 220,000 employees in 140 countries, accelerating the development of leaders for IBM's future in those markets. Previously, Tom held the role of Vice President of Human Resources, IBM Asia Pacific from March 2006 to June 2008. In this role he was responsible for leading the development and implementation of HR policies and practices that touch more than 110,000 employees in 12 countries. Before he moved to Asia, Tom held the role of Vice President of Human Resources, Sales & Distribution, Global Industries, where he was responsible for human resources strategies for IBM’s sales and sales support workforce. Tom has worked in other HR leadership positions in IBM where he was responsible for staffing, talent management, employee relations, compensation, diversity, benefits, total quality management, learning, management development, community relations, and site services. From 1993 to 1999 Tom was Vice President, Human Resources, CIGNA. Tom was responsible for directing and developing Human Resource programs for CIGNA’s Technology Division. His leadership was instrumental in landing CIGNA as one of the best places to work for Information Technologists according to Computerworld Magazine. Tom took a leave of absence from the corporate world and founded the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources (NAAAHR). From 1999 to 2000 Tom served as the first President of NAAAHR. NAAAHR is a non-profit organization which serves as a network, resource, and forum to promote African American representation in the human resources profession and industry. Tom has been featured in numerous publications such as: Fortune, Human Resources Executive, Computerworld; PC Weekly; and Information Week. He has also presented at numerous conferences sponsored by various Human Resources and Information Technology professional organizations. He has also served on the board of the American Red Cross, Junior Achievement, Family Services of Philadelphia, and Society for Human Resources’ College Relations Committee, and as Chairman of the Employer Advisory Board at Drexel University’s College of Business. HR Magazine in 1999 named him one of the top 20 HR Hotshots in the United States. Tom has an undergraduate in Business Administration from the Virginia Commonwealth University. Tom was on the Dean’s List and the Graduate Scholars List at American University where he completed his Master’s in Human Resources. He resides in New York City.

Ken Schwenke, President and CEO,
The Directors Institute

Ken Schwenke is a seasoned board member and corporate executive, having served in leadership roles ranging from command of Marine units to serving as president of a billion dollar public company. Over the last decade, Ken has broadened his leadership to encompass board service in varied situations, ranging from trusteeship of for-profit and not-for profit entities, with service on over 40 for-profit boards, both public and private, in the US, Canada and six countries in Europe. Throughout his board experience, he has had multiple committee chair roles, has served on all normal standing board committees, and holds board certification from both the National Association of Corporate Directors © (NACD) and The Directors Institute ™ , which he now leads. Ken also has served as a Trustee of the Marine Corps Association Foundation, the Church of the Redeemer, and currently serves as a Trustee of The Haverford School. Ken’s business roles over his 30 year career have focused on helping others reach their full potential through effective leadership. Initially building on his Marine leadership experiences, Ken led Human Resources functional teams for top-tier companies including Pepsi, Honeywell, and Aramark, where he was SVP of Human Resources. From Aramark, Ken entered the entrepreneurial world, and took his first company from start up to a successful exit in four years, becoming the 3rd fastest growing business in the greater Philadelphia area (Philly 100© Winner), and the first ever to win a top three growth record in their first year of eligibility. After the sale of Ken’s business to Sodexo, a $15B global managed services company, Ken formed his current firm, Gravitas, a boutique board search and executive search firm with offices in Philadelphia and Chicago. With Ken’s leadership of Gravitas, the firm has built a reputation for results with best in class metrics on fill rates, cycle times to fill, and retention rates for candidates Gravitas brings on board for its clients. Ken also has served for the past six years on the business school faculty of Villanova University, both teaching in the Entrepreneurship program and conducting research on board governance across U.S. companies. Most recently, and with the sponsorship of leading law, executive compensation, D&O Insurance, and accounting partners, Ken has led the formation of The Directors’ Institute, the first and only non-profit membership organization focused on helping build, educate, and mentor the next generation of board leadership for American private, public, and charitable boards. Ken is a 1976 graduate of Syracuse University and SUNY ESF and holds a BS degree from each. Ken also is a 1986 graduate of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. In his free time, Ken enjoys flying his plane between his Bryn Mawr and Atlantic Beach, NC residences, play golf (badly), skiing, travelling, and spending time with his three sons and his wife, Amanda.

Moderator’s closing remarks


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