Global Business Mobile Talent
SiliconValley '14 -Santa Clara
Venue: Embassy Suites, 2885 Lakeside, Santa Clara 95054

7.45, coffee & strategic connections
8.45-2pm, education including lunch
2pm, strategic connections ...adjourn
to be held at...
Embassy Suites Santa Clara - Silicon Valley
2885 Lakeside Drive, Santa Clara 95054

Excellent business education
Superior rapport-building
Wonderful memories

$49 Corporate practitioner
$123 Consultants, Supplier/Service-Provider



from 7:45 -
Check-in desk opens
coffee, and strategic connections in the sponsor table area

8.45 - Program start

Moderator’s welcome remarks
...and delegate introductions..."Who's in the room?"


9.15 - 10
Best Practice Global Health & Wellness Programs
Maximizing the 21st Century Workforce

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

The GCC was developed over a decade ago to improve the health and performance of employees around the world. In that time, our program has transformed the cultures of thousands of the world’s leading organizations and changed the lives of over a million employees across 158 countries. Our scientifically developed, clinically proven 12-month program takes employees on a journey that dramatically and permanently improves their relationship with exercise and nutrition and instills in them a new sense of self-belief, personal responsibility and resilience. 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, Nancy consults with current and prospective clients regarding value-add and long term strategies for effective health programming and sustainable outcomes.

10 -
Coffee Break
Strategic connections

10.20 - 11.40
GlobalBusinessNews TalkShow
An audience interactive conversation featuring a variety of key thought-leader practitioners on the theme...

Managing the 21st Century Workforce
Talent Management and Strategic Talent Mobility

Moderator, Ed Cohen
Editor -

F Ken Guilfoyle, Int'l MBA, GPHR, GMS-T, CPA
Senior Director - Global Benefits & Mobility - HR Business Partner

Many have suggested that talent management is an integrated set of processes, programs, and cultural norms in an organization designed and implemented to attract, develop, deploy, and retain talent to achieve strategic objectives and meet future business needs. But, strategic talent mobility is basically the satisfaction of two goals:
People to Jobs and Jobs to People;
Functions stay and the people move; or, the people stay and you move the functions.

Strategic talent mobility is a means of fulfilling talent management and organizational objectives through innovative and cost-effective geographic, occupational, and virtual movement of jobs to people and people to jobs.

Ken Guilfoyle, has a master’s degree in International Business Administration from the University of South Carolina and joins BDO national expatriate services group, with over 20 years of professional experience including 10 years of expatriate practice experience in Tokyo Japan, London United Kingdom, and most recently Athens Greece. Ken knows firsthand the challenges faced by international assignees and employers. BDO International is the 5th largest global accountancy network with over 1,204 offices ind 138 countries. Revenues of the firm top 6 billion with over 45,000 professional personnel and partners.

Linnea Quai Hoi, HR Global Mobility Programs
Trimble Navigation Ltd.

Trimble is a leading provider of advanced location-based solutions that maximize productivity and enhance profitability. The Company integrates its positioning expertise in GPS, laser, optical and inertial technologies with application software, wireless communications, and services to provide complete commercial solutions. Trimble serves a variety of industries including agriculture, engineering and construction, transportation and wireless communications infrastructure. The Company's portfolio of over 1,800 patents is the basis for the broadest positioning solutions portfolio in the industry. Linnea has 17 years of Human Resources experience with 15 of those years focused on Global Mobility Programs. Linnea's responsibilities include worldwide relocation and worldwide immigration liaison for Trimble Navigation and it's subsidiaries including but not limited to vendor management, policy management, package negotiations, tax and education on customary practices. Manage all moves from inception to completion and all immigration cases from start to approval.

Sameer Khedekar, Partner
Pearl Law Group

Pearl Law Group is pleased to announce 3 recent awards bestowed upon us, adding to our growing collection of accolades! In the same year in which we won the Super Lawyers Pro Bono Award and the Stevie® Award for “Most Innovative Company” in North America, we now add two rankings by the San Francisco Business Times – the “Fast 100: Fastest Growing Private Companies” and the “Top 100 Fastest Growing Women Owned Companies” – and a Stevie® Award for our CEO, Julie Pearl as “Woman of the Year – Business Services”.

Ellen Nearman, Director Human Resources Management

As architects, designers, planners and consultants, we partner with our clients on some 3,000 projects every year. These projects can be as small as a wine label or as large as a new urban district. With more than 4,000 professionals networked across 46 locations in 16 countries, we serve our clients as trusted advisors, combining localized expertise with global perspective wherever new opportunities arise. Our work reflects an enduring commitment to sustainability and the belief that design is one of the most powerful strategic tools for securing lasting competitive advantage.

11.40 - 12.35 ... Leadership keynote

Next Practices in 21st Century Workplace Leadership

This timely keynote address will focus on the rapid expansion of virtual workforce activity driven globally by talent shortages....and, how individuals can leverage their own virtual teams in a cost effective manner. Limited seating.

Scott Hamilton, CEO Executive Next Practices Institute

Scott Hamilton will address, Executive Performance and Risk Reduction...HOW TO BE A GLOBALLY EFFECTIVE LEADER. Today's unique program is being presented in a partnership with Executive Next Practices Institute and NextWorks™.

John Davern, CEO Virtual Assistant Talent

There is a "tidal wave" of efficiency in how global leaders and their teams communicate and get things done. Virtual team and virtual support is rapidly replacing expensive administrative tasks, as well as supporting critical work in social media, PR and market immediacy.


• Global Talent, Global Benefits ...Challenges and Best Practices

• Canadian Benefits Landscape and Best Practices

Medha Rishi, GPHR, Vice President:
Woodruff-Sawyer Global Benefits Consulting

Marilynne Madigan, Managing Partner:
Morneau Shepell Canada

KayLynn Burd, Director of Business Development - International

Woodruff-Sawyer was founded in 1918, and has grown to become one of the largest independent insurance brokerage and consulting firms in the nation. Today, we are a full-service brokerage and consulting firm with experts across all lines of coverage.

Medha Rishi leads the International Benefits practice at Woodruff-Sawyer, and as an Account Executive, is accountable for the execution and delivery of all projects. Medha is a certified global employee benefits specialist with the GPHR designation. She has engaged in a broad range of global projects which include design of benefits strategies, program benchmarking and competitive analysis, development of global governance policies, management of multinational pooling, and renewal analysis and negotiation. She is also experienced in implementing expatriate, individual and group global policies. Prior to joining Woodruff-Sawyer, Medha was a consultant with the Global Benefits business of Aon Hewitt based in San Francisco. She also worked at Mercer’s Health & Welfare practice where she gained exposure to international consulting. Medha sits on the Board of the United Nations Association (Northern CA chapter), is a Managing Partner with the International Benefits Broker Network (IBN), and serves the International Committee at the Commonwealth Club of California.

2pm...Strategically connecting...


For more information, contact Ed Cohen:
Phone: +1.619.787.3100
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