Global Business Mobile Talent
HOUSTON Nov 11 '15
Better Manage, Engage & Assist international
to be held at...
2777 Allen Parkway, Houston TX 77019
• Ground Floor Conference Center -- rooms CR3 and CR4


5pm adjourn to a nearby pub for people who could not join the conference

GlobalBusiness MobileTalent

10am, check-in

10:30, Program Start
... Introductions of delegates
Moderator's commentary

11 - 11:30
audience discussion encouraged

It's the new Global Expat survey by CIGNA/NFTC

What are expats really thinking about the assignment? About the communications? About the program?

Leadership take notice!

Danielle Turner
Cigna Global Health Benefits

11:35 - 12:05
Is it measurable?

Questions impacting every company:
1. Can ROI be measured on Spouse/Partner Support Services?
2. Cross-Cultural Training?
3. Destinations Services or Immigration?

Relocation support-service financial categories:
1. Time and Money Savings
2. Quality and Productivity
3. Risk Management

Michael Cadden, Managing Director-International
Living Abroad

12:05- working luncheon

12:35 - 1:30
Engaging & Assisting
Ensuring the Success of Expatriates:
The Benefit of Coaching and Support

Ken Burgess, Ken Burgess, M.Ed.
Manager - Business Development
Leidos Health Services

Ken Burgress received his masters' in Rehabilitation Counseling from the Univ. of Pittsburgh and has worked as a behavioral healthcare specialist for three Fortune 500's - US Steel, Gulf Oil, and the Aluminum Company of America. Mr. Burgess built his own company, Solutions, Latin America in Sao Paulo, Brazil, a counseling and support service for US expatriates and families Ken has also worked as a behavioral health consultant for many years. Mr. Burgess has been with Leidos Health since its inception in 2012; and was a consultant to its parent organization, SAIC, since 1994.

Dr. Neill Carson, CEO
EAP Systems
International Assignment Profile (IAP)

Neill Carson holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, was a postdoctoral fellow at Yale, and received his MBA form the University of Houston. He is president of International Assignment Profile Systems, Inc., a firm specializing in using technology to match and assist in the preparation of expats and families for international assignments. Dr. Carson is also a senior faculty and organizational consultant with the Levinson Institute, and a faculty member for the Harvard Medical School.

Dixie Wilson, M.A., is an employee assistance and expatriate services professional with more than 20-years of experience in working with expatriates and their families. A Licensed Professional Counselor, Dixie retired from ConocoPhillips in 2009, but returned to the company to provide expatriate preparation and support services until 2014. She has been an expatriate services consultant and expat coach/mentor for Leidos Health since 2012.

1:35 to 2:05

Engaging & Assisting

Employee Health & Well-being
... through Pharmacy Intervention

"Employers and health insurers are pursuing fresh benefit plan designs and communication strategies aimed at reducing medical costs and improving overall health conditions among employees and for their families.

Join us for an eye-opening discussion of a costly problem and employer strategies to improve health outcomes while reducing costs through pharmacy intervention."

Michael Hack, Global Manager
Corporate Behavioral Health

Michael Hack is a Behavioral Healthcare Administrator with extensive leadership experience in dynamic, highly matrixed, healthcare environments. Most recently, Michael managed Global Behavioral Health and WorkLife Services for ConocoPhillips' worldwide operations. For more than 12-years prior, Michael was CEO and managing partner of National EAP, Inc. a New York-based Employee Assistance company providing Training, Employee & Management Consultation in both the public and private sectors. Michael attained a bachelor’s degree in psychology from State University of NY at Albany, a master’s degree in Social Work Administration from New York University, and a Post Masters Certificate in Clinical Practice from Adelphi University's Doctoral Program, New York. Michael, his wife and two children reside in Houston, Texas, where he serves as a Chief Psychological Expert for Chestnut Global Partners, LLC providing behavioral health service solutions in over 140 countries. Michael Hack is an active member of numerous clinical and business groups on a national and international level, and is a frequent speaker on behavioral health and productivity issues.

Fred Newman, CEO
Coordinated Health Solutions

Fred Newman is the founder and CEO of Interface EAP and Coordinated Health Solutions. In the mid-eighties he was the CFO of a public company that owned and managed psychiatric hospitals. It was in this position that he saw the need for a behavioral healthcare company with a proactive approach for addressing the impact mental health has on medical costs, productivity, and other labor costs. Fred founded Interface EAP in 1989, which began providing services on a national scale in 1990. In 2004, Interface began development of its now patented Pharmacy Intervention Protocol (PIP) to address the disconnect between the prescribing of certain medications and the type of physician writing the prescription. Fred has served on the boards of the Texas Association of Benefit Administrators (TABA) and Mental Health America – Texas. In addition, he served on the Benefits Committee for the Self Insurance Institute of America (SIIA) for four years. Fred has presented programs on behavioral healthcare management and prescription drug review to numerous groups including Benefit Management Forum & Expo, SPBA, TABA, WorldatWork, SIIA, PBMI and URAC. In addition, he has authored several articles for industry publications including The Self-Insurer and The Journal of Employee Assistance.

2:05... BREAK

2:15 - 3:15
audience discussion

Tax & Legal International Populations
Is the GEC a good idea for you?

Harvinder Freeman GMS
Global Mobility Manager
Oceaneering Corporation

Oceaneering is a global oilfield provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore oil and gas industry, with a focus on deepwater applications. Through the use of its applied technology expertise, Oceaneering also serves the defense and aerospace industries.

Jenny Midyat CCP, SPHR, GPHR
Director Total Rewards and Global Mobility
Parker Drilling Company

Parker Drilling (NYSE:PKD) provides advanced drilling solutions to the energy industry. We are a technically innovative company providing worldwide drilling services, rental tools and project management, including rig design, construction and operations management. Founded in 1934, Parker has set numerous world records for deep and extended-reach drilling and is an industry leader in safety performance. We leverage our technical and safety leadership, cultivated through decades of project execution in new and emerging global markets, to enhance our customers' drilling programs.

3:25 - 5
Data Analytics & Convergence of Travel & Mobility Compliance
KPMG Global Mobility survey findings
2016...looking forward
thought-leaders, subject experts and the audience discussing hot items, trends, worries/concerns, and solutions

Jodi Simasingh, Director of Sales
AIG Travel | AIG Property Casualty | Relocation Sales

Cara Butler
VP Client Development, North America
Going-there Global Destination Services

Nita Patel and Juan Carlos

5...ADJOURN to a nearby pub

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