Global Business Mobile Talent
Washington Oct 27'15
International Business Competitiveness (4:30pm)
Cigna NFTC survey: xpats talking
ROI Talent Mobility?
Internet of Things

is presented in a special alliance with
to be held at...
1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington DC 20036

• 'lite&healthy' lunch included; networking concludes event

$99/seat when 2+ register
General Admission $123
Memo from
Edwin B Cohen, Content Developer & Conference Moderator

The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit organization devoted to independent research and policy solutions. Its mission is to conduct high-quality, independent research and, based on that research, to provide innovative, practical recommendations for policymakers and the public.


11:30, check-in -- meet/greet

11:45, Program start
Delegate Introductions and Commentary

12 ... Working lunch and

Luncheon address:
ROI of MOBILITY PROGRAMS it possible to measure?

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

Understandings: Relocation support-services tend to fall in the following 3 well-defined financial categories:
1. Time and Money Savings
2. Quality and Productivity
3. Risk Management

CATHY HEYNE, Managing Director - Marketing,
Living Abroad LLC

MICHAEL CADDEN, Managing Director-International,
Living Abroad LLC

1:05 - 1:45,
2015 global mobility trend survey results will be discussed.

The Cigna Global Health Benefits® (CGHB) and National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) cosponsored a study to examine how expats experience, perceive and value various elements of their assignment terms and programs.

A GLOBAL SCOPE: The survey asked questions; an impressive 79% more respondents in 2015, compared with the 2013 study. Expats were quite up front about their experiences.

CRAIG PETERS, Director, Strategy and Business Development
CIGNA Global Health Benefits

CRAIG PETERS is Director of Strategy and Business Development for Cigna Global Health Benefits based in Wilmington, Delaware, USA. Craig’s international benefits career includes more than 17 years with Cigna in addition to leadership roles with several other leading global insurance groups. During his career Craig has worked as an expatriate in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia and Germany. He has led market entries in Europe and Asia and has worked with multinational employers and service providers on a wide range of international benefits and wellness programs. In his current role, Craig is responsible for global strategy, market development and thought leadership for the Cigna Global Health Benefits organization. He also leads the organization’s bi-annual global survey into mobility trends among corporate expatriates in conjunction with the National Foreign Trade Council. The results of the 2015 version of this landmark study included candid and anonymous feedback from more than 2,700 expatriates working in 156 countries. Craig holds a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) designation and Certificate in Global Benefits Management from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. He is an MBA graduate of the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona. Craig currently resides in suburban Philadelphia, PA with his wife Page.

1:55 - 2:30,
CYBER-SECURITY update and solutions

Vice President Government Relations & Marketing,
Sutherland Global Services

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Franklin Foundation for Innovation

CHUCK BROOKS is well-recognized across Washington as a key Thought Leader; Tech, IoT, BPO, Security, Cyber. Chuck Brooks is recognized as a Top 1% LinkedIn viewed profile. He has received Presidential Appointments to serve in executive roles from two Presidents of the United States. At the DHS: Office of Legislative Affairs and served as the first Director of Legislative Affairs at the Science & Technology Directorate. In the US Congress he served as Senior Legislative Staff (defense, foreign affairs, security, tech, business) to the late Senator Arlen Specter at U.S. Senate. Now he with Sutherland: Established in 1986,Sutherland Global Services is a global provider of business process and technology management services. Sutherland offers an integrated portfolio of analytics-driven back-office and customer facing solutions that support the entire customer lifecycle and is one of the largest, independent BPO companies in the world serving global leaders in major industry verticals. Headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., Sutherland employs over 30,000 professionals and has locations across the United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Jamaica, Slovakia, Estonia, Sweden, Bulgaria, UK, Morocco, UAE, Egypt, Malaysia, Philippines, India, and China. For more information, visit

2:35, keynote followed by Talent Mobility thought-leaders and audience discussions

Moderator, Ed Cohen, Content Developer
Editor & Publisher -
Host -

KEYNOTE by Scott Hamilton on the FUTURE OF GLOBAL WORK
...dealing with CHANGES
...Leadership and Execution of plans

SCOTT HAMILTON, President & CEO, Executive Next Practices Institute,
CEO, NextWORKS Strategy™

Scott Hamilton is a globally noted business leader in the area of board, executive and organizational performance from entrepreneurial ventures to the Fortune Global 500. Hamilton is the co-founder and CEO of NextWORKS Strategy™, a team of top industry thought leaders that assist companies turn strategy into unified, positive action. NextWORKS offers unique, “next practice” methods and programs to help boards, executive teams, individuals and their organizations (for profit and nonprofit) build the internal organizational capability needed to motivate, innovate, execute and sustain extraordinary results. Scott’s industry leadership and results have been both broad and deep. He has led major corporations in executive roles and as a trusted advisor to companies such as Parsons (Engineering Services), Worley (Engineering), McDonald’s (Manufacturing and Distribution Suppliers), Nestle USA (Food and Distribution divisions), Bergen Brunswig (Healthcare- Distribution), Aramark (Hospital Management), AlliedSignal and DirecTV (Telecommunications and technology), among many others. His client programs have included strategic execution planning, large-scale change efforts, organizational design, leadership team building, merger and acquisition/integration teams, employer brand building, customer alignment and in-house executive development programs. He is on the executive committee for several non-profits such as the (Medical) Device Alliance and is the author of the upcoming 2016 book “Your Next Breakthrough Idea”. Hamilton also serves as the President of the Executive Next Practices Institute (ENPI), a research and forum-based organization comprised of several thousand top tier business, community and academic leaders (CEO, COO, CFO, Top HR, Board Directors & others). These forums, broadly known as “ENP” feature top thought leaders guiding top tier leaders through highly collaborative sessions in the review of emerging trends, innovative techniques, and formulation of new strategies that move organizations “beyond the status quo”. Hamilton is a frequent keynote speaker and panelist at conferences, trade associations and private company events. He and his NextWorks advisors frequently lead corporate team retreats, development workshops, team building and planning sessions worldwide.;;; USA +1 (562)857-1953; 888.857.9722; Media inquiries: Stephanie Winslow,

Strategic Talent and Mobility thought-leaders ...

Director, Global Mobility & Visa Services

Global Talent Acquisition & Client Services

Senior Manager,

Director, Global Mobility
DISCOVERY Communications

4:30 - 5:30

“Comments will focus on current perspectives for expanding business abroad. Given today’s shift in available capital outside the USA and increased leverage by emerging economies the opportunities for return on investment with greater market share are often quite significant.

It’s important to have an actionable strategy that pulls on relevant partnerships, brand exposure, geopolitical awareness and the cost of risk-adjusted capital. From Panama and Mesoamerica, to Eastern Europe, to the Middle East and beyond to India and Asia-Pac, there are reasons to consider an expanded aperture of products, services and relationships.”

Managing Partner, The HCB Group LLC

Editorial Director at TransPorts Magazine, 3A Editores SA

SANJEEV JOSHIPURA, US-India business & public policy, SJ Consulting

Founder & President, SJ Consulting
Advisor, Indian Software Product Industry Roundtable (iSPIRT)
Consultant, FutureNet Group

Sanjeev Joshipura is an international business, leadership and public policy consultant based in the Washington, DC area of the United States. His specialty lies in the US-India realm but he has worked often with organizations in other countries as well. Sanjeev runs the SJ Consulting firm ( He also serves on the Advisory Board of iSPIRT, the Indian Software Product Industry Round Table ( In addition, he serves as a Consultant to the FutureNet Group, a technological security company ( As part of his work, Sanjeev coaches US diplomats going to India and South Asia on business, economic and management issues. He is a sought after and frequent international public speaker and coach, including by private sector companies, governments and trade/industry associations. Sanjeev's professional background encompasses business and public policy in India and the U.S. He has worked as a financial and business analyst in India, first at South Asia's largest mortgage bank and then at a Fortune 100 European multinational. He has also worked in management positions in the United States in the corporate strategy, finance and project management realms, first at the healthcare division of a Fortune 100 diversified engineering firm and later at a human capital consulting company. In the policy and political realm, Sanjeev has worked on Capitol Hill as an economic, international, financial services and US federal budgetary advisor to US Senators and Congressmen. He has also managed a US Senate political election campaign and led an international industry association with corporate members in the financial services and commodities arenas. Sanjeev holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Pune in India, an MBA from the University of Toronto in Canada, and a Certificate in Financial Risk Management from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, USA.

The HCB Group is a professional advisory and services company that defines complex challenges and delivers solutions through partnerships and strategic relationships. Success is realized by enhancing client’s bottom line with credible advice aligned with actionable solutions that makes sense. We deliver executive-level advisory and program management services to the US private sector, US Government Inter-Agency Community, and public sector agencies in LatAm, SE Asia, E Europe and GCC to include state-owned companies and JVs.

5:30, RECEPTION in a nearby pub

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