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Oracle HCM World 2016

April 5-7, 2016

Oracle HCM World has come and gone. Our sincere thanks to all who attended and made this year the best HCM event yet!

Stay tuned and check back here soon for information about next year’s event. We look forward to seeing you there.



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Keynote Speakers

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Peter Cappelli

George W. Taylor Professor of Management at The Wharton School and Director of Wharton’s Center for Human Resources

Peter Cappelli is the George W. Taylor Professor of Management at The Wharton School and Director of Wharton’s Center for Human Resources. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA, served as Senior Advisor to the Kingdom of Bahrain for Employment Policy from 2003-2005, and since 2007 is a Distinguished Scholar of the Ministry of Manpower for Singapore. He has degrees in industrial relations from Cornell University and in labor economics from Oxford where he was a Fulbright Scholar. He has been a Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution, a German Marshall Fund Fellow, and a faculty member at MIT, the University of Illinois, and the University of California at Berkeley. He was a staff member on the U.S. Secretary of Labor’s Commission on Workforce Quality and Labor Market Efficiency from 1988-’90, Co-Director of the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center on the Educational Quality of the Workforce, and a member of the Executive Committee of the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center on Post-Secondary Improvement at Stanford University. Professor Cappelli has served on three committees of the National Academy of Sciences and three panels of the National Goals for Education. He was recently named by HR Magazine as one of the top 5 most influential management thinkers, by NPR as one of the 50 influencers in the field of aging, and was elected a fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources. He received the 2009 PRO award from the International Association of Corporate and Professional Recruiters for contributions to human resources. He served on Global Agenda Council on Employment for the World Economic Forum and a number of advisory boards.

Professor Cappelli’s recent research examines changes in employment relations in the U.S. and their implications. These publications The New Deal at Work: Managing the Market-Driven Workforce, which examines the decline in lifetime employment relationships, Talent Management: Managing Talent in an Age of Uncertainty, which outlines the strategies that employers should consider in developing and managing talent (named a “best business book” for 2008 by Booz-Allen), and The India Way: How India’s Top Business Leaders are Revolutionizing Management (with colleagues), which describes a mission-driven and employee-focused approach to strategy and competitiveness. His 2012 book Managing the Older Work (with Bill Novelli) dispels myths about older workers and describes how employers can best engage them. Why Good People Can’t Get Jobs identifies shortfalls with current hiring practices and training practices and has been excerpted in Time Magazine (online) and reviewed in the Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, and most major business publications. Will College Pay Off? explores the relationship between college degrees and jobs, identifying the factors that determine whether investments in college degrees will lead to good jobs. It was reviewed in the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, and excerpts appeared in Time Magazine, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, and other publications. Related work on managing retention, electronic recruiting, and changing career paths appears in the Harvard Business Review where the article Why We Love to Hate HR was the cover story of the August,2015 issue.

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Adam Grant

Professor of Management, The Wharton School

We all know that hard work, talent and luck play a role in success. But as the world of work becomes more connected through the growth of teams, changes to the service sector and the prevalence of social media, we need new skills to excel in networking, collaborating, talent management, persuasion and negotiating. Adam Grant, Wharton’s youngest tenured professor and highest-rated faculty member, explores this paradigm shift in the workplace in his book, Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success, a New York Times and Wall Street Journal best seller. In his forthcoming book, Originals: How Nonconformists Move the World Forward (February, 2016), Grant examines how people can drive creative, moral and organizational progress and how leaders can encourage originality in their organizations. Named one of the world’s 40 best business professors under 40, one of Businessweek’s favorite professors, and one of Malcolm Gladwell’s favorite social science writers, Adam Grant is a leading expert on how organizations can motivate employees, develop talent and align teams to achieve success.

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Debbie Sterling

Founder and CEO


Debbie Sterling is the Founder and CEO of GoldieBlox, an award winning company on a mission to ‐"disrupt the pink aisle" with toys, games, and media for girls. Debbie is an engineer, entrepreneur, and one of the leaders in the movement toward getting girls interested in science, technology, engineering, and math. She was named TIME’s "Person of the Moment,” Business Insider’s "30 Women Who Are Changing the World,” and was recently added to Fortune Magazine’s prestigious “40 Under 40” list. In early 2015, Debbie was inducted as a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship and honored by the National Women’s History Museum with a “Living Legacy” Award for her work to empower girls around the world. Debbie received her degree in Engineering at Stanford University in 2005 and currently lives with her husband in San Francisco.

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William Tompkins

SVP, HR & Total Rewards

Macy's, Inc.

Bill is responsible for Macy’s Total Rewards and HR Systems and Service Delivery strategies, HQ HR organization, and Associate and Labor Relations for the 175,000+ employee Omnichannel retailer.

Prior to joining the company, Bill led Total Rewards and Global Mobility for The Coca-Cola Company based in Atlanta, GA.

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Erica Volini

HR Transformation​ Leader

Deloitte Consulting LLP

As the leader of Deloitte Consulting's HR Transformation practice, Erica Volini is responsible for the overall strategy, financial performance, and delivery of HR transformation services across the US. Throughout her career, she has worked with organizations to determine how best to deliver HR services that enable global growth and drive enhanced profitability. She has led global HRT projects involving Workday, SAP/SuccessFactors, and Oracle. Volini also serves on Deloitte’s Board Advisory Council.

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Lisa Massman

Principal, HR Transformation and Strategy


Lisa is a principal in KPMG’s Advisory Services practice with more than 20 years of experience teaming with C level executives and business and technology leadership to transform and optimize their HR and Financial business processes through the enablement of complex enterprise technologies. She has a deep understanding of the Oracle PeopleSoft Human Capital and Financial Management solutions including functional and business process experience through all aspects of the system development life cycle.

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Jackie Tischler

Senior Vice President HR Operations & Performance Excellence

Baylor Scott & White Health

Jackie is a Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Baylor Scott and White Health with responsibility for HR Technology, Business Intelligence, HR Service Center Operations, Strategic Workforce Planning, and Employee Health.  Throughout her career, she has worked in operational and HR roles focused on transforming current operations.  Jackie is a Certified Public Accountant with an undergraduate degree in Accounting from Oklahoma State University, and a Masters of Health Care Administration from Trinity University.

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Mark Hurd

Chief Executive Officer


Executive Biography

Mark Hurd is chief executive officer of Oracle Corporation and a member of the company’s board of directors. He joined Oracle in 2010, bringing more than 30 years of technology industry leadership, computer hardware expertise, and executive management experience to his role with the company. Hurd is also a member of the Baylor University Board of Regents.

Corporate Direction and Strategy

Mark Hurd oversees the corporate direction and strategy for Oracle's global field operations, including sales, support, consulting, marketing, and alliances and channels. He focuses on strategy, leadership, innovation, and customers. Says Mr. Hurd, "It's our job as a company to help our customers save money and innovate."

Before joining Oracle, Mark Hurd served as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, and President of HP, where his focus on customers, innovation, improved operational efficiency, and execution led to significant company growth. Prior to that, he spent 25 years at NCR Corporation, where he held a variety of management, operations, sales, and marketing roles, ultimately serving as the company's Chief Executive Officer and President and leading a successful effort to improve operational efficiency, strengthen the product line, and drive growth.

Since joining Oracle, Mark Hurd has worked to share Oracle's strategy and vision with customers, partners, shareholders, and investors. "Our strategy is complete stack, open, best-of-breed at every single layer of the architecture," he says. "We vertically integrate those best-of-breed pieces for extreme performance and total-cost-of-ownership benefit to give you differentiation. Our products are designed to be the best technology at every single layer of the stack, and then be vertically integrated. We want to give customers choices for how they access that technology—on premises, building a private cloud, using a public cloud, or a hybrid cloud combination. It's your choice how you get access to all of this technology."

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Gretchen Alarcon

Group Vice President, Human Capital Management Strategy


Gretchen Alarcon is Vice President, Human Capital Management (HCM) Strategy at Oracle, where she leads the strategy team responsible for Oracle HCM Cloud applications. Ms. Alarcon has spent most of her career in HCM. She was an HR practitioner at National Semicondicutor, Ford and Silicon Graphics. While at Icarian, she transitioned to product strategy.

In the early 2000s, she joined PeopleSoft, and stayed through its acquisition by Oracle. For the last eight years she has led the strategy team for Oracle’s HCM Cloud applications, a complete suite of products focused on providing new solutions for Modern HR.

Ms. Alarcon holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan and a B.A. in American Studies from Stanford University.

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Joyce Westerdahl

Executive Vice President, Human Resources


Joyce Westerdahl, EVP of Human Resources at Oracle, is leading Oracle HR’s cloud transformation to ensure that business leaders and more than 135,000 employees are enabled to achieve Oracle’s mission to be the number one cloud company in the world. Since taking the lead of Oracle HR in 2000, she has continuously implemented a roadmap of progressive HR modernization initiatives intended to keep Oracle at the leading edge of technology innovation.

In 1999, Westerdahl led the effort to convert HR management from manual processing to a web-based, self-service model, increasing organizational agility. In 2000, she continued the HR transformation taking Oracle from multiple instances to a global, single instance of the HR information system (HRIS), which vastly streamlined HR processes and reporting, and ensured the company could deliver on its robust acquisition strategy. Since 2005, Oracle HR has integrated more than 100 acquisitions.

Westerdahl continues to transform HR by leveraging Oracle HCM Cloud technology to provide better visibility, utilization and development of the company’s talent pool, more insightful analytics to drive informed business decisions, improve the impact of compensation models and more effectively recruit, hire and onboard the right talent. The latest effort in the modernization of Oracle HR is moving self-service transactions to a more user-oriented experience and taking advantage of the continuous product innovation cycle in the Oracle Public HCM Cloud.

Westerdahl joined Oracle in 1990 and has held positions in both line and corporate HR. She is passionate about sharing best practices and frequently speaks with customers and partners about Oracle HR’s journey and the results that continue to transform the HR organization and the business. She has participated for more than 15 years as a mentor for young women and contributes her time to helping students gain industry-relevant skills prior to entering the workforce through Oracle Academy and the Oracle Education Foundation. She is also the executive director for the Oracle Women’s Leadership program (OWL).

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