Session Details

 

 

Wednesday, April 6

11:00 a.m.11:45 a.m.

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Mukesh Nakra

Associate Vice President, Oracle Practice, Americas

Infosys

Mukesh Nakra has over 19 years of experience in strategic consulting and specializes in managing large and complex transformation programs. A large part of his experience is in the Human Capital Management domain.
Mukesh is an industry thought leader, playing a strategic advisor role to multiple CxOs of global organizations, on their HCM procedures, policies, and technology needs. He also consults with them on process transformation in the areas of core finance, business analytics, enterprise.

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Sankar Konduru

Practice Head - Oracle HCM

Infosys Limited

Sankar Konduru is the head of Oracle HCM Practice (covers delivery of PeopleSoft, Fusion HCM, Taleo, Kronos, Workbrain engagements) at Infosys currently.

Sankar more than 19 years of IT consulting and leadership experience in practice management, managing and incubating new service lines (like Oracle HRMS practice, HRO Platform offering, Fusion HCM, Taleo, Kronos, Workday), governance and delivery management of large HR Transformations & outsourced engagements in HCM domain.

The changing needs of the Millennial employee and the digital workforce are mandating organizations to change their core HR applications. With the emergence of digital technologies, core HR is metamorphosing from a transactional system to a modern HR application and gearing up to drive business innovation. In this transformation, there are number of challenges for enterprises to overcome. In this session, Mukesh Nakra talks about Infosys’ journey with organizations that are aggressively investing in new and renewed capabilities of core HR. He also outlines the key themes impacting this change, shares learnings from those customers, and discusses how the future of core HR will impact employees, organizations, and the underlying support systems.

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Tammy Peet-Sass

Director Total Rewards

Compass Minerals International Inc

Tammy Peet-Sass has more than 20 years of HR/compensation experience, including developing policies, salary structures, and communications for US and international companies. She has designed total rewards packages that meet the financial needs of the company and keep the company competitive with the market. Total rewards include base pay, incentive plans (cash and equity), benefits, recognition, work environment, and rewards strategy. Key to this is building ways to use technology solutions to grow total rewards solutions.

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Chad Atwell

Director, HCM Product Strategy

Oracle

Chad Atwell has more than 20 years of experience in human capital management, first as a practitioner, then as a consultant with Aon Hewitt, and now as a product strategy leader for Oracle HCM Cloud. He uses his extensive background in performance and compensation to design innovative solutions for how the twenty-first century workforce is rewarded.

A key advantage to modernizing HR technology is the ability to provide broader, self-service access to all levels of management. This accountability for the messaging and decisions regarding their teams is a key consideration for any organization and can be a major disruption if not handled correctly. The intuitiveness of technology can only go so far—HR must execute effective training and communication as well. In this session, learn how Compass Minerals is utilizing Oracle HCM Cloud to drive faster, better-informed decision-making in one of the most costly (and complicated) areas: employee compensation. Attendees also hear how Compass Minerals was able to combine financial metrics with its incentive calculations to help employees understand the final payouts.

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Kayla Flint

Manager

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Kayla Flint is a leader within Baker Tilly’s Human Capital consulting practice. Her focus is on helping clients shape and execute strategies that will improve their organization’s ability to develop, engage and retain their talent. Kayla has led Talent Management process design and system implementations for both global and domestic clients ranging from 5,000 to 150,000 employees. She focuses on adoption and long-term viability of cloud technologies and the processes they enable.

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Jeffrey Haynes

Director

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Jeff has over 20 years of broad HR-related skills, with interests in HR technology, reward systems, performance measurement, analytics, and job structure. His work has strengthened workforce commitment and motivation, increased labor competitiveness and improved performance. Prior to Baker Tilly, Jeff was a VP - HCM Transformation with Oracle Corp. serving as a thought leader and advisor to senior HR practitioners and executives.

What are the best ways to create a culture of high performance and develop your employees at the same time? What are the best ways to provide feedback that is actionable and timely? What are leading organizations doing in the area of the traditional annual review that has historically been an expensive and time-consuming process? This session offers modern practices around performance feedback and employee development. Learn how organizations are using business goals to drive a culture of performance, develop their employees, and provide feedback to their remote and mobile workforces. The session also covers how organizations are using world-class technology to enable processes that that support growth, learning, and feedback and make the greatest difference.

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Jason Warner

Founder

RecruitingDash LLC

Jason Warner led global talent acquisition for the Online Sales and Operations group at Google, reporting to Sheryl Sandberg. Prior to Google he led recruiting for Starbuck's North American Operations during the highest growth periods at the company. He is a frequent keynote speaker in the recruiting industry, noted industry thought leader, and has been featured in the New York Times and the national bestselling book, Mavericks at Work.

Candidate behaviors have changed dramatically, and leading organizations are adapting talent strategies to engage applicants in innovative ways, regardless of which ATS is used. Leveraging the latest thought-provoking data on candidate behavior and experience, along with lessons learned from the heart of Silicon Valley's War for Talent, this practical and engaging session delivers actionable insight to take back to your company to dramatically improve recruiting results.
About the speaker: Jason Warner led global talent acquisition for Sheryl Sandberg at Google. Before that he led recruitment for Starbucks North America.  He is a frequent keynote speaker in the recruiting industry and has been featured in The New York Times and the national bestselling book, Mavericks at Work.

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Eric Lesser

Research Director

IBM Corporation

Eric Lesser is research director and North American leader for the IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV). He leads a global team responsible for driving IBM’s research and thought leadership across a range of industry and cross-industry topics. In addition to setting direction and providing oversight across the IBV research portfolio, his most recent publications have focused on the impact of analytics, workforce and human capital issues, social business, and enterprise mobility.

The most recent IBM C-Suite study, which incorporates insights from more than 5,000 CXOs from around the globe (including more than 600 CHROs), highlights the need for organizations to address the rapidly changing business environment resulting from industry convergence and digital disruption. Although CHROs are seeing many of the same issues and opportunities as their peers in the C-Suite, they also recognize the need to address a range of workforce-specific challenges associated with these trends. This session highlights key areas where CHROs need to focus their time and attention, including the need to manage talent more strategically, redefine the role of HR service delivery, and enable leaders to manage during constant change.

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Richard George

Vice President of Strategic Services

Sierra-Cedar

Richard George is the Vice President of Strategic Services at Sierra-Cedar. He also leads Sierra-Cedar’s initiative with Oracle’s Fusion system. Richard’s management capabilities encompass strategic HCM systems road map, HCM technology needs assessment, systems evaluation, vendor selection, process reengineering/innovation, implementation, organization change management, and comprehensive end user training. His knowledge of both HR and Financial systems spans many vendor solutions. His systems knowledge, accompanied with 25+ years of experience with systems integration enables him to offer clients effective solutions. Richard presents HCM subjects to national groups and authors HCM articles in industry publications. He holds the following degrees, BS Finance and MBA University of Utah, MS Computer Science DePaul University.

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Joe Almodovor

Senior Dir Global HRIS, Payroll, and Knowledge Sys

ATKearney

Joe Almodovar is senior director of global HRIS, payroll, and knowledge management for A.T. Kearney, a global management consulting firm located in 40+ countries with more than 3,500 employees and US$1 billion in sales. He has more than 25 years experience in the HRIS industry as a practitioner and consultant. Some past employers include Kraft Foods, Sears, Unisys, and the Hunter Group (Cedar Crestone/Sierra).

Tomorrow’s HR technology environment is one that is cloud-based, mobile-enabled, and data-driven—but getting from where we are today to where we need to be tomorrow can seem fraught with hazards. Join Richard George, Vice President of Strategic Services for Sierra-Cedar, and Joe Almodovor, Senior Director of Global HRIS, Payroll, and Knowledge Systems for ATKearney, as they discuss key practices for modernizing HR technology environments. Almodovor shares ATKearney’s journey to a hybrid cloud environment and focuses on business outcomes, and George shares research insights into the multiple pathways forward gathered from the 1,200 organizations around the world that participated in Sierra-Cedar’s Annual HR Systems Survey.

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Dorothy Pitt

Global Leader, HR Roadmap

Xerox Corporation

Responsible for managing the HR Roadmap and advancing the development & implementation of Xerox’s Enterprise HR Technology and Business Process Enablement strategy. This includes the areas of Core HR, Talent Acquisition, Performance Management, Compensation, Learning, Business Intelligence/Analytics Tech and Data Warehousing. Partner with Sr. Mgmt., HR, and COE’s. Dorothy has 20 yrs. of Xerox Technology and HR experience. BS in Mgmt Info Systems and a BS in Finance from Lemoyne College.

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Stephanie Edwards-Scholes

Director

KBACE Technologies

Ms. Edwards-Scholes is the Practice Director over Core HR, Payroll and Cloud Strategy. With over 13 years of Oracle HCM Consulting and End User experience, including involvement in 30+ Cloud HCM implementations, she has developed a wide breadth of Cloud HCM knowledge around all modules. Ms. Edwards-Scholes’ background includes both Global HR and Global Payroll leadership experience, allowing her to guide clients across many industries towards best practices.

Someone once said “An HCM system is only as good as the data you can get out of it.” Nothing could be truer in today’s world, where big data and predicting what your workforce will do are front and center in all HR executives’ minds. In this session learn how the HR analytics tool included with Oracle HCM Cloud can help solve this in an easy way for end users. Also, learn about Xerox’s path to a global reporting model and how it is using analytics to help drive decisions and discussions effectively.

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.

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Vikash Sethi

Senior Manager

Deloitte Consulting

Vikash Sethi is a leader in Deloitte’s HR Transformation practice with more than 18 years of experience leading large-scale HR transformation projects enabled by Oracle technology including Oracle HCM Cloud, Oracle E-Business Suite, and Taleo. His experience includes managing all phases of large HR transformation projects including project management, planning, process design, requirements analysis, configuration, development, conversion, testing, and production support.

Pella Corporation implemented Oracle's PeopleSoft HCM more than 18 years ago. True to the company's manufacturing roots, process automation was central to its HCM system philosophy. As a result, the PeopleSoft system was heavily customized with large-scale bolt-ons, configurations, security rules, and reports and data structures that have become difficult to maintain over the years. In summer of 2014, instead of upgrading the existing PeopleSoft system, Pella decided to move to the Oracle HCM Cloud platform for core HR, benefits, and payroll functions. In this session, gain insight into Pella’s journey to the cloud, including how Pella transitioned to the cloud, key considerations that helped Pella implement the Oracle HCM Cloud, and lessons learned and best practices.

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David Zajac

Manage Consultant - HCM Cloud

Emtec Inc

David Zajac has more than 17 years experience implementing Oracle HCM solutions. In 1991, he began his software career in post-communist Poland implementing business systems to provide reliable management information to investors. In 1999, David began working in Redwood Shores at Oracle Corporation in HCM development and now works as an Oracle HCM Cloud consultant.

His public and private sector experience includes the engineering, education, manufacturing, financial services, advertising, technology, pharmaceutical, and transportation industries.

Companies are searching for ways to make pay for performance meaningful to employees. This session focuses on how Angie's List is using Oracle HCM Cloud to accomplish this goal every quarter. Also discussed is Emtec's implementation strategy of using Oracle HCM Cloud to link its goals management and workforce compensation solutions to create a successful pay for performance cycle.

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Roberto Spuri

HCM Business Development Senior Director

Oracle

Roberto Spuri is a Sr Director, Human Capital Management (HCM) Solution Specialist at Oracle, where he leads the HCM strategy for Oracle HCM Cloud products in Latin America. Mr Spuri has more than 18 years of successful experience  on large-scale HR initiatives from strategy through service delivery.  He joined the company from Futurestep, a Korn Ferry company, where he led the Latin America organization offering fully customized, flexible services to help organizations meet their talent management and talent acquisition needs.

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Lindberg Araya Miller

Operational Excellence and Human Capital Director

Dos Pinos (Costa Rica)

My career started as a Human Capital Executive with broad multidisciplinary and multicultural focus, by occupying positions such as HR Director or similar with local, regional and later on Global responsabilities.

Global experience teach you how to be extremely flexible, tolerant and innovative, capable to brought high energy levels and constant care on all assignments regardless the business or the geography.

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Jessica Hermosilla

Gerente de Personas (CHRO)

Teleton (Chile)

Jessica Hermosilla is a Commercial Engineer with post-graduate studies in Organizational Behavior Development as well as People Development.

She currently serves as Human Resources Director at Teletón Institute, in Chile. Teletón is a non-for-profit institution with 65 years of existence, a pioneer in the rehabilitation of children and adolescents with disabilities. Teletón has a network of 13 rehabilitation centers throughout Chile.

During all these years, Jessica has lead different working teams, identifying their needs, and providing innovative solutions to improve both individual and team performance, with special emphasis in preventing the emotional burnout of individuals and teams.

Previously, Jessica worked at Price Waterhouse Cooper as Human Resources and Consulting Manager.

Currently, Jessica lives in Santiago, Chile; she is married and has 3 children.

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Solange Oliveira

Corporate Management Manager

OI BT Call Center (Brazil)

Public Relations Professional  and  Marketing with solid experience in large companies such as Coca-Cola Company, Orange Business Services, Bravante Group and Oi Telecom.

Experienced in change management planning and corporate projects implementation with more of 20 years of experience in merger communications and brand management.

Degree in Social Communication and Postgraduate  in Marketing.

Currently  Corporate Management Manager at BT Call Center, a company of Oi Group  in charge of Organizational development , Corporate culture management , Internal communications , Talents management and career path.

When not working, she likes to stay home playing with her dog and hang out with friends. She has passion for music and enjoys singing with her husband who plays keyboard.

She loves karaoke and physical exercise.

Discover how Latin America HR executives impact their organizations with modernization initiatives. In this panel learn what led them to look for an HR transformation, what options were evaluated, how they created a business case for the acquisition of HR technology, and how the solutions they chose perform on return on investment. Discover how all of them thought BIG and were able to reposition HR within their organizations.

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Tom Lamarre

VP of Taleo Implementation Services

HRchitect

Tom LaMarre is VP of Taleo implementation services at HRchitect. With more than 17 years of experience in HR and HCM, LaMarre's industry knowledge is vast. During his eight-year tenure at HRchitect, he has led the team as the project manager, and been a functional and technical consultant for many of HRchitect's more than 400 Oracle Taleo implementations. He has deployed Oracle solutions in both phased and big bang rollouts at organizations around the globe including Best Buy, Convergys, Kindred Healthcare, Mary Kay, and T-Mobile.

Mary Kay is one of the largest direct-selling companies in the world. In order to continue to recruit and develop its large base of representatives, Mary Kay implemented Oracle HCM Cloud. It initially went live on the Oracle solution in the US, and after that was successful, Mary Kay and HRchitect partnered to implement recruiting and onboarding solutions in China and Brazil, in a phased global approach. This session explores the decision drivers that resulted in using Oracle HCM Cloud as a global recruiting system, as well as strategies and lessons learned from using existing configurations and processes to roll out to different global regions and meet local recruiting and onboarding requirements including activation of additional languages.

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Sona Manzo

Vice President

Hitachi Consulting

Sona Manzo is a Vice President with Hitachi Consulting. She leads the Oracle Solutions HCM practice and acts as an executive sponsor for HCM transformation initiatives. She has been working with organizations for over twenty years to strategize, implement and optimize solutions that align people, process and technology with organizational strategy. She is passionate about Modern HR and user experience, and works with the Hitachi global team to drive innovation.

With disruptive forces rippling across all industries, how will you use social, mobile, digital, and other rapidly evolving modern HR capabilities to empower your organization?  Come learn from customers harnessing the promise of cloud technology to accelerate the pace of HCM transformation. This session highlights Hitachi Consulting’s own global journey to the cloud as well as other customers from healthcare, retail, finance, high tech, and more. It also includes case studies and critical success factors for achieving the goals of their modern HR initiatives as they attract, hire, onboard, develop, reward, and retain the right resources to fuel strategic initiatives and drive the innovation needed to remain competitive in today’s changing marketplace.

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.

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Anton Rzhanov

Program Manager, Cloud Services

KBACE Technologies

Anton Rzhanov is program manager of cloud services at KBACE. He has more than eight years as an Oracle consultant on Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle HCM Cloud. He is a certified cloud expert, and a past presenter at OHUG, NEAOUG, Oracle HCM World, and Oracle OpenWorld.

Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG) transforms the way top professionals share and learn, so they don't have to spend time running processes in an HR system. For this reason, the small HR team at GLG was an early adopter of Oracle HCM Cloud in 2012. The company's cloud footprint of core HR, benefits, talent, and compensation enabled it to automate its HR business, providing more time to innovate its revenue-generating business. Outsourcing portions of its HR business including integration, functional support, and reporting also ensured fewer daily headaches. This session outlines the pros and cons of outsourcing an Oracle HR system for the midmarket. Presenters include Chelsea Kaden, VP of HR at GLG, and Anton Rzhanov, Program Manager of Cloud Services at KBACE Technologies.

12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.

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Todd Randolph

Managing Director BI / Analytics

KPMG

Todd is a Managing Director in KPMG’s Advisory Services practice with more than 25 years experience in business analysis and process improvement across various industries. Todd is currently the national leader for KPMG’s Oracle Analytics practice.

Dow Chemical’s goal was to become a global HR organization with leading practices and advanced analytics. Attend this session to learn how Dow partnered with KPMG LLP to develop its HR analytics roadmap and implement solutions to transform its HR practices to leading-edge. The roadmap included the implementation of Oracle Human Resources Analytics and Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation Suite to generate analytics in a self-service environment that delivers relevant data and insights to leaders at the right time and enables data-driven workforce management. Leaders can now make evidence-based business decisions using clear information (e.g., headcount, attrition, diversity and inclusion, costs) available through the dashboard format with drill-down capabilities.

2:00 p.m.2:45 p.m.

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Olga Burke

Global Head of HR Operations and Analytics

XL Catlin

Olga Burke is global head of HR operations and analytics for XL Catlin, a leading innovator in insurance and reinsurance.  In her current role, Burke is responsible for leveraging Oracle Cloud HR technology to lead the execution of all core HR processes across 30 countries for XL Catlin’s more than 7,000 employees  Additionally, she is responsible for the development and execution of workforce analytics globally as well as internal and external human capital reporting.

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Gokul Hareendran

Sr. Managing Consultant

IBM

Gokul Hareendran is a senior managing consultant at IBM with more than 12 years of experience implementing HR systems such as PeopleSoft and Oracle HCM Cloud across the world. His area of expertise include HR, payroll, compensation, absence management, and benefits.

Unlocking the potential of people is possible with the right blend of technology and business processes. XL chose Oracle HCM Cloud to deliver value into its HR function and unleash that potential. The XL team selected IBM as a partner through their journey to deliver tangible results and benefits. This session explores the various ups and downs and the lessons learned through this journey, and provides insights into the partnership of XL, IBM, and Oracle and how using a single jersey model helps achieve success. Attendees learn about the advantages of this new social HR platform in the cloud that facilitates success and allows colleagues to unlock their potential through this transformation.

2:00 p.m.2:45 p.m.

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Ellen Feeney

VP and Counsel

ADP, LLC

Ellen is a member of the Global Compliance team at ADP. Ellen focuses primarily on Health Care Reform and all things related to how the Affordable Care Act affects employers. Ellen is a frequent speaker on the ACA, labor, employment, and payroll topics.

With the Affordable Care Act in full effect, many businesses are finding it difficult to manage the additional information and reporting that is now required in order to remain in compliance. Some best practices have emerged for dealing with these new requirements, but there is still an array of details that businesses need to be aware of in order avoid costly penalties. This presentation outlines how to communicate ACA requirements with employees, how to define what an employee is, the verification requirements of ACA exchanges, and what to expect from the excise tax, among much else.

2:00 p.m.2:45 p.m.

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Dr. Gerry Ledford

Senior Research Scientist

Center for Effective Organizations

Gerald Ledford, PhD is senior research scientist at the Center for Effective Organizations (CEO), Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California. Much of his professional work focuses on employee reward systems and performance management. His PhD and MA in psychology are from the University of Michigan. Ledford has authored more than 125 articles and 10 books, and he frequently speaks at professional events.

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Christine Yokoi

HCM Cloud Product Strategy Director

Oracle

Christine Yokoi is responsible for human capital management product strategy for Oracle HCM Cloud applications, with a focus on talent management. She works with customers, partners, and industry experts to shape the product direction for the talent management suite. She has more than 15 years of industry expertise in various roles including product development, product marketing, and sales support for Oracle and PeopleSoft.

Cutting-edge performance management practices have received enormous attention in the past two years. These practices include ratingless appraisals, continuous (rather than annual) feedback, and crowd-sourced feedback. This session examines several key issues including why there has been such a surge in the adoption of these practices recently, what research shows about their effectiveness, what types of organizations fit them best, and what role technology can play in their effective implementation. This session also offers conclusions from several recent studies by Dr. Gerry Ledford of the Center for Effective Organizations, as well as practical insights rooted in the deep experience of Christine Yokoi from  Oracle HCM Product Strategy.

2:00 p.m.2:45 p.m.

Tara Owens

Sr. Director Talent Acquisition

MoneyGram International

Tara has over 20 years of experience leading Talent Aquisition teams. She has led teams throughout the US and now globally to help organizations in multiple sectors achieve their goals. Her passion for assessing talent has led her to lead teams to approaching talent pools differntly utilizing traditional and forward-thinking methodology. Currently, she is the Sr. Director of Talent Acquisition for MoneyGram International. Leading a team of recruiters supporting 42 countries.

Allison O'Brien

Consultant, Human Capital Management

KBace

Allison O’Brien is an Oracle Taleo Recruiting Cloud Service Certified Implementation Specialist with proven ability to solve complex business problems. She thrives in exceeding clients' expectations by listening and understanding their needs and finding solutions to meet and exceed their goals by providing best practice recommendations. She specializes in global implementations with integrations with Passport Partners and the Fusion module.

As it approached integrating a new HCM system, MoneyGram recognized the importance of having a fully integrated portal with recruiting and onboarding as the launch pad for accuracy. The implementation would be particularly challenging because of the structure of the MoneyGram organization: a company of only 2,800 employees geographically dispersed across 42 countries. The plan was to improve talent acquisition processes, provide exemplary internal and external customer functionality, and integrate systems and processes that had never been streamlined. In this session, learn how the company navigated the landscape of a global implementation and the story of its success.

2:00 p.m.2:45 p.m.

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Jessica Kriegel

Sr. Organization Development Consultant

Oracle

Jessica Kriegel, EdD serves as an organizational development consultant for Oracle Corporation, where she acts as a strategic consultant on issues of organizational development, change management, and talent development. She is also author of the book Unfairly Labeled: How Your Workplace Can Benefit from Ditching Generational Stereotypes.

In this session, author Jessica Kriegel challenges the concept of “generational differences” by arguing that conventional wisdom around generations is nothing more than stereotype and unfair judgment. There are 80 million Millennials in America. The only thing they have in common is a 20-year-wide age similarity. It is unreasonable to assume that those 80 million people are motivated by the same things, attracted to the same things, and should be dealt with in the same way. Intergenerational dynamics has become a hot topic in corporate America. Numerous books, articles, and blog posts have been written on the subject, but almost all of it is unsubstantiated bias based on stereotype. Generational differences are like horoscopes: fun to read but mostly generic enough to apply to anyone.

2:00 p.m.2:45 p.m.

Allen Cai

Regional CoE Leader

Oracle

Allen Cai is the regional leader at the Oracle HCM Cloud Center of Excellence (CoE). As part of the Oracle HCM Cloud Product Development organization at Oracle, the CoE is responsible for developing best practice resources, tools, and content for Oracle HCM Cloud customer success and partner enablement around the globe.

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David Gacon

Director-Deputy Head of PeopleSolutions

AXA

David Gacon has 17 years of experience as an international program manager. He joined AXA in 2006 and became a master black belt (six sigma). In 2011 he joined the team in charge of the delivery and deployment of the group HRiS. Since 2015 he has supported the head of people solutions, leading the program management of the new Oracle HCM Cloud solution, and he is responsible for the HRIS project delivery from inception to completion.

This session highlights the experience of a global HCM cloud rollout at AXA with focus on the global nature of the deployment.

2:00 p.m.2:45 p.m.

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Guy Waterman

Senior Director

Oracle

Guy Waterman is an HCM strategy executive responsible for the leveraged use of cloud cross-platform tools such as mobile, social, business intelligence, content management, cloud operations, and security as related to Oracle Cloud SaaS applications.

Nancy Estell Zoder

Director, Global HR

Oracle

Nancy Estell Zoder is an experienced HCM professional with more than 18 years of experience implementing, designing, developing, and defining strategy for global human capital management software applications. She has deep process and technology expertise spanning global human resources, talent management, analytics, and security as well as broad industry and country knowledge and experience.

In most organizations, employee compensation and related expenses are one of the largest line items in the corporate budget. When balancing human capital strategies in a changing business environment, successful organizations consider all factors that impact the attainment of those objectives. Analyzing and monitoring headcount distribution, fixed and variable costs, and performance of plans enable human resources and financial organizations to jointly plan and execute game-changing initiatives across the enterprise. This session is well suited for HR, finance, and IT people looking to better understand how to find synergies between corporate planning and HR.

3:00 p.m.3:45 p.m.

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Joe Collette

SVP HR Solutions

Citizen's Bank

For the past 20 years, Joe Collette has been involved in both functional and technical roles in HR and finance. During this time, his experience and expertise have centered around deploying technology, improving processes, and facilitating change. Currently, Collette's focus is on helping drive strategic change within the HR function through the intersection of technology, business process, actionable analytics, and the user community/stakeholders.

The HR landscape as we have known it over the last two decades has changed dramatically, and talent and human capital issues have risen to the top of business-critical priorities on which organizations are focused. Modern, sophisticated HR practices are now enabled with equally modern HCM technology, focusing on the user’s expectations, mobile capabilities, social connectedness, and analytics, among other critical advances. This session explores the intersection of the human capital storm and technology advancements. Attendees learn the story of Citizen’s Bank’s journey into Oracle HCM Cloud as a strategy for addressing this new landscape, and focuses on the people, process, data, and metrics that are now enabled more effectively. Joe Collette of Citizen’s Bank shares his experience.

3:00 p.m.3:45 p.m.

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Rashaad Forehand

Director of Workforce Analytics

Scripps Health

Rashaad Forehand is the director of workforce analytics at Scripps Health in San Diego. He has been there 10 years, managing the HRIS and Workforce Analytics groups. He is responsible for the workforce data and systems that support more than 18,000 employees and physicians. Forehand brings more than 15 years of experience in both the healthcare and computer software industries. When he’s not working he’s an avid runner who will be running the Boston Marathon in just a few short weeks.

The game-changing Affordable Care Act legislation caused hospital systems around the country to rethink the way they conduct business when it comes to their workforce. At Scripps Health, wages and benefits make up nearly half of  organizational expenses. With that in mind, its HR department was brought in to assess the overall productivity of the organization and provide guidance on how the organization should transform in the new era of “do more with less.” In this session, presenters explore how Scripps Health leveraged Oracle HCM Cloud to implement new processes and efficiencies in order to drive business impact.

3:00 p.m.3:45 p.m.

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Mark Bennett

Director, HCM Cloud Strategy

Oracle

Mark Bennett is strategy director for Oracle’s work /life solutions, social HCM cloud, and profile management products. He previously led the development of cutting-edge talent management software, including performance management and learning management solutions. Bennett has written articles for publications including Workforce Solutions Review and Talent Management magazines. He earned his MBA from the Wharton School of Business and his previous career experiences include Apple, IBM, and Saba Software.

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Sarah Finnie Robinson

Founding Partner

WeSpire

Sarah Finnie Robinson is WeSpire Founding Partner: behavior-change tech firm supporting corporations on positive-impact employee-engagement. Previously directed content promotion at The Atlantic, iVillage, The New Yorker. Publications: HuffingtonPost, Family Life, Medium. Scholar, penultimate Aspen Institute Environment Forum. MIT Climate CoLab judge. Boards: Boston Harbor; Metcalf Institute; Princeton78 Foundation, global service. Frequent speaker on behavior science, sustainability, work-life.

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Armen Berjikly

Founder/CEO

Kanjoya

Mr. Armen Berjikly is an experienced entrepreneur passionate about technologies that help understand people's motivations, needs, and sentiment. He currently serves as the founder and CEO of Kanjoya, a workforce intelligence company deploying innovations in data science to automatically measure, predict and improve the employee experience. Armen is the founder of Experience Project, the largest effort to document and share human experience, and a graduate of Stanford University.

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François Recorbet

CEO

Nutrilog

Francois Recorbet is co-founder and CEO of Nutrilog, a leading French nutrition software company. Driven by innovation, he is bringing his expertise in nutrition and connected devices to the workplace with EatwellRx™, an evidence-based nutrition and wellness end-to-end solution that engages employees to improve their quality of life by maintaining a healthy weight and adopting appropriate diet habits through real-time assistance in food-purchase decision-making and body composition monitoring.

What can you do to help your employees become more effective at work and less stressed when they leave work behind? How can you do that in a way that engages employees? The realities of workplace pressures combined with the outside demands and aspirations that employees must deal with affect both performance and engagement. Is there a way to better harmonize these forces rather than have them be in conflict? How can you view employees’ work/life holistically to better address their needs as well as the organization’s? In this session, attendees find out why aligning employee motivations with business objectives across multiple areas of work/life is key to success, how it can be done, and the steps to make it happen.

3:00 p.m.3:45 p.m.

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Matt Charney

Executive Editor

Recruiting Daily

Matt Charney is the executive editor of Recruiting Daily, where he oversees all editorial content and strategy. He also serves on the advisory boards of many HR technology startups such as Clinch, Universum, Textio, and LifeGuides. Charney began his career as a corporate recruiter and has served in marketing leadership roles at several global HR tech companies.

This session explores the marketing fundamentals that HR pros need to know in order to build a communications strategy and effective brand both inside and outside of the organization. Attendees get a behind-the-scenes look at corporate marketing to see what it is really all about, what matters most for brand marketing, and how to effectively partner with marketing to achieve HR results. Topics include lead generation/nurturing, message creation and targeting, social media tools and tactics, content marketing, and engagement best practices.

Learning objectives include how to apply marketing fundamentals and best practices to the HR function and how to leverage your HR brand inside and outside of an organization through content, engagement, and campaign management.

3:00 p.m.3:45 p.m.

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June Farmer

Senior Product Strategy Director

Oracle

June is part of the HCM Product Strategy team at Oracle. She is often seen supporting conversations, with customers, partners and prospects, sharing Oracle’s Cloud Applications vision and overall strategy as well as showing ‘the art of the possible’. June has been working with Oracle Cloud Applications since 2007 and led the Early Adopter Program. A Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), with a background in sales, consulting and her own Oracle Partner organization with E-Business Suite.

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Kautul Mehta

Director, Product Management and Strategy

Oracle

Leading product strategy for Oracle Learning Cloud, HCM Cloud Mobile and HCM Integration Platform.

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Jessica Kriegel

Sr. Organization Development Consultant

Oracle

Jessica Kriegel, EdD serves as an organizational development consultant for Oracle Corporation, where she acts as a strategic consultant on issues of organizational development, change management, and talent development. She is also author of the book Unfairly Labeled: How Your Workplace Can Benefit from Ditching Generational Stereotypes.

In our ever-changing, fast-moving digital world there has never been more reasons to keep abreast of new trends, embrace change, and become a digital change agent. In this session, learn why an enterprise digital learning solution must foster a culture of learning and sharing within the organization. Business leaders should be able to drive learning and development initiatives that are key to executing their business strategy. Is your organization’s learning strategy aligned with achieving your business goals?

3:00 p.m.3:45 p.m.

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William Tincup

Principal Analyst

KeyInterval Research

William Tincup is a cofounder and principal analyst at KeyInterval Research. He is one of the leading thinkers on the intersection of HR and technology, and has been writing about HR issues for more than a decade. Tincup serves on the Board of Advisors / Board of Directors for 15 HR technology startups. A graduate of the University of Alabama of Birmingham with a BA in Art History, he also earned an MA from the University of Arizona and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University.

KeyInterval Research just completed a major research study on successful implementations of HR technology (copies of the report will be available to session attendees). The goal of the research was simple: to discover what makes some implementations successful and others not so successful. Of course implementing new software and/or new business processes IS hard work. And it is a commonly held belief that implementations fall into one of four categories when they are over: completely successful, adequately successful, inadequately successful, and complete failure. This session explores transformational projects versus optimization projects, and the all-important successful implementations checklist.

3:00 p.m.3:45 p.m.

Tintu Jose

Technology Consulting Manager

Accenture LLP

Tintu Jose is Oracle HCM Cloud strategy lead for analytics within Accenture's Oracle HCM Cloud practice. Jose has more than 10 years of consulting experience with expertise in analysis, design, development, and deployment of Oracle HCM solutions.

In the modern world, analytics is more than just number crunching. Analytics has become foundational for building intelligent tools for employee decisions, real-time recommendations powering optimal operational decisions, and iterative, complex, real-time simulations. In operations, the role of HR is changing, as HR has become more global, agile, and insight-driven. This forces organizations to reinvent HR with a greater analytical orientation and to become a trusted talent advisor. In this session, learn why managers and HR professionals rely heavily on built-in analytics and dashboards and the flexibility to build additional custom analytics and dashboards, and how this has enabled users of Oracle HCM Cloud to meet very specific requirements.

4:15 p.m.5:00 p.m.

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Anshul Gupta

Director - HCM Cloud

Cognizant Technology Solutions

Anshul Gupta is the HCM director in Cognizant's India practice, which provides implementation services to large global customers in the US and non-US geographies. He has more than 16 years of experience in HCM including consulting, project delivery, presales, project management, and shared services for Oracle HCM products and HR platform areas across verticals. He has extensive experience in North America, Europe, Middle East, Australia and New Zealand, and India.

Norway-based Marine Harvest is the world’s leading fish farming and selling company with more than 12,000 employees and operations in more than 20 countries. It started a multiyear HR transformation initiative to reduce cost, improve decision-making capability, and increase operational efficiency, and selected Oracle HCM Cloud as the product of choice. The key objective for phase 1 was to get one global view of all the employees in the organization while streamlining the HR business processes globally, as well as consolidating and centralizing disparate HR systems. In this session, hear what it takes to have a successful global implementation.

4:15 p.m.5:00 p.m.

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Liz Bucko

Director Localization and Payroll Strategy

Oracle

Liz Bucko, Product Strategy Director at Oracle, has over 25 years of experience building and implementing HR and payroll solutions. With Oracle since 2013, Liz is currently responsible for strategy and development of the company’s Cloud products including Payroll, Benefits, Compliance, and Localizations.

Have employees all over the world? Wondering how others keep up with local in-country rules and regulations and still manage strategic reporting across the organization? Come to this session for strategic guidance for balancing corporate needs with local demands in multinational organizations.

4:15 p.m.5:00 p.m.

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Peter Lynch

VP of Talent

Great-West Financial

Peter Lynch is an experienced executive in global operations, change management, communications, training, and talent.

He has been an executive with multiple Fortune 500 companies, but perhaps what sets him apart is that he’s managed to carve out success in both the cubicle and the coffee shop, because he’s also an entrepreneur.
 
His app, Digital Fridge, has been downloaded in more than 70 countries, and was twice a finalist, once a winner for Denver’s Hottest Startup.

How does Vine drive 1.5 billion video views per day? How can Snapchat get 6 billion video plays per day? And how do they do this with no requirement to complete a training course? The answer is found in the simplicity of the goldfish. In this session, attendees learn the secrets the world’s fastest-growing apps are using to turn customers into voracious consumers of content and ravenous learners. Come find out how you can flip the learning model on its head and drive self-directed consumption of your learning content.

4:15 p.m.5:00 p.m.

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Felipe Arancibia

Chief Human Resources Officer

CCU (Chile)

Felipe Arancibia (40) is the Corporate Human Resources Director and assumed this position on January 2014.

He started at the Company since 2002, holding various positions in Finance and Business Development. His last position was Manager of Corporate Finance and Investor Relations. Before this position was Corporate Finance Manager for Heineken International in Amsterdam and Development Manager for Heineken Brasil in Sao Paulo. Before this position was Manager of Planning and Finance in Embotelladora CCU.

He earned his degree in Business Administration at the University of Los Andes in Chile and participated in the Executive Master of Finance and a graduate of the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and a diploma in Human Resources Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

He teaches part-time professorship New Business Evaluation at the University of Los Andes in Chile and a member of HR People & Strategy Network, and the Human Resources community Pepsi and Heineken in Latam.

Everyone knows that human capital management is a strategic imperative for every business. Managing your human resources efficiently and accurately is how HR helps the company’s bottom line. In this session, CCU, a multinational bottling company of Chilean origin, shares best practices and experiences with Oracle HCM solutions.

4:15 p.m.5:00 p.m.

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Annette Wellinghoff

VP HCM Transformation

Oracle

Annette Wellinghoff, VP of HCM Transformation, has had a significant impact on shaping HCM transformation strategy in the East. She works closely with CHRO’s and line of business leaders as a trusted advisor and strategic resource. As a recognized expert in Human Resources, Annette is regularly featured as a speaker at leadership events. She has also co-authored books in the field of human resources. In recognition of her success,she was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by SHRM Greater Miami.

It is easy to recognize that organizations today are experiencing multiple planned and unplanned changes at once, so change can no longer be effectively managed as a project. The goal of this session is to intrigue, provoke, and inspire attendees with insights from research benchmarks, case studies, and interviews with business leaders that highlight the top 10 principles for rapid change. These principles provide HR leadership teams with clear opportunities to support business transformations supported by HR and other technology investments.

4:15 p.m.5:00 p.m.

SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing, and certification company, has more than 85,000 employees in 1,650 offices across 150 countries. It launched an ambitious HRIS project to implement Oracle HCM Cloud (core HR, recruitment, talent management, learning, and compensation modules) for the entire employee base by 2018. In this session, SGS discusses its strategy for HR innovation and global deployment, implementation experience, results achieved, and benefits from the different phases in SGS’s first ever project of this size.

4:15 p.m.5:00 p.m.

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Ann Strasma

Human Resources Manager

Caterpillar Inc

Ann is an HR Mngr. for Caterpillar Inc. She is the global process owner for Performance Mgmt. Process, PeopleSoft and Cat Tuition Assistance Program.

For 16 years, Ann has had corporate and business unit HR roles at Caterpillar, including 6 Sigma Black Belt, Global Relocations Mngr. and HR Mngr. Ann has an MBA from University of St. Francis and a Bachelor’s degree from St. Louis University.

Ann is training with her husband for her fourth Ironman later this yr.

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Nancy Gates

Head of Executive Search

Caterpillar Inc

Nancy Gates currently heads Executive Search at Caterpillar and previously was Global Talent Acquisition Mgr. responsible for global recruiting process and tools including Taleo Recruiting. She led the initial global implementation of Taleo recruiting several years ago. She has been with Caterpillar for 28 years with progressively increased leadership roles in recruitment. Nancy has previously presented at HCI and OHUG conferences sharing their global deployment journey.

Learn about the unique perspectives of Caterpillar’s HR leaders and business partners as they showcase how to support today’s quickly evolving business needs through Oracle HCM Cloud reporting and data analytics. Presenters discuss creating a reporting strategy including understanding when there is a need for internal data and metrics versus standard, industry metrics for benchmarking. Also covered is Caterpillar's journey from a single “data dump” report to a robust reporting and analytics strategy that supports corporate business initiatives.

Thursday, April 7

9:00 a.m.9:45 a.m.

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Karen Busko

Director, HR Solutions

Pearson plc

Karen Busko has been providing ridiculously outstanding technology-enabled solutions for more than 33 years. She has specialized in Oracle-enabled solutions since 1996. Busko has been involved with implementations around the world while working for a variety of companies including Eaton, KPMG Consulting/BearingPoint, IT Convergence, SunnyDell LLC, Tekelec, Extreme Networks, and Pearson.

In this session, Karen Busko, Director of HR Solutions at Pearson Shared Services, talks about how the world’s leading learning company with 40,000 employees in more than 80 countries made the decision to move to Oracle HCM Cloud to support its strategy to transform into a single, connected company. The session also includes an update from Michelle Parkins from the Center of Excellence for HCM Development in Oracle, who talks about what it really means to live in the Oracle HCM Cloud.

9:00 a.m.9:45 a.m.

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Saravanan Kandaswamy

Senior Consultant

Deloitte Consulting

Saravanan is a Senior Consultant located in Toronto office of Deloitte, has twelve years of experience in implementing and supporting Oracle payroll systems along with other HCM core functionalities. His diverse experience also include in-depth knowledge of various implementations phases, application support, systems development and Integration, enterprise data migration with core focus on payroll configurations, payroll cycle, processes and reporting, payroll interfaces and payroll cutover plan.

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Arunkumar Muthusamy

Senior Consultant

Deloitte

Arunkumar Muthusamy is a payroll consultant.

In 2014 Samuel, Son & Co. initiated a multiyear journey to bring its global markets onto a single Oracle HCM platform. As part of these strategic initiatives, it wanted to enhance the performance of the business, improve strategic decision-making, and gain recognition as an employer of choice. After a rigorous and lengthy evaluation process, Oracle HCM Cloud was selected over other cloud systems. Modules deployed included global HR, absence management, benefits, payroll, and security. Learn how the project team streamlined and standardized business processes, as well as about the challenges faced and the best practices followed during the course of the project.

9:00 a.m.9:45 a.m.

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Christine Yokoi

HCM Cloud Product Strategy Director

Oracle

Christine Yokoi is responsible for human capital management product strategy for Oracle HCM Cloud applications, with a focus on talent management. She works with customers, partners, and industry experts to shape the product direction for the talent management suite. She has more than 15 years of industry expertise in various roles including product development, product marketing, and sales support for Oracle and PeopleSoft.

The way organizations manage their talent has been changing over the last few years, and this is reflected in the new ways that organizations use HCM tools. Leaders are looking to alter their processes to fit with how they work in the modern day, and some are moving away from traditional methods to those that better match their culture, resulting in richer information for leadership and a higher level of engagement in the workforce. Join us to explore modern talent management ideas and practices that may work for your organization.

9:00 a.m.9:45 a.m.

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Nagaraj Nadendla

GVP & GM, Oracle Talent Acquisition Cloud

Oracle

Nagaraj Nadendla has over 26 years of experience as Product Development & Business executive, and as an individual contributor. He has extensive background in Talent Management, Customer Relationship Management, Supply chain and Retail domains, and deep technical background in Cloud Computing, Web Application Development and Analytics.

Employer branding has quickly become a key focus for Talent Acquisition departments. Join this session to learn more about what employer branding is all about, why it has become so critical to sourcing and recruiting, how to put together a brand strategy, and how to execute it with organizational best practices across a variety of channels using the latest technology and tools in the market.

9:00 a.m.9:45 a.m.

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Ann Blakely

Partner

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Ann Blakely is the leader of the Human Capital Services practice for Baker Tilly’s Management Consulting division. She is an experienced management consultant with a proven history of helping organizations successfully deliver their most critical strategic talent initiatives. She focuses on large-scale human capital transformation through the use of HR, talent, and workforce management applications.

As the famous HCM analyst Abraham Lincoln said, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I’ll spend the first four sharpening the axe.” The journey to the cloud does not start with technology, it originates with the evolution and collaboration of IT and HR. Both functions must re-imagine their roles as they consider current HCM processes and ongoing maintenance. When done effectively, role redefinition and modern technology can act as the accelerator and enabler for true business transformation. In this session hear firsthand from retail giant American Eagle Outfitters how the roles of IT and HR must evolve, collaborate, and innovate in new ways to effectively move to and live together in the cloud.

9:00 a.m.9:45 a.m.

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Guy Waterman

Senior Director

Oracle

Guy Waterman is an HCM strategy executive responsible for the leveraged use of cloud cross-platform tools such as mobile, social, business intelligence, content management, cloud operations, and security as related to Oracle Cloud SaaS applications.

Who uses PaaS? Platform as a service helps developers rapidly build and deploy rich human capital management applications—or extend Oracle HCM Cloud SaaS apps—using an enterprise-grade cloud. Come to this session to learn what it can do for you and your team. Can you extend your on-premises HCM application with it? Does it help drive value? Learn how the most robust platform on the planet can provide you with the tools you need for content management, integration, database/storage, supporting solutions, identity management, social connectivity, BI, big data/discovery, and HCM business process management/orchestration. Organizations using PaaS have reported operational savings of up to 50 percent, compared with individual development teams managing siloed technologies.

9:00 a.m.9:45 a.m.

BlackRock, the leading global asset manager, has 13,000 employees in more than 30 countries around the world. In this session, BlackRock discusses the HR challenges it was facing prior to choosing a new modern HR cloud solution.

The focal point of this presentation is how modern HR analytics can help in proactive decision-making in respect to headcount planning and forecasting. BlackRock, which is live on Oracle HCM Cloud including core HR, compensation planning, absence management, and HR analytics, highlights the business value it gained from this transformation and what is next on its roadmap.

10:45 a.m.11:30 a.m.

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Jagatkumar Avashia

Oracle Consultant

KBACE-A Cognizant Company

Jagat Avashia is an Oracle Certified Professional with more than five years of experience. He has a formal qualification in computer science engineering and a master's degree in business administration. His hobbies include travelling, reading, and listening to music.

Today there are human capital management solutions available to optimize every process, from hire to retire. In this session, learn about the full benefits of a world-class HCM solution, such as greater cost control, productivity, and visibility across the workforce, as well as the challenges that can keep companies from realizing them. Also covered is how Oracle solutions for human capital management go beyond the basics of HR, payroll, and benefit administration to help overcome those challenges. Now customers can take advantage of Oracle HCM applications to manage and deploy people when and where it makes sense for the business, while attracting, training, and nurturing the best talent.

10:45 a.m.11:30 a.m.

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John Joseph Antoniraj

Senior Consultant

Deloitte Consulting LLP

John Joseph Antoniraj is a senior consultant in Deloitte’s Human Resource Transformation—Oracle practice. He has more than eight years of experience as a benefits consultant, implementing Oracle Advanced Benefits and Oracle Benefits Cloud. Antoniraj has been a presenter at previous Oracle Application Users Group conferences, speaking on open enrollment and Oracle Benefits Cloud. Currently, he is helping lead the Oracle Benefits Cloud implementations at Macy’s Inc.

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Chris Coy

Director, HR Reinvent

Macy’s Inc.

Chris Coy is a results-oriented leader with more than 20 years of experience leading HR technology at Macy's. He has a deep understanding of HR and benefits administration, talent systems, learning systems, and recruiting applications. His experience includes both on-premises Oracle's PeopleSoft solutions as well as SaaS management in several Oracle Cloud applications. Currently Coy is helping lead the Macy's initiative to move the entire HRIS enterprise from PeopleSoft to Oracle HCM Cloud.

Macy’s is in pursuit of a major HR Transformation effort that includes moving from on premise HR systems to Oracle HCM Cloud. A key imperative of this initiative is a cultural shift towards automated electronic communication to employees regarding benefit plan announcements, electable choices and enrollment confirmations from current paper based processes. In addition to cost savings, this shift also enables Macy’s to serve a burgeoning millennial workforce that demands more online HR services. In this session, the presenters who are closely involved with this program will discuss reasons for this strategic shift that is enabled by Oracle HCM Cloud and how every organization, regardless of industry can benefit from it.

10:45 a.m.11:30 a.m.

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Mark Sweeny

Chief Executive

Certus Solutions

Mark Sweeny is the founder and CEO of Certus Solutions and an award-winning, industry-recognized specialist in the delivery of cloud change management programs. He has provided counsel and direction to the boards of two international software houses as well as Her Majesty’s Government, and has overseen the startup of two businesses. He is a Fellow of the British Computing Society, holds a First-Class Honors degree in business studies and a MBA from Strathclyde Graduate Business School.

The idea that “our best assets are our people” seems like it has been around since the beginning of time. But with the advent of cloud technology as an innovation enabler, we now have the ability to explore the possibility of creating an “Employee Index” (EmpIndex) to measure employee value to the organization using advanced metrics similar to those used in professional sports. Drawing on examples from the world of sports with citations from the likes of Sir Alex Ferguson, Bill Belichick, and Billy Bean, attendees are also challenged to measure employees using the same tracking indexes used to measure the stock market and subsequently derive market value. Controversial thinking? Absolutely!

10:45 a.m.11:30 a.m.

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Lindsay Stanton

Chief Client Officer

Digi-Me

Lindsay Stanton is chief client officer for Digi-Me, a video technology company for talent acquisition that helps organizations add new dimension to their job and employment brand messaging. In her time with the company, she has facilitated relationships with 19 partners, including the largest recruitment advertising agencies, global recruitment process outsourcers, and staffing firms. These partnerships magnify the organization’s reach into the global Fortune 1,000.

The way we communicate has changed in the digital world. If you want to stay relevant, your talent acquisition strategy must change as well. Today’s job seeker is always on the go, with a mobile device in hand and constantly tuned into social media. Employee referrals by your brand advocates reduce the cost of recruitment and the number of employee turnovers. Equally important is the role that recruitment technology plays in data and metrics, which is necessary with today’s government regulations to keep compliant. Come to this session to learn how Oracle Cloud for Midsize can help you with all these recruitment initiatives. This presentation also includes real-world case studies.

10:45 a.m.11:30 a.m.

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Bertrand Dussert

Vice President, HCM Transformation

Oracle

Bertrand Dussert serves as human capital transformation and strategy advisor to Oracle's executive clients, and over the last two years has consulted with HR leadership from over one third of the Fortune 100.

In his most recent role prior to joining Oracle, Bertrand served as the global leader for HR Shared Services, Recruitment Operations, Workforce Planning and HRIS at American Express.

Over the past five years as companies have started a wholesale migration to the cloud for HR applications, the notion of what's possible in the HR service delivery space has radically changed. Assumptions around what's needed for a great experience need to change, and this session explores what best-in-class employee experience might look like in two to three years. The session includes lessons from omnichannel consumer marketing, leading HR organizations, and other contexts, to inform a discussion on what it could look and feel like to work for a great employer in 2020.

10:45 a.m.11:30 a.m.

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Nicholas Wauthier

Senior Associate

ArcLight Consulting

Nicholas Wauthier has implemented and led many Oracle projects as a senior associate of ArcLight Consulting. He is an Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management 11g Human Resources Certified Implementation Specialist and an Oracle Taleo Recruiting Cloud Service 2013 Certified Implementation Specialist.

Are you concerned about the data and role security requirements for your HCM cloud application? In this session, learn how to overcome multiple business challenges with data and role security in a global HCM Cloud implementation. With a combination of coordinated implementation efforts your organization can achieve success not only on multiple application modules, such as talent and compensation, but also on all application platforms, including mobile and tablet.

10:45 a.m.11:30 a.m.

Ling Xiang

Director Product Management

Ling Xiang is the director of product management for BI Applications at Oracle. Ling has driven the product direction and roadmap for HR Analytics and Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence (OTBI). Ling has extensive experience and deep knowledge in helping HR customers in adopting analytics to enable HR strategic decision making.

Data is changing how we live and work. Determining how to leverage workforce intelligence to inform better business decision-making has become the DNA of modern HR. Integrated workforce insight, innovative use of unstructured and open data, and predictive analytics have opened up new and deeper insight into market demand for critical jobs, employee sentiment, peer benchmark, career paths, and learning recommendation. In this session, learn how the latest trends in cloud and BI are changing HR analytics, and discover Oracle’s vision for delivering next-generation deep workforce analytics for the cloud.

11:45 a.m.12:30 p.m.

The Oracle Applications Cloud user experience design strategy is about simplicity, mobility, and extensibility. We can’t think of mobile devices as different platforms anymore—the cloud is our platform now. We design the user experience so that the right amount of information appears on each device—whether it’s a laptop, tablet, smartphone, or smartwatch. But while we tailor the user experience to the demands of the devices, we also design core elements to maintain consistency across the experience. In this session, learn about the future of enterprise experiences and the latest emerging trends we see in the consumer market.

11:45 a.m.12:30 p.m.

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Jeff Grady

Sr Director, Global Compensation & Mobility

Ansell Limited

Jeff Grady is head of global compensation for Ansell. Previously he served as director of compensation for Hess, and directed executive compensation for VNU (Nielsen). He has also managed compensation for International Paper and Michcon, and consulted with Waters Consulting Group. From 2003 to 2005, he served on the Board of Directors for WorldatWork. He has spoken at conferences including WorldatWork, GEO, and PWC. He is active in industry groups and is chair for Energy 27 and the Forest Products Industry Comp Association. He holds an MS and BBA from Abilene Christian University.

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Chad Atwell

Director, HCM Product Strategy

Oracle

Chad Atwell has more than 20 years of experience in human capital management, first as a practitioner, then as a consultant with Aon Hewitt, and now as a product strategy leader for Oracle HCM Cloud. He uses his extensive background in performance and compensation to design innovative solutions for how the twenty-first century workforce is rewarded.

More and more compensation teams are realizing the benefits that cloud technology can offer for changing talent needs around the globe. In this session, learn how Ansell’s growth put tremendous strain on its traditionally manual HR processes, creating inconsistencies in how rewards were approved and processed. To address this, Ansell selected and implemented Oracle's cloud-based compensation solution to manage total rewards comprehensively across multiple continents and ensure better compensation decision-making for managers.  Key learning points covered in this session include how to set clear requirements for a new technology solution, the typical return on investment from cloud-based solutions, and how strategic change management increased the acceptance and utilization of the new tools.

11:45 a.m.12:30 p.m.

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Mark Bennett

Director, HCM Cloud Strategy

Oracle

Mark Bennett is strategy director for Oracle’s work /life solutions, social HCM cloud, and profile management products. He previously led the development of cutting-edge talent management software, including performance management and learning management solutions. Bennett has written articles for publications including Workforce Solutions Review and Talent Management magazines. He earned his MBA from the Wharton School of Business and his previous career experiences include Apple, IBM, and Saba Software.

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Prabu Iyer

Director Product Strategy

Oracle

What is your organization doing to handle the HR-related data that it’s being flooded with, not only at the management level, but at the individual level as well? More and more, managers and employees are faced with overwhelming amounts of data and choices based on that data. Although data analytics can help us see patterns and trends, what’s needed are ways to analyze that data and find ways to understand that “thinking,” which we can then follow or course-correct. With some of this technology already available to consumers, managers and employees will demand similar solutions in the workplace. In this session, attendees find out why the big data deluge requires action now, explore how machine learning can address it, and get examples of where it can help.

11:45 a.m.12:30 p.m.

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Pamela Stroko

Vice President HCM Transformation

Oracle

Pamela Stroko is a thought leader and practitioner in the HCM space. She consults with customers to help them translate their strategic goals into actionable reality, creating end to end solutions for talent management and core HR. Pamela has deep expertise in the employee experience value chain, from pre-hire to retire. She is a recognized thought leader, author, and speaker, presenting at several of the large industry events, connecting with HR and business leaders in North America.

Every year surveys tell us that more and more organizations are upgrading their human capital technology. Yet CEB reported that less than 1 in 3 organizations consider themselves to have an effective talent strategy, and less than 1 in 10 have a mature, integrated talent strategy. We are in a market where the US Bureau of Labor Statistics tells us we are approaching full employment, and we see predictions of unprecedented movement of talent. Attend this session to discover how, when it comes to attracting and retaining talent, innovating human capital technology can help.

11:45 a.m.12:30 p.m.

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Bruce Pfau, PhD

Vice Chair, HR & Communications

KPMG

Featured in the Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal, and Fortune magazine, KPMG's 10,000 Stories Challenge has inspired confidence, empowered change, and improved employee morale. Convinced that today’s workforce wants more than what they can see in their paychecks, KPMG launched an initiative aimed at inspiring our already high-morale workforce to reach new levels of engagement by reframing and elevating the meaning and purpose of their work. Attend this session to hear Bruce Pfau PhD, Vice Chair, Human Resources and Communications, share this exciting project on how employees view their work in a new light with renewed purpose and are making a difference in their communities and around the world. For more information, read Bruce’s article in the Harvard Business Review.

Featured in the Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal, and Fortune magazine, KPMG's 10,000 Stories Challenge has inspired confidence, empowered change, and improved employee morale. Convinced that today’s workforce wants more than what they can see in their paychecks, KPMG launched an initiative aimed at inspiring our already high-morale workforce to reach new levels of engagement by reframing and elevating the meaning and purpose of their work. Attend this session to hear Bruce Pfau PhD, Vice Chair, Human Resources and Communications, share this exciting project on how employees view their work in a new light with renewed purpose and are making a difference in their communities and around the world.

11:45 a.m.12:30 p.m.

Nancy Estell Zoder

Director, Global HR

Oracle

Nancy Estell Zoder is an experienced HCM professional with more than 18 years of experience implementing, designing, developing, and defining strategy for global human capital management software applications. She has deep process and technology expertise spanning global human resources, talent management, analytics, and security as well as broad industry and country knowledge and experience.

Ensuring personal protection in the cloud is at the top of the list of considerations when moving to the cloud. Rolling out secure human capital management processes is a challenge that many Oracle customers are struggling with improving. With the consequences of data privacy breaches becoming more critical to the bottom line and the perceived risk of the cloud, organizations are required to face this issue head on. This session focuses on what every organization should consider in preparing for a global transition to the cloud.

11:45 a.m.12:30 p.m.

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Shelly Christner

Director, Global Recruitment and Talent Operations

American Express

Shelly Christner, Director of Global Recruitment and Talent Operations, leads the operations for recruitment, contingent labor and executive talent management globally for American Express. In her role, she manages the team responsible for the systems, policy, process and reporting that support all lines of business around the world. During her tenure at American Express, Shelly and her team have received numerous awards for their efforts to transform and improve global recruitment.

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Erin Montgomery

VP Recruiting Operations

American Express

Erin Montgomery is Vice President of Global Recruitment Operations at American Express. In her role, Erin leads recruitment operations for all lateral and campus hiring, globally, which supports tens of thousands of placements, annually. Erin manages systems and reporting, background verification, assessment and selection, contingent labor, and vendor management including two, third-party Recruitment Process Outsourcers (RPOs). Previously, Erin was Global Head of Operations for Wealth Management.

Reporting is always cited as the tool that guarantees HR true partnership with the business, but producing meaningful, self-service, real-time reports with human capital data often feels like a fairy tale. American Express harnessed the power of Oracle Business Intelligence and was able to transform its tiny, overburdened recruitment reporting team into a powerhouse that generates business insight.  By structuring data from Oracle HCM Cloud in meaningful ways, American Express now has live dashboards providing real-time metrics and trends that measure its recruiting effectiveness, drive its talent acquisition strategy, and help it manage individual recruiter performance. In this dynamic session, American Express shares its best-in-class reporting templates and reporting governance process.