Session Details



Wednesday, April 6

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

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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


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.

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

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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.

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

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Ellen Feeney

VP and Counsel


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.

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.

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

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Liz Bucko

Director Localization and Payroll Strategy


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.

Thursday, April 7

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


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.

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.

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


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.