The future of work is now.

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Pat Wadors

Chief Talent Officer

CHRO, ServiceNow

former CHRO, Linkedin​

Pat Waders is one of the most well known and respected CHROs in the country. As the former SVP Global Talent Organization for LinkedIn, the professional social network with more than 500 million active users around the world, Pat Wadors was responsible for all things HR. She joined LinkedIn in 2013 bringing a wealth of experience gained from Calvin Klein Cosmetics, Viacom, Merck, Applied Materials, Align Technology, Yahoo! and Plantronics.

Heather McGowan

 

Co-Founder, Work to Learn

Strategic Advisor to the President, Becker College 

 

Architect, Kanbar College of Design, Engineering, and Commerce at Philadelphia University

 

co-author and co-editor of the book Disrupt Together: How Teams Consistently Innovate.

 

As an internationally known speaker, writer and thought leader, McGowan prepares educators and business leaders to most-effectively react to rapid and disruptive changes in education, work, and society. 

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Mark Levy

Fmr Global Head of Employee Experience

Airbnb

 

Pioneer of Airbnb's Employee Experience function, which supports the entire employee journey from recruiting through alumni and everything in between. Traditional HR functions in addition to employee volunteerism, Workplace and our special sauce of Ground Control, who bring our culture to life. Recognized in 2016 as the #1 Best Place to Work by Glassdoor.

Mary George Opperman

Vice President & CHRO

CORNELL UNIVERSITY

 

Cornell University employs approximately twenty thousand staff and faculty on campuses in Ithaca, Geneva, New York City and Qatar. 

 

Under Mary’s leadership, Cornell has received numerous workplace awards including being named AARP’s top U.S. employer for workers 50 and older two years in a row. Cornell has also been listed as a best employer for working mothers, prospective and adoptive parents, IT professionals, veterans, and women executives. In March 2015, Mary was selected by the editors of Human Resource Executive magazine as one of the 15 most influential women leaders in human resources.

Adam

Fridman

Founder, Mabbly

Creator, Advisor.tv

 

 

Adam is a seasoned entrepreneur, startup veteran, and founder of Mabbly. As the co-author of Science of Story and creator of Advisor.tv.

 

He has inspired countless organizations and individuals to make a conscious choice to pursue purpose.

Lisbeth McNabb

CFO and Digital Executive

B2B2C Digital Technology

 

Board of Director, Chair of Audit, NEXSTAR MEDIA GROUP

 

High energy leader who has driven large scale from start-up to $1 Billion revenue for three companies and driven M&A through acquisition and company exits. Passionate about maximizing the CEO vision and talent of the people with innovation scaling and conscious capitalism.

Dyan Finkhousen

Director, Open Innovation & Advanced Manufacturing; President, GE FUSE

 

GE GENIUSLINK, crowd-powering business to accelerate innovation and redefine what’s possible.  

Dyan leads Fuse, the new manufacturing business model that combines crowdsourcing with rapid prototyping and small batch manufacturing to accelerate product and technology development.

Cathleen Nilson

 

Head of Finance Innovation and On Demand Talent 

SAMSUNG

 

 

Cathleen is a well-versed Finance executive, industry thought leader and respected thought-leader in Financial Management. Cathleen is spearheading talent revolution at Samsung through On Demand Talent model. As the Head of Strategic Sourcing at Samsung Research America, she founded Samsung On-Demand Talent Program in partnership with Upwork.

 

Angela Hood

Founder & CEO

ThisWay Global

 

American entrepreneur, Angela Hood founded ThisWay Global’s ‘AI4Jobs’ following more than two years of R&D at ideaSpace – University of Cambridge, UK.

 

Prior to founding ThisWay, Angela spent 20+ years in defense and engineering and supporting military families through NMFA and USMC. AI4Jobs provides qualified candidates to top companies, affordably and efficiently, by applying artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Rob Oddi

Change Management & Leadership Expert, CCMP™, Prosci/ADKAR, Certified Facilitator of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®

 

Rob Oddi is a change, culture, and leadership expert with over 20 years’ experience delivering change on multi-million dollar projects, programs, and initiatives. His best clients use his expertise and counsel to create strong cohesive teams, accelerate strategy development, create powerful engagement, and increase the success of change and transformation. 

 

Clients include Enbridge, Algonquin College, all major political parties in Canada, The City of Toronto, The Province of Ontario, The Government of Canada as well as TD Bank, BMO, SourceAmerica, and Tiffany’s.

Julia Guenster

Director Global HR Innovation & Digitization 

DB SCHENKER 

 

 

Julia is managing HR Innovation and Digitization at DB Schenker on a global scale, where she scouts, leads and drives initiatives as well as stakeholder engagement to generate and catalyze a sustainable culture transformation for a 72K+ employee corporation. 

 

Her focus areas are establishing an innovative mindset within the organization, as well as introducing innovative approaches to people management, talent development, and team processes. 

Aaron Hurst

CEO, Imperative

Author, The Purpose Economy

Founder, Taproot Foundation

Author, Fast Company's Purposeful CEO profile series.

 

A globally recognized social entrepreneur who works to create communities that are empowered to realize their potential. He is the CEO of Imperative, a B Corp advocating for Purpose-Oriented Workers and supporting the organizations that embrace them.

 

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Julia Douthart

Executive Director

julia@purposeevents.com

646-327-5714

Chris Shipley 

Technology journalist, author, analyst & entrepreneur 

As a  leading technology analyst for more than 25 years, Chris has documented, influenced, and predicted the impact of technology on business and society and built a career identifying and dissecting disruptive change.

 

As the executive producer of DEMO from 1996 to 2009, Chris helped more than 1,500 companies make their market debut including ground-breaking products such as salesforce.com, TiVO, VMWare, among many others.

 

Chris is a sought-after advisor, currently a Fellow, Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute and Analyst at Work to Learn. 

John Hagel

Founder and Co-chairman Center for the Edge, Deloitte 

Fellow, World Economic Forum 

Trustee, Santa Fe Institute Trustee, Independent Institute 

John Hagel is co-chairman of the Deloitte Center for the Edge, which he co-founded in 2007 with John Seely Brown. He currently occupies leadership roles at the World Economic Forum and the Santa Fe Institute. Hagel has lived in Silicon Valley for 35 years and, in addition to founding two technology start-ups, has spent most of his career at the intersection of business strategy and information technology.

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Dawn Klinghoffer 

 

General Manager

HR Business Insights

MICROSOFT

Dawn Klinghoffer oversees advanced people analytics &  research for Microsoft’s business units globally, analytics support for HR programs such as Global Talent Acquisition, Global Diversity &  Inclusion, Global HR Operations, reporting tools and technology for HR, and HR data privacy. Dawn started her career with Microsoft over 18 years ago, with the last 13 years in the People Analytics space, as the team has grown in scope and scale. Before Microsoft, Dawn worked as an Actuary with leading insurers. Dawn graduated with a BA in Mathematics from Bucknell University.

Pamela Stroko

VP, HCM Transformation & Thought Leadership, ORACLE

 

A recognized leader in the talent management arena with over 20 years’ experience as a practitioner. Over her career she has developed deep expertise in all aspects of talent management, focusing on delivering business results by aligning enterprise strategy with strategies for building people capability across the organization. 

 

A seasoned executive coach, Pamela developed her expertise as a talent leader by serving in senior business and HR roles at RR Donnelley & Sons Company, Deloitte, The Coca Cola Company, ICI London, Gap Inc., and Kraft.

Barry Melnkovic

Vice President & CHRO

U.S. STEEL

 

Barry Melnkovic joined U. S. Steel in May 2017 as vice president and chief human resources officer.  In this role, he is responsible for all facets of the company’s human resources and labor relations organizations. 

 

Previously, Mr. Melnkovic served as executive vice president and chief human capital officer for National Railroad Passenger Corporation / Amtrak, as well as serving as an officer and member of the company’s executive committee.  During his tenure, Mr. Melnkovic developed and executed Amtrak’s human and labor relations strategies for the company’s large workforce, established an enterprisewide lean six sigma function and a culture of continuous improvement.  

Dr. Christal Morris

Vice President, Human Resources International and Corporate

UPMC

 

Dr. Morris serves as the Vice President of Human Resources for UPMC, a $14B healthcare organization with over 67,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 27 hospitals and clinics. 

 

Her 20 plus years of experience in HR, across several leading organizations like Willis Towers Watson, Time Warner, Ernst & Young and Intel have provided her with Strategic Human Resources experience in areas of Leadership Development, talent management, employee engagement, inclusiveness strategy, organizational development, recruitment, work/life flexibility programs, HR program and policy management in global settings.

David White

 

Talent Insights

LINKEDIN

 

David considers it a privilege to be working at LinkedIn - a company that is transforming the world of talent. As a professional, David has had diverse opportunities working with amazing people in his life and career which has put David in a position to add incredible value to the teams and companies he works with

 

David has a Doctorate of Law from Brigham Young University—J. Reuben Clark Law School and an MBA from the Brigham Young University Marriott School of Business.

Chase Rowbotham

 

Head of People Analytics

GENENTECH

 

Chase Rowbotham is Head of People Analytics for Genentech.  Hired into the role in April 2015, Chase is responsible for leading a team of professionals to develop and execute an HR analytics strategy that enables data-driven decisions across the entire employee lifecycle.  People Analytics is dedicated to creating a great place for the organization’s 15,000 employees to do their best work in support of Genentech’s mission and goals.

Barry O'Reilly

Founder & CEO, ExecCamp

Contributor @ Inc.

Co-author of Lean Enterprise: How High-Performance Organization Innovate At Scale

 

 

Barry O’Reilly Founder and CEO of ExecCamp, the entrepreneurial experience for executives, and Antenn.ae as well as the co-author of Lean Enterprise: How High-Performance Organization Innovate At Scale, the latest addition to the Eric Ries Lean Series with O’Reilly Media, and a Harvard Business Review must-read for would-be CEO’s. more >>>

Thomas Schulz

 

CHRO & Member of the Management Board

DB SCHENKER

 

DB Schenker offers globally logistical services, operating in over 130 countries worldwide and employing over 72K. 

 

An innovating and progressive leader, Thomas Schulz began his career in 1995 as a lawyer for the Holletschek und Partner law firm in Cologne. He held the position of Corporate Human Resources at Dachser GmbH & Co. KG, based out of Kempten where he focused on developing the strategy for global HR management.

 

In 2012, Schulz was appointed to the Management Board of Schenker AG, headquartered in Essen, where he is now in charge of Human Resources. Schulz holds an MBA in financial management.

Kate (Carlson) North

Managing Director

Workplace Innovation 

Colliers-International

 

Global Chair, IFMA’s Workplace Evolutionaries (WE) Community

 

For more than 25 years, Kate has been helping organizations create innovative workplaces and adopt new ways of working. Her global expertise includes: workplace strategy, change management, training, research, sustainability, design and leadership.  Kate is passionate about workplace and community.  In 2012, Kate co-founded the “Workplace Evolutionaries” (WE)

Melissa Meredith

SVP  People, PECISIONHAWK

Founder & Chief Strategy Officer

ScaleUp Talent

 

Melissa is the SVP of People for PrecisionHawk; a global leader in developing and integrating commercial drone technology with operations across six continents.

After spending the early part of her Human Resources career in Corporate America, Melissa remembers thinking there's got to be a better way to bring people together and get things done. So she set out on a journey to discover what works, what doesn't and why. 

 

 

Ross Sparkman

 

Head of Strategic Workforce Planning,

FACEBOOK

 

Contemporary people leader with deep business acumen and an analytical approach in the fields of Human Capital Strategy and Strategic Workforce Planning. His modern approach to improving company performance through its most valuable asset - PEOPLE - spans across several industries and focuses on leveraging big data and advanced statistics to help align the workforce with organizational strategy. Once aligned, talent levers can be used to create an optimal employee and organizational "people" mix that drives superior company performance.

Keith Black

Vice President, Human Resources

Philadelphia Media Network

 

Philadelphia Media Network (PMN) is the publisher of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com. Keith accepted the role of VP of Human Resources in 2015. His first task was the assessment and complete reconstruction of the HR function to closely align with PMN's strategic initiatives and to establish a positive workplace culture based on the Respectful Workplace platform. In addition to leading the team responsible for all traditional HR initiatives, Keith also handles all labor relations for their 13 unions, employment law matters, and security and facilities issues.

Jim Ware, PhD

 

Partner, FutureWork Forum

Publisher, Work&Place 

Author, Making Meetings Matter

 

As a former Harvard Business School professor Jim has invested his career in understanding what organizations must do to thrive in a rapidly changing world. Jim is the founder and chief design strategist of Making Meetings Matter; he also serves as the global research director for Work & Place; the Executive Director of The Future of Work…unlimited; and he is a Partner with the London-based FutureWork Forum. 

Kristin (Krupka) McNally

Office of Employee Engagement

Human Resources Center Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

 

Leading Employee Engagement, Organizational Effectiveness, Culture Strategies and Data Analysis; Training and Development; and Diversity and Inclusion, with an awesome team at the U.S, Department of Labor.

 

Proud member of the Department of Labor Innovation Council and the Department of Labor Diversity and Inclusion Council.

Ulysses J. Smith

Lead for Special Projects, Innovation & Strategic Engagement (SPISE), CORNELL UNIVERSITY

 

Founder and CEO of Archetype

 

Ulysses J. Smith is the Lead for Special Projects, Innovation & Strategic Engagement (SPISE) at Cornell University, an initiative that aims to leverage the talent of a diverse workforce by utilizing non-traditional engagement methods to foster innovation, creativity, and belonging. Smith is a graduate of Cornell University, receiving degrees in both Urban & Regional Studies and Government.

 

Smith also consultants on participatory governance structures and creating access to institutions and decision-making processes for underserved and underrepresented groups.

Gifford Pinchot

Chairman, Pinchot & Company

 

Founder and President Emeritus of "The Bainbridge Graduate Institute" - (Now merged with Presidio Graduate School), which offered the first MBA in Sustainable Business.

 

Known for having coined the terms intrapreneur, intrapreneurship and intrapreneuring. Gifford is a noted thought leader on intrapreneuring, innovation and susatinable business

 

Author of the bestseller, Intrapreneuring: Why You Don't Have to Leave the Corporation to Become an Entrepreneur, which was published in 15 languages. Intrapreneuring launched and defined the intrapreneurship movement, which is flourishing today. 

 

Sara Sutton Fell

 

CEO and Founder, Flexjobs

Founder, Remote.co

1 Million for Work FLexibility ​

 

Known as the "Queen of Remote Work," Sara Sutton Fell has more than 20 years of experience in the online job market industry. She is the CEO and founder of FlexJobs and founder of Remote.co, a one-stop resource for remote teams and companies, and the 1 Million for Work Flexibility initiative.

Bernard Coleman III

Global Head, Diversity & Inclusion

UBER

 

As Uber's Head of Diversity & Inclusion he has had to move at lightning speed to harness the power that its unique workforce offers.

 

Prior to Uber, Bernard led Hillary for America's (HFA) Diversity and Human Resources initiatives, as the first-ever Chief Diversity and Human Resources Officer in United States history, for any presidential campaign of either political party. 

 

In this role, Bernard helped drive the campaign’s institutional planning in support of the mission and goals as well as assessing the strategic diversity indicators and standards that ensure responsibility and accountability.

Shannon Lucas

Vice President, Head of Emerging Business Unit

ERICSSON

 

Intrapreneur. Innovator. Facilitator. Change Agent.

 

Shannon is a global innovation executive specializing in future trend analysis, driving innovation & intrapreneurial culture, and delivering transformational technology solutions. Strategic consultant and expert facilitator, experienced in guiding Fortune 1000 corporate customers through ideation and prototyping to market entry. Seasoned program manager passionate about constantly iterating corporate innovation methodologies and the cultural support mechanisms to make them successful and repeatable.

Nigel Cameron

President & CEO, Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies​

 

Nigel Cameron, Ph.D., M.B.A. is a graduate of Cambridge and Edinburgh Universities and the Edinburgh Business School. Before founding C-PET, he was Research Professor & Associate Dean at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), where he established the first US university center on nanotechnology & its social implications.

 

Nigel has also served on US delegations to the UN and UNESCO, and was invited to participate in the State Department-led scenario planning Project Horizon.

 

He has written widely on the policy impacts of emerging technologies, including, Will Robots Take Your Job? A Plea for Consensus (Polity Press / John Wiley)

 

Ken Finneran

 

CHRO

National Beverage Corp

 

forward thinking HR executive. Internationally experience, trilingual, well-accomplished HR executive and entrepreneur.

 

Prior to joining National Beverage Corp, Ken was the lead the strategic, human resources function within the Americas region for Hellmann Worldwide Logistics and was Founder, President & CEO of ICM – Intellectual Capital Management, an international consulting firm 

 Julia Douthart

  Executive Director

  Work Rebooted

  Partner, Purpose Events​

Micheal Priddis

CEO & Founder

Faethm

 

CEO and founder of Faethm, an R&D firm focused on the Applications and Implications of emerging technologies such as AI, robotics, advanced materials and IoT. 

 

At the Boston Consulting Group, Michael led and built the BCG Digital Ventures business across Asia, as part of the global leadership team, achieving team and revenue growth that was significantly over plan.

 

 

Stephane Kasriel

Chief Executive Officer

UPWORK

 

As CEO of Upwork, the largest freelancing website, and co-chair of the World Economic Forum Council on the Future of Education, Gender and Work, Stephane is in a unique position to share his perspective on future trends -- from global forces impacting the job market and the rise of the freelance economy to how companies are changing the way they build teams and the way education should evolve. An expert in staffing innovation and remote work, Stephane led a distributed team of engineers as Upwork's SVP of Engineering before ascending to be CEO. His book Hire Fast & Build Things details how to use freelancers to power businesses. Stephane holds an MBA from INSEAD, Master’s from Stanford in CS and a BS from Ecole Polytechnique in France.

Susan Schmitz

Chief of People Strategy

Dell Global Enterprise Technology Services

 

As the Chief of People Strategy for a business unit of Dell Technologies, Susan leads initiatives to attract, retain and develop top talent in over 80 countries. She is passionate about driving positive business outcomes via diverse and inclusive teams that are engaged and empowered to best serve Dell customers. Susan works remotely and travels extensively. She loves the possibilities for growth and learning that technology and a global mindset enable and believes “we can’t fix what we can’t talk about."

Saidah Nash Carter

Head of Innovation

THOMSON REUTERS AFRICA 

 

Saidah a builder of new experiences for new platforms and the SVP of Innovation - Africa at Thomson Reuters and the Africa Lead for Thomson Reuters Labs - Cape Town, 

Innovation is about experimentation.

 

Thomson Reuters is committed to partnering and experimenting with our customers and other thought leaders to make innovation and positive industry disruption - that really changes lives and industries - a reality. The importance of true partnership and co-creation in building solutions of the future cannot be underestimated. We are all change agents and together we can navigate the complexities and ensure that Africa can realize its true potential and take its rightful place in the global innovation arena. 

 

John W. Sigmon

Chief Human Resources Officer

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine

 

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF) is a global organization dedicated to advancing military medical research by administering, managing and supporting preeminent scientific programs that benefit members of the armed forces and civilians alike.

 

John serves as the CHRO building optimal enterprise structures for talent acquisition, development, and management. Championing the employee experience for over 2,500 colleagues across 31 states, DC, and multiple international locations. Leading a customer-centric, flexible, and responsive HR team to ensure HJF is always positioned for success.

 

Previously, John was the CHRO for AARP and has held several prestigious posts with government agencies including the HHS.

 

 

Jennifer Hulett

Vice President & Head of HR

ERICSSON

 

Accountable for all HR strategy and delivery in support of 15,000 employees, for a $7B products and services business. Direct management of a team of 100+ HR professionals, including HR Business Partners, HR Generalists, Total Rewards, Benefits, Talent Management, Talent Acquisition, Workforce Planning & Analytics, and Learning & Development. Dual reporting to the CHRO of Ericsson and the CEO for North America.

 

Ericsson is a world’s leading provider of communications technology and services including consulting, software and infrastructure within Information and Communications Technology for telecom operators and other industries. Today, more than 40 percent of the world’s mobile traffic goes through Ericsson networks in over 180 countries, and we support customers’ networks servicing more than 2.5 billion subscribers

 

 

Martin Tracey

Chief People Officer 

ENJOY TECHNOLOGIES

 

Martin Tracey is Chief People Officer at Enjoy Technology, Inc., a  new kind of delivery experience offering same-day delivery with personalized setup of today’s best tech products founded and led by Ron Johnson, former head of Apple Retail

 

Previously Martin was Global Vice President of Team Member Services (HR) at Whole Foods, Martin Tracey had strategic responsibilities for the end-to-end team member experience including recruitment, compensation and benefits, talent analytics, learning and development and payroll operations for more than 87,000 team members. When at Starbucks, Tracey was responsible for leadership development, talent analytics, and organizational development as Chief Talent Officer and Vice President of People Development.

 

 

Jamai Wallis Blivin

Founder and CEO

Innovate+Educate

 

Innovate+Educate was founded in 2009 by CEO Jamai Blivin and several top U.S. companies focusing on an industry led movement for education to employment. I+E is a national 501c3 implementing research based strategies and solutions across the U.S. with a focus on regions and industry led activities. We are a THINK and DO organization and serve as an aggregator to implement system change. 

 

Innovate+Educate believes the current education to employment pathway is broken. A new system is required. Their work focuses on working with cities and communities to address their workforce issues, connecting job seekers to employment by using validated assessments to create a common language between education, workforce, employers and policymakers. 

 

 

Mariam Kakkar

Chief, Talent Development 

UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

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Mariam Kakkar is a talent management professional with over 17 years of experience in the public sector. She has spent the last 13 years working in the UN system at UNDP, UNICEF and UNFPA in the areas of organizational development, integrated talent management, high potential development, career development, executive talent management, knowledge management, innovation, employee engagement and leadership development.

 Mariam leads the Talent Development Unit at UNDP, which is responsible for developing individual, team and organizational capabilities to meet the organization’s strategic mission. The team leads the implantation of processes, systems and tools to create a culture of continuous learning, knowledge sharing and innovation  for UNDP’s 18, 000 global employees.

 

Before joining the UN, Mariam worked at the Center for Learning and Performance @Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec and the Ministry of Education of Quebec. She has a doctorate in Educational Technology from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.

Sean Sullivan

VP. Human Resources

TUFTS MEDICAL CENTER

Tufts Medical Center is an exceptional not-for-profit, 415-bed academic medical center that is home to both a full-service hospital for adults and Floating Hospital for Children. Located in downtown Boston, the Medical Center is the principal teaching hospital for Tufts University School of Medicine. Floating Hospital for Children is the full-service children’s hospital of Tufts Medical Center and the principal pediatric teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine. Tufts Medical Center is affiliated with five community hospitals and with New England Quality Care Alliance, its community physicians’ network.

 

 

 

Brynne Kennedy

CEO and Founder

MOVE GUIDES

 

Brynne founded MOVE Guides after being an expatriate herself while an investment banker, and has raised $100 million dollars from top venture capital funds to reinvent global mobility solutions. Brynne is also the Founder of #Mobility4All, a non-profit movement that empowers those fleeing poverty and conflict through global mobility, and to which MOVE Guides contributes a % of its revenue.  Brynne has won many awards for her leadership including Entrepreneur of the Year in the Women in IT Awards, Women of the Future Awards and Stevie Awards.  She has been a part of Management Today’s 35 Under 35, named a Workforce Game Changer, one of 25 people changing the HR industry, and recognized with the Meritorious Service Award from Worldwide ERC.  In 2017, Brynne won London Business School’s Distinguished Alumni Award.

Jason Scott

REMOTE YEAR

 

Remote Year brings groups of inspiring professionals to travel, live, and work in different cities around the world. Spending one month in each city, the community will connect with local cultures and business ecosystems, forming lifelong, borderless personal and professional relationships along the way.

The professionals participating in a Remote Year program come from various backgrounds, industries, and nationalities. Each group is specially named — after an inspiring leader, concept, or term — with the purpose of driving a common connection and life-long bond between each individual both during and after their RY experience. Even when programs end, our customers' relationships to the Nation continue to grow and give back.

 

Kevin Lustig

Chief Executive Officer 

SKILLO


Kevin is CEO of Skillo, Skillo is a content sharing and learning platform. Previously Kevin was Senior Vice President of North Central University in San Diego. 

Audrey Williams-Lee

VP, Corporate Human Resources & Global Philanthropy 

HYATT HOTELS CORPORATION

 

HR leader and advisor for C-suite executives and their leadership teams, leading the development and implementation of a multi-year workforce and talent strategy to meet long-term business objectives.  

Audrey also leads Hyatt’s community engagement, social impact and governance efforts to mitigate organizational risks in the areas of human rights and human trafficking, and direct the company’s philanthropy strategy and approach to charitable giving. Further responsible for overseeing the operation of Hyatt’s corporate office to ensure the space where colleagues work and engage provides an environment where they can be their best.

Zoe Harte

SVP, Head of Human Resources and Talent Innovation

UPWORK

 

Zoe Harte is the Head of Human Resources and Talent Innovation at Upwork, Her passions include: transforming cultures; bringing core values to life; executive coaching; creating inclusive organizations at all levels; compensation leveling and framework development; managing global teams; organizational development and design; building recruiting capacity; organizational relocations; policy development which bolsters collaborative cultures; mergers and acquisitions; rightsizing teams; 360 feedback and performance management; career pathing; developing and providing training; and employee communications.

 

Regina Schofield

Director, Corporate Engagement and Educational Outreach 

BATTELLE

 

The Honorable Regina B. Schofield is the Director of Corporate Engagement & Education Outreach for Battelle Education. Based in the Washington D.C., she leads Battelle’s east coast STEM education initiatives in addition to regional philanthropy efforts.  

Nominated by the President, she served as Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs at the U. S. Department of Justice. In that position, she oversaw programs like Project Safe Childhood, the Prisoner Reentry Initiative, and the White House Initiative on Helping America’s Youth, among many others. 

Joanna Riley

CEO AND CO-FOUNDER

CENSIA

 

Joanna Riley is an entrepreneur, advocate, and mentor in technology, and is currently the CEO and Co-Founder of Censia. Joanna has a highly experienced background in building and scaling companies, which she attributes to her deep passion for people and building technologies that allow people to be their best selves.  She brings her wide knowledge of the industry to better transform the way enterprise companies hire talent.

 

Featured in Fortune, Fast Company, Forbes, Inc, WSJ, Financial Times, Bloomberg, Huffington Post, NYSE, TechCrunch, Business Insider, and in 2017 was named one of the 100 highest-ranking women in tech globally, and in 2016 was awarded the Most Powerful and Influential Women, and the Power ’30 Under 30’.

 

Prior to Censia, Joanna was the co-founder and CEO of 1-Page, a SaaS solutions provider which she led to a successful IPO,  was part of the International Training Unit for the FBI, and sits on numerous prestigious boards.

Terri Griffith

Associate Dean

Leavey School of Business

Santa Clara University

Author of The PLUGGED-IN Manager ​

Summit Chair

Associate Dean and Professor of Management & Entrepreneurship in Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business. Her passion is understanding how new and old technologies, organizational practices, and people’s skills can be woven together to achieve strategic and performance targets today -- and how to learn from the results so tomorrow's performance is even better.

Her award-winning book, The Plugged-In Manager: Get in Tune with Your People, Technology, and Organization to Thrive, offers clear examples and frameworks for succeeding now and in the future: not just leadership, not just technology, but a powerful combination that leverages all your resources.

Terri is one of the 100 honored members of the 2012 Silicon Valley Women of Influence and serves on the Human team for Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Inc. Her current projects focus on how we best integrate artificial intelligence into our work and crowd-powered organizations.

Michael Grove

Chief Executive Officer 

CollabWorks


AS CEO of CollabWorks, Michael's core belief is that if individuals are empowered to manage their own engagement they will thrive to the benefit of themselves and the organization. The framework is designed to work with all levels of the organization starting the executive team. CEOs are capturing immediate value by clarifying their current work (digital service profile) and identifying changes to drive more value. Engineers are creating projects to optimize their own talent. All functional organizations including IT and HR are viewed as margin contributors not cost centers..