Given the essential role of human capital in the coming expansion, a global war for talent is beginning and will intensify. At the heart of this competition are three issues: Change in Demographic Profiles; Technology Development; and Skill Gaps and Demand-Supply Mismatches. Diplomatic Courier’s inaugural Global Talent Summit in 2014 will focus on the Future of Jobs and Talent Mobility for the 21st Century.

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SPEAKERS

GARY BEACH

GARY BEACH

Publisher Emeritus, CIO Magazine

Bio

Gary J. Beach brings more than thirty years of information technology experience to his role as publisher emeritus of International Data Group’s CIO magazine. Considered an expert source on the role of the chief information officer and future IT trends, he is frequently quoted by major media organizations such as CNN, USA Today, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and CBS MarketWatch. For the past ten years Beach has been a regular contributor on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” and “Squawk on the Street” commenting on technology investment trends and key industry issues. From 1998 through 2002 he contributed technology commentaries on tech issues for National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” and “Morning Edition” programs. From the Oval Office of The White House in October 1996, Beach launched an information technology non-profit called Tech Corps which remains the nation’s longest standing non-profit focused on educational technology issues. In August 2013 John Wiley and Sons published Beach’s book “The U.S.Technology Skills Gap” which at launch was listed as an Amazon Bestseller among computing and technology titles.

ELISA VILLANUEVA BEARD

ELISA VILLANUEVA BEARD

Co-CEO Teach for America

Bio

Elisa Villanueva Beard’s passion for educational equity comes from personal experience. Elisa grew up in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas and developed a deep commitment to Teach For America’s mission as a student at DePauw University, where she was one of just a few Mexican-American students. Her journey with Teach For America started 15 years ago in Phoenix where she taught first and second grade bilingual education as a 1998 corps member. She joined Teach For America’s staff in 2001 to lead the organization’s work in her hometown in the position of executive director. Elisa was inspired to take on this role because she saw her community beginning to have a different conversation as a result of the work her corps members and alumni were doing. Four years later, she stepped into the role of chief operating officer, leading Teach For America’s field operations. In this role for the past eight years, Villanueva Beard has led Teach For America’s dramatic growth in our regions from 22 regions to 46. It is Teach For America’s regions where the organization’s program is put into practice and where 80 percent of its funding is raised. In 2013, Elisa was named co-CEO alongside Matt Kramer. Under their leadership, Teach For America currently impacts more than 750,000 students in over 2,600 schools. Together they manage the leadership team, work with the board, and are held fully accountable for the organization’s success. Elisa holds a B.A. in sociology from DePauw University. She lives with her husband Jeremy and their three sons in Houston, Texas.

DAVID CHAVERN

DAVID CHAVERN

Chief Operating Officer U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Bio

David C. Chavern is executive vice president and chief operating officer at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Chavern serves as chair of the Chamber’s Management Committee and is responsible for day-to-day operations as well as long-term planning. This includes responsibility for a range of policy, financial, administrative, and legal operations. He also oversees several revenue operations, including corporate partnerships and small business outreach and membership. Further, he is deeply involved in the Chamber’s innovative push into social and new media. Chavern is also founder and president of the Chamber’s Center for Women in Business. The center’s objective is to increase opportunities for women at all levels of business. Previously, Chavern served as the Chamber’s chief of staff and vice president of its Capital Markets initiative, where he quickly became one of the nation’s leading voices on corporate governance and on the regulation of U.S. capital markets. Earlier, he served in several senior positions at the U.S. Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank. Before coming to Washington, Chavern was in private legal practice in Philadelphia. Chavern holds an M.B.A. from Georgetown University (valedictorian) and is a graduate of the Villanova University School of Law (Order of the Coif) and the University of Pittsburgh (University Scholar).

FUMBI CHIMA

FUMBI CHIMA

Vice President of Global technology services & strategic Partnerships, Wal-Mart

Bio

Management Executive with over 20years experience, proficient at developing and implementing IT strategic initiatives/projects, project management, driving business development, mentoring product development, leading operations, and providing leadership to multiple business units in technology, telecommunications, banking, finance and investment management services sectors and mostly recently retail — in Asia, Latin America, Europe and the United States. Currently serving as the Vice President of Global Technology Services and Strategic Partnerships. Also has additional responsibility for the Vendor Management Office, the Project Management Office, and IT Asset Management at Walmart; AR, USA Some of the varied engagements that have been privileged include assisting in the transformation of varied global companies and culture to define, design and implement key technology strategies and platform; execute business plan to drive profitability and revenue growth; motivate teams; develop, manage and augment management teams; lead organization turn-around and implementing change; plan, design and implement training/development programs based on organizational needs; implement succession planning; organizational process performance management Orchestrated development and various implementations of multimillion-dollar capital investment plan for information technology organization; implementation of PMOs for various global IT initiatives; and the development and implementation of a business transformation for Multinational Institutions. Fumbi serves on numerous boards and mentoring networks which includes; World Affairs Council – DC; StemConnector; West Essex YMCA and NJ School of Ballet; Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF); as well as serves in a leadership role within women’s organization as one of the Officer Sponsor‘s for the Wal-Mart Women’s Resource Council; Secretary of the African American Officer Caucus. She is a member of the Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF).

STEVEN CURRALL

STEVEN CURRALL

Dean, School of Management University of California, Davis

Bio

Steve Currall is Dean and Professor in the Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Davis. As a behavioral scientist, he has conducted research and taught for 25 years on organizational psychology topics such as innovation, emerging technologies, negotiation, and corporate governance. He has been a grantee on $21,533,893 in external funding of which over 78% came from refereed research grants from the National Science Foundation or National Institutes of Health. At the invitation of the U.S. President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, Currall was a member of the Nanotechnology Technical Advisory Group. Currall recently authored a book on university-business-government cooperation entitled, Organized Innovation: A Blueprint for Renewing America’s Prosperity (Oxford University Press). Based on research funded by the National Science Foundation, the book is the culmination of a 10-year research project on interdisciplinary research involving science, engineering, and medicine. Currall was formerly Vice Dean of Enterprise in the Faculty of Engineering Sciences at University College London as well as Visiting Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Entrepreneurship at London Business School. While a faculty member at Rice University, Currall was the William and Stephanie Sick Professor of Entrepreneurship in the Brown School of Engineering and Associate Professor of Management, Psychology, and Statistics in the Jones Graduate School of Management. He was Founding Director of the Rice University Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship. During Currall’s five-year tenure leading the Alliance, it assisted in the launch of over 160 technology start-up companies, which raised in excess of $300,000,000 in equity capital. He also co-founded the Rice University Business Plan Competition, which is the world’s largest and richest graduate student business plan competition. He has served as the Chief Strategic Advisor and member of Board of Directors and Executive Committee for the 10-campus University of California system’s Global Health Institute, BioHouston (interim Vice Chair; Executive Committee; chair of Governance Committee), Leadership in Medicine, Inc., Nanotechnology Foundation of Texas, and Interferometrics, Inc. a venture-funded medical device start-up. Currall is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He received Stanford University’s Price Foundation Innovative Entrepreneurship Educator Award, Ernst & Young’s regional Entrepreneur of the Year Award®, and the Grand Velocity Award for Academic Entrepreneurship, Indiana University. In 2003, he was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. He has been quoted over 550 times in global media outlets such as the New York Times and Financial Times.  He earned a Ph.D. from Cornell University, a M.Sc. from the London School of Economics (as a Rotary International Scholar), and a B.A. (cum laude) from Baylor University.

GUILLERMO FERNÁNDEZ

GUILLERMO FERNÁNDEZ

Executive Director, FUMEC

Bio

Guillermo Fernandez has been the President and CEO of the US-Mexico Foundation for Science since 1996. He holds a Bachelor of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelor Physics from the National University of Mexico (UNAM) as well as a Master of Science in Engineering and Economics Systems from Stanford University. As Deputy Director of the National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT) Mr. Fernandez created several different scientific and technological information services for industry, including INFOTEC. He worked as a researcher and engineer at the Federal Electricity Commission in Mexico (CFE). He was Executive Director of the Electrical Research Institute (IIE) and oversaw more than 200 innovation projects jointly with the CFE and LyFC, from which enterprises such as SINTEC and SIDETEC were created. Guillermo Fernandez has been a leading technical advisor for projects at the UNDP-GEF and has actively participated in several Mexican and international professional organizations such as the Mexican Association of University Mechanical and Electrical Engineers (AIUME), Mexican Association of Mechanical and Electrical Engineers (AMIME) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He is Member of the Cross-border Institute for Regional Development (CBIRD), and Member of the Advisory Board of the National Science Resources Center (NSRC). He has participated as an Advisor for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Mr. Fernandez serves on the board of INNOVEC, a civil association based in Mexico City that supports research in innovation and development of support strategies for improving the teaching of science in basic education. The Academy of Science of France awarded him the PurKwa Prize 2008 for his enthusiasm in fostering programs for scientific education for children in Mexico.

AMBASSADOR STUART HOLLIDAY

AMBASSADOR STUART HOLLIDAY

President and CEO, Meridian International Center

Bio

Ambassador Stuart Holliday is the President and CEO of Meridian International Center. Meridian works closely with the U.S. Department of State and other U.S. government agencies, NGOs, international governments, and the private sector. It creates global leadership programs, partnerships, and initiatives that strengthen international cooperation on key issues such as security, energy and the environment, economic development, entrepreneurship, global health and culture. Holliday served as United States Ambassador for Special Political Affairs at the United Nations (2003-2005), after his nomination by the President and confirmation by the Senate. Holliday’s primary duties involved representing the United States on issues in the U.N. Security Council. This included responsibility for U.S. policy on U.N. Peacekeeping, Sanctions, and Counterterrorism programs. Prior to serving at the United Nations, Holliday was Coordinator (Assistant Secretary) of the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of International Information Programs and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs. From 2000 to 2001, he was Special Assistant to the President and Associate Director of Presidential Personnel at the White House. At the White House, he advised the President on all National Security appointments including the Defense Department, State Department, the Veterans Department, FEMA, NASA, OPIC, Peace Corps, USAID and Ambassadorships. Following the attacks of September 11, Holliday was tasked by the President’s Chief of Staff to work with government agencies to staff the first Office of Homeland Security at the White House. From 1998 to 2000, he served as Policy Advisor to then Governor of Texas. In this capacity he had specific responsibility for economic development, international trade, technology and military issues, and served on the Governor’s liaison to the National Guard. He has also served as Executive Director of the Dallas Council on World Affairs and as Regional Director for North Africa, the Middle East and Turkey at the International Republican Institute (IRI) where he worked on political reform and elections. Holliday served on active and reserve duty as an Officer in the United States Navy (Intelligence) from 1988 until 1995 and was recalled to active duty for Operation Desert Storm. He is a recipient of the Joint Service Commendation Medal and other awards. He obtained his B.S.F.S. (International Affairs) from Georgetown University and his M.A. (International Affairs) from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Holliday is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations; member of Young Presidents’ Organization’s (YPO) Global Diplomacy and Public Policy Network; and serves on the Board of Directors for the Council of American Ambassadors, the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and on the National Advisory Board of Public Insight LLC, an investment advisory firm. Holliday is a frequent speaker on national security and foreign policy issues. He regularly appears on television programs such as CNN, Fox News, National Public Radio, CBS, BBC, MSNBC, and a variety of international media networks as an expert commentator.

SURYA KANT

SURYA KANT

President, North America, UK and Europe Operations, Tata Consultancy Services

Bio

Surya Kant, or “Sury”, as he is popularly known, is the president for the North America, UK and Europe Operations of Tata Consultancy Services. In this capacity, Sury is responsible for overseeing and strengthening customer relationships and revenues across TCS’ largest markets. Sury also plays a key role in growing TCS’ business in new markets and expanding its range of technology and service offerings. Sury has been with TCS for over 30 years and has made significant contributions to the growth of the company and the software industry. Through 2006, he served as head of customer delivery in New Delhi, a role in which he managed many of TCS’ key customer relationships and grew the regional delivery center substantially. Prior to this, he served as head of TCS’ operations in Japan and the United Kingdom, respectively. Sury started the company’s operations in Tokyo, Japan in 1987, and in the early nineties ran the TCS operations in the UK. Sury has also worked in the areas of project management, software quality assurance and delivery center management. His efforts in these areas significantly contributed to TCS achieving the distinction of being the first organization in the world to be assessed at enterprise CMMi® Level 5 and PCMM® Level 5, an indication of the best in class. Sury initiated the Employee Satisfaction Survey in TCS, a survey that has been very well received and is now recognized as a best practice across the entire Tata Group. TCS employees have rewarded the company for its efforts, resulting in TCS being ranked as the Best IT Employer in India by the Dataquest-IDC survey over the years. Sury is currently a member of a number of bodies connected with various academic institutions. He is also a frequent speaker at industry conferences and academic institutions and is actively involved with various social causes. Sury, who is fluent in several languages, is a member of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), USA, and was nominated to the Tata Group Top Strategic Leadership Program in 2004. Sury also sits on the IT Services Board of Directors for the TechAmerica Association. In 1976, Sury received his Bachelor’s of Electrical Engineering with a specialization in Electronics from the Delhi College of Engineering. In 1978, he received his Master’s in Electrical Engineering with a specialization in Computer Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi, both at the top of his class.

DR. HEIDI KLEINBACH-SAUTER

DR. HEIDI KLEINBACH-SAUTER

Senior Vice President, Global Foods R&D, PepsiCo

Bio

Dr. Heidi Kleinbach-Sauter is the Senior Vice President of PepsiCo’s Global Foods R&D where she has global R&D responsibility for PepsiCo’s worldwide innovation platforms for savory snacks and overall foods business. Her responsibility covers several $1bln dollar brands such as Lays- the world’s largest snacks brand-, Doritos, Cheetos and Quaker. These brands deliver close to 1bln consumer touch points every day and are enjoyed by consumers in all major parts of the world. Her role includes accelerating the global innovation agenda by developing R&D strategies enabled by differentiated and ownable technology platforms to drive consumer centric and scientifically based transformational innovation. Dr. Kleinbach-Sauter also has operational responsibility for all R&D teams within PepsiCo Americas Foods, such as Frito Lay, Quaker, Sabritas and Gamesa R&D in Mexico and our South American R&D teams. With more than 25 years of experience in the CPG Foods and Beverages industry, Dr. Kleinbach-Sauter has a proven track record of leading and commercializing a large number of foods and beverages innovations in more than 10 different categories that have delighted consumers in many parts of the world and have driven impressive business results. Dr. Kleinbach-Sauter earned her PhD, Master’s and Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science/ Engineering/Nutrition from the Universities of Hohenheim and Giessen in Germany. She has also studied Marketing Management, Consumer Behavior at the State University of New York, Product Development at the University of Tennessee, and completed the TGMP General Manager Program at Harvard Business School.

STÉPHAN VINCENT-LANCRIN

STÉPHAN VINCENT-LANCRIN

Senior Analyst, OECD

Bio

Stéphan Vincent-Lancrin is a Senior Analyst and Project Leader at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (Directorate for Education and Skills).

He is currently responsible of two projects of the OECD Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI): “Innovation Strategy for education and training” and “the future of higher education”. His current interests cover the nature and level of education and skills that matter in innovation and knowledge societies; the innovation ecology in the education sector; the measurement of innovation in education.

His recent work covers the identification of skills for innovation-driven societies and how education systems can foster them (“21st Century skills”) through specific curricula, pedagogy and assessments – at all educational levels. His most recent book, co-authored with Ellen Winner and Thalia Goldstein, is Art for Art’s Sake. The impact of arts education (OECD Publishing).

Stéphan has also been working extensively on many facets of higher education and innovation, including the internationalisation and future of higher education, e-learning. He has authored many articles and book chapters and edited several books.

Stéphan has worked at the OECD for about 12 years. Before joining the OECD, he has worked for 7 years as lecturer and researcher in economics at the University of Paris-Nanterre and the London School of Economics. He is a Marie Curie Fellow and a 2007 Fulbright New Century Scholar. He holds a PhD in economics, a business school diploma, and a master’s in philosophy.

MICHAEL NORRIS

MICHAEL NORRIS

Chief Operating Officer and Market President, Sodexo, Inc.

Bio

Michael Norris was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Sodexo North America, an $8 billion solutions provider, and Market President of the Corporate Services Market in June 2005. He has direct reporting responsibility to President and CEO George Chavel and Mr. Norris has an extensive background in driving sales growth and increasing market share and currently oversees Sodexo’s B&I portfolio that has annual revenues of more than $1.4 billion and serves more than 1,800 client locations nationwide. Mr. Norris has also served as President of Sodexo’s International Large Accounts market, representing 32 of the largest global accounts and is the market champion for Sodexo’s Global Business & Industry Group.

Shortly after joining Sodexo, he became the lead advisor and negotiator for the development of SodexoMAGIC, LLC, a joint venture partnership with Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Jr. In 5 years, he has successfully grown the venture to $125M in sales and serves on the SodexoMAGIC board of directors.

In addition, Mr. Norris is also a board member for NMS, a limited liability company, owned by NANA Development Corporation, an Alaska Native Corporation subsidiary, and Sodexo. NMS clients include the oil & gas industry, federal, state and local governments, schools and universities, hospitals and clinics, senior living centers, air carriers, the telecommunications industry and more.  He is currently a member of the Sodexo University Executive Board and has also served as the Executive Sponsor of Sodexo’s Pan-Asian Network Group (PANG), the Women’s Network Group (WiNG) and the Cross Market Diversity Council.

Before joining Sodexo, Mr. Norris served as President of Loews Cineplex Entertainment U.S. with annual revenues in excess of $1 billion. He joined Loews in 1995 as Senior Vice President for Operations and Concessions, where his responsibilities included marketing, brand positioning, operations, real estate, concessions, design and construction, strategic planning, training and film acquisitions. During his tenure, Loews’ concession sales increased by 179% per guest and Mr. Norris repositioned the brand to become the leading theater chain in the top markets of the world.

Mr. Norris gained experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry both domestically and internationally, serving as President and COO of Chili’s Bar & Grill in Asia from 1993 to 1995. During this time, he managed more than $100 million in capital investments over a three-year period. From 1976 to 1993, he held various positions at General Mills Restaurants, Inc., rising to become Director of Operations for the $345 million operating unit that included the Red Lobster and Olive Garden restaurants throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in 1973, Mr. Norris attended Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, MI and earned a Masters in Business Administration in 1995 from the University of East London, London, UK. He has served as President of the National Association of Theater Owners, and has served as a board member of Cass Community Center in Detroit, MI. Variety -The Children’s Charity and the Will Rogers Institute. He is an active supporter of First Step, an organization whose goal is to reduce the incidence of domestic and sexual violence and to provide services to individuals affected by these crimes.

LARRY QUINLAN

LARRY QUINLAN

Chief Information Officer, Deloitte

Bio

Larry Quinlan is a principal at Deloitte—one of the world’s largest professional services organizations, with over 200,000 people in more than 150 countries around the world. He serves as the Global Chief Information Officer and chairs the Global CIO Council. As CIO, Larry has responsibility for all facets of technology including strategy, applications, infrastructure, support, and execution. In this role, he also leads the worldwide technology organization. Larry has been with Deloitte since 1988 and has served in a variety of leadership roles, including Global CIO for Deloitte Consulting LLP and National Managing Principal for Process Excellence. As Process Excellence leader, Larry led the U.S. enterprise-wide effort to increase margins and effectiveness through continuous process improvement using the Lean Six Sigma methodology. Larry holds an MBA from Baruch College, City University of New York and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of the West Indies. Larry has been widely quoted in major publications including The Wall Street Journal and InformationWeek and has spoken at major events. He has been honored by institutions and publications including American Foundation for the University of The West Indies (Vice Chancellor’s Award), CARAH (Outstanding Corporate Contribution to Corporate America), CIO Magazine (2012 CIO 100 Award), Computerworld (2007 Premier 100 IT Leader), Black MBA Magazine (2005 Top 50 Under 50), and the Harlem YMCA (2000 Industry Achiever). Larry currently serves or has recently served on the boards of NPower, BDPA Education & Technology Fund, the Executive Leadership Foundation, the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NY), the Nashville Technology Council, and the W.E.B. Du Bois Society.

ANA C. ROLD

ANA C. ROLD

Editor-in-Chief, Diplomatic Courier

Bio

Ana C. Rold is the Founder and the Editor-in-Chief of the Diplomatic Courier, a global affairs magazine. Mrs. Rold is also one of the founders and owners of a corporate publishing firm, Medauras Global LLC, which provides business leaders with reports on the political and economic situation of countries around the world, specializing on conflict-prone or conflict-afflicted countries. Since 2009 Mrs. Rold has served as the Editor-in-Chief of the annual commemorative publications of the G8, G20, and APEC Summits.  She has covered and managed the production of these publications for the Summits in Italy, Canada, South Korea, the United States, France, as well as this year’s upcoming G8 and NATO in the United States, the G20 in Mexico, and the APEC Summit in Russia.

In tandem with her publishing and editorial work, Mrs. Rold teaches Political Science at Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies. At Northeastern, she has also served as Director of the Cyprus Program for Northeastern’s Dialogue of Civilizations program.  In Washington, DC, Mrs. Rold has worked with a number of organizations including the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP).

She received a Masters in International Peace and Conflict Resolution, with a focus on the negotiation of Peace Treaties and Alternative Dispute Resolution at American University and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Affairs at Northeastern University. Mrs. Rold is a member of the National Press Club (NPC) and a Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) in Washington, DC.

JOHN RUFF

JOHN RUFF

Immediate Past President, Institute of Food Technologists

Bio

Mr. Ruff retired in 2008 as senior vice president, Global Quality, Scientific Affairs and Nutrition, for Kraft Foods in the United States. Prior to joining Kraft, Mr. Ruff was a technical brand manager for Procter & Gamble in England. During his 36-year career with Kraft and the former General Foods, Mr. Ruff worked in six countries and gained experience in product and process development for beverages, coffee, confectionery, desserts, and meals. He has led major basic research programs in sugar and salt substitutes, food safety initiatives, and “greenfield” site startups. Mr. Ruff headed research and development groups for both Kraft International and North American businesses where he successfully integrated the technical operations of numerous acquisitions, established global centers of expertise and led a worldwide advisory council consisting of external experts who have helped guide Kraft’s health and wellness initiatives.

Mr. Ruff recently served on the Institute of Medicine (IOM) committee on strategies to reduce sodium intake. He is a past president of the International Life Sciences Institute, past chair of the Food Processors Association (NFPA), past chair of the IFT Foundation, and a fellow of the Institute of Food Science and Technology in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Ruff received his M.A. in biochemistry and a B.A. in natural science from Cambridge University in the United Kingdom.

MANUEL SAGER

MANUEL SAGER

Ambassador of Switzerland to the United States of America

Bio

Manuel Sager was born in Menziken in the Canton of Aargovia in 1955. He graduated with a Ph.D. from the Law School of the University of Zurich and earned a Master of Laws and Letters (L.L.M.) degree at Duke University Law School. In 1986, he passed the bar in the State of Arizona and worked as an associate attorney at the law firm of O’Connor, Cavanagh, et al., in Phoenix for two years.

In 1988, he began his career with the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) and was posted as a diplomat in training in Bern and Athens. From 1990 to 1995, he worked in the FDFA’s Directorate of International Law in Bern, specializing in International Humanitarian Law. From 1995 to 1999, he served as Deputy Consul General in New York, and from 1999 to 2001 as Head of Communications of the Embassy of Switzerland in Washington, D.C. From 2001 to 2002, he headed the Coordination Office for Humanitarian Law EAPC/PfP of the Directorate of International Law. From 2002 to 2005, he served as Head of Communications, first in the FDFA, thereafter in the Federal Department of Economic Affairs. From 2005 to 2008, Mr. Sager worked as Executive Director, with the title of ambassador, at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London. From 2008 to 2010, also with the title of ambassador, he headed the Political Affairs Division in the FDFA responsible for coordinating thematic foreign policy.

He was appointed Ambassador of Switzerland to the United States of America in October 2010 and formally presented his credentials to President Barack Obama on December 7, 2010.

WAYNE SCHOLES

WAYNE SCHOLES

Chief Executive Efficer, Red Touch Media

Bio

Founder of Red Touch Media Group, Wayne has been involved in the music and entertainment industry for more than 20 years as a senior executive and consultant. After 10 years of music industry management, working with top 10 artists and NBA players, Wayne joined the Virgin Entertainment Group as Director for Strategic Marketing for North America where he was responsible for strategic marketing including revenue generation, partnership strategy, traffic initiatives and third party strategic relationships. Recognizing the entertainment industry evolution to digital, Wayne joined Mediaport as SVP Corporate and Strategic Development where he pioneered digital content deliveries via mobile devices for brands such as SPT and NBC Universal. In the last 3 years Wayne helped set up a CNN Affiliate news channel in Africa and founded the Red Touch Media Group with operations in Africa, Europe and North America where he acquired Mediaport.

LUCIAN TARNOWSKI

LUCIAN TARNOWSKI

Founder & CEO, BraveNewTalent

Bio

Lucian is Founder and CEO of BraveNewTalent, the enterprise social learning platform where organizations create communities in order engage and develop their existing and future workforce.  BraveNewTalent helps organizations get the most from their human capital by supporting more effective knowledge exchange, skills development and life long learning.

Lucian has been honored as a Young Global Leader (YGL) by the World Economic Forum. He is also winner of the Global Enterprising Young Brit.  In his spare time Lucian runs Take Heart India, a no overheads charity that provides blind and handicapped students in rural India with the vocational skills that guarantee them lifelong employment.  Lucian speaks to audiences around the world about the convergence of talent and technology and its impact on the future of the global workforce and education.

KARENANN TERRELL

KARENANN TERRELL

Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer, Walmart

Bio

Karenann Terrell is executive vice president and chief information officer for Walmart Stores, Inc. She has responsibility for the company’s global technology systems including stores and clubs, supply chain, merchandising and enterprise platforms.

Karenann joined Walmart in 2010 as EVP of Information Systems. Prior to her current role, she was chief information officer of Baxter International, Inc. where she was responsible for all information technology globally.

Karenann previously served as chief information officer of the Chrysler Group and Mercedes-Benz North America. She began her career at General Motors where her responsibilities included brand development, manufacturing and engineering at Cadillac.

Karenann serves on the board of directors for Yihaodian, a fast-growing eCommerce company in China. She is one of Fortune Magazine’s 2013 Executive Dream Team. She was also named one of the 100 Most Influential Women in the Automotive Business by Automotive News. Karenann is a board member of Purdue University and has been named outstanding engineer at both of her alma maters, Kettering and Purdue University.

Karenann has a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Electrical Engineering.

AGENDA

8:30 AM

WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS

Ana C. Rold

Editor-in-Chief, Diplomatic Courier

8:45 AM

MORNING KEYNOTE

David Chavern

Chief Operations Officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

12:45 PM

LUNCHEON KEYNOTE

Amb. Manuel Sager

Ambassador of Switzerland to the USA

9:35 AM—10:45 AM

PANEL I: CHANGING DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILES

Stephan Lancrin-Vincent

OECD

Surya Kant

President, North America, UK & Europe, Tata Consultancy Services

Michael Norris

Chief Operating Officer and Market President, Sodexo, Inc.

Amb. Stuart Holliday

CEO, Meridian International Center

11:00 AM—12:30 PM

PANEL II: TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT

Karenann Terrell

EVP and Chief Information Officer, Wal-Mart

Larry Quinlan

Global Chief Information Officer, Deloitte

Steve Currall

Dean, School of Business, UC Davis

John Ruff

Immediate Past President, Institute of Food Technologists

Wayne Scholes

CEO, Red Touch Media

2:30 PM—3:30 PM

PANEL III: SKILLS GAPS & DEMAND-SUPPLY MISMATCHES

Dr. Heidi Kleinbach-Sauter

Senior Vice President, Global Foods, PepsiCo

Elisa Villanueva

Co-CEO, Teach For America

Guillermo Fernandez de la Garza

FUMEC

Lucian Tarnowski

Founder and CEO, Brave New Talent

Gary Beach

Publisher, CIO Magazine

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