Diplomatic Courier’s 2015 Global Talent Summit aims to discuss the applicability of the STEM 2.0 initiative through high-level conversations with private-sector leaders from a variety of global industries. STEM 2.0 is focused on identifying, defining, and inculcating in students several new key skill sets the future workforce will need in order to become successful professionals in tomorrow’s economy.

These skill sets include Employability Skills; Innovation Excellence; and Digital Fluency. Panel discussions feature a broad range of representatives from industry discussing the capability platforms in relation to the needs of their respective businesses.

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SPEAKERS

DR. W. DWIGHT ARMSTRONG

DR. W. DWIGHT ARMSTRONG

President & CEO, National FFA Organization

Bio

In 2009, Armstrong joined the National FFA Organization as Chief Operating Of cer and was later named Chief Executive Officer. In 2014, he was also named Chief Executive Officer for the National FFA Foundation and currently serves both organizations in a joint appointment.

RAÚL BRIBIESCA

RAÚL BRIBIESCA

Vice President-Foods HR, PepsiCo Mexico

Bio

Within PepsiCo, Raul has worked in various business transformation projects in Mexico and Latin America. These include the “Organizational Architecture” process, to execute the merger between Sabritas and Gamesa-Quaker, giving way to what now is Mexico PepsiCo Foods, which is the second largest market for PepsiCo outside the U.S.

MARK BRENNER

MARK BRENNER

SVP and Chief of Staff, Apollo Education Group

Bio

Mark Brenner serves as Chief of Staff to the CEO and Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications and External Affairs of Apollo Education Group. His responsibilities include directing all activities related to external communications
on behalf of Apollo Education Group and its subsidiaries.

DR. SHERRI BROWN

DR. SHERRI BROWN

VP of Research & Development Strategy, Monsanto

Bio

As leader of External Science Relations, Dr. Sherri Brown brings together Monsanto’s many interactions to help grow the pool of talented scientists, promote innovation and collaborations, and engage third party allies in efforts to advance sustainable agriculture and a healthy and abundant food supply around the world.

FUMBI CHIMA

FUMBI CHIMA

Chief Information Officer Asia, Wal-Mart

Bio

Fumbi Chima is an accomplished business executive with exceptional senior management skills in strategic planning, acquisition and business development. As Chief Information Officer for Walmart Asia, she provides vision and leadership for developing and implementing information technology initiatives that align with their objectives.

STEPHANIE CUSKLEY

STEPHANIE CUSKLEY

CEO, NPower

Bio

Stephanie Cuskley is the Chief Executive Officer of NPower, a nonprofit whose mission is to mobilize the technology community and provide individuals, nonprofits and schools opportunities to build tech skills and achieve their potential. Appointed in early 2009, she brings more than 20 years of diverse management and leadership experience to her role.

CHRISTOPHER SCHROEDER

CHRISTOPHER SCHROEDER

Investor & Author of Startup Rising

Bio

Christopher Schroeder is the author of Startup Rising: The Entrepreneurial Revolution Remaking the Middle East. Previously, he co-founded the content/social platform healthcentral.com (backed by top Silicon Valley venture capital) sold in 2012. He
also ran washingtonpost.newsweek interactive.

BALAJI GANAPATHY

BALAJI GANAPATHY

Head, Workforce Effectiveness, North America, Tata Consultancy Services

Bio

As the Head of Workforce Effectiveness, Balaji oversees the functions of Talent Management, HR Business Consulting, Corporate Social Responsibility, Employee Retention, and Diversity & Inclusion for over 22,000 employees of Tata Consultancy Services in North America.

SECRETARY CARLOS M. GUTIERREZ

SECRETARY CARLOS M. GUTIERREZ

Former U.S. Secretary of Commerce; Chairman of the Board, Meridian International Center

Bio

Carlos Gutierrez is a Chair of Albright Stonebridge Group (ASG), a premier strategic advisory and commercial diplomacy rm. As the 35th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce he worked with foreign government and business leaders to advance economic relationships, enhance trade, and promote U.S. exports.

AMBASSADOR STUART HOLLIDAY

AMBASSADOR STUART HOLLIDAY

President & CEO, Meridian International Center

Bio

Stuart Holliday is the President and CEO of Meridian International Center. He 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, Tata Consultancy Services

Bio

In a career spanning more than 30 years, Surya (“Sury) Kant has made a signi cant contribution to the growth of the global software industry and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), one of the largest IT services, consulting and business solutions organizations in the world.

HEIDI KLEINBACH-SAUTER

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.

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. Since 2009 Rold has served as the Editor-in-Chief of the annual commemorative publications of the G7, G20, and APEC Summits.

DAN LEE

DAN LEE

Senior Director of Global Commodities

Bio

Dan Joined TE Connectivity in 2008 as the senior director of global commodities, responsible for over $6B global direct & indirect material spend with team members over 12 countries. She was appointed to be the senior director of operations for TE’s Broadband Network Solution Asia Paci c Region in 2011, based in Shanghai, China.

JENNFER MCNELLY

JENNFER MCNELLY

President, The Manufacturing Institute

Bio

Jennifer McNelly is President of The Manufacturing Institute the non-profit affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). As President of the Institute, Jennifer is driving an agenda focused on improving and expanding manufacturing in the United States through education, innovation, and research.

DR. MITZI M. MONTOYA

DR. MITZI M. MONTOYA

VP & University Dean for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Bio

Mitzi M. Montoya is a Professor in the Management Department of the W.P. Carey School of Business and serves on the board of the Center for Entrepreneurship and is responsible for advancing ASU as a leader in entrepreneurship and innovation.

MICHAEl NORRIS

MICHAEl NORRIS

President and Chief Operating Officer, Sodexo North America

Bio

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.

YOLANDE PIAZZA

YOLANDE PIAZZA

CAO, Global Consumer Operations Technology, Citi

Bio

In her current role since 2009 leading Global Consumer Technology (GCT) Strategy and Planning, Ms. Piazza is responsible for defining strategies and managing large-scale change initiatives for the GCT organization, an 18,000-strong global IT workforce. She also leads the technology organization with strategies for nance, resource, demand management, talent development, training and employee engagement.

SUSAN PUGLIA

SUSAN PUGLIA

VP University Programs, IBM Academy of Technology, IBM

Bio

Susan Puglia is IBM Vice President of Global University Programs & Vice Chair of the IBM Academy of Technology (AoT) Board of Governors. Susan provides direction to AoT members and the Academy Leadership Team members who dedicate time to leading the innovative projects and initiatives of the Academy.

LARRY QUINLAN

LARRY QUINLAN

Global Chief Information Officer, Deloitte

Bio

AGENDA

9:00 AM—9:30 AM

WELCOME KEYNOTE

Ana C. Rold

Editor-in-Chief, Diplomatic Courier

9:30 AM—10:00 AM

INTERVIEW: STEM 2.0

Dr. Heidi Kleinbach-Sauter

Senior Vice President, Global Foods R&D, PepsiCo

Balaji Ganapathy

Head, Workforce Effectiveness, North America, Tata Consultancy Services

Ana C. Rold

Moderator: Editor-in-Chief, Diplomatic Courier

10:10 AM—10:55 AM

PANEL ONE: INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVES

Fumbi Chima

Chief Information Officer Asia, Wal-Mart

Larry Quinlan

Global Chief Information Officer, Deloitte

Jennifer McNelly

President, The Manufacturing Institute

Michael Norris

Chief Operating Officer, Sodexo

Raúl Bribiesca

Vice President-Foods HR, PepsiCo Mexico

Christopher Schroeder

Moderator: Investor & Author of Startup Rising

11:05 AM—11:50 AM

PANEL TWO: EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS

Mark Brenner

SVP and Chief of Staff, Apollo Education Group

Dr. W. Dwight Armstrong

President & CEO, National FFA Organization

Rob Denson

President, Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC)

Susan Puglia

VP University Programs, IBM Academy of Technology, IBM

Bill Yarnoff

Moderator: Vice President for Business, Medauras Global

11:50 AM—12:35 PM

PANEL THREE: INNOVATION EXCELLENCE

Dr. Mitzi M. Montoya

Vice President & University Dean for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Arizona State University

Dan Lee

Senior Director of Global Commodities, TE Connectivity

Mark Greenlaw

VP of Digital Engagement, FIRST Robotics

Dr. Sherri Brown

VP of Research & Development Strategy, Monsanto

Stuart Holliday

Moderator: President and CEO, Meridian International Center

1:30 PM—2:00 PM

LUNCH KEYNOTE: THE FUTURE OF JOBS

Secretary Carlos Gutierrez

Former U.S. Secretary of Commerce

2:00 PM—2:45 PM

PANEL FOUR: DIGITAL FLUENCY

Surya Kant

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

Yolande Piazza

CAO, Global Consumer Operations Technology, Citi

Sherry Lassiter

Director, Fab Foundation

Stephanie Cuskley

CEO, NPower

Rich Karlgaard

Moderator: Editor, Forbes Magazine

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