Colin is ORC International’s resident Millennial and Gen X expert – specialising in the delivery of contextualised and high impact employee research and insight to transform business performance. Since joining the Employee Research division of ORC International 2013 he has gone on to manage a large number of engagement programmes for a variety of organisations including British Airways, Transport for London, Booking.Com and Merlin Entertainments, focused on building engaging, rewarding and high performance culture workplaces. Specialising in both project management and insight, he has deep experience of activating end to end programmes from questionnaire and communications design through to advisory consultancy and creating a culture of action within his clients businesses. Colin is passionate about all aspects of the employee lifecycle and has worked on projects ranging from cultural audits to deep dive studies into the Millennial workforce. Colin led on the design and development of ORC’s popular ‘Personal Engagement’ approach – conceptualised as a response to the rising popularity of technology and grass roots improvement, the method provides instant personalised feedback to individuals on how to help take responsibility for and improve their own engagement.
Dan is Chief Disruption Officer of LIW. By harnessing digital technologies LIW will bring leadership capability to people who normally do not have access to it. For organisations, this means unlocking leadership capability at all levels. The long-term goal is to extend LIW’s reach to the ‘every day leader’ outside the corporate world to get stuff done with others better, faster and with less stress.
Dasha is a Learning and Knowledge leader for IBM’s European consulting unit.
She graduated with a teaching degree from Charles University in Prague and an MBA degree from Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. Her work journey started with Andersen Consulting in Prague as an ERP consultant but quickly turned towards to her life-time passion — education and learning. From an ERP training program manager she moved to leading education delivery, managing people, course planning, and execution as well as LMS implementation, and eventually to her current role of overseeing all education and knowledge sharing in IBM GBS in Europe.
While having a lot of experience with traditional education approaches and keeping them modern and contemporary Dasha is very keen on innovation in learning and creating opportunities for people that are relevant, personalised, and correspond with today’s technology and lifestyle.
David has been working in the analytics industry since 1999, initially in technical roles on SAP programmes before he joined Siebel and Oracle. David was a lead architect driving the adoption of Siebel Analytics across multiple international projects in the UK and Australia. As Services Director, David has led the move to Agile Analytics implementation and the delivery and creation of services that enable organisations to navigate the transformation from legacy to modern analytics platforms. This transition changes the analytics outlook from backward looking reporting to enabling advance predictive analytics.
As part of the leadership team of Peak Indicators we strive to be thought leaders in the analytics space.
Much of our analytics work is in the HCM area. We have been working closely with Gartner to really define how to measure and understand employee engagement and implement systems to monitor, understand and benefit from the insight this approach brings.
David is the Vice President Human Resources for IBM Global Business Services in Europe. David has 20 years experience in the technology and financial services sectors gained in roles throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He has a proven track record of leading and shaping the strategic people agenda as well as making strategy a reality through implementation excellence and operational rigour. David has also worked for Zurich Insurance and Bank of Scotland and lives in Buckinghamshire with his wife, children and 2 dogs.
With over 16 years experience in the automotive industry I have designed and implemented some of the most complex vehicle policies operated in the UK today. Working closely with senior HR and Finance Executives I provide advice and guidance to navigate businesses through the changing face of the company car as a benefit.
With specialisms ranging from cars as a flexible benefit right through to creating truly outsourced partnerships I have a proven track record in reducing capital and operating expenditure whilst improving employee engagement.
Having previously held the Senior Leadership Team role of Head of Customer Experience I am now responsible for the Hitachi Capital Major Corporate channel new business function helping new customers improve their fleet maturity.
Dhanjaye is a Manager at Newland Chase and has been with the company for over 6 years. Dhanjaye has worked in the immigration industry in excess of 12 years, having worked for some of the most respected practices in the industry. Dhanjaye has managed many of Newland Chases’ largest clients, across diverse industries and having varying immigration and mobility needs. He has a deep understanding of what clients value in a partner and has international working experience that supports his knowledge base
Diletta D’Onofrio is an Executive, with 20 years international experience advising large world class corporations in building best in class operations.
Diletta started her career with KPMG Advisory Services (London Office). She specialized in supporting Technology clients during the implementation of restructuring plans.
After completing her Executive MBA at London Business School, she served for over six years at PWC (London Office) and as the Director of the Silicon Valley Office, leading pre-acquisition due diligence work and post-merger integrations.
She joined E&Y in September 2010 with the responsibility for transformation projects at Microsoft, Flowserve, VMware, and Applied Materials.
In 2013, she joined VMware on a full-time basis to drive a global transformation program aimed to move from Business Unit to Product Line operations, and to lead redesign of the portfolio management process to drive $2.2B RDE budget allocation decisions based on specific ROIC metrics.
In 2014, she was recruited by LinkedIn to lead product development operations and design back-office shared services.
As partner at Wilton and Bain she served SnapLogic since February 2017 to support the design and implementation of the Digital Transformation offering and go to market strategy. She subsequently joined SnapLogic on a full-time basis as Head of Digital Transformation in June 2017.
Dominic began his career working at BP and at the time BP was going through a huge amount of change. This started Dominic’s interest in how organisations embrace change, which eventually led to Dominic moving into consulting with Arthur Andersen. It was whilst at Arthur Andersen that Dominic worked at the sharp end of change, helping companies to integrate and managing all of the complex projects at the bleeding edge of where the two companies slammed together – there was a great deal of fall out, a lot of fear, a lot of paralyses amongst teams and people not really knowing how they were going to be affected by change.
It was around this time that Dominic first came across some of the principles of coaching and he started applying some of these principles to conversations with the teams he was engaged with and he experiences a significant shift within them, away from fear and towards being engaged in the change. It was the very nature of inviting people to consider how they would be impacted and how they could contribute that helped reduce the fear. Dominic was so impressed with what he was seeing in terms of how coaching behaviours really helped people to embrace change, that he established Notion.
Dr. Melissa K. Hungerford is VP, Global Talent Management and Inclusion for Avon Products, Inc. Melissa has over 18 years of experience and a proven track record in designing and leading end-to-end talent management strategies with a focus on strengthening the leadership pipeline, creating an engaged and high performance culture and offering learning and OD solutions to support the business strategy.
Melissa has worked across a wide range of industries including retail with The Home Depot, pharmaceuticals with Bristol-Myers Squibb, lighting with Philips and fast moving consumer goods with The Coca-Cola Company and most recently with Coca-Cola European Partners, the largest Coca-Cola bottler in the world. She is an American ex-pat with global work experience, having lived in Turkey, The Netherlands and the UK.
Early in her career, Melissa worked in management consulting with Personnel Decisions International (PDI) and across a diverse spectrum of counseling settings. She earned her Ph.D. in Psychology with a specialty in organization development from Georgia State University. Melissa resides in London with her husband and two children.
Dr Tim Sparkes is Practice Lead for Hudson Talent Management UK. He boasts nearly two decades of experience in the design and development of innovative people management solutions.
Having led projects from Nigeria to India and across Europe, Tim has significant experience helping multinational and global organisations to properly define talent by creating customised competency frameworks. He’s worked across a wide range of sectors such as pharmaceuticals, engineering, legal, financial, telecoms and energy. Clients include Roche, AbbVie, Toyota, HSBC and Morgan Stanley.
After graduating with a 1st Class degree from the University of Dundee, he went on to earn a D.Phil (PhD) in Applied Psychology from the University of Oxford in 1999.
As an undergraduate, he specialised in organisational psychology and performance psychology, with his thesis examining the role of divided attention and individual differences in predicting driving performance. His thesis at Oxford meanwhile was titled “Personality, Mood and Daily Work Stress”, studying how people differ in their stress responses to daily work stress.
After completing his doctorate, he held a Research Fellow role with the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), informing government policy for organisations in dealing with stress-related issues and outcomes.
His early career focused on bespoke psychometric test design, including computer-based assessment tools and those commissioned by test publishers such as Oxford Psychologists Press.
Tim is a Chartered Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS). The BPS supports the development and application of psychology for the greater public good, setting high standards for research, education and knowledge.
Dr Barbara Zesik brings over 26 years of experience to her current role as Chief People Officer at Santa Fe Relocation; an organisation she joined in August 2014.
Barbara previously held the positions of Group Head of Organisation Effectiveness at Britvic Soft Drinks and European Head of Talent and Learning at Aviva Insurance. She also spent 18 years in the IT industry, with Hewlett-Packard, Tektronix, Motorola, Palm and Dell.
Passionate about people and organisational development, Barbara’s experience includes culture change, organisation design, restructuring and downsizing, talent management, learning and development, mergers and acquisitions, coaching and leadership development. She is a certified Master Practitioner and Trainer of NLP, holds an MSc in People and Organisation Development from the University of Sussex, and a Doctorate in Business Administration from the University of Surrey.
Dr Nick Taylor started his journey in mental health as a Support Worker for Mind and volunteer Samaritan, both of which instilled a lifelong passion for supporting others. After many years of studying he qualified as a Clinical Psychologist going on to work in a variety of frontline NHS services. In 2016 he left to create Unmind – a mental health solution for businesses that empowers employees, via a digital platform, to take positive and proactive steps towards improving their mental health. Unmind’s platform is now live with a wide range of household name clients and used everyday by thousands of employees across the UK.
Dr. Reza Moussavian, Senior Vice President of the HR division “Digital & Innovation “, and his team are the central point of contact at Deutsche Telekom AG for any inquiries related to digitalization and inno-vation in the HR sector. Since its establishment in April 2016, the division successfully introduced new tools like a leadership-app, digital collaboration, innovation methods, future work, top management innovation formats and exploration of new technologies for Deutsche Telekom AG. Before taking the lead for the HR division “Digital & Innovation”, Dr. Moussavian ran its predecessor named “Share-ground” that focused on implementing a culture of innovation throughout Deutsche Telekom.
Prior to joining Deutsche Telekom AG, he worked as managing partner at Detecon, the subsidiary digi-tal consulting company of Deutsche Telekom. He was responsible for establishing new telecommunica-tion companies and transforming established ones in the Middle East and Africa. Furthermore, his ca-reer path included positions at IBM and PWC. He completed his doctorate degree in innovation man-agement in South Africa after studying business administration in Cologne, Germany.
Robert is not your typical HR professional: With a PhD in chemistry, two years of research at MIT on Quantum-Dot Applications and a career that has included CEO and COO roles heading multi-billion revenue businesses at Siemens, he is now part of Siemens’ Global top 50 Executive Leadership Team.
Before joining Siemens he worked in the semiconductor industry; developing crypto-algorithms for high security microprocessors and leading Infineon’s Corporate Strategy Development for some years. His passion for people, innovation, and business continues to inform his current work at Siemens as Global Head of People and Leadership. When not working, he enjoys spending quality time with his family
With an annual operating budget of more than £1.1 billion and employing 18,000 people, the City of Edinburgh Council delivers over 700 services to the people who live in, work in, or visit Scotland’s Capital City. As the Council’s Executive Director of Resources from July 2017, Stephen is responsible for the strategic leadership of the Council’s corporate and customer services, including: Human Resources and Organisation Development; Finance and Commercial; ICT; Legal, Audit and Risk; Property/Estates and Facilities Management, Customer Contact, Council Tax and Benefits and Council-wide Executive and Business Support Services.
A HR professional by background, Stephen has worked in a range of roles both within and beyond HR in the National Health Service (NHS), Local Government and the Police Service. In his previous role, Stephen was the head of profession for HR in the NHS in England, spanning a workforce of 1.2 million public servants for the 5th largest employer in the world.
In addition to his employed roles Stephen has also held a range of non-executive director appointments, including serving for 6 years as a Board member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). A Fellow of the CIPD, Chartered Management Institute and Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacturing and Commerce Stephen is also an honorary Fellow of the Institute of Employment Studies. A past President of the Public Service People Managers’ Association (PPMA) and a former columnist with People Management magazine, Stephen has regularly featured in ‘HR Most Influential’ lists and has been a HR Director of the Year finalist for both the HR Excellence and Personnel Today awards. In 2016, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by Middlesex University for his contribution to both the HR profession and public policy.
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