Lucy Adams

LUCY ADAMS SPEAKING TOPICS
  • The Implications for HR of a disrupted world 
  • Innovation and Creativity 
  • A Better Normal
  • Delivering HR differently 
  • The Future Workplace
LUCY ADAMS BIOGRAPHY

Lucy Adams is one of Europe’s best known HR executives. She led HR and internal communications at the BBC and now offers a number of challenges, new models and fresh insights to support business leaders. Since leaving the BBC, Lucy has been working with major organisations to help them re-think their approach to leading change, employee engagement, HR and internal communications.

When Adams was appointed Director of the BBC’s HR operation, she was faced with a top-heavy and often staid workforce. By strategically reducing the BBC’s management ranks by 30%, she saved the organization more than £25m per year. Over five years, Adams served four Directors General while overseeing a corporation-wide move and managing inherited scandals. In the face of those challenges, she modernized HR policy for the BBC’s more than 20,000 employees. 

Lucy then founded Disruptive HR to bring her innovative spirit and deep expertise to a global audience. She leads a team that helps HR officials and C-suite executives rethink the way they attract, retain, and engage talent. Disruptive HR has consulted with HSBC, Siemens, Accenture, and many other leading corporations. Adams and her team reach thousands of members each month through her online training network, the Disruptive HR Club.

She has distilled her wisdom in two bestselling books. HR: Disrupted and The HR Change Toolkit form a complete guide to rethinking business leadership and implementing constructive change.

 

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Jenny Dearborn

JENNY DEARBORN SPEAKING TOPICS
  • Leading the Future of Work 
  • The Art of Learning 
  • Developing & Inspiring Leadership
  • Human Relations, Sales and Excellence 
JENNY DEARBORN BIOGRAPHY

Jenny served as Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Chief Learning, Talent & Leadership Officer at SAP. She was previously Chief Learning Officer at SuccessFactors, Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems, and Docent (now Sum Total Systems), leading award-winning teams that drove measurable business impact. She began her career as an instructor and instructional designer.

Jenny is CEO of Actionable Analytics Group, an advisory firm supporting Human Capital Management and Education Tech startups from Seed to IPO. She helps mature enterprises navigate the HR innovation landscape and prepare for the future of work. Recognized for five consecutive years among the 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology by the National Diversity Council, Jenny Dearborn is a thought leader in human capital management, corporate culture, global workforce, gender equity, the future workplace and data analytics. Previously a c-suite executive in HCM Sales, Services and HR at five global technology companies, Jenny has supported companies across industries in their journey toward the future of work. She has also consulted to government leaders in the US and abroad on meeting future workforce challenges.

A champion of equality, diversity and community involvement, Jenny has most recently been recognized with honors including the Stevie Award for Female Business Executive of the Year, Athena Leadership Award, and Financial Times Top 20 Global Executive LGBT Allies. 

She co-founded the Silicon Valley Apprenticeship Consortium and serves on the boards of Plum.io, Emplay, The Commonwealth Club, the Lucas Graduate School of Business at San Jose State University. Jenny is a former board member of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and Association for Talent Development, the leading organization for talent professionals globally.

Jenny is a regular contributor to mainstream business and industry news media. She is the author of The Data Driven Leader: A Powerful Approach to Delivering Measurable Business Impact Through People Analytics, Data Driven: How Performance Analytics Delivers Extraordinary Sales Results, a top 10 of What Corporate America is Reading in 2015, and a forthcoming book on the future of work. In 2015 she was Executive Producer of the popular twice-monthly radio show Game Changers: Women in Business on the Voice of America Radio Network. She is an independent director at two start-ups and advises many others.

Jenny earned an MBA in Organizational Development from San Jose State University, Masters of Education from Stanford University, BA in English Literature from University of California at Berkeley and AA in Social Sciences from American River College in Sacramento. Living with undiagnosed dyslexia, ADHD and OCD until age 18, Jenny now harnesses these challenges as sources of strength. Jenny’s passions include film (screenwriting and production), fitness and painting large-scale acrylic on canvas pop-art. She and her husband of 27 years have four active children and live in Palo Alto, California.

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Ram Charan

RAM CHARAN SPEAKING TOPICS
  • Talent and Innovation
  • Execution and Growth 
  • Leading your business through the global tilt
  • Leadership and Human Resource 
  • Success in Business through The Amazon Management System
RAM CHARAN BIOGRAPHY

Ram Charan is a world-renowned business advisor, author and speaker who has spent the past 35 years working with many top companies, CEOs, and boards of our time. In his work with companies including GE, MeadWestvaco, Bank of America, DuPont, Novartis, EMC, 3M, Verizon, Aditya Birla Group, Tata Group, GMR, Max Group, Yildiz Holdings, and Grupo RBS.

He is known for cutting through the complexity of running a business in today’s fast changing environment to uncover the core business problem. His real-world solutions, shared with millions through his books and articles in top business publications, have been praised for being practical, relevant and highly actionable-the kind of advice you can use Monday morning.
Charan’s work takes him around the globe non-stop and gives him an unparalleled, up-to-date insider view of how economies and leading companies operate. 

Through keen observation and analysis, he forms powerful insights that help business leaders face their toughest challenges in the areas of growth, talent development, corporate governance, and profitability. His timely concrete advice is a powerful tool in navigating today’s uncertain business climate.
Charan has authored over 20 books since 1998 that have sold over 2 million copies in more than a dozen languages. Three of his books were Wall Street Journal best sellers, including Execution, which he co-authored with former Honeywell CEO Larry Bossidy in 2002, which spent more than 150 weeks on the New York Times best seller list. He also has written for publications including Harvard Business Review, Fortune, BusinessWeek, Time, Chief Executive and USA TODAY.

Ram Charan was elected a Distinguished Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources and has served on the Blue Ribbon Commission on Corporate Governance. He has served on the boards of Hindalco in India, Emaar, Austin Industries, Tyco Electronics, and Fischer and Porter. His newest book, Global Tilt (Crown, February 2013), is a guide to leading your business through the radical shift in economic power currently underway.

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Susan Cain

SUSAN CAIN KEYNOTE TOPICS
  • A Quiet Revolution: Changing How We Work, Lead and Innovate
  • Bittersweet: The Surprising Key to Creativity, Connection, and Authenticity
  • Quiet Kids: How Our Education System Can Teach Introverted Students
  • Creativity and Leadership 
SUSAN CAIN BIOGRAPHY

Co-founder of Quiet Revolution, LLC, one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business, an accomplished corporate lawyer and negotiations consultant for clients such as JP Morgan, GE and Merrill Lynch and author of the award winning bestseller Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking Susan Cain is a (quiet) force to be reckoned with. 

Deemed a rock star by the CEO of Steelcase, her groundbreaking presentations ring true to introverts and extroverts alike and inspire, among other things, a complete reexamination of corporate structure and processes, according to Fast Company magazine. 

A self-proclaimed introvert, she is soft-spoken yet powerful, witty, and incredibly engaging. Cain has received high praise for her presentations at Google, Microsoft, Harvard, West Point, the SEC and the U.S. Treasury and is the recipient of several awards, including the Toastmasters International Golden Gavel Award for Communication and Leadership, and Harvard Law School’s Celebration Award for Thought Leadership. Through her countless appearances in popular media, including The New York Times, The New Yorker, Harvard Business Review, Scientific American, Forbes, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal,CBS This Morning and NPR, Cain shows audiences how to tap into their quiet side and leverage talents typically associated with introverts. 

Cited by Bill Gates as delivering one of his all-time favorite talks, Susan Cain offers audiences a revolutionary perspective on the importance of creating, accessing and voicing our softer sides in her not-to-be-missed presentation that has broad implications for leadership, innovation and teamwork.

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Howard Behar

HOWARD BEHAR SPEAKING TOPICS
  • Servant Leadership
  • The secrets of extraordinary customer service
  • The importance of organizational culture
  • It’s Not About the Coffee: Lessons on Leadership from a Life at Starbucks
HOWARD BEHAR BIOGRAPHY

Howard Behar is the former president of Starbucks North America and Starbucks International. He joined the company in 1989 when the company had just begun to venture outside the Northwest region. Initially serving as vice president of sales and operations, he grew the retail business from 28 stores to more than 400 stores by the time he was named president of Starbucks Coffee International in 1995.

Under Behar’s leadership, Starbucks opened its first location in Tokyo in 1996. Following this historic opening, over the next three years he introduced the Starbucks brand across Asia and the United Kingdom. 

After a two-year hiatus, he returned to Starbucks as president of Starbucks North America until his retirement in January 2003. He was a director of the company from 1996 to 2008 and served as an advisor and coach at all levels. Since his retirement, Behar has written a book It’s Not About the Coffee that describe his leadership principles.

A frequent speaker on the topics of organizational and personal leadership, Behar serves on several profit and nonprofit boards, including Anna’s Linens, Sterling Savings Bank, Education Elements, and the advisory boards of Anthos Capital and Roadtrip Nation. 

His non-profit commitments are to the University of Washington Foundation, Global Compassion Council, and the Biller Family Foundation. He is sponsoring a joint educational initiative with the University of Washington School of Social Work and the Business School. He also served as the Fritsky Leadership Chair 2008 & 2009 at the UW’s Foster School of Business. 

He has also moved into the furniture business. His sense of the customers as people, his concern for their needs, and his experience of being a part of people’s dreams for their homes and their lives helped him make the next successive moves in his retail career.

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Peter Cappelli

PETER CAPPELLI SPEAKING TOPICS
  • Lessons from the Epidemic: What the Coronavirus is Teaching Us About Management and Leadership
  • The Truth About Jobs, Employment and Generations at Work
  • The Future of the Office: Work from Home, Remote Work, and the Hard Choices We All Face
  • The Real Generational Dilemma: Recruiting and Retaining Older Workers
PETER CAPPELLI BIOGRAPHY

Recently named by HR Magazine as one of the top 20 international thinkers, Peter’s expertise is in industrial relations and labor economics. Previously, he was a faculty member at MIT, the University of Illinois, and the University of California at Berkeley. 

An international speaker and advisor, Peter recently led discussions on unemployment and workforce skills at the Davos Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum.

Research Interests: Human resource practices, public policy related to employment, talent and performance management. 

Author of “The Future of the Office: Work From Home, Remote Work, and the Hard Choices We All Face” (Wharton School Press, September 2021), and named by HR Magazine as one of the top five most influential thinkers in management, Cappelli says much of what we think we know about the future of work is a myth. Most of the assumptions of recent years in human resources (HR) – AI replacing workers, the dominance of the “gig” economy, millennials being difficult to retain compared with previous generations – are not supported by evidence. 

Our biggest challenges come from within our companies and organizations and the choices we make about management. In his compelling presentations and interactive workshops, Cappelli helps managers better understand the fundamental choices we face in the workplace – from “making” versus “buying” talent to the hard choices required to make agile systems work to the delicate balances needed in implementing AI – and offers practical guidance on how to make them.

Named one of the 50 influencers in the field of aging, Cappelli has also studied and written extensively on managing a multigenerational workforce with differing values. 

He co-authored the book “Managing the Older Worker: How to Prepare for the New Organizational Order” (HBR Press, 2010), which provides key steps to recruiting and retaining workers who are older by becoming more purpose-driven, emphasizing social connections and tailoring benefits to elderly people’s needs. As the population becomes progressively “greyer,” devising a strategy for the older worker now will give you a competitive advantage.

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Peter Cappelli is only available for paid speaking engagements, he can be booked through Noble Speakers Bureau, which will manage all negotiations, contracts, and logistics for Peter Cappelli to speak at your event. Throughout the procedure, we will be your exclusive point of contact. Contact Noble Speakers Bureau immediately at info@noblespeakers.com, and we’ll put you in touch with the relevant speaker who might be interested in presenting at your event. We will be unable to assist you if you desire to contact the speaker for any other purpose because we are not permitted to disclose personal contact information.