Innovation
Conference

The Future Of Talent & Leadership

The global recession demands that organizations challenge traditional methods of growth and managing talent to excel in today’s competitive environment. Human Capital is the only organizational resource capable of innovating, and is the core driver of competitive advantage in the knowledge economy. How do we fuel the engine of human innovation?

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Speakers

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Graham Hogg

Principal Consultant, McKinney Rogers

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Moderator

Amber Jamieson

Reporter, The Guardian

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Ashley Lukas

Co-Owner, Northern Star LLC

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Patrick McGinnis

Ventur Capitalist/Founder, Dirigo Advisors

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Julia O'Brien

Assistant Vice President Communications, Lloyds Bank

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Graham Hogg

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Principal Consultant, McKinney Rogers

Graham joined Mckinney Rogers as a Consultant in 2014 bringing with him over 13 years of professional leadership experience.  Graham passed out of Royal Marines Commando Officer training in 2003 and then went on to serve in numerous challenging environments namely the Arabian Gulf, Afghanistan and Sierra Leone, specializing as an Intelligence Officer.

Leaving the Royal Marines after 8 years service Graham completed his MBA at Cranfield School Of Management where he pursued his academic interest of Organisational Effectiveness and Strategy Execution in Global Organisations. Graham then joined BP and Barclays Bank in London supporting Business Transformation Strategies.  Recently he has been living in New York as part of the McKinney team,  gaining further experience in strategy and organisational development in companies seeking radical change.  These have included organisations in turn around, corporate restructuring, post-merger integration and strategic and cultural transformations.  He has worked with clients in Healthcare, Consumer Goods, Financial Services, Heavy Manufacturing and Professional Services.

Amber Jamieson

Moderator

Reporter, The Guardian

Amber Jamieson is a reporter for The Guardian US covering politics, pop culture and breaking news. She has a masters in journalism from Columbia University. Previously, she worked as a journalist for the New York Post and Crikey, one of Australia’s leading political news sites.

Ashley Lukas

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Co-Owner, Northern Star LLC

With almost 20 years’ experience in the IT sector, Ashley Lukas, is an expert in technology solutions for small businesses. In 2003 he founded Net Root, a London based MSP with a turnover of £1.2 million at its peak. He grew the business, for over 10 years until its acquisition by the Northern Star group in 2013. After the sale was complete he stayed on at Northern Star to help drive customer acquisition and now is co-owner of the US entity, Northern Star LLC, which is now providing customers in New York the same exceptional level of IT service and support which their UK counterparts have enjoyed over the years. When he’s not helping clients navigate through their IT issues he’s rather partial to a glass of bold, (but medium tannin) red wine as well as both giving and receiving black eyes at Church Street boxing gym.

Patrick McGinnis

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Ventur Capitalist/Founder, Dirigo Advisors

Patrick J. McGinnis is a venture capitalist and private equity investor who founded Dirigo Advisors, after a decade on Wall Street, to provide strategic advice to investors, entrepreneurs, and fast growing businesses. He is the author of The 10% Entrepreneur, published by Penguin books. He also writes for Business Insider, Huffington Post, Boston Magazine, and Forbes. He is credited by Boston Magazine with coining the term “FOMO” or “fear of missing out,” a term made popular by Millennials and digital junkies, that was added to the Oxford Dictionary in 2013. Patrick is a graduate of Harvard Business School and Georgetown University and lives in New York City.  Connect with him on Twitter @pjmcginnis or at www.patrickmcginnis.com.

 

 

Julia O'Brien

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Assistant Vice President Communications, Lloyds Bank

Julia is a digital communications specialist and is currently Assistant Vice President Communications at Lloyd’s Bank in New York. Julia previously worked at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia in Communications, Marketing and Sponsorships before moving into corporate social responsibility to manage the national corporate volunteering program. Prior to this, Julia was a Program Officer on a global Bill & Melinda Gates project, focusing on the legal empowerment of women and girls in developing countries. In 2014, Julia moved to Amman, Jordan to oversee the roll-out of a communications and advocacy strategy for a think tank housed in the Royal Palaces. Julia has a Bachelor of Media and Communications and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Melbourne. In her spare time Julia enjoys cooking and trying new restaurants, playing and watching sport and seeing live music.

Schedule

8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

Registration Opens | Breakfast & Networking

9:00 AM - 9:05 AM

Welcoming Remarks

9:05 AM - 9:15 AM

Opening Remarks

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Panel 1 - Talent Tensions: How To Build a Diverse, Innovative Team

As business leaders we look for the complete package when hiring: well-rounded individuals that combine a skillset, mindset, and personality… and fit with the company culture. One good hire can make all the difference to a team, and one good team can make all the difference to a company. This panel will explore why team building is at the root of innovation and how to get it right.

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Panel 2 - Risk & Reward: Measuring & Growing Innovative Leaders

In order to demonstrate progress, the role of the leader should focus on the ability to foster the strokes of creativity within his/her team that ultimately lead to innovation. More to the point, the leader who approves risk above personal opinions is the core driver of innovation among his/her team.

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Coffee Break & Networking

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Panel 3 – Crowd Surfing: The Case for Adapting Your Business to Demographic & Generational Shifts

Exploring the need to change with consumer trends, how can businesses leverage talent to meet the demands of their target markets?

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM

Lunch

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Fireside Chat: Redefining Organizational Culture

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Debate - Youth Is No Guarantee of Innovation

Is the concept of “innovation” confined to age, or is it just a state of mind?

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Closing Remarks

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