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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Camilla Webster

CEO, New York Natives


Camilla Webster


CEO, New York Natives

Camilla’s international broadcast and new media career has spanned the newsroom to the boardroom, the White House to Baghdad, Davos to TEDx, 60 Minutes to The Wall Street Journal and The Clinton Global Initiative to the United Nations.

She has dedicated her career to raising awareness on the most challenging issues impacting our world today. Camilla is the co-founder of New York Natives, a globally replicable media platform and production studio that curates the experience of city life from multiple perspectives. While entertaining its core urban, affluent and educated audience by tapping the native intelligence of its contributors, New York Natives also provides primary source experiences on historical current events. The company is in the process of developing a global urban native community,  focused on story telling through the lens of the locals who live in each city. As CEO, Camilla continues to develop the business into a revenue generating media force with a multi-million dollar valuation, funding and a global expansion plan.

After beginning her media career at CBS’s 60 Minutes Camilla spent the next ten years as a news producer, editor and a senior producer for Fox News and CBS News, covering current events from TWA Flight 800 to The War on Terror and the 2008 financial crisis on Wall Street. Turning her focus to business and financial news she became a producer of the popular TV show MarketWatch Weekend on CBS, helped launch the first video platform on and developed series on CNBC Business News like Power & Money on private equity. As a contributing guest and broadcast editor representing The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones at CNBC, she positioned hundreds of stories for live programming on breaking news, investment banking, hedge funds, venture capital and private equity. In 2007, Camilla became Forbes’ broadcast and online anchor, landing exclusives with Christine Lagarde on the future of the IMF and Google’s Sergey Brin on his early experience of Google maps. She connected the leading innovative voices of our time in business and philanthropy including Richard Branson, Boone Pickens and Doris Buffett. She wrote columns with renowned economist Nouriel Roubini and represented Forbes at The World Economic Forum in Davos and The Clinton Global Initiative in New York. Motivated to educate women on their growing wealth and power in the 21st century, She co-authored the award winning best-seller The Seven Pearls of Financial Wisdom. Her ForbesWoman column on the book topics’ garnered as many as 20,000 views and called it a “pioneering book.” After the book’s publication, Camilla was invited to participate in the first White House Tweetup Briefing in history with White House Press Secretary Jay Carney on The American Jobs Act


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


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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