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New Normal (We are not going back to pre-Covid) 3 Fridays  12-1pm and 3-4pm CST in May 2021 Register Here.

Resilience is the New Normal  :

  • Resilience is the new normal. Resilience is often related to how fast you bounce back when you encounter a setback and also how to grow from it.
  • Featuring the fireside chat with Sundaram Nagarajan.
  • He will share his life journey and key experiences that have shaped his leadership and resilience.
  • He will also Shares his advice for people to navigate through current times and be prepared for the new normal.
  • You will also have the opportunity to ask questions during Q&A.

Speakers

Sudaram Nagarajan

President & CEO, Nordson Corporation.

Creating A Workplace Culture of Belonging, Diversity and Inclusivity   :

  • COVID-19 pandemic has brought in various hardships globally with hospitalizations, deaths, jobs losses and lockdowns.
  • Many employees are still working remotely and children are attending remote online classes which has increased human fatigue due to isolation. As this continues, a lot needs to be done to bring exposure to diversity and culture to rebuild the community's fabric of harmony, care and peace.
  • Combat racial injustice, promote diversity & inclusion at workplaces, ensure equality and access to opportunity.
  • What should the role of Organizational leaders be in encouraging a greater sense of belonging, diversity and inclusivity ?
  • You will also have the opportunity to ask questions during Q&A.

Speakers

Cristina Lopez

Head of Diversity, Inclusion Essilor America,

Kevin Jordan

Head of Diversity, Inclusion ITW,

Debra Saturley

D&I Leader for USG corporation

Entrepreneurship   :

  • Almost all businesses have been knocked side-ways by the global pandemic. However, when it comes to the startup ecosystem, the carpet has really been pulled from under these companies’ feet.
  • A recent survey conducted jointly by FICCI and Indian Angel Network revealed that 70% of startups across the country have been impacted by COVID-19 while as many as 12% have had to halt operations altogether.
  • Some of the Startup CEO's will share their experience in successfully navigating the new normal

Speakers

Nitesh Banga

Chief Operating Officer Global Logic,

Deepa Javeri

CFO XRHealth

Technology   :

  • COVID pandemic has accelerated the digital transformation journey of Enterprises with a renewed focus on solutions that address speed, security, and remote user experiences.
  • It imperative that these digital solutions be robust, stable, secure, and deployed at a rapid pace.
  • The pandemic has also increased use of Cloud Computing, 5G, AI/ML for predictive analytics, Virtual/Augmented reality usage for touchless/remote service applications and Robotic Process automation (RPA) to address business growth and pandemic resilience.
  • How should companies keep pace to drive value and benefit? What are the approaches to get employees upskilled to embrace and take advantage of these new technologies? How should corporations support employees' pursuit of learning?

Speakers

 

Girish Juneja

SVP & CDO, Dover Corporation

Santhosh Keshavan 

EVP, CIO, Voya Financial

Future of work    :

  • Work as we know has shifted between pre-Covid and post-Covid.
  • This past year we had to work remotely, be more productive, and find ways to deliver for our companies.
  • We have arrived at a model where work will not get done in the four walls of a workplace, but outside of it.
  • Will the workplace change to a new collaboration hub, where we go periodically to meet and collaborate? How is the future of work going to evolve in this new norm? How is this going to impact the way we build relationships, communicate, collaborate, co-create and thrive as one team? What leadership traits are required to lead your organization in this environment? What new business models are going to evolve in terms of interacting virtually?

Speakers

Bonnie Dowling

Associate Partner, Mckinsey

Leadership in New Normal   :

  • Niren Chaudhary, CEO, Panera Bread shares his experience and leadership, maintaining employee engagement, promoting and sharing compassion among his employees and customers.
  • Niren believes that a strong leader defines reality while also creating hope and optimism through a clear vision.
  • He will also share some of the new products his company has launched during such disruptive time and how they have thrived in the new normal.
  • You will also have the opportunity to ask questions during Q&A

Speakers

Niren Chaudhary

CEO, Panera Bread

Venue :

DATE
Friday, May 14th, 2021, 12PM -5:30 CST


LOCATION
Virtual : Zoom link will be sent  after Registration

 

Event Date & Time

May 14, 2021 to May 21, 2021

05/14/2021 12:00 PM 05/14/2021 12:00 PM UTC IACS Professional & Leadership Conference IACS Professional & Leadership Conference IACS

Event Speakers

  • Sundaram Nagarajan

    President & CEO

    Nordson

    Sundaram Nagarajan

    President & CEO

    Sundaram “Naga” Nagarajan serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer, joining the Company on August 1, 2019.  He focuses on creating value for customers through innovation and industry‑leading excellence in quality and delivery. 

    Prior to joining Nordson, Mr. Nagarajan had a 23-year career with Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW), a Fortune 200 company, where he had roles of increasing responsibility. Most recently, he was the Executive Vice President, ITW Automotive OEM Segment, a $3.3 billion business segment. Under his leadership, the Automotive OEM Segment consistently delivered profitable revenue growth through both organic and acquisitive means. 

     

    Mr. Nagarajan serves on the Board of Directors of Sonoco Products Company (NYSE: SON), is a member of the Advisory Board of IACS, Executive Club, Economics Club of Chicago, and is a past trustee of Hobart Institute of Welding Technology, former trustee of AWS Foundation Inc., and was the Co-Chair of ITW’s National United Way Campaign (2013 and 2014).

     

    Mr. Nagarajan earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering from South Gujarat University, India, an MBA from Wright State University, and a Ph.D. in materials science from Auburn University.

     

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  • Niren Chaudhary

    CEO

    Panera Bread

    Niren Chaudhary

    CEO

    Niren Chaudhary was named Chief Executive Officer of Panera in May 2019. Niren has more than 25 years of international corporate leadership experience in the food retail and hospitality industry.

     

    Niren joined Panera from Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc., where he served as Chief Operating Officer and President of the International Division. Prior to that, he spent 23 years at Yum! Brands in a number of positions, including serving as President of Yum! India, and most recently in the role of President of KFC Global, where he was responsible for 5,000 stores in 50 countries with $5 billion in revenue.

     

    Niren holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from St. Stephen’s College in Delhi, an MBA in marketing from the University of Delhi, and also completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

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  • Girish Juneja

    SVP & Chief Digital Officer

    Dover Corporation

    Girish Juneja

    SVP & Chief Digital Officer

    Mr. Girish Juneja serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer of Dover Corporation. Mr. Juneja served as the Chief Technology Officer of Altisource Portfolio Solutions S.A. since August 8, 2014 until April 7, 2016. Mr. Juneja was responsible for guiding Altisource's technology vision, creating cloud-enabled development platforms that Altisource and its Labs' portfolio companies are using to rapidly build the next generation of software applications for the financial services sector. He co-founded and served as Senior Vice President of Product Management at Sarvega, Inc.

    Mr. Juneja is a seasoned technology executive with roots in big data, cloud infrastructure and software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platforms. He leads technology teams across its global footprint in Atlanta, Bangalore, Boston, Dallas, Irvine, Luxembourg, Los Angeles and Seattle. Before joining Altisource, he served as General Manager of Big Data Products and Chief Technology Officer of Data Center Software at Intel Corporation from January 2012 to January 2014, there he led the Data's big data software strategy, drove the technology vision for Intel's data center software and launched the Intel Hadoop platform worldwide. As part of Intel's executive team, he helped lead several strategic acquisitions including the acquisition of McAfee, Inc. He joined Intel through the acquisition of Sarvega, Inc., a company he co-founded that led industry innovations in XML acceleration. Prior to assuming his current role and since Sarvega's inception, Mr. Juneja led the Sarvega engineering & customer services organizations to develop Sarvega's industry leading core XESOS technology & XML Networking products. Before co-founding Sarvega, he held senior various senior technology & management roles at Thomson Financial Services, Verizon and MCI Telecommunication responsible bringing to market leading-edge products that focus on customized content delivery and data interchange using the Internet technologies. He has more than 15 years' experience in the high technology industry with extensive product management, product strategy, engineering management and technology marketing expertise.

    He is a frequent speaker at business & technology conferences. Mr. Juneja has an undergraduate degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland and MBA from the University of Chicago.

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  • Nitesh Banga

    Chief Operating Officer

    Global Logic

    Nitesh Banga

    Chief Operating Officer

    As Chief Operating Officer, Nitesh Banga is responsible for all delivery, operations, talent recruitment and management, and information technology. He is responsible for the alignment and prioritization of GlobalLogic’s investments — enabling growth, consistency, efficiency, and ensuring worldwide operational excellence across the company.

    Nitesh is a services industry veteran with a diversified wealth of expertise that includes worldwide operations, delivery, process improvements, mergers and acquisitions, and integration, as well as sales and business development — thus making him the ideal person to manage GlobalLogic’s ongoing growth. Prior to joining GlobalLogic, he spent 20+ years at Infosys, where he held a wide range of global leadership roles, from services to products, and across operations and sales. Most recently, he was SVP & Global Head of the Manufacturing business at Infosys, as well as a board member of their EdgeVerve software subsidiary.

    Nitesh earned a Bachelors of Technology in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology. He is an avid sports fan, and in his spare time he enjoys following a wide variety of sports, including basketball, soccer, cricket, and Formula 1 racing.

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  • Santhosh Keshavan

    EVP & CIO

    Voya Financial

    Santhosh Keshavan

    EVP & CIO

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    Voya Financial
  • Deepa Javeri

    CFO

    www.xr.health

    Deepa Javeri

    CFO

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  • Kevin Jordan

    Director, Diversity and Inclusion

    ITW

    Kevin Jordan

    Director, Diversity and Inclusion

    Kevin Jordan is the Director, Diversity and Inclusion at ITW. Kevin leads ITW’s enterprise diversity and inclusion strategy which includes initiatives that impact recruitment, retention, talent development, and employee engagement.

    Kevin has a background in accounting, finance and human resources. He has been involved with programs such as Junior Achievement, Boys and Girls Club and other community initiatives that focus on youth in underserved communities.

    Kevin graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a Bachelor of Science in Finance.

     

     

     

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  • Christina Lopez

    Head of Talent, Culture, Inclusion and Diversity

    Essilor America

    Christina Lopez

    Head of Talent, Culture, Inclusion and Diversity

    Cristina Candia Lopez serves as Head of Talent, Culture, Inclusion and Diversity at Essilor of America. Prior to joining Essilor, Cris held senior leadership roles at McKesson as Senior Director of Inclusion, Diversity and Culture and at JCPenney, leading Inclusion & Diversity, Supplier Diversity, and Corporate Social Responsibility. Her experience also includes work with the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (now Prospanica), the Pan-American Health Organization, and Texas A&M University.  Cris holds a MA in International Affairs from the Bush School of Government & Public Service, an Executive Certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, a Graduate Marketing Certificate from Southern Methodist University, a certificate in Advanced International Affairs from the Bush School, and a BA in Political Science from Texas A&M University. 

     

    Cris is a member of Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas's (GSNETX) Executive Committee, serves as Chair of GSNETX's DEI Corporate Council and is a member of GSNETX's Committee on Community Engagement. She also serves on the Bush School of Government & Public Service Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and is a member of the DFW Hispanic 100. 

     

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  • Debra Saturley

    Senior Manager, Learning and Development

    USG Corporation

    Debra Saturley

    Senior Manager, Learning and Development

    Debra Saturley is senior manager, Learning and Development at USG Corporation. In this role, she is responsible for leading the company’s learning and development strategy, designing training programs that enable employees to drive business results and fostering USG’s diversity and inclusion efforts.

    Saturley joined USG in 2019 and brings over 25 years of experience from industries including consumer goods, telecommunications, staffing, healthcare, and pharmaceuticals. Her areas of expertise include management and leadership development, professional development, talent management, culture, diversity and inclusion, coaching and communication.

    Debra holds a bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point and is certified in Articulate Storyline, MBTI, TKI, Situational Leadership II, and Gallup Strengths. She uses her engaging facilitation style to create an effective and positive experience for participants at all levels within organizations. Outside of work, Debra enjoys pro

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  • Bonnie Dowling

    Associate Partner

    Mckinsey & Company

    Bonnie Dowling

    Associate Partner

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