How, and how fast, technology will change work, management and governance: What Public Company Directors should be talking about now in Board meetings on this enterprise risk and opportunity
An expert panel will discuss the impact of technological change on the workforce, on management and managers, and on the investment community's view of each company's preparedness. Learn what several preeminent global leaders are doing to address this topic and create competitive advantages. Come with your questions and concerns – this will be an interactive process.
Diane was named an officer of IBM and CHRO in 2013. Diane is responsible for the people strategy, leadership, skills, careers, engagement, employee services, labor cost, diversity and inclusion of the more than 350,000-person workforce covering 170 countries. Diane has redesigned all aspects of the company’s people agenda and management systems to shape a culture of continuous learning, innovation and agility. At the same time, she has digitally transformed the HR function, incorporating AI and automation across all offerings, resulting in more than $100 million in net benefits in 2017.
Diane has championed the company's global adoption of design thinking and agile methods at scale. In 2018, Diane was named HR Executive of the Year by HR Executive, and was elected as Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources (NAHR), the highest honor granted in the human resource profession.
Thomas Anton Kochan
Thomas is the George Maverick Bunker Professor of Management, a Professor of Work and Employment Research, and the Co-Director of the MIT Sloan Institute for Work and Employment Research at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Kochan focuses on the need to update America's work and employment policies, institutions, and practices to catch up with a changing workforce and economy.
His recent work calls attention to the challenges facing working families in meeting their responsibilities at work, at home, and in their communities. Through empirical research, he demonstrates that fundamental changes in the quality of employee and labor-management relations are needed to address America's critical problems in industries ranging from healthcare to airlines to manufacturing. Kochan holds a BBA in personnel management as well as an MS and a PhD in industrial relations from the University of Wisconsin.
Jessica is a member of the BlackRock Investment Stewardship team, based in NYC. Her work includes engagement with executives and directors of public companies in which BlackRock is invested on behalf of its clients. These conversations encompass topics such as corporate strategy, governance, environmental and social risk, M&A, and activism. Specifically, she serves as the lead analyst for US and Canadian companies within the industrials and materials sectors. In addition to engagement, Jessica also votes on behalf of BlackRock's clients at these companies' annual and special meetings.
Jessica brings over eight years of experience in financial services, most recently as an analyst on the Stewardship and Corporate Governance team at TIAA. Prior to working at TIAA, Jessica provided financial planning to wealth management clients. Jessica began her career at Moxy Vote (TFS Capital), a start-up focused on proxy voting and retail shareholder advocacy efforts. Jessica is a Certified Financial Planner™ and holds various securities licenses. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a BA in English.
Elaine is the Managing Director of Saeje Advisors, which provides strategic advisory services to companies seeking to capitalize on new growth opportunities and drive large scale transformation. She is also a senior advisor to IEC Partners, a global firm focused on helping non-US companies establish a Go-to- Market strategy for US markets. In addition, she is a member of the core faculty team at Entrepreneurship Policy Advisors to facilitate and support the implementation of entrepreneurial ecosystems, focused on growing and scaling companies.
Dr. Eisenman is a member of the Board of Directors of Designer Brands Inc. (NYSE: DBI) and two privately held companies, Atmos, a technology company, and Miravan, a consumer products company. Joining her first public board, UST, Inc (NYSE: UST) in 1996, she has since served on a number of public and private boards. She is a founding member, advisory board member and co-chapter chair of Women Corporate Directors, a high-profile global organization for women public and private board members with over 2000 global members and over 80 chapters, representing over 8,500 public and private boards around the world.
Most recently, Dr. Eisenman was Dean of Executive and Enterprise Education at Babson College. Dr. Eisenman earned a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from New York University, an MS