Innovation Fest! is only two weeks away on Feb. 22. We’re hosting it at the Marriott Newark Airport Hotel.
There will be 10 corporate speakers in a one-day, information-dense program designed to give you ideas and action items to take home. No consultants, no sales pitches, no nonsense. We’ve vetted the ideas and speakers. Our full syllabus is below.
The presenting companies are: Colgate-Palmolive, Kaiser Permanente, Kraft Foods, Toyota, Sodexo, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, AT&T, McGraw-Hill, WellPoint and Capital One.
Innovation Fest! is sponsored by AT&T, CVS Caremark and Sodexo.
All presentations will be available online after the event.
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Innovation Fest Syllabus
8:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast, Networking Session
10:00 a.m.–10:05 a.m. Introductory Remarks
Luke Visconti, CEO, DiversityInc
10:05 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Innovation: Colgate-Palmolive, Global Innovation Fund
Eugene Kelly, Worldwide Director, Global Diversity & Inclusion
10:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Innovation: Kaiser Permanente, Diversity & Health Film Series and Foreign-Language Interpreters
Tina Martelon, Senior Diversity Consultant, and Marcella Kutek, Diversity & Inclusion Manager
11:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Innovation: Kraft Foods, JumpStart, Developmental Training for New Employees
Jim Norman, Vice President, Talent Acquisition, Diversity & Inclusion
11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Innovation: Toyota, “ICARE” Associate Volunteer Program & Putting Workers With Disabilities on the Line
Elena Sacca Smith, Community Relations Manager, and Jae Requiro, Internal Diversity and Inclusion Process Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility, Toyota Financial Services, and Toyota Motor North America (TBD)
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. Lunch
With speaker James Surowiecki, author of “The Wisdom of Crowds”
1:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Innovation: Sodexo, Diversity Business & Leadership Summit
Texanna Reeves, Vice President of Corporate Diversity, and Betsy Silva, Senior Director of Diversity Learning, Consulting & Networking Groups
1:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Innovation: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Ethnic ERGs and Marketing
Kellie Molin-Kenol, Director, Diversity & Inclusion
2:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Innovation: Supplier Diversity, AT&T, Power Up Training for Suppliers
Marianne Strobel, Executive Director, AT&T Global Supplier Diversity
2:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Innovation: McGraw-Hill, Digital Employee-Resource Group
Terri Austin, Chief Diversity Officer
3:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Innovation: WellPoint, Empire BlueCross BlueShield Community Ambassador Program
Linda Jimenez, Chief Diversity Officer, Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion
3:30 p.m.–3:50 p.m. Innovation: Capital One, Barriers to Greatness
Rob Keeling, Vice President, Diversity & HR Communications, and Donna Schaar, Project Manager, Diversity Lead
3:50 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Closing Remarks
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