Innovation Fest! Agenda

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, and Wayne Canty (retired)

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; Dave Orrender, Assembly Manager, and Tim Turner, Assembly Safety Team Leader, Toyota Motor North America

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 Hernandez, Senior Director of Diversity Learning, Consulting & Networking Groups

1:30 p.m.2:00 p.m. Innovation: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Ethnic ERGs and Marketing
Steve Millerman, Director, Cross Cultural Marketing

2:00 p.m.2:30 p.m. Innovation: Supplier Diversity, AT&T, Power Up Training for Suppliers
Alithia Bruinton, Director, Supplier Diversity

2:30 p.m.3:00 p.m. Innovation: McGraw-Hill, Digital Employee-Resource Group
Terri Austin, Chief Diversity Officer; Olga Kozak, Digital Innovation Manager, Diversity & Inclusion; and Edward Ford, Enterprise Community Manager

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; Ray Garcia, Human Resources Manager; and Stacy Guevara, Hispanic Community Ambassador

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
Luke Visconti

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