Keynote Speakers

Hear from world-renowned keynote speakers who will deliver thought-provoking ideas to inspire you to transform how you work. We have the following speakers already confirmed:

Duncan Wardle, Disney’s former head of innovation and creativity and one of the world’s most highly regarded innovation speakers and consultants, teaches companies, brands and individuals across the globe to think differently and creatively. In an age where meetings, projects and presentations have your employees feeling like they are “too busy to think,” Duncan will share how to create an innovation “light switch.” A way to turn on their creative brain and access the ideas that turn ordinary companies into industry leaders.

Alexis Abramson is the global authority on Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X, Gen G and the Boomer consumer and an award-winning journalist. Her next two books, ‘Gen “G”: The Generation of Growth’, a step-by-step guide to help organizations capture the largest, most influential and wealthiest age group and ‘Managing Your Multi-Generational Workforce’, a proven formula to recruit, engage and unite employees from all four generations will both be published in the Fall of 2019.  Learn more about managing a multi-generational and multi-cultural workforce in this keynote session.

John Sileo lost his multi-million dollar business to cybercrime. Because the cybercriminal, a company insider, masked the crimes using John’s identity, John was held legally and financially responsible for the crimes committed. The losses destroyed his company, decimated his finances and consumed two years of his life as he fought to stay out of jail. In his engaging and fun keynote presentation, John will use these first-hand experiences to provide you with concrete actions on cybersecurity, privacy and tech/life balance.

Client Speakers:

Understand how business leaders like you have confronted and overcome challenges to constantly drive innovation and success within their organization. Clients confirmed to speak at ReThink 2020 include Antonio Salvador, Former Chief Digital Officer at GPA, Traci Memmott, Global Head of Payroll at PayPal, Natascha Moore, International Payroll Manager and Global Process Owner Payroll at FedEx and Penny Cavener, Director Global HR Solutions at Celestica. Check back for further client speakers soon to be announced.

Pre-Conference Workshops:

il futuro? The Future of…predictions, myths, reality and implications on HR and the workforce
Jonathan Sears, Principal, People Advisory Services, EY

We’ve talked, read about, surveyed and predicted the future of work, HR, and payroll for more than a decade. Where does that leave us today? Join EY for real talk about what predictions have come true, what is still to be determined, and how this ‘future of’ concept sets up HR, payroll and the workforce for…the future.

Deloitte’s 2019 Payroll Benchmarking Survey
Brian Proctor, Managing Director, Payroll & Workforce Management Solutions, Deloitte Consulting

Learn about the findings of Deloitte’s new Payroll Benchmarking Survey 2019. Sponsored by the American Payroll Association (APA) and the Global Payroll Management Institute (GPMI), it is one of the most robust and comprehensive payroll benchmarking surveys available. Get insight into domestic and global payroll operations that can impact actionable decisions to improve employee experience, accuracy and efficiency, enabling technologies, transparency and flexibility.

Panel Discussion with PwC, KPMG and Spencer Thomas Group

Join us for an interactive panel discussion with HR industry specialists from KPMG, PwC and Spencer Thomas Group. Topics will include:-

  • What socio-political and economic developments impact how organizations move people globally and how are organizations responding to these challenges?
  • How can organizations leverage technology to enable workforce mobility?
  • What are the best approaches for delivering successful transformation initiatives? How can you prepare your organization, identify the key roles, estimate the time required and manage the workload?
  • What do you really need to think about and where do you start with a mergers and acquisitions process?
  • Where next for HR leaders who have managed successful global transformation projects?

How Stanford Health Care is revolutionizing employee engagement
David Jones, Chief Human Resource Officer, Stanford Health Care and Myshel Romans, VP Talent and Brand, The Marcus Buckingham Company (An ADP Company)

At the highest levels of HR you are all wrestling with how to keep your talented people. Yet most companies struggle to move the engagement needle, with engagement scores barely moving one percentage point year on year.

David Jones, CHRO at Stanford Health Care – one of the most innovative health systems in the United States – has done something very different. Over a few months he has launched, measured, and elevated his employee’s engagement scores dramatically. His methods were unorthodox. His results have been extraordinary. In this session David will not present a glossy picture of the perfect ‘how-to’ but will instead describe the real-world challenges that he and his team met and overcame – what the flashpoints were, the roadblocks, and the giant leaps forward.

This will be a highly interactive session aimed at the senior HR practitioner and designed to help you pick the brain of one of your own. David and his team have done something that so few have been able to do. Our hope is that you will leave with practical ideas and insights about how you and your company can do the same.

Your people, your data, your money: ADP secures your most important assets
Roland Cloutier, Corporate Vice President and Global Chief Security Officer, ADP

Today’s digital landscape means limitless possibilities, and also complex security risks and threats. Join us for this in-depth, interactive roundtable discussion where we will look at how security is ingrained in every step of your organization’s journey, discuss innovation in preparing for and defending against emerging and more complex threats, and answer your security-related questions.

ADP Speakers:

Explore a vision for the future as ADP experts guide you in building an organization that can thrive in the face of an ever-evolving industry and competitive landscape. You’ll get market insights from ADP Research Institute, learn more about our product strategy, global payroll solutions and future HCM vision and hear directly from our HR leaders on ADP’s journey to a strength-based organization.


Non vediamo l’ora di vederti a roma (We look forward to seeing you in Rome!)
ADP ReThink Global HCM Conference
January 21-23, 2020
Rome, Italy

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