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Talent Management Symposium


Speaking and Topics 

8:30 – 9:00 AM


9:00 – 9:15 AM

Welcome and Overview

Dean Deryck J. van Rensburg, Pepperdine Graziadio School
Miriam Lacey, PhD, Professor of Executive Programs, Pepperdine Graziadio School

9:15 – 9:45 AM

Panel 1: Innovations at Coca-Cola

Evolution of Talent Management at Coca-Cola

Carolyn Jackson, Sr. VP, Human Resources, Coca-Cola North America Group

Gaining Competitive Advantage Through Talent and Development

Stacey Valy Panayiotou, MA, MS. Global Vice President and Head of Talent and Development, The Coca-Cola Company

9:45 - 10:00 AM

Break Out: In-Depth Q&A

10:00 – 10:15 AM


10:15 – 10:45 AM

Panel 2: Innovations at Microsoft

Strategic Talent Planning

Donald MacRae, Director, Human Resources, Microsoft

Accelerating Talent Development at Microsoft

Anita Bhasin, Founder, Sage Ways Consulting

10:45 – 11:00 AM

Break Out: In-Depth Q&A

11:00 - 11:15 AM


11:15 - 11:45 AM

Keynote Speaker

High Potential Programs – Lessons Learned About Manager Thinking Errors – Are We Creating or Solving Problems?

Miriam Lacey, PhD, Professor of Executive Programs
Pepperdine Graziadio School

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM


12:45 PM - 1:15 PM


Panel 3: Igniting People & Practices at T-Mobile

Igniting People Practices - How T-Mobile Revolutionized Talent Management by Modeling Services on Its Un-Carrier Business Strategy

Marty Pisciotti, VP, Employee Careers, T-Mobile
Dotcy Isom, VP Human Resources, T-Mobile
Nathan Bushey, Director, HR Strategic Initiatives, T-Mobile
Farhan Rizvi, Director, IT, T-Mobile


1:15 - 1:30 PM

Break Out: In-Depth Q&A

1:30 - 1:45 PM


1:45 – 2:15 PM

Panel 4: Innovations at LinkedIn and Experian

Learning Partners - The Secret Sauce of Effective Learning & Development Organizations

KC Simmons, Learning Partner, LinkedIn

Building the Dream Team @ Experian

Rachael Lewis, MSOD, GPHR, HR Director, Credit Services & Decision Analytics Sales, Experian

2:15 – 2:30 PM

Break Out: In-Depth Q&A

2:30 - 3:00 PM

Closing Speaker

Evidence-based Best Talent Management Practices

Kevin Groves, PhD, Associate Professor, Organization Theory and Management
Pepperdine Graziadio School

3:00 PM

Closing Remarks