Sunday, 21 October
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Annie McKee is a bestselling author and advisor to top global leaders, from CEOs of Fortune 50 companies to government officials in South Africa. In 2005, BusinessWeek named her in their “Top 100 Leaders” issue as an Executive Coach.
McKee earned her baccalaureate degree, summa cum laude, from Chaminade University of Honolulu and went on to receive her doctorate in organizational behavior from Case Western Reserve University. She was later invited to take a position at Wharton and asked to help the University of Pennsylvania's senior team bring about a large scale organizational change at the university.
In 2011, Annie formed Teleos Leadership Institute, a consulting firm with a mission of developing values-based leadership and resonant organizations. The global leadership development firm works with executives from all industries to help them better understand themselves and the impact of their actions, words and attitudes on their personal lives, their leadership and everyone around them. McKee consults and coaches many of the world's most influential leaders and organizations.
McKee's newest book, Management: A Focus on Leaders (Pearson Prentice Hall, 2011) is a groundbreaking college textbook that revolutionizes the way management is taught and learned.
Annie serves as adjunct professor at the Graduate School of Education at University of Pennsylvania and teaches at the Wharton School's Aresty Institute of Executive Education as well as Brookings Executive Education with leaders in the U.S. Federal government. Annie also serves on the Board of Center for Social and Emotional Competency at University of the Pacific as well as the Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute. Annie McKee continues the study of her discipline with the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland and the Institut für Gestaltorientierte Organisationsberatung of Frankfurt, Germany. She also supports her global community by sponsoring the education of a host of talented young people in the developing world and mentoring young leaders.
Women in Project Management Panel
Sunday, 21 October
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Join us for an engaging discussion about the leadership styles, team dynamics and workplace strengths of women in project management, helmed by three of the profession’s most successful women leaders.
Monday, 22 October
8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Lem Lasher is president, Global Business Solutions and Services, chief innovation officer and chairman of the Leading Edge Forum. He is also president for CSC’s Office of Innovation. Prior to this assignment, he held numerous managing director positions within CSC’s European Group, including: BAE Systems Global Account; European consulting; CSC Belgium & Luxembourg and Industry Practices for Benelux.
Lem joined the CSC European Group in 1992 as director, Network Integration Europe, where he was responsible for CSC’s network and telecommunications activities in Europe. He joined CSC in 1990 as director, Commercial Program Development for the Network Integration Division in Herndon, Virginia.
From 1984 until joining CSC, Lem was vice president for Integrated Software Resources, Inc., a software consulting and engineering firm in the airline telecommunications industry. Prior to this, he held the following executive positions: president, Deca Group, Inc.; Executive Vice President, Aitta, Inc.; director, Investment Seminars, Inc.; director, North American Operations, Elan Vital, Inc.
Lem attended Baldwin Wallace College in Berea, Ohio and Friedrich Wilhelms University in Bonn, Germany, where he studied German Literature and Philosophy. He speaks German, French, Dutch and Spanish.
Tuesday, 23 October
8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Frederic Schwartz is an award winning architect and planner with particular expertise in affordable, sustainable housing. He is the recent winner of the Guangzhou International Master Plan competition and was also selected by the citizens of New Orleans and the New Orleans City Planning Commission to re-plan one third of the city for 40% of its post-Katrina population. Schwartz is credited with changing the course of post-9/11 planning in New York City through his work, which facilitated an open site for the 9/11 memorial and a way to repair the city’s skyline. The New York Times repeatedly published his ideas including a profile, “The Man Who Dared the City to THINK Again.” Schwartz’s ideas also provided the framework for The New York Times Magazine’s “Think Big” Planning Study on the first anniversary of 9/11. He founded THINK—an international group of architects selected to master plan and re-imagine Ground Zero.
Subsequently, Schwartz was unanimously selected by the family groups to design both the New Jersey State and Westchester County, New York 9/11 memorials to honor more than 900 loved ones. As winner of an international competition, he is the architect for the new Staten Island Ferry Terminal at the tip of Manhattan, which serves 70,000 commuters every day. Schwartz is a recipient of the prestigious Rome Prize in Architecture and was selected by the Architecture League of New York for both the Young Architect’s Award and as an Emerging Voice in Architecture. A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and Harvard University, Schwartz has taught at Princeton, Columbia, Harvard, Yale and the University of Pennsylvania and has lectured extensively in America, Europe, China and India.
Tuesday, 23 October
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
James Kane is considered the world's foremost expert on what makes someone truly loyal to another person, to an organization or to a cause. As a behavioral scientist and consultant he has helped some of the largest and most well-known organizations in the world, including Apple, Amazon, Starwood Hotels and Major League Baseball build nearly unbreakable relationships with not only their clients and customers, but with members, fans, volunteers, vendors, sponsors and employees. James reveals the science behind the real human emotion called loyalty and what anyone can do to receive its benefits.
The author of two upcoming books, The Loyalty Switch and Virtually Loyal, Kane has worked with every major industry, while advising and training organizations ranging from Global 1000 giants to small, regional companies. As one of the most quoted and profiled authorities on loyalty in the traditional mainstream media, as well as niche publications, industry newsletters and the blogosphere, Jim has been profiled and quoted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, the BBC, and numerous other global and industry publications. He is a frequent guest on CNN, CNBC and FOX Business, which credits him as being “one of the best experts in the business.”