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2015 Disability Matters N.A. Registration: Agenda
 

 

AGENDA

The Ninth Annual Disability Matters North America Conference & Awards

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TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2015:

Time Topic Location
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Welcome Reception 

  • Nadine Vogel, CEO, Springboard Consulting LLC
  • David Goulden, CEO, EMC Corporation
  • ML (Mary Louise) Krakauer, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, EMC Corporation
Simmons College

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2015:

     
Time Topic Location
7:45 am Shuttle Departure / Hotel to Conference:
Complimentary round-trip accessible shuttle service provided each day from Colonnade hotel to Simmons College
Colonnade Hotel
8:00 am - 8:30 am Registration & Continental Breakfast Simmons College
8:30 am -  8:45 am Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • Nadine Vogel
    CEO
    Springboard Consulting LLC
  • Jacqueline (Jackie) Glenn
    VP, Global Chief Diversity Officer
    EMC Corporation
Simmons College
8:45 am -  10:15 am Workforce Panel (table exercise and report out) Simmons College
Moderator:  Eugene Kelly
Worldwide Director Global Diversity & Inclusion
Colgate-Palmolive Company

Honorees:

  • Bob Feiner
    Vice President Dell Global Deployment and Field Services
    Dell, Inc.
  • Jeff Lichon
    Executive Director, North American Disability Employee Network (DEN) & Public Affairs Leader
    The Dow Chemical Company
  • Kristine Biagiotti-Bridges
    Principal Business Consultant & President of the Disability Employee Resource Group
    EMC Corporation
  • Rebecca Caruso
    Vice President Communications, Diversity and Inclusion
    L’Oréal USA
  • Brad Hopton
    Partner- Corporate Tax Advisory Services
    PwC
10:15 am -  10:30 am BREAK Simmons College
10:30 am -  11:15 am "The Devil Made Me Do It":  Legal Implications and Practical Solutions

Moderator:  Susan Hamilton
Legal Counsel
Springboard Consulting LLC

Panelists:

  • Matthew Camardella
    Shareholder
    Jackson Lewis P.C.
  • Thomas R. Kelly
    Vice President, Assistant General Counsel
    Pfizer Inc.
  • Nadine Vogel
    CEO
    Springboard Consulting LLC
11:15 am - 11:45 am Disability Champions - Executive Panel Simmons College
Moderator:  Stephen Pelletier
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, U.S. Business
Prudential Financial
Honorees:

  • Gregory Akers
    Senior Vice President & CTO of Advanced Security Research & Government, Security & Trust Organization
    Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Bob Feiner
    Vice President Dell Global Deployment and Field Services
    Dell Inc.
  • Donald Potter
    Vice President, HR Operations
    EMC Corporation
11:45 am - 12:30 pm KEYNOTE: Sebastien Sassville
Speaker and Endurance Athlete

  • Introduction by:  Bob Feiner
    Vice President Dell Global Deployment and Field Services
    Dell Inc.
Simmons College
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm NETWORKING LUNCH Simmons College
1:15 pm - 1:30 pm Disability Matters Europe 2015

  • Announcement by:  Tunde Ogungbesan
    Global Diversity & Inclusion Consultant
    Shell International
Simmons College
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm "Help, I can't navigate your website!" Simmons College

Moderator:  Peter McNally
IT/Web Accessibility Consultant
Springboard Consulting LLC

Panelists:

  • Bruce Howell
    Accessibility Services Coordinator
    Carroll Center for the Blind
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm Steps to Success Panel Simmons College
Moderator: Marsha Gewirtzman
Senior Director NA
Springboard Consulting LLC

Honorees:

  • Melissann Ashton-Patton
    Materials Engineering Lab Supervisor & President of ADAPT Affinity Group
    Corning Incorporated
  • Don Trella
    Director of Employee and Guest Experience
    Mohegan Sun
  • Marcia Leander
    Vice President Talent Acquisition
    Unum
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm BREAK Simmons College
3:05 pm – 3:15 pm Diversity MBA

  • Presentation by: Pam McElvane
    CEO
    DiversityMBA
3:15 pm – 3:45 pm Employer of Choice Panel

Moderator:  Gregory Akers
Senior Vice President & CTO of Advanced Security Research & Government
Security & Trust Organization
Cisco Systems, Inc

Honorees:

  • Michele C. Green
    Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer
    Prudential Financial
  • Pamela Arroyo
    Program Director- Talent Acquisition
    UPMC
3:45 pm – 4:00 pm Wrap-Up Day 1
Disability Matters North America 2016 - Teaser
4:00 pm Shuttle Departure / Conference to Hotel:
Complimentary round-trip accessible shuttle service provided each day from Colonnade hotel to Simmons College
Simmons College
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Cocktail ReceptionSpringboard Foundation Silent Auction Huntington Foyer
Colonnade Hotel
7:00 pm – 7:15 pm Performance
The Michael Carter Lisnow Respite Center
Huntington Ballroom
Colonnade Hotel
 7:15 pm – 7:45 pm WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS

  • Nadine Vogel, CEO, Springboard Consulting LLC
  • Jacqueline Glenn, VP, Global Chief Diversity Officer
    EMC Corporation
  • Christiana Crowley, Vice President of Global Business Services (GBS), EMC Corporation
Huntington Ballroom
Colonnade Hotel
 7:45 pm - 11:00 pm  Dinner, Awards & Celebration Huntington Ballroom
Colonnade Hotel
7:45 pm Dinner
8:00 pm Bidding Closes for Springboard Foundation Auction
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm DISABILITY MATTERS NA AWARD PRESENTATIONS

  • Nadine Vogel, CEO, Springboard Consulting LLC
Disability Champion Award

  • David Ford - EMC Corporation
  • Rita Shauger - Corning Incorporated
  • Margaret Downey - CSX Corporation
  • Mark Lunz - UPMC
  • David Tate - AT&T
  • Gregory Akers - Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Bob Feiner - Dell Inc.
  • Donald Potter - EMC Corporation
Steps to Success Award

  • Corning Incorporated - Melissann Ashton-Patton
  • Mohegan Sun - Bobby Soper
  • Unum - Marcia Leander
Marketplace Award

  • AT&T - Mark Balsano
  • Procter & Gamble - Deanna Bass
Workforce Award

  • Fifth Third Bank- Mitch Morgan
  • KPMG - Christopher L. Brown
Workplace Award

  • Dell Inc. - Bob Feiner
  • The Dow Chemical Company - Jeff Lichon
  • EMC Corporation - ML (Mary Louise) Krakauer
  • L’Oréal USA - Rebeca Caruso
  • PwC - Brad Hopton
Employer of Choice Award

  • Prudential Financial - Stephen Pelletier
  • UPMC - Pamela Arroyo
9:30 pm
  • Disability Matters NA 2016- Special Announcement
  • Dessert
  • Springboard Foundation Auction Winners Announced
9:45 pm-11:00 pm Dancing & Celebration

THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2015:

Time Topic Location
7:45 am Shuttle Departure / Hotel to Conference:
Complimentary round-trip accessible shuttle service provided each day from Colonnade hotel to Simmons College
Colonnade Hotel
8:00 am - 8:30 am Registration & Continental Breakfast Simmons College
8:30 am -  8:45 am Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • Nadine Vogel
    CEO
    Springboard Consulting LLC
  • Danny Best
    Director, Diversity & Inclusion
    EMC Corporation
Simmons College

8:45 am – 10:00 am

Workforce Panel (table exercise and report out) Simmons College
Moderator:  Marcia Leander
Vice President Talent Acquisition
Unum 
 Honorees:

  • Mitch Morgan
    Assistant Vice President-Leadership Development Program Manager
    Fifth Third Bank
  • Annette Rosta
    Associate Director, Experienced Hire Recruiting-Diversity & Compliance
    KPMG

Panelist:

  • Mary A. Barrows
    Senior Director for Learning Strategies and Student Success
    Northeastern University

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Essential Job Functions & EEOC Simmons College

Moderator:  Susan Hamilton
Legal Counsel
Springboard Consulting LLC

Panelists:

  • Jana Burke
    ADA Employment Specialist
    Springboard Consulting LLC
  • Peggy Mastroianni
    Legal Counsel
    Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

10:45 am - 11:00 am

BREAK

11:00 am - 11:45 am

Service Disabled Veterans Session Simmons College

Moderator:  Michele C. Green
Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer
Prudential Financial

Panelists:

  • Ginger Miller
    President
    Women Veterans Interactive
  • Laurie Sayles Artis
    President & CEO
    Civility Management Solutions LLC
11:45 am - 12:15 pm Disability Champions - Management Panel Simmons College
Moderator:  Gail Herring
Communications Coordinator
Toyota Motor Sales

Honorees:

  • Margaret Downey
    General Manager- Learning & Development Strategies
    CSX Corporation
  • Mark Lunz
    Director, Surgical Processing Department
    UPMC
  • David Tate
    General Attorney & Associate General Counsel
    AT&T
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm KEYNOTE:  Heather Abbott
Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor & HR Manager

  • Introduction by:  Kristine Biagiotti-Bridges
    Principal Business Consultant & President of the Disability Employee Resource Group
    EMC
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm NETWORKING LUNCH Simmons College
1:45 pm – 2:00 pm Disability Matters Asia-Pacific 2015 - Video Announcement Simmons College

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Marketplace Panel (table exercise and report out) Simmons College
Moderator:  Jacqueline (Jackie) Glenn
VP & Global Chief Diversity Officer
EMC

Honorees:

  • Mark Balsano
    Executive Director-Compliance
    AT&T
  • Trevor Hutchinson
    Fabric Care Innovation Leader & Disability Recruiting Leader
    Procter & Gamble

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

BREAK

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm

Disability Champions - Associate Panel Simmons College
Moderator:  Lois Cooper
Practice Leader
LMH Strategies, Inc.

Honorees:

  • David Ford
    Senior Education Solutions Consultant
    EMC Corporation
  • Rita Shauger
    Administrative Coordinator, Global Diversity & Inclusion
    Corning Incorporated
3:45 pm – 4:00 pm Closing Remarks,
Survey Completion  & Departures
Simmons College
4:00 pm Shuttle Departure / Conference to Airport:
Complimentary transportation will be provided from Simmons College to the Airport
Simmons College

 

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