2019 Disability Matters Europe: Agenda
 

 

AGENDA

The 7th Annual Disability Matters Europe Conference & Awards

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Updated 6 November 2019
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TUESDAY, 12 NOVEMBER 2019

LOCATION: Cisco International Limited, 9 New Square Park, Bedfont Lakes, Feltham, England TW14 8HA

Time (UTC) Topic
6:15 pm Transportation: 

  • Shuttle transportation is available between the hotel(s) of choice and the Cisco campus each day of the event.
  • Hilton T4 & Crowne Plaza/Holiday Inn Express T4 (twin hotel) to Cisco, Bedfont Lakes Building 9
6:45 pm - 7:00 pm Registration
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm Welcome Reception

  • Nadine O. Vogel
    Chief Executive Officer, Springboard Consulting, LLC 
  • Susan Du Becker
    Global Compliance Enablement, Cisco Systems B.V.
9:00 pm Transportation:

  • Shuttle transportation is available between the hotel(s) of choice and the Cisco campus each day of the event.
  • Cisco, Bedfont Lakes Building 9 to Hilton T4, Crowne Plaza/Holiday Inn Express T4 (twin hotel)

 

WEDNESDAY, 13 NOVEMBER 2019

LOCATION: Cisco International Limited, 10 New Square Park, Bedfont Lakes, Feltham, England TW14 8HA

Time (UTC) Topic
8:15 am Transportation:

  • Shuttle transportation is available between the hotel(s) of choice and the Cisco campus each day of the event.
  • Hilton T4 & Crowne Plaza/Holiday Inn Express T4 (twin hotel) to Cisco, Bedfont Lakes Building 10 VEC - Conference Centre
8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration and Breakfast
9:00 am - 9:05 am Welcome

  • Nadine O. Vogel
    Chief Executive Officer, Springboard Consulting, LLC
9:05 am – 9:15 am Opening Remarks

  • Phil Wolfenden
    Vice President, Customer Experience Centers (EMEAR),
    Cisco International, Ltd.
9:15 am - 10:30 am Marketplace

Moderator:

  • Nadine O. Vogel
    Chief Executive Officer, Springboard Consulting, LLC 

Honorees:

  • Anne-Sophie Beraud
    Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion, Accor
  • Eric Cosset
    Director Parcs Operations Integration and Development, Disneyland Paris
  • Pedro Marques
    Global Marketing and Expansion Director, TOMI WORLD
  • Loraine Martins, MBE FRSA
    Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Network Rail 

Description: Learn from award-winning corporate executives about the impact their Marketplace initiatives have on consumers with disabilities and those caring for individuals with disabilities. Issues of marketing, communications, promotion and accessibility are just some of the topics that will be addressed.  Learnings will include what has worked and/or not worked and why and what is planned for the future from a scalability standpoint. The session will conclude with an interactive exercise about key learnings, implementation strategies for individual companies and possible roadblocks.

10:30 am - 10:45 am BREAK 
10:45 am - 11:30 am Mental Health Call to Action

  • Amanda Diston
    Director, Total Rewards APJC & EMEAR, People & Communities, Cisco
  • El Cavanagh-Lomas
    VP People & Communities, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia, Cisco

Description:  With the evolution of how the world works, we have long moved on from the 9 to 5 work day, replacing it with just life. This has consequences to our employees wellbeing. This session will focus on the role that employers play in supporting our employees mental wellbeing and the influence that we can have on how the world views, funds and supports mental health. The session will be both presentation and participation, with an ongoing call to action following Disability Matters.

11:30 am – 12:15 pm Keynote Presentation

  • Marc Woods
    Founding Partner of Equiida, Paralympic Medalist, and Author
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm NETWORKING LUNCHEON
1:15 pm – 1:45 pm Post-Secondary Education... A Fireside Chat

Moderator:

  • Nadine O. Vogel
    Chief Executive Officer, Springboard Consulting, LLC 

Panelists:

  • Viki Chinn
    Disability Expert and Careers Consultant, LSE Careers
  • Christian Jameson-Warren
    Careers Services Lead for Students & Graduates with Disabilities, University of Nottingham

Description:  This session will address the issues and implications of post-secondary education for individuals with disabilities.  Specifically, it will look at the interplay between education and work as well as the important transition from university to career.  Important topics such as internships, work-readiness, reasonable adjustments/accommodations will be addressed.

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm Workforce

Moderator:

  • Joanne Watson
    Director, Global Inclusion Office, Intel Corporation

Honorees:

  • Shaun Meekins
    Global Head of Apprentice Recruitment, Barclays
  • Noeleen Cowley
    Financial Services Partner, KPMG, LLP
  • Eliane De Mitry
    Human Resources Manager, SAP Brasil Ltda.

Description: Learn from award-winning corporate Executives as they share their journey relative to the talent acquisition, management and human resources aspects of disability inclusion.  Sourcing, interviewing and hiring are just some of the topics that will be addressed.  Learnings will include what has worked and/or not worked and why and what is planned for the future from a scalability standpoint.  The session will conclude with an interactive exercise about key learnings, implementation strategies for individual companies and possible roadblocks.

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm Special Needs Dads in the Workplace

  • Keith Engledow
    Technical Solutions Specialist, Cisco Systems
  • Simon Power
    Senior Manager IT, Cisco
  • Binit Shah
    Enterprise Account Manager, Cisco

Description: Special needs parents represent approximately 10% of our workforces.  This session which will be led by a special needs dad and leader of  Cisco’s Global Special Children’s Network, will examine both the unique challenges and skills of this employee population.  The session will also examine how technology can assist in supporting these families while successfully delivering on business goals and objectives.

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Competence Breeds Confidence

Description:  Using a deck of cards, participants will connect with one another by playing a powerful game about disability inclusion.  Player learning and mindset will be enhanced by sharing each other’s stories, values, knowledge and skills; changing hearts and minds.

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm Closing Remarks
4:15 pm Transportation:  

  • Shuttle transportation is available between the hotel(s) of choice and the Cisco campus each day of the event.
  • Cisco, Bedfont Lakes Building 10 VEC - Conference Centre to Hilton T4 & Crowne Plaza/Holiday Inn Express T4 (twin hotel)

 

LOCATION: Twickenham Stadium (Gala Dinner Room: The Lock No4), 200 Whitton Rd, Twickenham, TW2 7BA

Time (UTC) Topic
6:15 pm Transportation: 

  • Shuttle transportation will also be available to and from the Gala Dinner venue (Twickenham Stadium).
  • Hilton T4 & Crowne Plaza/Holiday Inn Express T4 (twin hotel) to Twickenham Stadium The Lock No.4, 200 Whitton Rd, Twickenham, TW2 7BA
6:45 pm - 7:30 pm Cocktail Reception
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Awards Gala – Dinner, Music

  • Nadine O. Vogel
    Chief Executive Officer, Springboard Consulting, LLC
10:15 pm Transportation:  

  • Shuttle transportation will also be available to and from the Gala Dinner venue (Twickenham Stadium).
  • Twickenham Stadium The Lock No.4, 200 Whitton Rd, Twickenham, TW2 7BA to Hilton T4 & Crowne Plaza/Holiday Inn Express T4 (twin hotel)

 

THURSDAY, 14 NOVEMBER 2019

LOCATION: Cisco International Limited, 10 New Square Park, Bedfont Lakes, Feltham, England TW14 8HA

Time (UTC) Topic
8:15 pm Transportation:  

  • Shuttle transportation is available between the hotel(s) of choice and the Cisco campus each day of the event.
  • Hilton T4 & Crowne Plaza/Holiday Inn Express T4 (twin hotel) to Cisco, Bedfont Lakes Building 10 VEC - Conference Centre
8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration and Breakfast
9:00 am - 9:15 am Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Nadine O. Vogel
    Chief Executive Officer, Springboard Consulting, LLC
9:15 am – 10:30 am Workplace

Moderator:

  • Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett
    Global Business Development Consultant, Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (ENEI)

Honorees:

  • Vignesh Ashok
    Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion, J.P. Morgan
  • Matt Dowie
    Senior Global D&I Manager, HSBC Holdings Plc
  • Sam Latif
    Associate Director Company Accessibility Leader, Procter & Gamble
  • Iowa Morgan
    UK Personal Lines Claims Manager, AIG

Description: Learn from award-winning corporate executives as they share their journey to making their workplaces inclusive for individuals with disabilities.  Specifically they will touch on programs in support of business resource groups, accommodation processes, learning & development, benefits and more.  Learnings will include what has worked and/or not worked and why and what is planned for the future from a scalability standpoint. The session will conclude with an interactive exercise about key learnings, implementation strategies for individual companies and possible roadblocks.

 

10:30 am - 10:45 am BREAK 
10:45 am - 11:15 am Transforming Disability Employment in the field of IT

Presenter(s):

  • Nadine O. Vogel
    Chief Executive Officer, Springboard Consulting, LLC
  • Patrick Romzek
    Chief Executive Officer, Three Talents, LLC

Description: The presenters will share insights on the challenges surrounding disability employment in the field of IT across all industries and an innovative lifecycle training/employment program showing great promise.

11:15 am – Noon  Keynote Presentation

  • Ms. Lisa Pearce
    Chief Executive, British Wheelchair Basketball
  • Siobhan Fitzpatrick
    British Wheelchair Basketball Team
  • Sarah Hope
    British Wheelchair Basketball Team
Noon – 12:15 pm Closing Remarks

  • Wendy Mars
    EMEAR VP, Cisco
12:15 pm – 12:30 pm Close & Farewell

  • Nadine O. Vogel
    Chief Executive Officer, Springboard Consulting, LLC
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm NETWORKING LUNCH
1:45 pm Transportation:

  • Shuttle transportation is available between the hotel(s) of choice and the Cisco campus each day of the event.
  • Cisco, Bedfont Lakes Building 10 VEC - Conference Centre to Hilton T4 & Crowne Plaza/Holiday Inn Express T4 (twin hotel)

 

 

 

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