• Position the Global STEM Talent Summit as the signature event for STEM talent development discussions amongst the private sector leaders.
  • Position participating strategic partners as global thought leaders who actively engage to help solve the STEM shortfall.
  • Offer a unique major platform that increases visibility for the private-sector to discuss global talent development.
  • Leverage the Gallup organization to emphasize the importance of the needs of the demand side to help define and train the STEM capabilities for future sustainable jobs.
  • Elevate STEM 2.0 & career-focused experimental learning to global discussions.
  • Leverage global business leadership and expertise from emerging and developing markets.
  • Spark conversation that transfer to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland and other C-suite events.
  • Facilitate high-leved discussions, knowledge sharing and networking.
  • Communicate message to broad range of global stakeholders through social media, live streaming and targeted publications.
  • Create powerful media and materials that capture Summit discussions which can be distributed to large audiences.
  • Utilize STEMconnector communication channels and social media strength to connect with a broad range of stakeholders.



PROGRAM: April 28, 2016

Master of Ceremonies: Rob Denson, President, Des Moines Area Community College, Chairman, SHEC

7:30-8:30am Registration Opens
8:30-8:45am Welcome to the 2016 Global STEM Talent Summit
- Edie Fraser, Chief Executive Officer, STEMconnector & Million Women Mentors
- Lorena Fimbres , Vice President and Chief Development Officer, STEMconnector
Announcement of the 100 CEO Leaders in STEM
- Sponsored by Bank of America - Merrill Lynch
8:45-9:15am Global STEM Talent Pipeline - The Burning Problem
- Dr. Heidi Kleinbach-Sauter, Senior Vice President Global R&D, PepsiCo, Chair, GSTS
9:15-9:45am Global Jobs Report 2015
- Jon Clifton, Managing Partner, Gallup
9:45-10:45am Panel 1: Career-Focused Experiential Learning: An Unlock For STEM 2.0
- Al Bunshaft, Chief Executive Officer, Dassault Systemes Government Solutions
- Martin Scaglione, President & CEO, Hope Street Group
- George Moore, EVP, Chief Technology Officer, Cengage Learning
- Rob Denson, President, Des Moines Area Community College
- Moderator: Frank Sesno, Director-School of Media & Public Affairs, George Washington University
10:45-11:00am Networking Break
11:00-12:00pm Panel 2: Professional Development Models for Retaining High-Skill Workers
- John Staines, Human Resources Officer-Global Information Technology, Cigna
- Steve Rae, Chief Professional Development Officer, Apollo Education Group
- Jenny Morr, Assistant Vice President-Technology & Development, AT&T
- Sharon Wibben, Senior Vice President-Global HR, Walmart
- DeEtte Gray, President, Intelligence & Security, BAE Systems
- Moderator: John Hughes, Editor, Bloomberg LLP, Former President of National Press Club
12:00-1:00pm Lunch: Sponsored by Johnson & Johnson
- Opening remarks by Dr. Heidi Kleinbach-Sauter, Senior Vice President Global R&D, PepsiCo, Chair, GSTS
Keynote Address—Meeting the Challenges of Healthcare Talent
- Dr. Joanne Waldstreicher, Chief Medical Officer, Johnson & Johnson
Keynote Address—Fire Side Chat - Technology Talent For All
- Surya Kant, President-North America, UK and Europe, Tata Consultancy Services
- Edie Fraser, Chief Executive Officer, STEMconnector & Million Women Mentors
1:00-2:00pm Panel 3: Industry Specific Needs For STEM Talent
- Gary Eppinger, Global Chief Information Security Officer, Carnival
- Melissa Harper, Vice President Talent Acquisition & Chief Diversity Officer, Monsanto
- Ray Dempsey, Vice President & Head of External Affairs, BP
- Allyson Knox, Director of Education Policy & Programs, Microsoft
- Sean Healy, Senior Vice President-Strategic Planning & Engineering, FedEx Freight
- Moderator: Kevin Krolicki, Bureau Chief, Thomson-Reuters in Washington
2:00-3:00 Panel 4: Effective Utilization of STEM Information Resources - Featuring the Launch of the STEM Talent Resource Hub
- Recogniton of Jane Oates, Vice President, Apollo Educaton
- Sarah Harris, General Counsel, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
- William J. Wiatrowski, Deputy Commissioner, Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Matt Sigelman, Chief Executive Officer, Burning Glass Technologies
- Mary Mason, SVP, Chief Medical Officer, Centene Corporation
- Moderator: Edie Fraser, Chief Executive Officer, STEMconnector & Million Women Mentors
3:00-3:10pm Networking Break
3:10-3:40pm Keynote Address
- Dr. Mehmood Khan, Vice Chairman, Chief Scientific Officer, PepsiCo
3:40-4:40pm Panel 5: Global Talent Development - Leadership Panel
- Michael Norris, Chief Executive Officer - Heathcare, Sodexo North America
- Seema Kumar, VP of Innovation, Global Health and Policy Communication, Johnson & Johnson
- Nina Vaca, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Pinnacle Group
- Craig Giffi, Vice Chairman, Automotive Industry Leader, Deloitte
- Griff Davenport, Chief Executive Officer, DLR Group
4:40-4:50pm Transitoning from STEM Theory to STEM Praxis, LET’S ACT!
- Dr. Heidi Kleinbach-Sauter, Senior Vice President Global R&D, PepsiCo, Chair, GSTS
- Rob Denson, President, Des Moines Area Community College

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