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Chair:
Samir Bagga, Chief Marketing Officer
L&T Technology Services Ltd, London, United Kingdom

Samir is the Chief Marketing Officer at engineering services company L&T Technology Services Limited. An international B2B professional based out of New Jersey, with over 25 years of marketing experience in Global 1000 and SME corporations in the Americas, Europe and India, Samir has been instrumental in creating and executing initiatives such as customer intimacy programs, demand generation and influencer relationships. As CMO, he is part of the top management team that led L&T Technology Services through a high-profile Initial Public Offering (IPO) in India and successfully listed the company on the National Stock Exchange and the Bombay Stock Exchange.

Samir has done extensive work on brand building through digital and web-based events, advertising, conferences and seminars while working closely with ‘C’ suite and business leaders. At L&T Technology Services, he leads a high-power marketing & communications team which is directly responsible for building, influencing and generating significant top line and C-SAT growth for the company. Prior to joining the L&T Group, Samir worked with HCL Technologies as Vice President and Head of Marketing for the North American and European markets. He also led the marketing initiatives at Satyam for over a decade. His significant accomplishments include creating world-class customer engagement programs, transforming Fortune 500 CIO clients into brand ambassadors, winning several awards, solidifying lasting relationships with industry analysts, successfully listing companies on the New York Stock Exchange and achieving closing bell status at the NYSE multiple times. Samir is adept at increasing business through targeted marketing programs and has decades of hands on experience in handling client communication and crisis management.  

Samir began his career as Product Designer at Wipro where he designed over 150 lighting products and set up the R&D design lab. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Product Design & Communications from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India.

Committee

Emily Nichols-Mitchell, Chief Executive Officer
The Accelerations Group 100 LLC, East Orange, New Jersey, United States
Emily leads a coaching, people strategy, and culture consulting firm with a mission to help organizations embrace diversity and create inclusive cultures. Emily specializes in helping individuals own their brilliance and claim their executive SPACE™.  Working with her, clients make mental shifts in thinking more strategically, communicating more effectively, and overcoming blind spots to accelerate their career and leadership voice and have a more significant organizational impact.  Her work spans across 12 countries helping small businesses, non-profits, and Fortune 500 companies.

Dr. Debra Phillips, Chief Human Resources Officer
Centinela Feed, Inc, Torrance, California, United States
I have over 15 years of experience in overseeing all areas of Human Resources including talent management, strategic planning, performance management, risk management, coaching and employee development, and training.  My area of expertise is leadership & workforce development and employee engagement.  My industry expertise includes pet specialty retail, pet food manufacturing, animal health and nutrition, and petrochemicals.  I earned a Doctorate in Global Business and Leadership from California’s Intercontinental University.

Minnie Rous, Director of Operations
Packform, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Minnie is the person people turn to when they need results. As a founding team member of multiple startups, she has immense experience in innovation and the entrepreneurial journey. Over the years, she has held a diverse set of responsibilities from product development and operations to sales and marketing. Minnie led efforts to land multiple company awards including the Deloitte Technology Fast 500, SMART50 Awards and the Asia-Pacific Stevie® Awards.

Dr. Brillian S.K., Head of Human Resources
Times Professional Learning, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Georgi Sashov Georgiev, CEO & Senior Consultant
ToTheTop Agency, Sofia, Sofia City Province, Bulgaria

Keith Survillas, Human Resources Manager
Gustafson’s Furniture and Mattress, Rockford, Illinois, United States
Keith Survillas has been a Human Resources professional for 15 years, holding a variety of roles from Boston to Los Angeles to his current role outside Chicago.


 

Jason Treu, Chief People Officer
Unstoppable Workplaces, Dallas, Texas, United States

Sue Waller, Partnership Director
Page Outsourcing, part of Page Group, Runcorn, Cheshire, United Kingdom
Sue has vast experience of working around the world with various clients’ challenges, particularly across Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Americas.  She has multidisciplinary experience across a range of organizations from startups, NGOs, and charities through to major multinational organizations.  Her sector experience spans Technology Transformation, Business Processes, Operations and more recently Organizational Design.

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