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Monday, April 29, 2013

  9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

How Leading-Edge Corporate Health Solutions Create a Healthier Bottom Line

Speakers:
Kent Bradley , Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Safeway Inc.
Lynn Goldman , Dean, School of Public Health and Health Services, George Washington University
David Kirchhoff , CEO, Weight Watchers International Inc.
Richard Merkin , CEO and Founder, Heritage Group; Board Member, FasterCures
Sue Siegel , CEO, healthymagination, GE

Moderator:
Bianna Golodryga , Co-Anchor, "Good Morning America Weekend Edition," and Business Correspondent, ABC News

Creating a culture of health. Wellness enhances productivity. Engaged employees improve well-being. These are concepts we can agree with, but we puzzle over how they are put into practice at other companies, and not our own. There are many ideas on how to improve employee health and ultimately reduce costs, but for real change to occur, a sound idea must be well-executed. A promising idea may fall flat in the implementation, while a bad idea may gain traction as a result of strong execution -- neither will lead to meaningful, measurable change. Join us as we explore evidence-based initiatives with quantifiable results for a healthier bottom line.

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  9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

The Global Competition for Talent

Speakers:
Bob Bennett , Chief Learning Officer and Vice President, Human Resources, FedEx Express
Jim Cochran , Head of Global Recruiting, JPMorgan Chase
David Ford , Vice President, Human Resources-North America, Sanofi
Jody Greenstone Miller , Founder and CEO, Business Talent Group
Sajan Pillai , CEO, UST Global Inc.

Moderator:
Wei-Li Chong , Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Knowledge Universe

With the U.S. and Asia on the mend, the issue is not so much "Where will the jobs come from?" It's more about "Who will fill them?" There are as many as 3 million unfilled technology jobs in the U.S. and millions more abroad. The outsourcing boom that moved employment to India and China is now reversing as companies bring back manufacturing from Asia to take advantage of low energy prices in the U.S. With opportunities beginning to increase, where will tomorrow's workers come from? How will big companies ensure their workers won't desert them for the next offer that comes along? How can immigration policy be applied most effectively?

  10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Value and Values: Building a High-Performance Company

Speakers:
Marc Benioff , Chairman and CEO, salesforce.com
Ken Hicks , Chairman, President and CEO, Foot Locker, Inc.
Jay Rasulo , Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, The Walt Disney Company
Walter Robb , Co-CEO, Whole Foods Market
Tom Wyatt , CEO, Knowledge Universe U.S.

Moderator:
Willow Bay , Special Correspondent, Bloomberg Television; Senior Editor, Huffington Post

High-performance organizations not only break sales and profit records, they alter the way we work and live. What do they do that sets them apart? How do they groom their leaders and attract top talent? How do they outperform their peers? These companies maximize the benefits of changing technology, and their leaders have the guts to reinvent and surpass themselves. How do they define success, and is responsibility to the broader community part of it? Should companies be measured by their social impact as well as their financial results? Corporate leaders on this panel will share their experiences and their strategies for staying ahead of the game.

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  10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

The International Quest for Effective Education Reform

Speakers:
Michael Bennet , U.S. Senator
Eugene Kandel , Head of the National Economic Council, Israeli Prime Minister's Office
Anthony Miller , Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer, U.S. Department of Education
Dilip Thakore , Publisher and Editor, EducationWorld
Dinghua Wang , Director-General, Basic Education Department, Ministry of Education, China

Moderator:
Lowell Milken , Co-Founder, Knowledge Universe Education; Founder, National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET)

A nation's education system is its engine of human capital development and economic, civic and social progress. With that in mind, China, India, Israel and the U.S. have launched initiatives to advance the quality and equity of their elementary and secondary education systems. Access to schooling, teacher quality and accountability, student motivation, effective-instruction programs, technology and early-childhood education are key elements of each plan. Each nation's reforms are rooted in its culture, but all aim to produce high school graduates who are college and career ready and will propel their societies through the middle of the 21st century. What can we learn from these approaches and their results to date? Which initiatives are truly effective and which have not met expectations? How can the private sector help these strategies succeed?

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  2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Can Technology Revamp the Learning Process?

Speakers:
John Barbour , CEO, LeapFrog Enterprises
Nolan Bushnell , Chairman and CEO, Brainrush
Michael Moe , Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer, GSV Capital
Ronald Packard , Founder and CEO, K12 Inc.

Moderator:
Adam Nordin , Global Head of Education Services and Technology, Barclays Capital

Accelerating technology and robust online offerings mean education may finally be poised for real transformation. The increasing capabilities and decreasing costs of technology, coupled with social media and other rapidly evolving methods of communication, are creating new opportunities to expand access to education and help both children and adults develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Will this intersection of technology and education dramatically improve student performance in core academic areas such as math and science? Will new, non-traditional venues emerge where displaced workers and undereducated adults can gain the skills or specialized credentials that will put a dent in unemployment? Join authorities from some of America's most innovative technology-based learning companies as they debate the role and impact of technology in education today and in the future.

  3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Immigration Strategy for the Borderless Economy

Speakers:
Michael Bennet , U.S. Senator
Carlos Gutierrez , Vice Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group; former U.S. Secretary of Commerce
Rupert Murdoch , Chairman and CEO, News Corporation
Laurene Powell Jobs , Founder and Chair, Emerson Collective
Antonio Villaraigosa , Mayor, City of Los Angeles
Vivek Wadhwa , Director of Research, Center for Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialization, Duke University; Author, "The Immigrant Exodus"

Moderator:
Ronald Brownstein , Editorial Director, Atlantic Media

Few issues have been more contentious in the United States, and for a longer time, than immigration. Comprehensive reform, however, appears to be getting close. On one hand, the nation's sizable Latino population is making its presence felt in the economy and the voting booth. Neither party can afford to enter the next election cycle without addressing immigration. On the other, foreigners fill crucial gaps in human capital. The corporate sector wants wider access to the high-skilled global workforce. Moreover, universities are training scientists and engineers who are forced to leave the country because of their immigration status. Our panel of leaders will discuss how policy must evolve to serve the country and the issue's many stakeholders. Is citizenship realistic for the millions of undocumented immigrants who have built lives here? How do we open doors to talent rather than encourage its exodus? Does immigration affect incomes?

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  3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Words That Work: It's Not What You Say, It's What People Hear

Speaker:
Frank Luntz , Chairman and CEO, Luntz Global; Contributor, Fox News

The business community is under attack, and according to pollster Frank Luntz, it's often their own fault. They are using verbal and visual language to communicate to customers, shareholders and communities that turn people off and turn critics on. At this highly interactive, instructive session, he will unveil his updated "21 Words for the 21st Century," the "13 Essential Phrases for 2013" and the brand new "10 Rules of Visual Communications," along with his latest public opinion findings and focus group results. From business to politics, this session is about what Americans are thinking and what our leaders should be saying.

  3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

The Preschool Mandate: How Do We Get It Right?

Speakers:
Chaka Fattah , U.S. Congressman
Mila Henn , Executive Director, Patient Support and Global Patient Services, Cleveland Clinic
Lisa Poon , Manager, Human Resources, Cisco Systems
Phyllis Stewart Pires , Director of WorkLife Strategy, Stanford University

Moderator:
Elanna Yalow , CEO, Knowledge Universe Early Learning Programs

President Obama's 2013 State of the Union address heralded the importance of starting education "at the earliest possible age." He called for a bold partnership with states "to make high-quality preschool available to every single child in America." But is universal preschool the panacea some claim or a costly, simplistic attempt to solve a far more complex problem? This panel will first present the economic and scientific case for investing in early childhood education. Then the viability of the president's proposal will be examined by key legislators, policymakers and business leaders. The panel will discuss what we've learned about the benefits and disappointments of universal preschool, how to optimize the return from educational investments, the merits of varied delivery models and whether our overburdened public schools are prepared for this challenge.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

  8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

The Future of Higher Education in America

Speakers:
William Bennett , Former U.S. Secretary of Education; Author, "Is College Worth It?"
Steven Knapp , President, The George Washington University
Daphne Koller , Co-Founder, Coursera Inc.
Patricia McWade , Dean of Student Financial Services, Georgetown University
Anthony Miller , Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer, U.S. Department of Education

Moderator:
John Nelson , Managing Director, Public Finance Group, Moody's Investors Service

Student debt surpassed the $1 trillion mark in 2012 and now is the second-largest category of household debt behind mortgages. Default rates exceed those of credit cards, and college tuition and fees have been rising even faster than health care costs. At the same time, employers are seeing a mismatch between their needs and the qualifications of those in the labor pool. This incongruity threatens to derail productivity and economic growth, raising serious questions about national competitiveness. Given this backdrop, how can the American higher education model fulfill the learning, affordability and job-preparation needs of students? What role can colleges and universities, online technology and government play in setting higher education on the best possible course?

  9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Policy Roundtable: Reshaping Higher Education and Reducing Student Debt (By invitation only)

Speakers:
Rohit Chopra , Student Loan Ombudsman, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Jeff Keltner , Head of Business Development, Upstart
Robert Lerman , Fellow, Urban Institute; Professor of Economics, American University
Ladan Manteghi , Executive Director, Global Social Enterprise Initiative at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business
Barry Munitz , Trustee Professor, California State University, Los Angeles; President, Cotsen Family Foundations

Moderator:
Daniel Gorfine , Director, Financial Markets Policy, and Legal Counsel, Milken Institute

The rising cost of higher education and the debt burdens of students and their families have become issues of national concern. Creative solutions are needed to curb these costs and ensure that students develop the workforce skills necessary to compete in the global economy. Promising ideas include fostering models premised on partnerships among industry, students and educational institutions; addressing attitudes and financial incentives related to higher education; and approaches to human capital investment that expand student choice. Join us for this private roundtable on reshaping and financing higher education in the U.S.

  2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

A Matter of Degrees: How Education Enriches Us All

Speakers:
Gregory Cappelli , CEO, Apollo Group; Chairman, Apollo Global
Gray Davis , Former Governor of California; Of Counsel, Loeb & Loeb LLP
Ross DeVol , Chief Research Officer, Milken Institute
Feridun Hamdullahpur , President, University of Waterloo
Udeitha Srimushnam , Candidate, Master of Communication Management, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

Moderator:
Ernest Wilson III , Dean and Walter H. Annenberg Chair in Communication, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California

What region wouldn't want to become the next Silicon Valley or Research Triangle? It could be within reach with the right public policy and investments in higher education. An educated workforce is a fundamental factor in determining the economic performance of regions around the United States. But other advanced nations are ahead of the U.S. in the level of education among young adults. Our panel will discuss how to address this and more. What actions should be taken by policymakers, educators, business executives and civic leaders? How can we make education more accessible and affordable, increase graduation rates and strengthen coordination between industry and institutions of learning? What strategic educational investments would improve regional and national competitiveness, and what occupations would bolster the economy most in the 21st century?

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

How Social Responsibility Inspires Employees and Serves Investors

Speakers:
Kellie McElhaney , John C. Whitehead Faculty Fellow in Corporate Responsibility and Faculty Director, Center for Responsible Business, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
Christine McGrath , Vice President External Affairs, Mondelez International
Lata Reddy , Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, Prudential Financial Inc.; President, The Prudential Foundation
Joe Torre , Executive Vice President, Major League Baseball

Moderator:
Jared Carney , CEO, Lightdale, LLC

A robust corporate social responsibility strategy is a cornerstone of business excellence and competitive outperformance. Studies show that a strong CSR culture enables a company to attract and retain talented professionals, who tend to be more satisfied, loyal and engaged. Members of the up-and-coming Millennial generation in particular care about environmental and social issues. Employees of all ages, though, not only want their company to "do the right thing," but they want to be personally involved in the effort. How have companies developed standout CSR programs and how have their workforces responded? Does CSR influence customer decisions as well? Leading voices in the field will discuss the benefits of social commitment for the company and the outside world.

  2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Longevity Is Opportunity: Riding the Demographic Wave

Speakers:
Pinchas Cohen , Dean, University of Southern California Davis School of Gerontology
Michael Hodin , Executive Director, Global Coalition on Aging
Dan Houston , President, Retirement, Insurance and Financial Services, Principal Financial Group
Paul Irving , President, Milken Institute

Moderator:
Jody Holtzman , Senior Vice President, Thought Leadership, AARP

We hear daily about the burden of entitlements, the inadequacy of pensions, the rising costs of health care and the challenges of disease. These realities are daunting, to be sure, but they mask another perspective. The aging of our population - the demographic wave - is about much more than bad news. This seismic shift will change health care, jobs, education, housing, transportation, technology, travel, consumer products and entertainment. It will create new stages of life and new expectations for our mature years. Tackling these burdens and realizing these opportunities will require insight and innovation in both the public and private sectors. An emerging longevity market will reveal opportunities for business leaders and investors to capitalize and achieve breakthrough results. In this session, a group of visionary thinkers describe the issues and the possibilities in the years to come.


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