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Keynote Speakers

Simon T. Bailey, MA, CSP, Brilliance Institute, Inc.

Simon T. BaileyShift Your Brilliance – Harness the Power of You, Inc.
Monday, April 20, 2015 | 8:00am - 9:30am

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used to create them.” That safe perspective comes from the father of modern physics, Albert Einstein. In one concise sentence, Einstein pinpointed the shift we need to make in our thinking to create brilliant moments.

The reality is that anyone that has made an impact or left an indelible imprint refused to settle for the status quo. Businesses are being forced to adapt to the “new normal”; talent is being re-examined for relevancy and results. Best practices must move over and give way to best ideas. As Human Resource and Talent Professionals, we exist at this moment in time to create the future.

You will learning the following:

  • Become a “Chief Breakthrough Officer” by becoming the go to person in your organization who breaks the status quo
  • Break from the pack by building relationships instead of just processing transactions
  • Realign your beliefs, behaviors, and habits to create results in the age of change

Simon T. Bailey is a leadership imagineer and author whose expertise equips emerging leaders and organizations with tips, tools and techniques on how to unleash their potential. He is the former sales director of the world-renowned Disney Institute and founder of Brilliance Institute, Inc.

Ceree T. Eberly, Chief People Officer, Senior Vice President, The Coca-Cola Company

Ceree T. EberlyThe Road to 2025: Building a ‘Next Gen’ HR Function
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 | 8:00am - 9:30am

Join Ceree T. Eberly, Chief People Officer for The Coca-Cola Company, as she shares insights gained from her experiences as an HR practitioner around the world. Ceree will discuss how the people function has changed over the years, and look ahead to the next gen skillset/capabilities HR practitioners must have, or cultivate, to drive strategic alignment and organizational competencies for tomorrow's workforce.

Learning objectives include:

  • How the HR function is evolving at a time of unprecedented global political, cultural and demographic change
  • How these changes are rewriting the skills and capabilities HR professionals need to be successful, including the acute need for bottom line business training and knowledge
  • How big data, cloud computing, social media and other digital innovations are enabling HR practitioners to scale their impact at all levels of the organization

Ceree T. Eberly was appointed to the role of Chief People Officer and Senior Vice President for The Coca-Cola Company in 2009. She joined the Company in 1990 and has since served in a variety of leadership roles. In 1998, Ceree became the Human Resources Director, Central America & Caribbean Division in San José, Costa Rica, where she oversaw both Company and bottling operations’ human resources strategies. In 2003, she was appointed Vice President, Corporate Business Unit, where she led the support of the worldwide McDonald's business in technical operations, quality assurance, social responsibility, communications, global juice portfolio, IT and human resources. Ceree filled this role until 2007, when she became the Group Human Resources Director for Europe.

As Chief People Officer, Ceree leads an organization responsible for developing and transforming approximately 150,000 Coca-Cola employees across more than 200 countries into a competitive advantage, and transforming the quality of the Company’s workplace into a global differentiator. The organization’s primary goal is to attract, engage and retain the best people by making Coca-Cola a great place to work.