GEO London Agenda by Topic (Subject to Change)

 

Plenary & General Sessions

Keynote I - Global Outlook: Key Market and Economic Forecasts for 2015  Plenary and General Sessions

Henk Potts, Director of Global Investment Strategy, Barclays Wealth (UK)

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Keynote II - Learn from the Professional: A Personal Insight from the Boardroom  Plenary and General Sessions

Glen Moreno, Chairman, Pearson (UK)

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Keynote III - Build a High-Performing Leadership Team that Motivates, Aligns, and Engages People  Plenary and General Sessions

Suzanne Bates, CEO, Bates Communications (US)

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Administration

1.2 Lessons Learned Late Night: Effective Management and Communication of Equity Awards in a Corporate Transaction

Lynette Jacobs, Pinsent Masons (UK)
Barbara Onuonga, Pinsent Masons (UK)

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1.3 Great Expectations: The ESPP Golden Opportunity

Marcus McEvoy, Computershare (ES)
Peter Newhouse, Unilever (UK)
James Robertson, Nokia (UK)
Daniel Valldejuli, Amadeus IT Group (ES)

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1.4 Influencers, Analysis and Defending your Financial Reporting – Best Practices from Aviva and Standard Bank

Marlies Brecher, Standard Bank (ZA)
Don Drybrough, Solium (US)
Siobhan Hurley, Barclays (UK)
Elena Petrou, Aviva (UK)

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2.1 60 Minutes with BT Group

Phil Ainsley, Equiniti (UK)
Francis O’Mahony, BT Group (UK)

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3.2 We KEEP the World Moving! The Story About the Implementation of the KION Employee Equity Programme (KEEP)

Teresa Oster, KION Group (DE)
Ralf Schmidt-Stoll, Deutsche Bank AG (DE)
Simone Schmitt-Schillig, Unequity GmbH (DE)
Michael Sterchi, KPMG AG (CH)
Dr. Stefan Suchan, KPMG AG (DE)
Jörg Ziegler, KPMG AG (DE)

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3.3 An Equity, Payroll, and Rewards Professional Walk into a Pub…Mobility Compliance Perspectives

Roz Craig, EMC (UK)
Clare Dever, EMC (US)
Andrew Moreton, Deloitte (UK)
Amy Reina, Deloitte Tax (US)
Keri Simm, Diageo (UK)

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4.2 The Art of Taming a Multi-plan, Global ESPP

Veena Bhatia, Gilead Sciences (US)
Hans de Jong, Ericsson (NL)
John Hammond, bendystraw (US)
Mona Hanes, Global Shares (US)
Erin Madison, Broadcom (US)

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4.6 Creating Efficiencies Around the Total Mobile Employee Experience

Jennie Anderson, Microsoft (US)
Kimberly Hackman, Amazon (US)
Mark Miller, Deloitte Tax (US)
Timothy Oakes, Curtis Consulting Group (US)

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5.1 Data Privacy Compliance. Why? How?

Julian Cunningham-Day, Linklaters (UK)
Pekka Hukkanen, Outotec (FI)
Mike Pewton, Solium GSP (ES)
Nancy Price, Linklaters (UK)

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5.6 Global Assets: A Novel Way to Approach Equity Awards—One Year Later

Leonie Baggott, Unilever (UK)
Amit Banker, EY (US)
Mirjam Krawiec, EY (UK)
Debbi Marcus, Unilever (US)

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6.2 Automation Nation—The Road to Building Efficient and Scalable Mobility Processes

Leann Balbona, KPMG (US)
Megan Jasionis, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (US)
Erron Smith, Wal-Mart Stores (US)

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6.4 Enhancing the Global Participant Experience

Dominic Andwan, Delphi (UK)
William Dunn, PwC (US)
Jennifer Kirk, Google (US)

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7.1 Equity and Payroll—Friend or Foe?

Ingrid Freire, Yahoo! (US)
Kelly Geerts, ISP Advisors (US)
Stephanie Greenwald, QUALCOMM (US)
Bhavana Patel, eBay (US)

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8.1 Who’s Your Daddy? Share Plans by Parent Company Nationality

Scott Barrall, Deloitte Tax (US)
William Cohen, Deloitte (UK)
Christina Melady, Taj - Société d'avocats | Member of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (FR)
Jean Wong, Gilead Sciences (US)

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Communications

2.3 Utilizing Psychological and Biological Precepts When Designing and Communicating Your Stock Plans

Janet Cooper, Tapestry Compliance (UK)
Christine McCarthy, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (US)
Carine Schneider, NASDAQ Private Market (US)

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3.4 What Makes Your Employees Tick? How Data Can Increase the Impact of Your Share Plan

Alex Brooks, Computershare (UK)
Joanne Bujak, Aviva (UK)
Anchal Kaushal, Rackspace (UK)

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4.5 What’s in Your Wallet? Demystifying Global Rewards Statements

Dennis Paalman, Royal Ahold (NL)
Jill Stipanov, QUALCOMM (US)
Tracy Ward, Illumina (US)

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5.2 From Abbey Road to Sunset Boulevard—The Very Best Practices in Communicating Taxation to Mobile Employees

Ingrid Freire, Yahoo! (US)
Sheila Frierson, Computershare (US)
Nathalie Hellio, Accenture (FR)
Pam Roffe, Royal Dutch Shell (UK)

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8.3 Operational Best Practices and Employee Engagement Answers for Trailing Tax Liabilities

Emily Huber, Procter & Gamble (US)
Matthew Loombe, PwC (UK)

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Design

1.6 One Global Company, 20 Different Plans: Bringing New Order to Novartis’ Growing Share Plan Landscape

Britta Schmitt, EY (CH)
Dennis Weinhold, Novartis (CH)

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2.2 Equity Compensation from Executives to All Employees

Michael Kramarsch, hkp/// group (DE)
Marc Muntermann, Siemens AG (DE)
Michael Wolff, University of Göttingen (DE)

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2.5 Around the World with ESPP

Jennie Anderson, Microsoft (US)
Emily Cervino, Fidelity Stock Plan Services (US)
Donna Hammer, Yelp (US)
Tom Paleka, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (US)
Elizabeth Stoudt, Radford, an Aon Hewitt Company (US)

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6.1 Results of 2015 Global Equity Insights Survey

Ralph Beidelman, Discovery Communications (US)
Michael Kramarsch, hkp/// group (DE)
Marc Muntermann, Siemens AG (DE)
Jessica Vinsand, SAP (US)
Michael Wolff, University of Göttingen (DE)

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6.6 Show Me the Value, Spare Me the Expense

Terry Adamson, Radford, an Aon Hewitt Company (US)
Mike Leggat, Ingersoll Rand (US)
Thierry Vo, UBS Financial Services (US)

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7.2 Sustainability Comes to Equity Compensation

Fiona Reynolds, Principles for Responsible Investment (UK)
Fred Whittlesey, Compensation Venture Group (US)
Brit Wittman, Intel (US)

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7.3 Redesigning Simple

Andreas Hofmann, Hoyck Management (DE)
Heike Neumann, SAP (DE)
Jessica Vinsand, SAP (US)

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Executive Compensation

2.6 Equity-based Executive Compensation After the Binding Vote

Alan Judes, Strategic Remuneration (UK)
Victoria Penrice, The British Land Company (UK)

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7.6 Beyond Remuneration for Remuneration Committees (and its Implications)

Simon Garrett, Hay Group (UK)
Carl Sjöström, Hay Group (UK)

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Regulatory

1.1 Global Hot Spots—New Issues and Trends

Bob Grayson, Tapestry Compliance (UK)
Carla Oliveira, Goldman Sachs (US)
Carla Walsham, Tapestry Compliance (UK)

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1.5 A Chevron Case Study: A Global Mobile Employee Taxation Project from Design to Delivery

Ed Gibbons, KPMG (US)
Nancy Mesereau, Morgan Stanley (US)
Mike Reekers, Chevron (US)
Cody Ulmer, Chevron (US)

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2.4 Inversions, Spin-Offs, Mergers, Restructurings and Redomestications… International Issues in These Cross-Border Transactions

Agnès Charpenet, Baker & McKenzie (FR)
Valerie Diamond, Baker & McKenzie (US)
Christine Kim, AbbVie (US)
Bill Salada, Google (US)
Aimee Soodan, Baker & McKenzie (US)

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3.1 Everything Say on Pay—The New EU Rules

Alex Beidas, Linklaters (UK)
Gillian Chapman, Linklaters (UK)
Andrew Ninian, The Investment Association (UK)

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3.6 Tick Tock! The Role of Reward, Employee Stock Plans and Pensions in Defusing the Savings Time Bomb

Sophie Black, Mercer (UK)
Matthew Findley, Pinsent Masons (UK)
Peter Newhouse, Unilever (UK)
Carolyn Saunders, Pinsent Masons (UK)

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4.1 Hold Those Shares—You May Have to Give Them Back!

Stephen Diosi, Ashurst (UK)
Holly Hamilton, Xchanging (UK)
Paul Randall, Ashurst (UK)

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4.3 Solutions to Managing Your LTI Plans in France

Colin Bernier, EY (FR)
Max de Chantérac, L'Oréal (FR)
Marc Younes, BNP Paribas (FR)

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4.4 FATCA and CRS Related to Shares and Employee Share Plans

Panayiota Burquier, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher (UK)
June Davenport, Solium (AU)
John Heaton, Equiniti (UK)
Jeff Trinklein, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher (UK)

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5.3 What Shareholders Want: A Global Discussion of Equity Plan Requests

Jon Burg, Radford, an Aon Hewitt Company (US)
Elena Petrou, Aviva (UK)
David Tuch, New Bridge Street (UK)
Claudia Yanez, SunPower (US)

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5.4 Innovation at its Finest - the Veolia Management Incentive Program

Eric Bachellereau, Veolia (FR)
Franck Duez, Banque Transatlantique (FR)
Sami Toutounji, Shearman & Sterling (FR)

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6.3 A New Era of Share Registration, Self-Certification and Online Filing in the UK: Are You Ready?

Narendra Acharya, Baker & McKenzie (US)
Yvonne Batista, HM Revenue & Customs (UK)
Jeremy Edwards, Baker & McKenzie (UK)
Gillian Murdoch, Baker & McKenzie (UK)
Anne Walsh, Smith & Nephew (UK)

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6.5 Flexible Deferred Compensation Plans Arising from Financial Services Regulation

Juan Bonilla, Cuatrecasas Goncalves Pereira (ES)
Lindsey Doud, RBC cees (UK)
Nicholas Greenacre, White & Case (UK)

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7.4 Breaking News! All the Global Equity Headlines You Need to Know in 60 Minutes

June Anne Burke, Baker & McKenzie (US)
Barbara Klementz, Baker & McKenzie (US)

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7.5 Clawback—Does it Have to Turn Nasty?

Anne-Sophie Blouin, Royal Dutch Shell (UK)
Kate Grant, Rexam (UK)
Nick Hipwell, Deloitte (UK)
Gareth Soanes, Royal Dutch Shell (UK)

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8.2 Share Ownership Guidelines—Handling Global Shareholder Alignment and this Governance Golden Child

Matthew Findley, Pinsent Masons (UK)
Geoffrey Hammel, Independent Stock Plan Advisors (US)
Robert Head, Pearson (UK)
Joe Steitz, ANSYS (US)

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8.4 God Save the Queen...and our Equity Plan!

Ralph Beidelman, Discovery Communications (US)
Tara Wiseman, Kinross (CA)
Claudia Yanez, SunPower (US)

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Tax

3.5 Are You On Top of Tax Issues for Equity Plans?

Suzie Bentley, Nvidia (US)
AmyLynn Flood, PwC (US)
Jennifer George, PwC (US)
Sarah Hagberg, Western Union (US)

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5.5 The Many Paths to Global Tax Compliance

Stephan Gerdes, Citrix (US)
Laura Javurek Gill, Eaton (US)
Tom Paleka, AJ Gallagher (US)
Matt Roberts, Fidelity Stock Plan Services (US)

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