Jon M. Huntsman Hall
G-06 Ambani Auditorium
3730 Walnut Street
Philadelphia PA, 19104

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2017 Schedule

7:30-8:00 a.m.


Fitts Auditorium at Penn Law School – 3501 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA

8:00-8:15 a.m.

Welcome & Introductions

Peter Cappelli, Director, Wharton Center for Human Resources
Michael Useem, Faculty Director, McNulty Leadership Program at Wharton

Responsive and Responsible Leadership in a Digital Age
Deborah Brecher, Managing Director, Accenture Strategy

8:15-9:00 a.m.

Commitment to Combat: A Journey in Small Unit Leadership
Jeff Tiegs, Chief Operating Officer, Guardian Group and retired Lieutenant Colonel

9:00-9:45 a.m.

Making Change Happen Through Agile Leadership
Diane Gherson, Senior Vice President Human Resources, IBM

9:45-10:30 a.m.

Leading While Doing What You Love
Maria Oquendo, MD, PhD, Ruth Meltzer Professor & Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

10:30-10:45 a.m.


10:45-11:30 a.m.

Leading in Emerging Markets
Laxman Narasimhan, Chief Executive Officer Latin America, PepsiCo

11:30-12:15 p.m.

Leadership Principles
Tricia Griffith, President and Chief Executive Officer, Progressive Corporation

12:15-1:15 p.m.


1:15-1:30 p.m.

Are You Ready for Gen Z?
Deborah Brecher, Managing Director, Accenture Strategy

1:30-2:15 p.m.

A Conversation with Brett Brown, Head Coach of the Philadelphia 76ers
Led by M. Grace Calhoun, Director of Athletics at the University of Pennsylvania

2:15-3:00 p.m.

 Leading Off the Planet
Christopher Cassidy, Chief Astronaut, NASA, U.S. Navy SEAL and Captain

3:00-3:15 p.m.


3:15-4:00 p.m.

Leadership of the White House Press Corps and the Times of Donald Trump
Jeff Mason, White House Correspondent

4:00-4:30 p.m.

Fortune Makers and Summing Up
Peter Cappelli and Michael Useem

4:30-6:00 p.m.

Conference Adjourns & Reception
Great Hall, Penn Law School