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Oracle HCM World 2016

April 5-7, 2016

April 5-7, 2016 Oracle HCM World is where human resources, talent management, and business leaders come together to hear from industry influencers, share best practices, and learn how forward-thinking organizations are employing modern HR to transform their organizations.

Oracle HCM World brings these many stakeholders together to discuss critical and thought provoking HR topics, including engagement, employee experience, the digital disruption of HR, and more. If you attend only one HR event in the next half-year, make it this one. Oracle HCM World will pay for itself many times over.


Featured Speakers

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Peter Cappelli

George W. Taylor Professor of Management at The Wharton School and Director of Wharton’s Center for Human Resources

Peter Cappelli is the George W. Taylor Professor of Management at The Wharton School and Director of Wharton’s Center for Human Resources. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA, served as Senior Advisor to the Kingdom of Bahrain for Employment Policy from 2003-2005, and since 2007 is a Distinguished Scholar of the Ministry of Manpower for Singapore. He has degrees in industrial relations from Cornell University and in labor economics from Oxford where he was a Fulbright Scholar. He has been a Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution, a German Marshall Fund Fellow, and a faculty member at MIT, the University of Illinois, and the University of California at Berkeley. He was a staff member on the U.S. Secretary of Labor’s Commission on Workforce Quality and Labor Market Efficiency from 1988-’90, Co-Director of the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center on the Educational Quality of the Workforce, and a member of the Executive Committee of the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center on Post-Secondary Improvement at Stanford University. Professor Cappelli has served on three committees of the National Academy of Sciences and three panels of the National Goals for Education. He was recently named by HR Magazine as one of the top 5 most influential management thinkers, by NPR as one of the 50 influencers in the field of aging, and was elected a fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources. He received the 2009 PRO award from the International Association of Corporate and Professional Recruiters for contributions to human resources. He served on Global Agenda Council on Employment for the World Economic Forum and a number of advisory boards.

Professor Cappelli’s recent research examines changes in employment relations in the U.S. and their implications. These publications The New Deal at Work: Managing the Market-Driven Workforce, which examines the decline in lifetime employment relationships, Talent Management: Managing Talent in an Age of Uncertainty, which outlines the strategies that employers should consider in developing and managing talent (named a “best business book” for 2008 by Booz-Allen), and The India Way: How India’s Top Business Leaders are Revolutionizing Management (with colleagues), which describes a mission-driven and employee-focused approach to strategy and competitiveness. His 2012 book Managing the Older Work (with Bill Novelli) dispels myths about older workers and describes how employers can best engage them. Why Good People Can’t Get Jobs identifies shortfalls with current hiring practices and training practices and has been excerpted in Time Magazine (online) and reviewed in the Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, and most major business publications. Will College Pay Off? explores the relationship between college degrees and jobs, identifying the factors that determine whether investments in college degrees will lead to good jobs. It was reviewed in the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, and excerpts appeared in Time Magazine, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, and other publications. Related work on managing retention, electronic recruiting, and changing career paths appears in the Harvard Business Review where the article Why We Love to Hate HR was the cover story of the August,2015 issue.

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Adam Grant

Adam M. Grant is an author and a professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

We all know that hard work, talent and luck play a role in success. But as the world of work becomes more connected through the growth of teams, changes to the service sector and the prevalence of social media, we need new skills to excel in networking, collaborating, talent management, persuasion and negotiating. Adam Grant, Wharton’s youngest tenured professor and highest-rated faculty member, explores this paradigm shift in the workplace in his book, Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success, a New York Times and Wall Street Journal best seller. In his forthcoming book, Originals: How Nonconformists Move the World Forward (February, 2016), Grant examines how people can drive creative, moral and organizational progress and how leaders can encourage originality in their organizations. Named one of the world’s 40 best business professors under 40, one of Businessweek’s favorite professors, and one of Malcolm Gladwell’s favorite social science writers, Adam Grant is a leading expert on how organizations can motivate employees, develop talent and align teams to achieve success.

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Debbie Sterling

Founder and CEO


Debbie Sterling is the Founder and CEO of GoldieBlox, an award winning company on a mission to ‐"disrupt the pink aisle" with toys, games, and media for girls. Debbie is an engineer, entrepreneur, and one of the leaders in the movement toward getting girls interested in science, technology, engineering, and math. She was named TIME’s "Person of the Moment,” Business Insider’s "30 Women Who Are Changing the World,” and was recently added to Fortune Magazine’s prestigious “40 Under 40” list. In early 2015, Debbie was inducted as a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship and honored by the National Women’s History Museum with a “Living Legacy” Award for her work to empower girls around the world. Debbie received her degree in Engineering at Stanford University in 2005 and currently lives with her husband in San Francisco.

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William Tompkins

SVP, HR & Total Rewards

Macy's, Inc.

Bill is responsible for Macy’s Total Rewards and HR Systems and Service Delivery strategies, HQ HR organization, and Associate and Labor Relations for the 175,000+ employee Omnichannel retailer.

Prior to joining the company, Bill led Total Rewards and Global Mobility for The Coca-Cola Company based in Atlanta, GA.

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Erica Volini

HR Transformation​ Leader

Deloitte Consulting LLP

As the leader of Deloitte Consulting LLP's HR Transformation practice, Erica is responsible for the overall strategy, financial performance, and delivery of HR Transformation services across the US. Throughout her career, Erica has worked with organizations to determine how best to deliver HR services which enable global growth and drive enhanced profitability. Erica has led global HRT projects involving Workday, SAP/SuccessFactors, and Oracle. Erica serves on Deloitte’s Board Advisory Council.


Oracle Thought Leaders

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Mark Hurd

Chief Executive Officer


Executive Biography

Mark Hurd is chief executive officer of Oracle Corporation and a member of the company’s board of directors. He joined Oracle in 2010, bringing more than 30 years of technology industry leadership, computer hardware expertise, and executive management experience to his role with the company. Hurd is also a member of the Baylor University Board of Regents.

Corporate Direction and Strategy

Mark Hurd oversees the corporate direction and strategy for Oracle's global field operations, including sales, support, consulting, marketing, and alliances and channels. He focuses on strategy, leadership, innovation, and customers. Says Mr. Hurd, "It's our job as a company to help our customers save money and innovate."

Before joining Oracle, Mark Hurd served as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, and President of HP, where his focus on customers, innovation, improved operational efficiency, and execution led to significant company growth. Prior to that, he spent 25 years at NCR Corporation, where he held a variety of management, operations, sales, and marketing roles, ultimately serving as the company's Chief Executive Officer and President and leading a successful effort to improve operational efficiency, strengthen the product line, and drive growth.

Since joining Oracle, Mark Hurd has worked to share Oracle's strategy and vision with customers, partners, shareholders, and investors. "Our strategy is complete stack, open, best-of-breed at every single layer of the architecture," he says. "We vertically integrate those best-of-breed pieces for extreme performance and total-cost-of-ownership benefit to give you differentiation. Our products are designed to be the best technology at every single layer of the stack, and then be vertically integrated. We want to give customers choices for how they access that technology—on premises, building a private cloud, using a public cloud, or a hybrid cloud combination. It's your choice how you get access to all of this technology."

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Gretchen Alarcon

Group Vice President, Human Capital Management Strategy


Gretchen Alarcon is Vice President, Human Capital Management (HCM) Strategy at Oracle, where she leads the strategy team responsible for Oracle HCM Cloud applications. Ms. Alarcon has spent most of her career in HCM. She was an HR practitioner at National Semicondicutor, Ford and Silicon Graphics. While at Icarian, she transitioned to product strategy.

In the early 2000s, she joined PeopleSoft, and stayed through its acquisition by Oracle. For the last eight years she has led the strategy team for Oracle’s HCM Cloud applications, a complete suite of products focused on providing new solutions for Modern HR.

Ms. Alarcon holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan and a B.A. in American Studies from Stanford University.

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Cara Capretta

Vice President – HCM Transformation Practice


25 year HR veteran and leader of Oracle’s HCM Transformation Practice. Talent Management evangelist and advocate for Oracle’s HCM customers. Former leader of talent at Nationwide Insurance, President of Lominger International and Vice President of Global Strategy for Korn/Ferry International.