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Bill Duane
  • Bill Duane (Well-being expert, engineering executive, organizational consultant at Google)

    Bill Duane

    Well-being expert, engineering executive, organizational consultant at Google

    In a world that’s moving faster and less predictably, it’s crucial to develop ways of working that are not only effective but sustainable. Bill works at the intersection of individual resilience and organizational processes and culture, creating ways of working and being that increase effectiveness, innovation, adaptability and happiness at scale. As a long time engineering executive Bill is passionable about providing practical, specific skills and management methods to allow people and organizations to meet the challenges of being a human today. Bill blends 12 years at Google and 10 years of consulting experience in healthcare, manufacturing, finance, telecom and media with studies in neuroscience, team effectiveness, mindfulness and the latest in well-being science.

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David Atkinson
  • David Atkinson (Executive - Strategy & Human Transformation - Atrium Health, Former Director & Wellbeing Market Leader at PwC of PWC)

    David Atkinson

    Executive - Strategy & Human Transformation - Atrium Health, Former Director & Wellbeing Market Leader at PwC of PWC

    I was a creative arts undergrad long enough to realize it wouldn't be my career, but realized my creative side runs deep. I get real joy from creating momentum and enthusiasm in and for others. Whether developing a 200+ employee LLC from a 5 employee business unit, expanding a family business internationally, or simply leading an workshops for executives - - excellence in others is fulfilling.

    There's a direct relationship between an effectiveness HR organization and the behavior of employees within the business. When the two are aligned and truly working otogether - - an undeniably rich environment contributes to a resilient culture that's sustainable and high performing.

    How we manage a thriving workforce is increasingly complex. We no longer see work and life as separate experiences for ourselves and our talent - - they are simply one. An individual's well-being is the greatest predictor of performance - and performance is the greatest predictor of business sustainability.

    Digital technology, artificial intelligence and globalization are certainly urgent. But the most transformative elements are diversity, gender equality, social connectedness and purpose.

    Future proof your workforce with a focus on the human element.

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John Davis
  • John Davis (Regional Managing Director Middle East, India and Asia of Duke CE)

    John Davis

    Regional Managing Director Middle East, India and Asia of Duke CE

    John works with leadership teams on how to create sustainable value. His extensive experience in business, academia, and
    publishing give John a unique perspective on the factors required for creating value and sustainable success.
    Previously, John was Dean at SP Jain School of Global Management, and Professor of Marketing Practice and Director for the
    Centre of Marketing Excellence at Singapore Management University. He has taught at the University of Washington,
    Stanford University, UC Davis, Emerson College, University of Oregon, and the International Olympic Academy. He’s been
    awarded "Best Professor of Marketing" by Asia's Best B School Awards, “The Most Inspiring Teacher" from SMU, and the
    BAC Award from University of Oregon.
    John also spent 18 years in industry practice where he led national and global marketing teams with Nike, Transamerica, and
    Informix; and as an entrepreneur, starting 2 award winning companies: Northwest Resorts; and Brand New View.
    John is a best-selling author, having written 10 books, including his latest, “Measuring Marketing”. Among his other books:
    "The Market Oriented University" with Dr. Mark Farrell. "Sports Marketing: Creating Long-Term Value", with Jessica Zutz
    Hilbert; "Competitive Success: How Branding Adds Value”; "The Olympic Games Effect”; “Magic Numbers for Sales
    Management”; and “Magic Numbers for Consumer Marketing”. He has also published articles in Harvard Business Review,
    Dialogue Review, and the International Advertising Journal.
    He regularly speaks at global conferences, including: TEDx, Global Brand Forum, World Knowledge Forum, Human
    Difference, YPOs, EO, BrandFinance Summit. John is often interviewed by the media, including: BBC, New York Times, CNBC,
    ESPN, and ChannelNewsAsia.

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