Talent Pipeline: Transformation to Build and Retain your Most Valuable Assets

Executive Briefing

Thursday 29th September 2011
15:45 - 21:30, London

 


Peter Bedford
Group SVP and Head of Talent, ABB


Peter has global responsibility for the talent pipeline at ABB, spanning capability planning, recruitment, learning and development, talent management, performance & competency management and global mobility. He was formerly Head of Recruitment at BBC and subsequently moved to Nokia Group where he was accountable for global resource planning, recruitment, employer branding and a variety of employment issues, from policy through to implementation. He was also a key member of the team that created and subsequently restructured the 60,000 strong, 100+ country joint venture Nokia Siemens Networks in 2006/07.

A Steering Board member of the World Economic Forum project on global talent mobility, Peter is also an executive board member of the CEMS alliance and of a charitable foundation providing engineering education for underprivileged students. He is, unusually, both a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development.

 

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Jesper Lillelund
Partner, CorporateLeaders

Jesper Lillelund has been engaged in building valuable business networks on the international scene for over 15 years. Jesper combines his in-depth industry knowledge, unique branding, networking and market development skills with his keen sense of business, focusing on making business transformation (shared services and business process outsourcing BPO) and corporate excellence part of the business agenda.

Prior to starting CorporateLeaders, Jesper was instrumental in building a leading independent business transformation association from an informal business community to a global player. He also served as the Marketing Director at The Wall Street Journal Europe where he was responsible for managing brand, direct and on-line marketing. In his career at the Journal Europe, Jesper was also responsible for developing new revenue generating businesses. This included launching The Wall Street Journal Europe’s conference operations starting with the highly sought after European CEO Summits to the regional Central European Economic Review conferences. Prior to the Journal Europe, Jesper held market analyst roles at MAN B&W Diesel and Danisco in Denmark.

Jesper holds an MBA in International Management from the University of Dallas and a BBA in Management and International Business from Baylor University in Texas

 

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Paul Swinscoe

Director of Sales and Marketing Europe,
Raytheon Professional Services

Paul Swinscoe is Director of Sales and Marketing Europe for Raytheon Professional Services LLC (RPS), a unit of Raytheon Company. Delivering more than eight million hours of custom training in 28 languages to learners in more than 70 countries each year, RPS is a global leader in training services and outsourcing. RPS improves clients’ business performance by redesigning how they train their employees, customers and partners; implementing their new training design; and managing their training in long-term outsourcing engagements.

Paul is currently responsible for ensuring that Raytheon’s learning solutions meet the needs of a wide variety of clients and among them clients from the Automotive Industry as well as the UK’s Defence Training Review Rationalisation Program. He has been involved with that program since 2002, and was instrumental in developing the winning training solution.

Paul’s extensive program management experience spans across the corporate and military learning arena. He began his career with British Aerospace in the aircraft design office before becoming a pilot with British Airways. In the USA he joined Hughes Flight Simulation rising to Software Engineering Manager, responsible for development of commercial and military flight simulators.

His expertise in creating large scale engineering designs, led to his career transition from engineering manager to program management and subsequently to business development. He was a key contributor to the establishment of the General Motors, Europe, Academy. This highly successful outsource provides extensive training services in over 20 European countries.

Paul has subsequently led several strategic assessments for clients on the future of their learning organizations. Today, he leads RPS’ EMEA Sales and Marketing efforts across EMEA to expand Raytheon’s training presence in defence and commercial markets.

He is a qualified Raytheon Six Sigma™ Specialist.

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