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DDI Summit 2009

Chicago, Illinois, March 31 - April 2, 2009

DDI Summit 2009: Chicago

At a time of unprecedented change and ambiguity, this year’s Summit brought top business minds, highly regarded executives, HR professionals, and DDI thought leaders together to share new ideas and expand our thinking about managing talent in complex times.

2009 Conference Presentations

Thank you to our clients and special guests for attending the DDI Summit 2009 and contributing to its success. For those of you that were there as well as those that could not attend, here are some insights and documents that may be of interest to you.

Speaker Presentations

“Competing in a Copycat Market: Make Sure You Don’t Have Copycat Talent”
Presentation (PDF)

  • Oren Harari, Professor, Graduate School of Business, University of San Francisco, and author of Break from the Pack: How to Compete in a Copycat Economy

“Tales from The Dark Side—What I Learned as an HR Executive”
Presentation (PDF)

  • Steven L. Newman, President and Chief Operating Officer, Transocean, Inc.

“The Real Evidence Behind Talent Management: What We Don’t Know Will Hurt Us”
Presentation (PDF)
Annotated Bibliography

  • Richard Wellins, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, DDI
  • Ann Howard, Ph.D., Chief Scientist, DDI

“What’s Next From DDI”
Presentation (PDF)

  • Bill Byham, Ph.D., Chairman and CEO, DDI
  • Bob Rogers, President, DDI

"The Game is on at GameStop"
Presentation not available

  • Barbara Zimmerman, Divisional Vice President of Talent & Organizational Development, GameStop
  • Jason Cochran, Vice President of Stores, Western U.S., GameStop
"Inside the Strategic Data Review: Clearly Understanding Leadership Bench Strength"
Presentation (PDF)
  • Audrey Smith, Ph.Dl, Senior Vice President, Executive Solutions Group, DDI
  • Matt Paese, Ph.D., Vice President, Succession Management, DDI
"Building HR's Credibility in the C-Suite and Boardroom"
Presentation not available
  • Lawrence Pope, EVP, Administration and Chief HR Officer, Halliburton


Leadership Track

“Beyond the ‘70:20:10’ Buzz—Is This Balance Between Application, Coaching and Classroom Right for These Times?”
  • Jim Concelman, Vice President Leadership Development, DDI 
  • Chris Arvin, Dean of the College of Leadership, Caterpillar University 
  • Lisa Ali, Vice President, Human Resources, BP Trinidad & Tobago 
    Presentation Not Available

Selection Track

“Selecting Talent in a Buyer’s Market: The New Realities of Business Normal”
  • Scott Erker, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Selection Solutions Group, DDI 
  • Brent McCombs, Vice President of Talent, Waste Management
  • Elisa Bannon, Director of Talent Acquisition for Operations, US Cellular 
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