October 1, 12:15 p.m.–1:15 p.m.
Best Practice in Retail Enterprise Transformation: Overview of Saks Fifth Avenue
Saks operates 106 retail stores and an e-commerce/mobility site: saks.com. This presentation shares Saks Fifth Avenue’s approach to launching its retail enterprise transformation. The results of this initiative, facilitated by IBM Global Business Services, will enable Saks' vision of one customer/one product/one inventory through a seamless set of business processes supported by proven technology tools.
Michael Rodgers, EVP/CIO, Saks Fifth Avenue Read Full Bio
Rodgers began his career at Saks Incorporated in 1993 as Director of Credit. He was promoted to Vice President of Credit in 1996, Senior Vice President of Credit in 1997, and Executive Vice President of Operations in 2002. In 2007, he was named Executive Vice President of Information Technology, Operations and Credit of Saks Incorporated. In 2008, he assumed his current position. Prior to 1993, he held credit management positions at Boscov’s and Woodward & Lothrop. Rodgers earned his B.S. in Business Finance and Economics from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and his MBA in Finance from Saint Joseph’s University.
October 2, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Executive Perceptions of the HR Function
The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), on behalf of IBM and Oracle, recently surveyed a number of C-level executives in North America and Western Europe to understand how HR can take on a bigger role in driving growth. The resulting reports highlight the actions senior HR leaders can take to place themselves at the heart of the debate on a company’s strategic direction. In this session, IBM and Oracle HCM specialists will review the findings of the EIU research reports and provide guidance on how technology innovation can help to align talent strategies with long term business goals.
Gina Wells, Global HCM Practice Lead, IBM Read Full Bio
Gina is currently the Global leader of IBM's Oracle HCM consulting practice and has been working with Oracle FM & HCM product suites since 1987. She is specialized in enterprise transformation programs for large complex global organizations, and her clients include some of the world’s largest construction & heavy equipment manufacturers, airlines, technology, retail, and industrial products manufactures. Gina's work in these programs has been recognized in industry leading publications such as HR Magazine and Workforce Magazine.
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