E.g., 07/03/2020
E.g., 07/03/2020


Opening Keynote

David DeLong
President, Smart Workforce Strategies and Research Fellow, MIT AgeLab
Wednesday, 14 March | 09:00

Building Tomorrow's Workforce in Today's Economy

The challenge of changing workforce demographics may not be keeping you up at night, but it probably should. From unwanted turnover to leadership transitions to skills-gaps in new employees, the costs can be high. So how do you improve the productivity of your multigenerational workforce? Can you reduce the costs of unwanted turnover? Strengthen the mentoring capabilities of veteran employees? This interactive keynote will offer practical solutions for leadership development and knowledge transfer and will examine the competencies needed to drive productivity and innovation in fast-changing industries. You will learn how to prioritize talent-related risks, identify the seven talent problems that kill performance, and how to accelerate knowledge transfer from Boomers to Millennials in the workplace.

David Dr. David DeLong helps leaders implement practical solutions to address critical skill shortages created by major changes in workforce demographics, shifts in generational values and new technologies. President of Smart Workforce Strategies, David is also a research fellow at the MIT AgeLab and has been an adjunct professor at Babson College where he teaches “Leading & Managing Organizational Change.” He is co-author of The Executive Guide to High-Impact Talent Management (McGraw-Hill), and author of the widely-praised book Lost Knowledge: Confronting the Threat of an Aging Workforce (Oxford University Press). His most recent book is Graduate to a Great Job: Make Your College Degree Pay Off in Today’s Market. David has spoken for and consulted with leading organizations in the U.S. and around the world and his work has been widely cited in major news media and business publications.


Closing Keynote

Phil Shawe
Co-Founder, Co-CEO, TransPerfect
Friday, 16 March | 11:30

A View from the Trenches

For over 25 years, TransPerfect has steadily evolved from a dorm-room startup into one of the leading players in the language industry. At the helm of company since its inception, Co-CEO Phil Shawe has overseen the growth of TransPerfect into a global family of companies with more than 4,000 employees, offices on 6 continents, a suite of technology offerings, and USD 615MM in annual revenue.

Phil’s presentation will provide insights into what he thinks made TransPerfect’s upward trajectory possible during the early days as well as some of the most important strategies that have driven the company’s success to date. From technological innovation to industry consolidation, global workforce management, and the ever-changing competitive landscape, Phil will also explore trends and challenges that the entire industry is currently facing, along with those he sees as right around the corner.

Whether you’re a production manager at a large MLV, developer for a tools provider, or an owner-operator, Phil will share relevant insights into the strategies that can help you take your team, product, or organization to the next level.

Phil Phil Shawe is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of TransPerfect, a global family of companies and the world’s largest privately held provider of language and business services. Phil oversees the day-to-day operations of the company. Under Phil’s leadership, TransPerfect has been a seven-time honoree of the Inc. 5000 Award, a six-time honoree of the Deloitte Technology Fast 500, and has earned multiple Stevie Awards for Sales and Customer Service. Crain's New York Business has ranked TransPerfect as one of the largest privately held companies nine years in a row. TransPerfect was also named to fastest-growing lists six times by Entrepreneur. Prior to his career in the language services industry, Phil worked in the financial sector. He holds an MBA in Finance and International Business from New York University's Stern School of Business, and he received his BS from the University of Florida where he triple-majored in Finance, Marketing, and Risk Management.