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University of Georgia’s Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer Curtis Carver and Argyle Executive Forum’s Scott Robbin discussed the process of selling to a senior executive and how that looks through the eyes of a CIO.

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Bob Bennett understands the imperative role employees and HR play in the strategic success of a company. As the Former Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Learning Officer at FedEx, Bob was one of the instrumental figures in establishing FedEx’s Talent Management Program. Bob Bennett is the epitome of a man who practices what he preaches.

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"We are stewards of our brands; we're stewards of our companies, we're stewards of the associates who come to work every day and work for our companies. The people who are most important are the ones on the frontline ... [But] the majority of the weight of the pyramid falls on me."

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"What we have to do is we have to help people understand what we’re doing and the vision we’re trying to drive is connected to what they care about, to what matters to them most in the organization, and more importantly, what matters to them on a personal level, to what matters, to what makes them tick."

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Peter Walmsley, Vice President of Human Resources at Electronic Arts, and Greg Picker, Major Account Executive at CareerBuilder, discussed the challenges of managing a global workforce and the likely need for leaders to give more flexibility to their employees in the future.

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“Your measures, what you’re counting; your metrics, what they mean; and your business outcomes. Those two things, those two ‘m’ words, are tied together by your story, what you’re putting together, to hit business outcomes because with whatever you’re doing, if it doesn’t touch the business outcome, then it doesn’t matter.”

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“Problems are going to happen … You have to work with your people. This can translate to any tool that you’re putting in place. Make sure your people have plans for what happens when it goes wrong, because it’s going to [happen] every single time.”

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“In today’s time, the threat landscape is changing. Seconds. From the time the bad guy hits your perimeter, it takes seconds to compromise your network. For the vast majority of breaches that we have, seconds. It takes minutes to compromise data. Seconds to get in your network. Minutes to compromise your data. Then we take months and months and months for discovery.”

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“This is our problem. We know the enemy and [it is] us. We are causing this problem. Well, not those of you in this room because we’re working together here, but our peers are causing part of this problem. Security is viewed as a negative.”

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