Jaison Williams Global HR Leader | Talent Management | Organizational Effectiveness | Leadership Dev & Learning | Change Management

Head global talent management for GSK’s R&D division and Global Franchise organization with responsibility for succession, talent pipelining, early and high potential talent, graduate programmes and executive talent acquisition.

Jaison is a dynamic global leader with strategic vision, high business acumen, keen insight and strong executive presence. He is commercially oriented and able to connect workforce, organization and leadership needs to produce tangible results. His practical and innovative solutions have enhanced the organization effectiveness, cultural transformation and revenue growth of top-tier organizations.

Jaison’s track record of value-add contributions is best represented in the creation, alignment and implementation of strategic capabilities within each organization he has worked for. Those capabilities have had a significant impact on the strategy execution.

BILL POWERS, PhD Senior Advisor National Protection & Programs Directorate U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Dr. Bill Powers joined the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in March 2005 and serves as a Senior Advisor for the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) Office of the Under Secretary (OUS). In this role, Bill manages a host of policy facets that build and promote a culture of individual and organizational preparedness among the NPPD workforce that enable individual and organizational readiness, continuity and mobility. Prior to joining OUS, Dr. Powers served as the Chief of Staff for the NPPD Office of Risk Management and Analysis where he managed the day-to-day activities that included personnel, resource, policy and interagency strategy formulation to enhance homeland security risk management. Dr. Powers served as a Professional Staff Member with the United States Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee (110th Congress). Dr. Powers provided key legislative input and guidance on essential public policy matters related to the DHS implementation of a comprehensive National Security Strategy to secure the United States from terrorist attacks and response to natural disasters. Dr. Powers collaborated to co-author the successful bi-partisan sponsored United States Fire Administration Reauthorization Act of 2008 (S. 2606) and establishment and authorization of the DHS Office of Bombing Prevention (S. 2292).

Mary Lindenstein Walshok Ph.D.

Mary Lindenstein Walshok is an author, educator, researcher, and Associate Vice Chancellor for Public Programs and Dean of Extension at the University of California San Diego. She is a thought leader and subject matter expert on aligning workforce development with regional economic growth.

She is the author of more than 100 articles and reports on regional innovation, the role of research institutions in regional economies and workforce development. She has authored and co-authored numerous book chapters and articles on the world of work, including: Blue Collar Women (1981), Knowledge Without Boundaries: What America’s Research Universities Can Do for the Economy, the Workplace, and the Community (1995), Closing America’s Job Gap (2011) and the forthcoming book for the Stanford University Press, Invention and Reinvention: The Evolution of San Diego’s Entrepreneurial Economy.