2015 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Lance J. Richards
A sought-after HR Strategist and Futurist, Lance is both an educator and advisor on the evolution of the workforce and the workplace as well as a frequent speaker and an accomplished author.
Lance also spends a good deal of time on thought leadership activities. He is a frequent speaker and writer on workplace issues, having presented at HR conferences around the globe. He is co-author of Gen Now (Amazon, 2013). Lance brings over 20 years of global HR expertise with companies like British Telecom, Verizon, and Bell Canada. He is also a Visiting Professor at the Sasin Business School in Bangkok where he developed and teaches graduate coursework in Global Human Capital. Lance currently resides in Oakland Township, Michigan with his wife, daughter, and two collies.
Twitter handle: @LanceJRichards
Skip is responsible for leading the human resources team at Twitter, including setting the strategy and delivering the support to make Twitter the best company to work for. Prior to joining Twitter in 2014, he was head of Human Resources at Groupon, Inc. where he led the global HR and administrative functions. Earlier, he led HR at Cisco and was in senior HR positions at Microsoft, DoubleClick, PepsiCo and Compaq Computer Corp.
Skip earned a bachelor’s degree from Hope College and an M.B.A. from Michigan State University. Skip serves as a Director on the boards of Dice Holdings, Inc. and Verified Person, Inc.
Twitter handle: @SkipSchipper