Paul W. Davies
Employee Experience Leader, General Electric Company
Executive Director, MIT Leadership Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
VP, Human Resources, Bose Corporation
Rick Martino joined Bose Corp. in 2009 as VP of global HR where he has responsibility of all human resources initiatives and services, internal communications, corporate operations, security, community relations, and environmental health and safety. He is a member of the Bose executive community, benefits community, real estate committee and sustainability steering committee.
The majority of Martino’s experience comes from his 18 years with IBM Corp. where he served in a diverse set of HR leadership positions, including director of HR for the IBM research division, director of HR programs for IBM Asia Pacific, VP of HR for the IBM server group, VP of U.S. HR operations, and VP of talent where he had global responsibility for workforce planning, staffing, skills and learning, diversity, management development, HR information technology, and international assignments. Martino left IBM to join the March of Dimes Foundation as SVP of human resources and administration. In 2007, he became EVP and chief people officer for BearingPoint Inc.
Martino earned a B.S. in economics and political science from American University and an MBA from Cornell University. He is currently a member of the Massachusetts State Board of the March of Dimes.
EVP, Global Human Resources, Staples, Inc.
Regis Mulot is EVP of human resources, responsible for Staples’ global HR strategies and programs that advance the company’s commitment to be the world’s best office products company, and supporting its 83,000 associates located in 25 countries.
Mulot also served as the VP of HR for Staples International, where he built an integrated HR team in Europe, Asia, Australia and Latin America. Prior to joining Staples, Mulot served as VP of HR for community and corporate citizenship for Levi Strauss, supporting employees in 24 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Northern Africa. Earlier in his career, Mulot held senior HR leadership roles at Broadnet, GTECH and Chronopost.
Mulot holds a B.A. in public law at Paris II-Assas University and master’s degree in public administration at Paris IX-Dauphine and Paris XI-Sceaux Universities.
CHRO, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Cynthia Ring has served in a variety of leadership roles within human resources over the last 20 years.
Her current role is as chief human resources officer at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care where she serves to champion a people and business strategy. Prior to joining Harvard Pilgrim, she served as vice president of human resources and patient experience at Central New England HealthAlliance Hospital. Prior to joining HealthAlliance Hospital in 2012, Ring served as executive director of human resources for Commonwealth Medicine/University of Massachusetts Medical School. She also served as director of human resources for Lifespan, Rhode Island’s largest health system for more than 10 years.
She was instrumental in implementing a number of workforce investment and development programs as well as talent acquisition strategies. Over the past six years, she received special recognition from the Stepping-Up Program, JobClubRI and the governor’s office for her work in establishing an innovative career ladders program and her commitment to community workforce investment and development programs. She is committed to community service and corporate responsibility and serves on many nonprofit boards.
Ring holds a master’s degree in business administration from Bryant University, and an undergraduate degree in English from Framingham State University.
Author & Thought Leader, Reality-Based Leadership
Cy Wakeman is a dynamic international keynote speaker, drama researcher, New York Times best-selling author and trainer who has spent more than 20 years cultivating a revolutionary approach to leadership. Her philosophy teaches people how to turn excuses into results and transform unhappy employees into accountable, successful members of the workforce. Through her prolific work with companies such as Bayer, New York Presbyterian, National Institutes of Health, Hallmark, Verizon Wireless, TD Ameritrade and Wells Fargo, Wakeman has helped eliminate tired, impersonal management techniques in favor of a reality-based revolution.
An expert blogger on FastCompany.com, Forbes.com and The Huffington Post, Wakeman’s ideas have been featured on the TODAY Show, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Business Insider, The Daily Muse, Success.com and SHRM.com. She’s written two books, “Reality-Based Leadership: Ditch the Drama, Restore Sanity to the Workplace & Turn Excuses into Results” and “The Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace: Know What Boosts Your Value, Kills Your Chances & Will Make You Happier.”
Wakeman is a highly sought-after conference headliner and holds a Certified Speaking Professional designation from the National Speaker’s Association, placing her within the top 3 percent of speakers.