Anton Savage
Anton Savage Summit MC and broadcaster

Anton is long established on both radio and television and has proven himself to be a highly versatile broadcaster and, most importantly, a firm favourite with audiences across the country. His Savage Sunday show took that slot to its highest ever ratings with 110,000 listeners. Anton is Managing Director of The Communications Clinic, one of Ireland’s leading communications training and advisory companies which he co-founded in 2008.

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Noah Askin
Noah Askin Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour, INSEAD

Noah Askin is an award-winning case writer and teacher, Noah directs two Executive Education programs—Leading for Results and the Product Management Executive Programme—in addition to teaching the organisational design and leadership core course in INSEAD's MBA program. His teaching focuses primarily on firms’ organisational-strategic alignment, understanding and utilizing social networks, the what and the how of networking, driving organisational change, managing corporate culture, and fostering creativity in organisations.

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Joanne Morrissey
Joanne Morrissey HR Director, Microsoft Ireland

Joanne Morrissey is the HR Director for Microsoft Ireland.  In this role, she provides strategic HR Partnership to Microsoft’s Governance Team in Ireland, delivering on Business Transformation, Culture Change, Organizational Effectiveness and Leadership Development across multiple disciplines. She plays a pivotal role in coaching senior leaders to accelerate the transformation of their business to position Microsoft to uniquely deliver for customers. Joanne joined Microsoft in 2013 where she initially worked as a HR business partner for the engineering community in Dublin.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Joanne held a number of HR positions at Kellogg Europe, Standard Life, Telefonica O2 and Diageo Ireland.  She has a master’s degree in Organizational & Business Psychology from Queen’s University Belfast and is a graduate from University College Dublin. In addition, to her role at Microsoft, Joanne is a member of the Board of Directors for FIT (Fast Track to Information Technology), an organisation that is committed to developing Ireland’s technical talent pipeline by creating routes and training options for job seekers and career changers wishing to pursue opportunities in Ireland’s digital economy.

Outside of work, Joanne is a mum of three children and enjoys swimming in her free time.

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Maeve McElwee
Maeve McElwee Director of Employer Relations, Ibec

“Being open to different approaches and ways of thinking is critical in employer relations as the pace of change in our workplaces accelerates driven by new technology, increasing diversity and globalisation.”

Director of Employer Relations (2015 to date). With Ibec since 2000 in senior positions including Head of Industrial Relations and Human Resources Traded Services, and Director of the North East Region. A graduate of Trinity College, prior to joining Ibec, Maeve McElwee worked with the World Bank in Washington DC.

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Tesdal Neeley
Tesdal Neeley Naylor Fitzhugh Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Tsedal Neeley is the Naylor Fitzhugh Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. Her work focuses on how leaders can scale their organizations by developing and implementing global and digital strategies. She regularly advises top leaders who are embarking on virtual work and large scale-change that involves global expansion, digital transformation, and becoming more agile.

Tsedal heads and teaches in the first-year required Leadership and Organizational Behavior course in the MBA program that focuses on how to lead effectively; the curriculum addresses group behavior and performance, organization design, change and how to align people behind a common vision. With Bill George and Krishna Palepu she co-chairs the executive offering, Leading Global Businesses, which helps top leaders develop emerging and mature market strategies in a global and increasingly digital economy. She also teaches extensively in executive programs such as Harvard Business Analytics Program.

Tsedal is a recipient of the prestigious Charles M. Williams Award for Outstanding Teaching in Executive Education and the Greenhill Award for outstanding contributions to Harvard Business School. She serves on the Board of Directors of Brightcove, Brown Capital Management, Harvard Business Publishing and the Partnership Inc.

Her  book, Remote Work Revolution: Succeeding from Anywhere (2021, Harper Collins Business), provides remote workers and leaders with the best practices necessary to perform at the highest levels in their organizations. Her award-winning book, The Language of Global Success: How a Common Tongue Transforms Multinational Organizations chronicles the behind-the-scenes globalization process of a company over the course of five years.  

She has also published extensively in leading scholarly and practitioner-oriented outlets such as Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Management Science, Journal of International Business, Strategic Management Journal and Harvard Business Review, and her work has been widely covered in media outlets such as BBC, CNN, Financial Times, NPR, the Wall Street Journal, and the Economist. Her HBS case, Managing a Global Team: Greg James at Sun Microsystems, is one of the most used cases worldwide on the subject of virtual work.

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