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Disney’s Richard Ramsey and Others to Speak at 2017 Global Expansion, Technology and Talent Forum at UCI Center for Applied Innovation


 IRVINE, Calif., March 23, 2017 – The Executive Next Practices Institute today announced Disney’s Richard Ramsey and others will speak at its 2017 Global Expansion, Technology and Talent Forum being held on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 am at the UC Irvine Center for Applied Innovation, 5141 California Ave., Suite 250, Irvine, Calif.

“Designed specifically for Middle Market Company C-suite executives, the 2017 Global Expansion, Technology and Talent Forum is focused on providing tools, resources, innovations and solutions to help executives evolve and execute their international expansion plans and leverage technology efficiencies and human capital strategies,” said Scott Hamilton, president & CEO, Executive Next Practices.

This interactive, energetic forum convenes world-class CEOs and leaders who will cover key topics. Speakers include:

  • Richard Ramsey, VP Human Resources, Disney

          Topic: Global Big Picture: Global Workforce & Global Innovation

  • John F. Smith, President & Managing Director, CXC Global Americas

          Topic: Immigration Business Impact

  • Maurizio Quarta, Italy, Senior Management Worldwide (SMW)

Topic: How global alliances can help you expand globally

  • Charles Wilson, UK, SMW

Topic: Building the global to local continent workforce

In addition, representatives from countries including Germany, China, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Belgium, Poland, Denmark, The Netherlands and Turkey will be available to answer important questions and connect with participants.

Cost is $65 for general admission with advance reservations. $95 at the door. Free to ENP members.


2017 Global Expansion, Technology and Talent Forum


ABOUT The Executive Next Practices Institute

The Executive Next Practices Institute is an established organization (more than 190 forums since 2008) comprised of C-level and key functional leaders (CEO, COO, CFO, CMO, CIO, HR) who meet to review emerging trends and “first look” innovations in business and leadership strategies. Our highly interactive & collaborative sessions are held in a non-solicitation environment to encourage leaders to engage, create and build powerful business relationships.


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Speaker Bios: 

Richard Ramsey, VP Human Resources, Walt Disney International

Richard Ramsey is a Vice President of Human Resources at Walt Disney International.   A 36-year Disney veteran, he currently is responsible for leading a Global Futures Team engaged in Strategic Foresight work across 45 countries, as well as Innovation and Collaboration initiatives.  He first joined the Company within the Operations Division at Disneyland and has since contributed to the success of the business operation through a variety of human resources positions within the Parks and Resorts, Feature Animation, Studio Distribution and International businesses.


John F. Smith, Managing Director, CXC Global Americas

John F. Smith has over 20 years supporting corporations and human capital management staffing organizations with managed service provider services, global contractor payroll management and risk compliance relating to their global contingent workforces.  John has performed contract negotiation with Fortune 500 companies on behalf of independent recruiters and staffing organizations to allow them to work within the parameters of a centralized managed services program. John joined CXC Global in 2010 developing the Americas operations.



Maurizio Quarta, Board Advisor, Special Situation, Milan, Italy, Senior Management Worldwide (SMW)

 Maurizio Quarta is the Managing Partner at Temporary Management & Capital Advisors, a temporary/interim management provider operating also in turnaround and special situations management. He is also a founder of Senior Management Worldwide, one of the largest Group of independent firms operating with 13 Partners in over 40 countries all over the world. Maurizio also serves as a Board Advisor with Special Situation in Milan and is  Chairman of Italian Chapter of the IIM – Institute of Interim Management (UK) and Board member of AISL (Italian Association for Labour Studies) and Proxit.


Charles Wilson, Head of Commercial Interim and TMT at Penna Plc, London, UK,  Senior Management Worldwide (SMW)

Charles is head of Commercial Interim and TMT at Penna Plc in London.  Charles manages the commercial interim team as well as leading the telecoms, media and technology practice.  He has worked in executive level recruitment for over 14 years partnering with organizations through times of change. Through his network, he provides executive and senior level interims up to and including C-Suite and in areas of transformation and change. Charles’ assignments have been internationally and UK based with blue-chip global organizations as well as SME’s and Private Equity backed business.