Elin Bredenberg elin.bredenberg@aonhewitt.com Aon Hewitt Performance, Reward and Talent Consultant  Elin Bredenberg is a consultant and has three years’ experience within Aon Hewitt’s Performance, Reward and Talent practise in Sweden and the UK. Prior to joining Aon Hewitt Elin worked as a part-time reward analyst at a Swedish consultancy firm while simultaneously pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Economics at Stockholm University, followed by her Master’s degree in Economics of

Rob Paton rob.paton@aonhewitt.com Aon Hewitt Performance, Reward and Talent Leader Rob Paton is a performance, reward and talent leader with Aon Hewitt’s Rewards Advisory practice in London. He has over 18 years of experience partnering with clients to review, develop and implement people and reward strategies and programs. Rob has worked in three of the world’s largest economies – United States, Australia and the United Kingdom – with two

Melissa Wdowik melissa.wdowik@colostate.edu Colorado State University Assistant Professor of Food Science and Human Nutrition As a registered dietitian for over 20 years, I have a wealth of practical experience in clinical, community, and sports nutrition with audiences of all backgrounds and ages. This has given me skills as a practitioner that allows me to both teach and mentor students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. It also allows me to

Peter Johnson peter.johnson@orcinternational.com Orc International Financial Services Divisional Manager Pete is an experienced Research Director at ORC International with skills in managing qualitative and quantitative research programmes from inception through to insight delivery. He has 18 years of agency experience in delivering research for financial services sector clients and cares deeply about delivering robust research results that are engaging and can be used to drive change in an organization.

Dariush Mozaffarian @Dmozaffarian Tufts University Dean, cardiologist, professor Dariush Mozaffarian is Dean of the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy, and the Jean Mayer Chair and Professor of Nutrition. The only graduate school of nutrition in North America, the Friedman School produces trusted science and real-world impact in nutrition. A board-certified cardiologist and epidemiologist, Dr. Mozaffarian’s research focuses on how diet and lifestyle influence cardiometabolic health and

Chris Rofe chris.rofe@uk.lockton.com Lockton Senior Vice President Benefits Chris is one of the founders and leadership Executives of the Benefits practice in the UK. He has been working in the health and risk market as a provider or consultant for 27 years. Chris’ early career was spent in customer service and he remains passionate about providing the best possible service delivery for his clients. Chris has additionally held roles in

Jon Green  jon.green@uk.lockton.com Lockton Senior Vice President Benefits Jon Green previously led the operational management at Buck Consultants and a number of their key consulting relationships. Jon has a broad experience in the health and productivity sector, with expertise developed over a period of 20+ years across insurance, reinsurance and consultancy roles. Jon’s insight, gained across three industry sectors, has given him a determination to simplify customer solutions and help

Mike Tyler mike.tyler@uk.lockton.com Lockton Partner – Head of Benefits Benefits Mike Tyler is Head of Lockton International Benefits and Chair of the Global Benefits Leadership Group. He has been in the financial services and pensions business for over 30 years holding senior positions in the industry including Chief Operating Officer with Mercer where he also set up their employee health and group risk business from scratch. More recently he was

Laura Haynes lhaynes@uchc.edu University of Connecticut Professor of Immunology Dr. Haynes’s laboratory is interested in how aging influences immune responses, especially to infectious diseases such as influenza and bacterial pneumonia. They investigate the mechanisms involved in specific age-related changes in the immune system. They are also interested in how these changes influence the generation of protective immunity following infection or vaccination. Their goal is to be able to improve

David Healy healyd@aetna.com Aetna International Vice President, General Manager for Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) David Healy is the General Manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa for Aetna International, a leading global diversified health insurance and care benefits company David is responsible for expanding the company’s international business in the EMEA region, which includes international health benefits and health management solutions. Before taking on the role of General Manager

Jim Watt jwatt@ascende.com EPIC Regional President Southwest Jim is responsible for the executive management and leadership of EPIC’s operations in the Southwestern United States. Jim is also a member of EPIC’s Operating Committee. With over 30 years of experience in the design, communication, administration and funding of employee benefit plans for startups to Fortune 1000s, Jim is well versed in the many facets of human resources. His expertise in

Amyn Murji amyn.murji@vanderbilt.edu Vanderbilt Vaccine Center, Vanderbilt University Ph.D. Student in Microbiology and Immunology Amyn is currently getting his PhD as an experimental immunologist in the department of Microbiology and Immunology at Vanderbilt University through the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center. One aspect of Amyn’s work relates to the application of chemical biology and structural bioinformatics principles to the design of immunogens capable of eliciting protective antibody responses against target antigens.

Ian Setliff ian.setliff@vanderbilt.edu Vanderbilt Vaccine Center, Vanderbilt University Ph.D. Candidate in Chemical & Physical Biology Ian is a PhD student in the Chemical & Physical Biology program. He received his BS in physics from the University of Richmond where he conducted research in a systems biology laboratory studying signal propagation in genetic networks and cellular behavior under stress. His interests, broadly speaking, are in computational structural immunology and systems

Susan Mathew Panicker s.panicker@ins-aic.com Associated Insurance Consultants Employee Benefits Manager Susan Mathew Panicker is the Employee Benefits Manager at Associated Insurance Consultants Abu Dhabi, where she oversees Medical, Life, Tenders, Customer Support, Claims Management, Policy administration and Carriers Relationship Management. She has 7 years of experience in the Middle East Insurance field and 2 years of experience in Non-Financial sector. She has experience working for Government Organizations Health Insurance

Thierry Verkest thierry.verkest@aon.com Aon Hewitt Partner Thierry Verkest is partner and leading the international retirement practice in Brussels, dedicated to cross border pensions. Thierry has over 25 years of consulting experience. He started his career in Brussels with the former Woodrow Milliman network before joining Hewitt Associates in 2002. Today he is Partner at Aon Hewitt, member of the International Retirement and Investment consulting team since January 2013. Thierry