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

Alison Hirst alison.hirst@anglia.ac.uk Anglia Ruskin University Director of Postgraduate Research Alison Hirst holds a PhD in Business and Management from Nottingham University. Prior to joining the Institute for International Management Practice at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, UK, she worked for many years in higher education as a management development practitioner, working with a wide range of external clients. Through this, she developed particular interests in managing in the

Frédéric de Courtois Twitter @fdecourtois Generali Group CEO – Global Business Lines & International Frédéric de Courtois heads Generali’s Global Business Lines & International business unit, reporting to Group CEO Philippe Donnet. De Courtois is based in Milan, Italy and is a member of Generali’s Group Management Committee. He previously led the integration of AXA Assicurazioni and AXA MPS into AXA One Italy, after having served in leadership roles