August 10 - 12, 2015
Westin Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada

Main Conference Day One

08:00 - 09:00 Registration and Morning Coffee

09:00 - 09:20 Leapfrog Shared Services Masters – Embrace Next Generation Trends and Disruptors

Paul Jeruchimowitz - Accenture Strategy, Integrated Operating Model Practice Leader, Accenture
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Paul Jeruchimowitz

Accenture Strategy, Integrated Operating Model Practice Leader
Accenture

09:20 - 10:00 Oracle’s Digital Transformation: The Path to Global Business Services

Loren Mahon - VP Global Finance Systems, Oracle

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Loren Mahon

VP Global Finance Systems
Oracle

10:00 - 10:45 MGM Case Study: Looking to Potential to Find and Keep Next Generation Shared Services Talent

Vanesa Bui - Vice President of Hospitality Revenue, MGM Resorts International

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Vanesa Bui

Vice President of Hospitality Revenue
MGM Resorts International

10:45 - 11:15 Morning Networking Break


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Seta Artinian

Director Gaming Tax & Leased Tenants
Caesars Entertainment

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Sara Millett

CFOps Engagements Manager
Caesars Entertainment

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Hui Wu-Curtis

Director of Business Results - Shared Services
Choice Hotels International

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Mark Harmon

Manager, Vendor & Business Performance - Shared Services
Choice Hotels International

12:45 - 13:45 Lunch


13:45 - 14:30 Cultivate Service Culture in Your Hospitality Shared Services Organization

Jan Carpineto - VP, Hotel Operations, Pinnacle Entertainment

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Jan Carpineto

VP, Hotel Operations
Pinnacle Entertainment

14:30 - 15:00 Afternoon Networking Break


15:00 - 15:45 DEEP DIVE: Debate Customization vs. Standardization

Jeff Steward - VP, Shared Services, Oakwood Worldwide

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Jeff Steward

VP, Shared Services
Oakwood Worldwide

15:45 - 16:30 DEEP DIVE: Property-Level Perspectives

Taraneh Bazzaz - Area Director of Finance, Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas

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Taraneh Bazzaz

Area Director of Finance
Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas

16:30 - 17:15 What Shared Services Professionals Need to Know about Enterprise Risk Management

Bill Werner - Associate Professor, William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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Bill Werner

Associate Professor
William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

17:15 - 23:59 End of Day One