Panel Discussion: Expanding Business to New Territories and Securing the Best Talent Internationally

Kathy Curtis, Senior Manager, Global Relocation, Cisco
Deborah Davy, Senior Counsel, Gibney, Anthony & Flaherty, LLP
Margie Jones, American Immigration Manager, Intel Corporation
Cheree McAlpine, General Counsel, Wyse Technology Inc
Minal Shah, Senior Counsel, Gibney, Anthony & Flaherty, LLP.
October 4, 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

As the nation struggles with economic uncertainty and unemployment, the IT industry faces unique challenges in the global marketplace. As some sectors face layoffs and reductions in force, other sectors struggle to find skilled workers and manage global talent. In this panel, we explore solutions for recruiting, retaining and managing an international workforce. We look at obstacles to hiring foreign nationals in the United States, discuss international assignment and travel policies, and compare various models and solutions for global mobility executives. In addition, we explore how companies are addressing the challenges of opening overseas offices and working with various immigration and regulatory schemes in emerging markets. Our panel includes experts in human resources and global mobility as well as corporate legal counsel.