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Coming Soon: Confluence 2023

Leverage the power of Confluence on demand from your computer!

Thanks to GIA, we’re able to offer Conclave-level education featuring three expert speakers: Ford Saeks (AI), Rachel Wilson (cybersecurity), and Heather Young (leadership). Confluence will provide you with the insights and skills you need to succeed in the rapidly changing workplace.

We’re doing things differently this year. Confluence’s pre-recorded sessions are on-demand from October 30, 2023, until January 30, 2024,  so you can log in when it’s most convenient for you. More information is coming soon!

Take a few moments to learn more about this year’s speakers.

Ford Saeks has redefined the formula for business success. His efforts have helped companies generate a total of over a billion dollars in sales worldwide. From start-ups to Fortune 500s, Saeks is widely recognized as a Business Growth Innovator. With over 20 years of experience (ranging from retail to wholesale), he has founded over ten companies, authored four books, awarded three U.S. patents, and received numerous industry awards.

Tenacity and innovation are what fuel this revenue-generating powerhouse. From grassroots to Google, Ford provides his clients with fresh perspectives and doable tactics to resolve marketing, operations, and growth challenges. As President and CEO of Prime Concepts Group, Inc., an integrated marketing services firm, Ford specializes in helping businesses attract loyal and repeat customers, monetize social media, and ignite creativity.

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Rachel Wilson spent the first 15 years of her career at the National Security Agency (NSA), where she held significant leadership roles. Notably, she led crucial counterterrorism operations globally and later served as the Chief of Operations in the UK, collaborating with UK intelligence to secure the 2012 Olympics. Rachel transitioned to Morgan Stanley in 2017 as their inaugural Head of Cybersecurity, spearheading efforts to safeguard critical systems and data.

Rachel was recognized by Morgan Stanley Wealth Management as part of the 2019 MAKERS Class, a program that honors women who serve as ground breakers, innovators, and advocates. She was also named one of the Top Women in WealthTech 2020 by ThinkAdvisor.

She is a leading thinker on protecting children and teenagers from cyber threats and loves educating young people and their parents on how to be safe citizens on the internet. Rachel holds a BA from Wellesley College and an MA from the University of Chicago. Rachel and her husband live in New York City with their two children.

Heather Younger, Founder and CEO of Employee Fanatix, is a prominent figure in employee engagement and consulting. With expertise derived from over 25,000 employee interactions, she’s a leading voice on workplace diversity, equity, inclusion, and the art of active listening.

As a sought-after keynote speaker, Heather shares powerful insights and hosts the Leadership with Heart Podcast. She’s a Forbes and Fast Company contributor, and a bestselling author of books like The 7 Intuitive Laws of Employee Loyalty and The Art of Caring Leadership, focusing on transformative leadership and interpersonal skills. Heather’s mission is to elevate organizational outcomes through intentional leadership that fosters genuine connections and understanding.