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The Human Aspect of Advanced Technology
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The future is here...plan to attend this critical conversation about the the human aspect of advanced technology.

When: September 17, 2019
7:30 AM
Where: Town & County
22 Woodland Street
Hartford, Connecticut  06105
United States
Contact: Kendra Pheasant
(860) 586-7572

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Registration & Networking Breakfast:

7:30-8:30 am



8:30-10:00 am




Thank you to Our Event Partner!


Lockton Companies Inc. is the world's largest privately held insurance brokerage firm, providing insurance, risk management, employee benefits and retirement services. In addition to its Kansas City, Missouri headquarters, Lockton operates more than 90+ locations in 27 countries.  Lockton’s local office is in Farmington, Connecticut.

About the Program:


One of the greatest barriers to rapid change and adaptation is the fact that the internal working structures and cultures of traditional organizations are in-congruent with those of the networked platform communities in which they now compete. This reality, combined with the exponential rate of marketplace change, creates opportunities and challenges for today's leaders and Human Resource teams.  

Join the discussion where we will explore ways to optimize perspectives, create effective leadership opportunities, as well as increase collaboration and innovative client/employee-centric outcomes.


About the Presenters from The Clarion Group:








Dave Eaton...As a partner, Dave’s focus addresses the human side of any culture change or business transaction, while the company works to ensure efficient and effective execution and sustainability of desired change via cultural integration and individual and team performance, which can have a direct impact on bottom-line results.


An experienced global consultant, Dave specializes in the areas of cultural integration, multinational team building, global leadership development, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, outsourcing/offshoring, and other large-scale corporate transactions.  He is a frequent author and speaker in public and private company forums, having facilitated more than 500 workshops, team sessions, and one-on-one coaching sessions for a broad range of clients across multiple industries and functions within the Fortune 1000.


In 1993, Mr. Eaton founded Eaton Consulting Group, which merged in 2005  with Meridian Resources (creators of GlobeSmart™) to form Aperian Global, the world's largest, privately-held, cross-cultural training, consulting, webtools company, where he held the position of founder/owner/practice leader through 2009.








Andréa Hawkins...Over the past 20 years Andréa has held executive and leadership roles in the Insurance sector at Aetna, CIGNA, MassMutual, The Hartford, UnitedHealth Group at Optum, Prudential and TIAA-CREF where she was responsible for leading Accounting/Finance, Operations Excellence, Large-Scale IT Programs, transformational culture change, communications and strategic planning activities and teams in the U.S. and abroad. Her focus has always been on helping companies create order from chaos.

Her current position as a Partner at The Clarion Group allows her to use all her diverse talents helping Executives and their teams develop and improve their cultures, co-create business and people strategies. This work includes helping companies get “unstuck” from old ways and prepares them for changes brought on by the rapid pace of technology change.

She was twice (2011 and 2017) awarded the Millard H. Pryor award for service to recognize her board service and volunteer work with The Amistad Center for Art and Culture who she has served for 20 years. She was recently appointed as President of the Amistad Center for Art and Culture’s Board of Trustees. She also serves as Board Member and the Membership Committee Chair for the Human Resources Leadership Forum (HRLF). Andréa served the YWCA Board from 2011-2017 as a member of the Development, Audit, and Executive Committees and chaired the Nominating and Governance committee.

Andréa, along with her husband Doug, is an entrepreneur and co-owns Berkins Blend Café, a concept cybercafé, in Glastonbury, CT where they live, and Berkins on Oak in Hartford.



Jonathan Wheeler...Jon is a Partner at The Clarion Group supporting clients in contemporary strategic planning, organization design and executive performance. He has led the formation of the Clarion’s Socio-Tech practice and a network of Digital Associates as a way to help clients accelerate the transformation of their value creation approaches and business models in the digital age.


Previously, Jon was with IBM in sales and consulting roles, a General Manager leading the digital transformation of a business unit in a publicly traded communications company and raised venture capital and built up an early stage technology company.




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