Maya Townsend went from hiding in the corner at networking events to leading a company (Partnering Resources) that helps individuals, teams, and organizations thrive in our networked world. Using the science underlying human relationships and networks, she uncovers sound, practical methods for making soft skills generate hard results. One of the editors of The Handbook for Strategic HR, she'll happily tell you why you should throw out your performance reviews and why most HR departments need a total makeover.
Michael Thiel is the co-founder and managing partner of cinco.systems (www.cinco-systems.de). They provide solutions for the management of collaboration in cross-functional teams, organisational networks, matrix organizations, joint ventures, strategic alliances and multi-stakeholder partnerships. He has over 25 years of experience supporting clients in industry, public administration and development agencies in more than 40 countries through organization design and development, leadership journeys, whole systems change and facilitation.