Leading Business Strategist Vijay Govindarajan to Present at the Human Capital Institute's 2007 National Human Capital Summit

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The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a professional association and educator in talent management strategies, announced today that strategy and execution expert Dr. Vijay Govindarajan, Professor of International Business at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, will be a featured speaker at HCI's second annual National Human Capital Summit, to be held in Phoenix March 19-21.

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The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a professional association and educator in talent management strategies, announced today that strategy and execution expert Dr. Vijay Govindarajan, Professor of International Business at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, will be a featured speaker at HCI's second annual National Human Capital Summit, to be held in Phoenix March 19-21.

Day two of the Summit, Govindarajan will explore why strategic experiments that target emerging, untested markets typically fail. A great idea isn't enough to move a business plan to profitability; somewhere in the middle of the innovation process, most organizations stumble. At this session, Govindarajan reveals where firms go wrong on the journey from idea to execution, and outlines exactly what it takes to build a breakthrough business while sustaining excellence elsewhere in the organization.

Dr. Vijay Govindarajan is the Earl C. Daum 1924 Professor of International Business and Founding Director of the Center for Global Leadership at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He is also the Faculty Co-Director for Global Leadership 2020, Tuck's executive education program that focuses on global management and is taught on three continents.

For 25 years, Govindarajan has been advancing the field of strategy and execution, advising senior executives in all industries on how to modify their organizations to achieve strategic ambitions. Reading the zeitgeist of the past three decades, Govindarajan has helped companies adapt to the global business environment and change the way they look at strategy.

In the 1980s, he surveyed hundreds of executives at Fortune 500 corporations about their varied approaches to executing strategy across business units. In the 1990s, he helped companies that were expanding globally achieve the most effective balance of differentiation and integration among country subsidiaries.

Since 2000, Govindarajan has focused on teaching corporations to build breakthrough businesses while simultaneously sustaining excellence in their core business. This is the subject of his sixth and most recent book, "10 Rules for Strategic Innovators: From Idea to Execution."

Companies Govindarajan has advised include AT&T, Boeing, British Telecom, Corning, Ford, The Gap, Hewlett-Packard, The Home Depot, IBM, J.P. Morgan Chase, Johnson & Johnson, Kodak, The New York Times Company, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Sony, and Wal-Mart.

Govindarajan is recognized as one of today's leading business strategists. He has been named to a series of lists by influential publications, including: "Outstanding Faculty" in BusinessWeek's annual Guide to Best B-Schools; "Top Five Most Respected Executive Coaches on Strategy" by Forbes; "Top Ten Professors in Corporate Education" by BusinessWeek"; and "Eight Leading Executive Advisors" by The Wall Street Journal Online. Additional accolades include Across the Board, which features Govindarajan as one of four "superstar" management thinkers from India.

Prior to joining the faculty at Tuck, Govindarajan was on the faculties of The Ohio State University and the Indian Institute of Management. He has also served as a visiting professor at Harvard Business School, INSEAD, the International University of Japan, and Helsinki School of Economics.

Dr. Vijay Govindarajan received his doctorate and his M.B.A. with distinction from Harvard Business School. Prior, he received his Chartered Accountancy degree in India. He was awarded the President's Gold Medal for his outstanding performance in obtaining the first rank.

"Strategy is an often-discussed topic, but effective execution is what really matters. We're extremely pleased that Vijay Govindarajan, an authority on this subject, will share his knowledge at the 2007 Summit," said Allan Schweyer, HCI's President & Executive Director.

WHERE TALENT MEETS BUSINESS STRATEGY

HCI's second annual Human Capital Summit will take place Monday, March 19, through Wednesday, March 21, in Phoenix, with a Benefit Golf Tournament on Sunday, March 18. The 2007 event, "Where Talent Meets Business Strategy," is for forward-thinking executives, human resources professionals, business managers, and organizational development leaders who share a common vision of the global knowledge economy and are ready to align their organizations. Conference tracks will focus on three key success areas: leadership, innovation, and talent. For the complete program listing, location and hotel information, registration details and more, please visit: http://www.humancapitalinstitute.org

ABOUT THE HUMAN CAPITAL INSTITUTE

The Human Capital Institute is a think tank, educator, and professional association dedicated to the advancement of talent management practices with individuals and organizations. HCI serves as a catalyst for innovative thinking in integrated talent strategy, acquisition, development, engagement, management, and measurement. Through research and collaboration, HCI programs collect original, creative ideas from a field of the brightest thought leaders in talent management. Those ideas are then transformed into measurable, real-world strategies that help its members attract and retain high-performing people, build a diverse, inclusive workplace, and leverage individual and team performance throughout the enterprise. HCI members represent a broad coalition of educators, talent managers and executives. For more information, please visit: http://www.humancapitalinstitute.org

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