TM2: How Talent Technology Supports Agile Resource Deployment at Team Rubicon

How Talent Technology Supports Agile Resource Deployment at Team Rubicon

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Wednesday 05 October
03:30 PM – 04:30 PM

Founded in the wake of a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that shook Haiti in 2010, Team Rubicon is a nonprofit organization with a two-fold mission: to provide immediate relief when disaster happens, and to provide military veterans with purpose, community and self-worth after leaving active duty. In the early days, several logistical and operational challenges prevented Team Rubicon from scaling up. Its technology systems — essentially one-to-one email communication and Excel spreadsheets — severely hampered timely deployments. New technology came to the rescue in 2014 and now it can provide cultural and organizational training that prepares team members for deployment the moment disaster strikes. In 2015 alone, Team Rubicon deployed more than 1,300 veterans to 35 domestic and 3 international operations totaling more than 75,000 hours of on-the-ground disaster response. Learn how you too can become more agile in positioning your talent to the projects and locations where they are needed the most.


Kirsten Helvey

Chief Operating Officer
Cornerstone OnDemand


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Kirsten Helvey

Kirsten Helvey is COO of talent management software firm Cornerstone OnDemand. She is responsible for overseeing all aspects of global business operations and global client experience, including satisfaction, retention, global industry solutions, professional services delivery, and business consulting. Before joining Cornerstone, Kirsten was a member of the Supply Chain Operations Strategy Group at PricewaterhouseCoopers and IBM Business Consulting Services. She has extensive experience providing operational expertise to Fortune 500 companies using enabling technologies. Kirsten is a member of Women in Technology International (WITI) and serves on the board of Junior Achievement of SoCal. Follow Kirsten on Twitter @KirstenMaas.

Pat Ross

Deputy Director of Membership
Team Rubicon


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Pat Ross

Pat Ross III leads Team Rubicon’s click to shovel experience, deploying volunteer disaster responders throughout the world. For six years he supported Marine Infantry Battalions and advised foreign military forces and then earned a Masters of Business Administration at The Ohio State University. He grew up in Connecticut and graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Political Science and the answers to all the world’s problems. After work, Pat can be found devouring excessive quantities of unidentifiable street food.