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Ascend NJ: Managing Up: The art of engaging senior leaders
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When: 10/9/2014
5:30PM - 8:00PM
Where: Novartis East Hanover Campus – 438 Auditorium
One Health Plaza
East Hanover, New Jersey  07936
United States
Presenter: Wes Hom

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Ascend (NJ) and NICE, an employee resource group sponsored by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NPC), invite you to

Managing Up: The art of engaging senior leaders

Presenter: Wes Hom

Date: 9 October 2014, 5:30PM - 8:00PM

Location: Novartis East Hanover Campus – 438 Auditorium
One Health Plaza, East Hanover, NJ 07936
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Registration fee - $15 ASCEND members / $20 Non-ASCEND members

Dear Colleagues,

As a follow up of the very popular Myths of Asian Leadership event in 2013, NICE cordially invites you to Managing Up, a speaker event, featuring Wes Hom, National Ascend Board Member and Former IBM Vice President and Managing Director. This relevant and timely presentation will include a light dinner and networking with Novartis and Ascend members from the Tri State area, from Johnson & Johnson, Deloitte, PSE&G, Merck, Becton Dickinson, Ernst and Young and other major corporations.

The topic will cover:

-          Building relationships with executive leadership

-          Identifying mentors and sponsors

-          Highlighting achievements to the right people the right way

-          Framing your career aspirations to your management

Wes Hom was former IBM Vice President in the Systems and Technology Group with global responsibilities for overall execution of IBM's mainframe investments, strategies, sales and emerging markets initiatives. Today, Wes is an officer and Ascend board member, Wes advises on business development, diversity, and leadership development for Ascend’s global sponsors and respective organizations. Previously Wes was based in Europe as Managing Director and IBM Vice President in the Industrial Sector. He held a variety of challenging positions at IBM, including Vice President of Global Communications Sector, Vice President of the Capital Venture Group, and Executive Director for alliances between IBM and independent software vendors. Wes also spent several years in Asia Pacific as Vice President for the Advance Technology Solutions and Vice President of Networking hardware and software businesses. Before going overseas, Wes worked as an Executive Assistant in IBM’s corporate office in Armonk, NY serving the Chairman, Vice Chairman, CFO and Sr. VP of Human resources. Wes is a graduate of NYU’s Stern School of Business with BS/CS and MBA degrees. He was a member of IBM’s Certified Client Director Profession through Advance Management Program at Harvard Business School.

We look forward to seeing you.

Best regards,


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