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HR and IT Collaboration
May 11, 2006, 1:00pm  - 3:00pm EST
HR and IT Collaboration
- Casey Graves, 2nd VP, HR Support, Aflac Learn More
- Carl Abercrombie, 2nd VP, IT Business Partnership Management Office, Aflac Learn More
- Steve Garth, Principal Product Director, Content and Records Management, Oracle Technology MarketingLearn More

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Today, when  technology finally helps HR”s drive for strategic relevance, those two previously disparate departments are successfully collaborating on major projects in such business-critical areas as e-recruiting, self-service, training, compensation and talent management.

What are the key strategies of getting the teams right and adjusting reporting relationships in HR and IT cooperation? In this web-conference Casey Graves will present a detailed strategy of building successful HR/IT collaboration in AFLAC.

Take away points include:

  • Financial and strategic benefits of effective cooperation between IT and HR departments resulting in overall organization effectiveness;
  • Key factors of building successful relationship both from HR and IT perspectives.


VPs and Directors of:

  • IT,
  • HR support,
  • HRMS,
  • Recruitment,
  • Training,
  • Talent management systems,
  • Business System Development
  • Compensation and Benefits.
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Casey Graves, 2nd VP, HR Support, Aflac
Casey Graves is 2nd Vice President, Human Resources Support at Aflac.  Casey joined Aflac in 2002 as Manager HRIS & Payroll.  In 2004 he was promoted into the officer ranks. 


In his current position, he is responsible for Compensation, Employee Benefits, Payroll and HRIS.  He works closely with the rest of HR and the business units to most effectively manage Aflac talent, deliver compensation/benefits under a “Total Rewards” umbrella and is the primary liaison with the Information Technology division.


Casey has over 25 years of HR and IT experience and more than 22 years of leadership experience.  Some of the projects that he has led include ERP evaluation and implementation, data center consolidations, computer aided job evaluation, benefits plan redesign and he has extensive background and experience in vendor relations management and contract negotiations.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in business and computer science from Southeast Missouri State , Cape Girardeau Missouri .

Carl Abercrombie, 2nd VP, IT Business Partnership Management Office, Aflac
Carl Abercrombie is second vice president, IT Business Partnership Management Office at Aflac.  Carl joined Aflac in 1991 as a programmer/analyst in the Information Technology Division and has held several leadership positions, including most recently, senior manager of the IT Project Office, which provides project management delivery and oversight responsibilities for technical, infrastructure projects within the company. 


In his current position, he is responsible for guiding and directing the activities of account managers to ensure that effective communication occurs between IT and its business partners and to ensure that IT service offerings fully align with the business strategy and delivers the intended business value.  He works closely with the business leaders to optimize the value of the technology investment and to develop innovative solutions to meet their operational efficiency plans.


Carl has over 20 years of IT experience and more than nine years of leadership experience.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Troy University , Troy Alabama .  In addition, he completed the Georgia Tech Institute for Project Management in Atlanta , Georgia .

Steve Garth, Principal Product Director, Content and Records Management, Oracle Technology Marketing

Steve Garth has more than 30 years of information management experience in a variety of roles including software design and development, project management, international consulting, sales, marketing and senior management. He has been with Oracle five years in Technology Product Marketing, and currently specializes in content management, records management and compliance. Steve also supports other Oracle product areas including information lifecycle management (ILM), spatial and location services, and holds a B.Sc. in electrical engineering.


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