PeopleTicker Chairman and former CEO at Apple and Pepsi
John Sculley is Chairman of PeopleTicker, a consultancy focusing on helping enterprises manage the contingent workforce, and the former CEO at Apple and Pepsi. As a frequent consultant and speaker, John is focused on sharing his considerable experience with corporate executives, “serial entrepreneurs,” and third-wave companies that are not afraid to take risks, to adapt to change, or to use technological advances to achieve their goals. John has a lot to say about the emergence of third-wave companies – not only high-tech companies, but others with the ability to transform their products and organization in response to changes in the economy, social habits, and customer interests.
BONNIE ST. JOHN
Business Consultant to F500 companies, former White House official
For over twenty years, Bonnie St. John has circled the globe as a leadership consultant for over five hundred different companies, non-profits and associations. From Fortune 100 C-suites to front line management, Bonnie’s initiatives, have inspired leaders at every corporate level to improve their skills, hone their thinking, and expand their horizons to new levels of performance. Bonnie has risen to the highest levels of achievement in a variety of endeavors throughout her life.
Bonnie has risen to the highest levels of achievement in a variety of endeavors throughout her life. Despite having her right leg amputated at age five, she became the first African-American ever to win Olympic or Paralympic medals in ski racing, taking home a silver and two bronze medals in downhill events at the 1984 Paralympics in Innsbruck, Austria. In recognition of this historic achievement, Bonnie was quoted on millions of Starbucks coffee cups and was honored at the White House by President George W. Bush.
Bonnie graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard University and earned a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford, taking an M.Litt. in Economics. After returning to the US, she began her business career at IBM where she won awards as a sales rep. Soon, though, Washington came calling and Bonnie was appointed by President Bill Clinton as a Director for Human Capital Policy on the White House National Economic Council. The celebrated author of six books, Bonnie co-authored her most recent #1 bestseller, How Great Women Lead, with her teenage daughter, Darcy. Together they traveled around the world on an extraordinary mother-daughter journey into the lives, and life lessons, of fascinating women leaders including Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, fashion designers, CEOs, women’s rights activists, and many more.
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Assistant Vice President & Employee Experience Consultant
Lauryn Bissell joined SunTrust Bank in 2014. She is an Assistant Vice President and Employee Experience Consultant. She has led roles responsible for corporate sponsorship, community relations, and human resources with the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Thrashers and Philips Arena before assuming responsibility for cultivating employee engagement and culture at SunTrust. As a “next generation leader,” Lauryn is a certified facilitator for the Managing Professional Growth program and by serving on the Generations Teammate Network Committee. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Kennesaw State University before earning a master’s degree in Human Resources and Organizational Development from the University of Georgia. She has also studied in London and Shanghai.
Enablement Lead, GVS&CS
Anna Britt has worked with Cisco for 13 years and is based in London, UK. She spent 9 years in HR Leadership roles specialising in Talent Acquisition and has led teams across the Emerging Markets and Europe. Most recently Anna and her team has developed and executed on the Talent Strategy for Cisco’s Global Virtual Sales Organisation. Key areas of expertise include: New Hire Onboarding; Talent Attraction, Acquisition and Retention; Diversity; how to embed gamification into our enablement strategy. Anna has a BA(Hons) Information Management from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh.
Group Head of Global Talent Development and Organizational Effectiveness in Global Human Resources and Chief Learning Officer
Janice Burns, Group Head of Global Talent Development and Organizational Effectiveness in Global Human Resources and Chief Learning Officer, Mastercard Worldwide
As a human capital futurist and strategist, Janice Robinson Burns develops and implements talent management and development programs that drive business results. Janice is responsible for the design and implementation of employee learning and development programs globally and development of frameworks to advance managerial capabilities and effectiveness. In this role, Janice is also accountable for providing thought leadership for change management and business unit transformation projects while ensuring an effective linkage to MasterCard’s talent development platform.
In her MasterCard career, Janice also has served as Group Head of Human Resources for the Global Products and Solutions organization, Chief Diversity Officer, and other executive positions in human resources.
Janice earned a Master’s degree in Public Administration from New York University and a Bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University.
Gian Luigi Cattaneo
GBS Talent Director
Gian Luigi Cattaneo is IBM GBS Talent Director, responsible for establishing the global talent strategy for IBM's GBS division, in order to ensure IBM has the skills, capabilities and competencies to meet current and future success. With over 20 years of diverse experience in HR Management at world wide level, he is an expert on HR Strategy, Employee and Labor Relations, Compensation & Benefits, Leadership Development. He has been on assignment twice in US where he currently resides, before he served as HR Director of IBM Italy and he lived two years in San Paolo Brazil where he had the responsibility of the IBM Latin America HR team. Gian Luigi holds a Juris Doctor Degree from Milan University.
Sr. Director of Product Marketing
Vinod Choudhary is a highly creative, awards-winning, and entrepreneurial leader with over 15 years’ experience in customer- and market- centric roles—in sales performance management, manufacturing and HCM space—that includes management consulting, software development, product management and product marketing positions. Currently at CallidusCloud as Sr. Director Product Marketing, Vinod and his team are responsible for creating messaging and positioning for Litmos by CallidusCloud Learning Management System. Previous experience includes working as the Head of Technology Product Marketing at SuccessFactors/SAP helping sales, partners and customers value HR offerings in a highly competitive market, and nearly nine years at PeopleSoft/Oracle as Director Product/Strategy Management working with cross-functional teams, sales, and product development to develop product roadmaps, strategy, and requirements for numerous products. Vinod completed his MBA at Leavey School of Business with the highest honors, Beta Gamma Sigma membership and the prestigious Belotti Award.
Senior Learning Expert
Lisa Christensen is a Senior Learning Expert in McKinsey’s Design and Development Center of Excellence. In her role, Lisa leads the design of all strategic learning programs for the firm’s Partners and Senior Partners globally.
Before joining McKinsey, Lisa was the Senior Vice President of Implementation for Socratic Arts, where she led the design and development of custom learning programs for clients, including F100 global organizations, non-profit organizations and the US military. Lisa has deep experience in a variety of learning modalities and approaches and specializes in blended learning, performance support and knowledge management strategies, and immersive simulation design.
In addition to her work as a designer, Lisa is an accomplished facilitator through her experiences leading corporate learning programs and teaching undergraduate writing courses.
Lisa holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Law and Diplomacy and a Master’s degree in Organizational Management.
Director of Global Learning & Development
Corri has more than twenty-five years of Learning & Development experience with areas of focus on Leadership & Management Development, Instructional Design, and Coaching. She began her career at Wells Fargo Bank, then cultivated a successful 15-year consulting business in the San Francisco Bay Area, and now leads Global Learning & Development at Zynga. Corri leads Zynga’s effort to provide innovative training solutions that drive business strategy and corporate initiatives. She and her team build engaging blended learning experiences and infuse best practices to address organizational skill gaps, build employee capability and enable successful achievement of business objectives.
Senior Vice President of Sales
Frank Costanzo has more than 30 years of experience building and leading technology-based business enterprises across multiple industries, including education, banking, online brokerage, and publishing. In his capacity as Senior Vice President of Sales with Caliper, he is responsible for the sales organization and business-development initiatives. Mr. Costanzo is a member of Caliper’s executive committee, and he is charged with providing strategic direction and ensuring that Caliper is delivering solutions that maximize clients’ human capital potential. He takes a proactive role in connecting clients’ future visions of their organizations with the most innovative solutions available from Caliper today and planned for the future.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Mark Coy is the Chief Human Resources Officer for Summa, a digital solutions consultancy that combines human-centered design, strategy, and agile software development capabilities. Summa is headquartered in Pittsburgh, with a national customer base. In his role at Summa, Mark is accountable for Talent Acquisition, Talent Development, HR Operations & automation and Total Rewards. Mark has 20+ years of experience helping to drive business success through creating talent related solutions across a variety of industries and organizations. He holds a Master’s degree in Labor and Employment Relations from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Manager of Learning Technologies
Albany Cromer, MSOM is the Manager of Learning Technologies for The Medical University of South Carolina located in Charleston, South Carolina. She has been in the field of healthcare IT for 6 years. She is an instructional designer, eLearning developer and a project manager.
Cromer led the implementation project of MyQuest, the organization’s learning management system, a system she currently manages for the enterprise. The implementation of MyQuest won the coveted 2016 Brandon Hall Award for the Best Launch of a Corporate Learning University. Her role in the organization is to discover new and innovative ways for adults to learn and to implement with the latest learning technologies. She is also a doctoral student, in the MUSC Doctor of Health Administration- Information Systems program.
Sr. Manager HR Shared Services
Stephanie Dale is the Senior Manager of HR Shared Services at GuideWell. Stephanie is a passionate HR practitioner, who loves to help people find their true north and build meaningful careers. She has worked in a variety of HR, Training, and Operational roles in her 10 years with GuideWell (previously Florida Blue/Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida) and has been a driving force in mobilizing the team’s transformation efforts. GuideWell is a perennial recipient of Training Top 125 recognition and was recently recognized as #13 on the ATD Best list.
Manager of Social, Collaborative and Pervasive Learning
Chris Davis has more than 16 years in the training industry, developing and implementing strategies utilizing gamification, social collaboration, mobile and interactive technology at Cisco Systems, Sony Corporation, Hughes Network Systems, and Communication Satellite Corporation. Key areas of expertise include planning, developing and deploying programs, strategies, systems, and tools that achieve measurable results. Chris holds a Masters degree in Interactive Technology from New York University and a Bachelors degree in Marketing from Villanova University.
Vice President, Global Workforce Enablement, Global Technology & Operations
Kate has over 28 years of international management experience in the business of technology. Her expertise focuses on two areas: first, changing the way people learn how to do their job in a digital world and, second, building new organizations, implementing change management practices and expanding lines of business in a technical& operations environment. She has been selected as a guest speaker at international conferences in Europe, Canada and the US.
As VP of Workforce Enablement for MetLife's Global Technology & Operations, Kate leverages her background to build and implement programs and tools that increase the productivity of the technical workforce. Kate and her team created MetLife Technical University (MTU) to develop early-in-career talent. Launched in 2014, MTU has since received three industry awards.
In 2016, she began a new initiative of migrating MTU to a digital platform (MTU Connect), which provides a dramatically different kind of experience for how employees learn to their jobs. MTU Connect is also being used to support the launch and adoption of new tools within Global Technology and Operations. To support both MTU program engagement and tools deployment, Kate created a Digital Transformation Index that provides tangible end-user and business impact metrics.
Kate holds a BA in History from Dartmouth College, and an MBA from the University of Michigan.
Co-Author of the #1 best-selling book, How Great Women Lead
Darcy Deane co-authored the #1 best-selling book, How Great Women Lead, with her mother, Bonnie St John. Together they traveled around the world on an extraordinary mother-daughter journey into the lives, and life lessons, of fascinating women leaders including Hillary Clinton, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Condoleezza Rice, President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a fashion designer, a fighter pilot, a movie star, women’s rights activists, and many more.
Darcy is an accomplished speaker, having made a variety of professional presentations including a TEDx Talk, keynotes at conferences for Fortune 500 executives, a speech at Princeton University, and a “talk back” with senior editors at the New York Times. She has been featured in Essence and Teen Vogue magazines, and has appeared on numerous national radio and television shows including NBC’s TODAY Show.
Learning Advisor - Manufacturing, Technical
Doug Dolan is the Learning Advisor – Manufacturing,Technical for Shell. He has over 25 years of experience in the Refining and Chemical Industry, including 15 years with Shell. He has BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin and an MS in Chemical Engineering from Kansas University. The bulk of his career has been spent in a variety of engineering and operations roles. The past 5 years have been in Learning roles in multiple Shell businesses. The roles have involved facilitation, new course design and development, technical competence development programs, and Learning Center management.
CTDP, Director, Learning Strategies – Toronto
With over 18 years of hands-on experience in developing learning strategies and solutions for improving performance, Patrick Duperré’s background as a senior instructional designer has allowed him to develop a deep theoretical understanding of the field. As a leader in innovation, his drive to stay on top of trends allows him to generate visionary ideas. His passion for the field is infectious and he is recognized by his peers as an endless source of pedagogical and technological knowledge, resulting in numerous invitations to speak about major trends in digital learning and micro-learning at prestigious institutions such as McGill University as well as conferences and industry events. Patrick is in charge of several projects with major clients such as the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), the Banque Populaire du Maroc, York University, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), and Canada Post. He is also a Certified Training and Development Professional (CTDP).
Team Leader, Learning and Performance Consultants
Jay Erikson leads a team of learning and performance consultants at Hitachi Data Systems responsible for sales and technical training for employees, partners and customers worldwide. Jay is also responsible for the global on-boarding program, as well as functional and soft-skills training for employees. For the past 20 years, Jay has been responsible for a variety of sales and technical training programs, including work for Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Sun and Aberdeen Group. While working for HDS, Jay led a corporate social responsibility project to develop innovative, video-based training on conservation farming techniques, delivered on hand-held solar-powered tablets to remote villages in Zambia.
Director, Market Intelligence
Raleen Gagnon oversees global market intelligence for ManpowerGroup Solutions. In this role, she oversees a team of specialists in Business Intelligence, Market Analysis , and Competitive Analysis who monitor the cross industry activity in 75 countries to provide analysis and content in support of Quarterly Market Reports, Workforce Indexes , Insights Portal and dedicated consulting services in support of workforce planning. Raleen manages all research, market demand, and global trend analysis to develop and support actionable insight for country-specific go-to-market planning. Her team is responsible for analyzing market conditions related workforce availability, cost, regulation, and productivity across the globe. Previously, Raleen was director of strategic marketing at Monster Worldwide, where she collaborated with sales leadership to develop strategic programs and initiatives for the staffing Industry, global sales, and public sector.
Senior Director, Innovation Strategy and Programs
Alex began his Cisco journey in 2004 with a singular focus: Innovation. He defined and operationalized several high-profile Cisco initiatives, including the company’s Country Transformation plan for Cisco in emerging markets. He also held senior roles in Development, Marketing, Finance, and Channels, providing him a 360 view of how a great company ticks. Prior to Cisco, Alex was a successful consultant with extended assignments at Napster, Liquid Audio, IBM Global Services, and Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.
Director of Functional and Diverse Profiles Learning
McKinsey & Company
Liz Gryger is the Director of Functional and Diverse Profiles Learning for McKinsey & Company. As a member of McKinsey Learning’s senior leadership team, Liz oversees Partner University, a firm-wide learning experience for our partners, and leads the strategy to develop functional expertise for consultants across all tenures in topics such as operations, strategy, marketing, technology, corporate finance and risk.
As the leader of Diverse Profiles Learning, Liz also oversees a suite of learning offerings to meet the unique needs of client-serving colleagues in roles different than our traditional consultants, e.g., those with deep and unique topical expertise, those who deliver tool-based solutions to clients.
Liz joined McKinsey’s Pittsburgh office in 1988 as a consultant and has since held a number of roles including Practice Manager for the Purchasing and Supply Management practice and Operations Practice Senior Learning Leader. She holds a B.S. in Chemistry from The College of William and Mary and an M.B.A. in Corporate Policy and Management from The Wharton School.
Director of Talent Management and Diversity
KFC (Yum! Brands)
Ashley Hostetter joined the Yum! family in September 2013 and currently leads talent management for KFC U.S., including diversity, staffing, total rewards and employee relations. Ashley began her career at Yum! as a Global Total Rewards Manager, responsible for leading domestic and international compensation design. In her role she developed job and pay structures for global business units and redesigned the Compensation Discussion and Analysis section of the Proxy Statement to support transparency with investors. Ashley then transitioned to KFC U.S. as the Senior Manager, Engagement and Culture, where she led a cross-functional effort to launch an employee value proposition, the KFC People Promise, engaging associates for the massive brand turnaround. The team activated the People Promise through compelling communications, impactful development experiences, and fun and meaningful recognition.
Global Director, Accenture Talent Research & Innovation
Shelby Kan is Global Director in Accenture’s Talent Organization. She leads Accenture’s internal talent research and innovation work, and was the lead strategist for Accenture’s performance management transformation. Shelby has worked at Accenture for over 18 years where she spent the first part of her career focused on change management consulting before moving into Accenture HR about 10 years ago. Shelby lives in South Florida, where she is an avid runner and loves enjoying an active Florida lifestyle with her two children.
Associate Vice President – Talent & Learning
National Basketball Association
Mike Kennedy is the NBA’s global head of Learning and Leadership Development, responsible for the L&LD team’s design and delivery of innovative, enduring learning solutions to the league’s 1,300 employees worldwide. Kennedy was hired as the NBA’s Director of L&D in 2012, and in 2015 launched its Leadership Development function, which has since established a new standard of practice within the sports industry and distinguished the NBA as a premier developer of top talent. Kennedy developed his expertise as a learning strategist, facilitator, and organizational analyst in previous roles with KPMG LLP and Tiffany & Co. Kennedy refers to himself as a recovering psychotherapist, having received his BA from Brown and his MA in Counseling Psychology from Assumption College. He resides in New Jersey with his wife, children, and dogs.
Dana Alan Koch
Global Director of Learning Research and Innovation
Dana Alan Koch is the Global Director of Learning Research & Innovation at Accenture and has over 30 years of experience in learning and talent development. His team leverages innovation, neuroscience, technology, human-centered design, research, measurement, and deep expertise in learning to create the future of learning at Accenture. His team works on Accenture’s more complex and mission-critical internal learning challenges to ensure their success. In recent years he has been an integral part of the company’s work in brain science and learning, extreme learner research, video innovation, and learning strategy. Dana holds patents for innovative work in learning.He has designed courses on everything from finance to chemistry and from innovation to contract risk.
Dana has a BA from Brigham Young University in organizational communications and an MA from Northwestern University’s Institute for the Learning Sciences in the School of Education and Social Policy. He is a frequent presenter at conferences and webinars, and has written articles for many leading publications.
Chief People Officer
KFC (Yum! Brands)
John Kurnick joined the Yum! family in June 2007 and currently leads Human Resources for the KFC U.S. business unit. In addition, he provides strategic oversight to Global Aviation, Corporate Services, and Global Corporate Travel. John is a master of relationships and has a talent for driving employee engagement and culture. He is known for building strong teams, achieving great results, and driving engagement strategies that lead to high guest and employee satisfaction. He has fostered positive relationships with KFC’s franchise partners and is galvanizing the brand around building a Winning Restaurant Culture that enable America to “re-discover” KFC.
Assistant Vice President, Global Leadership Development
Sajith Kurup leads the Global Leadership Development team in Genpact. He has been with Genpact since 2011 and with the leadership development team from 2012. Prior to that he worked for seven years in analytics and operations management in the consumer packaged goods industry. Currently Sajith and his team are focused on:
• Creating world-class learning ecosystem for Genpact Employees
• Creating programs focused on delivering business impact
• Developing top talent of the organization into future-ready leaders
Sajith holds an MBA in Marketing and bachelor degrees in electronics and mathematics.
Dave McCulloch is currently the Vice President for UL University for UL (Underwriters Laboratories). He joined UL in 2005, bringing his 20 years of previous experience leading learning and development organizations at both Allstate Insurance and Hollister, Inc. Dave has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Personnel Management and a Masters’ degree in Business Administration. He holds various certifications in such specialty areas as Behavioral Assessments, Executive Coaching and varied Leadership Curricula.
He is the author of both UL’s Global Leader Program (GLP) and its Executive Leader Program (ELP), and regularly consults with UL’s Core Leadership on assessment and placement for key senior positions. He is closely partnered with Yale University and The Conference Board for delivery of executive development at UL. Over the years Dave has accumulated countless hours of direct training design and facilitation experience for managerial and professional audiences.
Born and raised in the Chicago land area, he enjoys spending time with his four children, sport fishing and boating.
SVP and Chief Audit Executive
Rico Modess is SVP Corporate Audit, and SAP’s CAE. Modess joined SAP in 2008 as an internal auditor, and has since had various audit roles in Singapore, Tokyo, Shanghai, the US and Walldorf. Most recently, he formed and led Corporate Audit’s Strategy, Sales, and Services team, which focuses on adding value by providing objective, forward-looking insights into strategy execution.
Before SAP, Modess was a Senior Advisor of Corporate Finance and Audit for KPMG DTG AG, and led projects related to new business models, M&A, and Finance for the Schwarz Group in Germany.
Program Manager, Digital Learning & Engagement
Chantelle Nash has 7 years of experience in global L&D, encompassing training design and development, communications, project management, social leadership and community management. She holds a B.A. in Corporate Communication and an M.S. in Human Resource Development (HRD) from the University of Houston. In her current role, Chantelle’s primary focus is extending Crotonville’s reach and impact through management of various digital learning products, marketing, and change management, including supporting GE’s new, company-wide performance development approach. She is responsible for building membership and engagement on Crotonville’s internal social page to promote continual learning and informal knowledge-sharing across a global target group of approximately 170,000+ users.
Global Learning & Development Leader
In her role as Global Learning & Development Leader, Heather manages the team responsible for all learning and knowledge management for Mercer employees. Her team owns all aspects of learning, including needs analysis, design and development of learning solutions, effective delivery and measuring success metrics. In addition to her team’s learning responsibilities, Heather’s team also manages an intranet site dedicated to systems documentation, standard operating procedures and product information. Heather joined Mercer in 2001 and has extensive instructional design experience and a background in retirement plan and benefits administration. Prior to joining Mercer, Heather was employed at a large hospitality organization responsible for training and development. Heather received a bachelor’s degree from Southern New Hampshire University. Heather also holds a Juris Doctorate from New England Law | Boston and is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
Senior Vice President, Learning and Development Executive, Global Wealth & Investment Management
Bank of America
Corey Rewis is a Senior Vice President and the Learning and Development Executive for Bank of America’s Global Wealth and Investment Management business. Corey leads the end-to-end Learning and Development function for 30,000 employees serving the High Net Worth and Ultra High Net worth segments. Additionally, Corey serves as the Executive HR Partner for the Savannah Market and is a member of the Global Wealth and Investment Management Diversity and Inclusion Council. Corey has been with the firm for 21 years and has held multiple leadership positions in Learning & Leadership Development, serving the Retail Bank, the Global Commercial Bank and Global Wealth and Investments Management. He is an Award of Excellence recipient (top 1% of leaders at Bank of America), has been awarded 5 Brandon Hall Gold Awards for business results achieved through sales training programs, and has spoken at the International Masie Conference, Corporate Learning Week, SIFMA, and the Certified Financial Planner Firms Summit. Corey has been a student and practitioner of adult learning theory and leadership development principles for the past 20 years. He has studied Human Development at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, possesses an MBA in Human Resources Management and a BA in Organizational Management. Corey is a six-sigma green belt, certified in several Hogan instruments and a KFALP certified coach. He is a former U.S. Marine and a decorated combat veteran.
CrossKnowledge Learning Institute
Jan Rijken is an experienced senior talent and learning professional with strong business and human capital impact in complex organizations. Jan had international learning leader roles in Mercedes-Benz, ABNAmro bank and KPMG, before joining Wiley-Crossknowledge in 2015 as Director of the Learning Institute. In this role, Jan provides strategic advice to premium clients, conducts research in collaboration with leading universities, develops tools and frameworks for CLOs, and shares best practices. Jan has proven ability in delivering short-long term results and end-to-end learning and talent solutions in a multi country-culture environment. He has successfully transformed corporate academies, implemented digital learning and assessment, shaped talent management, and led talent and leadership development programs in more than 47 countries.
Dr. Julie Shuman
Results driven and with a proven track record, Dr. Shuman brings over 20 years of experience to the most complicated learning and relational challenges. She has a long history of successful endeavors surrounding team performance, conflict resolution, and individual coaching across various industries and sectors. These include technology, automotive, healthcare, financial services, retail and manufacturing. Dr. Shuman offers a unique skill set combining expertise in operations and Big Four consulting experience. Since 2005, Dr. Shuman has practiced as both a corporate and clinical psychologist. Additionally, her doctoral expertise focused on the attributes of effective team dynamics that predict performance. This unique perspective provides an equally unique coaching and consulting experience for her corporate clients. She overlays her psychological knowledge and intervention skills with her business acumen to facilitate meaningful growth and change, aligned with business goals.
Senior Director, Global Technical Learning
There’s nothing more exciting or creative than corporate learning. Going back to basics and the simple rule to meet your audience needs drives innovation. Technical training meets its mandate in a rapidly changing environment where creativity and rapid feedback are not options. With over 20 years as a training leader in the high-tech industry, I joined Intel Security (originally named McAfee) in September 2009 as a director in global product training for employees and partners. I believe my strengths are in learning strategy and empowering strong, high-performing and creative learning design teams.
A graduate of the University of Iowa, I have a master’s degree in Instructional Design and Technology.
Senior Director and Global Head of Employer Branding and Diversity Talent Acquisition
Lisa Smith-Strother has been in her current role with Ericsson for more than 2 years. With over 15 years of marketing experience in the financial service industry, she’s held roles with increasing responsibility at American Express, NatWest Bank, M & T Bank, and Bancorp Bank as a Vice President and Strategic Marketing Head. Her experience covers consumer direct marketing, segmentation, ethnic marketing, and brand awareness. Lisa successfully transferred her marketing skill set to the HR Employer Branding arena for the Pharma industry at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, where she led and delivered Employer Branding strategies, social/digital media, candidate attraction, and onboarding solutions for 7 years. Lisa is a graduate of Springfield College, and has a Masters from the graduate School of Retail Bank Marketing and MBA from Temple University.
David Solot Ph.D.
Senior Vice President of Client Services
Dr. Solot has worked with Caliper since 2002, delivering on-site client engagements and workshops as well as consulting with and leading account teams for Fortune 500 and global companies. His areas of expertise include personality analysis, talent management, coaching, organizational development, employee empowerment,
employee selection, and psychometrics.
Global Vice President for Sales Acceleration and Leadership Programs
Rainer Stern is the Global Vice President for Sales Acceleration and Leadership Programs at SAP. In over 21 years at SAP, he has been responsible for sales in various customer segments across different countries and regions. As the Global Account Director for SIEMENS he experienced the high demands of complex organizations in a global environment. Rainer's passion for excellence and repeatable sales success was key to lead several key transformational programs at SAP. These global programs covered all Account Executives, Sales Managers, and Global Account Directors. Most importantly, they provided sustainable measurable business impact and accelerated growth.
Gerry Vortice is an experienced global learning strategist, and currently leads the training program that supports new international system implementations for General Mills. With 15 years of experience, he has worked in many dimensions of learning and development, beginning his journey on the front lines as a quality assurance trainer, then moving on to lead the design and development of learning solutions across a Fortune 500 enterprise as a learning specialist, learning consultant and training analyst. The training programs he has developed and implemented over the years have accelerated employee onboarding and led to increases in employee engagement, retention, and performance.
Gerald is an award-winning leader in the learning community, honored for Innovation and partnership for his ability to transform new ideas into action and collaborate across multiple businesses as a trusted partner. Most recently, a gamification training project he led was awarded the Brandon Hall Gold Award for best use of games and simulations.
Angela Johnson White
Teammate Experience Leader
Angela Johnson White, is a Group Vice President and heads the Employee Engagement Practice for SunTrust Banks, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia where she been an HR leader for the past 10 years. Prior to joining SunTrust, Angela was the Senior HR Consultant for Wescom Credit Union and previously held the position of Managing Director for INROADS, Inc. Angela brings 25 years of experience in dealing with the challenges of Human Resources in today's ever-changing business environment. She has a broad-based background in the areas of employee relations, performance management and retention, talent acquisition, management training, inclusion, policy development and risk management. Angela has a BS in Management from Purdue University and is a graduate of the University of Southern California’s Executive Leadership Program.
Chief Procurement Officer
Mike Zimmer brings a diverse background in human capital management, compensation benchmarking, and high technology to PeopleTicker where he currently leads procurement. Mike is primarily responsible for consulting with HR, talent,and procurement leaders regarding best practices in managing labor spend including: market rate analysis, vendor selection, and negotiation strategies.
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Chief Operating Officer and Principal Analyst
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Chief Strategy Officer and Principal HCM Analyst
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Principal Analyst, Talent Acquisition
Brandon Hall Group
Daria Friedman is the Principal Analyst overseeing the talent acquisition practice for Brandon Hall Group. Prior to Brandon Hall, Daria led the research practice for Bernard Hodes Group, a recruitment solutions agency, and Findly, a talent acquisition software service provider.
Principal Analyst, Workforce Management
Brandon Hall Group
Cliff Stevenson is Principal Analyst, Workforce Management Practice, for Brandon Hall Group. He came to Brandon Hall Group in 2015 from the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) where he was a senior analyst since 2012. Cliff's experience as human capital research analyst has focused on data and analytics, performance management, recruitment, acquisition, retention, and attrition.
Principal Analyst, Learning and Development
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