2018 Skillsoft Perspectives


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Based in the Silicon Valley California , but reaching through the US and to international sites in Mexico, Korea, Japan, and throughout Europe, GTD provides employees with growth opportunities in professional and leadership development, new hire onboarding and integration, executive education, and organizational development. Janet Clarey is a manager in Learning and Development Research at Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP, where she conducts research in the area of learning culture, career development, high-impact learning organization maturity, and learning technology.

In the more than two years before rejoining Bersin by Deloitte in , Janet was responsible for developing the eLearning Guild's professional development offerings with additional oversight of the research and publications function. Janet has more than 15 years in the learning and development profession. Previously she served as a senior analyst for Bersin from through and has also held positions at Brandon Hall Research and Utica National Insurance Group.

Janet holds a B. She has also completed coursework toward a doctorate from Syracuse University in Instructional Design, Development, and Evaluation. Elaine's passion is creating exciting, innovative applications that please customers and meet their needs. ADP, a Skillsoft Channel Partner, serves more than , clients in more than countries and helps organizations of all types and sizes unlock their business potential. We are a comprehensive global provider of cloud-based Human Capital Management HCM solutions that unite HR, payroll, talent, time, tax and benefits administration, and a leader in business outsourcing services, analytics and compliance expertise.

Our unmatched experience, deep insights, and cutting-edge technology have transformed human resources from a back-office administrative function to a strategic business advantage. Laura Cooper is responsible for the overall administration and management of the IVMF advising and enrollment management services for all programs.

Cooper has a diverse background in program management, operations, customer service, and higher education. Prior to Syracuse University, Cooper worked as an academic advisor in online, non-traditional higher education programs for 5 years assisting over students annually to achieve their educational and career goals.

Cooper holds a dual bachelor? Her passion is connecting learners with continuing education opportunities and aiding in personal and professional growth through advanced degrees, certificates, formal training or any means of learning. The Institute for Veterans and Military Families IVMF is the first interdisciplinary national institute in higher education focused on the social, economic, education, and policy issues impacting veterans and their families.

Through its professional staff and experts, the IVMF delivers leading programs in career, vocational, and entrepreneurship education and training, while also conducting actionable research, policy analysis, and program evaluations. The IVMF also supports communities through collective impact efforts that enhance delivery and access to services and care.

The Institute, supported by a distinguished advisory board, along with public and private partners, is committed to advancing the lives of those who have served in America's armed forces and their families.

For more information, visit ivmf. Tom has over 18 years of experience in the Learning and Development field.

Currently he is an Assistant Vice President with State Street Bank helping drive the on-line learning strategy by working closely with Skillsoft and other on-line vendors and leading an internal eLearning monthly forum.

State Street is a Fortune American worldwide financial services company. It is the second oldest financial institution in the US and one of the largest asset management companies in the world. The company is headquartered in Boston and has offices in 30 countries around the world.

In my role, I provide consultative and administrative support in the design, implementation and monitoring learning programs that align to the strategic initiatives of my client. In these roles, Kevin had the opportunity to lead innovation initiatives across the entire suite, while launching multiple new product modules.

Stephanie is a passionate HR practitioner, who loves to help people find their true north and build meaningful careers. She lives in Jacksonville, FL with her husband and son. GuideWell and its family of forward-thinking companies are focused on helping people and communities achieve better health and are at the forefront in the transformation of health care. David develops and manages the learning and development content and programs that are available to the USC employee community in TrojanLearn.

David has more than 20 years of experience in process improvement, quality assurance, and resource and training management. He holds a bachelor? David loves to golf, read, and vacation with his family. In his role at UW Medicine David manages programs in support of system-wide initiatives designed to improve the quality and standards of healthcare. These programs require creating new business processes that cross multiple organizations and designing the flow of information and data to support system policies and the ability to perform high-risk medical procedures.

Additionally, he's building a program to improve the quality of instructional design across the fragmented and diverse set of decentralized organizations. Prior to his role at UW Medicine David has been a training program leader for the past 30 years. He's managed the training programs for commercial airline pilots and engineers worldwide and the workforce of a major national bank. With a mission to improve the health of the public, UW Medicine provides primary and specialty care to patients throughout the Pacific Northwest, trains medical professionals and scientists, and conducts biomedical and health services research.

Every year, our four hospitals manage more than 65, patient admissions and nearly , emergency visits, while our clinics manage more than 1.

UW Medicine's 2, faculty and more than 6, volunteer and part-time clinical faculty include four Nobel Laureates, 32 members of the National Academy of Sciences and 33 members of the Institute of Medicine.

The school is the top public recipient of biomedical research funding from the National Institutes of Health and second in NIH funding among all medical schools, public and private. Mark Dompier is the Director of Talent Management and Learning for PetSmart and oversees training, development and talent needs for more than 50, associates across the US and Canada.

Mark and his team are responsible for the onboarding needs for 1, stores, 7 distribution centers and multiple Home Office locations. The team is also responsible for ongoing development offerings, talent planning and performance management for the enterprise. Prior to joining PetSmart in , Mark led various learning teams within Target's Organizational Effectiveness function.

Additionally, he spent several years in Accenture's consulting practice focused on learning and change management.

Mark has a tremendous passion for learning. His passion and drive has resulted in numerous awards and recognition for both himself and his teams. He is a Learning profession that truly knows what it means to have a seat at the table. At PetSmart, we love pets, and we believe pets make us better people.

Every day with every connection, PetSmart's passionate associates help bring pet parents closer to their pets so they can live more fulfilled lives. This vision impacts everything we do for our customers, the way we support our associates, and how we give back to our communities.

PetSmart provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and pet products and offers dog training, pet grooming, pet boarding, PetSmart Doggie Day Camp services and pet adoption services in-store. He is closing in on completing his Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on Educational Technology. Finding a union of Instructional Design and System Administration has been challenging, but has resulted in customer centric solutions utilizing the SumTotal platform.

UF Health represents the shared vision and commitment to patient care excellence of more than 22, employees of the University of Florida Health Science Center and UF Health Shands health care system. Our patients are the center of everything we do. It's the reason we come to work every day. As part of the University of Florida, we are unique nationally in the breadth of health-related colleges, centers and institutes present on our Gainesville campus, coupled with the strength of the UF Health Shands hospital system.

UF Health serves patients from every county in Florida, throughout the Southeast and beyond. Keith Dudding joined Edward Jones in July as a training and documentation writer.

He spent the next twenty years designing, developing, and delivering training programs for the firm's financial advisors and their administrative assistants. Ten years ago, when Jones implemented its first learning management system, Dudding assumed his current role as system administrator. Louis's community radio station www. Edward Jones, headquartered in St.

Louis, is one of the nation's most convenient suppliers of financial services for individual investors. Edward Jones is one of the only firms to serve individual investors exclusively. The firm has more than 7 million clients. With more than 12, offices in all 50 states, Edward Jones has more branch offices than any other brokerage firm in the country.

In , Edward Jones' Canadian affiliate opened its first office and today has nearly branch locations. The Edward Jones philosophy is that service to the individual is of utmost importance. Its 15, financial advisors provide this personal brand of service by discussing clients' individual investment needs on a one-on-one basis.

Debasis has 20 years of rich, hands-on experience in the HCM space and loves to conceive, build innovative products that resonates with the latest technology trends. Scott is a talent development professional with nineteen years of experience defining and executing talent management and learning strategies for companies in the telecommunications, financial services, and heavy manufacturing industries.

In his current role at Komatsu, Scott is focused on implementing a shared services vision, establishing a consolidated talent acquisition function, and designing a global talent management Center of Excellence for the organization. Komatsu is a mining equipment and services provider that maximizes value for customers through innovative solutions. With a full line of products supported by advanced IoT technologies and its global service network, the company helps customers safely and sustainably optimize their operations.

The company's products and services also play a key role in the construction and forestry industries. Colin is based London, Ontario, Canada and holds a B. Ed, Diploma in Interactive Multimedia, and a M. As a lifelong learner, Colin also enjoys nature photography, playing guitar, windsurfing and Telemark skiing. TD is the sixth largest bank in North America by branches, with more than 80, talented, ambitious people serving approximately 24 million customers in a number of locations in key financial centres around the globe.

Our mission is to give our clients the best banking experience possible, every day. John Fisher brings many years of experience in LMS and technologies implementation by creating successful end user engagement and providing support post implementation.

John previously worked for the education system in Texas at one of the fastest growing education institutions in the country, the Lone Star College System. John has been able to bring the knowledge, skills and passion from his education background to the oil and gas industry supporting learning and development initiatives for the corporate university at TechnipFMC; now one of the big three oil and gas service providers.

With our proprietary technologies and production systems, integrated expertise, and comprehensive solutions, we are transforming our clients' project economics. Prior to GoTrain, Mr. Ford served as Manager of Technical Assistance and Qualification for Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, where he was responsible for the development of Lockheed Martin Energy Systems training requirements and procedures and provided corporate subject matter expertise in regulatory and compliance issues.

Skillsoft compliance training addresses more than risk topics across 32 languages? Today, Skillsoft protects over 1, organizations, including many Fortune companies. We understand organizational risks vary, and so do content needs. So, depending on your unique level of risk, we offer a range of content and program types - from off the shelf, to completely customized, each solution is tailored to impact workforce performance and enable an organization to achieve a compliance transformation.

Whether starting out with basic regulation training or embedding compliance into your business strategy, Skillsoft is here to help you identify the right learning content and approaches that will focus on behavior and culture change to reap the full business benefits of investments in compliance training. These skills enable her passion for performance and "lean learning.

As Manager of a global medical device communications department she delivered multi-million dollar savings while responsible for content creation, localization, content management and deployment of documentation and training.

The savings enabled expansion to new markets. Corning is one of the world's leading innovators in materials science. For over years, Corning has applied unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people's lives. Having a learning culture enables us to compete for top talent. Katherine ensures that she understands the customers learning needs, defines learning strategies, and cultivates learning programs ensuring they are aligned with customer business objectives, and specialises in value measurement.

With more than 14 years' experience in corporate learning and development, and 5 Skillsoft experience, Katherine prides herself on generating solutions to problems and developing excellent relationships. Gina Gallagher joined Skillsoft in as a Customer Success Consultant where she has leveraged her more than 20 years in Education and Management to help her clients apply learning strategies which closely align to their business priorities, positively impact their learning culture, and ultimately enable clients to both demonstrate and realize the value of their programs.

She is passionately committed to the success of her clients. Megan drives the talent development offerings and resources for ISI team members across our many global departments. With a focus on making learning accessible, relevant, and memorable, much of Megan's focus is on re-engineering traditional talent practices into new on-demand, virtual, and networking-focused training modalities. Megan incorporates her experience over two decades working in the medical device, semiconductor, and public education industries in bringing new ideas in employee development to reality.

John is married with 3 children and 2 grandchildren. At home you can find him in the kitchen cooking up something special for family and friends, he can also be found teaching classes at local community centers and is a member of mercychefs.

Rajesh Kumar is a Program Manager at Skillsoft with over 8 years of experience in the field of learning and talent development. In his role, Raj consults with DXC Technology to conduct research, share best practices and make recommendations for program design based on defined criteria, curate content and align it to learning plans and other program needs with focus on DXC's revenue generating offerings, develops learner-facing materials for key programs and initiatives, manage DXC's vILT program, promotes blended learning by recommending Skillsoft content for DXC's ILT sessions among others.

He is passionate about building strong client partnerships. Natalie partners with global TTEC leaders in utilizing the Professional Development programs to drive performance and support their talent strategies.

TTEC , a global customer experience company, designs, builds and operates omnichannel customer experiences on behalf of leading brands across the world. The company's outcome-based customer engagement solutions are delivered through TTEC Digital, providing human centric, tech-enabled, insight-driven customer experience solutions and TTEC Engage, operating customer acquisition, care, growth and digital trust and safety services.

Warren started his 18 year tenure designing and implementing Workforce Management Solutions for fortune companies and within the last 6 years has helped SumTotal bring this discipline into a complete HCM offering of Learning, Talent and Workforce Management. Before immigrating to the United States in , the Native South African specialized in data transmission and IT for a large Telecommunications company.

When not geeking out on technology, as one could expect a trained engineer to do, Warren enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his wife and son. She is a talent strategy expert and a key thought leader with more than 20 years of results-based leadership experience as an executive coach and organization development expert. As a VP in ADP's Strategic Advisory Services group, Susan works with clients to build a talent strategy to help improve employee engagement, retention and drive organizational change.

She also currently serves on the Human Capital Executive Research Board and is in high demand as a speaker at industry conferences and events.

James has enjoyed over 18 years in organisational development. With experience in multiple global locations he brings a fresh set of ideas, which often expands on traditional development theories. James' career has spanned several sectors including; manufacturing and professional services including financial services.

During this time, James has predominantly focused on building organisational capability through solid learning frameworks and structured development programs. From designing roads and bridges to protecting the environment, and improving livelihoods for some of the world's most disadvantaged communities, Cardno is a respected ASX-listed infrastructure, environmental and international development company delivering projects to clients in more than countries.

Cardno's expertise focuses on the development and improvement of the built, natural and social environment. Originating in Brisbane in as a small engineering consultancy firm, today Cardno employs 6, staff worldwide. Debbie joined Skillsoft in as a Learning Consultant, and has since transitioned to a management role within the Platform Specialist team. In this position, she draws upon her background in education and project management to guide customers through successful program implementations, system upgrades, and platform customizations.

Debbie is passionate about driving learning program value by optimizing the user experience. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son, and learning Irish dance. With over 20 years of experience in the learning industry, Candy has a seat at many PwC leadership tables, and enjoys creating innovative learning programs for a diverse and challenging practice.

Her passions include transforming learning with new blending opportunities; building simulations, 'making learning fun', and enhancing learner experience through the effective use of technology. She is a strong advocate of the 'build it once and share it' philosophy, and encourages her teams to challenge themselves to high levels of innovation, quality, and collaboration in their development and delivery efforts.

At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. We're a network of firms in countries with more than , people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services. Find out more and tell us what matters to you by visiting us at www. Anita is passionate about helping organizations understand how to best leverage technology and digital content in support of their talent management and learning development strategies.

Anita has over 25 years of experience in the field of learning and talent development. In this role, I am responsible for delivering content to our employees through our learning portal, our external learning process and onsite training delivery - for those instances when the training is not available in the learning portal. With regard to content development, I manage the UU content development team that creates our custom content.

Unisys is an American multinational information technology IT company that provides hardware, software, IT services and consulting. The company's offerings include outsourcing and managed services, systems integration and consulting services, high-end servers, cybersecurity products, cloud management software and maintenance and support services.

Kevin has more than 25 years of experience implementing technology and has spent the last 17 years specializing in learning technologies, primarily Learning Management Systems. He is recognized for his ability to connect people, processes, and technologies to provide the best possible solution, and is able to successfully communicate this vision to senior management, as well as both functional and technical team members.

Kevin is currently contracted full time with a global manufacturing company providing guidance with their learning technologies. Sean has over 21 years of experience in the HR management consulting and HR software industries, with a variety of roles including application development, product design, business analysis, HR consulting and product training. Since he has worked within the SumTotal Professional Services organization, focusing on all aspects of SumTotal Talent implementation lifecycle.

In he was promoted to his current role Consulting Practice Lead where he establishes best practices across the Professional Services organization, while working with Product Management and Development teams to further improve the SumTotal Talent product with a focus on usability and ease of implementation.

Dianne is an Enterprise Manager for Organizational Development and Learning Technologies for Ascension, the largest non-profit healthcare system in the U. Her career started in the clinical realm, where she moved into education and management.

Later, she leveraged her passion for technology to transition into developing and managing technology systems and educational solutions. Having a foundation in the frontlines of healthcare enables her to ensure learning technologies are intuitive, accessible and useful to her customers. She has a focus on data-driven analysis, identifying opportunities to improve efficiency and effectiveness in systems - implemented using empathetic communication skills and proven change management techniques.

She manages a team of Regional or Enterprise LMS Administrators, who in turn offer guidance and expertise to the educational teams in their areas.

Dany is passionate about continually growing in all ways, both personally and professionally. She began her training career as a high school English and Debate teacher and then joined the American Red Cross where she has supported employee development for 19 years.

She is a runner who once completed a marathon in Alaska. With age, she has decreased her mileage and increased her flexibility as a budding yogi. She has two daughters entering the drama-filled years of adolescence, a dog, a guinea pig, a fish, and a husband of 17 years.

Dany also has a Master's Degree in Education. The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

Through its strong network of volunteers, donors and partners, the American Red Cross is always there in times of need. My career has spanned 19 years with Accenture, 17 of those years spent in the Learning Vendor space of Accenture Operations.

I started on the front line as a vendor training registrar connecting our employees to the right learning vendor to develop their skills.

I then expanded that role to create and deliver a global standard vendor training registration service. My role is to manage and provide assistance in developing quality cost effective learning solutions using contracted vendor content. Our team works closely with HR Procurement leads to assess and manage vendors and their content in order to roll out effective learning programs that are better, faster and cheaper as compared to fully custom programs.

Accenture solves our clients' toughest challenges by providing unmatched services in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. We partner with more than three-quarters of the Fortune Global , driving innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. With expertise across more than 40 industries and all business functions, we deliver transformational outcomes for a demanding new digital world. Cliff and his team are responsible for managing enterprise learning applications at Cox Enterprises, a 55, employee company based in Atlanta, GA.

His role at Cox leverages his drive for helping people and implementing solutions that power employee development and business value. Cliff has over 14 years of broad HRIS experience in the media, automotive and telecommunications business industries gained after teaching public education kindergarten thru college for several years.

Spence is responsible for the user experience of 19, learners using the company's learning management system. Spence's background is in working with complex HR processes and leveraging technology to create efficiencies.

With a fleet of aircraft, SkyWest's nearly 12, aviation professionals operate more than 2, flights each day to destinations throughout North America. Saila Incollingo has over 30 years combined experience in IT and Human Resources across multiple industries. The common thread between them has been her focus on Talent Development. Caring for the world, one person at a time We embrace research and science - bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people.

Brian Irvin launched his career in Silicon Valley with several start-up technology firms that have since grown into some of the most successful heavyweights in the technology vertical. Spanning his 17 years of experience, Brian's primary focus has been in the design, delivery, and management of mission critical corporate learning initiatives.

In his current role at Skillsoft, Brian focuses on assisting organizations substantiate and quantify the value of their employee development investments. He joined Convergys in and has led several Information Technology development and support teams in the areas of Collaboration, Learning Management, Workforce Management, and Customer Relationship Management. He is published internationally, and has presented at the International Customer Service Association.

Tom has a passion for driving business benefits and ROI though the efficient and often innovative use of technology. Convergys delivers consistent, quality customer experiences in 58 languages and from more than locations around the globe. We partner with our clients to improve customer loyalty, reduce costs, and generate revenue through an extensive portfolio of capabilities, including customer care, analytics, tech support, collections, home agent, and end-to-end selling.

We are committed to delighting our clients and their customers, delivering value to our shareholders, and creating opportunities for our talented and caring employees, in 33 countries around the world. Annie Jekova is a Senior Customer Success Manager at Skillsoft with over 10 years of experience in the field of learning and talent development. In her role, Annie consults with organizations across a wide variety of sectors and geographies.

She works with organizations to design enterprise learning programs, implement learning and talent platforms, conduct learning strategy and benchmarking engagements, and advise on measuring learning's impact on business outcomes. She is passionate about building strong client partnerships and delivering measurable business value of the programs she supports her clients on.

Mary Kalkanis is a highly accomplished and well respected Learning and Talent leader with extensive experience in a variety of industries including Retail, Financial Services, Manufacturing, and Technology.

Mary brings over 25 years of experience in the development and execution of learning and talent strategies and solutions. Mary is passionate about building people and organizational capability. She has been successful in shifting mindsets and developing new models that drive customer-centric, high-performing, learning cultures.

Her team has been recognized with several industry awards over the years for their work in developing organizational talent. By maintaining the tradition of security, stability and strength of our parent banks, Moneris is today one of North America's leading payment processors, and the largest in Canada. We are headquartered in Toronto with offices in Montreal, Vancouver, and Sackville. Moneris offers payment processing services to businesses across a wide range of industry segments and environments throughout Canada.

We bring an innovative approach to electronic payments by processing more than 3 billion credit and debit card transactions per year for over , merchant locations! We deliver innovative technology, operational excellence, and unparalleled customer service to businesses of all sizes.

Our goal is to exceed our merchants' expectations of what a payment processor should offer their business. Our commitment to meeting the needs and expectations of our customers requires an equal commitment to the learning, skills development, and career development needs of our approximately 1, employees. Jon Kaplan is responsible for training, development, diversity, and inclusion at Discover Financial Services.

He has enterprise-wide responsibility for leadership, executive, and professional development; compliance training; industry learning; and functional training. He has over 20 years of experience in the education industry, having led learning and development organizations in the public sector, the private sector, and in unique public-partnerships in low-income communities. Jon is a published author, having written articles on subjects as wide-ranging as organizational change management within public schools to pricing strategies for-profit training services.

DFS is a direct banking and payment services company with one of the most recognized brands in the U. The company issues the Discover card, America's cash rewards pioneer, and offers private student loans, personal loans, home equity loans, checking and savings accounts and certificates of deposit. His responsibilities include managing LPA's professional services relationship with SumTotal to assist their customers with the successful migration to the Payroll Analytics.

With nearly two decades of experience in business intelligence and analytic delivery, Chris has a passion for improving the way people access and interact with information. Throughout his career, he has constantly advanced the role of information within companies, often maturing reporting teams into analytic powerhouses. Chris has worked with some of the leading commercial, government, and not for profit organizations in the US - including American Eagle Outfitters, City of Rochester, Excellus, Independent Health, and many more.

In addition, he spent nearly a decade as a senior consultant with WNY-based Inergex. LPA Software Solutions is a consulting firm built on client satisfaction and deep expertise in business analytics.

With 15 years of experience and hundreds of satisfied clients, LPA offers cross industry solutions requiring predictive analytics, business intelligence, big data and financial performance management. In his role he has accountability for management and leadership development, organization development team solutions compliance training and aligning all learning throughout the US based organization.

Prior to assuming that role, Mike was Director, Organization Development where he was responsible for assessing organization development needs for senior clients, developing and aligning solutions to address core business issues and evaluating the impact of organization development efforts on improving business performance.

He is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources. I've been working at Micron for 20 years, with various roles, all of them related to Learning and Development. I'm a native Idahoan and have been married for 20 years and have 5 kids. I love food, my family, the outdoors, and my dog, Kai. My team delivers and administers Learning and Development solutions to both local and overseas partners. My family also owns a 15 acre pumpkin patch and a 15 acre corn maze. Micron Technology is a global leader in the semiconductor industry.

For more than 35 years, Micron has dedicated itself to collaborating with customers and partners to engineer technology that drives innovation and transforms what's possible. She has worked in various capacities within the company from Training and Documentation, Professional Services, Solution Architect, and now Product Management for the past 15 years.

Prior to that Mikka taught both secondary education and adult learning focusing on Information Technology curricula for 11 years. The Talent Expansion Suite includes three key components? Talent, Learn and Work. Nancy builds talent strategy aligning higher education organizational culture and people to business strategy. With knowledge and understanding of higher education organizational development and current workforce challenges, she implements talent development leading practices that enhance employee engagement and contributions.

She has 20 years public and private higher education experience working with staff, faculty, and students specializing in leadership and management, organizational and talent development, change management, performance management, coaching and communication, conflict resolution, and diversity awareness. The University of California UC is the world's preeminent public university system, enrolling over , students across its 10 campuses. UC operates five medical centers, three affiliated national laboratories, and a division of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

The UC System employs over , faculty and staff and boasts over 1. Laureen is a former Skillsoft customer with more than 17 years' experience in corporate learning and consulting.

Laureen enjoys working with customers to understand their learning needs, cultivate their learning programs and maximize the learner's experience. Laureen is a mother of four and in her spare time loves to plan a trip to somewhere new or back to a favorite place, entertain family and friends, bake or work on a project at home.

Andrea Lawson is Vice President of Talent Management and Diversity for Cox Enterprises, a leading communications, media and automotive services company with more than 55, employees.

She serves as a thought leader across the enterprise working with Cox leaders to drive sustainable employee engagement and long-term growth. Lawson joined Cox in from NCR Corporation where she was responsible for global talent management including strategy, execution and measurement. Prior to NCR, Lawson was vice president of global talent management for Exide Technologies and held a number of international leadership roles for Newell Rubbermaid.

Luke's Health System's diverse staff of medical providers, employees, contractors, and educators. She has extensive Learning Management experience and a persistent desire to improve the way customers utilize and interact with St.

As an HR Analyst, she is responsible for managing relationships with system vendors, designing data structures, making recommendations for and implementing new procedures, designing, developing, and delivering reports, and clearly communicating new LMS features and functionality. Cathi also mentors and trains new and existing team members, educators, and other St.

Luke's staff, and she successfully led the Healthcare User Group within the SumTotal administrator community, which resulted in collaboration across multiple organizations in multiple states. Luke's Health System is Idaho's largest and only locally-controlled health care system, with nearly 14, employees and seven hospitals. Luke's is the recipient of numerous national awards for excellence in patient care. Luke's provides unmatched care in specialized medical fields including cancer, heart and vascular, obstetrics, woman's services and children's health care.

Linda Leonberger is a Senior Manager on the Learning and Leadership Development team where she is responsible for leading the Performance Consulting group.

Her team is responsible for helping business leaders analyze their training and development needs and partnering with them on the best path forward. JLL is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. A Fortune company, JLL helps real estate owners, occupiers and investors achieve their business ambitions. At the end of the third quarter of , JLL had nearly corporate offices, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of nearly 80, For further information, visit ir.

Alyssa's professional career spans over 20 years where she has held leadership positions in learning, knowledge management and consulting. Cathy believes strongly in establishing relationships at all levels within an organization to truly get to core issues and holds a looking-glass up to a company's leadership.

She helps implement visionary, long-lasting changes to create a healthier culture and improve an organization's overall performance. She is a dynamic speaker with an engaging personality who has a genuine passion for helping business leaders achieve their goals.

Cathy's corporate career began at Apple Computer, where she directed internal communication and public relations during the exciting time of the Macintosh factory launch. She then transitioned to Fuji Optical Systems Ltd a subsidiary of Fuji Film , where she worked for a decade and was instrumental in developing a new division that revolutionized the dental industry for years to come.

In , Cathy Light decided it was time to build on the business expertise and experiences she had gained, and founded her first management advisory company: Business Builders, providing management solutions to executives of early stage to Fortune companies in a broad range of industries, creating effective strategies to position their businesses for growth.

The company's wide range of services includes web-based planning and performance systems, management competency tools, executive coaching, human capital assessments, and an e-commerce training and development site.

Cathy is also a published author of the book, 'Their Ceiling Your Floor' - breaking barriers, building hope, and has been awarded numerous honors, most recently the ' Idaho Women of the Year and Circle of Excellence'.

Cathy holds a M. As a Skillsoft Channel Partner, Lideranca Group complements our consulting and assessment services with Skillsoft's eLearning solutions. We provide fully customized programs to keep employees engaged and motivated, and are dedicated to making a difference and helping companies achieve a healthier work environment. Lideranca Group recently launched a "Women in Leadership" and "Men in Leadership" program combining Skillsoft's eLearning and the Leadership Balance Quotient assessment, measuring each gender's leadership readiness and development in three dimensions Mind, Will and Heart to lead effectively.

Stephanie has more than 15 years experience in learning and development at several different companies. She has been working in her current role for the past 7 years leading the learning and development effort for approximately IT co-workers at Mercy.

Mercy is a hospital, clinic health system. Louis, MO-headquartered Mercy is one of the top 10 largest networks of Catholic hospitals in the United States with 50, co-workers. Lindsay has been with PetSmart for over 3 years and is currently the Learning Systems Administrator on the Learning and Development team. With over 10 years retail experience, she uses that knowledge every day to support PetSmart? Born and raised in Seattle, she enjoys the rare days of Phoenix rain and never missing her morning coffee.

Every day with every connection, PetSmart? Peter Lynch is an experienced global executive having worked for multiple Fortune companies.

But perhaps what sets him apart is that he's managed to carve out success beyond the corporate world, because he's also a TED speaker, a top 50 podcaster and an award-winning entrepreneur. His app was downloaded in more than 70 countries, he was winner of Denver's hottest startup and his podcast was ranked higher than the Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review.

Peter is known for his impactful storytelling and has taken his message of accelerating results through leaders and teams to 5 continents.

Drawing on more than a century of experience, Great-West Financial helps millions of Americans and their employers build greater financial security. Our offerings include life insurance, annuities and retirement savings. Headquartered in the metro Denver area, we serve customers nationwide through offices around the country and in India.

For the last 15 years, Alan has specialized in e-learning and learning technology. He's currently busy with corporate-wide rollouts of the Skillport library and a blended leadership training program that utilizes Skillsoft's Leadership Advantage portal. Prior to TTC, Alan worked at American Express where he developed innovative tools to improve the training of Amex Canada's contact centre representatives. The TTC continues to grow, with a record million riders in Christa joined Skillsoft in as a Learning Consultant.

In this position, Christa is the platform expert and project lead for a variety of client projects, such as program implementations and upgrades, and advanced platform customizations.

Christa is most passionate about ensuring the LMS is strategically customized, that follows industry standards and ensures program adoption.

Aside from her work, Christa loves to spend time with her husband and 2 daughters. They spend a lot of their time on a soccer field and camping. His passion is to apply his 25 years of scientific and neuroscientific expertise, gained by managing a large human learning and performance laboratory, to help build better training products in a broad array of sectors.

These include soft, hard and technical skills in the corporate, medical and educational training sectors. Todd also works with elite and amateur athletes to speed learning and enhance muscle memory. His scientific research shows that the learning of different skills is mediated by different learning system in the brain, each with distinct optimized training procedures.

Todd received his Ph. Todd then embarked on a year academic research career achieving status as a leader in the fields of human learning and memory with an emphasis in understanding the computational interplay between motivation, personality and incentive structures and their effects on optimized learning, memory and training.

Todd is fascinated by the brain and the brain-basis of all behavior. Todd published nearly peer-reviewed scientific articles , and was the recipient of a number of federal grants. Amalgam Insights AI is a consulting and strategy firm focused on the transformative value of Technology Consumption Management. AI believes that all businesses must fundamentally reimagine their approach to data, design, cognitive augmentation, pricing, and technology usage to remain competitive. To support this approach, AI provides marketing and strategic support to enterprises, vendors, and institutional investors for conducting due diligence in the following areas of Technology Consumption Management: AI is currently available for content marketing, social media, product development, expert witness, investment advisory, and strategic consulting engagements.

I seek out opportunities to help business unlock their business strategy potential by centralizing people at the heart the business. Adam currently lives in Austin, TX.. Sharon has been in Learning and Development for over 22yrs, and joined Skillsoft in She now manages a team of Customer Success Managers, but was also very keen to continue to support clients directly herself.

Sharon is based in Scotland, and enjoys all the benefits that living in such a lovely part of the world brings, and enjoys skiing and travelling with her partner Brian. Debbie is passionate about helping adult learners grow and develop in their careers and sources cutting edge training resources and tools to do just that. A California native, she enjoys spending time with her family and tries to never lose her sense of humor.

She's an avid camper, jet skier, home chef and dog lover. Pacific Gas and Electric Company, incorporated in California in , is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric energy companies in the United States. The company provides natural gas and electric service to approximately 16 million people throughout a 70,square-mile service area in northern and central California.

In this role, I provide support to create, design and build learning programs, curate learning assets, and map, develop, and implement learning solutions for Unisys associates. Prior to Skillsoft, I worked for Unisys for over 27 years as an internal consultant to several Unisys business units providing performance consulting services.

Melissa Mejia-Polanco is Praxair? In her current role she is responsible for the execution of all corporate training programs, engagement surveys and talent development initiatives. She enjoys delivering the best learning experience to all our employees and using cutting-edge technology and learning methods.

Praxair is the largest industrial gas company in North and South America and one of the largest worldwide. With over 26, employees globally E-learning is a major component of their development portfolio. Rachel Menard is a Learning Consultant for GP Strategies focused on assisting businesses in optimizing their training processes to better meet their stated goals. She has helped clients with the design, build and implementation of new applications and technologies in support of their local training coordinators globally.

With strong organizational skills, Rachel is able to perform well under pressure and while managing multiple, competing priorities. With an excellent track record in collaboration, she is known for her ability to build relationships and influence people at all levels of a matrixed organization. Her team provides systemwide support and management of the UC Learning Center, produces systemwide metrics on talent management programs and functions, and provides web and online training course development.

Jayme joined the University of California, Office of the President in Prior to that she was the Accountability Officer in the School of Education at Alliant International University, where she was responsible for managing the repository of evidence to meet the School's various accreditation needs. UC operates five medical centers, as well as three affiliated national laboratories. A Customer Success Manager with Skillsoft since , Cristina has extensive experience in training, customer service and educational projects.

One of her passions is predictive analytics and understanding the role of learning as a business impact. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Educational Leadership with a focus on how andragogy has been transforming elearning and the impact of adult education inside the industry. Originally from Ecuador, she is an avid supporter of multiculturalism and diversity in the corporate culture. Cristina is also devoted to helping her local community as co-chair of her office Social Committee.

I was born in Germany and grew up in New York. I always had a strong passion for learning, finding my energy in gaining knowledge. My undergraduate degree is in English and my master? I am currently working on a Ph. My diverse interests have provided me opportunities that include developing websites, social media presence, and learning materials for diverse audiences. My world is completed by keeping a little hobby farm with a diverse assortment of animals and working on crafty endeavors from crocheting, needle felting, and sewing to cheesemaking and making mead.

No addresses or phone numbers will be included to protect privacy. His well intended attempts to bring the car into a more modern setting, with engineering changes and looks, ended in catastrophe with the paint debacle, leaving the company in backruptcy.

Mike Kelly, then enters the scene and again raises the company up, melding a modern chassis with the classic body, partnering with J. Cafaro and moving the company to Youngstown, Ohio. Today we have a fixed VIN system for all major vehicle manufacturers, including motor vehicles, trailers, motorcycles, and mopeds.

There are no exceptions to this rule. The ones built on the Monte Carlo chassis - and Blake, upon taking control of the company embarked on making changes at Avanti. One of the first items on his list of things to do was to drop the "II" designation and return the car to its original roots. It would again be known as the Avanti.

Next on the list was to introduce a special model to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Avantis introduction. This all black, no chrome, euro-tech look Avanti was a radical departure from previous editions.

The Anniversary car was followed by a special limited run of touring coupe editions. Work began late in on two projects which would point the way to the direction Mr. Blake felt Avanti should be heading. The first was the development of a convertible to complement the coupe and the Avanti GT a mid year replacement for the coupe with a custom chassis and suspension.

Both projects while completed were not actively pursued as Avanti Motor Corporation filed for Bankruptcy early in