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APR 3, 2020

NEW YORK

Programming Innovation

FEATURED INDUSTRY EXPERTS

The Programming Innovation track features presentations by industry leaders who are reimagining traditional talent development in new ways. These people are pioneers creating new best practices to shape the way companies operate. Learn about programs that have been created to increase the transfer of learning, improve business outcomes, and support a company’s most valuable asset, it’s employees. This track will provide new ideas to common problems we all face when designing learning and share ways in which this could be implemented no matter what you do.

Karen Basile

Topic - Effective sales training design: Getting to return on investment

Karen Basile is the VP of Product and Channel Learning at Johnson Controls, leading a global team that designs and delivers effective learning for sales,technicians and customers. Karen has been with Johnson Controls and Tyco for almost 6 years in talent and culture transformation roles. Prior to her current role, Karen led a global culture transformation, enabling JCI to unlock 105,000 employee’s potential and realize value creation through development of new skills. Her first role at JCI was leading the enterprise learning team that creates leadership development experiences and curricula for leaders.Karen is particularly passionate about developing sales and marketing talent through translating effective go to market strategy into organizational capability.

VP of Product and Channel Learning at Johnson Controls

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Brad Watt

Topic - Learning at the Speed of Change

Experienced Global Marketing executive with a demonstrated history of working in the consumer goods industry.  Skilled in Marketing Transformation, Commercial Management, People Centricity, Brand Building in a digital world, Marketing Strategy, Business Planning, and Customer Marketing.  Strong Marketing professional with an MBA from Henley Business School and continued Executive Education through the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

Chief Learning Officer at Colgate-Palmolive

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Mark Didriksen

Programming Innovation Panelist

Mark Didriksen is a senior learning professional with over thirty years experience in the analysis design and development of interactive learning programs that get results.  Mark’s experience spans the creation of all different types of learning for employees in industries such as telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, and financial services.  Mark not only has hands-on developed hundreds of courses be he has also managed and lead teams of trainers, learning specialists, learning administrators, instructional designers and learning technologists around the globe.  Mark recently joined Johnson & Johnson as FS&T Program Training Senior Manager.  Mark holds a Bachelor of Science in Corporate and Organizational Media from Ithaca College.

FS&T Program Training Senior Manager, Johnson & Johnson

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SVP Global Talent,  McCann WorldGroup (WPP)

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Austin Smith

Programming Innovation Panelist

Austin Smith is an industrial/organizational psychologist with over 20 years of experience helping organizations build great leaders and engaging cultures. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Baylor University, Austin received an M.S. in counseling psychology and a Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi. After starting his career as a licensed therapist, Austin made the transition to the corporate world. His work includes talent roles at Korn Ferry, Viacom, and Publicis Groupe. Currently, he serves as SVP of Talent Development for McCann Worldgroup, one of the world’s largest marketing communications networks, with 22000+ employees across 120 countries. Austin oversees all of McCann’s engagement, succession planning, leadership development, and performance management activities.

Stephanie Trotter

Programming Innovation Panel Moderator

Stephanie Trotter is an internal executive coach at GSK.  With diverse experiences as a business executive, organizational development consultant, and in leadership development, she supports the transformational growth of leaders at GSK.  Being a collaborative coach, she challenges her clients to have the courage to explore who they are, what are important to them, and pursue their true purpose.

Executive Coach, GSK

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