2016 EMEA Skillsoft Perspectives

16th June, 2016 | The Grange, Tower Bridge Hotel, London, UK


2016 EMEA Skillsoft Perspectives

An industry event to network and learn from each other

EMEA Skillsoft Perspectives enables learning professionals from organisations across EMEA in various sectors to gather and discuss how to link learning to business value and hear Skillsoft and SumTotal product direction and strategy. The sharing of experiences, strategies and challenges is at the heart of every Skillsoft Perspectives.

EMEA Perspectives attendees will experience:

  • Learning and talent management sessions featuring real customer case studies
  • Content that addresses the global skills shortage
  • Achieving organisational agility and optimising learning budgets
  • Exposure to enhancements for user experience in the age of social and mobile
  • Insight into the future of Skillsoft and SumTotal
  • Actionable information
  • Materials they can use immediately


Thursday - 16th June, 2016



8:45 - 9:30   Registration  
9:30 - 10:00   Opening Session Bill Donoghue, President and CEO, Skillsoft
Bill Donoghue, President and CEO of Skillsoft, presents the opening session at this year's EMEA Perspectives. In this presentation he share exciting news about Skillsoft's content delivery platforms, Skillsoft's content and a major addition to the SumTotal Talent Expansion Suite.
10:00 - 10:15   Welcome from Adam Parsons  
10:15 - 10:50   Skillsoft and SumTotal: Leading the Industry with Innovation John Ambrose, SumTotal Senior Vice President
Join SumTotal Senior Vice President John Ambrose for highlights of the industry-leading solutions Skillsoft and SumTotal delivered in the past year to support our vision of making it increasingly simple for organisations to engage, equip and empower employees to drive performance. Get an exclusive sneak peek into how we are evolving our solutions and will continue to deliver innovation that ensures your people have the modern tools they need to meet the changing demands of business and optimise the capabilities of your workforce.
10:50 - 11:15   Skillsoft Product Strategy: Building Beautiful Technology and Engaging Content Sue Rodeman, Vice President, Product Marketing, Skillsoft
Providing bite-sized burst of learning has never been more important. Ensuring that the learning occurs though is essential. Sue Rodeman will share how Skillsoft's recent content and delivery innovations and the plans for 2016 will help you deliver micro-learning that sticks!
11:15 - 11:45   Networking Break  
11:45 - 12:05   Customer Showcase Roddy Temperley, Chief People Officer at SDL, Jude Lewcock, Customer Success Consultant at Skillsoft, Nick Savage, Regional Account Executive at Skillsoft and Adam Parsons, emcee.
Roddy Temperley will share how SDL are developing a robust learning culture and transforming learning into a strategic programme. SDL operate in a fast paced competitive environment so delivering high quality, bite-sized training is essential to fit in with their business. Learn how SDL adopts the blended learning approach and mixes Skillsoft courses, books and simulations with other training techniques to strengthen employee engagement.
12:05- 12:45   What's Trending in the Talent and Learning Industry Kieran King, Vice President, Global Customer Insight, Skillsoft
There is no doubt, the landscape of work is changing fast and there has never been a more exciting time to be in HR. The most adept pace-setters will take advantage of the top industry trends to achieve competitive advantage. Organisations that choose not to adapt risk falling behind, compromising their ability to attract, retain and develop the best talent. During this session, the audience will be provided with a synthesis of the key dynamics influencing the workplace, talent and learning as well as advice on how HR can adapt to take advantage of these trends.

Skillsoft's new talent and learning maturity model will also be launched in EMEA during this session, which includes a new white paper and online diagnostic that enables organisations to diagnose their current maturity level, and receive prescriptions about how to ascend.
12:45 - 14:10   Networking Lunch  
14:10 - 14:30   Customer Showcase Liam Butler, VP Sales, SumTotal EMEA
Find out how DP World's Learning Institute offers a blend of different learning modalities to suit their learner needs across 6 continents allowing for cultural differences. Learn how DP World has built a strong partnership with SumTotal and how the alignment with business strategy has raised the profile of talent management within the business.
14:30 - 15:25   Dynamic Learning Cultures - Playing Catch Up With Technology Keynote Speaker: Lord Jim Knight

Lord Knight of Weymouth has been a member of the House of Lords since 2010 and served as a minister under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.  He is a visiting Professor at the London Knowledge Lab of the Institute of Education. As a minister his portfolios included rural affairs, schools, digital and employment. He is currently Chief Education Advisor at TES Global.
Technology has the power to transform the way that organisations develop their employees and with the ever growing skills gap in EMEA, organisations need to keep up with technological advances to stay on top. Robots are replacing jobs of brawn and now artificial intelligence is taking jobs of brain - how do training providers get ahead of the change? Learning programmes need to be designed for the employee, using an intuitive platform with content that is engaging, appealing and personalised. But beyond the functionality of technology we also need to keep up with the culture of iterative change.
15:25 - 15:30   Closing Remarks Tony Glass, General Manager, Skillsoft EMEA and Liam Butler, VP Sales, SumTotal EMEA
15:30 - 16:30   Networking Afternoon Tea  

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