Perspectives 2017

2017 APAC Perspectives

Thursday, June 1, 2017 | Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney


Step into the Future of Learning and Talent

This year we explore the changes in approach to learning and talent that our customers and partners are making in order to engage with these very modern learners. From creating consumer-led content and technology experiences, to gamification, virtual reality and how to give feedback to Gen Z, Perspectives has it all.

Attendees will experience:

  • Keynotes – From the Skillsoft and SumTotal Exec team, industry experts and prominent thought leaders.
  • Customer insights – Real world stories of how our customers and partners are creating a new engagement strategy for all generations.
  • eLearning 3.0 – Find out from the experts what the future of eLearning looks like.
  • Strategy update - Updates on our beautiful technology and engaging content strategy.
  • What's new and next – What is coming from Skillsoft and SumTotal in 2017– find out here first.
  • Peer networking – Extensive opportunities for peer networking, knowledge sharing and benchmarking.

*All registrations are subject to approval by Skillsoft


Thursday - 1st June, 2017


8:30am – 9:15am

Welcome and Keynote Address — Bill Donoghue, Executive Chairman, Skillsoft

9:15am – 10:15am

Technology Showcase — Apratim Purakayastha (AP), Chief Technology Officer, Skillsoft
Percipio Unveiling — Potoula Chresomales, SVP Product, Skillsoft
SumTotal – The Future Roadmap — Bill Docherty, SVP Product, SumTotal

10:15am – 10:45am


10:45am – 11:45am

The Future of Learning Content — Tara O’Sullivan, CCO, Skillsoft

11:45am – 12:15pm

Australian Compliance — Norman Ford, VP, Compliance, Skillsoft

12:15pm – 1:30pm

Networking Lunch & Experience Hub Demos, roaming experts

1:30pm – 1:50pm

Workplace discrimination, harassment and bullying: the sleeping giant awakes — Renae Harding, Special Counsel, Jackson MacDonald

1:50pm – 2:50pm

Customer Success Panel

Laing O'Rourke Online Academy: An innovative approach to learning — Brendon Stafford, Learning and Development Manager, Laing O'Rourke

Creating a learning culture at Datacom (NSW) — Renee Trevarthen, Service Desk Manager, Datacom Systems

The NDS Journey – Adapting to a Transforming Sector through SumTotal Learn — Nicole Jenkins, Learning and Development Manager, National Disability Services

Q & A

2:50pm – 3:10pm

Customer Recognition Awards

3:10pm – 3:30pm


3:30pm – 4:15pm

Keynote – De-coding the Next Generation — Michael Mcqueen, award-winning speaker, social researcher and best-selling author

4:15pm – 5:00pm

Panel Discussion – The Future of Work and Learning
Brendon Stafford, Brendon Stafford, Learning and Development Manager, Laing O'Rourke
Kim Harrison, Business Transformation Director, P & T Solutions
Michael Mcqueen, award-winning speaker, social researcher and best-selling author
Rob Wilkins, Leader – Information Management Systems, School Policy and Information Management, NSW Department of Education

5:00pm – 5:10pm

Wrap up — Chad Gaydos, CRO, Skillsoft

5:10pm onwards

Networking and cocktail hour (Experience Hub demos and roaming experts con’t)

*This agenda is subject to change

What people are saying

Steven Rath Morgan
Global Learning Process and Solutions, Xerox

I've attended Perspectives for at least the past four years in a row. And for the past two years, I've presented at Perspectives. And it's been a great opportunity to benchmark with other companies that are large and have complex learning needs like we do. But also, there's really great presenters here.

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Cathryn Callaghan
Director OD Operations, Talent & Organizational Development, HR, Telstra

I'll come away from this conference with a lot of learnings. And it's really around aspiration for what we ought to be able to achieve with our broader strategy for the company-- certainly around measurement. So I've got a new insight into what we should be measuring, in terms of our reach into our populations.

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Join us for 2017 APAC Perspectives!

Step into the Future of Learning and Talent