a new future of learning
It’s impossible for us to know what the future of work will look like, but as People Innovators, it’s up to us to imagine the possibilities and bring them to life. We’re excited to bring the People Innovators Summit to London to embark on a journey to discover what programs, technologies, and initiatives innovative leaders like yourself are doing to propel organisations successfully into the future. Join us to imagine the future of work and how you can make your bold new ideas into reality.
The People Innovators Summit is hosted by Udemy, the world’s largest online learning marketplace. Udemy for Business supports organisations as a strategic learning partner to upskill their workforce and move skills forward.
The Summit is an amazing day of learning with distinguished L&D leaders and practitioners. I have been 2 years in a row, and hearing from the speakers inspires me to propel learning programs forward at NVIDIA.
Director - L&D & Engagement Programs, NVIDIA
I just sent a note to my team, and shared that I walked away with more from this conference than most multi-day events I’ve attended.
Sr. Director of L&D, MINDBODY
We often talk about finding opportunities with our L&D peers to connect, but don’t make the time to do it. Udemy did all the leg work in teeing up great opportunities to connect with other leaders and plant new seeds for ideas that I can take back to Cisco.
L&D Manager, Cisco
You have restored my faith in the future of our field. There are so many people stuck in the past. The thought leaders you assembled revealed a different side of our industry and I’m relieved! We CAN make the impact we want to have.
Former Director L&D, Tesla
In the past, the Summit has brought learning leaders from organizations like PayPal, Facebook, Charles Schwab and Adobe to the stage.
Build meaningful connections with L&D, HR and People leaders at the world’s leading organizations.
One of Pixar’s original 12 animators and 20+ year story artist - Veteran of Pixar Animation Studios, The Simpsons, ILM, and other studios
Matthew Luhn is an accomplished storyteller and instructor with over 20 years’ experience creating stories and characters at Pixar Animation Studios including Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Toy Story 3, Monsters Inc., Monsters University, Finding Nemo, UP, Cars, Ratatouille. As one of the original story creators at Pixar Animation Studios, Matthew participated in building and sustaining the creative culture at Pixar from startup to the most successful filmmaking group in the history of Hollywood. Matthew’s engaging and action-oriented talk will provide strategies on how to create a culture that encourages and nurtures new ideas, and embraces fear and failing as a necessary part of the creative process.
Senior Talent and Leadership Development Manager
Kim Edwards is a senior talent and leadership development manager at Getty Images. Passionate about inspiring and supporting people, she enjoys helping employees discover their strengths and talents, and how they can fulfil their potential. Key focuses for Kim this year are managing Getty Images’ global onboarding programme and designing new experiential leadership development programs. In her spare time, she’s a netball and yoga fan, foodie, and travel enthusiast.
Social Impact Director
Belinda Bowling is the Social Impact Director of technology investment giant Naspers, and the co-founder of Naspers Labs, a disruptive 21st century solution to South Africa’s youth unemployment crisis. More of a brindle than a pure-bred, her career started with a foray into the private sector in law and investment banking, followed by 15 years in international development in Asia and Africa, working for the UN, nonprofits and social businesses. One of only 3 foreign woman ever to be awarded a Presidential Medal by the Government of Afghanistan (where she worked for 7 years), Belinda’s academic background is law, and she holds a BA LLB LLM.
Head of L&D
Shelley Osborne is Head of L&D at Udemy. She has 14 years of experience in the education sector and in corporate learning and development. Previously, she was VP of Learning & Development at Farside HR Solutions, specializing in talent leadership, management training, and soft skills development for startups. At Udemy, Shelley leads and executes the learning strategy for Udemy employees. She has a master’s degree in Education from the University of Calgary and a bachelor of education from the University of Alberta.
VP of Marketing
Yvonne Chen brings 12+ years of product and marketing experience to Udemy for Business as VP of Marketing. She cares deeply about spurring online learning and development for an organization’s most important asset – it’s employees. Previously, Yvonne worked at Facebook, leading training and development and product marketing for Facebook’s ads and business products. She has also held operations roles at Google and managed a business call center for AT&T. Yvonne holds a BS in Business Administration from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Darren Shimkus has nearly two decades of experience building and growing high-performing sales, marketing, and product management teams. Darren currently serves as President of Udemy for Business at Udemy. Darren began his career in corporate education at the Corporate Executive Board (CEB) in Washington D.C. and London and has built and grown several technology companies, where he served in various product development, sales, and general management roles. He received his BA from William & Mary and his MBA from Stanford University.
Additional speakers coming soon. Nominate a learning leader to speak at the Summit here.
8:00 - 9:00 am
Check-in and enjoy a delicious breakfast with fellow Summit attendees. Jump start the day and experience a learning moment in Udemy Learning Lounge
9:00 - 9:30 am
Imagining a New Future for Learning
9:30 - 10:05 am
Leadership Reimagined: Innovating Through Transformational Leadership
10:05 - 10:25 am
Fuel up with a morning snack and coffee
10:25 - 11:10 am
Imagining the Next Five Years: L&D Best Practices and Programs through Digital Transformation
11:10 - 11:45 am
Radical L&D: Reimagining Corporate L&D in the Digital Age
11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Enjoy a healthy lunch with your peers and experience the Udemy Learning Lounge
12:45 - 1:45 pm
Embracing Your Imagination: Building a Culture of Creativity and Innovation
1:45 - 2:20 pm
Cultivating Your Organisation's Imagination through Change
2:20 - 2:40 pm
Enjoy a stretch break and grab a pick-me-up snack before an action-packed afternoon
2:40 - 3:25 pm
Reimagining the HR, L&D, and IT Relationship: How to Collaborate to Change the Game
3:25 - 3:30 pm
Prepare for the final session of the day through a guided and interactive in-seat mindfulness activity
3:30 - 4:05 pm
Imagine A New World of Possibilities: The Social Impact of Learning
4:00 - 5:00 pm
After an action-packed day of insight, connection and learning, unwind at the People Innovators Summit Wrap Party over refreshments, cocktails, and hors d'oeuvres
Check out some of the most memorable sessions from the 2018 Summit.
Approaching Unconscious Bias with Authenticity
Molly Hill, VP of Global Talent at Starbucks
What Is Learning Anyway?!
Uli Heitzlhofer, Director People Learning & Development at Lyft
Learning to "UNLearn"
Dean Griess, Managing Director - Learning Delivery at Charles Schwab
Rebel Talent: Why It Pays to Break the Rules at Work and In Life
Francesca Gino, Professor at Harvard Business School
Where is the People Innovators Summit Europe?
The People Innovators Summit Europe will take place at The Brewery in Central London. The address is 52 Chiswell St, London EC1Y 4SD, UK.
Where should I stay?
While there is not a People Innovators Summit Europe special room block, we recommend 2 nearby hotels: Montcalm (on-site at The Brewery) and The Moorgate (9 minute walk to The Brewery). We are happy to make additional recommendations in the city, just drop us an email.
What is the conference schedule?
The Summit will take place on Wednesday 13 November, 2019. We’ll kick things off with breakfast at 8 AM, followed by a jam-packed day of speakers, sessions and networking. Content will wrap at 4 PM, followed by a reception at The Brewery.
What does the ticket price include?
The ticket price includes your admission to the conference, plus breakfast, lunch, coffee and snacks and heavy hors d'oeuvres and cocktails at the reception.
Does registration include travel?
No. All travel costs – including airfare, transportation and hotel accommodations – are the responsibility of the attendee.
Is there a group discount?
Absolutely! And we welcome teams. You’re eligible for a group discount if you register three or more people from your company. Email us for more details.
What’s the cancellation policy?
Cancellations received on or before 16 October 2019 will receive a full refund. Cancellations received after 17 October 2019 will result in forfeiture of your entire ticket fee. You may, however, still transfer your registration to a colleague until 4 November 2019. For more information or assistance, just shoot us an email.
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