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13 November 2019

London, UK


a new future for 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. Embark on a journey to discover what programs, technologies, and initiatives innovative leaders like yourself are doing to propel organizations successfully into the future.

Join us at this year’s People Innovators Summit to imagine the future of work and how you can turn your bold new ideas into reality.

Learn from
inspiring speakers

In the past, the Summit has brought learning leaders from organizations like PayPal, Facebook, Charles Schwab and Adobe to the stage.

Strengthen your
professional network

Build meaningful connections with L&D, HR and People leaders at the world’s leading organizations.

Attended by leaders at organizations like

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Matthew Luhn

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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.



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Kim Edwards

Senior Talent and Leadership Development Manager

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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.

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Belinda Bowling

Social Impact Director

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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.

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Shelley Osborne

Head of L&D

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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.

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Yvonne Chen

VP of Marketing

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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.

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Darren Shimkus


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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


The Brewery

52 Chiswell St, London EC1Y 4SD, UK
London, UK

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These hotels are in the heart of London City and within walking distance to The Brewery

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The Montcalm

22-25 Finsbury Square, Finsbury, London EC2A 1DX, UK

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The Moorgate

34 London Wall, London EC2R 6BH, UK

Spotlight on 2018

Check out some of the most memorable sessions from the 2018 Summit.

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Approaching Unconscious Bias with Authenticity

Molly Hill, VP of Global Talent at Starbucks

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What Is Learning Anyway?!

Uli Heitzlhofer, Director People Learning & Development at Lyft

Learning to

Learning to "UNLearn"

Dean Griess, Managing Director - Learning Delivery at Charles Schwab

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Rebel Talent: Why It Pays to Break the Rules at Work and In Life

Francesca Gino, Professor at Harvard Business School

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The People Innovators Summit will be in San Francisco, CA on October 16-17, 2019

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