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The Agenda

Tuesday, September 26

8:00 AM

Registration & Check-in

9:00 AM

Agile Learning in an Era of Disruption

Darren Shimkus, General Manager at Udemy for Business

Udemy for Business General Manager, Darren Shimkus, will kick off the day discussing new technology disruptions across history, the next wave of L&D tech, and how Udemy's Knowledge Graph is powering the future of learning.

9:45 AM

Fireside Chat with Facebook: Driving Innovation Through Learning

Amy Hayes, Global Head of L&D at Facebook

Darren Shimkus, General Manager at Udemy for Business

Join Darren Shimkus and Facebook's Global Head of L&D, Amy Hayes, as they discuss the pivotal role learning plays at Facebook. Amy will share more details about how L&D drives culture and innovation through learning at Facebook. Amy will also share her thoughts on the future of L&D and how she's preparing for what's next.

10:30 AM

Coffee Break

10:45 AM

Learning by Design: Leveraging Design Thinking to Learn at Work

Janaki Kumar, Head of Design and Co-Innovation Center at America at SAP

SAP's Janaki Kumar is a thought-leader in design-led innovation. During this session, she'll outline theory behind a design thinking process, and ways to incorporate design thinking within learning programs in the workplace.

11:15 AM

The Case for VR: Immersive Learning in the Workplace

Shelley Osborne, Head of L&D at Udemy

VR will be a $50 billion industry by 2020, but it's being used as a learning strategy by only 2% of L&D professionals. Udemy's Head of L&D, Shelley Obsorne, will share how she built an immersive learning experience for Udemy using VR, and how you can do it too. You'll also have the opportunity to get hands-on VR experience in our VR theatre during lunch on the Mezzanine.

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

The Next Wave of Workplace Culture: Truly Developing Your People

Patty McCord, Former Chief Talent Officer at Netflix and Principal at Patty McCord Consulting

Patty McCord, one of the most well known thought leaders in the HR space for pioneering the importance of workplace culture, will kick off the afternoon sessions. Patty will share her experience building culture at Netflix and discuss how to build a people-first culture through employee development programs. You'll also get a chance to directly ask Patty questions during a 20 minute, interactive Q&A.

2:00 PM

Using Marketing Tactics for L&D Success

Tim Quinlan, Director of Digital Platform for Learning at Intel

Yvonne Chen, Head of Marketing at Udemy for Business

Once you have your L&D program ready, how do you get people to show up? Simple marketing tactics can be the reason your programs succeed or fall by the wayside. Hear from Udemy for Business' Sr. Director of Marketing, Yvonne Chen, and Intel's Director of Digital Platform for Learning, Tim Quinlan, on how to think like a marketer to boost learning adoption across your learning programs and ultimately develop lifelong learning fans.

2:45 PM

Building an Effective Learning Partnership With Your CEO

David Hanrahan, VP of People Operations at Zendesk

David Hanrahan, VP of People Operations at Zendesk, will share his experience as a People leader navigating complex relationships with CEOs at Twitter, Change.org and Zendesk. He'll also share how he leveraged these relationships to champion important L&D initiatives for the organizations he was a part of.

3:15 PM

Coffee Break

3:30 PM

Learning in Action: How to Build an Effective L&D Program

Mary Francis, Global Head of Talent Development at Box

Joel Constable, Head of People Development at Pinterest

Elizabeth Pierce, Global Learning Lead at Uber

Natasha Kehimkar, Principal at ZEST Advisors

Farah Kassam, Director of Talent Development at Reddit

Moderated by Beth Davies, Former L&D leader at Tesla, Microsoft, Apple and Gap

Join us for an interactive and dynamic panel with L&D leaders from Box, Pinterest, Uber, Open Gov, and Reddit. Hear their stories from the trenches on how to build an effective L&D program. They'll dive into topics on workplace culture, engagement and share the valuable lessons they've learned. This panel will be moderated by Beth Davies, former L&D leader at Tesla, Microsoft, Apple, and Gap.

4:15 PM

Beyond Unconscious Bias

Lisa Lee, Director of Diversity and Inclusion Strategies at Pandora

Rachel Williams, Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Yelp

As an L&D leader, you have a direct opportunity to improve your organization's diversity and inclusion initiatives. Hear from Lisa Lee, Director of Diversity and Inclusion Strategies at Pandora and Rachel Williams, Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Yelp on how they tackle D&I at their organizations and what kinds of L&D initiatives you can leverage at your organization.

4:45 PM

Stretch Exercise

4:50 PM

EdTech Observations: A VC Perspective

Rob Hutter, Managing Partner at Learn Capital Venture Parters

Rob Hutter, Managing Partner at Learn Capital Ventures, a venture capital firm concentrating exclusively on the global education technology sector, will share the VC's perspective on L&D and trends in the L&D space. Hear how technology is shaping L&D and what he's most excited about in the learning world.

5:20 PM

Closing Closing Remarks from Udemy

Darren Shimkus, General Manager at Udemy for Business

Udemy for Business General Manager, Darren Shimkus, will wrap up the day with key insights and closing remarks.

5:30 PM

Reception

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