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The global, cross-sector conference and exhibition
on technology-supported learning and training

Berlin, December 1 — 3, 2021


Pre-Conference Workshop FD2

Speexx Exchange Reality Check

  Price: free of charge   Status: places available

OEB speaker Laura Overton

Laura Overton

Towards Maturity, UK

OEB speaker Thomas Jenewein

Thomas Jenewein

SAP Education, Germany

OEB speaker Jamie Turner

Jamie Turner

SDI Media, Germany

OEB speaker Ines Majewski

Ines Majewski

Sartorius College, Germany

OEB speaker Richard Cannane

Richard Cannane

Trafigura, Switzerland

OEB speaker Róisín Cassidy

Róisín Cassidy

Save the Children, UK

OEB speaker Samantha Davis

Samantha Davis

Save the Children, UK

OEB speaker Bernd Rüschoff

Bernd Rüschoff

University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany


Please note that this event is targeted at HR & L&D Professionals; please provide your name, surname and work e-mail (no personal e-mail address) for swift registration.


Content and Outcomes

The conference agenda is structured around one main theme: Digital Transformation. Within this main theme we will focus on the sub-topic ´The Human Factor – How do We Rethink the Way We Learn, Communicate & Work?´

Network with senior HR and L&D peers from all over the world and a range of industry backgrounds. Gain a deep understanding of what the most successful organisations our there are doing in terms of their HR, learning and talent management strategies. Get practical ideas and best practice tips which can be implemented in the workplace right away. Witness exclusive research results and case studies which will help you drive performance in your organisation.



09:00 – 12:30 Part one: Keynote & best practice presentations
09:00 BREAKFAST & REGISTRATION. Room Bellevue, Hotel InterContinental Berlin
10:00 WELCOME by Laura Overton, Towards Maturity & Armin Hopp, Speexx
10:15 KEYNOTE Digital Transformation & The Human Factor – How Should We Change the Way We Work, Communicate and Learn? by Laura Overton, CEO & Founder, Towards Maturity, London
10:45 BEST PRACTICE Learning Needs: How Artificial Intelligence Will Influence Learning & Education by Thomas Jenewein, SAP Education Business Development Manager
11:30 BEST PRACTICE Supporting the Digital Experience in L&D – How Do We Package Micro and Macro Learning and Build the Support Systems We Need? by Jamie Turner, Human Resource Director for Europe at SDI Media
12:00 BEST PRACTICE What Current and New Trafigura Employees Know and Need to Know – Building a Scalable System for Soft Skills Needs Analysis by Richard Cannane, Global Training & Development Manager at Trafigura
12:30 – 17:30 Interactive sessions & best practice presentations
12:30 LUNCH
13:30 REALITY CHECK I Crowdsourcing activity via Slido: live polling on selected questions from the annual Speexx exchange survey. What are urgent pain points in learning innovation HR needs to address in 2018?
13:45 BEST PRACTICE The Future Developments and How Training Activities Need to Shift to Accommodate the Digitized Industry 4.0 Ines Majewski, Head of Sartorius College at Sartorius
14:30 BEST PRACTICE Gamification at Save the Children: the Practice of Making Good Decisions in a Demanding Situation Samantha Davis Deputy Head of Humanitarian Capacity Building and Róisín Cassidy – Digital Learning Manager at Save the Children’s Humanitarian Capacity Building team at Save the Children.
15:00 TECHNOLOGY ENHANCED LEARNING AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING Prof. Dr. Bernd Rüschoff, Chair in Didactics and Applied Linguistics at the Institute for Anglophone Studies at the University of Duisburg-Essen Rüschoff, Germany
15:30 WORKSHOP REALITY CHECK II Deep dive | Table interview questions: How do we change the way we work, communicate & learn. Preselected topics are discussed at each table among the participants. Laura will drive the discussions towards uncovering a set of practical guidelines to implement the combined knowledge and best practice experience within your organization the following day.
16:30 CONCLUSIONS & WRAP UP Laura Overton


Target audience

HR and L&D Directors


Prerequisite knowledge

Strategic HR, L&D