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Pre-Conference Workshops

SPEEXX Exchange, Hybrid Edition

Date Wednesday, Dec 1  Time   –    Room Bellevue

The 2021 SPEEXX Exchange is a hybrid event, with both in-person elements and a live stream.


Reskilling & Upskilling – Making Workforce Transformation a Reality

Join top industry experts and thought leaders to discuss the digital transformation in HR and L&D. Speexx Exchange is your hands-on reality check on the new normal of ed-tech and talent management practices. 

Every year, we bring together HR and L&D leaders from across the globe for an in-depth reality check on learning transformation and talent management practices.

Facts & Data

Get the latest results from Europe’s leading independent benchmark research and return to work with brand-new data insights to underpin your team’s success. No future talk, just hard facts.

Digital Transformation

We look at best practices to understand how you can successfully transform your learning and HR organization to deliver real business value.




8.30 – 9.30 am CET | Breakfast & Registration 

9.30 am CET – 9.50 am CET | Welcome to Speexx Exchange 

Each session in our Speexx Exchange event is all about combining great input from our contributors and great ideas from our participants.  

All the sessions will include participant discussion and breakout rooms as we work on these challenges together.  

Laura Overton  

Jo Cook - International Speaker & Director and Digital Facilitator | Lightbulb Moment  

Armin Hopp & Speexx  


9.50 am – 10.35 CET | Reskilling and the Great Resignation - Reframing the Value of People Professionals 

Together we will demystify the evidence behind the skills challenges of organizations and pinpoint the opportunities they create for today’s people professionals 

Laura Overton – Award-winning Analyst and Speexx Exchange Moderator  


10.35 – 11.00 am CET Coffee Break 

11.00 am CET - 12.15 pm CET | Building the Essential Skills for the Modern Workplace  

Together we will explore what skills our organizations need today and how we build them. 


(Re)building Essential Skills at All Levels - To Thrive in The Modern Workplace 

Jeremy Blain – Founder and CEO | Performance Works International 


Rx for Learning – Building Healthy Learners 

Stephanie Crowe – Head of Global Learning & Development | Chief Learning Officer | Wordline Global 


12.15 pm CET – 1.15 pm CET Lunch Break  

1.15 pm CET - 2.45 pm CET | Building Smarter Skills Solutions for the Skills Economy 

Together we will re-examine how we design modern solutions that connect and engage with both individuals and their organizations 


Working from Strong Foundations 

Mehdi Tounsi - Senior Regional Director | OpenSesame 

& Stéphanie Milian Martínez – People Strategy Business Partner | LIFULL Connect 


Show What You Got! How to Recognize Learning Achievements with Badges and Micro-Credentials 

Rolf Reinhardt – Treasurer & Member of the Executive Committee | ICOBC  


Shifting from Knowledge to Capability - The Anatomy of a Skills Solution 

Bernd Rüschoff – Senior Professor | Institute for Anglophone Studies  


2.45 pm CET – 3.15 pm CET Coffee Break  

3.15 pm CET - 4.30 pm CET | Building Skills of the Skill Builders 

Together we will explore what we as people professionals need to do to be ready to respond positively to the skills challenge 


Spotting the Gaps - What Questions Do We Need to Ask Ourselves? 

Jeff Kortenbosch - Senior Advisor Talent Development | Volksbank  


How to Tap into our Passion 

Shannon Tipton - Chief Learning Officer | Learning Rebels 


4.30 pm CET | Wrap up  

4.45 pm CET | Cocktail Hour  




OEB speaker Jo Cook

Jo Cook

Live online learning specialist, Lightbulb Moment, United Kingdom

OEB speaker Laura Overton

Laura Overton

CEO, International Speaker, Analyst, Facilitator, Emerging Stronger, United Kingdom

OEB speaker Armin Hopp

Armin Hopp

President and Co-Founder, Speexx, Germany