It’s L&D’s moment – but are we ready?
Date Friday, Nov 24 Time – Room Potsdam III
It’s time for Learning and Development (L&D) to shine. Business is more focus than ever on skills and performance, and executives now realise the value of people. But do they understand L&D’s role in creating a future-ready workforce? And are L&D professionals ready and able to fulfil that role?
In this workplace learning plenary, we’ll explore how L&D can move beyond training excellence to long-term impact. How can we build a multi-generational workforce that is ready and able to continually develop, in line with both corporate objectives and personal aspirations, with all of this tied to improving performance?
In dialogue with each other and with the audience, Our speakers will explore how L&D can make the most of this moment – from building a culture of learning to working closely with executives and managers to hard-wire organisational capability into an organisation.
Our Keynote Speakers at this plenary will include:
Chief Learning Officer, Novartis, Switzerland
Simon Brown is Chief Learning Officer for Novartis, a leading global medicine company based in Switzerland that is reimaging medicine. He is also author of the Amazon-bestselling book ‘The Curious Advantage’ and co-host of the popular podcast series.
Simon is leading the strategy for Novartis to ‘Go Big on Learning’ in support of the company-wide culture transformation to become ‘Inspired, Curious, and Unbossed’.
In 2020, Simon and the Novartis team received recognition by being awarded with the Chief Learning Officer Gold Award for Learning Strategy, building on Simon’s previous Silver Award for his learning transformation work at Lloyds Banking Group. In 2021, Novartis’ commitment to learning was recognised in the ATD BEST Awards as the #3 company globally, for success in talent development.
Before Novartis and Lloyds, he led the UK Learning Strategy offering at Accenture, and co-founded one of the UK's leading e-Learning companies, BrightWave. He has worked with leading global organizations including Microsoft, HSBC, Barclays, BP, Canon and PwC.
Simon is also Vice-Chair of Hult EF Advisory Council, and a Member of World Economic Forum Chief Learning Officer Community, Cornerstone Executive Advisory Council, NIIT Customer Advisory Board, Gartner’s L&D Leadership Board and a Venture Partner for Emerge Education.
Managing Director, BCG Brighthouse, Germany
Christina Bösenberg is a business psychologist, entrepreneur / managing partner and leading expert for corporate transformation in digital cultural change. The former Siemens manager with a lot of experience in diversity, equity and inclusion has been advising companies in transition and coaching executives in change processes since 2009. Today, she also brings her diverse experience in multinational management positions within the company to startups and supports them as an advisory member on advisory boards. As a mother and entrepreneur, Christina Bösenberg is committed to digitalization, education and the modernization of the state - as well in her podcast #TransformationUniverse
Donald H Taylor
Chair, Learning Technologies, United Kingdom
Donald H Taylor has worked in learning and technology since the mid-1980s.
He has chaired the Learning Technologies Conference in London since 2000 and writes and speaks world-wide. His annual L&D Global Sentiment Survey, started in 2014, provides a unique perspective on L&D trends from over 100 countries. From 2010 to 2021, he chaired the Learning and Performance Institute.
He chairs the Workforce Development board for VC firm Emerge Education, and advises several EdTech start-ups.
The author of Learning Technologies in the Workplace, Donald is a graduate of Oxford University and the recipience of an honorary doctorate from London’s Middlesex University.