2018 Keynote Speakers
Opening Keynote Presentation
Brandon is an award-winning Learning and Development executive with extensive expertise in developing learning strategies and learning technology implementation for Oracle, eBay, Apple, Yahoo, Microsoft, Intel, and other global companies. He is currently a Director of Learning at The Home Depot where he leads a team dedicated to designing and delivering next-gen learning methods for all Home Depot associates.
Brandon has helped build multiple learning and development (L&D) organizations, modernizing their approach with new design and delivery technologies and methodologies. He is experienced in developing new and integrated L&D operational processes to drive deeper business alignment, mitigate business risk, and maximize talent development. He has also led major program initiatives including mobile, social, game-based and other technology-based learning programs for global workforces, L&D restructuring and optimization, and designed and implemented data-driven metrics to demonstrate L&D effectiveness as a business.
Additionally, Brandon is a keynote speaker and best-selling author. His latest book, Learning in the Age of Immediacy: 5 Factors for How We Connect, Communicate and Get Work Done, explores how the digital transformation is affecting workplace performance.
Brandon has a B.A. in Business Communication, and an M.Ed in eLearning Technology and Design.
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Closing Keynote Presentation
Currently CEO of The Performance Thinking Network, which offers programs for performance consultants, leaders, and managers in organizations worldwide.
Carl has founded four consulting firms, published widely, and is an invited speaker at conferences and companies around the world. He is known for Six Boxes® Performance Thinking, an approach to performance improvement designed for easy understanding and communication across all levels and functions in organizations.
Carl has received lifetime achievement awards from the American Psychological Association, the International Society for Performance Improvement, and the OBM Network. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and learn more about his work at www.sixboxes.com, www.fluency.org.