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5th Annual Corporate University & Corporate Learning Summit

  • 3rd – 4th February 2021
  • Austria flag Austria Vienna

Take the L&D to new frontiers! The evolving world of workplace learning is creating exciting opportunities and presenting evergreen challenges. It’s setting up a high demand for L&D professionals to develop their skills to embrace the rapidly changing face of technology. Accelerate your business results by meeting the demands of the modern digital world.  

What evaluating programs are there? How to measure performance? Engage learners and align L&D strategies with business objectives. 

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Join us in Vienna, Austria, and learn from the L&D decision-makers and innovators who are taking L&D to new frontiers about the latest trends and strategies for engaging the modern learner and aligning L&D strategies with business objectives.

Learn first-hand from industry experts during the two days of the insightful case studies on topics ranging from future skills needs, learner engagement, learning technologies, strategies on evaluating programs, and measuring performance.

This Summit will continue its tradition as a meeting of the minds. It will allow attendees to address their biggest concerns, discuss their thoughts on progression, and share how to ultimately succeed in everyone’s goal — overall company performance. Join your peers and don’t miss being a part of the future of corporate learning. 

Who Should Attend

SVPs, VPs, CEOs, Directors, Global Heads, Heads, Team Leaders, Specialists and Managers specializing in:

 

  • HR
  • Organisational Development
  • Skill Development
  • Employee Experience & Engagement
  • HRS
  • Competence Development
  • Performance Management
  • Education
  • LMS
  • Corporate Universities
  • Leadership
  • Learning Technologies
  • Future Workforce
  • Training
  • Corporate Leadership
  • E-learning
  • Learning & Development
  • Talent Management
  • Distance Learning
  • Coaching
  • Knowledge
  • People Development
  • Corporate Academies
  • Learning Analytics
  • Career Planning
  • R&D

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Key Practical Learning Points

  • Covering skills gap by leveraging talent to adapt to business needs
  • Aligning L&D strategies with business objectives
  • Utilising technology tools to develop skills for future business needs
  • The future of learning analytics
  • Gamification and game-based learning
  • Demonstrating the ROI of learning and development in five steps
  • Best practices of implementing training plans
  • Building a learning portal with learners at the core

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Andre de Wit, NL

Dean

Leadership Academy Amsterdam

Andre de Wit is a motivational and experienced speaker, regarded for the combination of global successful operational leadership experience and strategic human resource experience in leading international companies.  

On the speaker’s platform, he is engaging and passionate. His blend of power and warmth, as well as knowledge and instinct, translates into messages that are informative, entertaining, and practical. Because of his wide experience as a facilitator and speaker, he is able to build interactivity with the audience quickly.

Currently, Andre is the dean of Leadership Academy Amsterdam, an organisation specialised in creating leadership interventions for organisations in turbulent environments. As a CEO within IKEA and the Metro Group, Andre gained more than 20 years’ leadership experience with large corporate organisations. During his time as vice president of learning in the Metro Group and Carlsberg Group, he was involved in the design and implementation of leadership interventions from the perspective of learning.   

The topics Andre speaks about in conferences are the relationship between the changing world (10-20 years’ perspective) and the demands this will have on future leadership. He will share within his area of expertise the ways these future demands on leadership can be included in a leadership development strategy. The latest practical example is the “Learning Leaders Program” that he developed and implemented for the Carlsberg Group.

Marieke Fizaan, NL

Global Head People Development

ASML

As the global head of learning at ASML, Marieke Fizaan works on the forefront of meeting these challenges together with her colleagues and business partners. She took the initiative to develop an immersive role-based business simulation focussing on end-to-end awareness, understanding the dilemmas and trade-offs in day-to-day business, addressing silo-thinking and developing a collaborative learning culture

Muriel Semeneri, FR

Knowledge Management and Learning Director

Essilor

Muriel Semeneri describes herself as an evangelist of collective intelligence and a knowl­edge addict. She is knowledge management director for Essilor worldwide operations, and her mission is to spread technical knowledge to more than 490 production units through a learning organisation and digital knowledge tools. Muriel graduated from Institut d’Optique graduate school with an optronics speciality. She started her career as project manager in the aerospace and defence industry in various large companies such as Thalès, Airbus, Naval System and Astrium. Muriel then joined Essilor, the worldwide leader of ophthalmic lenses, where she first managed and put in place project organisation with associated governance and processes. She then deployed competitive intelligence and technology scouting within the group, leveraging knowledge, methods, tools and organisation. Since 2015, she has been knowledge management director, driving a learning organisation responsible for the operational learning of a diverse and complex structure. This learning organisation branded as “LOFT” (Learning Organisation for Tomorrow) is relying on an active community of 2,000 trainers from the floor. In parallel, Muriel designed and deployed digital tools within Essilor group, leveraging collective intelligence processes..

Dr. Bruno Kahne, FR

Vice President CMA CGM Academy

CMA CGM

CMA CGM Academy is a lever to support the strategy of the group and its transformation by:

  1. Creating a pole of operational excellence, transmission and education
  2. Transmitting the corporate culture and values of a fast-growing group
  3. Setting up a platform for applied innovation and creation of value
  4. Developing a state-of-the-art venue, opened to all the group’s employees, customers and partners to promote dialogue

Dr. Bruno Kahne is an experienced trainer, facilitator and coach in individual and team develop­ment. He has managed projects, talked at conferences and trained in many parts of the world: Bangladesh, Belgium, Bhutan, Brazil, Brunei, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, France, Germany, India, Italy, Kazakhstan, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Senegal, Singapore, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Thailand, UAE, UK and USA. Bruno is the author of the book “Deaf Tips, Powerful Communication: Twelve Lessons From the Deaf World to Improve Your Communication in Your Personal, Social, and Professional Life

Alessandro Cecconi, CH

Head of Digital Learning

Swarovski

Alessandro Cecconi has been working in digital learning for over 12 years and started his career in specialised companies back in the days when digital learning was mainly known as e-learning. Later on, he continued his professional journey in multinational retail corporations within the HR and training area and a global scope. His expertise covers all aspects of digital learning and technologies management, and his background includes a master’s degree in communication, a master’s in instructional technology for distance education and e-learning management from Nova Southeastern University, Florida, plus other project management, coaching and psychometrics qualifications. Alessandro currently works as head of digital learning at Swarovski, based in Switzerland, whose numerous lakes allow him to cultivate his passion for open water swimming as well. His case study will focus on the particular blend of creativity and complexity that enables successful digital learning implementation in a global organisation, alongside some key challenges and reflections from the field.”

Arno Onnen, DE

Global Training Manager

GE Power Portfolio – Power Conversion

Arno Onnen is an experienced global L&D leader and business coach with a strong back­ground in field service and sales enablement. He aligns learning and development programs with business and growth strategies. After 20 years in different L&D roles at SAP and leading a local cooperative university, Arno joined GE Power Conversion in 2016 as global training manager. In his various roles, he developed and led a variety of global L&D programs such as:

  •  Global certification programs
  •  Career progression program for sales roles

  •  Field service academies

  •  Cooperative study programs

  •  Peer coaching programs

  •  Customer training programs  

Arno holds a master’s degree in education, an MBA and degrees in industrial engineering and forestry.

Martin Caine, NL

Learning Business Partner, Markets

Philips

Martin Caine is one of those rare pioneers who is very comfortable with exploring to the edge and beyond in the Learning and Talent Management space. He’s an L&D leader with over 20 years of experience in L&D leadership, facilitation, instructional design, blended and online education, talent management, and team effectiveness.

In 2020 Martin returned to Philips University as the Learning Business Partner for Markets, having held the role of Talent Partner for the Personal Health business and the Innovation and Strategy and IP&S and Legal functions at Royal Philips. Martin holds an MSc degree in Blended and Online Education.

He is a fellow of the Learning & Performance Institute, and during his MSc studies was awarded Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA) accreditation in embedded Learning Technologies and for the last three years has been a program advisory board member and program cohort mentor for the International Masterclass L&D leadership at Nyenrode Business University.

Ernesto Barrios, ES

Learning Office Manager

Repsol

Ernesto Barrios is learning office manager at Repsol. He is an industrial engineer with an MBA, and a background of more than 20 years in different business and countries with Rep­sol. Originally from Peru, Ernesto has lived and worked in USA, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador and in Spain since 2005. During this experience, he understood early that people are the main driver of change within organisations, which led him to shift his career into the learning and development areas. Ernesto is a founding member of the corporate university at Repsol. He created the learning strategy, the instructional model and the content factory that they are running. Their responsibility covers more than 60,000 employees and collaborators through more than 50 countries worldwide. During his participation, Ernesto will share with us how they are facing corporate learning through the new workday human capital man­agement environment, which has changed the flow of learning initiative and responsibility in his organisation towards an upwards model.

Thomas Benedict, NL

Founder of InContext Consultancy Group

Architect of the ASML Immersive Role-Based Simulation SLAM

Thomas Benedict is the founder of InContext Consultancy Group and the architect of the ASML immersive role-based simulation SLAM. He is an expert on designing, building and run­ning business games and simulations related to strategy implementation and solving business critical issues. He is the author of “The Winning Dialogue” on power skills and co-author of “Gamification for Business”.

Jonathan Sears, CH

Learning Design Lead

Philip Morris International

Learning is about telling stories and making connections. Jonathan Sears started telling sto­ries as a video editor, working in the film and television industry. He left the world of film and television for learning 13 years ago to teach others how to make films and tell stories, and through learning, empower themselves. Since then, he’s led cutting edge learning transfor­mation at companies like Apple, Lynda.com, LinkedIn, The Wonderful Company, and today, Philip Morris International. In addition to working in learning, he regularly guests lectures on a wide variety of topics ranging from film production to learning transformation. Today at Philip Morris International, Jonathan is driving digital learning innovation and managing a 90,000 member learning space, which delivers content in 11 languages to employees in more than 90 countries

Rob Peacock, UK

Head of Learning and Development

Samsung

Rob Peacock leads the L&D function of Samsung Electronics’ UK and European offices. Fired up by his vision of world-class learning for a world-class business, he is leading the develop­ment of a set of transformational learning solutions. Central to this is providing colleagues with quality learning opportunities that have minimal time impact, using technology to com­pliment peer-to-peer learning and short, punchy instructor-led methods. Previously, Rob worked for Virgin Media and Tesco. He can draw on a broad range of experience working in roles across HR, talent, resourcing and, for the last five years, L&D. His achievements include delivering an internally built digital academy, which saw a ten-fold increase in user activity, and landing a large number of transformation programmes including Culture Change, In­novation and Inclusivity. Rob’s philosophy for learning is to make it Matter, Simple and Wow..

Evelyne Van Vosselen, BE

HR Director – Leadership & Organisational Development

Bridgestone

Natasa Prodanovic, HR

Head of the Agility Center of Excellence

Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company

Natasa Prodanovic is the head of the Agility Center of Excellence at Coca-Cola Hellenic Bot­tling Company – one of the world’s largest bottlers and partners of The Coca-Cola Company.

During her 17-year professional career in HR, Natasa has gained critical experiences through different roles from business partner to the Center of Excellence. Natasa is an award-winning professional with a strong focus on continuous improvement. During her work as a group HR transformation leader she was responsible for the design and implementation of the new HR operating model that was successfully implemented in 2016 across the company. In her current position as head of the Agility Center of Excellence, Natasa’s role is to accelerate the building of agile capabilities across CCHBC by driving cultural change and new ways of working, developing frameworks and methodology, working with company leaders to commu­nicate the value of agile ways of working, identifying and resolving barriers to scaling use of agile and supporting organisation, and BUs in implementing and adopting the agile approach across Europe, Asia and Africa. Being inspired by different learning opportunities, Natasa graduated psychology and psychotherapy, successfully completing different leadership and HR courses in IMD, IEDC and University of Michigan.

Ambros Scope, CH

Head of Leadership and Future of Work​

Zurich Insurance Switzerland

Ambros started his professional career as a Management Consultant specialized in CRM and HR projects. After several positions at AXA leading Talent Management, People Development and an Internal Consulting Team he took over his current role at Zurich Insurance in April 2020. The Team, "Leadership and Future of Work", prepares Managers and the Workforce of Zurich Switzerland for future opportunities. Ambros holds degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Psychology and is an international speaker and guest lecturer, husband, and father of two. His age: 23 plus 25 years of experience.

Michiel Van Eunen, NL

Experience Designer/Gamification Expert/ Speaker/Escape Room Designer

Living Story

Michiel Van Eunen started out working for Libertel/Vodafone in the early days of mobile phones. Later on, he shifted to retail (BelCompany), until he was hired away by a training and consultancy firm (Retail Result) that saw his performing for a group of sales-peers. In the next five years, he trained employees of different retailers. Michiel’s training sessions became notorious for being ‘hard fun’. Working together with a market research firm operating with over 100 mystery shoppers, he developed ‘The Hunt’, a real-life game (ARG) to trigger en­gagement and sales impulses of over 1,000 retail employees in a limited period of five weeks. It became a huge success, both in employee engagement and in financial results. He refined and re-used the format for different clients. Meanwhile, he developed and executed other for­mats (like ‘The Million Dollar Man’) that could be played ‘on-the-job’ with entire organisations. Around 2005, Michiel started his own event company (Living Story), continuing to develop and perform events and games with groups of people. Early on he used state-of-the-art mobile technology to play location-based city games with the first smartphones. Day after day he experienced the fun, the engagement and the potential of playing with about any group you can think of. After a few years, he started a spin-off company (Beleef! Team Training) focus­sing on game-based learning and serious games. In the same time – from 2005-10 – he did a theatre school in Amsterdam, where he learned to stage and direct experiences. In 2010, he initiated a corporation (Tempeest), where they made location-based games for cities (Lost in Time), heritage sites (Tess and the Zeitgeist) and nature parks (The Nature Game), featuring Apple’s latest device – the iPad. He started to share hisr experiences, including best and worst practices, within the gamification community and on talks and conferences around gamifica­tion and game-based learning. In 2015, he started as gamification designer at Performance Solutions, where he applies gamification and game-based learning for clients (for many differ­ent purposes) ranging from LEGO Serious Play to pop-up escape rooms. Meanwhile, he loves to share his designs and evangelise about gamification and game-based learning at companies and conferences around the globe.

Andre de Wit, NL

Dean

Leadership Academy Amsterdam

Marieke Fizaan, NL

Global Head People Development

ASML

Muriel Semeneri, FR

Knowledge Management and Learning Director

Essilor

Dr. Bruno Kahne, FR

Vice President CMA CGM Academy

CMA CGM

Alessandro Cecconi, CH

Head of Digital Learning

Swarovski

Arno Onnen, DE

Global Training Manager

GE Power Portfolio – Power Conversion

Martin Caine, NL

Learning Business Partner, Markets

Philips

Ernesto Barrios, ES

Learning Office Manager

Repsol

Thomas Benedict, NL

Founder of InContext Consultancy Group

Architect of the ASML Immersive Role-Based Simulation SLAM

Jonathan Sears, CH

Learning Design Lead

Philip Morris International

Rob Peacock, UK

Head of Learning and Development

Samsung

Evelyne Van Vosselen, BE

HR Director – Leadership & Organisational Development

Bridgestone

Natasa Prodanovic, HR

Head of the Agility Center of Excellence

Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company

Ambros Scope, CH

Head of Leadership and Future of Work​

Zurich Insurance Switzerland

Michiel Van Eunen, NL

Experience Designer/Gamification Expert/ Speaker/Escape Room Designer

Living Story

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WIDID

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Tata Consultancy Services

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Johnson & Johnson

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