IMPACT 2015: April 28 - May 1

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Speakers

Senior talent, learning and HR professionals will join analysts and executives from Bersin by Deloitte at IMPACT 2015. Executive speakers are carefully selected by Bersin analysts, who know them to be market leaders and innovators. Attendees will learn much from their experiences, perspectives, and real-world advice. We are continually adding new presenters to the agenda, so please check back for the most complete list of presenters and panelists.

Josh Bersin

Josh Bersin

Principal and Founder, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Josh Bersin founded Bersin in 2001 to provide research and advisory services focused on corporate learning. He is responsible for Bersin by Deloitte's long-term strategy and market eminence. Josh is a frequent speaker at industry events and has been quoted on talent management topics in key media, including Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, on BBC Radio, CBS Radio and National Public Radio. He is a popular blogger for Forbes.com and has been a columnist since 2007 for Chief Learning Officer magazine. Josh spent 25 years in product development, product management, marketing and sales of e-learning and other enterprise technologies at companies including DigitalThink (now Convergys), Arista Knowledge Systems, Sybase, and IBM. Josh's education includes a B.S. in engineering from Cornell University, an M.S. in Engineering from Stanford University, and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.

Cherie Bescript

Cherie Bescript

Senior Consultant, Member Advisory Team, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Cherie Bescript, is a Senior Consultant on the Member Advisory team. She brings more than 20 years of experience in Human Capital, with a focus on career development, talent management, training, assessments and talent acquisition. Cherie is a thought partner and advisor to the HR professionals at member organizations to address their talent priorities. Prior experience includes work in outplacement at DBM delivering coaching, training and facilitation to client organizations, advising on development and talent management strategies for during transition. In addition, Cherie has held both training and business consulting roles focused on technology and professional development training with Kaiser Permanente and KPIT. Cherie received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and an M.A. in Career Development from John F. Kennedy University.

Kris d'Ambrosio

Kris d'Ambrosio

Senior Consultant, Member Advisory Team, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Kris d'Ambrosio is a Senior Consultant on the Member Advisory team. She brings more than 15 years of experience in talent management, with a focus on learning and development, leadership development, and learning culture. Kris collaborates with members on their strategic goals and advises on ways in which to apply leading practices within their organization. Prior to joining Bersin by Deloitte, Kris spent six years in higher-education, then switched to a corporate setting where for about 10 years held various roles in the learning function for large and mid-size companies. Since 2010 she has worked with global organizations of all sizes as a consultant and advisor in talent management. Kris lives and works in Rhode Island where she received her B.A. and a master’s in Human Resources and Labor Relations from the University of Rhode Island.

Julie Duda

Julie Duda

Manager, Member Advisory, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Julie Duda is a Manager on the Member Advisory team. She has more than 25 years of professional experience in various areas, particularly learning, leadership development, talent management, and talent acquisition. Prior to joining Bersin by Deloitte, Julie worked at Jo-Ann Stores, where she led several key initiatives, including the selection and implementation of the organization's first LMS and the design and roll-out of an enterprise-wide orientation and onboarding initiative. Julie spent her first years at Bersin assisting our members to achieve higher levels of impact as a member of the Consulting function, leading projects involving systems selection, program assessment, and strategy development. In her current role, Julie works with members as a thought partner; providing diagnostics, insights into strengths and opportunities and recommendations for growth. She provides research-based guidance with the goal of helping our members solve talent challenges, execute on human capital initiatives and drive high-impact in their organization.

Robin Erickson

Robin Erikson

Vice President, Talent Acquisition Research, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Robin Erickson, Ph.D., directs Bersin by Deloitte's Talent Acquisition research practice, where she draws on her most recent experiences focused on Talent Strategies consulting and research for Deloitte's Human Capital practice. She led Deloitte's global Talent 2020 longitudinal survey series and has authored several Deloitte publications, including The Talent Paradox and Where Did Our Employees Go? With more than 19 years in consulting, Robin has broad experience in talent strategy, retention improvement, workforce planning, organization design, mass career customization, diversity and inclusion, leadership alignment, change management, culture assessment, workforce transition, project management, and facilitation. She has been published in the Deloitte Review, Business Finance, Workspan, and the International Journal of Organizational Analysis. Robin holds a doctorate from Northwestern University in Organizational Communication and Change, a master's degree in Communication from Northwestern University, a master's degree in Theology from Northern Seminary, and a B.A. from the University of Chicago.

Stacia Sherman Garr

Stacia Sherman Garr

Vice President, Talent Management Research, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Stacia Sherman Garr leads Bersin by Deloitte's Talent Management research practice. She is responsible for Bersin by Deloitte's research on talent strategy, integrated talent management, performance management, career management, diversity and inclusion, employee recognition, competencies, and workforce planning. Stacia's work has been covered by The Wall Street Journal FINS website, as well as industry publications such as Human Resources Executive, Chief Learning Officer, Talent Management and TrainingZone. Prior to joining Bersin, she worked as a senior analyst for the Corporate Executive Board, serving as both a research analyst and an instructional designer. She also served as an adjunct history professor at Northern Virginia Community College. Stacia holds master's degrees from the London School of Economics and the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley and bachelor's degrees in History and Political Science from Randolph-Macon Woman's College.

Charles Goretsky

Charles Goretsky

Manager, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Charles Goretsky has more than 30 years of both industry and consulting experience in human capital, with deep expertise in HR and Talent Management transformations, primarily focused on strategy development, analytics, operations, and technology selection. He leads consulting engagements for global clients across industries, where he assists organizations identify, develop and implement strategic human capital enhancements designed to substantially improve their ability to acquire, develop, manage, and lead high-performing workforces. His experience includes the development of leading edge HR analytics and predictive capabilities across the spectrum of HR, talent acquisition, retention, and learning functions. Prior experience includes corporate HR leadership roles, consulting, and coaching with leading companies in telecommunications, aerospace, healthcare, technology and publishing. He earned a master's degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Texas A&M University, and bachelor's degree in Psychology from Virginia Tech.

Dani Johnson

Dani Johnson

Research Manager, Enterprise Learning Research, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Dani has spent the majority of her career writing about, conducting research in, designing, and consulting on human capital practices. Dani led the Human Resource Competency Study with the University of Michigan and six other professional organizations around the world, which resulted in her coauthoring the book, HR Competencies: Mastery at the Intersection of People and Business. Her ideas have also appeared in publications that include HR Magazine, Employment Relations Today, and The Human Factor. Dani has an MBA and a MS in Mechanical Engineering from Brigham Young University.

Katherine Jones

Katherine Jones

Vice President, HCM Technology Research, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Katherine Jones, Ph.D., covers the underlying HCM technologies and services that support the management of a global workforce. Prior to joining Bersin by Deloitte, she was director of marketing for NetSuite, Inc. Previously, she was a research director at the Aberdeen Group where she established Aberdeen's Human Capital Management practice, focusing on research and consulting services in HR, talent acquisition, workforce management, ERP, and mid-market companies. She has written widely on many areas of talent management, technology and business practices, with more than 300 works published to date. Prior to a high technology career, Jones was a university dean, involved in academic administration, research, and teaching. Jones is a frequent speaker and is widely published in the U.S. and abroad. She has a master of arts and a doctorate degree from Cornell University.

David Mallon

David Mallon

Head of Research, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP

David Mallon leads the Research team — setting strategy, ensuring high-quality operations, and driving continuous innovation. He is also the steward for our Learning and Development research practice and is the primary force behind our work in learning cultures, high-impact learning organization maturity, and learning management systems. He is a recognized thought leader in the learning industry and a frequent speaker at key industry events. Before joining Bersin, David led the consulting practice for a major LMS provider. Prior to that, he held learning and organization development-related positions with EarthLink, where he was responsible for overall learning strategy for its global call center organization. He holds a B.A. in English Literature from Emory University and an M.S. in Digital Media from the Georgia Institute of Technology with focuses on computer-aided distance learning and on storytelling in digital environments.

Karen O'Leonard

Karen O'Leonard

Vice President, Benchmarking & Analytics Research, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Karen O'Leonard leads the talent analytics and benchmarking practice at Bersin by Deloitte. She is the author of the Factbook series, Bersin by Deloitte's popular benchmarking studies in human resources, leadership development, learning & development and talent acquisition. Her more recent work involves identifying the key drivers of successful talent analytics teams, which has served as the basis for a set of research and tools that enable organizations to assess and improve their analytics capabilities. In addition, Karen has led several studies over the past year on leadership development practices in China. Prior to joining Bersin, Karen spent 15 years in research, product management, and corporate strategy for Silicon Valley companies Apple, Sun Microsystems, and eBay. With an M.B.A. degree and concentration in Quantitative Methods from Drexel University, Karen brings a solid background in research design and data analysis, together with a keen understanding of business issues, to her work at Bersin.

Christina Rasieleski

Christina Rasieleski

Senior Consultant, Member Advisory Team, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Christina Rasieleski is a Senior Consultant on the Member Advisory team. She brings more than 15 years of experience in talent management, with a focus on leadership development, succession planning, performance management, career development and mentoring. She works with members as a thought partner; providing diagnostics, insights into strengths and opportunities and recommendations for growth with the goal of helping them build high impact human capital programs. Prior to joining Bersin by Deloitte, Christina worked with Hasbro, Inc. and led the transformation of its performance management process and organizational change management efforts. She was instrumental in the development of career and mentoring programs and led the organization's Great Place to Work efforts. Prior to Hasbro, Christina held several positions in HR and global leadership development at Textron, Inc. She received a B.A. in Management from St. Mary's College of California and a M.A. in HR Management from National University.

Karen Shellenback

Karen Shellenback

Research Manager, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP

As a Research Manager at Bersin by Deloitte, Karen Shellenback is responsible for global research insights in the areas of Talent Management and Human Resources. Prior to joining Bersin by Deloitte, Karen held research and consulting positions at Cornell University and PwC. Karen is an experienced speaker at national, state and local conferences, and has been quoted in numerous national media outlets. She holds two degrees from Cornell University, graduating with honors in Policy Analysis and Management/ Industrial and Labor Relations. Recently completing course work in commercial interior design/architecture, she is particularly interested in what she calls "The Design of Work": the interface of culture and technology, workplace design and virtual work from both an organizational practice and physical space perspective.

Todd Tauber

Todd Tauber

Vice President, Learning & Development Research, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Todd Tauber leads Bersin by Deloitte's Learning & Development research practice, focusing on workforce learning, high-impact learning organizations, and learning technology. He is responsible for defining research priorities, managing data collection and analytics, and aligning research with members' needs. Todd's thought leadership on learning has been published by Quartz, Business Insider, Yahoo! Finance and The Atlantic. Before joining Bersin by Deloitte, he led business development at Nomadic Learning and shaped business strategy and new ventures at The Economist, where he co-led the development and launch of a new corporate learning division. Todd has a MBA from Columbia Business School.

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Join us in Miami April 28 - May 1