Senior talent, learning and HR executives will join analysts and executives from Bersin by Deloitte at IMPACT 2017. Executive speakers and panelists are carefully selected by Bersin analysts, who know them to be market leaders and innovators. You can learn much from their experiences, perspectives and real-world advice. We are adding new presenters to the agenda, so please check back for the most complete list of presenters and panelists.
Executives who want to share their strategic vision and forward-thinking solutions are invited to submit a topic for consideration. We have a limited agenda and will consider your proposal for a variety of presentation formats, including case studies, panels, and interactive workshops.
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Talent Management Research Leader, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Candace Atamanik is a Research Manager in the Talent Management research practice of Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP. Her research focuses on talent strategy, integrated talent management, performance management and competencies. Candace's work has been covered in Fast Company, The Atlantic, and Academic Leader. In addition, her work has been published in academic journals such as Leader to Leader and Organizational Dynamics. Candace has also presented her research at academic conferences such as the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and the International Leadership Association (ILA). Prior to joining Bersin by Deloitte, Candace was Research Manager for the Center for Leadership at Florida International University (FIU) and an Adjunct Professor of Research Methods and Psychological Assessment. Candace holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Pepperdine University, a Master of Science degree in I/O Psychology from FIU and was a Ph.D. candidate in I/O Psychology at FIU.
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. Bersin 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. Bersin 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. Bersin'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.
Lead Member Advisory Manager, Talent Acquisition and Human Reseources, 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. Bescript 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, Bescript has held both training and business consulting roles focused on technology and professional development training with Kaiser Permanente and KPIT. Bescript received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and an M.A. in Career Development from John F. Kennedy University.
Manager, Digital Product Development, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Scott Carmichael manages the BersinInsights platform for Bersin by Deloitte, and joined the company in late 2013. Carmichael has more than 18 years of digital product development, management and strategic planning experience. He has worked for and consulted with a number of major media companies and startups including The New York Times, AOL, Bertelsmann, Verizon, Cablevision, JibJab and Ranker. He specializes in UI/UX design, process development, product strategy and market operations. Since he joined Bersin by Deloitte, Carmichael has worked with the research and engineering teams to deliver a number of enhancements to the website including Communities, Playbooks and Interactive Factbooks among others. Scott earned his B.A. from Columbia University.
Senior Research Analyst, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Ben Carroll is a Senior Research Analyst, conducting research as an extension of Bersin by Deloitte's Benchmarking and Analytics practices. He oversees the implementation of Bersin by Deloitte's national and international benchmarking initiatives, and performs back-end analysis to help clients drive value within their organizations. Prior to joining Deloitte, Carroll was the Senior Lead of Research and Analytics at the Epitome Group, a boutique strategy consultancy in Chicago, focused on both quantitative and qualitative research across a variety of verticals. In particular, his research centered on deriving concise, digestible narratives from large sets of data. Carroll has worked in the field of research for nearly a decade, and holds a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Chicago.
People Analytics Research Leader, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Madhura Chakrabarti, Ph.D., leads the People Analytics research practice at Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP. Previous to joining Bersin by Deloitte, she worked for Dell Inc. in Austin, Texas. At Dell, Madhura led the annual global engagement survey for 110,000 employees; culture assessments for mergers and acquisitions; and several people analytics studies. Subsequently, she also served as the Organizational Development (OD) Strategist for Global Operations and Client Solutions, the largest business unit where she led and supported multiple talent management initiatives for the business. Prior to Dell, Madhura worked for Ford Motor Company and Aon Hewitt where her work focused on design and statistical validation of pre-employment assessments used for hiring. Madhura regularly presents at international conferences like SIOP. Her work has been published in Journal of Business and Psychology, and Handbook of Positive Psychology and Work. Madhura has a bachelor's degree in Psychology from University of Delhi, India, and a Master of Arts degree and a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Wayne State University, Michigan.
Learning and Development Research Leader, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Janet Clarey is a manager in Learning and Development Research at Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP, where she conducts research in the area of learning culture, career development, high-impact learning organization maturity, and learning technology. In the more than two years before rejoining Bersin by Deloitte in 2015, Janet was responsible for developing the eLearning Guild's professional development offerings with additional oversight of the research and publications function. Janet has more than 15 years in the learning and development profession. Previously she served as a senior analyst for Bersin from 2010 through 2013 and has also held positions at Brandon Hall Research and Utica National Insurance Group. Janet holds a B.A. in Communications from the State University of New York at Oswego and a master's degree in Instructional Design for Online Learning from Capella University. She has also completed coursework toward a doctorate from Syracuse University in Instructional Design, Development, and Evaluation.
Senior Consultant, Member Advisory, 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. d'Ambrosio 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, d'Ambrosio spent six years in higher-education, then switched to a corporate setting where for about 10 years she 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. d'Ambrosio 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.
Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP, India Leader
Vikram Datta Choudhury is a research manager in India where he leads the effort to create derivative research content for varied Bersin by Deloitte membership types. Vikram has more than 11 years of experience in human capital research, having worked in various roles as a researcher, industry analyst, and as a business journalist. He has worked in diverse operations roles across the span of his career, from monitoring strict workflow-based processes to managing a team of maverick journalists. Vikram spent more than 6 years working for the Corporate Executive Board, first as a researcher in the Information Technology practice and then as an Account Manager in the Leadership practice. Before joining Bersin by Deloitte, he was a journalist for a leading human capital magazine in India, People Matters, where he headed research initiatives. Vikram holds a post-graduate degree in International Business from Delhi University and is also a qualified Civil Engineer.
Leadership and Succession Research Leader, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Andrea Derler, Ph.D., leads the Leadership & Succession Management research practice for Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP. She brings international work experience as leadership trainer and coach and a solid academic background to this role. Prior to joining Bersin, she collaborated closely with organizations in the United States as well as Europe in order to pursue practice-oriented leadership research. Andrea studied international management, organizational culture and integral leadership and facilitated leadership development efforts in a variety of industries. Andrea holds a doctoral degree in Economics (Leadership & Organization), and a master's degree in Philosophy. Her work about leaders' Ideal Employee recently received wide-spread media attention in Europe and was published in the Leadership & Organization Development Journal.
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.
Vice President and Talent Acquisition Research Leader, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Robin Erickson, Ph.D., directs Talent Acquisition, Engagement and Retention Research practice for Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP. In this role she advises Bersin members, conducts industry surveys, researches leading practices, writes reports and develops frameworks and tools. Recognized as a thought leader for talent acquisition, engagement and retention, in her member collaborations she also draws on her prior experiences focused on Talent Strategies consulting and research for Deloitte's Human Capital practice. With more than 20 years in management consulting, Robin has broad experience in talent strategy, talent acquisition, retention improvement, employee engagement, culture assessment, project management, and facilitation. In addition to her Bersin by Deloitte publications, she led Deloitte’s global Talent 2020 longitudinal survey series and has authored two Deloitte Review publications. Robin holds a doctorate in Organizational Communication and Change, and a Master's degree in Communication from Northwestern University, a master's degree in Theology from Northern Seminary, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Chicago.
Vice President, and Talent and Workforce Leader, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Stacia Sherman Garr leads Talent Management research for Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and is also responsible for Bersin’s research on leadership, succession, and HR practices. She has more than a decade of experience writing research and advising a wide variety of clients. She has published widely on a variety of topics, including talent strategy, integrated talent management, performance management, career management, employee engagement, employee recognition, workforce planning, and diversity and inclusion. Stacia is a frequent speaker at conferences and on webcasts. Her work has been featured in The Economist and The New York Times as well as trade publications, such as Talent Management and CLO magazines. Prior to joining Bersin, Stacia worked as a senior analyst for the Corporate Executive Board, serving as both a research analyst and an instructional designer. She was also an adjunct history professor at Northern Virginia Community College. Stacia holds a Master of Business Administration from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. She also has a master's degree from the London School of Economics and bachelors' degrees in History and Political Science from Randolph-Macon Woman's College.
Managing Director, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Chris Howard co-founded Bersin & Associates, now Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP. Currently, Chris is a Director at Bersin by Deloitte and heads research operations including publishing, research infrastructure, and project management. Previously, Chris held roles as head of product development and head of research. He led the effort to develop the BersinInsights platform and other technology products. Chris was also instrumental in creating the research development processes at Bersin by Deloitte. He has an extensive background in learning and enterprise systems technology and has provided research and consulting services in the deployment of learning systems to many organizations. Earlier in his career, Chris held positions in product development and management for several industry-leading learning technology products including those from Adobe, IBM, and Convergys. He helped direct the product strategy and development for key systems in the early days of the enterprise learning systems marketplace. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science and an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the University of Houston.
Vice President and Learning and Development Research Leader, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Dani Johnson leads Learning and Development research at Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP. She 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. Some of her other ideas can be found in publications such as HR Magazine, Employment Relations Today, and The Human Factor. Dani holds a Master of Business Administration and Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Brigham Young University.
Senior Research Analyst, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Jen Krider is a Senior Research Analyst with Bersin by Deloitte. She is part of Bersin by Deloitte's Benchmarking Practice, consulting with members around the impact and implementation of the results. She has worked in the field of research for more than 15 years and holds a M.S. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Vice President, Corporate & Solution Provider Products, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Kim Lamoureux joined Bersin more than ten years ago and currently leads the design and development of the corporate and solution provider membership products, including BersinOne. She previously led the Leadership and Talent Acquisition research practices and specializes in leadership development, succession management, career management, high-potential development, and recruiting. With more than 20 years of professional experience in talent management and more than 200 works published, Lamoureux is a recognized thought leader in the talent industry. Prior to joining Bersin, she held several leadership positions throughout her 13-year career as an HR practitioner at Textron Inc., a $12 billion global multi-industry manufacturer and service provider.
Head of Research, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP
David Mallon leads the Bersin Research team – setting strategy, ensuring efficiency and quality in outputs, driving continuous innovation, and coordinating research and eminence efforts across Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Human Capital Consulting practice. He is a recognized thought leader, frequent speaker, and accomplished writer in HR, learning, and talent, bringing more than 20 years of related experience. Previously he was the steward for Bersin by Deloitte’s Learning and Development research practice and is the primary force behind our work in learning cultures, High-Impact Learning Organization maturity, and learning technology. He also was integral to our High-Impact HR research, and his perspectives on evolving HR operating models and related capabilities are in high demand by major organizations around the world. He is an author and core team member for Deloitte’s annual Global Human Capital Trends study. 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. David holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Emory University and a Master of Science degree in Digital Media from the Georgia Institute of Technology with focuses on computer-aided distance learning and on storytelling in digital environments.
Vice President and HR Solution Provider Research Leader, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Christa Manning leads technology and service provider research for Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP. In this role, she helps businesses align their workforce support strategies with the right third-party software and service partners and governance models to deliver functional capabilities and employee experiences that support productivity, engagement, and workforce efficiency. She also helps solution providers map their capabilities and go-to-market activities with solution buyers' and users' critical needs. Prior to joining Bersin by Deloitte, Christa served as an independent market research practitioner following five years' leading market research and applied business intelligence consulting for American Express Global Business Travel. She also led spend management technology research at the Aberdeen Group and human capital management software and systems implementation research at AMR Research (acquired by Gartner Group). She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Barnard College, Columbia University, incorporating studies at University College, University of London, and a Master of Arts degree in English from the University of Massachusetts. She has also completed executive coursework on business metrics at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Vice President and Human Resources Research Leader, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Jeff Mike leads HR Operations and Service Delivery research for Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP. He integrates rigorous research approaches with his extensive experience leading HR functions to engage diverse practitioners and to generate actionable knowledge. Jeff has built the capability of Business HR teams through hands-on collaboration with business leaders and innovative development activities for staff. He has transformed talent acquisition teams from process-oriented specialists into strategic partners in competitive and complex global talent markets. Jeff also teaches HR to business people and business to HR people, formally at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and informally in organizations through his boundary spanning, consultative approach to problem solving and capacity building. Prior to joining Bersin by Deloitte, Jeff was head of Human Capital at IMPAQ International and a faculty member in Human Resources Development at Al Akhawayn University in Morocco. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of Washington and a Master of Science degree in Organizational Development and Strategic Human Resources from Johns Hopkins University. He currently is working on his doctoral dissertation in Human and Organizational Learning at The George Washington University.
Manager, Mid-market HR and Talent Research Leader, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Denise Moulton leads mid-market HR and Talent research for Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP. She brings extensive professional experience across the HR suite, focusing on talent acquisition, talent management, human resources administration and field operations. Prior to joining Bersin by Deloitte, Denise was a senior talent acquisition leader at Hasbro, Inc. where she provided end-to-end recruitment management for both the global and commercial business units, and helped establish the organization's first Talent Acquisition Center of Excellence. In that role, she led the development of talent acquisition strategies and drove reinvention across onboarding programs, employment branding initiatives and candidate experience. She worked closely with key business leaders in the development of unique talent programs and led a cross-functional campus recruitment and ambassador program. Denise holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Rhode Island and has completed coursework toward a Master's Degree in Labor Relations and Human Resources from the University of Rhode Island.
Senior Manager, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Camille Price is responsible for the design and development of the performance support materials that make Bersin research more actionable and applied. She also spends several months of the year in India supervising content development activities. Price has been involved in training product development for over 25 years and has delivered more than one hundred projects for a wide variety of US and international corporate, government and military organizations. She has particular experience in training needs assessment, leadership development, and simulation design, holding four US Patents in simulator technology. Prior to joining Bersin by Deloitte, Price held senior product development positions with Zenger Folkman, Applied Simulation Technologies and Allen Communication. She holds a B.A. in Education from The University of New Mexico and an M.A. in Organizational Communication from The University of Wyoming.
Manager, Research Methods Leader, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Eunyun Park leads Bersin by Deloitte's research methods. She has 20 years of experience in research design and methods in corporate, nonprofit and academic settings. Prior to joining Bersin by Deloitte, Park worked as an international management consultant, executive coach and R&D leader in the U.S. and Korea. A developer of people, metrics and organizations - her clients included top executives of startups to Fortune 500 companies, and the suite of diagnostics she created became a cornerstone for major transformation initiatives with numerous client companies worldwide. Park is a recovering sociologist with a Ph.D. from Cornell University.
Lead Advisory Manager - Talent Management & Leadership, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Christina Rasieleski is a Manager on the Member Advisory team and the Lead Advisor for Talent Management and Leadership. 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, Rasieleski 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, Rasieleski 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.
Vice President, Sales, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Keather Snyder leads the Bersin by Deloitte sales organization. Snyder brings more than 25 years of experience in the Human Capital industry. She was most recently Vice President of Inside Sales and Channel Distribution Management at AchieveGlobal, where she spent close to 20 years in a variety of positions including sales leadership, sales, consulting and learning & development. Prior to AchieveGlobal she served as program manager at RMS Technologies. She began her career as a learning practitioner, providing customer support and training at Electronic Data Systems (EDS). Snyder holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Marketing/Advertising and a minor in German studies from Ferris State University. She did post graduate studies toward a completion of an M.B.A. in International Business at Baldwin-Wallace University.
Head of Member Advisory Services, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP
As Head of Member Advisory Services, Barbara Steel leads a team of highly experienced professionals that advise clients on their key talent challenges and provide research-based insights, thought leadership and talent-related solutions by leveraging Bersin by Deloitte research and years of practitioner experience. Steel specializes in the Leadership and Learning practice areas. She is a published author and co-wrote the business book, How to Be Exceptional: Drive Leadership Success by Magnifying Your Strengths. With more than 25 years in HR and talent, Steel consulted with numerous Fortune 500 organizations in the HR, learning and talent management disciplines and held several executive positions including Senior Vice President of Leadership Effectiveness. Steel currently attends Benedictine University's executive Ph.D. program specializing in Leadership. She holds a B.B.A. in Management Science from Loyola University and a M.B.A. in Organizational Behavior from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Manager, Mid-Market Product Management, Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Kathleen Uehling leads the design and development of BersinWorksTM, the mid-market membership product. She previously worked for First Data Corporation, a Fortune 500 financial services company, for fourteen years where she was responsible for small and mid-sized business analytic solution product development based on proprietary consumer spending databases. She founded the first advisory services team for First Data Corporation which delivered customized B2B insights to retail customers. She has an extensive background in competitive and market intelligence, was the curator of social media and outreach for First Data's SpendTrendTM and advisory products, and was integral to the development of First Data's InsighticsSM customer spending analysis tool. Uehling earned her B.S./ B.A. in economics and finance from Creighton University. She also holds an M.B.A. with a dual degree in Management Information Technology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Please note: Non-Deloitte IMPACT speaker biographies have been provided by the individual speakers.