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The CLO & Talent Management Forum's conference program provides senior L&D professionals access to new ideas, solutions and innovations to help take their departments and companies forward. The agenda is pitched at a high level and we present new case studies and new thought leaders each year.

Keynote and seminar sessions give a high-level view of the L&D industry, offering predictions and insights to help delegates form - and implement - strategies. The interactive workshops and discussion groups complement the larger sessions by drilling down into specific issues, allowing delegates to share their collective experiences and to learn how their peers are dealing with similar situations.

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If you would like to participate in the program - or recommend any speakers or topics -  please email Ben Scheim or call him at 347-224-3996.

2017 Keynote Address
2017  Keynote Address
  • Cognitive Computing and The Future of Talent Management

    Michael Rogers, Author, Futurist and Investigative Journalist

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Develop an understanding of what cognitive computing is and how it will shape the enterprise over the next decade

    2. Learn how intelligent systems may replace existing jobs, as well as change how we recruit and train workers

    3. Determine how to shape workforce and talent development when many traditional white-collar skills can be automated

    Cognitive computing--the latest and most potent expression of artificial intelligence--will change both the nature of the work and the way we recruit and develop workers. From IBM’s highly-publicized Watson and Google’s DeepMind to less-known players like Narrative Science, dozens of companies are creating cognitive computing platforms. And most are cloud-based, meaning that these powerful thinking tools are accessible to even small organizations and individuals.

    This keynote presentation will explore the challenges facing talent management and training executives as these platforms allow machines greater ability to understand, reason and act upon information. “White collar automation” will change the very nature of work--and force us to identify and define what skills and talents are truly unique to humans.

    About Michael:

    Michael Rogers is an internationally-known futurist, author, speaker and technology pioneer who most recently served as futurist-in-residence for The New York Times. He also writes the popular Practical Futurist column for MSNBC and is a best-selling novelist whose fiction explores the human impact of technology.

    Michael is a different kind of futurist—one who combines real business experience with technology skills. Add to that the keen eye of an award-winning investigative journalist and the storytelling skill of a novelist, and you have The Practical Futurist.

    Michael Rogers also speaks to audiences worldwide and is a regular guest on radio and television, known for his use of stories and humor to create an optimistic and inspirational view of future challenges.

    His consultancy has worked with companies ranging from FedEx, Boeing and NBC Universal to Microsoft, Pfizer and Siemens, focusing on how companies can think about the future in useful ways.

    Rogers earned degrees in Physics and Creative Writing at Stanford University, with additional studies in finance and management at the Stanford Business School Executive Program.

    Michael Rogers began his career as a writer for Rolling Stone magazine. He co-founded Outside magazine and then launched Newsweek’s technology column, winning numerous journalism awards. For ten years he was vice president of The Washington Post Company’s new media division, leading both the newspaper and Newsweek into the new century and earning patents for multimedia technology. He is also a bestselling novelist whose books have been published worldwide, chosen for the Book-of-the-Month club and optioned for film.

    Michael is a dynamic speaker who delivers an entertaining and common-sense vision of change for business and individuals, blending technology, economics, demographics, culture and human nature.

    He lives in New York City and is currently working on book and television projects.


Seminars & Case Studies
Seminars & Case Studies
  • The Allstate Story: How Allstate leverages employees to drive a Culture of Engagement - Case Study

    Michael Hahn, Ambassador Lead - Culture Transformation, Allstate

    Join us for a case study of how Allstate engages employees as a Cultural enabler to improve reputation and drive business results.

    We will share the journey, milestones, framework and metrics.

    In 2005, after a series of catastrophes ripped through the Gulf Coast, Allstate was the fi...


    High Touch – High Reward. Build a Mentorship Program that Develops Leaders at All Levels - Case Study

    Susan Moss, Executive Consultant, Talent Management, Cardinal Health and Kelly Wilson, VP Talent Management, Cardinal Health

    Cardinal Health, a global healthcare products and services organization, embraced mentorship as a key element of its talent strategy. In just two years, its mentoring program grew from only 75 participants to more than 1,500 – demand has outstripped expectations. The corporate mentoring init...


  • The Five Question Leader: How Your Leaders Can Coach in 10 Minutes or Less

    Michael Bungay Stanier, SVP, Senior Partner, Box of Crayons

    Coaching is a foundational skill for your managers and leaders. But it’s not easy to help them change their behavior, so they stay curious for a little longer and rush to action and advice-giving a little slower.

    Why’s it so hard?

    There are three reasons why your manag...


    Seeing The Big Picture: Business Acumen to Build Your Credibility, Career, and Company

    Kevin Cope, Author and Founder & CEO, Acumen Learning

    Workplace Application...

    You will learn how to execute smarter, faster, and more profitable business decisions by practicing and perfecting your business acumen.


    You are in a unique position to bridge the gap between functions – you can help gro...


  • A Learning Odyssey – TIAA Business & Learning Case Study

    Michael Bland, CLO, TIAA-CREF and Ruhe Hao, Senior Director of Learning, TIAA-CREFF

    TIAA has developed a holistic training strategy that’s yielded success in learner engagement, knowledge retention and long-term adoption. Our end-to-end approach goes beyond linear learning and:

    - Uses blended, personalized learning paths coupled with “Product Snacks” (small digestible bits) ...


    Training Health and the 8 Stages to ROI: Chipotle Case Study.

    Sam Worobec, Director of Training, Chipotle Mexican Grill

    From eLearning and videos to classrooms, you’ve got loads of training for your people to take. But, have your people taken the right training needed to succeed in their position or is training just a recommendation list served up by your LMS? Chipotle Mexican Grill identified that while thei...


  • Building Leadership Capacity to Accelerate Purposeful Transformation

    Dr. Michael Forlenza, Ph.D., Sr. Consultant, Lapin International

    The business imperative for transformation has never been greater and yet only 30% of organizational transformation initiatives actually succeed.

    Our experience shows that organizations often fail to successfully transform because they have relied on traditional change management and...


    Google's Approach to Leadership - Case Study

    Jenya Denissova, Head of Global Partner Enablement, Google

    In this session you will learn a mix of best practices from Google from hiring to effective leadership and management. It is an interactive presentation that has a goal of providing the audience with tangible takeaways.

    Learning objectives:

    1. Learn how to to make better hiring...


  • Transforming a 125-Year Old Brand- How GE is Delivering Learning Experiences to Accelerate Change - Case Study

    Paul C. Fama, Global Learning Leader, GE

    As the world’s premier digital industrial company, GE has a distinct reputation of creating exceptional leaders. Today, as GE undergoes the most consequential transformation in its 125-year history – dramatically shifting its strategic profile, business portfolio, and corporate culture – th...


    Building From Scratch Or Taking Your Program To The Next Evolution: Many Challenges Remain The Same - Case Study

    Lara Silver, Head of Marketing Training, Thermo Fisher Scientific and Heather Virdo, Leader, Marketing Excellence, Thermo Fisher Scientific

    Attend this session to learn how Thermo Fisher Scientific evolved their marketing training program from supporting only one business division within the organization to servicing a very highly matrixed marketing function – and scaling the target audience from 600 global users to over 2,000. ...


  • Flourish: The Five Practices of Particularly Resilient People - Workshop

    Taryn Stejskal, Director, Global Senior Leadership Development and Assessment, Cigna

    “Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know.” – Pema Chodron

    In the face of adversity, why do some people flourish, while others fold? The essential condition required to live a flourishing life is not found in the absence of adversity, but rather in a perso...


    Executive Development as Transformation Lever - Case Study

    Susan Hagg, Global Director, Leadership & Workforce Development, Western Digital

    In the last 2 plus years, Western Digital has undergone large scale transformation, moving quickly from just making the fortune 500 list to ranking 194 today. Talent Management has played a large role in this transformation, most visibly by securing C-Suite support for a World Class Executive ...


2017 Confirmed Speakers
2017 Confirmed Speakers
  • 2017 Confirmed Speakers

    We are Pleased to Announce our 2017 Distinguished Speaker Faculty.

    2017 Complete Speaker Faculty*:

    Michael Rogers, Keynote Presenter, Futurist, Author and Technology Pioneer

    Michael Hahn, Ambassador Lead, Employee Engagement and Author, Allstate

    Susan Moss, Executive Consultant, Talent Management, Cardinal Health

    Sam Worobec, Head of Training, Chipolte Mexican Grill, Inc.

    Michael Bungay Stanier, SVP, Senior Partner, Box of Crayons

    Kevin Cope, Author & Founder & CEO, Acumen Learning

    Kelly Wilson, VP, Talent Management, Cardinal Health

    Michael Bland, CLO, TIAA-CREF

    Ruhe Hao, Senior Director, TIAA-CREF

    Jenya Denissova, Head of Global Partner Enablement, Google

    Lara Silver, Head of Marketing Training, Thermo Fisher Scientific

    Heather Virdo, Leader, Marketing Excellence, Thermo Fisher Scientific

    Paul C. Fama, Global Learning Leader, GE

    Taryn Stejskal, Director, Global Leadership & Assessment, Cigna

    Susan Hagg, Global Director, Leadership & Workforce Development, Western Digital Corporation

    Dr. Michael Forlenza,Ph.D., Sr. Consultant, Lapin International

    *The program speaker faculty is fully subscribed but is subject to change without notice. If you have interest in submitting for speaking participation at a future Learning & Development Forum, please contact: Ben Scheim at or 347-224-3996


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