Customer Speakers Announced for 2016 Global Skillsoft Perspectives

March 2, 2016

Xerox, Lear Corporation, American Cancer Society to Share Success Stories

NASHUA, N.H., March 2, 2015 Skillsoft, the global leader in eLearning, today announced the customer spotlight sessions for its annual user conference for Skillsoft and SumTotal customers, taking place from May 9-12 at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, NV. More than a thousand business leaders from around the world will learn how Skillsoft and SumTotal have helped organizations achieve outstanding business results. Confirmed speakers include Xerox, Johnson & Johnson, P.F. Chang’s, PwC, Eaton Corporation, and BAE Systems. Keynote speakers Dr. Peter H. Diamandis, one of Fortune Magazine’s ‘The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders’ and motivational psychologist Dr. Heidi Grant Halvorson will discuss how to foster innovation and build an inspirational organizational culture. The 2016 Innovation Awards will recognize customers for their visionary work in talent, learning and workforce management.

“I’m really excited to welcome so many customers to understand our vision for the future of eLearning. I believe Perspectives will provide an excellent opportunity for business leaders to hear best practice, exchange ideas and develop strategies to incorporate into their organizations,” said Skillsoft CEO Bill Donoghue. “Representing 65 percent of the Fortune 500, our customers are leading the transformation in the way we work and how we maximize talent. Our speakers will demonstrate the real world application of our solutions and how they contribute to performance improvements and, ultimately, the Self-Developing Organization.”

More than 50 organizations will talk about their experiences in talent, learning, workforce and payroll challenges, initiatives and results at Skillsoft Perspectives 2016. Featured customer sessions include:

  •   Xerox Moves Learning to Learners: Attendees will hear how Xerox is integrating learning with work to empower people to take responsibility for their own development and will see examples of learning practices that accelerate a culture of learning and workforce performance.
  •  Lear Corporation’s Cultural Revolution: – Over the past 36 months, Lear has been through a corporate “cultural revolution,” transforming from bankruptcy to a leading Fortune 200 company. Attendees will learn how Lear uses their performance management process and leadership development model to drive cultural change.
  • American Cancer Society’s Journey to Becoming a Self-Developing Organization:  American Cancer Society provided learners with the content and technology needed to drive their own learning experience, reduce their skills gaps and enhance their performance. Attendees will discover the methodology American Cancer Society is using to become a Self-Developing Organization and how they can adopt these practices in their organizations.
  • University of California – How Modern Talent Management Practices Help Build an Adaptable Compliance Program: Addressing an issue of national importance, the University of California’s president issued a call to action for UC to become the national leader in prevention and response to sexual violence and assault. During this session attendees will learn how their organization can connect talent management and compliance practices to engage a workforce that adapts to emerging issues and trends.

During the conference, business leaders can meet executives and product experts to talk about future product roadmaps and innovations and participate in hands-on labs that span the range of solutions across talent, workforce, learning, leadership development and compliance.


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