SAP NEWSBYTE — May 30, 2017 — SAP SE today announced that the Association for Talent Development (ATD) has named Karie Willyerd, head of Global Customer Education and Learning at SAP, as this year’s recipient of the Distinguished Contribution to Talent Development Award for her significant impact in improving and innovating the field of talent development.
Each year the ATD spotlights an exceptional business leader or team who has had sustained impact on talent development and is a clear role model for the sector. Willyerd’s innovative ways to improve talent development through technology in an ever-changing workplace environment exemplify this criteria. As a workplace futurist, Willyerd has pioneered new cloud-first human capital management (HCM) solutions and programs that allow HR teams to be at the forefront of talent development within their organizations.
“We’re so proud of Karie for being recognized with such a prestigious award as it reflects the impact she’s had within workplaces around the world,” said Robert Enslin, member of the Executive Board and president of the Cloud Business Group at SAP. “She’s been committed to enabling organizations to develop their employees in the most advanced and innovative ways for her entire career. We can all learn from her leadership and commitment to the continuous improvement of talent development.”
Willyerd has a long history of innovating in the field and is the author of two best-selling books including The 2020 Workplace: How Innovative Companies Attract, Develop, and Keep Tomorrow’s Employees Today (2010)and Stretch: How to Future-Proof Yourself for Tomorrow’s Workplace (2016). Willyerd has shown a passion for helping employees prepare for future unknowns throughout her career. She was the CEO and co-founder of Jambok, which is now part of the SAP® Jam™ collaboration platform, and formerly the chief learning officer at Sun Microsystems.
ATD president and CEO Tony Bingham presented this award to Willyerd on May 22 in Atlanta, Georgia, during the Awards Ceremony and Reception of the ATD 2017 International Conference and Exposition.
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