One King West, Toronto - Austin Room
President, Training Industry, Inc.Learn More
This presentation explores the eight top challenges of the corporate learning leader, as identified through a Training Industry research project of hundreds of companies across many verticals. A shared theme among many of these learning leader challenges is the role of learning technologies and tools, to deliver consistent and effective learning experiences that reach learners at their point of readiness and need. This presentation will also explore the important role of data and measurement in developing highly effective training.
Ken Taylor is president of Training Industry, Inc., and serves as editor-in-chief of Training Industry's editorial content, including TrainingIndustry.com and Training Industry Magazine, all of which provide guidance for the learning and development leader. Ken's passion for technology and its impact on organizational effectiveness drives his deep interest in learning technologies and the role of technology in employee development.
Ken's career spans 30 years in leadership and entrepreneurial roles in multiple industries and functions, including consulting, operations, technology, sales, and marketing. His experience in finance includes serving as CFO of several multibillion-dollar business units. His prior experience and current focus combine to give him a unique perspective on the training sector, understanding both the challenges of learning leaders and the perspectives of leadership teams tasked with driving performance and outcomes. His experience also enables him to bring together companies and individuals who operate as suppliers and buyers of learning services.www.trainingindustry.com
Professor in Residence, Humber CollegeLearn More
In this fascinating look at the future of digital learning technology we will describe ongoing work in the design of serious games and mixed reality in learning. Virtual learning environments, particularly game worlds, provide impressive learning gains as evidenced by thousands of publications in the field produced by institutions such as Stanford University, MIT, University of Bristol, Simon Fraser University and national aging, health care and trade training settings. During this session we will discuss research on the effectiveness of serious games, the integration of open gameworld training with phased simulation gamification, new trials on XR, augmented and virtual reality based learning and how you can use gaming right now with my current LMS and design best practices. The key question to ask ourselves every day in this field is “what is coming in 5 years?”, not “what do we need right now?”. Come find out how to stay agile in an educational technology environment that shifts almost every day.
Dr. David Chandross is based at Ryerson University where he coordinates education and research on learning, engagement and and serious game design. He is currently working with many partners in this area, including the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, Baycrest Health Sciences, George Brown College, Simon Fraser University, The National Center of Excellence on Technology of Aging-Age Well and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. He has collaborated in studies on the creation of fully gamified university courses across disciplines and work on the use of serious games in addiction medicine. Current interests include the design of virtual people, virtual reality integration with deep learning and the neuroscience of engagement.LinkedIn Profile
Senior Producer, SwissVBSLearn More
Silke Simons is a Senior Producer at SwissVBS with more than 11 years of experience in blended learning, eLearning, mobile learning, Microlearning, curriculum design and performance support. Having worked with international clients in a variety of industries, including IT, telecommunication, insurance, travel, automotive and banking, Silke has designed solutions ranging from product training to soft-skill and sales training, from onboarding to medical training.
At SwissVBS, Silke is responsible for the overall execution of blended learning and eLearning solutions for key accounts. Whether it is through the assessment and transformation of existing programs, or guiding new learning initiatives through the ideation, design, build and delivery methodology, Silke helps clients identify ways to reduce training cycle times and costs by introducing innovative and impactful learning solutions.www.swissvbs.com
From digital learning enthusiasts to strategic decision-makers and executive sponsors – if you are grappling with any of the following questions, then this event is for you.
As an attendee, you will gain critical insight into:
This year we are offering all attendees a dedicated and complimentary insights session with the SwissVBS team.
By request, we will guide a one hour assessment around the current digital leaning landscape of your organization, sharing best practices and trends driving transformation in today’s corporate learner.
95 CAD (Early Bird Rate - ends June 4th)
150 CAD (Normal Rate - begins June 5th)
Learn from leading experts in the digital learning space and come away with fresh ideas to inform and reshape your own learning strategies.
Take advantage of our roundtable breakout sessions to share your experiences, hear from your peers and explore new ideas and concepts with subject matter experts.
Enjoy an afternoon of breakout sessions, refreshments, music and laughter in the heart of downtown Toronto and help to shape Toronto as a leading center for digital learning innovation and excellence!
Market leaders who rely on SwissVBS to
transform their learning.