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IMD Business School , Switzerland
Professor of AI, Analytics and Marketing Strategy
Amit Joshi joined IMD as professor of artificial intelligence (AI), analytics, and marketing strategy. He brings extensive expertise in marketing management and strategy, advertising, digital media, data analytics, and marketing accountability to IMD. He is program director of the open program digital analytics and the director of the digital excellence diploma.
Amit regularly interacts with various corporate clients in several industries, including fintech, pharma, telecom, media, manufacturing, retailing, education, and automotive. He was previously a professor in the United States and has also worked for Cadbury India, a company that is now a part of the Mondelez International group.
Amit’s research, which focuses on long-run marketing strategy, analytics, and marketing effectiveness has been published in top journals, including Journal of Marketing, Marketing Science, Journal of Consumer Culture, and Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science. His research has twice won the MSI/H. Paul Root Award for the best paper in the Journal of Marketing (2010 and 2015), in addition to the Robert D. Buzzell Best Paper Award (2006) for the MSI publication with the most long-term impact. His dissertation won an honorable mention in the 2004 Alden G. Clayton Dissertation Proposal Competition.
His research has also been extensively covered in the popular press and media, including NPR, CNN, NBC, Fox News, Bloomberg, Investor Relations Magazine, Science Daily, and the Orlando Sentinel. Amit earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Pune and his post-graduate diploma in management (P.G.D.M.) from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, India. His PhD is from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
University of California, Berkeley, USA
Director of People & Organization Development
Angela L.M. Stopper is the chief learning officer and director of people and organization development at the University of California, Berkeley. She leads the team responsible for the creation and delivery of campus-wide initiatives that support all learning efforts for the campus’s 9,000 staff and faculty administrators. She also leads organization development efforts that ensure the campus is prepared and has the workforce in place to be successful today and in the future.
Former Director of Learning
For more than 25 years, Beth Davies has delivered cutting-edge talent management and learning solutions as an employee of Tesla, Microsoft, Apple, and Gap as well as a consultant for clients from startups to Fortune 500 companies. She has acquired expertise in culture-focused onboarding, leadership development, sales and product training, manufacturing training, compliance programs, media-enabled learning, and new learning technologies.
Beth serves as an advisor to EdTech startups, hosts the Career Curves podcast, and teaches in the talent development and human resources master’s program at IE University. Recognized as an industry expert, she has also been a featured speaker at conferences in the US, Singapore, Austria, Mexico, Colombia, and the United Arab Emirates.
Beth earned a bachelor’s degree at Indiana University (IU) and a law degree from Stanford University. In 2016, IU named her a luminary as a distinguished alumna, an honor bestowed on just 12 people before her.
Solar Applied Materials Technology Corp., Taiwan
Chein-Yung Ma graduated from Chung Cheng Institute of Technology with a bachelor of mechanical engineering degree, National Taiwan University with a master of institute of materials engineering degree, and University of Stuttgart with a PhD in materials.
He has 20 years of experience in R&D with National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology and was hired as general manager to assist in technology development and improvement with Solar Applied Materials Technology Corp.
2016, lack of internal management and fraud of financial report along with other incidents lead to the consequence of compulsory delisting. Entrusted in the critical moment, Chein-Yung was appointed as the chairman. Working with perseverance and keen strategic vision, he promoted the company’s four development periods, resolved the company’s debt issue, and resumed stock trading.
Under the leadership of Chein-Yung, the company went back on track and even explored brand new business opportunities. Finally, the losses were converted into profits, and Solar Applied Materials Technology Corp. regained its glory.
Cindy Huggett Consulting, USA
Cindy Huggett, CPTD, has vast experience in the virtual classroom: She’s the author of four books on virtual training, including Virtual Training Tools and Templates and The Virtual Training Guidebook. Cindy partners with organizations to help them transition to online learning and teaches trainers how to effectively facilitate online. She’s a past member of ATD’s global board of directors and was one of the first to earn the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) credential. You can find Cindy sharing training resources via Twitter (@cindyhugg) and on her website, cindyhugget.com.
Deborah L. Ancona
MIT Sloan School of Management, USA
Seley Distinguished Professor of Management
Deborah Ancona is the Seley distinguished professor of management, a professor of organization studies, and the founder of the MIT Leadership Center at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Her pioneering research into how successful teams operate has highlighted the critical importance of managing outside, as well as inside, the team’s boundary. This research directly led to the concept of xTEAMS as a vehicle for driving innovation within large organizations. Deborah’s work also focuses on the concept of nimble and on the development of research-based tools, practices, and teaching/coaching models that enable organizations to foster creative leadership at every level.
She is the author of the book, X-Teams: How to Build Teams That Lead, Innovate, and Succeed and the related articles, “In Praise of the Incomplete Leader” and “Nimble Leadership: Walking the Line Between Creativity and Chaos.” In addition to X-Teams, her studies of team performance have also been published in the Administrative Science Quarterly, the Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, and the MIT Sloan Management Review. Her previous book, Managing for the Future: Organizational Behavior and Processes, centers on the skills and processes needed in today’s diverse and changing organization. Ancona has served as a consultant on leadership and innovation to companies such as Bristol-Myers Squibb, BI,Takeda, Li & Fung, OCP, Accenture, YPO, and the International Development Bank.
Ancona holds a BA and an MS in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and a PhD in management from Columbia University.
IE School, Spain
Professor of Human Sciences and Technology
Sundial Learning Systems, USA
President and CEO
Ethan Sanders is the Director of Learning for AARP. AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, helping people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities. Mr. Sanders’s team focuses on all aspects of leadership development and technical skills for AARP’s workforce.
He has provided consulting services to clients in the public, nonprofit, military, and private sectors for more than 25 years. His leadership experience includes operating his own instructional design firm, directing a team of performance consultants for the US Navy, and managing instructional design and competency research for the largest nonprofit organization for talent development professionals. Ethan is a nationally recognized speaker who has published numerous books and articles on topics related to workplace learning and performance. he is also a performance technologist certified through the International Society for Performance Improvement. In addition, Ethan is the recipient of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) President’s Award for Outstanding Achievement, as well as the US Navy’s Meritorious Service Award. Ethan has been a faculty member of ATD for more than 20 years and an associate professor at the University of Maryland for 10 years. He regularly presents at workplace learning and performance conferences around the world.
Global Head of Leadership Transformation
Gabriele Metz is a certified organization and relationship systems coach with more than 20 years of work experience in various HR functions and industries in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
In her role as global head of leadership transformation with Ericsson, she is leading the global transformation of the company’s culture transformation journey. This CEO-driven strategic project touches all 100,000 Ericsson employees and the success of this project has led Gabriele to being recognized as one of the company’s top 130 most impactful employees in 2020.
Gabriele lives by her purpose to “help people find their wings so that they can enjoy the freedom of choice.”
Bank of Montreal, Canada
Chief Learning Officer
Gina Jeneroux is a business-focused professional who is on a mission to change how people learn, and how they prepare for the future – starting now. Through a career spanning more than 30 years, Gina has developed deep experience in frontline banking, human-centered design, learning and development, and strategies and solutions that make an impact.
As chief learning officer at BMO Financial Group, Gina leads the company’s focus on advancing performance through learning. She is accountable for enterprise skills and learning strategies and learning design, operations, and governance. She leads a diverse team of professionals who support all the ways employees learn: for their job, career, personal interests, and to prepare for the future. Gina also manages BMO’s corporate university, BMO IFL—the Institute for Learning—in Toronto, Canada, and learning sites in Chicago, Illinois, and Montreal, Canada.
Gina holds an MBA in financial services from Dalhousie University, and she is a fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers. She is an active member of the World Economic Forum’s “reskilling revolution” and a board member for the Students Commission of Canada. She sits on advisory boards for various learning and technology companies and professional networks.
Phillips Associates, USA
Ken is founder and CEO of Phillips Associates and the creator and chief architect of the predictive learning analytics (PLA) learning evaluation methodology. He has more than 30 years of experience designing learning instruments and assessments and has authored more than a dozen learning instruments. He regularly speaks to Association for Talent Development (ATD) groups, corporate L&D groups, and university classes. He has presented at the ATD International Conference & EXPO and the Annual Training Conference & Expo on topics related to measurement and evaluation of learning.
Before pursuing a PhD in the combined fields of organization behavior and educational administration at Northwestern University, Ken held management positions with two colleges and two national corporations. He has written articles that have appeared in TD magazine, Training Industry magazine, and Training Today magazine. He’s also a contributing author to five books in the L&D field and the ATD TD at Work issue “Evaluating Learning With Predictive Learning Analytics.”
Ken earned the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP, now CPTD) credential from ATD in 2006 as a pilot pioneer and was recertified in 2009, 2012, 2015, 2018, and 2021.
Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp), USA
Former HR Project Director in Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, Taiwan
Philip Hsi is a skilled HR and L&D professional with more than 30 years of experience. He was management training manager, personnel manager in Philips Electronics Taiwan; VP of Harvard Management Services; chief editor of Management Magazine; L&D director, HR VP of FarEasTone Telecommunications, and L&D director, HR project director in Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company. He is also a trainer and action learning coach certified by the World Institute for Action Learning (WIAL).
His experience in HR leads him to dedicate in facilitating the complicated and subtle organization-people relationships to achieve organizational performance. As an L&D professional, he helps organizations and individuals to increase potential for high performance by diagnosis development needs, design and deliver integrated L&D solutions. He teaches leadership skills, presentation, problem solving and decision making, teamworking, change management, and personal effectiveness.
Philip is now serving as a member of council of Chinese Human Resources Management Association based in Taiwan.
Head Novartis Learning Institute
Sriram Rajan is a passionate Talent & OD Leader. With 20 years of experience across industries and geographies, he has lead teams in organizations like Deloitte Consulting, Deutsche Bank & HP. In his current role with Novartis, he heads the Novartis Learning Institute for India. From managing scales for organizations with an employee base of 35,000 people, to impacting critical business metrics around people engagement, Sriram has a wealth of experience across all critical functions of the HR/ Human Capital Engine.
A Performance & Leadership Coach, Sriram was felicitated as the MEA HR Professional of the Year in Nov 2017.His work around C-Suite leadership and culture development won the Top award across the MEA region in 2017. A Key Note speaker at regional and global forums, some of his other recognitions include work he’s done around digitizing & establishing innovative people development practices.
PwC Taiwan, Taiwan
People and Organization Services, Managing Director
Tim Kuei is a management consultant with more than 25 years of business, management, consulting, and public speaking experience. He is a managing director of people and organization services and merger & acquistion integration services at PwC Taiwan.
Tim has helped global and local businesses across various industries maximize their impact, particularly in corporate strategy development and implementation, talent and leadership development, integrated human resource management, strategic compensation and benefits design for high-performing organizations, employee settlement, and post-merger integration services.
Previously, Tim worked for DHL International and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) , and as a senior consultant at Deloitte Singapore. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a master of law degree from the College of Law, National Chengchi University, with a BBA from the National Taiwan University.
Head of Digital Commerce
Yu-kai Chou is an Author and International Keynote Speaker on Gamification and Behavioral Design. He currently operates as the Head of Digital Commerce for HTC/VIVE to educate the world about VR Headsets and Experiences.
Yu-kai is the Original Creator of the Octalysis Framework, and the author of Actionable Gamification: Beyond Points, Badges, and Leaderboards. He is the Founding Partner and Chief Creation Officer of The Octalysis Group, and the Chief Mentor of Octalysis Prime, a Gamified Mentorship Platform. Yu-kai has been a regular speaker/lecturer on gamification and motivation worldwide, including at organizations like Stanford University, Google, Tesla, IDEO LEGO, BCG, Turkish Airline, the governments of UK, Singapore, South Korea, Kingdom of Bahrain, and many more. His design work has empowered over 1 Billion users’ experiences across the world.
Yu-kai was one of the earliest pioneers in Gamification, starting his work in the industry in 2003. In 2015, Yu-kai was rated #1 among the “Gamification Gurus Power 100” by RISE, and was also awarded the “Gamification Guru of the Year” Award in 2014, 2015 and 2017 by the World Gamification Congress and the Gamification Europe Conference. He has helped a variety of companies, from seed stage startups to Fortune 500 companies such as LEGO, Uber, Volkswagen/Porsche, Sberbank, eBay, Fidelity Investments, AIG Japan, Verizon, and more. His work has also been featured in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Business Insider,The World Journal, PBS, NBC, and many more.
Previously, Yu-kai was the Chief Experience Officer of the Blockchain company Decentral, working with the Co-Founder of Ethereum Anthony Di Iorio to create delightful Blockchain experiences. Yu-kai sits as a Board Advisor for many organizations and companies through out North America, Europe, and Asia, including HatchPad.co (crowdfunding site for young entrepreneurs), Capfields (IT Sourcing company based in Luxembourg), DreamsCloud (biggest company that gathers dreams), Ongo (gamified health platform), BALANCE Edutainment (creators of Pacha’s Pajamas), Loki Studios (creators of Geomon and sold to a Yahoo), Clade (crowd funding platform for the super class), and many more.