Dr. André Vermeulen is a part time lecturer at the University of Pretoria and a member of the Neuroscience Research Group. His function is to translate neuroscience into practical solutions that helps companies drive business results. André is also the founding member and CEO of Neuro-Link, a boutique consultancy utilizing applied neuroscience to move performance forward, develop talent, reduce risk for human error and maintain wellness. He has developed and patented various neuroscience assessments and learning solutions that are used by thousands of adults, and children in education, business and sports across the globe. As an international keynote speaker, Dr. Vermeulen has contributed on numerous prestigious platforms like TEDx Johannesburg and ATD ICE since 2000. He is a regular guest on many radio and television talk shows around the globe and hosts his own television program called “Mind Matters”
Chief Ethics Officer & Chief Human Resource Officer, Sinyi Realty Group
Bai-Chuan Yang, served as Chief Ethics Officer Adjunct Chief Human Resources Officer of Sinyi Realty Group from 2014 till now. He is also an associate professor of Business Administration Department at Fu-Jen Catholic University. He received his PhD degree from management college of Fu-Jen and MBA degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VPI). During his academic service, he also provided consulting service for many consulting firms for over 20 years. His previous specialties were on the privatization of state own company, especially on the transformation of organization and human resource restructure. The current interests are focus on promoting business ethic centric corporate culture and integration of learning and doing in a digital context.
Gertrude I Hewapathirana
Associate Professor of Management, Gulf University for Science and Technology
Dr. Gertrude I. Hewapathirana is an Associate Professor of Management in the College of Business at Gulf University for Science and Technology in Kuwait. She received her Ph.D., MA and MSc. from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis/St Paul where she was a Hubert Humphrey International Fellow. She also earned her MBA and BA Economics and postgraduate studies in economics and urban development in Sri Lanka. She served as a Lecturer, Assistant Professor and Associate Professor for Suffolk University, San Diego State University and University of Minnesota, USA. Prior to joining academia, she worked as a managing director and an executive director in corporate sector in Sri Lanka. She published a book, several book chapters, peer reviewed research in top tier journals and presented over three dozen of her research in international conferences. Her research interests include international business, e-leadership and, global human resource development/management, organizational behavior, corporate social responsibility and faculty training. Dr. Hewapathirana was a trainer. She experimented different entrepreneurship development models and implemented them to train small, medium and large size business organizations in Sri Lanka. Dr. Hewapathirana is a presidential award winner for her extraordinary services to the community in USA.
Facilitator, Association for Talent Development
Nikki O’Keeffe is an ATD facilitator and dedicated training specialist who delivers a positive, memorable, and meaningful service that repeatedly meets or exceeds the expectations of the client. She has experience creating strategies and visions to ensure training requirements and deliveries are in line with quality, probability, and client need.
She has worked in various industries, including education, healthcare, and pharmaceuticals. In her roles she has designed and developed courses for new and existing staff on technical systems, process changes, new products, and soft skills.
She is skilled at providing face-to-face and online learning programs for global participants of varying experience levels. In addition to delivering training, she has performed training needs analyses to identify gaps and recommend training solutions, worked with SMEs as a consultant to develop courses and curriculums, and evaluated programs for effectiveness.
Sung Kyung Cho
CEO, JUVIS Group
Sung Kyung Cho is the chief executive officer of JUVIS Group. Since its establishment in 2002, JUVIS Group has shown a remarkable growth within the diet consulting business in Korea, which has 29 branches across the country. Recently, Kyung Cho won the Grand Award for Excellence in Sustainable Management in the labor-management cooperation category from the South Korean Ministry of Employment and Labor. Her entrepreneurial efforts have been awarded with diverse prizes including the 2010 Korea Lifestyle Awards for female entrepreneur of the year.
Professor of Vocational Education and Workforce Development (VEWD) · Director of Career Development Center, Seoul National University
Chan Lee, PhD, is a professor of vocational education and workforce development (VEWD) and a director of the career development center at Seoul National University (SNU) in Korea. Prior to his time at SNU, Lee worked in the United States at LG Electronics as an HRD team leader. He holds a doctoral and a master’s degree in HRD from the Ohio State University.
Lee has been a constant participant of ASTD and ATD International Conference & Exposition for the past 14 consecutive years as a speaker and a lecturer as well as a member of the ASTD International Conference & Exposition Program Advisory Committee (PAC) in 2010 and 2011. He was the chairman of the ATD Korea Summit and was an invited speaker for the ATD 2011 Singapore, 2014 Taiwan, and 2015 Japan conferences. He contributed to Implementing On-the-Job Learning, part of the ASTD in Action series, and Destination Facilitation from ATD Press.
Senior Facilitator for Greater China, Association for Talent Development
Wally has been devoted to the latest talent development and learning technology trends worldwide. He has participated in ASTD/ATD’s International Conference & Exposition 13 times, bringing back the latest talent development solutions, forward thinking, and learning technology innovation cases. Currently, he spends time in learning technology, “train-the-trainer” and learning evaluation areas and provides relative services for clients in Greater China.