SPEAKERS

(in last name alphabetical order)

Claudia Alfaro (Corporate Training Director LATAM of Laboratoria)

Claudia Alfaro

Corporate Training Director LATAM of Laboratoria

Claudia es Directora de Corporate Training en Laboratoria y trabaja con las empresas más grandes de Latinoamérica diseñando experiencias de aprendizaje que desarrollen las habilidades del futuro de sus colaboradores. Ella es estratega en innovación digital, con más de 12 años de experiencia en el mercado. Cree firmemente que las únicas organizaciones que triunfarán en el futuro son las que usan la creatividad y la tecnología para satisfacer necesidades reales de las personas y las que aprenden constantemente para ir mejorando en ello. Tiene un MA en Digital Media Management otorgado por Hyper Island y Teesside University (UK).

Britt Andreatta (CEO and President of 7th Mind, Inc)

Britt Andreatta

CEO and President of 7th Mind, Inc

Dr. Britt Andreatta is an internationally recognized thought leader who creates brain science–based solutions for today’s challenges. As CEO and President of 7th Mind, Inc., Britt Andreatta draws on her unique background in leadership, neuroscience, psychology, and learning to unlock the best in people and organizations.

Britt has published several titles including Wired to Connect: The Brain Science of Teams and a New Model for Creating Collaboration and Inclusion, Wired to Grow: Harness the Power of Brain Science to Learn and Master Any Skill and Wired to Resist: The Brain Science of Why Change Fails and a New Model for Driving Success. Upcoming books focus on the neuroscience of purpose and the conscious evolution of organizations.

Former Chief Learning Officer for Lynda.com (now LinkedIn Learning), Britt is a seasoned professional with more than 25 years of experience. She regularly consults with businesses, universities, and nonprofit organizations on leadership development and learning strategy. She was named a Top 20 Influencer for 2020.

Corporate clients include Fortune 100 companies like Comcast and Apple, and also Ernst & Young, Microsoft, Domino’s, LinkedIn, Franklin Covey, TransUnion, Avvo, Rust-Oleum, Alter Eco Foods, and Zillow.

Sergio Atristain (Managing Director of Idea Translations)

Sergio Atristain

Managing Director of Idea Translations

Sergio is the managing director of Idea Translations and one of the founding partners. He has been in the in the translations industry for over 10 years and focuses primarily on the translation of eLearning projects for the last 5 years. He is a regular ATD exhibitor and has helped organizations such as L’Oréal, Panera Bread, the InterAmerican Development Bank, Wisconsin’s Office of Public Instruction and others with their global deployment of eLearning content.
Idea Translations is an ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 17100 certified company in the production of translation, design and eLearning projects.

Allan Bailey (CEO of Centre for Learning Impact)

Allan Bailey

CEO of Centre for Learning Impact

Allan is a leading measurement and evaluation professional and co-developer of the High Impact Evaluation methodology. Allan provides workshops and consulting services on evaluation, impact mapping, and multiple-choice testing to clients such as Harvard Business, Boeing, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the US Department of the Treasury, Deutsche Bank, Scotiabank, and Emirates Airlines.

Michael Bungay Stanier (Founder of Box of Crayons)

Michael Bungay Stanier

Founder of Box of Crayons

Michael Bungay Stanier is the author of the best-selling coaching book of the century, The Coaching Habit. In 2019 he was named the #1 thought leader in coaching. He is the founder of Box of Crayons, a company that helps organizations move from advice-driven to curiosity-led.

Ignacio De la Vega García (Associate Provost Academic Affairs, Faculty & Internationalization at Tecnológico de Monterrey)

Ignacio De la Vega García

Associate Provost Academic Affairs, Faculty & Internationalization at Tecnológico de Monterrey

Ignacio de la Vega is an experienced and internationally seasoned senior manager in the education field, with experience in strategy formulation and implementation. Dr. De la Vega currently serves as Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, Faculty, and Internationalization at Tecnológico de Monterrey.
He previously served as Dean of EGADE Business School and Dean of the undergraduate Business School system at Tecnológico de Monterrey, México. Prior to his role as Dean, he served as Director of the Babson Global Center of Entrepreneurial Leadership in the Middle East. Dr. De La Vega also served as the Chief Learning Officer for the global bank BBVA, and for 21 years Ignacio served at IE Business School.

Dr. De La Vega has been teaching Entrepreneurial Management and Business Strategy for over 25 years in Business Schools and universities in more than 30 countries. In addition to his Ph.D., Dr. de la Vega holds a Law Degree from Universidad Complutense in Spain and a master’s degree in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. In addition, he has taken part in training programs at Harvard Business School and Babson College among other institutions. Ignacio was awarded “Educator of the Year”in 2020 by the prestigious Academy of International Business.

Richard Goring (Director of BrightCarbon)

Richard Goring

Director of BrightCarbon

Richard is a Director at BrightCarbon, the specialist presentation and eLearning agency. He enjoys helping people create engaging content and communicate effectively using visuals, diagrams, and animated sequences that explain and reinforce the key points, which is supported by plenty of resources and tips at www.brightcarbon.com.

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MJ Hall

Project Manager, Sr, ATD Forum at Association for Talent Development (ATD)
Elizabeth Hannah (Associate Director, Learning Delivery of Association for Talent Developement)

Elizabeth Hannah

Associate Director, Learning Delivery of Association for Talent Developement

Elizabeth Hannah is the director of program quality, partnerships, and facilitators at the Association for Talent Development (ATD).

She is responsible for the facilitator integrated talent management strategy and its implementation for the global team of ATD facilitators. For ATD’s education program deliveries outside of the United States, she oversees facilitator recruitment, training, management, content translation and development, sales training, and logistics.

Hannah has extensive experience in successfully developing cutting-edge programs for the talent development profession, converting face-to-face programs to the virtual classroom and launching new partnership programs in Dubai and China.

Cindy Huggett (CPTD)

Cindy Huggett

CPTD

Cindy Huggett, CPTD (formerly CPLP), is an independent consultant, speaker, instructional designer, classroom facilitator, and author who specializes in technology, leadership, and learning. She’s written several books on virtual training, presents frequently at industry conferences, and her online webcasts have been attended by thousands of people around the globe. She helps organizations and training professionals move to the virtual classroom. Cindy is also a past member of the ATD National Board of Directors and was one of the first to earn the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) designation.

Jim Kirkpatrick (Senior Consultant at Kirkpatrick Partners)

Jim Kirkpatrick

Senior Consultant at Kirkpatrick Partners

James (Jim) Kirkpatrick is the senior consultant for Kirkpatrick Partners. He is a thought leader in training evaluation and the creator of the New World Kirkpatrick Model. Using his 15 years of corporate experience, Jim trains and consults for organizations around the world. Jim co-authored seven books, including Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Training Evaluation. Read more at kirkpatrickpartners.com.

Rodrigo Lara Fernández (Facilitador de ATD; Director of Association for Talent Development (ATD); MAS Consultores e Instituto ROI)

Rodrigo Lara Fernández

Facilitador de ATD; Director of Association for Talent Development (ATD); MAS Consultores e Instituto ROI

Rodrigo Lara Fernández es chileno. Psicólogo en la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile e Ingeniero Comercial y Magister en Dirección de Personas y Organizaciones en la Universidad Adolfo Ibañez. Se certificó en Medición del Impacto en el ROI Institute.

Tiene más de veinte años de experiencia. Comenzó su carrera como empleado en un banco y una cadena de supermercados (Cencosud), en las áreas de capacitación y desarrollo. Luego, fundó MAS Consultores e Instituto ROI, en el ámbito de formación y desarrollo.

Ha realizado consultorías, talleres y presentaciones en Alemania, Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Estados Unidos, México, Perú y Venezuela. Además, ha sido muchos años consejero, voluntario, speaker y actualmente Facilitador de ATD, Association for Talent Development. En el ámbito académico, dicta clases en varias Universidades de su país.

Ha recibido varios reconocimientos en su carrera profesional, por parte del ROI Institute y ATD. Además, los años 2018 y 2019 fue elegido "Top 100 HR Influencer", al ser votado entre los profesionales de Recursos Humanos más Influyentes de América Latina.

El año 2020 está publicando su primer libro: "Capacitación: Panorama, Desafíos y Claves".

Rodrigo vive en Santiago de Chile con Dannett, Javi, Mapi y Benja. Disfruta del cine, la lectura, la música, las caminatas, el trote, la alta montaña y sus mascotas. Ha corrido varias maratones y ha participado en numerosas expediciones en la Cordillera de los Andes y los Himalayas.

Laleh Patel (Senior Manager, ATD Forum at Association for Talent Development (ATD))

Laleh Patel

Senior Manager, ATD Forum at Association for Talent Development (ATD)

Laleh Patel is the senior manager for the ATD Forum, steering the engagement and direction of the senior leader, talent development consortium. In this role, she oversees and manages the overall business strategy and the day-to-day operations of the community, and engages with executives to develop research and products to meet their most pressing talent development challenges to drive engagement and content strategy for the ATD Forum. Laleh is an editor for the ATD Forum’s book Leading the Learning Function.

Laleh has had a couple of roles at ATD within the past 10 years. Prior to managing the Forum, she worked as a research associate for ATD; conducting surveys, and analyzing and reporting on industry trends. She wrote the 2010 State of the Industry report. She has also worked in the survey research team at the Society for Human Resource Management, and as a global advertising account executive at Lowe Worldwide.

Laleh holds an undergraduate degree in psychology from University College London, a master’s degree in industrial and organizational psychology from George Mason University, and a graduate certificate in survey design and data analysis from George Washington University.

Bob Pike (Chairman at CTT Press)

Bob Pike

Chairman at CTT Press

Bob Pike, CPLP Fellow, CSP, CPAE Speakers Hall of Fame, is known globally as the “trainer's trainer.” He has written more than 30 books and created a dozen video systems on designing and delivering training. His Master Trainer's Handbook is the bestselling train-the-trainer book ever published, with more than 333,000 copies in print in four editions. He has designed more than 600 training programs of one day or longer since 1969. He has presented at every ATD International Conference & Exposition since 1977, and is a regular keynoter at global training and performance conferences. He has worked in more than 25 countries during his career and his works have been translated into Korean, Chinese, Japanese, and Spanish.

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Dan Pontefract

Author, Thinker, Leadership Strategist at The Pontefract Group
Ann Quadagno (Global Program Manager - Finance Learning and Skills Enablement at IBM, USA)

Ann Quadagno

Global Program Manager - Finance Learning and Skills Enablement at IBM, USA

J. Ann Quadagno is an innovative and strategic learning leader with proven ability to design, develop, implement, and lead programs for internal and external clients to achieve business objectives. She focuses on creating distinctive global programs to upskill and reskill employees. She has been in the consulting and learning design space for over 20 years. Her work has improved the business of IBM employees around the world, and has been recognized by ATD, Brandon Hall, Training Magazine, and ISPI. She has an MS in instructional systems from Florida State University.

Catherine Rickelman (Manager, Learning Solution Design, Leadership, Learning & Inclusion Team at IBM, USA)

Catherine Rickelman

Manager, Learning Solution Design, Leadership, Learning & Inclusion Team at IBM, USA
Nelson Santiago (Director, Global Talent Development of BioAgilytix)

Nelson Santiago

Director, Global Talent Development of BioAgilytix

Nelson Santiago is a globally recognized Learning and Performance Strategist who has led consulting projects in 25+ countries in the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia for over 20 years. He creates and fosters strategic partnerships with global organizations to align their existing learning and talent development strategies to their current business goals. Currently, Nelson is the Director of Global Talent Development at BioAgilytix in Durham, NC. Prior to this role, Nelson served as a full-time ATD Facilitator, Chief Performance Engineer at Snacksize Learning and with several government agencies, including North Carolina Municipalities, the U.S. Coast Guard, the State of North Carolina Human Resources, and the Abu Dhabi government. Nelson has also worked with multiple organizations as a consultant in over 35 countries, designing and delivering programs in leadership and management development, team building, compliance, communications, customer service, change management, performance improvement, and many other topics. His work has always been focused on meeting the strategic needs of the organization.

Vassilis Theocharides (Sr. Regional Manager at Association for Talent Development (ATD))

Vassilis Theocharides

Sr. Regional Manager at Association for Talent Development (ATD)

Vassilis (Vas) Theocharides is the Sr. Regional Manager at the Association for Talent Development (ATD) the largest talent development association in the world, overlooking Latin America, Middle East, India, Africa, and Europe. In his tenure, he has launched five major conferences in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Europe. Vas looks after strategic partnerships in the defined regions with the purpose of increasing the impact of ATD.

Dave Ulrich (Best-Selling Author, #1 Thought Leader in HR, Rensis Likert Professor at Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, USA)

Dave Ulrich

Best-Selling Author, #1 Thought Leader in HR, Rensis Likert Professor at Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, USA

Dave Ulrich is the Rensis Likert Professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan and a partner at the RBL Group (http://www.rbl.net) a consulting firm focused on helping organizations and leaders deliver value. He has published over 200 articles and book chapters and over 30 books. He edited Human Resource Management 1990-1999, served on editorial board of 4 Journal and on the Board of Directors for Herman Miller (16 years), has spoken to large audiences in 90 countries; performed workshops for over half of the Fortune 200; coached successful business leaders, and is a Distinguished Fellow in the National Academy of Human Resources. He is known for continually learning, turning complex ideas into simple solutions, and creating real value to those he works with in three fields.

Organization. With co-authors, he has influenced thinking about modern organizations (Reinventing the Organization) by empirically showing how organization delivers 4 times business results over talent (Victory Through Organization), defined organizations as bundles of capabilities (Organization Capability) and worked to delineate capabilities of talent management (Why of Work; Talent Accelerator), culture change (GE Workout), learning (Learning Organization Capability), and collaboration (Boundaryless Organization).

Leadership. With colleagues, he has also articulated the basics of effective leadership (Leadership Code and Results Based Leadership), connected leadership with customers (Leadership Brand), shown how leadership delivers market value (Why the Bottom Line Isn’t), shapes investor expectations with an ability to measure leadership (Leadership Capital Index), and synthesized ways to ensure that leadership aspirations turn into actions (Leadership Sustainability).

Human Resources. He and his colleagues have shaped the HR profession and he has been called the “father of modern HR” and “HR thought leader of the decade” by focusing on HR outcomes, governance, competencies, and practices (HR Champions; HR Value Added; HR Transformation; HR Competencies; HR Outside In). He spearheaded a “gift” book on the future of HR (The Rise of HR) distributed to over 1,500,000 HR professionals), in which 70 thought leaders freely shared their insights.

Laura van den Ouden (Owner at Expert Trainers)

Laura van den Ouden

Owner at Expert Trainers

Laura van den Ouden is a senior trainer and L&D consultant. With over 20 years' experience, Laura designs and implements extensive Learning programs for corporate universities and international organizations. She blogs frequently about talent development and speaks at conferences. She has written four books: for example 100 Teaching Methods for Developers. Laura was named the Netherlands Trainer of the Year 2020.