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(in last name alphabetical order)

Jose Manuel Aggio (President at ADRHA)

Jose Manuel Aggio

President at ADRHA

José es Abogado por la Universidad de Buenos Aires y cuenta con un Programa Ejecutivo en el IAE.
Es presidente de ADRHA (Asociación de Recursos Humanos de Argentina) desde 2017.
Ha desarrollado su carrera durante casi treinta años en diversas funciones, locales y regionales, en el área de Recursos Humanos en el Grupo Perez Companc, Aguas Argentinas (Grupo Suez), Prudential, Barrick Gold, San Miguel, El Tejar, Danone y hasta Enero de 2021 ocupó la Vicepresidencia de Recursos Humanos en YPF.
En el año 2019 fue distinguido como CHRO del año en Argentina.

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).

Monica Almeida (SG Aprendizagem Corporativa)

Monica Almeida

SG Aprendizagem Corporativa

Monica Almeida is a learning designer and facilitator of face-to-face and digital experiences, working for 4 years in the consulting company SG Aprendendedor Corporativa Designed Under Measure. Speaker of CBTD in the years 2019 and 2020 in partnership with Flora Alves. Psychologist, specialist in HR administration and previous experience of 13 years in the Human Resources area.

Flora Alves (SG Aprendizagem Corporativa)

Flora Alves

SG Aprendizagem Corporativa

Flora Alves has been working in the Talent Development field for more than 25 years. She founded SG, a training company focused on learning transfer, that has helped companies such as Assurant, Johnson & Johnson, Bridgestone, Bayer, Rubbermaid, Bradesco, Merck and Itaú Bank among others for the last 15 years. She invented the Trahentem®️ Methodology for Learning Design using Canvas which is a Learning Solutions Design tool that uses three Canvas models that have been developed to facilitate the process of diagnosis, the selection of knowledge and content, and the Design of Solutions focused on how people learn and how they perform.Author of the best sellers “Gamification. How to create engaging learning experiences. A complete guide: from theory to practice”, “Learning Design using Canvas - Trahentem®️” and “Master Trainer, the role of the instructor in the learning process”. She is an international speaker and has facilitated workshops in Brazil, the United States and Latin America. She is an ATD designated Master Trainer and Instructional Designer as well.

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 (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.

Caroline Carpenedo (Global Director of People (CHRO) and Social Responsibility at Gerdau S.A.)

Caroline Carpenedo

Global Director of People (CHRO) and Social Responsibility at Gerdau S.A.

+ 18 years of experience in Human Resources in many business areas, all HR processes.

Global mindset, lived and worked in many countries (Italy, Canada, US) and continuous business travels to India, Spain, USA, China and other Latin America countries.

Professional with wide experience in HR leading and implementing all HR processes (Recruitment and Selection, Corporate Education, Leadership Development, Career and Succession, Competencies and 360 Assessments, International Transfers, Performance Management, Internal Communication, Organizational Environment, Change Management, Business Culture, Cultural Transformation and Digital Trasnformation, among others).

Leader of many Global Strategic Projects, assignments related to support turnarounds, restructuring and growth projects.
Participation in Board of Directors (President of the People Committee at JV Gerdau Metaldon, Gerdau Institute and Gerdau Compensation Committee, Minas and Metais Museum, Vice President People Management Committee of Amcham, Participant of Amcham Estrategic HR Committee.

Alfredo Castro (Coach and facilitator at MOT)

Alfredo Castro

Coach and facilitator at MOT

Coach and facilitator of MOT, a consulting company based in Miami, USA, Sao Paulo, Brazil and Lisbon.
For 25 consecutive years I contributed with the ATD Talent Development Industry as a keynote speaker, board member, writer, consultant, coach and Chairman of the Advisory Committee for the Chicago International conference. Board member, certified by IBGC, Brazilian Corporate Governance Institute.
For two decades I am faculty of international MBA courses.
Author of 12 business books and co-author of 3 ATD Management books.
International business consultant experience in implementing blended learning programs and human resource projects, in more than 120 companies, and more than 25 countries (Asia, Africa, Europe and Americas).
I have also spoken at ATD events in Asia (China, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Hong Kong) and Americas (Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Egypt, South Africa).
Awarded with Leadership Award in T&D international area, February 2008, Mumbai, India, in 2012 as a Golden Global Member by ATD, Denver and in 2019 awarded as 25th contributor for the ATD Talent Development Industry, Washington DC.

Igor Cozzo (Director of Associação Brasileira de Treinamento e Desenvolvimento - ABTD)

Igor Cozzo

Director of Associação Brasileira de Treinamento e Desenvolvimento - ABTD

General Director of ABTD - Brazilian Association of Training and Development.
Passionate about developing people and organizations!
I strongly believe that the best way to have a better world is through the exchange and sharing of knowledge. I seek to create activities and actions that facilitate this learning flow between people and organizations.
Graduated in Social Communication, Editorial Production and Digital Marketing specialization.

Luis Maria Cravino (Director of AO Consulting)

Luis Maria Cravino

Director of AO Consulting

Luis María is PhD in Labor Sociology and a consultant specialized in Talent Management and Organizational Development.
For 30 years he has delivered knowledge, innovation, and experience to design and implement Performance Management processes.
From Buenos Aires, he provides consulting services for important companies in Argentina and the region. With extensive experience, Luis María has collaborated in hundreds of HR areas in improving processes to develop people's talent in organizations.
Luis María has been a member of ATD since 1992, has a long history as a university professor and has integrated academic committees into several professional education organizations. He has published hundreds of articles, is author of several books and a leading lecturer in different countries around the world. He was recently voted "Top 100 HR Influencers" in Latin America by the community of HR professionals.

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

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.

Bárbara Hernández (Project Coordinator at Instituto ROI)

Bárbara Hernández

Project Coordinator at Instituto ROI

Bárbara Hernández de Barros is a Psychologist with a degree from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile; She holds a Master's degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Bristol, and she has an MBA and a Diploma in People and Organization Management from the Adolfo Ibáñez University.

With more than 12 years of work experience, Barbara has advised various organizations and is currently part of MAS Consultores’ team. She has worked in the design and implementation of evaluation projects, methodologies and instruments; as well as in skills assessment and learning processes; addressing various topics such as Entrepreneurship, Qualifications Frameworks, Labor Competencies, People Development and Training, linking the work and education worlds. Barbara is passionate about creation proposal and solution that allow the development of people, thus contributing to the continuous improvement of organizations.

Cindy Huggett (CPTD)

Cindy Huggett


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.

James (Jim) Kirkpatrick (Senior Consultant at Kirkpatrick Partners)

James (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. He has co-authored seven books, including Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Training Evaluation.

Wendy Kirkpatrick (President and Founder of Kirkpatrick Partners)

Wendy Kirkpatrick

President and Founder of Kirkpatrick Partners

Wendy Kirkpatrick is the president and founder of Kirkpatrick Partners. She leads companies to measurable success through training and evaluation using the Kirkpatrick Model. Wendy has nearly three decades of experience in retailing, marketing, and training. Wendy and Jim Kirkpatrick have written four books, including Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Training Evaluation.

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

Rodrigo Lara Fernandez

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.

Fernando Lasky (Director of Películas Mel, S.A)

Fernando Lasky

Director of Películas Mel, S.A

El Ing. Fernando Lasky Burak es Ingeniero Mecánico por la Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Vivió 6 años en el Kibutz Nir-Eliyahu en Israel en donde se especializo en procesos de manufactura de plásticos y polímetros para empaques flexibles.

Past President de “YEO Young Entrepreneurs Organizations Capítulo México”
Ex presidente del patronato del “Colegio Hebreo Tarbut”
Miembro del consejo de amigos de la “Universidad Tel-Aviv en México”
Facilitador en viajes académicos para “Idea International”en: Silicon Valley, Finlandia e Israel
Miembro de “ATD Association for Talent Development “
Miembro de “TMA Training Media Asociation”

Actualmente es el Director de Películas Mel, S.A.
Ha participado como orador en numerosos eventos y congresos de capacitación y desarrollo para promover el uso del video y las distintas tecnologías audio visuales para el aprendizaje y desarrollo de las personas.
Podemos mencionar entre otros a Expo capacítate, ANTAD ( Asociación Nacional de Tiendas departamentales y de autoservicio ), Expo Management / WOBI, Amedirh, Expo Capital Humano, Congreso de Psicología del Trabajo, American Chamber, INADEM, ITESM, etc.)
Ha compartido la experiencia de la Transformación Digital de una PYME con el caso MELFLIX en distintos foros empresariales y académicos en México, Colombia y los EUA ( CANACO, ITAM, ITESM, IPADE, Universidad City Banamex, ACRIP, ATD )
Casado con Claudia y padre de tres hijos, .... y fanático de la bicicleta de montaña

Lina Nakata (Teacher at FIA Business School)

Lina Nakata

Teacher at FIA Business School

Human Resources Management Specialist and Professor in postgraduate courses at FIA Business School and Mackenzie University. Co-president at PWN São Paulo - Professional Women Network, and marketing director at ANGRAD - National Association of Undergraduate Business Administration Courses. Bachelor, Master and Doctor of Science in Business Administration from the University of São Paulo, with a doctorate program at Northern Illinois University. She was a data scientist at Great Place to Work, professor in undergraduate courses in Business Administration and Economics at Insper and Ibmec, coordinator of the Business Administration program at UFU - Federal University of Uberlandia, lecturer at Esags-FGV, Fecap and FMU. She was a researcher at the Universidad Autónoma del Caribe (UAC), Colombia. She has experience and expertise in Human Resources Management, with emphasis on Careers, Gender, Sports Management, Employee Experience, Organizational Climate, Organizational Learning, Diversity and People Development.

German Paris (President at PyB Estrategas en Aprendizaje)

German Paris

President at PyB Estrategas en Aprendizaje

Experto en creación, desarrollo e implementación de estrategias de aprendizaje organizacional con más de 25 años de experiencia.
Publicista (Universidad Central-Colombia), Máster en Gestión de Organizaciones (Universidad de Quebec-Canada), Alta Gerencia, Gerencia de Recursos Humanos (Universidad de los Andes -Colombia, Diplomado Marketing (TEC de Monterrey-México)
Ha sido profesor universitario, expositor, facilitador y consultor a nivel en Colombia, Ecuador y Venezuela en aprendizaje organizacional.
Coautor de los Modelos C.A.M.P ®©, CAR© de aprendizaje Organizacional y del sistema para formar Gestores de Aprendizaje 3i©.
Es certificado en la metodología 70:20:10 por el Instituto 702010 y en High Performance Learning Journeys del Brinkerhoff Institute.
Trabajó con Vicepresidente de Punch TV y desde hace más de 25 años dirige la empresa PyB.

Jack Phillips (Chairman at ROI Institute)

Jack Phillips

Chairman at ROI Institute

Jack J. Phillips, PhD, chairman of ROI Institute, Inc. , is a world-renowned expert on accountability, measurement, and evaluation. Jack provides consulting services for Fortune 500 companies and major global organizations. The author or editor of more than 100 books, he conducts workshops and presents at conferences throughout the world. He has conducted more than 100 ROI studies and helped thousands of professionals with their ROI studies.

Jack has received several awards for his books and work. The American Society for Training and Development (now the Association for Talent Development) gave him its highest award, Distinguished Contribution to Workplace Learning and Development for his work on ROI. On three occasions, Meeting News named him one of the 25 most powerful people in the meetings and events industry based on his work in ROI. The Society for Human Resource Management presented him an award for one of his books and honored a Phillips ROI study with its highest award for creativity. The International Society for Performance Improvement presented Jack with its highest award, the Thomas F. Gilbert Award, for his contribution to human performance technology. In 2019, Jack, along with his wife Patti P. Phillips , received the distinguished contributor award by the Center for Talent Reporting for their contribution to the measurement and management of human capital. Jack’s work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Fortune magazine, and National Geographic. He has been interviewed by several television networks including CNN. Jack served as president of the International Society for Performance Improvement from 2012 to 2013.

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.


Dan Pontefract

Author, Thinker, Leadership Strategist at The Pontefract Group
Wally Pretelt-Kieswetter (Career Coach at PK Inc.)

Wally Pretelt-Kieswetter

Career Coach at PK Inc.

Wally Pretelt-Kieswetter is a Career Coach and Learning Extraordinaire with more than 20 years of experience combined in hospitality, customer service, L&D, and HR. She has worked for companies like The Walt Disney Company, Royal Caribbean International, Marriott, THI, and Nestle. Her life purpose is to serve and nowadays she does as a Career Coach through her company, PK Inc., providing career coaching and orientation to those who seek to reach their professional goals. You can find her on Linkedin and her Instagram account

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
Inigo Sanchez-Cabezudo (CEO of Infinito Learning)

Inigo Sanchez-Cabezudo

CEO of Infinito Learning

Leadership consultant and entrepreneur on purpose
Washington DC, (USA)
Spaniard and American consultant and entrepreneur, dedicated to talent development, specialized on transformational leadership, storytelling and change management. He is a change management certified (Change Quest™ model) and team management certified (Peak Team Performance™ model) by the neuroscience expert Dr. Britt Andreatta. He is passionate about entrepreneurship with purpose.
He defines himself as a multipotentialite. He is currently exploring his IKIGAI, his life moto is the African life philosophy UBUNTU and he considers himself an eternal learner.
He was former director of global markets, for the Americas, Caribbean and Spain at SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management), the largest professional society in the world dedicated to HR professionals for three years.
Prior to SHRM he was senior regional manager at ATD (Association for Talent Development, formerly ASTD), where he managed international relations with Europe and Latin America for six years.
Prior to his role in ATD, Iñigo worked as director of sales and marketing at Fonexion USA, a European bluetooth and wireless accessories distributor, managing U.S. and Latin American operations. Before that, he was deputy director for AGRAGEX (the Spanish Farm Equipment and Irrigation Exporters Association) for 10 years in Bilbao, Spain. He extensively promoted farm equipment products, organizing trade shows and trade missions, and bringing entrepreneurs to more than 86 countries around the world.
He holds a BA in economics from the Complutense University of Madrid (Spain) and a diploma in economics from the University of Wolverhampton (UK), and has taken several doctorate courses in development economics at the University of the Basque Country in Bilbao (Spain). He has taken several ATD training and coaching certificates. He regularly speaks at different L&D and HR conferences and workshops throughout Latin America and Europe. He holds SHRM-SCP (Senior Certified Professional) certification.
Last year, he became certified by CLICK-Institute’s (Washington DC) digital facilitator program and he is currently a faculty coach. In 2021, he has also finished a masters in entrepreneurship from Instituto Pensamiento Positivo in Madrid (Spain). He recently took a certificate for Mastermind success accelerator facilitation by The Success Alliance group (USA).
He is fluent in English, Spanish and French, and is currently learning Portuguese, and one of his life goal’s is to reach the 100 countries’ doing business with and traveling to milestone soon.

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 ( 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.