Tony Bingham

Tony Bingham

President and CEO of the Association for Talent Development 

Session: Driving Innovation through Talent Development

Tony is the president and CEO of the Association for Talent Development, formerly ASTD, the world’s largest professional association dedicated to those who develop talent in organizations. Tony works with a staff of 130, a Board of Directors, and a worldwide network of volunteers to empower professionals to develop talent in the workplace. 

Tony believes in creating a culture of engaged, high-performing teams that deliver extraordinary results. Deeply passionate about change, technology, and the impact of talent development, his focus is on adding value to ATD members and the global community of talent development professionals. He believes that aligning talent development efforts to business strategy, while utilizing the power of social and mobile technology for learning, is a key differentiator in business today.


Stefaan van Hooydonk

Stefaan van Hooydonk

Global Learning Innovation and Corporate University Advisor 

Session: Designing Your Company's Digital L&D Transformation

Stefaan van Hooydonk started his career in investment consulting in China. From there he moved to set up the executive education arm of a major business school in Shanghai (CEIBS), which he ran for five years. Subsequently, he was asked to become head of Nokia's corporate university in Greater China. He then moved to Agfa, where he was head of the academy, and modernized and innovated the training function. He was asked to innovate learning for employees and customers and Philips headquarters in the role of global CLO for its Lighting division in 2010. He introduced the notion of "speed to knowledge" across the entire ecosystem, resulting in a big focus on digital learning, knowledge transparency, and informal learning. Stefaan then moved to India and joined India’s biggest online company to set up the Flipkart University. 

Since September 2017, Stefaan has set up his own company, where he advises corporations on the establishment of corporate universities and learning innovation (teams, processes, and technology). To keep himself busy, Stefaan also coaches executives and is a certified ICF and NLP coach.

 

Ria van Dinteren

Ria van Dinteren

Chief Editor, TVOO 

Session: Make It Stick! World Cafe Session on Global HRD

Ria van Dinteren is an established author of five books on brain learning and neuroscience. She finished a master study on education management at the University of Roehampton in 2007. Her central themes are leadership, neuroscience, and innovation. She is head editor of TVOO, the largest magazine on human resource development in the Netherlands and works as a teacher for several master’s programs. Ria is involved in the human resource development field, higher education, and neuroscience. As an educational expert and business management expert, she is also a certified facilitator who coaches teams and organizations. 

Ria conducts master classes on using brain techniques for learning and innovating in healthcare, education, and industry. She is also a well-known speaker in the Netherlands, and has spoken several times at the ATD International Conference & EXPO

 

Vivian Heijnen

Vivian Heijnen

Managing Director, Tulser and Co-Founder, 70:20:10 Institute 

Session: L&D in Transition— From the Learning to the Performance Paradigm With 70-20-10

Vivian Heijnen’s strength is her strategic thinking combined with pragmatism and a knife-like focus on execution. She has consulted on a wide range of projects at every level for the implementation of 70-20-10 solutions. Her projects have covered management development change, the implementation of electronic patient files, and other areas. 

Vivian’s strengths are a total focus on the execution of performance detective tasks, and of those of the performance tracker and the game changer. She is co-founder of the 70:20:10 Institute and co-owner of Tulser.

  

Jos Arets

Jos Arets

CEO, Tulser and Co-Founder, 70:20:10 Institute 

Session: Creating Business Impact With Emerging Learning Tools

For many years, Jos Arets has worked on improving the performance of people and organizations by connecting working and learning in smart ways. He’s done this through a mixture of strategic projects with clients and international collaboration within the L&D community. Jos’s strength lies in designing performance-driven solutions at a systems level and working in the role of a performance architect. 

He has written many books, and in collaboration with Charles Jennings and Vivian Heijnen he has published articles and books about the 70-20-10 concept. He is co-founder of the 70:20:10 Institute and owner and CEO of Tulser.

  

Ger Driesen

Ger Driesen

Learning Innovation Leader, aNewSpring 

Session: Creating Business Impact With Emerging Learning Tools

Ger Driesen works as learning innovation leader at aNewSpring. The purpose of aNewSpring is to serve the world with inspiring learning journeys. The company provides the aNewSpring platform to create, curate, and deliver blended and adaptive learning. In his role, Ger represents the company in the learning and development community. 

He connects people and ideas, shares inspiration, and supports professionals and organizations. Ger holds a degree in educational science from the University of Utrecht and has spent his entire career in learning and development. 

He has held roles as consultant, trainer, lecturer, manager of training and development, and entrepreneur. He’s also known as the Dutch “L&D trendcatcher,” an author of many articles, and a regular speaker at international conferences.

  
Evert Pruis

Evert Pruis

Talent Development Specialist, ROI on Talent 

Session: Neuroscience— Harnessing the Science of Learning

Evert Pruis is a training and change management expert and certified talent developer recognized by Jack and Patti Phillips’ ROI Institute. He worked as a change manager and learning consultant at Atos and Shell. 

In 2012, he founded the network Forzes with two other partners and started the Forzes label “ROI on Talent” in 2014. As an entrepreneur, he helps organizations design talent management and development programs. He does this by advising on innovative talent management and training concepts and subsequently helping design, develop, and deliver them. His approach guarantees return on investment and improvements of business results and flourishing of talent. 

He speaks regularly at global conferences, such as the ATD International Conference & EXPO. He blogs on talent and talent management and his work on these topics has been published nationally and internationally. His first book on the ignition and the flowering of talent will be published in 2017  

 

Dan Jones

Dan Jones

Training Manager, Zurich Insurance Company Ltd. 

Session: Creating Business Impact With Emerging Learning Tools

Dan Jones got his start in training by teaching employees how to use a computer mouse. Now, 26 years later, he’s still fascinated by technology and the apps today’s trainers use to support their learning programs. 

Dan’s an experienced learning and development manager, engaging classroom trainer, and captivating webinar host. He mentors colleagues and regularly shares his expertise in learning communities, social media for learning, and microlearning at professional conferences and in social media groups. 

Dan holds a master of business administration degree from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a bachelor of arts degree in international business and French from Grove City College. He also earned a continuing education certificate in training and human resources development from the University of California at Berkeley, and a certificate in technical communication from the University of California at Los Angeles.

 

Brandon Carson

Brandon Carson

Director of Learning, The Home Depot 

Session: Learning Transfer— Sustainable Learning Practices to Maximize Business Performance

Brandon Carson is an award-winning, innovative, and highly focused learning strategist, keynote speaker, and bestselling author. His latest book, learning in the Age of Immediacy: 5 Factors for How We Connect, Communicate, and Get Work Done, explores how the digital transformation is affecting workplace performance. Brandon is currently a director of learning at Home Depot. 

 

Carrie Addington

Carrie Addington

Master Trainer, Association for Talent Development

Session: Innovative Learning Solutions for Effective Workplace Performance

Carrie Addington is a down-to-earth educator and people development coach with a passion for delivering effective communication solutions with a spirited energy. 

As a business consultant and educator for the past 10 years, Carrie has worked with a wide variety of business segments including retail, beauty, education, and nonprofits, and has worked with C-level executives, directors, managers, and high potentials. She has experience designing and delivering customized management and self-development programs, including personal coaching on strategy and communication. 

She has delivered training on key business management principles for small business owners through Bumble and Bumble University in New York (deemed the “Harvard of Hair” by the Harvard Business Review) to classrooms ranging from 20 to 150 attendees. Carrie has delivered on topics ranging from energetic accountability, leadership, and great feedback to cross-generational communication, resolving conflict, and presentation skills. 

Carrie is a part of the coaching network with the prominent, global executive leadership and management company, The Mind Gym. She has a master of fine arts, poetry, from George Mason University and serves on the board of the American Poetry Museum in Washington, D.C. Carrie is passionate about using her love of language and the arts to work with individuals on establishing deeper connections with their daily work.  

 

Shannon Tipton

Shannon Tipton

Chief Learning Officer, Learning Rebels, LLC 

Sessions: Neuroscience— Harnessing the Science of Learning/ Designing an Integrated Blended Learning Model

As owner of Learning Rebels, Shannon Tipton knows what it takes for businesses to get real results from their training departments. Having spent more than 20 years developing successful learning strategies and infrastructures, Shannon has helped businesses to realize their full potential. 

Working throughout North America, Europe, and Korea, Shannon has demonstrated an unrelenting passion for enabling business to achieve applicable business results. Shannon utilizes her extensive real-world expertise and integrates 21st century learning technologies and microlearning tools that drive workplace alignment, enhance collaboration, and increase learning connectivity. 

Shannon’s book, Disruptive Learning, is gaining momentum throughout the business industry as an innovative workplace learning strategy resource. As a result, Shannon has been named as one of E-Learning’s Top 100 Movers and Shakers. Her blog, Learning Rebels, is also in the top 100 e-learning blogs and can be found at www.learningrebels.com.

 

Anouk Koudijs

Anouk Koudijs

HR Director (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa), TOMS 

Session: Case Study— Leadership Readiness: Managing Talent to Tackle Tomorrow’s Business Challenges

As the director of human resources for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region, Anouk is responsible for the overall talent acquisition, development, and engagement strategy for TOMS within her region. With more than 15 years of experience in the beverage industry (Diageo and Heineken), Anouk has taken on a variety of global and EMEA HR positions. 

Anouk has a bachelor’s degree in human resource management and a master of social sciences from the University of Amsterdam.

 

Dr. Amparo Diaz-Llairo

Dr. Amparo Diaz-Llairo

Associate Professor at Master in Work, Organizational, and Personnel Psychology, University of Barcelona  

Session: Talent 3.0— How to Attract Top Talent Utilizing Digital and Social Media

Amparo is the CEO at Global Human Capital Group, an international HR consulting firm that provides strategic solutions targeted at human capital of organizations worldwide. She is an associate professor for the master’s program in work, organizational, and personnel psychology at the University of Barcelona. She is also the director of postgraduate studies in Human Capital 2.0 and a professor in the master’s program for human resources management. She is the author of five management books. 

Amparo has a BA in labor studies and a diploma in business studies from the University of Barcelona and the London Metropolitan University. She holds a postgraduate diploma in human capital management and compensation and benefits at the Ramon Llull University. Amparo is an international HR and management keynote speaker, sharing her expertise in talent management, compensation and benefits, employer branding, HR strategies and policies, and corporate social responsibility. She has taught more than 500 courses, seminars, and conferences in Europe, the United States, Latin America, and the UAE. Amparo is a collaborator for the TV program Entrepreneur, on the Spanish Public TVE on the International Channel 24h.

 

Gianpaolo Barozzi

Gianpaolo Barozzi

Senior HR Director, Cisco 

Session: Human Network Intelligence— The New Era of Peer2Peer Learning

Gianpaolo Barozzi is a senior director in Cisco HR, leading the digitalization office and the adaptive talent marketplace project in the newly formed leadership and team intelligence organization. He is a thought leader in the design and development of innovative workforce experiences and solutions in multiple HR areas at Cisco. 

He has a wide experience in talent management and L&D gained by covering diverse roles and responsibilities, which included global leadership for management development, innovation enablement and career development; EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) head of L&D; and global leadership for sales L&D.

 

Andre De Wit

Andre De Wit

Vice President of Learning, Carlsberg Group 

Session: Disruptive Learning— How the Digital Age and Newest Learning Technologies Have Transformed the Way We Learn

Andre de Wit is a motivational and experienced speaker, regarded for the combination of successful global operational leadership experience and strategic human resource experience in leading international companies. Andre currently serves as vice president of learning and capability building for the Carlsberg group, an international beer-brewing company with 45,000 employees and factories in 40 countries mainly in Northern, Western, and Eastern Europe and Asia. Carlsberg, which has its home base in Copenhagen, Denmark, is currently the third biggest beer-brewing company in the world. 

The topics Andre speaks about in conferences are the relationship between changing the world (10 to 20 years’ perspective) and the demands this will have on future leadership. He will share the ways these future demands on leadership can be included in a leadership development strategy. The latest practical example is the Learning Leaders program that he developed and implemented for the Carlsberg group.

 

Floor Dijkstra

Floor Dijkstra

Learning and Development Director, Friesland Campina 

Session: L&D in Transition— From the Learning to the Performance Paradigm With 70-20-10

Floor joined Friesland Campina in 2013 after working as an independent HR development consultant for more than 13 years. Friesland Campina is a Dutch dairy cooperation and the sixth dairy player on the global market. One of its great challenges is to enable employees to learn at the speed of business while the company is investing in innovation and technological development in order to be competitive in the market. 

Floor has successfully built a new L&D team with focus on performance improvement. She is able to build bridges between different departments such as HR, supply chain, and continuous improvement. Her strengths are entrepreneurship, stakeholder management, leadership, and strategic HRD.

 

Rutger Barczuk

Rutger Barczuk

Senior Business Partner, Learning and Development, KPN Academy

Session: Sustainable Learning Practices to Drive Business Performance

Rutger Barczuk is a senior business partner in learning and development for the KPN Academy in the Netherlands. He is responsible for the strategy and implementation of learning solutions that support the learning needs of more than 14,000 employees who provide customers with world-class telecom services. Rutger was instrumental in establishing the KPN sales and service academy in 2010. Prior to joining the academy, he held various management positions in KPN's retail organization.

 

Nina Olatoke

Nina Olatoke

Vice President Human Resources— EMEA (Europe, Middle-East and Africa), BDP International

Session: Case Study- Ensuring ROI and Delivering a Business Case for Innovative L&D Strategies

Nina Olatoke is currently the vice president of HR for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) for BDP International, a global U.S.-based logistics company with a focus on building a home, not a workplace, and a family, not a workforce. Based in Dubai, her role spans more than three continents and 18 countries. She is charged with developing people strategies that help deliver business results and executive development across the EMEA region in the Global Executive Development Program. 

Prior to this role, Nina was with Kimberly-Clark for four years. Her last position was HR director for Turkey and EMEA project lead for HRIS (HR systems and process implementation). She had key responsibility for delivering people initiatives and strategies that support the overall organization’s short-, mid-, and long-term strategy, including executive development strategies. Prior to this, she was the compensation and benefits director for Kimberly-Clark in the EMEA region. In this role, Nina was responsible for the development of market-competitive compensation strategies and well as the rollout of a market-based grading system.

 

Jan Rijken

Jan Rijken

Director, CrossKnowledge Academy

Session: Corporate Learning Transformation— What’s Your Corporate Learning Strategy Worth?

Jan Rijken is an experienced talent and learning professional with strong business and human capital impact in complex organizations. He was chief learning officer for KPMG, ABN AMRO, and Mercedes-Benz and is a recognized thought leader in the learning and talent community. He currently heads the Crossknowledge Academy with a focus on strategic L&D advising and research. 

His areas of expertise and experience include corporate learning transformation and strategy, talent management, leadership development, and L&D impact measurement. Jan is co-founder and faculty for the Nyenrode Business University masterclass in learning and development leadership.