Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn is Chief Knowledge Officer at Cisco, VP and GM of Cisco Services and President and Chairman of Internet of Things Talent Consortium. She’s had a 20 year career with Cisco and has been named as one of The 2015 Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology by the National Diversity Counsel. She is an expert on the “Workforce of the Future” and brought the first social education system in the industry to market in 2008 (The Cisco Leaning Network).
Kerry Hearns-Smith is the Vice President of Learning Strategy Global Solutions for Xerox Learning. She is responsible for leading Xerox Learning’s thought leadership learning strategy and design team and global solutions architecture team supporting growth sales for Xerox Service’s Learning outsourcing capability group. She also is an active figure in the learning and development space for thought leadership and new trends impacting culture and human performance in organizations.
Steve Sims is Chief Design Officer & Founder at Behavior Lab. Steve has 20 years of experience in game development and production for web, mobile, console and PC systems. He started his gaming career at Electronics Arts and EA Online where he was an Executive Producer and responsible for Madden NFL Football, the #1 selling sports video game franchise in North America, and EA’s earliest forays into the online space including Fantasy Sports and Casual Games. He has worked in the gaming industry since with notable roles including Director of Operations at Gemini Mobile Technologies and Vice President of Product Management and Service Operations at Outspark.
Ida Sirolli is currently head of Research & Education within Telecom Italia’s People Value Dept. – with the responsibility to define models, systems and policies of Knowledge Management and Education and establish and manage partnerships with universities and national and international centers of excellence. Sirolli guided the team which designed, implemented and launched TIM Academy, the company’s Corporate University. She is an Industrial Psychologist with a masters degree in Strategic Human Resources Management from Bocconi University.
Dr. Candace Thille is an Assistant Professor of Education at Stanford’s Graduate School of Education and Senior Research Fellow for the Office of the Vice Provost for Online Learning. She is also the founding director of the Open Learning Initiative at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research focuses on applying results from the learning sciences to the design, implementation, and evaluation of open web-based learning environments. Dr. Thille serves as a redesign scholar for the National Center for Academic Transformation; as a fellow of the International Society for Design and Development in Education; on the Assessment 2020 Task Force of the American Board of Internal Medicine; on the technical advisory committee for the Association of American Universities STEM initiative; and on the Global Executive Advisory board for Hewlett Packard’s Catalyst Initiative. She served on a U.S. Department of Education working group, co-authoring the “National Education Technology Plan,” and on the working group of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology that produced the “Engage to Excel” report for improving STEM education.