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Home Depot, Harvard Business Publishing, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit to Discuss the Future of Enterprise Learning at D2L’s Fusion Conference

Press Release

Inaugural “CLO Think Tank” Event Will Share Best Practices and Insights from Enterprise Learning Leaders

Digital learning technology is transforming how organizations grow, and learning leaders must keep up with this rapid change. That’s the theme of D2Ls inaugural Chief Learning Officer (CLO) Think Tank event, which will take place on July 20th at its annual Fusion conference in Las Vegas. The presentations and workshop will be led by top learning executives from Home Depot, Harvard Business Publishing, and Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, among others, and respected industry analyst, Claude Werder from Brandon Hall Group. Each will address challenges companies face as technology changes the nature of learning and development in the workplace.

“Learning engagement is now essential in today’s workplace and CLOs are leveraging video, gaming, social, and self-publishing, among other tools, to deliver new and more effective learning experiences,” said John Baker, CEO of D2L. “Our first annual CLO Think Tank event will bring together learning executives from various industries to discuss digital transformation in enterprise learning by facilitating conversation and thoughtful analysis.”

Along with listening to insightful presentations, attendees will work closely with peers in collaborative workshops to discuss how technology is transforming enterprise learning and development.

“CLOs are operating in an environment where learning is recognized as a critical corporate priority. CLOs who adopt digital learning technologies and use them to link learning to performance outcomes have an opportunity to make significant contributions to their organizations’ business success,” said Claude Werder, VP/Research Operations and Principal HCM Analyst, Brandon Hall Group. “This forum will provide learning leaders with leading practices and strategies about everything from micro-learning to mitigating business risk, which are profoundly important in the 21st century workplace.”

The agenda is as follows:

  • 9:30am – Opening Remarks
    • Speaker: Erin Mills, Head of Enterprise Marketing, D2L
  • 9:45am – Session #1: Panel Discussion – Digital Transformation and The New Strategic Learning Imperative
    • Moderator: Brandon Carson, Director of Learning, Home Depot
    • Panelists: Claude Werder, VP/Research Operations and Principal HCM Analyst, Brandon Hall Group, Keith Meyerson, Sr. Director of Training & Development, Topgolf, and Shawn Storer, Chief of People and Culture, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
  • 11:00am – Session #2: Facilitated Workshop – The Journey of Transformation for L&D, Redefining the CLO
    • Facilitator: Jeanne Meister, Future Workplace
  • 1:00pm – Session #3: D2L Solution Spotlight in Grand Ballroom
  • 2:20pm – Session #4: Learning – The Foundation of Transformation
    • Speaker: Josh Brand, Sr. Director of Global Delivery, Harvard Business Publishing
  • 4:10pm – Session #5: Creating a Learning Strategy for 2020 and Beyond
    • Speaker: Claude Werder, HCM Principal Analyst, Brandon Hall Group


For more information or to sign up, please click here and follow the menu. Attendees will also have access to D2L’s Annual User Group and Executive Summit.

About D2L Fusion Conference

Fusion is D2L’s annual learning conference, which offers educators, instructors and leaders from around the world a chance to come together and share ideas that will shape the future of learning. Driving progress and better outcomes for learners starts with sharing knowledge and best practices for the classroom, campus or workplace. This is your chance to join the conversation and make sure your voice is heard. Fusion is where the brightest minds meet.

About Brightspace

D2L’s Brightspace is a digital learning platform that helps customers deliver personalized learning experiences in a classroom or online to people anywhere in the world. Created for the digital learner, Brightspace is cloud-based, runs on mobile devices, and offers rich multimedia to increase engagement, productivity and knowledge retention. The platform makes it easy to design courses, create content,  giving customers more time to focus on what’s most important – better learning and engagement.

About D2L

D2L is the software leader that makes the learning experience better. The company’s cloud-based platform is easier to use, more flexible, and smart. With Brightspace, companies can personalize the experience for every learner to deliver real results. The company is a world leader in learning analytics: its platform predicts learner performance so that companies can take action in real-time to keep employees on track. Brightspace is used by learners in higher education, K-12, and the enterprise sector, including the Fortune 1000. D2L has operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Brazil, and Singapore.


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