Principal Learning Analyst Brandon Hall Group
David Wentworth has been a senior research analyst in the human capital field since 2005, previously with the Institute for Corporate Productivity and joining Brandon Hall Group in early 2012. His focus has always been on emerging technologies, with a current concentration on social and mobile learning. He has contributed to several reports published by ASTD, including authoring Mobile Learning: Learning in the Palm of Your Hand, The Rise of Social Media: Enhancing Collaboration and Productivity Across Generations, and Instructional Systems Design Today and in the Future. His work has also appeared in Compensation & Benefits Review, T+D Magazine and CLO Magazine. David is also responsible for survey development and data analysis at Brandon Hall Group.
Professor Jonathan Jansen
Distinguished Professor of Education – Stellenbosch University
Prof Jonathan Jansen is a Distinguished Professor of Education at Stellenbosch University. Following seven years as Vice-Chancellor and Rector of the University of the Free State, he spent a year as a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. He is President of South Africa’s Institute of Race Relations and of the Academy of Science of South Africa. He started his career as a Biology teacher in the Cape after receiving his science degree from the University of the Western Cape. He obtained a MS degree from Cornell University and a PhD from Stanford. He holds honorary degrees from the University of Edinburgh, the University of Vermont and Cleveland State University.
Futurist, Board advisor, author and speaker, Tomorrow Today
Because Graeme’s background and experience are rich and varied, from articles at KPMG to an IT startup, and from work in the non-profit sector to professional speaking, he has seen many different ways to succeed – and fail – in this changing world we live in. In addition to practical experience, he has spent many hours in research, with five degrees and four best selling books to show for it.
The work our research team and colleagues at TomorrowToday do, provides strategic insights for businesses and leaders across multiple sectors and industries all around the world. Graeme is particularly interested in disruptive change and how leaders can confidently guide their organisations into an uncertain future.
Managing Director Catalyst Consulting / Co- Author Accelerated Learning
Debbie has over 20 years’ experience in the field of strategy, leadership development, change management, talent management, high performance teams and organisational development. She has worked and consulted at leading local and global organisations in the private and public sector throughout Southern Africa and internationally in the UK, Australia, South East Asia, South America, Mexico, China, Canada, Europe and the USA. Debbie is a skilled strategist, design architect, team builder, a powerful facilitator, change agent and executive coach.
Co-founder – Still Human
Brad Shorkend is an agitator & thought provoker, and co-founder of Still Human… he works with business leaders around the world helping them to be constantly innovation ready and to create exceptional employee experiences that translate into kick-ass innovation, constant relevance, and significant revenue.
Co-founder of Still Human
Andy Golding is an employee experience specialist and co-founder of Still Human. Her main focus is on the impact of employee experience on innovation readiness in business. She works with companies and leaders in businesses across all sectors from start ups to established, century old organisations to become places where the best talent wants to be, chooses to come to, and chooses to stay.
James Van der Westhuizen
founder and managing partner – KnowHouse
James van der Westhuizen is the founder and managing partner of KnowHouse. Founded 20 years ago out of a passion work differently with the challenge of learning and change in organizations. As the name indicates KnowHouse is all about spaces for learning, conversation and reflection. The African master accreditation partner of four of the world’s most innovative learning solutions providers KnowHouse is committed to interactive and compelling learning. Our global partners are:
Founder, futurist & creative strategist
ltha started her career as a scientist, quickly moving into the corporate world working at companies such as Liberty Life, SBSA (Futurist) and Absa (heading up innovation) for 20 years. She founded Sense to Solve in July 2007 focusing on creativity and innovation.
ltha has multiple certifications and completed several courses such as Six Thinking Hats®, Lateral Thinking®, LEGO Serious Play™, Whole Brain™ Thinking, The neuroscience of thinking, etc. exploring and learning the intricacies of complex problem solving, the value of whole brain thinking and the ability to actively use and apply creativity in developing new and novel solutions through a deep level of understanding of how the brain works.
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