Agenda

Agenda

Monday OCT 02 2017

Registration 
10:00AM to 11:00AM
Welcome coffee and pastries 
10:00AM to 11:00AM
Opening Keynote 
Innovation in Action – an EMEA perspective

Innovation is at the core of our philosophy. Organisations have to adapt constantly, which means HR has to foster a culture for continuous development and improvement. At Cornerstone, we encourage innovation via strong employee engagement and a sharp focus on client success. This is reflected both within our own company and towards our customers; globally and when addressing challenges in an EMEA specific context. In his keynote, Vincent Belliveau will show you how this approach helps transform obstacles such as fragmented technologies or legal requirements into opportunities for growth.

Vincent Belliveau, EVP EMEA, Cornerstone
Martin Tweddle, Group Head of Resourcing, Cape Plc
11:00AM to 11:30AM
CEO Keynote - The Digital Transformation Experience 
The Age of Experience 

Thanks to technology and innovative thinking, we’re now at a point where we can help to make personalised experiences a reality – both gathering information to understand one’s needs and delivering a customised experience to individuals. In this year’s opening Convergence keynote, our founder and CEO, Adam Miller, will share how this thinking is inspiring innovation at Cornerstone, whether it is the user experience, the employee experience, the candidate experience or the client experience.

Adam Miller, Founder and CEO, Cornerstone
Frédéric Henrion, Senior VP HR Development, SUEZ
Jason Sunseri, Learning Technology Project Manager, Amazon
11:30AM to 1:00PM
Networking Lunch 
1:00PM to 1:45PM
BREAKOUT SESSIONS 2:00PM to 2:45PM
Agile Performance 
Reimagine your performance process by engaging your employees
Business Process Owner

Join us for this session on agile perfomance. Danske Bank will share with you their journey and how their employees' input has shaped what a great performance process could look like in the future.

Lisbeth Sørensen, Senior HR-Specialist, Danske Bank

Business Process Owner

Executive

Capture your Learning 
API - what is it and can it work for me?
Business Process Owner

We will explore how to exploit and get real value out of your employee's learning anywhere, and show you how it can interact with your Cornerstone solution. If you are new to xAPI or are interested in an introduction, join us for this non-technical walk through of xAPI and what it can do for you.

Dorit Kaplan, Senior Product Manager, Cornerstone
Ian O'Rourke, Strategic Client Success Manager, Cornerstone OnDemand

Business Process Owner

Executive

IT

Administrator

Make Your LMS Work Smarter, Not Harder 
Make your LMS smarter, better, faster.
Administrator

With many options to switch-on and switch-off and lots of configurable decisions to make, learn the quick wins and top tips to make your system more efficient.

Ruben Baron, Training Consultant, Cornerstone

Administrator

Love your Leaders 
Differentiate your leadership development program.
Business Process Owner

Investing in leadership has been, and continues to be a hot topic in the talent management space. Bersin’s annual "Trends in Talent Management" report deems leadership development one of the most important focal areas for HR functions. This session will explore some of the most critical variables that impact workplace motivation and provide a comprehensive look at the development of leadership knowledge, skills and attitudes to understand how to differentiate organisational culture from team climate. Attendees will also get an inside look at how Cornerstone structures its leadership development program, both philosophically and practically.

Jeff Miller, Senior Director of Talent Management, Cornerstone OnDemand
Chris Stewart, VP of Global Client Success and Support, Cornerstone

Business Process Owner

Executive

Maximise your Client Success 
Are you getting maximum value out of your client success team?
Business Process Owner

Drive your business forward by matching your systems with your business objectives. We will show you how to leverage the best resources from CSOD and make effective use of the Blueprint.

Yvonne Jackson, Manager, Strategic Client Success, Cornerstone

Business Process Owner

Executive

Administrator

Learning in a Mobile world 
Learn how to start with Mobile
Business Process Owner

Is my organisation ready? Should we use the app or the web version of Cornerstone? What is Cornerstone planning to do for mobile? If you are asking those questions, come and join this interactive session where Orange will expose its strategy around mobile and discover the future of mobile with Isadora, Product Manager at Cornerstone.

Isadora Dantas, Mobile Product Manager, Cornerstone
Thomas Garnier, Senior Expert Solution Orange Learning, PMP, Orange

Business Process Owner

Executive

Administrator

Under the Hood 
Moving to a Microservices Architecture
Business Process Owner

Learn about how the Cornerstone Tech team is moving from its Monolith Architecture and adopting a Microservices strategy which enables us to build APIs for everything – and much more. We will share our progress and talk about upcoming projects that will be based on this new approach. Cloud plays a vital role in this, and we will talk about our plans to leverage it.

Pratik Savai, VP, Application Development, Cornerstone

Business Process Owner

Executive

IT

Administrator

Networking Break 
2:45PM to 3:00PM
Guest Speaker Keynote - Karren Brady 

The beliefs, ideologies, principles, and values of an organisation form its culture, which is key in any business. People who are empowered, motivated and have an entrepreneurial spirit can rocket a business to whole new successes. Hear from Baroness Brady of Knightsbridge CBE, who has turned around two football clubs and other businesses from rags to riches. How has she done this? Hard work, determination and changing the culture to ensure she gets the best out of her people.

Karren Brady, Baroness Brady of Knightsbridge, CBE
3:00PM to 3:45PM
Stemettes - Innovation in Action 
Cornerstone & Stemettes Sponsored Hackathon Event 2017

During early in September, Cornerstone hosted a weekend of coding, creativity and app building for young women aged 5 to 21 from across south east England on the theme of ‘collaboration’. The girls had to design and build a social collaboration app to chat with friends, share videos, games, images. It was an amazing experience for us and for them. The apps built in such a short time were phenomenal! Join us to congratulate the overall winners of the Hackathon and find out why it means so much to them to be part of such a great learning experience. Stemettes vision is for all girls to be able to make informed decisions about careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM), so that eventually women can be proportionally represented in the field.

3:45PM to 3:55PM
IDC - Future Business: The Role of HR in Digital Transformation 

Since the advent of the very first computer, IDC has been analysing how technology is transforming businesses and industries. Today, all organisations are on the verge of disruption caused by significant business process improvements as well as the introduction of new digital business models. CEOs globally have recognised the urgency to ensure that digital transformation is central to their corporate agenda. However, IDC has found that driving change at scale will require support from all business units, especially the HR department. During this session, IDC will present its latest findings from its 2017 Future Business study, sponsored by Cornerstone OnDamand, and provide an HR framework that will help you start accelerating change within your own organisations. 

Digital transformation is challenging companies to assess and re-engineer their business models and operations. Organisations will require changes in the workforce, workspace, and workculture. During this presentation, IDC will explain why HR will play a key role in supporting and executing this new strategic direction for the organisation.

Jan Van Vonno, Research Manager, IDC
3:55PM to 4:40PM
BREAKOUT SESSIONS 4:45PM to 5:30PM
Cornerstone HR 
Make the most of all your systems
Business Process Owner

Learn how to pull all your systems together. Make the most of all your systems across the HRIT landscape, from payroll, time in attendance, performance and Learning.

Simone Koole, Product Manager, Cornerstone
Andy Ennis, HRIS Implementation Manager, Spectris Plc
Carine July, Business Transformation Manager, SUEZ

Business Process Owner

Executive

Administrator

Power in Data 
The Power of Learning with Data Science
Business Process Owner

With the incredible amount of learning data available, how do you make sense of it all? Discover how the power of machine learning and data science are enabling organisations to optimise their learning strategy. This session will dive into the Insights product and how you can accelerate your LMS capabilities.

Elvis Ha, Manager Product Management, Cornerstone

Business Process Owner

Executive

Leveraging your External Network 
Using your Extended Enterprise solution to its best.
Prospective Client

Lloyds University shows us how to grow your business through leveraging your external network and additional revenue streams. Transmitting the same knowledge and culture you have internally to your external network gives great results.

Aaron Boyle, Talent Development Partner , Corporation of Lloyd's
Eric Linin, Head of Talent Development, Corporation of Lloyd's
Adam Triggs , Talent Development Partner , Corporation of Lloyd's

Prospective Client

Business Process Owner

Executive

New Client

Administrator

Pimp My Portal 2.0 
Make the most of your portal.
Prospective Client

Clear, efficient and familiar - is this how your users would describe your portal? Santa Fe showcases how they relaunched their portal and put their employees in the front-centre when creating the user experience.

Barbara Zesik, Chief People Officer, Santa Fe Relocation

Prospective Client

Business Process Owner

Executive

New Client

Administrator

Game Changing ATS Features 
Make your ATS smarter, better, faster.
Administrator

With many options to switch-on and switch-off and lots of configurable decisions to make, learn the quick wins and top tips to make your system more efficient.

Maria Behrendt, Training Consultant, Training Team Lead (EMEA), Cornerstone University

Administrator

Welcome to the Content Revolution 
The Modern Learner and Content Today
Business Process Owner

The digital revolution has enabled employees to take learning into their own hands. HR and Learning professionals have been tasked to modernise their approach to training and align to business goals. Learning content is no longer just used to “check a box”, it's become a strategic differentiator between successful organisations, and those becoming obsolete. But how do you develop a learning content strategy that spans over the entire employee experience? What type of learning content meets the needs of the Modern Learner, and how do you align the goals of your learning content to goals of the business?

Mark Lamswood, Regional Director, Content Services, Cornerstone
Marie Casery , Head of Instructional Design - AXA Group Learning & Development, AXA
Vicky Harris, L&D Consultant, Inmarsat
Valerie Malaval, COO AXA Université, AXA

Business Process Owner

Executive

Administrator

Cornerstone: Vision of the Future 
Come and hear the inside track from our SVP
Prospective Client

Staying a leader in the market requires you to be able to see into the future, and act accordingly to help set the pace - come and listen to Jason Corsello (SVP Corporate Strategy) where he will give his perspective on how the Human Capital landscape will move in the future, and how Cornerstone will adapt and help HR further enhance the value they bring to their business.

Jason Corsello, SVP, Strategy & Corporate Development , Cornerstone OnDemand

Prospective Client

Business Process Owner

Executive

New Client

From Exclusive to Inclusive Talent Management 
Evolution of Talent Management.
Business Process Owner

Proximus redesigned its talent management framework, shifting to an integrated approach of its talent management initiatives with a central focus on the talents of all employees. Knowing, growing and sharing your talents throughout the company will boost engagement, growth and performance of employees and enable Proximus to become a learning organisation and achieve its corporate strategy. I want to share our story and inspire you for your own.

Erica Baetslé, HR Manager, Proximus

Business Process Owner

Executive

New Client

Happy Hour & Client Awards 

Cornerstone’s client awards recognise innovation and excellence in the adoption and use of Cornerstone’s software and services. Join us during the Happy Hour to celebrate the best and brightest talent strategies of the past year and the teams driving those initiatives.

5:30PM to 6:30PM
Client Celebration Party 

It’s not Convergence without a special client celebration party, and this year we will transport you to the Mardi Gras Extravaganza at the Indigo - The O2. 

Be sure to bring your dancing shoes to enjoy the party with your colleagues, new friends, old friends, Cornerstone employees and partners. 

Please follow the dancers from the Intercontinental Conference entrace who will lead the way...

6:30PM to 11:55PM

Tuesday OCT 03 2017

Product Roadmap 
A perennial favorite, this session offers a deep dive into new and upcoming Cornerstone features, and it gives clients the chance to vote for their most desired product enhancements and capabilities.
Adam Miller, Founder and CEO, Cornerstone
Summer Rogers, AVP, Product Management, Cornerstone
9:00AM to 11:00AM
Networking Break 
11:00AM to 11:15AM
BREAKOUT SESSIONS 11:15AM to 12:00PM
Big Data & Machine Learning 
Contributions of Big Data & Machine Learning.

Great insights come when machine learning algorithms are applied to vast amounts of human capital data in Big Data clusters. These insights shine a light on established HR practices and point to emerging new solutions to problems that have historically been considered impossible to solve.

Asif Qamar, Vice President, Chief Analytics Architect, Cornerstone
Gamification - Art of the possible 
Engage the modern learner more and more.
Business Process Owner

We will demonstrate how some organisations use gamification in their training sessions. These elaborate and successful tools and tricks make learning an enjoyable journey.

Emmanuel Laurent, Strategic Client Success Manager, Cornerstone OnDemand on behalf of Alcatel Lucent Enterprise
Nicolas Borge, Head of Sales Training Department, Solocal

Business Process Owner

Executive

IT

Administrator

Effective Workforce Planning 
Re-Imagine Workforce Planning.
Business Process Owner

Using CSOD effectively helps you plan your workforce, ensuring you have the right people in the right place at the right time.

Dr. Jennifer Burnett, Principal Consultant, Talent Analytics , Cornerstone OnDemand

Business Process Owner

Executive

Learning with Purpose 
Equip your talent with the skills for the future
Business Process Owner

Does your company have lofty transformational goals, but expect the same learning paradigms to reach those goals? It's important to your company’s survival that you equip your talent with the skills required in the immediate and long-term future?

Mike Bollinger, Global VP, Thought Leadership & Advisory Services , Cornerstone OnDemand

Business Process Owner

Executive

Security role masterclass 
Back again by popular demand!
Business Process Owner

Cornerstone experts will share security administration best practices along with tips and tricks for configuring security roles to minimise the maintenance effort required by administrators.

Andrew Higson, Solutions Architect, Cornerstone
Sarah Spence, Senior Implementation Consultant, Cornerstone OnDemand

Business Process Owner

Administrator

Learning in Conflict Zones 
Mobile Learning for Humanitarians in Syria
Business Process Owner

More than six years since the conflict in Syria began, an estimated 13.5 million men, women and children are still in need of humanitarian assistance inside Syria. The Syrian humanitarian crisis is one of the most complex and tragic in history, and has changed the face of humanitarian response. Addressing the knowledge needs and providing professional development opportunities to Syrian humanitarian aid workers is essential to the immediate emergency response situation. In a region where in-person training cannot be conducted and access to computers and reliable internet is limited, technology-based learning has proven to be a viable solution and has resulted in more engaging learning and retention. Learn how the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation has partnered with humanitarian aid organisations and eLearning vendors to provide mobile courses and simulations to humanitarians inside and around Syria.

Stacy Guidera, Project and Learning Design Manager, Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation
Shelby Shankland, Project Manager and Build Manager Team Lead, SweetRush Inc.

Business Process Owner

Executive

IT

Administrator

GET, SET GO... 
Implementing Cornerstone? Going live with a new module?
Prospective Client

In this session, you can hear how some of our clients have successfully transitioned CSOD modules, from implementation to go-live, while discovering the do's and don’ts.

Ino Paap, Head of Technology for Learning, IKEA
Aaron Tuckwell, People Development Technical Lead, Swinton Insurance
Graham Vickery, HR Systems & MI Support, Swinton Insurance

Prospective Client

Business Process Owner

Executive

New Client

Administrator

User & Employee Experience 
5 tips to improve your CSOD Solution adoption

Look and feel, user interface, change management, usability… so many challenges that you might have faced when trying to successfully deploy a solution and ensure users adoption (employees, managers, HR professionals, senior management, administrators…). Beyond pure ROI, you have to ensure your CSOD solution is used and that it’s efficient. Do you sometimes struggle to get the best out of it, and have  the feeling you could do better, you might even sometimes have employees and managers give feedback on how the solution usability could be improved, and how their experience could be better (« process is complex », « the portal is not friendly », « elements are difficult to find »…). NeoSpheres wants to share with you 5 major tips to improve Users Experience in an HR Solution such as your CSOD environment. Based on experiences, customers feedback, but also thanks to various studies in HR, Digital Transformation & Web Marketing, NeoSpheres is building with CSOD customers solutions to bring a new user experience, a better adoption, as well as a higher satisfaction level among all users.

Christophe Galindo, Co-Founder & Consulting Partner, NeoSpheres
Gaelle Huteau, Learning & Development, Adisseo
Lunch 
12:00PM to 1:00PM
BREAKOUT SESSIONS 1:00PM to 1:45PM
GDPR and Data deletion 
The Right to be Forgotten.
Business Process Owner

Get an insight into the EU Data Privacy Law that will become effective in May 2018, and what you need to do to remain compliant. We will show you how Cornerstone's functionality is supporting our clients in this path and the enablement steps you need to take advantage of them.

Jose Alberto Rodriguez Ruiz , Data Protection Officer, Cornerstone OnDemand
Josie Dwyer, Director of Product Management & Market Strategy, Cornerstone OnDemand

Business Process Owner

Executive

Administrator

Integrate to Innovate 
Integrate your CSOD modules to create an innovative experience for potential/existing employees.
Business Process Owner

This case study will demonstrate how we are fighting the lowest unemployment in the EU with a great people strategy, based on common sense. Connecting HR processes with a solid base of effective job roles, with the focus on an internal sourcing strategy, and changes in the way we approach external candidates.

Lenka Bechnerova, HR specialist, Raiffeisen Bank
Zuzana Fialova, HR specialist, Reiffeisen Bank

Business Process Owner

Administrator

Attracting Talent 
The candidate, virtual reality, robots and business success
Business Process Owner
For many organisations, recruitment hasn't been part of the strategic talent management conversation yet, when a company has a strong talent acquisition strategy, there's a significant business impact. But recruitment is going to be impacted by artificial intelligence, robots and virtual worlds in the not too distance future which may just redefine what it means to be strategic. 
 
This session will explore and define the relationship between the candidate, emerging technologies and how talent acquisition can make significant business impact.
Peter Gold, Principal Consultant; Thought Leadership & Advisory Services, Cornerstone

Business Process Owner

Executive

Administrator

Learning Power 
How to build a strong learning culture.
Business Process Owner

In the past few years especially, culture has become one of the most important components of building a successful organisation. This session will explore global cultures of learning and provide context through the lens of Cornerstone’s own learning initiatives. The facilitators will discuss how to build a learning culture and why it's so critical for organisations to do so.

Rachel Light, Associate Director of Global Employee Experience, Cornerstone
Jeff Miller, Senior Director of Talent Management, Cornerstone OnDemand

Business Process Owner

Executive

Driving the Power of the Dashboard 
Make your reporting and dashboards smarter, better, faster.
Business Process Owner

With many options to switch on and switch off and lots of configurable decisions to make, learn the quick wins and top tips to make your system more efficient.

Ruben Baron, Training Consultant, Cornerstone
Maria Behrendt, Training Consultant, Training Team Lead (EMEA), Cornerstone University

Business Process Owner

Administrator

HR - Digital Transformation 
Understand what HR Digitalisation can mean for your organisation.
Business Process Owner

Understand what a big term like HR Digitalisation can mean for your organisation, using the journeys of two clients who are already well down the road to make it more tangible.

Kirsten Kautz, Lead Expert, Total Rewards, Danfoss
Sofie Tournel , Global Talent Information and Automation Manager, Melexis

Business Process Owner

Executive

Engaging the modern learner 
Are you making the most of digital learning?
Business Process Owner

This client panel explores what they have done to engage their workforce through cool bite sized learning, gamification, Xapi and social learning

Gemma Critchley, Global Head of Technology and Innovation for Learning, Aviva
Peter Meerman, Director Global Learning Solutions, Philips

Business Process Owner

Administrator

10 Steps to Learning Suite Success 

Your Learning Suite is more than just technology to help deliver training and automate administration – it is the engine behind your L&D strategy.  In this session, you’ll learn the 10 steps that are critical to success – from implementation to on-going optimisation of your system. Scott Mumby from Tribridge will share recent market data and findings based on hundreds of LMS implementations. Hear how these findings support strategies for securing stakeholder buy-in, streamlining your business processes, succeeding with user adoption and much more.

Scott Mumby, Client Partner HCM, Tribridge
Francesco Pucci, Director of Solution Consulting, EMEA, Tribridge
Networking Break 
1:45PM to 2:15PM
IKEA - A Modern Learning Vision 

Hear how IKEA is redefining their learning and development landscape, focusing on how today’s modern coworkers learn. Discussion will include how this structure will support IKEA’s mobile first initiative and provide deeper insights into formal and informal learning experiences. 

Ino Paap, Head of Technology for Learning, IKEA
Francesco Pucci, Director of Solution Consulting, EMEA, Tribridge
2:15PM to 3:00PM
Cornerstone Foundation 
Developing Young People Through Global Connections

AIESEC is one of the world’s largest youth-run organisations that operates in over 125 countries with over 70,000 members. AIESEC is a global platform for young people to develop their leadership potential who develop this potential by connecting young people to global internships, volunteering opportunities & roles. Abdelrahman Ayman Ibrahim Mohamed, Interim President will share how Cornerstone supports AIESEC’s efforts.

Vincent Belliveau, EVP EMEA, Cornerstone
Abdelrahman Ayman Ibrahim Mohamed, Interim President, AIESEC International
3:00PM to 3:30PM
Guest Speaker Keynote - James Caan CBE 
How the Right Talent Transforms Business

HR plays a major role in driving key business outcomes. They have a unique responsibility for attracting and retaining talent, which when delivered correctly transforms business success and growth. In this session, James will share his thoughts and expertise on the impact talent has had within his businesses and how technology has changed the way we interact and engage with our future workforce. 

James Caan, CBE, Serial Entrepreneur and Founder and CEO of Hamilton Bradshaw
3:30PM to 4:15PM
Beers and Cheers 
4:20PM to 5:00PM

Exam Test Prep Package

Learning Administration Exam Test Prep Package  
Description:
Experienced system administrators with a good understanding of the Cornerstone Learning module can participate in an exclusive Test Prep workshop to prepare for the Learning Administration certification exam. Participants will complete a pre-workshop assessment to determine areas of weakness. The ½-day workshop will then focus on the key weaknesses of the group in a Q&A and demo format. Following the workshop, participants can complete a practice exam and attend an optional one-hour check-in call before sitting the Learning Administration exam, which must be taken by 31 December 2017. 
 
Duration and Dates:
½-day Webex session on (CET)
November 21: 14:00 -17:30
November 22: 9:00 - 12:30
November 23: 14:00 - 17:30
Limited seating is available. 
Open to the first 15 participants.
 
One-hour follow-up check-in calls to be scheduled (CET)
November 28: 10:00-11:00
November 29: 14:00-15:00
November 30: 10:00-11:00
 
Learning Administration Exam must be taken no later than 31 December 2017.            
Price:
  • ½-day training session plus exam = Euro 700
  • Convergence EMEA Special Pricing includes Euro 200 discount = Euro 500
Outline
  1. Obtain answers to questions about exam format.
  2. Identify areas where additional preparation is needed based on results of self-evaluation.
  3. Become familiar with resources available to prepare for the exam (instructor to demo if needed)
  4. Utilise information about certification requirements and scoring procedures in your test preparation.
  5. Review content utilising a testing format, after training.
  6. Post-practice test check-in call (1 hour, non-mandatory)
 
9:00AM to 11:55PM

Keynotes

CEO Keynote

Adam Miller

Adam Miller

Founder & CEO
Cornerstone

The Age of Experience

Thanks to technology and innovative thinking, we’re now at a point where we can help to make personalised experiences a reality – both gathering information to understand one’s needs and delivering a customised experience to individuals. In this year’s opening Convergence keynote, our founder and CEO, Adam Miller, will share how this thinking is inspiring innovation at Cornerstone, whether it is the user experience, the employee experience, the candidate experience or the client experience.

Official Welcome and Introduction

Vincent Belliveau

Vincent Belliveau

EVP EMEA
Cornerstone

Innovation in Action – an EMEA perspective

Innovation is at the core of our philosophy. Organisations have to adapt constantly, which means HR has to foster a culture for continuous development and improvement. At Cornerstone, we encourage innovation via strong employee engagement and a sharp focus on client success. This is reflected both within our own company and towards our customers; globally and when addressing challenges in an EMEA specific context. In his keynote, Vincent Belliveau will show you how this approach helps transform obstacles such as fragmented technologies or legal requirements into opportunities for growth.

Guest Keynotes

James Caan

James Caan

CBE, Serial Entrepreneur and Founder and CEO of Hamilton Bradshaw

The Right Talent can Transform Business

HR plays a major role in driving key business outcomes. They have a unique responsibility for attracting and retaining talent, which when delivered correctly transforms business success and growth. In this session, James will share his thoughts and expertise on the impact talent has had within his businesses and how technology has changed the way we interact and engage with our future workforce.



Karren Brady

Karren Brady

Baroness Brady of Knightsbridge CBE

Changing Culture

The beliefs, ideologies, principles, and values of an organisation form its culture, which is key in any business. People who are empowered, motivated and have an entrepreneurial spirit can rocket a business to whole new successes. Hear from Baroness Brady of Knightsbridge CBE, who has turned around two football clubs and other businesses from rags to riches. How has she done this? Hard work, determination and changing the culture to ensure she gets the best out of her people.