What sessions are made of

What sessions are made of

With more ways than ever before to personalize Convergence, this year, you can follow our recommended schedule or completely ignore it and build your own from these 5 session categories.

With more ways than ever before to personalise Convergence, this year, you can follow our recommended schedule or completely ignore it and build your own from these 5 session categories.

Product training labs
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Product discussion
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Tech talks
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Client spotlight
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Bold thinkers
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Opening keynote   

9-9:25am BST / 10-10:25am CET
Cornerstone vision and perspective on navigating the now of work
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Phil Saunders
CEO, 
Cornerstone
 
9:30-9:45am BST / 10:30-10:45am CET
Uncomfortable conversations with a black man - Part one
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Emmanuel Acho
Fox Sports Analyst & Author

Breakout sessions   

10–10:35am BST / 11–11:35am CET
Product discussion
Cutting through the clutter: How to engage employees with ubiquitous and personalised learning experiences
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Stephen Elmer
Lead Product Manager, Learning,
Cornerstone
Andrea Hollenback
Manager, Product Manager, Learning, 
Cornerstone
Build and manage a high-performing organisation
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Sean Sampayo
Manager, Product Management, 
Cornerstone
Henry Vasquez
Senior Product Manager,
Cornerstone
Prove your talent development strategy is working with TalentSpace
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Julian Musson
Director, Product Management,
Cornerstone
Dan Lemieux
Senior Product Manager - Market Facing
Cornerstone
Rich remote learning connection in Saba Cloud
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Fred Walz
Senior Product Manager,
Cornerstone
Summer Rogers
VP, Product Management,
Cornerstone
Bold thinkers
Identifying the right skills and content strategies to navigate unprecedented change
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Liggy Webb
Bestselling author and thought leader on human resilience,
Liggy Webb
Summer Salomonsen
Head of Cornerstone Studios,
Cornerstone
Mark Lamswood
Content, Regional Director,
Cornerstone
Tech talk
Blockchain for HR: Beyond cryptocurrency
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Ike Bennion
Product Marketing Strategist, 
Cornerstone
Cornerstone and Saba’s progress to AWS Cloud
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Victoria Stephen
Enterprise Communications Manager,
Cornerstone
Michael Karbushev
VP, Engineering, 
Cornerstone
Client spotlight
Maximising Business Impact through training employees, partners, and customers
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Cecilie Tystad
Training Director for Electrolux Europe,
Electrolux
Building a world-class onboarding approach
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Pamela Greenwood
IT Officer,
World Bank Group
Makarand Kulkarni
Senior Business Solutions Officer,
World Bank Group
Embarking on a comprehensive talent development journey
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Claudio Sebastiani
IT Project Manager,
Banca Mediolanum
Learning programs that empower leadership development
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Matt Fallon
Director, Learning Strategy & Design,
Hyatt
Veronica Wisely
Learning Solutions Specialist,
Nemours
Jeanne Bonzon
Director, Learning & Development,
BJC HealthCare
Reinvent yourself, there is no option. Prosegur's success story.
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Angel Ortiz
Global Director of Employee Experience,
Prosegur

Breakout sessions   

10:40–11:15am BST / 11:40–12:15pm CET
Product discussion
Finding the balance between performance management and employee development
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Gerben Ooijevaar
Manager, Product Management,
Cornerstone
Joe O'Hara
Manager, Product Management,
Cornerstone
Empower employees to take a career journey they love
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Sean Sampayo
Manager, Product Management, 
Cornerstone
Henry Vasquez
Senior Product Manager,
Cornerstone
Assemble the best people for today and tomorrow
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Cass Rahbani
Product Manager, TalentLink,
Cornerstone
Duncan Miller
Senior Director, EMEA Marketing,
Cornerstone
Bold thinkers
Beyond the DE&I acronym: Delivering meaningful experiences through diversity, equity and inclusion practices
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Noel Hornsberry
Senior Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion,
Cornerstone
 
Crysta Dungee
Director, Diversity & Inclusion,
Sodexo
 
Stacia Garr
Co-founder and Principal Analyst,
RedThread Research
 
Building leadership and communication skills using virtual reality
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Kyle Jackson
CEO,
Talespin
Manal Houri
Head of Digital Transformation,
Facebook Learning & Development
JoAnne Rossouw
Head of Digital Learning,
Nestlé
Tech talk
New ways to extend your talent experience with Cornerstone Edge
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Narayan Aier
Director, Product Management,
Cornerstone
Faster innovation with continuous delivery
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Troy Schuetrumpf
AVP of Engineering,
Cornerstone
Tobias Peciva
Director of Engineering,
Cornerstone
Putting privacy in practice in a global world: the new ISO 27701 privacy certification
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José Alberto Rodríguez Ruiz
Director, Cloud Technology & Data Protection Officer,
Cornerstone
Client spotlight
Meeting learners' needs in a changing world and adapting L&D strategies for the future
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Joanne Rossouw
Head of Digital Learning,
Nestle
Kristijan Avzner
Global Learning Solution Owner,
IKEA
Aven Li
Experience Operations Manager, Culture and Learning Centre Shanghai,
IKEA
Andriy Verminskyy
IS/IT Training & Learning Product Manager,
Nestle
Creating high-impact learning experiences on a global scale
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Lan Tran
Head of Global L&D Governance, Technology, and Operations,
The Kraft Heinz Company
John Mecum
Sr. Director of Technical Systems,
IRB Holding
John Foster
Head of Learning Operations,
Roche
Starting from scratch: Implementing the Cornerstone suite during Covid-19
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Victoria Morales
Group HR Transformation Manager,
STA
How Teleperformance uses Saba Cloud to upskill and develop their people
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Olive Ybanez
Director, Organisation Development,
Teleperformance
Ben Kirby
SVP Global L&D,
Teleperformance
Optimisation des expériences recrutement en temps de Covid
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Clémence Tayot
Responsable Recrutement et Gestion de Carrières,
Konica-Minolta
Performance development in the time of COVID
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Luke Das-Gupta
Employee Experience Systems Director,
Sodexo
Build a world-class recruiting program for the new normal
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Patti Tabris
Director, Corporate Talent Acquisition,
The Results Companies
 
Erika Aguilar Jaime
Talent Acquisition Manager,
DHL Supply Chain
 
Delliane Godoy
Talent Acquisition Manager,
DHL Supply Chain
 

Guest speaker keynote   

11:20–11:55am BST / 12:20–12:55pm CET
Being true to yourself – a conversation with Viola Davis 
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Viola Davis
Academy Award-winning Actor, Producer, and Philanthropist

Lunch and learn   

12–1:00pm BST / 1–2:00pm CET
Training lab
Cultivating careers with check-ins
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Conquering compliance with calculated fields in reporting 2.0
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Creating engaging employee experiences during digital transformation
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Welcome aboard: Virtually engaging new hires with Saba Cloud tools
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Get what you need from Saba Analytics
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Direct sourcing in TalentLink
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Leveraging TalentSpace to drive performance and coaching through disruption
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Opening keynote   

9-9:25am BST / 10-10:25am CET
Hitting the digital transformation highway
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Vincent Belliveau
EMEA Chief Executive,
Cornerstone
On demand
Cornerstone’s focus on an extraordinary people development experience
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Heidi Spirgi
Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer,
Cornerstone
9:30-9:45am BST / 10:30-10:45am CET
Uncomfortable conversations with a black man - Part two
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Emmanuel Acho
Fox Sports Analyst & Author

Breakout sessions   

10–10:35am BST / 11–11:35am CET
Product discussion
Creating a virtual and automated hiring strategy
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Rayna Roumie
Director, Product Management,
Cornerstone
Matt Campos
Product Marketing Manager, Growth Products,
Cornerstone
Manage your workforce, while we manage your data
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Kshitij Kabra
Senior Lead, Product Manager,
Cornerstone
Know your platform – Enhancements and connections to extend your Saba Cloud investment
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Joe O’Hara
Manager, Product Management,
Cornerstone
Manoj Panicker
Senior Director, Product Management,
Cornerstone
Driving growth with next-gen development and career exploration
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Elvis Ha
Director of Product Management,
Cornerstone
 
Andrea Hollenback
Manager, Product Manager, Learning,
Cornerstone
Bold thinkers
10 Things leaders need to know in the new normal
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Jeff Miller
AVP, Learning and Organisational Effectiveness,
Cornerstone
Kimberly Cassady
Chief Talent Officer,
Cornerstone
Creating a scalable skills development culture
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Meredith Taghi
Vice President, Group Talent, Learning and HR Platforms,
Deutsche Post DHL
Nina Bressler Murphy
Global Head of Enterprise Capability, Novartis Learning Institute,
Novartis
Loh Gek Khim
Director of Skills Development Division, Singapore Skills Framework,
Government of Singapore
Tech talk
Blockchain for HR: Beyond cryptocurrency
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Ike Bennion
Product Marketing Strategist, 
Cornerstone
Cornerstone and Saba’s progress to AWS Cloud
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Victoria Stephen
Enterprise Communications Manager,
Cornerstone
Michael Karbushev
VP, Engineering, 
Cornerstone
Learning assessments and workflow engine: Behind the scenes
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Alex Quirk
Manager, Engineering, 
Cornerstone
Jesse Parent
Senior Manager, Engineering, 
Cornerstone
Client spotlight
Boosting learning adoption with engaging and personalised content
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Chris Driesen
Head of Steering Center HR Tools,
BNP Paribas
Nasser Zabbar
Learning and Development Director,
BNP Paribas Real Estate UK
Audrey Matton
Cornerstone Project Manager,
BNP Paribas
Approaching check-ins from different perspectives
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Christer M Johansson
HR Global Process Owner,
SKF
Matt Carroll
Head of Talent and HRBP,
GB Group
More than just another app – How Cornerstone Learn app supported us with driving our learning strategy
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Monika Bochenko
Learning Technologies Manager,
Alexander Mann Solutions
How video interviewing is reducing time to hire and improving recruitment efficiency with TalentLink during COVID-19
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Douglas Shirlaw
Chief Digital Officer,
Cosla
Delivering a world-wide go-live for Cornerstone Recruiting
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Burhan Goekdemir
Global Head of Talent Management Cloud Technologies,
Henkel
 
Tobias Kalder
Project Manager & Scrum Master,
Henkel
Identifying and tracking skill levels of a global workforce for qualified job deployment
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Becky Grove
Technical Training, Senior Manager,
Metso
Nichole Pritchard
Technical Training Manager,
Metso

Breakout sessions   

10:40–11:15am BST / 11:40–12:15pm CET
Product discussion
Using Content Anytime to deliver the right learning, to the right people, right now
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Lindsay Thomson
Senior Product Marketing Strategist,
Cornerstone
John Marshall
Director, Content Strategy,
Cornerstone
Strengthening the learning and performance connection with TalentSpace
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Julian Musson
Director, Product Management,
Cornerstone
Dan Lemieux
Senior Product Manager - Market Facing,
Cornerstone
How to leverage AI to create an exceptional user experience
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Lars Eichhof
Director Product Strategy & Management, TalentLink,
Cornerstone
Duncan Miller
Senior Director, EMEA Marketing,
Cornerstone
Bold thinkers
Building mindfulness, resilience and mental wellbeing skills in a changing world
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Joe Burton
CEO,
Whil
Saba’s innovation using Nova
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Prakash Saraf
Principal Architect,
Cornerstone
Making sense of corporate skills: a marketplace of innovation
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Josh Bersin
Global Industry Analyst,
Bersin Partners
Tech talk
New ways to extend your talent experience with Cornerstone Edge
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Narayan Aier
Technical Product Manager,
Cornerstone
Putting privacy in practice in a global world: the new ISO 27701 privacy certification
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José Alberto Rodríguez Ruiz
Director, Cloud Technology & Data Protection Officer,
Cornerstone
Client spotlight
How to engage learners in a rapidly changing world
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Alina Chau
Digital Learning Program Manager,
Hulu
Kyle Feno
Learning Management System Lead,
DaVita Inc.
Sari Daisey
Director, Talent Management
The Bancorp
How consolidating HR data can create value for the business
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Maria Neveling
HRMS Manager,
Sobi
How to boost employees skills, create exceptional learning experiences and stay ahead with personalised learning paths
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Per Brogaard
Head of Governmental LMS, Ministry of Finance,
Denmark
Owen O'Neill
Global Head of Digital People Solutions, 
Bupa
Digitalisation path in recruitment: Process innovation through technology
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David van Bosch
Systems & Process Specialist,
Proximus
Karolina Buniowska
Global Process Owner Recruitment, 
Henkel
Insight into the launch of Cornerstone Performance
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Bina Tailor
Senior People Manager,
AS Watson
Build a world-class recruiting program for the new normal
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Patti Tabris
Director, Corporate Talent Acquisition,
The Results Companies
 
Erika Aguilar Jaime
Talent Acquisition Manager,
DHL Supply Chain
 
Delliane Godoy
Talent Acquisition Manager,
DHL Supply Chain
 

Guest speaker keynote   

11:20–11:55am BST / 12:20–12:55pm CET
Givers take all: Creating a culture of productive generosity
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Adam Grant
Organisational psychologist at The Wharton School, author of four New York Times bestselling books, and the host of WorkLife with Adam Grant: A TED original podcast

Lunch and learn   

12–1:00pm BST / 1–2:00pm CET
Training lab
Creating reporting dashboards that dazzle
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Simplifying the recruiter experience with manage candidates
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Knock out the top 5 importing issues with data integration studio
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Breaking out with Saba Classroom
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It's personal - Customising notifications for a class
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An offer you can't refuse - Offer management
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Making the connection – How to drive your talent experience with Saba TalentSpace
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Introductions and networking

8:30 - 9am PDT

Opening keynote

9 - 9:40am PDT

Breakout sessions

10 - 10:35am PDT

Breakout sessions

10:40 - 11:15am PDT

Closing keynote

11:20 - 11:55am PDT

Lunch and learn

12 - 1pm PDT
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