Digital Meets Cognitive: How IBM Is Leading the Learning Revolution

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT  
Host: Future Workplace Webinars
By: Sallyanne Oettinger, Learning Design and Development Leader, IBM; Lucy English, Vice President, Research and Science, meQuilibrium; and Dan Schawbel, Partner and Research Director, Future Workplace

In an era defined by an accelerating demand for skills, one of the greatest challenges in remaining competitive is embracing the interconnectedness between humans and technology and leveraging this to future-ready your workforce with learning solutions. IBM has been revolutionizing learning and recognized the need to fortify their employees with the resilience and agility necessary to continuously learn, reskill, and upskill. Hear from Dr. Lucy English, VP of Research and Science at meQuilibrium, to learn how resilience drives cognitive change and why IBM is making it a priority to accelerate resiliency for their leaders, teams, and their workforce globally.

In this session, Sallyanne will share:

  • IBM’s vision for creating a learning enterprise that is resilient and agile
  • Why cognitive development matters to transformation, from entry level to executives
  • How she is leading the way in supporting learners with resilience training


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Sallyanne Oettinger
Sallyanne Oettinger

Learning Design and Development Leader, IBM

Sallyanne Oettinger leads Learning Design and Development for IBM. She is responsible for a global team that helps IBMers build the skills, knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors necessary to deliver value for clients, drive growth of the business, and support engagement and performance among teams. She is also responsible for the Resilience Offering Portfolio. Prior to this role, Sallyanne served as Chief of Staff to the HR Vice President for Leadership, Learning and Inclusion, and was the Talent and Operations Leader for a digital transformation team within IBM’s Digital Business Group.

Before joining IBM, Sallyanne served in various leadership roles in digital learning transformation, design, and higher education. She started her career in HR consulting, working with clients such as Merrill Lynch, Johnson & Johnson, and Stanford University.

Sallyanne graduated from Boston College with a B.A. English.

Lucy English
Lucy English

Vice President, Research and Science, meQuilibrium

Lucy English has fifteen years of experience helping major employers create people strategies to meet business goals and become employers-of-choice.

She conducts research on how to best support employees to be successful at work and in life outside of work. She serves as an advisor on human capital management strategy across industries with major national and multi-national employers.

Prior to coming to meQuilibrium, Dr. English was a consultant with Horizons Workforce Consulting and a Sociology professor at Moravian College where she was granted tenure in 2002.

She holds a BA from the University of Redlands and an MA and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Dan Schawbel
Dan Schawbel

Partner and Research Director, Future Workplace

Dan Schawbel is a Partner and Research Director at Future Workplace, an executive development firm dedicated to rethinking and reimagining the workplace, with members including Disney, Google, Macy’s, GE, IBM, Hilton, and Google. Dan is also the Managing Partner of Millennial Branding, a Gen Y research and consulting firm. He is the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Promote Yourself: The New Rules For Career Success (St. Martin’s Press) and the #1 international bestselling book, Me 2.0: 4 Steps to Building Your Future (Kaplan Publishing), which combined have been translated into 15 languages. Dan is a columnist at both TIME and FORBES, and has been featured in over 1,200 media outlets, such as “The Today Show†on NBC, “Street Signs†on CNBC, “The Nightly Business Report†on PBS, “The Willis Report†on Fox Business, “Fox & Friends†on Fox News, NPR, People Magazine, GQ, The Economist and Wired Magazine. He’s spoken at Google, NBC Universal, McGraw-Hill, Oracle, Harvard Business School, MIT, Time Warner, IBM, and CitiGroup. Dan was named to the Inc. Magazine 30 Under 30 List in 2010, the Forbes Magazine 30 Under 30 List in 2012, and BusinessWeek cites him as someone entrepreneurs should follow.


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