GM pic 2016Guillermo Miranda is a seasoned executive with extensive experience working in multinational environments, focused on organizational development and people performance acceleration. He has a proven record as being an innovator, a team player and a deal-maker who drives optimization initiatives and projects in large, global and complex organizations.

He is currently IBM’s Chief Learning Officer, in charge of reinventing the end-to-end education and skills enablement practices and platforms across the global enterprise. Before this role, he was the People & Talent Head (CHRO) for IBM Digital Business Group, driving a new organizational culture and revamping the overall engagement and customer relationship management processes for the digital sales and marketing teams in IBM. His previous assignment was based in Kenya, Nairobi as the HR Regional Director to lead the talent management and workforce expansion in IBM's fastest growing territory: Africa and the Middle East.

Watson RobotHe has presented in multiple business forums and human resources conferences across Latin America, the United States, Europe, Middle East and Africa. He is a Future Trends Fellow of the Bankinter Innovation Foundation and sits on the Board of Directors of IPCOM Global LLC. Guillermo holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Deusto University in San Sebastián, Spain, and received a Juris Doctor degree from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. He is married, and currently lives in Washington DC with his wife Talia and their three children: Luciana, Rodrigo and Tiago.

And we will also be meeting IBM’s Watson!

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Diane Adams

Diane Adams, MS, LCSW, is the Chief Learning Officer for the Mount Sinai Health System, which consists of 38,000 employees, 7 hospitals, a school of medicine and an extensive ambulatory care network.

DianeAdams 14In this role, she provides leadership around the enterprise-wide talent strategy and the design and execution of educational solutions for the workforce. Since joining Mount Sinai, Diane has held a variety of clinical and leadership roles, including a faculty appointment at the Icahn School of Medicine.

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Andrea Wong

User Experience, Google.

Andrea is a cross-cultural qualitative user experience (UX) researcher focused on making Google's productivity apps more accessible for all users.

Previously, she worked in localization on various Google products with a focus on delivering a native experience for the next billion users.

Andrea Wong 0012Andrea is a UX mentor for startups at IndieBio, the world's largest seed biotech accelerator, and Bay Area non-profits via Google.org's Community Space.

Before officially joining the world of UX, she worked for more than 6 years in lifestyle journalism, non-profit strategy and global corporate communications in China and the US. And, over a decade ago, Andrea was an intern working with The MASIE Center while attending Skidmore College.

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Chris Pickett

Chris Pickett is the Senior Director of Training for Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E).

PG&E is one of the largest combination natural gas and electric utilities in the United States; they have over 23,000 employees and serve 1 out of every 20 Americans.

His responsibilities include oversight and management of all technical field training, safety and compliance training, Leadership and Professional Development programs and IT systems training for the company. In addition he is responsible for the governance of all training for PG&E Utility.

Chris 3Chris is an education business executive with 25 plus years of international and domestic strategic planning and business development experience. Prior to joining PG&E in 2007, held several positions including Chief Strategy Officer for Global Knowledge - OnDemand Software and was the Director of Technical Training for PeopleSoft.

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Timo Gorner
Fox Entertainment Group

We are honored to have Timo Gorner, Director of Organizational Development and Training at Fox Group as one of our General Session speakers and learning leaders.   
 
Timo Gorner describes himself as a self-taught teacher. With a German accent.

TimoGornerFoxA 17-year veteran with Fox Entertainment Group, his career had quite a few plot twists that ultimately led him into the field of corporate learning and development. Born and raised in Frankfurt, he lived in London, worked all over Europe and Latin America, and is now a Los Angeles resident (who is still amazed by year-round summer temperatures).
 
Having experienced cultural differences first-hand, and the effects they have on how people learn and grow, Timo has found one common thread all over the world: a yearning for being real. And as simple as that insight may seem, it has a profound impact on the way he sees his role as an internal consultant, facilitator and coach – defining one overarching goal: to enable honest conversations.
 
A late entry to the learning profession, Timo brings both a business and an international lens through which he looks at this field.


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