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Going Mobile: Creating Practices That Transform Learning

Friday, June 21, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am EDT  
Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Kevin Oakes, CEO, Institute for Corporate Productivity and John Polaschek, Senior Manager, Learning Technology, Qualcomm

Research + Practical Application = Insight! Presented by i4cp CEO, Kevin Oakes and John Polaschek, Senior Manager of Learning Technology at Qualcomm, as they explore the latest research uncovered in ASTD and i4cp recently published report, Going Mobile: Creating Practices That Transform Learning, coupled with examples of mobile learning in action from Qualcomm, the world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies. The brand new report looks at the current landscape from the perspective of what high-performance organizations are doing today- and plan to do in the future - with mobile learning and will share several best and next practices. In addition, attendees will benefit from the cutting edge mobile learning applications which Qualcomm - as featured at this year's International Conference and Exposition - are currently rolling out. This webinar is sponsored by the Ken Blanchard Companies and is free for both ASTD members and nonmembers.


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Kevin Oakes
Kevin Oakes

CEO, Institute for Corporate Productivity

As CEO of i4cp, Kevin provides strategic direction and vision, and is responsible for the overall operations of the organization. Kevin has been a pioneer in the human capital field for the last 15 years, and is a frequent author and international keynote speaker on topics such as talent management, leadership, innovation, metrics and strategic learning in organizations.

Prior to founding i4cp, Kevin created SumTotal Systems, (NASDAQ: SUMT), the world's largest learning management system company and the industry's leading provider of talent development solutions, when he merged Click2learn (NASDAQ: CLKS) with Docent (NASDAQ: DCNT) in 2003. The merger won Frost & Sullivan's Competitive Strategy Award in 2004.

Prior to the formation of SumTotal, Kevin was the Chairman & CEO of Click2learn, which was founded in 1985 by Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft. Earlier in his career, Kevin was president and founder of Oakes Interactive, an award-winning, technology-based training company in Needham, Massachusetts. Kevin also founded TopShelf Multimedia, a distributor of off-the-shelf e-Learning titles, and Acorn Consulting, a strategic consulting organization. All three companies merged with Click2learn (then called Asymetrix) in 1997, which Kevin helped take public a year later.

Kevin was also the 2006 Chair of the national American Society of Training & Development (ASTD) board, and served five years as an ASTD board member. Kevin was also the 2008 ASTD Board Selection Committee Chair. ASTD is the largest association in the world dedicated to workplace learning and performance, and its global membership reaches over 70,000 members. Kevin is also an advisory board member of Intrepid, a Seattle-based provider of outsourced workplace productivity solutions, and he serves on the board of Longworth Ventures, a Boston-area venture capital firm.

John Polaschek
John Polaschek

Senior Manager, Learning Technology, Qualcomm

John has over 14 years of experience as a leader in corporate learning.   He has managed the implementation of collaborative learning platforms, several learning management systems and developed highly interactive training courses for Fortune 500 companies.   He is currently implementing the Qualcomm mobile learning strategy to enable global learning solutions and improve employee productivity and engagement.   John earned his B.A. in Communication Design from California State University, Chico, and is a member of the eLearning Guild, RefreshSD.org Technology Community and the SuccessFactors Learning System User Group.

John has three sons consuming much of his free time and also enjoys Crossfit, Cycling and Snowboarding.


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