Chad Bellin – Getting Started in Augmented and Virtual Reality

Chad Bellin is a technology executive with over 18 years experience across several industries. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Chad has had the opportunity to work for some amazing startups as well as with larger companies like Mitel, Rockwell Automation, and IBM. With a passion for product development, Chad enjoys both gathering market data and leading engineers to build amazing solutions. At Mindspace, Chad leads several groups, including the engineering team responsible for the development of the Fathom LMS. We got together to talk about our shared interest the exciting opportunities to enhance learning with Augmented and Virtual Reality.

Mike Simmons – Sales Training with the Brain in Mind

If you’re thinking that this topic is only for those of us who directly design and deliver sales training, think again! Every learning professional must “sell” content and target behaviors to be effective. My guest in this session is Mike Simmons, co-founder of Catalyst Sale, a full-service Sales Management Consultancy that builds Sales capability and capacity for organizations.

Lisa Fain – The Power of Cultural Competency

Lisa Fain is the Leadership Development Services’ Vice President and lead in diversity strategy, cross-cultural competency and conflict resolution at the Center for Mentoring Excellence. Her passion for diversity and inclusion work fuels her strong conviction that leveraging differences creates a better workplace and drives better business results. Lisa has trained thousands of employees at a variety of companies, large and small, on how to create a better workplace. Lisa is a life coach and a certified mediator. She graduated with a B.S. in Social Policy from Northwestern University and holds a JD from Northwestern University School of Law.

Jo Cook – The Future of Learning Technology

In her role as Deputy Editor of TrainingJournal (TJ) magazine and website, Jo Cook focuses her time on ground-breaking discussion webinars and speaking at events. TJ is the only independent, monthly print magazine in the UK for learning and development professionals and has 50 years’ experience with the best L&D thought leaders.

Travis Waugh – The Future of Learning

Travis Waugh is an Instructional Technologist at Georgia Institute of Technology. In that role, he’s on the leading edge of learning technology, so he was a perfect guest to indulge my interests in neuroscience, artificial intelligence, computer-aided cognition, smart LMS systems and other exciting topics.