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7 Women in the Spotlight at COGNITION23! 

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Rachel Rheinhart
September 13, 2023
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Our 4th annual virtual conference is right around the corner, October 3rd-October 5th 2023, and the agenda is looking fierce! During the event, attendees will be able to hear from the top names in professional education, training services and customer education, and network with peers and thought leaders during workshops, roundtables and open discussions. If you haven’t registered for COGNITION23 yet, you can do that here.

This exciting virtual event has a strong history of showcasing women at the top of their field in the industry, and this year is no different. In fact, women make up almost half of the line-up! Here are just a few of the amazing women you’ll see at this year’s event: 

To make sure you don’t miss a thing, here are 5 sessions you should mark your calendars for at COGNITION23!

Julie Cochrane’s insights on “The Changing Landscape of Education Services: Emerging Challenges and Opportunities”

Julie is Vice President Global Educational Services at Charles River Development, so she’s truly best-placed to be discussing the transformative shifts that are reshaping the education services industry. With 15 years of experience in creating organizational and customer learning experiences, she’ll be sharing how education services is changing, and critically, how to prepare your business ahead of time. 

You’ll hear about seismic market shifts, exciting technology advancements, and serious economic considerations, and leave the session armed with all the insight you need to stay two steps ahead. 

You can catch Julie’s session on October 3, 2023, 2:15 PM-3:00 PM ET

Donna Weber on “Transformation not Information: Driving Value in Onboarding”

When your customers win, so does your business. That’s one of the main premises of Donna’s COGNITION23 session, and also an important narrative throughout her award-winning book, Onboarding Matters: How Successful Companies Transform New Customers Into Loyal Champions. 

During her session, Donna, a Customer Onboarding Expert, Founder of Springboard Solutions, and a world-known thought leader in customer engagement, will be discussing how you can drive value to your organization. This starts with meaningful and impactful customer experiences that go beyond sharing information about your product or service. Ready to turn new and existing customers into brand ambassadors for your business? Mark your calendar. 

Tune into Donna’s session on October 3, 2023, 2:15 PM-3:00 PM ET

Amy Farber participates in “Insights from the Executive Suite to Power The Business of Learning”

Experience the Business of Learning is the tagline for COGNITION23. Whether you leverage education to grow your business, or whether education is your business, this panel discussion led by John Leh is a can’t miss. Chief Strategy & Commercial Officer of Educate 360 Amy Farber will be joined by Bill Horzempa from HPE and Aaron Lundberg from Praesidium to discuss what it means to be in the business of learning. 

The session will include nuggets on building and growing a learning program, recognizing the important metrics to measure, and communicating ROI to leadership and other stakeholders. Amy will be sharing her expertise on pursuing top-line growth opportunities, and achieving product elevation and expansion through education. 

Don’t miss Amy’s panel discussion on October 3, 2023, 3:00 PM-3:45 PM ET

Niyati Shah, Anne Geraghty and Emily McLellan weigh in on “Leveraging AI-Generated Learning Content”

Embracing AI is all about letting go of the status quo and embracing change, while recognizing the truly innovative advancements hidden in the wave of shiny new toys. Just like with all content development and instructional design advancements, AI can be a tool for value, if it’s used right. 

In this exciting panel discussion of practitioners, strategists and innovators, Niyati Shah from Gitlab, Anne Geraghty, Director of Learning Solutions in enterprise software, and Emily McLellan from Bongo will be leading the conversation on how to embrace AI at scale, and sharing practical tips on providing an organization will the skill sets they need to be ready for the AI revolution. Taking control of AI in content development and education starts here. 

Join this dynamic trio in their session on October 5, 2023, 2:00 PM-2:45 PM ET

Fiona Leteney hosts “How Winning Learner Experience Leads to Real Business Impact in EMEA”

As a Senior Analyst at The Fosway Group, Fiona has more than 20 years of experience in the Learning Technology market. External training programs in EMEA-based businesses hinge on successful leadership and strategy, and that’s what’s under the microscope during this session, where a roundtable of experts will discuss their experiences. Fiona will be joined by two more powerful female voices in the industry – Isabella Sinnott, Team Lead for Online Training at Celonis, and Vikki Smith, Director of Education at the Education and Training Foundation (ETF). 

Up for debate is what comprises an excellent learner experience, what the impact of external training is on the wider business, and the best approach to measuring that impact. You’ll leave the session understanding what goes into delivering a high-impact experience for each and every user, and where the standards truly are for a modern, technology-enabled digital learning environment. 

Hear from Fiona, Isabella and Vikki at their session on October 4, 2023, 2:00 PM-2:45 PM ET

Register Now for COGNITION23!

These sessions are just the tip of the iceberg for our jam-packed COGNITION23 event this year. You can check out the full agenda here to see who else should be on your shortlist. 

If you haven’t registered yet, what are you waiting for? Register here to lock in your (virtual) seat at the industry’s most exciting event, where you can learn from leaders in training and professional education, and connect with experts from around the globe in the enterprise learning landscape. 

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