HCMx Radio 119: The Future of Learning and Success

Guest: Jenny Dearborn, CEO of Actionable Analytics. Jenny previously served as Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Global Head of Talent, Leadership, Organizational Effectiveness & Learning at SAP, the world’s largest B2B software company. She was responsible for the learning, development, talent management, succession management, and organizational development of more than 90,000 employees worldwide. She was Chief Learning and Talent Officer at SuccessFactors, Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems, and Docent (now Sum Total Systems). She began her career as an instructor and instructional designer. She’s also the author of The Data Driven Leader: A Powerful Approach to Delivering Measurable Business Impact Through People Analytics and was keynote speaker at Brandon Hall Group’s HCM Excellence Conference last January on The Future of Work and the Critical Role of Learning in the Digital Era.

Topics and questions include:

  • Jenny’s background, experience and insights
  • Learning, data and HR
  • The computer science degree shortfall
  • How can corporation bridge the skills gap?
  • The changing nature of jobs and skills
  • Critical skills for the 21stcentury
  • Automation-proofing your career with human skills
  • Developing more women technology leaders
  • Data and ethical choices
  • Is the future female?
  • The circle of learn-work-change
  • And more!

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Rachel Cooke

Chief Operating Officer Rachel Cooke Rachel is responsible for business operations including overseeing client services, research events and project management. Prior to joining Brandon Hall Group, Rachel was the Chief Operating Officer Co-founder of AC Growth. Rachel has over 15 years of experience in sales, marketing, business development, and sales performance management. Prior to AC Growth, she held several senior management roles and was on the leadership team at Bersin & Associates, a pioneer analyst firm in e-learning and now industry leading HR and talent Research Company. In her Senior Director role, Rachel developed the strategy and led the commercial execution of the solution provider vertical, and grew the vertical into the company’s largest market segment. In her role as Director of Sales, Rachel developed and led a team of senior account executives focused on acquiring global strategic accounts. Rachel was solely responsible for developing key business relationships with over ninety companies including industry icons, such as: Adidas, Hewlett-Packard, Toyota, Oracle, Starbucks, Avnet, Boeing, Kaiser Permanente, Safeway Inc., Wells Fargo, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Clorox and Affiliated Computer Services. Rachel began her career in the banking, media and hospitality industries. In these industries, Rachel held several key senior management and executive sales positions. Rachel received a BA in social science and interdisciplinary studies with honors from Florida Atlantic University. Rachel continued her postgraduate education by completing a series of executive management education courses from American Management Association.