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Convergence 2017 Speakers

Adam Miller

Founder & CEO, Cornerstone OnDemand

Adam Miller is the founder and CEO of Cornerstone OnDemand. Since starting the company in 1999, Miller has led Cornerstone through nearly 14 years of consecutive growth, transforming it into one of the world's leading Software-as-a-Service companies. Cornerstone has been recognized as one of the nation's fastest growing companies by Deloitte, Inc. magazine and the Los Angeles Business Journal. Miller recently was honored as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 award winner. He also was named the Southern California Technology Association's CEO of the Year in 2009.

Mark Goldin

Chief Technology Officer, Cornerstone OnDemand

As Chief Technology Officer for Cornerstone OnDemand, Mark Goldin is responsible for building and directing the company's technology strategy, which will allow the organization to scale effectively and efficiently in the midst of rapid growth. In this role, Goldin oversees application architecture, development, quality assurance and technology operations while leading a world-class team of engineers to assure Cornerstone's continued excellence in providing innovative and feature-rich talent management software Goldin joins the Cornerstone team with more than 15 years of experience as a Chief Technology Officer leading high growth companies to market leadership positions through technology-driven strategies.

Kirsten Helvey

Chief Operating Officer, Cornerstone OnDemand

Kirsten Maas Helvey has an extensive background in the implementation of hosted and internal enterprise software applications. Helvey is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the client experience with Cornerstone OnDemand. She provides project management experience as well as process improvement expertise, and is responsible for effectively implementing and integrating Cornerstone OnDemand's Talent Management Suite using best-of-breed methodology developed from client best practices. Helvey has used her expertise to develop and grow Cornerstone's global Consulting Services organization.

Mollie Lombardi

Co-Founder and CEO, Aptitude Research Partners

With nearly two decades spent advising, developing, and studying HR and business leaders and practices, Mollie brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in human capital and workforce management to help ignite a new conversation at the intersection of HR technology, strategy, and impact. As Co-Founder and CEO of Aptitude Research Partners, she focuses on primary research covering end-to-end human capital management, to help organizations better understand their HR needs and the landscape of HCM technology solutions.

She has spoken around the globe to HR audiences on topics across the HCM spectrum, and has authored hundreds of research reports and papers. Her research has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, PBS NewsHour, eLearning Magazine, CIO Magazine and other trade publications. Prior to Aptitude Research Partners Mollie was Vice President, Workforce Management at Brandon Hall Group and Vice President and Principal Analyst, Human Capital Management at Aberdeen Group.

Susan Baum

Instructional Designer, Cornerstone University, Cornerstone OnDemand

Susan Baum joined the Cornerstone University team three years ago as an Instructional Designer, combining imagination and technical skill to turn new learning concepts from ideas to reality. Now part of the media team, she specializes in video editing, animation, graphics, and course design, which she uses to help Cornerstone U continue to evolve as the world of online learning shifts toward mobile and video platforms. Before joining Cornerstone, Susan focused on unlocking potential thru empowerment for schools and in the Financial Services industry where she developed Reward and Recognition and mentoring programs, as well as created various campaigns to increase visibility and support. She holds a double major in Labor and Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from Indiana University.

Kristn Benke

Training Program Manager, Cornerstone University, Cornerstone OnDemand

Kristn Benke leads the ILT training program for Cornerstone University. After several successful years as a training consultant Kristn is now responsible for managing the global team of trainers as well as developing new and improved Instructor led programs for our clients. Kristn joined Cornerstone in 2008 as part of the Global Product Support team before becoming a Training Consultant in 2010. Kristn has been in the Learning and Development space for over 10 years and prior to joining Cornerstone she worked for Oakwood Worldwide in their training department as the as the LMS and Training Administrator.

Kelli Blair

Videographer, Cornerstone University, Cornerstone OnDemand

Kelli Blair is Cornerstone University’s Videographer. Kelli has spent her career creating eLearning videos for online higher education and corporate training, as well as worked in commercial production. Kelli has built several in-house production studios starting with nothing more but a conference room and a video camera. She also has a background post production and edits almost everything she shoots. Kelli volunteers her services to help Directors with very little budgets get projects created.

Mike Bollinger

Global AVP, Thought Leadership & Advisory Services, Cornerstone OnDemand

Mike is an accomplished executive with 25 years of experience in positions of increasing responsibility. Mike has rich business and deep HCM domain skills including talent strategy, strategic workforce planning, communication, team building, business case development and leadership. Prior to Cornerstone Mike worked at Oracle for 5 years included the development of the HCM Value Consulting content, value analysis tools and management of a National Value Consulting practice before joining the Oracle HR transformation thought leadership team. Mike also worked at SAP for 7 years in their HCM Center of Excellence. Mike's areas of expertise includes: HCM Strategy, Analytics, Talent Development & Education, Shared Services, Recruiting, HRMS/Payroll, Finance, Procurement, Planning and Budgeting.

Colin Campbell

Lead Product Manager, Cornerstone OnDemand

Colin Campbell has been in Product Management at Cornerstone for almost 4 years. In his current role as Lead Product Manager, he oversees the vision, roadmap and design for the Link product. Prior to Link, Colin worked on the talent acquisition products, leading the initial vision, development and product release of Onboarding and before that developing some of the fundamental elements of Recruiting. Prior to joining Cornerstone, Colin was a financial analyst covering the software sector, including many of the software as a service companies. Colin is a Chartered Financial Analyst and has a BA from Yale University.

Matt Campos

Product Adoption Analyst, Cornerstone OnDemand

Matt Campos is a Product Adoption Analyst at Cornerstone. Matt is responsible for increasing functional product adoption across the global client base. In his role he creates strategic adoption plans to help ensure client satisfaction and success. Matt has a strong focus on instructional design and hosting webinars to assist clients understanding of the product. Matt has been with the Cornerstone team since June 2012.

Kimberly Cassady

Vice President of Talent, Cornerstone OnDemand

Kimberly Cassady is the Vice President of Talent at Cornerstone OnDemand. In this role, Kim drives all internal talent initiatives for Cornerstone’s more than 1,600 global employees, including talent acquisition, talent operations and compliance, learning and development, global engagement, compensation and benefits, and facilities and administration. She directly leads a team of more than 40 talent practitioners. Kim brings more than 15 years of experience in human resources and operations leadership. Prior to Cornerstone, she held human resources leadership roles at Galileo Processing and spent more than 10 years in human resources and manufacturing leadership at Valassis.

Moira Gourley

Senior Manager of Release Readiness, Cornerstone OnDemand

Moira is responsible for the flow of release-related information between Cornerstone’s internal teams and clients to ensure a smooth release and engaging experience for our clients. Before leading the Release Readiness and Product Adoption teams, Moira managed the Application Support team in Global Product Support. Prior to joining Cornerstone in 2012, Moira led the operations and services teams in several start-up companies in China.

Elvis Ha

Lead Product Manager, Cornerstone OnDemand

Elvis Ha joined Cornerstone OnDemand in 2012 to spearhead the Consumerization of the Enterprise and Employee at the Core product initiatives. Today, as the Lead Product Manager of Cornerstone's Connect and Extended Enterprise products, Elvis focuses on the vision, strategy, and design of these products. Working together with Cornerstone’s technology teams, Elvis is fiercely devoted to bringing maximum value to clients with each release.

Mike Hoffman

Senior Director, Project Management, Cornerstone OnDemand

Mike Hoffmann is the senior director of Cornerstone’s project management office. His team is responsible for project, program, and portfolio management across all of Cornerstone’s technology initiatives. Mike is an expert in traditional and agile project methodologies and holds several project management certifications, including PMP, ACP, CSM, and CSPO. Mike’s team works with numerous internal and external stakeholders to make sure Cornerstone’s releases are well-planned and are executed with the highest quality according to Cornerstone’s standard development process.

Masashi Ito

Development Team Lead, Cornerstone OnDemand

Masashi Ito is the Development Lead of the Real-time Data Warehouse Team. With over 12 years in software engineering experience, he is responsible for designing and developing a scalable, high-performance data warehousing platform which will power the next generation of Cornerstone analytics tools.

Sam Kashikar

Product Manager, Cornerstone OnDemand

Sam Kashikar is the product owner of Cornerstone's first predictive and prescriptive analytics product, Cornerstone Insights. He has helped pave the vision and roadmap of this product since conception. His goal is to make complex analytics-based use cases into product that's simple to use and understand. Sam works with Data Scientists, Subject Matter Experts, and Engineers to make the product's vision into generally available product. Furthermore, he speaks with enterprise clients to sell the vision and roadmap of the product.

Jeff Miller

Director of Talent Management, Cornerstone OnDemand

Jeff Miller is the Director of Talent Management at Cornerstone. In this role, he oversees the strategy and delivery of internal learning and development, employee engagement and talent mobility. This includes driving leadership programs, management training, leadership and executive coaching as well as offering employee ideated, designed and delivered learning experiences called Development Days, and working to create a culture unparalleled to all. He has spent 25 years in the learning space and is a frequent contributor to the Cornerstone blog.

David Price

Manager, Product Management, Cornerstone OnDemand

David leads and manages Cornerstone’s Analytics Product team, where he is responsible for the vision, strategy, and roadmap of the growing analytics suite of products. He holds 10+ years’ experience including launching, growing, and managing both consumer and enterprise level applications. In this role, he is focused on bringing a robust, cutting-edge workforce analytics solution to Cornerstone clients that ultimately enables better data-driven decisions.

Asif Qamar

Chief Analytics Architect, Cornerstone OnDemand

Asif leads the big-data machine-learning platform at Cornerstone. He has over two decades of experience in software development, architecture and the scientific analysis of data. Over these decades, he has been actively involved in technical leadership activities, giving various seminars, workshops and hands-on architectural leadership of various engineering teams.

Victoria Rodriguez

Training Consultant, Cornerstone University, Cornerstone OnDemand

Victoria Rodriguez works as a Training Consultant at the Cornerstone University. Prior to joining Cornerstone she managed application training for several retail organizations including Juicy Couture, Kate Spade, and Lucky Brand Jeans. Additionally, she trained Store Managers, Department Managers, and Sales Associates on all retail store systems during her 6 year tenure as a Regional Store Information Manager at Nordstrom. Victoria’s education background includes a Texas Teacher’s License and a Masters of Science Degree in Adult Education from Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI).

Pratik Savai

VP, Application Development, Cornerstone OnDemand

Pratik manages software development of all the cloud applications at Cornerstone OnDemand. He joined Cornerstone in 2005 as a Software Engineer on the Learning Cloud. His in-depth knowledge of the Cornerstone product and its technical architecture allow him to effectively lead all the application development efforts. Pratik’s teams collaborate with the Product and QA teams to successfully release new product functionality. They also work closely with the Global Product Support teams to address application issues on Production, Pilot and Stage environments. Pratik has a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Mumbai University, a Master’s in Electrical Engineering and another Master’s in Computational Biology, both from USC, and is currently pursuing a MBA from UCLA Anderson.

Kelly Thompson

Senior Director, Cornerstone University, Cornerstone OnDemand

Kelly Thompson leads the Cornerstone University. Kelly has spent her career in education and technology. Prior to joining Cornerstone she has developed and led corporate universities, certification programs, and online communities for global clients, partners and employees at Lithium Technologies and SDL International. She also has worked in the field of user experience and information architecture (for Volvo and TomTom), and was a trainer for HP, Nordstrom, KLM, Rabobank, DirecTV, and Mattel. Prior to joining SDL/Tridion in 2000, Kelly was active in the education field working as a teacher. She sits on the board of Pangaea global AIDS foundation working with global partners to educate women and children in Zimbabwe.