What sessions are made of

What sessions are made of

With more ways than ever before to personalize Convergence, this year, you can follow our recommended schedule or completely ignore it and build your own from these 5 session categories.

With more ways than ever before to personalize Convergence, this year, you can follow our recommended schedule or completely ignore it and build your own from these 5 session categories.

Product training labs
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Product strategy & adoption
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Tech talks
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Client spotlight
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Bold thinkers
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Build your own agenda from the 5 categories

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  • Day 1
    Wednesday, Sep. 16
  • Day 2
    Thursday, Sep. 17

Opening keynote   

9-9:40am PDT
Details coming soon

Breakout sessions   

10-10:35am PDT
Product strategy & adoption
Cutting through the clutter: How to engage employees with ubiquitous and personalized learning experiences
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Stephen Elmer
Lead Product Manager, Learning, 
Cornerstone
 
Andrea Hollenback
Manager, Product Manager, Learning,
Cornerstone
Build and manage a high-performing organization
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Sean Sampayo
Manager, Product Management, 
Cornerstone
Henry Vasquez
Senior Product Manager,
Cornerstone
Prove your talent development strategy is working with TalentSpace
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Julian Musson
Director, Product Management,
Cornerstone
Dan Lemieux
Senior Product Manager - Market Facing
Cornerstone
Rich remote learning connection in Saba Cloud
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Fred Walz
Senior Product Manager,
Cornerstone
Summer Rogers
VP, Product Management,
Cornerstone
Bold thinkers
Uncomfortable conversations with a black man
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Emmanuel Acho
Fox Sports Analyst & Author
Identifying the right skills and content strategies to navigate unprecedented change
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Liggy Webb
Bestselling author and thought leader on human resilience,
Liggy Webb
Summer Salomonsen
Head of Cornerstone Studios,
Cornerstone
Mark Lamswood
Content, Regional Director,
Cornerstone
Tech talks
Blockchain for HR: Beyond cryptocurrency
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Ike Bennion
Product Marketing Strategist, 
Cornerstone
Cornerstone and Saba’s progress to AWS Cloud
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Victoria Stephen
Enterprise Communications Manager,
Cornerstone
Michael Karbushev
VP, Engineering, 
Cornerstone
Client spotlight
Building a world-class onboarding approach   
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Pamela Greenwood
IT Officer, 
World Bank Group
Makarand Kulkarni
Senior Business Solutions Officer, 
World Bank Group
Why you should make the transition to ongoing performance management
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Pam Stadler
Organizational Development Specialist, 
Advia Credit Union
Jill Grace
HR Manager, 
CrossFirst Bank
Transforming your learning ecosystem
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John Abrahamson
Director of HR Technology,
Spectrum
LEADing the way: Innovating an award-winning leadership development strategy
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John Niedzielski
Director of Learning Design & Strategy, 
Davenport University
Lynda Cribari
Executive Director of Performance Excellence, 
Davenport University
Designing a first-class learning experience with the user in mind
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Tayla Hoffman
Functional Analyst, Harvard Training Portal, 
Harvard University
Thomas Guillou
Global L&D Platforms and Analytics Director,
Boston Consulting Group

Breakout sessions   

10:40-11:15am PDT
Product strategy & adoption
Empower employees to take a career journey they love
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Sean Sampayo
Manager, Product Management, 
Cornerstone
Henry Vasquez
Senior Product Manager,
Cornerstone
Assemble the best people for today and tomorrow
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Cass Rahbani
Product Manager, TalentLink,
Cornerstone
Duncan Miller
Senior Director, EMEA Marketing,
Cornerstone
Know your platform – Enhancements and connections to extend your Saba Cloud investment
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Joe O’Hara
Pre-Sales Solution Architect, Principal,
Cornerstone
Manoj Panicker
Senior Director, Product Management,
Cornerstone
Tech talk
New ways to extend your talent experience with Cornerstone Edge
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Bobby Chua
Product Marketing Manager,
Cornerstone
Veni Garg
Director, Product Management,
Cornerstone
Client spotlight
How to navigate new normals with modern learning content
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Joseph Cunningham
LMS Supervisor,
KAR Global
Laura Edwards-Lassner
Senior Director of Talent Management,
BeyondTrust
Gabe Aponte
Learning & Development Program Manager 
San Mateo County
Creating high-impact learning experiences on a global scale
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Lan Tran
Head of Global L&D Governance, Technology, and Operations,
The Kraft Heinz Company
John Mecum
Sr. Director of Technical Systems,
IRB Holding
John Foster
Head of Learning Operations,
Roche
Goodbye performance ratings, hello ongoing conversations
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Susan Dudley
Talent Management System Administrator/Analyst, 
Horace Mann
Learning programs that empower leadership development
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Matt Fallon
Director, Learning Strategy & Design 
Hyatt
Veronica Wisely
Learning Solutions Specialist,
Nemours
 
Jeanne Bonzon
Director, Learning & Development,
BJC HealthCare
How to implement a new approach to performance management
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Jennifer O'Hartigan
Senior Manager - Global Training & Personnel Development,
Expeditors
Zach Smith
Bridge Investment Group

Guest speaker keynote   

11:20-11:55am PDT
Being true to yourself – a conversation with Viola Davis 
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Viola Davis
Academy Award-winning Actor, Producer, and Philanthropist

Lunch and learn   

12-1pm PDT
Training lab
Cultivating careers with check-ins
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Conquering compliance with calculated fields in reporting 2.0
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Creating engaging employee experiences during digital transformation
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Welcome aboard: Virtually engaging new hires with Saba Cloud tools
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Get what you need from Saba Analytics
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Leveraging TalentSpace to drive performance and coaching through disruption
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Opening keynote   

9-9:40am PDT
Details coming soon

Breakout sessions   

10-10:35am PDT
Product strategy & adoption
Creating a virtual and automated hiring strategy
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Rayna Roumie
Director, Product Management,
Cornerstone
Matt Campos
Product Marketing Manager, Growth Products,
Cornerstone
Putting the people back in people management
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Kshitij Kabra
Senior Lead, Product Manager,
Cornerstone
Strengthening the learning and performance connection with TalentSpace
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Julian Musson
Director, Product Management,
Cornerstone
Dan Lemieux
Senior Product Manager - Market Facing,
Cornerstone
Bold thinkers
Details coming soon
Tech talk
Blockchain for HR: Beyond cryptocurrency
tell me more
Ike Bennion
Product Marketing Strategist, 
Cornerstone
Cornerstone and Saba’s progress to AWS Cloud
tell me more
Victoria Stephen
Enterprise Communications Manager,
Cornerstone
Michael Karbushev
VP, Engineering, 
Cornerstone
Client spotlight
How to engage learners in a rapidly changing world
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Alina Chau
Digital Learning Program Manager,
Hulu
Kyle Feno
Learning Management System Lead,
DaVita Inc.
Sari Daisey
Director, Talent Management
The Bancorp
Build a world-class recruiting program for the new normal
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Patti Tabris
Director Corporate Talent Acquisition,
The Results Companies
Erika Aguilar Jaime
Talent Acquisition Manager,
DHL Supply Chain
Delliane Godoy
Talent Acquisition Manager,
DHL Supply Chain
Upskilling for high performance
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Scott Hopkins
AVP Leadership and Talent Development Officer,
Broadway Bank
How brain science and a systematic approach to learning build skills
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Sanjeev Kumar
Senior Business Process Architect - Learning Technologies, 
VMware
Thomas Kramer
Instructional Technologist, Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education,
University of Nevada
Driving results with a feedback focused culture
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Janice Love
Director Learning and Development,
Swope Health Services
Ellen Towne
Director of People, 
Catamount Constructors, Inc.

Breakout sessions   

10:40-11:15am PDT
Product strategy & adoption
How to leverage Content Anytime to build agile and resilient teams
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Lindsay Thomson
Senior Product Marketing Strategist
Cornerstone
John Marshall
Director, Content Strategy,
Cornerstone
Finding the balance between performance management and employee development
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Gerben Ooijevaar
Manager, Product Management,
Cornerstone
How to leverage AI to create an exceptional user experience
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Lars Eichhof
Director Product Strategy & Management, TalentLink,
Cornerstone
Duncan Miller
Senior Director, EMEA Marketing,
Cornerstone
Bold thinkers
Details coming soon
Tech talk
New ways to extend your talent experience with Cornerstone Edge
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Bobby Chua
Product Marketing Manager,
Cornerstone
Veni Garg
Director, Product Management,
Cornerstone
Client spotlight
Boosting engagement through peer-driven learning
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MJ Macdonald
Assistant Vice President, Learning & Development,
ivari
The link between employee development and world-class pet care
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Carolyn Spivock, BS, RVT
Director, Technician & Assistant Development,
VCA, Inc.
Christine Crick, RVT CVT LVT VTS (A/A)(ECC)
Director, Specialty Technicians,
VCA Inc.
Jason Marian, MS
Instructional Media Program Director,
VCA Inc.
Performance and learning: The key to unlocking people potential
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Kristy Touchet, PHR, SHRM-CP
SVP | Human Resources Director,
Home Bank
Lorie Hess
Senior Learning Management Specialist,
The Bama Companies
Patrick Sorensen
Senior Leader of Learning and Development,
GeoStabilization International
Maximizing TalentSpace to elevate employee engagement & adoption
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Lori Fehlberg
HR Specialist
SentriLock, LLC
Elli Kirschnick
VP, Human Resources,
NSK Americas
Laurie Prescott
Talent Management System Administrator,
NASCO
Transforming standard performance reviews into meaningful development discussions
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Liz Vickers
Digital Strategist,
USG Corporation

Guest speaker keynote   

11:20-11:55am PDT
Givers take all: Creating a culture of productive generosity
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Adam Grant
Organizational psychologist at The Wharton School, author of four New York Times bestselling books, and the host of WorkLife with Adam Grant: A TED original podcast

Lunch and learn   

12-1pm PDT
Training lab
Creating reporting dashboards that dazzle
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Simplifying the recruiter experience with manage candidates
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Knock out the top 5 importing issues with data integration studio
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Breaking out with Saba Classroom
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It's personal - customizing notifications for a class
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Making the connection – How to drive your talent experience with Saba TalentSpace
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Introductions and networking

8:30 - 9am PDT

Opening keynote

9 - 9:40am PDT

Breakout sessions

10 - 10:35am PDT

Breakout sessions

10:40 - 11:15am PDT

Closing keynote

11:20 - 11:55am PDT

Lunch and learn

12 - 1pm PDT
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