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Customer Speakers Announced for 2016 Global Skillsoft Perspectives

Xerox, Lear Corporation, American Cancer Society to Share Success Stories; Early Bird Registration Date Ends March 7

NASHUA, N.H., March 2, 2016 Skillsoft, the global leader in eLearning, today announced the customer spotlight sessions for its annual user conference for Skillsoft and SumTotal customers, taking place from May 9-12 at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, NV. More than a thousand business leaders from around the world will learn how Skillsoft and SumTotal have helped organizations achieve outstanding business results. Confirmed speakers include Xerox, Johnson & Johnson, P.F. Chang’s, PwC, Eaton Corporation, and BAE Systems. Keynote speakers Dr. Peter H. Diamandis, one of Fortune Magazine’s ‘The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders’ and motivational psychologist Dr. Heidi Grant Halvorson will discuss how to foster innovation and build an inspirational organizational culture. The 2016 Innovation Awards will recognize customers for their visionary work in talent, learning and workforce management.

“I’m really excited to welcome so many customers to understand our vision for the future of eLearning. I believe Perspectives will provide an excellent opportunity for business leaders to hear best practice, exchange ideas and develop strategies to incorporate into their organizations,” said Skillsoft CEO Bill Donoghue. “Representing 65 percent of the Fortune 500, our customers are leading the transformation in the way we work and how we maximize talent. Our speakers will demonstrate the real world application of our solutions and how they contribute to performance improvements and, ultimately, the Self-Developing Organization.”

More than 50 organizations will talk about their experiences in talent, learning, workforce and payroll challenges, initiatives and results. Featured customer sessions include:

  •   Xerox Moves Learning to Learners: Attendees will hear how Xerox is integrating learning with work to empower people to take responsibility for their own development and will see examples of learning practices that accelerate a culture of learning and workforce performance.
  •  Lear Corporation’s Cultural Revolution: – Over the past 36 months, Lear has been through a corporate “cultural revolution,” transforming from bankruptcy to a leading Fortune 200 company. Attendees will learn how Lear uses their performance management process and leadership development model to drive cultural change.
  • American Cancer Society’s Journey to Becoming a Self-Developing Organization:  American Cancer Society provided learners with the content and technology needed to drive their own learning experience, reduce their skills gaps and enhance their performance. Attendees will discover the methodology American Cancer Society is using to become a Self-Developing Organization and how they can adopt these practices in their organizations.
  • University of California – How Modern Talent Management Practices Help Build an Adaptable Compliance Program: Addressing an issue of national importance, the University of California’s president issued a call to action for UC to become the national leader in prevention and response to sexual violence and assault. During this session attendees will learn how their organization can connect talent management and compliance practices to engage a workforce that adapts to emerging issues and trends.


During the conference, business leaders can meet executives and product experts to talk about future product roadmaps and innovations and participate in hands-on labs that span the range of solutions across talent, workforce, learning, leadership development and compliance.

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About Skillsoft

Skillsoft is a pioneer in the fields of learning and talent management with a long history of innovation. Skillsoft provides cloud-based learning solutions for its customers worldwide, ranging from global enterprises, government, and education to mid-sized and small businesses. Skillsoft’s customer support teams draw on a wealth of in-house experience, flexible delivery platforms and a comprehensive learning e-library to develop off-the-shelf and custom learning programs tailored to cost-effectively meet customer needs. Skillsoft’s courses, books and videos have been developed by industry leading learning experts to ensure that they maximize business skills, performance, and talent development.

Skillsoft currently serves over 6,700 customers and more than 45 million learners around the world. Skillsoft is on the web

About SumTotal Systems

SumTotal Systems, LLC, a Skillsoft company and a leading provider of integrated HR solutions, is increasing the performance of some of the world’s most successful organizations. SumTotal’s people-focused Talent Expansion® applications, available on-premise and in the cloud, enable contextual, just-in-time development designed to help organizations discover, develop and unleash the hidden potential within their workforce and business ecosystem. Today, more than 3,500 organizations, including several of Fortune’s “Best Places to Work,” rely on SumTotal’s award winning solutions to empower their employees. Follow @SumTotalSystems at  and on Facebook at for more learning and talent management tips and perspectives. 

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Hailey McDonald
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