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SumTotal Announces Agenda, Speakers and HR Influencer Panelists for TotalConnection 2013

Wells Fargo and Howden to Keynote; Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Lowes and Walmart among Additional Customer Presenters

Gainesville, Fla. – March 4, 2013 – SumTotal Systems, LLC, today unveiled the agenda for TotalConnection 2013, the company’s annual customer conference, which will be held April 8-11 in Orlando. In addition to educational sessions and customer presentations from Fortune 500 organizations and some of industry’s “Best Companies to Work For,” this year’s conference will feature an interactive panel comprised of industry experts and practitioners who will discuss business and technology trends driving the next generation of HR.

Conference keynotes will be delivered by David Brady of Wells Fargo, presenting “Innovation through Integration,” and David Tough of Howden, presenting “Leveraging Workforce Analytics to Make Better Talent Decisions and Drive Growth.”

The HR Influencer panel will take place at 9 am on April 11, with the following panelists:

  • Josh Bersin, principal and founder of Bersin & Associates, now Bersin by Deloitte
  • Kris Dunn, chief human resources officer for Kinetix and founder of HR Capitalist and Fistful of Talent
  • Laurie Ruettimann, HR industry thought leader, speaker and author of PunkRockHR blog

SumTotal also announced the event’s Diamond sponsor, Cognizant, who joins Platinum sponsor Vivid Learning Systems, and Gold sponsors GP Strategies and Turning Technologies.

Conference registration is open through April 1. Early bird pricing of $995 and government pricing of $895 will be available until March 29. To register, visit TotalConnection 2013.

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About SumTotal Systems

SumTotal Systems, LLC, the largest independent provider of integrated human resources (HR) solutions, is increasing the performance of some of the world’s most successful organizations, including AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN[ADR]; London: AZN), Amway (KUL: AMWAY), and Seagate (NYSE: STX). The only HR solution provider to deliver Talent Expansion, a whole new approach to discovering, developing and unleashing hidden potential within our customers’ workforce, SumTotal delivers employee enablement solutions that help organizations become great places to work. SumTotal’s people-focused applications, available on premise and in the Cloud, enable contextual, just-in-time development designed to advance employees’ skills and knowledge. Today, more than 3,500 organizations, including several of Fortune’s “Best Places to Work,” rely on SumTotal’s on premise and cloud-based Talent Expansion applications to enable an empower their employees. Visit us at

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