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SumTotal Announces TotalConnection 2014 Sponsors and Speaker Lineup

American Cancer Society, State Employees’ Credit Union, Misys, and YapStone to Keynote; Customers’ HR Success Stories Dominate More Than 75 Percent of Conference Agenda

Gainesville, Fla. – Oct. 16, 2014 – SumTotal Systems, LLC, a Skillsoft company and a leading provider of next-generation HR solutions, today announced its customer speaker lineup and partners who are sponsoring TotalConnection 2014, the company’s global user conference, to be held Oct. 27-30 at the Eden Roc Hotel in Miami.

Hundreds of the world’s leading organizations will attend TotalConnection 2014 to exchange ideas and share best practices across all areas of HR, including learning, talent, workforce management, payroll and expense.  During the event, leaders from both SumTotal and Skillsoft will outline their shared vision for delivering learning-centric Talent Expansion® solutions that help customers increase their competitive advantage and drive business performance.

TotalConnection 2014 will feature keynotes, customer presentations and breakout sessions that highlight industry trends, new products and real-world use cases from leading customer organizations. Customer speakers will dominate this year’s conference agenda, presenting more than 75 percent of the sessions. Customer keynote sessions include:

  • Kimberly Currier, vice president of talent development at the American Cancer Society, Inc.
  • Charlotte de Metz, global head of HR at Misys
  • A moderated panel with Leigh Brady, executive vice president of organizational development at State Employees‘ Credit Union (SECU) and Veronica Wynkoop, corporate trainer at YapStone

Delta Airlines, Accenture, McAfee and Duke Energy are among the dozens of SumTotal customers who will share their HR strategies and success stories.

Platinum sponsor Strategic Resolution Experts, Inc. will lead SumTotal’s partner presence at TotalConnection. The company will be joined by Gold sponsor, Turning Technologies; Ruby sponsor, iCIMS; and Bronze sponsor Adayana Industry Group. These companies and three additional sponsors will showcase products and innovations designed to help customers maximize the value of their SumTotal solutions in the TotalConnection Partner Pavilion.

“TotalConnection provides an opportunity for our customers to share their accomplishments and engage with peers from around the world. We are thrilled with our customer and industry speaker lineup, as well as our supportive partner community,” said Jackie Funk, SumTotal senior vice president of global marketing. “We look forward to hosting hundreds of customers at TotalConnection 2014 and providing a forum that promotes learning, knowledge sharing, innovation and networking.”

The TotalConnection 2014 general session lineup also features several HR industry expert keynote speakers and panelists, including  Wharton Management professor and highly acclaimed author, Peter Cappelli; Pulitzer Prize winner and syndicated humor columnist, Dave Barry; and Fistful of Talent members, Kris Dunn, Tim Sackett, Steve Boese and Laurie Ruettimann

To learn more about TotalConnection 2014 and stay connected:

  • Follow us on Twitter @sumtotalsystems and join the conversation using #SumTotalTC14.
  • Check out the full agenda at
  • Register before Oct. 24 at

To learn more about SumTotal, visit, and check out the SumTotal Blog for innovative HR ideas and discussions.

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, including AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN [ADR]; London: AZN), Amway (KUL: AMWAY), and Seagate (NYSE: STX).  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. Visit the SumTotal Blog or follow @SumTotalSystems at  and on Facebook at for more learning and talent management tips and perspectives.

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Hailey Hedge
SumTotal Systems, a Skillsoft company
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