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SumTotal Customers to Demonstrate Business Value of Talent Development at the HR Technology Conference & Expo

Discover Financial Services, Trustmark National Bank and Florida Blue will explain how SumTotal’s focus on the employee experience helps to engage, develop and retain top talent

LAS VEGAS – HR Technology Conference & Expo – October 1, 2019 – SumTotal Systems, a global leader in Talent Development solutions, today announced that several customers, including Discover Financial Services, Trustmark National Bank and Florida Blue, will present success stories at the HR Technology Conference & Expo. The customers will demonstrate how SumTotal helps to enhance the employee experience for engaging, developing and retaining top talent to drive performance in a tight labor market.

The following SumTotal customers will deliver their presentations either on the mainstage (Toscana 3702) or in SumTotal’s booth (#1510):

  • Using xAPI to Transform Learning: Discover Financial Services
    SumTotal continues to expand content partnerships and support the latest content standards to ensure that the SumTotal LMS is capable of hosting all learning within an organization. Eric Cieslak, Principal Technology & Infrastructure Analyst, Discover Financial Services, will explain how to approach complex learning technology environments to gain a better understanding of learning patterns and practices to best align a learning technology environment with user and business needs. Eric will deliver his presentation on the mainstage on Friday, October 4 at 9:30 a.m. He will also lead a session in the SumTotal booth on Wednesday, October 2 at 4:45 p.m.
  • Enhancing the Employee Development Lifecycle: Trustmark National Bank
    As organizations look more holistically at talent across the organization, there is a need to deliver a full lifecycle ecosystem to support talent. Ryan Rippy, Talent Management System Administrator at Trustmark National Bank, will deliver a presentation in SumTotal’s booth about how his organization is leveraging SumTotal’s Talent Development solution to enhance the employee development lifecycle and increase employee engagement at every stage. Ryan’s session is scheduled for Wednesday, October 2 at 12:30 p.m. and Thursday, October 3 at 10:15 a.m.
  • Driving Learner Engagement with Social Media: Florida Blue
    Discover the impact of SumTotal’s latest enhancements to its gamification, social media and mobile features in a session led by Brad Cooper, Senior Analyst at Florida Blue. Brad will explore how Florida Blue uses social communities to engage learners, support instructor-led activities and facilitate team communication. His session will occur in SumTotal’s booth on Wednesday, October 2 at 10:15 a.m. and Thursday, October 3 at 1:30 p.m.
  • Reinventing the Learning Ecosystem: Fortune 300 Company
    A Field Operations Program Manager at a Fortune 300 Company and leading distributor of automotive parts will discuss how to use business process improvement tools, such as Lean and Six Sigma, to increase the relevance of a learning solution while boosting engagement and impact for an LMS. This presentation will be delivered in SumTotal’s booth on Wednesday, October 2 at 2:45 p.m.

“SumTotal provides a single solution for coordinating and managing all aspects of talent development throughout the duration of the employee lifecycle,” said Ryan Rippy, Talent Management System Administrator, Trustmark National Bank. “Talent Development is paramount at Trustmark, and with the help of SumTotal, we have developed a culture of embedded learning and career development to improve employee engagement and retention.”

“Effective talent development depends on continuous learning—whether onboarding new employees and helping them envision career paths, preparing managers for performance management discussions, establishing compensation models or doing succession planning,” said John Frederick, CEO, SumTotal. “Continued updates to the SumTotal solution focus on enhancing the employee experience across the entire spectrum of the talent development lifecycle. This will be demonstrated by our customer success stories presented at the HR Technology Conference & Expo.”

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About SumTotal Systems
SumTotal Systems is driven by the belief that learning-centered talent development is the heart of HR and HR Technology and that now, more than ever, building a culture of learning is critical to growth, success and business sustainability. SumTotal provides a unified, comprehensive, Talent Development suite delivering measurable impact across the entire employee lifecycle. The company’s award-winning technology provides talent acquisition, onboarding, learning management and talent management solutions to companies of all sizes, in all industries including, airlines, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing and pharmaceuticals.

SumTotal is committed to continuous innovation with a focus on consumer-grade user experiences, robust mobile capabilities and delivering the broadest range of learning content through seamless integration with many of the leading content providers on the market today. SumTotal also leverages the latest standards, including xAPI and CMI5. Learn more at


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