Sjoerd Cooijmans HR Director at RELX
With more than 20 years experience at Relx as a senior HR figure, Sjoerd specializes in the impact of hybrid working on talent, including career growth, talent retention and engagement. He promotes the increasingly important role of the people manager in a hybrid environment and how to properly support talent with technology and learning.
Teemu Lilija Group Learning Culture & Community Lead at Telia
Teemu specializes in talent and leadership development within sales to connect learning to business impact. Teemu strategically maps the challenges of the business and talent performance with digital tools to develop change initiatives through cross-functional teams.
Michele Romanow CEO of Clearco
Michele helps global entrepreneurs from disadvantaged social and ethnic backgrounds to grow their business. Her company has invested over $3.2B in more than 7,000 different companies across 10 countries. She has also backed 25x more women than the VC industry average, including founders in all 50 states in America by using AI to make investment decisions.
Nikki Isaac Global Head of Learning & Development at Asos
Nikki is a leadership, learning and talent specialist. She has played a key role in talent development, engagement and diversity in Asia as the former head of Avast. During this time, Nikkie helped the world’s fastest growing economy in China to partner business goals with retaining and developing talent.
Caroline Tervoort-Visser Chief People Officer at KPMG
Caroline invests in the resilience and potential of people to trigger organizational growth and versatility. She is passionate about helping organizations to translate strategy and complex business issues into practical solutions through organizational design, process optimization, behavioral change, talent identification and leadership development.
Joanny Lijbers Head of HR Benelux & Nutrition Europe at Unilever
Joanny is a people-oriented leader with a strong passion for digital innovation to impact both consumers and colleagues. With 15+ years of experience in building and innovating brands and workplaces, Joanny is the current lead of HR and digital transformation at Unilever, tasked with driving their growth strategy in the Benelux markets.
Simona Vidova CEE Learning Innovations Senior Consultant at PwC Czech Republic
Simona applies the latest learning technologies to design L&D frameworks, including artificial intelligence, metaverse, microlearning and coding. Her digital and learner-centered solutions have had a transformative impact on the CEE (Central Eastern Europe) learning community.
Theodora Lau Founder of Unconventional Ventures
Theodora sparks innovation for the benefits of the forgotten demographics to create a more inclusive society. She is the founder of Unconventional Ventures, which focuses on growing an ecosystem of financial institutions, corporations, startups, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists to benefit underrepresented founders.
Diederik Heinink Director of Marketing & Communication at DIF Capital Partners
With 20+ years experience in the EMEA, APAC and US region as a changemaker, Diederik successfully positioned global businesses and leadership profiles across different sectors. As an example, at ING he played a key role in positioning the bank globally as an innovation and technology frontrunner.
Jan Rijken Adjunct Professor IE University
Jan has transformed corporate academies, implemented digital learning strategies and shaped talent management in more than 47 countries. Now Jan co-facilitates the Global Master program Learning & Development Leadership: the first global fully-hybrid development programs for the next generation of talent leaders.
Sam Jamieson Talent Development Leader at GBG plc
Sam specializes in designing learning and talent development programmes that create inclusive and engaging environments to solve business challenges. Her strengths lie in aligning learning investments with business strategy and working with stakeholders to deliver sustainable changes in talent behavior.
Simon Gibson Global Head of Learning & Development at Marks and Spencer
Simon delivers meaningful commercial solutions to transform businesses via L&D initiatives. Simon has executed these learning solutions in different sectors and economic climates, from start-ups to multinational corporations in fields such as Finance, I.T., Sales, SaS, Solar Energy, Media & Digital and Retail.
Claire Thomas Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Hitachi Vantara
Claire implements strategies for diversity, equity and inclusion across Hitachi Vantara. Claire’s global leadership role operates across all business functions to understand the current DEI landscape. And after two maternity leaves, Claire is passionate about supporting working parents to have a fulfilling career alongside their parenting journey.
Lavinia Mehedințu Co-founder at Offbeat
In the past decade Lavinia has worked with start-ups and scale-ups to engage, retain and help employees perform better. She has specialized in recruitment, leadership development, and career development initiatives. Now Lavinia is the co-founder of Offbeat, a community-based platform that connects and develops learning professionals.
Anne Boden CEO of Starling Bank
Anne is a rarity in the banking industry. As a female CEO, her personal story is inspiring to many women looking to change expectations in male-dominated industries. Anne launched Starling Bank to offer people a fairer, smarter and more human alternative to banking with world-class technology.
Anna Ott VP of People at HV Capital
Anna Ott is responsible for diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives at HV Capital, one of the leading venture capital funds in Europe backing technology and internet companies. She has more than two decades of experience in HR and has dedicated her people expertise to helping European start-ups.
Marc Coleman CEO of UNLEASH
Marc is revolutionizing the HR industry through communities, technology and Ai. Marc creates dynamic event experiences to form people connections, valuable partnerships and lifelong learning. With his unique blend of human insight and event expertise, Marc's ambition is to shape the future of work for the greater good.
Doreen Cooper International Trainer for Self-Development
Voted as HR influencer of the year and as the most influential Filipino woman on Linkedin in 2022, Doreen has built a successful career in L&D. Doreen is highly skilled in communication skills, training delivery, employee training, talent recruitment, and project coordination to help global businesses in Southeast Asia.
Ross Seychell Chief People Officer at Personio
Ross is a business leader with a focus on how people and culture enables companies to achieve their mission. Ross has accumulated 20+ years experience in the delivery of highly commercial and impactful people strategies in leadership development and workforce planning that add value to global organizations.
Charlotte Eaton Chief People Officer at OVO
Charlotte has implemented HR solutions internationally in sectors such as banking, FMCG and technology to drive change and transformation. Now at OVO she supports the CEO and senior leadership team, ensuring that employees are engaged in their work and grow their careers.
Jodie Soussan Managing Director of Europe at Allbirds
Allbirds recognizes that diversity makes more competitive, innovative, and successful teams and therefore, appointed Jodie to lead their commercial strategy in Europe. Jodie has a strong track record of achieving brand transformation and growth at Canterbury and Mitre, having led her teams through change to deliver break-through results.
Juan Domínguez Head of Latin America at True Search
Juan has two decades experience of learning and leading HR and organizations’ teams in different countries and industries. Recognized as one of the top CHROs in Mexico, Juan’s work is motivated to help the welfare and dignity of people at organizations. He believes that by putting people at the center of corporate development, businesses achieve sustainable growth.
Carola Boer Director of People & Organization Development at Bol.com
Carola is committed to bringing the best out of people to support organizations’ growth. Carola leverages talent job satisfaction, engagement and development to help organizations attract and retain talent. Developing people in her eyes is as important as any other tool a company has to realize a strategy for sustainable success.
Wendy Van Ierschot CEO of VIE People
Wendy is dedicated to developing people and technology to build high performance cultures at companies. Wendy’s business, VIE People, is the HR partner for innovative companies that have the ambition to grow. Their people technology leverages businesses’ organizational design and talent attraction.
Guido Bosbach CEO of ZUKUNFTheute
Guido is an expert in management design, leadership development and organizational structures. He helps businesses to tackle sustainable change in small and targeted steps to prepare for the future. Guido uses his expertise in digitization and workforce agility to execute transformation projects and improve talent performance.
Brigette Hyacinth Keynote Speaker on Leadership, HR, AI and Digital Transformation
Brigette is an internationally recognized influencer, having shared her expertise in North America, South America, Europe, Africa and Asia. For over 15 years, she has been advising global CEOs, entrepreneurs, governments and leaders on how to build innovative organizations, unlock creative potential, and increase productivity.
Maggie Xin Sun Global HR Expert & Management Trainer at Lepaya
Maggie is Senior HR Leader in the management and consulting industry. Maggie brings cutting edge advantage to businesses in leadership development, workforce planning and change management in the USA and Asia. Her HR initiatives across these regions are a source of innovation and change for businesses and their people.
Stephane Crosnier UK & Ireland Managing Director at Accenture
Stephane advocates that the next stage for supply chain managers is sustainability, continuing profitability and ensuring human working rights are upheld throughout the supply chain. Stephane helps clients create enduring change by reimagining tomorrow’s supply networks to positively impact business, society and the planet.
Ellyn Shook CHRO at Accenture
Ellyn Shook is responsible for fueling Accenture’s purpose: to deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity. Her global team of HR leaders is re-imagining leadership and talent practices to lead large-scale talent and culture change for clients.
Donald H Taylor Chair at Learning Technologies Conference
Donald is an influential writer and researcher in adult learning, skills and technology as seen with the annual production of the L&D Global Sentiment Survey since 2014. Donald has chaired the Learning Technologies Conference since 2000 and focuses on bringing together people and ideas to network at learning events.