David is host of The Learning & Development Podcast, a prominent writer and a conference speaker on topics around modern and digital L&D.
David has been a people development professional since the late 1990s, in sectors including Finance & Banking, Retail, Media and Entertainment, most notably as Director of Talent, Learning & OD for The Walt Disney Company across Europe, the Middle East & Africa.
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Gethin is an award-winning psychologist and bestselling HR author and has been featured in Forbes, The Guardian, The Sun, and The Financial Times. Gethin has been listed as one of the world’s top 101 Global Employee Experience Influencers for the last two years running, a frequent winner of HR’s most influential and an Inspiring Leader 2021.
In 2018, Gethin published his first book – the bestseller ‘A World of Good: Lessons From Around the World in Improving the Employee Experience’ and in 2022 co-authored his second ‘Das Menschliche Büro – The Human(e) Office’. His latest book ‘A Work in Progress: Unlocking Wellbeing to Create More Sustainable and Resilient Organisations’ is available from September.
An accomplished people leader with experience in various HR roles, with a passion for Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Inclusion & Diversity, Learning & Development and Employers Branding. Across Yasar’s career, including roles at Zalando, Wipro and Wipro Digital, he has been strategic in embracing digital innovation and automation to transform organisations HR / People functions. Yasar is a member of the RL100 and committed speaker on industrial challenges and creating human-shaped experiences. He joined his team in winning the 2019 HRD Award for Diversity & Inclusion and the 2018 Award for Innovative Recruitment and On-boarding. Yasar is currently the Global Vice President of Talent at HelloFresh.
With a natural curiosity for human behavior, Shwetha is a change strategist who loves to collaborate globally on creative solutions.
Shwetha’s strengths in the agile methodology, adult learning, and relationship building has led her career path through a variety of focus areas including insurance operations, project management, cyber security, pharmaceuticals, and human resources. She believes that an organization’s strongest asset is the employees. Therefore, equipping employees with the “human skills” has always been a priority for Shwetha.
Shwetha leads the Talent Development function at Brightcove ensuring employees have the resources they need to be successful in their roles.
Outside of Brightcove, you will find Shwetha embracing nature, pond side in New Hampshire, solving an escape room, or swinging a kettlebell (or two!).
Kirstie joined AEG Europe in March 2011. In her role, she is responsible for developing, and executing the people strategy and teams across AEG Europe in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of the business. A pragmatic thinker who works in partnership with the top team, ensuring that the organisation’s values are reflected in people-oriented decisions. Kirstie is an accomplished Human Resources professional with more than 20 years of commercial and generalist experience; gained largely within the Sports, Leisure, Events and Live Entertainment industries. In short, a passionate (and disruptive) people experience enthusiast who encourages others to work hard, do your best and be happy.
Ann joined GKN Automotive in 2020, at a time of transformation following the Melrose acquisition. Her job was to establish and lead a new people strategy, and to build a culture to reflect both the extraordinary heritage of this 250 year old company, and a new future. She came to GKN Automotive with a sense of adventure, following 16 years at BP leading numerous HR teams and transformation programmes, living and working across many countries. Seeing so much change in the 2020s, Ann is keen to keep learning what inspires people now to join and stay with the best companies.
Juliana holds global responsibility for Talent Management, L&D and Diversity at DHL eCommerce Solutions, a division of the Deutsche Post DHL Group. Based in Bonn-Germany, her role comprises the creation of global programs and operationalization of processes to support country HR in various locations across Europe, Asia, and the US. Prior to her current position, she has worked +10 years in different roles in DPDHL such as Comp & Ben, HRD and Communications and 6 years in her home country Brazil with tender management and market research. Juliana is fascinated about people development, well-being and positive leadership.
Jill Cotton is a career trends expert and the PR & Marketing Manager for Glassdoor across EMEA. With 20 years communications experience, she is passionate about creating a more equal work environment and believes workplace transparency is the key to achieving this. Working with the Glassdoor Economic Research team, Jill uses data to identify trends across employee and employer experiences. She has commented on a range of career-related topics and has been featured by the BBC, Insider, Marie Claire, Yahoo!, Daily Telegraph, Metro, Sky News and more.
Lesley joined Experian as Chief Talent Officer in August 2021 to support the hiring, development and movement of our talent. In line with our ambition to become one of the Top 25 Great Places to work in the world, we are truly committed to creating an environment where we can all build our skills, develop, grow and be a force for good. Lesley is passionate about the role that organisations play in helping individuals fulfil their potential, and the role that unlocking people’s potential plays in an organisation’s succes.
Lesley joined us from ING, where she was Chief Talent Officer, creating talent approaches to match the organisation’s Agile design. She has supported the leadership teams of a number of start-ups from a broad range of sectors, as they set up their talent for scale.
Alastair Gill is an experienced people leader, award winning speaker and certified leadership coach. In his last role as Head of People at giffgaff, he helped build an innovative culture in a fast-paced and growing organisation. Now as Founder at Alchemy Labs, he focusses on enabling other business to develop their own creative people strategies, that put experience at the core.
Jorrit is EVP Human Resources Shell Downstream, a 27,000 people business including chemicals, trading, lubricants, and gas and EV stations. He also serves on the Supervisory Board of Shell Germany. Jorrit is dedicated to growing the people, capabilities and culture to deliver to Shell’s 30 million retail and 1 million B2B customers today, and to transform the business to net-zero carbon for a better tomorrow. Previously, he was Shell’s EVP HR Strategy and Learning leading, among others, the people component of the $64B acquisition of BG, the transformation of Shell’s HR model and Workday implementation, the introduction of HR analytics, and world-class Learning. He is married with two children.
Quentin supports Coursera’s clients in the development of their Digital Learning strategies.
With his experience advising senior HR leaders on Technology and Strategy for the past 7 years at CEB, Linkedin and Gartner, Quentin is convinced that Life-long learning and growth culture are some of the most important life’s skill and the key to thrive in changing times.
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