Learnovation 2021

Learning Innovation Summit


Learnovation 2021 – Global Learning Tech Summit

Join us to delve into the latest in learning technology innovation at the virtual 2021 Learnovation Summit on 12 – 13 October. Our leading global annual event, Learnovation, gives employees, students and customers the opportunity to find out how to transform learning experiences in a rapidly changing environment.

International experts will explore this year’s theme: The Future of Work and Learning. Empower your organisation with the latest learning technology strategies, tools and solutions. Register today.

2021 Event Format

Our 2021 virtual summit will run over two days from 1:30 to 5:30 GMT each day with international keynotes, expert panels, Q&A sessions, interactive chat, real-time polling and one on one networking with other attendees from all over the world.

Powered by The Learnovate Centre, Trinity College Dublin

The Learnovation Summit is organised by the Learnovate Centre, a leading learning technology research centre in Trinity College Dublin and a technology centre funded by Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland to support organisations developing solutions for our society’s current and future learning challenges. 

Speakers 2021

<a href="https://www.learnovatecentre.org/learnovation/speakers-pam-hamilton/">Pam Hamilton</a>

Pam Hamilton

Learning Expert and MD of Paraffin

Pam is a learning expert and MD of Paraffin, an award-winning capabilities agency who supercharge people and their capabilities to work together for positive change. She is the author of Supercharged Teams and The Workshop Book, and her mission is to change the way the world works together, for the better, one team at a time.

Nigel Paine

Nigel Paine

Co-Presenter of Learning Now TV/ex CLO of The BBC

With over 25 years of experience in corporate learning, Nigel is a regular speaker, writer and broadcaster on the topics of development, technology and leadership. Between 2002 and 2006 he headed up the BBC’s Learning and Development operation.

<a href="https://www.learnovatecentre.org/learnovation/speakers-michelle-fogarty-2/">Michelle Fogarty</a>

Michelle Fogarty

Chief Operations Officer Co-Founder of PepTalk

Michelle is a former international athlete and has over 15 years’ experience leading top-tier organisations from a human capital perspective, including supporting a number of high-profile start-ups such as Twitter, Blizzard Entertainment, B&Q (Kingfisher Group) & Tyco/Johnson Controls.

<a href="https://www.learnovatecentre.org/learnovation/speakers-kathryn-cullen/">Kathryn Cullen</a>

Kathryn Cullen

Programme Director of Technology Ireland Digital Skillnet

Kathryn worked in Financial Services sector for over 18 years. Since transitioning to Technology Ireland DIGITAL Skillnet Kathryn has developed and managed a number of strategic digital and diversity programmes including Women ReBOOT, TechLEARN and Transform – DIGITAL Transformation and Innovation.

<a href="https://www.learnovatecentre.org/learnovation/speakers-peter-gillis/">Peter Gillis</a>

Peter Gillis

Innovation Team Lead, Senior Researcher of Learnovate

Peter is an experienced team lead, skilled in the practices of: innovation (JTBD, Lean Startup, Design Thinking), digital strategy, and strategy and corporate company management.

<a href="https://www.learnovatecentre.org/learnovation/speakers-ilse-white/">Ilse White</a>

Ilse White

Corporate Learning Research Specialist of Learnovate

Ilse is a Corporate Learning Researcher with Learnovate since February 2021. Prior to Learnovate she spent 15 years working on the People Development team in Google where she gained extensive experience in learning design, learning strategy & program management

<a href="https://www.learnovatecentre.org/learnovation/speakers-bob-mosher-2/">Bob Mosher</a>

Bob Mosher

CEO & Chief Learning Evangelist of The 5 Moments of Need

Bob Mosher is a senior partner, and the Chief Learning Evangelist, at The 5 Moments of Need™, an organization that specializes in helping learning professionals design, develop, and measure effective learning and performance support through the 5 Moments design methodology.

<a href="https://www.learnovatecentre.org/learnovation/speakers-janet-benson-2/">Janet Benson</a>

Janet Benson

Learning Lead Senior Researcher of Learnovate

Janet holds a MSc. in Digital Education from the University of Edinburgh and undergraduate qualifications in Science from UCD (BSc.) and IT Sligo. Janet focused on game-based learning in the workplace as part of her MSc. Dissertation.

<a href="https://www.learnovatecentre.org/learnovation/speakers-david-kerrigan/">David Kerrigan</a>

David Kerrigan

Author & COO Quikkly Ltd

David is an author and speaker, specialising in the impacts of new technologies on society. He has written 6 books and lectures regularly at Stanford Continuing Studies, The Irish Management Institute and Technological University of Dublin on topics including Artificial Intelligence, Innovation and Cognitive Psychology.

<a href="https://www.learnovatecentre.org/learnovation/speakers-sarah-gretzcko/">Sarah Gretzcko</a>

Sarah Gretzcko

Chief Learning and Insights Officer of Mastercard

Sarah Gretczko, is a self-proclaimed future of work enthusiast and behavioral insights junkie with experience bringing innovative people strategies and solutions to some of the world’s most iconic companies.

<a href="https://www.learnovatecentre.org/learnovation/speakers-sharon-kaliouby/">Sharon Claffey Kaliouby</a>

Sharon Claffey Kaliouby

VP North America of Learning Pool

Sharon Claffey Kaliouby was most recently a learning fellow and adviser for Elliott Masie Productions and previously was head of global learning and development for State Street Global Advisors in Boston.

<a href="https://www.learnovatecentre.org/learnovation/speakers-na-fu/"> Dr Na Fu</a>

Dr Na Fu

Associate Professor in Human Resource Management of TCD

Dr Na Fu is a leading international scholar in the HRM field and has been highly influential in the areas of strategic HRM and professional service firms where she champions improved management practice and workplace wellbeing for employees.

<a href="https://www.learnovatecentre.org/learnovation/speakers-patricia-mccarthy/">Dr Patricia McCarthy</a>

Dr Patricia McCarthy

National Council for Special Education Consultative Forum

Dr Patricia McCarthy graduated with a PhD from Trinity College Dublin in 2014. A key component of her research to date focuses on UD(L), inclusion and participation of marginalised groups; Patricia’s ontological position as a disabled researcher has been instrumental in the development of her research and recent publications.

<a href="https://www.learnovatecentre.org/learnovation/speakers-darren-mcgee/">Darren McGee</a>

Darren McGee

Senior Alliances Manager EMEA of Poly

Darren leads a team responsible for the Poly-Zoom relationship across EMEA. A veteran of the ICT industry, he has previously held strategic sales leadership positions at HP, IBM, BT and Lucent Technologies in EMEA.

<a href="https://www.learnovatecentre.org/learnovation/speakers-jane-ross/">Jane Ross</a>

Jane Ross

EMEA Education Lead of Zoom

From meetings, chat, phone, and webinars to conference room systems and online events, Jane has always had a passion for technology having worked in technology since 1992. However, as an engineer by trade she has the unique ability to take complex subjects and make it accessible to everyone.

<a href="https://www.learnovatecentre.org/learnovation/speakers-linda-waters/">Linda Waters</a>

Linda Waters

Senior Business Development Manager of Learnovate

Linda brings over 20 years’ experience in sales strategy, business development and strategic partnerships to her role as Senior Business, Sales Development Manager, having worked in senior roles with AIB, KONE & Office Depot. She is responsible for contributing to the Centre’s growth strategy, overseeing business partnerships and custom research projects.

<a href="https://www.learnovatecentre.org/learnovation/speakers-dave-farrelly/">Dave Farrelly</a>

Dave Farrelly

Head of Membership Services of Learnovate

Dave oversees Learnovate’s membership model and ensures successful industry engagement with research. He has over 25 years’ experience in the ed and learning tech industry having worked in various roles with Vivendi Universal, Riverdeep/HMH and Folens.

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Who Attends?

Learnovation attendees will join learning and development managers, educators, learning providers, entrepreneurs, innovators, trainers, startup founders, learning designers, policymakers, researchers, and people who are passionate about the design and delivery of learning now, and into the future.

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