Chief Commercial Officer, Vyond
Van Diamandakis leads marketing and business development at Vyond, the AI-powered video creation company. He has extensive experience as a B2B tech executive at both early-stage and public companies including Oracle, WebEx, Riverbed Technology, Sage Business Cloud and Persado. His leadership in transforming and scaling marketing and sales functions has led to double and triple digit growth, three IPOs, and three acquisitions.
Fractional Chief Learning Officer & L&D Career Coach, Host of The L&D Career Club and Good Learning Podcasts
Sarah Cannistra is a modern learning champion and strategist with 12+ years’ experience leading the learning function for F500s, startups, and legacy private organizations. Skilled in developing scalable solutions that actually work, Sarah has consulted with rapidly growing organizations and departments in aligning their learning strategy to performance, revenue, and culture goals.
Sarah is also the host of The Good Learning Podcast and The L&D Career Club Podcast, and founder of The Overnight Trainer.
Learning Consultant and Author of Confessions of a Corporate Trainer
Jonathan's thirty years' experience in talent development spans 25 countries. The award-winning and best-selling author has worked in just about every role in the learning space from facilitator and instructional designer to learning executive, including heading the BBC's prestigious TV Training in London. A member of the ATD Advisory panel for the ATD Talent Development Capability Model, and an adjunct professor at George Washington University, Jonathan runs a talent development consultancy based in northern Virginia focused on putting talent at the heart of organizational success.
Culture Strategist in Residence at Joyful.co
Dr. André Martin is an organizational psychologist and the author of the upcoming book Wrong Fit, Right Fit – Why How We Work Matters More Than Ever. He has spent nearly 20 years as the Chief Learning Officer or Chief Talent Officer of iconic brands such as Mars Incorporated, Nike, Google, and Target.
Now, acting as Culture Strategist in Residence at Joyful.co, André continues to counsel c-suite leaders and founders on diverse topics such as executive development and succession planning, high performance teams, employee engagement, culture building, and the future of work. When André isn't working to pay for his kids' college education, he can be found with his wife and two English labs (Bode and the Fonz) on the rain-soaked trails around Portland, Oregon.
Partner and the Chief Learning and Talent Officer at McKinsey & Co.
Heather Stefanski is a Partner and the Chief Learning and Talent Officer at McKinsey & Co., where she is responsible for Learning and Development and Talent Management for 45,000+ colleagues globally, in addition to McKinsey’s People Data and Analytics teams. She built McKinsey’s Talent Management function, a dedicated group within the broader People function, and is leading the work to transition the firm to a skills-focused development culture.
Throughout her 28 years at McKinsey, Heather has held a broad range of People roles, including talent acquisition, professional development and learning. Prior to her People roles, Heather was a McKinsey consultant serving clients on various operational topics such as manufacturing and supply chain, and product development and procurement.
Heather has an MBA and an MA in Education from Stanford University, and a BS in Engineering and Operations Research from Princeton University.