Agenda | Redefining Training at Work

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Redefining Training at Work is an invitation-only learning experience for corporate leaders on Wednesday, February 12, in San Francisco. Our agenda will explore immersive learning technologies and how they are reshaping the way companies can equip talent—particularly entry-level and frontline talent—with cutting edge skills. Alongside leaders in the immersive learning field, we will unpack what immersive learning has to offer, discover what it feels like to use the latest technology, and answer practical questions related to cost, vendor selection, and implementation.


8:00 a.m. | Breakfast & Networking

Breakfast and networking before programming begins. Come early try on some AR/VR headsets and get a firsthand immersive learning experience.

9 a.m. | Setting the Table

We’ll kick off the day by framing up the topic and giving participants an opportunity to meet. We’ll then dive into a brief distillation of the world of immersive learning and why it’s so critical to both the corporate training context and for entry-level and frontline workers.

Featuring: Cat Ward, Managing Director, JFF; Steve Yadzinski, Managing Director, JFF

9:45 a.m. | Sneak Peek: Virtual Reality “Live”

Dive into the first immersive learning experience of the day as we welcome Walmart and Strivr to the stage. Together we will engage in a display of the training technology they’ve built in partnership.

Featuring: Veronique LaFargue, Vice President of Marketing, Strivr; Ayreann Luedders, Senior Director Walmart US Academies

10:30 a.m. | Immersive Learning in Practice

Learn more about the varieties of immersive learning technology as well as their corporate training use cases through a series of short, engaging presentations featuring F500 leaders and their technical partners.

Featuring: Mark Atkinson, Mursion and Travis Smith, Hospitality Management Trainer, Best Western; Doug Donovan of Interplay Learning, Vijay Ravindran of Floreo; Eli Weisman, Chief Client & Growth Officer, Talespin and Daniel Eckert, Managing Director, Emerging Technologies, PWC

11:15 a.m. | Try it on!

After listening to examples and stories directly from companies and their partners, you’ll have a chance to try the technology on for yourself! JFF’s five Immersive Learning partners will be set up to showcase their technology and let you try on the headsets and experience the training modules for yourself.

Featuring: Floreo, Interplay, Mursion, Strivr, and Talespin

12:15 p.m. | Lunch

Rejuvenate, network, and finish up any technology demonstrations from the previous session.

1 p.m. | Keynote: Where Immersive Learning is Going

Feature presentation and conversation on why immersive learning is a critical tool that companies and workers alike should embrace.

Feature: Josh Bersin, Global Industry Analyst and Dean of the Josh Bersin Academy

1:45 p.m | Corporate Spotlight: Mastercard

Discover how Mastercard is using immersive learning technology in powerful ways through this engaging presentation. The talk will focus on how these technologies help Mastercard solve pressing business challenges with impressive results.

Featuring: Travis May, Director of Learning Technology and Innovation, Mastercard

2 p.m. | Workshop: How to Apply Immersive Learning Tools to Your Company

Roll up your sleeves to apply what you’ve learned through the day to your own company’s talent development strategy. Finish this session with clear action items for how to put it into practice when you return back to your office.

2:45 p.m. | Wrap-Up & Commitments

Commit to taking the next step in enacting an immersive learning strategy within your existing talent development program. Leave with a sense of how this community can move forward together to tackle the challenges that matter most.

Featuring: Cat Ward, Managing Director, JFF

3-3:30 p.m. | Networking and Noshing

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