Sarah Lindsell, global chief learning strategist at PwC is responsible for the learning ecosystem which encompasses the tools, technologies and methodologies that power learning across the PwC network. Leading a global team, she has a unique perspective on the challenges of bringing learning closer to work for the 250,000 employees at PwC. She has won numerous industry awards over the course of her career and in 2016 she won “CLO of the Year” from the Learning and Performance Institute for her vision and skill that led to the transformation of the learning ecosystem allowing PwC professionals to have a singular user experience and be in the driving seat of their own development.
Rob Lauber is the senior vice president- chief learning officer at McDonald’s Corporation. Lauber joined McDonald’s in 2014 and has responsibility for the overall learning and development strategy and execution across all 37,000 restaurants around the world.
Prior to his current role, Lauber was the Vice President, Yum! University at Yum! Brands, and the Executive Director of Learning Services at Cingular Wireless. While at Cingular, his team was recognized as a Top 100 Training organization by Training Magazine over three consecutive years. He has also held learning leadership roles at Coopers & Lybrand (now PWC), and Dun & Bradstreet.
Lauber has been recognized multiple times by CLO Magazine for his work on achieving business impact, leading business change, learning technologies and global learning. He was recognized as the 2013 CLO of the Year.
Lauber was the 2010 Chair of the board of ATD (Association for Talent Development). In addition, he served on the board of directors for Leadership Kentucky and chaired the Program Operating Committee for Kentuckiana Works, the metro Louisville, KY workforce board.
He is frequently a participant in panel discussions, webinars, and learning profession related articles across the globe.
Lauber holds a B.A. in Communications from the University of Scranton as well as an M.S. in Human Resources Development from Rochester Institute of Technology.
Sarah Kimmel has more than 15 years of experience as a business research consultant on human capital projects with Accenture, specifically in the areas of training, learning, performance, leadership development and knowledge management. Most recently, she was a learning research strategist on the global capability development strategy team at Accenture. Kimmel has special expertise in the design, implementation and analysis of training and learning research, including qualitative and quantitative data analysis and human capital program measurement strategy. She also has superior ability in survey design and implementation. Kimmel received a B.A. with distinction from Shimer College and attended graduate school in the Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences at the University of Chicago.
Joe Kelly graduated high school in 1986 and will graduate college this year. Kelly worked at FedEx for 28 years and has been in management for 26 years. Kelly has been been married for 25 years. Kelly has two brothers, one sister, two sons and one daughter. He recently graduated from the University of Memphis.
Over the past 10 years Kent Jonasen has built a unique insight on how to design educational and developmental initiatives that are applicable to cultures across the world. He has personally led the implementation of the leadership pipeline concept with regards to development, selection and assessment in 30 different large international organizations.
Before becoming CEO of Leadership Pipeline Institute, Jonasen was deputy head of group human resources in A.P. Moller – Maersk from 1996 to 2008 and was responsible for talent management, leadership development, executive development and executive compensation and representing HR on the corporate M&A committee. Jonasen integrated the leadership pipeline concept impacting 10,000-plus leaders in more than 100 countries