Asia Learning and Development Conference Agenda

Monday, July 15, 2019

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - COFFEE AND REGISTRATION


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Kartik Sakthivel, Ph.D., MS-IT/MS-CS, MBA, PGC-IQ - Vice President & Chief Information Officer and Regional Chief Executive Officer – Asia West, LIMRA and LOMA

9:20 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. - Disruption in Learning & Development (L&D) and The Future of Salesforce Training

Is your sales organization adapting to how millennials learn, and the demands of today's ultra-informed customers? Significant innovation is necessary to align training and learning opportunities with the preferred technology and communication of today’s salesforce. Sales organizations must rethink how they are managing learning journeys to meet the ever-increasing productivity demands on sales professionals, and Nick Wilson will share some proven techniques and methodologies to do just that.

Nick Wilson, MCIPD - Director, LIMRA Talent Solutions International, LIMRA

10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. - NETWORKING BREAK

10:45 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. - The Human Science Behind Learning & Development

Andrew Lau will share insights on the science behind gamification and how companies can use behavioural science to create a gamified and highly engaging learner-led experience. By embedding habit-building models early in the onboarding process, learners will build the right type of habits that then lead to more predictable actions… and ultimately more predictable business results.

Andrew Lau - Founder & CEO
Think Codex
Vice Chair

11:40 a.m. - 12:55 p.m. - Panel: The Digital Journey: Transforming Learning With Technology

A multi-perspective discussion that will look at how companies can use technology to transform the learning experience.

Zohrab A. S. Chong, B.Ec, LL.B, AMII - Founder & Chief Enabling Officer, Enablerz Consulting & Solutions

Danny King - Co-founder & CEO, Accredible

Simon Phipps - Head of Asia, Global Development & Blockchain, The Digital Insurer

Kartik Sakthivel, Ph.D., MS-IT/MS-CS, MBA, PGC-IQ - Vice President & Chief Information Officer and Regional Chief Executive Officer – Asia West, LIMRA and LOMA

12:55 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - LUNCH

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.: CONCURRENT SESSIONS

1A. Building Effective Learning & Development Programs

Nick Osborne knows firsthand how Academy training and sales distribution networks can work together towards a common vision, helping ensure individual advisor accomplishments are also in line with the objectives of an organization as a whole. Under his guidance, the FWD Academy has helped people attain amazing results, both at work and in their personal lives. In this session, Nick will share the FWD ethos and five-year growth story, as well as how training was allowed to become an independent function…and how he has helped that function to create its own identity in support of their internal sales channels as well as their external collaborative partners.

Nick Osborne - Chief Business Training Officer, FWD Thailand

1B. Digital Badges & Credentialing: A Deeper Dive

Join Danny as he provides a more detailed review of the do's & don'ts of digital badges and certificates. He will offer best practices and considerations to be mindful of when implementing new (external) certification programs or (internal) employee training programs, as well as suggestions on how to best work with external stakeholders to ensure credential verification is as efficient, secure and cost effective as possible. A review of privacy considerations that need to be taken into account when issuing/evaluating digital badges/ certificates will also be discussed.

Danny King - Co-founder & CEO, Accredible

2:45 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. - SESSION CHANGE

2:50 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.: CONCURRENT SESSIONS

2A. Innovate Learning Delivery for Dynamic Results

Learning is all about fun and meaningful engagement. Learn how you can integrate simple technologies with traditional training methods to instill belief and shape sales behaviors on any subject to deliver your desired outcomes.

Veejay Madhavan - Chief Distribution Officer, Prudential Cambodia Life Assurance (PCLA)

2B. Designing a World-Class Sales Effectiveness Program

Join Joey Davenport and Rick Funke as they share key design elements and case study takeaways from the creation of Trustworthy Selling, a unique sales effectiveness program. Together they will outline how the need for the program was determined, why it is unique from other training programs, and what features have worked best to deliver proven results from this immersive, interactive learning system.

Rick Funke - International Head of Distribution Development, LIMRA

Joey Davenport - President, Hoopis Performance Network

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - NETWORKING BREAK

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Why You Should Encourage "The F-word" (Fun) in the Workplace

Join Ron Johnson in an interactive workshop designed for CEOs, Marketing Teams, HR & Talent Development Professionals and Disruptors. This workshop will change your perspective on encouraging “The F-Word” (Fun) in your workplace and how it can impact your company culture and, ultimately, your bottom-line. Learn more about the new “Bhranding” framework and how this roadmap can help your organization build a stronger brand and a stronger business.

Ron Johnson - Managing Director and Co-Founder, Blueprint Creative

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - COFFEE AND REGISTRATION

9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m. - WELCOME BACK

9:10 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Linking Competencies to Learning Strategies

With the rise of digital technologies and holistic talent management strategies, there is a need to create seamless individual learning, performance and learning development experiences. Competency frameworks can support the design and development of current, relevant and learner-centric curricula by linking learning outcomes to competencies. This helps organisations to determine the skillsets of its individuals and plan effective learning interventions by adopting a strategic learning structure that can help close any existing competency gaps. This session will discuss the tried and tested methodologies in linking competencies to learning strategies.

Sarala J. Marimuthu - Chief Development Officer, Finance Accreditation Agency (FAA)

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. - A Culture of Learning is a Culture of Winning

Sashe will share the key pillars necessary for building an effective learning culture within an organization. He will also help demonstrate how and why having an effective learning culture is such a critical differentiator to help companies win in a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) world.

Sashe Kanapathi - COO, Leaderonomics Digital

10:50 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. - NETWORKING BREAK

11:20 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Panel: Predictions About the Future of Learning

An interactive discussion of predictions on the future of learning.

Joey Davenport - President, Hoopis Performance Network

Christoffer Erichsen - CEO, Human Inc

Shalini Pavithran - Chief Executive Officer, Malaysian Insurance Institute