Jennifer Olsen leads a team of Learning Solution Managers at Discover Financial Services (DFS) whose primary responsibility is to conduct needs assessment and deliver optimal training solutions. She supports over 20 distinct lines of business with vendor and custom-built content that addresses functional and professional development opportunities. She first joined Discover’s Learning & Development team six years ago as an internal performance consultant and led key initiatives to reinvent call center onboarding to meet the preferences of modern learners. Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from the University of Utah and currently resides in Salt Lake City.
Aaron is an author, consultant and executive with over twenty years experience in the fields of leadership, strategy and human capital.
As Global Head of Talent Management, Aaron Olson is responsible for talent and organizational development for Aon. His team manages executive development, performance management, professional development and succession planning for Aon’s 66,000 colleagues around the world.
Chief Learning Executive and Director of Northwestern Memorial Academy Rush University Medical Center
In the role of Vice President – Talent Management and Leadership Development, I am responsible for the acquisition, development, and engagement of all the talent at Rush University Medical Center (RUMC). The role has focused on creating both a Talent Management Center of Expertise and a Leadership Development Academy. The Talent Management Center of Expertise includes Workforce Planning, Recruitment, On-boarding/Assimilation, Employee Engagement, Talent Reviews, Succession Planning, Performance Management, and Career Planning/Development. The Leadership Academy includes Physician Leadership Development programs, Executive Administrator Leadership Development programs, and Hi-Potential Leadership Development Programs. In addition, I'm an Associate Professor in Rush University Medical Center's Masters of Health Systems Management.
Managing Director @ Towards Maturity (a Saba partner) Saba
Laura Overton the Managing Director at Towards Maturity – a not for profit benchmark practice that provides independent research to help business deliver improved performance through learning innovation. Her work is based on 25+ years of practical experience looking at learning innovation for business advantage and is backed by her independent research with over 2000 organisations and thousands of learners since 2003.
Laura was the author of ‘Linking Learning To Business’ – one of the first industry benchmark studies with both organisations and learners investigating good practices of successful implementations (Jan 04). Since then she has authored 10 independent reports looking at effective e-learning practices in the workplace that are referenced around the globe.
With over 2 decades of experience of implementing learning technologies in the workplace, she works with government policy makers representing employer interests and has contributed to initiatives associated with the UK’s Sector Skills Councils, the European Commission and has sat on the steering groups of a number of UK government learning technology strategy boards (including the Becta Harnessing Technology strategy and as a member the original advisory board to the Learning and Skills Council (now Skills Funding Agency).
Mr. Pamintuan, of Chicago, Illinois, is a senior consultant with Sherman Consulting, Inc, a communications and strategic solutions consulting firm. His practice specializes in identifying and implementing initiatives in highly regulated industries with various governments on behalf of firm clients. Mr. Pamintuan serves as Chairman of the Advisory Board for the US Asian Business Council and is an active board member of the National Center for Community Development. He is a member of the Executives’ Club of Chicago and the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations. In 2004, Mr. Pamintuan was appointed to the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian and Pacific Islands. President George W. Bush designated him Chair of the Commission in 2006. He attended Loyola University.