Thank you for an amazing Learning Lounge 2019!
Fourth fantastic year.
Our biggest and best yet.
Learning Lounge 2019
We had a great time!
Learning Lounge 2019 saw attendees from a wide range of industries join us for a day of ‘looking around corners’ to the future of learning & development and talent management.
We gave them a glimpse into the future of learning, they got hands on with the latest and upcoming technologies in the Sensorium and they heard from those at the forefront of the learning and technology space at the Lounge Talks.
But don't worry if you missed us this year. We caught it all on camera for you to enjoy!
We heard panel sessions from the thinkers, makers and entrepreneurs who are creating the future of learning, and personal war stories from your peers who have led and bled.
Themes: Voice, The Learning Brain, Design Thinking, Digital Transformation, Trust.
Lounge Talks agenda
The entrepreneurial learner
Panel: Dr Susan Amat, Alexandra Isenegger, Joysy John
Entrepreneurs experiment, fail fast, adjust, iterate, improve… they’re uber-learners! What can we learn from their stories that will help to nurture
Influencing culture and behaviours in care services
Jonah Goldstein, Sodexo
The patient experience has a decisive effect on recovery rates from illness. Jonah describes an innovative programme that used emotive video to reinforce positive carer behaviours.
The learning brain: how our new understanding of how brains work is changing learning theory
Host: Carole Bower
Panel: Charlotte Hills, Dr Ali Asadipour, Rachel Carey, Doron Wijker
Experts in neuroscience, behaviour change and multisensory interactions discuss the opportunities that advances in knowledge about the brain are opening up for learning.
Peter Manniche Riber,
It’s easy to get exasperated by jargon – but what does the language we use reveal about our deeper attitudes to the business of learning?
Design thinking: how to think your way out of a paper bag
Host: Marc Ortmans
Panel: Chris Hildrey, Georgia Sanderson-Nash, Dr Jamie Brassett, Simon Rupniak
How can the creative process help us build better businesses? Can data help us make better creative decisions? Design Thinking: hype or holy grail?
L&D: the RBS perspective
Royal Bank of Scotland
We live in a disruptive world and we have to adapt quickly to keep up. Gavin is responsible for the development and implementation of the bank’s global L&D strategy. He shares more about the development of this strategy, how this is being implemented across the organisation and the key part that technology is playing in delivering an exceptional Learning Experience.
Voice technologies and learning
Host: Kane Simms
Panel: Laura Morinigo, Gavin Fletcher,
It’s the fastest-growing technology since the blackboard, but what is it going to be when it grows up? Experts and entrepreneurs explore its learning potential.
President & CEO, Saba
Your talent development journey drives our innovation at Saba. Join Phil Saunders, who will close out the day with a view to the future. You’ll hear about our vision, strategy and commitment to your success with the advanced learning and talent solutions you need to stay ahead of the curve.
Peter Manniche Riber
Peter is Head of Learning at Kanda, previously of Siemens Gamesa. Peter is a firm believer in pragmatic learning methods and solutions, which has provided real and measurable value to organisations. His dedication to navigate through the jungle of L&D buzzwords spurs him to develop breezy concepts and expressions, to make learning meaningful for the learner and impactful for the organisation.
Charlotte is an award-winning learning designer and published research assistant. Specialising in medical content, using adult learning principles from neuroscience and psychology literature to create effective learning and drive adoption. Charlotte is currently completing a PhD in face and word recognition at Warwick University.
Host, VUX World Podcast
Kane Simms is a design strategist and creator who helps brands, designers and developers create world class voice experiences. His work on top voice industry podcast, VUX World, pairs the knowledge and experience of industry-leading minds with the eager ears of the voice community. He’s an avid speaker on voice and host of conferences like the Smart Voice Summit and Mobile UX London.
Google Developer Expert, CIO DMod Labs
Laura is a Google Developer Expert, entrepreneur, and mentor. She has been in the IT industry over 10 years. As a mentor, she has been teaching coding to people in different stages. Currently, she is the co-founder of DMod Labs and is dedicated to research how to implement voice for education.
Dr. Jamie Brassett
Course Leader, Central Saint Martins
Dr Jamie Brassett is Reader in Philosophy, Design and Innovation at University of the Arts London. He teaches, consults & writes on futures, design & philosophy. He is currently editing essay collections (with Richard Reynolds) on superheroes and excess & (with John O¹Reilly) on anticipation & creativity, both for Routledge (forthcoming 2020).
Director of Learning and Development, Sodexo
Jonah is a Director of Learning & Development at Sodexo, the Quality of Life Services provider. He worked previously in book publishing and the education sector at UNESCO. Jonah oversees programs to improve the skills and competencies of Sodexo’s 460,000 employees around the world.
Dr. Ali Asadipour
Human Computer Interaction Expert, WMG, University of Warwick
Dr Ali Asadipour is a Senior Teaching Fellow at WMG, University of Warwick, with over 10 years' experience in both academia and industry. His area of expertise is in Human Machine Interactions. In recent years, he has focused on realistic multisensory interactions in cross-reality environments (XR), particularly on domains such as haptics, smell and taste.
In 2015, he was shortlisted for a Virtual and Augmented Reality Innovation Award by Innovate UK for his virtual reality device to train doctors in medical palpation.
Head of Learning, Saba
Carole is Head of Learning at Saba (previously Lumesse) and is responsible for shaping and transforming Saba’s digital learning proposition and for the effectiveness of the digital solutions delivered. She has a broad experience of directing and designing digital learning and comms and is passionate about finding new and exciting ways to improve those experiences.
Alexandra Isenegger is the CEO and co-founder of Linkilaw – the legal platform for startups. At age 22, Alexandra left her corporate law firm job to move full time into Linkilaw. By 2017, Linkilaw had transformed to a multi-service legal platform and acquired UK leading legal marketplace LawyerFair. In early 2018, Alexandra was honoured in Forbes’ 30 under 30 and awarded Young Entrepreneur of the Year by Startups.co.uk.
Frank J. Radice
Expert in Residence, Vixen Labs
President & CEO, Saba
Simon Rupniak heads up our learning design team at Lumesse. He has extensive experience transforming learning through technology in both the public and private sectors. He’s an advocate of user-centred design with a particular passion for creating experiences that motivate and move people.
Director of Education, Nesta
Facilitator of Learning
Carl is Saba's Product Manager for content. He is responsible for developing a content strategy for the company. A learning professional and storyteller who believes in using corporate learning to not only solve client problems but also to change people's lives.
Marc is a strategist positioning brands to tell compelling stories. Starting at the BBC and Channel 4 he co-founded Ortmans Young International and ran design agency group Button. He has helped launch UEFA Champions League, First Direct bank, the Homeless World Cup, and created the first satellite TV branding in UK for Satellite TV, bought by Murdoch and renamed Sky.
Doron is Business Integrity Advisor at UK Power Networks, the UK’s largest Distribution Network operator. Doron has experience in both the public and private sector, previously at the Australian Attorney General’s Department and Senator for Queensland. Speaker of several languages, Doron is driven by her exceptionally high standards to nurture a culture of integrity within her organisation.
Creator and founder of Venture Hive, an entrepreneurship education company, and Creator and Executive Director of The Launch Pad, which was once considered the national model in entrepreneurship education. Dr. Amat spent 12 years in the entertainment industry, started an independent record label and developed medical devices to combat childhood obesity.
Chris Hildrey is a London-based architect, originally from Liverpool. In 2017 he founded Hildrey Studio, an award-winning creative practice that uses architectural skills to design buildings, services, installations, and art. He is founder of ProxyAddress, a system that uses the address data of empty properties to reconnect those facing homelessness with support services. In 2017 he was made a Designer in Residence at the Design Museum.
Rachel Carey is Chief Scientist at Zinc, a start-up that builds new businesses to address tough social problems, and an Associate of the Centre for Behaviour Change at UCL. Rachel is a behavioural scientist with a PhD in Psychology, whose expertise spans across multiple sectors and settings, having worked on a range of projects in academia and industry. She previously worked as Senior Behaviour Change Research Advisor to Bupa's UK Clinical Team.