Chief Learning Officer

CLO Breakfast Club - April 14, 2021

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Accelerating at the Speed of Light: Tech Trends and Challenges in 2021 

Data from a recent McKinsey Global Survey of executives suggest that the COVID-19 crisis is a technology tipping point of historic proportions and that more changes will be required as the economic and human situation evolves. This half-day virtual event will explore what this extreme acceleration has meant for learning and development, and what the future might look like as we slowly emerge from the global pandemic. Featuring panels, interviews, TED-style talks and networking with chief learning officers and learning practitioners from the banking and financial services and technology sectors, discussion will focus on the increased reliance on technology for L&D, the challenges leaders face in finding (and gaining budget approval for) the right tools for their organizations, and the difficulties of training a multi-generational workforce to use those technologies.

Panel 1: Pivoting Amid Pandemic: Learning & Development in the Tech Sector 

While the rest of the economy has struggled to survive the impacts of COVID-19, the technology domain is in a unique position, poised to respond to organizational needs in crisis management, supply chain management, remote work and collaboration, financial reporting, tax compliance and more. In so many ways, the tech industry has helped people and companies stay connected and keep their businesses afloat during these difficult times. But that does not mean the sector has been immune to the challenges of the pandemic. Join this panel discussion with learning leaders from the tech sector who will focus on how their teams stepped up within their firms to respond to the pandemic and its immediate challenges, how their role is changing as organizations begin recovering from the crisis, and how the sector will be forever changed going forward. 

Panel 2: Reimagining L&D in Banking and Financial Services

The banking and financial services sector, like all industries, has faced a wide array of challenges during the past year. In addition to ensuring clear communication to retain their clients’ trust, addressing growing cybersecurity issues and being mindful of compliance responsibilities, investment in digital and analytics capabilities has been crucial, and will continue to be going forward. This not only requires changes to current culture and operations, but also the development of new workforce skills. This panel will feature chief learning officers and learning practitioners from banking and financial services firms who will discuss how they are upskilling and reskilling employees to ensure they have key digital talent in place for the future, as well as how they have reimagined learning and development offerings and delivery amid these incredibly tumultuous times.

*Please note that there are two ticket types for Breakfast Club this year. Entry for one person or entry for two people at the price of one, bring a colleague or a friend from the industry at no cost. Select a ticket type above before checking out.*

Registration for Chief Learning Officer events is restricted to internal learning & development practitioners and a limited number of sponsors with clearly defined roles. This policy is in place to assure that every live CLO event offers a respectful, relaxed environment where active professionals can network, learn from one another and have frank discussions about what is happening in their industry, organizations and careers. All registrations are subject to review. If it is determined that the registrant does not qualify, the registration will be cancelled and a refund issued to the card supplied.

Simple litmus test:

My primary responsibility is for the development of my company’s internal workforce = QUALIFIED

I work primarily with organizations other than my own to support their workforce development = NOT QUALIFIED

All vendors, consultants and suppliers interested in participating should email Kevin Fields,, to request more information.