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  1. Marga Biller

    11th Annual LILA Summit Keynote Speaker: Sandy Pentland

    Dr. Alex “Sandy” Pentland directs MIT’s Human Dynamics Laboratory and the MIT Media Lab Entrepreneurship Program and co-leads the World Economic Forum Big Data and Personal Data initiatives. Pentland’s research focuses on social physics, big data and privacy. His research helps people better understand the “physics” of their social environment, and helps individuals, companies and communities to reinvent themselves to be safer, more productive, and more creative. Pentland shows that, in fact, humans respond much more powerfully to social incentives that involve rewarding others and strengthening the ties that bind than incentives that involve only their own economic self-interest. Sandy has...
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    11th Annual LILA Summit Keynote Speaker: Gert Jan Hofstede

      Dr. Gert Jan Hofstede is a Dutch population biologist and social scientist in information management and social simulation. Currently a professor at Wageningen University, Dr. Hofstede explores the interplay of the contrasting forces of culturalevolution, societal change and cultural stability. In exploring the generic dynamics of human social behavior, Dr. Hofstede contends that people are not unpredictable, but ill-understood. He uses simulation gaming and social simulation as methods that integrate knowledge from many fields to generate information that can be applied in all kinds of practical contexts. Much of his current work focuses on computational modelling of the social side of complex adaptive systems. This work links to a pioneering study of...
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    11th Annual LILA Summit: Adaptive Cultures

    “Culture” is often given the credit – or the blame – for whatever is going right or wrong in an organization.  But what exactly is organizational culture and what is its relationship to organizational behavior?  Do we drive culture or does it drive us?  How can culture be changed, maintained, nurtured or leveraged to lead to the results that we seek?  Join LILA Member CLOs, guest scholars, and our keynote speakers for a day of interactive presentations and small group discussions on the topic of Adaptive Cultures. The 11th Annual LILA Summit will take place on June 6th 2017 and...
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    Bechtel Wins Chief Learning Officer Award for Second Consecutive Year

    “Partnering with the business to develop a game-changing learning program that provides valuable skills to our employees, partners and customers, and essentially adding to the bottom line, is the ultimate goal of an organImage result for lucy dinwiddieization’s learning and development team,” said Lucy Dinwiddie, Bechtel’s chief learning officer. “To be honored with an award as significant as the CLO, demonstrates the collaboration and innovation of the Bechtel team and the commitment to our colleagues across the globe.”
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    PAREXEL’s Albert Siu Named to 2015 PharmaVOICE 100 Most Inspiring People in the Life Sciences List

    Albert Siu, PhD, Vice President, Learning and Development, PAREXEL, was named as one of 2015’s PharmaVOICE 100 Most Inspiring People in the Life Sciences Industry. The honor, announced in the July/August 2015 issue of PharmaVOICE magazine, recognizes Dr. Siu’s leadership in developing PAREXEL’s employees and in helping train the next generation of clinical researchers for the industry.

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