How LXP is Driving Global Transformation at PepsiCo (On Demand)

As we celebrate our one year anniversary of the PepsiCo global launch of our LXP, Degreed, it’s a great time to look back and discuss best practices and lessons learned. It was the first time in recent PepsiCo history that a technology platform had concurrently launched globally. Looking back it was a huge success, and it came with its share of change and transformation. We will discuss the transformation approach and change management strategies used in our highly matrixed organization. We will also cover stakeholder strategy and how engagement within the platform itself has evolved through those leaders. While launching during a pandemic surely accelerated some aspects and brought unforeseen challenges, the lessons learned and best practices from this endeavor will extend beyond this era.

Learning Objectives:
  • Enable attendees to leverage transformation and change management for their LXP onboarding.
  • Empower leaders to actively partner with stakeholders in the business to support goals.
  • Provide an empathy network for other organizations going through similar transformations.

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About Your Speaker


Sarah Petsis, Director of Client Success - Strategic Accounts, Degreed

Sarah Petsis is the Director, Client Success for Strategic Accounts at Degreed, a lifelong learner, and serial optimist. She has spent her career in academic leadership, EdTech and HR consulting, most recently at LinkedIn Talent Solutions; helping organizations across all industries succeed in building talent, learning and skills strategy, aligning culture, and growing results. When she's not playing with her 2 kids and 2 dogs, you'll find her traveling the globe with her husband and family, attending her kids' activities, practicing yoga, reading a book, or baking. She hails from Austin, Texas, and now lives near her alma mater in Ann Arbor, Michigan (GO BLUE!).

Cristina Rivera_PepsiCo

Cristina Rivera, Talent Management Manager, PepsiCo

Cristina Rivera, Talent Management Manager for PEP U Learning COE, leads PepsiCo’s efforts towards a Future Ready Workforce, including driving a skills strategy. She grew up through a technology company (HRsmart) leading transformation and LMS strategy before joining to PepsiCo. She builds authentic relationships, pushes the envelope, and is a fierce advocate. Cristina also leads communication for PepsiCo’s Women’s Inclusion Network in North America to support one of her passions of equality and inclusion. Cristina enjoys traveling, reading, gardening and scrapbooking, when she’s not cheering on her two girls at hockey or soccer, or walking their three dogs.

"Degreed has uniquely built its own technology category from the ground up and it is a hot one. They have also provided a blueprint for what best-in-class looks like as a product and a company."

Michael Rochell

Brandon Hall Group Chief Strategy Officer and Principal HCM Analyst