Focus Paris (On Demand)

w/ Cisco & Kelly Palmer

Work is fundamentally changing. The problem? More than 70% of companies still rely on old thinking and use outdated work methods and processes. So, what should organizations be doing differently? During this major transformation, people at all levels need to reimagine work and think about new kinds of jobs and careers. And companies need to create environments and experiences that will support this new reality.

Degreed's CLO Kelly Palmer describes "future ready" strategies and provides a framework for the new work experience that will help both companies and individuals thrive. Then listen is as Cindy Kilmer-Skhiri, Sr. Consultant & Global Curation Lead at Cisco shares her insights on how Cisco is reimagining work and skill development. 

This session examines: 

  • How to put actionable plans in place to reimagine work, redefine jobs and careers, and replace old methods and thinking
  • How to use data to identify key skills most important for the workforce of the future
  • How to use that data for upskilling strategies
  • How to connect people to new opportunities as work evolves




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Cindy Kilmer-Skhiri, Sr Consultant and Global Curation Lead, Cisco

Cindy is a learning and technology evangelist who is passionate about the future of learning and its intersection with innovation to support the future of work. As a senior member of the Next-Generation Learning & Design team, Cindy, a certified organizational coach and leadership specialist, identifies and implements global curation strategies to disrupt learning and promote change. She also helps business leaders meet organizational developmental priorities leveraging self-guided learning as a core feature of blended solutions.


Kelly Palmer, Chief Learning Officer, Degreed

KELLY PALMER is on a mission to change the way the world learns. A well-known thought leader on learning, business, and career development, she is currently on the executive team of Degreed and was formerly the chief learning officer of LinkedIn. She is the co-author of the book The Expertise Economy: How the smartest companies use learning to engage, compete, and succeed which was named one of the best business books of 2019. She speaks regularly at companies and business conferences around the world, has been featured in Harvard Business Review, the Financial Times, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, Inc, and Barron’s among others. Kelly lives in San Francisco.


"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