Reimagining Learning in 2022

Made with your questions and busy schedule in mind, Degreed Insight brings together L&D experts and Degreed clients for a 2-hour virtual journey to reimagine learning in business. Get right to the point with in-depth knowledge from innovative minds in L&D and broaden your perspective with a diverse panel of industry pros.

Sessions include:

  • Bridging the Learning Gap to the Future - led by Janice Burns
  • How Ericsson is Building Skills for the Future of the Business - led by Vidya Krishnan and Peter Sheppard
  • Navigating What’s Next: Insights on the Future of Work and Talent - led by Seth Mattison
  • Expert Panel + Q&A - moderated by Josh Bersin

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About Your Speakers

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Vidya Krishnan, Chief Learning Officer, Ericsson

Vidya is a technology and entrepreneurial leader with 20+ years of experience in Networks, Digital Services, Learning, Engineering, Consulting, and Business Transformation Operations. She currently serves as Ericsson's Chief Learning Officer, leading Ericsson’s Global Learning and Development team as part of Ericsson’s Global People organization. She holds a B.S. degree from Princeton University and an M.S. degree from Stanford University in Electrical Engineering, with a specialization in how technology can uplift impoverished areas. Vidya is particularly proud and privileged to sponsor the Ericsson-Girl Scouts Alliance, a unique and growing partnership dedicated to building tomorrow’s STEM Leadership Pipeline today, and part of Ericsson's Technology for Good program. Outside of work, she coaches a kids creative service learning team along with her best friend as part of Destination Imagination. She is proud and privileged to lead a team dedicated to transforming how, where, and when effective learning (and role reinvention!) takes place in the workforces of today and tomorrow.


Peter Sheppard, Head of Global L&D Ecosystem, Ericsson

An expert at leading transformation in corporate learning. Leading change in learning strategy, technology, business alignment, impact measurement, leading edge learning methods, learning design and operations. A driver of corporate learning to achieve business impact. Commercially focused with the ability to inspire improvement both globally and at European levels.

In 2007 I began to specialise more in learning & development due to a strong belief in its business relevance and the ability of individuals to improve and grow. Not looking back I progressed through UK, European and global roles having shown what can be achieved to make learning an important activity at all levels of an organisation. My current role is focused on leading an international team to develop Ericsson's capability as a learning organisation.

A broad HR background in L&D, talent management, employee relations and general HR. Worked with all aspects of business including sales, manufacturing, research and development. Experience in "blue chip" tech companies: IBM, Philips Electronics and Ericsson.

As a Fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and Learning & Performance Institute I am keen to learn from others with a constant open mind on the best ways to learn within organisation. International speaker on key L&D topics.

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Josh Bersin, Global Industry Analyst & CEO, The Josh Bersin Company

Josh Bersin is an analyst, author, educator, and thought leader focusing on the global talent market and the challenges and trends impacting business workforces around the world. He studies the world of work, HR and leadership practices, and the broad talent technology market. He is cited as one of the leading HR and workplace industry analysts in the world and is frequently featured in talent and business publications such as Forbes, Harvard Business Review, HR Executive, Fast Company, The Wall Street Journal, and CLO Magazine.

He founded Bersin & Associates in 2001 to provide research and advisory services focused on corporate learning. After expanding the company to cover all areas of HR, he sold the company in 2012 to Deloitte and was a partner in Bersin by Deloitte until 2018. In 2019, Bersin launched the Josh Bersin Academy, the world’s first global development academy for HR and talent professionals at all levels and across all industries. Today, The Josh Bersin Company provides a wide range of research and advisory services to help HR leaders and professionals tackle the ever-evolving challenges and needs of today’s workforces. Recent research initiatives span diversity and inclusion, hybrid work, wellbeing, HR capabilities, and business resilience.


Seth Mattison, Founder & CEO, FutureSight Labs

Seth is an internationally recognized thought leader, advisor, and top-rated keynote speaker on talent management, change and innovation, digital transformation, leadership, and the future of work.

His research, case studies, and thought leadership focus on inspiring audiences while sharing actionable strategies to drive meaningful outcomes for individuals and their organizations. He also coaches high-performing leaders with practical, life-tested ideas, concepts, and frameworks to elevate their impact and create lasting legacies.

Over the past decade, Seth has shared his insights with thousands of business leaders around the globe for many of the world’s most recognizable brands including Mastercard, Johnson and Johnson, IBM, The Dallas Cowboys, AT&T, PepsiCo, GE Energy, E&Y, Caterpillar, and The Walt Disney Company, to name a few.

In addition to speaking, Seth is the founder and CEO of FutureSight Labs, an org design and transformation firm that supports many of the world’s most inspiring leaders by helping prepare themselves and their organizations for the future of work through research, training, advising, coaching, digital tools, and thought leadership.

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Janice Burns, Chief People Officer, Degreed

As a human capital futurist and strategist, Janice Robinson Burns develops and implements talent management and development programs that drive business results. She recently joined Degreed as their first Chief Career Experience Officer. Prior to Degreed, Janice spent 27 years at Mastercard, with her most recent role as their Chief Learning Officer. As CLO, she led the design and implementation of employee learning experiences and development programs globally, as well as development of frameworks to advance managerial capabilities and effectiveness. In this role, Janice was also accountable for providing thought leadership for change management and business unit transformation projects while ensuring an effective linkage to Mastercard’s talent development platform.

Prior to the CLO role, Janice served as Group Head of Human Resources for the Global Products and Solutions organization, where she was responsible for setting and executing the human capital strategy and delivering human resources support globally to over 3000 of Mastercard’s staff. Prior to that, she served as Chief Diversity Officer and was accountable for developing and implementing the company’s integrated global diversity and inclusion strategy. In this role, she was focused on enhancing corporate image, increasing employee productivity and engagement, developing the company’s talent pipeline, and ultimately driving shareholder value.

Janice earned a Master’s degree in Public Administration from New York University and a Bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University.

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