Skills, not credentials, are fast becoming the new currency of work. Why skills? With technology advancing and unprecedented economic, social, and environmental disruptions unfolding, a workforce with the skills to meet the moment can help create real value for your evolving business. And that means hiring people based on what they can do, not what their credentials say they know. It means developing people so they can perform and grow.
Ted is passionate about helping people reach their potential, find enjoyable work and perform their best.
He is the head of talent development for a Fortune 10 company with more than 300,000 employees. His responsibilities include leadership and career development, executive development, and providing business consulting solutions.
He offers proven talent development solutions gained from more than 30 years of experience advising individuals and businesses across healthcare, financial services and education industries as a strategic planner, consultant, business owner and general manager.
Ted is the author of Develop: 7 Practical Tools to Take Charge of Your Career. He speaks frequently on topics including managing your career, executive presence, driving business results, leadership, creativity, and innovation.
Ted has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Dartmouth College and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.
He is an avid tennis and squash player who lives with his wife Kathy in Connecticut.
As a human capital futurist and strategist, Janice Robinson Burns develops and implements talent management and development programs that drive business results. She currently serves as Chief Career Experience Officer of Degreed. 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. Prior to the CLO role, Janice served as Group Head of Human Resources for the Global Products and Solutions organization and Chief Diversity Officer of Mastercard. She earned a Master’s degree in Public Administration from New York University and a Bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University.
"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."