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Elearning! December 2016 / January 2017 11 People on the Move CATRIONA BARBATO joins Rite Solutions' Commercial division as Director of Client Engagement and Principal Solution Architect. Catriona brings 20+ years of applied experience in the learning industry to her new role. Catriona joins a reputable team of Learning and Per- formance experts at Rite- Solutions, many of whom where long time employees of Vangent, a recent acquisi- tion by Rite Solutions. TechSmith Corporation, ap- pointed WENDY HAMILTON as CEO. She succeeds Wil- liam Hamilton, TechSmith's co-founder and president, who will transition to Chair- man of the Board. Wendy has served as EVP since October 2015. Previously, she was global head of life sciences at Thomson Re- uters and technology con- sultant at Accenture. Saba, cloud-based Talent Management solution pro- vider, added three industry veterans to its leadership team. EDWARD HAYDEN , Chief Financial Officer; JOHN HIRAOKA , Chief Strategy Of- ficer; and JASON HOFFMAN , Vice President of Informa- tion Security, join Saba's executive team to help lead the next phase of growth for the company. In March, new CEO PERVEZ QURESHI was ap- pointed with the goal of scal- ing Saba's business. Pervez was previously President of Epicor Software NEA and Accel backed Mind- tickle, hired MARC WENDLING as its VP of Sales. Marc comes in with over 18 years of experience building and leading sales teams in tech- nology companies. He will be responsible for scaling MindTickle's go-to-market efforts, and taking its value proposition to a wider set of companies. Apple hires Carnegie Mel- lon University professor RUSLAN SALAKHUTDINOV for Director of AI research. SALAKHUTDINOV works in the fields of deep learning and neural networks. The topics he's worked on run the gamut, and include rec- ognizing objects in images and actions in videos. Xyleme appointments GREG SCHOTTLAND as their new President and CEO. He will succeed Mark Hellinger, who has stepped down from his role as CEO and will take an active role on the Board of Directors. Greg has served in Engi- neering and Operations roles at Xyleme since 2011. Previously tenures include Lockheed, CodeStream and Advanced Software Technologies. Impact of Immersive Learning With millennials dominating the workforce, enterprises are grap- pling with engagement strategies. Millennials actually view more online videos than TV. This generation of workers has spent more time playing video games than in formal school. This new gen- eration of workforce demands more immersive learning, reports Anders Gronstedt, Ph.D., Gronstedt Group. A growing body of research proves the effectiveness of immer- sive learning approaches: >> Video games are 14% more successful than traditional learn- ing, according to a meta-study of 65 studies. >> Vertical video has nine times higher viewership than horizontal on the phone, according to re- search by Snapchat. >> Learners retain 33% more from virtual reality than stan- dard video, according to Stan- ford research. –Experience Intuit's Security Training at: https:// youtu.be/_3VLx0pXSYs Today, 33% of the current workforce is eligible to retire and half of them are in leadership roles. Meanwhile, 85% of HR leaders say their leadership pipelines are lacking, and 30% report struggles filling senior management roles. According to HR, only 25% of those leading today's organizations are high- quality. Yet, 39% of enterprises offer Leadership Development Programs. Employees indicate 15% of the training they receive prepares them for their next position. In contrast, those with highly developed leadership training are: >> 8.8 times more likely to have high quality leadership >> 9 times more likely to financially outperform their industry peers >> 7.4 times more likely to have highly engaged leaders –Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Social Security Administra- tion, Global Leadership Forecast by DDI, Global Workforce Leader- ship Study by Workforce Trends Leadership Shortage Dead Ahead 85% of HR leaders say their leadership pipeline is lacking. –Global Leadership Forecast

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