Making the Most of Emerging Technologies

Day 1 – Wednesday 9th Oct 2013


Philip Bourne, Chairman

Welcome and Introduction






Steve Rayson, Kineo


Why the future is not what it was – a look at learning technology trends”
Each year Kineo and City & Guilds undertake research with large corporates on developments in learning technology. Steve is just completing interviews with Directors of HR and Learning as part of the 2013 Learning Insights research. Using real examples from clients Steve will provide an update on key trends from the research so far including: Learning blend design; Low cost and rapid development; Multi-device delivery; Virtual classrooms; Resources not courses and Tin Can; and Performance support





Mike Honer, SAP

Emerging Technologies in SAP
As people’s learning styles change and the millennial generation start to take centre stage in the business world, the way we offer our Education services will continue to change too. This session is a demonstration of how SAP Education is expanding its delivery channels to enable customers to learn what they need, when they need it, including mobile courses, Knowledge Acceleration tools, online subscription libraries, e-Academies to name a few.





Philip Bourne, Symantec

Role-Based Training in a Distributed Learning Environment
With the Symantec  mission  ‘To protect and manage information, so everyone is free to focus on achieving their goals’,  the Education Services team was invited to assess, recommend and implement a training experience that supported the mission across all of our audience types (employees, partners and customers). This session highlights how we approached the challenges of understanding a diverse audience need and assessed the associated delivery technology requirements to support a distributed learning environment.





Laura Overton, Towards Maturity

Driving Business Impact with emerging technologies

Emerging technologies are driving change in the wider business context but when it comes to learning, we have to keep our eye on what really matters – results! For the last 10 years, Towards Maturity has been investigating how learning innovation can really accelerate performance – what works, what doesn’t and what we can learn from top learning organisations around the globe. In this interactive session we will interrogate the findings from over 2900 organisations and many thousands of learners around the globe




Breakout discussing the main points of the session

- The bottom line – what tangible benefits are possible
- Emerging technologies  - the hype and reality
- The learning landscape – how are today’s learners REALLY learning
- Implementation secrets of Lessons learned from top learning performers





Drinks before dinner




Day 2 – Thursday 10th Oct 2013



Mike Dowsey

Introduction, “Hot Topics” and Market Barometer Update
Your input to the 12Q3 Barometer has been collated and will be presented during this session to highlight the key issues and market challenges that you face today. The aim is to aid your understanding of the other companies in the group and facilitate networking discussions during the course of the event.



Coffee during Breakouts



Alastair Jeffery, AQA

Hot Topics – Discussion and Breakouts
Attendees will decide which of the hot topics will be discussed and whether it will be by the whole group or in breakouts. Breakout groups (or the whole group) will discuss what works, what doesn’t work, hints, tips and best practice. Each group will record their findings and report back to the whole group. Findings will be published on the conference webpage.

This is a discussion session so please come prepared to contribute your views.

1130 Philip Bourne, Chairman

CEdMA Europe Update








Richard Lane

Creativity and Innovation – One Year On

We’ll look at the five trends and how they have evolved. We’ll explore some practical strategies for fostering personal and workplace creativity, sharing ideas and best practice through interactive discussion sessions which consider how creativity can help evolve our training businesses and how our training businesses can enable creativity.

This is a discussion session so please come prepared to contribute your views


Philip Bourne

Conference Summary



Coffee and close

9-10 Oct 2013

The Marriott at Bristol City Centre

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