Developing E-Learning for Business Success to be Examined at Conference Board Meetings

May 21, 2002

The Conference Board’s 2002 E-Learning Conferences: Accelerating Learning and Performance for Business Success will be held June 13-14 at the Plaza in New York and June 20-21 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. The conferences are sponsored by Intellinex and presented with assistance from Docent and IBM Mindspan Solutions.

“E-learning has become a business imperative, from increased speed to competency, greater scalability, more effective management of knowledge, to the integration of customers, suppliers, and business partners,” says Jean McNulty, Conference Program Director. “The conferences will show how organizations are building a culture of continuous learning and advancing their key business goals within their workforce as well as in the marketplace.”

The luncheon keynote speaker in New York will be Blair Sheppard, President and Chief Executive Officer, Duke Corporate Education. The topic will be “Rethinking Human Capital Development: Recapturing the Value of ‘E’.” The keynote speaker in San Diego will be Wayne Hodgins, Strategic Futurist, Director of Worldwide Learning Strategies, Autodesk, Inc. He will discuss “Into the Future: Bringing the Next Generation of Learning into Focus.”

“E-Learning Strategy: From Thought to Solution” will be addressed by Mitch Bardwell, Director, Sales Training Division, Imaging Systems Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. and Gail Wisneski, Vice President, J.P. Morgan Chase. The moderator will be Tom Laubenthal, Senior Vice President, Intellinex.

“E-Learning ROI: Return on Investment, Return on Individuals, and Return on Intelligence” will be discussed by Thomas Russo, Associate Partner, Accenture, and Tobin Gilman, Vice President of Product Marketing, Docent, Inc.

“Building a Culture of Continuous Learning” will be examined by Ray McGowan, Chief Learning Officer, Ernst & Young LLP.

Other topics will include:

* Standards: Critical “Must Knows” for Successful E-Learning Implementation with speakers from Cisco Systems, Inc and Microsoft Corporation.

* Master The Mix: Tapping Blended Learning for Maximum Impact featuring executives of IBM Mindspan and Johnson & Johnson

* Competency Management Through Learning Content Management with speakers from Rockwell Collins and Hewlett-Packard Company

* Driving Employee Effectiveness Through E-Learning with executives of Docent, Inc., Lucent Technologies, and Convergys Corporation

* Managing Vendor/Service Provider Relationships: Selection, Negotiation, and Integration featuring executives of Citigroup, Inc. and PeopleSoft University

* Building the Business Case for E-Learning with speakers from IBM Mindspan, American Management Systems, and ClubCorp, Inc

* LMS versus LCMS versus KMS: What are They and How Do They Differ? featuring executives of Intellinex and Turner Construction Company

Media are invited to attend this conference free of charge and can register by calling Frank Tortorici at (212) 339-0231. A copy of the full program is available on The Conference Board’s website —