Cheif Learning Officer Solutions for Enterprise Productivity

Breakfast Club

CLO Breakfast Club, Washington, D.C.

Moderated by Kimo Kippen, Chief Learning Officer, Hilton Worldwide

Thursday, Sep 8, 2011 7:30 am


Heather Karimi
Vice President, Learning & Development
ACS, A Xerox Company

Heather R. Karimi is the vice president of learning and development at ACS, where she has responsibility for global learning initiatives such as learning governance, learning technology, leadership development and employee development. While at ACS, she has also supported numerous client relationships through her role as global account manager.

Karimi has been in the learning and development field for more than 15 years, performing many roles ranging from instructional design and learning strategy to client management and solution development. She has experience in all facets of learning from traditional training to modern technologies.

Prior to ACS, Karimi worked at Intellinex, where she partnered with a broad range of clients assisting in the development of custom learning solutions. She also worked as a consultant at Ernst & Young LLP, where she focused on change management and organizational development.

Kimo Kippen
Chief Learning Officer
Hilton Worldwide

Kimo Kippen is the chief learning officer at Hilton Worldwide. In this role, he is responsible for strategic oversight of learning and development at Hilton Worldwide, based in McLean, Va.

Previously, Kippen was responsible for the Center of Excellence for Learning at Marriott International. Before this, he led management engagement for the enterprise of Marriott International. Further, in a previous role, Kippen was vice president of human resources for Renaissance Hotels and Resorts, North America. He has also served as the vice president of HR design and practice leader for learning of Marriott International.

Kippen has worked for Marriott for a total of 21 years, starting in various food and beverage positions and subsequently moving into training roles for both North American and international lodging. Before joining Marriott, he spent more than six years working in a private business based in Rome and Monte Carlo, where he established training for a fast-food franchise company and assisted the owner in group consolidations and mergers.

Kippen holds an M.S. in career and human resource development from Rochester Institute of Technology, a B.S. from the University of Hawaii, and is a graduate of the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland's Post Graduate Program. He served as the chairman of the board of American Society for Training & Development in 2007 and served as a member of the ASTD Public Policy Council. He led ASTD’s Metro Washington, D.C., chapter, serving in the role of president and past president.

Kippen serves on the board of directors of the Council for Adult & Experiential Learning and the Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund. He is an adjunct professor at Catholic University, facilitating the HR learning and development class for the university’s master’s program in human resources. Kippen was awarded with the honor of Faculty of Year in 2010.

Mal Poulin
Director, Strategic Solutions
GP Strategies

Mal Poulin has been in the corporate learning and performance field for more than 32 years in many roles ranging from technical classroom instruction to global business development management. Most recently as director of strategic solutions for GP Strategies, his focus continues to be on helping organizations achieve the greatest business value through RWD performance solutions. Poulin spent nine years as business development manager in SAP Education, where he worked extensively with customers and the Americas SAP Users’ Group to assess business needs and trends. For the preceding 16 years, he worked at Digital Equipment Corp. teaching, managing and developing many levels of business technology education.

Mike Prokopeak
Vice President, Editorial Director
Human Capital Media Group

Mike Prokopeak is editorial director of MediaTec Publishing Inc. Mike directs content for the CLO Symposium live conference series, the CLO Breakfast Club programs and all MediaTec magazines, as well as the e-Seminar series, research initiatives and special projects.

Mike brings a wide range of experience in journalism, publishing, and marketing along with a proven track record of editorial achievement to MediaTec. After joining Northern Arizona’s Mountain Living Magazine in Flagstaff (Ariz.) as a reporter, he worked his way up to editor in chief, eventually taking on general manager responsibilities for the magazine and its sister publication, Flagstaff Live, both owned by Pulitzer Newspapers Inc. He directed the editorial, design, advertising, and events departments and successfully led a complete redesign of the publications. Mike has also worked with leading educational publishing companies, including Houghton Mifflin Company and the Great Books Foundation. A former teacher and Peace Corps volunteer, Mike brings in-depth experience in continuing education and training to MediaTec.

Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti
Vice President and Managing Director, Apollo Research Institute
Visiting Scholar, Stanford University Media X Program

A leading authority on the convergence of education, technology and work, Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti is vice president and managing director of Apollo Research Institute, where she guides the study of career and workforce trends. A former Silicon Valley executive, Wilen-Daugenti has held leadership positions at Apple, HP and Cisco. She is a visiting scholar at Stanford University’s Media X program, studying the impact of technology on society.

The author of 10 books, Wilen-Daugenti catalyzes new thinking among business leaders and academics. For her latest book, Women Lead: Career Perspectives From Workplace Leaders, she examined women’s contributions to the workplace and the economy.

Wilen-Daugenti frequently contributes to the Huffington Post, the Examiner and other national and international media outlets, including FOX News Live and CBS Radio. She has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Forbes, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Wired magazine and the San Jose Mercury News. She speaks globally on education, careers and women’s leadership.

Wilen-Daugenti was named San Francisco Woman of the Year in 2002, and was honored by the San Francisco Business Times as a 2012 Most Influential Woman in Bay Area Business.



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