202 How to Prepare Your Company for New Technologies

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Thursday, July 28

There will almost always be challenges while trying to introduce or learn a new technology. Some people are open to change while others are not, but you need to get everyone on board for a technology rollout to be successful. That doesn’t just happen; successful technology roll outs require a plan. 

In this session you will learn the steps needed to build a successful implementation plan. You will  explore a framework to use when investigating, selecting, and implementing new technologies, and learn from examples and checklists of successful enterprise implementations.  

In this session you will learn: 

  • How to investigate technologies that will solve problems for your company 

  • How to assemble the right implementation team 

  • Why a pilot program is the key to success 

  • How to launch and fine-tune your program 

Session Takeaway: Attendees will receive a checklist of best practices to apply in their own work.

Debbie Richards


Creative Interactive Ideas

Debbie Richards, president of Creative Interactive Ideas, is a learning architect, self-proclaimed geek, and early adopter of learning technologies. For over 30 years, she has helped enterprise teams design, develop, and deliver immersive learning programs with measurable impact. Passionate about working with and mentoring other learning professionals, Debbie is a director at L&D Cares. The nonprofit group provides talent development professionals with no-cost coaching, mentoring, and resources to help them thrive and flourish in their careers. She is the past president of the Association of Talent Development, Houston chapter, and a past national advisor for chapters. Debbie has authored two TD at Work guides, Seeing the Possibilities With Augmented Reality and Preparing Your Organization for New Technologies.

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