801 Digital Learning Panel

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Thursday, May 17

Have you ever wanted to pick the brain of a Digital Learning strategist or developer? Here’s your chance!

In this closing session of the Digital Learning Summit, moderator Mark Britz will be joined by three speakers who will further discuss how Digital Learning is shifting the organizational learning paradigm and what L&D can do today to prepare for greater self-direction in the digital age. The floor will also be open to attendees, allowing you to share your own experiences and ask questions of the panel.

Please Note: The recording below is not an Adobe Connect recording, and does not have the functionality of an Adobe Connect recording. Also, there are a few moments of audio and video disruption, due to some unforseen issues. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Mark Britz (Host)

Director of Event Programming

The Learning Guild

Mark Britz is the director of event programming at The Learning Guild. Previously he worked for more than 15 years designing and managing learning solutions with organizations such as Smartforce, Pearson Digital Learning, the SUNY Research Foundation, Aspen Dental Management, and Systems Made Simple. Mark is also an organizational social designer, helping businesses achieve the benefits of becoming more connected and collaborative to improve learning and engagement. Mark is the author of Social By Design: How to create and scale a collaborative company, and regularly presents and writes about the use of social media for learning, collaborative networks, and organizational design.

Brandon Carson

Vice President, Learning and Leadership


Brandon Carson is the vice president of learning and leadership at Walmart, and is responsible for talent development strategies in support of the overall US business strategy. Prior to joining Walmart, Brandon led the learning and development team for Delta Air Lines’ global airport operations. He has also held global learning leadership roles with Home Depot, Microsoft, and Apple. In 2020, he founded L&D Cares, a nonprofit dedicated to providing coaching, mentoring, and support to help talent professionals thrive and flourish in their career. Brandon has authored two books, Learning in the Age of Immediacy and L&D's Playbook for the Digital Age, both published by ATD Press. He holds a MEd in educational technology, a BA in business, and certification in advanced analysis.

Julie Dirksen

Learning Strategist

Usable Learning

Julie Dirksen, a learning strategist with Usable Learning, is a consultant and instructional designer with more than 15 years’ experience creating highly interactive eLearning experiences for clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to technology startups to grant-funded research initiatives. She’s interested in using neuroscience, change management, and persuasive technology to promote sustainable long-term learning and behavior change. Her MS degree in instructional systems technology is from Indiana University, and she’s been an adjunct faculty member at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She is the author of Design For How People Learn.

Catherine Lombardozzi

Learning Strategy Consultant/Founder

Learning 4 Learning Professionals

Catherine Lombardozzi is a lifelong learning and development practitioner and founder of Learning 4 Learning Professionals. Her work focuses on supporting the professional development of designers, facilitators, faculty, consultants, and learning leaders through coaching, consulting, workshops, and development programs. As an active workplace learning professional with nearly 35 years' experience, Catherine often contributes to professional conferences and journals, and she teaches graduate-level courses in adult learning, instructional design, e-collaboration and consulting. She is author of Learning Environments by Design (2015). Catherine holds a doctoral degree in Human and Organizational Learning from George Washington University.

Matt Peters

Director, Tech College

Visa University

Matt Peters is the director of the tech college within Visa University. He has over 20 years of global experience designing, developing, and delivering training and leading training functions, mostly with Fortune 500 technology companies. Prior to Visa, Matt led Cisco's learning and development solutions global engineering learning groups with teams in China, India, and Europe. He cut his technical learning teeth with storied Silicon Valley companies, including SGI, Netscape, and Sun Microsystems.

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