As the vice president and chief learning officer for Sun Microsystems, Karie Willyerd led the top-ranked learning services department in the world, as recognized by ASTD in 2009. She has also been a chief talent officer for a Fortune 200 company, head of global leadership development for H.J. Heinz, and head of people development for Lockheed Martin Tactical Aircraft. She is currently the CEO of Jambok, an informal social learning platform. Along with Jeanne Meister, she is the co-author of The 2020 Workplace: How Innovative Companies Attract, Develop, and Keep Tomorrow’s Employees Today (2010). She lives with her family in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Jeanne Meister is an internationally recognized thought leader, speaker, and author in enterprise learning. Meister was voted by her peers as one of the 20 top influential training professionals in the United States. She is the author of Corporate Quality Universities (1993) and Corporate Universities (revised 1998), and her research has been profiled in such publications as The Chronicle of Higher Education, Chief Learning Officer, Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, Workforce Magazine, People and Strategy, and The Financial Times. Along with Karie Willyerd, she is the co-author of The 2020 Workplace: How Innovative Companies Attract, Develop, and Keep Tomorrow’s Employees Today (2010). She is a cofounder of Future Workplace and frequent blog contributor to Harvard Business.