London UK 2023

London UK 2023


Dates and Venue


3-4 May 2023 | ExCeL London


T1S5 - Skills infrastructure


T1S5 - Skills infrastructure

05 May 2022
Conference Theatre 1
Talent and learning , AI, data, analytics and impact , Tools and technologies
The exciting promise now is that with a clear understanding of skills, organisations can better define what they need to succeed, employees can know how to better their own skills and where they can develop to fulfill organisation, career, and personal goals. All this relies on the detail of defining skill and engaging people to use them as the new workplace currency. In this session, discover how some organisations are doing just that.


Skills – the plumbing, the poetry and the transformation of business and learning
Peter Sheppard
Matthias Schmidt
Meredith Wellard 

A skills-based approach expands the focus of L&D from how people learn to recruit both internally and externally to effective capability planning for the future. This gives L&D a truly strategic role – develop the skills of your people and you gain competitive advantage. In this session three hugely experienced L&D players – Peter Sheppard, head of global L&D ecosystem at Ericsson, Meredith Wellard, VP group learning talent and platforms at Deutsche Post DHL Group and Matthias Schmidt, project manager professional at Swisscom – share their insights into the new DNA of skills and their visions of a workplace in which we shift from roles to skills, from careers to projects and from biased decisions to anonymised personas.

  • Taxonomies for skills – balance between complexity and usefulness
  • Understanding the easy wins for skills in your organisations
  • Why managers are the key to successful implementation
  • The importance of avoiding scope creep
  • Data dialogues to support decision-making


Heather Gilmartin Adams, Senior Analyst - RedThread Research
Peter Sheppard, Head of Global Learning Ecosystem - Ericsson
Matthias Schmidt, Leader Learning Architecture & Strategy - Swisscom
Meredith Wellard, VP Group Learning Talent and HR Platforms - Deutsche Post DHL

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