Skillsoft Unveils 2013 Global Skillsoft Perspectives Learning Industry Event Agenda

  Skillsoft Unveils 2013 Global Skillsoft Perspectives Learning Industry Event
  Agenda

   Seth Godin and Peter Cappelli to Keynote; Panel Discussions and Customer
 Learning Sessions to Include UBS, Verizon, Xerox, Tata Consultancy Services
                   Limited, General Electric and Lloyds TSB

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NASHUA, N.H. -- March 20, 2013

Skillsoft today announced the agenda for its 2013 Global Skillsoft
Perspectives Learning Industry Event, including topics for learning sessions,
workshops and keynote addresses by marketing provocateur Seth Godin and
employee relations expert Peter Cappelli. The theme of this year’s conference,
which will take place May 13 – 16 in Orlando, Florida, is “Learning
Transformed.” Skillsoft is a pioneer in the field of technology-delivered
learning with a long history of innovation and delivering solutions for its
customers worldwide, ranging from global enterprises, government, and
education to mid-sized and small businesses. Skillsoft hosts the yearly event
for its customers and prospects to network, interact and learn from each other
in a collaborative forum focused on innovations in the learning industry.
Customers from across the globe that are scheduled to present include UBS,
Verizon, Tata Consultancy Services Limited and Lloyds TSB.

In his keynote presentation, Pick Yourself: Success, Impact and Relevance in
the Creative Economy, world-renowned speaker and author  Seth Godin will share
his vision of the new creative economy and how professionals can draw out the
discretionary qualities of initiative, creativity and passion independently,
and from those within organizations to build competitive advantage in a
turbulent marketplace.

In the other keynote session, Managing and Growing Talent: How to Get the
Right People in the Right Seats When you Need Them, Professor Peter Cappelli,
director of the Center for Human Resources, Wharton School of Management, will
reveal how to plan for talent needs through a culture of continuous
development and learning. Peter will discuss  how to think about the
fundamental choice between "making" talent from within, "buying" talent from
the outside market or "borrowing" it from staffing firms and other vendors.

“We are very excited to welcome Seth Godin and Professor Peter Cappelli as the
keynote speakers for this year’s Global Skillsoft Perspectives event,” said
John Ambrose, senior vice president, strategy, corporate development and
emerging business, Skillsoft. “Their experiences and insights will provide
inspiring outlooks on leadership and talent management. We look forward to
providing attendees the opportunity to not only learn from these dynamic
thinkers, but to engage with other customers, industry leaders and experts in
an exclusive environment that promotes an atmosphere of sharing ideas and best
practices.”

Some of the learning sessions scheduled for 2013 Global Skillsoft Perspectives
and the customers presenting include:

  *A Success Story of Making Elearning Part of Corporate Learning Culture –
    UBS
  *Verizon Global Implementation: Trials and Successes – Verizon
  *Integrating Learning to Drive a High Impact Learning Culture – Xerox
  *Connecting to your Audience: How to Market for Increased Engagement with
    Your Skillsoft Library within a Charge-Back Model – Farmers Insurance
  *EXTRA! EXTRA! AHIS Associates Voluntarily Use Skillsoft! Seriously. –
    Ascension Health Information Services
  *Listen, Learn, Leverage: Suncorp’s Experience in Building a
    Leadership-Led, Learning Culture - Suncorp
  *Creating Professional Growth and Transformation among a Multigenerational
    Workforce in the Digital Age – The PGA of America
  *Creating a Learning Culture: The Application of Value Impact Analysis
    Results to Developing Learning Growth over a Four-Year Period – Vanderbilt
    University
  *Engaging your HR Business Partners to Drive Leadership Strategy –
    Brunswick Corporation
  *The TCS Story: Implementing Skillsoft Solutions in a Large and Growing
    Enterprise – Tata Consultancy Services Limited.

Workshops led by industry thought leaders will discuss benchmarking, ROI, L&D
budgets and reporting standards. Other workshops will cover topics such as
LMS, learning culture, talent management, social learning, blended learning
and employee engagement.

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Also during 2013 Global Skillsoft Perspectives, theInnovation Awardswinners
will be announced. These awards honor Skillsoft customers for their
significant achievements in elearning, recognizing innovative ideas and
inspiring leaders who are helping to transform the learning landscape.

Join the 2013 Global Skillsoft Perspectives conversation onTwitterand visit
the Learning Re: Imagined Blogfor up-to-date information on Perspectives or
visithttp://perspectives.skillsoft.com/2013/.

About Skillsoft

Skillsoft is a pioneer in the field of learning with a long history of
innovation. Skillsoft provides cloud based learning solutions for its
customers worldwide, ranging from global enterprises, government, and
education to mid-sized and small businesses. Skillsoft's customer support
teams draw on a wealth of in-house experience and a comprehensive learning
e-library to develop off-the-shelf and custom learning programs tailored to
cost-effectively meet customer needs. Skillsoft's courses, books and videos
have been developed by industry leading learning experts to ensure that they
maximize business skills, performance, and talent development.

Skillsoft currently serves over 5,000 customers and more than 13,000,000
learners around the world. Skillsoft is on the web at www.Skillsoft.com.

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