Conference Keynote

Transforming Open Data into Meaning and Action

In the ancient world, the Library of Alexandria was considered a major center of learning for over three centuries with very large collections of scholarly works (yes, data).  By comparison, there is so much data in the world today that, if divided into modules, each person alive could have their own unique library of content that is 360 times larger than the entire contents of Library of Alexandria.  Now, that's information overload!   In short, there is a lot of data out there. So, how do we wade through all that data to find meaning and create actionable interventions, especially inside our own organizations?

As assessment and learning professionals, we collect lots of useful data about people's knowledge, skills, contextual demographics, and much more on a regular basis.  These metrics are extremely valuable in terms of measuring successful learning; but think about how much more valuable it could be when published as open data, mixed and co-mingled with all types of other data being collected across an organization for the purpose of measuring success (or failure), replicating patterns that lead to greater success, abandoning interventions that don't work, building reward systems for motivation, and using data to make inferences and critical decisions.

During this landmark keynote presentation, Bryan Chapman, chief learning strategist at The Chapman Alliance, will lay the framework and illustrate some creative methods for using standards such as open data protocol (OData) as a natural part of the learning and performance ecosystem through innovative channels such as co-mingling organizational key metrics with learning data (the anatomy of a Kirkpatrick, Level 4 evaluation), using dashboards to make data part of everyday workflow, using data for employee appraisals, publishing open data for other parts of the business/organization, leveraging the power of gamification (competition, challenges, badges, etc.) to increase productivity; and explore many more examples.

Hear accounts of how open data is being used outside corporate training and education to make miraculous discoveries.  For example, a recent study found that "happy people" are less likely to suffer heart attacks.  How did they do this? assessing language used in over 80 million tweets and using open data to combine the information with county-by-county incidents of heart attack across the Northeastern U.S.  

If open data can provide such clarity to these kinds of scientific issues, just imagine the possibilities from an education, learning and performance perspective.  Come join in this event and become part of the innovation as open data takes center stage.

In this session, you will learn how to...

* evangelize open data across your organization by sharing examples of open data in action
* transform data into meaning and action through proactive strategies
* develop plans that can be leveraged using Questionmark's OData capability
* use data to create feedback loops for successful learning and performance

 About Bryan Chapman

Bryan Chapman is Chief Learning Strategist at The Chapman Alliance; a provider of research-centric consulting solutions that assist organizations in defining, operating and optimizing their strategic learning initiatives. As a veteran in the industry, he has over 20 years experience and has worked with such organizations as American Express, Home Depot, Shell, Kodak, Sprint, Sharp Electronics, Honda, IBM, Microsoft, Avon, UNICEF, American Red Cross, The Food and Drug Administration, U.S. State Department, and many others; to help them optimize learning efficiency through the use of innovative learning techniques and technologies.

Bryan was formerly the Director of Research and Strategy for independent research and consulting firm Brandon Hall Research, where he served as the primary author and researcher on high profile projects such as the LMS Knowledgebase, LCMS Comparative Analysis Report, Comparison of Simulation Products and Services, and a comprehensive study of custom content developers in the industry.
Through the years, Bryan has shared his knowledge of the best use of innovative learning technologies through several creative avenues. You may have seen him sporting a referee shirt at leading industry conferences, around the world, hosting the popular Shootout series; conducting live, side-by-side comparisons of learning technology that pit teams against each other to solve common learning issues. Bryan also wrote a popular advice column for Training Magazine, “Ask Bryan.”
His views on the status and future of technology-based learning have been shared on CNBC television and in publications such as InfoWorld, Federal Computer Week, Online Learning Magazine, PCWeek, E-Learning Magazine and Information Week. Bryan has been invited to evangelize and teach learning best practices, tips and techniques at conferences such as Training, ASTD, TecKnowledge, TechLearn, Macromedia Users Conference, ELearning Guild Annual Gathering, DevLearn, and many others. In addition, Bryan has delivered dozens of webinars and-learning workshops, too.
Prior to joining Brandon Hall Research, Bryan was responsible for bringing two emerging, enterprise learning technologies to the learning community. As Vice President of Product Management at Avaltus, he was a key designer of Jupiter, the industry’s first fully XML-based learning content management system (LCMS). At Allen Communication, Bryan invented the first commercial EPSS system for instructional designers, called Designer’s Edge; a tool for guiding novice developers through the instructional design process. Designer’s Edge became widely used by military and large corporate entities as a central repository for learning designs and content.
He holds a Masters degree in Instructional Technology from Utah State University, where he was voted outstanding instructional design scholar by the faculty. He also holds a degree in Multimedia Communications from Brigham Young University.