David Chestnut

David Chestnut

Learning and Development Leader

David is a Learning and Development leader with over 15 years of experience in growing and developing deep technology skills. As a former Enterprise Solution Architect, he brings a unique perspective to skill-building and a “learner-first” point-of-view to the talent ecosystem. Today, David is responsible for the learning needs of our technology, data & AI practitioners, and preparing all Accenture for the AI-enabled future of work.

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Oceana D

Workforce Reboot: Next Practices in Upskilling and Reskilling

As technologies and business models rapidly evolve, upskilling and reskilling workers are imperative for organizational agility and resilience. This forward-looking session will explore effective strategies for continuously adapting employee capabilities to meet emerging demands. You will gain insights into how to anticipate future skill requirements, close workforce gaps proactively and enhance your continuous learning culture. This session will include case studies from Excellence Award-winning organizations and small-group discussions to share success stories among attendees.

Moderator: Claude Werder, SVP and Principal Analyst, Brandon Hall Group
•Jarrett Heitzman, Virtual Reality Program Owner, GE Vernova
•David Chestnut, Learning and Development Leader, Accenture
•Bob Gerard, Learning Ingenuity Lead, Accenture

HRCI Approved Provider SHRM Recertification Provider ATD Preapproved Education Provider

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3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Coral C

Innovative DEI Strategies Showdown: Shark Tank Edition

Get ready for a high-energy, pitch-perfect session where groundbreaking Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) strategies take center stage in a Shark Tank-style showdown! In this exciting and interactive session, innovative DEI advocates and professionals will step into the spotlight to present their game-changing ideas for a more inclusive and equitable future.

•Rachel Cooke, COO, Brandon Hall Group
•Carolina Cardoso, Associate Director, North America Inclusion and Diversity, Accenture
•David Chestnut, Learning and Development Leader, Accenture
•Michael Rochelle, Chief Strategy Officer, Brandon Hall Group

🏆Winners of the Shark Tank Showdown will be awarded with new Apple Airpods