Susan Vacchi

Susan Vacchi

Director of Learning
PPD Division of Thermo Fisher Scientific

Susan serves as a director of learning for the PPD clinical research business of Thermo Fisher Scientific. She leads a global learning team that focuses on delivering modern learning using technology to scale in support of business needs. With over two decades of facilitating, learning, human resources, and real-life experience, her approach to learning and career planning is practical. Prior to joining Compass Group, Susan worked as a recruiter, trainer, human resources manager and director of learning for an airline, an economic development center, a warehouse distribution center, and a contract food service company. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and a Master’s in Human Resource Development from Webster University as well as numerous certifications including Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Embracing the Metaverse: Why HCM Should Lead the Journey

The advent of the metaverse – the next generation of digital change – creates countless possibilities for improving the scope and impact of human capital management. HCM leaders cannot afford to cast a blind eye or be conservative in their approach. This session explores what HCM leaders can do to take the lead in leveraging the metaverse and drive meaningful change.

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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Future-Proofing Your L&D Team​

As a learning professional, the axiom “what got you here, won’t get you there” are words to live by. The future of learning teams will be driven by strategists who align learning objectives with business goals and collaborate across the enterprise. You will get an inside look at how to build a team of learning strategists capable of driving business impact.

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