405 BYOD: eLearning Simulations with an Edge: Competition and Analytics

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Tuesday, June 26


You’ve heard the proverb, “You give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. You teach him to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” How can this be accomplished quickly, scalably, and effectively using simulations, both as team-based and self-directed learning activities?

In this session, you will learn how PwC uses simulations to gain insights into team and individual performance. You’ll see how PwC designs simulations supported by healthy competition and evaluated with robust analytics. You will experience the effectiveness of simulations through a team-based competitive activity, then explore how gaming and analytics can help you determine learning effectiveness and strategies for addressing performance gaps.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How PwC uses simulations in creative ways
  • How analytics provide insights into performance gaps and strategies to address them
  • About the strategies PwC uses to address and remediate performance gaps
  • About rapid design simulation builder tools and their features


Designers, developers, managers, and senior leaders (directors, VP, CLO, executive, etc.).

Technology discussed in this session:

BranchTrack and EmpowerTheUser.

Technology required:

Laptop with internet connection.

Elena Dozortsev

Senior Manager, Digital Learning Design & Development


Elena Dozortsev is a senior manager of digital learning design and development at PwC. As a learning and development professional with over 15 years’ experience, she is passionate about helping individuals and teams reach their full potential through innovative digital, experiential, blended, and classroom approaches to technical, leadership, and professional skills training.

DeVane Cheney

Senior Manager—Digital Learning Design and Development


DeVane Cheney is a senior manager of digital learning design and development at PwC, and an L&D leader, instructional designer, learner experience champion, and project manager with over 12 years of experience supporting learning with technology. DeVane creates learning experiences to meet career growth and performance needs that lead to knowledge retention and business results. After earning a MA in curriculum and instruction, he began his career as a classroom teacher and instructional technologist before joining Georgia Tech to design online graduate programs for working professionals. He has spent the last six years supporting professional consultants in a variety of digital training initiatives.

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