801 Ask the Data and Analytics Experts

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Thursday, August 23

Have you ever wanted to pick the brain of an expert? Here’s your chance!

In this closing session of the Data and Analytics Summit, moderator David Kelly will be joined by three experts who will further examine how data can be used to reinvent organizational learning. The floor will also be open to attendees, allowing you to share your own experiences and ask questions of the panel.

David Kelly (Host)

Executive Vice President and Executive Director

The eLearning Guild

David Kelly is the executive vice president and executive director of The eLearning Guild. David has been a learning and performance consultant and training director for more than 15 years. He is a leading voice exploring how technology can be used to enhance training, education, learning, and organizational performance. David is an active member of the learning community and can frequently be found speaking at industry events. He has contributed to organizations including ATD, eLearn Magazine, LINGOs, and more. David is also known for his curation efforts, especially related to conferences and events for learning and performance professionals.

Ellen Wagner

Visiting Professor

George Mason University

Ellen Wagner is an award-winning learning technology professional who has worked as a tenured professor and administrator, a senior executive in commercial software companies, a founding entrepreneur of start-ups companies, and a board member. She currently consults with higher educational and corporate clients to make better strategic use of data analytics. Ellen is a member of the Affiliate Faculties of the College of Visual and Performing Arts and the College of Education, Learning Technology Division, at George Mason University, and chairs the IEEE IC Industry Consortium on Learning Engineering Special Interest Group on Learning Engineering Among the Professions.

Steve Foreman


InfoMedia Designs

Steve Foreman is the author of The LMS Guidebook and president of InfoMedia Designs, a provider of eLearning infrastructure consulting services and technology solutions to large companies, academic institutions, professional associations, government, and military. Steve works with forward-looking organizations to find new and effective ways to apply computer technology to support human performance. His work includes enterprise learning strategy, learning and performance ecosystem solutions, LMS selection and implementation, learning-technology architecture and integration, expert-knowledge harvesting, knowledge management, and innovative performance-centered solutions that blend working and learning.

Laurent Balague



Laurent is the founder and CEO of forMetris, the European leader in Learning Analytics. Formetris provides SaaS solutions to measure and analyze learning impact in terms of new skills, behaviors and business outcomes at large scale and for all types of programs. Laurent has helped hundreds of companies improve learning performance, through pragmatic, ambitious, and customized evaluation strategies. A graduate of "l'Ecole Polytechnique" in France, Laurent started his career as a consultant with McKinsey & Company, in France and North America. He then joined Faurecia, as a lean manufacturing expert. It was during these first professional experiences that he developed his perspectives on corporate L&D and the necessity of implementing smarter analytics. As a Learning Analytics leader, Laurent regularly facilitates workshops, presentations, and panel discussions across Europe and North America.

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