Kelly Palmer

Chief Learning Officer
Kelly Palmer is a thought leader on the future of learning and career transformation. Kelly recently joined the executive team at Degreed as Chief Learning & Talent Officer where the mission is to help people embrace lifelong learning and discover and track personalized career development and all learning wherever it happens. Kelly was formerly the Chief Learning Officer of LinkedIn where she was helping employees transform the trajectory of their careers through learning and development, driving the employee experience strategy, as well as leading Inclusion & Diversity for the company. Prior to LinkedIn, Kelly was VP of Learning at Yahoo! and also held executive positions in learning, M&A, and product development at Sun Microsystems. She has been featured in Big Think, Forbes and Chief Learning Officer magazines, and has spoken at industry conferences around the globe. She also sits on the board of the Taproot Foundation whose mission is to lead, mobilize, and engage professionals in pro bono service that drives social change. Kelly holds an MS in Instructional & Performance Technology AND is always learning.

2:25 PM Learning Disrupted

Kelly Palmer, Chief Learning & Talent Officer at Degreed, talks about how learning is being disrupted in major ways in the corporate world and why there has never been a more exciting time to be in the learning field. Kelly will discuss some of the trends that are causing this disruption in the workplace and how these trends are changing and shaping the way we need to think about learning and career development for the future. 

Traditional corporate training approaches have not adapted to the knowledge economy and digital transformation is everywhere. Kelly describes how she and others have created forward-thinking learning and career transformation strategies that incorporate digital transformation and help people take control of their own careers and learning. 

She will also talk about the changing role of the Chief Learning Officer and how roles in the learning organization need to change to adapt to both digital and workforce disruption.