Tony Bingham is chief executive officer and president of ATD. He leads the team to create extraordinary business success through systematic, measurable human capital, operational, and technical solutions. He focuses on helping ATD members and learning professionals to lead the development of talent within their organizations, build their business skills, and understand social media for informal learning. Tony joined ATD/ASTD in 2001 as chief operating officer/CIO. In February 2004, he became CEO and president of ATD/ASTD. Prior to joining ATD/ASTD, Tony served as senior vice president of technology and operations at Britannica.com.
Desmond Atkins is a seasoned global HR and talent development executive with experience in a variety of industries. Most recently, Desmond served in a global...
Desmond Atkins is a seasoned global HR and talent development executive with experience in a variety of industries. Most recently, Desmond served in a global HR role with dual responsibility as head of talent and learning in addition to strategic HRBP at Sony Pictures Entertainment. He managed a team of global HR professionals responsible for 7,000 employees in more than 40 countries.
Prior to Sony, Desmond served in a leadership capacity at Blue Shield of California and was focused on partnering with leaders to transform the business to align with new market and industry realities. Desmond’s professional experiences have taken him to organizations such as Health Net, the Los Angeles Times, Fox, and government entities.
Desmond holds a master’s degree in organizational development and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Azusa Pacific University and the University of Southern California, respectively.
John H. “Jack” Zenger is the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Zenger Folkman, a professional services firm providing consulting and leadership
John H. “Jack” Zenger is the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Zenger Folkman, a professional services firm providing consulting and leadership development programs for organizational effectiveness initiatives.
Jack Zenger is a bestselling author, speaker, and a national columnist for Forbes and Harvard Business Review. With more than five decades of experience, Jack is considered a world expert in the field of leadership development and organizational behavior. He is a highly esteemed and influential speaker, consultant, and executive coach with the ability to connect with audiences though compelling research and inspiring stories.
His career has combined entrepreneurial, corporate and academic activities. In 1977, he co-founded Zenger-Miller and served as its President and CEO until 1991. The Wall St. Journal named it one of the 10 best suppliers of executive development. He later became the President of Provant, a publicly traded combination of 21 companies in the training industry. From 1992 to 1996, Jack was a Group Vice President of the Times Mirror Corporation, and from 1966 to 1977, Jack was Vice President of human resources for Syntex Corporation.
Jack’s academic experience includes serving on the faculty at the University of Southern California (USC) and later teaching at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
In 2014, HR.com named Jack “Top Leader of the Year”. He also received the “2014 Thought Leader” award from ISA. In 2011, Jack was honored with the American Society of Training and Development’s “Lifetime Achievement in Workplace Learning and Performance” award. Because of his contributions to the field of leadership development and training, Jack was inducted into the Human Resources Development Hall of Fame. His colleagues in the training industry awarded him the “Thought Leadership Award” in 2007. He and his wife Holly both received honorary doctoral degrees from Utah Valley University.
He received a doctorate in business administration from the University of Southern California, an MBA from UCLA and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Brigham Young University.
Jack served as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Utah Valley University and currently is a Regent for the higher education system in the State of Utah. Jack has authored or co-authored 50 articles on leadership, productivity, e-learning, training, and measurement.
He is the co-author of seven books on leadership, SPEED—How Leaders Accelerate Successful Execution (McGraw-Hill 2017), How to Be Exceptional ( McGraw-Hill 2012), The Extraordinary Coach: How the Best Leaders Help Others Grow (McGraw-Hill 2010), The Inspiring Leader: Unlocking the Secrets of How Extraordinary Leaders Motivate (McGraw-Hill 2009), The Handbook for Leaders (McGraw-Hill 2004), the best-selling Extraordinary Leader: Turning Good Managers into Great Leaders (McGraw-Hill, 2002), Results-Based Leadership, (Harvard Business School Press, 1999) voted Best Business Book in 2000.
He and his wife, Holly, reside in Midway, Utah.
Fang Xu joined TCL in 2004 and has been focusing on improving the management leadership and pushing the landing of the corporate ‘Go Global’ strategy. She...
Fang Xu joined TCL in 2004 and has been focusing on improving the management leadership and pushing the landing of the corporate ‘Go Global’ strategy. She developed the Eagle talent system and is the founder of TCL University, which is aimed at powering corporate learning to sustain corporate development.
Ms. Xu has worked in government, academic, and commercial institutions. She served as director of academic affairs, HR director, vice president, executive board member, and CHO of TCL Electronics.
Concentrating on leadership and talent development for more than 20 years, Ms. Xu has accumulated profound experience and gained unique insights in the research and practice of leadership theory.
Ms. Xu graduated from Nanjing Normal University and obtained an MBA degree from New York Institute of Technology. She has also advanced her studies at Peking University, CEIBS, Tsinghua University, and Harvard University. She is the special corporate professor of the EMBA Program, Peking University HSBC Business School; special corporate professor of EMBA Program, Newhuadu Business School (NBS); and chief adviser of CHO Committee of 100.
Ling Xu specializes in product performance improvement, specifically its operation and internal trainer management. She led the Training Accelerates Sales...
Ling Xu specializes in product performance improvement, specifically its operation and internal trainer management. She led the Training Accelerates Sales program, which won a 2018 ATD Excellence in Practice Award.
Yan Cui joined HUAWEI in 1999 and has been engaged in training and teaching since 2000. He is mainly responsible for digital transformation talents training...
Yan Cui joined HUAWEI in 1999 and has been engaged in training and teaching since 2000. He is mainly responsible for digital transformation talents training solution design, and ICT technology frontier insights training development and facilitation. He is skilled at network quality operation and maintenance capacity building as well as learning management system construction.
After graduating from Iwate University, Koko Nakahara studied the economic effects of education, international communication studies, and related topics at...
After graduating from Iwate University, Koko Nakahara studied the economic effects of education, international communication studies, and related topics at Cornell University. Formerly a visiting researcher at Takefuji Lab, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University, she engaged in research on data mining and e-learning using the Internet. After working as a training manager at a U.S.-based manufacturing and sales company, Citibank and Microsoft in May 2002, Koko established Instructional Design Co., Ltd, which focuses on consulting service in HPI, supporting and fostering innovative human resource management and learning.
Koko has been an ATD member since 2002 and an ATD International Member Network Japan board member since 2008. She has been a speaker at international conferences such as ASTD International Conference and Exposition (2008-2018) and ARTDO. She is an ATD Certified Professional in Learning and Performance.
Qiuming An was vice president of Taobao Taoke, vice president of the School of Leadership of Good Future, and training head of the Founder Business School....
Qiuming An was vice president of Taobao Taoke, vice president of the School of Leadership of Good Future, and training head of the Founder Business School. Qiuming has rich practical experience in enterprise ecological empowerment, business growth, enterprise university building, talent development, and teaching product design.
Francis Tan heads MGM China’s Learning & Talent Management function for two integrated resorts in Macau plus branch offices in Hong Kong and Zhuhai with a...
Francis Tan heads MGM China’s Learning & Talent Management function for two integrated resorts in Macau plus branch offices in Hong Kong and Zhuhai with a workforce of more than 11,000 employees. Complementing MGM’s vision to create experiences that entertain, engage, and inspire guests and staff; he leads more than 50 training team members to implement strategic and structural changes that focus on brand and employee experience, performance management, career development, learning, and organizational culture.
Prior to his role at MGM, Francis headed Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ Asia Pacific Division’s talent management and organization development function for more than 15 years. He spearheaded corporate initiatives, including culture building, learning and development, and talent management, and led the development of an integrative best-in-class career development system with full online accessibility that was implemented in their Asia Pacific properties, as well as Starwood’s regions in Europe and Africa.
Francis’s initiatives have won numerous prominent industry awards for excellence in employee development, engagement, and culture. With MGM China, his team has garnered more than 13 awards since 2016, including HR Overall Grand Winner and other Gold awards for employee, leadership, and organization development and a 2018 ATD BEST Award. He volunteers his time as speaker or judge at local universities and leads his team for community educational projects such as Macau’s first public online sign language course to promote communication and understanding between public and people with disabilities.
Francis also held regional consulting positions with Service Quality Centre and Development Dimensions International (DDI) in the earlier part of his career. His consulting experience and expertise are in the areas of talent management, learning and career development, organizational culture, brand experience, performance management, and competency modeling. He has worked in various industries including government, service, finance, pharmaceutical, logistics, and IT.
Wally Su has a PhD in business administration from Sun Yat-Sen University and is the founder of Over-Paradigm Technology, where he served as the general...
Wally Su has a PhD in business administration from Sun Yat-Sen University and is the founder of Over-Paradigm Technology, where he served as the general manager for more than 15 years. He has assisted many companies with developing digital learning materials and blended learning planning and consulting projects.
Su has been devoted to the latest talent development and learning technology trends. He has participated in ASTD/ATD annual conferences 13 times since 2004, bringing back the latest talent development solutions, forward thinking, and learning technology innovation cases. Since 2016, Su has been an ATD facilitator for Greater China. He spends time in learning technology, training delivery and learning evaluation areas and provides relative service for clients across Greater China.
A graduate of the Medical College of Soochow University, Henry Wang worked as a physician for three years. He served as a pharmaceutical representative, a...
A graduate of the Medical College of Soochow University, Henry Wang worked as a physician for three years. He served as a pharmaceutical representative, a district manager, and a senior district manager for more than a decade in the sales and sales training. His former employers include transnational enterprise Mundipharma (China), and Chinese local enterprise Biotech Pharma. He was a trainer and deputy director of training at GlaxoSmithKline and is now the head of sales training at Novartis, where he is responsible for performance management of sales teams, leadership development, and driving performance improvement.
With more than 30,000 employees, Cathay Life Insurance Company is the leading brand in Taiwan’s life insurance market. Cathay Life is dedicated to talent...
With more than 30,000 employees, Cathay Life Insurance Company is the leading brand in Taiwan’s life insurance market. Cathay Life is dedicated to talent cultivation and development and was awarded the ATD BEST Award in 2016 and 2018.
With 26 years of experience at Cathay Life Insurance, Yin-Shou Chang, executive vice president of the sales department and education and training department, is an expert in operation management, overseas market expansion, channel marketing, and business training with extensive managerial experience.
Cathay Life attaches great importance to talent development and corporate sustainability. Chang undertakes the student group insurance and promotes the Sustainable Campus Program, which encourages 5,500 employees to become sustainable campus ambassadors who fulfill their corporate social responsibility, ensuring Cathay Life’s leading position in the insurance industry.
Tom Lamberty works as a consultant on Cisco Systems’ leadership and team digitalization team. Together with a network of collaborators he is scouting,...
Tom Lamberty works as a consultant on Cisco Systems’ leadership and team digitalization team. Together with a network of collaborators he is scouting, designing, and incubating cutting-edge technologies that will be transforming HR. His current focus areas include human-machine networks, talent marketplaces, dynamic teams, and blockchain applications. Tom has a professional track record in strategic HR consulting and a range of traditional HR functions including recruiting, compensation and benefits, and leadership development.
Jiang Zhang has been focusing on talent training in the apparel retail industry for 11 years and has provided experiential training in supply and consulting...
Jiang Zhang has been focusing on talent training in the apparel retail industry for 11 years and has provided experiential training in supply and consulting for client companies. While working at Semir, Zhang started as a frontline trainer, then gradually moved into the company’s talent development division, building up the enterprise university from scratch. He has also worked as a regional sales manager, special channel manager, and performance process manager, and is skilled at developing talents based on business needs. Zhang led an Ameba talent training project, which won the best learning project award in enterprise university and the best learning organization award in Druck College. He has served in many organizations including CEDAR HIGHRISE, a music and learning club, innovation alliance, and training magazines. He is committed to making learning joyful and to pushing the transformation into business results.
Chen Qi has worked at Volkswagen Group China for more than 10 years in talent and competency development. He is responsible for after-sales and sales training...
Chen Qi has worked at Volkswagen Group China for more than 10 years in talent and competency development. He is responsible for after-sales and sales training certification and focuses on automotive retail competency development and business support. Before that, he was responsible for retail staff competency development and product localization within the innovation center for a German industrial retail company.
Mr. Guangwen Guo holds an MBA degree of CIBT School of Business, City University, Seattle. He also got his bachelor from The Shenyang Aerospace University. <...
Mr. Guangwen Guo holds an MBA degree of CIBT School of Business, City University, Seattle. He also got his bachelor from The Shenyang Aerospace University.
He is the founder of the Exp-Joy Management Consulting Co. Ltd. He has rich experiences on Foreign, State Run and Private companies. He used to be the General Manager of Beijing Genesis Management Consulting Company and Global Process Consultant of HP.
Over his 16 years of People Development training and consulting experiences, he facilitated over 1000 training days and delivered people development and management consulting for more than 70 clients. He also delivered Group Coach over 500 hours for his clients. He focused his professional area on Strategic Business Planning and Execution, Leadership Development, and Human Performance Improvement.
Mr. Guo is the certified instructor and coach of “the Leadership Challenge (James Kouzes & Barry Posner )”. He is also the certified instructor of “Consulting Skill” by ATD.
Part of Mr. Guo’s clients are including: HP, Siemens, Schneider, IBM, Volkswagen, Novo Nordisk, Ericsson, SGS, Agilent, Lenovo, China Telecom, Aviation Industry Corporation of China, China Finance Online, etc.
Award winning trainer, manager and Google graduate, Dongshuo Li, founded UMU to manifest his vision of creating a more interactive social learning community....
Award winning trainer, manager and Google graduate, Dongshuo Li, founded UMU to manifest his vision of creating a more interactive social learning community. He is a Six Sigma Black Belt Trainer and winner of 2013’s top Google Management Award. Dongshuo Li has been giving volunteer lectures for Junior Achievement, the world’s largest educational NGO for over 9 years. Thus far, Dongshuo Li has influenced over 10,000 college students from over 40 universities, including Tsinghua University and Beijing University, training them in career planning, leadership development and other areas. Dongshuo Li graduated with honors from Beijing Institute of Technology, with degrees in Computer Science and Law. He is a member of the American Society for Quality and the Association for Talent Development.
Zhizhi Zhou, Tencent's senior project manager, has more than 10 years of experience in product development and management about enterprise learning...
Zhizhi Zhou, Tencent's senior project manager, has more than 10 years of experience in product development and management about enterprise learning community. She leads the team from building and operating a corporate knowledge community to providing solutions for enterprise knowledge management, enterprise training, and cultural development for many more organizations. Currently, she has served more than ten thousand companies, covering hundreds of industries including retail, manufacturing, Internet, finance, energy, education, and transportation.
Deng Shi is an executive committee member at China Resources University (CRU). He has been dedicated to talent development for more than 17 years, serving...
Deng Shi is an executive committee member at China Resources University (CRU). He has been dedicated to talent development for more than 17 years, serving successively as a teacher in higher education, consulting director, training director, chief representative of overseas training, COE, and investment director. Shi joined CRU in 2013. While there, he oversaw training development and management, subordinate colleges of CRU, leadership development, major projects (CR Way, Future Star), training IT, innovation, and more. He’s judged contests such as China Top Universities Ranking (hosted by Shanghai Jiao Tong University) and Prominent Training Figures of China (2018), was a standing committee member of Innovation Union of China Corporate Universities, and an original member of the International Society for Performance Improvement-AP（ISPI-AP). Shi was invited as the keynote speaker of ISPI, China Top Universities Ranking, and the Annual Meeting of Training Magazine.
Zhuang Yan is the CHRO of Lufax Holding, a subsidiary of Ping An Group (PA Group). Prior to that, she acted as the secretary of the organization department of...
Zhuang Yan is the CHRO of Lufax Holding, a subsidiary of Ping An Group (PA Group). Prior to that, she acted as the secretary of the organization department of the CPC Committee of PA Group and the general manager of the employee performance appraisal department of the PA Group human resources division. Zhuang was responsible for talent acquisition and organization development, leading and participating in several major human resources reform projects and strategic mergers and acquisitions.
Jane Zhou has 10 years of experience working in training, e-learning project management—including the construction and maintenance of learning management...
Jane Zhou has 10 years of experience working in training, e-learning project management—including the construction and maintenance of learning management systems—and the setup of curriculum and course-ware development process management. She was formerly responsible for the development of mobile learning, virtual training, blended learning, gamification learning, and VR/AR and AI applications in training. She is studying for a TTT certification to become an action learning coach and facilitator. Zhou is a certified ATD Master Trainer, CPLP, and AACTP action learning facilitator.
Linda Wu is the learning solutions director at Schneider Electric. With 18 years of experience, she is a Schouten TTT global certified trainer and is...
Linda Wu is the learning solutions director at Schneider Electric. With 18 years of experience, she is a Schouten TTT global certified trainer and is certified as an inclusive leadership trainer and performance coach by MindGYM, an evolutional coach by ICF, and a leadership coach by IECL, as well as a DISC Certified master trainer and course design expert.
Lin Gong has seven years of audit experience and eight years of learning and development experience. She is currently the manager of the audit training...
Lin Gong has seven years of audit experience and eight years of learning and development experience. She is currently the manager of the audit training department of KPMG Huazhen’s (SGP) Shanghai Branch. She holds a CPA and APTD certification. In recent years, she has focused on experiential learning, sandbox and gamification design, blended learning, and the design and development of learning support tools.
Ruijuan Lin holds a master’s degree in human resource management from National Central University and an executive Master of Business degree from National...
Ruijuan Lin holds a master’s degree in human resource management from National Central University and an executive Master of Business degree from National Taiwan University. She has served in the high-tech industry for more than 30 years. Prior to working at Delta Electronics Group (Thailand), Lin held several managerial positions in Delta Electronics Group, including CHRO. She previously worked as CHRO at AUO and as a senior HR manager at Applied Materials and TI-Acer, a joint venture company by Texas Instruments and Acer. Her experience covers semiconductor, optoelectronics, and green energy. At AUO, she led the HR team to win the Best Employer of Asia and served as the adjudicator of the Taiwan Human Innovation Award for three consecutive years. In addition, she was in charge of two large merger and acquisition projects and led AUO to be one of the global leading companies.