Greater Philadelphia Chapter

Learning Technologies SIG

  • November 04, 2015
  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Online - Link will be emailed to you


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"4 on the 4th at 4" Speaker Series: How to Convince Your Boss - It's Okay to Play, Right?        

Program Description:

Angry Birds, Candy Crush, Skyrim, Call of Duty, Madden, Grand Theft Auto Seems like people play plenty of games today. Some companies adopted gaming as part of their learning strategy. Many would like to but hesitate for various reasons. Others dismiss the notion – and sometimes for good reasons. Join us for our monthly Panel Discussion on November 4th for a look at gamification – where it’s at now, where it’s headed in the future.

Our expert panel will answer the questions you submit when you register. Whether your company uses games in learning or worries that leaders will look down on such a “waste of time” – this is your chance to ask leaders in the field everything from how to build them, how to incorporate them into a learning program, and how to go about piloting and expanding the use of games as a learning tool in your organization.  



  • Tim Slade
  • Kassy Laborie
  • Enzo Silva
  • Zsolt Olah
  • Mellissa Milloway

Tim Slade

Tim Slade is a speaker, author and award-winning e-learning designer. Working as the E-learning Authoring Tools Trainer for Artisan E-Learning & E-Learning Uncovered, Tim works to help others learn how to design great e-learning content. He does this by regularly presenting at the various E-Learning Guild and ATD conferences each year and writing for the E-Learning Uncovered and ATD Learning Technologies Blogs. Tim is also the co-author of the popular e-learning book: E-Learning Uncovered: Articulate Storyline 2.

Kassy Laborie

As Director, Live Online Training, Dale Carnegie Digital, Kassy is responsible for the Live Online Training experience at Dale Carnegie.  She is also a Live Online Facilitator, Producer, Instructional Designer, and virtual platform expert.  Over the years, Kassy has been a Product Manager at Dale Carnegie Digital, a Master Trainer for InSync Training, a Microsoft software trainer at ExecuTrain, and a Senior Trainer at WebEx where she helped create the WebEx University.

A frequent speaker at industry conferences, she has presented at Training Magazine, CLO Symposium, The Virtual Learning Show, ASTD TechKnowledge and ICE conferences. Currently Kassy is writing a book for ASTD Press tentatively titled “Interact and Engage! Activities for Live Online Meetings, Webinars and Training” to be published in 2015.

When asked what message she wants to send to all online presenters, trainers, designers and producers: “Learn the tool that lets us connect and then… get over it! Virtual meeting platforms are powerful, but building relationships, collaborating with a global audience, and transforming how we work together is where the real power comes from. Let's make every online learning experience a meaningful one, and help organizations build training that WORKS!”

Kassy resides in and delivers live online training from her virtual office in western NY State.

Enzo Silva

Enzo Silva, senior instructional designer for SAP, is an avid learner and instructor who worked in the language-learning field for many years in his home country of Brazil. Enzo is involved in learning mediated by social media, virtual worlds, and games. He currently resides in the greater Atlanta, Georgia area.  

Zsolt Olah

For the modern learner's goldfish attention span, Zsolt Olah's bio can be summed up in six action verbs: Learn | Gamify | Innovate | Engage | Perform | Funify. 

For everyone else: Zsolt Olah is a Senior Program Manager at Comcast University, where he is a thought leader in the gamification/game-based learning space. Zsolt has been in the eLearning industry since 2001, focusing on the synergy of learning technology, game-thinking and creative design. Zsolt conducted various interactive presentations on gamification for the ATD Greater Philadelphia chapter, posted on the ATD Learning Technologies blog, and facilitated an information design course for university grad students. Zsolt holds an M.S. degree in Information Technology and a B.A. in English. He’s also a certified Death-by-PowerPoint Resuscitator.

Zsolt’s passion to combine innovative learning technology with neuroscience goes back to his thesis project where he built an artificial neural-network capable of learning how to add numbers together using the backpropagation algorithm. Since then, Zsolt has worked on creative eLearning projects with an array of companies including Pepsi, Nokia, Siemens, IBM, Oracle, and Comcast. 

Melissa Milloway 

Melissa Milloway is a designer, developer, and blogger within the field of learning. She specializes in developing e-learning and virtual instructor led training. She is a part of JLL America’s Employee Learning and Talent Development Team.


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